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CD vs. Web
Before you read this page
Please note that shutting down and restarting the computer often fixes many problems with installation and use of the software.
Issues with Installation
Issues with Using the Software after Installation
Using the software without installing it
You can try the software without putting anything on your hard drive. However, you will be unable to use the notes and bookmark features that require saving a single file to your hard drive.
Installing from the CD-ROM
Installing the software on a network or a server
Only the corporate version of the software is networkable. Given the large size of the files and possible simultaneous use of the files, it is not advisable to install the software on a server and run it directly from client machines. The software needs to be installed on the hard drive of each client machine. Once installed on each client machine, the software does not need to access the server. The client machines have all files necessary to run the software.
The task of installing the software on each client machine has been simplified.
Your notes and bookmarks from the old version CANNOT be transferred
to the new version. Reinstalling the existing version or installing
the new version overwrites ALL files from the old version including
the notes and bookmarks. We strongly recommend that you uninstall
the existing version and delete the directory into which the software
was installed (typically, c:\fact) before reinstalling the existing
version or a new version.
As mentioned on the box, CD, license, and the versions page, the software ceases to function after the expiry date. The
reasons for expiry and what you need to do once the software is
expired are explained on the expiry
If you are unable to access all chapters after installing the
full version over the trial version, then uninstall the software
and delete the directory into which you installed the software
(e.g.,c:\fact). Then, reinstall the full version. This problem
occurs because the full version does not overwrite the trial version.
The higher the display resolution of your display, the lower
the screen size. The ideal display resolution for our software
is 800x600. This leaves some space around the screen. If you want
maximum display area to be used, run your display at 640x480.
The help file included in the software gives detailed instructions
on how to change the display resolution.
As mentioned in the requirements,
the software requires the screen to be set to "small fonts,"
which is the standard setting on Windows. Your screen is most
likely set to "large fonts." Please consult the help
file provided with the software for instructions on changing the
We do not guarantee that the "print" feature will work
on all printers, especially those that are networked. Although
we have tested printing on many printer configurations, it is
beyond our means to ensure printing on all printer configurations.
If you are having trouble printing, please try pressing the "Ctrl"
key while you click the "Print' button. You will get a different
dialog box that allows more control and may work on your printer.
The notes and bookmarks are saved in a file called "notebook.tbk" on your hard drive. If this file is missing or corrupted, you will not be able to access your notes and bookmarks. One possible reason for corruption is if you switched off the computer or the computer crashed while the file was being saved. This is why we strongly recommend that you periodically backup the file "notebook.tbk" from the directory into which you installed the software. (Typically, c:\fact.)
You are unable to save your notes and bookmarks and get the message "This file is read only in DOS."
The notes and bookmarks are saved in a file called "notebook.tbk"
on your hard drive. If you are running the software directly from
the CD, you cannot save this file and this message appears. This
message can also appear if for some reason, the "read-only"
attribute of "notebook.tbk." You can check this attribute
by right clicking the file in Windows explorer and selecting "properties"
from the menu.
You want to export your notes and bookmarks to another word processing packages such as Microsoft Word
Click the "export" button while viewing your notes
The software does not allow users to cut and paste from the software.
You can only cut and paste from the calculator into the answer
boxes and from your notes.