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Words of wisdom ("Quotes") program for use with Windows 3.0.
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Words of wisdom (“Quotes”) program for use with Windows 3.0.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
SAGE.DAT 221020 86055 deflated
SAGE.DOC 8894 3657 deflated
SAGE.EXE 51232 23900 deflated
SAGE.WRI 11776 4633 deflated

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Contents of the SAGE.DOC file


Sage v1.2

Copyright (c) 1990-1991 Services Rendered All Rights Reserved

What is it?

Sage is a Windows application that displays gems of wisdom. You can adjust
the fonts and colors of the quote messages, as well as add your own. The
quote window is resizeable, and comes up where you last put it. Sage is ATM-
compatible.

Keywords: SAGE QUOTE WISDOM

Getting Started Quickly

The program SAGE.EXE and file SAGE.DAT should be put somewhere in your search
path (typically C:\WINDOWS). Using the "Sage Options..." menu selection, you
can add Sage to your WIN.INI file to automatically have it start when Windows
does.

Included in the package

- SAGE.EXE, a Windows application
- SAGE.DAT, the companion quotes text file
- SAGE.WRI, these application notes
- SAGE.DOC, a text-only version of this file (same as SAGE.WRI)

Version Information and History

11/18/1990 Version 1.0 Initial release
11/25/1990 Version 1.1 Added more background color choices
01/01/1991 Version 1.2 "Find" will now find comment lines, memory
access cleaned up, PostScript printer better
supported, more foreground color choices, and
even more quotes!

Registration Considerations

You have obtained an un-registered version of Sage which is being marketed
under the "Shareware" concept. As such, it is a fully working version of the
product, with complete documentation. In its unregistered state, Sage will
display an informative message when it is first run. When you register the
program with Services Rendered for $10, you will be free of the startup
message and be entitled to 1/2 hour of software support.

You may register the product by mail with a personal or business check. To
order, select "Print Order Form..." from the Sage control menu. The order
form is designed to be folded and mailed without an envelope, though you can
choose to use one if you would prefer.

Address:
Services Rendered
455 14th. Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

By registering, you receive the following benefits:

- Your registration code.
- 1/2 hour of free technical support by the author.
- Periodic notification of upgrades and enhancements.
- No startup screen.

You are authorized to make as many copies of the un-registered version of the
product as you would like, and to distribute them freely to individuals or
onto bulletin boards. You must, however abide by this one simple rule ...
that you always include with such distribution all of the files that you have
received.

Upgrading from v1.1 to v1.2

If you are a registered user of Sage v1.1, you will need to reenter your
assigned registration code. Just follow the instructions in your original
registration letter to validate version 1.2.

Installing Sage

Change to your \WINDOWS subdirectory and copy the zipfile SAGE11.ZIP to it.
Type:

PKUNZIP SAGE11

to unpack the files to your system.

Starting Sage the first time

Select "File" from the Program Manager, then select "Run". Type "Sage" and
select "OK".

Adding Sage to the Program Manager

With Sage running, move the mouse to the Sage system control and click once to
see the command menu. Select "Sage Options...". Click once on the "Install
Sage in Program Manager" button to install.

Starting Sage from the Program Manager

Double-click on the "Sage" icon in the Program Manager to start the program.

Closing Sage

You can type Esc (or choose "Close" from the command menu) to end the program.

Starting Sage Automatically with Windows

With Sage running, move the mouse to the Sage system control and click once to
see the command menu. Select "Sage Options...". Click once on the "Start
Sage automatically" button to automatically load Sage the next time you start
Windows. The Sage window will reappear in the same place every time.

Showing the Next or Previous Quote

By pressing Enter or Backspace, you can display the next or previous quote.

Finding Quotes

You can find a specific quote, or all quotes that feature a specific word.
Type Ctrl-F (or choose "Find..." from the command menu) and enter the word
you'd like to find. Upper and lower case are ignored. You can find the next
quote featuring the word by typing Ctrl-E (or choosing "Find Next" from the
command menu.)

Entering Your Own Quotes

You can add your own gems of wisdom to the quote program by typing Ctrl-A (or
choose "Add Quote..." from the command menu.) You can specify up to 1000
characters of quote and byline information for each quote. If you want to put
a carriage return in the middle of a quote or byline, type Ctrl-Enter to go to
a new line. Long quotes may scroll off the window as you type them; this is
normal.

Copying Quotes to the Clipboard

You can copy a relevant quote to the clipboard, and then to any document.
When the quote you want to clip is displayed, type Ctrl-Insert (or choose
"Copy" from the command menu.)

Sage Options

With Sage running, move the mouse to the Sage system control and click once to
see the command menu. Select "Sage Options...". From the Sage Options
dialog, you can set how many minutes must elapse before a new quote is
displayed anywhere from 1 to 1440 minutes (1440 minutes is 24 hours between
quotes.)

PostScript Quotation Marks

If you check the "PostScript Quotation Marks" checkbox, the quote will be
surrounded in typographical quote marks instead of the generic vertical quote
marks. PostScript fonts, created on-the-fly by ATM, have these special quote
characters. If you see a black box, vertical bar or dots instead of quote
marks with this option set, the font you've chosen does not contain the
special quote characters. Uncheck the box.

Typeface and Font Selection

You can set the typeface used to display quotes and bylines, as well as the
colors used in the window. Choose "OK" to make the changes take effect. You
can choose any Windows font at any point size from 1 to 127. If you don't
want the byline displayed, choose the same color for both the byline and the
background.

Quitting Sage

You can quit Sage by choosing "Close" from it's command menu, or you can
simply press "Esc".

For Advanced Users: Setting the Quote File Path

If you want to store the SAGE.DAT file away from the SAGE.EXE file, you can
explicitly direct Sage to look for it somewhere else. Add a line to the
SAGE.INI file that says:

QuoteFile=C:\QUOTES\SAGE.DAT

to cause Sage to look elsewhere.

Text File Format

If you want, you can add your own gems of wisdom manually. The quote text
file SAGE.DAT is fully editable using any text editor, and can contain any
number of quotes.

Comment lines, which are never displayed, start with two slashes, like this:

// This is a comment,
// and this is another.

Each quote has its own line, and looks like this:

Neuroses are red,^Melancholia's blue.
"Furious activity is no substitute for understanding." - H. H. Williams^In The Observer, 1866

(If these examples are wrapping on your display, it is not intentional. They
should each be on their own line.) Each Quote can be surrounded by quote marks
(if you like.) The byline always starts with a space, a dash, and another
space. If you need to have a dash in your text, put two in a row, like this:

"A billion here, a billion there -- pretty soon it adds up to real money!"

You can cause a new line to appear when the quote is displayed with the caret
key (^). Both the quote and any byline can have carets.

SAGE IS COPYRIGHT (c) 1990-1991 BY SERVICES RENDERED. IT IS DISTRIBUTED AS
"SHAREWARE", I.E., YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DISSEMINATE THE SOFTWARE FAR AND
WIDE, PROVIDING IT IS DISTRIBUTED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND WITHOUT CHARGE, EXCEPT
FOR MEDIA AND MAILING, IF APPLICABLE. I EXPRESSLY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE
THESE DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS IN FUTURE VERSIONS. SAGE IS DISTRIBUTED
WITHOUT WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND WITHOUT GUARANTEE AS TO ITS
SUITABILITY FOR A PARTICULAR TASK. SAGE HAS BEEN TESTED AND PERFORMS ITS
FUNCTIONS ESSENTIALLY AS DOCUMENTED, WITHOUT CAUSING ANY DAMAGE TO THE
COMPUTER IN USE OR ANY OF ITS FILES. HOWEVER, ALL USERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
BACKING UP THEIR OWN FILES, AND SERVICES RENDERED ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF ITS USE.


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