Dec 122017
 
Describe for Windows 2.00 a 4DOS file description editor for Windows. Has limited program launching capabilties as well. Simple and easy to use.

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Describe for Windows v2.0

Describe provides a screen editing of
file descriptions, plus file
manipulation (copy, delete, move).
Describe is released as shareware. No
special installation is required 80
character max description. Directories
with greater than 500 file may not be
handled correctly.



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Describe for Windows v2.0

Describe provides a screen editing of
file descriptions, plus file
manipulation (copy, delete, move).
Describe is released as shareware. No
special installation is required 80
character max description. Directories
with greater than 500 file may not be
handled correctly.

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Describe for Windows v2.0
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If you use 4DOS as your command shell and use the 4DOS DESCRIBE command
to describe your files then Describe for Windows is for you.

Describe provides a screen editing of file descriptions, plus file
manipulation (copy, delete, move).

Describe is released as shareware, registration details are provided
in the application itself.

No special installation is required, just run the app.

The comment edit window is subclassed so that the up, down, page up, and
page down keys allow you to scroll through the listbox. To try this click
in the description edit box and then hit down arrow.

A description character count is provided to the right of the description
to allow you to track the length of your descriptions. Since 4DOS only
displays the first 40 characters of a description, you may want to limit
your descriptions to 40.

You will be prompted for permission to save the description file in all
cases unless you explicitly ask for a save using the File/Save menu command.

Please report any bugs or suggestions for improvement to the author.


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Caveats
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80 character max description. If you have descriptions longer that this,
don't allow Describe to save in the directory or your long descriptions
will be truncated.

Directories with greater than 500 file may not be handled correctly.

I have made no attempt (yet) to make Describe bullet proof accessing the
hidden 4DOS description file (descript.ion). I don't know what will
happen if more that one instance of Describe is running and competing for
the same description file. Furthermore, a DOS window running a description
editor may also cause unknown problems if competing with Describe.


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Revision History for Describe.
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v2.0Interface redesigned.
Directory/drive controls implemented like Common Dialogs.
File copy/move/delete feature implemented. Descriptions are
maintained.
File run added. Can double click on a file to execute. Also can
double click on data file to launch associated application.
Updated description file changes for 4DOS v4.02.

v1.1Initial Public release.
Fixed minor file saving bugs.
Ensured that exiting Windows will query user for description saves.

v1.0Initial beta release.


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Credits.
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Thanks to my beta testers for hammering the application to death.
Thanks to Pat Beirne for the original interface layout and edit subclassing
idea.
And thanks to my wife for putting up with me.


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The legal section...
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Describe for Windows
Copyright 1990-1993 by David Crossmier.
All rights reserved.


SOFTWARE LICENSE

Non-licensed users are granted a limited license to use Describe
on a 30-day trial basis for the purpose of determining
whether Describe is suitable for their needs. The use
of Describe, except for the initial 30-day trial, requires registration.
The use of unlicensed copies of Describe, outside of the initial
30-day trial, by any person, business, corporation, government agency
or any other entity is strictly prohibited.

A single user license permits a user to use Describe
only on a single computer. Licensed users may use the
program on different computers, but may not use the program
on more than one computer at the same time.

No one may modify or patch the Describe executable files
in any way, including but not limited to decompiling,
disassembling, or otherwise reverse engineering the program.

A limited license is granted to copy and distribute Describe
only for the trial use of others, subject to the above
limitations, and also the following:

1) Describe and all of its release files must be copied
in unmodified form, complete with the file containing
this license information.

2) Describe may not be distributed in conjunction with
any other product without a specific license to do so
from the author.

3) No fee, charge, or other compensation may be requested or
accepted, except as authorized below:

A) Operators of electronic bulletin board systems (sysops)
may make Describe available for downloading only as
long as the above conditions are met. An overall or
time-dependent charge for the use of the bulletin board
system is permitted as long as there is not a specific
charge for the download of Describe.

B) Vendors of user-supported or shareware software approved by
the ASP may distribute Describe, subject to the
above conditions, without specific permission. Non-
approved vendors may distribute Describe only after
obtaining written permission from the author.
Such permission is usually granted. Please write for
details (enclose your catalog).

C) Non-profit user groups may distribute copies of the
Describe diskette to their members, subject to
the above conditions, without specific permission.
Non-profit groups may collect a disk duplication fee
not to exceed five dollars.

LIMITED WARRANTY

The author warrants that all disks provided are
free from defects in material and workmanship, assuming
normal use, for a period of 90 days from the date of
purchase.

The author warrants that the program will perform
in substantial compliance with the documentation supplied
with the software product. If a significant defect in
the product is found, the Purchaser may return the
product for a refund. In no event will such a refund
exceed the purchase price of the product.

EXCEPT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, DAVID CROSSMIER DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE
PRODUCT. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, THE
PURCHASER ASSUMES THE RISK OF PAYING THE ENTIRE COST OF
ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION AND ANY
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL
DAVID CROSSMIER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
(INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF
BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS
INFORMATION AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE
INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT EVEN IF DAVID CROSSMIER
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Use of this product for any period of time constitutes
your acceptance of this agreement and subjects you to its
contents.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject
to restrictions as set forth in subdivision (b)(3)(ii) of
the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at
252.227-7013. Contractor/manufacturer is David Crossmier
1957 Fireside Ct. / Casselberry, FL 32707



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