Power Closer Installation, Networking and Maintenance
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Power Closer demo version 3.2 and later are generally a good test of compatibility of the paid program. See also All versions of Power Closer, and the pages listed above.
Licensed users of Power Closer 4 can download the update in our Updates Area. The update from Power Closer 3 to Power Closer 4 requires that an earlier version of Power Closer be already installed on the computer. By default, Power Closer 4 installs in the same program folder as the earlier version. Installing Power Closer 4 does not remove the earlier version. Power Closer Updates lists and describes the updates.
The first time Power Closer 4 is installed, it is a new program distinct from Power Closer 3. It may need attention to (1) database location and sharing of the database, and (2) options, and (3) monitor resolution. There is no programmatic way to transfer data between the databases.
Database: The new Power Closer 4 database may be placed in the same folder as the older Power Closer's database. An easy way to do this, assuming that no data has yet been entered, is to right click on the shortcut startup icon for both versions of Power Closer, and copy the Start In location from the earlier version to Power Closer 4's icon. When you start Power Closer 4, if it does not find its database in the designated location, it will create a new, empty database there. If networking, verify that all users can see all closings. For more, see Database.
Setting Power Closer 4 options: A good strategy in many situations is to open both the old Power Closer and Power Closer 4 at the same time, select the Options menu in both, and copy settings from the old Power Closer to Power Closer 4. For more, see Setup.
1024 x 768 monitor resolution: If you do not see the right-hand scroll bar on the main Power Closer screen, or the Power Screen does not fit in your screen width, then your monitor resolution is set to less than the required 1024 by 768.
Licensed users of Power Closer 4.0 should install free updates available by download from our website.
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All versions of Power Closer (Demo/Jr./Std./Multi-user):
Always install Power Closer at each workstation as if it is to be run standalone, even if you plan to network it. If networking, share only the closing database file CDB.MDB. In other words, each user should run a separate copy of the program executable file located in its own separate program folder.
The paid product must be installed in a different folder from the demo program and must use a different database from the demo database.
Choose a location for the closing database file CDB.MDB where it can be accessed across the network if applicable, and backed up easily. For details about choosing an acceptable location and setting up the new database location, see "Several users want to share the same database."
All versions of Power Closer can be networked to share the database over a Local Area Network (LAN) subject to the terms of the software license. Power Closer Jr. Single User and Power Closer Standard Single User are limited to one user at a time. Make sure that you have a stable and fast network with solid network connectivity.
Install one or more printers by visiting Power Closer's Workstation Options at each workstation. See Install one or more printers.
All paid versions of Power Closer