Contents of the README.1ST file
SHAREWARE TRACKER v2.0 - A computer-
ized office system for shareware authors. It
keeps track of registered users, submissions,
revenue and expenses. Mail-mergers letters
to users and for submissions. A dealer data-
base is included, containing over 540 ASP
approved vendors and BBS's. User-defined
reports, label printing, and much more.
Requires a hard drive. SH $29.00
There is a manual on the disk. To print it out, go to the directory
where you installed this program, and type "copy manual.frm prn" (no
There is also an order form on the disk. To print it out, go to the
directory where this program is installed and type "copy register.doc prn".
My address is:
1323 South Route 68
Urbana, OH 43078
You may use and evaluate this program for thirty days. At the end
of that time if you decide you want to continue using "Shareware
Tracker" please register the program.
You can order directly from BlueCollar Software by filling out the
order form (a 'REGISTER.DOC' file is on the disk) and sending in your
Or from Public (software) Library with your MC, Visa, AmEx, or
Discover card by calling 800-242-4PsL (from overseas: 713-524-6394)
or by FAX to 713-524-6398 or by CompuServe to 71355,470.
Tell them you want to register 'Shareware Tracker", number 10608.
BlueCollar Software can NOT be reached at the above numbers.
To contact BlueCollar Software for information about dealer pricing
volume discounts, site licensing, the status of shipment of the product,
the latest version number, or for technical information, or to discuss
returns, call: BlueCollar Software
Between 4:00pm and 8:00pm EST, weekdays, please.
1323 South Route 68
Urbana, OH 43078
or use CIS Mail, CompuServe ID number: 72630,1714
If you register, you will recieve a notice of all future upgrades,
you can then order them for a small fee ($10.00, at present). When you
register, I'll send you the latest upgraded version of the program.
Technical Support will be available between the hours of
4:00PM and 8:00PM EST on weekdays.
Please don't call at any other time. My wife works nights and
she's likely to use some "truck driver language" on you if you wake
her up. She won't be able to answer your questions, anyway.
Hopefully, the program is "user friendly", and tech support
will rarely be necessary, but you can still call to express 'wants
and desires', or to 'shoot the bull'.
The number is: (513) 653-8388.
You can also FAX anything to the same number
Everything written in the manual is also available in the
'Help Screens' of "Shareware Tracker". Press F1 to access them.
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"Sort Files" in the Utility Menu can come in quite handy.
If you are looking for an entry in any of the databases that you
are certain is there, but it doesn't show up, use this option. It
is possible that a corrupted index is present. This will fix it.
Every precaution has been taken to ensure the reliability
of this program and the integrity of your information. However,
'things happen' (things?). I can't be held responsible for data
loss due to hardware malfunctions, power failures, and so forth.
But if they do, 'Sort Files' might help. It does a lot more than
just "Sort". AND BACKUP!
********This program must be installed in the hard drive.********
Type "SWT" in the directory where you installed "Shareware Tracker"
to start the program.
This program will check to see if you have a color card installed
in your computer. If it finds one, it will set the screen display
to color. If it finds a monochrome card it will set your screen
display to monochrome. But if you are using a color card and a
monochrome monitor, you will see some odd screens. If you do, go
back to the DOS prompt and type "SWT M" to restart the program.
This will correct the screen display, by setting it to monochrome.
Check your CONFIG.SYS file. If you this program generates a "Too Many
Files Open Error", your CONFIG.SYS must be changed to:
(edit these two lines to the above.)
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of "Shareware Tracker" must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"Shareware Tracker" is supplied as is. The author disclaims all
warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation,
the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose.
The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or conse-
quential, which may result from the use of "Shareware Tracker"."
"Shareware Tracker" is a "shareware program" and is provided at no
charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your
friends, but please do not give it away altered or as part of
another system. The essence of "user-supported" software is to
provide personal computer users with quality software without
high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to
continue to develop new products. If you find this program
useful and find that you are using "Shareware Tracker" and continue to
use "Shareware Tracker" after a reasonable trial period, you must make
a registration payment of $29.00 to BlueCollar. The $29.00
registration fee will license one copy for use on any one
computer at any one time. You must treat this software just like
a book. An example is that this software may be used by any
number of people and may be freely moved from one computer
location to another, so long as there is no possibility of it
being used at one location while it's being used at another.
Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons at the
Commercial users of "Shareware Tracker" must register and pay for their
copies of "Shareware Tracker" within 30 days of first use or their
license is withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by con-
Anyone distributing "Shareware Tracker" for any kind of remuneration
must first contact BlueCollar for authorization.
This authorization will be automatically granted to distributors
recognized by the (ASP) as adhering to its guidelines for
shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin offering
"Shareware Tracker" immediately (However BlueCollar must still be
advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest
version of "Shareware Tracker".
You are encouraged to pass a copy of "Shareware Tracker" along to your
friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their
copy if they find that they can use it. All registered users
will receive a copy of the latest version of "Shareware Tracker".
**** That's It! ****