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OS/2 Office Autodial: Install Exit Routine for Autodial

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122035D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sumner, KM: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes an install exit routine that will configure the OS/2* Office Autodial feature. Execution of this routine will speed up installation of OS/2 Office, take the burden of configuring Autodial away from the user and eliminate documentation.

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OS/2 Office Autodial: Install Exit Routine for Autodial

      This article describes an install exit routine that will
configure the OS/2* Office Autodial feature. Execution of this
routine will speed up installation of OS/2 Office, take the burden of
configuring Autodial away from the user and eliminate documentation.

      In OS/2 Office, the Autodial feature provides basic phone
functions. These basic functions include dialing a phone, answering
an incoming call and terminating a call by hanging up.

      The user can dial the phone by entering a number via an entry
field, pressing numbered push buttons, or dragging an object
containing a phone number onto the phone icon which is registered on
the office window. Once the number is provided, the user can proceed
to dial the number by choosing the Dial push button.

      Autodial also provides the user with the ability to answer
incoming calls. When the phone rings, the user can "pick-up" the
phone by pressing the ANSWER push button. This action will put the
call on speaker and the user can start the conversation.

      Finally, a user can terminate or cancel a call by pressing the
HANGUP push button.

      If the user chooses to install Autodial, a panel will be
displayed prompting the user for information about their specific
machine and communication hardware. For example, the user can be
asked for the com port, baud rate, word length, parity, stop bits and
handshaking. Help will be provided...