Welcome to Lexis Map Viewer
Updated November 1997 by Kirill Andreev
Table of Contents
3. List of Files
4. Getting Started
Lexis Map Viewer Version 1.0
Copyright 1995-1997 Odense University, Denmark
Software and Lexis maps on this diskette by Kirill Andreev
Send your comments to Kirill Andreev
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Fax +49 381 2081 202
+49 381 2081 219
LEXISV.EXE will run under MS Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT 3.51 or Windows NT 4.00. It doesn't require any special installation procedures, and you can even run it from the floppy drive. To shorten the time needed for reading files you can copy all files from the diskette to your hard disk (usually C:). All files must be located in the same directory.
Using the MS DOS prompt, the installation looks like this:
1) Copy all files from a: to C:\LEXISV (a different directory name is possible) with the following DOS commands:
C:\>copy a:\*.* C:\LEXISV
In Windows 3.1:
2) Select FILE|NEW in the Program Manager.
3) Set PROGRAM ITEM and click OK.
4) Input DESCRIPTION Lexis Map Viewer
COMMAND LINE C:\LEXISV\LEXISV.EXE
5) Click OK
6) To run LEXISV.EXE, double click on icon.
In Windows 95/Windows NT:
2) Start | Settings | Taskbar | Start Menu Programs | Add
To run the program from the floppy disk:
1) Click Start button
2) Choose Run
3) Type in the dialog: a:\lexisv
4) Press Enter
List of Files
Lexis Map Viewer software
Abridged version of this file in plain ASCII format
This help file
ASCII text file, list of figures
Example of FIGURES.TXT file:
This file includes a list of figures to be displayed by Lexis Map Viewer. Strings starting with semicolons are comments.
This is a list of movie figures.
Figure numbers. The 1a points to two files: FIG1a.TXT and FIG1a.BIN. These files store
the map information and must be located in the same directory.
Files with map information. Some parameters for drawing the map are stored in the binary file
BIN and others in the ASCII text file TXT.
Run Lexis Viewer. The program looks for the file FIGURE.TXT and displays the first map listed in this file. Then you can navigate through the list of figures via the program menu or your keyboard.
Updated by L. Andreeva, 23-Sep-1998