The SGML Tagger
This program runs in DOS mode. To ensure that the program will work properly, be sure to exit out of any open Windows applications before running it.
I. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STRUCTURE AND CONTENT:
The SGML Tagger adds Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) to computer-based documents, as they are created or into existing computer-based texts. It contains a tutorial as well as comprehensive information concerning how to use The SGML Tagger in your own documents. Below is a description of the more general features and methods of operation.
II. STARTING UP THE SGML TAGGER:
Place the disk in the A: drive of the computer. Click and hold on Start, Programs and the MS-DOS icon labelled SGML Tagger (near the end of the list) as the menus open for you. If you have any difficulties, please ask a staff member for assistance.
III. USING THE SGML TAGGER:
- After calling up the SGML Tagger, the
start-up screen will appear. Press the spacebar and a small box will
pop up, asking you to give the pattern of the name of the Document Type
Definition (DTD) you wish to use. This box allows you to specify the
disk drive on which to look for the DTD (A:, B:, C:, etc.), and the
general pattern of the DTD name, using the standard DOS wildcard
characters * and ?. By default the program will look for files with the
suffix DTD on the current drive. (If you want to use the tutorial,
you'll want to select LETTER.DTD from the list of Document Type
Definition files.) For more information, refer to the manual
(see Sections 2.3.1--pp. 4-7--and
Once the DTD has been selected successfully, a message will appear on screen to tell you that the SGML Tagger has been set up successfully. Press any key to clear this message (as stated in the lower right-hand corner of the box).
You may now begin to use your word processor.
- Running Your Word Processor: Once the SGML Tagger has
been loaded, you will be returned to the main DOS screen. Go to the
directory that contains your word processor (or document editor) and
call it up as usual (at the Electronic Text Center, you can use
WordPerfect 5.1 from the network. Type n:. Then, at the N:\> prompt,
type cd apps\wp51. Then type wp, and WordPerfect will
come up. You can now use the SGML Tagger in a file that you create, or in
one that has already been created. Each time you want to add some SGML
markup to the document, press CTRL+SPACE.
- Help: At any point while the SGML Tagger is on screen, you
can press F1 to call up the context-sensitive help system: a
help box will appear, giving you further information on the current
option you are considering. Use the mouse or the PAGE DOWN and
PAGE UP keys to browse the information.
Where appropriate, the help system also offers hypertext links to related topics. These will be highlighted within the help box. Use the cursor keys to highlight your chosen entry, then press Return. The contents of the help box will now show information on the topic you have selected. You can continue this process indefinitely, moving from topic to topic until your query is resolved. It is also possible to backtrack to previous topics by pressing ALT+F1, or by clicking in the top left corner of the help box if you are using a mouse. This facility allows you to move back up to twenty screens from the current topic.
If you want help on a different topic, press F1 twice to get an index of help topics. You can browse through this list (press any letter to jump to the first entry starting with that letter) and select the highlighted topic by pressing Return. Once again, you can navigate to any related topic.
Additional help is provided on how to use the program, general SGML concepts, and the set of SGML rules currently being used. When you have finished using the help system, press ESC. You will be returned to the option you were considering when you asked for help. (See the manual for help on elements, entities and attributes.)
IV. EXITING THE SGML TAGGER:
If you want to quit at any point before the SGML Tagger has been loaded, press ESC.
Within your word-processing program, press CTRL+SPACE to bring up the SGML Tagger menu. The SGML Tagger will (usually) recognize that you have finished editing and will offer to unload itself. If the main menu appears instead, use the arrow keys to highlight option 7. Press Return or simply type 7 to quit the application. If you have trouble unloading, refer to p. 55 of the manual.