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Installing the System


Once the System Menu has been entered by typing STF at the root directory prompt (typically C:\), the User must then select menu option "S" to enter STF 2.0.

After a few seconds the title page or Introduction appears. Page two of the introduction presents the User with four options:

1. Entering the introductory HELP memo by typing H;
2. Entering INSTALL PRINTER by typing P;
3. Entering COLORS by typing C; and,
4. Entering the STF 2.0 operation modes by striking any other key.

The introductory HELP memo provides an overview of STF 2.0 and contains the introductory instructions that are presented in this section. Once the operation modes have been entered, the User cannot return to the Introduction without exiting and reentering STF 2.0. However, it is unlikely that the User will need to view the HELP memo in the introduction once the operation modes have been entered since additional HELP memos are provided at specific locations in the program.

The INSTALL PRINTER option allows the User to set printer conditions for reports that are generated within STF 2.0. The default command provided is "CHR(15)". This is the command for compressed print for dot matrix type printers. Laser printers have unique compressed print commands and therefore documentation provided with the specific printer should be consulted. Compressed print is recommended due to the large size of reports that may be generated. However, the User may designate any command string acceptable to the printer.

The COLORS option allows the User to change the default colors used for data presentation in STF 2.0, VME and RME. A list of color selections is provided in Appendix B. The syntax must be followed precisely to ensure that the command strings are accepted by the STF 2.0 program.

The STF 2.0 operation modes are entered by striking any other key. Before a key is struck, the printer should be setup as desired since it is not possible to return to the introduction without first exiting STF 2.0. Upon striking a key, the User enters one of the operation modes, i.e., the "Directory" mode, and is presented with an alphabetical listing of the chemicals found in the Database. This chemical list is presented as part of the IDENTIFICATION file.


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