Question: What should I set the directories A through E to?

Answer: Directory A is set to the Verdict data directory. For example, C:\Program Files\MicroCraft\Verdict9\Data or F:\Verdict10\Data. Ideally, Directories B and C (for snapping out and in) would both be set to a zip drive or a subdirectory on the network if all operators have access to the network. If a zip drive or network isn't available, Directories B and C are both set to the same subdirectory on the C: drive. For example, C:\Snap. Directories D & E are both set to the A: drive unless you want to Transfer in and out over a network.

Question: If the Snap directory is set to C:\Snap, and the Verdict
operator snaps out data, how do the LegalPad operators on other computers get the information.

Answer: After the Verdict operator snaps out data to C:\Snap, he/she then uses Windows Copy & Paste to copy the data in the Snap directory to disks in the A: drive. If any of the files is too large to fit on a floppy disk, he/she uses Windows Backup to back up the data to disks in the A: drive. (Windows backup compresses the data files so they will fit.) Then the LegalPad operators on other computers make a C:\Snap directory on their computers. The data is copied or restored into their C:\Snap directory. After the data is put in the Snap directory, they can go to the Data Exchange screen in LegalPad and snap the data in to their LegalPad. Note that there is also a program called Winzip which can be used to compress data files into a smaller size so that the data can be put on a floppy disk for easy transfer to other computers.You can also use a writeable CD.

Question: Can I transfer out entries from LegalPad to a subdirectory
on the network?

Answer: Yes, if you want to, but it certainly seems easier to just transfer the entries to a floppy disk in the A: drive. If you transfer entries to a subdirectory on the network, each LegalPad operator has to have his/her own subdirectory for transferring entries. You cannot transfer all LegalPad entries from many computers into one subdirectory. This makes a lot of work for the Verdict operator. The Verdict operator has to set Directory E to the first subdirectory and transfer in data from the first LegalPad operator, then set Directory E to the next subdirectory and transfer in data from the second LegalPad operator, and so forth. It's just so much easier to transfer out and in from a disk in the A: drive.

 

 

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