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  • Installation of PB Ver 3.5

    Received the PB for DOS package today and made bakups of all 4
    floppies. Three of the disks are numbered 1of3,2of3&3of3.

    Is the entire program on the firsr disk (1 of 3)
    @ 1,197,394 bytes and is it necessary to load in the other two
    since I have the two manuals


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  • #2
    If the second two disks just contain .PDF files, they're the manuals
    in Adobe Acrobat format, and you don't need them to install PB/DOS.


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    Tom Hanlin
    PowerBASIC Staff

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    • #3
      Thanks Tom I'm up and running and so far so good. Is there a way
      to achieve a larger viewing area on my 17" screen,presently my
      monitor is at 800x600.

      See page 11 of "Users Guide" what does set VGA=YES used for?




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      • #4
        Larger viewing area? Do you mean more rows in the "DOS window"? If so, try typing the following at the DOS prompt:
        Code:
        MODE CON: LINES=xx
        where xx is 25, 43 or 50. In the PB/DOS IDE, open the menu Options|Environment and set the Screen Size setting to 43/50 to use the larger number of lines when the IDE is running.

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        • #5
          SET VGA=YES tells the compiler that you've got at least a VGA display.
          You only need to use this if the compiler can't detect as much by
          itself-- which is extremely unlikely, unless you're using one of the
          more oddball computers of vintage circa 1985.

          Matthew's suggestions look good to me. Bear in mind that the PB/DOS
          IDE is a console application and is not as flexible, in some ways,
          as a GUI design. Of course, you don't have to use the PB/DOS IDE if
          you prefer another editor. The command-line compiler, PBC.EXE, will
          work on any text file.


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          Tom Hanlin
          PowerBASIC Staff

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