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KEYSET will display the settings of the CapsLock, NumLock, ScrollLock and PrtSc (Print Screen) keys, and allow you to change them.
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KEYSET will display the settings of the CapsLock, NumLock, ScrollLock and PrtSc (Print Screen) keys, and allow you to change them.
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KeySet



CapsLock-NumLock-ScrollLock-PrtSc key Setup



Version 1.1
Released 12-18-89




Herron Software
P.O. Box 1288
Battle Ground, Washington 98604




COPYRIGHT 1988, 1989 Phil Herron. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
__________________________________________



THIS PRODUCT IS PROVIDED FOR EVALUATION, AS IS
AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE AUTHOR
MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL
THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF PROFIT OR ANY
OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGE ARISING FROM EITHER
THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT.



This product should be thoroughly evaluated
using backed up or noncritical data and files.




______________________________________________________________

Evaluation Preface Section
______________________________________________________________

Shareware............................................... 0.1.0
What it is............................................ 0.1.1
License Terms......................................... 0.1.2
Registration.......................................... 0.1.3
Benefits, Forms, Registration fees,
Quantity discounts, Combined orders

Evaluation.............................................. 0.2.0
Evaluation Version.................................... 0.2.1
Evaluation Menu....................................... 0.2.2
Virus Prevention...................................... 0.2.3



_____________________________

0.1.0 Shareware
_____________________________



0.1.1 The SHAREWARE Concept
_____________________________

"Shareware" is a software distribution method which enables
the potential user to obtain software at very low initial
cost, for evaluation on a trial basis.

You can evaluate the software in your own environment, on your
own machine, with the programs and data that you normally use.
You're not required to become a registered user unless the
software meets your needs.

Another benefit of Shareware is lower pricing. By minimizing
the marketing and advertising expenses associated with more
traditional software distribution methods, Shareware products
can be priced lower. You don't pay for what you don't need or
use.

You are encouraged to share the evaluation version of this
software with others, so long as you follow the limitations
set forth in the LICENSE TERMS section below.


0.1.2 LICENSE TERMS
_____________________

This product and its documentation are copyrighted and owned
solely by the author, who reserves all rights to any benefits
derived from it. It is distinctly separate from, and should
not be confused with, those categories of software known as
"public domain" or "freeware."

You are granted the right to use the evaluation version of
this software on a trial basis for a limited amount of time,
to decide whether to continue using (and therefore whether
to register) the product.

You can transmit this evaluation version to associates by
copying on diskette or uploading to electronic bulletin board
services, so long as the following CONDITIONS are met:

(a) The program and its documentation file must be
distributed together.

(b) The program and its documentation must not be
altered in any way. If you wish to include
notes for other evaluators, please add them in
a separate file and include that file along
with the program and documentation files.


0.1.3 REGISTRATION
____________________

When you send in the registration form and fee, you'll
receive by return mail a diskette containing the latest
REGISTERED version of the program and documentation.


BENEFITS OF REGISTRATION

The registered version WILL NOT include the Evaluation Menu
front-end, startup time-delay or forms-printing sections of
this version. Thus it will be more convenient to use, from
either the DOS prompt or from batch files. It will also be
12k-15K bytes smaller, for more efficient disk storage and
faster loading.

The registered version WILL include any new functions
or enhancements made to date.

You will receive notification of future updates and
new products.

You will be able to upgrade to newer versions at a
reduced cost.


REGISTRATION FORM

The registration form and a pre-addressed mailing cover
can be printed from the "Forms Printing" selection of
the Evaluation menu, discussed in section 0.2.2 below.


FEES

The single-quantity registration fee is displayed on the
initial Evaluation Menu screen. Higher quantities are
discussed below.


QUANTITY DISCOUNTS

Each registered copy of this software will be licensed for
operation at a single location (on a single terminal or
computer) at any one time. If you need to run the software
on more than one terminal or computer at the same time, the
appropriate number of registrations must be made.

Multiple-quantity registration fees are displayed in the
"QUANTITY DISCOUNT" section of the Evaluation menu.

You can take advantage of quantity discounts by ordering
multiple registrations of one program or single
registrations of several different programs at the same
time. You also save on shipping and handling charges
by registering several products together.


COMBINED ORDERS

You can also take advantage of quantity discounts by
combining orders with associates:

(1) Complete a separate registration form for each person.
Each person's name, address and programs to be
registered are needed for support and update
notification purposes.

(2) Include only one standard shipping and handling charge.
Cross out the "Shipping & handling" amounts on
all but ONE registration form; the combined
order will be sent to the name and address on
that form.

(3) Mail all the forms together, with a single check/money
order for the total, in one envelope/mailing cover.



_____________________________

0.2.0 Evaluation
_____________________________



0.2.1 EVALUATION VERSION
__________________________

This software contains the complete and fully functional version
of the program, the latest available at the time of this release.

The program itself is identical to the REGISTERED version.
An Evaluation Menu and forms-printing section were added
to ensure that:

(a) Registration information and forms will not
become separated from the program file.

(b) Users who might be unfamiliar with the process
of displaying a file's contents on the screen or
printer will have no difficulty learning about,
evaluating or registering this product.


0.2.2 EVALUATION MENU
_______________________

The program is invoked from the DOS prompt by typing its name
and pressing the RETURN or ENTER key.

The initial screen displays the warranty section and some
information about the program:

Program name,
Version number,
Release date,
Single-quantity registration fee.

It next displays the Shareware Product EVALUATION MENU.
A single key press will select the following functions
from the menu:

ESC - EXIT to DOS without evaluating this program
R - READ the documentation (THIS file)
x - EVALUATE this program
Q - QUANTITY Discount information
F - FORMS printing menu - registration & mailer

When you press "R" to READ the documentation, this file will
be shown one screen at a time. The display pauses whenever the
screen becomes full, and prompts...

or Esc

The character is similar to the "MORE" prompt in
other DOS utilities. It indicates that more is available.
Press ESCape to exit back to the Evaluation Menu, or any normal
typing key to continue (space bar is a convenient key to use).


0.2.3 VIRUS PREVENTION
________________________

If you'd like to evaluate this software but you're not sure
where it's been, you can order a copy straight from the source.
See the SHAREWARE PRODUCT CATALOG section at the end of this file.





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Table of Contents Section
_________________________________________________________________

KeySet..................................................... 1.0
Introduction............................................ 1.1
Explanation............................................. 1.2
System Requirements..................................... 1.3
Installing........................................... 1.3.1
Help.................................................... 1.4
Syntax.................................................. 1.5
Examples................................................ 1.6
Operating Screen in INTERACTIVE mode................. 1.6.1
OPERATING SCREEN in COMMAND LINE mode................ 1.6.2
Applications............................................ 1.7
Error Messages.......................................... 1.8
DOS ErrorLevel.......................................... 1.9
Version History......................................... 2.0

Support.................................................... 9.0
Problem Resolution...................................... 9.1
Before Reporting........................................ 9.2
Reporting a problem..................................... 9.3
Custom Modifications.................................... 9.4
Correspondence.......................................... 9.5

Shareware Product Catalog................................. 10.0




******************************************
NEW in this version
******************************************

Previous versions employed white text on black background
exclusively; this version uses the default colors in
effect when the program is started.

DOS ErrorLevel is now returned upon termination.




_________________________________________________________________

KeySet
1.0
CapsLock-NumLock-ScrollLock-PrtSc Setup
_________________________________________________________________




1.1 INTRODUCTION
__________________

Some systems automatically set the NumLock control state to
ON during bootup. This could be desirable if you always use
NumLock ON. It can be an unnecessary complication if you
don't.


Some accounting software accepts only UPPER-CASE CHARACTERS.
If you forget to punch the CapsLock key when you first start
the program, you'll waste time reentering rejected lower-case
commands and text.


On some systems, various lock key settings flip mysteriously,
seemingly at random. With older keyboards, the control key
status indicators can end up showing erroneous results.

Some older keyboards don't even HAVE status indicators for the
control keys, so you can't tell what the settings are without
experimentation.


KEYSET can solve most of these problems.




1.2 EXPLANATION
_________________

KEYSET's interactive mode will display the settings of the
CapsLock, NumLock, ScrollLock and PrtSc (Print Screen) keys,
and allow you to change them. The command line mode will
directly set the keys to the states you specify on the
command line or in a batch file.


The PrtSc-disable function is included to prevent problems
when you accidentally press the PrtSc key, especially on older
keyboards that have PrtSc located next to the Right Shift
and Return keys.

Depending on printer status (and on whether a printer is even
installed), the result of an unintended Print Screen can range
from a minor interruption or a wasted sheet of printer paper,
to a locked up system.




1.3 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
_________________________

PC, XT, AT or compatible.
DOS version 2.1 or later.
64K free memory.




1.3.1 INSTALLING
__________________

The program can be run from diskette or from hard disk.
No installation is necessary, other than copying the
files to a drive and directory of your choosing.




1.4 HELP
__________

Can't remember the command line syntax? Issue

KEYSET

without any parameters; it will display help
information, then wait in interactive mode.




1.5 SYNTAX
____________



Interactive mode
________________

KEYSET No parameters. Displays table of
keys and current states; make
selections, then press .



Command Line mode
_________________

KEYSET [commandString]

Where commandString can contain any combination of the
following letter-and-symbol pairs:

S+ ScrollLock ON (set)
S- ScrollLock OFF (clear)

C+ CapsLock ON (set)
C- CapsLock OFF (clear)

N+ NumLock ON (set)
N- NumLock OFF (clear)

P+ PrtSc ENABLE
P- PrtSc DISABLE

Letters can be either upper or lower case, and may be
specified in any order. Spaces or tabs can be included
to separate the pairs for better readability.

Any letters or symbols other than those specified will
halt the program with an error message.




1.6 EXAMPLES
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KEYSET Interactive mode; displays table of
keys and current states.

KEYSET S-C-N-P- Clears SL, CL, NL, disables PrtSc.

KEYSET S+ C+ N+ P+ Sets SL, CL, NL, enables PrtSc.

KEYSET C+S- P-N+ Sets CL, CLEARS SL, disables PrtSc,
Sets NL.

KEYSET P+N+ Enables PrtSc, sets NumLock.

KEYSET SCNP Halts with error message.

KEYSET A+B+C+D+ Halts with error message; only
S, N, C and P are recognized.

KEYSET S.C/N,P Halts with error message; only
+ and - symbols are recognized.

KEYSET S+ S- Sets SL (only the first occurrence of
a command letter is used; repeats are
ignored).




1.6.1 OPERATING SCREEN in INTERACTIVE mode
____________________________________________

When you issue the command

KEYSET

with no parameters, the combined HELP and INTERACTIVE
screen is displayed:

__KeySet______________________
|______________________________|

Help information
.
.

_ Key ________ Current State ____________
| |
| ScrollLock Off / On |
| NumLock Off / On |
| CapsLock Off / On |
| PrtSc Disabled / Enabled |
|_________________________________________|


The current state of any of the keys can be reversed by
pressing either that key (SCROLLLOCK, NUMLOCK, CAPSLOCK, PRTSC)
or the first letter of its name (S, N, C, P). The possible
states for the first three keys shown above are ON or OFF.
PrintScreen can be either ENABLED or DISABLED.

When you're satisfied with the settings, press .




1.6.2 OPERATING SCREEN in COMMAND LINE mode
_____________________________________________

When you issue the command

KEYSET commandString (see example section),

the screen displays:

__KeySet______________________
|______________________________|

It next displays the name of each key specified in the
command string, along with its new state (On or Off,
Enabled or Disabled).




1.7 APPLICATIONS
__________________

Use KeySet in the INTERACTIVE MODE whenever you need to view
the current lock key settings, or any time you need to change
the settings but can't remember the command line syntax.


KeySet's COMMAND LINE MODE can be used from the DOS prompt,
but was designed for unattended batch file operation.

You may want to set the lock keys and the print-screen key
to a particular configuration upon system bootup. Add a line
to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to call KeySet with the appropriate
parameters. For example, if you always want CapsLock ON and
the PrtSc key disabled, use the line

KEYSET C+ P-


You may need different configurations for various application
programs; write a batch file that runs KeySet with the new
parameter list, then calls the application. Below is a sample
batch file that sets NumLock ON (to enable the numeric key pad),
then runs a payroll program. After the payroll program returns
control to the batch file, NumLock is turned back OFF:

echo off
KEYSET N+
PayRoll
KEYSET N-




1.8 ERROR MESSAGES
____________________

Command Line parameter error messages:

is an illegal parameter
A parameter was entered that is not recognized
by the program.

missing symbol + or -
A parameter was entered without an associated
+ or - symbol.




1.9 DOS ERRORLEVEL
____________________

Upon termination, the program returns a DOS ErrorLevel value
which indicates how the program ended, and which can be used for
subsequent operations in a batch file. For further information,
see the "IF ERRORLEVEL" batch command in your DOS manual.

ErrorLevel list:

0 - Successful completion.
1 - Illegal parameter specified on command line.
2 - Parameter is missing symbol + or -.




2.0 VERSION HISTORY
_____________________

1.00 Initial release.
1.07 DOS ErrorLevels added.
1.1 Display is no longer fixed white on black, but now uses
the default colors in effect when the program is started.




_________________________________________________________________

9.0 Support
_________________________________________________________________




9.1 PROBLEM RESOLUTION
________________________

Please document and report any anomaly in program operation,
whether it's a genuine "bug" or just some feature of the
program that particularly "bugs" you.

If you're the first person to document and report a problem
that we agree needs attention, you'll receive a free upgrade
with the correction when it's been made. If you're a
registered user, you'll get the upgraded registered version;
if you haven't yet registered, you'll get the upgraded
evaluation version.




9.2 BEFORE REPORTING
______________________

Things to try prior to reporting a problem:

1 - Reread the documentation to make sure you understand
what we thought we understood when we wrote it.

2 - If the system reports "Bad command or file name" when
you attempt to run the program, its executable file
(or at least the file name you specified) was not found.

First, make sure no typos or misspellings have crept
into your command line; next, try changing your PATH
setting, or make the drive & directory where the program
resides the "current" drive & directory.

3 - If the program is being run from a batch file, try
deleting lines previous to the line that actually
invokes the program, to see if some prior activity
is causing the problem.

4 - If you have any memory-resident or "TSR" utilities
installed (pop-up calculators/note pads, keyboard
enhancements, etc.), try removing them from memory
and running the program again to see if the problem
reoccurs.




9.3 REPORTING A PROBLEM
_________________________

If the problem persists, please document it as completely and
accurately as possible; we have to be able to duplicate it
before we can begin to resolve it.

Include at least the following:

1 - Version of DOS you are using.
2 - Machine type, drives, memory, etc.
3 - Programs executed prior to the problem.
4 - Problem program's name and version number.
5 - Where and how you obtained the problem program.
6 - Address and/or phone number where you can be contacted.
7 - Anything you can think of that might relate to the problem;
for example, listings of your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS
files, or any batch files used to run the program.
8 - Any relevant printouts.


NOTE: If you're a registered user, you'll find the utility
UserResp.Exe on the distribution diskette; it can be used
to print a pre-addressed mailer and a problem report.

If you have not yet registered, send problem reports to the
address below (or print the pre-addressed mailer from the
Evaluation Menu).




9.4 CUSTOM MODIFICATIONS
__________________________

If you need custom modifications to this software for your
particular application, please write to the below address
with complete details of your requirements.




9.5 CORRESPONDENCE
____________________

We welcome any comments or suggestions you might have
concerning improvements and future enhancements to this
product. Send all correspondence and orders to:

Phil Herron
P.O. Box 1288
Battle Ground, Washington USA 98604




_________________________________________________________________

10.0 Shareware Product Catalog
_________________________________________________________________


This section contains a list of our other Shareware products;
it may be updated whenever products are added or changed.
____________________________________________

If you'd like to try any of the programs in this catalog, but
can't find them locally, you can order evaluation copies
straight from the source...

Five programs and their associated documentation will fit on each
5.25 inch 362Kb diskette; the basic single-disk fee of $4.00
covers the cost of the first disk, shipping and handling. Add an
additional dollar for each additional disk of programs you want to
evaluate ($4.00 for 1 to 5 programs, $5.00 for 6-10, $6.00 for
11-15, etc.; all payments in U.S. funds). If your address is
outside the U.S. and Canada, add an additional $3.00.

Include your mailing address and the names of the programs. By
return mail you'll receive the latest versions of those programs
for evaluation.
____________________________________________

"Shareware" is a software distribution method which enables the
potential user to obtain software at very low initial cost, for
evaluation on a trial basis. You can evaluate the software in your
own environment, on your own machine, with the programs and data
that you normally use. You're not required to become a registered
user unless the software meets your needs.
____________________________________________

PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATION FEES
MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
____________________________________________


ChkD v1.1
Check_Disk_space reports disk drive space usage. It reports drive
cluster size, then drive space TOTAL, FREE and USED by actual value
and by percentage. It is faster and more convenient than the DOS
"dir" or "chkdsk" utilities for displaying drive information.

ChkM v1.1
Check_Memory_space reports standard system memory (RAM) space usage.
It reports memory space TOTAL, FREE and USED by actual value and by
percentage. It is faster and more convenient than the DOS "chkdsk"
utility for displaying system memory information.

CleanOut v1.3
CLEANOUT searches all directories of the default drive for file(s)
specified on command line (wildcards * and ? are legal). Each time
a matching file is found, the user is prompted for disposition:
Delete or Save. File contents, either text or binary, can be VIEWED
before deciding. A single press of the "S" key saves a file; a
double press of the "D" key deletes it. An optional mode allows
deletions without confirmation. Useful for cleaning out .BAK file
leftovers, among others.

CleanTxt v1.1
CleanTxt converts WordStar text files to straight ASCII. It strips
out certain control characters, and will optionally expand tab
characters to the appropriate number of spaces.

CleanZ v1.2
Most text editors won't read files beyond the first control-Z end-
of-file character. Control-Z's can become embedded in a text file
when several files are combined using the DOS "type" command.
CleanZ will strip out each control-Z, or it will optionally replace
each with a seldom-used character, to ease the task of locating the
former boundaries in combined files.

FindF v1.1
FindFile searches the default drive for specified files, and writes
the file information to screen or disk. Useful for locating
misplaced files or for generating a listing of all files and
subdirectories on the default drive.

Gen v1.2
Gen replaces several trial-and-error methods of building specific-
sized files for printer, storage or timing tests. It generates
files of any size from zero to twenty million bytes, much faster
than typing random characters into a text editor. Besides
generating files on disk, it can send a specific number of
characters directly to the console screen, printer or
other DOS device.

KeyCode v1.1
KeyCode responds to each press of a key or combination of keys by
displaying the key or combination pressed, its associated Ascii
character (if any), key type (normal or extended), Ascii code and
Scan code.

KeySet v1.1
KeySet's interactive mode displays the current settings of the
CapsLock, NumLock, ScrollLock and PrtSc (Print Screen) keys, and
allows them to be changed. The command line mode directly sets the
keys to specified states, allowing use of a batch file for
presetting at system bootup or between applications.

PrinTest v1.2
PrinTest repetitively displays the status of ports assigned to
parallel printer interfaces. It can be used to isolate problems to
the printer interface card, the cable or the printer itself. It
reports printer and port number, status byte and status condition.

Qscr v1.2
QuickScreen converts a single text screen to an executable file for
more rapid display. The resulting .COM file will write a screen of
text much faster than batch file ECHO statements. Useful for
setting up compact menu systems, demos and tutorials.

ScanF v1.1
Scan_File speeds up the search for ASCII text strings within
executable files. It filters out the unintelligible control and
extended characters, allows user definition of minimum string length
for display, and pauses after each screen of information.

ScanM v1.1
Scan_Memory speeds up the search for ASCII text such as ROM
copyright statements and machine identification, anywhere within
standard system memory space. It filters out the unintelligible
control and extended characters, displays each string longer than
three characters, and pauses after each screen of information.

Split v1.1
Split breaks huge text files down into smaller ones that will fit
into your text editor or onto a diskette. Useful for working on
large files with a limited-filesize memory-resident notepad utility.

StoRm v1.1
STOrage_RooM reports the amount of disk space required for storage
of a specified file or group of files on any disk, using any version
of DOS. It takes into account all of the factors involved in
determining file storage size. It locates files specified on the
command line and determines their actual total size and the amount
of room needed to store them. Useful for determining the number of
files that will fit on a disk.

PhLBL v0.75 (not yet released)
Label printer using text stored in ASCII files. Each label/card/
tag can contain embedded commands for date, time, series (nn OF nn),
consecutive serial numbering, left margin, and selectable printer
attribute for each line; 5, 10, 12, 17 or 20 characters per inch
pitch, normal/bold/underlined on Epson compatible dot-matrix
printers.

_______________________________________________________________
| |
| COPYRIGHT 1989 Phil Herron. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. |
|_______________________________________________________________|


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