Contents of the ADR.DOC file
Package date: May 6 1992
Note: this package contains the following files:
ADR.EXE version 5.0
ADR is a small address data base program which allows you to store up to 240
names and addresses in each of as many files as you wish. You can recall
addresses and telephone numbers quickly on screen, produce labels, and
make ASCII and dBase compatible character-delimited files for use in other
applications. The program is specifically designed to run with a minimum
of RAM (hence the 240 record per file limit), and is ideal for
maintaining personal mailing lists and lists for small clubs and service
organizations. And it's cheap! (see "Recommended contribution" below).
No special installation is required - just copy the files to whatever
drive and directory suits you best. To run the program:
If you do not provide a file name you will be asked for one. You can then
either select an existing file or create a new one by giving an unused
file name. Then just follow instructions.
ADR will allow you to print to any non-Postscript laser printer or dot
matrix printer; it does not require special printer drivers, since it uses
only standard DOS print routines.
A summary of help can be obtained by pressing F1.
To print labels, just follow instructions. You can choose to print labels
for all entries by pressing F2, or you can mark selected entries for
printing by pressing F3 for each highlighted entry, then pressing F4 to
print. Each time you print you are given certain options, which are (I
hope) pretty well self-evident. If you choose to print only one or two
labels, you can avoid wasting an entire sheet by telling ADR how many
blank labels to leave before printing.
Customizing: you can change the default colours for each address fi8le
you use with the accompanying program adrset:
A QUICK GUIDE TO ADR FUNCTIONS
F2 - print all names on file. Use this for complete mailing lists. The
sub-menu gives you various alternatives among printing to 1 or 2 column
label sheets, type of printer, or making a quick telephone directory.
If you use a laser printer, make sure you use labels that are made
specifically for such printers (otherwise you might literally gum up the
works when the high temperatures in a laser printer melt the glue).
If you choose single column label sheets, you can optionally filter the
output - e.g. select addresses only from a particular city. The filter
uses a case-sensitive text search.
If you choose single column sheets, you will also be asked how many spaces
to insert before printing. This is to accommodate laser printers,
basically. For example, in order to print such a sheet on a Hewlett
Packard LaserJet II, you need to use the sliding guides and feed the
sheets through the central axis of the paper tray. You therefore need to
print some blanks before printing the addresses. (The menu tells you how
F3 - use this to flag one or just a few names for printing to a label.
Pressing F3 marks the highlighted name for printing. If you want to
abandon the process, just press Home to go to the top of the file. This
will clear all flags.
F4 - print flagged names. When you print, you can tell ADR to leave some
labels blank. This is to enable you to print to the lowest remaining
label on a single sheet of laser labels, thereby allowing you to feed the
sheet through with a label at the top of the sheet. If you don't do this,
it is likely that the sheet will jam.
F5 - sorts the list of names alpahabetically
F6 - sorts the list of names according to zip code/post code
F7 - makes an ASCII file of all names and addresses
F8 - makes a dBase-compatible text file called ADRBASE.TXT (using the
tilde character ~ as a delimiter)
Ins - add a name and address. The process does not use a full screen
editor, so if you realize you have made a mistake in a line that you have
saved, don't worry - use the edit entry function.
Tab - edit the highlighted name
Enter - display full address of highlighted name
*** IMPORTANT ***
The author makes no warranty that the software in this package
will work with your particular hardware configuration. Further, you use the
programs entirely at your own risk, and the author will not be held
liable for any damage caused to your hardware or software through
use of this software.
Legalities aside, you should not run into difficulties with this
These programs are distributed as shareware.
You do not have to register as a user, nor are you under any
obligation to pay for the use of the programs. However, in the
spirit of shareware, you are requested to consider making a small
donation to the author if you find the software in this package useful.
The suggested contribution is $10 for individuals, $25 for groups,
but less (or more!) would be fine.
Should you decide to make a contribution, please remit to:
11 Adele Crescent
ON K2J 2T7
Bank notes would be fine! Thank you.
IF YOU HAVE PAID FOR AN EARLIER VERSION - THANKS, AND YOU ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO PAY AGAIN!
Please note that your contribution will not entitle you to
technical support, nor to receiving any upgrades, should they
become available. The software is supplied on an "as is" basis, and
is fully functional - not crippled in any way. You will never be prompted
with "Have you paid me yet?" notices. Unfortunately, I am not able to
provide support, although I welcome bug reports (and will endeavor to fix
any bugs and provide the sender with an updated program).
You are free to distribute this software package provided that you
distribute the ENTIRE package, including this documentation file.
I hope you find this package useful.
6 May 1992