Contents of the PINUP12.TXT file
PinUp Notes Version 1.2
for Microsoft Windows
Copyright (C) 1992 Jonathan Reed
All Rights Reserved
Have you ever found yourself scrambling for a pencil and paper
even though you are sitting right in front of a PC loaded with
word processing, graphics, and other software? Ironic, isn't it?
It's still often easier (or quicker) to jot something down by
hand than to use your computer. Well, not any more. PinUp Notes
is a Windows program that provides instant access to the creation,
editing, and printing of brief notes containing not only text but
graphics (or bitmaps) as well.
PinUp Notes is a shareware program so you are welcome to try it
out free of charge. However, if you like it and decide to
keep it on your system, you are obligated to register your copy
by paying $5.95 U.S. to the author at the address given below.
Registration entitles you to legally use this and all future
releases of PinUp notes, notification of future releases, and
To use PinUp Notes, run the accompanying executable file
PINUP12.EXE from the Program Manager, File Manager, WIN.INI,
or other Windows launch mechanism. Upon doing so, a PinUp
Notes icon will appear at the bottom of your screen. Double
click the left mouse button on the icon to create a text note.
Double click the right mouse button to create a bitmap note.
Both types of notes may also be created from the icon's system
Text notes are used to enter and store text from the keyboard.
Simply select the note and type in. Bitmap notes are used to
copy and store regions of the screen. To do this, select Edit
from the bitmap note's system menu, then choose the Grab submenu
item. Use the mouse to outline the rectangular region to be
copied. The image will be stretched to fit into the dimensions
of the note window.
Both types of notes may be minimized to pushpin icons. Green
pushpins represent text notes and red pushpins represent bitmap
notes. Both notes' captions may also be changed to reflect their
contents. To do this, select Edit from the note's system menu,
then choose the Caption submenu item. A dialog box will appear
in which you may type the new caption.
The remaining items on the Edit submenu provide note editing
capabilities. Cut and Copy move data from the note to the Windows
clipboard. Paste copies data from the clipboard to the note. For
text notes only the currently selected text is affected, while for
bitmap notes the entire bitmap is copied or pasted.
To print a note, select Print from the note's system menu then
choose the Print submenu item. The note will automatically be
printed on the default Windows printer. Choose the Setup submenu
item to view or modify the configuration of the printer. Text
notes are printed in text mode while bitmap notes are printed
in graphics mode. The size of a printed bitmap may be modified
by selecting one of the Scale items on the Print submenu. For
example, after selecting Scale 2x, bitmap notes will be printed
at twice the normal (1x) size.
Upon exiting Windows, any notes that are still open will be saved
in a file named PINUP12.NTS in your Windows directory. The notes
will then be automatically restored the next time PinUp Notes is
executed. Loading PinUp Notes from your WIN.INI file makes this
feature particularly useful.
Notes may also be archived in a file named PINUP12.ARC. Archived
notes are not automatically loaded or displayed, but may be retrieved
when needed. This is useful for backup purposes and for reducing the
number of icons and system resources utilized. To save and load notes
to and from the archive, select Archive from the PinUp Notes icon's
system menu. A dialog box will appear showing the currently loaded
notes on the left and the archived notes on the right. Select a
note from either list and then the appropriate Save or Load button.
You may also double click on the note to copy it to the other list.
One last tip...clicking left once on the PinUp Notes icon brings
all existing notes to the top of any other windows currently
displayed on the screen.
3 Legal Rights
PinUp Notes is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind,
either express or implied. No liability is assumed from any
damage or loss resulting from the use of this program. You are
free to copy and share PinUp Notes with others, as long as the
two files PINUP12.EXE and PINUP12.TXT are distributed together
and not modified in any way.
Shareware distributors are permitted to include PinUp Notes with
their distributions, but any fee charged by the distributor DOES
NOT cover the $5.95 registration fee that you the user owe to
author if you decide to keep and use PinUp Notes. Businesses,
Government agencies, and other organizations may purchase a site
license by contacting the author for additional information.
To register your copy of PinUp Notes, send a check or money order
for $5.95 U.S. to:
1575 Agnes Avenue
Palm Bay, FL 32909
Be sure to include the name PinUp Notes, your name, full mailing
address, and the type of computer on which you are running PinUp
Notes. In return you will receive a registration card and
notification when new releases of PinUp Notes are made available.
The notification will include BBS phone numbers and Internet
addresses from which the new release may be obtained. You may
also contact the author electronically for technical support
which may consist of technical questions, comments, and requests
for improvements. All of the improvements in version 1.2 were
asked for by registered users! The author may be contacted
5 Release History
1.0 12/2/91 - Original release.
1.1 12/27/91 - Fixed bug which caused notes to change
position every time .nts file was reloaded. Added
"safe save" feature which writes notes to a temporary
file then renames to .nts. Modified program to save
.nts file only when notes have been changed. Also,
changed location of .nts file from start-up directory
to Windows directory.
1.2 3/26/92 - Added note printing, editing, and archiving.