Micrografx Windows Draw 1.04
MICROGRAFX
Guide to Getting Started
and
Learning the Windows Environment
Micrografx, Inc .
1820 N. Greenville Avenue
Richardson, Texas 75081
MICROGRAFX
Guide to Getting Started
and
Learning the Windows Environment
Micrografx, Inc .
1820 N . Greenville Avenue
Richardson, Texas 75081
Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does
not represent a commitment on the part of Micrografx, Inc . The software
described in this document is furnished under a license agreement . The
software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the
agreement.
© 1987 by Micrografx, Inc .
All rights reserved worldwide .
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Documentation by Lana K . Bryan
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Document Number RN-1
Contents
Introduction
System Requirements
About This Guide v
vi
1-1
1-1
Making Backups 1-2
Checking the README .DOC file
Running Micrografx Programs without Microsoft Windows 1-2
Installing a Micrografx Program on a Hard Disk 1-3
Installing a Micrografx Program on Two Disk Drives 1-3
Running Micrografx Programs with Microsoft Windows 1-4
Installing a Micrografx Program on a Hard Disk 1-4
Installing a Micrografx Program on Two Disk Drives 1-5
1 Getting Started
2 Learning the Windows Environment 2-1
Using the Mouse
Using the Keyboard
Choosing Menus and Commands Zooming Windows
Moving Windows
Shrinking and Expanding Icons
Sizing Windows
Closing Windows
Using Dialog Boxes
2-1
2-3
2-4
2-6
2-7
2-9
2-11
2-13
2-14
3 Using the Control Panel 3-1
Adjusting the Settings
Setting the Time and Date
Setting the Cursor Blink Rate Setting the Double Click Rate 3-1
3-2
3-2
3-3
Ill
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Using the Installation Menu
3 -3
Adding a New Printer
3 -3
Deleting a Printer
3-4
Adding a New Font
3-5
Deleting a Font 3-5
Using the Setup Menu 3-5
Connecting Printers and Ports
3 -5
Choosing a Default Printer
3-6
Setting up a Communications Port 3-6
Using the Preferences Menu 3-7
Setting Screen Colors
3 -7
Swapping the Mouse Buttons 3-8
Changing Country Settings 3-9
4 Using the Clipboard Viewer and Print Spooler
Using the Clipboard Viewer Using the Print Spooler
4-1
4-4
Appendix A
Making Changes to the WIN .INI File (for advanced users) A-1
Editing the WIN .INI File
A-2
Turning off the Print Spooler A-2
Creating an Output File A-3
Appendix B
Device Drivers
Graphics Adapters
Printers and Plotters Input Devices B-1
B-1
B-2
B-3
Appendix C
System Messages
Index
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C-1
D-1
Introduction
System Requirements
To use this Micrografx program, you need :
• An IBM PC or compatible, with MS-DOS 2 .0 (or higher), and two
disk drives or one disk drive and a hard disk ; an AT class computer
with a hard disk is recommended .
• 512K RAM, minimum ; 640K is recommended .
• A Color Graphics Adapter (CGA), Hercules Graphics Adapter, or
other Windows-compatible graphics card ; for color, an Enhanced
Graphics Adapter is required .
• A monochrome graphics monitor or color monitor compatible with
the adapter card .
Note Appendix B lists the device drivers compatible with Micrografx
programs .
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Getting Started and Learning Windows
About This Guide
This Guide shows you how to install your new Micrografx program . The
program may be used either with or without Microsoft Windows . For
users new to the Microsoft Windows environment, this guide also
contains step-by-step procedures for learning the Windows environment
with the mouse and with the keyboard . In addition, it provides
instructions for using the Control Panel and making changes to Windows
to make your system run more efficiently .
If you are familiar with the Windows environment, after you install your
new Micrografx product, go to the User's Guide for instructions for
starting and using the program .
Here is a description of each chapter's contents :
Getting Started
Installing your Micrografx program on
two floppy disks or on a hard disk .
Learning the Windows
Environment
Moving, sizing, expanding, and
closing windows . Opening menus and
choosing commands with keyboard
and mouse .
Using the Control Panel
Selecting screen preferences, adding
and deleting printers and fonts, and
setting up additional printers and
communications ports .
Using the Clipboard Viewer
and Print Spooler
Viewing the contents of the Clipboard
and controlling print spooler files.
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Getting Started and Learning Windows
Appendix A :
Making Changes to the
WIN.INI File
Creating output files and turning the
print spooler off .
Appendix B :
Device Drivers
Lists of available drivers for graphics
adapters, printers and plotters, and input
devices.
Appendix C :
System Messages
Messages from Windows .
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Chapter One
Getting Started
Before you install a Micrografx program, take a moment to complete the
enclosed registration card . By sending the card to Micrografx, you ensure
the best possible service . Registered users receive free technical support by
telephone (for 60 days from the first call) and product upgrade
information . Extended Technical Support Service is available for an
annual fee . Complete and mail the card today .
Making Backups
Always make backup copies of the Micrografx disks and data disks to
guard against loss of data . Use the backups in your daily work and keep
the original disks in a safe place .
You need several blank disks for this procedure . Because the disks are not
copy-protected, you can use the DOS Copy or Diskcopy commands or
any other copy procedure . (Make sure that the disks are blank, or that they
contain data you no longer need . The Diskcopy procedure destroys data
already on the disks.)
Here is one way to make backup copies of the original disks :
1 . Insert the Program disk into drive A .
2. Insert a blank, unformatted disk into drive B . (In the case of one
floppy disk drive, the drive mimics both drives A and B . You are
prompted when to insert the disk for drive B .)
3 . Type DISKCOPY A : B : and press ENTER .
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for all of the Micrografx disks .
5 . Label the backup disks as the original disks are labeled .
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Getting Started and Learning Windows
Checking the README .DOC File
Be sure to read the README .DOC file on the Micrografx Program disk.
README.DOC contains updated information not available in this
manual .
To print the README .DOC file :
1 . Insert the Program disk backup into drive A .
Note Substitute the port that your printer is connected to in the next step .
Make sure the printer is on before pressing ENTER .
2 . Type
TYPE A :README .DOC>LPT1 :
and press
ENTER .
Running Micrografx Programs without Microsoft
Windows
Micrografx Programs are created to run in a Windows environment and
can be used with or without Microsoft Windows . This section describes
installing the Program if you do not have Microsoft Windows running . If
you are running Microsoft Windows, use the procedures in the next
section, "Running Micrografx Programs with Microsoft Windows ."
After installing the Micrografx Program and becoming familiar with the
rest of this guide, go to the User's Guide for startup instructions .
Getting Started
Installing a Micrografx Program on a Hard Disk
The Micrografx program and necessary files are on several disks . Use the
backups you made for the following procedures .
To install a Micrografx Program on a hard disk :
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the Micrografx Setup backup disk in drive A .
Type A : and press ENTER .
Type SETUP and press ENTER .
Follow the instructions on the screen .
Installing a Micrografx Program on Two Disk Drives
The Micrografx program and necessary files are on several disks . Use the
backup disks you made .
During the Setup procedure, you create two disks, Startup and System .
You use them each time you start and work with the Program .
Have at least two blank, formatted disks labeled with the name of the
Program. Add "Startup" to one label and "System" to the other . You may
want to label more blank, formatted disks to use as data disks .
To install a Micrografx Program on two drives :
1 . Insert the Micrografx Setup backup disk in drive A .
2 . From the A> prompt, type SETUP and press ENTER .
3 . Follow the instructions on the screen .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Running Micrografx Programs with Microsoft
Windows
Micrografx Programs are created to run in a Windows environment and
can be used with or without Microsoft Windows . This section describes
installing the Program if you have Microsoft Windows running . If you do
not have Microsoft Windows, use the procedures in the previous section,
"Running Micrografx Programs without Microsoft Windows ."
Note After installing the Micrografx Program, go to the User's Guide for
startup instructions . If you are new to the Microsoft Windows
environment, read the rest of this guide to become familiar with Windows .
Installing a Micrografx Program on a Hard Disk
The Micrografx program and necessary files are on several disks . Use the
backups disks you made .
You may create a separate subdirectory under Windows for the program
files, or you may copy the files to the Windows directory .
Getting Started
To install the Micrografx Program, start Windows and follow these steps .
(The first four steps describe making a separate subdirectory using the
MS-DOS Executive .)
1 . Choose the Create Directory command from the Special menu . A
dialog box appears .
2. Type a name for the directory (such as DRAW, GRAPH, or
INVISION) and press ENTER .
3 . Choose the Change Directory command from the Special menu .
4 . Type the name of the new directory and press ENTER .
5 . Insert the Program backup disk into drive A .
6 . Highlight the drive A icon . The list of filenames on the Program
disk appears .
7 . Choose the Copy command from the File menu . A dialog box
appears.
8 . Press SHE Fr-TAB to move the text cursor to the COPY : text box .
9 . Type * .* .
10 . Press TAB to move the text cursor to the TO : text box .
11 . Type c : .
12 . Click Ok or press ENTER . The files are copied to your directory .
Installing a Micrografx Program on Two Disk Drives
No installation is necessary on a two-disk drive system if you have
Microsoft Windows . You need only the Program disk to run the
Micrografx program.
Note To improve performance on a two-drive system, copy the
executable files (files with the extension EXE) to your data disks . Having
the EXE files on the same disk with data files reduces disk swapping .
Chapter Two
Learning the Windows Environment
This chapter is for users who have never worked in the Microsoft
Windows environment before, and describes both mouse and keyboard
instructions for choosing menus and commands, manipulating windows,
and using dialog boxes .
Using the Mouse
The mouse, a small pointing device that fits under your hand, moves the
pointer on the screen as you move the mouse across a flat surface . You use
the mouse to open menus and choose commands, expand icons, and
move and size windows .
In this manual, the mouse icon (left) indicates that the action
described uses a mouse .
Note The left mouse button is the primary button, or Button 1 . The right
mouse button is Button 2 . Using the Mouse command in the Control
Panel, you can switch the functions of the two buttons . (Read chapter 3,
"Using the Control Panel .")
Getting Started and Learning Windows
These terms describe actions you perform with a mouse :
• Point
Move the mouse until the tip of the pointer rests
on what you want to point to .
• Click
Quickly press and release the mouse button .
• Press
Hold down the mouse button .
• Drag
Move the mouse while holding down the mouse
button .
• Double click
Click the mouse button twice in rapid succession .
If you have never used a mouse before, expect to take a short time to
become comfortable with it . Soon you will find the mouse to be quite
convenient.
Learning Windows
Using the Keyboard
This table shows special keys and their uses in windows .
Press :
To :
ALT-SPACEBAR
open the System menu of the active window .
ALT-X
open a menu without first opening the System
menu ; X is the first letter of the menu you
want to open .
ALT-TAB/
select the active window (the window
to which your next command applies) .
ALT-SHIFT-TAB
ENTER
execute commands and process selections in
dialog boxes (same as choosing Ok) .
ESC
cancel the current process, such as choosing a
command, selecting from a menu, or closing a
dialog box (same as choosing Cancel) .
TAB
move among option areas in a dialog box .
ARROW KEYS
move within option areas in a dialog box .
SPACEBAR
select an option in a dialog box .
In this manual., the keyboard icon (left) indicates that the action
described uses a keyboard .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Choosing Menus and Commands
Commands are organized in menus on the menu bar . Each window has its
own menus and commands .
The System menu is common to all windows . It
contains commands for manipulating the window
itself .
The About command gives information about the
program running in the window .
Micrografx programs add these commands to the
System window : Add Window, Clipboard, Controls .
The Add Window command opens a second instance
of the program in a window next to the one that is running .
The Clipboard command runs the Clipboard viewer in a window so you
can see the contents (read "Using the Clipboard and Print Spooler") .
The Controls command runs the Control Panel (read "Using the Control
Panel") .
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Learning Windows
To open a menu with the mouse :
•
Move the pointer to the menu title and press Button 1 .
To choose a command with the mouse :
1 . Open the menu.
2 . Drag the pointer to highlight the command you want .
3 . Release Button 1 .
To open a menu with the keyboard :
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press and hold the ALT key.
Press the SPACEBAR. The System menu opens .
Release both keys . The menu remains on the screen .
Press the RIGHT ARROW . The first menu on the menu bar opens .
Press the RIGHT ARROW again . The next menu opens . The LEFT
ARROW displays menus to the left .
6. Press ESC to close the menu without choosing a command .
Shortcut Press the ALT key and the first letter of the menu title to open a
menu . For example, ALT-F opens the File menu .
To choose a command with the keyboard:
1 . Open the menu.
2 . Press the DOWN ARROW to highlight the command you want, or
type the first letter of the command .
3 . Press ENTER .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Zooming Windows
You can expand, or zoom, a window to cover the
entire screen .
To zoom a window with the mouse, use one of two ways .-
• Double click the size box in the upper right corner of the window .
The window expands to fill the entire screen .
OR
• Choose the Zoom command in the System menu .
To unzoom a window with the mouse :
• Double click the size box again or choose the Zoom command
again.
To zoom a window with the keyboard :
1 . Press ALT-SPACEBAR to open the System menu .
2 . Type z for the Zoom command and release all keys . The window
expands to cover the icon area and fill the entire screen .
To unzoom a window with the keyboard :
• Press ALT-SPACEBAR-Z . The window returns to its previous size .
Shortcut Press ALT-ENTER . The window zooms . Press
return the window to its previous size .
ALT-ENTER
again to
Learning Windows
Moving Windows
Several windows can be displayed at the same
time ; for example, Windows GRAPH, Windows
DRAW, and the Control Panel can all be
displayed at once . You can rearrange them by
moving one window at a time to the top,
bottom, right, or left of the screen .
The window with the highlighted title bar is the
active window . To make another window the active window with the
mouse, click anywhere in that window . With the keyboard, press ALT-TAB
or ALT-SHIFT-TAB to move the active status from one window to another .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
To move a window with the mouse :
1 . Point to the title bar and press Button 1 . The pointer changes to the
window's icon .
2 . Drag the icon to a border of an inactive window, either to the
opposite border, or to a point on a border where two windows
meet.
3 . Release Button 1 . The windows are rearranged .
To move a window with the keyboard :
1 . Press ALT-SPACEBAR-M to choose the Move command from the
System menu . The window's icon appears in the center of the
window .
2 . Press the ARROW keys to move the icon to a border of an inactive
window, either to the opposite border or to a point on a border
where two windows meet.
3 . Press ENTER . The windows are rearranged .
Learning Windows
Shrinking and Expanding Icons
You can remove a program from the work area,
but keep it in memory by shrinking its window
into an icon . Then, when you want to work in the
program again, bring it back into the work area by
expanding its icon into a window .
When you shrink a window into an icon, the icon
remains highlighted because it is still the active
window. Point to another window and click Button 1 or press
ALT-SHIFT-TAB) to make another window active .
ALT-TAB
(or
To shrink the active window into an icon with the mouse, use one
of three ways :
• Point to the title bar of the active window and press Button 1 . Drag
the icon into the icon area and release Button 1 .
OR
• Double click the title bar .
OR
• Choose the Icon command from the System menu . The window
shrinks into an icon in the icon area .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
To expand the icon into a window with the mouse, use one of two
ways :
• Point to the icon and press Button 1 . Drag the icon to a border of a
window to have the windows be adjacent or to the center of a
window to have the icon's program replace the window, which in
turn becomes an icon . Other windows on the screen resize to
accommodate the expanded window.
OR
• Double click the icon . The icon expands into a window directly
above the icon area. Other windows on the screen resize to
accommodate the expanded window.
To shrink the active window into an icon with the keyboard :
1 . Press ALT-SPACEBAR-I to choose the Icon command from the
System menu .
2 . Release the keys . The window shrinks into an icon in the icon area .
To expand an icon into a window with the keyboard :
1 . Press ALT-TAB to highlight the icon .
2 . Press ALT-SPACEBAR-I to choose the Icon command from the
System menu .
3 . Release the keys . The icon expands into a window above the icon
area.
Learning Windows
Sizing Windows
When you have more than one window
displayed, you can make a window larger or
smaller. The other windows adjust their sizes
accordingly.
To enlarge the active window with the mouse :
1 . Point to the size box of the active window and press Button 1 .
2. Drag the size box past the window's border until the new border
line indicates the size you want .
3 . Release Button 1 . The active window enlarges and the inactive
window adjusts its size .
To reduce the size of the active window with the mouse :
1 . Point to the size box and press Button 1 .
2 . Drag the size box past the window's border and back into the
window until the new border line indicates the size you want .
3 . Release Button 1 . The windows resize .
Another option is to use the Size command in the System menu . The Size
command changes the pointer into a size icon that you can drag to resize
the windows. Click Button 1 to end the size operation .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
To enlarge the active window with the keyboard :
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press ALT-SPACEBAR-S to choose the Size command from the
System menu .
Release the keys . A size box appears in the center of the window .
Press an ARROW key to move the size box into the inactive
window. A line indicates the new border .
Press the ARROW key repeatedly to move the border to the size you
want .
Press ENTER . The active window enlarges and the inactive window
adjusts its size .
To reduce the size of the active windows with the keyboard :
1 . Press ALT-SPACEBAR-s and release the keys .
2 . Press an ARROW key enough times to move the size box outside the
window's border .
3 . Press the opposite ARROW key to move the size box into the active
window until the new border indicates the size you want .
4 . Press ENTER .
Learning Windows
Closing Windows
You can close a window when you are finished
working with a program or to free memory for
work in another window . If you have only one
window (and no program icons) on the screen,
closing the window returns you to DOS .
If you have made changes to your work, the
program prompts you to save the file before the
window closes .
To close a window with the mouse, use one of two ways :
• Double click the System menu box .
OR
• Choose Close from the System menu .
To close a window with the keyboard :
1 . Press ALT-SPACEBAR-C to choose the Close command from the
System menu .
2 . Release the keys.
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Using Dialog Boxes
When a Windows program needs more information or has a message, it
displays a dialog box . You choose options in the dialog box and then
choose Ok (press ENTER) to process your choices and proceed . Choose
Cancel (press ESC) to return to the program with no change .
Options in a dialog box that toggle on and off have square check boxes .
Options that allow multiple selections have round option buttons .
Learning Windows
To choose options with the mouse :
Point to the option you want and click Button 1 . Click again to
deselect the option .
To choose options with the keyboard :
1 . Press TAB to move to the option area you want .
2 . Press the ARROW keys to move among options within the area .
3 . Press the SPACEBAR to select an option .
Some dialog boxes have text boxes for information you type .
Text box
Use the ARROW keys to move the text cursor and the BACKSPACE key to
erase typing errors . Highlighted text in a text box disappears when you
begin to enter new information . To edit the highlighted text, first press the
RIGHT ARROW to remove the highlighting . The HOME and END keys move
the cursor to the beginning and end of the text .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Some dialog boxes have a list box containing filenames, names of
printers, ports, etc ., to select.
To choose a name in a list box with the mouse :
• Point to the name and double click Button 1 .
OR
• Click the name to highlight it and then click Ok or Open .
To choose from a list box with the keyboard :
1 . Press the TAB key to move the cursor to the list box .
2 . Press the ARROW keys to highlight the name you want .
3 . Press ENTER .
Command buttons with bold borders are default-options you most
often want to use . To select the default command, press ENTER.
Learning Windows
To close a dialog box with the mouse :
• Click the command button you want .
K ~ To close a dialog box with the keyboard :
X11
• Press
box .
ENTER
• Press
ESC
to process the choices you made and close the dialog
to cancel the choices you made and close the dialog box .
• To choose any other command button, press the TAB key to move
the cursor to the button and press the SPACEBAR to select it .
Chapter Three
Using the Control Panel
The Controls command in the System menu opens the Control Panel . The
menus and commands in the Control Panel let you customize screen
colors, specify connections for printing devices, set the baud rate for serial
devices, and add and delete printers without running the Setup program
again.
Adjusting the Settings
The Control Panel lets you adjust the settings for the time and date, for the
speed at which the text cursor blinks, and for the speed of double click.
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Setting the Time and Date
To adjust the time and date with the mouse :
1 . Point to and click on a number you want to change .
2 . Click the up or down arrow that appears in the box to increase or
decrease the number .
To adjust the time and date with the keyboard :
1 . Press TAB to move the cursor to the area where you want to make a
change .
2 . Press the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to highlight the number you
want to change .
3 . Press the up and DOWN ARROW keys to increase or decrease the
numbers, or type a new entry .
Setting the Cursor Blink Rate
To adjust the cursor blink rate with the mouse :
• Click the "slow" or "fast" side of the scroll bar, or drag the scroll
box to the left or to the right to decrease or increase, respectively,
the speed at which the cursor blinks . The blinking cursor below the
scroll bar reflects the speed you select .
To adjust the cursor blink rate with the keyboard :
1 . Press TAB to move the cursor to the scroll box .
2 . Press the ARROW keys to move it.
Using the Control Panel
Setting the Double Click Rate
To adjust the double click rate with the mouse :
1 . Click the "slow" or "fast" side of the scroll bar, or drag the scroll
box to the left or right.
2 . Point to the Test box and double click (click twice quickly) to test
the rate of speed you have chosen .
Using the installation Menu
The Installation Menu lets you add a new printer,
delete a printer, add a new font, and delete a font.
Adding a New Printer
To add a new printer :
1 . Choose the Add New Printer command . A dialog box appears
asking you to insert the disk containing the printer driver file .
2 . Insert the disk and press ENTER to see the list of driver filenames .
3 . Select the printer by double clicking the filename, or by
highlighting it and choosing Ok . A dialog box appears.
4 . Type the drive and directory where you want the printer driver and
press ENTER . The driver is added .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
5 . Open the Setup Menu and choose the Connections command .
6 . Select the port connected to your printer and choose Ok .
Deleting a Printer
To delete an installed printer :
1 . Choose the Delete Printer command .
2 . Highlight the name of the printer file .
3 . Choose Delete .
Note If you wish to keep the printer driver on the disk, but disconnect the
installed printer, choose the Connections command in the Setup Menu
and select None for the communications port . In this way, you may
reconnect that printer without copying the driver from a disk .
Adding a New Font
To add a font :
1 . Choose the Add New Font command . A dialog box appears asking
you to insert the disk containing the font file .
2 . Insert the disk and press ENTER to see the list of filenames.
3 . Select the font by double clicking the filename, or by highlighting
it and choosing Ok . A dialog box appears .
4 . Type the drive and directory where you want the font file (or accept
the default) and press ENTER .
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Using the Control Panel
Deleting a Font
To delete a font :
1 . Choose the Delete Font command . A dialog box appears listing the
installed fonts.
2 . Highlight the font file .
3 . Choose Delete .
Using the Setup Menu
The Setup Menu lets you choose printer
ports and default options, and lets you see
the parameters for the output devices you have installed . Each choice
results in a dialog box with more information and choices .
Connecting Printers and Ports
The Connections command lets you choose the communications ports
connected to your printing devices . You must use this command to
complete installation and deletion of printer files installed in the Control
Panel. Only one device can be connected to each port . If you have several
devices installed, some can be set to "None" and reset to a port when you
want to use them .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Choosing a Default Printer
The Printer command lets you choose the default printing device and the
default output modes for that device .
When you select a default printing device and choose Ok, an output mode
dialog box appears . You may set the default paper orientation to portrait
or landscape, set the printing speed, choose pen colors for a plotter, etc .,
depending on the options available for your device .
Setting Up a Communications Port
Use the Communications Port command to choose serial port settings for
the output device you are using .
Before using a printing device, you must specify which port it is on . A
device connected to a serial port requires that you specify the baud rate,
word length, parity, number of stop bits, and handshake protocol . Use the
settings recommended by the device manufacturer .
Consult your printing device manual for more information .
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Using the Control Panel
Note For HP plotters and serial HP LaserJet printers, we recommend that
you use these settings : baud rate = 9600, word length (number of data
bits) = 8, stop bits = 1, handshake = hardware . The recommended cable is
the HP 17255D . For hardware handshaking, the pin configuration is 1-1,
2-3, 3-2, 5-20, 6-20, and 7-7 .
Using the Preferences Menu
The Preferences Menu lets you set the
screen colors for your system, choose
which button on a two-button mouse is
Button 1, and change preferred country
settings .
Setting Screen Colors
Use the Screen Colors command to alter the colors and shades on the
screen . You can adjust colors for the window background, text, scroll
bars, the active title bar, the inactive title bar, title bar text, window frame,
menu text, and screen background . Moving the scroll bars determines the
hue, brightness, and color for your window . You can see the changes in
the small test window .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
To set the screen colors with the mouse :
1 . Choose the Screen Colors command.
2 . Highlight in the list box the part of the window you want to
change.
3 . Point to a scroll box, press Button 1, and drag the box to make
changes .
4. Click Ok to save your changes, choose Reset to start over, or
choose Cancel to close the box without making changes .
To set the screen colors with the keyboard :
1 . Choose the Screen Colors command .
2 . Highlight in the list box the part of the window you want to
change .
3 . Press TAB to move the cursor to a scroll box .
4 . Press the ARROW keys to move the scroll box .
5 . Press ENTER (Ok) to save your changes, or press TAB and press the
SPACEBAR (Reset) to revert to original colors, or press ESC (Cancel)
to close the box without making changes .
Swapping the Mouse Buttons
The Mouse command lets you swap the left and right buttons on a
multiple-button mouse . To change Button 1 to the rightmost button,
making the mouse easier for left-handed operators to use, click the right
option button . Click the left option button to switch back .
Using the Control Panel
Changing Country Settings
The Country Settings command lets you use preferred settings from one
of several countries . The country you choose when installing the system is
the default country . To change the settings, choose the preferred country
in the list box to have automatic defaults set for the time, date, currency,
and other settings for that country.
Override the defaults by choosing options in each option area, if you
wish . Then choose Ok to process the changes . Choose Cancel to leave the
settings as they were .
Chapter Four
Using the Clipboard Viewer and Print Spooler
The Clipboard Viewer and the Print Spooler are two accessories to
Microsoft Windows used by some Windows applications . Some
Micrografx programs have access to the Clipboard Viewer and all
use the Print Spooler. This section describes how to use them .
Using the Clipboard Viewer
The Clipboard is an electronic data storage area used by Windows
applications . The Clipboard Viewer, CLIPBRD .EXE, is an
application which displays the contents of the Clipboard . The
Clipboard command in the System menu loads the Clipboard
Viewer, displaying the data currently in the Clipboard .
To run the Clipboard Viewer :
• Choose the Clipboard command from the System menu .
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If no data is in the Clipboard, you see "Clipboard is empty ." If data
is in the Clipboard, you see the acceptable formats for transferring
the data.
These formats are used by Micrografx Windows-compatible
programs .
Format :
What it is :
picture
MGX PICT
MGX DRAW
Windows metafile format
Micrografx picture format
Enhanced Micrografx picture
format
bitmap
one of several formats used by
spreadsheet applications
text
bitmap
Sylk
text
In this example, data (a drawing composed of symbols) was copied
from Windows DRAW to the Clipboard . You see the data in the
Clipboard .
Using the Clipboard Viewer and Print Spooler
The Clipboard Viewer lists the formats that can be used to paste
the data into a Windows application . An application that accepts
the bitmap format (Windows Paint), the picture format (Windows
Write, PC PageMaker) or the MGX PICT format (In*a*Vision,
Windows DRAW, Windows GRAPH) may receive this data from
the Clipboard.
To close the Clipboard :
• Choose Close from the Clipboard System menu .
OR
• Double click the Clipboard System menu box .
Note For more information about the Clipboard, including how to
empty its contents, refer to the User's Guide for the Micrografx
program you have.
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Using the Print Spooler
When you choose a Print command in a Windows-compatible program,
Windows runs the Print Spooler accessory program . The Print Spooler
opens a print file and begins to send the file to the printer . A Print Spooler
icon appears in the icon area . You can expand the Print Spooler icon into
a window to control the print operation .
Use the Priority menu commands to control how fast you want to print
your work .
• Choose the High command to print your work faster . If other
applications are running, they will run more slowly because the
computer is giving high priority to the print operation .
• Choose the Low command to print more slowly, allowing the
computer to give more resources to other applications .
Using the Clipboard Viewer and Print Spooler
You can interrupt or cancel the printing operation after the file is spooled
and printing begins using the Pause and Terminate commands .
To terminate or pause printing :
1 . Expand the Print Spooler icon into a window . The filename of the
file that is printing is highlighted .
2 . Choose the Terminate command from the Controls menu . The
printing stops . (Alternatively, choose the Pause command to
interrupt printing and the Resume command to restart printing .)
Caution If you terminate a print operation, you may need to reset your
printer (turn it off and then on), adjust the paper, or reset the top of the
page.
The Print Spooler sometimes displays information about a print operation .
If the Spooler has a message, but the Spooler window or icon is not
selected, its title bar or icon flashes . Select the Spooler's window or icon
to display the message .
If you are not running under Microsoft Windows, when you close your
Micrografx program the Print Spooler icon (or window) remains active .
To return to DOS, close the Print Spooler with the Close command in its
System menu .
Appendix A
Making Changes to the WIN .INI File
(for advanced users)
Settings for many Windows features are in the WIN .INI file . Every time
you start Windows or a Windows application, the program checks the
settings in this file.
Settings that you change in the Control Panel automatically change the
WIN .INI file . Usually you will make necessary changes in the Control
Panel. Although you rarely need to, you can change the settings in the
WIN .INI file, if you wish, to make Windows work the way you want it
to .
If you make changes to the WIN .INI file, first copy the original file to
another filename . Then if you decide to revert to the original file, you can
simply rename it WIN .INI.
This section describes how to make some of the common changes to the
WIN.INI file .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Editing the WIN .INI File
You can edit the WIN.INI file with any text editor, such as EDLIN or
Personal Editor, or in a word processor. If you edit the file in a word
processor, save it as an ASCII text file (that is, unformatted) . Windows
cannot read a formatted text file .
Turning off the Print Spooler
The Print Spooler spools output data to your disks . To conserve disk
space and speed printing, especially if you have a two-disk drive system,
you may want to turn the Print Spooler off .
The line to edit in the WIN .INI file is : spooler=yes
Edit the line to read : spooler=no
When you restart the program, the spooler is disabled .
Appendix A
Creating an Output File
You can send printer or plotter output to a file rather than to a printer port .
If the printer you want to use is not connected to the computer you are
using, print to a disk file and then output the file on a computer that has
the printer you want.
Edit the [ports] section of the WIN .INI file to include the name of an
output file .
The [ports] section can have up to eight listings . Add a new line for the
output file by typing OUT.PRN= . For example :
[ports]
LPT 1 :LPT2 : =
LPT3 :=
COM 1 :=9600,N,8,1,p
COM2 :=9600,N,8,1,p
OUT.PRN=
After editing the WIN.INI file, open the Control Panel. Choose the
Connections command from the Setup menu . Select the printer from the
Printer list box and then select the output filename from the Connections
list box . Choose Ok.
Before printing a file in a Micrografx program, select the new device with
the Change Printer command .
Note The Print Spooler must be active to spool to an output file .
Appendix B
Device Drivers
Micrografx programs are developed using the device-independent
Microsoft Windows environment and can produce output on any device
with a Windows-compatible driver .
Graphics Adapters
The README .DOC file lists device drivers available since this printing .
In addition, we are testing and releasing many more device drivers . Call
for information about the drivers you need .
Drivers are available for these graphics adapters :
AT&T DEB Board
*Conographics Conovision 1440
*Control Systems Transformer Card
Emulex/Persyst BoB/16 and BoB/MG Boards
Hercules Graphics Adapter
*HP Vectra Multi-mode Display
IBM Color Graphics Adapter
IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter
*Moniterm Viking I
MonoDisplay Systems Genius Graphics Adapters
*Sigma Color 400
*STB Multi Res
*Tseng EVA
*Video-7 Vega and Vega Deluxe with NEC Multi-sync Monitor
*Wyse WY 700 Graphics Subsystem
*Not shipped with Micrografx programs ; call (214) 234-1769 to obtain these
drivers .
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Printers and Plotters
Drivers are available for these printers and plotters :
AMT Office Printer and *Color Inkjet
Apple LaserWriter and all PostScript compatible devices
C-Itoh 8510
Epson FX-80, FX-100, MX-80, LQ 1500
HP LaserJet, LaserJet Plus, *2603, *ColorPro, *QuietJet, and ThinkJet
HP 7470A, 7475A, 7550, and compatibles
Houston Instrument DMP Plotters
IBM Graphics Printers, *Color Printer, *3812 Page Printer, and Proprinter
NEC 3550, P2, and P3
Okidata 92, 93, 192, 193
Roland DXY 980 and DXY 990
Star Micronics SG-10
Texas Instruments 855 and 851
Toshiba 1351 and *P351
Xerox 4020 Color Printer
*Not shipped with Micrografx programs ; call (214) 234-1769 to obtain these
drivers .
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Appendix B
Input Devices
Drivers are available for these input devices :
AT&T Mouse
FFG Data Systems Light Pen and PXL-350 Single Pixel Board
Kraft Joy Stick
*Kurta Penmouse and Series I, II, and III Digitizers
Logitech Mouse
LPC Light Pen
*Maynard Electronics Mouse
Microsoft Mouse
Mouse Systems PC Mouse
Vision Mouse
*Not shipped with Micrografx programs ; call (214) 234-1769 to obtain these
drivers .
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Appendix C
System Messages
This section describes Windows messages that may appear in a dialog
box. If you receive a message, read it and then choose Ok to close the
dialog box . Some dialog boxes have a Retry command button if you
want to try the operation again (press ENTER) .
Cannot read from device device
The program is unable to read from the specified DOS device .
The specified device was not available for input . Be sure the device is
properly set up (and, if appropriate, turned on) . Choose Retry to try the
operation again, or Cancel to end the operation . See your DOS manual
for further information about device names and errors .
Cannot read from drive d
There is no disk in the specified drive .
The disk drive door may be open or the disk may not be inserted properly
(if a floppy disk drive is specified) .
The program could not read the disk in the drive you specified . The disk
may be defective, damaged, or unformatted . (See your DOS manual for
details about disk errors .)
Choose Retry to try the operation again . If a floppy disk drive is specified,
be sure the disk is properly inserted . If you continue to receive this
message, choose Cancel . You may want to run the DOS CHKDSK
program to check the disk .
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Cannot write to device device
The program is unable to write to the specified DOS device .
The specified device was not available for output . Be sure the device is
properly set up (and, if appropriate, turned on) . Choose Retry to try the
operation again, or Cancel to end the operation . See your DOS manual
for further information about device names and errors .
Cannot write to drive d
There is no disk in the specified drive .
The disk drive door may be open or the disk may not be inserted properly
(if a floppy disk drive is specified) .
The program could not read the disk in the drive you specified. The disk
may be defective, damaged, or unformatted . (See your DOS manual for
details about disk errors .)
Choose Retry to try the operation again . If a floppy disk drive is specified,
be sure the disk is properly inserted . If you continue to receive this
message, choose Cancel .
Insert program or disk name in disk drive d
The program needs a file that is not on the disk in the active drive .
Insert the specified disk and choose Ok .
Appendix C
Not enough memory to run
Windows tried to run a standard application that requires more memory
than is currently available .
Close one or more windows, then try again.
Write-protected disk in drive d
The disk in drive d is write protected .
To write to this disk, remove the write-protect tab and choose Retry .
Otherwise, choose Cancel.
Index
About command 2-4
Active keys 2-3
Active window 2-7
Add window command 2-4
ALT-ENTER
2-7
ALT-SHIFT-TAB
2-3, 2-7
ALT-SPACEBAR
2-3
ALT-TAB 2-3, 2-7
ARROW keys
to display a menu 2-5
to move in a dialog box 2-15
Backup procedures
Baud rate 3-7
1-1
Choose a command
with the keyboard 2-5
with the mouse 2-5
Click 2-2
Clipboard viewer 4-1 - 4-3
Close
a dialog box 2-14, 2-17
a menu 2-5
a window 2-13
Command, to choose a
with the keyboard 2-5
with the mouse 2-5
Communications port 3-6 - 3-7
Control Panel 3-1 - 3-9
Controls command 3-1
Country settings 3-9
Cursor blink rate 3 -2
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Data disks 1-3, 1-5
Device drivers B-1 - B-3
Dialog boxes
closing 2-14, 2-17
moving within 2-15
typing in 2-15
using 2-14 - 2-17
Disk swapping 1-5
Drag 2-2
Double click 2-2, 3-1, 3-3
Editing WIN .INI A-1
Error messages see System messages
ESC
to cancel dialog box 2-3, 2-17
to cancel menu 2-3, 2-5
Expanding icons 2-9, 2-10
Fonts, adding and deleting 3-4 - 3-5
Handshake (hardware) 3-7
Icon command 2-9, 2-10
Installation menu (Control Panel) 3-3 - 3-5
Installing Micrografx programs
hard disk 1-3, 1-4
two disk drives 1-3, 1-5
Index
Keyboard support
active keys 2-3
choosing commands 2-5
closing windows 2-13
expanding icons 2-9, 2-10
moving windows 2-7, 2-8
opening menus 2-5
sizing windows 2-11, 2-12
using dialog boxes 2-14 - 2-17
zooming windows 2-6
List boxes 2-16
Menu
bar 2-4
closing 2-4, 2-5
opening 2-5
Mouse button swapping 3-8
Mouse terms 2-1 - 2-2
Moving windows 2-7, 2-8
Multiple windows 2-7, 2-8 - 2-10
Parity 3-7
Preferences menu (Control Panel) 3-7 - 3-9
Print Spooler 4-4 - 4-5
Printers and plotters
adding 3-3
deleting 3-4
devices B-2
installing 3-3 - 3-6
README .DOC 1-2
Getting Started and Learning Windows
Screen colors 3-7 - 3-8
Setup menu (Control Panel) 3-5 - 3-7
Shrinking icons 2-9 - 2-10
Sizing windows 2-11, 2-12
SPACEBAR to select options 2-15, 2-17
Spooler 4-4, A-2
Spooling to a file A-3
Stop bits 3-7
System menu 2-4, 2-5, 2-13
System messages C-1 - C-3
System requirements v
TAB
with ALT to select active window 2-3
with ALT-SHE Fr to select active window 2-3
in dialog boxes 2-15
Time and date 3-1, 3-2
Title bar 2-4
Using the mouse 2-1
Using the keyboard 2-3
Windows
closing 2-13
expanding 2-9, 2-10
moving 2-7, 2-8
sizing 2-11, 2-12
zooming 2-6
Zooming windows 2-6
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