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Listed below are figures from my columns in Access To Wang for your convenience in copying code listings or reviewing sample reports or screens.

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The SCRN2WP utility: Create a WP document from a screen dump
Access 86, May 1986
Describes how to use Wang Procedure language to create a WP document from a screen dump

The MOVEIT Procedure: MOVE files, don't COPY them!
Access 86, August 1986
Shows how a Procedure could be used to move a file

The RUNRPT Procedure: REPORT utility heading control
Access 86, September 1986
Uses Procedure to control the REPORT utility

The NEWMENU Procedure: Making a procedure menu
Access 86, October 1986
An approach to menus using Procedure

Procedure 3.00.10: Unlocking its secrets
Access 86, November 1986
New features of Procedure

The WORKBNCH Procedure: An illustration of the FIND subroutine
Access 86, December 1986
A tool that extracts files by name and presents a list with several actions

The TRACER Procedure: Seeing how they run
Access 87, January 1987
Using the TRACE facility in Procedure

The $VERIFY Procedure: Using subprocedures
Access 87, February 1987
Using subprocedures

Procedures from Boilerplate: Plus the External Copy function within the Wang Editor
Access 87, April 1987
Creating Procedure source from stored examples

A User Management System: Using logon procedures to set usage constants
Access 87, May 1987
A generic user default system using GLOBAL variables

The MWSEDIT Procedure: Controlling workstation personalities
Access 87, June 1987
Edits specific elements in user Multistation workstation personalities

The FILEDATA Procedure: Gathering file usage data
Access 87, July 1987
Extract information on system file usage

The TRANSPRT Procedure: Queuing print files to remote systems
Access 87, August 1987
A Procedure that transfers print files between VS systems (part 1 of 2)

The TRANSPRT Procedure, Part II: Creating print file headers
Access 87, September 1987
A Procedure that transfers print files between VS systems (part 2 of 2)

VS Search Utilities: Assessing four public domain USERAIDS
Access 87, November 1987
Publicly-available text search tools for the Wang VS

Controlling File Access: OPENing up your files with SPECIAL INPUT
Access 88, April 1988
Using SPECIAL INPUT to speed file access

Time-Release Operations: More on using Glossary for keystroke automation
Access to Wang, January 1989
More on using Multistation glossaries to automate operations tasks

The Cheap Detective: GUMSHOE tracks down SUBMIT and background processing
Access to Wang, March 1989
Description of GUMSHOE, a text search tool that uses background processing

Time Trials: Determining workstation response time and more on Lotus date formats
Access to Wang, June 1989
A procedure for determining approximate workstation response time without expensive utility software

Word Work: Text tools to manage manuscript preparation
Access to Wang, July 1989
VS tools that can be used to search, catalog, or compare versions of documents

To Any Length: Variable-length data records: a COBOL example
Access to Wang, October 1989
Using variable-length records in COBOL programs

It's Showtime: Creating effective system presentations
Access to Wang, December 1989
Using screen dumps and the SHOWSCRN utility to present system images

This Year's Model: Improved features add more usability for DATENTRY
Access to Wang, February 1990
New features of DATENTRY explained and demonstrated

Memories: Remembering how to write programs that create procedures has its benefits
Access to Wang, March 1990
Creating programs that write Procedure files

Spellbound: Mastering printer control codes - first of a two-part series
Access to Wang, April 1990
Embedding printer control characters in Wang print files (part 1 of 2)

Printed Matter: Practical applications of printer control codes - second of a two-part series
Access to Wang, May 1990
Embedding printer control characters in Wang print files (part 2 of 2)

Here's the Needle!: Finding files fast with BACKDATA
Access to Wang, July 1990
Creating a backup file log system using BACKUP's print files as data

Design School: Application design for asynchronous workstations - Part II
Access to Wang, October 1990
Designing applications to work well with asynchronous workstations (part 2 of 2)

Safe and Secure: Tighten up VS system security with this tip
Access to Wang, November 1990
Enhancements to reporting information within the SECURITY file

The Steamroller Effect: Flatten files with CONDENSE
Access to Wang, December 1990
Using the CONDENSE utility to combine file information for REPORT or INQUIRY

File Experiments: Existing disk management software doesn't fulfill simple needs
Access to Wang, January 1991
Review of disk management tools and their limitations

Getting the Message: The USERAID MAIL, and a SECURDB update for OS 7.20 or higher
Access to Wang, March 1991
Discussion of MAIL, a free electronic mail tool, and updates to the SECUREDB tool

Power and People: The environmental impact of computer operations - Part II
Access to Wang, May 1991
Suggestions for reducing the environmental impact of computer operations (part 2 of 2)

Easy Routines: Options for linking subroutines
Access to Wang, June 1991
Options for linking subroutines

Shrink to Fit: Easing troublesome data communications
Access to Wang, July 1991
Methods of transferring data and some compression tools available

A Classic Tool: From humble USERAID beginnings, EZFORMAT approaches cult status
Access to Wang, November 1991
Review of the features of EZFORMAT

Updating the Security Database: Changes to the SECURITY utility may require a few modifications
Access to Wang, February 1992
Updating information on the SECUREDB tool to enhance security information

Integration: Adapting existing technologies to new standards
Access to Wang, March 1992
Options for integrating Wang VS systems in a heterogeneous environment

Rediscovering CONVERTC: Practical uses for a little-known tool
Access to Wang, April 1992
Advanced search uses for CONVERTC

Limited Access: Restricting user access through the application
Access to Wang, June 1992
Assigning access rights to programs, not users

Change Control: Effectively managing the development process
Access to Wang, July 1992
Discussion of source file change control and application to the VS editor

The Procedure Police: A quick, standard method for updating and documenting procedure code
Access to Wang, August 1992
A method for producing easy documentation for Procedure files

Simulating paths on the VS: An alternative to putting common programs in the system library
Access to Wang, November 1992
A simulation of MS-DOS and Unix paths, allowing search of several libraries for programs

Global Variables: Let your applications share information
Access to Wang, December 1992
Using GLOBAL variables to pass information between programs

Out of Sight!: Putting your programs in deep background
Access to Wang, January 1993
Creating a Procedure to submit programs to background

Introducing the Wang Symbolic Debugger
Access to Wang, June 1993
Techniques and personalization of the Wang debugger (part 1 of 2)

The Wang Symbolic Debugger: Part Two of a series
Access to Wang, July 1993
Techniques and personalization of the Wang debugger (part 2 of 2)

Behind the GUI: Exploring UNIX
Access to Wang, September 1993
First steps in exploring Unix

The Unix File System: Navigating the hierarchical directory structure
Access to Wang, October 1993
Beginning use of the Unix file system, including descriptions of its directory structure

Unix System Administration: Assigning access rights
Access to Wang, November 1993
Basic Unix security and user setup

Living Without the CREATE Utility: Making do in Unix
Access to Wang, April 1994
Finding Unix tools to replace the functionality of CREATE

Cross-Platform File Archiving: Combine, compress, retrieve and store files with common utilities
Access to Wang, June 1994
Description of Unix and MS-DOS compression tools, including ZIP/UNZIP and Lha

Archiving Tools Continued: Putting some ZIP in your system
Access to Wang, July 1994
Using ZIP on Unix systems

E-mail Made Easy: Unix automates mail delivery
Access to Wang, October 1994
Using Unix mail to deliver messages, reports, and other information

Looking for Help in All the Right Places: Online services fill vacuum left by user groups' demise
Access to Wang, December 1994
Discussion of the demise of user groups and likely on-line replacements for them

Less and WINLOC: Utilities to make life easier for users
Access to Wang, February 1995
The less tool (an alternative to more) and customized menus for WINLOC

Source Code Tracking on the VS: File comparison and installation
Access to Wang, April 1995
Using the Wang COMPARE utility (the SRCDIFF option) to sift out changes to source files

Hypertext Links: Document access without paper
Access to Wang, June 1995
Description of hypertext systems, including Wang INFO, Microsoft help files, and HTML

SMB Networks: The key to Unix integration
Access to Wang, June 1995
Using SMB-compliant servers and clients for easy Unix/PC integration

Dialing In: Remote terminal access to the VS
Access to Wang, September 1995
Models of remote access to VS systems, including asynchronous workstations and remote network access

Telecommuting for the VS: Remote network connections using SLIP
Access to Wang, October 1995
A prototype of network-based access to VS and other systems using SLIP

Setting Up a Remote Terminal: A step-by-step tutorial
Access to Wang, November 1995
Step-by-step instructions for setting up Wang asynchronous workstations

Moving from Wang WP to PC Word Processing
Access to Wang, December 1995
Comparisons of Wang WP and PC word processing systems for those planning to migrate

Forced Conversion: Converting PC word processing to other formats
Access to Wang, January 1996
Saving PC documents in special formats for conversion

New Dog, Old Tricks: Merging documents using PC word processing products
Access to Wang, February 1996
Comparison of document merges using Wang WP and PC word processing products

Getting Everyone Together: Applying Internet technology for an organization's internal information needs
Access to Wang, August 1996
Uses of Internet tools for workgroup communication within the organization

Cyber Pubs: Publishing for internal information needs using Web technology
Access to Wang, October 1996
Using Web technology for internal informational needs

Tricky Business: Converting legacy documents to the Web
Access to Wang, February 1997
Converting existing documents to HTML for distribution within the organization

It's All in the Code: Comparing the VS with other development environments
Access to Wang, November 1997
Comparing the development environments of the Wang VS and new technologies

The VS Developer's Guide to Script Languages: Part 1: Introduction to script languages
Access to Wang, January 1998
Introducing script languages and their application (part 1 of 6)

Using Script Languages: Part 2: VBScript
Access to Wang, February 1998
Script language series: VBScript (part 2 of 6)

Using Script Languages: Part 3: JavaScript
Access to Wang, March 1998
Script language series: JavaScript (part 3 of 6)

Using Script Languages: Part 4 (Perl, Part 1)
Access to Wang, April 1998
Script language series: Perl, part 1 (part 4 of 6)

Using Script Languages: Part 5 (Perl, Part 2)
Access to Wang, May 1998
Script language series: Perl, part 2 (part 5 of 6)

Using Script Languages: Part 6: Java
Access to Wang, June 1998
Script language series: Java (part 6 of 6)

Unix Integration: Connecting Wang VS and Unix systems
Access to Wang, June 1998
Connecting VS and Unix systems using common asynchronous workstations or LAN-based gateway products

More About Getting Online
Access to Wang, August 1998
More on getting on the Internet (part 2 of 2)

Safety First!: Develop a backup strategy for your system
Access to Wang, August 1990
Creating a backup strategy for your system

Review: Wang COBOL-85
Access to Wang, November 1988
Review of Wang's COBOL-85 product

Aiding the Cause: The updated USERAIDS are tools that may benefit your shop
Access to Wang, April 1991
Review of the USSWU VSAIDS package

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