FreeBMD SpeedBMD Installation

Well here it is, the all singing, all dancing SpeedBMD for DOS. Don't be put off because it isn't a Windows application and doesn't use a mouse. This is very much a typing exercise so the mouse just gets in the way.

I think you are going to like SpeedBMD but if you find any bugs, ambiguities, errors, omissions, or if you have any good ideas for improvements then please don't hesitate to email me - petercox@xtra.co.nz

A few instructions follow so it might be a good idea to print a copy of this page right now. I'm afraid they are oriented to Windows 98 but hopefully you can figure out what to do for other environments.

1. BUILD THE SYSTEM

The whole system is in a self installing package called bmdpack.exe, which you can download. Just click here to start the process, follow a few simple steps and SpeedBMD will be delivered to your PC in folder (directory) c:\speedbmd.

At the end of the download the main (and only) program called BMD.EXE should have started up with a welcome, just follow the instructions it gives you.

2. CUSTOMISING THE ENVIRONMENT

Before you respond to the welcome however there's another job to do:

3. YOUR FIRST SESSION

The SpeedBMD welcome is there waiting for you to have a go but before you jump in press [F1] to take you to the Help facility and have a browse around. Whilst there print off the Tutorial topic, this uses a fictitious project to help you to quickly get up to speed. Follow it faithfully and by the end of it you will have the skill and confidence to really motor through those transcriptions.

4. PRINTING HARD COPY INSTRUCTIONS

Click on [>each. By the end you will have a nice little reference manual with numbered sections.

5. CREATING A DESKTOP SHORTCUT

6. STARTING UP SpeedBMD LATER

Just click on the desktop shortcut created above.

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