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PLAIN VANILLA LABELS VERSION 1.01

Why yet another label program? Because I could never find one
that I really liked. I wanted to be able to print one label for a
one-time letter without having to format and save it. I also
wanted to print a hundred labels as simply as possible. In short,
a simple label program for simple labels. Yet I wanted it to look
good and be a pleasure to use. It is up to you to decide whether
I succeeded.

TRY IT.

Copy all files on the distribution disk to a floppy disk or into
a directory. Make this disk or directory the current or logged
directory and type PVL . You should be there.

DOCUMENTATION

Print, or at least read MANUAL.DOC for other details. In the
spirit of saving trees, the manual is only five pages long.

REGISTRATION

Registration costs $10. $15 if you want the latest version mailed
to you. Use the file ORDER.FRM or just send your name and address
with your payment to:

Rosewood Software
135-10 Livonia Place
Scarborough, Ontario M1E 4W6

(416) 284-6119

Plain Vanilla Labels is Copyright (C) 1991 by Rosewood Software
and Bert Christensen.


Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file










PLAIN VANILLA LABELS VERSION 1.01

Why yet another label program? Because I could never find one
that I really liked. I wanted to be able to print one label for a
one-time letter without having to format and save it. I also
wanted to print a hundred labels as simply as possible. In short,
a simple label program for simple labels. Yet I wanted it to look
good and be a pleasure to use. It is up to you to decide whether
I succeeded.

TRY IT.

Copy all files on the distribution disk to a floppy disk or into
a directory. Make this disk or directory the current or logged
directory and type PVL . You should be there.

DOCUMENTATION

Print, or at least read MANUAL.DOC for other details. In the
spirit of saving trees, the manual is only five pages long.

REGISTRATION

Registration costs $10. $15 if you want the latest version mailed
to you. Use the file ORDER.FRM or just send your name and address
with your payment to:

Rosewood Software
135-10 Livonia Place
Scarborough, Ontario M1E 4W6

(416) 284-6119

Plain Vanilla Labels is Copyright (C) 1991 by Rosewood Software
and Bert Christensen.






















PLAIN VANILLA LABELS

Version 1.01


O P E R A T I N G M A N U A L




Rosewood Software
135-10 Livonia Place
Scarborough, Ontario M1E 4W6

(416) 284-6119
CompuServe 70461,2507








(C) Copyright 1991

by

Rosewood Software and Bert Christensen







OVERVIEW

Plain Vanilla Labels is a simple program to print simple labels.
It is designed to print a single label (with or without saving it
to a file) or hundreds of labels for major mailings. It uses
standard 5 line, 15/16 inch by 3 1/2 inch labels. Plain Vanilla
Labels is easy to learn and easy to use. It will work on
virtually any printer attached to a MS-DOS computer using DOS
2.11 or higher. It has a built-in editor and user configurable
softkeys to make entering label data easy. Because the program is
so simple to use, and to save paper, this manual is short. Only
those features which are not self evident are documented.

INSTALLATION

The easiest way to install Plain Vanilla Labels is to copy the
file PVL.EXE to a floppy disk or to a directory on your hard
drive ("VANILLA" might be a good directory name). If you want to
try the sample labels included, copy PVLABELS.DAT to the same
directory. Make this directory or disk the current or logged
directory and type "PVL" (no quotes) to enter the program. If you
want to have multiple lists of labels then make a directory for
each list (e.g. PVLXMAS, PVLBUS, PERSLAB etc) and put PVL.EXE in
a directory that is in your PATH (see your DOS manual if unsure
about paths). Then make one of your label directories the current
directory and type "PVL". The files for each label list along
with softkey settings will be stored automatically in the
individual directories.

ENTERING LABEL DATA

The Plain Vanilla Labels editor will accept up to five lines of
text with a maximum of thirty five characters and spaces on each
line. Use the editing keys (arrow keys, Del, Ins, Home, End, etc)
to place your text where you want it. You may leave entire lines
blank such as the first and fifth for three line addresses. Each
label will be listed in the label file by the first seventeen
characters (not spaces) of the first line with text on it. It is
possible to have labels indexed on words or names which are not
the first characters of the first line with text. For example,
you might want a label with the name, "Alan Young" on it but you
would like to have the label indexed as "Young, Alan". To do this
enter the label as "Alan^Young". The "^" or circumflex is usually
SHIFT-6 on the keyboard. The label index will then show,
"Young^Alan" but the label will be printed as "Alan Young". When
you have finished entering text for the label, you will be given
the option of printing it without saving, saving and entering
another label or saving and returning to the Menu.





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MODIFYING LABEL DATA

After choosing the label to modify, you can change it using the
editing keys or delete it by entering "ZZZZ" (no quotes) in the
first four spaces of the first line. Use or blank spaces to
get rid of unwanted characters.

PRINTING LABELS

Plain Vanilla Labels prints using the standard output to your
printer. It is not printer specific. You can print in any font
that you can select from the front panel of your printer. In
addition, most BBSs have a selection of utilities to set various
brands of printers for italics, double strike, etc. You can run
one of these for your brand of printer before using Plain Vanilla
Labels or, you can run the printer program from the "DOS
Functions" selection on the Menu. Plain Vanilla Labels does not
initialize the printer which means that if you get strange
results, try turning the printer off and then on again. All other
aspects of printing labels should be self-evident.

VIEW LABELS

Labels on file can be viewed on the screen or printed in list
form on 8 1/2 X 11 paper. Labels which have been entered using
the circumflex "^" character will be listed in order of their
indexed order. That is "Alan^Young" will be listed with the Y's
and not the A's.

SOFTKEY SETTINGS

Softkeys, F1 to F10 can be assigned strings of characters to a
maximum of fifteen letters or numbers. These can be entered while
entering or editing labels. Handy if most of your labels have
"Saskatchewan" in them.

SCREEN COLORS

You can customize the colors to whatever pleases you.

DOS FUNCTIONS

This is also known as "shelling to DOS". Enter to return
to Plain Vanilla Labels.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

If you have problems or questions, please phone (416) 284-6119
anytime or leave a message on CompuServe. CompuServe ID is
70461,2507.



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CHANGES AND ENHANCEMENTS

Rosewood Software is vitally interested in your comments and
suggestions, or your ideas for new programs. If you like Plain
Vanilla Labels but would like customized changes for your
specific business, please contact us. Hearing from you, the user
helps us to provide you with a better product.

SHAREWARE

The only way that you can be assured of a continuing supply of
low-cost, quality software for almost any purpose, is to support
Shareware. Shareware is non-shrink-wrapped, low cost software
that you try at your own convenience. Shareware is used by
everyone from individuals to the largest multi-national corpora-
tions. Shareware, as a marketing concept, trusts you, the user,
to buy it if you like it. If you like Plain Vanilla Labels, and
if you use it, please send your registration fee today. For your
convenience, there is an order form (ORDER.FRM) which you can
print from your Plain Vanilla Labels distribution disk.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Plain Vanilla Labels is not in any way free software. If you have
tried Plain Vanilla Labels and have decided that it suits your
purposes, please register. Continued use of Plain Vanilla Labels
beyond a trial period is an infringement of copyright laws.

Registered users will receive notices of major updates and of any
new products which may be introduced by Rosewood Software.
Registered users will receive preference when requesting support.

Registration costs $10; $15 if you want a disk with the latest
version mailed to you. Ontario residents please add 8% Ontario
Retail Sales Tax. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is included. Write
for information on quantity purchases.

When ordering, please print and use the file "ORDER.FRM", which
was included on your distribution disk, or simply include your
name, address, company name, and your telephone number, along
with a cheque or money order to:
Rosewood Software
135-10 Livonia Place
Scarborough, Ontario M1E 4W6

(416) 284-6119

Cheques in US dollars must be drawn on US banks. Cheques in
Canadian dollars must be drawn on Canadian banks.

Thank you for supporting Rosewood Software and Shareware.

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WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

Rosewood Software makes no warranty of any kind, express or
implied, including without limitation, any warranties of
merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Rosewood
Software shall not be liable for any damages, whether direct,
indirect, special, or consequential, arising from a failure of
this program to operate in the manner desired by the user.
Rosewood Software shall not be liable for any damage to data or
property which may be caused directly or indirectly by use of the
program.

IN NO EVENT WILL ROSEWOOD SOFTWARE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE
THE PROGRAM, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.






LICENSE

Plain Vanilla Labels is Copyright (C) 1991 by Rosewood Software
and Bert Christensen.

Plain Vanilla Labels is distributed under the user-supported
Shareware concept. Non-registered users of Plain Vanilla Labels
are granted a limited license to use Plain Vanilla Labels for a
trial period in order to determine its suitability for their
purposes. Any use of non-registered copies of Plain Vanilla
Labels by a business, organization, or any kind of institution is
forbidden.

Registering a copy of Plain Vanilla Labels allows a user to make
as many copies of Plain Vanilla Labels as desired, and to use it
on various machines, but the same registered copy of Plain
Vanilla Labels may not be in use on more than one machine at the
same time.

No user may modify Plain Vanilla Labels in any way, including but
not limited to decompiling, disassembling, or otherwise reverse
engineering the program.

All users are granted a license to copy Plain Vanilla Labels for
the trial use of others, subject to the above restrictions and
also the following:

Plain Vanilla Labels must be copied in absolutely un-
modified form, including all program files and complete
documentation;

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Plain Vanilla Labels may not be included with any other
product for any reason whatever;

No licensee may accept or request a charge or other
payment for Rosewood journal.



Operators of electronic bulletin board systems may post Plain
Vanilla Labels for downloading by their users only so long as the
above conditions are met.

Distributors of public domain or user-supported software may
distribute copies of Plain Vanilla Labels subject to the above
conditions only after obtaining written permission from Rosewood
Software. Such permission is usually granted; please write for
details. All not-for-profit organizations or groups are exempt
from this restriction. In any case, no charge may be made for a
disk containing Plain Vanilla Labels except for a reasonable disk
handling charge.































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