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XXCOPY TECHNICAL BULLETIN #39
From: Kan Yabumoto email@example.com
To: XXCOPY user
Subject: The HTML-Style Help file for XXCOPY
Date: 2007-08-18 (revised)
We recommend everyone who uses XXCOPY on a regular basis,
or who tries to learn the program in any way to download the
XXCOPY.CHM file, an HTML-style help file for XXCOPY.
It is a self-contained help file that includes all techincal
bulletin articles published in the XXCOPY home page plus
convenient alphabetical index of all XXCOPY command switches.
It is colorful and extremely well-organized.
Download in the ZIP format: http://www.xxcopy.com/xcpy_chm.zip
Alternatively, you may download the xxcopy.chm file itself
(without being inside a ZIP file) at the followoing URL:
Download directly: http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy.chm
(See the special instruction below when you encounter difficulties
reading the XXCOPY.CHM file.)
Who created it:
Mr. John Zeman of Iowa, U.S.A. designed it, and still maintains
it to this day. John was just a user of XXCOPY. He made this
file available to *ALL* fellow XXCOPY users without any form of
compensation from us, Pixelab, the publisher of this software.
John is also a friend to all in the XXCOPY discussion group
and is very knowldegeable in pretty much everything in XXCOPY
operations. He is a very humble and selfless individual.
Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xxcopy
How to use XXCOPY.CHM:
When you use an Internet Browser (e.g., Windows Explorer, or FireFox),
and specify the URL of the ZIP file version of the XXCOPY.CHM file,
http://www.xxcopy.com/xcln_chm.zip, or just click the hyperlink to
initiate an access to the CHM file, the browser will automatically
start downloading the file. You should move the sole content of
the ZIP file to your Desktop, or save it somewhere and place its
shortcut icon on the Desktop. The xxcopy.chm file that is extracted
from the ZIP file should be ready for viewing.
When you download the CHM file rather than the ZIP format version
(http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy.chm), the download step will proceed
just like a ZIP file. But, the file property need to set properly
in order to view the help pages correctly.
For the first time user:
When you download the XXCOPY.CHM file for the first time, you will
probably encounter the following pop-up warning message:
If you don't pay attention to this and proceed with the check box
[v] Always ask before opening this file
Then, you will end up with the following page with the CHM file.
And you may have to scratch your head for some time.
This nuisance started presumably with some Internet Explorer
update you performed in recent weeks. The failure to display
the proper text in the right-hand pane of the help file is
a result of security setting of your browser system.
If you see this happen, just terminate the XXCOPY.CHM session first.
There are a couple of ways to fix this problem.
1. Using Windows Explorer, locate the XXCOPY.CHM file and right-click
the file to reach its Property sheet. And click the "Unblock"
2. Or, start XXCOPY.CHM once again (either by clicking the shortcut
icon or using any other method). You will be greeted with the same
warning message about the "Unknown Publisher".
This time, make sure that you uncheck the option:
[ ] Always ask before opening this file
Either way, you will not see the warning again for this copy of the
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