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 Table of Contents
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 Installing the retrieval softw...
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 Citrus selector
 Landscape/Plant selector
 Appendix A - System messages
 Appendix B - Reporting errors
 Appendix C - Using WordPerfect...






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Language: English
Creator: Watson, Dennis G.
Beck, Howard W.
Cilley, Mary L
McElroy, Teresa
Jones, Pierce H.
Nelson, Jeff
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page i
        Page 2
    Table of Contents
        Page 3
    Introduction
        Page 1
    Installing the retrieval software
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Starting the CD-ROM
        Page 4
    Main menu options
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Navigating in windows
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Retrieving information from extension handbooks
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
    Citrus selector
        Page 13
    Landscape/Plant selector
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Appendix A - System messages
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Appendix B - Reporting errors
        Page 19
    Appendix C - Using WordPerfect files
        Page 20
        Page 21
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May 36c9
May 1992


Circular 1062


FAIRS CD-ROM

User's Manual

DISC

Mary L. Cilley, Dennis G. Watson, Howard W. Beck,
Teresa McElroy, Pierce H. Jones, and Jeff Nelson


Florida Cooperative Extension Service/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida/John T. Woeste, Dean



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Disclaimer

The Board of Regents of the State of Florida, the State of Florida, The University of Florida,
the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service,
hereinafter collectively referred to as "UF-IFAS," will not be liable under any circumstances for
direct or indirect damages incurred under any individual or entity due to this software or use
thereof, including damages resulting from loss of data, lost profits, loss of use, interruption of
business, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damage. This limitation of liability will
apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract or tort, including negligence.

UF-IFAS does not provide warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not
limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use, or
warranty against copyright or patent infringement.

The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the
program prove defective, you assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or
correction.

The mention of a tradename is solely for illustrative purposes. UF-IFAS does not hereby
endorse any tradename, warrant that a tradename is registered, or approve a tradename to the
exclusion of other tradenames. UF-IFAS does not give, nor does it imply, permission or
license for the use of any tradename.

If the user does not agree with the terms of this limitation of liability, the user should cease
using this software immediately and return it to UF-IFAS. Otherwise, the user agrees by the
use of this software that the user is in agreement with the terms of this limitation of liability.


Technical Support

If you have technical questions about the FAIRS CD-ROM software, call the WAS Software
Support Office at (904) 392-7853. If you have questions about the disc content, call the FAIRS
Office at (904) 392-3196.



Authors

Mary Cilley, associate professor, Agricultural Education and Communication Department;
Dennis Watson and Howard Beck, assistant professors, and Pierce Jones, associate professor,
Agricultural Engineering Department; Teresa McElroy, former documentation editor, FAIRS;
and Jeff Nelson, Control Guides editor, FAIRS;



Acknowledgements

Appreciation is expressed to Steve Eissinger, programmer/analyst, Agricultural Engineering
Department, and Francis Ferguson Jr. and David Brandt-Williams, senior systems
programmers, FAIRS, for reviewing this manual.








Table of Contents

Introduction ........................................................ 1
Hardware Requirements ............................................. 1
Software Requirements .............................................. 2
Conventions ...................................................... 2

Installing the Retrieval Software .......................................... 2
Getting Ready .................................................... 2
Starting the Installation .............................................. 2
Editing the Configuration File ......................................... 3
Completing the Installation ........................................... 4
Removing the Disc4 Directory ........................................ 4
Installation Steps for Two CD-ROM Drives ............................... 4

Starting the CD-ROM ................................................. 4
Swapping Discs in a CD-ROM Drive .................................... 5
Using Two CD-ROM Drives .......................................... 5

M ain M enu Options .................................................. 5
Extension Handbooks ............................................... 5
Pest Control G uides ................................................ 6
C itrus Selector .................................................... 6
Colorado Extension ................................................ 6
Plans Service ..................................................... 6
Landscape/Plant Selector ............................................ 6
1991 Faculty D irectory .............................................. 6
Videotext FA IRS .................................................. 6
O their O options .................................................... 7
Navigating in W windows ................................................. 7
U sing a M house .................................................... 7
Keyboard Commands ............................................... 7
W window Commands ................................................ 8
H yperlinks ....................................................... 8
Scroll B ars ....................................................... 9

Retrieving Information from Extension Handbooks ........................... 10
Index .......................................................... 10
B row sing ....................................................... 10
Full-Text Search .................................................. 10
Print O option .................................................... 12
W P-File ................................................... ..... 13

Citrus Selector ...................................................... 13
Landscape/Plant Selector .............................................. 14

Appendix A System Messages ......................................... 17

Appendix B Reporting Errors ......................................... 19

Appendix C Using WordPerfect Files .................................... 20






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Introduction

The FAIRS CD-ROM set con-
tains information from major
programs within the University
of Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).
The FAIRS CD-ROM currently
consists of two volumes, Disc4
and DiscS.

Disc5 contains extension hand-
books (sets of publications), a
faculty directory, building plan
services, the Florida Pest Control
Guides, and the old FAIRS
videotext database. An extensive
plant selector program and a
landscape design program are
provided on a supplementary
disc, Disc4.


Hardware
Requirements

To use the FAIRS CD-ROM,
you must have the following
computer equipment.

Computer

An IBM-compatible microcom-
puter is required. The micro-
processor chip should be an
80286, 80386-SX, 80386, or
80486. If you are buying a new
computer, at least an 80386-SX
microprocessor is recommended.

The computer must have at least
640K of random access memory
(RAM), a hard disk, a floppy
drive (either 5 or 312"), and an
external or internal CD-ROM
drive. To use an internal
CD-ROM drive, the computer
must have an empty, exposed,
half-height drive bay and one
empty 8-bit expansion bus slot
for a CD-ROM controller card.
An external CD-ROM drive
requires one empty 8-bit expan-
sion bus slot.


CD-ROM Drive

The minimum requirement is an
internal or external read-only
half-height CD-ROM drive capa-
ble of reading ISO 9660 CD-
ROMs with Microsoft CD-ROM
DOS extensions. A 5V4" disc
drive formfactor is required. For
CD-ROM applications that use
sound, you may also need an
external headphone jack and
volume control. (Disc4 and
Disc5 do not use sound, although
future releases may do so.)

Video Card
and Monitor

A super VGA color video system
(video card and monitor) is rec-
ommended for use with the
FAIRS CD-ROM. The CD-
ROM contains color images of
plants and pests digitized from
color slides. The minimum reso-
lution for high-quality display of
these images is 640 x 480 with
256 colors. A standard VGA
color video system is the abso-
lute minimum requirement to
display color images. On stan-
dard VGA systems, images are
displayed at a resolution of 320 x
200 with 256 colors, and the im-
ages will lack the clarity of the
super VGA video.

The video card must have at
least 512K of video memory to
display 256 colors at the 640 x
480 resolution.

An EGA color video system can
be used to search for information
and to display text and line art,
but you will not be able to see
color images and some other
graphics of plants and pests.

If you are buying a new video
system, a super VGA system with
display resolutions of 1024 x 768
with 256 colors is recommended


to take advantage of future soft-
ware enhancements. The higher
resolutions with 256 colors are
implemented differently depend-
ing on the manufacturer. The
video card that drives the moni-
tor has a chip set which varies by
manufacturer. The chip sets that
have been tested and approved
for display of CD-ROM features
are Paradise/Western Digital,
ATI, Video 7/Headland, and
Tseng Labs.

Mouse

A mouse provides easiest access
to the information on the FAIRS
CD-ROM. Much of the infor-
mation on the CD-ROM can also
be accessed from a keyboard, but
some of the information in the
Landscape Selector is available
only when a mouse is used.

The mouse must be a Microsoft-
compatible mouse. It can be a
bus mouse, which uses its own
card, or a serial mouse, which is
connected to a serial communica-
tion port. The mouse can have
either two or three buttons.

Laser Printer

The FAIRS CD-ROM offers a
print-on-demand option that
allows you to print copies of the
documents on the disc from a
Hewlett-Packard LaserJet II or
compatible laser printer with at
least 2.5 MB of memory. The
discs can be used without a laser
printer for on-screen information
retrieval; you just will not be
able to print copies of publica-
tions from the disc. If you are
buying a new printer, a Hewlett-
Packard LaserJet III-compatible
laser printer with 3 MB of mem-
ory is recommended.








Software
Requirements

The retrieval software for the
FAIRS CD-ROM runs under
DOS 3.3, DOS 4.01, or DOS
5.0. It is best to have at least
550K of RAM free to run the
software; 500K of available RAM
is the bare minimum required.
The current version of the soft-
ware accesses only the base 640K
of memory; it does not use ex-
tended or expanded memory.

The CD-ROM retrieval software
will run under Microsoft Win-
dows 3.0 or Windows 3.1. If you
are using Windows, you may
need to set the graphics param-
eters in a Windows ".PIF" file to
properly run the FAIRS CD-
ROM.

Conventions

Certain conventions are used
within this manual to provide in-
struction.

"Enter." When you are instruct-
ed to "enter" a word or phrase,
type the indicated word or
phrase and then press the ter> or key. (Some
keyboards have an key
and some have a key.
They are equivalent, so use
whichever applies to you.)

"Type." If you are instructed to
"type" a word or phrase, type the
word or phrase but do not press
.

Bold type. The word or phrase
that you should type or enter will
be printed in bold letters.

Angle brackets. When you are
instructed to press a specific key,
that key name will be shown
inside angle brackets.


"Click." "Click" means to press
and release a mouse button.


Installing the
Retrieval Software

The retrieval software supplied
on the FAIRS CD-ROM needs
to be installed on your hard disk
to allow you to access informa-
tion on the CD-ROM.


Getting Ready
Before beginning the installation,
you need to have certain infor-
mation at hand. You will be
asked for the following informa-
tion as you edit the configuration
file menu (Figure 1).

* The drive letter for the
CD-ROM player. The install
program will use information
off the CD-ROM, and needs
to access this drive.

* What drive you want to in-
stall the program on. If you
choose to install all the files


and directories, you need
about 1.5 megabytes of hard
disk space. If space is at a
premium, you may elect not
to install the videotext infor-
mation (the old FAIRS video-
text database). Without the
videotext database, 0.8 mega-
bytes of hard disk space is
required.

* Established subdirectory
names. The installation pro-
gram will suggest names for
subdirectories in which to
store the CD-ROM software
and the videotext FAIRS
database. If you have already
created subdirectories for any
of these, be sure you know
the names.

* What printer port you are
using (LPT1, COM1, etc.).


Starting the
Installation

Go through the following steps.
The drive letters shown in the
examples may be different for


FAIRS DISC5
CD-ROM INSTALLATION PROGRAM

Configuration File


1. Letter of drive on which to install program
2. Letter of drive for CD-ROM player
3. FAIRS CD-ROM runtime directory path
4. Video display mode (EGA or VGA)
5. Printer port name (LPT1, LPT2, COM1, ...)
6. Location of videotex FAIRS directory
7. Install videotex FAIRS directory


C:
D:
\FAIRS
EGA
LPT1
C:\FAIRS\VIDEOTEX
NO


Verify if the configuration information is correct.
Press F8 to specify a line that needs to be altered.
Press ESC to quit without installing the program.
Press F9 when ready to begin installation.


Figure 1. Menu to edit the configuration file.







your machine, both for the hard
disk and the CD-ROM drive.

1. Insert the FAIRS CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive.

2. At a DOS prompt (for exam-
ple, C:\>), change to the CD-
ROM drive by entering the
drive letter followed by a co-
lon; for example,
C:\> d:

3. Change to the INSTALL di-
rectory. Enter the keystrokes
shown in bold:
D:\> cd install

4. To start the installation pro-
cess, enter the word install.


Editing the
Configuration File

When the installation process
starts, you will see the Configura-
tion File menu as shown in Fig-
ure 1. Figure 2 provides an
explanation of the items in the
configuration file menu.

To edit any of this information
press function key . A box
will appear on the screen. Enter
the line number you want to edit;
that is, type the number and
press .

When you enter a line number, a
new box will appear, containing
information from the line you
have chosen to edit. Change the
entry in this box by first using
the key to delete
old information, then typing in
the new information. When you
are done, press the
key. If you make a mistake prior
to pressing the key,
you can backspace to correct it,
or press the key to es-
cape out of editing the line.


1. Letter of drive on which to install program


This is the hard drive letter where you want the program installed. All the
necessary files and directories will be created on this drive. Up to 1.5
megabytes of hard disk space is required if Option 6 is set to 'YES.'

2. Letter of drive for CD-ROM player D:

This is the drive letter for the CD-ROM player. After editing this line, you
will be prompted to press a key to run a check that the entry is correct.
If the CD-ROM drive letter is not correct, if the drive is not connected to
the computer, or if the FAIRS CD-ROM is not in the drive, a beep will
sound and the following message will display:

Cannot locate CD-ROM. Ensure it is installed and working.


3. FAIRS CD-ROM runtime directory path


\FAIRS


This is the name of the directory where all of the files and programs for
FAIRS are copied. Normally you will not alter this.


4. Video display mode (EGA or VGA)


EGA


This is the graphics mode for the screen display. Normally you would
not alter the default entry, even though you have a VGA monitor. The
difference between EGA and VGA display modes is that displays in VGA
mode have smaller letters. There are advantages to each choice. The
compressed letters of the VGA mode will allow more windows to appear
on the screen, but the EGA mode has menus with larger letters, which
may be easier to read.


5. Printer port name (LPT1, LPT2, COM1,...)

This is where the program will print to.

6. Location of FAIRS videotext directory


LPT1


C:\FAIRS\VIDEOTEX


This is the full path to where you want the old videotext FAIRS files and
program installed. It should be placed on the same drive as number 3.


7. Install videotext FAIRS directory?


This option allows you to choose whether to install the old videotext
FAIRS files on your hard disk. By not installing it, you will save 0.7
megabytes of space on the hard disk, but will not be able to run the
videotext "FAIRS" from the main menu. (See "Getting Ready," step 2.)

Figure 2. Explanation of screen to edit configuration file.


After editing each line, you will
be asked to enter the number of
the next line you want to edit.
Continue editing until everything
is correct.

When you have finished editing
the configuration file, press


to remove the line edit
box from the screen. You are
now ready to install the retrieval
software.

NOTE: The arrow keys do not
work as you might expect when
in the configuration file menu.







Follow the procedure outlined
here to edit the configuration
file.


Completing the
Installation

When you have finished editing
the configuration file, press
to install the retrieval
software for the FAIRS CD-
ROM.

If you decide NOT to install the
software at this point, press the
key until you reach the
DOS prompt.

The installation process will take
approximately 1 or 2 minutes.
The following messages will ap-
pear on the screen to let you
know that the installation is pro-
ceeding:


Installing required files
Expanding the files


The final message is the one
shown in Figure 3. You can
then exit the installation screen
by pressing any key.

Installation complete.
Press any key to exit.
Enter ->FAIRS<- to activate progr
Remember to remove the old Disc4 d


you have exited the CD-ROM
installation screen.

To remove the Disc4 directory,
you must first delete the files it
contains. Typical DOS com-
mands for this procedure would
be the following:
C:\> del c:disc4\updates\*.*
C:\> del c:disc4\*.*

Then remove the directories
"Disc4\updates" and "Disc4":
C:\> rd c:disc4\updates
C:\> rd c:disc4

You can still use FAIRS CD-
ROM Disc4 using the software
you have just installed. You do
not need to retain the older files
in the disc4 directory.

If you need the hard disk space,
you can remove the disc4 files
before installing the software for
DiscS.


Installation Steps for
Two CD-ROM Drives


Some users may have two CD-
ROM drives one computer or on
a network. This
will allow use of
either of the FAIRS
ICD-ROMs without


the need to swap
CD-ROMs in the
drive.


Figure 3. Message at end of installation procedure.
To take advantage
of two CD-ROM
drives, a few extra steps must be
Removing the added to the installation process.
Disc4 Directory First, follow the normal installa-

The last line in the installation tion procedure described previ-
completion message is a re- ously. Then change to the Disc5
completion message is a re-
minder to those who are updat- directory created on your hard
ing from Disc4 to remove the disk. (If you have just installed
Disc4 directory. Do this after the FAIRS software, you will be


in this directory.)

Add the following steps to the
installation procedure.

1. Copy the CONFIG.DAT file
with the following command:
copy config.dat config5.dat
This step specifies a specific
configuration for using Disc5,
which should be the same as
the one created during the
installation procedure.

2. Copy the CONFIG.DAT file
with the following command:
copy config.dat config4.dat

3. Edit CONFIG4.DAT to
change the letter of the CD-
ROM player to the letter of
the drive containing Disc4.
This specifies a specific con-
figuration for using Disc4.


Starting the CD-ROM

Upon completion of the FAIRS
installation program, your cur-
rent directory will automatically
change to the directory of your
hard disk for the FAIRS soft-
ware (e.g., C:\FAIRS). After
this, when you want to run the
CD-ROM, you need to be in this
same drive and directory.

Be sure the FAIRS CD-ROM is
in the CD-ROM drive and enter
FAIRS. You should next see the
main menu for the disc (Figure
4). If you don't see this menu,
or if you have problems with the
installation process, call the IFAS
Software Support Office at (904)
392-7853.

If you do not have a mouse in-
stalled with the computer, you
will also get a message noting
that there is no mouse. You can


am.
directory.





















Figure 4. A typical menu display for a
FAIRS CD-ROM.


press a key and continue. Most
of the information on the FAIRS
CD-ROM is accessible from the
keyboard, but a mouse is needed
for full information retrieval.


Swapping Discs in a
CD-ROM Drive

The current FAIRS CD-ROM is
a two-volume set. Most of the
information is on Disc5, but the
landscape and plant selectors are
on Disc4. During use of the
FAIRS CD-ROM, you may need
to swap DiscS for Disc4.

Following are the instructions for
swapping discs in a single drive.

Starting Disc4

In order to run the Landscape/
Plant Selector program, you must
execute the following steps.

1. Exit the FAIRS software.
Choose "Exit Program" on
the main menu. The soft-
ware will ask you to confirm
that you want to leave the
system. Select the "Yes" box
with the mouse or press
on the keyboard.

2. Remove Disc5 and insert


FAIRS CD-ROM MENU
Extension Handbooks
Pest Control Guides
Citrus Selector
Colorado Extension
Plans Service
Landscape/Plant Selector
1991 Faculty Directory
Videotex FAIRS
DOS Command Line
HELPII (F1)
Exit Program


Disc4 in the CD-ROM drive.

3. Issue the directory command
for the CD-ROM drive. For
example, if the CD-ROM
drive is drive F:, enter the
following command:
dir f

NOTE: If you omit Step 3, the
operating system will refer to its
memory file of the CD-ROM
drive directory rather than read-
ing the actual CD-ROM directo-
ry. You will see the menu for
DiscS rather than Disc4.

4. Start the FAIRS software to
access Disc4 with the follow-
ing command:
fairs 4

Returning to Disc5

After completing use of the
landscape and plant selector
programs, you will want to return
to Disc5. To do so, follow these
steps.

1. Exit the FAIRS,software.
Choose "Exit Program" and
confirm that you do want to
leave the system.

2. Remove Disc4 and insert
DiscS in the CD-ROM drive.

3. Issue a directory command
for the CD-ROM drive, so
the operating system will be
aware that a different CD-
ROM has been installed.
For example, if the CD-ROM
drive is drive F:, enter the
following command:
dir f:

4. Start the FAIRS software to
access Disc5 with the follow-
ing command:
fairs 5


Using Two
CD-ROM Drives

If you have two CD-ROM drives
on one computer or on a net-
work, you have the option of
leaving both the FAIRS CD-
ROMs installed. See the preced-
ing instructions on installing the
retrieval software when using two
CD-ROM drives.

To switch between Disc4 and
Disc5, you will need to exit the
retrieval software for the disc
you are leaving and enter the
command "fairs 4" or "fairs 5" as
appropriate to access the desired
disc.


Main Menu Options

Figure 4 shows a typical menu
display for a FAIRS CD-ROM.

Following is an overview of the
contents of each selection. The
more complex sections are the
handbooks and the Citrus and
Landscape/Plant selectors. More
details about retrieving informa-
tion from these databases are
given in subsequent sections of
this manual.


Extension Handbooks

Extension Handbooks are docu-
ment databases. The FAIRS
CD-ROM contains Extension
fact sheets, circulars, and similar
publications grouped by subject
into "handbooks" such as the fol-
lowing:
Florida Citrus Spray Guide
4-H Handbook (Plant Iden-
tification Guide)
Agricultural Engineering
Handbook
Agricultural Safety
Animal Science
Citrus Handbook







Energy Topics
Extension Toxicology
Network
Florida Weeds
Home Economics Hand-
books
Master Gardener Notebook
Pest Control Guides
Pesticide Poisoning
Sugarcane Handbook
Turfgrass Information
Vegetable Handbook
Water and Irrigation
Woody Ornamentalist

Large handbooks are divided into
sections. For example, the Pest
Control Handbook contains sec-
tions such as Aquatic Weeds,
Nematode Control Guide, and
Weed Control Guide.

In large document databases,
sections may be further divided
into subsections. For example,
the Weed Control Guide is divid-
ed into Principles of Weed Con-
trol, Herbicide Application, Her-
bicides, Poisonous Plants, and
weed control topics in various
crops. Specific documents in-
clude titles such as "Weed Con-
trol in Greenhouses" and "Weed
Control in Small Grain."

Details on using the Extension
Handbooks are given in the sec-
tion, "Retrieving Information
from Extension Handbooks."


Pest Control Guides

IFAS publishes five guides con-
taining chemical and non-chemi-
cal recommendations for control-
ling pests of Florida agriculture.
Three of these guides are includ-
ed on FAIRS CD-ROM DiscS:
Aquatic Weed Control Guide
Nematode Control Guide
Weed Control Guide

The remaining two guides are in


the process of being converted to
electronic form and will appear
on future FAIRS CD-ROMs.
They are:
Insect Control Guide
Plant Disease Control Guide

Printed versions of all five Con-
trol Guides are available for sale
from:
IFAS Publications
Building 664, University of
Florida
Gainesville, FL 31611

Citrus Selector

The Citrus Selector contains
information about and pictures
of citrus cultivars and species.
More information about using
this database is given in the
"Citrus Selector" section of this
manual.


Colorado Extension
This database contains entomolo-
gy documents from the Colorado
Extension Service.


Plans Service

The Plans Service database in-
cludes schematics of plans for
various agricultural buildings: for
example, processing and storage,
beef cattle, and dairy cattle. Be-
sides a description of the sche-
matic, you can see and print a
line drawing of the plan.

When you find the words "View
Plan" at the bottom of a window
in the Plans Service, you can
select this function to see a dia-
gram of the plan for the building.
For example, choose Plan Servic-
es from the main menu. Then
choose Processing and Storage;
next choose Pole Barn. At the
bottom of the window for pole


barns is View Plan. Select this
function with the mouse or press
to see a drawing of the
plans for a pole barn.


Landscape/Plant
Selector

The Plant Selector contains
information about and pictures
of a variety of landscape plants.
The Landscape Selector contains
sketches of landscape designs
and pictures of yards where these
designs have been implemented.
Each plant that is shown in the
landscape designs is linked to
information in the Plant Selector
guide.

When you choose the Landscape
Selector or the Plant Selector,
you will be prompted to change
the disc in the CD-ROM drive to
Disc4. (See "Swapping Discs"
on page 4 of this manual.)


1991 Faculty Directory

The Faculty Directory is a list of
IFAS faculty members as of
March 1991. Select the person's
last name or department. Infor-
mation provided includes address
and telephone number.

Videotext FAIRS

This menu selection offers older
videotext databases. This compi-
lation of agricultural databases
includes topics such as tomatoes,
strawberries, bees and beekeep-
ing, and urban pest management.
The information is current as of
March 1991. If you have an
earlier version of the FAIRS
videotext databases on your hard
disk, the ones on the FAIRS
CD-ROM are a replacement.
You may wish to delete the older
hard disk version to save disk
space.







NOTE: The user interface in the
videotext databases was designed
for the user to press the letter
corresponding to the desired
option. A mouse may not work
as expected in the videotext
databases.


Other Options

DOS Command line. This op-
tion lets you exit temporarily to
the DOS prompt. To return to
the Disc5 menu, enter exit.

HELP!! Help gives you informa-
tion on windows, scrolling,
menus, and hypertext.

Exit Program. This selection
lets you exit the program for the
FAIRS CD-ROM.


not to Microsoft Windows.

You can have more than one
window on the screen at a time.
Windows can be hidden behind
other windows, moved to differ-
ent locations on the screen, or
closed. These functions are
explained in the following discus-
sion of "Window Commands."

When a segment of text is too
long to fit in a display window all
at once, the software adds a
scroll bar to the left side of the
window. The section on "Scroll
Bars" explains the function of
the scroll bar in detail.

Table 1 summarizes commands
for navigating in windows both
with a mouse and with a key-
board.


Navigating in Windows Using a Mouse


The FAIRS CD-ROM uses
boxes on the screen, called win-
dows, to display menus, sections
of text, and some of the graphics.
In this section, the term "win-
dows" refers to the boxes created
by the FAIRS retrieval software,


You will be able to use the
FAIRS CD-ROM more efficient-
ly if you have a mouse connected
to your computer. Moving the
mouse causes an arrow, or point-
er, to move on the screen. The
mouse also moves a highlighting
bar to move up and down in


menus.

On a two- or three-button
mouse, clicking the left button is
the same as pressing .
It causes an item whatever the
mouse is pointing to to be se-
lected. For example, to choose
an item from a menu, move the
mouse so that the pointer acti-
vates the highlighting bar over
the menu item. Then click the
left mouse button. The software
displays the information for that
menu item.

The right button closes the cur-
rent window. Clicking this but-
ton is the same as pressing
. The middle button on a
three-button mouse is inactive.

To scroll text through windows,
use the mouse to place the arrow
in the gray area of the scroll bar
to the left of the window and
click the left mouse button.


Keyboard Commands

Following is a list of keys that
are equivalent to the mouse
functions. In the screen displays,
capital letters are used to indi-


Table 1. Navigating in windows.

Action Mouse Keyboard commands

Select menu items Use mouse to highlight the desired menu Use the arrow keys to highlight menu entry.
and hypertext links option. Click left mouse button to open a Press to select the item and open
(links signaled by window, right mouse button to close a win- a new window. Press to close a
red text) dow. window.
Scroll text in Red section of scroll bar at left of window Red section of scroll bar at left of window
windows indicates proportion of text that is on screen. indicates proportion of text that is on
Place arrow in the gray area of the scroll screen. Use and keys
bar, above or below the red position indica- to view preceding or following material.
tor. Click left mouse button.
EXIT Place arrow either on "Close" in menu bar at Go to Main Menu, use arrow keys to high-
top of the uppermost window or on "Exit light "Exit Program" and press .
Program" at bottom of main menu and click Or use the key to back out of win-
left mouse button. Or use right button to dows one at a time.
back out of windows one at a time.







cate commands such as "Print,"
"Search," etc. However, it
makes no difference whether you
use uppercase (capital) or lower-
case (small) letters when you use
keyboard commands with the
FAIRS CD-ROM.

Scroll Bar. Press the
or keys.

Hyperlinks. Press the arrow
keys to highlight the hyperlink
and then press to
access additional information.

Hide. Press .

Move. Press . Use the
arrow keys to move the box to
the correct location. Then press
again.

Close. Press .

Back. Press .

Print. Press

.

WP-File. Press .

Search. Press .

View Plan. Press .

Ok. Press .


Window Commands

Windows may have special com-
mands in bars at the top or bot-
tom of the window. This section
explains the commands "Hide,"
"Move," "Close," "Back," and
"OK."

Hide

At the top of every window is
the word "Hide." This function
moves the current window be-
hind the other windows on the
screen. To choose Hide, move


the pointer to the word and click
the left mouse button. If you do
not have a mouse, the function
key does the same thing.

Move

At the top of every window is
also the word "Move." This se-
lection lets you move the window
around on the screen.

Move the pointer to the word
"Move" and click the left mouse
button. Then move the mouse,
watching the outline box move
on the screen. When the box is
at the desired position, click the
left mouse button again to move
the window contents to the new
location. An alternate procedure
is to hold the left mouse button
down while you drag the window
to its new location, then release
the mouse button.

If you do not have a mouse,
press to select move.
Then use the arrow keys on the
keypad to move the box. When
the box is in the correct location,
press again.

Close

At the top of every window is
the word "Close." This selection
closes the window. To choose
this selection, move the pointer
to the word "Close" and press
the left button. (The key
or the right mouse button can
also be used.)

Back

Some windows display the word
"Back" at the bottom. This func-
tion returns you to the top win-
dow in a given document.

For example, suppose you are
browsing through Extension
Handbooks. Choose the topic


Turfgrass Information and under
this topic, the Florida Lawn
Handbook. Next choose the
section Selection and Adaptabili-
ty. Then choose the document
Selecting a Turfgrass. The initial
menu for this document will be
displayed a menu similar to a
table of contents. Choose Intro-
duction. At the bottom of the
window, notice the word "Back."
Select Back (or press ) to
return to the initial menu for the
document "Selecting a Turf-
grass."

Ok

Some on-screen messages re-
quire you to click on "Ok" (or
press ) to remove the mes-
sage from the screen. This is
intended to confirm that you
have read the message and are
ready to continue.


Hyperlinks

Some windows that appear on
screen will contain words or
phrases that enable you to access
other information on the disc.
These words and phrases are
called hyperlinks. For example,
the items listed on a menu are
hyperlinks. Choosing one of
these items enables access to
certain sets of information. Oth-
er hyperlinks are signaled by
words in text being displayed in a
different color in this case,
red. Red-letter hyperlinks may
connect you to a figure, a table,
or related text.

To access the additional informa-
tion signaled by a hyperlink,
move the mouse or press the
arrow keys to select a specific
hyperlink. In a menu display, a
highlight bar indicates the cur-
rent selection. To go to a high-
lighted word within text, move







the mouse arrow or press the
arrow keys until the highlighted
word changes color; this indicates
the hyperlink has been chosen.
Click the left mouse button or
press .

For example, choose Extension
Handbooks from the main menu.
Then make the following selec-
tions in sequence: Turfgrass
Information; The Florida Lawn
Handbook; Establishment. Fi-
nally, choose Establishing. A
section of text will come up on
the screen. Notice the phrases
"Table 1" and "Table 2" in red.
Each of these red-letter phrases
is a hyperlink. The menu items
that you selected to get to this
point are also hyperlinks.

Returning to the previous
window. Hyperlinks such as
"Table 1" take you to related
information. You may then want
to return to the previous display.
There are several ways to return
to the previous window when
using hyperlinks:
* click the right mouse button
* move the pointer to the word
"Close" at the top of the
window and click the left
mouse button
* press on the keyboard

Backing up from full-screen
graphics. Frequently through-
out the FAIRS CD-ROM you
will be able to see full-screen
graphics that illustrate the infor-
mation in a section. With full-
screen graphics, there will not be
a "Close" option on the screen.
To return to the window from
which you accessed the graphic,
either click the right mouse
button or press the key.


Scroll Bars

Some sections of information will
not fit into one window. To let
you know there is more informa-
tion, the software adds a scroll
bar to the left side of the win-
dow. Figures 5 and 6 show
windows with scroll bars. When
you see such a bar, you know
that you must use this bar to see
all of the information available in
this window.

Page Up/Page Down

The scroll bar has an arrow at
each end. The arrow at the top
serves as the Page Up arrow, and
the arrow at the bottom is the
Page Down arrow.

To go to the top of the window
and display the beginning of the
current section, place the mouse
arrow at the top of the scroll bar,
with the pointer just below the
"page up" arrow that forms the
top end of the bar. Press the left
mouse button, and the software
will display the beginning of the
current section. To go to the
bottom of the window and dis-
play the end of the current sec-


tion, place the mouse arrow just
above the "page down" arrow
that forms the lower end of the
scroll bar. Press the left mouse
button, and the software will
display the end of the section.

To move through the informa-
tion one screen at a time, move
the pointer onto the "page up"
or "page down" arrow at the end
of the scroll bar and press the
left mouse button. (If you are
using a keyboard, press the
or keys.)

Position Indicator

A red section in the scroll bar
called the position indicator
shows you where you are in rela-
tion to the entire contents of the
window. In Figure 5, the posi-
tion indicator starts at the top of
the scroll bar, showing that you
are at the beginning of the infor-
mation display.

The position indicator is sized to
indicate how much of the avail-
able information is currently dis-
played. A large red position
indicator means most of the in-
formation is on-screen. In Fig-


Editors
Contributors
Foreuord
Acknow ledgenents
Turfgrass Terninology
Select ion and Adaptability
Establ ishnent
Maintenance
Low Temperature Danage

Figure 5. A window with a scroll bar. The position indicator fills half of the scroll bar,
indicating that half of the text for this window is on display.











Cabbage suanp


Cabbage: Uses and Productiol
Calabaza
Capers
Cardoon
Cassava
SCassava: Uses and Productiol
SCeleriac
Celery: Uses and Production


Figure 6. A scroll bar with a relatively small position indicator. The window itself
shows that only a small part of an alphabetical listing is displayed.


ure 5, the position indicator fills
about half of the scroll bar,
showing that about half of the
information that can be viewed
in this window is currently dis-
played. The arrow in the lower
portion of the scroll bar is posi-
tioned to select the information
that is "lower" in the window,
and not currently in view. With
the mouse arrow in this position,
a click of the left mouse button
will cause the text to scroll up in
he window. The and
keys can also be used.

A small red position indicator
means most of the information is
still off-screen. Figure 6 is an
example of a relatively small
position indicator in the upper
portion of the gray scroll bar.
This shows that relatively little of
the available information for this
window is currently displayed.

To move through a long section
of text that may be available in a
window, position the mouse ar-
row in the gray area of the scroll
bar that represents the relative
position of the text you want to
view. Press the left mouse but-
ton.


To move through the section by
smaller increments, position the
pointer within the red position
indicator, either above or below
the yellow line, depending on the
direction you want the text to
move. Press the left mouse but-
ton.


Retrieving
Information from
Extension Handbooks

Extension handbooks consist of
sets of documents, grouped by
subject. You can browse
through menus or locate docu-
ments through a full-text search.
When you retrieve documents
on-screen, you can read docu-
ment subsections in sequence, or
you go straight to a particular
subsection. You can view graph-
ics, tables, and other related
information through the use of
hyperlinks. You can print docu-
ments on a LaserJet-compatible
printer from the CD-ROM, and
you can retrieve the WordPerfect
document files.


n


n


Index

A complete list of WordPerfect
files available on Disc5 is includ-
ed on the CD-ROM. The file is
in WordPerfect 5.1 format. The
file can be retrieved in WordPer-
fect by changing to the drive of
the Disc5 CD-ROM and retriev-
ing the INDEX.WP file from the
INDEX directory. (See the
following section, "WP-File," for
details on retrieving WordPerfect
files.) The retrieved file can be
printed for reference use.


Browsing
Browsing through menus is one
way to see what information is
available. For example, to locate
information on selecting turf-
grass, you could choose Turfgrass
Information from the Extension
Handbooks menu. Next choose
Florida Lawn Handbook, then
Selection and Adaptability. Fi-
nally choose the document Se-
lecting a Turfgrass. The next
window will display a table of
contents for this document. You
can browse through the sections
of the document in any order,
choosing from the table of con-
tents menu.


Full-Text Search

Some of the extension hand-
books have a search function that
makes it easier for you to find
the information you need. If this
function is available, the word
"Search" will be at the bottom of
the window. Click on this word
with the mouse or press to
select the search function.

When you select the search
function, you will be asked to
enter keywords that you want the
software to search for. Figure 7
shows a portion of this window.








Enter Nords for Searching






Figure 7. Appearance of the search window before keywords are typed.




>nole crickets and control

Felara o t se earc c



Figure 8. Appearance of the search screen after keywords have been typed.


Figure 8 shows the same window
after keywords have been typed.

Keywords can be short phrases
as well as single words. The
term "keyword" used here means
a sequence of keystrokes to be
searched for, whether a single
word or a phrase.

Once keywords have been typed,
clicking on the "Search" button
with the mouse or pressing ter> will start the search.

There are two other buttons at
the bottom of the search window
besides "Search." "Help" gives
you information on how to use
search. "Erase" deletes the word
or phrase you typed. (The
key also works.)

When you select "Search," the
software searches all the docu-
ments in the specific handbook
looking for a match to the key-
word(s) you specified. (The
search will not cross over to
other handbooks, however.)

The screen display will then list


the title of any document where
the keyword was found. If the
search finds more than one docu-
ment containing the keyword,
you will see a list of titles,
ranked in order of how many
times the keyword appears in
each document. The count of
keywords is given to the left of
the document title.

To select a document for retriev-
al, choose it with the mouse or
with the arrow keys on the key-
pad. Consider the titles of the
documents as well as the number
of times the keyword was found
as clues to which document is
likely to contain the information
you want.

When a document is retrieved
through the search procedure,
each instance of the keywords
will be highlighted in the on-
screen display (words in green).

Search Strategies

To find information quickly, you
need to select the most likely
handbook first, then perform the


search procedure.

For example, suppose you want
information on control of mole
crickets in lawns. Select the
handbook, Turfgrass Information.
Select the Search option, and
enter the keyword "mole crick-
ets."

To search for information on
strychnine poisoning, choose
Extension Handbooks from the
main menu. Then choose the
handbook Pesticide Poisoning.
Select the Search function and
enter the keyword "strychnine."

For information on poisonous
plants, select the Pest Control
Handbook under Extension
Handbooks. (This handbook
contains information on weeds
and poisonous plants.) Then
search for the name of the plant
you want to know about, such as
"jimsonweed."

Logical Operators

You can make the search more
selective by using the logical
operators and and or. When you
use these logical operators be-
tween keywords, you are telling
the search program to search for
both keywords, or for one or the
other keyword within documents.

If you use "and," the program
will list only those documents
that contain both of the keywords
you specified. For example, if
you specify that the program
should search for "strychnine and
treatment," you will see a list of
documents that contain both of
the keywords you specified.

If you use "or," the program will
list the documents that contain
either of the keywords (or phras-
es). For example, suppose you
want information on jimsonweed







and milkweed, but not necessari-
ly in the same document. Select
Extension Handbooks, Pest Con-
trol. Select Search. Enter "jim-
sonweed or milkweed."

Noise Words

Do not include articles and prep-
ositions (words such as "the,"
"a," "of," "in," and "for") when
you enter a keyword. The search
program disregards these words.

If you enter one of these "noise
words," the search program will
respond with a message warning
of an improper word in the char-
acter string. You can override
the error message and continue
the search, with the "noise word"
being ignored, but a better strat-
egy would be to revise the
search.

For example, suppose you want
information on control of mole
crickets. You would select Ex-
tension Handbooks, Turfgrass
Information. Then select Search.
You are now ready to enter key-
words at the search prompt. If
you enter the phrase, "control of
mole crickets," the search will
ignore the word "of" and will
locate phrases such as "Insect
Control: Mole Crickets" if such
phrases appear in the handbook.
However, if you enter "mole
crickets and control," you will get
a broader search one that will
locate all documents in which
contain both the phrase "mole
crickets" and the word "control."

Using a Wildcard

You can use the asterisk (*) as a
wildcard in the keyword. The *
replaces one or more letters in a
word. For example, if you enter
"plant*" as the keyword, the pro-
gram will search for documents
that contain the words "plant,"


"plants," "planting," "planted,"
"planter," and so forth. Howev-
er, the wildcard can make the
keyword too general. Then the
list of documents that match it
will be so long that it will not be
useful. Do not use the asterisk
as the first character of a key-
word.

Spelling Errors

If you make an error in spelling
a word, the search program may
respond with a selection of possi-
ble words. If the word you want
is on this list, choose the correc-
tion. It is like using the spell
check function of a word proces-
sor.

Print Option

At the bottom of some windows
you will see the word "Print."
This option indicates that the
document which you are viewing
can be printed on a LaserJet-
compatible printer.

To select Print from the bottom
of the window, choose it with the
mouse or press

. The Print
command will cause the entire
document to be printed, not just
the current screen or the seg-
ment available in the current
window. With long documents,
this process can take several
minutes.

In certain instances, portions of a
document may excluded from the
print-on-demand version for
technical reasons. Color plates
are not printed, although they
can be viewed on-screen, and
landscape tables have yet been
incorporated in some printable
document files.


Hardware Requirements

For printing to work properly,
you must have a Hewlett-Packard
LaserJet Series II or compatible
printer with at least 2.5 MB of
memory. Be sure the printer is
connected to your computer,
turned on, and on-line before
trying to print a section.

Fonts

The fonts used in preparing the
printable document must be
available in the printer's memory
for the document to be properly
formatted. These fonts are avail-
able on the CD-ROM for down-
loading to your printer. Once
the fonts are downloaded, they
will remain in the printer's mem-
ory until you exit the FAIRS
CD-ROM, turn off the printer,
or press the printer's reset but-
ton. After this, you must down-
load the fonts again.

The Printing Procedure

When you choose Print, the pro-
gram displays a message asking if
you want to download the fonts
to the printer:

Download fonts?

YES NO


If you want the fonts down-
loaded, answer "yes." The pro-
gram then displays a message
telling you how long the down-
loading process will take:


1 minute download of fonts

PAUSE CANCEL


If there is a problem with the
printer, such as a paper jam, or







if you need to add paper, choose
"Pause." Choose "Cancel" if you
decide not to print the docu-
ment. If you want the download
process to continue, simply wait.

When the fonts have been down-
loaded to the printer, a beep will
signal you to make the next
menu selection:

Get your printer ready
Start Printing
Cancel


To continue the printing process,
choose "Start Printing." The
final message is:

Printing in Progress




WP-FILE

Some windows display the phrase
"WP-File" at the bottom. If you
select this phrase with the mouse
or press , you will see the
name of the WordPerfect file
that contains this document and
the subdirectory where it is locat-
ed. This information allows you
to access the WordPerfect file.

Retrieving a File

Suppose you want to retrieve the
WordPerfect file for the docu-
ment, "Selecting a Turfgrass."



MESSAGE

The WordPerfect file containing this d
E:\HANDBOOK\LH\005\LHOO50(

OK


First, you need to get the file-
name.

Choose Extension Handbooks
from the DISC5 menu. Then
choose, in sequence, Turfgrass
Information, The Florida Lawn
Handbook, Selection and Adapt-
ability, and Selecting a Turfgrass.
Now select WP-file at the bottom
of the window. You will see a
message with a long pathname
such as shown in Figure 9.

Write down the complete path-
name and filename displayed in
this message. Then select "OK"
to remove the message from the
screen. (You can also press the
right mouse button, or press
, or press .)

To retrieve the WordPerfect file,
you need to exit the FAIRS CD-
ROM software. Then run Word-
Perfect.

The retrieval process is the same
as for retrieving a WordPerfect
document from a floppy disk,
except that the pathname will be
longer.

For example, press , List
files. Enter the drive letter of
the CD-ROM drive, followed by
a colon. The WordPerfect direc-
tory listing will display the file-
names on the CD-ROM.

Choose Handbooks, then look
for the next subdirectory as given
in the pathname
you have record-
ed. Keep going
through subdirec-
tories until you
document is come to the file-
.wp name. Then
retrieve the file
into WordPerfect.


Figure 9. WordPerfect filename displayed from the FAIRS
CD-ROM.


ror iniormation
on cut and paste


procedures using these files, see
Appendix C. For a listing of all
documents on the disc, retrieve
the file index file (VNDEX \IN-
DEX.WP) into WordPerfect
from the CD-ROM.


Citrus Selector

The Citrus Selector contains
information about citrus culti-
vars. You can get information
on a cultivar by choosing its
name, or you can use a search
procedure to identify cultivars
that will meet specified criteria.

To use the Citrus Selector search
function, choose Citrus Selector
from the main menu, then
choose Citrus Selector again.
You will see a window with a
menu similar to Figure 10.

CITRUS VARIETY CHARACTERISTICS

Type
Harvest season
Cold hardiness
Rind color
Flesh color
Seediness
Pollinator

Figure 10. Primary menu in the Citrus
Selector.

When you choose one of the
categories from the menu, a
secondary list will appear. For
example, choosing "Type" will
bring up a list of citrus types:
grapefruit, lemon, lime, etc., as
shown in Figure 11.

Use the mouse (or the arrow
keys and key) to high-
light and select one or more
types of citrus. As you select
types, a checkmark will appear to
the left of your selection.

When the list of types is com-




























Figure 11. Secondary menu in the
Citrus Selector.


plete, click on "Accept" or press
. You may then proceed to
select criteria from another cate-
gory, such as cold hardiness.

When the list of characteristics is
complete, choose the "Search"
option. The software then
searches for citrus varieties to
match the characteristics you
chose.

You can make selections from
the list of citrus varieties to get
further information about these
varieties. Many of the informa-
tion windows offer links to digi-
tized 35-mm slides. To view
photographs, select highlighted
words with the mouse or key-
board arrows, and click the left
mouse button or press .


Landscape/Plant
Selector

The Landscape/Plant Selector
option offers information about
landscape plants. This menu
item expands to three options:


MIffin IM&B f'h'


Grapefruit
Lenon
Line
Kunquat
Mandarin
Navel orange
Orange hybrid
Satsuna mandarin
Sueet orange
/ Tangelo
/ Tangerine
Tangerine hybrid
Tangor


read a tutorial, go to the Land-
scape Selector, or go to the Plant
Selector.

Choose Tutorial to print a tutori-
al document, which gives more
detail on using the Landscape/
Plant Selector than this manual.

If you choose to go to either the
Landscape Selector or the Plant
Selector, you will be prompted to
insert Disc4 in the CD-ROM
drive. See the section, "Swap-
ping Discs," in this manual for
further instructions.


Plant Selector

In the Plant Selector, you can get
information on landscape plants
by choosing the common name
or the scientific name of a plant.
The Selector also includes a
search feature that helps you
choose the right plant for your
situation.

To use the search feature, select
Plant Selector, then choose a
category of plants from the
menu:
trees
shrubs
vines
ground covers
annuals

After you choose a category, a
new menu appears. Choose
Plant Selector. Another menu
will appear on the screen, such
as shown in Figure 12. Here you
begin to choose the desired plant
characteristics.

For example, suppose you want
to plant some trees in your back-
yard, but you don't know what
trees grow best in your area.
First, choose Plant Selector from
the main menu. Then choose
Trees. Next choose Plant Selec-


tor. You will then see a window
such as that shown in Figure 12.

TREECHARACTERISTICS,

ORIGIN
USES
HEIGHT
SHAPE
GROWTH RATE
LEAF PERSISTENCE
LEAF TEXTURE
LEAF COLOR
FLOWER COLOR
FLOWER SEASON
FLOWER CHARACTERISTICS
FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS
FRUIT COLOR
SLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Figure 12. Sample menu in the plant
selector. The list is continued In this
window; use of the scroll bar will reveal
the lower portion of the list.


Each selection from this list will
bring up a secondary list of char-
acteristics. Choose items from
the secondary list, and confirm
your selections with "Accept"
when each set of characteristics
is complete.

For example, you might select
"Region," then "North Florida."
Confirm the choice with "Ac-
cept." Then you might select
"Height" and "40-60 feet."
Choose "Accept" for this entry
also.

You can make the search more
complex by specifying trees that
grow in North Florida and Cen-
tral Florida, or trees that have
red or pink flowers.

When the list of characteristics is
complete, choose "Search." The
software then searches for a
plant or plants to match the
characteristics you chose.

You then get a list of the trees







that meet the desired criteria.
From that list, you can select a
tree and get more information.

For most of the plants listed, you
have an option of viewing photo-
graphs of the plants. Use the
mouse arrow or the keyboard ar-
rows to select highlighted words,
and click the left mouse
button or press to view
digitized 35-mm slides on the
monitor.


Landscape Selector

In the Landscape Selector, follow
the menus to view photographs
of landscapes, drawings of land-
scape plans, characteristics of
plants used in various landscape
plans, and color pictures and line
drawings of the plants.

You can choose landscape plans
for various situations; for exam-
ple, a house with a circular drive
or a yard with many trees. When
the schematic is on screen, you


can choose to print it (in black
and white) on a laser printer.

Each plant that is shown in the
designs is linked to information
in the Plant Selector database. A
mouse is required to access plant
identifications from key letters in
landscape plan drawings. Place
the mouse arrow on a letter in
the planting design and click the
left mouse button to get informa-
tion about the plant used in that
portion of the landscape plant-
ing.











Appendix A: System Messages


Following is a list of error messages and system messages and their explanations. Some of the
explanations instruct you to report the problem. To do so, call the IFAS Software Support Office,
(904) 392-7853.


Insufficient Memory

1. Running out of memory. Please close some windows.

There is not enough memory for the program to continue. Close some windows to free up memory.
If this is a recurring problem, you may have to remove some TSR programs or change your
AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS file. For suggestions, call the IFAS Software Support Office.


File Not Found

2. The program cannot be executed or No such program!

The program selected is not executable or does not exist. Some examples of programs on the FAIRS
CD-ROM are FAIRS (videotext) and the Control Guides. If the program is not executable, then
either there is an error in the menu or the program must be run outside the CD-ROM program. If
the program does not exist, the file is missing on the CD-ROM. Please report the problem.

3. File << >> does not exist.

The filename shown cannot be found. Please report the problem.

4. Note the error message and contact IFAS Software Support.

A software error has occurred. You may have to restart the system. Note the error message given
on screen and report the problem.


Search Messages

5. WARNING: Input contains an error. Please correct.

When specifying a phrase for search, be sure it is logical. Do not start the phrase with an article such
as "the" or a conjunctive such as "or." An example of proper syntax is "red beans or black beans."
An example of improper syntax is "red beans and or black beans."

6. Exceeded maximum number of words allowed at one time. Partial selection will be shown.

The use of the wildcard has resulted in a document list too large for the allocated memory. Make the
phrase more specific so that fewer matches will occur. For example, use "plant*" instead of "pl*"
This will reduce the number of documents found so that they can all be displayed.







7. No fdes have been found.


The search did not find any matches for the phrase specified. Alter the phrase by making it more
general or specify another topic.


Print Messages

8. Get your printer ready.

This message lets you know the printer is about to print. This gives you time to check the paper
trays and be sure that the printer is on-line.

9. Printing in progress.

This message informs you that the document is being printed.

10. The printer is pausing...

You have requested a pause in printing. The printing will not continue until you select "Resume" or
press .

11. Download fonts?

The printer must have the proper fonts in memory to print the documents in the correct format. If
you have turned off the printer, pressed the printer's reset button, or exited the FAIRS CD-ROM
software, you will need to download the fonts again. Answer "yes" to this question if the fonts need
to be downloaded. Answer "no" if the fonts are already in the printer's memory.

12. 1 minute download of fonts.

This message tells you the system is downloading the fonts. It will take approximately one minute.

13. Printing not successful.

The program could not successfully print the document.

18. Printer is not ready.

The program has detected a problem with the printer or connection. Check to be sure the printer is
turned on, the cables are properly connected, and the printer is on-line.


Exit Message

19. Quitting this menu means leaving the system. Are you sure?

You have requested to leave the program. If this is actually what you want to do, click on the "Yes"
box or press . If you wish to continue using the FAIRS CD-ROM, press click on the "No" box
or press .







Appendix B: Reporting Errors


If you find an error in the FAIRS CD-ROM, please call the FAIRS office, (904) 392-3196, to report
the problem. As an alternative, you may make copies of this page as needed, fill in the information
requested below, and mail the forms to: Judy Rogers, 1038 McCarty Hall, University of Florida,
Gainesville FL 32611.

NOTE: If you are reporting an error in a document on the FAIRS CD-ROM, please note the Word-
Perfect filename to include in your report so that the error can be found more easily. See "Extension
Handbooks, WP-File."


Date reported:

Reported by:

Phone number:

Document where problem occurred:

Description of problem:




























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Appendix C: Using WordPerfect Files



Cut and Paste Procedure
You may want to block and copy a section of the document you have retrieved to use in another
document such as a newsletter or newspaper column. You can have two documents in WordPerfect
memory at the same time by using the "Switch" key () to go back and forth between
document 1 and document 2. You can block and copy from one document, then switch screens and
retrieve the blocked text into another document.

Printer Definition
The fonts used in the CD-ROM WordPerfect files are 10.5 point Dutch Roman (a Times Roman
look-alike) for the text, and 9 point Swiss (a Helvetica look-alike) for tables. If you have a printer
definition using similar sized fonts, you should be able to retrieve the WordPerfect files from the
FAIRS CD-ROM into your printer definition without a problem.

If you do not have a printer definition that is close to the one originally used to format CD-ROM
documents, you may find that tables lose their shape when documents are retrieved, because the
documents are reformatted to fit an existing printer definition.

Saving an Edited WordPerfect File
The CD-ROM is a read-only medium. That is, you can retrieve information from the disc, but you
cannot write back to the disc. Thus, there is no danger of corrupting an archived WordPerfect file on
the CD-ROM.

When you retrieve a WordPerfect file from the CD-ROM, you retrieve a copy of the archived file.
You can edit this file without affecting the WordPerfect file stored on the CD-ROM. Since you
cannot write to the CD-ROM, if you want to save a file you have retrieved, you need to save the file
to a floppy disk or hard disk.









































































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