To use Distinct IntelliTerm, you must create a session and then a profile
for your session preferences.
To start Distinct IntelliTerm:
Double-click the Distinct IntelliTerm icon. In Windows 95, click the Distinct
IntelliTerm icon in the Start menu. You will see the following dialog box
In the IP Host/Gateway text box, enter the IP host name or the IP address
in decimal dotted format, (such as ITX.Distinct.com or 188.8.131.52). Do
not enclose the name or address with quotes.
Select the Terminal Type and the Model you want. The terminal model selects
what features are installed in a particular terminal mode.
If the system to which you are trying to connect is attached to the Telnet
daemon using a port number other than the one displayed, change the TCP
Port to the port number in use. 23 is the default telnet port for most
systems. If you get the error message, unable to locate IP host/gateway,
ask your system administrator for the correect port number.
Select the Connect button to open the terminal session.
The resolved IP address will appear in the bottom center of the terminal
window. If your session is a 3270 session, the logo of your host system
should now appear in the main window. For more information on sessions,
see Chapter 2.
Administrators can disable the address from appearing within the Operator
Information Area. In the online help search for “INI ” and look for the
Creating a Profile
After you open your first terminal session, you can create a profile with
your preferences. This is very simple and can be done as follows:
Size the IntelliTerm window to the desired size on your desktop. Distinct
IntelliTerm uses True Type fonts for display and can resize itself to almost
any size. However, if you are operating with display resolutions from VGA
(640x480) to SVGA (1024x768), you can use the crisp internal font called
Select the Edit Session Profile option from the Options menu. Click on
a category item to view the options available in that category. Check the
boxes or select the radio buttons for the options you wish to activate.
You can move from category to category making the required modifications.
To save the options, press the Save button. Change the profile name from
Default to any name of your choice. (The name Default has certain restrictions
and features, therefore, do not use this name until you read the “Profiles”
section later in this manual.)
Profile names may be up to 28 characters in length.
You can also save and create an icon for your session profile. To do so,
select Save Session Profile from the Options menu. You will be presented
with the Save Profile dialog box. Enter a name for your new profile in
the text box displayed at the top of the dialog box. Click the Create Shortcut
for Profile checkbox, then click Save.
For more information on profiles, see “Profiles” in Chapter 2.
Creating a Profile for EHLLAPI
If you plan to use EHLLAPI with Distinct IntelliTerm, you must first create
one or more profiles as described above. EHLLAPI short names are associated
with profiles. Short names allow EHLLAPI to know which host to connect
to. You need a different profile for each EHLLAPI session you plan to use.
Once you have created the profiles, set a short name for the profile(s)
with the following steps:
Select the Save Session Profile option from the Options menu. The Save
Session Profile dialog box appears allowing you to assign a profile to
an EHLLAPI short name.
Select the short name letter you wish to assign from the HLLAPI Short Name
list and the profile to be assigned from the Profiles list.
Click on the Create Shortcut for Profile checkbox.
To save your settings, click on the Save button.
For more information on EHLLAPI, refer to Appendix A.