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What is TexNet32?

TexNet32 provides users with special tools designed to assist in writing conventional abstracts. The model of a hybrid abstracting system in which some tasks are performed by human abstractors and others by software seems to deliver the best results at this stage of technology development.

The TexNet32 interface

TexNet32 generally uses typical Windows 95/98 interface elements, supporting keyboard and mouse, menus, and some accelerator keys.

The TexNet32 main window contains a menu bar and four other windows that belong to the program: Full text, Extract, Notes, and Abstract. None of these four windows can be closed before the main window is closed; if you attempt to close any of them, it will just be minimized.

The currently active window is identified by the colour of its caption bar. To activate a window, click on it or select from the "Window" menu. The sizes of windows can be adjusted by the usual Windows 95/98 operations. Note that all operations are performed for the currently active window! (This is expecially important to remember when opening a source text.)

Installing and running TexNet32

If you have acquired TexNet32 in the self-extracting achive file Texnet33.exe, run Texnet33.exe to install TexNet32.

If you have a copy of the TexNet32 program but do not install it - for example, if you have access to it over a network - you can run it, but the spell checker may not be available.

To start TexNet32, run the Tn32.exe file or select it from the "Start" menu.

To end a TexNet32 session, click on the "X" button on the main TexNet32 window.

This release of TexNet32 is not guaranteed to be free of bugs, though bugs in the Delphi code will be fixed as they are detected. The author cannot undertake to repair any defects in the ActiveX controls for spellchecking.

Windows will protect against some of the more destructive effects of undetected bugs. Certain types of bug, however, can cause Windows to become unstable, requiring rebooting.

Last updated February 5, 2008, by Tim Craven