Installing SPFLite

Contents of Article


Introduction

Uninstall Considerations

Initial Execution of SPFLite

Installation Wrap-up


Introduction


SPFLite is distributed as a standard compressed ZIP file. This file should be uncompressed (using standard UnZip tools, or Windows Explorer) to create the installer executable named SPFLiteSetup.EXE.  Next, double-click the EXE file to start the install.  Follow the install prompts to complete the installation.  


Uninstall Considerations


An uninstall icon is created during the SPFLite install.  Double click this icon to remove the program.  You can also use the standard Windows Add/Remove program support in Control Panel.  Just select SPFLite and click on Remove.


Initial Execution of SPFLite


If this is the very first time SPFLite is executed on your system, you will be presented with some customization options to choose from.


A common problem for new users is to make wrong assumptions about which keys are mapped to the ISPF equivalents of ENTER and NEWLINE.  


This can happen if you failed to read, or just forgot, the "Default Key Definitions" in the Help file, or perhaps the way defaults for ENTER and NEWLINE was not how you expected.  Either way, you may end up not knowing where ENTER is.  Since primary commands will not operate until the ENTER key is pressed, it would be a serious problem if you couldn't find it.


To avoid that, this Pop-up asks you to choose one of three common mappings to use.  Regardless of which you choose, you can always change these later using the KEYMAP facility.





At this point, choose whichever of the three options presented that seems closest to your preference. You can alter this later to whatever you desire, using the KEYMAP command.  If you are new SPFLite user, you may wish to make a note of which choice you made.


Installation Wrap-up


Once you have made this selection, you will then be presented with the SPFLite Options dialog so that you can set other program options.  If your feeling is "I don't have a clue what to customize" then simply press the 'Done' button  You can alter any of these options later to whatever you desire, using the OPTIONS command, once you become more familiar..


Note: If you ever did run into a problem with the definition of the Enter key, and this is preventing you from using SPFLite properly, you can launch SPFLite and directly start the KEYMAP dialog to resolve this problem.  See Starting and Ending SPFLite for more information.


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