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Dual Format v1.0 is a Windows disk formatting utility that can put both a Macintosh volume and a Dos volume onto one 3.5 inch HD diskette.

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DUAL FORMAT v1.0U: Dual Format is a
Windows diskette formatting utility
which can put both Mac and Dos volumes
onto one 3.5 inch, 1.4 Meg diskette.


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Dual Format v1.0 is a Windows disk formatting utility that can put both a Macintosh volume and a Dos volume onto one 3.5 inch HD diskette.
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DUAL FORMAT v1.0U
Copyright 1994 Paul E. Thomson All Rights Reserved


INTRODUCTION ------------------------------------------------------------------
Dual Format is a Windows diskette formatting utility which can put both
Mac and Dos volumes onto one diskette.

DISCLAIMER ---------------------------------------------------------------------
THIS SOFTWARE AND ANY SUPPORT FROM ACUTE SYSTEMS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND
WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ACUTE SYSTEMS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT WILL ACUTE SYSTEMS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM IMPAIRED OR LOST DATA, SOFTWARE OR COMPUTER
FAILURE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE, OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM BY USER OR FOR ANY THIRD
PARTY CLAIM.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION -------------------------------------------------------
Dual Format may be distributed freely as long as it is not sold and all
original files are included. If you try Dual Format and decide to keep it, a
registration fee of $24.00 is required as described below. This will entitle
you to an enhanced version with some extra features (ability to change volume
sizes and names).

Dual Format may be registered in one of the following ways:
1) Check or MO - Send $24.00 Check or MO to:

Acute Systems
PO Box 37
Algonquin, IL 60102

For credit card orders see (2) below.

2) Credit card - You can register Dual Format (Part No. 11448) from:
PsL (Public software Library) with your MC, VISA, AmEX or Discover card
by calling: 800-242-4775 or 713-524-6394
or by FAX to: 713-524-6398
or by mail to: PsL, PO Box 35705, Houston, Texas 77235-5705

THESE NUMBERS ARE FOR ORDERING ONLY. PsL CAN NOT ANSWER ANY OTHER
QUESTIONS. Any questions should be directed to:

Paul Thomson
Acute Systems
PO Box 37
Algonquin, IL 60102

internet: [email protected]
CompuServe: 70461,2542

OTHER SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FROM ACUTE SYSTEMS ------------------------------------
WREFONT:
Wrefont is a Windows font utility that converts Mac Type1 and TrueType
fonts to PC format. It can also generate PFM, INF, and AFM files from a
Type1 font outline (PFB) as well as change the encoding of Type 1 fonts.
You can order Wrefont for $20.00 + $4.00 S&H. See ordering information
above (PsL Part No. 10385).

MAC-ETTE v3.0:
Mac-ette is a PC utility which can read, write, format and duplicate
Macintosh HFS format 1.4 Meg diskettes on a PC equipped with a 3.5 inch
high density diskette drive. You can order Mac-ette for $30.00 + $4.00 S&H.
See ordering information above (PsL Part No. 10652).

MAC-ETTE Plus:
Mac-ette Plus has all the features of Mac-ette, but also allows access to
CDROM and BIOS/ASPI SCSI devices connected to your PC. Many Mac HFS
formatted CDROMS, SyQuest disks, optical disks, etc. can be accessed with
this version for a $64.00 registration fee.
AT THIS TIME MAC-ETTE PLUS CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER
FROM ACUTE SYSTEMS AT THE ADDRESS IN (1) ABOVE.

USING DUAL FORMAT --------------------------------------------------------------
Install DUALFMT.EXE using Program Manager or another method (see Windows manual
for help). Double click on the Dual Format icon. A dialog box will appear
containing several controls explained below.

There are two radio buttons ("A:" and "B:") which identify the drive containing the disk to be formatted. You only need to worry about this if you have two
3.5 inch high density diskette drives. If you have one 3.5 inch drive, it should
be selected by default.

The checkbox labelled "Verify" controls whether the diskette is to be verified
as it is formatted. This box should always be checked so that bad disks will
be rejected.

The function of the three push buttons labelled "Format", "About" and "Cancel"
are obvious. Before formatting, the user will be warned that any data already
existing on the diskette will be destroyed.

An animated hourglass will display the progress of the operation.

The scrollbar and edit boxes are disabled in the shareware version of Dual
Format. These controls allow changing the Mac and Dos volume sizes and names
in the registered program.

DISKETTES ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dual Format can only format 3.5 inch high density (1.4 Meg) diskettes. These
disks have two square holes in the back corners of the diskette (one is the
write protect switch, the other identifies it as high density). Low density
(720K, 800K, 400K) disks just have one hole (the write protect switch).

Be careful when using disk checking utilities or any program which manipulates
the file structure directly. Dual Format diskettes are structured slightly
different than standard Dos and Mac disks. These programs may interpret these
differences as a problem on the disk. Allowing the program to change the
information in one volume could overwrite information in the other volume.


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