Contents of the TUTORDOS.DOC file
Copyright (C) 1989
Kevin L. Cummings
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
This program is distributed 'as is' without warranty of any kind,
either express or implied.
The author of this software shall not be liable to the user or
any other person or entity with respect to any liability, loss,
or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly
by this software.
MS-DOS and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft
IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines.
Que is a registered trademark of Que Corporation.
McGraw-Hill is a registered trademark of McGraw-Hill Corporation.
Video Professor is a registered trademark of Video Professor
WordPerfect is a registered trademark of WordPerfect Corporation.
Lotus and 1-2-3 are registered trademarks of Lotus Development
License to use this software is limited to private individuals in
homes and use by public, non-profit, educational institutions
(including, but not limited to; public elementary and secondary
schools, public colleges and universities, and state and
federally operated training facilities).
ANY OTHER USE WILL BE CONSIDERED TO CONSTITUTE WILLFUL COPYRIGHT
Use of this program shall constitute agreement to these terms.
This program may be freely copied and distributed so long as no
fee (expect for media costs, under $7.00 U.S. per disk) is
charged, and the program is not modified in any way.
Now that we have all of the legal stuff out of the way, I can get
on with telling you about the program. TUTOR DOS is an
interactive, beginner's DOS tutorial. It assumes that the user
knows virtually nothing about MS-DOS.
The program consists of an introduction, twenty-one lessons, a
final test, and a few closing remarks. The program is contained
in twenty-six program files, three batch files, and one
documentation file. (There is a complete list of the names of
these files at the end of this document.)
TUTOR DOS offers several advantages over currently available
*TUTOR DOS was designed to talk 'to' you, rather than
*All of the lessons in TUTOR DOS are quite short and
none of them should take more than twenty to twenty-
five minutes to complete.
*You may use the [ESCAPE] key to exit any lesson at any
*TUTOR DOS has been programmed to accept several
answers to each of its questions.
*If a you give the wrong answer to a question, TUTOR
DOS will provide a hint.
*If a you can't seem to get the right answer to a
question, keep trying. After you've tried three times,
TUTOR DOS will type the right answer for you.
*Each lesson ends with a quiz. These quizzes will help
you judge how well you've learned the material in each
*The course ends with a comprehensive examination.
TUTOR DOS will analyze your answers and (if necessary)
give you a list of lessons to review.
*If you score over eighty percent on the test, TUTOR
DOS will print out a certificate of achievement with
your name on it.
*TUTOR DOS is distributed as SHAREWARE. If you enjoy
it, I ask that you send me a donation of ten dollars.
This is far less expensive than commercial DOS
tutorials which generally cost thirty to fifty dollars.
TUTOR DOS has been designed with the average user in mind and,
therefore, will work on virtually any PC. The specific
256 K Random Access Memory
DOS 2.1 or higher
There are no other requirements. TUTOR DOS will run from floppy
disk drives (of any size) or from a hard disk drive. It will run
equally well on color and monochrome monitors.
INSTALLING TUTOR DOS
If you do not have a hard disk drive, or do not want to put TUTOR
DOS on your hard disk drive, no installation is necessary.
However, if you want to install TUTOR DOS on your hard disk
drive, all you have to do is follow these instructions:
1) Turn on your PC.
2) Wait for the prompt to appear on the monitor, it
should look something like C:\>, and it will be
followed by a small, blinking cursor.
3) Put TUTOR DOS disk number 1 in your A: disk drive. (If
you have more than one floppy disk drive, you'll have to
figure out which one is the A: disk drive. If your disk
drives are stacked on top of one another, this will be the
top disk drive. If they are side by side, it will be on the
4) Type A:INSTALL A C and press the [ENTER] key.
5) Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
If you are using TUTOR DOS from a disk drive, make sure that
TUTOR DOS disk number 1 is in the drive and the door is closed.
Type TUTORDOS and press [ENTER].
If you have installed TUTOR DOS on your hard disk drive, wait for
the C:\> and type TUTORDOS and press [ENTER].
In either case, after a moment, TUTOR DOS will begin to give you
instructions on the screen. From this point on, all you have to
do is follow these instructions.
I have enjoyed putting this program together and I hope you have
enjoyed using it. If you have comments, please feel free to
write to me at the address given below:
Kevin L. Cummings
155 North Fort Lane "B"
Layton, UT 84041
Thanks for taking the time to use this tutorial and the best of
luck with your PC!
APPENDIX -- COMPLETE FILE LIST FOR TUTOR DOS
[Don't bother reading this unless you're a real computer junkie!]
Disk #1 Disk #2
Disk #3 Disk #4
The files called MENUDOS.TBC and INSTALL.BAT have been placed on
all four disks to aid beginning users and reduce the amount of
TUTOR DOS was written using Borland International's TURBO BASIC
version 1.1. Portions of the program make use of Rick
Fothergill's public domain TBWINDO utilities.