If you have just a few images you would like to put into OOPS!® but not
enough images to justify the cost of a scanner, we have a solution for
you. For a small fee, we can scan your images and send them back to you
on disk. You could just copy the files from the floppy disk to your
OOPS!® directory and ta da . . . pictures!
Did you ever wish you had another database or two in OOPS!® so you could
store information like who has what keys or the calibration data for
your tools? Maybe you need an interface to make OOPS!® talk with another
system. What about those Trouble Shooting Guides you've always meant to
make? Ounce of Prevention Software, Inc. can be contracted to write
specialized routines for Doctor OOPS!® to give you those little extras
that you want.
For special jobs, the procedure to follow is this: Decide what you would
like to have done. Give us a call and we will tell you if it is within
the realm of possibility. If it is, write down as much detailed
information about the project as you can and send it to us. We will look
it over and be able to give you a pretty close estimate of the cost. If
you want to proceed, you issue a PO# and we go to work. When the job is
finished, we will send it to you for approval.
If you are interested in contract work, contact us by fax, phone or e-mail.
OOPS!® Welcome to Nancy Creedon
Ounce of Prevention System is proud to announce the addition of Nancy
Creedon to its Sales and Marketing staff. Nancy brings an invaluable
array of sales and service experience to her position, including
software analysis and modification recommendations, Quality Team
Management and computer training. She is also knowledgeable in all
phases of order processing, as well as specifics of purchasing
requirements and inventory control.
A Pittsburgh native, Nancy is married and has two children, Jason,
twelve, and Natalie, eight. She considers herself "A Hockey Mom" because
of her son's involvement in the sport. She enjoys gourmet cooking and a
brisk walk in the morning. In addition, Nancy has been an active member
of a Women's Club for many years and is currently club president.
Technical Tip: PRINT CACHEING
Is your printing slowing you down? If you route the output from a
standalone version of OOPS!® to a printer with little memory, there may
be hope for speeding up your reporting capability. On a printer that has
very little memory, the computer sends the output to the printer faster
than the printer can handle it. The job goes to the printer's memory
until that gets full. Then the printer accepts the output only as fast
as it can print. The result is that the computer is forced to send the
rest of the print job in small chunks. This ties up the computer until
the printer can catch up, resulting in a lot of wasted time.
If you are experiencing this problem, you may notice when you run a long
report, the first part of the output scrolls rapidly up your computer's
screen, but after a while the job seems to hit a snag and begins to
almost click up the screen a few lines at a time; the clicking behavior
continues for the rest of the job. Your computer becomes available for
use again before the job is finished printing, but not before the job is
To improve your system's performance with a DOS application, you have a
couple of choices. You can get a new printer with more memory or get
more more memory for your current printer. But you may still have some
print jobs that are too large for your printer to handle. You might
consider a print cache program. A print cache program allows you to
define a print queue on your hard drive to which it sends your print
jobs. The print cache will then send the job from the queue to the
printer while you are working in OOPS!® on your next task. Print
cacheing programs for DOS are available from your local software vendor.
Networks spool jobs, so print cacheing is not a concern if you run
OOPS!® on a network and print to a network printer. If you run OOPS!®
under the OS/2 operating system, you need not worry about this problem;
OS/2 will spool all of your print jobs, including OOPS!® jobs, without
any additional software.