Menumaker: TEST.MNU Not Created Because of Errors in Menu File (77787)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 9.0
• Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 6.x
• Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 7.x
• Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 8.x
This article was previously published under Q77787
If you select the Make Menu command in the MENUMAKE.EXE program screen,
and you get a message similar to the following:
TEST.MNU not created because of errors in menu file.
check for the following:
• MAKEMENU.EXE should be in the same directory where you started the
• When saving a .DEF file, ensure that the path points to the
directory where both MAKEMENU.EXE and MENUMAKE.EXE are located.
This information applies to all versions of the Microsoft Mouse and
Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS systems.
MENUMAKE.EXE (Menumaker) is a program designed to create Mouse menus
for text-based programs that do not have built-in mouse support.
MENUMAKE.EXE uses MAKEMENU.EXE to compile the .DEF files into .MNU
files. Therefore, if the MAKEMENU.EXE file is missing from the
directory where MENUMAKE.EXE was started, the MENUMAKE.EXE generates an
error message similar to the message above.
If the MAKEMENU.EXE file is in the directory where MENUMAKE.EXE was
started and you still get the same message, make sure that when you
choose the File Save As command in the Menumake utility, use the
default path, which is the directory where the Menumaker utilities are
located. Just add the filename after the path, click OK, then try the
Make Menu command again.
Note: If you change the path when you use the Save As command, the
.DEF file is created in the correct directory but the MAKEMENU.EXE is
unable able to find the file and displays the error message.
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