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Dos 5.0 help utility in hypertext format.
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Dos 5.0 help utility in hypertext format.
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HLPURSLF.EXE 17356 11422 deflated
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Contents of the README.BAT file


ECHO OFF
IF !%1==! GOTO START
FOR %%D IN (READ PRINT REGISTER NOPRINT LIST FLOPPY HARD) DO IF %1==%%D GOTO %1
REM To any non-Beginners who may be reading this, yes, I know that ECHO is a
REM very inefficient way to do a README.TXT file. But I thought it would be a
REM lot easier for REAL Beginners, who know nothing about the MORE filter or
REM where to find the pipe key on the keyboard. And also better than giving
REM them a dozen README files that the batch file would TYPE to the screen,
REM which the Beginners wouldn't realize they could delete, and they would
REM leave all those files sitting on their disk taking up space, and then hav-
REM ing yet another file containing the registration forms, that the batch file
REM would send to the printer, and all that. I'm not trying to be efficient
REM here, I'm trying to make it simple for the Beginners. [grin]
:START
CLS
ECHO
ECHO To read the instructions for using the "book", type A:README READ [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO To print the most important and most hard-to-memorize portions of the
ECHO instructions, type A:README PRINT [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO To print the registration forms, type A:README REGISTER [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO If you don't have a printer, type A:README NOPRINT [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO To see a list of all the files included in this program, and a short
ECHO description of what each is for, type A:README LIST [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO To read instructions on using this program without a hard drive, type
ECHO A:README FLOPPY [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO To read instructions on how to install the program onto your hard drive,
ECHO type A:README HARD [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO
ECHO Of course if this disk is in drive B: then use B:README instead.
ECHO
ECHO And do type those commands in capital letters, please.
ECHO
GOTO END
:HARD
CLS
ECHO To install the program onto a hard drive, only takes two commands. The
ECHO first one is MKDIR C:\SIMPLY [Enter]. That's it, just go to your DOS
ECHO prompt, which looks like C) or C:\), and type MKDIR and hit the [Space]
ECHO bar, and type C:\SIMPLY and hit the [Enter] key. If DOS doesn't give you
ECHO any error message, then skip to the next paragraph. Now if you typed that
ECHO command exactly right, and DOS gives you an error message, then either
ECHO you already have a directory named C:\SIMPLY, in which case you want to
ECHO just choose some other directory name to use, like maybe C:\BOOK instead,
ECHO and just type C:\BOOK in all the places where these instructions tell you
ECHO to type C:\SIMPLY. The other reason for an error message to happen on
ECHO that command, is if you already have so many files and directories in the
ECHO root directory of your C: drive, that there isn't any room for a new one.
ECHO You're only allowed to have 512 entries in the root directory of a hard
ECHO drive. So if that's the problem, then you'll have to delete a file. If
ECHO you have anything that has a .TMP or .BAK extension, then it would be pret-
ECHO ty safe to delete that one. Otherwise, copy some file to a floppy disk for
ECHO safe-keeping, and delete it from the hard drive. The way to do that would
ECHO be to put a blank formatted disk into the A: drive, and supposing the name
ECHO of the file you've decided to delete is HELLO.TXT, then you would type
ECHO COPY HELLO.TXT A: [Enter] and then make sure the copy worked, by typing
ECHO DIR A:HELLO.TXT [Enter]. Now if the file shows up on the DIR listing, then
ECHO type DEL HELLO.TXT [Enter] and now you have enough room in your hard disk's
ECHO root directory to try the MKDIR C:\SIMPLY [Enter] command again.
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO
ECHO
ECHO The second command you need in order to install this program onto your hard
ECHO drive, is COPY A:\*.* C:\SIMPLY\*.* [Enter], or if the disk which holds this
ECHO program is in drive B: instead, then type COPY B:\*.* C:\SIMPLY\*.* [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO Now if you've received this program on two or more disks, instead of just
ECHO one, then you need to repeat that COPY command once for each disk you got.
ECHO
ECHO That's it! The program is installed at that point.
ECHO
ECHO To review, the commands to install to the hard drive are:
ECHO MKDIR C:\SIMPLY [Enter]
ECHO COPY A:\*.* C:\SIMPLY\*.* [Enter]
ECHO And repeat that second command for each disk, if this program came to you
ECHO on more than one disk.
ECHO If you want to install to a directory other than C:\SIMPLY, then just
ECHO change all references in these instructions, that say C:\SIMPLY, to your
ECHO chosen drive and directory instead.
ECHO And if you received this program on a disk that fits in your B: drive rather
ECHO than one that fits in your A: drive, then put B: wherever the instructions
ECHO say A:.
ECHO
ECHO
GOTO END
:READ
CLS
ECHO DOS, Simply Said, Simply Done, Simply Easy! Copyright 1991 Kari Jackson
ECHO
ECHO Have you ever noticed that computer books and DOS books are written in a
ECHO language that can only be understood by people who already know what the
ECHO books are talking about? Well what good does that do for a Beginner? None.
ECHO That's the reason for this "book". I think you'll be able to understand
ECHO this one.
ECHO
ECHO This is not a real book, since it's not on paper, but it will serve the
ECHO purpose. In fact, it ought to be a lot easier to read than a paper book,
ECHO because it's in Hypertext form. That means that you read it on your com-
ECHO puter screen, and when you run across a word that you don't understand,
ECHO it's highlighted in a different color from the rest of the text. Well, if
ECHO you use your arrow keys to put the cursor on that word, and hit the [Enter]
ECHO key, you'll be immediately jumped to the section of the text which explains
ECHO that word. Now when you finish reading about that subject, you hold down
ECHO one of the [Ctrl] keys while you hit [Enter], and you'll be zipped right
ECHO back to where you were reading before you made that detour.
ECHO
ECHO Now isn't that easier than looking a word up in the Index, and writing down
ECHO all the page numbers that have that word, and then finding all those pages,
ECHO and then going back to find the place where you had been before that?
ECHO
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO Well that's what Hypertext is like, and this is a Hypertext DOS manual for
ECHO Beginners. It covers MS-DOS versions through number 5.0, although it does
ECHO not cover 5.0 very thoroughly, since DOS 5.0 only came out two months ago.
ECHO But all of DOS 5.0's new commands are here, and even a few details that are
ECHO not in the manual. It also covers PC-DOS, though not quite as deeply.
ECHO
ECHO Another way in which this program differs from a real "book" on paper, is
ECHO that you don't especially want to read this one from cover to cover, since
ECHO the subjects don't come in any particular order. Hypertext is just meant to
ECHO be jumped around in, not read straight through.
ECHO
ECHO I'm releasing this "book" as Shareware, which is a special marketing strat-
ECHO egy for software, by which you get to try this out for free, and then you
ECHO only pay for it if you like it, and feel that it's worth the price. Isn't
ECHO that nice? That way you can't possibly get ripped off by buying a piece of
ECHO software that turns out not to be what you had expected it to be.
ECHO
ECHO There is a chapter in this "book" about Shareware, if you want to know more
ECHO about the concept and how it works.
ECHO
ECHO Well, the Hypertext reader that you'll be using to read this "book" with,
ECHO is a separate Shareware program named HeLPyoURSeLF, and there's more infor-
ECHO mation about that in the "About This Program" chapter of the "book". The
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO command that starts this program is C:\SIMPLY\HLPURSLF C:\SIMPLY\SIMPLY1
ECHO [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO You use the [PageUp] and [PageDown] keys to move from page to page of the
ECHO "book". The arrow keys will move the cursor to different "hotspots". The
ECHO "hotspots" are the special words that are highlighted in a different color,
ECHO so that if you put your cursor on one of them and hit the [Enter] key, then
ECHO that's when you will "jump" to the "target" of that "hotspot", which is the
ECHO section of the "book" that explains what the word in that "hotspot" is all
ECHO about. And [Ctrl-Enter] will take you back to where you were the last time
ECHO you hit the [Enter] key.
ECHO
ECHO The [Home] key will take you to the screen on which you first entered the
ECHO file you're currently looking at. Notice that the entire "book" is made up
ECHO of seven files, so when you're jumping around from subject to subject, you
ECHO are probably moving from file to file. The current filename is printed in
ECHO the upper lefthand corner of each screen, in case you care.
ECHO
ECHO The [Ctrl-Home] keystroke combination will take you to the first page of
ECHO the whole book. From there you're just a [PageDown] away from the Main Menu.
ECHO
ECHO The [Ctrl-PageUp] keystroke combination will take you to the first page of
ECHO the file that you're currently in. And any letter key will take you to the
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO first "hotspot" on the current page, that starts with that letter.
ECHO
ECHO To exit the "book" and return to DOS, just hit [Esc].
ECHO
ECHO Every time you enter the HLPURSLF command, the file checks itself to see if
ECHO it had been altered, perhaps by a virus. If it finds that something is wrong,
ECHO it will tell you so, in which case you should copy the HLPURSLF.EXE file from
ECHO this original disk, over the top of the corrupted file on your hard drive,
ECHO using the command COPY D:HLPURSLF.EXE C:\SIMPLY\HLPURSLF.EXE [Enter], where
ECHO D: is the floppy drive, A: or B:.
ECHO
ECHO If you get the registered version of this "book", which is what you will
ECHO receive if you pay the registration fee, then you will not only receive a
ECHO TSR version of the HLPURSLF command, so that you can read the "book" even
ECHO while you're inside another program, but you will also be able to change
ECHO the screen colors that the program uses! You can change them to anything
ECHO you want!
ECHO
ECHO Well, along with being able to receive the TSR and color-changeable versions
ECHO of the "book", another benefit of sending in the registration fee is that
ECHO you will receive a copy of the whole book in a format without any of the
ECHO control codes that tell the Hypertext compiler where the "hotspots" and "tar-
ECHO gets" should be, so that you can print it out. You will also receive notice
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO of the next upgraded version. And of course you will feel better about your-
ECHO self, for not ripping off an author who worked really hard and got only five
ECHO hours of sleep per night for five months, just so that you might have an eas-
ECHO ier time of learning DOS than I had. [grin] So if you like the "book" and
ECHO find it useful, and think I should be compensated for all the work I put into
ECHO it, or if you just want the color-changeable version and the printable ver-
ECHO sion, just run this batch file again by typing README REGISTER [Enter] with
ECHO the printer turned on and ready, and send in the registration fee with the
ECHO form that will be printed. Your conscience and I will love you for it!
ECHO
ECHO To the best of my knowledge, and that of my proofreaders, and according to
ECHO every DOS book I can get my hands on to double-check my work, and every book
ECHO I can ever remember reading, every bit of information in this "book" is ab-
ECHO solutely true and correct, but nevertheless, we cannot be held responsible
ECHO for any damage, data loss, lost time, or anything else that may arise from
ECHO your use of any information in this "book", or from the use of the Hyper-
ECHO text compiler you're using to read it with. We are not liable for anything
ECHO other than a refund of the purchase price of this "book", no matter what
ECHO the circumstances. You use this program at your own risk.
ECHO
ECHO Included with the registration form for this "book" is a registration form
ECHO for the Hypertext program you're using to read it, in case you'd like to try
ECHO writing your own Hypertext "book". It's really a lot of fun! So if you want
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO to order a copy of the program I used to create this, you can send the reg-
ECHO istration form and fee to me, and I will forward it to the author, or you
ECHO can send it straight to the author himself, at the address on the form. See
ECHO the "About This Program" section of the "book" for more details.
ECHO
ECHO If you know anything about BBSs and uploading, please do distribute the .ZIP
ECHO file that came with this program, but not any other part of the program, to
ECHO any BBS you want. And give copies to all your friends who might be interes-
ECHO ted but if they don't know how to use .ZIP files, then you can give them a
ECHO copy of the disks you received from me. But please don't give them a part
ECHO of the program without absolutely all of it, and don't distribute any files
ECHO that have been changed since I sent them to you.
ECHO
ECHO If you ever try to change any part of any of the .HYP or .INX files, you will
ECHO most likely ruin the entire program, because the .INX files are indexed to
ECHO the .HYP files the way they were before you made any changes! So the high-
ECHO lighted parts, meaning "hotspots" and "targets", will still be where they
ECHO used to be before you made the changes, only the text under those highlighted
ECHO spots has moved to where you moved it to. That's not good, so don't do it.
ECHO Note that the date and time on the files named SIMPLY?.INX will change each
ECHO time you use the program. I have no idea why. I didn't write the Hypertext
ECHO reader, just the text. But those files' dates will change and that is ok.
ECHO Don't worry about it.
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO May I suggest that the first subject you should read in the "book" is the
ECHO one about Directory Structure, and then work on the other subjects that I
ECHO put a mark next to. Those are my choices for your most urgent reading.
ECHO
ECHO
ECHO
ECHO Have fun!
ECHO Kari Jackson
ECHO Prodigy ID #DWDP74A
ECHO
ECHO
ECHO
PAUSE
GOTO START
:REGISTER
CLS
ECHO Make sure your printer is turned on, is online, and has paper.
ECHO If you've changed your mind, hold down the [Ctrl] key and press C,
ECHO and answer "Y" to the question that DOS will ask you. Otherwise,
PAUSE
ECHO To mail your registration use this self-making envelope. > PRN
ECHO Fold the bottom in and the top out on the dotted lines > PRN
ECHO and tape the edges, top, and bottom, to make an envelope. > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO From: stamp > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO TO: Kari Jackson > PRN
ECHO 3201 Monroe Street > PRN
ECHO Omaha NE 68107 > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO --------------------------------fold back-------------------------------- > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO DOS, Simply Said, Simply Done, Simply Easy! registration form > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Name:______________________________ > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Address:______________________________________ > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO City:__________________________________ State:______ Zip:_____________ > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Phone: ( ) - > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO (Prices subject to change. Current as of 8/04/91) > PRN
ECHO Disk size required: > PRN
ECHO $20.00 The Book Quantity > PRN
ECHO 4.00 Shipping & Handling _____ 360K > PRN
ECHO ------ _____ 720K > PRN
ECHO $24.00 per Copy _____ 1.2M > PRN
ECHO + 1.30 sales tax if you live in Nebraska _____ 1.4M > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Do you want the printable version of the Book also? _____ Yes _____ No > PRN
ECHO ---------------------------------fold in--------------------------------- > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Suggestions for improvement: > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Next is the registration/order form for the HLPURSLF Hypertext compiler/reader.
ECHO You are under no obligation to purchase this in order to legally use the DOS,
ECHO Simply Said, Simply Done, Simply Easy! book, but the form is provided as a con-
ECHO venience for you in case you'd like to do some Hypertext writing of your own.
PAUSE
ECHO To mail your registration use this self-making envelope. > PRN
ECHO Fold the bottom in and the top out on the dotted lines > PRN
ECHO and tape the edges, top, and bottom, to make an envelope. > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO From: stamp > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO TO: SANSASKA SYSTEMS > PRN
ECHO 3311 Concord Blvd. > PRN
ECHO Concord, CA 94519 > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO --------------------------------fold back-------------------------------- > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO HeLPyoURSeLF REGISTRATION 11/90 > PRN
ECHO from Kari Jackson's DOS manual > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Name:______________________________ > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Address:______________________________________ > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO City:__________________________________ State:______ Zip:_____________ > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Phone: ( ) - > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO (Prices subject to change. Current as of 8/04/91) > PRN
ECHO Disk size required: > PRN
ECHO CA payment payment Quantity > PRN
ECHO Payment: $20.00 $20.00 _____ 360K > PRN
ECHO S & H 2.50 2.50 _____ 720K > PRN
ECHO CA tax 7%% 1.40 -0- _____ 1.2M > PRN
ECHO ------ ------ _____ 1.4M > PRN
ECHO Total per copy $23.90 $22.50 > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO ---------------------------------fold in--------------------------------- > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Suggestions for improvement: > PRN
ECHO > PRN
GOTO END
:LIST
CLS
ECHO HLPURSLF.EXE The Hypertext reader you'll be using to read the "book" with.
ECHO
ECHO SIMPLY1.HYP through SIMPLY7.HYP The actual text of the book. Don't even
ECHO try to make any changes in those files, as doing so would prob-
ECHO ably ruin the whole program.
ECHO
ECHO SIMPLY1.INX through SIMPLY7.INX The index files that tell the Hypertext
ECHO reader where the "hotspots" and "targets" are. Without these
ECHO files, you'll have none of the advantages of Hypertext.
ECHO
ECHO README.BAT This file you're reading right now. Contains all the instruc-
ECHO tions and registration forms.
ECHO
ECHO DOSIMP10.ZIP This entire program, compressed into .ZIP form, which is all
ECHO ready for uploading to your local BBS if you want to do so.
ECHO Please don't upload any other part of this program. See the
ECHO chapter in the "book" about Shareware if you don't even under-
ECHO stand what I'm talking about. [grin] If you are never going
ECHO to upload the program, or if you are not going to do so soon,
ECHO then you won't want to keep this huge file on your hard drive.
ECHO Just leave it on this floppy disk until the time comes when
ECHO you want to upload it.
ECHO
GOTO END
:PRINT
CLS
ECHO Make sure your printer is turned on, is online, and has paper.
ECHO If you've changed your mind, hold down the [Ctrl] key and press C,
ECHO and answer "Y" to the question that DOS will ask you. Otherwise,
PAUSE
ECHO DOS, Simply Said, Simply Done, Simply Easy! Copyright 1991 Kari Jackson > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO To start the program, C:\SIMPLY\HLPURSLF C:\SIMPLY\SIMPLY1 > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO [PageUp] & [PageDown] to move from page to page > PRN
ECHO Arrow keys to move the cursor to different "hotspots" > PRN
ECHO [Enter] to jump to the "target" of the "hotspot" your cursor is on > PRN
ECHO [Ctrl-Enter] to return to where you were before [Enter] > PRN
ECHO [Home] to go the the screen on which you entered the current file > PRN
ECHO [Ctrl-Home] to jump to the title page > PRN
ECHO [Ctrl-PageUp] to go to the first page of the current file > PRN
ECHO Any letter key to jump to the first hotspot that starts with that letter > PRN
ECHO [Esc] to exit the "book" > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO To the best of my knowledge, and that of my proofreaders, and according to > PRN
ECHO every DOS book I can get my hands on to double-check my work, and every book > PRN
ECHO I can ever remember reading, every bit of information in this "book" is ab- > PRN
ECHO solutely true and correct, but nevertheless, we cannot be held responsible > PRN
ECHO for any damage, data loss, lost time, or anything else that may arise from > PRN
ECHO your use of any information in this "book", or from the use of the Hyper- > PRN
ECHO text reader you're using to read the "book". We are not liable for anything > PRN
ECHO other than a refund of the purchase price of this "book", no matter what > PRN
ECHO the circumstances. You use this program at your own risk. > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Do not distribute this program except in its original form, with all files > PRN
ECHO complete and intact. That's 17 files, no more, and no less. Or if you're > PRN
ECHO uploading it, then just send the .ZIP file and nothing else. > PRN
ECHO > PRN
ECHO Do not even think about trying to make any changes to the .HYP files, since > PRN
ECHO doing so would probably ruin the program. > PRN
ECHO > PRN
GOTO END
:NOPRINT
CLS
ECHO
ECHO
ECHO To register the DOS, Simply Said, Simply Done, Simply Easy! program, send
ECHO $20 plus $4 for postage and handling, to Kari Jackson
ECHO (add $1.30 sales tax in Nebraska) 3201 Monroe Street
ECHO Omaha NE 68107
ECHO and tell me whether you want 360K, 720K, 1.2M, or 1.44M disks, and whether
ECHO you would also like to have the printable version of the "book" files for
ECHO in case you get a printer later. (Price subject to change, current as of
ECHO 8/04/91.) And if you have any suggestions as to how I might improve this
ECHO program before I do the next update, please do let me know!
ECHO
ECHO
ECHO If you would like to purchase the complete HLPURSLF Hypertext compiler so
ECHO that you could make your own Hypertext "book", you can send $20 plus $2.50
ECHO for shipping and handling, and $1.40 for sales tax if you live in Califor-
ECHO nia, along with your registration for my "book" and I'll forward it to the
ECHO author, or you can send it straight to him at Sansaska Systems
ECHO 3311 Concord Blvd
ECHO Concord CA 94519
ECHO Also tell what size disk you want that program on, and if you send it right
ECHO to his address, please mention that you are ordering it on my recommendation.
ECHO (That price is also subject to change, and is current as of 8/04/91.)
ECHO
GOTO END
:FLOPPY
CLS
ECHO If you already know how to make a DISKCOPY, then make one of this disk (or
ECHO of each disk if you received this program on more than one) and then skip
ECHO ahead to the paragraph that starts with "If you have a 1.2M...."
ECHO
ECHO The first thing you want to do, is make a copy of this disk (and all the
ECHO others also if you got this program on more than one) using the DISKCOPY
ECHO command. If you have two disk drives, put a disk that has the DISKCOPY.COM
ECHO file on it, into your A: drive, have this program disk in your B: drive, and
ECHO type DISKCOPY B: B: [Enter] and you want to have a formatted disk, of the
ECHO size that fits in your B: drive, ready and the computer will tell you when
ECHO to take out the source disk (this one) and put the target disk (the blank
ECHO one) in. If you have this program on a disk that is the size of your A:
ECHO drive rather than your B: drive, then put this disk in A: and a disk that
ECHO contains the DISKCOPY.COM file in B:, and type from the B:) prompt, the com-
ECHO mand DISKCOPY A: A: [Enter] instead. Or if you don't have any disk that
ECHO fits in drive B: that has the DISKCOPY.COM file on it, and you don't know
ECHO how to do it, it's easy! Just put a disk that has DISKCOPY.COM on it into
ECHO the A: drive, and a blank formatted disk into the B: drive, and type the
ECHO command COPY A:DISKCOPY.COM B: [Enter]. Now you can use the command file
ECHO from your B: drive with no problem.
ECHO
ECHO Now if you only have one disk drive, then what you want to do is to put a
ECHO disk that contains the DISKCOPY.COM file into your A: drive, and type the
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO command DISKCOPY B: A: [Enter]. That's right, trust me, the computer will
ECHO pretend that you have a B: drive, and as soon as it loads the instructions
ECHO from the DISKCOPY.COM file into its memory, it will tell you to put the
ECHO source disk into drive B: so what you do, is remove the disk that has the
ECHO DISKCOPY.COM file on it, and put this program disk into the same drive, and
ECHO the computer will accept that as being drive B:. Then it will tell you to
ECHO put the target disk into drive A:, so you take out this program disk and put
ECHO in the blank disk.
ECHO
ECHO Now the computer is going to keep telling you to swap disks, several times,
ECHO so you just want to be really careful to remember which disk it's asking for
ECHO each time. The source disk is the program disk you got from me, and the
ECHO target disk is the blank disk you're copying the program disk onto.
ECHO
ECHO All right, now if you received this program on more than one disk, make a
ECHO copy of each disk just that same way, and keep the originals in a very safe
ECHO place and just use the copies from now on, unless they get damaged, then you
ECHO still have the originals to fall back on.
ECHO
ECHO If you have a 1.2M or 1.44M floppy drive, then here's how to run this pro-
ECHO gram. You just replace every reference in the instructions to C:\SIMPLY\
ECHO with A:\ or B:\ instead. For example the command to start up the program,
ECHO if you have the program disk in drive A:, would be A:\HLPURSLF A:\SIMPLY1 or
PAUSE
CLS
ECHO if A: is your current drive, meaning that your prompt says A) then you can
ECHO leave out the A:\ part on the command side, but leave the A:\ on the param-
ECHO eter side, and say HLPURSLF A:\SIMPLY1 [Enter].
ECHO
ECHO If you have a 720K drive and some other drive, you can put a disk that con-

ECHO tains all the .HYP files and all the .INX files, into the 720K, and put a
ECHO disk that contains the HLPURSLF.EXE file into the other drive, and use this
ECHO command: A:\HLPURSLF B:\SIMPLY1 which assumes that the 720K drive is B: and
ECHO A: is the other one. If the 720K drive is A:, then the command would be
ECHO B:\HLPURSLF A:\SIMPLY1.
ECHO
ECHO If you have only one 720K drive and nothing else, then remember that DOS pre-
ECHO tends that the one floppy drive is both A: and B:. So you could have the
ECHO HLPURSLF.EXE file on one disk, and put it into drive A:, and say this:
ECHO HLPURSLF B:\SIMPLY1 and then DOS will tell you to put the proper disk into
ECHO drive B:. So then you put the disk that has the .HYP and .INX files into
ECHO drive A: (which DOS will pretend is drive B:) and then it will use the files
ECHO from there.
ECHO
ECHO If you only have a 360K drive and nothing else, no other drives at all on
ECHO your system, then I'm very sorry to report that there is no way you'll be
ECHO able to use this program.
ECHO
ECHO
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