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MacWorks:Different Communications Settings Using DialCom Service

PSS ID Number: Q48899 Article last modified on 10-22-1998

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This information applies to:
- Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, versions 1.x, 2.0 and 3.0


DialCom is a news and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) communications service. Users of the Microsoft Works Communications module cannot use the normal control character sequences listed on page 342 of the “Using Microsoft Works” version 2.0 manual (on page 293 in the “Using Microsoft Works” version 1.0 manual) with DialCom.

The following should be used as substitutes:

Action Key(s) —— ——

Break CTRL+P Delete Standard BACKSPACE or DELETE key on main keyboard Escape CTRL+Q

Other useful DialCom commands include the following:

Action Key(s) —— ——

Stop CTRL+S (Freezes the screen and stops scrolling) Restart CTRL+Q (Restarts the screen and reenables scrolling)

DialCom recommends that VT100 be used as the terminal type.

DialCom support can be reached at (301) 770-4280.

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