Enter "PRESENT DEMO", then hit , then "+" to show slides.
Read README.1ST, and PRESENT.DOC.
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PRESENT is an advanced program used to create slide show presentations on a computer. These slide shows can then be used for training purposes, to demonstrate a product, or even to show the results of running some program on the display (rather than printing them out). Present includes the facilities to create individual slides (snapshots of the screen), create a tray filled with these slides and then play them back, either automatically (self running) or manually. The program which takes the snapshots, Camera, is installed in memory by entering "CAMERA" followed by an identifier under which the slides are to be stored. Text images can then be saved by hitting , if the screen is in graphics mode. To turn off Camera, enter "CAMERA" and this will toggle it off. After the desired slides have been taken, enter "PREPARE" followed by the name of the slide tray to create. At this point a list of picture files, ones with the .PIC extension, will be displayed. To add a slide to the tray move the highlight bar to the slide desired and hit "+". Once the slide has been added the dissolve type can be specified. The dissolve type determines how the slide will appear on the screen. Present supports twelve different dissolve types, ranging from the standard replace, to opening from the middle, and even fading in. The time the slide will be displayed during an automatically running show can also be modified at this time. To leave Prepare, hit . Finally, after a tray containing the created slides has been created, the slides are ready for display. Enter "PRESENT tray *" where "tray" is the name of the tray created using Prepare. This will set the presentation in automatic mode. At any time, the presentation can be interrupted and set in manual mode by hitting . When in manual mode, hit "+" to see the next slide, "-" to see the previous slide. To end the presentation, hit . Present is an extremely well implemented and thought out program. There are limitless ways in which it can be applied. Present is not limited to displaying either color graphics or text screens. Both screen modes can be utilized to create an effective presentation. Present uses the computer in an intelligent manner to provide slide shows which far Present does have some compatibility problems with other programs. If this appears to be the case, try removing all memory resident programs, rebooting and copying the program(s) of which you would like to make slides from into the same directory the resultant slides are being placed. Then start the Camera program, run subject program, and try making slides, all while in the same directory.
Part of The MicroCom Collection, MicroCom Systems' best of public domain and user-supported software library.
Imaged from 5.25″ diskette using a Mitsumi D509V3 floppy drive and a FC5025 USB floppy controller.
The source diskette was part of a household collection and may contain e.g. high score files that were not present on the original pristine filesystem. Check timestamps: any file dated 1990-01-01 or later, that isn't mentioned in help.doc, is likely not original.
The file dosbox.conf in the zip file is not original. Its purpose is to slow down emulation.
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