DeScribe for OS/2

Version: 
5.0.6
Release date: 
Tuesday, 16 July, 1996
Price: 
$49.00

License:

Interface:

DeScribe Word Processor for OS/2. You can enhance and expand the program using macros.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Self-installingpackage. Run SETUP.EXE. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Angled folder icons for DeScribe 5 v. 5.0 (18/5/2014, David Graser) Readme/What's new
First, David Graser deserves any credit for these, as all I did was take his "blank" folder icons from new_ecs_angled_folder_icons_release5.zip and use ICONEDIT.EXE to scribble in the "D" as it appeared in the original DeScribe folder icon. I tweaked the color a bit, and repeated the process for the open view of the folder. Don't ask me why I did this. I was bored, my eyes hurt from too much screen reading, and big blocks of color seemed soothing at the time. :-) Enjoy, and remember to drop David a note of thanks for all of his beautiful artwork for OS/2 and eCS over the years.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/multimedia/images/icons/DeScribe5_angled_folder_icons_2.zip
Describe 5 Tips & Techniques v. 5.0 (8/9/2002) Readme/What's new
Describe 5 Tips & Techniques Some Tips & Techniques-Webpages from the old (an now non-existing) Describe Wordprocessor website. If you have other original Tips & Techniques email me. dbaumanns@gmx.de Please notice that i packed this archive, but not created or written the Tips-Pages 8.9.2002
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/describe_tips.zip
Describe Year 2000 Calendar Macro v. 5.0 (29/7/1998, Gerald W. Wilkins) Readme/What's new
Creates a monthly calendar in DeScribe. Initiate with Control-M. This DeScribe macro is year 2000 compliant through 2089. Unzip it (Calendar_2000) and copy it o your Describe Macros directory. Use it as is or rename it to Calendar after renaming the existing Calendar macro to something else.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/dsy2kcal.zip
DeScribe to HTML export macro v. 5.0 (25/1/1997, Dave Palmer) Readme/What's new
Welcome to a DeScribe WYSIWYG Stylesheet You are looking a file prepared by this stylesheet The appearance is close to what you will see on the WWW The purpose of this stylesheet and macro is to let you develop text pages. With little or no experience you can build a WWW page and also learn about HTML coding.. This is a vision test! This file is both documentation and a learning tool. Dave Palmer, ©January, 1997 dpalmer@wln.com
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/dsc2html.zip
DeScribe for OS/2 v. 5.0.6 (16/7/1996) Readme/What's new
This is the US version of DeScribe for OS/2 Build: 5.0.6, 7-1-96 To install DeScribe, run the SETUP program: From a full screen or windowed command prompt: Make A: the current drive. Type "SETUP" to run the installation program. From the desktop: Double-click on the icon for the floppy disk drive (e.g. A:). Then, double-click on the SETUP.EXE program. Click the "Install" button to install DeScribe. For more information, see the online help. If you have any questions you can reach us on the Internet at our Web Site at http://www.describe.com or send us E-Mail on Compuserve at 7133,154
 www.describe.com
French menu for DeScribe 5.0 v. 5.0 (15/3/1996)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/descfr10.zip
DeScribe for OS/2 v. 5.0.5 (1/12/1995) Readme/What's new
This is the US version of DeScribe for OS/2 Build: 12-1-95 To install DeScribe, run the SETUP program: From a full screen or windowed command prompt: Make A: the current drive. Type "SETUP" to run the installation program. From the desktop: Double-click on the icon for the floppy disk drive (e.g. A:). Then, double-click on the SETUP.EXE program. Click the "Install" button to install DeScribe. For more information, see the online help. DeScribe Word Processor 5 is available starting at $50 (US). To purchase DeScribe products, contact us at (941) 732-5500, or contact one of the following resellers or bookstores: In the US: Microwarehouse - 800-367-6808 OS/2 Express - 800-672-5945 Programmer's Warehouse - 800-443-4405 Programmer's Paradise - 800-445-7899 Indelible Blue - 800-776-8284 Comp USA - 800-266-7872 Computerland Barnes & Noble Borders In Canada: House of Technology - 416-620-7970 MicroCentral - 908-360-0300 In Germany: ARS GmbH - +49 (89) 3236 6300 In United Kingdom: One Stop Software - +44 (0) 117 985 3370 In Switzerland: Minzloff Data - +41 61 261 4459 In Netherlands: MENSYS - +31 2347 0837 If you have any questions you can reach us on the Internet at our Web Site at http://www.describe.com/wp/info.html or send us E-Mail on Compuserve at 7133,154
 www.describe.com
SmartQuotes macro for DeScribe v. 4.0 (16/10/1993) Readme/What's new
Well, I wrote these two little macros because I missed the smartquotes macro offered in Word for Windows 2.0. I also found the typographic quotes offered by DeScribe to be a little depressing. So I wrote these macros. Enclosed are the two macro files and as well as the font that this macro needs to work. Basically, the macro "AutoSingle" will determine if you need a left or right single typographic quote and insert it while the "AutoQuote" will determine the same for regular quotes. So I offer these two macros to the public domain to see if someone else finds them as useful as I do and for someone who does not want to bother learning the Macro language. I downloaded the dingbats font from ftp-os2.cdrom.com and used "Pfm2Afm" to convert it. There was no mention of the font being shareware in the file so I must assume that the font is also freeware. WARNING I give no guarantees with this macro. While it works fine for me, it has not been tested for all situtations, and therefore could eat your life's work for all I know (although I doubt it). Don't bother suing me because you won't get much. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Now that cheery stuff is out of the way... INSTALLATION First, install the dingbats font included in this zip. 1) open the System Setup menu and then open the Font Palette 2) click on edit font 3) click on add font 4) type in the directory name where this unzipped is located 5) select "dingbats" and click on "OK" 6) close all windows 7) copy the files "AutoSingle" and "AutoQuotes" to the directory /DeScribe/Macros (or whatever you have renamed your Macros directory to) 8) then just run the macros when you need a quote I personally used the keyboard manager to set Alt-Ctrl-' (the quote key) to run the AutoQuote and Alt-' (again, the quote thing) to run the AutoSingle macro. Of course, if you find a better method... If you have any questions, comments or especially suggestions on how to improve this macro, please e-mail me. My address is dregeczi@sfu.ca. Hope you enjoy!
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/autoquo.zip
Describe 4.0 macros to convert endnotes to footnotes v. 4.0 (1/4/1993, Steve Weeks) Readme/What's new
These macros are for DeScribe 4.0 for OS/2 2.0. They are used to convert endnotes to footnotes automatically. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS The FTNOTE.ZIP file contains the following 15 files: README.1st (this file) FOOTNOTE.DOC (instructions for use of the footnote macros) INSTALL.FTN (a macro that, when run, loads and compiles all the following macros) FOOTSTRT FOOTNOTE FOOTTYPE FOOTCHK FOOTLINE FOOTLIST FOOTJTRF FOOTJTFR FOOTJFWD FOOTJBCK FOOTSHOW FOOTHIDE Copy all the files above to the \DESCRIBE\MACROS subdirectory (README.1st is not necessary though) The INSTALL.FTN macro will load them, compile them, save them, load FOOTNOTE.DOC and save it to \DESCRIBE\DATA and then delete the copy of FOOTNOTE.DOC you copied to the \MACROS subdirectory. Disclaimer: I have tested these macros quite a bit. They are not perfect (yet) but I don't think there's any way they could delete any of the text in any document you are working on. Make sure you read the FOOTNOTE.DOC though. The Snapshot file that DeScribe creates to keep track of your key strokes can get quite large during repeated use of the macro if you don't save the document periodically. I hope you find it (them) useful. Any comments (good or "constructive criticism") you'd care to send me would be appreciated. I'll continue to improve them, particularly in several areas: Speed: It can be kind of a drag on a slower PC, especially on huge documents. Intelligence: I plan to add some routines that will determine the best approach to take to get all footnotes correctly placed. I am on Prodigy quite a bit in the Computer Club (DXHP81A) My CompuServe ID is 70541,646 but I'm not there very much. Steve Weeks 12508 Queensbury Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192 (703) 494-3506 I'd especially like to hear of any bugs that turn up. I'm sure there are some things I have not considered, especially how other people may have their units of measurement and page sizes set up. Things like that.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/ftnote.zip
DeScribe for OS/2 v. 4.0 (23/3/1993) Readme/What's new
*** This is the installation for the 32-bit OS/2 version of DeScribe *** To install the OS/2 version run the SETUP program: From a full screen or windowed command prompt: Type "A:SETUP" to run the installation program. From the desktop: Double-click on the icon for the floppy disk drive (e.g. A:). Then, double-click on the SETUP.EXE program. Use the mouse to select an installation option from the menu. If you don't have a mouse, press and release the ALT key to switch to the action bar. Then type "O" to bring down the Options menu. Then type a mnemonic letter to select the installation option. Select "Install DeScribe" to install some or all of the DeScribe files. Select "Delete DeScribe" to delete some or all of the DeScribe files. Select "Exit Installation" to stop the installation program. When you select Install, the program displays a dialog with check boxes for features to install. To enable or disable a feature, click on the name with the mouse. If you don't have a mouse, use the up/down arrow keys to highlight the feature and press the space bar. If you choose to install the text import/export libraries, the program displays a dialog which lists all the available formats. Select one or more formats from the list and click OK, or click All to install all of them. The program also prompts you for the destination directory (typically C:\DeScribe). You can change the directory if you wish. The program checks to see that you have sufficient space on the destination disk before proceeding with the installation. If there is not enough space, the program displays a dialog which tells you how much space you need and asks you if you want to proceed anyway. The program places the DeScribe.exe file in the destination directory. It also creates several subdirectories. Data Directory for your documents DLL Assorted dynamic link libraries Icons Directory for custom icon files Inset Files needed for graphics conversion library Help Directory for custom help files Layouts Directory for layout files LLS Files needed for spell check, thesaurus, etc. Macros Directory for macros Temp Directory for temporary files Tutorial Tutorial files UsrDicts Directory for user dictionaries W4W Files needed for text conversion library DeScribe creates temporary disk files when it is running. By default, these files are placed in the Temp directory. The DeScribe.exe file, as well as the files in the DLL, LLS, Inset and W4W directories are read-only. They are not modified by DeScribe. The files in the Layouts, Data, Macros, Temp and UsrDicts directories may be modified by DeScribe as a result of user actions. DeScribe expects to find the DLL, Inset and W4W subdirectories in the same directory as the DeScribe.exe file. The program also creates a file DWP40.dat and places in in the same directory as the other system .INI files. On OS/2 systems this is usually the C:\OS2 directory. The file contains preference and configuration information used by DeScribe. This file may be modified at any time. DeScribe creates a file DWP40.bmp in the same directory as the DWP40.dat file. This bitmap file contains an image of the startup logo and is automatically created the first time you run DeScribe. Having the logo in a bitmap reduces the startup time the next time you run DeScribe.
 www.describe.com/wp/demo/descrb40.zip  local copy
Describe macro for creating FAX cover sheets (28/7/1992) Readme/What's new
! This DeScribe Macro was designed to work with a user defined layout to ! create either a FAX cover sheet, or a one page FAX. ! ! The macro utilizes three DeScribe Macro Language features: ! The capability of "nesting" other DeScribe macros. ! The "pop up input window". ! The 26 automatically declared variables. ! ! To successfully use this macro, you will need to do the following: ! - Create a layout for a FAX cover sheet. ! - Insert asterisks where you intend to make replacements. ! - Save your layout with the cursor in the position you wish the date to ! print. ! - Change the macro text to find your layout at the NewDocumentFile ! statement. ! - Change the macro to find the macro directory where the DATEFULL ! macro is located. ! - Compile the macro.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/descrfax.zip
Describe macro for printing envelopes v. 3.0 (18/7/1992, Herb Tyson) Readme/What's new
This is combined macro/layout set of tools for printing envelopes using the 32 bit version of Describe 3 under OS/2 2.0. It may work with other versions of Describe as well, but has not been tested. The following files are Describe documents and should be edited or viewed only with Describe. Additional information is contained in ENVELOPE.DOC: ENVELOPE.DOC Documentation file ENVELOPE.LAY Layout file used for printing envelopes ENVELOPE.MAC The main envelope macro If you want to distribute this macro solution to others, make certain that the preceding three files are included in whatever you send. Herb Tyson on Pete Norloff's OS/2 Shareware BBS on CompuServe, 72520,1054
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/dsb32env.zip
Describe 3 macro for printing envelopes v. 3.0 (25/1/1992, Herb Tyson) Readme/What's new
This is combined macro/layout set of tools for printing envelopes using Describe 3. It may work with other version of Describe as well, but has not been tested. The following files are Describe documents and should be edited or viewed only with Describe. Additional information is contained in ENVELOPE.DOC: ENVELOPE.DOC Documentation file ENVELOPE.LAY Layout file used for printing envelopes ENVELOPE.MAC The main envelope macro If you want to distribute this macro solution to others, make certain that the preceding three files are included in whatever you send. Herb Tyson on Pete Norloff's OS/2 Shareware BBS on CompuServe, 72520,1054
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/wp/dscb_env.zip
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