Dec 082017
 
QUIKMENU (release 1.07d). Excellent graphical menuing shell program. Log usage, point and shoot program execution, plus more. Recommended.

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QuikMenu version 1.07d is a graphical desktop
and menuing system for DOS. Includes powerful
utility & file management features. Launches
all DOS-based software. Modem dial, Password
protection, screen saver, phone database, use
tracking, freeform layout & more. Not a TSR.
Needs: 512K RAM; hard disk; Herc. mono, CGA
(2 color), EGA, or VGA graphics; DOS 3.1+;
MS/Logitech comp. mouse (optional); Hayes
comp. modem (option); EMS memory (optional).


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QUIKMENU (release 1.07d). Excellent graphical menuing shell program. Log usage, point and shoot program execution, plus more. Recommended.
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Contents of the READ.ME file


QuikMenu version 1.07d is a graphical desktop
and menuing system for DOS. Includes powerful
utility & file management features. Launches
all DOS-based software. Modem dial, Password
protection, screen saver, phone database, use
tracking, freeform layout & more. Not a TSR.
Needs: 512K RAM; hard disk; Herc. mono, CGA
(2 color), EGA, or VGA graphics; DOS 3.1+;
MS/Logitech comp. mouse (optional); Hayes
comp. modem (option); EMS memory (optional).
QUIKMENU (TM) - Version 1.07d
(C)1990-1993 by OSCS Software Development, Inc.


OVERVIEW
--------

QuikMenu is a graphical menu system that allows you to use your
computer more quickly, easily and more intuitively. Complex DOS
commands are replaced by easy-to-use command buttons, pop-up
windows and dialog boxes. Running programs is as easy as pressing
a single key or clicking the mouse. Best of all you don't need to
be a programmer to add an item to your menu.

QuikMenu was designed to make using your computer system as easy
and enjoyable as possible. You can use a mouse or your keyboard to
access any menu function. QuikMenu runs in all standard graphics
modes and can operate on most networks that use DOS commands.


INSTALLING QUIKMENU
-------------------

QuikMenu includes an easy to use installation program. During the
installation, a directory of your choice will be created
automatically and the appropriate files transferred to your hard
drive. NOTE: You should only use INSTALL if you are transferring
QuikMenu from a floppy disk to your hard drive. You must have
version 3.1 of DOS or greater to use QuikMenu.

To run the INSTALL program:

o Insert your QuikMenu diskette into drive A:
o At the DOS prompt (C:\), type A:\INSTALL and press ENTER
o Follow the instructions on the screen


STARTING QUIKMENU
-----------------

To start QuikMenu:

o If you plan to use QuikMenu with a mouse, your mouse driver
(usually MOUSE.COM) must be loaded first. Please refer to your
mouse's user manual for more information. NOTE: A mouse is not
required to use QuikMenu.

o From the DOS prompt (C:\), type CD\QUIKMENU and press ENTER. This
will place you in the QUIKMENU directory. NOTE: If you installed
QuikMenu in a different directory, then substitute that for
C:\QUIKMENU above.

o Now type QM and press ENTER. NETWORK USERS: Type QNET [user name]
and press ENTER. For example, QNET John or QNET Sally. NOTE: You
cannot have two workstations using the same name.

o When running QuikMenu for the first time, a dialog box will
appear asking if you want a menu created for you. If you answer
YES, QuikMenu will search your hard drive and automatically
create a button for any program it recognizes. Any programs not
found by QuikMenu can easily added at any time. If QuikMenu does
not find a program that's on your hard drive, and you know it's
in the proper directory, contact OSCS and we'll add it to the
auto install for the next release.

NOTE: The auto-install feature searches all drives starting with
C: drive. IF your system has floppy drives labeled D: E:, F:,
etc. you may experience problems with the auto-install feature.
To compensate for this try one of these fixes: (1) Place a
formatted floppy diskette into the suspect disk drive(s). (2)
Temporarily disable the drive by removing the DEVICE= command
from the CONFIG.SYS file. (May not be applicable to all systems.)
(3) Don't use the auto-install feature. (ie: answer NO when
QuikMenu asks if you want to create a menu.)

If you are using a CD-ROM drive you may also experience problems
with the auto-install feature. Try temporarily removing the
DEVICE= command for the drive from your CONFIG.SYS file, or
bypass the auto-install function by answering NO when QuikMenu
asks if you want a menu created automatically.

o Don't forget HELP. If you ever have trouble understanding an
option while using QuikMenu, simply select the Help command
button from the top of the screen or press the F1 function key.


REGISTERING QUIKMENU
--------------------

QuikMenu is shareware and may be used free of charge for a trial
period. If you decide to continue using QuikMenu please register
it. Registration entitles you to notification of future upgrades to
QuikMenu, telephone support, and an upgrade path to our commercial
products.

Registration per CPU is $35. Since QuikMenu is network compatible
network users may instead purchase a network license for $140 per
10 workstations. Site Licenses are also available. To receive the
latest version and an illustrated user's guide, send an additional
$5.00 ($17.50 outside the U.S.) to cover postage and handling.

We accept VISA and MasterCard.

TO REGISTER QUIKMENU:

Call: (503) 389-5489 (Hours: 9:00 - 5:00 PDT)

Fax: (503) 388-8221

Write: OSCS Software Development, Inc.
354 NE Greenwood, Suite 108
Bend, OR 97701

You may distribute unregistered copies of QuikMenu freely to your
friends and associates as long as you do not charge for the
program, and all accompanying files are included.

FOREIGN ORDERS: Please make payment in US dollars.


KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
------------------

The following keyboard commands have been added to QuikMenu:

(NOTE: These commands are only valid from the Modify or Main
QuikMenu screens.)

Key What it does
-------------------------------------------------------------------
F2 Displays the Info dialog box containing copyright and
version information about QuikMenu.

F4 Activates QuikMenu's Screen Blanker utility.

F5 Displays the Page Selector dialog box. The Page
Selector is normally accessed from the Page command
button at the top of the Main screen.

F8 Displays a dialog box containing useful information about
QuikMenu memory usage, network status, etc.


ADDING QUIKMENU TO YOUR AUTOEXEC.BAT FILE
-----------------------------------------

QuikMenu may be added to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file and automatically
loaded when your computer is turned on. If you've never modified
your AUTOEXEC file before, you may want to consult someone who has.

To modify your AUTOEXEC file, you will need some type of editor or
word processor. DOS includes a simple line editor called Edlin that
is well suited for the task. Consult your DOS manual for
information about using Edlin. If a word processor is used, the
file must be saved in either ASCII, Non-Document, or DOS-Text mode.
Otherwise, your computer will not be able to recognize the file.

A typical AUTOEXEC.BAT file looks like this:

PROMPT $P $G
PATH C:\;C:\DOS;..

If your AUTOEXEC looks different than our example, don't worry.
These files vary widely from computer to computer.

To add QuikMenu to the sample AUTOEXEC above, three lines need to
be added to the end of the file. First, load the mouse driver,
(assuming you're using a mouse, the driver is called "MOUSE" and is
located in the root directory). Next, change to the directory where
you installed QuikMenu (C:\QUIKMENU). Finally, load QuikMenu (QM).
The new AUTOEXEC should look something like this:

PROMPT $P $G
PATH C:\;C:\DOS;..
MOUSE
CD\QUIKMENU
QM

NOTE: If your AUTOEXEC already contains a menu system or auto
loading program, it may need to be removed to prevent it from
interfering with QuikMenu.


USING QUIKMENU WITH CGA MONITORS
--------------------------------

When running QuikMenu on systems equipped with CGA or compatible
monitors you will NOT see any colors. Although CGA is in fact a
color mode, it is limited by its low resolution when running
graphics applications. QuikMenu requires a good portion of screen
space for its dialog boxes, command buttons and help screens. In
order to even run QuikMenu in CGA it is necessary to use the
highest available resolution. In this case 640 x 200.
Unfortunately, this mode allows the use of only two colors - black
and white. While many games may run fine in the lower 320 x 200
four color mode, that space is simply too small to accommodate
QuikMenu.


OUT OF ENVIRONMENT SPACE ERRORS
-------------------------------

If you experience an "OUT OF ENVIRONMENT SPACE" error when using
the QuikMenu DOS Shell you need to increase the size of your DOS
environment. Try inserting the following command into your
CONFIG.SYS file:

SHELL C:\COMMAND.COM /E:800 /P

CAUTION: IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE MODIFYING THE CONFIG.SYS FILE
PLEASE FIND SOMEONE WHO IS KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SUCH THINGS TO HELP
YOU. IF IT ISN'T DONE CORRECTLY IT MAY SERIOUSLY AFFECT THE
OPERATION OF YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM.

If you're experiencing an "OUT OF ENVIRONMENT SPACE" error when
running a specific program or batch file from QuikMenu, try using
the !NOSHELL option. Read the QM.HLP file or select the F1=Help
command from within QuikMenu for more information about !NOSHELL.


RELOCATING QUIKMENU'S TEMPORARY FILES
-------------------------------------

QuikMenu now has the ability to relocate its temporary and
information files (ie: QM_APP.BAT, QM.INF, etc.) on both network
and stand alone systems.

For example, to change the location of the temporary files to
C:\TEMP do the following:

Stand Alone PC Users:
=====================

Using an ASCII text editor change QuikMenu's QM.BAT file to the
following:

ECHO OFF
QM_PROG %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
%QUIKMENU%QM_APP

Next, place the following command into your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:


SET QUIKMENU=C:\TEMP\

Be sure to include the backslash (\) at the end of the path and
don't use any spaces.

Network Users:
==============

Using an ASCII text editor change QuikMenu's QNET.BAT file to the
following:

ECHO OFF
QM_PROG /N %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
%QUIKMENU%%1

Next, place the following command into your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

SET QUIKMENU=C:\TEMP\

Be sure to include the backslash (\) at the end of the path and
don't use any spaces. You may specify a different directory
(local or network) for each person if you like.

NOTE: Some early versions of DOS may have trouble with this option.


MOUSE DRIVER PROBLEMS
---------------------

If your mouse behaves strangely when using QuikMenu you may need to
update your mouse driver software. Problems such as an invisible
cursor or a pointer that leaves a trail of pigment on the screen
are typical of certain older mouse drivers. Contact the computer
store where you purchased your mouse or the manufacturer for
information about updating your mouse driver.


WINDOWS
-------

Programs that run under Microsoft Windows are not automatically
installed by QuikMenu. You can, however, create buttons to run them
like any other program. When adding a button for a windows program
the word WIN or WIN386 must preface the program command in the
command line. For example to load Microsoft Excel:

WIN EXCEL

NOTE: Runtime versions of windows programs do not need the WIN
preface.


DOS VERSION
-----------

QuikMenu requires DOS 3.1 or higher.


OTHER PRODUCTS FROM OSCS
------------------------

The following Shareware products are also available from OSCS:


PhantomScreen Prevent harmful phosphor burn with this beautiful
screen saver for DOS. Includes an easy-to-use
interface and numerous graphical displays such as:
Aquarium, Kaleidoscope, PCX Slide Show, Dinosaurs,
Color Cycle, Fireworks, Custom Messages and more.
Password protection is also available. Uses only 8K
of conventional memory. Protect your monitor and
have fun at the same time.

Registration: $25 + $5 S&H ($17.50 S&H outside the
U.S.)

NeoPaint This is the ultimate image editing/paint program
for DOS! NeoPaint reads and writes 2, 16 and 256
color PCX, GIF and TIFF files. It can even convert
between differing formats, colors and resolutions.
NeoPaint's beautiful graphical interface lets you
view and edit multiple images in adjustable
on-screen windows with user selectable video modes
up to 1024x768x256.

Tools include: cut/copy/paste/move, undo, brush,
airbrush, eraser, color eraser, flood fill, tile
fill, gradient fill, color convert, text, line,
bezier line, k-line, rectangle, rounded rectangle,
gradient rectangle, ellipse/circle, gradient
circle, polygon, freehand polygon, editable
polygon, grid, 3D cube, 3D pyramid, magic marker,
charcoal pencil, crayon, water color brush, blend
tool, smudge tool, clone, color similarity, stamp
pad, adjustable snap to grid, solid and transparent
patterns, custom patterns, pattern editor, custom
palettes, color balance, brightness, contrast,
color reduction, invert, flip, rotate, stretch,
scale, skew, distort, smudge, blur, pixelize, free
screen capture software, and more.

Includes 12 fonts in multiple sizes with bold,
italic, underline, outline and shadow effects.
(Additional fonts are available from OSCS and third
party vendors.) Includes drivers for over 300
printers including Epson/IBM compatible dot matrix,
HP LaserJet, Postscript and popular color printers.
Supports picture scaling and excellent halftones on
LaserJet and Postscript printers. Expanded (EMS),
extended (XMS) and virtual disk memory can be used
for very large images.

Registration: $45 + $7 S&H ($21 S&H outside the
continental U.S.)

NeoShow NeoShow gives users of graphics programs and
scanner utilities a new way to use their work. PCX
and GIF format graphic images may be combined into
effective slide show presentations. Applications
include group presentations, self-running exhibits,
displaying scanned images, sales tracts, etc.

A variety of screen wipes, fades and dissolves
allow the user to produce professional looking
transitions between images. The program supports 2,
16 and 256 color images at up to 1024x768
resolution. Slide shows may be set up to run
automatically, to await prompts from a presenter or
to run in a continuous loop. Thumbnail images of
each slide are displayed on a storyboard, allowing
the user to visually rearrange the presentation
using simple drag and drop commands. NeoShow
includes a debug mode for fine tuning and can
produce shows for exhibition on target devices
having a different video resolution.

Registration: $25 + $5 S&H ($17.50 S&H outside the
U.S.)


Call for ordering information and alternate shipping methods: (503)
389-5489. Site and volume discounts are also available. Dealer
inquiries welcome. All prices subject to change without notice.



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