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SEEKEASY.DOC

Short-form Manual For SeekEasy
The Free-Form
Information Retrieval Program


SEEKEASY VERSION 7.02
FOR PC/MS-DOS

Correlation Systems
P.O. Box 39
Lomita, CA 90717

(310) 833-3462 (Voice)
(310) 547-2870 (BBS)


(C) Copyright 1992 by Correlation Systems
All Rights Reserved.




/-------------------\
| TABLE OF CONTENTS |
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Short-form Manual

Introduction ............................................ 1
System requirements ..................................... 2
Installing SeekEasy - For DOS & Windows ................. 2

Running SeekEasy ........................................ 4
Main Search Screen .................................... 4
Search Specifications Screen .......................... 6
Utility Settings Screen ............................... 10
Block Mark/Print Screen ............................... 11
Searching Screen ...................................... 12
Performance Tips ...................................... 12

Technical support ....................................... 13
What is Shareware? ...................................... 13




/--------------\
| INTRODUCTION |
\--------------/

SeekEasy is a file-searching, information-finding program that's uniquely
easy to use. It uses "fuzzy-matching" logic to let you find information
stored on your disk without having to worry about specific filenames, the
exact wording of what you're looking for, word-order, capitalization,
exact spelling, etc.

SeekEasy only READS files. It will not alter files.

It can search ANY file for the desired text - word-processor files,
database files, even ".EXE" and ".COM" program files.

SeekEasy will search a single file, a specified group of files, all the
files in a directory, all the files in a directory and its "children"
directories, or all files on a given drive. It will search floppies, hard
disks, CD-ROM drives, RAM-disks, etc.

It supports extensive user-customization, so you can have it automatically
"come up" set to match the way you work.

SeekEasy is distributed as "User-supported Software" - Shareware. This
means that if you find SeekEasy useful, you are expected to register your
copy with Correlation Systems and pay a nominal fee.

You are encouraged to copy the SeekEasy program and any other files on the
distribution disk and pass them on to others, post them on computer
bulletin boards, etc., as long as the files remain unaltered. The more
people who see SeekEasy, the greater the number of registered users we'll
get.

This manual doesn't discuss information already covered in the program's
help screens. When you have a question about some aspect of the program's
operation, first check the appropriate help screen to see what it has to
say, then look to this manual for possible amplification or more examples.




















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/---------------------\
| SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS |
\---------------------/

SeekEasy will run fine on just about any IBM PC or compatible computer.
The minimum system requirements are:

PC-DOS or MS-DOS, version 2.0 or higher.

If running under Windows, Windows 3.0 or higher.

256K or more of RAM.

One or more disk drives.

Monochrome or color monitor.

Parallel- or serial-interface printer for printouts.


/---------------------\
| INSTALLING SEEKEASY |
\---------------------/

General issues:

There are two things you should probably do before you install and use
SeekEasy. Neither is required, but each may make using SeekEasy easier
and more productive:

A) Run the DOS "TREE" command and direct the output to your printer, for
later study. This will show you how your disk is divided up. To do
this, at the DOS prompt, type "TREE > PRN" - and then press Enter.
This assumes your PRN device is on, and if it is a serial printer it
has been set to the proper baud rate.

B) If it's not already part of your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, issue the
following command at the DOS prompt: "PROMPT $P$G" - then press Enter.
This changes the standard DOS prompt to show your current location in
the directory tree. It would be best to place this command into your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file, so it will be invoked each time you turn on your
system.

Installing for use under PC-DOS or MS-DOS:

To install SeekEasy onto your system, you only need to copy the program
file SEEKEASY.EXE from the distribution floppy disk to your hard disk.
All configuration info, etc. is in that one file. See your DOS manual
regarding the use of the COPY command if necessary.

It's best that you have only ONE copy of the SeekEasy program on your hard
disk, to avoid confusion when saving your customized default settings,
which go into the SEEKEASY.EXE program file itself.




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The SEEKEASY.EXE program should be copied to a location that is on your
DOS "search path." This usually includes the "root" directory, "C:\" -
and probably other spots as well. To see which directories are in your
path, at the DOS prompt type "PATH" and then press Enter. DOS will
display the path, with the individual directories separated by semicolons.

The purpose behind copying SEEKEASY.EXE to a directory on your search path
is that this lets you run SeekEasy from any directory on your disk. While
not strictly necessary, most users find it best to use SeekEasy this way.

Installing for use under Windows:

SeekEasy will run under Windows 3.0 and above. It operates the same as
under DOS, except that under Windows it can perform searches in the
background (in 386 Enhanced Mode).

The SEEKEASY.PIF file is a Program Information File that tells Windows
about the program and its capabilities. SeekEasy will run under Windows
just using the "default PIF" Windows assigns to "unknown" programs, but it
will run better if Windows can use the customized SeekEasy ".PIF" file.

For best performance, copy both the SEEKEASY.EXE and the SEEKEASY.PIF
files from our disk to your \WINDOWS directory. An alternate choice would
be to copy the two files to any directory on your DOS "Path" list.

To give SeekEasy an icon under Windows, please see your Windows manual.
For Windows 3.0, the appropriate instructions are in Chapter 3 - Program
Manager, on p. 88, Changing The Contents Of Groups - Adding Program Items
And Documents To a Group.

PROBLEM TO WATCH FOR WHEN RUNNING UNDER WINDOWS 3.0:
To search files in a CD-ROM under Windows - using SeekEasy or any other
program - two things have to be verified or done:

A) If it isn't there already, add the following statement to your
SYSTEM.INI file, in the [386Enh] section: "DEVICE=LANMAN10.386".

Yes, you may not be on a LAN (Local Area Network), but you still have
to do this, say the Windows folks, in their README.TXT file. Believe
it. If you don't do this, you WILL eventually see crashes while
searching your CD-ROM with SeekEasy!

B) If it isn't already there, expand/copy the LANMAN10.386 file from the
Windows source disk to your C:\Windows directory. Note that you have
to "Expand" this file while copying it - it is delivered in compressed
form on the Windows source (floppy) disk. For Windows 3.0, the
compressed version is 1548 bytes long, and the expanded version is
8786 bytes. To expand the LANMAN10.386 file, first find the
EXPAND.EXE program file on the Windows source disks, and copy it into
your hard disk's \Windows directory. Then insert the Windows source
disk that has the LANMAN10.386 file on it, and - from your Windows
directory on your hard disk - issue the command: "EXPAND
A:LANMAN10.386 C:\WINDOWS". You should then see the LANMAN10.386 file
on your hard disk, and it should be larger than the copy on your
Windows source (floppy) disk was.


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/------------------\
| RUNNING SEEKEASY |
\------------------/

Running SeekEasy under MS-DOS:

To run SeekEasy once it's installed per the above instructions, just type
"SEEKEASY" and then press Enter. If the program does not run, it is
probably because it is not in a directory on your DOS "Path."

If you wish to run SeekEasy under the DOS 5.0 DOSSHELL program-switcher,
we refer you to your DOS manual. See chapter 3 (MS-DOS Shell Basics) and
chapter 8 (Customizing MS-DOS Shell). They explain it better than we
could.

Running SeekEasy under Windows:

Since it's basically a DOS application, SeekEasy runs best in the full-
screen mode. It will do searches in the background, if Windows is running
in the 386 Enhanced mode.

In the preferred full-screen mode, you may use the standard Windows
program-switching keys: Alt-enter toggles SeekEasy between a window and
full-screen display mode. Alt-spacebar brings up the "switch to another
program" menu, and Alt-esc toggles between SeekEasy and any other open
program windows.

Running SeekEasy in general:


MAIN SEARCH SCREEN:

To perform a search, you need to specify two things:
A) The text you'd like to find matches to.
B) Which file or files you want the program to search.

Pressing the Enter key toggles you between the two fields that specify
these items.

You specify the text to be matched in the blank screen area to the right
of the "Search for:" prompt.

Specifying which file or files to search is a bit more involved. The
basic file specification is the file-spec indicated in the blank screen
area to the right of the "File Spec:" prompt. This basic specification
can be added to, subtracted from, or overridden by settings made on the
"Search Spec" screen which can be reached by pressing F2. See the
discussion in the following section regarding the Search Specification
Screen for a more complete description of how this all works.

Note that when you press Enter to select the "File Spec:" area, a box pops
up showing "Search Specification" information. This is just a summary of
the major settings from the Search Specification Screen, shown for your
verification prior to your starting a search. To actually change the
settings you must press F2 to go the Search Specification Screen.


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The file specification may include the DOS wildcards "?" and "*". "?"
means "any single character matches this," while the "*" means "any one or
more characters matches this, from here to the end of the filename prefix
or suffix." See your DOS manual for a more thorough description of
wildcards.

When you're viewing the results of a search, you may occasionally notice
that the same line of information appears in two different items. This is
normal. In "Stream" mode, to ensure the text you are looking for is not
split - partially in one item and partially in another - the items
"overlap" by one line. Thus, if a search found an item with high-scoring
text in the last line of the item, it would also see that the next item
(with its one line of overlap) STARTED with that line, and give it a high
"match score" also.

In "Formatted" mode, the program logic tries to break "items" at the ends
of sentences. If it cannot find what it believes is the end of a sentence
within the last three lines of a screen's worth of text, it will
arbitrarily force the end of the item, and set a one-line
duplication/overlap as is done by the "Stream" mode. Except for this
case, "Formatted" mode does NOT overlap item boundaries.

If you have set the settings on the Search Specification screen to perform
a search that includes the files listed on the "Scan List" as well as the
one you specify on the Main Search Screen, then the instructions to the
right of the "Search Spec:" prompt will change to indicate that putting an
entry there is optional. The program will start a search without any
specified file(s) here, since the "Scan List" entries on the Search
Specification Screen will satisfy the requirement that SOME file
specification must exist before a search can be done.

Due to memory limitations, SeekEasy will display only the 200-best matches
to the text you told it to search for. If what you ask for isn't within
the best 200 matches, you need a clearer search specification!

SeekEasy DOES "evaluate" ALL the matches it finds while searching. The
200 items you see after a search operation are the BEST 200 it could find,
not just the FIRST 200!

When you press F10 to begin a Search operation, SeekEasy may occasionally
warn you that it appears you are performing the same search you just did,
and ask for verification. The purpose for this is this: If you had just
completed a LONG search of a big hard disk or CD-ROM, you DON'T want to
accidentally press F10 again, throw away all the search results, and start
the search all over again! SeekEasy therefore requests confirmation
before it starts the search, to ensure that you really DO want it to
"forget" all the search results but repeat the identical search again.

Starting a Search Operation erases all records of the previous Search
Operation, so be sure you are done with the results of one search before
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Strange-looking characters on the screen, unusual data display, etc.:
SeekEasy attempts to work with the widest possible range of data formats.
One of the ways it does this is to clip off the high bit (bit 7, counting
from 0) of the file data it reads. This allows files in WordStar and
similar formats to be read without confusion. This bit is normally 0 for
standard ASCII, so removing it creates no problems. However, for graphics
characters, clipping off this bit sometimes converts the graphics
character into a printable character, which will be displayed on the
screen. This is normal, and just a function of SeekEasy's efforts to
convert everything it sees into human-readable format.

Also note that while "Formatted" mode tries to display data in a more-
normal manner - expanding tabs, recognizing carriage-return/line-feeds,
etc. - it also clips the high bit, and will also generate the same
strange-looking characters.

Down near the bottom-right corner of the screen you'll see two status
items displayed - "MODE:" and "BEEP:". These are information-only
displays of settings made in the Utilities Settings screen, reachable by
the F3 key. To change these, you have to go to the Utility Settings
screen. They are shown here just for your information, as it is often
useful to know what they are prior to starting a search. The "BEEP:"
setting can also be changed DURING a search.


SEARCH SPECIFICATION SCREEN:

Any changes you make to the settings on this screen only apply for the
current SeekEasy session, unless you save them as your new default
settings - see the F10 discussion, below.

The discussion that follows assumes you are familiar with DOS's directory
structure. If not, please review the information in your DOS manual
regarding directories, paths, and so on.

Once SeekEasy is running, it ignores any DOS "path" settings. SeekEasy's
search area is controlled only by the path information you specify on the
Search Specification screen.

Starting at the top of this screen, and working down:

The "current location" shown just below the screen title refers to the
drive and disk path/directory that you were in when you started the
SeekEasy program. Once SeekEasy has been started, this cannot be changed.
These settings are the ones used in the F2 operation discussed below, if
no explicit settings are shown there.

"F2 - BEGIN SEARCH AT": This specifies where SeekEasy BEGINS its search.
It may also be where the search ends, depending on other settings on this
screen.







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A typical entry in this section would be "C:\TEST". In this, the DRIVE
(or disk) is specified as "C:" and the STARTING DIRECTORY is specified as
"\TEST". If either part of the specification is missing, the appropriate
part from the "Current Location" information discussed above is used in
place of the missing part.

This area is left blank in the "as shipped" configuration of SeekEasy.
With this blank, when you start SeekEasy from a given directory, the
search automatically starts in that directory, on that drive. This was
deemed the most "general purpose" setting possible.

Note that one common mistake is to put an entry in this spot of "C:".
This specifies the DRIVE ("C:") but NOT the "root directory" ("\"). Thus,
your search will start on the proper drive, but in whichever directory you
were in when you invoked SeekEasy. If you really wish to start your
search in the root directory of the C: drive, the proper entry should be
"C:\".

"F3 - SEARCH AREA": This specifies HOW FAR the search goes, once it is
started in the drive/directory set by the F2 setting above. The options
are "this directory," "this plus child directories," and "the entire
drive."

The first choice - just the selected directory - says to search all the
files in this directory that meet the file spec criteria (see below for
more on this).

The second choice - "child directories" - bears more discussion. Suppose
you had a disk directory structure (simplified for this discussion) as
follows:

C:\-----DOS
|
|--UTIL
|
\--TEST\-----HARDWARE
|
\--SOFTWARE

Further, suppose your "starting directory" was C:\TEST.

- If you chose "just the selected directory," your search would only cover
the files in the C:\TEST directory.

- If you chose "selected directory plus its child directories," then your
search operation would cover the files in THREE directories:
- C:\TEST
- C:\TEST\HARDWARE
- C:\TEST\SOFTWARE

- And, if you chose the "whole disk" option, search would cover ALL SIX
directories - the three above, plus:
- C:\ (the root directory)
- C:\DOS
- C:\UTIL


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Note: if you choose the "whole disk" option, only the drive information
("C:") in the F2 setting is used - any directory/path information is
ignored, since the search will always start at the root directory of the
specified drive, and cover ALL directories in the drive.

"F4 - SEARCH FILES": While the F2 and F3 keys above specify the area(s)
on the disk to be searched, this specifies which files within those areas
will be opened and examined.

SeekEasy builds a "file specification" - or file spec for short - from up
to THREE sources:
A) The "File Spec:" you entered on the Main Search Screen.
B) The Scan List file specifications.
C) The Skip List file specifications.

This entry controls which of the above three sources are active during a
search.

There are four choices:

- The Specified File Only: This tells SeekEasy to JUST search the file(s)
specified in the "File Spec:" entry the user typed in on the Main
Search Screen. You may have specified a specific file ("MYFILE.DOC")
or a group of files, using wildcard characters ("MYFILE.*").

- The Specified File Blocked By The Skip List Names: This is the default
configuration as shipped. This tells SeekEasy to operate the same as
in the above mode, EXCEPT to ignore any file whose name is covered by
the filenames (or specifications using wildcards) shown in the Skip
List. This is normally used to speed searches by having SeekEasy skip
".EXE" and ".COM" files, etc.

There are two things to know about priorities here:

First, the Skip List can block a file specified by the "File Spec:"
entry. In other words, if a user specified a file spec of "HELP.*",
and had a Skip List entry of "*.EXE", SeekEasy would search a file
called HELP.DOC, but would NOT search a file named HELP.EXE, if it
existed.

Second, the Skip List will NOT block a user-entered "File Spec:" entry
if that entry is SPECIFIC - if it has no wildcards in it. Thus, if in
the above example the user had specified a file spec - not of "HELP.*"
but of "HELP.EXE" - then SeekEasy WOULD search the HELP.EXE file, even
though it was on the Skip List.

- The Specified File, Blocked By The Skip List Names Plus The Scan List
Names: This acts just like the option above, except IN ADDITION TO
the user-entered "File Spec:" name, the program also uses all of the
entries - if any - in the Scan List.

As before, the Skip List can block Scan List or user-entered "File
Spec:" entries, unless they are specific file names (without
wildcards).


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If this option is chosen, the user does not have to actually enter a
"File Spec:" entry on the Main Search Screen to start a search, as
long as the Scan List has at least one entry.

- The Specified File, Plus The Scan List Names: This acts just like the
option above would act, if the Skip List were empty - it searches
"File Spec:" plus Scan List files.

As an example: If you wished to search, say, all ".DOC" and ".TXT"
files, you could specify this any number of ways, all equivalent.
Here are two:

A) Enter "*.DOC" for the "File Spec:" info on the Main Search Screen,
and put "*.TXT" in the Scan List, then choose the Search Files
choice of Specified File Plus Scan List Names.

B) Or, you could leave the "File Spec:" entry on the Main Search
Screen blank, and put "*.DOC" and "*.TXT" both into the Scan
List, and enable that.

"F5 - SKIP LIST": This is used per the above instructions. Entries must
be separated by spaces. They can be uppercase or lowercase, or any
mixture. Note that if you specified a file specification of "*.*" here,
it would block ALL files from being searched when this list is activated,
except for any file specified on the Main Search Screen without any
wildcards at all. You normally should NOT use a file specification of
"*.*" here.

The normal use for the Skip List is to ignore files you don't want to
waste time searching through. Users normally customize this list to block
the scanning of large files on their systems that have nothing of interest
in them. The settings shipped as the factory defaults are only a first
approximation of the files most users want to skip. You should change
these settings to suit your preferences, then save the settings as the new
default settings.

"F6 - SCAN LIST": Same formatting, etc. as the above. You MAY use "*.*"
here if you wish, without any danger of missing files.

"F10 - SAVE AS NEW DEFAULTS": This takes ALL of the settings on this
screen, plus those on the "UTILITY SETTINGS" screen, and saves them to
disk as the new default values. The next time SeekEasy is run from disk,
it will "come up" with the settings as they were when you saved them as
your new defaults.

Note that the defaults settings are stored inside the SEEKEASY.EXE program
disk file. There are no separate "configuration" files to worry about.
This will become apparent by the status messages issued during this
operation, as the program finds the SEEKEASY.EXE file, then finds the
proper spot to insert the information, then successfully saves it.
However, you will NOT cause any problems if you rename SeekEasy to
something shorter - SE.EXE, etc. It "knows" what name it's run as.




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UTILITY SETTINGS SCREEN:

As in the SEARCH SPECIFICATIONS screen, any changes you make here only
hold for the current SeekEasy session, until you save them as your new
default settings - see the F10 discussion, below.

Going down the functions, from the top of the screen on down:

"F2 - BEEP AT END OF A SEARCH": This one's pretty clear. Try the three
choices and see which one you like. Note that this item can also be
changed DURING a search operation itself - see the bottom of the "Search
In Progress" screen for what key to use. A change made then is just like
a change made here. It will remain as you set it, but will not become the
new default setting until you save it to disk as such.

"F3 - BEEP ON ERRORS": This either enables or not a single beep whenever
an error or occurs such as disk-read error, trying to send a marked block
out to a printing device that doesn't exist, etc. Set it to match your
preference.

"F4 - EXPAND TABS": The program help screen says it all.

"F5 - PRINTER LOCATION": Used to select the destination of marked blocks
sent to the printer. The "factory default" setting is LPT1. Note: if you
select a non-existent printer, or if you have a printer problem while
printing marked blocks, don't panic. Even if everything appears locked
up, be patient - in at the most about 90 seconds SeekEasy will "unlock"
things and recover, giving you an error message explaining the problem.

If you're using a serial printer and it doesn't respond, suspect baud-rate
settings, or that the printer or its cable is not wired to hold both the
CTS and DSR signals high when it's ready to accept data.

"F6 - PRINTER LEFT-MARGIN OFFSET": The program help screen says it all.
Experiment with this to see what your printer is most happy with, then
save it as the new default setting.

"F7 - SEARCH AND DISPLAY MODE": The program's help screen pretty much
covers this. Note: if you do any "block mark" operations, then change
this mode from Formatted to Stream or Stream to Formatted, the blocks you
marked may now have their start/finish points in error by one line or so.

"F8 - FLAGGING MATCHED TEXT IN REVERSE VIDEO": This applies to the
results of Search operations. Words that the SeekEasy algorithm thinks
are significant are normally flagged in reverse video to make the probable
matches easier to find on the screen. How the displaying is done does not
change how items are evaluated or scored, only which words are flagged in
reverse video.









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The choices are:
- Flag All Matches: SeekEasy flags any word fragment that it thinks is
even a little bit significant. This gives you the most information,
but results in a very cluttered display.
- Flag Medium And Strong Matches: This raises the threshold of what should
be shown in reverse-video slightly, to get rid of some of the
"clutter." This is the factory-default setting.
- Flag Only Strong Matches: This only reverse-video flags good, solid
matches - but may cause you to miss something "sorta similar" to what
you asked for because it wasn't flagged.
- Flag No Matches At All: If you don't like the reverse-video flagging of
probable matches, choose this - it doesn't flag anything in search
results, just shows you what it found, in the standard "best matches
first" order.

Note: this setting can be changed at any time, without affecting the
search results. You can look at the search results, go to this screen and
change this setting, then return to the Main Search Screen and see how the
data looks at the new setting.

"F9 - TEXT/BACKGROUND COLOR SELECT": The factory-default setting for this
is #3, yellow/blue. When it's started, SeekEasy checks the hardware
configuration and either allows color choices or allows only black-and-
white choices. You can change the choices, and even save them as the new
defaults, but SeekEasy will still allow only what it thinks are the proper
range of choices the next time it is run. You can force it to think it is
running on a color or black-and-white system by invoking SeekEasy with an
extra parameter, as:
SEEKEASY C
SEEKEASY M

"SEEKEASY C" forces the program to ignore the hardware configuration it
detects, and allow color choices. "SEEKEASY M" tells it to act as if it
detects a black-and-white (monochrome) system, and allow only B/W color
combinations.

"F10 - SAVE DEFAULTS": See the description of the similar key in the
description of the Search Specifications screen. Note that if you do
this, it saves both the settings on this screen AND the settings on the
Search Specifications screen, as the new defaults.


BLOCK MARK/PRINT SCREEN:

The same scrolling keys work essentially the same way here as they did in
the Main Search Screen.

Follow the screen instructions to mark the block. The text shown in
reverse-video is what will be sent to the printer or disk file you
specify.

Be sure to move the cursor to the line PAST the last line you want
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If you choose to send the block to a disk file, SeekEasy may tell you that
the file that you specify already exists. If so, it will give you the
option of overwriting the file or appending the block onto the end of the
file. Overwriting erases the old file and replaces it with a new one
holding just the block you've marked, while Appending simply adds the
content of the block onto the end of the existing file.

When the marked block is being sent to the printer or a disk file, the
display will position the text such that the top line in the display area
is the one currently being sent to the printer or disk file. Thus you can
monitor the progress of the operation by watching the display and seeing
what data is currently going out. At the end of the operation, the last
line of the marked block will be shown at the top line of the display
area.


SEARCHING SCREEN:

You may end the search operation at any time by pressing the ESC key.
SeekEasy will use whatever it has managed to find in its search up 'till
that time.

Each "progress indicator dot" indicates 10% of the file has been read.

F3 : During a search (but not after), if you realize you wish to change
how - or if - the computer beeps at the end of a search, just press F3 to
skip through all the possible "beep after" settings. Just press the key
once, then wait - it may take a second or so for the program to break into
its search at a convenient spot to act on your keypress. You'll see the
new status reflected at the top of the screen.

F9 : If you see that the program has started scanning through a large
file, and you know that the file doesn't have any information in it you
want, you can skip the rest of it by pressing this key. SeekEasy will go
on to the next file and continue its search.

If the file (or file type - .PIC, whatever) you skipped is a file or file
type you regularly have to skip over, you should consider adding it to the
Skip List and saving that as your new default setting.

PERFORMANCE TIPS:

See the full manual supplied to registered users for information regarding
how to maximize the speed of your Search operations.

The full manual also contains information describing how the SeekEasy
algorithm "sees" your search request. This will help you perform more
accurate searches, increasing the odds that the item you want will be the
first one or two SeekEasy shows you after a search.








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/-------------------\
| TECHNICAL SUPPORT |
\-------------------/

Correlation Systems offers unlimited telephone and by-mail support of
SeekEasy to registered users.

We also offer support through our simple Bulletin Board System - see the
phone number at the start of this document. You can call the BBS 24 hrs.
a day to leave a message or pick up a reply. We'll answer simple
questions about getting SeekEasy up and running from anyone, but we can
handle more complicated issues only for registered users.

We support what we sell. However, we sell SEEKEASY - we don't sell MS-DOS
or Windows. Microsoft does. For SEEKEASY problems, call us. For
questions about how to use DOS or WINDOWS, please see your DOS or Windows
manuals, or call Microsoft, or the dealer who sold you the computer.


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| WHAT IS SHAREWARE? |
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SeekEasy is distributed as "Shareware." Shareware is software that may be
freely copied, but for which the copyright and other intellectual property
rights are retained by the author. A user who finds the program useful
after trying it is expected to "register" his copy and pay for it.

Shareware is different from "Public Domain" software in that the authors
of Public Domain software have given up their copyright rights to the
software without expecting payment by users.

With Shareware, you can "try before you buy" - a much better situation
than what exists for commercial software!

If a user finds a Shareware program useful, he is expected to pay a
registration fee to the program's authors.

You are encouraged to copy the SeekEasy program and any other files on the
distribution disk, pass them on to others, post them on computer bulletin
boards, etc., as long as the files remain unaltered. The more people who
see SeekEasy, the greater the number of registered users we'll get.

The SeekEasy program's Opening Screen will display a registration form if
you press the F3 key, per the instructions at the bottom of the screen.

We hope you like SeekEasy, find it useful, and register!

To copy this file to your printer: Be sure your printer is turned on and
ready, then at the DOS prompt type: COPY SEEKEASY.DOC PRN
- and then press Enter.






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  3 Responses to “Category : Word Processors
Archive   : SEEKEZ.ZIP
Filename : SEEKEASY.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/