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NEW WINDOWS PROGRAM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2; ELIMINATES 8-CHARACTER DOS FILE NAME LIMITATION; FILE NAMES UP TO 254 CHARACTERS

 Full Text Search Capability; Never Lose a File Again
 NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- PC Windows users take heart. Now


you can name your files the way you want to.
 No more cryptic eight-character names. Instead of SUTKUCRF.LTR for a file name you swear you'll remember the meaning of but never do, you can use the name "Thank You Letter to Sue Smith for Client Referrals." The folks at 2010 Software, New York, N.Y. (800-952-2314) have cracked the DOS 8-character name barrier and solved a lot of other file management problems with the Windows program Sherlock 2.0.
 Sherlock pops up when you select your Windows application's file "save" and "open" commands. Instead of inventing weird DOS names, now you can store or retrieve a file using a full document description of up to 254 characters.
 Sherlock also makes it easier to organize files. Using a visual filing environment, Sherlock helps the user set up a filing system that mimics a physical file and filing cabinet setup.
 "The user actually sees a graphic of a filing cabinet, a file drawer and file folder on the screen," said Lawrence Stern, marketing VP for 2010.
 The first level of the filing hierarchy is an office door graphic. Below the office door, you'll see a filing cabinet. Next is the same filing cabinet with an open drawer. The file cabinet drawer is followed by a folder icon and a list of the documents in the folder.
 Mouse click from one level to the next to reveal the names of the drawers you've set up in your filing cabinet. Click on the name of the drawer to show a list of file folders in that drawer. Follow the same procedure through each level of file organization until you reach the document you want to retrieve or the place where you want to save a new document.
 You can apply your own real English names to the file drawers and file folders, as well as the documents.
 Consider the following as an example of a practical Sherlock filing structure.
 DOOR: Clients
 FILING CABINET: Acme Corporation
 FILE DRAWER: Proposals for 1993 Communications Projects
 FOLDER: First Quarter Public Relations
 DOCUMENT: New Store Opening Feature Article
 As you assign these names to each element in your filing system, Sherlock automatically creates an underlying DOS subdirectory structure. Or you can select your own DOS names.
 If you already have a DOS naming system set up, use Sherlock's fast import feature. This pulls your existing DOS names into Sherlock, where you can give them long names without losing your original file names.
 Sherlock also provides some other nifty file management features. When you save a document, Sherlock presents a dialog box that lets you specify the document type -- LETTER, for example. You can also fill in blanks for contact, user name, and document format.
 This information comes in handy for retrieving documents, even if you can't remember the exact name or where you placed them.
 To find a document using Sherlock, simply type in as much of the above information as you can remember, in any order. Sherlock's full- text search capability will quickly yield a list of all the documents that satisfy the parameters you specify. Then, you can click on the appropriate name to open the document -- even when the application you used to create the document is closed.
 According to Stern, finding files is a big time waster for PC users. "Our research shows that PC users spend up to 15 to 20 minutes each business day just looking for files. This can mean a significant loss in productivity for companies, which translates into increased expense," said Stern.
 For a lot of software purchasers, Sherlock's $139 purchase price -- $695 for a 10-user license -- will be quickly recovered by reducing file finding time and eliminating file naming frustrations.
 Sherlock is ideal for managing word processing documents and is compatible with Ami Pro, Word for Windows and WordPerfect for Windows. It also supports other Windows applications, including spreadsheets, desktop publishing, fax and scanning programs.
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 /EDITORS NOTE: Lawrence Stern, vice president of Marketing, 2010, is available for telephone interviews. Color transparencies of Sherlock screen also available upon request. Call contact./
 /CONTACT: Lawerence Stern of 2010 Software, 800-952-2314/


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