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Macro menu system for WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS. Holds up to 1200 macros for easy browsing and quick 1 key execution. Includes utility to load macros. Menu driven with help screens.

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Macro menu system for WordPerfect 5.1 for
DOS. Holds up to 1200 macros for easy
browsing and quick 1 key execution.
Includes utility to load macros. Menu
driven with help screens.

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Macro menu system for WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS. Holds up to 1200 macros for easy browsing and quick 1 key execution. Includes utility to load macros. Menu driven with help screens.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
ALTM.WPM 116 88 deflated
CNTRPG.WPM 111 82 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 188 148 deflated
LINESP.WPM 153 108 deflated
MENU.DOC 16611 6531 deflated
MENU.WPM 15628 3467 deflated
MENUDESC.WPM 3834 605 deflated
MENULOAD.LST 7243 1593 deflated
MENUM.EXE 59198 39797 deflated
MENUUPD.WPM 6613 1882 deflated
ORDER.FRM 9529 3612 deflated

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^[email protected]@# P7^P#X`hp x (#%'0*,[email protected]:[email protected], t" `(#&MENU.WPM 3.0a Documentation Page $MENU.WPM 3.01
|Copyright (c) 199192 by Stan Mulder
!xAll rights reserved
$a WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS macro menuing system
!September 22, 1992

This program is being distributed as shareware. That means you
may evaluate the program in its entirety for 21 days. If you
decide to use it after 21 days, you are expected to become a
registered user or registered site. See the enclosed order form.
This program may not be resold in any way whatsoever, but may be
distributed without modification as shareware. Registered users
of prior versions of MENU.WPM can upgrade to 3.01 at no charge.

This is a macro menuing system that will display up to 1200 of
your own macros for easy browsing and quick 1 key execution. If
you've used prior versions of MENU, you'll be familiar with the
display. The macro menu displays your macro filenames and their
descriptions. Pressing the associated hotkey starts that macro.
Valid hotkeys are az, AZ and characters "[email protected]#$%^&*". Ten macros
are shown on screen at any one time although sixty are active or
"hotkeyable" at any time. To see other macros in the current set
press the cursor keys, or numbers 1 through 6. To select a
different set of sixty macros press PgUp, PgDn, or Ctrl-A through
Ctrl-T. There are twenty sets in all, each set containing sixty

The included utility MENUM.EXE is a menu maker which
automatically loads your macros, as specified in MENULOAD.LST,
into the menu system. It does this by creating 10 files named
MENU-xx.WPM where "xx" is AB, CD, EF, GH, IJ, KL, MN, OP, QR, and
ST. Once created, these files contain information about your
macro filenames and their descriptions.

The description for each macro that appears on the menus is taken
from the "macro description" that was entered when you created
the macro. You can update/edit your macro descriptions with the
macro editor (CtrlF10, filename, 3).

Whenever you want to make an addition or change to the macro
menus, either run the supplied MENUUPD.WPM macro or simply edit
MENULOAD.LST, save it as DOS text, and run MENUM.EXE.

1200 MACROS?
A macro system that holds 1200 macros? There were some reasons
for doing it this way. First, for network environments, since'0*H(H(you can specify the path of your macros in MENULOAD.LST, macros
can essentially reside anywhere on the system. Also, a network
may need a large macro menu system for various departments,
personnel, etc. Second, you can group macros according to type,
such as desktop publishing, formatting, merges, spell checking,
text processing utilities, etc., and add a displayable
description to each group on screen. With 1200 menu slots you'll
have plenty of menu room for grouping! Third, if you work on
specific document projects and create macros specific to that
project, you can load all those macros into one of the menu sets.
Forth, while the average business may not have 1200 macros, it
may have 200, and this will still be of great help. Lastly, of
course it was a challenge to write this menu system and sometimes
fun . It allowed me to combine my macro and QuickBasic
skills in one project.

To those of you like me that have only a hundred or so macros,
you can delete some of the files created by MENUM.EXE. If all
your macros are loaded into menu set A and/or B, you'll at least
need MENU-AB.WPM. Otherwise you can delete the other MENU-xx.WPM
files. If the macro tries to access one of the deleted files,
you'll simply get a harmless error message and the macro will

Very basically:
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MENU.WPM is the main keystroke
processor. Whenever a new menu is
chosen or a hotkey is pressed, MENU.WPM
nests or chains to one of the
MENU-xx.WPM files to find the
information. At the same time,
whenever a new menu set is chosen
MENUDESC.WPM is called and the menu
descriptions that appear at the top of
the menu are read into memory.x
which contains a list of the macros you
want loaded into the menus. It
searches for the specified macros,
extracts their descriptions, and
outputs the ten MENUxx.WPM files."0*H(H( MENUUPD.WPM This macro automates the process of
editing MENULOAD.LST and starting the
MENUM.EXE program.

You might want to print out this installation section so you can
have a printed copy as you go through the initial installation

1)Before starting WordPerfect, determine the directory in which
your macros reside. We'll call this your "macros directory".(#

2)From DOS, copy the following files to your macros directory:(#


3)Start WordPerfect.(#

4)It would be a good idea to have a list of the macros you want
to install into the menu system in front of you. You can
create a printed list easily. To do this, go to your macros
directory and in List Files display all the *.WPM files.
With your printer turned on, press ShiftF7. A directory
listing containing your macro files will be printed. You'll
use this list later in step 8.(#

5)Edit MENUUPD.WPM in the macro editor (CtrlF10, MENUUPD,
Enter, 2).(#

6)Change the "Path" parameter to reflect your macros directory
as determined in Step 1. Change the "Display" parameter to
reflect the type of monitor you are using: /C for color or /M
for monochrome or black and white. Example:(#


Note the placement of the tilde characters (~). They are

7)When you are done editing, press F7.(#'0*H(H(8)Run the macro MENUUPD (AltF10, MENUUPD, Enter).(#
a)44Answer Y to the prompts.(#4
b)44The macro will load MENULOAD.LST and pause, allowing you
to enter your macro filenames, the ones you want to
appear in the menus, into this file. For example:(#4

44Af, FIBBO.WPM(#4

44NOTE: The first letter represents the menu sets A through
T. The second letter represents the hotkey to start the
macro. Everything after the comma is the macro filename.
Notice that you can specify a complete pathname when the
macro does not reside in the current directory.(#4

44You can use your printed list of macro filenames in this

9)When done editing press F9. The file will be saved
automatically as DOS text.(#

10)Answer Y to the prompts that follow. MENUM.EXE will start
and create the ten menu files containing your macros and
descriptions. MENUM.EXE requires about 75k of memory. (If
you get an "out of memory" type of error you can exit to DOS
and run it from there.)(#

NOTE: MENUM.EXE actually recreates the ten MENU-xx.WPM files
from MENULOAD.LST each time it is run. Any preexisting files
with the MENUxx.WPM name will be overwritten. During menu
creation, if any macros are not found they will be written to
the error log file MENUM.ERR. You can inspect this file and
correct any errors in MENULOAD.LST. Also, formatting errors
in MENULOAD.LST will terminate the program and will be shown
on screen if they exist.(#

11)At this point everything should be ready to run correctly.
Start the macro menu system. (Alt-F10, MENU, Enter) You can
also use the included AltM macro to start the macro menu.(#

12)Find the macro you want to execute by using the cursor keys
or numbers 1 through 6 to change menus, PgUp, PgDn, or Ctrl-A
through Ctrl-T to change menu sets.(#

13)To play a macro on the menu press the associated hotkey.
Please note that hotkeys are case sensitive. This means that
a and A as hotkeys will execute different macros.(#'0*H(H(

There are two ways to edit, move, delete or add macros to the
macro menus:

1)Automatically by running the MENUUPD macro.(#

2)Manually by editing MENULOAD.LST, saving it as DOS text and
running MENUM.EXE. This is basically what MENUUPD.WPM does.(#

3)Of course you could manually edit any of the MENUxx.WPM
files, but you would lose the changes made to these files if
you run MENUM.EXE again.(#

For every 10 macros on screen, you can show one line of
description text at the top of the macro menu. You can use
this line to describe a group of macros, or any other special
instructions that might be associated with the group. You
might want to group macros by type, department, version, etc.
The file already contains some examples. Each time you move
to a different menu, a different description is displayed.
To edit these descriptions you must edit the file
MENUDESC.WPM in the macro editor. Within this file, labels A
through T correspond to menu sets A through T. Desc1 through
Desc6 correspond to the six menu screens per set.(#

User parameters occur at the top of the following files:
44Path is the location of MENUDESC.WPM and MENU-xx.WPM
files if not stored in the default macros directory.
This would normally be left blank, but if you wanted to
install this system in a specific directory other than
your macros directory, you would specify the path here.(#4
44ReMenu specifies whether to display the last menu shown
upon subsequent startings of MENU.WPM. Valid options are
0 for False or 1 for True. In other words, each time you
start MENU.WPM it can default to menu A1, or it can
remember the last menu you were on and default to that.(#4

44Path is your macros directory path.(#4
44Display is either /C (color) or /M (monochrome). This
parameter affects the operation of MENUM.EXE.(#4

LIMITATIONS'0*H(H(If you press the Enter key while viewing the macro menu, you will
notice that menu set J will display. This is because CtrlJ and
the Enter key are the same ASCII code: 10. Try and avoid using
the Enter key while using the menu system since its operation
does nothing.

[email protected], t"Xhp x (#%'0*,[email protected]:* = required for operation
MENU.WPM *hh#The WordPerfect macro menu. Once
installed, this is the file that starts
the macro menu system.(#h
MENUM.EXE *hh#Utility to load your macros into the
menuing system.(#h
MENULOAD.LST *hh#ASCII file containing the names of the
macros you want loaded into the menus
and the hotkeys that should execute
them. This file is used by MENUM.EXE.(#h
MENUDESC.WPM *hh#This user editable file contains
descriptions for groups of macros.
These descriptions appear at the top of
the menu.(#h
MENUUPD.WPM *hh#Macro to automates the process of
moving, adding or deleting macros on the
macro menus.(#h
MENU-xx.WPM *hh#These files contain your macro filenames
and descriptions where "xx" can be AB,
CD, EF, GH, IJ, KL, MN, OP, QR, or ST.
These files are created when you run
ALTM.WPMhh#You can use this macro as a quick way to
access the macro menu system. It will
only start the menu system if at an
editing type window.(#h
MENU.DOChh#This file you are reading.(#h
CNTRPG.WPMhh#Sample macro for test loading into the
LINESP.WPMhh#Sample macro for test loading into the
ORDER.FRMhh#Order/registration form. Please send it
FILE_ID.DIZhh#Description for PC Board BBS's(#h
Xhp x (#%'0*,[email protected]:
3.01X9/22/92 Menu display now operates over 300% faster using a
few strategically placed {CANCEL OFF} and {CANCEL ON}
commands. This tip was suggested by Mona Oliver. Fixed bug
in PgUp key. Changed MENUUPD.WPM so that it returns to the
starting directory after completion. The only real changes
in this version over 3.0 were to MENU.WPM and MENUUPD.WPM.(#'0*H(H(3.0X8/12/92 Now allows up to 1200 macros in the menus. Added
MENUM.EXE, a utility for building menus. Added user
definable menu descriptions to describe groups of macros.
Pressing spacebar replays the last executed macro.(#

2.0X2/18/92 Minor revisions. Reset the version number to 2.0
since it should have been done when the revision from WP 5.0
to 5.1 took place.(#

1.02XRemoved final {RETURN} after user macro was executed.
Proved to be more trouble than help. Cleaned up help

1.01XUpdated for WP 5.1. Fixed annoying screen rewrite. Added
PgDn & PgUp to menu access.(#

1.0XInitial release for WordPerfect 5.0.(#

No warranty as to the fitness or useability of this program is
either expressed or implied.

``Always save any existing document before using this or
any other macro. In a worst case scenario, you can
always reload your original document if you don't get
the desired results.(#`

I hope you enjoy using MENU.WPM 3.01. Your thoughts, comments
and enhancement requests would be appreciated. Thank you to all
who have been previous supporters! You will surely go to heaven
now. Actually, you're helping me with my college tuition and it
is greatly appreciated.

You can contact me at the following addresses:

Stan Mulder
P.O. Box 2375
Winter Haven, Florida 33883-2375

CompuServe: 73447,561

'0*H(H(End of documentation

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