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The Telephone Message System "PINKY" is perfect for secretaries and
receptionists. It is a fancy replacement for those pink slips of
message paper that clutter an office. It is memory resident,
meaning that it will "popup" over any running application.

PINKY is activated by pressing a "hotkey" combination. Once activated
you can take messages or retrieve messages. Each retrieved message
can then be "marked" as the call is returned or processed.

This version of PINKY allows you to take and retrieve an unlimited
number of phone messages. This version is restricted to displaying
the phone slips to the screen only. The file and printer output
capability are available in the registered version only.


DOS 2.0 or greater is required. To use the background printing
option (REGISTERED VERSION ONLY) you must have DOS 3.0 or greater,
otherwise you must first send the output to a file then print the
output file from DOS. Background printing allows you to continue
to simultaneously run your application while the phone message
slips are being printed.

PINKY uses 64K of available RAM memory.

It is important that the correct DATE and TIME be set before running


Simply enter "PINKY" at the DOS prompt. The telephone message
system will load itself into memory. If you wish to change the
default key assignments or file in which the telephone numbers are
stored you can specifiy this on when starting PINKY.


To activate PINKY, press the LEFT SHIFT and ALT keys simultaneously.

(REGISTERED VERSION ONLY) From the DOS prompt first load the PRINT
command into memory. Press ENTER when prompted for the "list device".
You must run the PRINT program for background printing to be enabled.
You only need to do this when first booting up the machine. Background
printing is available for DOS 3.0 and greater only.

Name of list device [PRN]:


PINKY creates a file or uses the file "PHONE.MSG" in the current directory
when starting up. To change the default file name simply specify a
different name from the command line:

C> pinky d:newfile.msg

To change the default Hot key assignment enter :

C> pinky -k #

where # is one of

3 - Right Shift + Left Shift
5 - Right Shift + Ctrl
6 - Left Shift + Ctrl
9 - Right Shift + Alt
10 - Left Shift + Alt (default)
12 - Ctrl + Alt


You may periodically wish to archive the old PHONE.MSG file and delete
it as it will continue to grow and grow as phone calls are added to the
phone message database.



| Phone Messages |
| F1 - Take a message |
| |
| F2 - Retrieve messages |
| |
| ESC - Exit |
| (c) 1988 E Trujillo Software |

This screen appears whenever the HOTKEY (LEFT SHIFT & ALT pressed
simultaneously) is pressed. Press F1 to take a message and F2 to
retrieve your messages.

| 07:22am | Take a Message | 09/21/88 |
| TO: EFH |
| FROM: Mark Jones |
| COMPANY: Jones Ice Cream |
| PHONE: 887-9222 EXT: |
| MESSAGE: needs to know about |
| shipment of ice |
|*F1 - Phoned | F2 - Urgent |
|*F3 - Please call | F4 - Will call |
| F5 - Returned call | |
| ESC - Do not save F10 - Save |

Upon pressing F1 (Take a message) from the INTRO SCREEN the above
screen will appear with today's date and time. Fill in the fields and
press F10 to save. There is no need to capitalize the first letter of
the words in the TO, FROM, and COMPANY fields ... PINKY will do it
for you. Press ESC to abort.

| Retrieve Messages |
| NAME: |
| |
| FROM: 10/11/88 THRU: 10/18/88 |
| F1 - All messages selected |
| F2 - Marked messages selected |
| *F3 - Unmarked messages selected |
| *F5 - Scrn F6 - Printer F7 - File |
| F10 - Retrieves messages ESC - Exit |

Upon pressing F2 (Retrieve Messages) from the INTRO SCREEN, the above
screen will appear. You may enter the first few characters of the name
to match (upper & lower case is fine). Leave the NAME field blank to
select ALL phone messages. Move the cursor to the FROM and THRU date
fields to respecify a date range. The dates will be set to today
by default. Press F10 when ready to retrieve messages.

Press F1, F2 or F3 to select all messages, those messages previously
marked, or unmarked messages only. The default selection is F3.

Press F5, F6 or F7 to change the output destination. If F6 is pressed,
the output will be sent to a file which you specify. You can then
edit the output file. If F7 is pressed, the output will be sent directly
to the printer. You must be running DOS 3.0 and have loaded PRINT for
this option to work properly.

| Retrieve Messages |
| Ed Charlene 247-1611 X |
| 10/13/88 04:31pm OF: |
| MESG: need help today |
| |
| *Phoned *Please Call Returned Call Urgent Will Call |
| F1 - Mark F2 - Unmark SPACE BAR - Next match ESC - Exit |

This screen appears if the F10 key is pressed from the Retrieve Message
screen. Press the SPACE BAR for the next match, ESC to quit. Press
the F1 key to mark those messages previously read and the F2 key to
unmark the message.


The output to a file or the printer looks like:

+-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+
| 10/13/88 04:31pm | | 10/13/88 10:37pm |
| | | |
| TO: Ed | | TO: Ed |
| FROM: Charlene | | FROM: David |
| PHONE: 247-1611 EXT: | | PHONE: EXT: |
| | | |
| need help today | | |
| | | |
| | | |
| *Phoned *Please call Returned call | | Phoned Please call Returned call |
| Urgent Will call UNMARKED | | Urgent Will call MARKED |
+-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+

When PINKY starts printing, it stores the output to a temporary file in
the directory where PINKY was started. The temporary file is called
TMS$$$$$.$$$. The output is placed there then the PRINT command is
used to print the file in a background mode. Six messages are printed
per 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper.


If you have any experience with using different memory resident programs also
known as TSR programs, you should be aware that TSR programs don't often
cooperate with each other. It is a literal jungle in RAM memory where many
TSR programs are competing for interrupts and memory - hopefully not the
same memory. If the machine crashes, try changing the order in which you
install your TSR's or use one of the shareware TSR management programs to
selectively remove and install TSR's.

PINKY will not come up if the screen is in graphics mode or any mode other
than 80 columns x 25 rows.

PINKY is provided AS IS, with no warranty expressed or implied. E Trujillo
Software specifically disclaims any and all warranties included but not
limited to fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall E Trujillo
Software be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damage,
including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other


This program is distributed as shareware, meaning that you can try it
before you buy it. It is not in the public domain. Make sure it works
on your configuration and that you are satisfied with it before deciding
to register. If you register you will receive the latest version of
PINKY which allows printing to a printer or a file. The price is $49.

E Trujillo Software also offers several other products including:

o Activity & client tracking system "Contact Plus"
o Vehicle Management System "VMSYS Plus"

Please address all inquiries to:

E Trujillo Software
PO Box 3992
Albuquerque, NM 87190-3992
(505) 881-3223