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How to properly install our free software applications

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 7:15 AM

This is an informational tutorial on how to install our software applications without breaking a sweat.  ;)

 

Installation instructions for Windows 95 - XP:

If your are running Windows 95 up-to Windows XP on your computer, you will not have any problems installing and running all our desktop and portable software. Microsoft created these operating systems perfectly and they run perfectly too with our applications.

 

Installation instructions for Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10:

If on the other hand you have Windows Vista / 7 / 8 or 10 installed, you may experience some difficulty depending which software you are installing. Most of our installshield software will not have any problem running on your system, as long as you run them as an administrator. Simply right-click on the setup executable and select the "Run as Administrator" option in the popup shortcut menu. That's all you need to do.

 

If you are running one of the portable database or spreadsheet software{QT Calc} applications, you will have to run them with administrator rights. Again, you will only need to right-click on the executable or icon and select the "Run as Administrator" option. You will only need to do this once.

 

Desktop Database Software: 

As for running desktop database software on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, you will need to make the administrator rights permanent.

 

You will need to do the following:

- Find the application executable or shortcut icon and right-click on it and select "Properties..." - {at the bottom of the popup menu}

- Go to the Compatibility tab and change the following settings:

- At the bottom, select the "Run this program as an administrator". This will grant you access to run the applications successfully.

- Press on "Apply" and then press "OK". The database program should run now.

 

The above instructions are only necessary for MonoBase, Invoice Master, and the main start-up menu for the Blade Runner office suite.

 

64 Bit Windows Systems:

If you have a 64 bit Windows system, you will need to adjust the database path for Invoice Master, as the program file's folder has a different description - C:\Program Files x86\  instead of the usual path C:\Program Files\ for 32 bit systems.

 

Here are two ways in getting our database software running on 64-Bit Windows systems:

 

To correct this problem, simply do the following:

1. Go to your control panel and open the "BDE Administrator" - {classic view}

2. Select the "Database" header to list all the databases

3. If your application is listed, make sure it's path is correctly shown on the right-hand side

4. To change the path to the correct one, simply double-click on the path shown and find the database folder where you installed it.

 

The correct path for Windows 64 bit systems must be the following:  C:\Program File x86\AppName\Data

 

Here's the other way:

1. A quick and easy way of installing Invoice Master:

After you have unzipped the downloaded file, you must find and open the "BDEMerge.ini" file with Notepad.

 

The contents will look like the following:

[EZInvoice]
Driver=PARADOX
Params=PATH:C:\Program Files\SSuiteInvoice\DataBase;ENABLE BCD:FALSE
BDEDriver=STANDARD
[Drivers]
Driver0=Microsoft Paradox Driver (*.db)

Change the path to the following: Params=PATH:C:\Program Files (x86)\SSuiteInvoice\DataBase;ENABLE BCD:FALSE

 

This will ensure a proper installation without any problems. Just remember to run the application as an "Administrator".

 

That is it, if you follow the above instructions, everything will run smooth as can be. 

Please also remember to read the "Read Me" file after you have installed these software.

 

Using a compatible document format to play nice with everybody...

If you need to create and exchange MS Word documents(*.doc) as a rule, then there is another way in staying completely compatible with everybody, no matter what software they use. This format is the most compatible document format currently available next to the rich text document format.

 

Simply save all your documents in MS Word or SSuite WordGraph in the following manner:

Only use RTF documents from SSuite Office!  When you save your documents, use this format...    Word 97-2003 & 6.0/95 - RTF (*.doc).

To simplify this procedure in MS Word, simply go to the "Tools >> Options..." menu item, and under the "Save" tab item, select your default document type as the above mentioned document type. This will ensure that all your documents will stay compatible no matter where you need to use them, either in MS Word or SSuite Office's WordGraph word processor. This procedure may also be used in Word 95 up to Word 2007.

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All Excel documents created in SpreadForm One and Accel, are fully compatible with any spreadsheet application that can open and read the Excel file format. Excel files created in Excel itself, are locked to prevent other office suites from being compatible with MS Office. To open these locked Excel files, follow the steps below.



Please Note! - This procedure cannot be used in Excel 2007 or Excel 2010. Microsoft does not support older formats in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 that are below the standard Office 97. Click here for further details.

 

For compatibility with Excel, use the following method:

 

To make a Single Excel 97(or Higher - 2003) worksheet compatible with SSuite Office's SpreadForm One and Accel, follow these steps:

  1. Save your active Excel 97(or Higher - 2003) Worksheet as an Excel 4 Worksheet.
  2. Immediately save the same worksheet as an Excel Workbook, using the "Save As" function,  with a different name as the worksheet.
  3. You can now open your Excel 4 worksheet in SpreadForm One or Accel as an Excel spreadsheet.

Please Note - For further information, see the helpfile under File Handling.

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