Category : Databases and related files
Archive   : PWRDISK.ZIP
Filename : PD.DOC

Output of file : PD.DOC contained in archive : PWRDISK.ZIP
POWER DESK has many features. It is a complete office environment
for a hard disk drive. Here is a list of the capabilities of POWER
Full Featured Word Processor Sort/Select Names
Spell Checker/Corrector Mail-Merged Letters
4-Million Name Database Labels
Duplicate Name Checker Custom Reports
Autodialer Envelopes
Phone Log Import/Export Files
Phone Directories Backup/Restore
Timekeeper Shell to DOS
Calendar/Reminder Screen Blanking
TO DO List Automatic Alarms
DONE List Run Other Programs
DOS File Functions Print-to-File
Calculator Printer Restart
ASCII Table Context Sensitive Help
Pull Down Menus Database file protection
User Selectable Parameters Global Edit
Encrypt/Decrypt Text Lock System
Boldface/Underline Text Printed Letterhead
Supports all Printers/Modems Browse Files
On-Screen Time and Date Color/Monochrome
Repetitive Labels Variables in Text
PAGE 2 Notes Automatic Install
Ditto Key Automatic Date Stamp
Log Call Backs Macro Keys


POWER DESK requires a hard disk drive because of the extensive filing
system and the unlimited capacity of the database and associated modules.

You must set the Files and Buffers to 20 (or more) in your CONFIG.SYS
file. If you are not sure how your system is set, change to the root
directory by typing:


You should see lines reading:

If not, here are the steps to add these vital commands to your CONFIG.SYS

"FILES=20" (Enter)
"BUFFERS=20" (Enter)
Press Function Key 6 (F-6) which will display a control Z on the screen.
Press (Enter). The system will respons "1 File(s) Copied"
Restart your system using Control+Alternate+Delete

POWER DESK uses many DOS commands to perform certain functions. Therefore,
your DOS files must be in the PATH statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file on
your root directory.

If you are unsure, from the DOS C:> prompt, type: "PATH"

You should then see a list of all the directories in your path statement
among which should be the subdirectory containing your DOS commands.

If you receive the response "NO PATH" then you must set your PATH statement
in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file on your root directory. To do so, add the
following statement to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:


Where (subdirectory) is the name of the subdirectory containing your DOS

POWER DESK is shipped with the color code set for color output. You
can change the color code in the INSTALLATION menu, but on some systems
with a monochrome monitor you may be unable to see the information displayed
on the screen just to get to the INSTALLATION menu. Therefore, to access
POWER DESK in the Black and White mode from the outset, type:


This will start POWER DESK in the B&W mode and you can permanently set the
color code in the installation menu.

To start POWER DESK simply type PD

POWER DESK is not free. This program was developed with considerable effort
and craftsmanship over a period of several years. If you use this program
it is your responsibility to pay the low registration cost of $49 (plus
$5 shipping). For this registration you will receive a copy of the
detailed, printed documentation, free updates, free telephone support,
and a copy of the most recent version of POWER DESK.

You may register POWER DESK by mail or by phone with a Visa/ MC:

Wade B. Dowdle
8516 Sugarbush
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 978-2339
Please DO NOT CALL for support if you are not registered.
The features of POWER DESK and the instructions may be obtained by pressing
the F-1 HELP key at any option.

  3 Responses to “Category : Databases and related files
Archive   : PWRDISK.ZIP
Filename : PD.DOC

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