READ95.TXT Driver File Contents (tabtest.zip)

READ95.TXT FOR SUMMASOFT WINDOWS 95 DRIVER INSTALLATION
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CONTENTS:

1. INSTALLATION NOTES
   - Installing Over Existing Tablet Drivers
   - Basic Installation Procedure
   - Using the Tablet Without a Mouse
   - Removing the 95 Driver

2. SUPPORTED TABLETS
   - SummaSketch 6x9LC Notes
   - SummaScribe Notes

3. APPLICATION NOTES
   - AutoCAD Notes
   - Adobe Photoshop Notes

4. RELEASE NOTES

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*************************** INSTALLATION NOTES ******************************
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INSTALLING OVER EXISTING TABLET DRIVERS
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If you have previously installed tablet drivers on your system, you
must remove them and reboot your computer before attempting to install
the SummaSoft drivers.  The Setup application will only remove
previously installed Summagraphics tablet drivers. For instructions on
removing drivers for a tablet manufactured by another company, you
should refer to the documentation supplied with that tablet.


BASIC INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
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All tablet drivers are installed using the Summagraphics SETUP program 
provided on the tablet drivers diskette.  The SETUP program will
also allow you to install your drivers in a directory of your own
choosing.

Please read the other sections of this document specific to the driver(s)
you wish to install before doing the installation.

After you have connected your tablet to your computer's serial port and 
connected the tablet power supply, follow this procedure to install or
remove drivers:

  - Boot up Windows 95.

  - Close all open applications, and disable any active Virus Detection 
    software.

  - Insert the Summagraphics driver diskette into your computer.  

  - From the Start menu select Run and enter A:\SETUP
    (or B:\SETUP), and then press Enter.  
    
  - Follow the instructions presented on the computer screen. The
    Summagraphics SETUP program allows you to selectively install or 
    remove any or all of the available drivers for your tablet.  When
    the driver selection screen is presented, be sure to mark only those
    drivers you wish to install or remove.

Note: The cordless pointing devices automatically deactivate themselves
      after a few minutes of non-use.  Simply press button one on the
      pointing device to reactivate the device.  Button one is the tip on
      the pen.


USING THE TABLET WITHOUT A MOUSE
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If you will be using the tablet without a mouse, you will need to install
the Summagraphics Proxy Mouse Driver, included on this diskette.  
Unfortunately, this driver cannot be installed along with the standard 
tablet driver; it must be installed separately.  To install the Proxy Mouse 
Driver:

  - Open the Control Panel (found in the Start Menu under Settings).

  - Start the "Add New Hardware" applet.  When asked if you would like
    Windows to find your new hardware, answer "No".  (This will save a
    lot of time.)

  - When asked the type of device you are installing, pick "Mouse".

  - Click on "Have disk" when asked to select your device.  Insert the
    SummaSoft Driver Diskette when prompted.

  - Choose "Summagraphics Proxy Mouse".

When installation is complete, you may need to restart your computer for
the tablet to now act as your mouse.


REMOVING THE 95 DRIVER
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The drivers should be removed using the Windows 95 standard Add/Remove
Programs Control Panel. This will automatically remove all driver files
and associated Registry entries.  You must reboot your computer to
complete the removal process.


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*************************** SUPPORTED TABLETS *******************************
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The following tablets are supported by this version of the driver:

	Summa Expression
	SummaPad
        SummaScribe (*)
	SummaSketch 6x9 (*)
	SummaSketch II series
	SummaSketch III series
	SummaSketch FX series
	Summa Expert series
	SummaFlex
	Summagrid IV series
	Microgrid III and Ultra series

(*) See notes below regarding this tablet.

SUMMASKETCH 6x9LC NOTES:
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This version of the 95 driver supports the 6x9LC only in Absolute tracking
mode.  Using this tablet in Relative mode will produce erratic results.


SUMMASCRIBE NOTES:
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The MS Pen Extensions for Windows 3.x supplied with this tablet are no longer
supported by Microsoft under Windows 95.  The SummaScribe tablet is hardware
compatible with the SummaSketch 6x9LC, see notes above.


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*************************** APPLICATION NOTES *******************************
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AUTOCAD NOTES
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AutoCAD release 13c4 or greater is required.

BUTTON ASSIGNMENTS: When using cursor buttons in the autocad screen menu
area the buttons act as the defined mouse buttons. If you move out of the
screen menu area into the template area the cursor buttons use the button
definitions in the ACAD.MNU file.  If you want to use the ACAD.MNU
definitions in the screen menu area set the Summagraphics Control Panel
button definitions to none.


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP NOTES
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Adobe Photoshop release 3.05 supports the WINTAB32 standard under 95 and
properly recognizes and uses pressure data from the Summasoft 95 drivers.


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**************************** RELEASE NOTES **********************************
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Version 2.1:
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 - Fixes a problem with SummaFlex not being identified properly.

 - Fixes a problem with 16 button cursor assignments.


Version 2.0:
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 - The SummaSoft Control Panel is now a real Control Panel and now shows up 
   in the standard Control Panel window.

 - Updated Control Panel to reflect Windows 95 look and feel.

 - Added sensitivity adjustment for Relative mode.

 - Now supports Tool Toggle under SmartSketch95.

 - Fixed a problem with the Wintab32.dll not returning a FIX32 data type for
   the resolution.


Version 1.5:
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 - Added the Summagraphics Proxy Mouse driver for using the tablet without 
   a mouse connected to your system.

 - Fixed button mapping problems in both AutoCAD and MicroStation.


Version 1.4: 
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 - Note: This was only released to beta on the BBS and ftp site.

 - Added Wintab32 support.  


Version 1.3:
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 - Initial release of Windows 95 driver.
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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