User's Guide


Terminal Emulator

for Windows TM

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About This Guide

PowerTerm is a fully functional terminal emulator for Microsoft Windows.

This guide assumes that you are familiar with Windows conventions and the operation of the terminal you intend to emulate.

Chapter 1, Introduction to PowerTerm, presents PowerTerm and describes its main features. It also provides a quick guide to working with PowerTerm.

Chapter 2, Installing PowerTerm, provides instructions for installing PowerTerm under Windows 3.x and Windows 95.

Chapter 3, The PowerTerm Window, provides an overview of the PowerTerm window and its components.

Chapter 4, Using PowerTerm, provides step-by-step instructions for using PowerTerm.

Chapter 5, Scripts, describes the Power Script Language (PSL). A detailed description of each PSL command is provided in the PowerTerm online help.

Chapter 6, Menu Reference, describes each of the PowerTerm menu options.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction To PowerTerm

What is PowerTerm?

PowerTerm Features

System Requirements

PowerTerm Setup

   Working with a Single Host

   Working with Different Terminal Emulations

A Quick Guide Through PowerTerm

Chapter 2: Installing PowerTerm

   Installing PowerTerm

Chapter 3: The PowerTerm Window

The PowerTerm Window

Menu Bar

   Menu Conventions

   Working with Menus and Commands


Hot Keys

Manipulating Desktop Components

Selecting Text

Chapter 4: Using PowerTerm

PowerTerm Workflow

Step 1: Starting PowerTerm

Step 2: Setting Up your Working Environment

Step 3: Defining Settings for Terminal Emulation (Terminal Settings)

Step 4: Defining Modem and Communication Settings

Step 5: Saving the Terminal Setup File

Step 6: Connecting to a Host

Step 7: Working with the Host

Step 8: Ending a PowerTerm Session

Step 9: Exiting PowerTerm

Chapter 5: Scripts

Script Overview

Power Script Language (PSL)

   PowerTerm Sample Scripts

   PSL Syntax

   PSL Data Types

   Variable Assignment

   Activating Script Files from the Host

   DDE Commands

Using PowerTerm Scripts

   Creating a Script

   Editing a Script

   Recording a Script

   Running PowerTerm Scripts

   Running a Specific Script

   Running a Script upon Startup

   Running Individual Script Commands

   Activating a Recorded Script

   Saving a Recorded Script

Chapter 6: Menu Reference

File Menu

   New Terminal Setup

   Open Terminal Setup

   Save Terminal Setup

   Save Terminal Setup As

   Save As Icon

   Open Keyboard File

   Save Keyboard File

   Open Power Pad File

   Save Power Pad File

   Print Screen

   Print Setup

   Start /Stop Auto Print

   Form Feed

   Line Feed

   New Terminal Window


Edit Menu

   Select Screen

   Clear Screen

   Reverse Screen

   Clear History



   Copy to File

   Automatic Copy

Terminal Menu


   PowerTerm Fonts

   System Fonts



   Hold Screen


Communication Menu


   Modify Connection


   Modem Setup

   Reset Communication

   File Transfer Setup

   Receive File

   Send File


Options Menu

   Keyboard Map

   Power Pad Setup

   Start/Stop Trace

   Input Trace

   Hide Menu

   Hide Buttons

   Hide Status Bar

   Hide Tool Bar

   Show Power Pad

Script Menu

   Run Script

   Edit Script

   Script Command

   Start/Stop Script Recording

   Pause Script Recording

   Activate Recorded Script

   Save Recorded Script

Help Menu


   Getting Started

   About PowerTerm