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       Software Shopper Online    March 1995    Vol. 5  No. 11
       "Your Shareware Source"

SOFTWARE SHOPPER Contents:

   []  Editor's Notes: Strapping on the Utility Belt
   []  Shareware Reviews: Three utilities, a MIDI sequencer, and a look
          at Heretic -- a fantasy "reincarnation" of DOOM!
   []  Featured Selection: Our pick of what's new
   []  New Releases: New shareware programs
   []  New Versions: Updated shareware programs
   []  FormGen's Top 10: Hot sellers in shareware
   []  What Is Shareware?: A cheerful explanation of try-before-you-buy
   []  About the Catalog: A note on Software Shopper's database
   []  Online Order Form: Yes, you can order shareware titles from us!

Entire contents copyright 1995 by Falsoft, Inc.

Software Shopper and PCM -- The Premier Personal Computer Magazine -- 
are intended for the private use and pleasure of their subscribers, and 
reproduction by any means is prohibited.

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Editor's Notes     \|/     by Lauren Willoughby
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                    STRAPPING ON THE UTILITY BELT

   If it seems like we went a little overboard with Windows utilities 
this month, well, we did. So if your digital tool belt feels a little 
light, stock up on tools here. Check out the New Releases and New 
Versions sections for the latest, best Windows performance gadgets.

   This month we covered everything from Program Manager replacements to 
a cool .SCR Windows screen blanker. What else can I say about utilities? 
Not much. Thinking about utilities makes me want to shut up and go 
optimize my hard disk. So, I think I will.

   Don't forget to wear safety goggles, always keep the blade guard 
engaged, and enjoy this month's selection.

   Psst! If anyone feels the urge to giggle at my Near StartUp tip in 
the SOLUTIONS section, I challenge you to put all these utilities in 
YOUR Windows StartUp group and keep all individual bells and whistles 
straight!

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Shareware Reviews
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   <>  FONTER v6.2
          Look at Fonts Before They're Installed!
   <>  HERETIC: THE CITY OF THE DAMNED
          If DOOM Were Reincarnated as a Fantasy Adventure Game . . .
   <>  MUSIC SCULPTOR FOR WINDOWS V1.4
          Point-and-Click Composer
   <>  SMILERSHELL V2.0
          A Handy Command Line for Windows
   <>  SUPERBAR v2.0B
          Add Custom Toolbars to Windows Applications

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                          <>  FONTER v6.2  <>
                Look at Fonts Before They're Installed!

   Less than a decade ago fonts were high-ticket items: you could easily 
spend $50 or more for a good set of Times Roman and Helvetica clones. 
Today you can buy a CD-ROM disc of 2000 fonts for under $10. Bargain 
font collections abound. So many fonts, so little hard-disk space! The 
question everybody's asking now is, "How can I tell whether I like any 
of these fonts without having to go through the rigmarole of installing 
ALL of them?" If you're using Fonter v6.2, a welcome update to a 
versatile Windows 3.1 font utility, the answer is simple: "Just preview 
them!"

   Yes, in Version 6.2, Fonter adds the ability to preview -- and even 
print specimen sheets -- of fonts that aren't installed yet on your 
system. Just click on the Preview button and double-click to choose a 
bare .TTF file, and you can see how it'll look before it's installed and 
eating system resources. Fonter even gives you the option of temporarily 
installing a font, so it'll be good for just your current Windows 
session, and then remove itself.

   Fonter remains one of the best utilities for viewing and printing 
samples of installed fonts, too. You can print a sample sheet of a 
single font, which shows sample text formatted in various point sizes, 
along with extended characters -- or you can click on File/Print Book 
[All Fonts], go to bed, and wake up in the morning to a ream of font 
samples.

   One of my favorite Fonter features is the ability to type my own 
sample text for onscreen viewing at various point sizes. That makes it a 
piece of cake to audition fonts for titles on crucial page layouts. I 
also like it that Fonter can map characters onto a graphic of a 
keyboard, and then let you print it. This helps if you're trying to type 
in foreign language characters, like Cyrillic or Hebrew -- you'll never 
let that printed keyboard reference out of your sight!

              | Software Shopper Ordering Information |
              |   Fonter v6.2    JU9232   357K   $6   |

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                   <>  HERETIC: CITY OF THE DAMNED  <>
         If DOOM Were Reincarnated as a Fantasy Adventure Game . . .

   Let's see. If DOOM were a fantasy adventure game, I bet that instead 
of shooting aliens with shotguns, our hero would blast demon creatures 
with a magic wand. And I bet that instead of searching for ammo packs, 
he would seek out magic talismans and charms.

   What do you know?! That's exactly what happens in Heretic, a 3-D 
virtual-reality, combat-type game (in the vein of Wolfenstein 3-D and 
DOOM). Heretic is in fact from id Software, creator of DOOM, and Raven 
Software. If you've played DOOM, then you know all you need to know to 
play Heretic: blast the creatures, test the walls for hidden doors, grab 
all the loot you can find, look for more powerful weapons (like the 
ethereal crossbow -- much more lethal than the wand), and restock your 
weapon supply (you never have all the ethereal arrows you'd like!).

   The setting is pure gothic with its dark, dank dungeons, monolithic 
rock formations and pools of dark liquid. The cast of enemies fits right 
in. There are red "bat demons," mummy creatures and other evil things. 
The bat demons have a neat trick. They can hover near the ceiling and 
pound you good. If they're hovering directly overhead, you can't see 
them, but you can usually run away a bit, turn around, and shoot them 
down. They explode very satisfyingly. Like DOOM, Heretic offers 
interesting architectural touches, such as angled passageways, narrow 
stairways and ramps.

   I found some aspects of game play more difficult in Heretic than in 
DOOM. In certain rooms there appear to be hair triggers that raise the 
walls to reveal a horde of enemies -- who quickly overpower you. You 
think you're alone, and then pow! This happens a lot.

   Heretic is even bigger than DOOM, taking up about 2.88MB of disk 
space -- compressed. We at Software Shopper have not figured out how to 
split up the files yet (I don't think we'd want to try). But if you're 
on a BBS -- and you have to be to read this! -- then finding Heretic 
will be a piece of cake. Just look for the DOS game with the highest 
recent download count.

   A number of auxiliary programs come with Heretic. DM.EXE, the 
DeathManager, is used as a front end for network and modem play with 
Heretic and DOOM. DWANGO.EXE is client software for a multiplayer online 
service (call up any time to play DeathMatches in DOOM or Heretic 
against people from around the world) -- you'll need a credit card for 
billing if you try DWANGO. IPXSETUP.EXE lets you play Heretic and DOOM 
over an IPX network. And SERSETUP.EXE lets you play over a modem or 
serial cable.

   The system requirements have gotten stiffer. Heretic calls for a 
33MHz 486 or better CPU, 4MB of RAM, and about 10MB of hard-disk space. 
It costs $40 to register and receive new levels.

   Heretic is a blast from the past in more ways than one, but I can't 
help but love it. I love all violent 3-D, VR, combat-style games equally 
(though the bloodier, the better). It's something my therapist and I are 
working on. I WISH he would stop trouncing me in DeathMatches, though. 
<G>

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               <>  MUSIC SCULPTOR FOR WINDOWS V1.4  <>
                       Point-and-Click Composer

   Music Sculptor is the most fun I've had with my sound card in a long 
time. Have you ever had a little ditty running around in your head that 
you think would make a great song, and you want to record it? But you 
can't figure out those complicated MIDI sequencers? And you'd feel silly 
humming into a tape recorder? Music Sculptor, from Alpha Omega Software, 
is a MIDI sequencer you can live with.

   Music Sculptor draws a portion of the piano keyboard onscreen and 
invites you to click out some notes with your mouse. Once you've got 
your ditty down, you can click on the Record button to save it for 
posterity as a .MID file. Or, if you're like me and you can't resist, 
you can play with the music and add extra layers of sound (tracks, that 
is, to us sonically savvy folk), trying to insert a little harmony.

   Besides the piano view, there's a track view, and you can have both 
views onscreen at the same time. For each track you can select which 
instrument you'd like to play the notes. (This is where I had most of my 
fun! It's neat to have your melody and bass lines swap instrument 
assignments, just to hear what happens.) Here you can also instruct 
certain tracks to play or be silent while you're recording new tracks. 
Before you know it, you'll have clicked yourself into a symphony (or, 
perhaps, a cacophony <G>).

   Sample MIDI files are included, and they're modifiable, of course -- 
which means you'll get your chance to try and improve upon them. I wish 
the program had included the ability to print scores of the music in 
musical notation, but I probably wish for too much. Music Sculptor makes 
a great first program for the budding composer. It requires a Windows 
3.1-supported sound card.

              | Software Shopper Ordering Information |
              |  Music Sculptor   FE9516   241K   $6  |

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                        <>  SMILERSHELL V2.0  <>
                    A Handy Command Line for Windows

   You can take the girl out of DOS, but you can't take the DOS out of 
the girl.

   Sometimes Windows is too much. Sometimes you just plain miss the old 
DOS prompt! Say you want to check the time/date stamp of a file over in 
some subdirectory. Do you really want to wait on File Manager to load 
and then do all the clicking required to get to see the file 
particulars? No! Who would? Shelling out to DOS and typing a simple DIR 
command is much faster. But SmilerShell from Bardon Data Systems has an 
even faster solution for situations like these: it brings the command 
line to Windows!

   If you add SmilerShell's icon to Windows' StartUp group, it'll be 
ready and waiting to carry out your typed commands. The small, three-
line window can be set to stay on top, or act like any other window (and 
be fetched by the Task Manager or a quick ALT-TAB). The top "line" 
consists of the title bar, as you'd expect of any Windows application. 
But SmilerShell adds a neat touch by giving you the option of displaying 
the time there. The bottom line is the prompt line, and the middle line 
is for the menu options.

   If you're thinking menu options would be out of place in a program 
whose job is to replace the DOS prompt, think again! We found a terrific 
use for SmilerShell's Edit/Paste command. When we write about DOS tips 
and tricks for PCM Online, this is how we go about it: we type the 
command in a Word for Windows file as we're writing the article, then we 
shell out to DOS (to test), type the command, jump back into Word to 
verify we typed it exactly as it appears, jump back to DOS and execute 
the command. That's a lot of wasted time when you consider SmilerShell 
lets you do this: select and copy the command from Word, jump over to 
SmilerShell and do an Edit/Paste, then press ENTER to execute the 
command.

   SmilerShell offers many other ways to speed up keyboard operations. 
It keeps a command history of all your typed commands, so you can re-
execute them without retyping them. It also supports aliases, which 
means you can just type "d" and have SmilerShell know you mean "dir." 
(You can also configure the F2 through F12 keys as aliases.) SmilerShell 
includes a fast directory change command, which works over multiple 
drives, and can take you instantly to a subdirectory many levels deep. 
And SmilerShell lets you launch both DOS and Windows programs just by 
typing their filenames at the prompt! So now DOS touch-typist junkies 
can merely type SOL instead of CLICK on an ICON (yecch! <G>) to play 
their favorite Windows game.

               | Software Shopper Ordering Information |
               |  SmilerShell v2.0   NV9365  215K  $6  |

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                       <>  SUPERBAR v2.0B  <>
              Add Custom Toolbars to Windows Applications

   You know what the problem with Windows Write is -- besides the lack 
of a spelling checker? It's square, man. There are no jazzy icons to 
click. Bor-ing. Ever wish there were a way to add toolbars to Windows 
programs that lack them (or even add new special-purpose toolbars above 
and beyond existing toolbars)? Your wish is granted in SuperBar, a 
shareware utility you can use to create custom, configurable toolbars.

   The buttons on a SuperBar toolbar can be assigned to an application 
menu command -- or to a recorded macro. SuperBar has its own macro 
definition feature, which is great for automating tasks in programs that 
lack macro capability.

   I used SuperBar to jazz up Windows Write with the expected File New, 
File Open and Print buttons, but I also created buttons to bring up the 
Fonts dialog box and to set justification. The toolbar appeared between 
the title bar and the menu bar, pushing the menu bar down a line. (The 
default toolbar position is at the top, below the title bar, though you 
can assign it to the left, right or bottom of the application's window.) 
The toolbars remain in effect as long as SuperBar is running. So you can 
load and exit Windows Write all day, and that toolbar will stick tight 
(as long is SuperBar is running too). If you want to ensure your 
toolbars are always available, consider plopping SuperBar's icon in 
Windows' StartUp group.

   Toolbar button setup is taken care of inside SuperBar. To create a 
toolbar for an application, select that application from SuperBar's task 
list (the application must currently be open). SuperBar displays all the 
application's available menu options, and you choose which ones you 
would like to turn into buttons. Then you assign an icon to each button. 
If you can't find a suitable icon from the 80+ icon samples, you can use 
the provided icon manager program to create and paint your own.

   Custom toolbars not only increase efficiency by placing common 
commands on a toolbar for point-and-click ease -- they also speed 
learning. It's much easier to train new users to click on graphical 
toolbar buttons than to dig through menus. Say the new worker at the 
office can't seem to remember the name of File X, and then forgets how 
to prep it -- just create a toolbar button that runs a macro to call up 
File X, do the formatting, and print the prized report, all in one step!

   SuperBar is one program I'm glad to have in my utility belt.

              | Software Shopper Ordering Information |
              |  SuperBar v2.0b   FE9522   190K   $6  |

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Featured Selection
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Our pick of the best of what's new in shareware. We're offering
   these programs at half off our normal distribution costs until 
   March 31, 1995. Want the whole bunch? We'll send them to you for
   $10 -- that's an additional $2 savings.


Fonter v6.2
Preview your fonts, print samples!
     Fonter lets you view samples of your Adobe PostScript and
     TrueType fonts in whatever size you like. You can also
     "zoom" characters for close-up views, see ANSI charts and
     even a keyboard layout showing which keyboard keys to type
     to get which characters -- this is great for symbol,
     dingbat and foreign-language fonts. You can also print
     samples of single fonts, or print a "book" of all your
     fonts. New features in v6.2 include the ability to preview
     TrueType fonts (before installing!); print specimen sheets
     of previewed fonts; install TrueType Fonts for a single
     session in Windows, or install them permanently. Neat
     program!
Requires: Windows 3.1, 2MB RAM
SS ID#: JU9232    SS Dist. Cost: [NOT $6]   BUT $3

Music Sculptor for Windows v1.4
A cool MIDI sequencer
     Would you like to be a composer? Do you have a
     Windows-supported sound card (like the Sound Blaster) or a
     MIDI interface? Then try Music Sculptor. It's an
     easy-to-use MIDI sequencer with a graphical representation
     of a piano keyboard. You can enter music on this keyboard
     with your mouse, or enter it from an external MIDI keyboard
     if you have one. It's a lot of fun to record a main melody
     line on the first track, then try to "click out" some
     harmony on other tracks while the melody is playing. (It's
     also fun to change instrument assignments.) There is no
     score, or sheet-music view. Sample MIDI files are included.
Requires: Windows 3.1, sound card
SS ID#: FE9516    SS Dist. Cost: [NOT $6]   BUT $3

SmilerShell v2.0
Stop shelling out to DOS!
     Tired of shelling out to DOS to perform the simple but
     important file-management tasks that DOS does so well and
     Windows still does so poorly? Try SmilerShell: it's like a
     DOS command line in Windows, but even more powerful! It
     lets you run Windows programs, DOS programs and even DOS
     internal commands. It gives you a fast directory change
     command (over multiple drives). Plus, it gives you aliases;
     does pipes and redirection; and offers a built-in
     command-line editor with history and search. ASP member.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: NV9365    SS Dist. Cost: [NOT $6]   BUT $3

SuperBar v2.0b
Add custom toolbars to any Windows app!
     SuperBar is a program you can use to create custom,
     configurable toolbars. The toolbar's buttons can each be
     assigned to an application's menu command -- or to a
     recorded macro. (You can define macros in any Windows
     application using SuperBar!) Increase efficiency by placing
     commonly used menu commands on a toolbar! SuperBar supports
     user-defined text and user-drawn icons for each button.
Requires: Windows 3.0+
SS ID#: FE9522    SS Dist. Cost: [NOT $6]   BUT $3

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New Releases
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========
BUSINESS
========

Financial Freedom Designer Envelope
Stop paying your printer!
     If you have a printer (preferably laser or inkjet) that can
     handle envelopes, you can create custom envelopes
     incorporating text and graphics with this simple
     envelope-printing program. Use a drag-and-drop interface to
     add lines, rectangles, text and pictures. It links to
     Cardfile for address management/importing text. Layouts
     also scale to fit larger envelopes.
Requires: Windows 3.1, envelope-capable printer
SS ID#: HD0105    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 19.95

Travel Bag v1.6
Freeware travel information kit
     Attention, travelers: Travel Bag has a list of the
     most-needed 800 phone numbers for travelers (of hotels,
     airlines and auto rental agencies). It displays its info in
     Windows Help files. Freeware.
Requires: Windows
SS ID#: FE9524    SS Dist. Cost: $3        Author's Fee: $  0.00

=========
EDUCATION
=========

HAC Glossary v1.00
Computer terms and acronyms defined
     This program defines more than 1000 acronyms, names and
     terms (like 10BASE-T, WWW, 24-bit color and CMOS) used by
     popular publications in the last year. It's presented in
     Windows Help hypertext format. Programmers, with a license
     you can access the glossary from your programming code or
     Windows Help file.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9501    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $  9.95

Kidware Educational Software v2.10
A suite of learning games for ages 9-14
     A set of six fun and entertaining learning programs
     (designed to reinforce classroom skills) for kids 9 to 14.
     The program Type Writer draws a keyboard onscreen so kids
     can learn to type without looking down at the keyboard.
     Math Wizard drills them in arithmetic operations. Word
     Wizard challenges kids to unscramble jumbled words. Numero
     is a sliding number puzzle to test their logical abilities.
     Pie Charts is an introductory presentation graphics program
     that lets them create and print simple pie charts for
     homework assignments. And Stones is another logical game.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: HD0100    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 19.95

The Student Directory
Track teachers and students
     A program that lets you maintain, search and print an
     automated directory of students, teachers and other school
     personnel. Registration ($39) includes a fund-raising
     license.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9504    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 39.00

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FONTS
=====

RISS Font Pak #1
Five ornamental TrueType fonts
     A collection of five highly ornamental, decorated typefaces
     suitable for headlines, newsletters, business documents and
     more. The fonts include Confetti (hollow with "confetti"
     particles), El Rio Lobo (a Tex-Mex looking font), Essential
     Times (a variation on Times Roman), Ol' 54 (a thick cursive
     font) and Ice & Snow (sans serif font that has snow and ice
     hanging off capital letters).
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9519    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 19.95

RISS Font Pak #2
More ornamental TrueType fonts
     A collection of five highly ornamental, decorated typefaces
     suitable for headlines, newsletters, business documents and
     more. The fonts include All Hearts Normal (each letter is
     placed over a heart), Bunny Lips (a cartoony serif font
     with shadow), Hero Outline (an outline serif font), The
     Score Normal (an italic sans serif font on a lined
     backdrop) and Wet Paint (gloppy letters).
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9520    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 19.95

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GAMES
=====

Crazy Eights
A favorite card games goes VGA
     High-resolution VGA graphics make this favorite card game
     come alive. If you enjoy card games, this is for you. You
     can even customize the game to play your favorite
     variation. You can play with the mouse or the keyboard.
     Supports Sound Blaster.
Requires: 512K, VGA
SS ID#: FE9503    SS Dist. Cost: $4        Author's Fee: $ 15.00

Hide 'n Seek v1.0
Fun word-search program
     Hide 'n Seek is a word-search type game that you play on
     paper or screen (with timer, if desired). You can set
     speed, difficulty, words to use, etc. Kids will love it,
     and teachers can use it to create puzzles that reinforce
     lessons.
Requires: Windows
SS ID#: FE9502    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

========
GRAPHICS
========

Landscape Explorer v2.21
A landscape visualization tool
     Landscape Explorer is a 3-D visualization/GIS tool designed
     to extract data from scanned images or GIS data files. (You
     can even create your own elevations.) It shows 3-D surfaces
     from any viewpoint, and is fully configurable for drawing
     scheme (summer, wireframe, GIS, etc.), terrain types, light
     source, etc. It can turn flat 2-D maps into 3-D landscapes
     you can explore!
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: HD0101    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 60.00

Mystic Pixels
Cool Windows .SCR screen saver
     Mystic Pixels is a screen saver that manipulates pixels on
     the screen. It runs in one of 10 different modes that
     either move, recolor or erase pixels on the screen. You can
     pick your mode, or allow Mystic Pixels to choose it
     randomly. The effects are pretty neat: some make it look
     like your screen is undergoing a slow nuclear meltdown.
     Modes include Black Hole, Fade to Symmetry, Smear Right,
     Color Shift, Flip Screen and Rising Stripes.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9515    SS Dist. Cost: $1        Author's Fee: $  7.00

Space Explorer Screen Saver v1.00
Save your screen with space-y pix
     An .SCR screen-saver module that cycles among three
     256-color digitized "space" photographs (in .BMP format).
     It features shots of a night space shuttle launch, a spiral
     galaxy and a moon landing. Six more pictures are available
     at registration ($14.95).
Requires: 256-color Windows driver, 4MB RAM
SS ID#: HD0107    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 14.95

=====
ICONS
=====

Icon Library Builder v1.0a
A suitcase for icons
     Icon Library Builder allows you to quickly and easily
     consolidate all your icons into icon libraries of up to
     1000 icons each. You can also export icons to bitmap files,
     which can then be edited by Paintbrush or a similar
     program. After editing, the icon may be imported into Icon
     Library Builder as an icon. Features include the ability to
     extract icons from .ICO, .EXE, .DLL and .ICL files.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9512    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 12.50

===========
MUSIC/SOUND
===========

BOING! v1.1
Be a .WAV file deejay!
     This is a program that allows you to play .WAV files at the
     click of a mouse button. The neat thing about BOING! is
     that it sits as an icon on your desktop, or on top of other
     windows. When you click on it with your right mouse button,
     any sound file you have indicated will play. You can run
     multiple copies of BOING! so you can have lots of sounds
     just a click away.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9505    SS Dist. Cost: $4        Author's Fee: $ 10.00

MicroPlayer v1.03
Play your CDs in Windows
     MicroPlayer is an audio CD player for Windows. It features
     a fully sizable control panel, with VCR-style controls,
     that can be small or large, and can stay on top of other
     Windows applications. It also offers a volume control,
     track/disc name display, and a disc catalog database, which
     lets you type in album names and songs.
Requires: Windows 3.1, CD-ROM drive
SS ID#: FE9514    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

Music Sculptor for Windows v1.4
A cool MIDI sequencer
     Would you like to be a composer? Do you have a
     Windows-supported sound card (like the Sound Blaster) or a
     MIDI interface? Then try Music Sculptor. It's an
     easy-to-use MIDI sequencer with a graphical representation
     of a piano keyboard. You can enter music on this keyboard
     with your mouse, or enter it from an external MIDI keyboard
     if you have one. It's a lot of fun to record a main melody
     line on the first track, then try to "click out" some
     harmony on other tracks while the melody is playing. (It's
     also fun to change instrument assignments.) There is no
     score, or sheet-music view. Sample MIDI files are included.
Requires: Windows 3.1, sound card
SS ID#: FE9516    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 24.95

===========
PROGRAMMING
===========

Code-A-Line v1.0
Outline editor and printer
     An outline editor and printer for source code, Code-A-Line
     represents structure by indenting lines. You can fold and
     unfold program elements to hide and reveal program details;
     edit and restructure with unlimited undo; and print
     professional-looking file listings with line numbers and
     headers. Features customizable fonts and colors.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9507    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 25.00

EZinst v1.2
A Windows installation program
     EZinst is an installation program for Windows. It was
     designed for programmers, consultants and other users who
     need a program to easily and painlessly install Windows
     applications. The installation program itself is small
     (about 60K) and includes such features as source and
     destination directory, a percent completed status bar, and
     a customizable INSTALL.INI file format. Registration ($22)
     brings the C++ source code, an unlimited distribution
     license, and a MAKEINI utility to help create the
     INSTALL.INI file.
Requires: Windows
SS ID#: FE9510    SS Dist. Cost: $4        Author's Fee: $ 22.00

=========
UTILITIES
=========

CEO Lite v1.0
Windows replacement shell
     CEO Lite is a replacement Windows shell providing
     subfolders; password protection; expanded run and icon
     selection dialogs; history menu; customizable run menu;
     launching of multiple applications and more. It's based on
     the retail program CEO: Desktop Manager.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9506    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 35.00

Drag and Drop Printing v2.0
Prints text files, with bells & whistles
     With this utility, printing text files is as easy as
     dragging files from the File Manager and dropping them onto
     the program icon. You can control the margins, font, point
     size, headers and footers. It allows for simulated duplex
     printing, shell printing and more.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9508    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 15.00

Examine v1.12
Windows text-search utility
     A versatile utility for Windows 3.1, Examine can search
     both text and binary files using either ordinary words or
     GREP-like regular expressions. Searches can be across
     multiple drives over networks, or can be restricted to a
     single directory. Files can be viewed either with their
     associated application or with the program's own internal
     viewer.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9509    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 18.00

The Executor v1.1
Program your mouse buttons
     The Executor is designed to save you keystrokes and mouse
     clicks. Configure any mouse action you want to reprogram
     (up to six actions, three mouse buttons -- click or
     double-click) to perform any action, including launching an
     application or running an operating system command, batch
     file or bringing up Task Manager.
Requires: Windows
SS ID#: FE9510    SS Dist. Cost: $4        Author's Fee: $ 29.00

File Commander
Add custom menus to File Manager
     File Commander is an extender that allows you to customize
     Windows' File Manager with the addition of programmable
     menu items. It allows you to add up to four menu items to
     the File Manager menu bar. From each of these top-level
     menu items, File Commander allows you to make up to 99 menu
     items spread five levels deep. With almost 200 functions
     and commands, File Commander can run Windows and DOS
     programs; send keystrokes directly to applications;
     rearrange, hide, resize and close windows; run programs
     either concurrently or sequentially; display information;
     present scrollable file and directory lists; copy text to
     and from the Clipboard; read and write files directly; make
     branching decisions; and more. Everything is controlled
     through the underlying WIL script language.
Requires: Windows 3.1, 2MB of RAM
SS ID#: HD0104    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 49.95

File Notes v1.0A
Attach notes to files in File Manager
     File Notes allows you to add descriptive notes to files
     from within File Manager. These notes could include author
     information, subject and lengthy comments. Multiple files
     may be attached to a single note. You can access notes from
     common Open and Save dialog boxes. A powerful search
     function is included.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9511    SS Dist. Cost: $4        Author's Fee: $ 18.00

PMMENU v1.0
Add a user menu to Program Manager
     This program allows the user to define a set of items and
     commands to be displayed as a menu on the Windows Program
     Manager System menu. Among other things, this allows quick
     launching of programs.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9517    SS Dist. Cost: $2        Author's Fee: $  7.95

Pulsar for Windows v3.0b
Controls "every possible laser feature"
     Pulsar for Windows is a full-featured Windows printer
     management program that controls switching between
     PostScript and PCL on Hewlett-Packard and compatible laser
     printers. "Virtually every possible printer feature can be
     accessed via pull-down menus or buttons." Supports the
     LaserJet II and III series.
Requires: Windows 3.1, HP-compatible laser printer
SS ID#: FE9518    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 35.00

SAB Diskette Utility v2.80
THE Windows Floppy Utility
     Format/copy/compare/save floppy disk images in the
     foreground or background. The program will copy, in a
     single pass, the entire contents of a disk at the sector
     level, into an image either in memory or a temporary (or
     permanent) hard-disk file. The image can then be used to
     make multiple copies of the original disk. You can: read a
     floppy disk once and then make multiple copies; save images
     to a hard drive; convert disk image formats while
     preserving boot and reserve sectors; create distribution
     disks with group restores; and browse diskettes and saved
     images. It costs $20 to register for home use; $30 for
     single-CPU business use. Site licenses are available.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9521    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

Space Hound v1.59
Sniffs out duplicate files, wasted space
     Space Hound "sniffs out" wasted space and forgotten or
     duplicated files. It can take the place of File Manager
     with file-launching and its directory-tree view. This view
     shows the amount of disk space consumed by a directory and
     all its nested subdirectories (good to know when you're
     trying to free up space). Directory trees and other types
     of usage reports can be printed. The interface looks and
     works great with a colorful, intuitive toolbar and optional
     onscreen help.
Requires: Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups
SS ID#: HD0106    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 32.95

SuperBar v2.0b
Add custom toolbars to any Windows app!
     SuperBar is a program you can use to create custom,
     configurable toolbars. The toolbar's buttons can each be
     assigned to an application's menu command -- or to a
     recorded macro. (You can define macros in any Windows
     application using SuperBar!) Increase efficiency by placing
     commonly used menu commands on a toolbar! SuperBar supports
     user-defined text and user-drawn icons for each button.
Requires: Windows 3.0+
SS ID#: FE9522    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

Super Stuff Utilities v3.01
A task manager with a history, and more!
     Super Stuff is a set of Windows utilities including: a
     fully configurable task manager that features a run command
     (with history), a launch menu and a multi-select list box;
     a program that allows you to place your Program Manager
     groups anywhere on the desktop (plus view them as toolbars,
     vertical lists or standard groups); and a drag-and-drop
     wallpaper manager with cycle support.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: FE9523    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

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WRITING APPS
============

Mega Edit v2.11
Edit LARGE files in Windows
     Mega Edit is a general-purpose Windows text editor that
     imposes no limit on file size. It offers split-screen
     editing for up to 20 files, formatted display of binary
     files, word wrap, and your choice of four monospaced
     viewing fonts (which you can size large or small). Files
     can be exported as text files in DOS, Macintosh and Unix
     flavors.
Requires: Windows 3.0+
SS ID#: FE9513    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 35.00

TLC Spell Checker
A checker you can add to YOUR programs
     TLC Spell Checker comes with a sample program, a
     26,000-word English dictionary, and a DLL. Registered users
     (fee is $10) may use this DLL in their shareware
     royalty-free. The sample program allows users to
     spell-check any English text document (supports changing
     misspellings and allows users to add words to the
     dictionary). Registered users may purchase French,
     Norwegian, Dutch, German and Italian dictionaries at $5
     each. (Only the French version supports accented
     characters.)
Requires: Windows 3.0+
SS ID#: HD0108    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 10.00

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New Versions
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=========
EDUCATION
=========

Gradebook for Windows v3.05
Teacher's pet program
     Advanced Windows-based gradebook for the educator. Features
     include extensive online help; no practical limit on terms,
     classes, students or tasks; user categories; total points
     or weighted scores; the ability to discard worst score(s);
     multiple class score and grade distribution with charts and
     progress reports. It handles most grading schemes and can
     do curving and more. (Formerly SS ID# JA9231.)
Requires: Windows 3.0+, 2MB RAM
SS ID#: HD0088    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 34.00

Winflash v3.0
Flash yourself (for better memory!)
     A Windows flash-card program that allows users to
     efficiently memorize factual data using the familiar
     Windows environment. Designed to assist students or
     professionals in the task of memorizing general material.
     The Version 3.0 upgrade adds the ability to incorporate
     .BMP graphics and .WAV sounds in questions and answers.
     Users can now also adjust the fonts used to display
     questions (good for practicing foreign languages).
     Questions and answers can be up to 1000 characters long.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: AU9302    SS Dist. Cost: $5        Author's Fee: $ 19.95

=====
FONTS
=====

Fonter v6.2
Preview your fonts, print samples!
     Fonter lets you view samples of your Adobe PostScript and
     TrueType fonts in whatever size you like. You can also
     "zoom" characters for close-up views, see ANSI charts and
     even a keyboard layout showing which keyboard keys to type
     to get which characters -- this is great for symbol,
     dingbat and foreign-language fonts. You can also print
     samples of single fonts, or print a "book" of all your
     fonts. New features in v6.2 include the ability to preview
     TrueType fonts (before installing!); print specimen sheets
     of previewed fonts; install TrueType Fonts for a single
     session in Windows, or install them permanently. Neat
     program!
Requires: Windows 3.1, 2MB RAM
SS ID#: JU9232    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

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GRAPHICS
========

BitMapZ for Windows v2.10
Create your own slide show in Windows
     BitMapZ is an easy-to-use slide-show program for Windows.
     Pick as many of your .BMP image files as you like (up to
     32,000), select the order in which you want them to appear,
     and set the duration of each. Bam, instant slide show! And
     you can have the show end after one run-through or loop
     endlessly. This program is great for running displays and
     for impressing friends with your graphics collection.
     (Pssst! If all your images are in another format, say .GIF
     or .PCX, you'll need something like Paint Shop Pro 2.0, our
     File Number JN9169 [2 Disk, $10.00], which can convert them
     effortlessly to .BMP format.) BitMapZ is formerly SS ID#
     DE9365.
Requires: Windows 3.0+
SS ID#: HD0099    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 14.95

Seascape v1.9
Life's a bowl of fish
     Like the idea of an aquarium screen saver for your Windows
     environment but find most of the current examples of the
     genre to be a little, well, cartoonish? Seascape is your
     screen saver! It depicts relatively realistic-looking fish
     (Indo-Pacific Sergeants) and the tiny creatures (microdes)
     on which they feed. Yes, the fishes' mouths open to grab
     tasty, floating morsels. ASP author.
Requires: 386+ cpu, 4MB RAM, Windows 3.1
SS ID#: JN9302    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 10.00

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HOBBIES/COLLECTIONS
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CDMaster for Windows v3.00
Windows database for your CD collection
     Catalog your CD collection in CDMaster, a Windows database.
     This program doesn't limit you to the number of songs per
     CD, and it also has extra fields for time, tempo and beat
     information. You can also define your own fields, and even
     enter an artist for every song. Print labels, or print your
     entire collection as a catalog. A DOS version of the
     program is also available (our File Number MA9224, 254K,
     $6.00). Formerly SS ID# DE9367.
Requires: Windows 3.0+
SS ID#: HD0102    SS Dist. Cost: $12       Author's Fee: $ 29.95

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UTILITIES
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DiskMan for Windows v3.0
What'cha got on those floppies?
     Use DiskMan to catalog the contents of your floppy disk
     collection (also hard drives, Bernoullis, etc.) -- and
     print disk labels with optional graphics. It also generates
     an array of library reports. Version 3.0 enables the user
     to fully customize the disk label and supports any label
     configuration. When you want to know on which of your
     myriad floppies File X is located, just ask DiskMan.
Requires: Windows 3.0+, printer for labels
SS ID#: JN9310    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 35.00

Drag and View Gold v1.0
View data files in their native format
     Use Drag and View to look at files in their native formats,
     without having to load the applications that created them.
     Among the many formats supported are dBASE, FoxPro, Lotus
     1-2-3, WordPerfect and Microsoft Word. Drag and View
     integrates with File Manager, allowing users to view a file
     simply by dragging the document to Drag and View's icon.
     (Formerly SS ID# JU9337.)
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: HD0103    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 35.00

Drag and Zip v4.10
Easy .ZIP file management
     Drag and Zip works with any file manager that supports Drag
     and Drop -- turning it into a manager for .ZIPped files. To
     zip files, tag them in the file manager, then drag them to
     the zipper icon. To view the contents of a .ZIP archive,
     double-click on a .ZIP file in the file manager. From the
     .ZIP file viewer you can tag files for extraction or
     deletion. Double-click on any file in the listing and it is
     temporarily extracted and run along with its associated
     program. You can even have the program test for viruses as
     it unzips a .ZIP file (you must already have a virus
     scanner).
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: DE9234    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 30.00

Folders v4.0A
Organize your files in subgroups
     Folders adds depth to Windows' interface, giving you the
     ability to create subgroups in Program manager. Put folders
     within folders or groups, as with an office filing system.
     You can also assign passwords to folders, drag and drop
     between folders, and cross link folders -- allowing a
     single folder to be opened by multiple folders.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: JN9129    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 29.00

More Control 2.0a
Beefing up Windows Control Panel
     More Control beefs up Windows' Control Panel, giving you
     access to many settings that Microsoft did not see fit to
     include in Control Panel. With it you can change: the fonts
     used to display icon titles; the colors used by the Windows
     help engine in displaying hypertext; the alignment of
     drop-down menus; the vertical spacing between icons; and
     more. It also includes an .INI file editor and CD Add-In,
     which allows you to add any program you want to the Control
     Panel dialog.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: DE9215    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 12.50

Plug-In for Windows v2.11
Fills in gaps in the Windows GUI
     Plug-In Manager is designed to fill in Windows' "holes"
     with a variety of interface enhancements. Its most
     important talent is letting you create nested groups in
     Program Manager: yes, now you can put groups within groups
     -- as many DOS menuing utilities let you do. It's an
     intuitive way to organize applications for both beginners
     and pros, and it's neater. Other handy things Plug-In
     Manager does is let you decorate Windows' title bars with
     the time, date, a stopwatch and a resource watchdog (to
     keep an eye on your free drive space, for example). You can
     also set alarms and change the look of your mouse cursor.
     Another important feature is the "Power Button": a
     Task-Manager-like tool that helps you quickly get where you
     want to go (the button is located conveniently at the left
     on the title bar of the active application).
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: HD0049    SS Dist. Cost: $8        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

SmilerShell v2.0
Stop shelling out to DOS!
     Tired of shelling out to DOS to perform the simple but
     important file-management tasks that DOS does so well and
     Windows still does so poorly? Try SmilerShell: it's like a
     DOS command line in Windows, but even more powerful! It
     lets you run Windows programs, DOS programs and even DOS
     internal commands. It gives you a fast directory change
     command (over multiple drives). Plus, it gives you aliases;
     does pipes and redirection; and offers a built-in
     command-line editor with history and search. ASP member.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: NV9365    SS Dist. Cost: $6        Author's Fee: $ 19.95

====================
WRITING APPLICATIONS
====================

Editeur v1.5
A text editor for Windows
     Editeur is a powerful yet simple text editor for Windows
     3.1. It offers a multidocument interface (which means you
     can have two or more documents open for editing at the same
     time), and there is no limit on the size of the text files!
     As you might hope in a Windows program, you can choose your
     own fonts, and you are also provided a toolbar with which
     you can point and click to perform common tasks. You can
     also search and do search/replace operations in ALL open
     files at one time.
Requires: Windows 3.1, 2MB RAM
SS ID#: DC9419    SS Dist. Cost: $5        Author's Fee: $ 24.00

QRead v1.1
Text file reader for Windows
     A Windows 3.1 file reader that automatically adjusts the
     type size or line structure to fit the window. You can read
     files of any size using your favorite font, and pump up the
     typesize with one keystroke for easier reading. It also
     provides tools to help with managing and browsing your
     files. QRead is "read-only": you can't edit a file while
     reading it with QRead.
Requires: Windows 3.1
SS ID#: AP9318    SS Dist. Cost: $3        Author's Fee: $ 20.00

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FormGen's Top 10
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                              March 1995
                 These figures are from February 1995.

               The lists are compiled from unit sales of 
             evaluation disks by leading shareware vendors
            around the world. The lists are produced monthly
           by Dorinda MacLean and distributed by FormGen Corp.

                 The symbols next to "Rank" indicate whether
                 the title is growing more popular or losing 
                 ground:

                        ^  =  up from last month
                        v  =  down from last month
                        -  =  no change

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                          APPLICATIONS TOP 10

Rank|Months|     Title (Author)              |  Description             
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 1  ^  1    AM-Tax 94 (AM Software)           Tax form package
 2  -  2    WinZip (N. Mak)                   Windows Zip file manager 
 3  ^  3    wInformant (Neocom Microspec.)    Windows uninstaller, utils
 4  v  2    Snooper (J. Vias)                 PC system analyzer
 5  ^  1    Phantom Screen (NeoSoft)          Screen blanking utility   
 6  ^  1    Home Plan (C. Herndon)            Floor plan designer
 7  ^  1    Time & Chaos Prof. (iSBiSTER)     Windows PIM
 8  ^ 10    PKZIP/PKUNZIP (PKWare)            File compression utility  
 9  ^  1    Draft Choice (Trius)              Desktop CAD program
10  v  3    Quikmenu (NeoSoft)                DOS menu with Windows look

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                         ENTERTAINMENT TOP 10

Rank|Months|     Title (Author)              |  Description             
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 1  ^  1    Heretic (Raven Software)          3D VR action adventure    
 2  ^  2    Rise of the Triad (Apogee)        3D VR action adventure    
 3  v 13    DOOM (id Software)                3D VR action adventure    
 4  ^  3    One Must Fall (Epic MegaGames)    Arcade-style combat game  
 5  ^  4    Jazz Jackrabbit (Epic MegaGames)  Arcade platform game      
 6  ^  1    Descent (Parallax Software)       3D VR action adventure    
 7  v 14    Epic Pinball (Epic MegaGames)     Realistic pinball game    
 8  ^  1    Hocus Pocus (M. Voss/Apogee)      Arcade platform game      
 9  v 10    Raptor (Cygnus Studios/Apogee)    Arcade shoot-'em-up       
10  ^  1    Wolfenstein 3D (id Soft./Apogee)  3D VR action adventure    

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                           EDUCATION TOP 10

Rank|Months|     Title (Author)              |  Description             
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1  -  7    Beginner's Guide to Internet      Internet tutorial         
               (Suarez Associates)                                      
 2  ^  5    Big Dummy's Guide to Internet     Internet tutorial         
               (Electronic Frontier)                                    
 3  ^  1    Animated Alphabet (T. Guthrie)    Preschool alphabet tutor  
 4  v 24    Math Rescue (K. Crowther/Apogee)  Arcade-style math game    
 5  v 30    PC-Fastype (Trendtech)            Typing tutor              
 6  ^  1    Pre-School Pack (V. Watson)       Preschool education       
 7  ^  1    Animated Words (T. Guthrie)       Preschool spelling tutor  
 8  v  3    College Funding Finder (The-Berge)Student financial aid     
 9  v 30    Word Rescue (K. Crowther/Apogee)  Arcade-style reading game 
10  v  4    Adventure Math (Epic MegaGames)   Math teaching program     

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What Is Shareware?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                          WHAT IS SHAREWARE?
                           HOW DOES IT WORK?

   Shareware operates on the "try before you buy" system. Authors allow 
their programs to be copied and passed around, among friends, over BBS 
systems or through services such as Software Shopper.

   If you find a shareware program is of value to you and you intend to 
keep and use it, then you must register the program with the author (pay 
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versions and support if you happen to run into problems.) The fee also 
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   No part of the money collected by Software Shopper, or any other 
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author gets paid only when you send in your registration fee. We supply 
all copies of shareware programs on both 5-1/4- and 3-1/2- inch disks, 
although there is an extra charge of 75 cents per disk for 3-1/2-inch 
(720K) format. There is no extra charge for 3-1/2-inch 1.44MB (high-
density disks).

   Programs are separated into subdirectories on a disk when we make up 
special orders for you (most of our orders are special orders). A short 
instruction sheet is packaged with the disk, but your disk label tells 
you the name of the subdirectories.

   Generally, our orders are processed within 24 business hours of 
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Our business hours are generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through 
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   We disclaim any damage that any of the software in Software Shopper 
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   We invite and solicit your comments and suggestions about Software 
Shopper and the shareware which we make available through it. Our 
shareware library contains many more programs than appears in this issue 
of Software Shopper. If you have a specific need, please contact us on 
our Customer Assistance line, (502) 228-4492. We will do everything we 
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   Falsoft, Inc. is an approved vendor and associate member of the 
Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure 
that the shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve 
a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the member 
directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you 
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About the Catalog
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

   The rest of Software Shopper Online is our database or "catalog" -- 
the majority of the shareware programs in our archives, which are 
neither new nor updated this month. While you'll see more than a 
thousand programs listed in the database, please keep in mind that more 
is coming! We're still in the process of converting records, so future 
issues will be more complete. If your favorite shareware title is 
missing from the database now, it will probably soon be added.

   Also, a note about how the database is structured. There really is a 
method to the madness! We divided the database into 32 sections (usually 
32): 16 broad categories for DOS and the same 16 broad categories for 
Windows. (Categories include Business, Education, Games, Utilities, 
etc.) Each rather generic category is in turn broken down into smaller 
subcategories -- for example, "Business" is broken down into Accounting, 
Contact Management, Personal Finance and others.

   When you read the database, it will look like each category starts 
out nicely in alphabetical order -- but then does several A-Z cycles! 
The reason for this is that the subcategories are also in alphabetical 
order. Yes, we COULD have separated the database into distinct 
subcategory files, but your SysOps would have wanted to murder us for 
making them deal with hundreds of files instead of the slightly unwieldy 
32! As long as you know the subcategory structure is there, you should 
have no trouble finding the kinds of programs you're interested in.

   We do not have registration fee information available for all titles, 
so for those "Author's fee" fields that show a fee of "0.00," please do 
not assume that registration is free!


>>[ An Invitation to Shareware Authors ]<<

   Shareware authors: we invite you to monitor our catalog to help keep 
us up-to-date with your titles. Although we receive the ASP Advantage 
CD-ROM and get disks sent to us by shareware authors, we don't get 
everything we'd like -- so we turn to BBSs and online services for files 
we're missing (and of course read the vendor info to make sure we're 
allowed to distribute the programs we download). We'd rather that the 
programs came directly from you -- and we're sure you'd prefer that too. 
Feel free to send us your updates and new titles. Our mailing address 
is: Software Shopper, P.O. Box 385, Prospect, KY 40059. Our shipping 
address is: Software Shopper, The Falsoft Building, 9509 U.S. Highway 
42, Prospect, KY 40059.

   We've got to tell you about our new high-density line. Many shareware 
vendors are still putting out titles on low-density floppy disks only, 
but we're proud to have launched our "HD" line: which means we can 
competitively distribute titles like DOOM, Raptor, GeoPublish and 
NeoBook Pro on high-density disks (complete with nifty, laser-printed 
labels). So, large programs don't upset us! We do request that, when you 
send us large programs, you break them into chunks that would also fit 
on 1.2MB floppy disks. But if you can't, that's OK -- we'll just insert 
a note asking readers to order the program on 1.44MB disks only.

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Online Order Form
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

   If you would like to order shareware from Software Shopper, please 
capture or log the following order form to a file, then print it using a 
monospaced font. (If you need more space for your order, feel free to 
copy and paste additional lines.) Write (or type) your selections on the 
form, cut a check, and mail the check and the form to us. OR, if you're 
planning to pay by credit card, you can call our order line at 1-800-
847-0309 and place your order over the phone. OR you can send an 
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your selections), along with your credit-card information, to 
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| []  YES! But I'm checking only the ones I want.             |--------|
|     [] JU9232  Fonter v6.2(normally $6) now only $3         |        |
|     [] FE9516  Music Sculptor V1.4 (normally $6) now only $3|        |
|     [] NV9365  SmilerShell V2.0(normally $6) now only $3    |        |
|     [] FE9522  SuperBar V2.0b (normally $6) now only $3     |        |
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|                             SUBTOTAL                        |        |
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| *Please indicate disk size for titles ordered on low-density|        |
| disks:   [] 5-1/4-inch (360K)    [] 3-1/2-inch (720K)       |        |
|     Add $0.75 for each title ordered on 720K disks          |        |
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| Please indicate disk size for titles ordered from our high- |        |
| density line: [] 5-1/4-inch (1.2MB)   [] 3-1/2-inch (1.44MB)|        |
| (Please order HD titles on 1.44MB floppies: no surcharge!!!)|        |
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| Kentucky residents add 6% Sales Tax; Canadians add 7% GST   |        |
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|                             TOTAL       (Minimum Order $6)  |        |
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