Type4Me Help Contents

Introduction

There are 2 basic components to this system:
  1. Configuration Form
  2. Buttons Form
  1. Configuration Form

    This is the form that creates each button form. You must create a Button Scheme first and then add buttons with caption and text to type. The caption is what appears on the button and the text is what will type when the button is pressed.

  2. Button Form

    This is the form that contains the set of buttons for typing. This consists of buttons with a caption. Pressing a button will cause the button to start typing in the target. The target form is selected by pressing Ctrl-T.

Overview

These are some samples of the screens. Click to enlarge.

Step-By-Step Procedures

  1. Configuration Form

    The Configuration Form is for configuring the software and creating button schemes.

    1. Show the Config Form
    2. Add a new filename for a button scheme.
      1. Enter a filename
      2. Hit the Add button within the 'Button Scheme' group box.
    3. Add buttons for the button scheme.
      1. Enter the 'Caption' for the button. This is what will appear on the button so please keep it short.
      2. Enter the 'Text to Type' for the button. This is what will start typing whenever you hit the button.
      3. Hit the Add button within the 'Buttons' group box.
      4. Hit the Save button within the 'Buttons' group box.

  2. Show the the Button Form
    1. Select the form that you wish to type into. For example: If you are on the internet then click your mouse on your browser to make that window active.
    2. Press Ctrl-T. This tells Type4Me that you wish to type into the currently active form.
    3. Position your cursor to the field where you want to type.
    4. Press a button to type the text.
    5. Right-Click for menu options.

  3. Do not show this form at startup
    1. This is initially not checked which means the Configuraion Form will always display.
    2. If you do not want the Configuration Form to display then check this box.
    3. You can always right click and select Show Config Form to display the Configuration Form again.

  4. Load Type4Me at startup
    1. This is initially checked which means the Type4Me program will always run whenever you start your computer.
    2. If you do not want the Type4Me program to start then uncheck this box.
    3. You can always start Type4Me manually from either a desktop icon or from your start menu.

  5. System Tray
    1. The Type4Me program is always displayed in the System Tray (by your clock). This allows you to right click and then display the forms. You must select EXIT from the right click menu to close down the application.

Menu

File

These are all of the File options.

File/Exit

This closes the form. It does not terminate the program. Right-click and select Exit.

Internet

This allows you some options to access the internet.

Internet/Search Internet

This will open your default browser to Google for searching.

Internet/Send Mail

This will send an e-mail to anyone that you specifiy.

Options

This allows you some options to change the font and directory path.

Options/Font

This will open a Font Dialog box and allow you to change the font settings.

Options/Settings

This will open a Settings form and allow you to change the directory path.

Options/Skins

This allows you to select a different skin to change the look and feel of the application. Select from one of the included skins or load from skins directory. You can also create your own skins. See the http://www.zappersoftware.com for details. The skin will remain in effect until you change it back.

Help

These are all of the help options available to the program. This contains access to the Help Contents, Help Index, Help On Help and About.

Help/Contents

This is the page of all of the help contents. The page you are currently reading here is the contents page.

Help/Index

This is the page of the index for the help contents. Clicking on any item will send you to the specified position within the contents page .

Help/Help on Help

This is the page containing information on how to use the help system.

Help/Web Help

This will open your default browser to Zapper Software so that you can view any additional help or updates regarding Type4Me.

Help/E-Mail Help

This will send an e-mail directly to Zapper Software for personal help.

Help/About

This is the page containing information about the Type4Me program.

Config Form

This is configuration form for creating different button schemes.

Group Box Button Scheme

These are the button schemes. You must add a button scheme first.

Combo Box Filename

This is the name of the files that have been created.

Button Add

This adds a new button scheme.

Button Modify

This modifies the name of the button scheme.

Button Delete

This will delete a button scheme.

Button Copy

This will copy an existing button scheme to another.

Group Box Buttons

These are the button configuration controls. This allows you to add, modify, delete and save an individual button scheme.

List Box Caption

This is the captions that will appear on the button for the currently selected button scheme.

List Box Text

This is the text that type when the button for the currently selected button scheme is pressed.

Button Add

This will add a button to the currently selected button scheme.

Button Modify

This will modify the button for the currently selected button scheme.

Button Delete

This will delete the button for the currently selected button scheme.

Button Save

This will save the button assignments for the currently selected button scheme.

End Of Line

This is the action that will occur after each button is pressed.
  1. No Action - nothing will happen to the cursor. It will remain at the end of the typed text.
  2. Enter - this will simulate an enter key.
  3. Tab - the cursor will move to the next field.

Check Box Show Form At Startup

This is used to display the Configuration Form whenever the application starts. If the check box is checked then the Configuration Form will not display. It can be invoked by a right-click on the Buttons form.

Check Box Form Load

This is used to start the Type4Me application whenever your computer starts up. If the check box is checked then Type4Me Application will start automatically. If it is not checked then you must start Type4Me manually from a desktop icon or the start menu.

Button Close

This will close the form. The form is only hidden. You must right-click and select exit to terminate the application.

Buttons Form

This is buttons form for automatic typing.

Combo Box Filename

This is filename for the button scheme.

User Defined Buttons

These are the buttons that you have defined in the configuration form.



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