Contents of the README.TXT file
Accesses, Copyright 1991-1992, All Rights Reserved
Accesses is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge
to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your
friends, copy to bulletin boards, but do not alter the original
You must read "Product Disclaimer & Registration Form" in
ACCESSES.HLP to be aware of the Disclaimer and to learn how to
TEMPORARILY REGISTER ACCESSES TO AVOID THE NAG Windows!
...CALL ME, CALL ME, CALL ME...
If you need assistance installing Accesses.
Please read at least until you see the asterisk separator.
ie: ************ so the INI file is properly setup!
Everyone should read CHANGES.TXT. CHANGES.TXT covers many user
requested additions to Accesses that are "special features" and
are sometimes not documented in ACCESSES.HLP.
ACCESSES.ZIP (sometimes called ACCESS.ZIP or ACC30d.ZIP) contains
3 programs and files for Windows 3.1 (and due to run-time dynamic
linking these programs are also Window 3.0 compatible). In the
WIN 3.1 mode Accesses supports Drag Drop and Font changes. All
but AccDrop is also Win 3.0 compatible. This ZIP file is a
complete package and contains:
ACCESSES.EXEThe main program. Places windows,
launches programs, launches whole
desktops, calls your phone, notifies
you when alarms are set, launches
programs based on alarm settings.
Accesses is a must for Intermediate to
Advanced Windows users. Supports Drag
Drop and Font Changes.
ACCDRIVE.EXETiny pop-up that displays the free
drive space. Accesses must be running
before this program will operate since
Accesses provides "the engine" to run
the pop-up. The pop-up is a "bare bones"
program and will NOT operate without
Accesses! In Win 3.1, AccDrive can be
configured with a Program name for
ACCDROP.EXE"Ack Drop" Windows 3.1 ONLY.
Drag Drop program. Each instance
launched will launch Documents
Drag Dropped with the user defined
program. See ACCESSES.WRI. Accesses
must be running.
ACCKERNL.EXEAccKernl is not a "real Windows program"
but just a "Windows Command" that Windows
will run then close. See ACCESSES.WRI.
Place in Windows directory.
ACCESSES.HLPThe help file in Windows HELP format,
ACCESSES.WRIAn abbreviated Windows write Technical
document. Contains the Tutor.
CHANGES.TXTRequired reading for previous Accesses
version users. VERY INTERESTING
READING FOR OTHERS!
NORTON.TXTAn important note to Norton Desktop
VENDOR.TXTShareware and Vendor info.
ANTHEM.SNDSmall text format sound files that
BIRTHDAY.SNDAccesses can read and send sounds
CHARGE.SNDto your computer's speaker. (Drag and
LOSE.SNDdrop file name on Accesses or launch
MARY.SNDfrom a timer, etc.) This function
SCALES.SNDuses your computer's speaker and NOT
TWINKLE.SNDyour Sound board. (A poor-man's sound
The confusion with Accesses name is that CompuServe is limited
6 characters and another Windows program is called ACCESS.
You MUST Place ACCESSES.EXE, ACCKERNL.EXE, ACCESSES.HLP and
ACCESSES.WRI in the same directory as the TASKMAN.EXE windows
program. You must have ACCESSES.HLP and and ACCESSES.WRI installed
for the installation to work properly. After about a week, you can
delete ACCESSES.HLP and ACCESSES.WRI if you are short on disk space.
The TUTOR is in ACCESSES.WRI.
Accesses creates ACCESSES.INI when Accesses is 1st started & if an
ACCESSES.INI doesn't already exist.
REMEMBER THREE IMPORTANT ITEMS FOR ACCESSES:
1.FILE EXTENSIONS ARE PREFERRED but not required
2.You MUST go thru the TUTOR in ACCESSES.WRI.
3.Use your phone number when testing the phone calling
function (and not mine).
To Norton Desktop USERS: READ NORTON.TXT NOW!
Follow these steps BEFORE LAUNCHING ACCESSES for the 1st time...
During the installation process you will automatically be storing
currently opened window positions to your ACCESSES.INI file. All
of this can be easily edited by Accesses later but it helps to
do some now. You can easily modify the setup from Accesses later!
1. Make a backup copy of your SYSTEM.INI file NOW. I will ask
you if I can add taskman.exe=accesses.exe to your SYSTEM.INI file
during the installation. (This change is not required but strongly
2. open one copy each of 5 or 6 of your most frequently
used programs before running ACCESSES. If you're running
windows in the Enhanced (386) Mode, open a DOS window as well and
place the DOS window where you want it to be placed.
If you are running Norton Desktop, restore (not maximized and
not minimized) the folders and drive windows of Norton.
3. For now, Close or minimize duplicate programs. For example,
Run only one 'Notepad'.
4. Move these programs to the window positions that you
want them to normally be in when in the 'Restored' (not maximized
and not minimized) positions. USE THE RESTORED POSITION for all
of these WINDOWS. Tutor explains how to change any or all of
these positions if you want to make changes later - it's easy.
3. Then launch ACCESSES for the 1st time.
I wish you the best computering,
I can be contacted at the following:
Address:T. F. Wall
Off the WALL Software
7680 Cottonwood Ln.
Pleasanton, CA 94588-4322
Phone:510-484-4129 8am - 6pm (Pacific Time)