EasyScrn Doc File

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Date: 04-16-93 (23:55)             Number: 378
From: EARL MONTGOMERY              Refer#: NONE
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                                   Easy Screen

Copyright Feb 1991
Earl L. Montgomery

Easy Screen requires EGA and a 256K graphic card.

Easy Screen is easy to use and very fast. It allows you to design your
own Text screens which can be BLOADed into your own programs.

A sample Quick Basic BLOAD routine is provided.


Allows the placement of any printable ASCII character.
Allows all possible attribute combinations {Foreground/Background/Blink}.
Allows for the creatation of special characters.
Allows insertion of Text.
Help Menu, etc.

Keyboard Controls:

<F1> Presents you with the most used ASCII characters. However, you can
select any printable ASCII character. You are then prompted for the ASCII
value you wish to print. Then you are prompted for the Attribute Value.
See Attribute for more detailed information.

<F2> Insert text: Place the cursor one character to the left of where
you intend to start inserting text: Press <F2>. You will be prompted
for Foreground and Background values. So it might be a good idea to
have these values figured out before hand. Once these values are
entered you may start entering your text. End insertion with a
carriage return <ENTER>.

<F3> Saves the screen to disk. Just enter the Filename the extension
     is defaulted to .DAT.

<F4> Loads a screen from disk. Again just the filename.

<F5> Help Menu.

<F10> Exit to DOS. No automatic screen save here. So make sure you save
your screen before exiting.

<A> Gives you info to assist you in selecting the attribute.

<C> Clears the screen.

<D> PenDown Mode. Prints current character/attribute to screen.

<F> Captures the character the cursor is over and allows you to place it
anywhere on the screen.

<U> PenUp Mode. Allows the cursor to move over existing characters
    without disturbing the screen.

<X> Prompts you for character/attribute then fills the screen with this
combination. Saves time when you what a background of primarily one color.

ATTRIBUTES: Once in the program press <A> for a detailed description.

ARROW KEYS: Use the arrow keys to move the cursor.

ERROR HANDLING: If you should enter a incorrect Filename or value you will
hear a buzz and you will be returned to the main screen. No harm will be
done. Just reselect the function and enter it correctly.

I suggest you dump the Attribute Screen to your printer or copy the
necessary information to paper, so you will have it handy when entering
the <F1> prompts.


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