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* HOUSEHOLD REGISTER *
* Version *
* 3.12 *
* *
* User's Guide *
* *
* by *
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* Lemuel D. Turner *
* TurboSystemsCo *
* P.O. Box 965368 *
* Marietta, Ga. 30066 *
* 404-516-8575 *
* FAX 404-591-4988 *
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(C) Copyright 1989-1993 Lemuel D. Turner
(C) Copyright 1989-1993 TurboSystemsCo
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LICENSE AGREEMENT
HOUSEHOLD REGISTER PROGRAM

(C) Copyright 1989-93 TurboSystemsCo and Lemuel D. Turner for this
software, documentation, and user interface. Marietta, Ga. United
United States of America. All rights reserved.
TurboSystemsCo grants you without charge the right to reproduce,
distribute and use copies of this "shareware" version of our
HOUSEHOLD REGISTER software product (including the on disk
documentation), on the express condition that you do not receive
any payment, commercial benefit, other consideration for such
reproduction or distribution, or change this license agreement or
copyright notice. Shareware distributors, user's groups and BBSs
may charge a distribution fee not to exceed $10.00, without written
permission.

The rights to receive any such financial or other benefit, and to
modify the product or its components, are reserved exclusively by
TurboSystemsCo.

Support from users enables us to develop additional features and,
future versions of the HOUSEHOLD REGISTER product. Your payment of
$34.95 + $4 S/H would be greatly appreciated; send your payment to:

TurboSystemsCo
P.O. Box 965368
Marietta, Ga. 30066

By sending in your payment, along with your name, mailing address
version number, and where you heard about the HOUSEHOLD REGISTER
product and obtained your copy, your copy of HOUSEHOLD REGISTER
will be registered with us. This will enable you to receive (1)
technical support, (2) announcements of future releases, the latest
version, (3) a printed manual and discounts on additional programs
from TurboSystemsCo. We reserve the right to change prices.

THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS OF PARTICULAR PURPOSE, PERFORMANCE, OR OTHERWISE; ALL
WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED. BY USING THE HOUSEHOLD REGISTER PRODUCT,
YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER TurboSystemsCo NOR ANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES,
AFFILIATES, OWNERS, OR OTHER RELATED PARTIES WILL BE LIABLE TO
YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THIS
SOFTWARE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. EVEN IF WE ARE APPRISED
OF POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING.

This software may not be reversed-engineered or disassembled,
and includes certain trade secrets and confidential information
of TurboSystemsCo.

HOUSEHOLD REGISTER is a trademark of TurboSystemsCo.

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TurboSystemsCo Product Descriptions
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Below are listed additional TurboSystemsCo programs that may
be ordered from TurboSystemsCo.


Video Librarian
---------------
An outstanding easy-to use menu driven program that quickly organ-
izes and maintains any size Video Library. Can maintain over 2
billion titles in your library. Includes context sensitive help,
pop-up pick list for data entry, moveable, resizeable, scrollable
Browse windows, editable memo field, plus fields for star, co-star,
cast members, rating, director, category, publisher, year, tape#,
start/stop counter, recording speed, time and more. The program is
very fast and can perform complex searches on up to ten fields and
can print reports to the screen, printer or disk. Prints labels for
cassettes on regular or custom labels. Mouse support. Regular
Retail price is $34.95.

Book Librarian
--------------
This easy-to-use book database management system is ideal for
managing your personal, church, club or coporate library. Capacity
only limited by disk size. Each record can hold the following:
Title, Author, Type, Subject, Edition, Pages, Copyright Year, Cat-
alog#, ISBN, Purchase Date, Price, Publisher, Location, 2 Note
Fields and a Memo Field. The Memo Field can store up to 30 lines of
information. Prints numerous reports to the screen, printer or a
disk file. Features context sensitive help, mouse support and much
more. Also features outstanding search and find procedures; quickly
find any Title, Author, Subject or Book Type. Regular retail price
is $34.95.

SoundMasterDb Plus
------------------
The best audio library/cataloger available. Handles all audio for-
mats (CD's, Cassettes, Albums, Reel-to-Reel) through its advanced
relational database design. Advanced data input/display screens
store an unlimited number of songs per side. Nine reports that can
be indexed six ways. Reports to screen, printer or disk. Quick FIND
-SEARCH on single or multiple fields. Context sensitive help, on-
line manual, built-in screen saver and much more. Regular retail is
$35.95.

Paper Products (Continous Form - May be ordered without
-------------- Registering the program)
You can order continous form 3 x 5 Index Cards and 2 1/4 x 4
Rolodex(R) cards that are used by Household Register. Each box
holds 1 thousand cards. These cards are not designed for
laser printers. We also carry custom designed labels designed
to fit on the spine and top of VHS cassettes. We also stock
regular address labels (3 1/2 x 15/16).

TurboSystemsCo Order Form Part I
---------------------------------------------
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| | Suggested | Discount | | |
| Product Name: | Retail Price | Your Price | Qty | Cost |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| Household Register | $34.95 | $34.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| Video Librarian | $34.95 | $14.95* | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| Book Librarian | $34.95 | $14.95* | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| SoundMasterDb Plus | $35.95 | $14.95* | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| Index Cards(1000) | $12.95 | $12.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| Rolodex Cards(1000) | $12.95 | $12.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| VHS Spine Labels(200)| $11.95 | $11.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| VHS Top Labels (200) | $11.95 | $11.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
|VHS Spine Labels(1000)| $45.95 | $45.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
|VHS Top Labels (1000) | $45.95 | $45.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| Address Labels(1000) | $ 7.95 | $ 7.95 | | |
+----------------------+----------------+------------+-----+--------+
| *Discount prices only good when ordered at Sub-Total | |
| the same time Household Register is ordered. +--------+
| Shipping & Handling ----------------------------------> |$ |
| US $4 1st item + $1 each addtional item +--------+
| |
| All others $8 1st item + $2 each additional item) +--------+
| Total Enclosed | |
+----------------------------------------------------------+--------+
DISK FORMAT: 5.25" [ ] 3.5" [ ]


TurboSystemsCo Order Form Part II
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METHOD OF PAYMENT
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Check[ ] Money Order[ ] VISA[ ] MasterCard[ ] AMEX/Optima[ ] |
| |
| Card Holder's Name: ____________________________________________ |
| |
| Card Holders Signature: ________________________________________ |
| |
| Card Number: __________________________________________ |
| |
| Exp Date: __________ (month/year) |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
SHIP TO:
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NAME: _______________________________________________________ |
| |
| STREET: _____________________________________________________ |
| |
| CITY: ________________________________ STATE: ____ ZIP _________ |
| |
| PHONE: __________________________________ |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
Please make check payable to and mail forms to:
TurboSystemsCo
P.O. Box 965368
Marietta, Ga. 30066
If paying by credit card, you may place your order by
calling 1-800-257-7221. 10am - 6:30pm Eastern Time Mon - Fri or
FAX to : 1-404-591-4988


* INTRODUCTION *

Welcome to Household Register (HR). HR is a fast easy to learn
and use software package that permits you to maintain a detailed
list of your possessions. If you are typical, you have no acc-
urate inventory of your household possessions.

That's what HR is for. By recording your possessions using HR,
you will have a permanent record of your possessions which can
be used in case of loss or damage by fire, flood, windstorm,
burglary, vandalism etc. Even if these events do not occur,
using HR is ideal for warranty purposes; for example if you re-
quire repairs or servicing for warranty work, having the model
number, serial number and the warranty expiration date will help
facilitate service.

HR also provides the total value of your possessions which will
provide you with an accurate figure to assists in determining the
amount of insurance to carry. You can compute the value using
purchase cost or replacement cost.

HR is the best inventory program available. If you use it to
record your possessions and keep it up to date, it will eliminate
much trouble and anguish in case of disaster. Once you record
your inventory using HR, please store a backup data disk and one
of the inventory listings in a secure place away from your home.
You may want to give a copy to your insurance agent or company.

** Household Register Features **

- Holds 17 Fields Of Information Describing Each Possession

-- Category, Item, Quantity, Owner, Location, Manufacturer,
Model#, Serial#, Description, Date Purchased, Where Pur-
chased, Purchase Price, Total Price, Warranty (Y/N),
Warranty Expiration Date, Replacement Price, Total
Replacement Price

- Twelve Easy To Use Functions From Main Input Screen

-- Next, Prev, Find, Top, Last, Edit, Add, Copy, Del,
Srch, Report, ChangeMenu Help.

- Reports
-- Prints nine types of reports: (1) Total Value-Sm, (2) Index
Cards, (3) Index Card Format on regular paper, (4) Rolodex
Card, (5) Warranty, (6) Total Value-Lg, (7) Summary, (8)
Serial Number, (9) Description.
You can print your entire inventory or partial inventory based
on the selection criteria of your choosing. The reports can
be indexed by Category, Owner, Location or Item and listed to
the printer, screen or disk. See pp14 for more details.

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** Household Register Features Cont ***

- Automatic Indexes
-- Each possession is indexed by category, owner, location and
item. By using the main screen FIND function from, you can
quickly list your possessions indexed by category, owner,
location or item.

- Popup Menus
-- Category field has 24 choice menu
-- Location field has 24 choice menu
-- Owner field has 8 choice menu
--- Each menu can be customized to fit your needs
--- Menus can be turn-off if desired

- Powerful Searches
-- Search on any combination of fields

- Movable Command Menu
-- The command line Menu can be switched from the bottom to
the top of the screen.


** SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS **

Minimum systems requirements for using Household Register:

PC/XT/AT PS/2 or Compatible with 384K RAM

Two 360K Diskette Drives or One 360K Diskette Drive And
A Hard Drive. NOTE: You can not install the sample files
if installing on a 360K floppy

DOS 2.1 or higher

Color Monitor - CGA, EGA VGA

HR can store approximately 900 items on a 360K diskette drive
and the program can store up to 99,999 items if you have enough
hard disk space.

** Backup Your Program Disk **
Please make a backup copy of the HR program disk. If required,
please refer to your DOS manual for back-up procedures.





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* INSTALLING HOUSEHOLD REGISTER *


Before continuing we remind you again to make a backup copy of
the HR program disk. Refer to your DOS manual for back-up pro-
cedures if required.


HARD DRIVE:
(1) Insert the Household Register disk into drive A or B. You should at
your hard drive command prompt (C:\> or any other hard drive letter design-
ation. (2) Type A:INSTALL or B:INSTALL (3) Press the ENTER key. (4) Follow
the on screen prompts and the program will be automatically installed on
your hard drive.

If installing from a CD-ROM or a hard disk directory, log to the
directory type INSTALL and pick up with step 3 above.

FLOPPY DRIVE:
(1) Obtain a formatted disk or format a disk to place the program files on.
(2) Place the program disk in Drive A or B. (3) Place the previously for-
matted disk in the opposite drive. (4) Log on to the drive that has the
program disk, if it is drive A, you should see the A:\> prompt. (5) Type
INSTALL and press the ENTER key. (6) Follow the on screen prompts. *NOTE:
You must use a directory name eventhough you are installing on a floppy
disk. You should except the default directory listed by the program.

NOTE: If installing the program to a 360K floppy you cannot install
the sample files.

* CUSTOMIZING HOUSEHOLD REGISTER *

You should customize Household Register to fit your household.
This can be accomplished by selecting Main Menu item 2, Edit Menu
Descriptions. First edit the Category Description menu to ensure
that the categories that you will use are included. Next edit
the Location Menu to ensure that the locations where your items
are maintained are on the menu. Finally edit the Owner Menu, to
put the actual names of your family members in the owner menu.








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* START UP *

This section describes how to load and start-up HR. Also see
README.DOC file on the distribution diskette for latest info.


* DUAL FLOPPY SYSTEM *

You need your working copy disk of HR and a blank formatted disk.
To enter HR, (1) boot your system with your DOS disk, (2) place
your working copy of HR in drive A, and your blank formatted
disk in drive B, (3) at the A> prompt type HR and press RETURN.



At the bottom of the screen you will see that the datafile path
is set to A:\. Set the datafile path to B:\ by selecting
Select Datafile Path from the Main Menu. Type B:\ and press
RETURN. HR will now use Drive B for your data files.

The Main Menu prompt is on item 1, "Update Household Register"
press RETURN and the main program will load displaying the Main
Screen, and you can start entering your possessions into HR.

NOTE: If you program does not attempt to start when you type HR
during Floppy or Hard disk start up, log to the drive that holds
the program files and type:

CD\
CD\HR
HR

* HARD DISK SYSTEM *

To enter HR, (1) boot your system, (2) at the C> prompt, type
HR.

At the bottom of the screen you will see that the datafile path
is set to C:\HR. You can leave the datafile path set as is or
you can switch to another drive or valid path by setting the
datafile path from the Main Menu. For example if you want to
keep your files on floppy drive A, select Set Datafile Path from
the Main Menu. Type A:\ , and your datafiles will be maintained
on Drive A.

The Main Menu prompt is on item 1, "Update Household Register"
press RETURN and the main program will load displaying the Main
Screen, and you can start entering your possessions into HR.


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* MAIN MENU *


After the shareware notice screen is displayed HR will display
the Main Menu Screen. The Main Menu displays the following
choices:

+----------------------------+
| HOUSEHOLD REGISTER |
| Version 3.12 |
+----------------------------+

+-------------+
+-------------+ Main Menu +--------------+
| +-------------+ |
| |
| 1 Update Household Register |
| 2 Edit Menu Descriptions |
| 3 Install Video Type/Colors |
| 4 Install Printer |
| 5 Re-Index Inventory Files |
| 6 Set Datafile Path |
| 7 Print Documentation |
| 8 Registration/Order Form |
| 9 Quit |
| |
+------------------------------------------+


The items on the menu may be selected by typing the item number,
selecting a highlighted letter or by moving the menu bar to the
desired item and pressing RETURN.


** Update Household Register **

This selection loads the main program and displays the Main
Screen for data entry, printing reports, performing searches, etc.
Details are in the following chapter.

** Edit Menu Descriptions **

This choice lets you customize the menu choices for the category,
location and owner pop-up menu fields.





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** Install Video Type/Colors **

The purpose of this function is to allow you to (1) select the
video type (color or Mono), (2) change the colors of fields and
prompts if you have a color monitor and wish to do so, (3) change
the cursor shape and (4) select the date style ie, american
MM/DD/YYYY or european/military DD/MM/YYYY.

** Install Printer **

The purpose of this function is to allow you to select or install
your printer for use with HR. If you are using and Epson MX/RX/LQ
or Epson compatible printer you won't need to use this function.
See page 17 for more information.


** Re-Index Inventory Files **

HR data file indexes are contained in four index files, *.H1,*.H2
*.H3 and *.H4. Occasionally indexes become corrupted, that is
the index data looses its relationship with the data file from
which it was generated. One of the causes of index corruption is
the loss of electrical power to accidental or natural causes.
One symptom of corrupted indexes is receiving an "unexpected
end of file" message and the program terminating.

The purpose of this function is to regenerate corrupted index
files so the program will function normally.



** Set Datafile Path **

This selection allows you to select any valid drive/path to store
your datafiles.


** Print Documentation **

This selection prints the on disk documentation (this file).

** Registration/Order Form

Fill out order form on screen and then send to printer.

** Quit **

Returns you to the DOS prompt.

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* MAIN SCREEN *

When Update Household Register is selected from the Main Menu,
HR will display the Main Screen (see Below). The screen contains
15 data entry fields to store information about your possessions.


SAMPLE.HRD - Contains 120 Records
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| H O U S E H O L D R E G I S T E R Menu On |
| 09/22/1993 Version 3.12 6:52:50 PM |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| Category.: Appliances Item.....: Refrigerator |
| |
| Quantity.: 1 Owner....: Family |
| |
| Location.: Kitchen Manufacturer: GE |
| |
| Model#...: XP-2250 Serial#..: JR2496H2441 |
| |
| Description...: 22 Ft, Almond Color, Indoor Ice & Water |
| |
| |
| Date Purchased.: 07/15/1987 Where Pur...: Wards |
| |
| Purchase Price.: 1495.99 Total Price.: 1495.99 |
| |
| Replace Price..: 1650.99 Tot Rep Price: 1650.99 |
| |
| Warranty (Y/N).: Y Expire Date.: 07/15/1992 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Next Prev Find Top Last Edit Add Copy Del Srch Rpt Quit Help +/- ?
ChangeMenu

The Main Screen consists of three sections, the Status Line (top
screen line), the data entry fields and the Command Line (bottom
screen line).

When the status line displays "Inventory File - Contains XX
Records", you may use any of the commands displayed on the Com-
mand Line by pressing the highlighted letter of the command. If
the file contains zero records, the only command enabled is A)dd.
When you enter one of the following commands: A)dd or E)dit then
the Status Line will display the edit mode keys at the bottom of
the screen.

The edit mode keys are explained in the section following the
definitions of the commands.


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** COMMAND LINE DEFINITIONS **

The Command Line provides the HR Main Screen with a selection of
database maintenance functions that can be accessed with one key
stroke.

KEY FUNCTION

Next Displays the next item in the category index.

Prev Displays the previous item in the category index.

Find Use this feature to rapidly find all items indexed by
Category, Location, Owner, or Item.

Top Displays the first item in the first category index.

Last Displays the last item in the last category index.

Edit Edit the record displayed on the screen.

Add Add a new item to the inventory file.

Copy Add a new item but copy the field values from the
record currently displayed.

Del Delete the record displayed on the screen.

Srch Displays Search Selection Screen. Allows you to search
the inventory file using up to 8 selection criteria.
Matches are displayed on the Main Screen.

Rpt Displays the Report Selection Screen.

Quit Returns you to the Main Menu.

Help Displays the help screens.

+ Enables the pop-up menu fields. Menu On displayed on
the Main Screen.

- Disables the pop-up menu fields. Menu Off displayed on
the main screen.


ChgMenu Switches the command line with the status line. The
Command Menu moves to the top of the screen.



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** STATUS LINE FUNCTION/EDIT KEYS **
The status line function/edit keys are in effect when you are
using the Add Or Edit functions on the Main Screen Command Line.

KEY FUNCTION OPERATION
--- -------- --------------------------------------
ESC Abort Edit/Add This key is used to quite the Add or
Edit Functions. The inventory file
is not updated.

If pressed when one of the pop-up
menus is displayed, the menu is turned
off and data can be typed directly in
the field.

F5 Delete Field The cursor is deleted from the cursor
position to the end of the field and
the cursor is placed at the left mar-
gin of the field.

F10 Done Edit/Add This key is used to end editing. The
inventory data is written to the in-
ventory file.

RETURN End Field Edit This key ends editing in the current
field. The cursor is moved to the
next field.

BACKSPACE Backspace This key causes the cursor to move
left and erase the character to the
left.

INS Insert/Toggle This key will toggle between insert
and overwrite.

DEL Delete Char The character under the cursor is
deleted.

UP ARROW Field Up Moves cursor to the previous field.

DWN ARROW Field Down Moves cursor to the next field.

LFT ARROW Cursor Left Moves cursor to the left.

RGT ARROW Cursor Right Moves cursor to the right.

PgUp Page Up Displayed in a pop-up menu. Pages
downward through the menu selections.

PgUp Page Up Displayed in a pop-up menu. Pages
upward through the menu selections.

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** INFORMATION FIELDS **

Each of your inventory items can be described by storing infor-
mation in the following fields:

*Category *Item Quantity
*Owner *Location Manufacturer
Model # Serial# Description
Date Purchased Where Purchased Purchase Price
**Total Price Replace Price **Total Rep Price
Warranty Expiration Date

* Category, Owner, Location and Item are key fields. The inven-
tory is indexed on these four fields. These fields are used with

the FIND Function to rapidly display inventory listings to the
screen. They are also used to list your reports indexed by one of
the four fields.

** Total Price\Replace Price is a computed field calculated by
multiplying the Purchase Price\Replace Price times the Quantity.
You cannot edit the Total Price field.

When you enter any of these fields (Category, Owner, Location)
a menu pops-up with selections to choose from. The menus for
category and Location offers 24 choices to select from, however
only eight are displayed in the menu at a time. To see the ad-
ditional choices use the Page Up and Page Down keys. You can
make a selection by positioning (using the UP or DOWN Arrow Keys)
the highlight bar over your choice and pressing RETURN or you
can press the letter displayed by each menu item. The menu item
does not have to be displayed in the menu to use the letter sel-
ection method. The menu for the Owner field offers eight menu
items to select from.

The pop-up menus for the category, location and owner fields
can be turned off by pressing - (minus sign) when the command
line is displayed. They can be turned back on by pressing +
(plus sign) when the command line is displayed.

Also if the pop-up menu feature is turned on and the item you
want to enter is not displayed in the menu, press ESC and type
in what you want.

The items that are displayed in each of the pop-up menus can be
edited by selecting Edit Menu Descriptions from the Main Menu.

A help line is displayed at the top of the screen as each
field is entered.


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* THE FIND FUNCTION *

The Find key lets you rapidly display your inventory indexed
by Category, Owner, Location or Item. When you select FIND by
pressing F when the Command Line is displayed; you will receive
the following prompt:

Search Inventory File On Key: CATEGORY

You can use the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW keys to cycle through the
four key fields (CATEGORY, OWNER, LOCATION, ITEM) and press RETURN
to select the key field displayed. Also, you can press the ESC
key to exit from the Find Function.

After you made your key field selection, the prompt below is
displayed:

Enter Category To Find or RETURN For All

If you had selected Owner, Location or Item for the key field,
Owner, Location or Item would be displayed in the above prompt
instead of category.

If you pressed the RETURN key instead of entering a string, the
complete inventory file will be listed indexed by the key
selected. If Category is the selected key and you entered
Appliances as the search string, then all of your appliances
would be displayed. You don't have to enter a complete word for
the program to match, if you just entered the letter A, the
program would display all categories that started with A.

Items that match the search string are listed on the Find Dis-
play Screen. You can use the UP and DOWN arrow keys to highlight
the record you want displayed on the Main Screen. Press RETURN
when the record is highlighted will display the complete record
on the Main Screen. Also you can use the PG UP and PG DN keys
to page through the Find Display Screen. Use the Right Arrow
key to scroll the screen to see all the fields.

If the search string is not found, the prompt below is displayed.
Key Not Found !!! (Press Any Key)
The Find Function can quickly display all items in your inventory
located in the Kitchen or any other location desired by using the
location key.

You can also quickly list the items a particular member of the
family owns by using the Owner key.

By using the Item key, you can quickly display all your items
in alphabetical order or find and individual item.


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* SEARCHING *


While the Find function lets you perform searches, it can only
be used with one of the four key fields. The Search function
lets you perform searches on up to eight fields. When search
is selected from the Command Line of the Main Screen by pressing
S on your keyboard the Selector Screen shown below is displayed.


+----------------------- SELECTOR SCREEN ----------------------+
| |
| +-----------------------------------------------------------+ |
| | EQ = equal NE = not equal to GT = greater than | |
| | GE = greater than or equal to LE = less than or equal | |
| | CT = search value contained in string LT = less than | |
| +-----------------------------------------------------------+ |
| Logical Operators(Logop) = AND, OR: Use END to quit |
| +----------+--------------+-----------------------+---------+ |
| | Field | Operator | Value | LogOp | |
| +----------+--------------+-----------------------+---------+ |
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
| +----------+--------------+-----------------------+---------+ |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+

When the screen is first displayed a pop-menu for the first field
will display all of the field names for the field to be searched.
If you want to exit this screen or need help, press ESC and the
following prompt is displayed:

Edit, Continue, Quit, Help
Selecting Edit will place you back to the Selector Screen to
start or edit any data previously input. After entering your
search criteria, Continue will start the search process. Quit
will return you to the Main Screen.






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** SELECTOR FIELDS **

There are four fields on the screen used to set up the search
criteria: Field, Comparator, Value and LogOp.

Field A menu pops-up displaying the fourteen fields that
can be tested. Make a selection from the menu.

Operator A menu pops-up with the seven operators. This field
specifies the type of test you want to make.

Value Enter the value to be compared/tested.

LogOp Select AND/OR from the pop-up menu to enter addit-
ional selection criteria. Select END to complete
entering data or press F10.

The combination of a field, a operator and a value forms a basic
selection criteria. When more than one basic criteria is joined
together by a LogOp, this forms a selection pair.

The program works by evaluating each selection pair (if they
exist) separately and combining them progressively from top to
bottom to determine if each record in the inventory file meets
the selection criteria.

Using the selector screen HR can perform very powerful searches.
After setting up your selection criteria, press C for continue
and the search process begins. A screen identical to the Main
Screen will be displayed with the following prompt at the bottom
of the screen:

********** Searching **********

The above prompt will flash while HR is searching the inventory
file for matches. When a match is found, the menu below is dis-
played at the bottom of the screen:
Next, Edit, Quit

Next will start the search process again to find the next match.

Edit functions the same as the Edit function on the Main Screen.
Any changes made are incorporated into the inventory file.

Quit stops the search and returns you to the Main Screen.

When the search process is complete, the following message is
displayed:

Search Complete -- Records Read = XXX Matches = XX PRESS ANY KEY

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* REPORTS *


The Report Screen below appears when you select Report form the
command line of the Main Screen.

+-------------------------------+
| REPORT SCREEN |
+-------------------------------+
+------------------------+-------------+----------+--------------+
| Report Type | List To | Select | Index By |
+------------------------+-------------+----------+--------------+
| A. Total Value-Sm | A. Screen | A. All | A. Category |
| B. Index Cards (3 X 5) | | | |
| C. Cards (8 1/2 X 11) | B. Printer | B. Some | B. Owner |
| | | | |
| D. Rolodex (2 1/6 x 4) | C. Disk | | C. Location |
| E. Warranty | | | |
| F. Total Value-Lg | | | D. Item |
| | | | |
| G. Summary | | | |
| H. Serial Number | | | |
| I. Description | | | |
| | | | |
| | | | |
| | | | |
| Enter (A - I) | Enter (A-C) |Enter(A-C)| Enter (A-D) |
| A | A | A | A |
+------------------------+-------------+----------+--------------+

On this screen are four menus to make your selections to determine
the type report you want, where you want the report listed,
whether to list all or some of your inventory items, and the
index order you want the report listed.

Upon entry at this screen, the cursor will be in the input field
for Report Type. If you need help or want to exit, press ESC and
the menu below is displayed:

Edit, Continue, Quit, Help

Edit allows Report Screen editing. Continue indicates editing is
complete. Quit returns you to the Main screen. Help displays the
help screens.
If you are satisfied with the default selections (the highlighted
letters at the bottom of the screen), press the function key F10
when you first enter the screen. You can press F10 at any point
during editing to signify edit complete.

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** REPORT TYPE MENU **

Total Value-Sm This report provides a listing of each item, the
the purchase date, quantity and the value of each item. The
report can be indexed by category, location or owner. At the
completion of the listing an inventory summary is printed. See
example below: (There are four additional pages of summary info
printed. Also, by selecting Item G, only the summary information
is printed).

Category No of Items % Total Cost %
--------------------------------------------------------
Appliances 15 11.5 $7,407.69 19.7
Books 7 5.3 160.70 0.4
Clothes 20 15.3 1,232.91 3.3
Computers 18 13.7 9,092.85 24.2
Drapes 2 1.5 397.50 1.1
Entertainment 10 7.6 3,039.39 8.1
Exercise Equip 1 0.8 279.49 0.7
Fixtures 2 1.5 99.90 0.3
Furniture 17 13.0 5,261.80 14.0
Games 7 5.3 252.70 0.7
Jewelry 2 1.5 954.76 2.5
Lawn Equip 3 2.3 2,234.41 5.9
Miscellaneous 5 3.8 578.85 1.5
Paintings 2 1.5 4,750.00 12.6
Photo Equip 2 1.5 209.91 0.6
Software 14 10.7 1,314.90 3.5
Tools 2 1.5 169.93 0.5
Toys 2 1.5 169.74 0.5
---------- ------- ------------ ------
Totals 131 100.0 $37,607.63 100.0
---------- ------- ------------ ------
NOTE: The summary is now only printed when requested.
The Total Value report can also be indexed by location or owner
and would print an inventory summary as above but compiled by
location or owner.

Index Cards(3 X 5): This report prints records out on continuous
form 3 X 5 cards. All fields are listed on the cards. Can only
be listed to the printer or a disk text file.

Cards (8 1/2 X 11): This report is printed on continuous form
computer paper. Three records are printed per page with all
fields listed for each record. Can only be listed to the print-
er or a disk text file.

Rolodex (2 1/6 X 4): Same as index cards except printed on
Rolodex Cards.

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** Report Type Menu Cont. **

Total Value-Lg: Same as the total value-sm, except the Desc-
ription Field and the Replacement Price Field are added. Can
only be listed to a printer or disk text file.

Warranty Report: List all items in your inventory that was
warranted, list the warranty expiration date and tells you if
item is still under warranty.

Summary: List summary statistics only.

Serial Number: List Item, Manufacturer, Model# and Serial#.

Description: List Item, Model#, Serial#, Date Purchased, Purchase
Price, Replacement Price, Place Purchased, Description & Warranty.

** List To Menu **

This menu is used to select where to list your reports. There
are three devices that you reports can be listed to.

Screen: Reports are displayed on your monitor screen. Only the
Total Value and Warranty reports can be listed to the
screen.

Printer: All reports can be listed to the printer.

Disk: All reports can be listed to the disk.

** Select Menu **

This menu lets you choose between listing all the records in the
inventory or only some based on a selection criteria designed by
you.

All: All items in the inventory file are printed.

Some: Only selected items are printed. After choosing this
selection you will be sent to the selection screen to
set up your search criteria.
** Index By Menu **

This menu lets you select how your reports are indexed. They
can be indexed by category, location or owner.

** Additional **

When you select either Total Value report you will be given the
option to use the purchase or replace price to perform the
calculations. Also, you can have your reports printed using
single or double spacing.


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* PRINTER INSTALLATION *

The printer installation program is entered by selecting option 4
on the Main Menu Screen. HR is set-up to work with Epson
printers and compatibles. You are given five choices (A) Epson
MX,RX,LQ and Compatibles (B) IBM Pro Printer and Compatibles, (C)
HP Laser/Deskjet and Compatibles (D) Generic and (E) Cannon.

Normally you should choose A, B, C or E. However if your printer
does not print correctly try the Generic printer (D). You should
be able to print all reports except Total Value- Lg, Index Cards
(3 X 5) and Rolodex Cards. You should also be able to print these
reports if you can manually set-up your printer for compressed
print prior to printing the reports.


NOTE: The Index Cards (3 X 5) and Rolodex Cards cannot be printed
correctly on a Laser, Deskjet or Cannon printer in this version.


* CUSTOMER SUPPORT *

TurboSystemsCo has a strong commitment to customer support. We
provide technical support only to registered users. However if
you should experience problems getting the program to run on
your systems prior to registering, we will attempt to resolve
those problems.

Lemuel D. Turner the owner and president of TurboSystemsCo and
the author of Household Register is a member of the Association
of Shareware Professionals. While we don't think you'll ever need
it, by Mr. Turner's membership in the Association of Shareware
Professionals, registered users have an additional avenue to
resolve customer support disputes if they can not be resolved to
the registered user's satisfaction. See statement below:

Lemuel D. Turner is a member of the Association of Shareware
Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware
principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a share-
ware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting that mem-
ber directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help
you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but does not
provide technical support for member's products. Please write the
ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon Mi. 49442-9427 or send a
Compuserve message via easyplex to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536.





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