Category : Databases and related files
Archive   : LRNFORM.ZIP
Filename : LRNFRM.HLP

 
Output of file : LRNFRM.HLP contained in archive : LRNFORM.ZIP
:merge
This function allows for the creation or editing of a data file
that will be used in conjunction with a form image file. Each
field of the form is displayed as the window title and the user
is prompted for the associated data input. A full screen editor
is incorporated for ease of data manipulation.
:editor
EDITOR COMMANDS

-------Cursor Movement------ ---------Page Movement--------
Arrows = Move Text Cursor Ctrl-Home = Beginning of File
Ctrl-T = Top of Window Ctrl-End = End of File
Ctrl-B = Bottom of Window PgUp = Previous Page
Ctrl -> = Next Word PgDn = Next Page
Ctrl <- = Previous Word
Home = Beginning of Line
End = End of Line

---------Edit Commands---------
Esc = Quit
Ins = Insert Mode
Del = Delete Char
Ctrl-D = Delete Word
Ctrl-Y = Delete Line






The vertical bar ³ represents the end of a data entry
field, if this field is smaller than the minimum
window size.
:learn
This utility works in conjunction with a printer to create a
form image file. A form image is the description of each of
the data entry fields of a form. Each of these fields are
represented by there starting and ending coordinates (x=column
and y=line), and a label associated with each data entry field.
:learn form
Insert a form into the printer at the desired starting position.
Alignment of the form is critical to insure that each data entry
field is on a line and column boundary. The right and left arrow
keys will move the print head right and left, while the down
arrow key will move the print head down a line. The HOME key is
used to return the print head to the home position.
The printer will output an underscore character '_' for each
right arrow key typed and a less than character '<' for each
left arrow key typed. These characters should line up with the
field on the form which will later contain the input data. This
method of capturing a form image is much more difficult and
tedious then using the 'Edit A Form' function in conjunction
with an overlay placed on top of the form.
Each data entry field should have a descriptive label
associated with it. After the label is entered, the starting
block x and y coordinate will be displayed. Using the arrow keys
as described above, move the print head over the beginning area
of the first field. Press the F10 function key which will
display a second x and y coordinate for the ending block. Again
use the arrow keys to move the print head over the desired
ending position of the data entry field. Press F4 to save these
entry's. Continue in this manner until all fields are stored. If
a mistake is made by entering to many line feeds, the form must
be repositioned and the above process repeated. This is because
the form can only move in one direction.

example:
Label:[ NAME ] start block(x= 1, 5)
end block(y= 16, 5)
:edit form
This utility allows for the creation or editing of a form image.
A form image is the description of each of the data entry fields
of a form. Each of these fields are represented by there
starting and ending coordinates (x=column and y=line), and a
label associated with each data entry field.
:form editor
This utility allows for the creation or editing of a form image.
A form image is the description of each of the data entry fields
of a form. Each of these fields are represented by there
starting and ending coordinates (x=column and y=line), and a
label associated with each data entry field.
example:
Name_____________ To__________
x,y x,y x,y x,y
start end start end

The data entry field for the label 'Name' starts at column 4
line 2, and ends at column 16 line 2. The starting and
ending x,y coordinates would be set as follows:

starting x = 004 starting y = 002
ending x = 016 ending y = 002




-----------------COMMANDS------------------
Left & Right Arrows = Move Text Cursor
Tap & Up/Dn Arrows = Move to Next Entry Field
PgDn = Next Field Image
Del = Delete Char
F4 = Save Entry and Quit
Esc = Quit Without Saving Entry
:quit
QUIT AND EXIT TO DOS
:list form
List all the form files in the current working directory.
:list data
List all the data files in the current working directory.
:form directory
Select the directory path where the form image file is stored.
:data directory
Select the directory path where the data file is stored.
:print
To print the data on a current form, the print style must first
be selected. There are three print styles currently implemented
Standard Print, Compressed Print, and Near Letter Quality Print.
Cursor down to the desired style and press Enter. Once the style
is selected, cursor to Print a Form and press Enter.

If an ERROR is encountered during printer initialization, and
your printer is attached and 'On Line', you may force
initialization by pressing 'C' at the prompt.
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  3 Responses to “Category : Databases and related files
Archive   : LRNFORM.ZIP
Filename : LRNFRM.HLP

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