request for comments re: affordability, diversity
From: Donna L. McDaniel (76063.1150CompuServe.COM)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 09:04:07 -0500
If you are using Microsoft Windows and would like to set up a 
"program group" that will hold the various icons for the DOS versions 
of the CompuServe Information Manager and CompuServe Signup programs, 
follow these instructions:

1. Make sure that the CompuServe software has already been installed onto
   the hard disk.

   NOTE: The install procedure uses the directory "C:\CSERVE\DOSCIM" as 
         the default directory.  The Windows files that we have provided 
         use the same default directory name.  If you chose not to use
         this directory during the installation process, you will need
         to modify the various Windows files that we have provided.  
         See "MODIFYING WINDOWS FILES" below for details.


2. Get into Windows (usually by entering WIN at the DOS prompt).


3. Select "New" from the "File" pull-down menu.


4. Select the radio button for "Program Group".


5. Place the cursor in the "Group File" field (use the TAB key to move
   to this field or click on the field with the mouse).


6. Enter "C:\CSERVE\DOSCIM\DOSCIM.GRP" (without the quotes) into the 
   "Group File" field.


7. Hit the Enter key or click on the OK button in the dialog window with
   the mouse.


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A "CompuServe" group should now appear in the Program Manager window.

Unless you changed the default directory during the installation process,
you are finished creating the CompuServe group.  

If you modified the default directory, read on.
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MODIFYING WINDOWS FILES

If you modified the default directory, you will need to follow these
instructions:

1. Get into Windows (usually by entering WIN at the DOS prompt).


2. Select "New" from the "File" pull-down menu.


3. Select the radio button for "Program Group".


4. Place the cursor in the "Group File" field (use the TAB key to move
   to this field or click on the field with the mouse).


5. Enter "C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY\DOSCIM.GRP" (without the quotes) into the 
   "Group File" field.  Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory
   you used during the installation procedure.
   
   NOTE: If you used a different drive than "C:", you will need to change
         that also.


6. Hit the Enter key or click on the OK button in the dialog window with
   the mouse.

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A "CompuServe" group should now appear in the Program Manager window.
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7. If the "CompuServe" group is not already opened, open it (by double 
   clicking on the group with the mouse or by using the keyboard 
   commands to open the group).
   

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If you did not install the CompuServe Signup files during the installation
process, skip to step 19.
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8. Select the icon that says "CompuServe Signup".  This is done by single 
   clicking on the icon with the mouse (or by using the keyboard commands 
   to select the icon).


9. Select the choice for "Properties" from the "File" pull-down menu.


10. Change the directory in the "Command Line" field to the 
    directory you used during the installation procedure 
    
    Example: 
    
    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY\SIGNUP.PIF

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  SIGNUP.PIF is the filename that
    we use to start the CompuServe Signup program.


11. Change the "Working Directory" to the one you used during the 
    installation procedure.

    Example:

    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  



12. Choose the option for "Change Icon" in the "Program Item Properties"
    dialog window.


13. If you see a dialog box that says "There are not icons for the specified
    file.", dismiss the dialog window (by selecting OK in the dialog).


14. Click on the "Browse" button in the "Change Icon" dialog.


15. Locate and access the directory you used during the installation 
    procedure.


16. Select the file "SIGNUP.ICO" and click on the OK button of the 
    "Browse" dialog (or just double click on the file).

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You should now see the "CompuServe Signup" icon in the "Change Icon"
dialog.
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17. Click the OK button in the "Change Icon" dialog.


18. Click the OK button in the "Program Item Properties" dialog.


19. Select the icon that says "CompuServe Information Manager".  
    This is done by single clicking on the icon with the mouse (or by 
    using the keyboard commands to select the icon).


20. Select the choice for "Properties" from the "File" pull-down menu.


21. Change the directory in the "Command Line" field to the 
    directory you used during the installation procedure 
    
    Example: 
    
    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY\CIM.PIF

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  CIM.PIF is the filename that
    we use to start the CompuServe Information Manager program.


22. Change the "Working Directory" to the one you used during the 
    installation procedure.

    Example:

    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  



23. Choose the option for "Change Icon" in the "Program Item Properties"
    dialog window.


24. If you see a dialog box that says "There are not icons for the specified
    file.", dismiss the dialog window (by selecting OK in the dialog).


25. Click on the "Browse" button in the "Change Icon" dialog.


26. Locate and access the directory you used during the installation 
    procedure.


27. Select the file "CIM.ICO" and click on the OK button in the 
    "Browse" dialog (or just double click on the file).

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You should now see the "CompuServe Information Manager" icon in the 
"Change Icon" dialog.
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28. Click the OK button in the "Change Icon" dialog.


29. Click the OK button in the "Program Item Properties" dialog.


30. Find and Run the Windows "PIF Editor".  This file is usually found
    in the Windows "Accessories" group.


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If you did not install the CompuServe Signup files during the installation
process, skip to step 36.
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31. Choose "Open" from the PIF Editor's "File" pull-down menu.


32. Find the directory you used during the installation and select the
    file "SIGNUP.PIF".


33. Change the directory that is used in the "Program Filename" field.

    Example:

    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY\SIGNUP.BAT

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  SIGNUP.BAT is the filename that
    we use for the CompuServe Signup program.


34. Change the directory that is used in the "Start-up Directory" field.

    Example:

    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  


35. Choose "Save" from the PIF Editor's "File" pull-down menu.  This will
    save your new settings.


36. Choose "Open" from the PIF Editor's "File" pull-down menu.


37. Find the directory you used during the installation and select the
    file "CIM.PIF".


38. Change the directory that is used in the "Program Filename" field.

    Example:

    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY\CIM.EXE

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  CIM.EXE is the filename that
    we use for the CompuServe Information Manager program.


39. Change the directory that is used in the "Start-up Directory" field.

    Example:

    C:\YOUR_DIRECTORY

    Replace "YOUR_DIRECTORY" with the directory you used during the 
    installation procedure.  If you used a different drive than "C:", 
    you will need to change that also.  


40. Choose "Save" from the PIF Editor's "File" pull-down menu.  This will
    save your new settings.


41. Choose "Exit" from the PIF Editor's "File" pull-down menu.  


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You are now finished.
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