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%% Using Commodore's Installer                        by David Tiberio %% 
%%                                     dtiberio@libserv1.ic.sunysb.edu %%
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The Amiga Report Installer script is now finished and ready for use.
Hopefully this will make AmigaReport easier to use. And before you read
further, keep in mind that there are many reasons why you should use the
included installer script as opposed to merely copying the files or
extracting them.

One major advantage is that the Amiga Report Installer is capable of
detecting which AmigaGuide reader you have installed. For example, if
you have MultiView, AR will try to use it. The same is true for picture
viewers, in the event that any pictures are included. For those of you
who keep your Amiga Reports for a few weeks, each will be placed in the
same directory on your hard drive (or floppy for that matter).

To begin, double click on the Install-AR icon. This will open a
window asking if you wish to perform a Novice, Intermediate, or Expert
install. The Novice install will perform all operations without user
intervention.

The Intermediate install first asks whether you wish to install the
software or just test it out. By selecting "Pretend to Install", it will
go through the procedure without transferring any files. You may also
create a file log as a file or to your printer to show what was done, if
desired.

Next is a warning for XPK users. AmigaGuide does not always recognise
files that have been compressed with XPK. This should not be a problem
for Amiga Report readers unless you access Amiga Report from another
AmigaGuide document.

After proceeding, a file requester asks you to select where the guide
should be stored. The default is the SYS: partition, and an AmigaReport
directory will be created there. The files will then be copied over.

The Expert install offers more options. At first it may seem to be
identical to the Intermediate install, but once a destination device has
been selected, new options are available. The Installer will search your
SYS:Utilities/ drawer to see if MultiView is present. If not, it will
look for AmigaGuide. If neither are found, it will check to see if
AmigaGuide is included with the current version of Amiga Report, and copy
it over if found. The icon ToolType will be modified to the first reader
found. Workbench 3.0 users will most likely be using MultiView, while
other users will most likely be using AmigaGuide.

Next, the picture display driver is created, in case pictures are
included with the current Amiga Report. This will first look for 
MultiView, for Workbench 3.0 users, and then for WDisplay or Display. If
WDisplay is included in the current version of Amiga Report, then it is 
copied over and used.

Next, all files are copied over to the destination directory.

If all goes well, the Installer will display a message saying that
the installation is complete, and it will list the location that the Amiga
Report was stored in. At this point, it is ready to read!

In the future, I would like to add support for other AmigaGuide
readers and picture viewers. In order to qualify for inclusion, the
picture viewer must be located in a rather consistent location on
everyone's Amiga, and it must use a consistent filename. While it is
possible to search for variations on filenames and locations, it is not
always possible if these are non-standard.

If anyone has any comments or problems, please feel free to email me.

dtiberio@libserv1.ic.sunysb.edu