Q67860: The Microsoft Mouse with Lotus 1-2-3 Release 3.1
Article: Q67860 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 10-FEB-1991 You can use the Microsoft Mouse with Lotus 1-2-3 version 3.1. The mouse will work correctly with both the COM and SYS versions of the drivers. Correct mouse use in 1.2.3 release 3.1 depends on whether or not the memory resident formatting and printing utility WYSIWYG is properly installed and loaded into memory. Without installation and loading of WYSIWYG, no mouse cursor will appear on the normal Lotus 1-2-3 screen. If you try use a previous Lotus 1-2-3 Microsoft Mouse menu or the generic MSMENU, Lotus will not work correctly (for example, you will get erratic highlights and no cursor). It appears that in some instances there is a problem with earlier versions of the mouse driver even when WYSIWYG is correctly installed and loaded. A possible solution is to update the mouse driver to MOUSE.COM version 7.04. Another possible solution is to load MOUSE.SYS version 7.04 with the CONFIG.SYS file. Correct use of the mouse in Lotus 1-2-3 version 3.1 depends on proper installation of WYSIWYG, correct hardware configuration, and the right operating environment. Installation ------------ The following steps are necessary to ensure that the Microsoft Mouse will work with Lotus 1-2-3 version 3.1: 1. Complete installation of the mouse hardware and software. Be sure the mouse driver is loaded into memory. 2. Complete the first-time installation of Lotus 1-2-3 3.1. If you did not choose to have the WYSIWYG files transferred to the hard disk the first time, you must rerun the installation program from the hard disk and choose the option to transfer the WYSIWYG files to the hard disk. 3. After completing the first installation of Lotus 3.1, put the Add-In Support Disk into drive A and type "install" (without the quotation marks) at the A:> prompt. The installation program will place the WYSIWYG files into the default directory C:\123R3\ADDINS. 4. When this second "install" is complete, go to the C:\123R3 subdirectory and type "123". This takes you into the normal Lotus screen. 5. Press the ALT+F10 key combination. You will see the Addin menu in the Lotus menu bar area. 6. From the Addin menu, choose Load. 7. Specify WYSIWYG.PLC as the add-in to read into memory. 8. Select No-Key. 9. WYSIWYG is now in memory, and you have a mouse cursor. 10. You can get the regular Lotus menus by selecting Quit or using the key combination CTRL+BREAK. You also may toggle between the Addin menu and the main Lotus menu by clicking the right mouse button. Hardware -------- You must have a mouse and mouse driver as well as a graphics display monitor and a graphics display card. Lotus 1-2-3 3.1 also requires at least a 286 microprocessor. Operating Environment --------------------- Lotus 1-2-3 3.1 requires MS-DOS version 3.00 or later. It will not run in the DOS compatibility box of OS/2; however, it will run after you choose the DOS dual-boot option from OS/2. Lotus 1-2-3 3.1 will run under the DOS option of Windows 3.00 or it can be installed as a Windows 3.00 application. Additional Tips --------------- Microsoft Mouse Driver versions 7.03 and 7.05 will return a white arrow graphics cursor in Lotus 1-2-3 3.11 while all other mouse driver versions will return a blue graphics cursor. To select an item from a menu you must point to the menu item desired and hold the left mouse button down. Then move the highlight to the sub-menu choice. When you release the mouse button, the item will be selected. In addition to normal mouse cursor movement, you may also move the mouse cursor by selecting the arrow icons on the right hand side of the 1-2-3 screen.
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