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Windows 7: Window size running DOS program in Virtual Mode

09 Dec 2014   #1
kronar30

Windows 7
 
 
Window size running DOS program in Virtual Mode

Have finally gotten my OLD DOS program (Smartware) to run in vertual mode under Windows 7. However the window size is too small and I can not figure how to increase it so more of the speadsheet's rows and columns are visible. Any known work arrounds?


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09 Dec 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Try to apply this for the program window: Command Prompt - Personalize

If you start the program from a batch file you can add this line to it to set the window size(columns/lines):
mode con: cols=160 lines=60
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09 Dec 2014   #3
JosSchaars

Windows XP-7-8, 32-64 bit
 
 

You could try to run it with vDos: vDos | SourceForge.net.
If Smartware is a well behaving program, you can set the lines up to 60 and columns up to 160.
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18 Dec 2014   #4
kronar30

Windows 7
 
 

Found that program displays same number of rows and columns that it did on the 95 computer. Did manage to increase the size of the font - so users can now read the text. Thanks for the help.
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19 Dec 2014   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I'm late seeing this but I right-click the Command Prompt icon [in Start, All Programs, Accessories] and on the Layout tab resize things as I desire. Changing the Font does help but mainly I want the window to be wider and taller but can also get it so big the vertical and horizontal bars show up. Vertical is good when trying to read all the data in the window. I also set the color to something more pleasant than black with white lettering, usually blue with yellow letters but there's many more combinations possible.
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