How to Use Copies of
Classics 211 Computer Exercises
(For IBM-compatible computers)

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About the Program:

	The program is written with CALIS, an authoring system for
computer-assisted language instruction developed at Duke University in
North Carolina.  We are always seeking to improve the program, so any
suggestions or observations you may have about them will always be
appreciated.  In particular, if you notice any errors or typos in the
program, or anything that makes it difficult or unpleasant to use, do
let us know.

To Obtain Copies of the Program:

	The exercise program can only be copied in the Tri-Faculty Lab
in SS 020.  You should bring blank discs to the lab during open-use
hours. The number of discs you bring will depend on the capacity of
your discs, as listed in the document About the
Computer Programs.  All types of discs listed there are readily availble
at the University Bookstore, the Micro-Store, office-supply stores and
wherever computer equipment is sold.  Obviously the most convenient
type of disc to use is the High Density 3.5 inch type, but you should
check whether the computer you plan to use the discs in can accept
discs of this type.  Most newer computers will, but some older
computers can only accept Double Density discs or 5.25 inch discs.
	When you bring your discs to the lab, you will find on the
"G.L.A.H." menu screen an option entitled "Copy Classical
Studies 211 programs".  Choose this option and you will be shown
another menu with which you will tell the computer what type of disc
you are using.  After that, simply follow the directions on the screen
and the computer will copy the programs onto your discs.  The copying
process will erase any information already on the discs.  If you have
problems, see the lab supervisor for help.

How to Use Your Discs:   
	To begin using the disc, you must first turn on the computer
and get the DOS PROMPT on your screen.  The DOS Prompt is a line
prompting you for a command, and looks something like this:


Some computer labs have built-in startup menus which you need to exit
from to get the DOS Prompt.  If you are unsure how to do this, check
with the supervisor of the lab you are using the program in.

	When you have the DOS Prompt, insert your disc into the 3.5 or
5 1/4 inch disc drive, and type the following at the prompt:
	a:calis ( then hit "return")

	If you are using 5 1/4 inch discs, you should type b:calis
instead.  In any case, if a:calis does not work, try b:calis and vice
versa.  If everything is working properly, the program should come on
just as it does in the Tri-Faculty lab. If you are using
Double-Density discs (3.5 inch or 5.25): you should be aware that the
Calis program itself will only be copied onto the first disc.  To use
lesson files on other discs, first insert the first disc into the
computer and start the Calis program as above.  When the program has
started, remove the first disc and insert the disc that holds the
lessons you want to work on.

	Copying the progam onto your hard disc: If you are using your own
computer and the computer has a hard disc drive, you may copy all the
files onto your hard disc.  In fact, this is by far the best way to
use the program, since it will run much faster from the hard disc than
it will from floppy discs, and you won't keep having to pop discs in
and out of your computer.

	Copying the programs is very simple.  Insert the first disc
and enter the following line at the DOS prompt:

		a:copyme (or, if that doesn't work, b:copyme )

	And the computer will copy what's on the disc onto your hard
drive.  Repeat this process for each of your discs, and in the end the
entire program will be on your hard drive.  To start the program, all
you will need to do is enter "calis" at the DOS prompt after you start
up your computer.
	If you want to copy the program into a subdirectory on your
hard drive (in order not to have hundreds of new files cluttering up
your main directory), that is fairly easy too.  At the DOS prompt:


	Enter the following command:

		mkdir dirname

	Substituting for "dirname" a name of your choice (up to 8
characters long).  This command creates a new subdirectory.  To enter
this subdirectory, type the following command:

		cd dirname

	Again, putting the name you chose for the directory in place
of "dirname".  At this point the DOS prompt should have changed to
something like this:


	Here you can enter the command a:copyme (or b:copyme) as
instructed above.  The computer will copy the program onto whichever
subdirectory is named in the DOS prompt.

If you have trouble: Please report it to the instructor, or to the
supervisor of the Lab, dependign on urgency.

Macintosh Version: Instruction for the use of the Macintosh version of
the program will be handed out individually to students who request
copies of the program.  The Mac version is basically self-explanitory
and self-running.  Simply copy it onto your hard drive and
double-click to get started.