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| Welcome to "User Supported Software" (Shareware). |
| This remarkable revolution in software distribution |
| was co-pioneered in 1982 by Jim Button and Andrew |
| Fluegelman. It has become a major force in the |
| software industry, helping to reduce software prices |
| and eliminate copy protection schemes. |


You are encouraged to copy the PC-Type II diskettes and share them freely
with others. You have the luxury of trying out the complete programs, at
your own pace and in the comfort of your own home or workplace. This is not
a crippled or "demo" copy, but the complete working version of the program.

After you have used PC-Type II for a reasonable evaluation period you should
either discontinue use of the program or purchase a licensed copy from
ButtonWare or from an authorized dealer. Your support is important and
greatly appreciated. With it, Shareware authors are encouraged to design
and distribute new products. Without it, a great deal of high quality,
low cost software will cease to be available.

Why pay at all?
* You receive a CURRENT copy of the program
* You receive two printed manuals (Beginners Manual
and User's Manual)
* One year of technical support - by phone or written
* Notification of updates and new versions
* Inexpensive upgrade offers
* Notification of new products
* Periodic special price offers (for our registered users only)
* Your input and ideas help shape future products
* Access to the on-line ButtonWare Bulletin Board, which provides:
- Information and announcements (on line)
- Communication with other ButtonWare users
- More technical support, and helpful tips/pointers
* A sense of pride and ownership, by having honestly
participated in the Shareware revolution
* You help to keep software prices down, by supporting a
distribution method which doesn't depend on expensive
advertising campaigns.

So please dive in and enjoy the fun of legally sharing good software with
your friends and associates. But also be aware of the following
restrictions, designed to protect the community of Shareware users and to
prevent greedy people from taking unfair advantage of the trust, hard
work, and good will of Shareware authors. Exceptions to these conditions
must be received in writing from ButtonWare.

1. No price or consideration may be charged. However, a distribution cost may
be charged for the cost of the diskettes, shipping, and handling, not to
exceed $3 per diskette.
2. The files and programs on the disks may not be modified or deleted.
3. The programs cannot be sold as part of some other more inclusive package.
4. The programs cannot be "rented" or "leased" to others.
5. The end user must be told clearly in writing on the outside of the
package and in all advertising that the diskette(s) are "Shareware."
6. The package must contain a written explanation that the diskettes are
for evaluation purposes, and that an additional "registration fee" is
expected by the author if the program is used beyond an initial
evaluation period.
7. In the case of distribution via any telecommunications link
the following must be done:
* X-Modem or some other error checking protocol must be used
* All ButtonWare programs (and documentation files) must be transferred
in a library or archive format. That means the files have all been
combined into one file.
8. If you're copying the disks for distribution to students in a classroom,
you must provide them with the following written notice:

| These diskettes are distributed to you through the |
| courtesy of (your school or instructor name) and |
| Jim Button. No royalty nor registration fee has |
| been paid for the programs, which are for your use |
| and evaluation as a student. |
| |
| If you wish to receive technical support and |
| announcements of updates and improvements, you |
| must first become a "registered user." You do |
| that by purchasing each program you plan to use - |
| from an authorized dealer or directly from |
| ButtonWare: |
| |
| Jim Button |
| P.O. Box 96058 |
| Bellevue, WA 98009 |
| |
| You may also purchase by calling the toll-free |
| ButtonWare order line: 1-800-JBUTTON. |

9. Shareware distribution is permitted only in the United States, Canada,
England, and Australasia.
10. When PC-Type II is used on a network, one licensed copy of the program
must be purchased for each station that uses PC-Type II. Please check
the volume purchase discount schedule on the order form at the back of
the manual.


The PC-Type II system files are compressed into three files on your
distribution diskettes. These files are PCT1, PCT2, and PCT3. These files
must be "uncompressed" before you can use PC-Type II. The program
INSTALL.EXE has been provided to install PC-Type II onto your hard drive.

If you ordered PC-Type II on 3«" diskettes, you will receive two diskettes
instead of three. Both the program and dictionary files are on the 3«"
PROGRAM diskette. The utility files are on the UTILITY diskette.

The file INST1.BAT is on the 3«" PROGRAM diskette and the file INST2.BAT is
on the 3«" UTILITY diskette. These two files are only used to install
PC-Type II on systems with no hard disk but two 3«" disk drives.

When installation is completed, you will probably want to modify some of
the default configuration settings. Do this by entering PC-Type II by
typing PCT after the DOS prompt. Then press F2 to bring up the main menu
and then press C to bring up the configuration menu.

Special notice should ' be given to the (S)witches option in this menu. It
is here that you can set the action of the Enter key, the insert shape and
cursor location on entry, etc. (See your manual for configuration settings
and options.) Printer escape codes can be created or modified with the
(E)scape codes option.

When you press Esc to exit the Configuration menu, you will be asked if you
want to update your .PRO file. If you answer yes, enter the path and
select the desired .PRO file and your profile file will be updated.

| INSTALLING PC-Type II to a hard disk |

To install PC-Type II, place the PC-Type II Program Disk in drive A. Then,
at the A prompt, type A:INSTALL and press Enter. The INSTALL program
installs the files on the PC-Type II disks to the drive and subdirectory
you specify. 1170K of disk space is required to install all files.

During the install process you will be asked if you want to move the major
executable files to a directory specified in your path statement. If you
answer NO, you should add the directory c:\pctype (or the directory you
specified if not c:\pctype) to your path statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

| INSTALLING PC-Type II to 3«" diskettes |

To install PC-Type II to 3«" diskettes:

(A) Format 3 diskettes to 720K (or more).
(B) Label these diskettes as:
(D) Place the distribution PROGRAM disk into drive A.
(E) Type A:INST1 after the DOS prompt and press Enter.
(F) Follow the instructions on swapping disks.
(Half way through the installation process you will be asked to
place the UTILITY disk into drive A, type A:INST2 after the DOS
prompt and press Enter.)

Before running PC-Type II on your dual 3«" diskette system, you should make
sure that you have an active PATH statement like


It is recommended that you place this statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

While you can set your own colors within PC-Type II, an initial color
setting is provided for you in the file COLOR.PRO. If you wish to use this
color setting, erase the file PCTYPE.PRO from your working disk and rename
the file COLOR.PRO to PCTYPE.PRO. (The original PCTYPE.PRO sets all color
options to black and white.)

To run PC-Type II on your dual 3«" diskette system:

(A) Place the WORKING disk into drive A. (Note that COMMAND.COM
should be on this disk.)
(B) Move to the B drive by typing B: after the DOS prompt and
pressing Enter.
(C) Insert the diskette with files to be edited into drive B.
(D) Start PC-Type II by typing PCT filename as described in the

NOTE: Dual 3«" disk systems will not be able to use PCG2.EXE directly from
inside PC-Type II because of disk space limitations.

Following the instructions above on how to run PC-Type II on your dual 3«"
diskette system, select your printer file and set the path to the Fault
Finder by:

(A) Place the MISC disk in drive B and the WORKING disk in A.
(B) Move to the B: drive by typing B: after the prompt.
(C) Copy the printer file (a file which has the extension .PRN)
for your printer from the MISC disk to the WORKING disk.
copy b:epson.prn a:

(D) Assuming you have set your PATH, type PCT after the
DOS prompt.
(E) Once inside PC-Type II:
(1) press F2 (to bring up the main menu)
(2) press C (to bring up the configuration menu)
(3) press F (to bring up the file handling menu)
(F) Press 2 (to define your printer file)
(G) In the field provided, type A: and press Enter. (A new menu
will appear with the .PRN file you moved to the A drive
in step C above.)
(H) Press Enter. (A message stating the file was successfully
loaded should appear.)
(I) Press Enter again to return to the Configuration menu.
(J) Press F to bring up the file handling menu again.
(K) Press 7 to define the path to the PC-Type II dictionary.
(L) In the field provided, type A: and press Enter. (A new menu
displaying the file PCTYPE.DIC will appear.)
(M) Press Enter. (You will now be in the Configuration menu again).
(N) Press Esc and you will be asked if you want to save the data to
your .PRO file.
(O) Press Y.
(P) In the field provided, type A: and press Enter. (A new menu
will appear containing the names of the .PRO files on your A:
(Q) Select the file PCTYPE.PRO with the up/down arrow keys and then
press Enter.
(R) The file PCTYPE.PRO will now be updated with the paths to the
dictionary and printer files. Press Enter to return to the
PC-Type II screen.
(S) Press F4 to quit the program.


If you did not purchase PC-Type II (complete with printed manual) directly
from ButtonWare or from an authorized dealer, then you are considered to be
evaluating the program.

We have tried to provide you with everything necessary to evaluate
PC-Type II. The program utilizes clear, informative menus. Help screens are
always available.

This is sufficient for most people to do a good evaluation of the program.
However, some people prefer to have a complete copy of the printed manual.

A complete copy of the printed "User's Manual" for PC-Type II is available
on floppy disk to help you with your evaluation of the program. It's about
300 pages long so you'll need a lot of time, patience, and paper to print
it out.

The User's Manual on disk has been mailed to all major computer clubs, user
groups, shareware disk dealers and bulletin board operators that ButtonWare
is aware of. You can obtain the User's Manual on disk from one of these
groups. Just ask for PC-Type II disk number 4, or the PC-Type II manual on

In order to keep costs down, the document disk is not included with purchased
copies of the program and cannot be purchased directly from ButtonWare.
Purchased copies of PC-Type II include complete a printed copy of the User's
Manual, typeset and bound.


1. The EGA/VGA toggle has three line densities: 25, 35, and 43. On some
EGA/VGA equipment, the middle density will not work properly because
of variations in the ROM bios for those machines.

2. There are some other text files on the disk worth taking a look at:
ORDER - Short review of ButtonWare products, and an order form
RESPONSE - A user feedback survey. We really like to receive these
from you.

3. If you place print markers (bold, underline, etc.), in your headers
or footers, some care should be exercised in their placement if you
use the "SWAP" option. Consider the following line in a header.

swap \.\\page %\
^^ ^^^^ ^^

Print markers placed on the backslashes at A,D,E, and H will not move when
the information in the header line is swapped between even and odd pages.
For example, if Underline is turned on at A and turned off at D, and Bold
is turned on at E and off at H, then the date field will be underlined on
odd pages and bolded on even pages, while the page number will be bold on
odd pages and underlined on even pages.

Print markers placed in the area between two backslashes will move with the
data as the data is swapped. For example, if Underline is turned on at B
and turned off at C, and Bold is turned on at F and off at G, the date
field will always be underlined and the page number will always be bold.

Print markers in headers and footers are represented in the .PRO files as:
.<¨n> where n represents the markers position in the escape code table.

NOTE: The colors the print markers make on your monitor may be modified
in the "Escape codes" option of the Configuration menu. They have
been set to grey on white for distribution.


When you use the ALLDOS option in PC-Type II, the contents of memory is
written to disk. This information is needed to reenter PC-Type II. It is
stored in a file with a name like __nnnnnn where the n's will be a series
of numbers. If you drop to DOS with this option and stay in DOS for a
while, DO NOT erase or move this file. It will be deleted from your disk
when you reenter PC-Type II with the EXIT command.


PC-Type II by itself will not "pull" the graphs created into your text
files. There is, however, a program called "InSet" which will do this
excellently, and will allow you to resize the PCG2.exe graph to fit into
any area of your text file. It interfaces easily with PC-Type II. You
may order InSet from Inset Systems Inc. by calling:

(203) 775-5866

or writing to:

Inset Systems Inc.
71 Commerce Drive
Brookfield, CT 06804

Contact Inset Systems for the current price. It is a RAM resident program
and occupies about 115K - 132K of memory. It can be "uninstalled". Should
you decide to purchase this very useful program, make sure that your
printer is supported. (Most printers are.)

____|__ | (tm)
--| | |-------------------
| ____|__ | Association of
| | |_| Shareware
|__| o | Professionals
-----| | |---------------------
|___|___| MEMBER

Jim Button is a founding member of the Association of Shareware Professionals.

This program is produced by a member of the Association of Shareware
Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware principle
works for you. If you are unable to resolve a shareware-related problem with
an ASP member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able to help.
The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP
member, but does not provide technical support for members' products. Please
write to the ASP Ombudsman at P.O. Box 5786, Bellevue, WA 98006 or send a
Compuserve message via easyplex to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536.

  3 Responses to “Category : Word Processors
Archive   : TYPII1.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

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