All Glink features are available as functions that can be assigned to a button on the toolbar, a button on the keyboard toolbar or a keyboard shortcut.

Additionally Glink has 1000 macros that you can define to give local or mainframe functionality, and these too can be assigned in the same way. Glink is unique in that macros can start Glink scripts, and thus any button on any toolbar or a keyboard shortcut can start a script and open a whole world of extra functionality for the user. This makes Glink ideal for enhancing access to your strategically important, even vital, legacy systems and increasing the productivity of your users. Here are some of the standard toolbar features.

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File display and directory navigation feature. You can copy, move, erase, rename, print and set attributes of files directly from Glink. Move Glink around your directory structure, to pick up files to be uploaded, or position to where files will be downloaded.

Start a Glink script to eliminate tedious repetitive tasks, or add user-friendly interfaces to legacy applications. Scripts can be used for pre-programming dialog, initiation of file transfers and initiation of other Windows applications.

Automatically generate a script. Your interactive work is monitored, and when you are finished Glink stores the generated script and then guides you through assigning it to a toolbar button if desired.

The file transfer menu offers industry standard protocols: Kermit, Xmodem, Ymodem, Ymodem-batch, Ymodem-G, Modem-7, Telink and Zmodem. Additionally Bull UFT and IBM IND$FILE

The FTP client's Graphical User Interface displays the mainframe’s file system in familiar Windows formats: icons, small icons, list or details. You navigate freely in the local and remote file systems, and drag and drop files between them.

A simple text capture option. When you turn this on all plain text received from the mainframe is captured on a file, as well as being displayed on the screen.

Print screen can use the current Windows default printer, start with the Windows printer and keep it for the session, ask you to select a printer the first time you print in a session or select a fixed printer. The GUI printer configuration options give an optimal hard copy.

The ‘dump screen’ function writes a plain text snapshot of the screen to a file. You can move in the directory structure, and select an existing or a new file. You can choose to start each screen image with a form feed, and suppress any trailing blank lines on the screen.

The line monitor records communications traffic in a debug window. Our support can play back debug files into a test Glink, to reproduce any problems reported from the field, and our developers can test their corrections to be sure that they fix your problem.

Up to 32.766 pages of scroll-back buffer. You can edit the buffer to delete uninteresting sections, you can set bookmarks and you can add annotations. You can copy, print, save, e-mail or transmit to the mainframe any marked section of the scroll-back.

The dial directory can be password protected and encrypted, and contains up to 999 entries. Entries can have your userid and password, terminal mode and even a startup script. Entries can use IP addresses rather than telephone numbers, making it useful for TCP/IP users.

Line-control functions include connect, disconnect and break. You can also display the connection menu, enter local mode while retaining the connection, display the time you have been on-line or display the line buffer to see exactly what you have sent and received.

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