4.0465 Responses: Software Toolbox; Hypertext (2/54)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 10 Sep 90 17:46:41 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0465. Monday, 10 Sep 1990.

(1) Date: Sun, 09 Sep 90 10:44:02 EDT (40 lines)
From: Elliott Parker <3ZLUFUR@CMUVM>
Subject: Software toolbox

(2) Date: Fri, 07 Sep 90 19:59:11 EDT (14 lines)
From: Tzvee Zahavy <MAIC@VM1.SPCS.UMN.EDU>
Subject: Hypertext

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Date: Sun, 09 Sep 90 10:44:02 EDT
From: Elliott Parker <3ZLUFUR@CMUVM>
Subject: Software toolbox

For Jeff Bowyer's request on "tools" in a Humanist's toolbox, my toolkit
is heavy with utilities for handling communications and email in a PC
environment. There is little that is unique to humanities. Most are
shareware or freeware and most are available from Simtel20. The toolbox

DR and DIRNOTES, freeware from PCMagazine. DR is an excellent
replacement for DOS' DIR; DIRNOTES allows you to add a note to
a file name;
HISTORY, shareware, allows editing and recall of DOS commands;
SHEZ, shareware shell for using, unpacking and viewing files
compressed with ZIP, ARC, etc.;
TEXTOUT/5, shareware, for converting WordPerfect files into
ASCII; much better than the WP conversion;
EXPLOSIV, shareware, a screen "blanker" that clears the screen
after a set time and a fireworks-like display starts; I like
it because it reminds you the monitor is on;
P Super Print Utility, shareware, prints ASCII files with a
simple "p filename" command; can be configured to your needs;
PMCAT, shareware, disk cataloger;
Gofer, commercial program, excellent for text search and

For communications programs, I use Boyan, Procomm Plus, Kermit, and
sometimes Crosstalk.

Some or all of Norton Utilities, Mace Utilities, or PCTools are also
running. Actually, several of the individual programs can be replaced
with one of these, but, for me, it seems a waste of time to install and
learn a continuous series of new programs when the old ones do what I

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Date: Fri, 07 Sep 90 19:59:11 EDT
From: Tzvee Zahavy <MAIC@VM1.SPCS.UMN.EDU>
Subject: Hypertext

In response to Willard McCarty's query about standards for hypertext...I
am not that familiar with what is out there on the market. But I
recently reviewed the CDWord Library package, a Bible research tool on
CD-ROM running under Windows. The cross referencing runs smoothly.
They seem to have worked out many of the issues of hypertext linkage. I
suggest you take a look at that work and see if it fills your needs.
Perhaps the developers would be willing to point you in the right
direction. It is never worthwhile to completely re-invent the wheel.