Microsoft KB Archive/102558
Grammatik 5.0 Does Not Run with MINIMAL.KBD
PSS ID Number: Q102558 Article last modified on 11-02-1994
====================================================================== 6.00 MS-DOS kbsetup
|The information in this article applies to:|
|- Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, version 6.0|
When you use the MINIMAL.KBD driver supplied with Word for MS-DOS to create a custom SCREEN.VID video driver, the ALT+G key combination that starts Grammatik no longer works.
The MINIMAL.KBD driver does not support the TSR protocol that Grammatik uses to launch Word when you use the GMKWP command. As a result, Word does not trap the ALT+G key combination used to start Grammatik, so Grammatik cannot start.
Use a standard SCREEN.VID file instead of MINIMAL.KBD when you want to run Word and Grammatik.
Grammatik 5 and Word
Grammatik 5 is the grammar checker supplied with Word version 6.0 for MS-DOS. If you install Grammatik, you can start Word through Grammatik by typing “GMKWP” (without the quotation marks) at the command prompt.
When you start Word through Grammatik, you can activate Grammatik by pressing ALT+G from within Word. When you press ALT+G, Grammatik runs the File Save As command in Word by sending the ALT+F2 key combination. After you complete the Save As operation, Grammatik closes Word and starts itself to check the grammar in your document. After you check the grammar in your Word document, Grammatik restarts Word and opens the document.
The MINIMAL.KBD file is a keyboard handler file you can add to your SCREEN.VID file by choosing the Add Safe Keyboard Support for TSRs option during Word Setup. You can also add MINIMAL.KBD to your SCREEN.VID file using the MAKEVID.EXE utility, supplied with Word. For more information on the MAKEVID.EXE utility, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
screen.vid and makevid.exe and creating
The MINIMAL.KBD driver does not support the TSR protocol that Grammatik uses to start Word when you use the GMKWP command. As a result, Word does not trap the ALT+G key combination used to start Grammatik, so Grammatik cannot start. MINIMAL.KBD was designed to solve problems that occur with the default keyboard handler; it was not designed to run with Word through Grammatik using the GMKWP command.
Note: MINIMAL.KBD replaces the BIOSSAFE.KBD keyboard handler supplied with Word versions 5.x. BIOSSAFE.KBD supports the TSR protocol used by Grammatik, so this problem does not occur in Word versions 5.x.
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