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This help applies to CemEditor Versions 3.x.

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Follow the instructions on this page if you are creating the database for the first time after installing the software otherwise follow the instructions on creating databases.

Getting Started

Click on Start-Programs-CemEditor to begin creating a database. The CemEditor will be unable to find a database when it is opened for the very first time.
  • A dialog box will display asking, "Do you want to create a new database?"
  • Click on "YES".
  • The "Create New Database" dialog will open. Navigate to the "My Documents" folder and double-click on the "CEMETERY" folder that was created during installation.
  • Create a new folder and name it "NAME OF CEMETERY"
  • Open the "NAME OF CEMETERY" folder by double-clicking on it.
  • (RECOMMENDED) Create a folder named "ALSPWO".
  • Make sure you are in the "NAME OF CEMETERY" folder.
  • Type in "NAME OF CEMETERY.MDB" and click on "Open".

The program will open and is 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.


If you did not create the "ALSPWO" folder earlier you can create it once the program is open by following these steps:

  • Double-Click on one of the "Image" text fields. If using version 2.0.0000 you may also ciling on the "Get" button below any of the photo boxes.
  • If the "ALSPWO" folder has not been created you will receive a "PATH NOT FOUND" message. Click on "OK"
  • The "Select Image" dialog box will display.
  • Click on "CREATE ALSPWO FOLDER". Copy the pictures you will be using to this folder.
  • Click on "EXPLORER" to view the folder where the pictures need to be. You can drag and drop pictures to this folder.
Make sure to copy the pictures to the "ALSPWO" Folder so the CemEditor and CemViewer can locate them to display. You can click on "REFRESH" at any time to display new files added to the "ALSPWO" folder.

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

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