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SoundZ
Version 2.22
'The ULTIMATE Audio Librarian'
From Unicorn Software Limited
Created By:
Charles P. Schell IV


Contents

Description & Features...................................................... 1
Why......................................................................... 2
Mouse Users................................................................. 3
Getting Started............................................................. 3
Drive For Data Files & Path................................................. 3
Universals.................................................................. 5
Sample Data................................................................. 5
Data Entry Screens.......................................................... 5
Header Info................................................................. 5
TuneZ....................................................................... 6
LinerNoteZ.................................................................. 6
LinerNoteZ Editing Commands................................................. 7
BlokZ....................................................................... 7
Add......................................................................... 8
Change...................................................................... 8
Erase....................................................................... 8
Close 'Nuf.................................................................. 8
Labels&Listings............................................................. 9
Selections.................................................................. 9
KomboZ...................................................................... 9
Print Outs.................................................................. 9
SoundZFind!.................................................................10
Utilities...................................................................11
Default SetUp...............................................................11
Printer SetUp...............................................................11
Shell To DOS................................................................12
ZideCar.....................................................................12
Technical Support...........................................................13
Upgrade History.............................................................14
Before You Start....................................................Appendix A
Q & A...............................................................Appendix B
SHARE.EXE, Windows 3.0, & DesqView..................................Appendix C
ZideCar.............................................................Appendix D


Description

The program was designed for audiophiles who have multiple formats for their
collections (Cassettes, CDs, Vinyl and Reel-To-Reel). It is more in depth
than ANY of the other audio programs Unicorn distributes. So, if you need
more than a basic catalog SoundZ is the program for you! Features include:

*Standard entries for Title, Artist, Reference Number, Category, Price/ Value,
Date of Purchase, Date of Origin, UNLIMITED number of songs per side (with
separate notes entries for each tune!), a Liner NoteZ field of up to 5000
lines, PLUS three User Defined Fields. The names the User assigns to these
fields are used on all screens and in print outs.

*The choice of obtaining Print Outs for all data or a Criteria. Criteria
selections for specific: Artist, Title, Reference Number, Value/Cost, Origin
Date, Purchase Date, Tune, Category, any of the User Defined Fields, or a
ComboZ of up to 4 of the data fields (with And/Or).

*Print Outs available: An abbreviated listing, full catalog, 3X5 and Rolodex
Cards, Audio side labels (regular Avery audio labels), J Card style case
inserts (with cut out lines), Liner NoteZ, Standard Labels, and Facts&Figures.
A Custom List option that allows the User to pick and choose items to include
in print out.

*Tune List option that prints out Tune (Including notes about the tune),
Title, Reference Number and Artist for every tape in the data file (or
Criteria).

*Program uses double high/wide font for J Card Reference Number to make them
easy to see. Choice of printing J Cards one or two wide (paper saver!).

*User can enter name for use in Library Of line on J Card and audio side
labels.

*Find! option that searches for specific SoundZ by all fields or combination.
Will also Find! for a single tune and gives on screen pointer when Found!

*Liner NoteZ uses standard word processing commands, and offers block commands
and ASCII Import/Export of text.

*Close Nuf' feature that allows partial 'wildcard' style entries to be used
for Criteria, Change, Delete, and Find! options.


Why?

Another audio program from Unicorn, Why? AlbumMaster, CDMaster and
CassetteMaster have been marketed in Shareware since 1985. All three programs
have found favourable response from individuals, churches, radio stations,
libraries and schools. The Maestro! program tied all three together for Find!
operations and printing quite nicely. SO why create another program when they
exist already? The answer is two fold:

One reason was Jim Alexander and the crowd out at Twenty Nine Palms,
California. Whereas he used all three programs there was one format still
missing...Reel to Reel tapes. The reason Reel2ReelMaster was never made
public had more to do with the length of the tape than with programming. Reels
can hold hours of music, and therefore the number of Tunes on one of them
could be easily 100 or more. There was no way to put 100 Tune lines and make
it single screen easy.

The second was conversations that took place between myself and many disc
jockeys and classical music collectors. They both needed more Tunes per side
than the *Master programs offered, and they also needed more space for
information like value, date of origin, artist for each individual song,
length, etc. Some classical collectors wanted to be able to input entire
opera casts.

It was obvious that modifications to the *Master series were not going to be
enough. Also, the charter of the *Master series was to keep it as easy as
possible and multiple data entry screens might confuse some novice computer
users. So, in April 1991 work started on SoundZ.

Through a lot of conversations with all types of collectors and all levels of
computer user the program was written with more input than I had ever tried to
gather before prior to releasing a program.

My beta testers were put through a rough schedule of trying to test a program
during the busy holiday season (many thanks to Jim Alexander, Bennie Newton,
Bert Kiener, Dick Snelson and the rest of the testers involved with SoundZ who
brought it the project in within deadline).

My editor (Richard Holler) also did an excellent job, as usual.

The resulting program is what it was designed to be the ULTIMATE Audio
Librarian. I hope you like it and

Enjoy

Charles P. Schell IV
1/15/92

P.S. AlbumMaster, CassetteMaster and CDMaster are alive and doing fine. They
will continue to be supported and upgraded, so if SoundZ is too complex or
just more than you need, check them out!

Getting Started:

The following files must be on the same drive/sub directory:

SOUNDZ.EXE
COLOUR.SET
HELP.PLS
HELP.DBT
NEWUSER.DAT
NEWUSER2.DAT
NEWUSER3.DAT
NEWUSER.DBT
TUNE.DAT

The program will create these files while initializing:

HELP.PXI
HELP.PXK
HELP.PXS
SOUNDZ.DAT
SOUNDZ.DBT
SOUNDZ.NTX
SOUNDZ2.DAT
SOUNDZ2.NTX
SOUNDZ3.DAT
SOUNDZ3.NTX


Mouse Users:

YOU must activate the mouse prior to the start of the program. Two Button
Users: The Left Button serves as the return/enter key, The Right Button is the
[ESC] key. Three Button Users: Same as two button Users, and the middle
button is the [F1] key.

Type SOUNDZ to start.

When you first start the program, the computer will bring up the Default SetUp
screen. Just enter the info requested. When you name the Data Drive, the
program will automatically copy the data files to that drive for you! So Have
A Disk In The Drive And Ready! In order to create new data disks see Default
SetUp below. You can rename the data file now or do it later. See below on how
to do it later.

Drive For Data Files:

The drive where you will keep your data files. ex A,B,C,D etc.

Data File Path:

What path on your data drive do you want your data files created/stored. This
can be up to 25 characters. Here's an example of how to set up and use the
drive and path information:

You have the program and all required files on drive C:, in the subdirectory
SOUNDZ.

You want to put the data files in C:\SOUNDZ\DATA.

You would enter "C" for the data drive and "\SOUNDZ\DATA" for the path. The
program will create the sub directory if it does not exist.

The program will copy the necessary data files to C:\SOUNDZ\DATA.

NOTES: If you specify a child subdirectory (like DATA in the previous example)
the parent directory (Like SOUNDZ in the example) MUST already exist.

If you want the data files to be in the same sub directory as the data files,
LEAVE THE PATH BLANK.

If you get the error "Can Not Create Sub Directory", examine your information
for accuracy. If it is accurate and you still get the error, exit the program
[ESC] and check the directories on you drive for conflicts.

Colours:

Color Letter
------------------
Black N
Blue B
Green G
Yellow BR+
Gray N+
Cyan BG
Red R
Magenta RB
Brown GR
White W
Br White W+
-------------------
To Flash Color Add *

User Defined Fields:

There are three User Defined Fields, they are 30, 29, and 5 characters in
length. When in Default Set Up you can name these anything you want. ie
Producer, RCA Library Number, Length, Thumb (For Up or Down reviews), Writer,
Original, well you get the idea. You can change these anytime you want. What
you enter here will appear on the Add, Change, Erase Menus as well as the
print outs.

WARNING: When you enter the names of these fields try to use a different first
letter for each option: Instead of Tempo and Tenor, use Mood and Tenor.
Failure to do this will confuse the program when you select it from a menu by
using the first letter. You can still use the lite bar if two fields are
named the same.

Date Format:
A=American MM/DD/YY {Default}
B=British DD/MM/YY
F=French DD/MM/YY
G=German DD.MM.YY
I=Italian DD-MM-YY

Double Wide Inserts:

This refers to the J Card Inserts only. If you select this option J Cards
will be printed 2 to a page, side by side, instead of one. If your printer
can not handle it, (usually it will add a blank line between each line it
prints) select N and the program will print out all case inserts one across.

Library Of:

You can enter your name as you want it to appear on case inserts, up to 25
characters.

Hit [PgDn] when done and the Printer Selection will appear. Pick either (D)ot
Matrix or (L)aser. Printer codes can be changed using the Printer SetUp
option from the Utilities menu (see below). The codes that the program has
when originally distributed are for the Epson FX100 and the HP LaserJet.

The System:

Is designed using KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) so not much information is
needed to get started. Here are a few notes to help you use the system:

Universals:

The [ESC] key will take you back one menu/screen (Mouse Users use Right
Button).

The box in the upper right hand corner of the screen will contain information
on how to move around, and data entry tips.

The last line of the screen will tell you what the highlighted option does.

All menu entries can be selected with the light bar, or by pressing the first
letter of the option (Mouse Users when highlited the Left Button will activate
the option).

The [F10] key will bring up Help for a particular item; if no Help is
available for that item, it will allow you to enter the help index. From the
index you may select any of the topics of help available. The Help file was
not written by the same person who wrote this manual, therefore it might help
better explain something to you than this manual does and vice versa.

The [F1] key will bring up the LinerNoteZ Help Screen (Mouse Users: Hit the
Middle Button).

Sample Data:

There are four data samples in the data files already, they are one each of a
Reel-To-Reel, Tape, Vinyl and CD. To take a look at these just enter the
Change mode and select the one you wish to view.

Try each of the functions using the Sample Data. Also, you may want to obtain
print outs and try running the Find! and Criteria functions with the sample
data to get a feel for how these functions work. This is a powerful program!

DON'T FORGET TO DELETE THE SAMPLE DATA BEFORE YOU START ENTERING YOUR OWN!

Each data entry screen is divided into three sections: Header Info, TuneZ and
LinerNoteZ. Use the light bar to select the section you want to deal with.
[PgDn] will complete the screen, or [ESC] will abort it.


Header Info:

This is the basic data about the SoundZ. Enter the necessary information in
the blocks Reference#, Category, User Field #3, Title, Artist, Users Fields 1
and 2, Date of Purchase, Date Of Origin, and Price/Value. When you hit return
for one field you will be moved to the next field. Using the arrow keys you
can move around within the screen. NOTE: The Reference # will right justify
after you complete the screen, so you do not have to do it. This is necessary
for the print outs to look correct.

TuneZ:

After you select this section, the screen will display any TuneZ for the
title, and the line "Add Tune" (For all formats other than CD, you will also
have a "Go To Side A" or "B" displayed. To add a tune simply highlight the
"Add Tune" option and hit return. A small box will appear for you to enter
the Tune. After entering the Tune hit Enter. The light bar will
automatically move to the next option. If you need to correct a tune just
highlight the Tune and hit Enter.

To swap sides, just select the "Go To" option. If you enter 13 Tunes and need
another Add Tune line, just hit the [PgDn] key to bring up the next screen.
[PgUp] will take you back to the previous screen.

Tune Continuation:

If a Tune is too long for one line, select the "Add Tune" and enter the first
part of the Tune, then select the "Add Tune" option again, and enter a blank
space, followed by the rest of the Tune title.

Tune Notes:

If you want to make notes about a specific Tune (Artist other than in Header
Info, time, etc). Enter the Tune first, then select "Add Tune" again and
enter a "*" in the first space, followed by your notes.

NOTE: If you plan on using ZideCar (See Appendix D) use a tilde (~) instead of
an asterix as the first charcter in your time line, ie ~2:30. Also, the time
entry must be the LAST continuation line for ZideCar to operate properly.

There is not limit to the number of Tune Notes or Continuation lines a Tune
can have, however J Card Inserts can only print 51 lines per side.

LinerNoteZ:

This is for a text entry about the Title, specific notes about artist, or the
recording or whatever you desire.

The screen will display only 14 lines of text at a time but by using the down
arrow key or [PgDn] key you can continue on. Up to 5000 lines can be used.

The next page lists all editing commands, you might want to print it out and
keep it handy, until you are used to the program.

Moving Around

[CTRL]+< or [CTRL]+A Move left one word
[CTRL]+> or [CTRL]+F Move right one word
[CTRL]+[Home] Beginning of the Entry
[CTRL]+[End] End of the Entry
[PgUp] Next edit window up
[PgDn] Next edit window down

Editing Commands

[CTRL]+Y or [F3] Delete current line*
[CTRL]+T Delete word right*
[CTRL]+B Reformat text of Entry*
[F4] Insert blank line*


BlokZ Commands

[F2] Start/End BlokZ*
[F7] Write BlokZ*

File Commands

[F8] Read File*
[F9] Write Entry To File

Finishing Touches

[ALT]+W Saves Entry*
[ESC] Aborts Entry*

Toggles

[F5] Toggles Word Wrap
[F6] Toggles Scrolling

* Not Valid In SoundZFind! Or Erase Modes.
{When Scrolling is on SCR will appear on the lower right of the screen. When
WordWrap is active WRP will appear}

The Read and Write File commands will let you enter up to 40 characters for
the location and filename you want to read or write. ie
A:\PRIVATE\SNDZBOOK.TXT. The file MUST be in ASCII format, but can include
the extended ASCII graphics symbols.

When you use BlokZ, you first start the BlokZ by hitting the [F2] key, then
move the cursor to the end of the BlokZ you wish to mark. The highlighted
text is what the BlokZ contains. It will only work on the text currently
displayed on the screen.

When you are at the end of the BlokZ hit the [F2] key again to end. You will
then be prompted for disposition of the BlokZ. You can Copy, Move, Delete or
Write the BlokZ.

The Copy command will leave your original text in place and then allow you to
copy the BlokZ elsewhere by hitting the F7 key when you have the cursor
positioned where you want it.

The Move command works just like the copy command, except the original BlokZ
is deleted from the old location prior to you selecting the new location for
the BlokZ.

Delete simply erases the entire BlokZ.

Write lets you enter a filename and then writes the BlokZ to it. You can enter
up to 40 characters for the location and filename you want to write. ie
A:\PRIVATE\SNDZBOOK.TXT. The original BlokZ location is left untouched.

Add:

You will first be prompted for the format, then enter the data entry screen.

Change

When you select this option the screen will display up to 32 Reference
Numbers and Titles. Move the light bar to the one you want to Change Change
and press the enter key. The [ESC] key will take you back to the Main Menu
and the [PgDn] key will bring up the next 32 Titles. When the program reaches
the bottom of your file it will start again.

You also have the option of looking for a specific Reference Number or Title
(These will always be the last two displayed, so use the [End] key to get to
the bottom and select the one you want).

Once the screen is displayed you can use the lite bar to select the area you
want to change. You also have four navigational options at the screen bottom:
TOP, go to the first title, PREV, go back one title, NEXT, go forward one
title, and END go to the last title. [ESC] will take you back to the
selection display screen.

Erase:

When you select this option the screen will display up to 32 Reference Numbers
and Titles. Move the light bar to the one you want to Erase and press the
enter key. The [ESC] key will take you back to the Main Menu and the [PgDn]
key will bring up the next 32 Titles. When the program reaches the bottom of
your file it will start again.

You also have the option of looking for a specific Reference Number or Title
(These will always be the last two displayed, so use the [End] key to get to
the bottom and select the one you want).

After you select the title you want to erase, you will be promted "Are You
Sure", enter Y or N as applicable.

Close 'Nuf:

In the Change, Erase, Labels&Listings, and SoundZFind! when you enter the
Title, Artist, User Defined Fields, etc you do not have to enter the entire
thing. For example when entering a title you wish to deal with you do not
have to enter the full Title, only the first few words, or even letters. In
Change, this will allow you to view all the records that are Close 'Nuf to
what you entered. EXAMPLE: Entering "Meet" will bring up "Meet Me", "Meet The
Beatles" and "I'll Meet You On The Other Side"


Labels&Listings:

You can print out All the data or select a criteria of data to print.

Selections:

You can choose the All, Artist, Title, Reference #, Category, any of the User
Defined fields, Dates, Price/Value, Format or KomboZ to select a criteria of.
Remember that 'Close Nuf' applies here too. So by selecting Artists named Bob
you would get all of Bob Mea's Titles but also Bob Wallace, Bob Redford, etc.

KomboZ:

Selecting this entry on the Selections screen will let you combine up to four
criteria. For example you want a listing of all CDs that are in Category A
and by The Beach Boys. Select the Format option from the KomboZ screen and
enter "C", then select the Category entry from the KomboZ screen, when you do
that you will have the choice of making an And/Or statement (Choose And in
this example), then type in A. Finally, select the Artist entry, choose {A}nd
again, then you can enter the Beach Boys. The program will find all records
meeting that Criteria and take you to the Labels&Listings menu or display it
on the screen. (If you had selected Or in the above example you would have
gotten all records for Category A or any done by the Beach Boys {even those
not category A})

A more complex example would be Category A or Category B and User Code D and
Title A. (You would get all Categories A or B with the Code D and the title
beginning with A.)

Print Outs:

For the Listing, Catalog, Tune List, Kustom List and Facts&Figures you have a
choice of sending the output to a file instead of the printer. The ASCII
files created are named as follows:

Listing: SNDZLIST.TXT
Catalog: SNDZCAT.TXT
Tune List: SNDZTUNE.TXT
KustomList: SNDZKUST.TXT
Facts&Figures: SNDZFACT.TXT

Listing:

Provides the Reference Number, Format, Category Title & Artist.

Catalog:

Provides all information, including Liner NoteZ.

Standard Lbls:

For dot matrix printer, this prints on 3" X 15/16" labels, for Lasers this
uses 3-wide, 2-5/6" X 1" label sheets. This prints the Reference number,
Title, Artist, and all 3 User Defined fields.

Side Labels:

Gives you Reference Number, Artist & Title, Side, and Library Of line on 3
1/2" X 1-5/8" labels, the program prints one side "A" and one side "B". (These
are special audio labels for cassettes, they can be ordered from The Computer
Label Company 1-800-332-4223, or by mail: 727 Eugene Rd., Palm Springs, CA
92264.) This option only prints Tapes.

J Card Insert:

This will print case inserts for the cassette box. They will have a dotted
line around them, when they are cut out they fit neatly into any clear
cassette box. If you have selected the Wide default they will print 2 across.
This option only prints Tapes.

You will have all three user fields, Title, Artist, Library Of line,
Reference#, and up to 51 lines of Tunes and you can choose to include Time and
Tune Continuation lines or omit them.

Tune List: Will list all Tunes, Reference Number, Title, Format and Artist.
Tune continuation and Tune notes lines are ignored.

3X5 Cards: Gives you all information except Tunes printed on 3X5 pin fed
cards. Dot Matrix only.

Rolodex Cards: Gives you all information except the Tunes on pin fed rotary
index cards. Dot Matrix only.

Kustom List:

This allows you to build your own print out. Simply choose the items you wish
to include in your print out. The computer will track the number of
characters you have left and tell you if you go over 120. Hit [PgDn] to start
the printout or [ESC] to abort.

Facts&Figures:

Provides you with the total number of titles, for each format and the total
value of your collection.

SoundZFind!:

Can help you find all of the titles in the data file that have a particular
criteria.

Selections:

You can choose the Song, Artist, Title, Reference #, Category, any of the User
Defined fields, Dates, Price/Value, Format or KomboZ to select a criteria of.
Remember that 'Close Nuf' applies here too. So by selecting Artists named Bob
you would get all of Bob Mea's Titles but also Bob Wallace, Bob Redford, etc.

The SoundZFound! screen will show every Reference Number and Title that
matches what you enter. Just highlite the one that you want to look at and hit
enter.

The display screen is similar to the data entry screen, except that you can
not change any of the data. When Find!ing song the song will have an arrow
beside it to make it easier to see.

Once the screen is displayed you can use the lite bar to select the area you
want to change. You also have four navigational options at the screen bottom:
TOP, go to the first title, PREV, go back one title, NEXT, go forward one
title, and END go to the last title. [ESC] will take you back to the
selection display screen.

Within the SoundZFind! for Songs you can will have two additional lite bars
for Primary and Secondary Screen.

Utilities:

Indexing:

You can put the file in Title, Number, Artist or Category order by selecting
the appropriate option.

Build For Speed:

Should be run occasionally to keep the file in sequential order for speed.

Ghost Buster:

This feature should be run if you get blank records in your data file, by
accident.

Default SetUp:

Same as above. If you wish to create a new data disk, just blank out the Data
Drive or insert the letter "Z" and then hit the [PgDn] key. You will then
have the opportunity to name a new Data Drive. WARNING! This destroys the
files you have previously created so copy them to another location first.
This option exists primarily for users who want to start fresh with an empty
data file.

Printer SetUp:

This allows you to customize the printer codes used by the program. You will
be asked for the printer type, Laser or Dot Matrix and then for the codes the
printer uses. These codes can be found in your printer manual.

Dot Matrix Printers:

You will need to know the code for 10 cpi (Pica), 12 CPI (Elite), Enlarged,
Condensed (17CPI), Bold On, Bold Off and Double High/Wide. If your printer
cannot handle double high/wide DON'T PANIC, just leave it blank; the program
will use Enlarged for that entry. You do not have to enter the ESC part of the
code, the program will add that automatically. You can enter the letter ESC
code or the number it does not matter: ie ESC code 119 can be entered as "119"
or "w". (Do not enter any " "s!)

Laser Printers:

You will need to know the codes for Font Symbol, 12CPI Pitch, 10 CPI Pitch,
Condensed (16.66 pitch), Highlites and Normal Style, Fixed Spacing, 60 Lines
Per Page, and Left Margin. The settings already in the program are for Roman8
and a left margin of 8. You can adjust these to whatever you desire.
Remember, you do not have to enter the ESC part of the code, the program does
that for you. ie Your manual calls for an ESC&k2S, you enter &k2S.

Shell To DOS:

You can exit temporarily to DOS by using that option on the Utilities Menu.
The file COMMAND.COM must be on root directory of the same disk as the other
program files to do this. You must return to the subdirectory/drive of SoundZ
prior to entering EXIT to return to the program.

ZideCar:

Allows you to run the add on program ZideCar without exiting SoundZ first.
You can run ZideCar without being in SoundZ, this is just a convenience


Technical Assistance & Latest Versions:

Both registered and unregistered Users can obtain technical assistance by
calling (219) 563-HOME (4663). Unregistered Users will need to provide the
name and address of where they obtained the software from in order to gain
this assistance. This will let us go back to that company if they are
distributing an older version and it helps us track who is distributing the
program. The number is manned (by a human) from 6:00 to 9:00 PM EST, all
other hours by an answering machine.

You paid for the Shareware copy of this program or took time to downloaded
it; if you are having a problem CALL or WRITE! Most problems are easily
solved in just a few minutes.


*******************

Unicorn Software Support conferences exist on the following BBSs:

** The Kokomo BBS: 317-457-9100
** The RoadHouse BBS: 317-784-2147 (FIDONET 1:231/290)

Both BBSs allow first time downloads and will always have the latest versions
of Unicorn's software. Unicorn Software programs are available via "File
Request" from The RoadHouse BBS (1:231/290). You can FREQ the magic name
"UNICORN" from 1:231/290 for information on Unicorn Programs and their
FREQable "magic" names.)

*******************

If you MANUALLY install this program you need to do the following (If you use
INSTALL it will make the change for you).

Do you have a CONFIG.SYS file and if so does it have at least 50 files?

To check, go to your root directory on your hard drive (CD\, then return) or
put your DOS Disk in your floppy drive and and then enter TYPE CONFIG.SYS. If
you get File Not Found, see below. If you get a display it might look like
this:

FILES=20
BUFFERS=49
DEVICE=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS

Since the files listed are below 50 you will need to increase the files
value.

The CONFIG.SYS file can be changed with any word processor that will save a
file in ASCII.

If you do not have a CONFIG.SYS file, the following will create one for you:

COPY CON CONFIG.SYS (Return)
FILES=50 (Return)
BUFFERS=20 (Return)
(Then Hit The F6 KEY)

It is important that you reboot your system after altering the CONFIG.SYS
file, so that your computer will use the new information.

If you are using LOADHI for Files, this will not work for this program
FILES=50 must be in low memory.

If you ever get an OPEN ERROR during the operation of this program and the
file named is in the proper place, try increasing your files, some other
program may be using a portion of the 50 required by this one.

If you use a mouse, be sure you have included the appropriate mouse driver in
your CONFIG.SYS file. Without this the program will not be able to access
your mouse.

-Appendix A-

This is a list for questions asked by users of the program, along with
answers.

Q: On my laser printer, the right most cut line on two wide J Card Inserts
does not print.

A: This is dependent on the printer as to whether or not the cut line will
print. The cut line is not as important as the insert itself. In all the
lasers we tested all of the data was printed (even though some failed to print
the cut line). Just use a straight edge to draw a line for cutting, or use a
paper cutter to cut the insert out.

Q: I get an error saying that my data file is missing, but it is where it is
supposed to be.

A: You probably do not have the FILES command in your CONFIG.SYS set to at
least 50, or a TSR that you have loaded is using a portion of the files need
for this program. See Appendix A for how to change your CONFIG.SYS.

Q: I get an error message saying UNDEFINED IDENTIFIER.... what does that
mean?

A: Check your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS for the SHARE.EXE command. If it is
there, it is interfering with SoundZ. You may need to increase your
/F:XXXX parameter (See Appendix C), or remove the SHARE command while
running SoundZ.

Q: I selected Side Labels and the program failed to print 2 of my titles.

A: Was the title a tape? If not, the program skips everything but tapes
(regardless of the criteria you have selected). SoundZ also skips non tapes
when printing J Card Inserts.

Q: What are all the funny characters in the TXT files the program creates when
directing output to file?

A: Those are the actual printer control characters used by the program when
printing the output. If you use the Laser, they are the laser characters, if
you use a dot matrix they are dot matrix. The reason they are there is in
case you need them to print the file you output after you make any changes you
desire.

Q: My Tune title is more than 33 characters, what do I do to make the Tune
line longer?

A: You don't. You use two lines (or more) for the Tune. On the second line
make sure you skip the first space so that the program knows this is a
continuation.

Q: I forgot to leave a blank space at the beginning of a continuation line for
a Tune on a CD, now my numbers are all messed up for the CD.

A: Go to Change, and select that CD. Next, select TuneZ and go to the Tune
you typed in incorrectly. Add the leading blank space, hit return, then hit
[ESC]. The Tunes will automatically renumber.

Q: I have a compiled album with 12 different Artists, and two songs per
Artist. How do I enter that?

-Appendix B1-

A: After entering the Tune, select Add Tune again, and enter a "*" then the
Artist name for that Tune.

Q: How do I enter a "45"?

A: A 45 is still Vinyl, enter it like any other, only you will have just one
song per side.

Q: I want to enter the length for each Tune, but there isn't room in the Tune
title line.

A: Again, you would use the leading "*" to let the program know that these are
notes about the preceding tune. There is no limit to the number of "*"
entries for each Tune. If you are going to use ZideCar, use a tilde "~"
instead of an asterix as the lead charcter. ie ~2:50. Also, the time entry
MUST be the LAST continuation line for ZideCar to function properly.

Q: How will I find the length information later?

A: Using the Song Find! option will also search the continuation and notes
entries for each Tune.

Q: My dot matrix printer doesn't have a Double Wide/Double High command.

A: Just use the Enlarged code for that entry or leave it blank.

Q: I have a tape with 30 Tunes on one side and 40 on the other. The J Card
Insert is too long to fit in the box.

A: There are fold lines every 14 lines of the insert. Simply fan fold the
excess and put it in the case. Doing this will leave the first 14 Tunes
showing. If you need more information, just open the case and unfold the
insert.

Q: When printing J Card Inserts on my dot matrix printer, I end up with a
blank line between each Tune, and the insert is too long.

A: You probably have Double Wide Inserts on (See Default SetUp Menu). Turn it
off and you will solve the problem.

-Appendix B2-

SoundZ & SHARE.EXE

SHARE.EXE will sometimes cause errors within SoundZ if your /F:XXXX command
is not high enough. Some of the errors could be UNDEFINED IDENTIFIER or
TYPE MISMATCH. For systems not running a lot of TSRs and drivers /F:5000
seems to be high enough. For other systems running TSRs, or multi tasking
software like DesqView, etc. there is a need to increase the /F:XXXX
factor. We have found that the range is usually between /F:8000 and
/F:9000

SoundZ & Windows 3.00

SoundZ works well with any mode of Windows 3(Real, Standard or Enhanced).

First create a new program item and set the command line to
"C:\SOUNDZ\SOUNDZ.EXE" (use the appropriate drive and path for your system).

To install the special SoundZ icon, use the Program Manager's File/Properties
menu selection. Click on the Change Icon option and type in the full path
name of your new SoundZ icon file. There are two icons supplied with SoundZ:
SOUNDZ.ICO, the standard SoundZ icon, and UNICORN.ICO, a icon for any Unicorn
program. Of course, you can create your own with any icon editor or select
one from any icon collection.

SoundZ & DesqView

SoundZ works well with DesqView. This program comes with a PreDefined
DESQview Program Information File, called SZ-PIF.DVP. This file contains much
of the DESQview setup information already configured.

(NOTE: if you already have a program that uses these initials, you will
need to select another ID. You will ALSO have to ReName the "SZ-PIF.DVP"
file accordingly.)

To install this program in DESQview, press your DESQ key (normally the
[ALT] key). Select "O" (Open Window), and then select "AP" (Add a Program).
Select "O" (Other), and type in the directory where you installed the
program (default is C:\SOUNDZ). Press [ENTER] to return to the ADD window.
Press your [Down] cursor key to highlight the program, which should be the
only program listed. When the program name is highlited, press [SPACE] to
select it. Then press [ENTER] to add the program and return to the ADD
window. With "DONE" highlighted, press [ENTER] again, and you're done!


-Appendix C-

ZideCar

ZideCar is a utility designed to work with SoundZ data files to help the home
recorder. It helps you:

*Select songs to fill in on the end of an existing tape (ie You need a song
less than 2:30 by The Rolling Stones to finish off a tape.)

*Build a tape from scratch, based on the music already in SoundZ, and then
uses the data to create a new SoundZ entry, so you don't have to type
everything in twice.

*Adds the times of existing entries and then adds a Continuation line with the
total time.

ZideCar is registered when you register SoundZ, and is not available
separately. If your favourite BBS or Shareware distributor does not have
ZideCar you can order this directly from Unicorn Software Ltd. for a disk copy
fee of $5.


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