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How do I Install the AristoCAT Software?

The following installation procedure is applicable for the Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP operating systems only. If you are trying to install the Concurrent DOS, MS-DOS, Novell DOS or Multi-User DOS versions of the AristoCAT software, you should contact AristoCAT for the installation information. Do not attempt to install any of these DOS only versions of the AristoCAT software on a Windows computer. The software will not work and you could cause the Windows operating system to not work.

To install the AristoCAT software, you will need a Master Load CD with the CD-ROM Diskette or the Master Load Diskettes. If you received your AristoCAT software on CD, you will have received both a CD named Master Load CD and one diskette named CD-ROM Diskette. If you received your AristoCAT software on floppy diskettes, you will have received five diskettes named Master Load Diskettes (make sure the diskettes say for Windows 95 or Windows 98 on them) and three additional diskettes named User's Manual.

To install the software:

1. Close all running programs, including the AristoCAT icons.

2. Click on the Start button, click on Shut Down, then click Restart Computer (not in MS-DOS mode).

3. After Windows has restarted, insert the AristoCAT Master Load CD in your CD-ROM drive and then the AristoCAT CD-ROM Diskette in your floppy drive. If you are installing the software from diskettes, insert diskette number 1 of 5. Now click on the Start button located at the bottom left corner of the screen. Now click on the Run option and type in:

a:ainstall press ENTER (or click OK)

After a few seconds, you will see the AristoCAT Install Program screen. Click on File, then click on Install (or use the Ctrl+O shortcut).

Note: The install program should ask you if this is a new installation. If the install program does not ask you if this is a new installation, you need to go back to the Run Menu and type:

a:ainstall /new (note that there is a space after a:ainstall and before the /new)

4. When asked if this is a new installation, reply with Yes and enter your reporter code.

5. The install program will then copy all of the appropriate files from the CD to your hard disk.

6. When the installation is done, click on the Start Menu (lower left corner of the screen), then click on Shut Down, and then click on Restart the Computer. The Windows operating system will shut down and then restart again.
After the computer has restarted, you should have a "Shortcut to AristoCAT" icon on your desktop.

7. If you were given an install code from AristoCAT support, then you would type:

a:ainstall /code (where code is the install code given to you. Note that there is a space after a:ainstall and before /code)


Edit View Options for those using WindowsXP/2000
The New Edit Program is now completely Windows based and does not suffer from the limitations of the older DOS based version. If you would like to see what the New Edit Program looks like click this link. The New Edit Program and additional software upgrades for the AristoCAT Translation Software are available with the renewal of your support contract. For information on cost please call 1-800-727-4786 or email support@aristocat.com

Under WindowsXP/2000 it is not possible for the Old Edit Program to display in full screen. When you install the software (Feb 02 Masterload) and run the Old Edit program for the first time you will notice that the DOS Edit screen is not as big as you might like. The solution is simple. First you will need to have a wrk file open in Old Edit. It make no difference what wrk file you chose. Once the DOS Edit screen is open look to the top left corner of the Edit screen. You will see a small black box with a white C: inside. Place your mouse arrow over the small black box and click once with the right button of the mouse. A menu will appear. From this menu chose 'Properties' with a left click of the mouse. A window will appear with several tabs across the top. Select the 'Font' tab. As you can see from the image to the left you should have 'Lucida Console' selected for 'Font' and under size chose '20'.

Next click on the 'Layout' tab. Here you will be presented with 2 areas; Screen Buffer Size & Window Size. These areas have sectons for 'Width' & 'Height'. For both these areas the values should be 'Width' 80, 'Height' 25. You can now click on the 'OK' or 'Apply' button. A small 'Apply Properties' window appears. Select the white box next to 'Save Properties for Future windows with the same title'. This will ensure your Edit program will display the same way each time you open the program.

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