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Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file











MICRO-CARD
(c) 1990 L.Otis



























All rights reserved. For more information contact:
L. Otis
1033 Business Center Circle
Newbury Park, Ca 91320 USA
(805) 498-6787



NOTICE


LIMITED WARRANTY
Original disks are warranted against physical defects and will be
replaced within 30 days of receipt. We will not be responsible
for any costs incurred because of the use, or misuse, of this
product. No other warranties are expressed or implied.






LICENSE
Micro-CARD is provided as Shareware for individual use only and
is not authorized for resale or commercial use except with the
express written consent of its author. Address any questions to
the above name and address.




QUICK START
Please see Section II, page 3, for Quick Start.

















TRADEMARKS
MultiMate is trademark of Ashton-Tate Corp.
MS-DOS is trademark of Microsoft Corporation
Reflex, SideKick, Sprint, Turbo C are trademarks of Borland
International, Inc.
Lotus and 1-2-3 are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation
Microchannel is trademark of International Business Machines
Corp.
All other brands and trademarks are the property of their
respective holders.





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TABLE OF CONTENTS
COPYRIGHT NOTICE....................................... i
NOTICE................................................ ii
Limited Warranty................................. ii
Quick Start...................................... ii
LICENSE............................................... ii
TRADEMARK..............................................ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS.................................... iii
I INTRODUCTION......................................... 1
Overview.......................................... 1
Benefits.......................................... 1
How to Use This Manual............................ 2
Inventory......................................... 2
II GETTING STARTED..................................... 3
Making Working Copies............................. 3
Installing Micro-CARD on Your System.............. 3
Quick Start/ Test Drive........................... 3
Starting and Operation............................ 4
Start Up..................................... 4
Hot-Key...................................... 4
Operation.................................... 4
Inserting Text Into Your Application......... 6
Operating Micro-CARD as a Menu System........ 6
III FUNCTIONS.......................................... 7
Help.............................................. 7
Creating and Editing Cards........................ 7
Selecting the Editor......................... 7
Updating a Card.............................. 8
Using the Editor Window...................... 8
Creating Prompts............................. 8
Variables and Special Keys................... 9
Adding a New Card............................ 9
Creating New Card Files...................... 9
Saving Card Changes..........................10
Viewing Cards.....................................10
Grabbing Information from the Screen..............10
Inserting Text Into Your Application..............10
Paste........................................10
Wrap.........................................10
Determining Card File Size........................10
Macros............................................11
IV UTILITIES.......................................... 12
Printing Cards................................... 12
APPENDIX.............................................. 13
A SETUP AND INSTALLATION......................... 13
B HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS................. 13
C PROBLEMS....................................... 14
D COMMAND SUMMARY................................ 17
E KEYS SUMMARY................................... 18
F OPTIONAL SETUP CAPABILITIES.................... 19
G CARD PACK CATALOG.............................. 20
H ORDERING AND REGISTRATION...................... 21
GLOSSARY.............................................. 22
INDEX................................................. 24



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INTRODUCTION

1. OVERVIEW

Micro-CARD provides menu-driven access to pop-up card files that
can be cut-from or pasted-into your favorite text oriented
programs or to the MS-DOS command line. It provides a flexible,
easily changed interface, in any language you desire. It can be
customized to your needs using programmable prompts and
variables.

Micro-CARD replaces the 3x5 card. One hundred single sided 3x5
cards can hold about 30,000 characters, similarly, each MICRO-
CARD card.pak provides up to 32,400 characters or 80 cards,
sorted by title, in alphabetical order. Each card can have up to
16 lines of information (1200 Characters). Micro-CARD is an on-
line, menu driven card file that can be called-up from inside
your word processing program, spreadsheet, programming editor or
other text processing program. It can "grab" text from your
application and file it in the card file. It is not memory
resident except during the period you run it with your
application.

The card file menu provides a point-and-shoot, select-the-first-
letter or enter-the-number approach to card selection. The
underlying process is hidden from the user, but is readily
available for change, additions or deletions. You can select a
card by moving the arrow on the menu, by typing a letter, or by
typing a number on the lower prompt line. When you have made your
selection, press return and you execute the request. You can
escape from anywhere in the menu by pressing "ESC."

2. Benefits

Micro-Card provides you with the following capabilities and
advantages:

Paste card file information directly into your application,
without typing, using a Hot-Key. Saves key strokes.

Grab (cut) information directly from the screen into your
card file.

Menu-driven alphabetical card index.

Point-and-shoot, easy operation. Select cards by using arrow
keys, the first letter or by the number.

Pop-ups with user-defined Hot-Key from inside your
application.

Memory resident only during use. Automatically removes
itself from memory without affecting other memory
resident applications and returns memory for use.



Card editor: add, delete or change cards.

Individualized comments or help for each card.

Programmable input and output variables for each card, lets
you customize output as you wish.

Programmable prompts for customized output of card file data
for standard letters, forms, etc..

On-line help.

Wrap selectable output.

Macro capabilities.

Program size: less than 27K bytes.

Provides a database of over 32K bytes in each card.pak.

Graphics monitor not required. Works with both graphics and
monochrome monitors.

3. How to Use this Manual

Each section of this manual starts with the basic guidance
necessary to understand the concepts. This is followed by more
specific guidance and then by advanced user information. The
appendices provide specialized, quick reference material.

4. Inventory

Your distribution diskette includes the following:

MICROCRD.COM - the Micro-CARD program

INSTALL.BAT - installation batch file

PRINTCRD.COM - utility for printing cards

CARDMENU.BAT - batch file for running menu

MENUDEMO.MNU - menu demo data file

CARDDEMO.PAK - demo card file pack

MANUAL.DOC - this manual

READTHIS.NOW - late update info, if required








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GETTING STARTED

1. Making Working Copies

Make a working copy as follows: put your distribution diskette in
your floppy disk drive (assumes that you are using disk a: as
source and b: as target disk) type:

copy a:*.* b:\

2. Installing Micro-CARD on Your System

Install on a harddisk as follows (assumes disk c: is hard disk):
put the Micro-CARD distribution disk in your floppy disk drive
(eg: a:) and type:

a:\install c:\

Micro-CARD is installed on your harddisk in the root directory.

Install on a floppy disk as follows (assumes disk b: is target
disk): put the Micro-CARD distribution disk in your floppy disk
drive (eg: a:) and type:

a:\install b:\

Micro-CARD is installed on your floppy disk in the root
directory.

NOTE: The Micro-CARD executable files and data files should be
put in the root directory (eg: "c:\") so that they can be
accessed from sub-directories.

3. Quick Start/ Test Drive

Copy microcrd.com and demo.pak from the distribution disk into
your root directory on your hard disk (eg: C:\) Type:

C:\microcard [your word processor path and name] -\demo.pak.

eg: c:\microcard c:\word\word -c:\demo.pak.

Enter a Hot-key eg: ALT V at the prompt.

Call up microcard with the Hot-key from inside your editor/word
processor.

A demonstration card file pack named demo.pak has been provided
on your distribution diskette for use as a start-up card.pak.








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4. Start Up and Operation

a. Start Up

To run Micro-CARD, from the command line, type:

Microcrd [application name] [your app. option] -[card.pak]

Micro-CARD installs itself in memory above any memory resident
programs, then runs your application with any [1] option you
may have indicated on the command line for your application,
using the card.pak denoted by a dash mark in front of the name
(you must denote the card.pak with the dash). Since Micro-CARD
installs itself last, above any memory resident programs, it
can remove itself after you complete and exit your
application. Note: if the application you chose to run is
memory resident, commonly called a Terminate and Stay Resident
(TSR) application such as SideKick (t), then Micro-CARD will
not be able to execute properly or remove itself, since you
will have put a TSR over it in memory.

Note: if you leave off the card.pak name from the command
line, you will be prompted for it at the start of the program.

b. Hot-Key

Once started, you will be prompted to provide a Hot-Key, such
as Alt V. This is the secret key you select to pop-up Micro-
CARD from inside your application.

A Hot-Key is a key combination which is selected not to
interfere with the underlying application. Some Hot-Keys which
work:

Alt V - works with most applications

Alt N - will work with Wordperfect (t) if not assigned a
use as a Wordperfect macro name.

Ctrl X - will work with Multimate (t)

Ctrl F10 - will work with Procomm Plus (t)

F10 will work with the EDT editor

c. Operation

Operation is as simple as point-and-shoot. Select a card by
moving the arrow key to the card you want to select. Press the
return key (or enter key) and your card selection will be
automatically typed into your specific application program, or
press ESCape to exit back to your application without doing
anything. Each menu selection has the ability to prompt you
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specific card. Micro-CARD is a simple way to record and file,
in alphabetical order, those hard to remember references,
those repetitive paragraphs, etc., that you want to have
available and not have to remember, look-up, or retype each
time you need them.


Micro-C A R D
eXit F1=Help F2=Edit F3=View F4=Grab F5=Wrap ON Space used

NO. CARD FILE SELECTION - PAGE NO: 1 Micro-HELP

1 Alpha F2 = EDIT menu
2 Bios memory A = ADD card
3 Box D = DELETE
4 Copy string U = UPDATE
5 DISK - BIOSDISK USE Ins or Del
6 DOS VERSION keys to edit,
7 Directory, current arrow keys to
8 Doserror move cursor.
9 Error - harderr handler established ESC = main menu
10 Fabs floating absolute eXit =Edit done
-> 11 Fillbox Edit = Continue
12 Fputx
13 Fputs
14 Get a number from hilited-horizontal box
15 Get a string of chars
16 Initialize set vectors and interrupt


ENTER SELECTION NUMBER and < : 11


MAIN MENU FIGURE 1


Micro-CARD tries to provide multiple ways for you to make your
menu selections. As you can see from the Menu Window Fig. 1,
there are both upper & lower prompt windows. The lower prompt
window is normally turned-on. The upper prompt window can be
selected by typing "/". You can then select an item by using
the arrow keys or by typing the capitalized letter; eg: "X"
for Exit; "H" for Help, etc.; then pressing the return key.
Selections available are:

eXit: Exit with no action

Help: provides general on-screen help

Edit: selects the Edit Menu for editing menu commands

View: selects the View Menu for viewing menu commands

Grab: grabs data from the application screen



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Wrap: toggles wrap when you poke card text into your
application

In addition, the above capabilities can be selected using
the Function Keys:

F1=Help

F2=Edit cards

F3=View cards

F4=Grab

F5=Wrap

d. Inserting Text into Your Application

To automatically type a card into your underlying application,
run Micro-CARD as stated above with your selected text
processor. Move the text processor cursor to the place you
wish to paste the text. Press the Hot-Key, select a card from
the menu by moving through the pages using the first letter of
the card title or the page up, page down keys. Move the arrow
to the card of your choice and press the Enter (return) key.
That is all there is to it!

e. Operating Micro-CARD as a menu system

Since Micro-CARD is a resident program with a data base
manpulating capability, it can be used to create commands
which are run using your operating system software as the
underlying application. Copy CARDMENU.bat and DEMO.mnu files
from your Micro-CARD distribution diskette into the root
directory where Micro-CARD exists (Micro-CARD should be on
your boot disk, eg: C:\ already). Then from the command line,
enter:

"cardmenu" Press return.

Define your Hot-key and at the prompt, press return and if you
put everything together right, you can call up the menu by
pressing your Hot-key selection. Try out some of the commands
from the demo program. When done select EXIT MENU DEMO item on
page 1 and Micro-CARD and the extra command.com will be
removed from memory.

Try it, if you like the interface, try Micro-MENU which
provides additional features including hardware checks - but
does not need to be memory resident. Total size of Micro-MENU
is less than 24K bytes. See APPENDIX F for more information.






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FUNCTIONS

1. Help

Help is available by typing a "/H" and return, or by selecting
the "F1" key, or by pointing to a "HELP" box in some windows
using the arrow keys on your keyboard and pressing the return
key.

You can also provide Help information on each card by editing the
last line of the card. This information will show up on the
bottom prompt line as you scroll through the cards.

2. Creating and Editing Cards

a. Selecting the Editor

Press the "F2" edit key from the main menu. If you do this, an
option window will pop-up, similar to below. As you can see,
you can add, delete, or update cards by typing "A", "D" or "U"
. You should point to the card you want to update or delete,
then type a "U" or "D".


Micro-C A R D
eXit F1=Help F2=Edit F3=View F4=Grab F5=Wrap ON Space used

UPDATE TO CARD SELECTION: 4
Index: Copy string
/* ----- put a character string into a buffer ------ */
/* 1="ENTER INPUT STRING NAME:" */
/* 2="ENTER OUTPUT STRING NAME:" */

static int insertchar(char *1,char *2)
{
int i=0;
while(*1) /* variable 1 = in string pointer */
{
*2++ = *1++; /* variable 2 = out string pointer */
i++;
}
return(i); /* string length */
}
Help: int = insertchar(*s,*d); [s and d are zero delimited char pointers]

eXit Edit Help

ENTER SELECTION NUMBER and <: 4 INS

EDIT WINDOW FIGURE 2






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The Edit Window, called-up by pressing F2, plays the central
role in card file development and maintenance. View, called-up
by pressing F3, shows you the underlying card in the window.
Grab, called-up by pressing F4, grabs data from the
application screen and enters it in the Edit Window. The Edit
Window provides for update, addition and deletion of file
cards. In addition to the normal editing functions, special
key F9 provides you with the flexibility to develop file cards
that prompt you for input, such as specific names and
addresses, and enter this input into your application and
AUTOMATICALLY into other file cards, when the file card is
poked into your underlying application during the current
session. Special key F10 provides you with a Macro capability
so that strings of key stroke commands can be entered into
your application by selecting them from the menu. The Edit
Window is also called-up, upon entry into the program, if you
specify a nonexistent card.pak file name, thus allowing you to
create a file from scratch.

Micro-CARD provides a simple editor to allow you to create and
edit cards for your personal use. The following pages provide
guidance on creating, editing and updating your card files.

b. Updating a Card

Figure 2 shows the Update Window that pops-up when you point
to a card and type a "U", for update, from the Edit menu. Once
you have the Update Window open, you can change the
information as you desire. The next section tells you how to
enter information for: The card title, the card text, and help
or remarks that show up on the lower prompt line.

c. Using the Editor Window

The Editor Window has 16 lines: One for the application title,
14 for card text, macros and programmable prompts and one for
help or remarks that show up on the lower prompt line. You can
move around in the Editor Window using the arrow keys, HOME,
END, PgUp and PgDn keys. You can edit using the INS, DEL and
backspace keys and typing in your changes or menu commands in
any language supported by the keyboard keys. Upon completion,
exit by pressing the return key on the last line or pressing
"ESC." Then select the action you wish to accomplish by
pointing to one of the three boxes at the bottom ( eXit, Edit
or Help) and pressing return. Selecting "Edit" and pressing
return allows you to return to edit your present card
selection, "Help" provides a help Window. "eXit" exits the
Update Window to allow you to make your next selection.

d. Creating Prompts

Look at Figure 2. The text lines can have prompts in quotes,
such as: "ENTER INPUT STRING NAME:". These prompts show up on
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menu. This allows you to enter data or tailor a card before it
is automatically typed into your application. An example could
be a standard check form to which you wish to enter different
payee names. Your input is substituted for the prompt entry in
quotes, and provides a card selection with the flexibility to
adapt to your needs without having to write separate cards for
each possibility.

e. Variables and Special Keys

In addition to Prompts, nine (9) function variables are
available. These variables are denoted by 1 through 9 as
shown in Fig. 2 Update Window. A variable such as 1 is
defined as follows:

1= "prompt line info here".

Defining this prompt as a variable allows the information
input from the prompt line to be used elsewhere in the card
file without the need to re-enter it, such as shown in the
example. Press the F9 key to create the symbol.

Note: when you want to use the quote ["] or equals [=] sign
literally ( NOT have them interpreted as prompt delimiters)
use the F9 symbol [] in front, ie: " or =.

The F10 key also has a special meaning. It is the "macro" key.
MACROS are explained further in a section below.

f. Adding a New Card

Adding a card works just like the Update Window. You can add a
card from the Editor Window by typing "a". You will see a
window such as below. Enter items using the edit keys similar
to updating. Press "Esc" or return from the last line, when
done, and select "EXIT" to exit the "ADD" menu.

g. Creating New Card Files

You can create whole new card files by leaving the card file
name blank when entering the Micro-CARD command at the DOS
prompt:

Microcrd [your text processor].

Leaving the name of the card file blank puts you in the create
Window. You create cards the same way as shown for adding or
updating. You can have up to sixteen cards on one menu page.
You can have up to five menu pages for a total of 80 cards per
card.pak.






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h. Saving Card Changes
Upon exit from your application program, if you added, deleted
or changed cards, the program will prompt you to save changes
to the disk.

You will see a prompt line at the bottom which asks if you
want to save the changes. If you do, select "SAVE" and press
return. A card file Update Window will appear. Select "YES" to
update or "EXIT" to cancel the update.

3. Viewing Cards

To see the underlying commands for each card on a selected page,
press F3, or "/V-return", and scroll through each card using the
arrow keys. You must select the page first.

4. Grabbing Information from the Screen into the Card Files

You can have up to 80 cards for a total of 32,400 characters in
each card.pak. Cards are arranged as a Title/Index line followed
by 14 lines of information and a final line of help information.
To grab screen information, press F4, move the highlighted Grab
Window using the up and down, right and left arrow keys. Decrease
the window size using the - key or increase it to a maximum of 14
lines using the + key. Once you have settled on a selection,
press the enter key, or if you decide to make no selection, press
the ESC key. Selected text will be cut from the screen and put
into the EDIT-UPDATE Window. You can make changes, add a title,
and add help at this time before exiting back to the main card
menu. See the Edit section for Editing guidance.

5. Inserting Text into Your Application

a. Paste

Move the text processor cursor to the place you wish to insert
the text. Press the Hot-Key, select a card from the menu by
moving through the pages using the first letter of the card
title or the page up, page down keys. Move the arrow to the
card of your choice and press the Enter (return) key.

b. Wrap

F5 toggles the wrap on/off when poking card data into your
application.

6. Determining Card File Size

The upper prompt line graphically shows card file space used. As
the highlighted bar moves right, more card file space has been
used. When the file is full, you will not be able to add more
cards or lines to existing cards. Start a new card file or delete
old-unused cards, exit and save the changes to your card file and
then return to your application using the reduced or new
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use, so use space wisely, since 27 fully filled cards at 1200
bytes each equals 32,400 bytes and fills the pack memory space.
Up to 80 cards can be used if each is limited to 4 or 5 76-
character lines. For programming simplicity, one character any
where on a line counts as a full, 76 character line.

You may receive a warning upon entry to the program that the card
file is full. This denotes that your options for edit and update
are limited. Press ESC to exit, any other key to continue.

7. Macros

Text data is normally all you will need to put into your
underlying application. However, there are times that you will
want to enter special key sequences, such as the function keys,
that are not part of the normal character set. A specific
sequence of key strokes can be included as a macro within macro
delimiter: "". Add a macro to your card by pressing F10 to start
the macro, then entering your specific key strokes, and finishing
by pressing F10 again. You will see an odd set of characters
within the macro delimiters, such as shown in the table below.

What you see is the 2 byte code for each key. The first byte is
the keyboard scan code and the second is the ASCII screen code
for the key. Codes are in accordance with the following table.
(NOTE: you don't need to know this unless you are trying to
decode the macro string. These screen codes may not print-out).

Scan Code /Key Codes for Macros
key ESC F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 CR TAB
base ; < = > ? @ A B C D
shift T U V W X Y Z [ \ ]
Ctl ^ _ ` a b c d e f g
Alt h i j k l m n o p q

key 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Alt x y z { | } ~

key a b c d e f g h i j k l m
Ctl 0 . ! " #* * $* %* &* 2
Alt 0 . ! " # $ % & 2 * items
not printable
key n o p q r s t u v w x y z see
Ctl 1 / - , manual
Alt 1 / - ,

key L Arrow R Arrow UP DN HOME END PGUP PGDN DEL INS
base K M H P G O I Q S R

TABLE 1 KEY CODES FOR MACROS

An example:
Turbo C editor: find a string, globally replace it. Type:

F10, CTRL-QA, F10,"enter string to find",F10,ENTER KEY,F10,
"ENTER REPLACEMENT STRING",F10,ENTER KEY,G,ENTERKEY,F10

will look like this: A"enter string to find"
"ENTER REPLACEMENT STRING""G


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UTILITIES



1. Printing Cards

Card files can be printed to the screen, to a file or to your
printer using the utility on your distribution diskette named,
not surprisingly, "printcrd.com". Action is taken as follows:

to the screen, type: printcrd [your card.pak]

to a file, type: printcrd [your card.pak] >file name

to the printer, type: printcrd [your card.pak] >prn:









































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APPENDICES



APPENDIX A SETUP AND INSTALLATION

Install on a harddisk as follows (assumes disk c: is hard disk).

Put the Micro-CARD distribution disk in your floppy disk drive
(eg: a:) and type:

a:\install c:\

Install on a floppy disk as follows (assumes disk b: is target
disk): put the Micro-CARD distribution disk in your floppy disk
drive (eg: a:) and type:

a:\install b:\

NOTE: The Micro-CARD executable files and data files should be
put in the root directory (eg: "c:\") so that they can be
accessed from sub-directories.













APPENDIX B HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

MICRO-CARD runs on any PC equivalent machine running MS-DOS
version 2.0 or later, with a MONOCHROME, HGA, CGA, EGA or VGA
video adapter. A hard disk is recommended. Total Memory needed:
64K bytes for Micro-CARD and your card file plus whatever memory
is needed to run your application program.
















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APPENDIX C PROBLEMS

1. Notice:

As with all memory resident programs, there may be certain
incompatibilities which you may encounter when running Micro-CARD
with a specific text editor, spread sheet, word processor or
other text based application. Since there are thousands of these
programs, Micro-CARD has obviously not be checked against all of
them. Since Micro-CARD is a text based application, it will not
pop-up over graphics applications such as Reflex or Ventura
Publishing which run in the graphics mode.

2. Compatibility

Here are results of checks of popular programs:.

Lotus 1-2-3 - OK.

Micro Soft Word - OK.

Wordperfect - OK.

Multimate - OK.

Maxthink - OK.

Turbo C Editor - OK.

Norton Editor - will work with a change of one byte in the
executable file - otherwise it won't work because it
flushes the keyboard buffer after each key stroke. If
you want to use Micro-Card with this editor contact me
and I can send you the debug routine to change the byte
for some version numbers.

Debug - OK.

TED - OK.

EDLIN - OK.

LIST - OK.

PC-EDT - OK.


Sprint - OK.

ProCOMM Plus - OK.

Command.com - OK.

If you have comments or problems with specific programs,
please contact us at the below listed number, if you



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are a registered user, you will be provided future
updates as Micro-CARD is improved and updated.


3. Error Messages


Card file can not be opened. A window will pop-up indicating
a card file creation error. You can then create a new
card file or exit.

Crash. Don't try to install a memory resident program over
the top of Micro-CARD, since Micro-CARD is designed to
remove itself after use, it will probably crash the
system if you put another resident TSR program over it.
Even if it does not crash, valuable memory will be
removed from use until you re-boot your computer.

Disk drive hang-up. Don't call-up Micro-CARD during disk
drive operations. To assure file writing is not
affected, Micro-CARD will not pop-up during DOS
operations.

Editor selection error. Some underlying applications may
detect, or interfere with this by or other memory
resident programs, if the underlying application exits
with an error conditions then the above message may
occur.

File not executable. Micro-CARD can only run programs with
.com or .exe extensions. If you give it other type
files such as a batch (.bat) file or a file with no
extension it will try to run it. The system will
probably hang-up.

File opening error. No card.pak file opened. You will get a
file error message. Start over, see running Micro-CARD
Section. See Editor selection error.

Incompatible DOS version. This error occurs if version 1 DOS
is detected. It is about time to change to Version 2 or
3.

No card file specified from Command line. You will receive a
prompt to enter a card.pak file name - any previously
created file with the correct structure can be called.
The .pak extension is used only as a convenience.

Warning Card file full - Out of Memory. On loading the
card.pak file you may receive a warning card file full
message. If the file is over 32K bytes or more than 80
cards it will be translated to that size. If you change
the file and save a new version, all data over 32K, or
80 cards will be dropped. You can save this



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information, if you immediately rename the card.pak
backup file created when you saved the new version. If
you do not rename it, it will be written-over at the
next save of the card file with the same name.

If it still does not work, read the manual. If you still
have problems, call L. Otis at 805-498-6787.


















































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APPENDIX D COMMAND SUMMARY

eXit: Exit with no action

Help: provides general on-screen help

Edit: selects the Edit Menu for editing menu commands

View: selects the View Menu for viewing menu commands

Grab: grabs data from the application screen

Wrap: toggles wrap when you poke card text into your
application

In addition, the above capabilities can be selected using
the Function Keys:

F1=Help

F2=Edit cards

F3=View cards

F4=Grab

F5=Wrap






























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APPENDIX E KEYS SUMMARY

The following keys have special meanings:

ESC = eXit with out further action

F1 = Help

F2 = Edit card file

F3 = View a card

F4 = Grab card data from the screen

F5 toggles the wrap on/off when poking card data into your
application.

F6, F7, F8 planned for future use

F9 = function flag key (see section )

F10 = Macro flag key (see section )

/ key opens the upper prompt line menu

Arrow keys move the Grab Window

Arrow keys move the highlighted cursor around the page

Number keys select the item [1-16] on the page

PgUp, PgDn keys move between the pages

Alpha keys select the menu item with the corresponding first
letter

Enter key selects and executes the selection.

Ins key toggles the insert mode in the Edit Window

Del key deletes the character under the cursor in the Edit
Window.

Backspace key deletes the character to the left of the cursor.

+ and - change the vertical size of the grab Window.












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APPENDIX F OPTIONAL SETUP CAPABILITIES

If you desire to have a full featured opening menu with your
application programs and available card file options, a very
fast, companion menu system, Micro-MENU is available. Micro-MENU
is small (less than 24K bytes) and is not memory resident. It
provides features similar to Micro-CARD plus additional features
such as screen blank, selectable colors, on screen clock and very
detailed system information including functions to check such
things as CPU operation speed, Micro-channel availability, disk
space left, and monitor status.

If you desire to receive a copy of Micro-MENU please register.












































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APPENDIX G CARD PACK CATALOG EXAMPLES

Card packs for specific areas of interest are available at
reasonable cost, some card.pak file suggestions which may be of
interest:

RUNNING OTHER PROGRAMS - MS-DOS Commands

ADDRESS BOOK and CHECK BOOK

PERSONAL CHECK LIST - Career Planning

RECIPES - send us your favorites (in 16 lines or less)

BOOK and STUDY NOTES - Make that term paper

OPERATING GUIDES - Customer dependent, contact us for
pricing.

TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDES - Customer dependent, contact us for
pricing.

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

REPORTS - Standard forms

COMPUTER PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT - Turbo C Help and Subroutines

REMINDERS - Holidays and Birthdays

MENU SHELLS - Calls to selected public domain utilities in
menu format

























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APPENDIX H ORDERING AND REGISTRATION

Micro-CARD is provided as Shareware for noncommercial use. The
price of this program is $49.95, separate card files are
available at $9.95 and up to cover the cost of the development,
floppy disks and mailing. Since this program is supported by the
users, registration is recommended. Please return a copy of the
registration card below with $29.95 as the introductory price for
the above program, a catalog of available card files, and hard
copy manual. Send us your card files on floppy disk for entry
into our catalog and to get on our distribution list for other
shareware and product updates.

We are always trying to improve our products, accordingly
software details and prices are subject to change. (1 Jan 1990)



REGISTRATION CARD


Name: Micro-CARD Registration


Address:
City:
State:
Country:
Phone:
Micro-CARD version number: purchase date:
Comments:


Mail to: LOTIS SOFTWARE REGISTRATION
1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park,CA,91320,USA






















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GLOSSARY

Application program: your text processing program,
spreadsheet or similar text based program.

Boot-Up: means turn-on the machine and re-initialize memory,
all programs are removed from memory. You start with a
clean slate. You can do a "warm boot", without turning
your machine off then on, by pressing the CTL-ALT-DEL
keys simultaneously.

Card: a screen area where you edit or view data. Each card
has three areas: Title (index or subject), text and
Help (remarks).

Command line: the DOS prompt line, eg: C>, from which you
type in your commands. An example: C> dir

This DOS command lists files in the disk default
directory.

Another example: C> microcrd word INVOICE -Address.pak

This command installs Micro-CARD, runs the word
processor named "word" with a letter file named
"INVOICE" using the card file named "Address.pak".

DOS: Disk Operating System, such as MS-DOS (t), Microsoft's
operating system for microcomputers.

Edit: to modify, update, delete or create data.

Grab: the action of copying information from the application
program into the card file.

Hot-Key: this is a key combination that you select, such as
ALT V, that you define as the key combination to call-
up Micro-CARD. This can be any key but it is best to
use one that is not used by other applications, so that
you do not inadvertently call-up Micro-CARD by
unintentionally typing the Hot-Key.

Index line: the title of the card by which it is sorted.

Macro: A macro is a string of key strokes, such as
"SHIFTF1ALTB" which means something to your application
program. The above keys may have a meaning such as
calling up HELP files for bold type in your word
processor. Micro-CARD can hold a Macro up to about 500
key strokes.

Memory resident program: a program which sits in memory,
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such as SIDEKICK (t). These programs are commonly
called TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs.

Poke: the action of inserting card data into your
application program.

Root Directory: the main directory at the top level of the
directory system that is called- up when you boot-up.

Version Number: the program version you are using. It is
found by running the program without a card.pak
specified. A window will show up at the start of the
program.












































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INDEX

Adding a New Card................................. 9
Benefits.......................................... 1
CARD PACK CATALOG.................................20
COMMAND SUMMARY...................................17
Compatibility.....................................14
Creating and Editing Cards........................ 7
Creating New Card Files........................... 9
Creating Prompts.................................. 8
Cut...............................................10
Editing Cards..................................... 7
Error Messages....................................14
FUNCTIONS......................................... 7
GETTING STARTED................................... 3
Grabbing Information from the Screen..............10
HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS....................13
Help.............................................. 7
Hot-Key........................................... 4
How to Use This Manual............................ 2
Inserting Text Into Your Application............6,10
Installing Micro-CARD on Your System.............. 3
INTRODUCTION...................................... 1
Inventory, distribution disk...................... 2
KEYS SUMMARY......................................18
Macros............................................11
Making Working Copies............................. 3
Operating Micro-CARD as a Menu System............. 6
Operation......................................... 4
OPTIONAL SETUP CAPABILITIES.......................19
ORDERING AND REGISTRATION.........................21
Overview.......................................... 1
Paste.............................................10
Printing Cards....................................12
PROBLEMS..........................................14
Quick Start/ Test Drive........................... 3
Saving Card Changes...............................10
Size, Determining Card File.......................10
REGISTRATION......................................21
SETUP AND INSTALLATION............................13
Start Up.......................................... 4
Starting and Operation............................ 4
Selecting the Editor.............................. 7
Updating a Card................................... 8
Using the Editor Window........................... 8
Variables and Special Keys........................ 9
Viewing Cards.....................................10
Wrap..............................................10







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