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Keyboard macro utility.
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Keyboard macro utility.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
RATKEYS.COM 47247 3527 deflated
RATKEYS.DEF 18964 197 deflated
RATKEYS.DOC 7907 2425 deflated

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Contents of the RATKEYS.DOC file







R A T K E Y S
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version 2.01 , Copyright 1986
By Allen Lin


1) Introduction:

RATKEYS is a memory resident program for keyboard enhancement.
It is written for IBM-PC or compatible with minimum 128k memory
using DOS-2.0 or higher. It has the ability to define up to 8,000
key strokes into a sigle key stroke. The key definition can be saved
on disk as RATKEYS.DEF which can be loaded into RATKEYS later.

RATKEYS can be disable/enable at anytime( well, almost anytime).

Any key can be redefined by RATKEYS (including combination keys
using Alt or Ctrl keys) except the following 7 single keys

Num-Lock, Scroll-Lock, right-shift,
left-shift, Ctrl, Alt and Caps-Lock






2) How to use RATKEYS :

a. Initialization:

RATKEYS needs to be initialized (i.e. to let it stay in the
memory). You only need to type in RATKEYS at DOS prompt to
initialize it. Once it has been put into memory, it stay in
until you reboot the system.

Type RATKEYS /L instead just RATKEYS at DOS prompt will load
in key definition from RATKEYS.DEF at initialized time.


b. Pop up RATKEYS menu :

Holding three following keys : Ctrl, right shift key and
left shift key at the same time will pop up menu. (older version
of RATKEYS use ALT and = keys)

Then you have 5 choice :

type "1" let you define or delete key definition
It will ask you " Which Key? ", press the key you want to
define. Then it will either wait for you to enter key
strokes or display the definition for that key. In the first
case, after you enter all the key strokes you must end it
with = . In the second case, you have the option to
delete key definition by hit Esc key or just exit by
hitting any key.
Import data : depress right + key (at most right lower corner
of standard IBM keyboard) allow you to import data from
current display screen. Use F1 key to define beginning of
the data block, F2 to define end of data block. You can also
use Esc key to abort this function.
The key definition buffer can only hold little more than 8000
keystrokes. If this buffer is full, RATKEYS will prompt you
"MEMORY FULL !!" message. You have to depress = to exit.

NOTE: Nested key definition will not be interprted by RATKEYS







type "2" will let you see current defined keys. No definition
will be display.( you can use function 1 above to see the
definition)


type "3" to save the current key definition into the disk file
named "RATKEYS.DEF".


type "4" to load the key definition from the disk file
named "RATKEYS.DEF".


type "5" to exit RATKEYS menu and return to DOS or your
application program


c. Disable/Enble RATKEYS :
RATKEYS can be disable or enable by - (i.e. Holding
Alt key while depress - key)








3) Annoucement :

This file and the accompanying files RATKEYS.COM and RATKEYS.DEF
may be copied and shared freely if the following guide lines are
followed :

1. It is not to be distributed in any modified form.
2. No fee is charged for such copying and distribution.
3. It is not to be distributed with or as part of any
other software package or hardware, unless a written
permission has been granted by the author.




DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
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THIS SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING FILES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS"
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SUITABILITY FOR ANY
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE USER OF THIS SOFTWARE ASSUME ALL RISKS.



If you find this software has any value for you, or if you like
to obtain the source of this software ( which is written in
assembler), please send a contribution. For contribution of
$15 or more, you will receive the full source of RATKEYS on
diskette and future updated version of RATKEYS and also the privilege
to receive future released product from the author.

Please use the order form on next page.

If you don't like RATKEYS or even think it's stink,
just DEL it and drop me a line. Any comments will be most
welcome. I can be reached at the following BBS's:

C & TURBO (404)-263-1151
INVISIBLE BBS (404)-993-5310
ZAP! BBS (404)-972-3458

Just leave mail for Allen Lin.








RATKEYS Source Code Order Form:
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| Send the completed form along with $15 check or money |
| order to : |
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| Allen Lin |
| 5461 Deerfield Place |
| Kennesaw, Ga. 30144 |
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| ____________________________________________________ |
| Name |
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| ____________________________________________________ |
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| ____________________________________________________ |
| Address |
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| __________________________ ____________ _________ |
| City State Zip |
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| I understand that this source code is provided for |
| personal use only, I may incorporate all or part of |
| it into my programs only if it is for my own personal |
| use. |
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| I agree not to distribute RATKEYS source code to |
| anyone without prior written permission from the |
| author. |
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| ______________________________ _________________ |
| Signature Date |
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