Contents of the FLEXNOTE.DOC file
FlexNote was written by : Randy L. Burbank
Route 1 Box 425
Hansen, Idaho 83334
This program is provided in the spirit of Shareware. That is you may copy
it and distribute those copies freely. However; the program is not intended
to be "FREE". If you use this program and like it, you are requested to send
$5.00 to me at the above address. I will continue to upload the most current
version to GEnie whenever changes or improvements are made.
While I cannot force you to send in this fee, I hope your conscience will be
your guide. Thank you in advance.
Also, if you have problems, hate the program, or whatever, leave me e-mail on
GEnie at address: R.Burbank or send me a letter via the U.S. Snail.
- Before running FlexNote the first time it might be wise to run it from a
floppy, or from its own directory. Be very careful about what files you open
up with FlexNote.
If you open your favorite program using FlexNote, it might not run the next
time you wish to use it. This program is intended to work with its own data
files. Again, I recommend creating a separate sub-directory for FlexNote
- I have included a sample data file called "notes.dat". Play with this
file until you are ready to create your own. You will see that this program
is basically a free-form data base. Each record has a title "item" and
up to 5 lines of descriptive data or information. There is no real limit
to the number of characters you may enter on each data line. The practical
limit is the number of lines available to display that information on
the FlexNote data screen, which is about 16 lines.
- You could for example use it as a diary by opening a file name each day
with the date as the name. Example "Dec20.dat". You may use it as a recipe
file manager. You could keep your mailing list on it by creating a file
called "mail.dat". You get the point.
- While you are "reading" a file in the program, you may page to the next
record by pressing any key. If you wish to print that particular record,
just hit shift+prtSc to send to your printer. At this point in the program
you must page through or "read" the entire data file when you enter the
- When "finding" a record you may return to the menu by pressing any key
after the record has been found. You may also print the record by hitting
- If you select the "print entire record file" option, the records will not
be sorted alphabetically at this time. You will be prompted to enter a
title for the printout.
- Use punctuation marks very cautiously in the data lines. I have corrupted
some of my own data files by using commas, and quotation marks when entering
data on the data lines.
- When you are through adding records, just hit Return at the item prompt
to return to the top menu.
- When you are through using the program, just enter "end" for a filename
at the filename to work with prompt. Do not use "end" as the name for a
data file, or as the name of an item in a record.