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Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.mags
From: aj848@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Z*Net: 16-Feb-91 #9106
Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys)
Reply-To: aj848@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Date: Tue Feb 19 22:52:34 1991


         ==(((((((((( ==   Z*NET INTERNATIONAL ATARI ONLINE MAGAZINE
         =========(( ===   -----------------------------------------
         =======(( =====        February 16, 1991    Issue #91-06
         =====(( =======   -----------------------------------------
         ==(((((((((( ==   Copyright (c)1991, Rovac Industries, Inc.
  
                    PUBLISHED BY ROVAC INDUSTRIES INC.
                    ----------------------------------
             Editor: Ron Kovacs      Senior Editor: John Nagy
              Assistant Editor: Terry Schreiber, Z*Net Canada
      Contributing Editors: Jon Clarke, Mike Schuetz, Dr. Paul Keith
        Contributor: Keith MacNutt         Correspondent: Song Kim
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    * USA * CANADA * NEW ZEALAND * JAPAN * GERMANY * UNITED KINGDOM *
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
                                 CONTENTS 
 
        EDITORS DESK....................................Ron Kovacs
        Z*NET NEWSWIRE............................................
        ATARI DEVELOPERS..........................................
        ATARI CORPORATION NEW RELEASE................Press Release
        CALAMUS TUTORIALS PART 1.......................GXR Systems
        GENIE ST RT OPENINGS AVAILABLE.......................GEnie
        LEKO LEKO....................................Press Release
        PUBLIC DOMAIN SHELF.............................Ron Kovacs
        PUBLIC DOMAIN UPDATE.........................Keith MacNutt

 
 
 EDITORS DESK
 ============
 by Ron Kovacs
 
 
 This week there are two errors to clear up that we published last week.
 The first is an apology to R.Perry for editing errors we made in his
 article.  We removed a sexual oriented statement without his permission
 in his JRI article.  We felt it necessary to remove the statement, but
 understand Mr. Perry's opinion, again our apologies.
 
 Second, we published a "not ready" press release about Atari and CIS
 and a new official "press release" is included in this edition.
 
 Reminder... Z*Net is released Saturday's not Friday evenings.
 
  
 
 Z*NET NEWSWIRE
 ==============
 
 
 ATARI CANADA TO ATTEND SHOW
 Atari Canada has agreed to attend and support the Pacific NorthWest
 AtariFest.  The event being held June 15th and 16th in Vancouver is a
 first in Canada, west of Ontario.  Murray Brown, Atari's Western Canada
 Sales Manager is confident that the event will draw 3,000-5,000 people
 for the two day event.  Dealer and Developer kits are being prepared
 now and further information is available by contacting: Terry Schreiber
 (604) 275-7944 or T.Schreiber1 on GEnie.
 
 
 MCGOWAN REPLACES CORBETT
 Atari Canada's Rob McGowan has taken over Educational Sales from Bruce
 Corbett who left recently during the recent restructuring.  Rob reports
 that interest in the Atari product is showing definite signs of
 improvements in the school system.
 
 
 ATARI PARTICIPATES IN CALIFORNIA PIRATE BBS BUSTING
 Several BBS systems in the Sacramento area have been exceptionally
 active in pirate files, and have additionally been harassing local Atari
 user groups.  Atari Corporation has added their assistance to that of
 Pacific Bell's Electronic Fraud division, and several boards have
 already gone down with more action to come.  A representative indicated
 that they felt that they had an excellent chance of busting a major
 piracy ring, and that only the final portions of the investigation
 remained.

 
 STACY JOINS ARSENIO HALL SHOW
 A new regular band member for the popular ARSENIO HALL SHOW, weeknights
 on FOX Television network stations, is the ATARI STACY.  Look for it in
 the center of the band stage, clearly visible many times in the program.
 The portable ST computer has been shown several times in close-up,
 notably in the "return bump" shot of the band after the second
 commercial break of the evening.  This "product placement" is part of
 the continuing efforts at Atari's marketing plan to raise public
 awareness and acceptance of their products.

 
 SEVEN HOT NEW EA GAME RELEASES FOR THE ST
 Electronic Arts has announced a series of new games for the ST and other
 computers.  Scheduled for release now or in the next weeks, they
 include:

 * From CINEMAWARE, "AIR STRIKE USA" is a combat flight simulator.  It
 combines arcade action and strategy to control the Advance Tactical
 Fighter II in a variety of intercontinental scenarios.  ($39.95,
 available for ST, IBM, and Amiga.)

 * Strategic Simulations, Inc, is releasing "CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS", a
 sequel to "Pool of Radiance".  A role plying adventure, BONDS has 24
 high-level spells and characters.  ($59.95 for the ST, Macintosh; $49.95
 for Amiga, PC, Apple II; $39.95 for C64/128.  Cluebook - $12.95.)

 * SEGA's hit, GOLDEN AXE is also available for the ST now.  Challenge
 the Death Adder to save the people of Yuria in this arcade game.
 ($49.95, ST and Amiga; $39.95 IBM; $34.95 C64.)

 * "NIGHT SHIFT" is a toy factory scenario arcade simulation from
 Lucasfilm Games is now on the Amiga and IBM with ST and C64 versions to
 follow. ($39.95)

 * "CRACKDOWN", also from SEGA, features cyborgs of the evil Dr. K, who
 wants to destroy all purely biological life.  ($49.95 ST and Amiga,
 $39.95 IBM, $34.95 C64.)

 * UBI SOFT has "B.A.T.", the Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters.  An
 adventure that lets you live out every aspect of life as an agent who
 can save Terrapolis on the planet of Selnia.  Over 1,100 places can be
 visited in the game.  ($49.95 for ST, IBM, Amiga, $34.95 for C64.)

 * "DRAGONLORD" from Cinemaware, is a strategic role play game in which
 you guide dragons as your weapons of combat.  You need to hatch and
 raise them too!  ($49.95 for ST, IBM, Amiga.)

 
 COMMODORE LOSES LAWSUIT
 Commodore announced this week that a jury in a suit brought by Thomas J.
 Rattigan, formerly president and CEO of Commodore, returned a verdict in
 favor of Rattigan.  The suit sought damages of approximately $9 million.
 A determination of the amount of damages to be awarded will decided by
 the court in the next few months.
 
 
 IBM ANNOUNCES FASTEST MEMORY CHIP
 IBM scientists announced this week that they have built the world's
 fastest high-capacity memory chip.  The new chip can send/receive eight
 billion bits of information per second.  The chip is a Static Random
 Access Memory (SRAM) chip that holds 512K (524,288) bits of information.
 The chip also holds the world speed records for both cycle and access
 time for memory chips with more than 64K (65,536) bits of information
 storage. 
 

 ZIFF OFFERS NEW CD-ROM
 Ziff Communications announced "Computer Select" this week which is a
 complete CD-ROM-based computer product information database designed to
 stretch support resources and promote cost-effective purchasing.
 Computer Select, which begins shipping in February in single-user and
 LAN versions, contains powerful search software that allows users to
 cross-index products, companies, publications, topics, or any word or
 combination of words that appear in the text.


 SPINNAKER POSTS LOSS
 Spinnaker Software reported this week a net loss of $686,324 for the
 second quarter of fiscal 1991 ended Dec. 31, 1990, and a net loss of
 $1,185,284 for the six months ended Dec. 31, 1990.  Net sales were
 $2,552,701 for the second quarter and $5,048,105 year-to-date, vs.
 $4,279,815 and $7,559,753 respectively for the comparable prior year
 periods.  Spinnaker has been changing it's company focus to the office
 and small business market and closed its entertainment division in
 March 1990, sold its education product line in August 1990 and announced
 in December 1990 that it had acquired the PFS:product line from Software
 Publishing Corporation for stock and future royalties.  New products
 under the PFS: brand will be introduced in spring, 1991.
 

 SAM TRAMIEL IN CONFERENCE AGAIN
 Sam Tramiel will be joining CompuServe Atari Forum members for an online
 conference on Thursday, February 21st, in the CompuServe Electronic
 Convention Center.  Time for the appearance has not be established.

 

 ATARI DEVELOPERS GROUP
 ======================
                               Tier 1 and Tier 2 Membership Requirements
 
 
 Membership in either Atari Developers Group has many benefits, but it
 also has obligations.
 
 To be an active Tier 1 member,  you must fulfill the folllowing
 requirements:

 1)  You must be currently developing or marketing at least one
     commercial product for use with Atari computers.
 
 2)  You must register with the Tier 1 group.  This consists of paying
     the $250.00 registration fee, completing the Application form,
     executing the Non-disclosure Agreement, and completing one Product
     Information form for each of your products.  (If you have no current
     products, please submit a business plan.)

 3)  You must complete a new Product Information form for each new
     product you release.

 4)  You must provide Atari with three copies of each of your products
     (hardware developers should contact us directly if the cost is
     prohibitive.)  One of the copies is used by Atari for compatibility
     testing on new equipment, another copy goes into the Atari archives,
     and the last copy is for Atari's internal use.

 5)  You must make additional copies of your products available to Atari
     at dealer cost.

 6)  You must re-register annually (currently, no charge).

 Benefits from this program include the following:

 1)  The ST/TT Developer's Kit with updates
 2)  The "Resource File" developer newsletter
 3)  Access to ATARI.RSC, the Atari Developer Roundtable on GEnie.  We
     strongly urge you to take advantage of the support that we offer on
     GEnie.  It is the primary source of information regarding updates
     and trends in the Atari environment.
 4)  Online technical support
 5)  Telephone technical support
 6)  Early access to new Atari products
 7)  Product compatibility testing for TOS owners
 8)  Marketing databases (owners, press, user groups, developers)
 9)  Internationalization assistance
 10) Opportunities for bundling
 11) Opportunities for co-marketing
 12) Discounts on Atari products
 
 To be an active Tier 2 developer,  you must fulfill the following
 requirements:
 
 1)  You must register with the Tier 2 group.  This consists of paying
     the $125.00 registration fee, completing the Application form, and
     executing the Non-disclosure form.

 2)  You must re-register annually.  This consists of paying a $50
     renewal fee for continuing developer kit upgrades and GEnie support.

 3)  In the event that it becomes your desire to join Tier 1 of the Atari
     Developers Group, you must pay the difference in the registration
     fees, and complete the requirements outlined for Tier 1 developers.

 Benefits from this program include the following:

 1)  The ST/TT Developer Kit with updates
 2)  Access to a Tier 2 Developer category on GEnie in the ST Roundtable
 
 If your circumstances are unique, and you feel that you don't quite fit
 into either tier, please send us a letter describing your situation.  We
 will do our best to adapt to your needs.
 

 

 ATARI CORPORATION NEWS RELEASE
 ==============================                Press Release
 
 
 Editor's note: Last week, Z*NET ran an article similar to this official
 release; unknown to us, it was not the final version of the release and
 included a paragraph of personal observation at the end that was not
 intended as part of the release at any time.  For that reason, this week
 we present the actual and complete press release as Atari intended it,
 and apologize for any persons inconvenienced by the original
 presentation.


 COMPUSERVE'S PORTFOLIO FORUM NOW AN OFFICIAL SUPPORT SITE

 SUNNYVALE, CA (February 14, 1991) -- In recognition of the wide-range
 support provided for the Portfolio palmtop personal computer by
 CompuServe Information Service, Atari has designated CompuServe's
 Portfolio Forum as an official support site for Portfolio users.

 The forum staff, managed by head sysop, Ron Luks, provides online
 support via an interactive message board and a conferencing facility.
 Topics covered in the Portfolio Forum include, communications, database
 applications, text processing, entertainment and programming.

 Greg Pratt, Atari general manager, commented that last year's software
 contest generated a lot of interest among Portfolio users who like to
 develop their own software.  "Through the Forum, Portfolio users now
 have access to data libraries of more than 300 public domain and
 shareware programs and files," he said.  The Forum libraries include a
 number of DOS and Macintosh support programs, as well as updates to the
 ROM-based operating system, system utilities, programming examples,
 tutorials, and a variety of games.

 Pratt added that Atari technical support representatives and
 representatives from most of the Portfolio software developer
 organizations can now be contacted online through the Forum facilities
 and CompuServe's electronic mail network.  A special area has been set
 up on the CompuServe Portfolio Forum for new announcements on hardware
 and software.

 Luks, who has been an active Portfolio user since it was introduced in
 late 1989, said that because the one-pound Portfolio easily fits into a
 sportcoat pocket or purse, it has gained a strong following from
 CompuServe members who use it as an extension of their desktop systems.

 "The Portfolio already has a built-in text editor, address book,
 calculator, and a Lotus 1-2-3-compatible spreadsheet," Luks explained.
 "But as people experiment and work with the system, they often develop
 special applications and game software that they're willing to share
 with other members.  Informally,  we've had a very active Portfolio
 program for over a year.  Now that we have Atari's support, we can
 provide Portfolio users with an 'official' forum."

 The Portfolio Forum will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at
 regular CompuServe connect time charges.  There will be no surcharge for
 downloading files or daytime access.  Connect time charges for 2400 baud
 will be the same as 1200 baud.  Luks noted that with the proper optional
 interface, Portfolio users can get online with their compact palmtop PC.
 He added that many of the public domain and shareware programs can be
 downloaded directly from CompuServe to the Portfolio's 128K internal
 RAM.  If users want to add these to their library of Portfolio software,
 they can be stored on 32K, 64K, or 128K RAM Cards.

 To help familiarize present and potential Portfolio users with the
 services provided by the Forum, CompuServe is offering a complimentary
 introductory membership booklet to the CompuServe Information Service.
 The booklet, containing a membership ID number, password and an initial
 $15.00 usage credit, is available by calling (800) 848-8199 and asking
 for representative 198.

 Priced at only $299.95, the MS-DOS 2-11-compatible Portfolio operates on
 three "AA" batteries or an optional AC adapter.

 For more information on the Portfolio, its accessories or its growing
 library of third-party and public domain software, call or write
 Portfolio Department, Atari Computer, 1196 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale,
 CA 94088; (408) 745-200, FAX (408) 745-2088.

 Atari is a registered trademark; Portfolio is a trademark of Atari
 Corporation (AMEX:ATC).  Other products are trademarks of their
 manufacturers.

 
 
 
 CALAMUS TUTORIAL - PART 1
 =========================
 Introduction
 Copyright (c)1991, Geoff LaCasse
 GXR Systems, Vancouver, B.C.
 
 
 Welcome to the first instalment of the Calamus tutorial.  In the next
 ten weeks (planned), I hope to cover the rudiments of the program,
 giving you an idea about its power and complexity.  This is a hands-on
 series, and as such, is aimed primarily at the beginner.  Later
 installments will discuss some important, and often overlooked Calamus
 features, which the advanced user may find of interest.  This tutorial
 is intended as a partial replacement for the Calamus manual and Calamus
 Guide, neither of which I consider adequate for the task.  Knowledge of
 the ST and GEM is expected.
 
 These short sessions in Z*Net are far too little space to create Calamus
 professionals from beginners.  These sessions, however, should provide
 you with a better understanding of the program, confidence to explore
 all its commands, and the ability to produce quality documents.
 
 This first session will discuss Calamus in brief detail, how to
 configure the program for your hardware, and begin our first Calamus
 document.  In the following weeks I will introduce the icon-driven user
 interface, page format, frames, fonts, the text editor, complex
 documents, graphics, macros, the help file, etc.  Two additional
 sessions, perhaps after the fifth and tenth weeks, will be devoted to
 your questions.  Seven of the ten sessions emphasize text: by that I
 mean the various ways to manipulate its form on the page.  Calamus gives
 you many tools for this purpose and it is very important to understand
 what they tools are, and how they can be used.  Please remember, in
 Desktop Publishing, there is no right way.

 This tutorial is based on Calamus 1.09N (although generally applicable
 to all others).  I would recommend earlier versions be upgraded (the
 cost is only a few dollars) because 1.09N offers additional commands,
 and is more bug-free.

 I would recommend you run Calamus on a system with at least 1 megabyte
 of RAM, a double-sided disk drive, and monochrome monitor.  A 520 would
 load the program but severely limit document size and number of fonts,
 both of which Calamus puts into memory.
 
 For a single drive system, begin by formatting two disks.  Label the
 first PROGRAM, and copy to it Calamus's Printer and SYS folders (with
 contents), Calamus.prg, and Calamus.set.  Label the second UTILITY, and
 copy to it the Document, Fonts, Layout, Macro, Pages, Pictures, Text,
 and Vector folders.  UTILITY will also be your data disk.  You can
 delete all but the Fonts folder to save room on the disk.  Once done,
 load Calamus from the PROGRAM disk, and replace with the UTILITY disk.
 
 Two double-sided disk drives is a better configuration.  Create a
 PROGRAM and a UTILITY disk as shown above.  Place the PROGRAM disk in
 Drive A, the UTILITY disk in B.  After loading Calamus, replace the
 PROGRAM disk in A with a data disk.  This configuration leaves the
 UTILITY disk free to hold more fonts or the dictionary (English.CWB), up
 to the limit of its storage capacity.
 
 Calamus runs best on a hard drive system and 2 megabytes (or more) of
 RAM.  Saves and loads (files, fonts, etc) are considerably quicker than
 a floppy-based system.  Copy the contents of the original disks into a
 new folder on one of partitions.  Data will be stored in this folder.

 Load Calamus.  Do not be overwhelmed by the numbers of icons on the top
 and left sides of the screen.  These will be described as we need to use
 them, and for the most part, are either self-evident, or will become so
 very quickly.  Calamus also uses drop-down menus located above the top
 row of icons for a number of commands and system configuration.

 Move to the EXTRAS menu and select SET SYSTEM PATHS.  A two-column
 dialogue box, looking very much like a spreadsheet, will appear.
 Calamus uses this information to load/save files to their proper
 folders, load fonts and printer drivers, etc.  The terms (Calamus
 System, Documents, Pages, Text, etc.) in the narrow column on the left
 are files important to the program's operation, the information on the
 right where those files are located.  Default is A:\.
 
 If you are using a single-drive system, use the default values.  On a
 two-drive system (as outlined above), Documents, for example, would be
 located in A:\Documents\, while Fonts would be in B:\Fonts\.  It is easy
 to change any value.  For example, on my hard drive F:\Calamus\Documents
 \Clients\ opens my clients folder.  To load/save documents to another
 (default) folder, I click on Documents.  An item selector will appear
 showing the Calamus directory.  I then select Calamus, Documents, and
 Misc (each folder opening in succession), then on OK.  Documents will
 now show F:\Calamus\Documents\Misc\.  Make sure Calamus System,
 Documents, Fonts, and Printer Drivers are properly set up.  Once
 completed click on OK.  Go back to EXTRAS menu and select SAVE SETUP.
 Your configuration will be saved (along with other parameters discussed
 later) in the Calamus.set file (which will replace the default .set
 file).  The set file will reside on your Calamus boot disk (Drive A: or
 C:).  You are not restricted to the locations you have set; they are
 only a way to simplify access.
 
 When you choose a command, or move the mouse cursor over any icon,
 notice that its name appears in the top-right corner of the screen.
 Calamus uses a help file, located in the system folder and loaded with
 the program, to provide quick recognition and simplify your learning the
 program.  This feature can be shut off through the EXTRAS menu by
 clicking on HELP MESSAGES; the tick will disappear.
 
 We are now ready to start a new document.  Go to the FILE menu and
 select CREATE NEW DOCUMENT.  A blank page will appear with the title NEW
 DOCUMENT prominently displayed.  This page uses default values: 8.5 by
 11, portrait, etc.  At this point, return to the FILE menu and save what
 we have on the screen.  Notice that since we have not saved the document
 previously, SAVE is greyed-out, and only SAVE AS is available.  Select
 SAVE AS, and give the document a name.  Calamus's CDK extender (XXX.CDK)
 is added automatically.  Now select QUIT from the FILE menu.  Calamus at
 this point gives you a chance to Save (and Quit), Abandon (and Quit),
 and Cancel (and return to the document).  Click on Abandon.
 
 In the next session, we will look at creating the physical layout of the
 page, and how we create all the elements necessary to produce an
 effective document.

 
 
 GENIE ST RT SYSOP OPENINGS
 ==========================              GENIE RT ANNOUNCEMENT
 
 
 Sysop Openings
 --------------

 We are looking for sysops that are experts in a given field.  WE will
 soon be holding weekly conferences in each area.  If you are interested,
 you feel you can run an RTC with proper training, send mail to DARLAH-J
 Place SYSOP RESUME in the Subject line of the GE Mail you send.  Here is
 a list of openings:
 
 1.  Desktop Publishing Conference leader
 2.  Music
 3.  Media Night (Mags and Newsletter folks need only apply)
 4.  Graphics, Art and Graphic Animation
 5.  Utilities
 6.  Programming/Language
 7.  Business 
 8.  Telecommunication/BBS Set up/Help Etc
 9.  Games (Lynx and Atari Games) Must be an addict 
 10. Educational
 11. Hardware 
 12. Emulation (must be aware of what is out there and how it works)

 In exchange for hosting and running an RTC weekly, you will receive a
 flag in the ST/Portfolio/Atari 8 bit RTC.  It will be in effect as long
 as you continue to host your weekly conferences.

 We are excited about implementing a new format to our Roundtable where
 you can be able to interact with the experts 7 nights a week.  We will
 still continue to have Wednesday as our informal night as well as our
 guest speaker slot. 

 We are also open to any ideas for conferences that are not listed.  Send
 mail.  We are definately interested!

 Only dependable people need apply.
 


 
 LEKO LEKO
 =========                              Press Release
 
 
 A Professional design tool for theatrical lighting designers from Water
 Fountain Software
 
 LEKO LEKO was designed jointly by professional lighting designers and
 creative programmers.  Using LEKO LEKO it takes 2 hours to design a show
 that used to take 10 hours.  All lights and positions are positioned
 visually.  That means place each light or electric or boom with the
 mouse.  All positions and lights renumber automatically.

 LEKO LEKO is a light processor analogous to a word processor.

 - COPY, MOVE, EDIT, VIEW, DELETE, ADD ALL electrics, booms, and lights.
 
 An example - Suppose electrics 1, 2, 3, 4 have 10 lekos in the same
 positions and roughly the same colors, focus etc.  Position the first
 electric with the mouse.  The vertical (i.e upstage, downstage) position
 in feet and inches is constantly shown on the screen so choosing the
 spot for the first electric is simple.  After you click on the spot,
 type in the length of the electric.
 
 Now position the first leko by clicking the mouse.  The horizontal
 position is constantly shown on the screen in feet and inches.  A
 dialogue box comes up with all the leko possibilities.  Click on what
 you want.  Now copy that leko 9 more times by clicking on copy and
 clicking on the positions.  Now return to the ground plan and copy the
 first electric 3 times simply by clicking on copy and clicking on the
 new position for each electric.  The electrics and all the lights and
 ladders on them are copied and all lights are renumbered to reflect the
 electric their on and their correct position on the electric.  The
 electrics themselves are also renumbered automatically.
 
 So now you have placed 4 electrics and 40 lights.

 - All positions renumber automatically.
 - Position lights on electrics, front of house, booms, ladders
 - Position electrics, booms, ladders, lights visually.
 - Load, save, list, print light plots and schedules.
 - Load and save whole shows 
 - Record up to 10 follow spots
 - Edit lights in groups or alone
 - Define up to 20 light macros and save macros for each show.
 - List and print the following schedules: Position, dimmer, channel,
   circuit, type, watt, color focus, remarks, shop order.
 - Totally GEM based
 - Print screens in 1/8" scale to disk or to printer
 - LEKO LEKO runs in mono only. 
 - This is a terrific application and will sell ST's all by itself
   because lighting designers can't get a program that will do all this
   on any other computer.
 - LEKO LEKO sells for $150.00

 It is available from:  Water Fountain Software, 13 E. 17 St., NY, NY 
 10003, 212 929 6204

 For information or to discuss the program with a lighting designer call
 Jeff Fontaine at 212 736-7204 or write to him at 506 W 42 ST, Apt.6D,
 NY NY 10036.
 



 PUBLIC DOMAIN SHELF
 ===================
 Compiled from GEnie by Ron Kovacs
 
 
 FORMDOIT.ARC - FormDoIt alters the way that dialog boxes and alerts
 behave in most programs.  It lets you: Use the keyboard to select
 buttons in dialogs and alerts, Position the edit cursor anywhere in a
 field with the mouse, Use Shift-left-arrow to move to the start of an
 editable field, Enter any ASCII character from a table or by number,
 Re-define the icons used in alert boxes.  This is version 1.0a.  It
 fixes a minor problem with GDOS detection.  (Program and documentation
 Copyright 1991, Gribnif Software).
 
 ZAR_LIFE.TXT - From STAR-LINX BBS, we bring you the instructions for the
 LIFE Easter Egg in Zarlor Mercenary for the Lynx.
 
 NOTICE.TXT - Show your support for operation desert storm by displaying
 this 3-D screen on your BBS.  From the  /\/\ystery Tour BBS, 813-961-
 9552, 2400-9600 HST
 
 GAZETTE.ARC - Newsletter for the South Bay Atari Computer Enthusiasts.
 It was done by Ray Arroyos.  It is a good sample of a Calamus Document!
 It also has very good information and good clipart. 8 pages long!  You
 need Calamus to view this file.
 
 LUCIFER2.ARC - Formerly a demo, here's the full 6-face LUCIFER font
 family.  LUCIFER is a very competently done Lucida clone, completely
 compatible with Calamus Outline Art (no shortcuts here).  Good for
 authoritarian body type and a good "serious" headline face as well.
 
 TIEMPO_2.ARC - Complete updated TIEMPO Times clone 4-face font family.
 NOT a demo font - it's all here!
 
 WK1_TAX.ARC - 1990 Federal Income tax converted to Lotus .WK1 format
 
 OPUS_TAX.ARC - 1990 Federal Income Tax forms converted to OPUS format
 
 CETIFICT.ARC - This is a Certificate done with Calamus and Outline art.
 It has a border that was scanned with the microtek scanner at 300 DPI,
 Outline Art text effects.  Note: you may use the border with your
 documents.  Fonts used: SWISS, TIME, OLD ENGLISH, WEDDING TEXT, SIGNET
 ROUNDHAND.  The final output was done to the Lino300 with spot color!
 
 INVOICE.ARC - A Calamus document 8.5 x 11 page size.  It has outline art
 gray scales, multiple lines.  This document will be printed to film on
 the Linotronic Fonts use The Time and Swiss fonts only!
 
 STRABBLE.LZH - This is a shareware version of Scrabble for the ST called
 STrabble.  Written by Warwick Allison from Austrailia, it has a 45,000
 word editable dictionary.  It allows for up to 6 human or computer
 players, or a combination of both.  Both color (medium resolution) and
 monochrome are supported.  REQUIRES 1 MEGABYTE OF RAM.
 
 STEBIG.ARC - Copy this archive freely as long as it is distributed
 intact with the program and this file. (STEBIG.PRG & STEBIG.DOC)
 Copyright 1991, Atari Corporation.  STEBIG.PRG is a 1280 x 960 x 16
 color virtual screen driver for the Atari STE series of computers.  You
 may find it useful, you may find that it is simply an interesting demo
 of the STE's hardware scrolling function :-) (This is not an officially
 supported Atari product)
 
 KEYPLATE.ARC (DEF) - This is a sample file that we created in-house as a
 potential template for the CRP digitizers.  This is an early version but
 will certainly give you an idea of the complexity, capability and power
 of a quality Digitizer used with DynaCADD.  It is an arced DEF file
 which can be loaded into DynaCADD.  As it is in the native DynaCADD file
 format, all three platforms, Atari ST/TT, Amiga and IBM versions of
 DynaCADD can import this file, both the complete packages and the DEMO
 versions available on GEnie.
 
 SURVEY.ARC (DEF) - This file was created in DynaCADD by an Ontario Land
 Surveying firm.  It is fairly accurate and many hours of work went into
 it.  This is not a flashy file but a real working file for those that
 want to see what can be accomplished.  It is an arced DynaCADD DEF file,
 our native file format.  It can downloaded and used in both the DEMO
 version also in this library and the regular version.  It can also be
 loaded into DynaCADD on all three platforms, Atari ST/TT, Amiga or IBM.
 
 STWARCUB.ARC - This is the opening theme from StarWars, sequenced
 utilizing Tiger Cub from Dr.T., an Atari 1040 ST, and voiced
 specifically for the Roland MT-32.  The .CUB file is for use with
 TigerCub, the .MID file is for use with a wide variety of sequencers,
 such as Cakewalk for the IBM.
 
 GPRNTDMO.ARC - This is a demo of G-Print, a printing utility program
 which uses GDOS to provide high quality mutlitple font output from
 ordinary text-based word processor files.  THIS DEMO REQUIRES GDOS AND A
 PRINTER DRIVER TO RUN, but the fully-functional version provides GDOS
 and an installation program.  G-Print supports 1st Word, 1st Word Plus,
 Word Writer ST, ST Writer, and plain ASCII files.  G-Print can do
 microspace justification, multiple columns, on-screen preview, landscape
 print, title pages, headers/footers, "booklet style" print, saved
 configurations, and more.
 
 ISA4.ARC - These are the Instrument Society of America Symbols 5.4 -
 Actuator Symbols.  They are in the form of .FIG files for use with
 DynaCadd by ortation into your drawings.
 
 ISA3.ARC - These are the Instrument Socienty of America Symbols 5.3 -
 Control Valve Body Symbols.  They are in .FIG format for importation
 into DynaCadd for use in your drawings.
 
 ISA2.ARC - These are the Instrument Society of America Symbols.  The 5.2
 symbols are for ballons.  These are in .FIG format for DynaCadd for use
 in importing to your drawings.
 
 KITTEN.LZH - Perhaps the finest VIDI-CHROME picture to date... rivals
 ANY format of capture into SPECTRUM file.  A sleepy kitten, VERY CLOSE
 UP and in great color.  If you look at only ONE VIDI-CHROME pic, make it
 this one.
 
 DOGSVIDI.LZH - A pair of very nice VIDI-CHROME Spectrum pics of dogs at
 a show.  AFGHAN and WEIMARANER, posing in sharp and clean color.
 
 TURING.ARC - This is a Color only Turing Machine Simulation.  A Turing
 Machine is a theoretical type of computer that uses a simple set of
 commands to program.  It is shown as a whimsical factory.  Full docs and
 sample Turing programs are included.  From Robert & Alex Feinman
 
 ST_TERM.LZH - Public domain terminal program.  Many of the top protocols
 are supported.
 
 C_VIEWER.ARC - Custom Viewer.  Another text viewer.  MEDIUM RESOLUTION
 ONLY.  Features include; Adjust text line spacing, Select Font; System
 or small, medium or large graphic.  Adjust screen colors, Mark and Save
 text blocks while viewing a file, Show current page and total pages,
 Page 'Goto', Page and line, forward and backward scrolling.
 
 USCRIPT.ARC (PS) - Backup or rename your current USCRIPT.PS file and put
 this one in its place.  It allows Apple PostScript files to usually
 print correctly in cases where the original did not.  The file also
 displays a memory status report during printing that can help you debug
 memory-related problems.
 
 TX2VIEW3.LZH - Three new major features have been added to this update.
 Almost every function is now accessible from the GEM menu bar.  The
 buttons on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen are now all
 configurable.  The program can "Auto-load and delete" from ARC and LZH
 files.  Demo.
 
 MIDIREC.ARC - This file contains the GFA source code (in LST format) for
 a simple MIDI recorder.  It shows how to give MIDI message a 'time
 stamp' and play them back in sequence.  It will also show you what was
 recorded and at what time.  There are no frills to this code, but it
 does show the basic concepts behind MIDI sequencing.  A compiled version
 is also included.
 
 CAL44.ARC - This is version 4.4 of Calendar accessory.  See review in
 this edition of Z*Net.  It is a 30k program that keeps track of special
 events by position in the month as well as date.  It supports 24 events/
 day and will also keep track of one time events, deleteing them as the
 event passes or asking if you wish to delete this event.  It is also a
 perpetual calendar.  I find this very handy for birthdays ect.
 
 ABBREVTR.LZH - Abbreviator ST allows you to type an abbreviation instead
 of words or phrases, and have the abbreviation expand automatically.
 The ONLY limitation on this DEMO version is a 9 abbreviation limit; Load
 and Save are intact.  Don't waste any more time typing long phrases over
 and over.
 
 MUSICDB2.LZH - This is a GEM based inventory database program that keeps
 track of all your music (CDs, CD singles, DATs, Cassettess, Cassingles,
 8-tracks, records, 7" singles, & 12" singles).  Also, you can categorize
 any special items .
 
 ZNET9105.ARC - Issue #91-05 of Z*Net Online Magazine.  In this edition,
 Atari Demo Contest Update, START Goes Bi-Monthly, Greg Pratt In
 Conference, Bill Rehbock In Conference, Atari At Teachers Federation,
 Atari In Business, Byte Magazine - Reader Response, Midi Developers
 Update, CIS Official Portfolio Support Site, Jerry Pournelle And The TT,
 More Vidi-Chrome and Where To Get It, New Computer Shopper Editor, JRI
 Board Commentary, Atari Canada Update, Tracker ST 2.5, Seurat 2.10 and
 the Z*Net Newswire.
 
 VOICESEL.ARC - This desk accessory will let one send program change
 requests from the ST to any synth.
 
 TCBTRCKR.ARC - TCB Tracker is the newest music production program for
 the ST.  It allows any user -- even music-novices to use their ST to
 create songs.  Programmers can use the sounds/songs in their own
 programs.  Full STe support is built-in.  This demo includes a tutorial
 on how to create your own song and it also has an spectacular demo song.
 In a word TCB Tracker is awesome.  All the sound is digital so the
 quality is crystal clear.  Even if you're not into music it's worth
 downloading to hear the amazing new way of creating sounds.  Included is
 a massive discount offer to GEnie users.
 
 DC_FKEYS.ARC - DC Functions Keys (F-KEYS) lets you assign 49 function
 keys text macros of 40 characters each.  A "text" data file is used for
 easy user editing.  For example, use 'A10=WARTHOG' for +
 to emulate the typing of 'WARTHOG' when you press that key.  Great
 addition to your system to help alleviate mundane typing.  User
 assignable on/off keypress built-in.  Another FREEWARE release from
 Double Click Software.
 
 CDTRAKR1.ARC - CD Tracker will allow you to manipulate large libraries
 of Compact Disks.  This is version 1.1 which adds MONO support.
 
 CALLTIME.LZH - This is a simple program that calls the Naval Observatory
 in Washington D.C. and sets your system time.  It is shareware and it
 was written by Bob Areddy.  It was written in Assempro.
 
 VIDCHROM2.LZH - From Z*NET... MORE Color Vidi SPECTRUM pics, showing how
 good the detail and accuracy can get with VIDI-CHROME.  TWO pics, a
 ceramic Elephant in many colors, and a portrait of Michael Jordan.
 Great color FAST.  Info in file.  ===NOTE===  The "oblong" aspect ratio
 mentioned in the review is FIXED.
 
 UNERASE.ARC - This accessory allows you to restore deleted files or
 directories as long as you have not done any updates which would have
 modified the directory or FAT.  Just click on "File Restore v1.0".  The
 file selector box is displayed.  Select the directory.  Enter the name
 of the file to be restored.  YOU MUST KNOW THE COMPLETE NAME.  Click on
 OK.  About 5 seconds later a message will be displayed stating whether
 the restore was sucessful or not.
 
 NOROACH.LZH - NOROACH allows you to set the length of time TOS will wait
 before trying to boot from the hard disk on a Mega STE or TT.  For ST,
 Mega, and STE owners,  it also has the useful side effect of guarding
 against floppy disk viruses.  NOROACH also lets you load a custom icon
 to display at startup.  Several custom icons are included in the
 archive, many of which can be used in your DESKICON.RSC file if you have
 a MegaSTE or TT and know how to use the Resource Construction Set.
 
 PRGFLAGS.LZH - The next generation of MAKEFAST, PRGFLAGS lets you set
 program flags so your programs will run in and use the faster TT RAM.
 
 WORDBID.ARC - Educational game.  Bid on letters as the word platform
 decends closer to its doom.  Graphics, sound,color.  This is a LOW rez
 demo of the game.  Complete game along with word files can be obtained.
 Documentation included in this playable demo.
 
 BIGMON12.ARC - This is version 1.2 of the Moniterm 1280x960 Driver.  It
 DOES NOT cause the system to go into an endless loop of bus errors if
 the Moniterm is not turned on or if the card is not installed.  This
 version does not have a built-in mouse accellerator, so it does not
 steal the mouse vector at all.  Keep in mind that if you are using GDOS,
 FSMGDOS, or G+PLUS, the Display Driver must execute _after_ GDOS.
 
 ALLSAMPL.LZH - Here is a sample of all current MS Designs font groups.
 These are CVG representations, in a 6 page CDK file.  You can print
 these out and have samples of our fonts--the only Calamus font you need
 is Times50.  These are NOT fully functional fonts.  This is the sample
 of all the fonts mentioned elsewhere.  File is LZH'ed.  Special Offer:
 Order before 3/15/91, mention Genie and take 15% off!  Pagestream folks:
 if you would like an EPS version of this, send email to H.Murphy
 
 SCUDMISL.LZH - Two pictures of the new IRAQI Mobile SCUD missile
 launcher!  This is probably way we can not find ALL of them!!  One IMG
 and PC3 files.
 
 NOTEPAD.LZH - This is a fairly complete text processor in a Desk
 Accessory.  When you choose the Acc a gem window opens for you to type
 your text into.  If you choose Notepad again while the text window is
 still open you get a drop down menu that lets you do things like save,
 load, search and replace etc.
 
 NEVER800.LZH - This is the newest version of Mount Neverest, version
 8.00.  It supports (automatically) BBS EXPRESS and FOREM, and there is
 an "OTHER" feature for Stark, Citadel, etc.  It is basically a full
 revision including removal or a few cheats, * AN EASY INSTALLATION *,
 and the classic ever-popular mountain climbing online game.
 
 LABELCDK.ARC - Contains two Calamus CDK files.  Each file is a template
 intended for the creation of name and address labels, using Avery 5260
 or compatible labels, on an HPDJ, HPDJ Plus, or HPDJ 500 printer.  One
 file is intended for text input only.  The other file includes a vector
 graphic frame for each label, allowing you to import a vector graphic
 for placement on each label along with the name and address information.
 Five lines of text are supported, using 9 point Times 50 text.
 
 ARCSHL23.ARC - Version 2.3 of ARC Shell, the program which adds a
 powerful, easy-to-use GEM interface to ARC.TTP and LHARC.  This version
 is now fully compatible with the Atari TT030 computer, and with the ISAC
 hi-res color board.  Also allows access to the 'Include Subdirectories'
 functions of LHARC.  Please note: ARC Shell is SHAREWARE!  Copyright
 1991 Charles F. Johnson and Little Green Footballs Software.
 
 JRI_TEST.LZH - This is a low-rez compressed Degas picture of several
 concentric ellipses drawn using adjacent colors from a 16-grayscale
 pallette.  It displays properly on an STe, but shows defects on the Mega
 ST4 with JRI ST4096C extended color pallette board.
 
 DATENAME.LZH - DATENAME.TTP is a program which will rename files to
 names which include the current date minus one day.  Aladdin users will
 no longer be bothered by cumbersome oversized archive files because
 DateName turns them into easily-managed daily archives.  It will rename
 as many files as are listed on the command line.  DateName works
 especially well from HotWire because it can be chained to Aladdin so
 that it automatically manages your files every time you run Aladdin.
 DateName is free from CodeHead Software.  Docs are included.
 
 VIDICHRM.LZH - VIDI-ST GOES COLOR with VIDICHROME!  Here are several
 sample pix that come with the new VIDI-CHROME package, in Spectrum 512
 and DEGAS formats.  These let you know how GOOD the system CAN be...
 read more about it in Z*NET #9104.
 
 NAMMSPC.LZH - The first COLOR newsphoto from Z*NET.  This VIDI-CHROME
 digitized color Spectrum picture is of the Atari booth at the January
 NAMM music show... and shows the rainbow banner now used for the "home
 computer" aspects of Atari.  Read the related story in Z*NET, #9104.
 
 CATALINA.LZH - Here are the test shots mentioned in Z*NET (#9104) in the
 review of VIDI-CHROME, the $39 retail adaptor for VIDI-ST to make FULL
 COLOR digitized video pictures.  These are the SPECTRUM and DEGAS color
 conversions of a photograph.  Yes, even DEGAS "real" color!
 
 TTSPCTRM.LZH - From Z*NET... VIDI-CHROME picture of the Atari TT/030
 computer from the cover of the latest brochure.  Full color SPECTRUM
 format pic.  Read about VIDI-CHROME in Z*NET 9104.

 ZNET9104.ARC - Issue #91-04 of Z*Net Online, In this edition: 1991
 Winter NAMM Show Report, Atari and 4C-Lab Joint Program, ST Journal
 Update, Sam Tramiel Online, Atari Canada Lays Off 30%, Syquest Supplies
 US Army, First Look VIDI Chrome ST, HP Reduces Prices, BBS Trial
 Dismissed, IBM Emulation and The ST, Z*Net Canada, Byte Magazine -
 Reader Comment, Pacific Northwest AtariFest, Expose' Announced, Informer
 II, Public Domain Update, Z*Net Newswire, Hayes Patent Suit Upheld.


 
 
 PUBLIC DOMAIN REVIEW
 ====================                  CALENDAR V4.4
 By Bill Aycock
 2310 North Elm Street
 Greensboro, NC 27408
 
 
 Calendar was written for those of us that never seem to remember all the
 dates and appointments we make ever day and end up forgetting or
 remembering to late.  The program includes a autoboot program which at
 boot time will list the next 22 events and hold them on the screen for
 about 10 seconds or so.  Calendar can be run as an accessory or as a
 program and comes pre-configured with about six dozen events.
 
 The main screen is made up of the calendar, a box to the right showing
 the year and month and a row of month buttons below the calendar.
 Clicking on the year in the box to the right allows the user to enter
 any year to display.  Below this box is a set of six buttons that allow
 you to go forward or back in 1,10,100 or 1000 year increments.  Below
 these six buttons are two others that when clicked, take you forward or
 back one month.  At the bottom of the calendar are three large buttons
 marked TODAY,BROWSE and EXIT.  Clicking on TODAY when in the current
 month brings up a list of all events for that day, and if you are in
 another month CALENDAR will display that month only.  Clicking on the
 BROWSE button will bring up a display which shows all entered events in
 chronological order starting at the month now selected.  EXIT simple
 exits you from the program and will bring up a alert box if any changes
 have been made to the calendar.
 
 To look at a day in the month in more detail simple click on that day
 and a list of events, up to twenty-eight, will appear.  At the top of
 this screen the day of the week and the date are displayed and the day
 of  the year and how many remain.  In this screen you will also see up
 to four events at one time.  If more then four are entered the "next
 page" button will be highlighted and the user need only click here to
 see the next four.
 
 The EDIT button allows you to edit existing events or enter new events.
 You can edit events by date or by position, with the only difference
 being that while in the date mode, you will see a space where you can
 enter your day and year, and if in the position mode you will see two
 rows of buttons that let you specify the position in the month.
 
 While in the browse feature, you can look at all events in chronological
 order, starting at the present month, or you can find any event simply
 by activating the find button and typing in the string your looking for.
 
 When CALENDAR first starts up, it reads the system clock and looks for
 any single event expired dates( single events are one time only e.g.
 your doctors appointment for a physical).  If it finds one it will bring
 up an alert box asking you if you wish to delete or convert to a yearly
 event.
 
 You may customize CALENDAR by simple clicking on the large title bar at
 the top of the main calendar screen.  To make the necessary changes, you
 only need to click on the appropriate buttons, and click accept to save
 the changes.
 
 This is only a very brief description of most of the main features in
 CALENDAR, and the documentation that comes with the program is clear and
 easy to understand.  The author also makes a request for a donation or a
 simple post card from all who use his program, and I think this is quite
 fair considering the amount of effort that has gone into this and all
 the updates.

 
 REMEMBER:  ~ Software Piracy ~
 
 A software pirate can receive more time in jail than Saddam Hussein for
 his war crimes.  Software Piracy is legally and morally wrong.  Please
 support software authors.  If it is worth using then it is worth paying
 for.
 
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