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============== INFORMATION FOR BBS SYSOPS AND DISK VENDORS ==============
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Product: Parse-O-Matic
Version: 2.33
Copyright: (C) 1992, 1993 by Pinnacle Software
Author: Timothy Campbell (Pinnacle Software)

Keywords: Applications, Database, Import, Export, Text, File, Report

Description: Parse-O-Matic lets you move data between programs that normally
can not understand each other's data. It converts reports from
one program into a format useful to the other one. Instead of
retyping all the data, you can print your report to a file,
then convert it to the format appropriate for importing, such
as comma-delimited or columnar. This lets you interface
programs that previously had no explicit connection, such as
AccPac and Lotus 1-2-3.

Parse-O-Matic is controlled by non-procedural definition files
(known as POM files) which specify the various parts of the
input text and describe how those parts should be reassembled
to create the output text. Once you have created a POM file,
you can create a batch file which passes the relevant
information (name of POM file, name of input file, name of
output file) to Parse-O-Matic, and thus automate the conversion
of data.

The alternative to Parse-O-Matic is the purpose-written
program. Producing these programs is time-consuming and
introduces a maintenance problem. Parse-O-Matic's POM files can
be quickly modified, using an ordinary text editor. This makes
Parse-O-Matic ideal for information administrators who
frequently find themselves in situations in which they are
required to maintain remote applications by phone.

See also: Files FILE_ID.DIZ and DESC.SDI for alternative descriptions.

Hardware: PC-Compatibles
DOS: MS-DOS 3.0 or higher
Memory: 500K
Disk space: 250K
Video: Any display
Mouse: Supported but not required
Other needs: None

Registration: $25 (U.S. or Canadian dollars)
Payment via: Cheque, Money Order, CompuServe (SWREG), Credit Card
P.O's: Available --- see documentation
Benefits: Registration reminder screen is removed.
Registrant receives latest version.
Registrant receives bonus freeware and shareware.
Voice support.
Privileged access to support BBS.
New shareware copies can be registered (free) for 2 years.

Site license: Available
LAN support: Available
Source Code: (Turbo Pascal) $150 to registered owners, for in-house use only

Qty Pricing: This product is available at reasonable cost for sale in retail
quantities. For example, license to sell quantities of more
than 25,000 may be obtained for under $0.10 per unit. Contact
us for full details.



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FILES LIST
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ROOTNAME EXT PURPOSE DESCRIPTION
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READ ME Docu Brief intro to product; tells user to run START.BAT

EXAMPLE BAT Batch Support file for START.BAT
START BAT Batch Guided tour of Parse-O-Matic
VIEW BAT Batch Support file for START.BAT

FILE_ID DIZ Docu Brief product description (some BBS's use DIZ files)

AMAZE DOC Docu About our other products
VENDOR DOC Docu Distribution information for disk vendors and sysops

DONE EXE Program Support file for START.BAT (text display)
GO-MENU EXE Program Support file for START.BAT (menu control)
POM EXE Program The Parse-O-Matic program
SEE EXE Program Support file for START.BAT (file viewer)

ORDER FRM Form Order form to register Parse-O-Matic

CP INF Docu Information about registering
EXAMPLE* INF Docu Explanations of sample program runs
INT INF Docu User manual for Parse-O-Matic

CHANGE LOG Docu What's new in this version

EXAMPLE* MNU Menu Menu definitions (see START.BAT)
SHARE MNU Menu Same
START MNU Menu Same

EXAMPLE* POM Data Control files for sample program runs

DESC SDI Docu Brief product description (some BBS's use SDI files)

AMAZE TXT Form Order form for our other products

EXAMPLE* TXT Text Input text for sample program runs


The following files may be created when the program is run and should not be
included in any copy you distribute:

GO-MENU.SAV SERIAL#.PAX SET.PAX



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DISTRIBUTION TERMS
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BY DISTRIBUTING THE PRODUCT YOU ARE INDICATING ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS:

- You may duplicate, give away or sell unaltered copies of this product.

- You may not remove any of the product's files.

- You may charge a maximum of US $9 for each copy you sell (see Note #1).

- Any copy may be transferred to another storage or distribution medium.

- The archiving method used for this copy may be changed.

- You may add files to the product, provided the files clearly indicate
that they are not part of the original product.

- Pinnacle Software reserves the right to revoke all distribution rights
for unregistered copies of this product from any party at any time for
any reason. However, unless you have been specifically informed of
this, you may distribute this product WITHOUT requesting permission.
(See Note #2)


NOTE #1: In the case of CD-ROM compilations, the selling price is calculated
as the price of the CD-ROM divided by the number of products on the
CD-ROM. Thus, in such cases, the price is usually only a few cents.

NOTE #2: In the case of CD-ROM compilations, you should protect your dist-
ribution right by informing us in advance that you will be
including our product on the CD-ROM. This is not obligatory.



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ABOUT PINNACLE SOFTWARE
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Pinnacle Software is a computer consulting company based in Montreal, Quebec,
Canada. We have been writing shareware since 1985. You can contact us at the
following addresses:

Voice line: 514-345-9578
CompuServe: 70154,1577
Support BBS: 514-345-8654 (9600 bps V32)
Internet: [email protected]
Head Office: Pinnacle Software, CP 386, Mont Royal, Quebec, Canada H3P 3C6
U.S. Office: Pinnacle Software, Box 714 Airport Rd, Swanton, Vermont 05488



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REPLY FORM
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If you are a disk vendor or the sysop of a multi-line BBS, we suggest that
you complete the following form and mail it back to us, in order to obtain
updates of this product and many others.



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D I S T R I B U T O R R E P L Y F O R M
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Identification: ( ) Disk vendor
( ) Sysop of a multi-line BBS or network
( ) Other (please explain)

Company name: _______________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

Attention: _______________________________________________________

Voice phone: ____________________ Fax: ____________________________

Bulletin Board: ____________________ Max. Speed: _____________________

Name of your BBS: _______________________________________________________

Diskette format: ( ) 3.5" 1.4 Meg ( ) 3.5" 720K ( ) 5.25" 360K

Product reviewed: PARSE-O-MATIC v2.33

It was obtained from: ( ) Author ( ) CompuServe ( ) A friend
( ) Author's BBS ( ) GEnie ( ) Don't remember
( ) Other BBS ( ) AOL ( ) Other
( ) Disk vendor

It will be placed in: ( ) Our catalog ( ) Our BBS ( ) Will not use


To enable us to ( ) Advertise in local area only ( ) See list below
refer our customers
to your service, _______________________________________________________
please tell us
where you advertise _______________________________________________________


Do you send a catalog
to authors who send ( ) Yes ( ) Not our policy
software to you?

How can we improve _______________________________________________________
this form and our
VENDOR.DOC file? _______________________________________________________


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| $ 0.40 |
________________________ | U.S.A. |
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| Canada |
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Pinnacle Software
CP 386 Mount Royal
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3P 3C6





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Archive   : PAR233.ZIP
Filename : VENDOR.DOC

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