Read-Me File Guidelines
Each software product, published on CD-ROM or other media, must contain a Read- Me file.
If different platform versions exist (e.g. for Mac and for Windows), each version needs a specific Read-Me.
As the standard language is English, at least an English Read-Me has to be submitted by the given material. In case of localized versions further localized Read-Me(s) are required.
Recommended file formats: HTML, TXT, WRI.
The structure of a Read-Me
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Content of the software package ("Content of this CD-ROM")
Short description of the product
- Libraries: How many objects are there and how to use them?
- Add-On: What is the goal, main ideas?
Where to find documentation of the product? (in the package, online)
How to receive support?
What else does the package contain: QuickTime, Acrobat Reader, pictures, movies?
How to use the product with ArchiCAD
Hardware/Software requirements Ð Are they the same as for ArchiCAD, or different?
Installation Ð How to start the installer? Where to copy the files, if no installer is provided. How to overwrite earlier version of this product?
Loading the product
- Libraries: Load library command
- Add-On: Autoload / Load Add-On command
What other files or components does the product need? (e.g. standard ArchiCAD library, other Add-on)
Compatible ArchiCAD versions
Installation of additional programs
Installation instructions for the other programs in the package, like QuickTime or Acrobat Reader.
Developer (name, address, e-mail, web page)
Publisher (name, address, e-mail, web page)
Other copyright notices