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 Introduction
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Title: FAIRS CD-ROM user's manual disc 6
Alternate Title: Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System CD-ROM user's manual
Physical Description: 26 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Cilley, Mary L.
Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1992
Copyright Date: 1992
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Summary: User's manual to accompany FAIRS CD-ROM disc 6.
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General Note: "October 1992."
General Note: Florida Cooperative Extension Service circular 1070
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Table of Contents
        Page i
    Preface
        Page ii
    Introduction
        Page 1
    Installing the retrieval software
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Starting the CD-ROM
        Page 5
    Main menu options
        Page 6
    Navigating in Windows
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Contents of extension handbooks
        Page 12
    Retrieving information from extension handbooks
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Selector programs
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    Appendix A: System messages
        Page 22
        Page 23
    Appendix B: Reporting errors
        Page 24
    Appendix C: Retrieving and using WordPerfect files
        Page 25
        Page 26
    Back Cover
        Page 27
        Page 28
Full Text

October 1992


FAIRS CD-ROM
User's Manual:
Disc6

Mary L. Cilley, Dennis G. Watson, Howard W. Beck,
Pierce H. Jones, and Jeffrey S. Nelson


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


Circular 1070








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 IFAS Software
Support Office at (904) 392-7853. If you have questions about the disc content, call the
FAIRS Office at (904) 392-3196.



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.





FAIRS
Copyright 1992, University of Florida









Table of Contents


Preface ................................................... .. ii

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

Installing the Retrieval Software ...................................... 2
Getting Ready ................... ............................ 3
Editing the Setup Information ...................................... 3
Completing the Installation ........................................ 4
Additional Installation Steps for Two CD-ROM Drives ................. .... 4

Starting the CD-ROM ............... ............................... 5
Swapping Discs in a Single CD-ROM Drive ............................. 5
Using Two CD-ROM Drives ...................................... 6

Main Menu Options ............................................... 6
Extension Handbooks ........................................... 6
Pest Control Guides ............................................. 7
Citrus Selector ................................................ 7
Plans Service ................................................. 7
Landscape/Plant Selector ................. ...................... 7
1992 Faculty Directory .......................................... 7
Other Options ................. .............................. 7

Navigating in Windows ....................... ................. 7
Using a Mouse ................. ............................... 8
Keyboard Equivalents to Mouse Functions ............................ 8
Using Scroll Bars ............................................. 8
Hyperlinks ...................................... ............. 10
Other Window Functions ........................................ 11

Contents of Extension Handbooks ................................. 12
Outline of Selected Handbooks ................. ................. 12
Using the Index ................. ........................... 13

Retrieving Information from Extension Handbooks ........................ 13
Browsing .................................................... 13
Using the Search Function ....................................... 14
Printing Documents ............................................ 16
Locating WordPerfect Files ....................................... 16

Selector Programs ............................................... 17
Citrus Selector ...................................... .......... 17
Landscape/Plant Selector ........................................ 20
Herbicide Selector for Turfgrass ................. .................. 21

Appendix A System Messages ..................................... 22

Appendix B Reporting Errors ...................................... 24

Appendix C Retrieving and Using WordPerfect Files .................... 25









Preface

FAIRS (the Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System) is developing a
comprehensive electronic library of information from major programs within the University
of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Florida Cooperative Extension
Service. This material is being delivered as interactive multimedia databases on a series
of CD-ROMs (compact disc, read-only memory).

Overview of Contents

New discs in the series are being issued periodically. Discs currently in use are Disc4
and Disc6. The current release, Disc6, replaces Disc5. FAIRS Disc6 contains the following
information:
* over 1300 Extension publications on a variety of topics, including significant collections
of publications in the areas of agricultural safety, clothing care, energy conservation,
pesticide toxicology, vegetable gardening, waste management and recycling, and weed
identification
the Citrus Selector program
Pest Control Guides
an herbicide selector for turfgrass
Plans Service plans for agricultural buildings
a directory of IFAS subject-matter specialists

Disc4 contains two interrelated databases to assist in environmental landscaping
planning and management:
the Plant Selector program
the Landscape Selector program

New Information

New information on Disc6 includes the following.
The Insect Control Guide has been added to the set of Pest Control Guides.
The Beneficial Insects Handbook has been added, including 87 high-quality images of
beneficial insects with textual description.
Regulations Affecting Florida Farm Employers and Employees, a collection of 1992 legal
regulations, has been added.
The Agricultural Safety Handbook has been significantly expanded with the addition of
OSHA-related documents and many other documents.
The Florida Sea Grant Handbook has been added, including Recreational Seafood
Safety and a guide to Common Coastal Plants in Florida.
A Services and Resources Directory for the Florida Cooperative Extension Service
provides information on a variety of services offered by Extension agricultural programs.









FAIRS CD-ROM User's Manual: Disc61


Mary L. Cilley, Dennis G. Watson, Howard W. Beck,



Introduction

The FAIRS CD-ROM set contains 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 Disc6.

Disc6 contains extension handbooks (sets of publi-
cations), the Florida Pest Control Guides, the Citrus
Selector, Florida Plan Service plans, and a faculty
directory for IFAS subject-matter specialists. An exten-
sive 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

Microprocessor chip. An IBM-compatible micro-
computer is required. The microprocessor chip should
be a 80386 or 80486. If you are buying a new comput-
er, a 80486 would be preferable.

Computer memory. The computer must have
640K of conventional (or base) memory and at least 1
megabyte of expanded or extended memory (expanded
memory is preferred). It is best to have at least 550K
of RAM free to run the software. Use of DOS 5.0 or a
memory management program is required to free as
much as possible of the base 640K of RAM. (See
"Software Requirements.") Future versions of FAIRS
will require 4 megabytes of RAM.

Disk drives. The computer must have a hard disk,
a floppy disk drive (either 51/ or 3/21"), and a CD-ROM
drive.


Pierce H. Jones, and Jeffrey S. Nelson2


CD-ROM Drive


The minimum requirement is a read-only half-height
CD-ROM drive capable of reading ISO 9660 CD-ROMs
with Microsoft CD-ROM DOS extensions. A 514" disc
drive form-factor is required. To add an internal CD-
ROM drive, the computer must have an empty, ex-
posed, half-height drive bay and an empty 8-bit expan-
sion bus slot for a CD-ROM controller card. An
external CD-ROM drive can also be used; this addition
requires an available 8-bit expansion bus slot for the
controller card.

It is recommended that the CD-ROM drive have an
external headphone jack and volume control. Although
FAIRS CD-ROMs do not yet use sound, future releases
will use sound, and the audio option may be needed
with other CD-ROM applications.

Video Card and Monitor

Recommended System: Super VGA. A super
VGA color video system (video card and monitor) is
recommended for use with FAIRS CD-ROMs. The CD-
ROMs contain color images of plants and pests digi-
tized from color slides. These images are designed for
display at the resolution of 640 x 480 with 256 colors,
which is available only on super VGA systems. This is
the minimum resolution that can be used for near-
photo-quality pictures. To display 256 colors at the 640
x 480 resolution, the video card must have at least
512K of video memory.

Other Systems. Standard VGA is the absolute
minimum requirement to display color images from the
FAIRS CD-ROMs. On standard VGA systems, images
are displayed at a resolution of 320 x 200 with 256
colors, and will lack the clarity of the super VGA
images. 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.


1. This document is Circular 1070, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University
of Florida. Publication date: October 1992.
2. Mary L. Cilley, associate professor, Agricultural Education and Communication Department; Dennis G. Watson, associate
professor, Howard W. Beck, assistant professor, and Pierce H. Jones, associate professor, Agricultural Engineering
Department; and Jeffrey S. Nelson, Extension research coordinator, Control Guides editor, Extension Administration/FAIRS;
Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611.






FAIRS CD-ROM User's Manual: Disc6


New Purchases. If you are buying a new video
system, a super VGA system with display resolutions of
up to 1024 x 768 with 256 colors is recommended to
take advantage of future software enhancements. The
higher resolutions with 256 colors are implemented
differently depending on the manufacturer. FAIRS CD-
ROM software will work with video cards which have a
VESA driver or video cards with one of the following
chip sets: ATI, Paradise/Western Digital, Trident, Tseng
Labs, or Video 7/Headland.

Mouse

A Microsoft-compatible mouse is highly recom-
mended. Much of the information on the FAIRS CD-
ROM can also be accessed from a keyboard, but a
mouse provides easiest access to the information.
Also, certain information (particularly in the Landscape
Selector) is available only when a mouse is used.

The main requirement for a mouse is that it must
be Microsoft-compatible. It can be a bus mouse, which
comes with its own interface card to be installed inside
the computer, or a serial mouse, which is connected to
a serial communication port. The mouse can have
either two or three buttons. The middle button on a
three-button mouse is inactive.

Laser Printer

The FAIRS CD-ROM offers a print-on-demand
option that allows you to print copies of documents
that are available on the disc. To use this feature, you
need a Hewlett Packard LaserJet II or compatible laser
printer with at least 2.5 megabytes of memory. If you
are buying a new printer, a Hewlett Packard LaserJet III
or 4 or compatible laser printer with at least 3 mega-
bytes of memory is needed for future compatibility,
when Hewlett Packard's PCL5 scalable font technology
will be a requirement.

Software Requirements

The software for accessing information from FAIRS
CD-ROMs has been designed and developed by the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University
of Florida. The software requires at least 500K of
conventional free RAM and at least 1 megabyte of
expanded or extended memory.

The retrieval software for the FAIRS CD-ROM runs
under DOS 3.3, DOS 4.01, or DOS 5.0. Use of MS-


DOS 5.0 or a memory management program is re-
quired in order to free as much as possible of the base
640K of RAM. It may be necessary to remove some
memory-resident programs or change your AUTO-
EXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS file to provide sufficient
memory for the retrieval software to function.

Conventions

Certain conventions are used within this manual to
provide instruction.

"Enter." When you are instructed to "enter" a
word or phrase, type the indicated word or phrase and
then press the 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 (for example, , ,

,
or ).

"Point." The mouse cursor appears on the screen
as an arrow or pointer. In using a mouse, "point"
means to place the tip of the mouse pointer on a parti-
cular part of the screen display.

"Click." Used with mouse instructions, "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 information on the CD-ROM.

In the examples shown in the installation instruc-
tions, the assumption is made that your hard drive is C:
and that your CD-ROM drive is D:. When you refer to
the examples in this section, you will need to substitute
the correct drive letters for your computer configura-
tion.


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Getting Ready


Before beginning the installation, you need to have
certain information at hand.

* The drive letter for your CD-ROM player. The
installation program will run from this drive.
What drive you want to install the program on.
You need about 0.8 megabytes of available hard
disk space.
What printer port you are using (LPT1, COM1,
etc.). If you do not have a printer, use LPT1 as the
port.

When you are ready to perform the installation, go
through the following four steps. The drive letters
shown in the examples assume that the FAIRS support
files are on drive C: and that the CD-ROM drive is D:;
however, the actual drive letters may be different for
your machine, both for the hard disk and the CD-ROM
drive. Substitute the appropriate drive letters when you
follow the examples.

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

2. At a DOS prompt (such as C:\>), change to the
CD-ROM drive by entering the drive letter of the
CD-ROM drive, followed by a colon; for example,
C:\> d:


3. Change to the INSTALL directory.
the keystrokes shown in bold:
D:\> cd install


To do this, enter


backspace to correct it, or press the key to es-
cape out of editing the line.

Following is an explanation of the items in the
Setup Information window.

1. Letter of drive on which to install program
Default entry: C:
This is the hard drive letter where you want the
program installed. All the necessary files and di-
rectories will be created on this drive. About 0.8
megabyte of space is needed.

2. Letter of drive for CD-ROM player
Default entry: D:
This is the drive letter for the CD-ROM player. The
installation software will enter the drive letter of the
CD-ROM player which you are using to install the
retrieval software. Normally you would not change
this entry.

3. FAIRS CD-ROM runtime directory path
Default entry: \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 entry; however, if you have a
different directory name that you want to use, you
can enter the name of the directory you have
established.


4. To start the installation process,
enter the word install.


Editing the Setup Information

When the installation process
starts, you will see the Setup Informa-
tion window as shown in Figure 1.
Information from each numbered line
will appear in turn in boxes at the
bottom of the window. To accept the
default entry in the "data" box at the
bottom of the window, press ter>. To change an entry, press the
key to delete infor-
mation in the box, and type in the
new information. Then press ter>. If you make a mistake prior to
pressing the key, you can


SETUP INFORMATION
1: Letter of drive on which to install program C:
2: Letter of drive for cd-ron plaevr D:
3: FAIRS CD-ROM Runtine Directory Path %FAIRS
4: Video Terminal Twpe (EGA or UGA) EGA
5: Printer Port iane (LPTI, LPT2. C1I . .) LPTI




Enter correct data values.
Description Letter of drive on which to install program
Data: IC:-

Figure 1. Window to edit the setup information. Default entries are suggested by
the installation software and may need to be edited to fit specific configurations.


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4. Video terminal type (EGA or VGA)
Default entry: EGA
At this line, you select the graphics mode you want
to use for the screen display of text. Although the
description line reads like a prompt to describe
your video terminal, this is not the case. 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 advan-
tages 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,...)
Default entry: LPT1
This is where the program will print to. If you do
not have a printer, select LPT1 as the port.

After each of the five lines has appeared in the
editing box, three new options will appear in the lower
portion of the setup window: Modify, Install, and Exit
(Figure 2).

Modify. To change the data in any of the five
setup information lines, press function key .
Enter the line number you want to edit. The data from
this line will appear in an editing box. Edit the data and
press when done. You can then choose
another line number, or simply press again to
quit editing lines.

NOTE: The arrow keys do not work as you might
expect when in the Setup Information window. Instead
of using the up or down arrow keys, follow the proce-
dure outlined here to edit the setup information.


Install. If the information in the setup window is
correct, press to proceed with the installation.

Exit. If you decide NOT to install the software at
this point, press the key until you reach the
DOS prompt. If you abort the installation process in
this way, changes made to the setup file will not be
saved.


Completing the Installation

When you press , the process begins to
install the retrieval software for the FAIRS CD-ROM on
your hard disk. When the installation process is com-
pleted, the screen will display a window as shown in
Figure 3. You will be in the directory to run the FAIRS
software. After this, when you want to run the FAIRS
program, you need to be in this same directory.


Installation complete.
Press any key to exit.
Enter -> FAIRS <- to activate program.

Figure 3. Message displayed at completion of installation
process.



Additional Installation Steps
for Two CD-ROM Drives


Some users
computer or
FAIRS CD-RC
in the drive. 1
a few extra st
cess. First, fc


SETUP INFORMATION
1: Letter of drive on uhich to install program C:
2: Letter of drive for cd-ron player D:
3: FAIRS CD-ROM Runtine Directory Path \FAIRS
4: Video Terninal Type (EGA or UGA) EGA
5: Printer Port Nane (LPT1. LPT2, COMI, .) LPTI






MODIFY -- Press < F8 ) to change a line.
INSTALL -- Press < F9 > to begin installation.
EXIT -- Press < Esc > quit without installing.

Figure 2. Setup Information window after data entries have been accepted.


may have two CD-ROM drives on one
on a network. This will allow use of two
)Ms without the need to swap CD-ROMs
To take advantage of two CD-ROM drives,
eps must be added to the installation pro-
illow the normal installation procedure de-
scribed previously. Then change to
the FAIRS directory created on your
hard disk. (If you have just installed
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 config6.dat
This step copies the configuration
data recorded during the installa-
tion process to a file used specifi-
cally for accessing Disc6. The
information should be the same in
both configuration files.


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2. Copy the CONFIG.DAT file with the following
command:
copy config.dat config4.dat
This step copies the configuration data recorded
during the installation process to a file that will be
used to access Disc4. Because the drive letter
specified in this file is the drive used for Disc6, the
file will need to be edited to fit your configuration
(see Step 3).

3. Use the DOS editor or your word processor to
retrieve and edit the file CONFIG4.DAT. The drive
letter at the end of the second line, "letter of drive
for CD-ROM player" needs to be changed to the
letter of the drive containing Disc4. The file then
specifies a correct configuration for using Disc4.

NOTE: If you use a word processor to edit this file,
be sure to save the file as a DOS text file.


Starting the CD-ROM

Upon completion of the FAIRS installation program,
your current directory will automatically change to the
directory of your hard disk for the FAIRS software (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, similar to the screen shown in 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.


Hide Move Close
FAIRS CD-ROM Menu
Extension Handbooks
Pest Control Guides
Citrus Selector
Plans Service
Landscape/Plant Selector
1992 Faculty Directory
DOS Connand Line
HELP!! (Fi)
Exit Progran

About
Figure 4. Typical main menu for
FAIRS CD-ROM.


If you do not have a mouse installed with your
computer, you will see a message noting that there is
no mouse. You can press a key to continue, and the
initial menu as shown in Figure 4 will come on screen.
Most of the information on the FAIRS CD-ROM is
accessible from the keyboard, although a mouse is
needed for full use of the Landscape Selector.

Swapping Discs in a
Single CD-ROM Drive

The current FAIRS CD-ROM is a two-volume set.
Most of the information is on Disc6, but the landscape
and plant selectors are on Disc4. During use of the
FAIRS CD-ROM, you may need to swap Disc6 for
Disc4.

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

Starting Disc4

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

1. Exit the FAIRS software. Choose "Exit Program"
on the main menu. The software 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 Disc6 and insert Disc4 in the CD-ROM
drive.

3. Depending on your operating system, you may
need to issue the directory command for the CD-
ROM drive. For example, if the CD-ROM drive is
drive D:, enter the following command:
dir d:

If you omit Step 3, the operating system may refer
to its memory file of the CD-ROM drive directory
rather than reading the actual CD-ROM directory.
If this happens, you will see the menu for Disc5
rather than Disc4.

4. Start the FAIRS software to access Disc4 with the
following command:
fairs 4


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Returning to Disc6

After completing use of the landscape and plant
selector programs, you will want to return to Disc6. 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 Disc6 in the CD-ROM
drive.

3. If necessary, 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 D:, enter
the following command:
dir d:

4. Start the FAIRS software to access Disc6. If no
disc number is entered, the software assumes you
want the latest edition of the FAIRS CD-ROM.
Therefore, you can enter the either the abbreviated
command, fairs, or the full command:
fairs 6

Using Two CD-ROM Drives

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

To switch between Disc4 and Disc6, you need to
exit the retrieval software for the disc you are leaving
and enter the command fairs 4 or fairs 6 as appro-
priate to access the desired disc.

NOTE: While it is possible to use the DOS com-
mand line on the CD-ROM menu to call for the next
disc, this procedure does not exit the retrieval software
for the disc you are leaving. Consequently, too much
computer memory will be tied up, and you will not be
able to use the retrieval software in an optimum way.


Main Menu Options

Following is an overview of the contents of each
selection on the main menu (Figure 4). Subsequent
section of this manual provide more details about
retrieving information from the more complex data-
bases: the Extension handbooks, the Pest Control


Guides, the Citrus Selector, the Landscape/Plant Selec-
tors, and the herbicide selector for turfgrasses.

Extension Handbooks

Extension Handbooks are document databases.
The documents on the FAIRS CD-ROM include Exten-
sion fact sheets, circulars, newsletters, and other pub-
lications grouped by subject into "handbooks" such as
the following:
1992 Florida Citrus Spray Guide
4-H Plant Identification
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Safety
Animal Science
Beneficial Insects
Citrus Handbook
Colorado Entomology
Energy Topics
Florida Weeds
Home Economics Handbooks
Master Gardener Notebook
Pest Control Guides
Pesticide Poisoning
Pesticide Toxicology (ExToxNet)
Regs: Fla. Farm Employers/Employees
Sea Grant Handbook
Services and Resources Directory: Ext. Ag. Pgm.
Sugarcane Handbook
Turfgrass Information
Vegetable Handbook
Water and Irrigation
Woody Ornamentalist

Details on using the Extension Handbooks are
given in the section of this manual, "Retrieving Infor-
mation from Extension Handbooks."

Pest Control Guides

IFAS publishes five guides containing chemical and
non-chemical recommendations for controlling pests of
Florida agriculture. These guides are as follows:
Aquatic Weed Control Guide
Insect Control Guide
Nematode Control Guide
Plant Disease Control Guide
Weed Control Guide
These guides are being converted to electronic docu-
ment form for delivery on the FAIRS CD-ROM. FAIRS
Disc6 includes all the pest control guides except for the
Plant Disease Control Guide, which is in the process of
being converted to electronic form and will appear on
future CD-ROMs.


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Pest control guides can be accessed either through
the Extension Handbook menu or from the Pest Control
Guide selection on the main menu. Either route takes
you to the same information. Information retrieval is
the same as for other handbooks.

Printed versions of all five Control Guides are avail-
able 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 informa-
tion about using this database is given in the section of
this manual, "Using the Citrus Selector"

Plans Service

The Plans Service database includes schematics of
plans for various agricultural buildings. Plans are
offered in three categories: processing and storage,
beef cattle, and dairy cattle. Besides reading a descrip-
tion of the schematic, you can view 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 diagram of the plan for the building.
For example, choose Plan Services 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 on the keyboard to see a drawing
of the plans for a pole barn.

When you see the words "Print Plan" at the bottom
of a window, you can select this function with a mouse
or press

on the keyboard to print the plan on a
laser printer.

Landscape/Plant Selector

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


The Landscape Selector and the Plant Selector are
on FAIRS Disc4. (See "Swapping Discs in a Single CD-
ROM Drive," page 5.)

1992 Faculty Directory

The Faculty Directory is a database of IFAS faculty
members as provide Personnel Office in August 1992.
The list is alphabetized by last name. Use the mouse
or the arrow keys on the keyboard to choose a letter of
the alphabet. Then use the scroll bar to locate the
person's name. Information provided includes full
name, job title, specialty, office address, and telephone
number. The print option at the bottom of the display
windows allows you to print the information displayed
on screen.

Other Options

DOS Command line. This option lets you exit
temporarily to the DOS prompt. To return to the Disc6
menu, enter exit.

HELPII Help gives you information on windows,
scrolling, menus, and hypertext.

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

About. At the bottom of the window, the word
"About" can be chosen with the mouse, or by pressing
on the keyboard, for information about the FAIRS
CD-ROM.


Navigating in Windows

The FAIRS CD-ROM uses boxes on the screen,
called windows, 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, not to Microsoft Windows.

You can have more than one window on the
screen at a time, and you can move windows around
on the screen in order to view the contents of several
different windows at once. However, the window com-
mands are active for only one window at a given time.
The active window is marked by a red outline on the
screen. Table 1 summarizes the use of commands that
can be used to open and close windows, select
hyperlinks, and scroll text within windows.


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Using a Mouse

You will be able to use the FAIRS CD-ROM more
efficiently if you have a mouse connected to your
computer. Moving the mouse causes the mouse
cursor (an arrow or pointer) to move on the screen.
When the mouse cursor is moved over a menu, it
causes a highlighting bar to move up and down in the
menu.

Left button. Clicking the left mouse button is the
same as pressing . It causes an item -
whatever the mouse is pointing to to be selected.
For example, to choose an item from a menu, move
the mouse so that the pointer activates the highlighting
bar over the menu item. Then click the left mouse
button.

Right button. Clicking the right button closes the
current window. This is the same as pressing .


Keyboard Equivalents to Mouse Functions

Most window functions can be activated either with
a mouse or from the keyboard. Tables 1 and 2 list


keyboard equivalents of the mouse cues that have
been built into the windows. In the screen displays,
capital letters are used to indicate commands such as
"Print," "Search," etc. However, it makes no difference
whether you use uppercase (capital) or lowercase
(small) letters when you use keyboard commands with
the FAIRS CD-ROM.


Using Scroll Bars

Some sections of information will not fit into one
window. To let you know there is more information, the
software adds a scroll bar to the left side of the win-
dow. The scroll bar is a vertical gray bar with red
triangular points at the top and the bottom and a red
section within the bar.

Figures 5-8 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 win-
dow. If you have a mouse, you can scroll displays
through windows in various increments, as explained in
the following discussion. If you are using the keyboard,
use and keys to scroll information
through a window.


Table 1. Commands for opening new windows, closing windows, and scrolling text in windows.

Action Mouse Commands Keyboard Commands

Select a menu op- Use mouse to highlight the desired menu option. Click left Use the arrow keys to highlight
tion to open a new mouse button to choose the option and open a new win- menu entry. Press to
window dow. select the item and open a new
window.

Close a window Click right mouse button while in active window to back out Press < Esc> to close the active
of window. To close some of the windows in a stack, place window.
mouse cursor on the word "Close" at the top of the win-
dow, and click the left mouse button.

Select hypermedia Use mouse to highlight red-text wordss; click left mouse Use the arrow keys to highlight
links (signaled by button, the red-text wordss. Press
red text) to open a new window.
Scroll text in To move down one screen at a time (page down), place tip Use and keys
windows of mouse arrow in the red triangle at the bottom of the to view preceding or following
scroll bar and click the left mouse button. To move up one material.
screen at a time (page up), click on the red triangle at the
top of the scroll bar. To move in other increments, see the
section of text on "Scroll Bars."

EXIT Place mouse cursor either on "Close" in menu bar at top of Go to Main Menu, use arrow keys
the main menu window or on "Exit Program" at bottom of to highlight "Exit Program" and
main menu and click the left mouse button. Or use right press . Or use the
mouse button to back out of windows one at a time and key to back out of win-
exit the program. dows one at a time.


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Page Up/Page Down

The scroll bar has a red triangular point at each
end. The point at the top of the scroll bar serves as
the Page Up arrow, and the point at the bottom is the
Page Down arrow. To move through the information a
page at a time, use the mouse cursor to point to the
"page up" or "page down" arrow at the end of the
scroll bar and press the left mouse button. This is the
same as pressing the or keys on
the keyboard.

In Figure 5, the menu for Extension Handbooks,
mouse cursor points to the "page down" arrow at the
end of the scroll bar to select the page down function.
With the mouse arrow in this position, a click of the left
mouse button will cause the text to scroll up in the
window, showing the information that is not currently in
view. Figure 6 shows the same window after the "page
down" selection has been made.

Position Indicator

A red section in the scroll bar called the position
indicator shows you where you are in relation to the
entire contents of the window, and how much of the
available information is currently displayed.

In Figures 5 and 7, the position indicator is at the
top of the scroll bar, showing that you are at the begin-
ning of the information display. In Figure 5, the posi-
tion indicator fills about a third of the scroll bar, show-
ing that one-third of the information that can be viewed
in this window is currently displayed.

A small red position indicator means that most of
the information is still off-screen. For example, Figure
7 shows a menu from the Pesticide Information Profiles
(part of the Extension Toxicology Network handbook).
Here the position indicator, the dark bar in the gray
scroll bar, is relatively small. This means that most of
the available information for this window is still hidden.

The mouse arrow in Figure 7 is positioned in the
gray area of the scroll bar, pointing to the relative posi-
tion of the text that will be viewed next. The intent here
is to locate information on pyrethrins. With the mouse
in this position, a click of the left mouse button will
bring up items close to the end of the alphabetical
listing. In this case, the next screen will be text starting
with the letter P, as shown in Figure 8.


-H de _oue- -Close
^^-.EiterMnliVln iiooks'
1992 Florida Citrus Spray Guide
4-H Plant Identification
Agricultural Engineering
Agriculture Safety
Animal Science
Benefical Insects
Citrus Handbook
Colorado Entonology
Energy Topics

Figure 5. The handbook menu window showing a scroll bar
with a relatively large position indicator. The mouse arrow is
choosing the "page down" function.


Hide Move Close
SExtens ion -"Handbooks"
Energy Topics
Florida Weeds
Hone Econonics Handbooks
Master Gardener Notebook
Pest Control Guides
Pesticide Poisoning
Pesticide Toxicology (ExToxNet)
Regs: Fla. Farn Enployers/Enployees
Sea Grant Handbook


Figure 6. The handbook menu window after "page down"
has been chosen. The display now shows the middle third
of the available information.


Go to the Beginning or End of a Window

To go to the top of the window and display the
beginning of the current section, place the tip of the
mouse pointer on the yellow line at the top end of the
scroll bar, just below the red "page up" arrow. 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 display the
end of the current section, place the tip of the mouse
pointer at the lower end of the scroll bar, where the
gray scroll bar meets the "page down" arrow. Press
the left mouse button, and the software will display the
end of the section.


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-H ide --- .ove, --.- -Close--


- 2 4-D (OSU)
-Aninopyridine (CU)
Acifluorfen (HSU)
Alachlor (OSU)
SAldicarb (OSU)
-Anitrole (UC)
SAnnoniun Sulfanate (CU)
SAtrazine (UC)
SAzinphos Methyl (CU)

Figure 7. A scroll bar with a small position indicator. The
mouse cursor is positioned to move the display toward the
end of the information, searching for information on pyre-
thrins.


.-Hide -_ Hove.- -Close
& Pest icde. Inforntatfa inProfil ei ( Phorate (MSU)
Picloran (OSU)
Pronetryn (CU)
Pronanide (CU)
Propanil (UC)
Propazine (CU)
SPropoxur (CU)
Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids (MSU)
Rotenone (OSU)

Figure 8. The windowrin Figure 7 after the new position has
been chosen. The mouse cursor has been moved to the top
of the scroll bar, so that the next click will return the display
to the beginning of the information.


The mouse cursor in Figure 8 is
pointing to the top of the gray area of Hide
the scroll bar, with the tip of the
mouse arrow at the base of the page
up arrow. With this cursor position,
the next click of the left mouse button
will return the display to the beginning Turfgr
of the information that is available in and vegeta
this window. sodding, a
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requires a
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Hyperlinks planting
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Some windows that appear on turfgrasse
screen will contain words or phrases Table
that enable you to access other infor- for each t
mation on the disc. These words and Regarc
that a pro
phrases are called hyperlinks. For t a
example, the items listed on a menu Figure 9. Secti
are hyperlinks. Choosing one of these 1" and "Table 2


items enables access to certain sets of information.
Other 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.

Choosing a hyperlink. To access the additional
information signaled by a hyperlink, first move the
mouse pointer to the word or phrase, or press the
arrow keys on the keyboard until a highlight bar indi-
cates the desired word or phrase is active. Then click
the left mouse button or press .

In menu displays, a red highlight bar indicates
when an option has been selected. In text windows,
hyperlinks are displayed in red letters, and a white
highlight bar will indicate that a hyperlink has been
chosen.

For example, choose Extension Handbooks from
the main menu. Then make the following selections in
sequence:
Turfgrass Information (section of handbook)
The Florida Lawn Handbook (subsection)
Establishment (subsection)
Establishing (document title)
Each of these menu items is a hyperlink, taking you to
a new menu. When you choose "Establishing," you
have finished going through menus, and a section of
text will come up on the screen, as represented by
Figure 9. Notice the darker type for the document title,
the authors' names, and the phrases "Table 1" and
"Table 2." On a color video monitor these phrases are
displayed in red rather than the yellow used for the rest



Move "Close

Establishing Your Florida Laun

L.B. hcCarty and John L. Cisar

asses can be established by two Methods, seeding
itive propagation. Uegetative propagation includes
prigging, and plugging. Seeding is usually the
rd Most economical method of planting grasses, but
Longer period of tine to achieve a nature turf.
I turfqrasses are established front seed, and while
sprigs or plugs is More laborious than seeding,
nd cover can be expected since nost of our Florida
*s grow quickly.
1 and Table 2 shou the reconnended planting rate
:urfgrass species.
less of the Method of planting, it is essential
>per seedbed be prepared before planting. A healthy,

on of text as displayed in a window, showing hyperlinks for "Table
."


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of the text. Each of these red-letter phrases is a
hyperlink. To view Table 1, you would use the mouse
pointer or the arrow keys to highlight the phrase "Table
1," then click the left mouse button or press .

Returning to the previous window. There are
several ways to return to the previous window when
you have used a hyperlink to view related information:
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

Full-screen graphics. Frequently throughout the
FAIRS CD-ROM you will be able to see full-screen
graphics that illustrate the information 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.

Other Window Functions

Windows may have special commands in menu
bars at the top or bottom of the window. This section
explains the functions "Back," "Close," "Hide," "Move,'
"OK," and "Print." See Table 2 for a quick reference to
these window commands.

Back. Some windows display the word "Back" at
the bottom. This function takes you to the top window
in a given document. To view the first screen in a
document, no matter how many layers deep you are
within the document, you can return to the first screen
in one move by using the back function.

For most documents, the first screen contains an
introductory paragraph and a list of major headings,
providing a table of contents for the document.
However, a choice from a full-text search may take you
into a subsection of a document. The back command
is especially useful in this instance, to let you see the
main title of a document.

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. If you are getting error
messages asking you to close some windows, point to
the "Close" command on windows behind the top
window, and click the left mouse button.

To close the active window, you do not need to
place the mouse cursor on the "Close" command. You
can place the mouse cursor anywhere in the window


Table 2. Keyboard equivalents to mouse functions for
activating window commands.

Mouse Cue Keyboard Equivalent

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

Ok
Print


View plan
WP-File


and click the right mouse button. The key will
also close the active window.

Remember that with full-screen graphics, as
opposed to graphics in a window box, 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.

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 this
function, move the pointer to the word "Hide" 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 selection 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 con-
tents 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.


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

Print. At the bottom of some windows, you will
see the word "Print." This option indicates that the
material which you are viewing can be printed on a
LaserJet-compatible printer. You can print complete
documents from the Handbook section and the Pest
Control Guides, you can print individual plans for
buildings from the Plans section, and you can print dia-
grams of landscape designs from the Landscape
Selector.

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

on the key-
board.


CONTENTS OF
EXTENSION HANDBOOKS

Extension handbooks consist of sets of documents,
grouped by subject. The handbook titles indicate the
subject matter of the document collections. Some
handbooks, such as Colorado Entomology, consist of
a single list of documents, alphabetically arranged.
Other handbooks are divided into sections, and you
need to go through one or more menus of topics
before you see the document titles.

Outline of Selected Handbooks

Some of the more complex handbooks are outlined
in this section. It is important to have some idea of the
contents of each handbook, because the full-text
search does not function across multiple handbooks.
(This will change with future CD-ROM releases.) See
the following section on "Using the Index" for instruc-
tions on obtaining a complete listing of document titles.


Rules / Regulations / Standards / Practices
Best Safety and Health Management Practices
Federal
State
Voluntary Standards

Posters. A feature of the Agricultural Safety Hand-
book is a pair of safety posters which can be printed
from the CD-ROM. The posters, which employers are
required to post, are:
Job Safety & Health Protection, OSHA 2203
Child Labor Laws, The State of Florida and the
Federal Fair Labor Standards Act
Both posters are found in the Federal section under
Rules, Regulations, Standards, and Practices.

Home Economics Handbooks

Titles are grouped under the following subjects:
Waste Management
Clothing Care
Food Safety and Handling
Home Health
Home Business
Community Development

Master Gardener Notebook

The Master Gardener Notebook contains informa-
tion on the following subjects:
Entomology
Fruit Crops
Houseplants and Flowers
Landscape
Nematology
Plant Pathology
Shrubs and Trees
Soils and Fertilizers
Miscellaneous (Communications, Botany Terminol-
ogy, Wildlife)


Agricultural Safety Pesticide Poisoning
Agricultural Safety


This handbook has two main sections, outlined as
follows:
Agricultural Safety Topic Menu
Child Safety
Health Considerations
Legal Responsibilities and Rights under OSHA
Vehicular Safety
Worker / Workplace Safety
Working with Agricultural Chemicals


This handbook contains a collection of information
on recognition and management of pesticide poisoning.

Pesticide Toxicology (ExToxNet)

The Extension Toxicology Network is a Pesticide
Information Project of the Cooperative Extension offices
of Oregon State University, Cornell University, the
University of California, and Michigan State University.
Information is divided into three categories:


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An Introduction to the Purpose and Use of PIPs
and TIBs
Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs)
Toxicology Information Briefs (TIBs)
Figures 7 and 8 show the Pesticide Information Profile
menu, with its alphabetical listing of pesticides.

Turfgrass Information

This handbook is divided into categories as follows:
The Florida Lawn Handbook
Weed Control and PGR Use
Athletic Fields
Golf Courses
Sod Production

Woody Ornamentalist

This handbook contains copies of a newsletter
produced by the Department of Environmental Horticul-
ture Department. Available issues are for 1991 and
1992.


Using the Index

A complete list of WordPerfect document files
available on Disc6 is included on the CD-ROM. The
document names are listed under handbooks, and the
pathnames and filenames are given.

The Index file is in WordPerfect 5.1 format, and
needs to be retrieved into WordPerfect for printing. To
retrieve the Index file, you need to be running WordPer-
fect. With Disc6 in your CD-ROM drive, press to
list files, and enter the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive
where Disc6 is placed. Select the INDEX directory of
the CD-ROM (Figure 10) and retrieve the file
INDEX.WP. The retrieved Index file can be printed for
reference use. (See Appendix C for details on retriev-
ing WordPerfect files from the FAIRS CD-ROM.)


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Figure 10. WordPerfect "list files" screen for a FAIRS CD-ROM. The "Index"
directory has been chosen.


RETRIEVING INFORMATION
FROM EXTENSION HANDBOOKS

You can use the CD-ROM retrieval software to
browse through menus or locate documents through a
full-text search. When you retrieve documents on-
screen, you can read document subsections in se-
quence, or you go straight to a particular subsection.
You can view graphics, tables, and other related
information through the use of hyperlinks. You can
print documents on a LaserJet-compatible printer from
the CD-ROM, and you can get the WordPerfect file-
name to use in retrieving WordPerfect document files.

Browsing

Browsing through menus is one way to see what
information is available on a FAIRS CD-ROM. For
example, to locate information on selecting turfgrass,
you could choose the following sequence of titles from
the Handbooks menu:
The Florida Lawn Handbook (section of handbook)
Selection and Adaptability (subsection)
Selecting a Turfgrass (document title)

When you choose a document title from the menu,
the next window will display introductory text and/or a
table of contents for this document. You can browse
through the sections of the document in any order,
choosing from the headings listed in the windows.


Using the Search Function

The Extension handbooks have a full-text search
function to help you find information. When this
function is available, the word "Search" will be at the
bottom of the window (Figure 11). Click on this word
with the mouse or press on the keyboard to
select the search function.

When you select the search func-


tion, the next window (Figure 12) will
ask you to enter words that you want
the software to search for. You can
enter a single word, a phrase, or a set
of words connected with logical opera-
tors (and or or).

Once words for the search have
been typed, clicking on the "Search"
button with the mouse or pressing
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Hide Hove Close
Turfgrass Infornation
The Florida Laun Handbook
Heed Control and PGR Use
Athletic Fields
Golf Courses
Sod Production

farch

Figure 11. Choosing the "search" func-
tion.


There are two other buttons in the search window
besides "Search." "Help" gives you information on
how to use search. "Erase" deletes the word or phrase
you typed. The key can also be used to
delete words.

Selecting Handbooks for a Search

When you select "Search," the software searches
all the documents in the current handbook, looking for
a match to the target words) you specified. It is
important to note that the full-text search does not
cover the entire document collection, only the active
handbook. To find information quickly, you need to
choose the most likely handbook in which to search.
The index (see page 13) is useful in helping you
determine which handbook to select.

Suppose you want information on control of mole
crickets in lawns. You would select the handbook
Turfgrass Information. Select the search option, and
enter the phrase "mole crickets and control," as shown
in Figure 13. If you wanted information on control of
mole crickets in pastures, you would
search within the Pest Control
Guides, using the menu to choose >
the Insect Control Guide, then the
category Field Crops and Pastures. If
you search for mole crickets within Hel
this category, you will find documents
about controlling mole crickets in
pastures. Figure 12. Ap[

As another example, to locate
information on strychnine poisoning, > nole c
you could choose either the Pesti-
cide Poisoning handbook or the
Pesticide Toxicology handbook. In He
the Pesticide Toxicology handbook,
pesticides are listed alphabetically,
and a search is not necessary. In the Figure 13. Apr
The search sho


Pesticide Poisoning handbook, use the search proce-
dure to locate documents dealing with "strychnine."

For information on food safety, search in the
Agricultural Safety or the Home Economics handbooks.
Most of the documents on food safety are indexed in
both handbooks. The Sea Grant handbook also has
information on food safety as it pertains to recreational
fishing.

For information on poisonous plants, select the
Pest Control Handbook, then the Weed Control Guide.
(The Pest Control Handbook includes information on
weeds and poisonous plants as well as insects, nema-
todes, and plant diseases.) Once you are in the Pest
Control Handbook, search for the name of the plant
you want to know about, such as "jimsonweed."

Noise Words

Do not include articles and prepositions (words
such as "the," "a," "of," "in," and "for") when you enter
words. 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 character 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. 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






p Erase earch


pearance of the search window before words are typed.


rickets and control


p Erase Search


pearance of the search screen after target words have been typed.
wn here uses the logical operator "and."


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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."

Logical Operators

You can make the search more selective by using
the logical operator and, and you can make the search
broader by using the logical operator or. When you
use these logical operators between words, you are
telling the search program to search for both words, or
for one or the other word within documents.

If you use "and," the program will list only those
documents that contain both of the words (or phrases)
you specified. In the example of
searching for information on control Hide
of mole crickets, the target words
"mole crickets" and "control" were
joined into the phrase, "mole crickets 49 Weed
48 Year
and control," where and is a logical 4 Year
45 Year
operator. This string of words will 28 Mana
locate the phrases "control of mole 21 Basi
crickets" and "mole cricket control," 18 Mole
along with other combinations of the 7 T 3:
target words. 4 Hain
S Main
As another example, if you are Figure 14. Title
searching for information on treat- each document
ment of strychnine poisoning, you
could choose the Pesticide Poisoning handbook, and
search for "strychnine and treatment." This search will
generate a list of documents that contain both of the
words you specified.

If you use "or," the program will list the documents
that contain either of the words (or phrases). For
example, suppose you want information both on jim-
sonweed and on milkweed, but not necessarily in the
same document. Within the Pest Control Guides,
search for "jimsonweed or milkweed."

Using a Wildcard

You can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard in the
target word. The asterisk replaces one or more letters
in a word. For example, if you enter "plant*" as the
target word, the program will search for documents that
contain the words "plant," "plants," "planting," "plant-
ed," "planter," and so forth. However, the wildcard can
make the word 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 word.


Spelling Errors

If you make an error in spelling a word, the search
program may respond with a selection of possible
words. If the word you want is on this list, choose the
correction. It is like using the spell check function of a
word processor.

Selecting a Document

When the search procedure is completed, the
screen display will list the titles of all document where
the target words were found. Titles will be ranked in
order of how many times the target words appear in
each document. The count of words is given to the left
of the document title (Figure 14).

Move Close
SELECT A FILE:
Control Guide for Florida Launs
ly Calendar for St. Agtn. Care & Culture
ly Calendar for Bahiagrass Care & Culture
genent of Insects in Launs
c Guidelines Sod Prod. Fla Introduction
Crickets in Launs
Suggested maintenance schedule for athletic fields
tenance of Centipedegrass Launs
tenance of St. Augustinegrass Lawns
ss located by a search procedure. The count of target words in
is listed to the left of the titles.

In deciding which document to retrieve, you need
to consider the titles of the documents as well as the
number of times the target word was found. In the
example shown in Figure 14, the search produced a
relatively long list of documents containing the words
"control" and "mole crickets." However, these words
are not necessarily in the same sentence or even the
same paragraph; the search domain is the full docu-
ment.

Note that in Figure 14, the document at the top of
the list has 49 instances of the words "control" and
"mole crickets." However, the document title reveals
that this document is about weed control. The word
"control" is probably used mostly in the context of
weed control. Further down the list, with 13 instances
of the target words, is a document entitled "Mole
Crickets in Lawns." This is the document that is likely
to provide the desired information.

To select a document for retrieval, use the mouse
to highlight the document title and click the left mouse
button, or use the arrow keys on the keypad to select


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

Printing Documents

When you retrieve documents on screen, the word
"Print" will appear at the bottom of the windows. 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

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Appendix Figure 1. WordPerfect "list files" screen for a FAIRS
"Handbook" directory has been chosen.


subdirectory, \005. Keep going through subdirectories
until you come to the filename: in this case,
LH00500.WP.

Method 2. Press instead of .
Then enter the complete pathname and filename.

Retrieving the Document. When you get the
WordPerfect listings of document files on your screen,
you will see parallel sets of files. For example, there
are two files with the filename LH00500, but with
different extensions (Appendix Figure 2). Choose the
filename with the .WP extension, and press 1 to retrieve
the file into WordPerfect. Files with the extension .HP2
are binary files of printer instructions to be copied to a
laser printer for the print-on-demand option. The .HP2
files cannot be retrieved into WordPerfect.


Copying the File to a Floppy Disk

Instead of retrieving the file, you may want to copy
the file to a floppy disk, so that you can work on the file
at a different computer. To copy the file, go through
the same procedure as outlined under "Retrieving the
WordPerfect File," except for the last step. At a screen
such as shown in Appendix Figure 2, instead of press-
ing 1 to retrieve the file, press 8 (copy) and enter the
drive letter (e.g. a:). If you want to give the file a new
name, add this name after the drive letter. Then press
to copy the file.


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. When you retrieve the WordPerfect
files, the documents will be reformat-
-- .'.>;; ted to fit an available printer definition
H .ls': i' on your computer. If you have a
LaserJet Series III printer, your Series
t1-1s^ ,p O2 I III printer definition will substitute
i-s15-92 es5:4p equivalent fonts to the ones used in
e3-23-92 10e:e? the FAIRS CD-ROM documents. If
e3-23-92 10e:e you are using a LaserJet Series II
i1-18-92 E6:23p
04-3-92 04:4p printer, you may or may not have a
printer definition available that uses
fonts similar to the ones used in the
CD-ROM. The FAIRS CD-ROM documents. If the
fonts cannot be closely matched,


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on the CD-ROM. Files with the extension .WP are WordPerfect files.


page breaks may change from the original, and tables F3>. Place th
lose their shape when documents are retrieved, blocked text, i

Stripping Codes Graphics Fi

The WordPerfect files will have a number of format- Graphics i
ting codes in addition to font codes. You may wish to can be copied
strip out these codes before making further use of the graphics box i
document. The file can be saved in generic word pro- would copy te
cessing format, which will strip out all formatting codes the box, press
except tabs. Where a Center code had been used, the new document
generic file will add spaces to center a line. The to restore the
process of stripping codes will remove the two-column
format and make it easier to move around in the If you wan
document, you may get I
from the CD-R
To save the WordPerfect file in generic format, the CD-ROM t
retrieve the file, then press , 3, 1, and enter WordPerfect I
a filename. This procedure saves a copy of the directly into fig
document in generic format. The WordPerfect version
of the document will remain on screen until you press
to exit. After you exit the WordPerfect docu- Saving an E
ment, retrieve the generic version of the document.
The CD-R(
can retrieve int
"Cut and Paste" Procedure cn retrieve i
write back to
corrupting an
You may want to block and copy a section of the corr an
document you have retrieved to use in another docu-
ment such as a newsletter. You can have two docu-
When you
ments in WordPerfect memory at the same time and you
can copy text from one document to paste into the yo
other document. edithi file
originally store
write to the CI
Retrieve your primary document (for example, a we e
newsletter) as usual. Press to go to the dave ror revedd
second document screen. (The status line at the bot-


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tom right of the editing window will
change from Doc 1 to Doc 2.) Re-
trieve the second file.

You now have two documents
active in WordPerfect. Block and
copy the desired text from the Word-
Perfect document, then return to the
primary document by using e cursor where you want to retrieve the
nd press .

fes

incorporated in WordPerfect documents
into other documents. You can block a
n a WordPerfect file and copy it as you
xt. A shortcut is to place the cursor on
the delete key, move the cursor to the
t, and use the undelete sequence (F1, 1)
box in a new document.

t to change the size of the graphics box,
better results by importing the PCX file
OM. You can copy graphics files from
o your hard disk and retrieve them into
ater, or you can retrieve these files
lure boxes created in WordPerfect.

dited WordPerfect File

)M is a read-only medium. That is, you
ormation from the disc, but you cannot
the disc. Thus, there is no danger of
archived WordPerfect file on the CD-


retrieve a WordPerfect file from the CD-
eve a copy of the archived file. You can
without affecting the WordPerfect file
d on the CD-ROM. Since you cannot
D-ROM, if you want to save a file you
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COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, John
T. Wote, director, In cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, publishes this information to further the purpose of
the May 8 and June 30,1914 Acts of Congress; and is authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to
dus and nstutions that function without read to race color, sex, age, handicap or national orig. Single copies of extension
publitiaons (excluding 4-H and youth pblca are available free to Florida residents from county extension offices. Information on
bulkratesorcoplesforout-of-stepu haselsailable fromC.M. Hinton, Publications Distribution Center, IFAS Bulding664, Univery
of Florida Gainele, Florida 32611. Before publicizing this publcaion, editors should contact this address to detenine avalablity.




. The print
command will cause the entire document to be printed,
not just the current screen or the segment 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 tech-
nical reasons. Color plates are not printed, although
they can be viewed on-screen, and landscape tables
have not yet been incorporated into printable document
files.

Hardware Requirements

For the print option to work properly, you must
have a Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Series II or com-
patible printer with at least 2.5 megabytes of memory.
Before trying to print a section, be sure the printer is
ready. Make sure that:
The printer is connected to your computer.
The printer is stocked with paper.
The printer is turned on.
The printer's On line button is lit.

Fonts

The fonts used in preparing the printable document
must be available in the printer's memory for the docu-
ment to be properly formatted. These fonts are avail-
able on the CD-ROM for downloading to your printer.
Once the fonts are downloaded, they will remain in the
printer's memory until you turn off the printer or press
the printer's reset button. After this, you must down-
load the fonts again. If you will be printing intermittent-
ly all day, you may want to download fonts once, then
leave the printer turned on the rest of the day.


The Printing Procedure

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

Download fonts?

YES NO


If you want the fonts downloaded, answer "yes." The
program then displays a message telling you how long
the downloading 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." The
printer must be on-line before you continue. Choose
"Cancel" if you decide not to print the document. If
you want the download process to continue, simply
wait.

When the fonts have been downloaded to the print-
er, 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 Print-
ing." The final message is:

Printing in Progress



Locating WordPerfect Files

Some windows display the phrase "WP-file" in a
bar at the bottom of the window. If you select this
phrase with the mouse or press on the keyboard,
you will see a window that displays the pathname and
filename of the WordPerfect file for this document. This
information is needed if you want to retrieve the Word-
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For example, suppose you want to retrieve the
WordPerfect file for the document, "Selecting a Turf-
grass." First, you need to get the document's filename.
There are two ways you might go about this: (1) con-
sult the index, which lists pathnames and filenames for
each document, (see "Using the Index") or (2) locate
the document with the FAIRS retrieval software, and
use the WP-file option to find the filename.

WP-file. To use this option, retrieve the on-screen
version of the document through the FAIRS software.
Either use the full-text search procedure or browse
through the menus to locate the document. For
example, suppose you are looking for information on
turfgrass, and have chosen the following entries in
sequence from the Extension Handbooks menu:
Turfgrass Information (handbook)
The Florida Lawn Handbook (section)
Selection and Adaptability (subsection)
Selecting a Turfgrass (document title)

Figure 15 shows the result of choosing the
document title, "Selecting a Turfgrass." Note the op-
tion WP-file at the bottom of the window. To get the
filename of the WordPerfect file, put the tip of the
mouse pointer on the label "WP-file" and click the left
mouse button, or press on the keyboard. You
will see a message that gives a long pathname, such as
that shown in Figure 16. Write down the pathname 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 .)

-Hide Move Close

Selecting a Turfgrass for Florida Launs

L.B. McCarty and John L. Cisar

Introduction
Region of Adaptation
Soil Conditions
Tolerance
Major Pest Problens
Leaf Texture
Turf Density
Maintenance Level
Moving Height
Moving Frequency
Establishment Methods
:Print U HP-file
Figure 15. A document window with the WP-file option in the
lower menu bar.


MESSAGE

The WordPerfect file containing this document is
D:\HANDBOOK\LH\005\LH00500.wp

OK

Figure 16. WordPerfect filename displayed from the FAIRS
CD-ROM.

To retrieve the WordPerfect file, you need to exit
the FAIRS CD-ROM software and run WordPerfect.
See Appendix C for details of this procedure.


Selector Programs

The FAIRS CD-ROMs contain three major selector
programs, the Citrus Selector on Disc6 and the Land-
scape Selector and Plant Selector programs on Disc4.
There is also an Herbicide Selector program in the
Turfgrass Information Handbook on Disc6.

Procedures for using the Citrus Selector and Plant
Selector are the same.


Citrus Selector

The Citrus Selector contains information about
citrus cultivars and species, including descriptive text
and color photographs. The initial menu in the Citrus
Selector offers a choice between two items:
Citrus Cultivars: information accessed from an
alphabetical listing of cultivars
Citrus Selector: a program that identifies cultivars
that meet specified criteria

Citrus Cultivars. This menu choice brings up an
alphabetical list of cultivar names. When you choose
a name, you get a panel of information about the
cultivar, such as that shown in Figure 17. You may
need to use the scroll bar to read all the information
that is available in the window. Highlighted words in
the window offer links to color illustrations. To view the
color illustrations, select highlighted words with the
mouse or keyboard arrow keys, and click the left
mouse button or press .

Citrus Selector. The selector program allows you
to select varieties by desired characteristics. This
menu choice presents you with a list of categories such
as citrus type, harvest season, peel color, and cold
hardiness.


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7..,LHida,,' 'r. ,-.cy 2, ,, .;, Close

C. reticulata x C. paradise
'Hinneola'
Type: Tangelo
Photo: Fruit
Origin: 'Duncan' grapefruit x 'Dancy' tangerine
Harvest season: midseason
Harvest dates: Decenber January
Peel surface: snooth
Peel color: Reddish orange
Flesh color: Deep orange
Shape: oblate to obovate (pronounced neck at sten end)
Size: nediun-large (3- 3 1/2 in.)
SAverage segment number: 11
Cold hardiness: Good
SSeediness: Moderate
SPrint' i
Figure 17. A panel of information about the Minneola
tangelo. This information can be accessed from both the
Citrus Cultivar menu and the Citrus Selector.


buttons in the menu bar at the bottom of the window,
or you can type the highlighted letters to add logical
operators. If you select a series of characteristics
without choosing a logical operator, the software will
insert or.

When the list of types is complete, click on "Ac-
cept" at the top of the window or press
on the
keyboard. You may then proceed to select criteria
from another category, such as cold hardiness or
seediness.

When the list of characteristics is complete, the
screen will look like the sample shown in Figure 19. At
this point, choose the "Search" option. The software
then searches for citrus varieties to match the charac-
teristics you chose. When the search is completed,
you get a list of varieties that meet the selected criteria.


When you choose one of the
categories from the menu, a second-
ary list will appear to the right. For
example, choosing "Type" will bring
up a list of citrus types: grapefruit,
lemon, lime, etc., as shown in Figure
18. Use the mouse (or the arrow
keys and key) to highlight
and select one or more types of cit-
rus. As you select types, a check-
mark will appear to the left of each
selection.

The secondary menu offers the
use of the logical operators and and
or to join selections. You can use the
mouse (left button) to click on the


Hide
CITRUS VARIETY CHARACTERISTICS
Type
Harvest Season
Peel Color
Flesh Color
Cold Hardiness
Seediness
Pollinizer


Move


Close


Type
Tangelo, or Tangerine
Cold Hardiness
Moderate Good i or_
Uery good
Seediness i :,
Lou or Moderate ,-




_-


Search


Reject


Figure 19. Menu in the Citrus Selector with a set of characteristics chosen. The
next step is to initiate the search.


HCruIelt JS sWnn .- _________1___1__


Peel Color
Flesh Color
Cold Hardiness
Seediness
Pollinizer


Grapefruit
Lenon
Line
Kunquat
Mandarin
Havel orange
Orange hybrid
Satsuna nandarin
Sueet orange


J Tangelo

Tangerine hybrid k
Tangor


Figure 18. Using the Citrus Selector to choose types of
citrus.


Figure 20 shows the results of the search described
here. When you select variety names from the list of
plants found, you access the same information as you
get from the Citrus Cultivar menu. For example, if you
choose Minneola from the menu in Figure 20, you get
the same information display as shown in Figure 17.


Hide Move Close
PLANTS FOUND

'Ponkan'
'Minneola'

Print
Figure 20. Citrus varieties found by the
search procedure shown in Figure 19.


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Landscape/Plant Selector

The Landscape/Plant Selector option on the Disc6
main menu expands to three options:
Tutorial
Landscape Selector
Plant Selector
Only the tutorial is available on Disc6; the other two
options are on Disc4.

Tutorial. Choose the Tutorial option to print the
tutorial document, which gives detailed directions on
using the Landscape/Plant Selector.

Selector Programs. To run the Landscape Selec-
tor or the Plant Selector programs, you need to place
Disc4 in the CD-ROM drive, exit the Disc6 software,
and start the Disc4 software. (See "Swapping Discs"
on page 5 of this manual.) The menu item for Land-
scape/Plant Selector on Disc6 prompts you to insert
Disc4 in the CD-ROM drive, but it does not automati-
cally take you to Disc4. The menu entry on Disc6 is a
reminder only, and there is no need to choose this
menu entry before exiting Disc6 to swap discs.


Plant Selector

The Plant Selector works like the Citrus Selector,
although the initial menu is different. The Plant Selector
starts with a menu where you choose a category of
plants: trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, or annuals.
After you choose one of these categories, a new menu
appears. Here you can choose to locate plants by
common names, by scientific names, or by specified
characteristics. Figure 21 shows how the menu looks
when trees are chosen.

Common Names/Scientific Names. If you want
information on the Shumard oak, for example, you


Hide


Nove


Close


LANDSCAPE PLANT SELECT-AND-UIEM
E.F. Gilnan, H.W. Beck D.G. Matson,
K.C. Ruppert A.H. Neerou, and R.J. Black
-Trees Hide Move Close
Shrubs IREES
Uines
Ground Covers TREE COMMON NAMES
annuals TREE SCIENTIFIC NAMES
PLANT SELECTOR
Credits

Figure 21. Menu in the Plant Selector: trees have been
chosen as the category of plant, bringing up the secondary
menu on the right.


could choose the common name menu, and select
Shumard oak from the alphabetical list of common
names. Or you could choose Quercus shumardii from
the scientific name list. Either choice would bring you
to the information window shown in Figure 22. In a
window of this type, use the scroll bar and click on
hyperlinks to access all the information. For most of
the plants listed in the Plant Selector, you have an
option of viewing color photographs of the plants.
Some windows allow you to view drawings that can
also be printed on a LaserJet-compatible printer.

Hide Move Close

shunard oak
Quercus shunardii
PHOTOS: Entire Plant Trunk Fall Color
FIGURES: Foliage
REGION: north,central
ORIGIN: native
USES: street, parking lot, perimeter, shade, specimen
HEIGHT: over 60 feet
SHAPE: oval
GROWTH RATE: fast
LEAF PERSISTENCE: deciduous
LEAF TEXTURE: nediun
LEAF COLOR: green
FLOWER COLOR: broun
FLOWER SEASON: spring
Figure-Print Print
Figure 22. Information window on the Shumard oak.


Plant Selector. In the Plant Selector program, you
choose desired characteristics of plants, and the
software searches for names of plants that meet the
requirements. For example, if you want to plant a tree
in your yard, but do not know what trees would be the
best choices for your purpose, choose the Plant Selec-
tor menu as shown on the right side of Figure 21. You
will then see a window such as that shown in Figure
23, providing a list of characteristics for trees: region of
the state where the tree is best adapted, height, fall
color, etc. As you choose a category from the list on
the left, a new submenu appears on the right for you to
choose desired characteristics.

As you make selections from a menu of plant
characteristics, a checkmark will appear next to the
selection. Figure 23 shows how the menu will look
when height characteristics are being chosen.

When a set of characteristics is complete, click on
"Accept" at the top of the window or press
on the
keyboard. You may then proceed to select criteria
from another category.

As in the Citrus Selector, the secondary menus
offer the use of the logical operators and and or to join


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Figure 23.
menu.


Selections for tree height in the Plant Selector
Selections for tree height in the Plant Selector


selections. If you select a series of characteristics
without choosing a logical operator, the software will
insert or.

Figure 24 shows how the menu will look after
making choices for region, height, and fall color. When
the list of characteristics is complete, choose "Search"
The software then searches for a plant or plants to
match the characteristics you chose.

When the search is completed, you will get a list of
the trees that meet the desired criteria, such as the list
shown in Figure 25. You can select plants from this list


Hide
& TREE CHARACTERISTICS
LEAF PERSISTENCE
LEAF TEXTURE
LEAF COLOR
FLOWER COLOR
FLOWER SEASON
FLOWER CHARACTERISTICS
FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS
FRUIT COLOR
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
SOIL MOISTURE
SOIL pH
DROUGHT TOLERANCE
SALT TOLERANCE
BARK
FALL COLOR


Hide Move Close
PLANTS FOUND
Laurel oak
East palatka holly
Water oak
Shunard oak
Maidenhair tree
Sueetgun
Pignut hickory
Pecan
Goldenrain tree
Bald cypress
Loblolly bay
Silver naple
Green ash
Sugarberry, hackberry
Fornosan sueetgun
Black gun

Print
Figure 25. Tree varieties found by the
search procedure shown in Figure 24.

and get more information about the plant. The
information is the same as that accessed from the
common name or scientific name menus. For example,
you could choose Shumard oak from the list of trees
displayed in Figure 25 and get the same window as
shown in Figure 22. As with all such windows, use the


scroll bar and
information.


Hove Close

REGION-
NORTH .
HEIGHT --
40 --0 FEET, or
: .OUER O,.FEET.
FALL COLOR
HIRED ., ORANGE or-
YELLOW
a .h .-
I


.. .


Search I Reject


Figure 24. Menu in the Plant Selector with a set of characteristics chosen. The
next step is to initiate the search.


select hyperlinks to view all available


Landscape Selector

To enter the Landscape Selector
program, choose Landscape Selec-
tor from the Disc4 menu, then select
Begin Program. The next menu
offers a choice of three categories:
Front Yards
Back Yards
Miscellaneous (office entrances,
hide the utility box, etc.)
The next menu describes various
landscape situations: for example, a
house with a circular drive or a yard
with many trees. When you select a
description, you can then view a
photograph of a yard where the
landscape plan was used, and you
can see a schematic of the planting
design. When the schematic is on


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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 information about the plant used in that
portion of the landscape planting. You will get a
window of information from the Plant Selector data-
base. Use the scroll bar and choose hyperlinks to see
all of the available information. You can print the list of
characteristics, and you can print line drawings of
many of the plants.

The plants recommended to implement a land-
scape design will vary depending on your choice for
region of the state. If you want to substitute a different
plant in a design, print out the information on the
suggested plant, and use the characteristics of the
plant to search for other suitable plants. The height of
the plant is a major consideration in maintaining the
integrity of the design.


Herbicide Selector for Turfgrass

One of the options within the Turfgrass Information
handbook is a herbicide selector program. This aid to


selecting herbicides works differently than the other
selector programs. To use the herbicide selector,
choose "Weed Control and PGR Use" from the first
menu that appears under Turfgrass Information (Figure
7). Then select "Herbicide Selector" from the next
menu (Figure 22).


SELECT AN OPTION


Herbicide selection by ueed variety
Turfgrass tolerance to an herbicide
Expected herbicidal control of uced varieties
Cross reference: herbicide common and trade names

MOUE USING ARROWS
ENTER TO PICK
ESC TO QUIT

Figure 26. Initial menu in the herbicide selector.

Do not use the mouse with the herbicide selector.
Use the arrow keys, the Enter key, and the Esc key, as
directed by the program (Figure 23). If you try to use
a mouse with this program, the screen will freeze, and
you will have to reboot your computer.


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Appendix A: System Messages


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


Installation Message

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

During installation, the software will check the CD-
ROM drive. 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 error message will display. First, make sure
you have entered the correct drive letter. If the drive
letter is correct, have your CD-ROM player checked to
see that it has been properly installed and is in good
working order.


Startup Message


These messages indicate that a program selected
is not executable or does not exist. An example of a
program on the FAIRS CD-ROM is the older FAIRS
videotext. 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.


5. File <<


> > does not exist.


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

6. 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


2. Unable to locate mouse.

The program cannot detect a mouse. You can
press a key and continue. Most of the information on
the FAIRS CD-ROMs is accessible from the keyboard,
but a mouse is needed for full use of the Landscape
Selector.


Insufficient Memory

3. Running out of memory. Please close some win-
dows.

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, contact your
computer support person.


File Not Found

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


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

When specifying a phrase for search, be sure it is
logical. Do not start the phrase with articles such as
"the." Do not use prepositions. Use conjunctives
("and" and "or") only as logical operators. Do not use
"and/or." An example of proper syntax is "red beans
or black beans." An example of improper syntax is
"red beans and or black beans."


8. 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.

9. No files 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.


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Print Messages


10. 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.

11. Printing in progress.

This message informs you that the document is
being printed.

12. The printer is pausing...

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

13. Download fonts?

The printer must have the proper fonts in memory
to print the documents in the correct format. Answer
"yes" to this question if the fonts need to be down-
loaded. Answer "no" if the fonts are already in the
printer's memory. If you have turned off the printer or
pressed the printer's reset buttons since downloading
fonts, you will need to download the fonts again.


14. 1 minute download of fonts.


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

15. Printing not successful.

The program could not successfully print the docu-
ment.

16. 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

17. 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 .


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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 FAX the
information to FAIRS at (904) 392-3920 or 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 WordPerfect 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


If you want a printed copy of the document as
formatted for the FAIRS CD-ROM, print it from the CD-
ROM menu. If you want to use a portion of the docu-
ment for some other purpose, retrieve the WordPerfect
file through the procedure described in this appendix.
An exception to the rule that complete documents
should be printed through the FAIRS retrieval software
is that the Index file needs to be retrieved into Word-
Perfect to be printed.

Retrieving the WordPerfect File

Retrieving a WordPerfect file from the FAIRS CD-
ROM is the same process as retrieving a WordPerfect
document from a hard disk or floppy disk, although the
pathname will probably be longer on the CD-ROM. For
example, to retrieve the document indicated by Figure
15, D:\HANDBOOK\LH\005\LH00500.WP, exit the
FAIRS retrieval software and start WordPerfect. Then
use one of the two procedures outlined below.

Method 1. Press to list files. WordPerfect
will suggest a drive and directory from which to retrieve
files. This will probably be your directory for Word-
Perfect document files on your hard disk (e.g.,
C:\WP51\FILES). The drive letter needs to be changed
to the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive. Type the drive
letter of the CD-ROM drive, followed by a colon, and
press two times. The WordPerfect directory
listing will then display the contents of the CD-ROM, as
shown in Appendix Figure 1.

Choose the directory Handbooks, and press
two times. Then look for the next subdirec-
tory as given in the pathname you have recorded. In
this case, the next subdirectory is \LH. Highlight LH
and press two times. Then choose the next


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