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CRYPTPAD User's Manual
CRYPTPAD for Windows Version 1.00
What is CRYPTPAD
Cryptpad is a simple text editor, just like Microsoft NotepadTM, with ENCRYPTION and DECRYPTION capabilities. You can protect your file with a password. The protected file can be read and edited only if the correct password is supplied. A LOGIN/LOGOUT utility is also provided. Instead of having to type passwords every time you open encrypted files, you can log in using this utility. It will ask you for a password, and then you can freely open, edit and save your encrypted files without having to type in the password again. When you are finished working, you can log out to prevent other people from accessing your confidential files.
Create a "C:\CRYPTPAD" directory on your hard drive. Unzip the file cryptpad.zip, and you will see the following files in your directory:
CRYPTPAD.EXE- the Cryptpad editor
CPLOGIN.EXE- the Login/Logout utility
CRYPTPAD.WRI- this manual
LOGIN.DLL- this allowes Cryptpad and CPLogin to talk to each other
You can immediately run Cryptpad and CPLogin, but here are some useful things to do, so you can use all features:
1. Create icons in your Program ManagerTM:
- Select a group where you want to put Cryptpad. "Windows Applications" is quite appropriate for this.
- Go to Program Manager and select "New" from the "File" menu.
- Select "New Program Item" and click "OK". Then fill up the dialog box as follows:
Command Line: C:\CRYPTPAD\CRYPTPAD.EXE
- Click "OK" again.
- Repeat the same for CPLogin:
Command Line: C:\CRYPTPAD\CPLOGIN.EXE
2. Create association in File ManagerTM:
- Go to File Manager and select "Associate" from the "File" menu.
- Then fill up the dialog box as follows:
Files with Extension: CRY
Associate With: C:\CRYPTPAD\CRYPTPAD.EXE
- Click "OK".
You can use the same commands as Notepad. The additional features are: Password protection, and the Toolbar.
Password protection. You can create and save files with extension ".CRY" and open them again from Cryptpad or by double-clicking on them from File Manager. If you want to protect a file in Cryptpad, just select "Set Password..." from the "Security" menu. Type in your name and password. To make sure you did not mistype your password, you have to retype it again in the "Verify" box. This file can now be saved, and when you try to open it, Cryptpad will ask you for the password. Make sure you remember the password, since it is the only way to retrieve an encrypted file.
Login/logout. Every time you open an encrypted file, Cryptpad asks you for a password. Typing the same password over and over again gets tedious after a while. Cryptpad has a remedy for this, too. Just double click on the "CPLogin" icon in Program Manager. A dialog box will ask you for a password. Once you type in your password, and click on "OK", you can open, edit and save your encrypted files, without having to type your password. When you are finished, you wil simply log out and your files are safe. To log out, just find the "Cryptpad Login" icon on your Windows desktop. Restore it, and click on the "Logout" button. Make sure you close all your encrypted files before you leave.
Importing/exporting. To import text from other applications or export to other applications use the "Cut" and "Paste" features. For example, if you want to import text from notepad, select "Select All" from the "Edit" menu, and then "Copy" from the "Edit" menu again. Then go to Cryptpad and select "Paste" from the "Edit" menu.
Toolbar. The toolbar below the menu bar does not bring any new functionality to Cryptpad. It is there just for convenience. The same operations can be done from the menus. To figure out the function of each key, just push on it, and dont release the mouse button. An explanation appears on the status bar on the bottom of the window. Then move the mouse away from the button and release the mouse button.
Once an association is set in File Manager, you can embed Cryptpad files in other applications. For example, you can drag a ".cry" file from File Manager into a WriteTM dicument. Here is an example:
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D-3t0<9v'uIf you have already gone through the installation steps, you can double-click on the icon above.
Limitations. This is a shareware version and it has some limitations. Please refer to Registration for the list of limitations.
This is a trial copy of the program. The "Search" and "Replace" features do not operate, and the login/logout feature only works for opening 5 files in a row. After that you have to log out and log in again. You are free to distribute this version as much as you please, as long as you do not modify it, or distribute just part of it. Modifying the program and/or distributing it as such is a violation of the law and legal action may be taken against it.
To receive a registered version please send USA $10 to:
PO Box 130440
Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0440
To obtain a licence to run the program on more than one computer, please send USA $5 for each additional computer. If you want to have a copy mailed outside of the USA, please add USA $5.
I am a PhD student at the University of Michigan, and I am hoping to support myself through school by writing programs like this.
I provide no warranty, and I take no responsibility for operation of the program.
Copyright Jordan Stojanovski, 1993
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