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FIND YOUR WORD PROCESSOR

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If you get errors when you run a report or generate an invoice that indicate your system cannot open your word processor, either because you have not yet selected one, or some other error, follow these steps below to search for your word processor file.  Notice that there are different directions for searching on Windows XP and Windows Vista.

 

NOTE: If you are using Windows Vista there is a know defect that causes an error related to this.  Make sure that the option "Use the above word processor to view Summary information (instead of a window)" is NOT checked.  This is on the Tools->User Options->Other window at the bottom.  A future release will resolve this defect.

 

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Search Using Windows XP Search

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1a) Click "START" on your computer

 

2a) Select "Search" and "For Files and Folders"

 

3) On the left menu for "What do you want to search for?" select: "All files and folders"

 

4a) For "Search by any or all of the criteria below:" enter into the "All or part of the file name:" box type one of these values that are in all caps (note that case does not matter when you search for files)

 

for Microsoft Word: WINWORD.EXE

for Corel Word Perfect: WPWIN*.EXE  (this will return WPWIN13.EXE, WPWIN12.EXE, WPWIN11.EXE...)

for WordPad:  WORDPAD.EXE

 

5a) For the "Look in:"  click the down arrow and choose "...browse" at the bottom.

 

6a) Select "My Comupter", then "C:" then "Program Files" and click OK.

 

NOTE: WordPad is sometimes stored under the C:\Windows folder, so search there, too.

 

7a) And click the "Search" button. (The search results will appear to the right.  You may need to widen columns and/or scroll to the right to see the Path and Folder name.)

 

(SKIP TO "FINISHED SEARCHING" BELOW)

 

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Search Using Windows Vista Search

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1b) Click the "START" button on your computer

 

2b) Select "Search"

 

3b) On the upper-right click the down-arrow next to "Advanced Search"

 

4b) For "Location" choose "C:"

 

5b) For "Name" type one of these values that are in all caps (note that case does not matter when you search for files)

 

for Microsoft Word: WINWORD.EXE

for Corel Word Perfect: WPWIN*.EXE  (this will return WPWIN13.EXE, WPWIN12.EXE, WPWIN11.EXE...)

for WordPad:  WORDPAD.EXE

 

6b) Check the box "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files (might be slow)"

 

7b) And click the "Search" button. (The search results will appear below.  You may need to widen columns and/or scroll to the right to see the Path and Folder name).

 

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FINISHED SEARCHING

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When the system is done searching - this could take several minutes - you will have a list of one or more .EXE files and their paths.  Pick the newest one.  You should be able to tell by the date on the file.  That's the one you'll use in the next step.  You can leave the Search window open so you can refer to it in the next steps.

 

[If nothing is found, re-check your steps and try again.  If you still cannot find anything, you can do an Internet search for "WORDPAD.EXE" and find places where you can download that program for free, or purchase either Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect.]

 

8) Start Time Logger and select: Tools->User Options->Other

 

9) Click the appropriate radio button for the word processor you're going to use.

 

10) Click the Browse button and navigate through the folders to select the .EXE you picked from the Search you just did.

 

11) Click OK to close the User Options window.

 

Your system should now be set up to properly open your word processor for invoices, reports and summaries that create a Rich Text Format (.rtf) document/report.

 

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END OF FIND YOUR WORD PROCESSOR

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