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Version 1.6.0031 and before.

For newer versions click here.

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Getting Started

See the example files on the CD.

To open the Editor click on Start-Programs-CemEditor. If you are planning on importing a file from Excel by using a Comma Separated File (*.CSV) it will be explained below.

The CemEditor will be unable to find a database when it is opened for the very first time. (An upgrade to the CemEditor will do this automatically)

  • A Message will display --"Please open a valid database or create a new database". --> Click on "OK".
    When you see this screen click on OK.
  • The Open menu will display. -->Click on "Cancel".
    When you see this screen click on CANCEL
  • The Editor will display "Please open a valid database." --> Click on "OK".
    When you see this screen click on OK
  • The editor will then prompt "Do you want to try to locate the file again? " --> Click on "NO"
    When you see this screen click on NO
  • It will than prompt "Do you want to create a new database?" -->Click on "Yes"
    When you see this screen click on YES
  • The create new database dialog will open.
    Double-Click on CEMETERY Folder
    • Navigate to My Documents and click on the "CEMETERY" folder you created earlier.
    • Right Click to Create a New Folder
      Right Click to Create a New Folder
    • Right click on the new folder to Name it "NAME OF CEMETERY"
      Right click on the new folder to Name it NAME OF CEMETERY
      • Open by Double Clicking the "NAME OF CEMETERY" Folder
        Open by Double Clicking the NAME OF CEMETERY Folder
      • Create one more folder name "ALSPWO" (This is the folder your pictures are placed in.)
        Use the same method you used above to create the "Name OF Cemetery" Folder.
      • Make sure your are viewing the "NAME OF CEMETERY" folder
        You should see a screen similar to this
      • Type in "NAME OF CEMETERY.MDB" and click on "Open"
        Type in NameOfCemetery.mdb and click on OPEN
      • You should New Database and Table Created. Click on OK.
        Click On OK

The program will open and you are now ready to edit or import files.

Make sure to copy your pictures to the "ALSPWO" Folder so the CemEditor and CemViewer can locate them to display.

ONE MORE IMPORTANT STEP. ( You only need to do this once)

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