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GALAXY LITE

V 1.7





Quick Reference Guide




Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, by Starlite Software Co.
All Rights Reserved


Starlite Software Co.
P.O. Box 370
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Information & Technical Support: (206) 437-0116
Facsimile: (206) 437-0117
Toll Free Order Line: (800) 767-9611



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The GALAXY LITE Word Processing Program is copyrighted (C) Starlite
Software Co. (1990,1991) and is protected by United States Copyright
Law and International Treaty provisions. All rights are reserved.
Non-registered users of GALAXY LITE are licensed ONLY to use the
program on a EVALUATION basis for the sole purpose of determining
whether or not it meets their requirements. All other use requires
registration.

Any other use of non-registered copies of GALAXY LITE by any person,
BUSINESS, CORPORATION, OR GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION, or any OTHER entity
is strictly forbidden and is a violation of this license agreement.

Registration permits a user a license to use GALAXY LITE on a single
computer.

All end users are granted a limited license to copy GALAXY LITE V 1.7
for the trial use of other end users, with the following additional
conditions:

GALAXY LITE V 1.7 must be distributed in unmodified, complete form,
including this Reference Guide and License Agreement, the distributing
company or entity must be under license of Starlite Software Co.
Please refer to Vendor.Doc for further information.

GALAXY LITE may NOT be distributed in conjunction with any other
product, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE without express written permission from
Starlite Software Co. Please read the file Vendor.doc for more
information.

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WARRANTY

Starlite Software Co. makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or
implied, including without limitation, any warranties of
merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Starlite
Software Co. shall not be liable for any damages, whether direct,
indirect, special or consequential arising from a failure of this
program to operate in the manner desired by the user. Starlite
Software Co. will not be liable for any damage to data or property
which may be caused directly or indirectly by use of the program.

IN NO EVENT WILL STARLITE SOFTWARE CO. BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE
PROGRAM, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.

The License Agreement and Warranty shall be construed, interpreted and
governed by the laws of the state of Washington.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS



Introduction........................................................5
Getting Started.....................................................6
Installing GALAXY LITE..............................................7
Running GALAXY LITE.................................................8
Using the Pulldown Menus............................................9
Managing Files.....................................................10
Load Document Files................................................11
Saving Document Files..............................................12
The Directory Command..............................................13
Entering Text......................................................14
Automatic & Fixed Tabs.............................................15
Formatting Your Text...............................................16
Reformatting Text..................................................17
Cursor Movement....................................................18
Entering Printer Codes.............................................19
Using Block Commands...............................................20
Windows............................................................21
Macros.............................................................22
File Menu..........................................................25
Print Menu.........................................................28
Default Menu.......................................................31
Search Menu........................................................32
GoTo Menu..........................................................37
Block Menu.........................................................39
Spell Checking.....................................................41


Appendix A: WordStar Files.........................................43
Appendix B: Printer Description Files..............................44
Appendix C: Headers and Footers....................................46
Appendix D: Using your Mouse ......................................47
Appendix E: Adding Graphic Characters..............................48
Appendix F: Registration...........................................49
Appendix I: Features of Galaxy Pro-Lite............................50
Appendix I: Features of Galaxy Pro-Lite.Continued..................51
Order Form.........................................................52


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INTRODUCTION

GALAXY LITE is a fast, RAM-based word processor that offers a wealth of
features designed to make the program powerful yet extremely easy to
learn and use. GALAXY LITE offers users a choice of using menus or
quick keyboard commands for all of the major program functions. With
GALAXY LITE you're never stuck with a cumbersome menu system for
commands you already know.

GALAXY LITE has a very short learning curve. GALAXY LITE'S logical,
easy to use, easy to learn commands are the result of considerable
research into how people really use word processors. If you have
experience using any full-featured word processing program, you'll be
up and running with GALAXY LITE in no time. If you're brand new to
computer word processing or to IBM compatible computers, you'll be
pleasantly surprised at how quickly you'll be able to learn all the
advanced features of GALAXY LITE.

We believe GALAXY LITE is among the very best word processors at any
price. Starlite Software Co. is also determined to be a leader in
Customer Support. We offer free telephone support. We also listen to
our users. Many suggestions from earlier versions of GALAXY have been
incorporated into GALAXY LITE.

In reading this manual you will encounter words that you might think
are mistakes, but the example line below is correct. saVe means that if
you pull the menu down you can press V to use that option. We made this
manual an exact copy of the menu's so you would get used to the hot
menu key options.

Choose "saVe parameter file" to record the logged drive in your
parameter file. If you want to get to the right menu choice fast you
would Press F-10 D for Default and V for saVe parameter file, rather
than using the arrow keys to select the option.


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GETTING STARTED

GALAXY LITE requires an IBM PC or close compatible with 192K, one disk
drive, a VGA/EGA/CGA or monochrome card and monitor, and a printer.
Before you start using GALAXY LITE, you should be familiar with your
computer. You need to know how to load DOS, how to make a copy of a
diskette, and how to load and run a program.

Using this manual:

For ease of use this manual has been written to give you, the end user,
examples of the key command system. Hot Key commands do not require you
to pull the menus down. Example; To save a file you simply just press
the F2 key. Also Hot Menus may be used by just typing the capitalized
letter. To accomplish the file save you could press F10 then F for File
menu, then S for Save. The third way is to make use of the arrow keys,
simply press F10 then using the arrow key to highlight File, press
ENTER arrow down to Save file and again press ENTER.

We find that having more options is to your advantage. So in affect you
have three ways to accomplish the same goal. (1) Hot Keys (2) Hot Menus
(3) Arrow Keys. You determine which to use.

If you're using the Hot Menu keys, the capitalized letters in the menus
indicate which key press will accomplish the task you require. Example:
Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Save F2, ^KD F10 F

You do not need to make a backup copy of your GALAXY LITE program disk,
your original disk is your backup, store it in a safe place. You cannot
use your original GALAXY LITE program disk as your working copy.


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INSTALLING GALAXY LITE

1. With your computer turned off, open the door to Drive A, and insert
your DOS disk.

2. Close the door to Drive A, and turn on your computer.

3. If DOS asks you for the date, enter the date in the following
format: MM/DD/YY and then press ENTER.

4. If DOS asks you for the time, enter the time in the following
format: 8:30 or 20:30, and then press ENTER.

5. When A > appears on the screen, remove the DOS disk from Drive A and
insert your GALAXY LITE Program Disk, and close the disk drive door.

6. Type INSTALL and then press the ENTER key. Follow the instructions
on your monitors screen.

7. After installing all the appropriate files, the install program will
ask you if GALAXY LITE should add the PATH to your autoexec.bat file.
If you are unsure enter YES. This will enable GALAXY LITE to run from
anywhere on your hard disk or floppy disk computer, and find all the
appropriate files required by GALAXY LITE. It will also make a file
called Autoexec.bak which is a copy of the existing file before the
addition took place.

If you are installing GALAXY LITE on a floppy disk system you will need
two blank formatted floppy disks. If you require additional information
on formatting your disk, please refer to your DOS manual. The working
program disk should be formatted with a /S for system files copied from
your DOS disk. The second disk should be formatted without the /S
option.


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RUNNING GALAXY LITE

Floppy Disk System:

1. After starting your computer, type A: and press ENTER.

2. Insert your working copy of the GALAXY LITE program disk in Drive
A: Type GLITE and then press ENTER.

Hard Disk System:

1. After starting your computer, type cd and then type the name of the
directory you copied your GALAXY LITE files to with INSTALL. For
example, if the directory is called GLITE, you would type CD\GLITE. Then
press ENTER.

2. Type GLITE and then press ENTER.


The GALAXY LITE opening screen will appear after the program is loaded.
Please read the opening screen. A window will open at the bottom of
the screen that asks you for the name of a file to edit. You can enter
a document filename here, or simply press the ENTER or ESC key to
continue.

Filename is simply the name you give to your document. A legal DOS
filename must be used. If you have questions refer to your DOS Manual.

If you enter a document filename to edit, GALAXY LITE will load the
file into the computer's memory, and the GALAXY LITE'S editing screen
will then be displayed. If the document filename that you enter is not
found on your disk drive, the message "File is new. Continue? "
will be displayed. If you enter Y, a file with the name you gave will
be created. More information on loading and saving files can be found
in the chapter entitled Managing Files.


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THE PULLDOWN MENU

This next chapter explains the use of the Pulldown Menus, activated by
pressing the F10 key. The F1 key takes you directly to the Help Menu.
The top two lines of your screen are used to display status
information. Two keys to remember are: F1: = HELP / F10: = MENU. To
Activate Menus: Press the F10 key. To leave the Menu Bar: Press the ESC
key.

GALAXY LITE offers a complete Pulldown Menu system for entering
commands. These menus allow you to use the full power of GALAXY LITE
almost immediately, without having to memorize keyboard commands.

To activate the menus, press F10. The Menu Bar will appear at the top
of the screen, and the first heading, File, will be highlighted. You
can press the left or right arrow keys to move the highlight to any of
the other menu headings. Pressing ENTER will "pull down" the menu of
commands underneath the highlighted heading. A list of GALAXY LITE
commands associated with that menu heading will appear.

Once the menu bar is activated, the menus can also be pulled down by
pressing the capitalized letter of any menu heading, whether or not
that heading is highlighted. This method automatically pulls down the
menu without pressing the enter key. The commands in a Pulldown Menu
can be executed in the same way, either by highlighting your choice
using the up or down arrow keys or by typing the capitalized letter in
each selection.

Once any menu is pulled down, the right or left arrow keys will display
the pulled down menu to the right or left of the current menu. Pressing
the ESC key causes the Pulldown Menu to disappear. The next press of
the ESC key will cause you to exit from the Menu Bar and return to the
text window.

When you become more familiar with GALAXY LITE you may find it easier
to enter commands directly from the keyboard. Most of the menu commands
have a corresponding quick command listed next to them. The quick
commands are not active while you are in the menu system, but they will
help you learn how to bypass the menu system and issue commands
directly from the text window. The quick keys that perform commands
you use often will be easy to learn, allowing you extremely fast
selections.

For example:

ALT-R for Right margin, ALT-C to Center text , F2 to Save a file

But GALAXY LITE doesn't force you to memorize every command. Press the
F1 key for help with the quick commands you use less often, or press
the F10 key to use the Pulldown Menus.


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MANAGING FILES

The Logged Drive or Directory

Unless you specify a different drive or directory, GALAXY LITE will
always attempt to load and save files from either the current
directory, or the default directory specified in the Defaults Menu.

If you have a computer with two floppy disks, you would probably want
to configure GALAXY LITE to always use the B: drive for document text
files.

To set a default logged drive or directory:

Press F10 to activate the Pulldown Menus.

Press D, or use the down arrow key to move to the "Default directory"
command. If you use the arrow key, when "Default directory" is
highlighted, press ENTER.

Type in the drive or directory to be used for saving and loading GALAXY
LITE documents.

To temporarily change the logged drive or directory:

Press F10 to activate the Pulldown Menus.

Press F, or use the right arrow key to move to the "File Menu". If you
use the arrow key, when "File" is highlighted, press ENTER.

Press L, or use the down arrow key to move to the "set Logged dir"
command. If you use the arrow key, when "set Logged dir" is
highlighted, press ENTER.

Type in the drive or directory to be used for saving and loading GALAXY
LITE documents.


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LOADING DOCUMENT FILES

GALAXY LITE can retrieve a file from any disk or sub directory of your
computer. When you first start GALAXY LITE, or when you choose Open
from the File Menu, or use the F3 command, a window appears near the
bottom of the screen asking you for the name of the file you wish to
edit.

For example, to open the file "Anyfile.Doc" which is on the logged
drive or directory, just type the complete file name like this:

Anyfile.Doc Press ENTER

If the file is located on another drive or directory, you can also
include that information.

C:\Files\Anyfile.Doc Press ENTER

If GALAXY LITE can't find a file with the name you gave, the message
"File is new. Continue? (Y/N)" will appear. Pressing Y will create the
new file with the name you gave and take you to the text window to
begin editing that file. Pressing N will also take you to the text
window, but no file name will be specified until you use the "Save"
command.

You can automatically open a file to edit, when you first start GALAXY
LITE, like this:

GLITE Anyfile.Doc Press ENTER

If you include the file name to open when you first start GALAXY LITE,
GALAXY LITE will look for that file on the current drive or directory,
or use the drive or directory you include with the file name.

You can also "pick" a file from the Directory display. You can get to
the Directory display in two ways:

1. Press F4, or choose "Directory" from the File Menu. Enter a
wildcard file specification, such as "*.DOC", "*.*", etc.

2. Enter a wildcard file specification instead of a file name when
opening a file. This can also be done from the command line when you
first start GALAXY LITE.

Additional information on wildcard files specifications may be obtained
in your DOS manual.


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SAVING DOCUMENT FILES

When you finish working with a document that you want to use again at a
later time, you can save the file on your disk. In order to print a
document it must be saved first.

You can use the "Save" command from the File Menu, or the F2 quick key
command, to store an exact copy of the document on your disk. If you
are saving a new document and haven't entered the name of the file
before, GALAXY LITE will ask you for a name to give your document file.

You can also use the "save As" command from the File Menu to save your
file with a new name. This option is useful if you have a template, or
"boilerplate" document that you want to modify and save without
altering the original file.

When you choose the "save As" command you will be prompted to enter a
new file name, and your original file will not be altered.

With either the "Save" or "save As" commands, a backup copy of your
original will only be created if the option "Make Backup Files" located
in the default menu is in the on position. This file will have the same
name as your original file, but with the extension .BAK. For example,
when you save the file Anyfile.Doc, a backup file called Anyfile.BAK
will also be saved. The reason for this is, if you make a mistake or
accidentally erase your document file, you can use the *.bak file,
losing just your last edits.

For more information regarding file extensions please refer to your DOS
manual.


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THE DIRECTORY COMMAND

You can see a list of the files on your disk by choosing the Directory
command from the File Menu or by using the Quick Command, F4.

Use the *.* mask to see all the files, or enter a new mask, like this:

Masks examples

*.Doc All files with a .Doc extension

B:*.* All files on the B: drive

\Text\*.* All files in the Text subdirectory

GALAXY LITE will look for the files in the current directory, unless
you add a drive or directory in the mask.

You can also "pick" a file from the Directory display. To use the
Directory display simply type F4. Just highlight the file you want to
load, and press ENTER.

You can also get to the Directory display by entering a wildcard file
specification instead of a file name when opening a file. This can
also be done from the command line when you first start GALAXY LITE.
For example, if you type "GLITE *.DOC " from the DOS prompt, the
program will display the directory of all files with an DOS extension
of "*.DOC". Highlight the one you wish to load, and press ENTER.


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ENTERING TEXT

A word processor lets you enter text much as you do with a typewriter,
with several important differences.

Word Wrap

When the text you are typing reaches the right margin, GALAXY LITE
automatically "wraps" the next word down to the beginning of the next
line. You don't need to press ENTER at the end of a line unless you
want to start a new paragraph. You can turn Word Wrap on or off from
the Defaults Menu.

After a line is "wrapped", the text will be positioned on the next line
at the left margin. If the Autoindent option is in the on position,
the text will be lined up with the line above it.

Insert and Overtype

Pressing the Ins key toggles GALAXY LITE between Insert and Overtype
modes. With Insert on, whatever you type is inserted at the point
where the cursor is, pushing other text to the left or the right.

In overtype mode, as the name implies, new text you type in replaces
existing text.

GALAXY LITE shows you which mode you are in by the size of the cursor.
A large cursor signifies Insert mode is on, a small cursor, signifies
Overtype mode is on.


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AUTOMATIC & FIXED TABS

If you specify a tab size of 0 from the Defaults menu, tab stops will
be calculated automatically. When you press the Tab key, GALAXY LITE
is smart enough to automatically line the cursor up underneath the
first non-blank character in the line above.

All you need to do to set up automatic tab stops is type in the first
line of your text. On the next line, every time you press the Tab key,
the cursor will line up with the next non-blank character in the line
above it.

For normal fixed tab stops, just specify a tab size in the Defaults
Menu. The ruler line at the top of each window will show you your
selected tab stops.

Automatic Indent

In a manner similar to automatic tabs, if Auto indent option is in the
on position, when you press the ENTER key, or when a line "wraps",
GALAXY LITE will automatically indent the new line to line up with the
line above it. This feature can be toggled on or off from the Defaults
Menu.

You can use Auto indent to create "hanging indent" paragraphs and to
easily set temporary margins while you're editing. Simply use the space
bar or arrow keys to move the start of your text line to the desired
position. From that point on, Auto indent will align the starting text
of new lines in that paragraph to match the line above.


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FORMATTING YOUR TEXT

With GALAXY LITE, you can use a variety of tools to format your text
before you print it. You can set top, bottom, left and right margins,
page length, and font size. You can also enter codes to tell your
printer to apply special effects including bold, underline, or italics.

Setting Margins

From the Print Menu, you can tell GALAXY LITE your preferred settings
for top, bottom, left and right margins.

Left and Right Margins

To set the left and right margins, press ALT-L or ALT-R, or choose Left
margin or Right margin from the Print menu. You will be prompted to
enter a column number for each margin setting.

With a standard 10 character per inch font size, you can print a
maximum of 85 characters on each line of an 8.5" by 11" paper. However,
another way of stating this is that there is a maximum of 85 columns on
each line. Using all 85 columns would leave no margins on either side.

If you want to leave a margin of one inch on each side of your page,
you would enter 11 for the left margin, and 75 for the right margin.

Top and Bottom Margins

To set the top and bottom margins, choose Top margin or Bottom margin
from the Print Menu. You will be prompted to tell GALAXY LITE the
number of lines for each margin setting.

GALAXY LITE measures top and bottom margins in lines. Most printers
will print 6 lines per inch, so a standard 8.5" by 11" paper will have
a maximum of 66 lines.

If you wanted to leave a margin of one inch on the top and bottom of
each page, you would enter 6 lines for the top margin and 6 lines for
the bottom margin.


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REFORMATTING

If you change margins, you can reformat a paragraph to the new settings
by using the Reformat ^B, CTRL B command. When you issue this command,
the text will be realigned to fit within new specified margins. The
reformatting will start at the current line and continue until the end
of the paragraph. GALAXY LITE considers a paragraph to end with a blank
line. You may also create a Macro to take you to the top of your
document and reformat as many times as required. We will use five (5)
for an Example: ALT-M, CTRL-PGUP, CTRL-B, CTRL-B, CTRL-B, CTRL-B,
CTRL-B, ALT-M and if we save the Macro to ALT 2. Then every time you
type ALT-2 the program would reformat five paragraphs.

Reformat and Word Wrap now compensate for any print formatting
characters in the line.

HOME key positions the cursor at Left margin, not column 1.

ALT-F3 will convert a WordStar file to ASCII. ALThough GALAXY LITE can
read, edit, and save a WordStar file with no problems, the search and
spell check routines only work on ASCII files.


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CURSOR MOVEMENT

You can quickly move around your document using some special keys:

Arrow Keys

The up and down arrow keys move the cursor up or down one line at a
time. The left and right arrow keys move the cursor one space to the
left or right.

Holding down the CTRL key and pressing the left or right arrow key
moves the cursor one word to the left or the right.

HOME Key

Moves the cursor to the beginning of the line.

END Key

Moves the cursor to the end of the line.

PgUp Key

Moves the cursor one screen up.

PgDn Key

Moves the cursor one screen down.

CTRL+PgUp Key

Moves the cursor to the very beginning of the document.

CTRL+PgDn Key

Moves the cursor to the very end of the document.

CTRL+HOME Key

Moves the cursor to the top left hand corner of the screen.

CTRL+END Key

Moves the cursor to the bottom left hand corner of the screen.


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ENTERING PRINTER CODES

You tell GALAXY LITE where to apply the special attributes by placing a
print code at the beginning and end of the text you wish to mark.

GALAXY LITE supports the following print codes:

ALT-B Bold Print, ALT-D, Double strike Print, ALT-I Italics Print,
ALT-U Underline Print, ALT-T Superscript Print, ALT-V Subscript Print,
ALT-F1 User Installed Print attribute, ALT-F2 User Installed Print
attribute.

To use any of these print attributes, enter the code at the point where
you wish the attribute to start, and again where you want it to stop.

As an example, to highlight the word "computer" with bold print in the
following example of text, press ALT-B before and after the word. A
highlighted B will be inserted into the text to show you where bold
print will begin and end:

The computer has revolutionized the workplace.

If you wanted to highlight the word "revolutionized" in italic print,
you would follow the same procedure, but you would press ALT-I before
and after the word:

The computer has revolutionized the workplace.

If you want to use both Italic and Bold you would place an ALT B and
ALT I before the word "computer" and a ALT B and ALT I after the word.


The computer has revolutionized the workplace.

You can use the MAKEPRD program to customize any of the printer codes
for your printer. You can also change printer drivers at any time by
choosing "Set printer" from the Print menu. More information see page
number (44) in this manual.

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USING BLOCK COMMANDS

Marking a Block

GALAXY LITE lets you define a section of your text as a block. Once
defined, the marked block of text can be copied, moved, deleted, or
written out as a disk file. Blocks of text are displayed in yellow on a
color monitor, or as high intensity video on a monochrome monitor.

The easiest way to mark a block is with the F7 and F8 keys. Position
the cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to mark, and press the
F7 key. No change of screen colors occurs until ending the block. Now
move the cursor to the end of the text you wish to mark. You can use
arrow keys, PgUp, PgDn, or even CTRL+PgUp or CTRL+PgDn to move to the
end of your block. Position the cursor just past the point you want to
mark and press the F8 key. GALAXY LITE will highlight all the text
from the point where you pressed the F7 key, just to the left or above
where your cursor is when you press the F8 key.

You can also use the WordStar CTRL-KB and CTRL-KK commands to mark the
beginning and end of a block. Move the cursor to the beginning of the
block that you wish to mark and press and hold down the CTRL key while
you press the K key, release, and press the B, you have started the
block. Next, move the cursor to the end of the text you wish to mark,
and press and hold down the CTRL key while you press the K key,
release, and press the K key, you have ended the block and your screen
will indicate the marked block either showing you yellow text, or high
intensity text.

Or you can select "Begin" and "End" from the Block Menu.

The Block Copy command will make a copy of the marked block, and insert
it at the current cursor position. Block Move is similar, but the
marked block "moves"; it disappears from its original position, and is
inserted at the current cursor position.

The Block "Read" command will insert an entire disk file into your
document at the point where the cursor is.

Block write will make a new file of just the marked block of text. You
will be prompted for a file name to use for the saved block.

Block commands also work with GALAXY LITE Windows, so you can cut and
paste between two documents easily.


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WINDOWS

Text Windows

GALAXY LITE allows you to open a second text window on screen to work
on two documents at the same time. To open a window, select "Open" or
"Switch" from the Window Menu. A prompt will appear to ask you "How
many lines?" Pressing ENTER will default to 10 lines, a total of 23
lines is normal for CGA or Monochrome displays. EGA monitors are
capable of displaying 43 lines, VGA monitors are capable of displaying
50 lines. You can select any number of lines to be displayed that your
system can support. To close a window, simply press ALT-X. If two
windows are open, the current window will close and send you back to
the first window. A second ALT-X will close and exit the program. If
your file has changed you will be prompted to Save file (Y/N). If you
have made an error and do not wish to stop editing, press ESC. This
will cancel any action and leave you in the editing window. Note: These
video modes will only work correctly on a 100% IBM compatible video
card.

Enter a number between 3 and 19 for the number of lines for your new
window. The new window will appear below the current window. Your
original document in the first window is still available for editing.
To switch windows press ALT-W. The cursor will jump back to the top
window, and the file name in the Status Line will change back to the
original file name. You can also use the PullDown Menu to switch
windows.

You can choose "Zoom" from the Window menu, or press ALT-Z to zoom the
window up to full screen. With Zoom, you can have a small (as small as
three text lines) window with text you occasionally need to refer to,
which you can expand to full screen whenever you wish. When either
window is zoomed to full screen, you may switch back and forth between
windows with ALT-W (Window One or Two), or bring either window up to
full screen with the ALT-Z command.

You can mark a block of text in one window. Use ALT-W to switch to your
second window, and then copy or move the block of text to the second
window. To open a window to DOS, highlight "DOS" or press D from the
Window Menu, or use the quick command ALT-S (for System). The screen
will clear and you will be given a DOS prompt. To return to GALAXY
LITE, just type "Exit".

The "Run a program" command from the Window Menu lets you enter a
program name to run. You can include parameters to the program as
well. For example, you could enter "Format B:" to format a disk on your
B: drive.

When you open a DOS window or run a program, do not load or unload any
memory resident programs such as SideKick. Because of the way that DOS
assigns memory to these types of programs, the memory being used by
GALAXY LITE will be corrupted.

With this exception, you can use DOS to format a disk, run another
program, even load another copy of GALAXY LITE.


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MACRO SUPPORT

A macro is a sequence of up to 255 keystrokes, either commands or text,
that you record as you type. The macro can then be "played" by pressing
one key, as in recording on a tape recorder. Everything typed is
recorded, for later play back.

You could define a macro that would type in your name and address as it
appears underneath your letterhead. Or you could define a macro that
would format a diskette in Drive A:. Any action that you can perform
from the keyboard in GALAXY LITE can be done from a macro. Up to ten
macros can be saved in a file and loaded again whenever you like.

To begin recording keystrokes for a macro, press ALT-M. A highlighted
message on the status line will remind you that your keystrokes are
being recorded. When you're done, press ALT-M again to stop recording.
GALAXY LITE will then prompt you for a number between 0 and 9. This
number, plus the ALT key, will be used to play back the macro in the
future. GALAXY LITE will also ask you to give a name to the new macro.
The name you use will appear on the Macro menu next to the number for
that macro.

When you first start GALAXY LITE, GALAXY LITE will try to find a macro
file named GLITE.MAC. GALAXY LITE will first look in the current
directory, and then will search the DOS path. If a macro is attached to
ALT-0, that macro will be automatically executed when the program
starts.

Macros can also call other macros. The only restriction on nested
macros is that the type ahead buffer can only hold 512 characters and
will generate an error message if it overflows.

Examples:

ALT-1: {F3} Y {ESC} {F3} GLITE.DOC {ENTER}

The 'Y' and ESC after the first F3 are to handle the message 'Abandon
changes ' if the current file has been changed. Macros will play
back the same keystrokes everytime you use them, so it's up to you to
anticipate the possible conditions that may be encountered.

ALT-2: ^KG Format a: {ENTER}

The 'Run a program' command was used instead of ALT-S because GALAXY
LITE cannot continue a macro from the DOS prompt. However, when
returning from an exit to DOS with ALT-S, a macro would continue as
soon as GALAXY LITE regained control from DOS.


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MACRO SUPPORT, continued

GALAXY LITE'S message will not be displayed if there are more
keystrokes pending after the command.

ALT-3: ^KG Chkdsk {ENTER}

ALT-4: {BACKSPACE}{LEFTARROW}{ALT-F10}{RIGHTARROW}

This macro uses GALAXY LITE'S undelete backspace command to create a
command that transposes two characters.

ALT-5: ^KW PRN Y {ENTER}

This macro prints a block by writing the block to 'PRN' instead of a
file.

ALT-6 {HOME}{SPACE}SPACE}{SPACE}{HOME}{DOWNARROW}

If INSERT is on, this macro will shift the current line to the right
three columns.

ALT-7: {HOME}{DEL}{DEL}{DEL}{HOME}{DOWNARROW}

If INSERT is on, this macro will delete current line to the left three
columns.

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MACRO MENU, Continued

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
0 .. 9 ALT-0 .. ALT-9 F10 M 0..9

Play the macro if defined.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Define a macro ALT-M F10-M-M

Begin (or end) recording keystrokes for a macro. After you define the
keystrokes, you will be prompted for a number and a name for the new
macro.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot menu
Save macros None F10 M S

This menu choice lets you save your currently defined macros in a
separate file.

You can load a new macro file at any time by choosing the Read macros
file command from the File Menu.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Read macros None F10 M R

This menu choice lets you read a previously saved macro file.

When you first start the program, GALAXY LITE will try to load a macro
file named GLITE.MAC. GALAXY LITE will look first in the current
directory, and then will search the DOS PATH to try to find the default

macro file. If the default macro file is found, macro 0 will
automatically execute if it is defined.

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FILE MENU

These commands are used to manage files, including opening, closing
saving, copying, etc.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Open F3 F10 F O

Use this menu choice to read a disk file into a GALAXY LITE window for
editing. The file that you open will replace the file currently being
edited. If you have made changes in the file you are editing, you will
be prompted to save the current file before opening the new file.

If you enter a file name to open without a drive or directory included
in the name, GALAXY LITE will look for that file in the currently
logged directory, (if you have specified one) or in the default
(current) directory.

If you enter a wild card file specification (*.*, *.DOC, etc.) GALAXY
LITE will take you to the Directory display and allow you to pick a
file from a list that matches the specification.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Close None F10 F C

This menu choice will clear the current file being edited from memory,
after prompting you to save any changes.

You will then be prompted to open a new file.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Save F2 ^KV F10 F S

This menu choice will save the file currently being edited. If you
have never specified a file name, you will be asked at this time to
give the file a name.

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FILE MENU, continued

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
save As ^F2 F10 F A

This menu choice will prompt you for a file name to use when saving the
file you are currently editing. You can include a disk drive and
directory with the file name and GALAXY LITE will store the file in
that location.

After using "save As", GALAXY LITE will show the name you specified as
the default file name on the top command line of the screen. The file
with the original name that you were editing still exists on disk
unchanged.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Directory F4 F10 F D

This menu choice will show you a list of files on disk. You can enter
a mask using the same ? and * wildcard characters that DOS allows.

GALAXY LITE will also show you free disk space and memory available
following the directory listing. The disk space shown is the free
space in the logged drive. You can pick a file to edit by highlighting
its name and pressing ENTER.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
set Logged dir None F10 F L

This menu choice allows you to designate a default drive or directory
to be used when saving and retrieving document files. Even if you have
specified a default drive or directory with this option, you can
over-ride it at any time simply by including the drive or directory in
the file name when you are saving or opening a file.

You can change this menu option at any time, but it will not remain in
effect in future editing sessions. To permanently define a default
drive or directory to be used when saving and retrieving files, use the
"Default directory" command from the Defaults Menu. If you would like
to make the change permanent use the V command from the Default
Menu and overwrite the GLITE.INI file.


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FILE MENU, continued

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
copY None F10 F Y

This menu choice works just like the DOS copy command, except that
wildcard characters are not allowed. If you attempt to overwrite an
existing file, you will be first asked to confirm that the existing
file can be destroyed.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
reName None F10 F N

This menu choice works just like the DOS rename command, except that
wildcard characters are not allowed.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Erase None F10 F E

This menu choice works just like the DOS delete command, except that
wildcard characters are not allowed. The file you specify will be
erased from your disk permanently. You will be asked to confirm this
action before it takes place.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Quit ALT-X F10 F Q

This menu choice closes the current window, after prompting you to save
any changes you may have made.

If two editing windows are opened, the full screen is returned to the
other window. If only one window is open, the program terminates.


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PRINT MENU

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Print F9 F10 P P

This menu choice allows you to begin printing a disk file. All editing
tasks can continue while the printing takes place in the background.
Remember, GALAXY LITE prints the version of the file you specify from
the disk. If you want to print the file you are currently editing,
remember to save it first.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Number of copies None F10 P N

This option allows you to select the number of copies of a particular
document you require.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
First page None F10 P F

This menu choice prompts you for the page number of the first page you
wish to print. To print a single page, enter the same page number for
First page and Last page.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Last page None F10 P L

This menu choice prompts you for the page number of the last page you
wish to print. To print a single page, enter the same page number for
First page and Last page.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
deviCe None F10 P C

This menu choice indicates where to send printed output. Most printers
are attached to LPT1. If you choose FILE, you will be prompted to
enter the name of a file to print to.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
priNter pause None F10 P N

This menu choice toggles a printer pause on or off. When pause is on,
printing will pause after completing each page. This will allow you to
change paper in a single sheet printer. If your printer uses
continuous form paper, print pause should be off. Printer pause is
disabled if the top and bottom margins are set to 0.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Double spacing None F10 P D

This menu choice toggles double spacing of your printout on or off.
Top and bottom margins will still print out single spaced, but the
body of each page will be double spaced.


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PRINT MENU, continued

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Top margin None F10 P T

This menu choice prompts you for the number of lines to use as a
default top margin setting. When a file is printed, the number of lines
you specify here will be inserted at the top of each page. This is
also the area where headers will be printed.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Bottom margin None F10 P B

This menu choice prompts you for the number of lines to use as a
default bottom margin setting. When a file is printed, the number of
lines you specify here will be inserted at the bottom of each page.
This is also the area where footers will be printed.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
page lenGth None F10 P G

This menu choice prompts you for the number of lines to use as a
default page length during printing. When a file is printed, the number
of lines you specify here, minus the top and bottom margin lines, will
be printed on each page.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
lEft margin ALT-L, ^OL F10 P E

This menu choice prompts you for a column number to use as a default
left margin setting.

Print options:

You can now designate a starting and stopping range of pages to print.
Default setting is to start with Page 1 and stop with Page 1000. To
print a single page, enter the same page number for both the start and
stop page. Note: If the top and bottom margins are set to zero, GALAXY
LITE does not keep track of pages, and the entire document will print.

You can specify LPT1, LPT2, or FILE as the device to print to. For
FILE, you will be required to give a filename to print to. If you name
an existing file you will be asked to confirm overwriting the file.

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PRINT MENU, continued

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Right margin ALT-R, ^OR F10 P R

This menu choice prompts you for a column number to use as a default
right margin setting.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
repAginate ^F9 F10 P A

This menu choice is used to place page breaks in your document file.
The repagination process will begin at the top of the file, and will
prompt you for each page break.

GALAXY LITE will suggest each page break according to the current top
and bottom margin settings and the page length setting. It will also
prompt you for placement of a page break at any existing page breaks.
You may override the suggested location by using the up or down arrow
keys, moving the cursor to your preferred page break location. The
limits of your placement will be: You can move upward in the file as
far as the previous page break; you can move downward as far as the
bottom margin will allow.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Set printer None F10 P S

This menu choice will prompt you for the name of the Printer
Description File to use.

Be sure to enter the complete name of the PRD file, including the drive
and path. If no drive or path are specified, GALAXY LITE will assume
that the PRD file will be found in the current directory.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
saVe parameter file None F10 P V

This menu choice will save all of the current settings of both the
Print Menu and the Defaults Menu into a parameter file.

When you first start the program, GALAXY LITE will try to load a
parameter file named GLITE.INI. GALAXY LITE will look first in the
current directory, and then will search the DOS PATH to try to find the
default parameter file.

You can load a new parameter file at any time by choosing the Read
parameter file command from the Defaults Menu.

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DEFAULTS MENU

These commands are used to set your preferred environment. You can
change the default settings at any time, or permanently save your
preferences.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Insert Insert Key, ^V F10 D I

This menu choice toggles between Insert and Overtype mode.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Word wrap ^OW F10 D W

This menu choice toggles Word Wrap on or off. With Word Wrap on, any
attempt to type past the right margin setting will "wrap" the text
down to the following line.

With Word Wrap off, a new line will not start until you press ENTER.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot menu
Auto indent ^QI F10 D A

This menu choice toggles Autoindent on or off. With Autoindent on, a
new line will line up automatically with the text on the line above it,
rather than to the left margin.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Graphics ALT-G ^QG F10 D G

This menu choice toggles Graphics on or off. With Graphics on, the IBM
extended character set is displayable. If you are using WordStar text
files, you will need to have Graphics off.

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DEFAULTS MENU, continued

The Graphics toggle also strips the high bit of WordStar files during
printing.

If you are not using WordStar formatted files, you should leave
Graphics on.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
EGA/VGA 43/50 Lines ALT-E F10 D E

This menu choice toggles between the EGA/VGA 43/50 line and the normal
25 line display. If you don't have an EGA/VGA display active, the
command is ignored.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Justify ALT-J F10 D J

This menu choice toggles justification on or off. With Justify on,
every time a line is wrapped or a paragraph is reformatted, the text
will be padded with spaces to fit exactly within the current left and
right margin settings.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Format WS None F10 D F

This menu choice toggles WordStar file formatting on or off.

A WordStar file has the high bit set in every word wrapped line. If you
are not converting files for use with WordStar, you should have this
option set to off.

To convert an ASCII file to WordStar format, you would need to reformat
each paragraph in the file. The reformatting will set the wrapped flag
in each paragraph line, except the last which will allow GALAXY LITE to
save the file in WordStar format using the "soft" carriage returns for
word wrapped lines.

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DEFAULTS MENU, continued

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Scroll bar None F10 D S

You can choose to display a scroll bar on the right hand side of the
screen. With a mouse, you can use the scroll bar to scroll text up or
down. With or without a mouse, the "elevator" on the scroll bar will
show you your relative position in the file.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Make Backup Files None F10 D M

In the on position this option will create a backup copy of your
document, before your last edit. This option in the off position will
not create this safety feature, and backup files will not be created.
Be carefull if you edit a file incorrectly you will loose the file with
your previous edits.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot menu
tab siZe None F10 D Z

This menu choice prompts you for a tab size. If you enter 0, automatic
tabs will be enabled.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Undo limit ^OS F10 D U

This menu choice will prompt you for the number of deleted lines to
save on the Undo stack.

Every time you press ESC, GALAXY LITE will restore one line from the
Undo stack back into your text.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
teXt color None F10 D X

Use this menu choice to set your preferred choice for the color of
normal text. Enter a number between 1 and 127 to indicate the color. A
chart showing all available color choices is on the Defaults Menu's
Help screen.

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Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Block color None F10 D B

Use this menu choice to set your preferred choice for the color of
marked blocks of text. Enter a number between 1 and 127 to indicate
the color. A chart showing all available color choices is on the
Defaults Menu's Help screen.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot menu
hiLite menucolor None F-10 D L

Use this menu choice to set your preferred choice for the color of a
highlighted menu item. Enter a number between 1 and 127 to indicate the
color. A chart showing all available color choices is on the Defaults
Menu's Help screen.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Normal menucolor None F10 D N

Use this menu choice to set your preferred choice for the color of all
other menu items. Enter a number between 1 and 127 to indicate the
color. A chart showing all available color choices is on the Defaults
Menu's Help screen.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
fraMe menucolor None F10 D M

Use this menu choice to set your preferred choice for the color of the
menu "frames" or borders. Enter a number between 1 and 127 to indicate
the color. A chart showing all available color choices is on the
Defaults Menu's Help screen.


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DEFAULTS MENU, continued

Menu Choice Hot key Hot Menu
Default directory None F10 D D

Use this menu choice to indicate a default drive or directory for
GALAXY LITE to use when loading and saving files. For example, if you
always wanted to use your B: drive to store documents, enter "B:" for
your default directory.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
saVe parameter file None F10 D V

This menu choice will save all of the current settings of both the
Print Menu and the Defaults Menu into a parameter file. This file holds
all your default settings. Overwriting this file means that everytime
you load GALAXY LITE these are the options which you will be using.

You can give any name you like to this parameter file, but GALAXY LITE
will always try to load a parameter file named GLITE.INI when you first
start the program. GALAXY LITE will look first in the current
directory, and then will search the DOS PATH to try to find the default
parameter file. This file is extremely important, it holds all your
default information, such as printer type, all margins etc.

You can load a new parameter file at any time by choosing the Read
parameter file command from the Defaults Menu.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Read parameter file None F10 D R

This menu choice will let you load a new parameter file. The settings
on the Defaults and the Print Menu will be reset to the values found in
the new parameter file.

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SEARCH MENU

The choices listed in this menu are for searching your text for strings
of characters that you specify. You can search for any character,
including control characters, with the exception of ASCII #13, the
ENTER key, and ASCII #27, the ESC key.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Find F5 ^QF F10 S F

The Find command starts searching for the text you specify at the
current cursor position. The search will proceed to the end of the
text, unless you specify Backwards as an optional search parameter.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
find/Replace F6 ^QA F10 S R

You will be asked to enter a string to search for, as with the Find
command, and also a string to replace the found text with. With either
the Find or find/Replace command, you will be asked to enter Options to
define the parameters of either the Find or the find/Replace command:

G: Global search. Once only from the top. Search the entire document,
from beginning to end. Using this command will only find the first
occurrence, from the top, typing another ^L will not continue since the
program will start from the top again, only to find the same word.

B: Backwards search. Begin searching at the current cursor position,
and proceed toward the beginning of the file.

U: Ignore case. Find all matches of the text specified, whether or not
the capital and lower case letters are the same. Without this option,
the capitalization must match exactly.

W: Whole Word. Will only find complete words (strings of text beginning
and ending with a space or a punctuation mark). Without this option,
searching for "the" would successfully match the, they, there, etc.

N: No Confirm. This option when used will search and replace every
occurrence without prompting you, whether you want it replaced or not.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Next ^F5 ^L F10 S N

Repeats the last Find or find/Replace command, using the same optional
parameters.

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GOTO MENU

These commands are used for quick movement around your document.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Top of file ^PgUp F10 G T

Places the cursor at the very top of the text window, at the first line
of your file.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
End of file ^PgDn F10 G E

Places the cursor at the very bottom of the text window, at the last
line of your file.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Begin block ^QB F10 G B

Moves the cursor to the beginning of a defined block. If no block is
defined, no action is taken.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
end blocK ^QK F10 G K

Moves the cursor to the end of a defined block. If no block is
defined, no action is taken.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Line ^ON F10 G L

Prompts you to enter a line number, and moves the cursor to that line.

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GOTO MENU, continued

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Go marker ^QM ^Q1..9 F10 G G

This command will move the cursor to a previously defined marker.

You will be prompted to enter the marker number to go to. You can skip
this step by using the ^Q, followed by a number, command.

If a marker you specify is not defined, an error message will be
displayed.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Set marker ^KM ^K1..9 F10 G S

This command will define a marker, which can be used later for quick
movement to a specific place in your text file using the Go marker
command.

You will be prompted to enter the marker number you wish to define. You
can skip this step by using the ^K, followed by a number, command. For
example, to define marker number 1, without going through the menu,
enter ^K1.

Marker positions are effective only in the current editing session, and
are not saved with the file.

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BLOCK MENU

The Block menu groups all the commands for block operations. A block
is a section of your text that is marked with a beginning and an end so
that some editing function can be performed on the block. Common block
tasks are to copy a section of text to another location in the file, to
write a section of text to disk as a separate file, or check the
spelling of a section of text.

Most GALAXY LITE Control-K block commands work exactly as they do in
WordStar.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Begin F7 ^KB F10 B B

Used to mark the beginning of a block of text. For block operations,
such as copying, deleting, etc. both the beginning and the end of the
block must be defined.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
End F8 ^KK F10 B E

Used to mark the end of a block of text. For block operations, such as
copying, deleting, etc. Both the beginning and the end of the block
must be defined.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Copy ^F7 ^KC F10 B C

After a block is defined, use this command to make a copy of the entire
block. A copy of the entire block will be inserted at the point where
the cursor is currently located. This command can be used to "cut and
paste" blocks of text between windows. If the cursor is within the
currently defined block when this command is issued, no action is
taken.

Menu Choice Hot Keys Hot Menu
Move ^F8 ^KV F10 B M

Similar to Block Copy, but the block is deleted from its current
position, and inserted at the point where the cursor is currently
located. The Block Move command can be used to "cut and paste" blocks
of text between windows.

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If the cursor is within the currently defined block when this command
is issued, no action is taken.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Read ^KR F10 B R

This command will prompt you for a filename to Read into the current
text window. The file specification can be any legal DOS filename,
including drive designation and path. If just the name of the file is
entered, GALAXY LITE will look for the file in the Logged directory.
The file will be inserted into the current text window at the cursor
position.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Write ^KW F10 B W

This command will write the currently defined block to disk as a
separate file. You will be prompted for a filename, which can include a
drive designation or file path you specify a filename that already
exists, you will be asked to confirm that you want to overwrite the old
file.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Delete ^KY F10 B D

This command will delete the currently defined block, removing it from
the text window.

The GALAXY LITE UNDO command, the ESC key, will restore a deleted
block, line by line, at the point where the cursor is located when the
UNDO command is issued.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Hide ^KH F10 B H

This command turns off the block highlighting.

Menu Choice Hot Key Hot Menu
Spell check ^KL F10 B S

This menu choice checks the spelling of your document. If there is a
block marked, the spell check will cover the marked block only. If no
block is marked, checking will begin at the cursor position. If you
press any key during a spell check, you will be asked if you wish to
abort the spelling check.

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SPELL CHECKING

GALAXY LITE uses a technique called soundex to build a the list of
replacement words. If the misspelled word is phonetically close to the
correct spelling, GALAXY LITE will almost always suggest the correct
spelling as the first choice in the list. If you have transposed
letters GALAXY LITE will sometimes be unable to suggest meaningful
alternatives.

When replacing a word in your document, GALAXY LITE will attempt to
match the capitalization as follows: If the misspelled word is all
lower or all upper case, the replacement word will be all lower or all
upper case. If the misspelled word is mixed upper and lower case, the
replacement word will have its first letter capitalized, and the rest
of the word will be lower case.

Edit from keyboard: You will be prompted to type in the correct
spelling. After you have retyped the word, GALAXY LITE will check the
spelling again.

Add to dictionary: If this is a word that will appear often in your
documents (your company's name, for example), you can add the word to
your auxiliary dictionary.

GALAXY LITE uses four dictionaries:

An internal list of 500 most commonly misspelled words, built into the
main program.

GALAUX.DIC: Your auxiliary dictionary. An ASCII file, one uppercase
word per line, with a leading and trailing space. Created automat-
ically when you choose "Add to dictionary" during a spelling check.
This dictionary is held in memory during the spelling check and will
not be loaded if there is less than 20K of free memory. This dictionary
is capable of holding 32K of words not located in the main dictionary
file.

GALRAM.DIC: An ASCII file containing approximately 3000 of the most
common words in the English language. This dictionary is held in memory
during the spelling check, and will not be loaded if there is less than
48K of free memory. The spelling check will operate correctly with or
without the RAM dictionary, but not as quickly.

GALMAIN.DIC: The main dictionary file, approximately 45,000
words.

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SPELL CHECKING, Continued

Press ^KL, or select Spell check from the Block menu to begin checking
the spelling of your document. If there is a block marked, the spell
check will cover the marked block only. If no block is marked, checking
will begin at the cursor position.

If you press any key during a spell check, you will be asked if you
wish to abort the spelling check.

When GALAXY LITE encounters a word not in its dictionary, you will be
shown a menu of possible corrective actions:

Skip once: Continue the spelling check, ignoring the unknown word for
now.

Ignore for this document: Continue the spelling check, ignoring the
unknown word for the rest of the spelling check. Useful for proper
names, etc.

List sound-alike words: Show a menu of possible replacement words for
the unknown word. Highlight the correct word and press ENTER to correct
the misspelled word.

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APPENDIX A

WordStar Files

GALAXY LITE can handle WordStar files with almost no exceptions. The
major difference is that GALAXY LITE ignores the WordStar "dot
commands". They will be displayed on screen unchanged, but will be
ignored during printing.

WordStar sets the high bit in many characters, including justified
spaces, the last character of every word, and the end of lines and
paragraphs.

Since GALAXY LITE can display any ASCII character on screen, a WordStar
file will appear garbled. This can be adjusted with the ALT-G, or
Graphics toggle. The Graphics toggle simply strips the high bit from
the displayed characters. The actual character is not changed, and will
be saved to disk in its original state. The GALAXY LITE "Print" command
will likewise strip the high bit of any character during printing, so
that WordStar files may be printed without any translation if the
Graphics toggle is OFF.

To display the IBM extended character set, such as the lines used for
drawing boxes, and the foreign characters, simply toggle the Graphics
ON. Your preferred setting can be saved in the pulldown Defaults menu.

To save a file in WordStar format, with "soft" (which appear as a
backwards small i) carriage returns, set the "Format WS" choice to ON
from the Defaults Menu. If this toggle is OFF, all files will be saved
as straight ASCII files. Even with this toggle ON, GALAXY LITE will
only use "soft" carriage returns on lines that were either word
wrapped, reformatted, or were "soft" in the original file.

GALAXY LITE can convert a WordStar file to straight ASCII. The command
for this is ALT-F3. although GALAXY LITE can read, edit, and save
WordStar files with no conversion, the searching and spell checking
routines need ASCII text to work properly. You will need to re-format
the WordStar (tm) text you have imported before saving it to a file.

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APPENDIX B Printer Description Files

GALAXY LITE is supplied with Printer Description (PRD) files, which are
used to send the proper codes to the printer to enable Italic, Bold,
Underline, etc. To change the default PRD file, choose the "Set
printer" command in the Print Menu. If the GALAXY LITE Program Disk
does not contain a PRD file for your printer, you can use MAKEPRD.COM,
to easily create custom PRD files to address any function of any
printer.

Printer codes are entered just as in LOTUS 123, e.g.; 027\083. The
string of control codes that your printer needs to start or stop a
certain print attribute are entered as decimal numbers, separated with
backslashes. Up to 16 different printer control code strings can be
stored in a PRD file. Fonts, attributes, margins, tabs, even complex
laser printer codes can be used to format your document with ease.

Makeprd.com is a utility that edits or creates new PRD files for the
GALAXY LITE Word Processor. This file sends the proper print codes to
your printer such as BOLD, ITALICS etc. Each printer is different so if
your printer is working but you cannot get BOLD to work you need to use
this utility program to create a new printer description file. A legal
name for this file must end with a .PRD extension example: ALPS.PRD

I will be using the ALPS ALQ200 printer and manual for an example.

In your printer(s) manual there is a section of control codes. In the
ALP's Manual it's called emulation modes. Yours might be called
function codes. GALAXY LITE sends these codes to the printer as they
are encountered in your text file, to create 'BOLD' etc.

GALAXY LITE uses only DECIMAL codes, your manual probably gives you HEX
CODES and DECIMAL codes. Make sure you use the DECIMAL codes only!

Enter the Decimal codes for each print attribute separated by
backslashes. For Example: 27\084\066 [ENTER]

Enter the name of printer description file: NEW.PRD < Edit/Create >
enter the decimal codes to start BOLD print. 27\71 Look into your
manual to find the code for your printer to start BOLD print.

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APPENDIX B, Continued

Printer Description Files

Enter the decimal codes to stop BOLD print.
27\72
look into your manual and find the code to stop BOLD print.

Most printer manuals will have the start and stop next to each other.
Some special printer functions will require three or four sets of
numbers.

27\ Normal Escape Code \45\ Special Function \1\ On switch \0\ Off
Switch.

Function for UNDERLINING on the ALPS is this. 27\45\1 To Start 27\45\0
To End

Some printers do not need the 27\ escape code such as the Tandy
printers. You may need to try both ways, with and without. You will be
asked to enter all the normal features such as: BOLD, DOUBLE STRIKE,
ITALICS, SUPERSCRIPT, SUBSCRIPT, UNDERLINE, USER PATCH ONE, USER PATCH
TWO. User patch numbers one and two are used for other features that
your printer supports like Script Characters, Elite Pitch, condensed
Print etc. If you wanted to use the condensed print on a ALPS ALQ200
printer you would include the 27\33\4 turn on condensed 27\33\0 turn
off condensed.

After you have created or edited your printer description file, 'PRD'
you will need to install it into GALAXY LITE so that your printer will
receive the proper codes. To install the NEW.PRD file pull down the
print menu, Type 'S' for Set printer [ENTER] [TYPE] A:\NEW.PRD

On a Hard Drive system [ENTER] [TYPE] C:\GLITE\NEW.PRD

Remember GALAXY LITE will need to find that PRD file wherever it really
exists.

The option just under 'S' set printer is 'V' saVe settings [ENTER]
[TYPE] A:\GLITE.INI

For a Hard Drive 'V' [ENTER] [TYPE] C:\GLITE\GLITE.INI

If GALAXY LITE finds the INI 'Initialization' file it will warn you and
ask you before overwriting the file. Since you have made changes
answering would be the appropriate response.

More than one PRD file for your printer, like NEW1.PRD for normal use
NEW2.PRD for special features, etc. This is handy for your laser type
printers to load different fonts and character styles. ALT-B in the
second PRD does not have to be for BOLD. You can re-use all those
options for other features Example: NEW2.PRD ALT-B could be used for
FONT SIZE etc.

Macro's may be used to load PRD files in and out of GALAXY LITE. To use
this feature see Macro's Example: ALT-M, F-10, P, S, ENTER,
DRIVE\PATH\FILENAME, ENTER, ESC, ALT-M SAVE MACRO. See Page (21)

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APPENDIX C

Headers and Footers

A header or footer is text that appears at the top or bottom of every
page of a printout.

Headers are lines marked by placing the cursor in "column one" of the
line and pressing ALT-H. The highlighted "H" that appears must be in
column one of the line or GALAXY LITE will not recognize the line as a
header.

When the file is printed, GALAXY LITE will ignore the line marked as a
header until the next page. At that time up to three header lines will
be substituted for three lines of the top margin. If your top margin is
not large enough to accommodate the number of header lines you have
marked, it will print as many as will fit. Example: if you have a two
line header your top margin should be three.

Whenever you define a new header line or lines, any previous group of
header lines will be replaced by the new lines.

You can insert the current page number in the header line by placing
the # (Shift 3) character in the text of any of the header lines. You
can also use any other print attributes, such as bold or italics, in a
header line.

Footers work exactly the same as header lines but are printed in the
bottom margin area. Like headers, lines formatted as footers, with the
ALT-F character in column one, will be ignored when they are first
encountered and then print out on all subsequent bottom margins. You
can have a maximum of three footer lines defined at any time.

Whenever you define a new group of footer lines, any previous footer
lines will be replaced by the new lines. Top or Bottom margins must be
one line larger than required Header or Footer.

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APPENDIX D

USING A MOUSE WITH GALAXY LITE

If you have a mouse installed and have run MOUSE.COM or MOUSE.SYS prior
to loading GALAXY LITE, you will see a mouse cursor in the upper left
hand corner of the screen.

You can enter the Pulldown Menus by pressing any mouse button on either
the status line or the top ruler line.

There are two ways to use the mouse in the menu system:

In the first method, you "click" (press and release the mouse button)
on line one or line two of the screen. The menu bar will appear on the
screen, in the same manner as when you press F10. You then can click on
any of the top level menu items to pull down the submenu. This will
happen as if you pressed the first letter of the main menu item. You
can then click on a submenu item to select it. To leave the menu
system, just click anywhere outside the displayed menu.

In the second method, rather than clicking, you "drag" (press the mouse
button but don't release it) the mouse cursor to the menu item you
want. As the mouse cursor passes over a menu item, the submenu below
it automatically pulls down. As you drag the mouse cursor down a
submenu, the submenu choice under the mouse cursor will be highlighted.
To select a submenu item, release the mouse button when the selection
you want is highlighted. To leave the menu system, just release the
mouse button anywhere outside the displayed menu.

Clicking anywhere in the text window will move the cursor to that
position. You can change from one window to another simply by clicking
the mouse in the other window.

In the Defaults menu you can choose whether or not to display a scroll
bar on the right hand side of the text window. The scroll bar has an
"elevator" which shows your relative position in the file. Dragging
the elevator to a new position is similar to issuing a Go To Line
command. For example: if you drag the elevator to roughly the middle of
the scroll bar while editing a 1000 line file, the current line will be
changed to approximately line 500.

Clicking anywhere between the up arrow mark and the elevator is treated
the same as the Page Up command, and clicking anywhere between the
elevator and the down arrow mark is the same as the Page Down command.
Clicking on the up arrow mark or down arrow mark is treated the same as
if you pressed the up or down arrow key. Leave the mouse button down in
any of these cases to scroll continuously.

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APPENDIX E

ADDING GRAPHIC CHARACTERS

Graphic characters may be included in your text by finding the
appropriate ASCII value of the graphics required. This may be
accomplished by obtaining an ASCII chart. Most printer manuals have a
chart.

Press and hold the ALT key and type the decimal value associated with
the ASCII character you require on the numeric keypad. For example if
you need the English pound symbol you press and hold the ALT key down
at the same time you type 1,5,6, on the numeric key pad. Then release
the ALT and the graphic pound sign will appear. This function may also
be handy for making boxes etc. Macro's can be used to store these
graphics symbols or whatever you create for later use.

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APPENDIX F

REGISTRATION

Evaluationware is a distribution methods, not a type of software. If
you should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether
it is commercial or evaluationware or shareware, you should be honest
and register it with the author, this is the only way to keep good
software supported. The evaluationware system makes fitting your needs
easier, because you are allowed to try before you buy, and because the
prices are more reasonable. Evaluationware has the ultimate money-back
guarantee, if you don't like the software simply pass it on to someone
else to try or destroy it after the evaluation period.

Registration licenses you to use GALAXY LITE, and supplies you with
other benefits such as telephone support a larger more complete 50,000
word spelling checker. Any other use of this software is a violation
of our license agreement and is forbidden. Single user registration is
available for $50.00 per copy.

ALL PRICE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.


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Features of Galaxy Pro-Lite.

Galaxy Pro-Lite will include a brand new, professionally written manual.
This new manual is more extensive, and will not only give you more
information but will make contacting us easier, and give you the basics of
word processing. It is designed to lay flat and includes all the helpful
information you may require. Your new manual has a new registration system,
the serial number is both on the card you send in and will remain in the
manual for easy reference. A new command reference card is also included in
the manual, it may be removed for placement next to your computer.

Galaxy Pro-Lite will now include a new more complete spelling checker,
100,000 words. The new checker uses a new compression method which allowed
us to add 30,000 more words and the disk file is only 354k in size.

Galaxy Pro-Lite allows you to import the date and time in to your document.
You set the new options from the default menu. Time can be set to standard
or military or none, date can be set to US 01/31/99, January 31, 1999 or 31
/01/99 (European) or none. Then every time you press the CTRL key & QT
keys the date and time or both will be placed where the cursor is located.
The date & time options are saved to the GLITE.INI file.

Printing from memory just press the CTRL key & KP keys. This allows you to
load a document, then edit the document and print it without disturbing the
original file. You can even mark a block of text, just highlight the block
of text you wish to print, then press the CTRL key & KP keys. A sub menu
will pop up with print a block, number of copies and device. The device
will also indicate the current PRD file associated with that device.

Single and double spacing within the same document. Now by pressing the ALT
key & D key within your text, the printing is shifted into double spacing,
by pressing the ALT key & D key again, the printer is returned to single
spacing.

Word Counter, by pressing the CTRL key & KN keys, or pulling down the block
menu, enables a scan of the document and the word count is displayed.

International characters can be added to your add-on dictionary. Just add
the word as you normally would with the spelling checker, or manually add
the words to the GALAUX.DIC file. The GALAUX.DIC file is an ASCII file and
easily edited.

Automatic Backup this option located in the file menu, you can set Galaxy
Pro-Lite to automatically save your current document every five minutes.
This option will be saved in the Galaxy Pro-Lite INI file, as a default.

Semi-Auto-Reformat, formatting of text is now semi-automatic. By selecting
the 'on' option from the default menu, everytime you press the CTRL key & B
key a screen will appear with the options of 'P' for reformatting the
current paragraph, 'D' for reformatting the entire document, or option 'S'
for skip the current paragraph. Just type the letter P,D,or S for program
operation. If the off position is selected, the reformatting will be as in
older versions, requiring you to press the CTRL-B at the top of each
paragraph.

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Features of Galaxy Pro-Lite, Continued.

Colors are no longer set in the install program. Colors can now be set up
in the default menu, each option has its own color number list and displays
the current value. This will make color selection even easier. Remember
to save the defaults to keep the colors set for your next program use.

Printing is now easier, allowing you to have multiple printers attached,
and to simply switch from one to another, just change the device. Now when
you install the new Galaxy Pro-Lite, the installation program will ask you
for how many printers to install 1-3, then assign a PRD file for each
device. If you have more than one printer attached to your computer, for
example you have an HP laser printer connected to LPT-1, you would select
PRD #16 for LPT-1, and you have an Epson attached to LPT-2, select PRD #11
to device LPT-2. The PRD information will be saved in Galaxy Pro-Lite's
INI file.

Internal print attributes, Makeprd.com is no longer required! All print
attributes will be changed in the new print code menu, by either selecting
print codes from the print menu or by typing ^QP, which will bring up the
new menu, while you are editing. This will help you to remember which
attribute is assigned to which keys. Now select Load the current PRD and
it's device will be listed in the open PRD box, press enter or type in
another PRD filename you wish to edit. A sub menu will pop up with the
keys listed, ALT-B through ALT-F8, and the current value assigned to the
key, Bold, Condensed, etc. using the arrow keys, select the attribute you
wish to change. You can also overwrite the current attribute name. The
next step is to enter the print codes for that attribute. You will start
in the on selection box enter the print codes from your manual, use the
arrow key to switch to the off selection box. The codes are still entered
as in the past, separated by a backslash. Galaxy Pro-Lite now allows up to
eight print attributes for any special printer codes, such as proportional,
condensed, elongated, and font changes, anything your printer is capable of
accomplishing. When finished press save. Galaxy Pro-Lite will write the
new PRD with the current name.

(Marking Blocks) Galaxy Pro-Lite now highlights the first character when
selecting a block, making it easier to remember the beginning of the text
block you're moving.

(LPT3) Galaxy Pro-Lite now supports LPT 3 in the device window.

(Formfeeds) A new final formfeed is now available to you. This is required
to send form letters to some laser printers.

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