|Enhanced Shipping List Service|
Welcome to the Enhanced Shipping List Service, brought to you through a cooperative agreement between the State University of New York at Buffalo
Federal Depository Library Program.
The instructions below will help you use our WindowsTM version of our DOCS label making program, which we call " DOCS 2000 ".
You must have a computer displaying with at least 800 x 600 lines of resolution, for the application window to properly display.
The program may be installed in any directory you wish, and on any drive you wish (including networked drives). My recommendation is that you create a directory that provides adequate description, but is NO MORE THAN 8 characters long. I also recommend that this directory is on a drive that you run other applications from, just for the sake of consistency.
Please remember that this program was written using Visual Basic 3, so it is restricted to the limits of pre-Windows 95/NT technology. It follows the "8.3 standards", meaning that files and directory names are limited to 8 characters (with a maximum 3 character extension after the " . " for files).
The program requires that your computer has the file "vbrun300.dll" in the directory that contains Docs2000.exe.
If you find the file, that's great! You should proceed to the next paragraph and hopefully no problems will occur. If you don't find the file, we have a copy of the self-extracting zip file below.
Once you save it to your computer in a temporary directory, run the program and it will extract 2 files. One is the "vbrun300.dll" and the other is a text file about the "vbrun300.dll" file. You will then have to copy "vbrun300.dll" to the directory with Docs2000.exe and proceed to the next paragraph.
You must copy each of the programs listed below (except "vbrun300.exe"), by clicking on the link and saving the file into the directory you created on your computer, so that they all reside in the same directory.
If you have not created an inclusion list yet, after saving the program files below, go to How to Create/Edit an Inclusion File and follow our guide to creating an inclusion list that will be called "MYITEMS.TXT" (again, saved to the same directory as our other files), and then you will almost be ready to begin.
After doing the above, create a subdirectory in the directory the Docs2000 program is in. This will be the location that you will save the shipping list files you download. I would suggest you limit this to just those files and clean out the directory after making your labels so you don't develop a "cluttered directory".
Here's an example of the process:
So, in "8.3" terminology, the "Drive Path" looks like this:
You should also create a shortcut to the program, so you don't have to search for it each time you use it, but that's up to you. The "HELPFILE.TXT" is a file that provides basic information and instructions for using the program. Since it is a text document, it can be edited by you to include information you find useful.
If you write anything you feel others would find helpful, please email me what you added and where, so that I can consider adding it to the helpfile. There's a lot I don't think of, and it's really great to get useful input from those of you who use the program the way it's meant to be used.
Good luck! Please let me know your reactions to the installation process, and any troubles or triumphs that come with the new program. I've put a lot of work into this, so I hope you find it works well and saves time.
If you have a problem or question you want immediate help with, you can call me at 716-645-8577 between 10am-4pm (Weekdays) and if I'm not in, I will return your call As-Soon-As-Possible. You may also email me about anything at all.
|Files you will need||File you may need|
"OK! I'm ready to start saving shipping lists that I need to create labels or shelf lists for!"
If this sounds like you, then go to http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/cts/acq/gpo/ and find the format and file(s) you're looking for. Then save the file(s) according to the instructions that apply to the browser you're using:
The files should be saved in the directory you created that is a sub-directory of the location of DOCS 2000. After creating your labels, label files, or shelf lists, the files will still be in this directory until you delete them with a file manager, Windows Explorer.