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  April 21, 2000

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Welcome to the Read Me file for CalendarMaker® Version 4.5.1 Demo.

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Installation will install a demo version of the CalendarMaker application and related files. Also included in PDF format is a Getting Started manual. Normal installation requires approximately 2.2 megabytes of hard drive space. You may use a custom configuration to reduce disk usage.

To install CalendarMaker 4.5.1, double-click on the "Install CalendarMaker Demo" icon and follow the directions given.

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Demo version limitations

This demo version is limited. You will not be able to save your calendar (including saving as an HTML file) and all printed calendars will have the word "Demo" printed on the page.

To get a fully functional version, CalendarMaker can be ordered from most Macintosh catalog companies, your local reseller, or call our sales department at 1-800-346-5392 or 515-225-3720.

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CalendarMaker requires:
* Macintosh Plus or later
* System 6.0.5 or later, System 7.x through Mac OS 9
* QuickTime 2.0 or later for HTML functions
* A minimum of 2 megabytes of memory
* Hard disk

Enhancements in CalendarMaker 4.5.1
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* Calendars can now be saved as "HTML" files, create a web page of the calendar.

* Double-clicking on a header will open the "component designer" to set the format.

* The "text" portion of month or year headers can be on a separate line.

* Calendars are completely rewritten on every save and verified to protect data integrity.

* Installer application to easily select which layouts and art to include.

* Warn the user before changing layouts that header formatting and monthly pictures will be lost.

* Can read partially damaged calendar files.

* A "New folder" button is added to the "Save As" window.

Notes on saving as HTML.
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The HTML language limits our ability to move everything from your calendar into a web page.

* Only monthly calendars are supported

* Floating notes are not included in the web page

* Font changes, border attributes and patterns, and other details will not appear in the web page.

* You will be able to add a message at the bottom, and a person to contact with E-mail address.

* Any icons or pictures are saved in JPEG format with a number and suffix added to them. If you are saving the calendar as "MyCalendar", the first picture will be saved in a file called "MyCalendar_1.jpg", the second in "MyCalendar_2.jpg", etc.

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Known Incompatibilities

* If Fifth Generationâs Suitcase and Adobeâs Type Reunion are used together, Suitcase must load before Type Reunion. If Suitcase is loaded after Type Reunion, fonts will not be displayed properly in the Font menu.

* Aladdin's SpaceSaver version 4.5 (part of StuffIt Deluxe) is totally incompatible with CalendarMaker. Saved files will be unreadable.

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Reducing the hard drive space required

* CalendarMaker requires approximately 2.2 megabytes of hard drive space. Slightly less than 1.0 megabytes of this is a folder called Layouts which is stored inside your CalendarMaker folder. Within this folder there are several other folders, two of which are named "Mon-Sun Weeks" and "Sun-Sat Weeks." If you are always going to consider Monday the first day of the week, then you can delete the "Sun-Sat Weeks" folder. Likewise, if you are always going to consider Sunday the first day of the week, then you can delete the "Mon-Sun Weeks" folder. Deleting one of these folders will free up approximately 325 KB.

You can avoid installing these layouts by choosing "Custom install" when installing CalendarMaker.

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Additional religious holidays

* Check our web site, www.prgrsoft.com, for additional religious holidays that can be easily imported into your calendar.

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Importing CalendarMaker 3.0x documents

* CalendarMaker 3.0x events can now be imported with style information preserved. Floating Notes will be converted to the proper starting date position. Icons will be imported if the icon file referenced in the CalendarMaker 3.0x document can be found in the same folder as the document being imported.