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*** o3find WinGUI - Version 0.8.2

Full Text Search for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org

This program can find text in many StarOffice / OpenOffice.org
(from now, SO/OOo) documents. You can look for a word, part of 
a word or a phrase in multiple files and folders (directories).
You can also search other types of documents 

(e.g. plain text, Microsoft Office, etc.)

*** What's new

In 0.8.2
* New "Options" dialog box
* o3find can remember the search folder, file types,
and search preferences.

In 0.8.1
* Only the Console edition was changed

In 0.8
* Support for search in all files, not only SO/OOo

In 0.72
* Support special characters, like accented letters (except for Windows 95)

*** System Requirements

- PC (386 or compatible) with Microsoft Windows (98/ME/2000/XP)

Warning: o3find WinGUI has not been tested under Windows 95 and NT4 
but it SHOULD work if Internet Explorer 4.0 or later is installed.

The program does NOT require StarOffice or OpenOffice.org to be installed
(BUT SO/OOo is required in order to open the files found)

*** Installation

Double-click the self-extracting installer and select the folder
where you want to install the program.
If you downloaded the ZIP archive, uncompress it to a folder
of your choice.

The following files will be installed:
- o3find_wingui.exe		The program
- o3find_wingui.hlp		Help document
- o3find_win_readme.txt	This readme file
- o3find_win_leggimi.txt	Italian readme file
- gpl.txt			License information

To launch the program, double-click o3find_wingui.exe 

To create a shortcut on the desktop, right-click o3find_wingui.exe 
and select Send To -> Desktop (Create shortcut)

*** How to uninstall the program

1) If you want to uninstall the program but save your custom preferences,
simply delete the files listed above, in the "Installation" section.
If you re-install o3find WinGUI later, it will remember your custom preferences.

2) If you want to uninstall the program and discard your custom preferences,
first run o3find WinGUI, click the Options button, then go to the Clear tab,
then click "Clear options for this user and quit". Your custom preferences
will be deleted.
Afterwards, delete the files listed above, in the "Installation" section.

If you have a multi-user environment, each user account has got its own
custom preferences, and each user must clear them, if he/she wants. 

(Note: if you open the Help document, Windows may create a hidden file
named o3find_wingui.GID : you can safely delete it)

*** Technical information

Custom preferences are saved in the following registry path:
This is a preliminary release of o3find, thus this registry path 
may change in future versions.
For a multi-user environment, there will be many paths like this:
Where "????" is the identifier Windows assigns to the user.

*** Source code

The source code has been compiled under Windows (98 and XP Pro) 
with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (SP5).

The ZipArchive library source code is included in the source package,
but without the related documentation (to save space).

IMPORTANT: the ZipArchive library source code has been modified
to implement some o3find features.

*** Limitations

This program cannot read encrypted files.
This program cannot read compressed files, except, of course, SO/OOo documents.

Non-OOo files are searched as binary files, so that the problem of 
"false positives" arises. This problem occurs often with search programs. Suppose, 
for example, that you are looking for the word "Times":  o3find will list as 
matching all your Microsoft Office documents that use the "Times New Roman" 
font, even if the word "Times" does not appear in the "actual" document. 
In the same way, o3find may find words like "Baseline" in a PDF document 
because they are PDF keywords.

This program does not support UNICODE characters, but ordinary ANSI 
character can be found in both ANSI and UNICODE files.

*** Licensing Information

o3find WinGUI - Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Paolo Copello
Freely distributable under the terms of the GNU GPL.

    This program is free software ("free" as in freedom); 
    you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA


ZipArchive library - creation, modification and decompression of "zip" format archives
Copyright (C) 2000 - 2003 Tadeusz Dracz.

CCmdLine - A utility for parsing command lines.
Copyright (C) 1999 Chris Losinger, Smaller Animals Software.

Special thanks to Laura Mensi, Elena Brescacin and Paolo Attivissimo

Sun and StarOffice are registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. 
Microsoft, Windows and Microsoft Office are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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