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Spots and Stains
JAN 30 ::
I COMPUTER SERIES
University of Florida
101 parati, Extension Service / Institut of Food and Agricultural Sciencs / University of Florida / John T. Woete, Dan
SPOTS AND STAINS
Spot and Stain Removal information base by Nadine Hackler, Clothing and Textiles Specialist, IFAS Home
Economics, 3002 McCarty Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, phone (904) 392-1945. Original
editing by Mary Major.
IBM Programmer: Paul Sinclair
iBase files by Thomas R. Hintz, Director, and S. Sachs, Applications PROgrammer, IFAS Computer Network,
Building 120, Room 205, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611.
Manual by Patricia Grohowski, Information Specialist, 3002 McCarty Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Florida 32611, phone (904) 392-7087.
01988 University of Florida
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRAfRIES
This is an information retreival program for the IBM PC and compatibles or the DEC PROfessional 300 series
computer, version 2.0 of the P/OS operating system. This program includes general information on: how to
identify stains, identifiable stains, invisible stains, rings, unknown stains, non-washable garments and general
information. Specific stain information for removing stains on washable garments includes: alcoholic beverages,
non-permanent ball-point ink, blood, candle wax, catsup, chewing gum, chocolate, coffee and tea, cosmetics,
crayon, cream and milk, fruits and berries, grass, gravy, grease and oil, lipstick, mayonnaise, and salad dressing,
mildew, mustard, perfume, perspiration, shoe polish, soft drinks, urine, and vomit.
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 by 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 damages, even if
advised of the possibility of such 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, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of use, or warranty against copyright or patent
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 USER DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS IMITATION OF LIABIUTY, USER SHOULD CEASE
USING THIS SOFTWARE IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN IT TO UF-IFAS. OTHERWISE USER AGREES BY THE
USE OF THIS SOFTWARE THAT USER IS IN AGREEMENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITATION OF
IBM-PC and Compatibles User's Instructions
You will need an IBM-PC (or compatible) computer with at least 64K bytes of random access memory.
*Insert your MS-DOS (PC-DOS) disk into Drive A and turn on the computer. (This will automatically "cold boot"
the disk operating system.) If the computer is already on, insert the DOS disk into Drive A and press 3 keys
(CTRL, ALT, and DELETE) at the same time. (This is a "warm boot.")
*Remove the DOS disk and insert Soots and Stains program disk into Drive A.
*At the A prompt (A> ), type STAIN and press return.
*The Soot and Stain Removal title and author information will appear on your screen and the program is ready
USING THE PROGRAM
This is a menu-driven, user-friendly program with easy-to-follow screen prompts.
*To move to the next screen "Press any key" (the space bar is a good key to press).
*To select a menu option, type the number or letter of your choice.
The Main Menu offers 3 options: (1) General Information, (2) Stain Removal, and (3) Quit.
The General Information sub-menu contains information on:
(a) How to Identify Stains, (b) Identifiable Stains,(c) Invisible Stains, (d) Rings, (e) Unknown Stains,
(f) Nonwashable Garments, and (g) Terms.
The Stain Removal sub-menu contains information on:
(a) General Procedures, (b) Alcoholic Beverages, (c) Ball Point Ink (Non-Permanent), (d) Blood, (e) Candle Wax,
(f) Catsup,(g) Chewing Gum, (h) Chocolate, (I) Coffee and Tea, (j) Cosmetics, (k) Crayon, (I) Cream, Ice Cream,
and Milk, (m) Fruits and Berries, (n) Grass, (o) Gravy, (p) Grease and Oil, (q) Lipstick, (r) Mayonnaise and Salad
Dressing, (s) Mildew, (t) Mustard, (u) Perfume, (v) Perspiration, (w) Shoe Polish, (x) Soft Drinks, (y) Urine,
*After viewing a unit of information, the computer automatically takes you back to the Main Menu when you
press any key. If the unit has more than one screen of information you will see "Page 1 of 2" at the bottom of
the screen and pressing any key will take you to the second screen of information.
To Print the Information Screens:
*Be sure your printer Is ready and press P when the Information unit you want to print is on your screen. The
page (or pages) will print and the computer will return you to the Main Menu.
NOTE: The program provides a space between "screens" of information when printing but it doesn't provide a
"form-feed" (it doesn't automatically go the to top of the next page), so you have the option of printing each
screen one after another or "form-feeding" at the printer between each file of information.
To Exit the Program:
At the Main Menu, choose option 3. Remove and store your program disk. You can then turn off the
computer or re-boot DOS for other programs.
Access to the "Spot and Stain Removal" information with a DEC PROfessional 300 computer series requires the
utilization of the "iBase Data Manager" program. This is a generic information management program that can
also be used with other information bases. It is a menu driven application that provides on-line help and
instructions for selecting the desired information, displaying it on the screen, and for optionally obtaining a hard
copy on an attached printer. Instructions for installing the iBase Manager application are included in this
Because of the use of the iBase Manager Program, this form of the "Spot and Stain Removal" data base could be
modified by the user to meet their specific needs. Instructions on how to modify an information base can be
found in the document, "iBase Programmer's Guide." If, however, any changes are made to these Spot and Stain
Removal information base flies for any reason, be aware:
ANY MODIFICATION TO THE ORIGINAL INFORMATION BASE DISTRIBUTED WITH THIS APPLICATION
SHOULD BE DONE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PERSON MODIFYING ANY PART OF THE
INFORMATION BASE ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE INFORMATION
BASE, NOT JUST THE PART MODIFIED. MODIFIED INFORMATION BASES CANNOT BE SUPPORTED BY THE
Hintz, T.R. and S. Sachs. User's Guide iBase Manager Program, University of Florida, Institute of Food and
Agricultural Science, IFAS Computer Network. 1987.
Hintz, T.R. and S. Sachs. iBase Programmer's Guide, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural
Science, IFAS Computer Network. 1987.
DEC PROfessional 350 User's Instructions
You will need a DEC PROfessional 300 series computer with a hard disk drive and at least 64K bytes of
random access memory.
You will also need the diskette containing the Spots and Stains information base and the iBase Manager
application. A very helpful utility, the iBase File Copy/Remove Utility, has been included on the disk to simplify
copying the information base to your hard disk or removing the information files from your hard disk. Another
utility is available from T.R. Hintz (see author block for address and telephone number) to utilize the information
base directly from the diskette if you prefer.
Tios on Using the PRO Menu System:
*Press HELP key for aid in making menu selections.
*Press EXIT key to return to the previous menu. Press EXIT several times or press MAIN SCREEN to return to
the MAIN MENU.
EXCEPTION: If you are in a program such as the information base or the File Copy/Remove Utility, follow the
screen prompts to get back to the PRO menu system.
Installation of IBase Manager and iBase File Copy/Remove Utility:
*Turn on the PRO 350. When the main menu comes up on the screen, insert the Spots and Stains diskette into
drive 1 and close the drive door.
*Choose Disk/Diskette Services from MAIN MENU and press DO key.
*Choose Install Application from DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU and press DO key.
*Choose the application you want to install (iBase Manager) from APPUCATION INSTALLATION MENU and press
*Choose group for Installation from APPLICATIONS GROUP MENU and press DO. You can use an existing group
and keep or change the name of that group or choose a new, empty group.
*At the APPLICATION/GROUP NAME CHANGE FORM press return to keep the application name, IBase Manager
V1.0. The cursor will move to Application Group Name. If you don't want to change the name of the group,
simply press DO. If you want a different name, delete the current name using the rubout key. Then type the
name you prefer. When the correct name has been entered, press DO. It is best to choose names that describe
the applications in the group. You can have a single application in a group.
*The prompt will tell you that the application has been installed and the DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU will
be on the screen. Press the MAIN SCREEN key to return to the MAIN MENU.
*Repeat the application installation procedure for the IBase File Copy/Remove Utility. It is best to have both
iBase files in the same applications group.
*After Installing both utilities, the next step is to Install the Information base, Spots and Stains. Each
information base must have its own individual directory.
To create a directory:
*Choose DISK SERVICES from MAIN MENU.
*Choose CREATE A DIRECTORY from the DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU.
*Be sure that the volume is BIGVOLUME so the new directory will be on your hard disk. If it isn't, press the
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS key. On the ADDITIONAL OPTIONS MENU, choose Create a directory on a different
volume. On the VOLUME SELECTION MENU, choose BIGVOLUME. The computer automatically returns you to
the CREATE DIRECTORY FORM.
*Type the name for the new directory, STAINS, then press DO.
*The prompt, directory has been created, will appear and you will be at the DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU.
*For the next step, you will need to set the current directory to STAINS. Choose Specify new current
directory from the DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU. Choose STAINS on BIGVOLUME from the DIRECTORY
*The prompt will tell you that a new current directory has been set and you will be at the DISK/DISKETTE
SERVICES MENU. Press the MAIN SCREEN key to return to the MAIN MENU.
To Covpy the Information Base to Your Hard Disk:
*Choose Additional Applications from the MAIN MENU and press DO.
*Choose the group that contains the iBase applications from the MENU OF APPLICATION GROUPS and press DO.
*Choose IBase File Copy/Remove Utility and press DO.
*At the FILE COPY UTILITY V1.0 MENU, choose Copy all files from one directory to another and press DO.
*At the COPY FILES MENU, choose Change source directory and press DO.
*Choose Specify new current directory at DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU.
*Choose STAIN directory on IBASE volume.
*Press EXIT key to return to the COPY FILE MENU. The source should now be IBASE: [STAIN].
*The destination directory should be BIGVOLUME:[STAINS]. If it is not, choose change destination directory and
press DO. Then choose STAINS on BIGVOLUME and return to the COPY FILES MENU following the directions
*When both source and destination directories are correct, choose Begin copying all files on the COPY FILES
MENU. The prompt, Now copying files.... will appear on your screen.
*When the copying is complete, you will see the prompt, Press RESUME to return to the previous menu. Press
*Choose Quit to previous menu at the COPY FILES MENU and press DO.
*Choose Quit at the FILE COPY UTILITY V1.0 MENU and press DO. This returns you to the applications group
for the iBase utilities.
*Press MAIN SCREEN key to return to the MAIN MENU.
*Both applications and the information base have now been installed and are ready to use. Remove your master
diskette and store in a safe place.
To Use the Information Base:
*To use the information base, you must be in the directory containing the information base. At MAIN MENU,
choose Disk/Diskette Services.
*Choose Specify new current directory.
*Choose STAINS on BIGVOLUME from the DIRECTORY SELECTION MENU and press DO.
*Press MAIN SCREEN to return to the MAIN MENU.
*Choose Additional Applications.
*Choose IBase application group from the MENU OF APPLICATION GROUPS.
*Choose iBase Manager V1.0.
*You will see the IBASE MANAGER START-UP MENU. The current default directory should be
BIGVOLUME: ([STAINS] and the information source title should be: Spot and Stain Removal. Press DO to access
the information base. (If the current default directory is not correct, press the ADDITIONAL OPTIONS key.
Choose Disk Services and press DO. Choose Specify new current directory and press DO. Choose STAINS on
BIGVOLUME and press DO. Press EXIT twice to return to the iBASE MANAGER START-UP MENU.)
USING THE PROGRAM
From the BASE: SPOT AND STAIN REMOVAL MAIN MENU you can select:
General Information: which includes information files for the abstract, general procedures, grease and oil
stains, how to identify stains, identifiable stains, invisible stains, nonwashable stains, rings, terms, and unknown
Soot and stain removal information: which has information files for alcoholic beverages; ball point pen;
blood; candle wax; catsup; chewing gum; chocolate; coffee and tea; cosmetics; crayon; cream, ice cream, and milk;
fruit and berries; grass; gravy; lipstick; mayonnaise and salad dressing; mildew; mustard; perfume; perspiration;
shoe polish; soft drinks; urine; and vomit.
NEQ The following prompts appear in each information file: RESUME to return to previous menu, NEXT
SCREEN to continue, or SELECT to print entire file. The print option requires a printer directly connected to
the PRO 350. It doesn't work through a Mini-Exchange. The "entire file" is one screen of information.
To Exit the Program:
This option returns you to the APPLICATIONS MENU. From there you can select another application or
press EXIT to return to the system MAIN MENU.
At some future time, you may wish to remove the Information base from your hard disk.
NOTE: Be sure your master disk for the iBase Manager and the information base is not in the disk drive to
avoid accidentally erasing the floppy disk instead of the hard disk.
To Remove the Information Files From Your Hard Disk:
*Be sure you are in the STAINS directory so you don't accidentally delete the wrong files. If you need to
change the directory, At the MAIN MENU, select Disk/Diskette Services. Choose Specify new current directory.
Choose STAINS on BIGVOLUME from the DIRECTORY SELECTION MENU. Press MAIN SCREEN key to return to
the MAIN MENU.
*At the MAIN MENU, select Additional Options.
*From the MENU OF APPLICATION GROUPS, choose the group that contains the iBase File Copy/Remove Utility
and press DO.
*Select iBase File Copy/Remove Utility VI.0 and press DO.
*At the FILE COPY UTILITY V1.0 MENU, choose Delete all files from a directory.
*On the DELETE FILES MENU be sure the target is BIGVOLUME: [STAINS]. If it is not, choose change target
directory. At the DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU, choose specify new current directory. Choose STAINS on
BIGVOLUME and press DO. Press EXIT to return to the DELETE FILES MENU. When the target reads
BIGVOLUME: [STAINS], select Begin deleting all files from target directory.
*The next screen offers several options. At the bottom of the screen the first file is listed with 3 letters:
Y for yes delete this file;
N for no don't delete this file; and
Q for quit the delete process.
Choose the appropriate letter and press RETURN. If you wish to delete all files at once, choose G and press
RETURN. The prompt will list the files that have been deleted. When prompted, press RESUME to return to
the previous menu.
*Choose Quit to previous menu at DELETE FILES MENU and press DO.
*Choose Quit at FILE COPY UTIUTY MENU and press DO.
*Press EXIT key to return to MAIN MENU.
To Remove the Applications:
*Choose Disk/Diskette Services at the MAIN MENU and press DO.
*At the APPLICATIONS GROUP MENU, choose the group containing the iBase utilities and press DO.
*From the APPUCATIONS WITHIN A GROUP MENU, choose iBase Manager V1.0 and press DO.
*The prompt lets you know the application was removed and you are automatically returned to the
DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU.
*Repeat the process for the iBase File Copy Remove Utility V1.0.
*Press EXIT to return to the MAIN MENU.
To Remove the Directory:
NOTE: Directory must be empty to be deleted.
*At the MAIN MENU, choose Disk/Diskette Services.
*Choose Delete directory from the DISK/DISKETTE SERVICES MENU.
*At the DIRECTORY SELECTION MENU, choose STAINS on BIGVOLUME and press DO.
*The prompt will verify that the directory has been deleted. Press EXIT to return to the MAIN MENU.
*All Information base files, both applications, and the directory STAINS have now been removed and can be
reinstalled if you wish from the master disk.
This publication was produced at a cost of S1 14.96. or 1.08 cents per copy, to provide documentation for the software
program Spots and Stains. 4-106-88
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