Dec 142017
 
The Family Edge (Shareware version B.5B). A great Geneaology program that has multiple databases, up to 64k people in each, and a GEDCOM utility available.
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The Family Edge (Shareware version B.5B). A great Geneaology program that has multiple databases, up to 64k people in each, and a GEDCOM utility available.
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INSTALL.COM 1457 1239 deflated
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TFESHARE.EXE 339156 148407 deflated

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Contents of the READ.ME file



INSTALLING THE FAMILY EDGE Shareware Version B.5b


ARE YOUR FAMILY EDGE FILES ALREADY EXTRACTED?

If your copy of the program ALREADY has the self-extracting files extracted
into INSTALL.COM, TFESHARE.EXE, UTLSHARE, and DOCSHARE.TXT:
Copy INSTALL.COM and TFESHARE.EXE to the MASTER PROGRAM DISK, copy
UTLSHARE to the MASTER UTILITY DISK, and copy DOCSHARE.TXT to the MASTER
DOCUMENTATION DISK. Skip over the next section on extracting the files.


EXTRACTING THE SELF-EXTRACTING FILES

If your self-extracting files have NOT been extracted, you will need to
EXTRACT these files from their compressed state. The first self-extracting
file, TFEB5b.EXE ("B5b" represents the Shareware Version number), will contain
the two files, INSTALL.COM and TFESHARE.EXE, for the MASTER PROGRAM DISK. The
second self-extracting file, UTLB5b.EXE, will contain the one file, UTLSHARE,
for the MASTER UTILITY DISK. The third self-extracting file, DOCB5b.EXE, will
contain DOCSHARE.TXT, the program manual, for the MASTER DOCUMENTATION DISK.
Here's the description of how to extract these self-extracting files
(initially, three files).

If you are using disk drives other than A: and B: to extract the files,
substitute their drive designations in the following instructions. To EXTRACT
these files:

Place the disk containing the TFEB5b.EXE file in the A: drive, the Master
PROGRAM Disk in the B: drive, close the drive doors, and type

A:TFEB5b B:

Place the disk containing the UTLB5b.EXE file in the A: drive, the Master
UTILITY Disk in the B: drive, close the drive doors, and type

A:UTLB5b B:

Place the disk containing the DOCB5b.EXE file in the A: drive, the Master
DOCUMENTATION Disk in the B: drive, close the drive doors, and type

A:DOCB5b B:

These three disks are your MASTER disks. The MASTER PROGRAM DISK and the
MASTER UTILITY DISK are required to INSTALL the necessary Program and Utility
files used by THE FAMILY EDGE. The Master Documentation file can be used
directly to scan on screen or print out the Program Manual.

The INSTALL.COM program (on the MASTER PROGRAM DISK) will provide the
necessary on-screen installation information for converting the files on the
MASTER PROGRAM DISK and the MASTER UTILITY DISK into the different WORKING
files needed to run THE FAMILY EDGE. After INSTALLING THE FAMILY EDGE, store
your MASTER DISKS in a safe place. They will be your insurance if you should
damage your Working Disks.


PREPARING TO USE THE FAMILY EDGE

There are fourgs you must now do prior to using THE FAMILY EDGE.

1) You must prepare blank formatted disks (for a floppy installation).
2) You must INSTALL the program.
3) If your CONFIG.SYS file was changed, you must REBOOT the computer.
4) Finally, you must CONVERT any existing data files to the new format
using the CONVERT choice in the EDGEUTIL Utility Program.


PREPARING BLANK FORMATTED FLOPPY DISKS

You will not need any floppy disks (other than your Master Disks) for a hard
disk installation. Besides your Master Disks, you will need a least three
blank formatted disks for a floppy disk installation. which will be prepared
WITHOUT the booting, or system, files. For a floppy disk installation, the
Program Files will take up ALL of the space on a normal 360K Working floppy
disk. If you are using this program on a computer with two 360K drives, YOU
WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOOT YOUR COMPUTER OFF OF THE PROGRAM DISK. NOTE: If you
are using disk drives other than A: and B: to format the disks, substitute
their drive designations in the following instructions. To format a disk
WITHOUT the "system" files, place your DOS disk (the one with all your DOS
files, not necessarily your normal booting disk) in Drive A:, the disk to be
formatted in Drive B: and type

A:format B:

Press the key. One of these disks will be for your Working Program
files, one will be for your Working Utility files, and one will be for your
first data disk.

ONLY if you have a 720K or larger drive (on a laptop, for example), you may
prepare a bootable disk for the Working Program files by placing your DOS disk
in Drive A:, placing the disk to be formatted in Drive B:, and typing

A:format b:/s

Press the key. This disk, formatted with the MS-DOS system files in
place, will be your program disk. REMEMBER: This system format is for 720K OR
LARGER FLOPPY DISKS ONLY!!!! Otherwise, if running from a double floppy drive
computer, you must use the non-booting disk instructions.

Mark one disk MASTER PROGRAM DISK. Mark one disk MASTER UTILITY DISK. Mark one
disk MASTER DOCUMENTATION DISK.

Many users of the Shareware Version will be running THE FAMILY EDGE on a
computer equipped with only floppy disk drives, but we will go through the
installation procedure for both a hard disk equipped computer and a floppy
disk computer to cover all possible installations.



RUNNING THE INSTALL PROGRAM


THE CONFIG.SYS FILE

Your computer, when it first starts up, or BOOTS, will check the disk which
holds the booting DOS files to see if there is a file named CONFIG.SYS on that
disk. If there IS such a file, the computer will use the information in that
file to alter its basic configuration information; otherwise it will use its
standard internal default values. THE FAMILY EDGE requires that a CONFIG.SYS
file be present and that the statement FILES=40 (or FILES = a number larger
than 40) be in the CONFIG.SYS file. As part of the installation, the INSTALL
program will examine the CONFIG.SYS file (to see if the FILES statement allows
enough files to be opened). If your CONFIG.SYS file does need to be changed,
the INSTALL program will ask your permission and, if you give it, will make a
copy of your current CONFIG.SYS file under the name CONFIG.EDG, changing the
CONFIG.SYS file to the new defaults.


FLOPPY DISK INSTALLATION

Label one of your blank floppy disks WORKING Program Disk. Label another blank
floppy disk WORKING Utility Disk. You will also need the disk that you
normally use to boot your computer. NOTE: If you are using a disk drive other
than Drive A: for the Master Disks, substitute that drive's designation in the
following instructions.

Place the MASTER PROGRAM DISK (containing the INSTALL.COM and SHARETFE.EXE
files) in Drive A:, type A: and press (on some computers, the
key is marked or ). You should now be logged on the A: Drive.
Type INSTALL and press . Follow the simple on screen instructions to
allow the INSTALL program to create the necessary Program and Utility files.
If your CONFIG.SYS file was changed during installation, you will need to
REBOOT your computer for that file to take effect. If you do need to reboot,
be sure you have your boot disk in the computer before rebooting.


HARD DISK INSTALLATION

NOTE: If you are using a disk drive other than Drive A: for the Master Disks,
substitute that drive's designation in the following instructions.

Place the MASTER PROGRAM DISK (containing the INSTALL.COM and SHARETFE.EXE
files) in Drive A:, type A: and press (on some computers, the
key is marked ). You should now be logged on the A: Drive. Type
INSTALL and press . Follow the simple on screen instructions to allow
the INSTALL program to create the necessary Program and Utility files. If your
CONFIG.SYS file was changed during installation, you will need to REBOOT your
computer for that file to take effect.


CONVERTING EXISTING DATA FILES

First, make a backup copy of your Data and History Notes files. Load the
EDGEUTIL Utility program, select CONVERT, select FAMILY EDGE files, and follow
the on-screen instructions. ----- Happy EDGING!!!!


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