Contents of the README file
InfView v1.55 (10/29/94)
InfView is a general purpose Windows File Viewer allowing you to view
multiple files of ANY size in either ASCII, HEX, RAW ASCII, TEXT ONLY,
BITMAP, PCX or GIF image modes. Unlike most other viewers, InfView reads
the entire file into memory (a snapshot!) so that if the file changes on disk,
it will not affect what you are viewing.
NEW!! As of v1.55 InfView now can be installed as a File Manager Add-On
meaning that File Manager loads InfView automatically and uses it for
drag'n drop file viewing. In addition, InfView now translates MS Write
files so that the 'text' of the Write file is what you view.
InfView includes a module that lets you see the contents of any Zip or Lzh
compressed file and using your own Unzip or Un-Arc utility InfView will
decompress selected file directly into the viewer! InfView will also
decompress files compressed with Microsoft (c) Compress.Exe right into a
Along side your ascii and hex views you can examine images! Any 16 or 256
color Bitmap (BMP), PCX or GIF (compuserve compressed) image can be loaded and
Any program (such as File Manager) can now drag files into InfView for display.
Most viewers allow you to drag a single file, InfView allows you to drag
MULTIPLE files which will can all be viewed, searched and compared!
InfView has MDI multiple file view capability allowing you to view up to
25 files at once. Included with this are the following incredible features:
- Optional Button Bar which can be configured to include most of the
menu options available.
- Optional MDI help line which gives status information as well as
- Hot Keys that let you scroll all viewing windows concurrently.
- Character search to search all viewing windows for text.
- Options to set the maximum number of viewing windows from 1-25.
- Automatic horizontal or vertical tiling of multiple windows.
- Automatic recycling of old windows (when you reach the maximum
open windows, the next file you open will replace the oldest file
you are viewing).
- FILE COMPARE!! This feature allows you to Compare ALL FILES YOU
ARE VIEWING. You select your Original file and then the compare
will find any differences in any other viewing windows. Also has
a 'Continue Compare' feature to continue comparing from the point
the last difference was found.
The Disk/Network file and word search option has been expanded to allow you
to specify the Minimum or Maximum file size that a file has to be to be
selected as well as the minimum creation/modification date a file has to have!
For example: This would allow you to search your disk (or an entire Network)
for files that were Created/Modified today that are more than 450k in size...
The search capabilities now extend to Zip and Lzh files too!
Other Features include: Search capabilities:
- Single view or multiple view search
- Repeat last search
Formatted printing (ie: source code)
- Print in WSYWYG or Default
- Entire text or selected text
File Execution (directly or by association)
Line Translation to Hex
Simple HEX EDITING of files while in Hex mode
Disk/Network Search capabilities:
- Search for Files (using name/extension & wildcards)
- Search for Words within files (like GREP!)
- Scan a Directory for all files
- Load Previous or Next file from the search list
- Select files based on file size or file date!
Font and Color selection
Variable line length up to 1k!
Character translation and expansion (tabs,etc..)
Display of available memory.
To Install: From Program Manager Run A:SETUP
You will be asked to Confirm your SOURCE directory.
You will be asked to Confirm or change the Infview Destination
Decide on the optional Hex Editor feature.
InfView require 300k (that's it!) on your hard drive
and there are no memory or configuration requirements.
Note: If you install without using Setup you will be unable to use some
features of InfView.
These files are included in this release:
INVIEW.EXE INFVIEW.HLP INFVUIMG.DLL
INFVUGIF.DLL INFVUZIP.DLL INFVUGBL.DLL
Send $6.99 to
Dean Software Design
P.O. Box 2331
Everett, WA 98203-0331
Canadian/Mexican orders please add $0.50 for postage.
Orders from all other countries please add $1.50 for postage.
Please use the Registration form found under the "Registration Information"
menu option of InfView.
or; You can register on CompuServe's Shareware Registration Forum
(Go SWREG) Registration ID for InfView is 1414.
See registration agreement below for multiple copy and site license
1. Corrected GPF bug when you changed line length with files loaded,
already loaded files do not refresh to new length.
2. Added new REFRESH ALL FILES menu option to WINDOW menu. This causes all
non-graphic views to reread the file they are viewing.
3. Enhanced recognition of file types, moved File Type Names to a String
Table in the resource file.
4. InfView now translates MS Write files so that the ASCII view will only
show the 'real' text from within the WRITE file.
5. Added File Manager extension option. During install you have the option
of making InfView a File Manager option so that every time File Manager
is loaded so is InfView and files can be drag'n dropped onto InfView.
1. Added new option to IntelliLib screen to allow BMP,PCX and GIF files to
be loaded directly as images instead of reading the file then choosing to
2. Moved Temporary Directory field from Preferences to IntelliLib screen and
corrected bug that wasn't loading a file that was extracted from a
3. Added new menu option "Print" which prints the active file (or selected
text) without the print setup screen.
4. The "Print Setup" menu option is the old "Print" renamed which has the
5. Added new menu option "Print All" which prints all InfView windows (or
selected text in each one) without the print setup screen.
6. Eliminated extra blank page at end of print job.
1. Sped up file reading 10x by eliminating redundant DLL calls.
2. Corrected RTE 202 error reading large BMP & GIF files, we were treading
on our own stack!
3. Corrected RTE 202 error searching for files & chars with long paths or
large numbers of files.
see online help for more history....
Disclaimer - Registration Agreement
Users of InfView must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"InfView 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 consequential, which may result from
the use of InfView."
InfView 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 InfView and
continue to use InfView after a reasonable trial period, you must
make register it! The registration fee will license one copy for use
on any one computer at any one time.
Commercial users of InfView must register and pay for their copies
of InfView within 30 days of first use or their license is
withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by contacting Dean
Software Design. In general, multiple copies of InfView can be
registered at the following rates:
1 - 10 copies: $ 6.99 per copy
11 - 20 copies: $ 65.00 + $6.50 per copy over 10
21 - 50 copies: $120.00 + $6.00 per copy over 20
51 - 100 copies: $275.00 + $5.50 per copy over 50
101+ copies: $500.00 (site license, unlimited)
Anyone distributing InfView for any kind of remuneration must
first contact Dean Software Design at the indicated address 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 InfView
immediately (However Dean Software Design must still be advised so that
the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest version of InfView).
You are encouraged to pass a copy of InfView along to your friends
for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if they
find that they can use it.
All registers user receive free technical support for 90 days from
the date of registration. Also all registered users receive a free
upgrade to the next version of this program when that version becomes
available. To report bugs, receive help and bug fixes please send a
CompuServe message via CompuServe Mail to:
Dean Software Design
or, if you do not have access to CompuServe, write to us!
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