ACBL Convention Card Editor
Questions and Answers
PLEASE READ THE HELP THAT COMES
WITH THE PROGRAM
IF YOU CANT FIND A PARTICULAR OPTION
(e.g. Printing) 'RIGHT-CLICK' ON THE MAIN FORM. YOU WILL SEE A LIST OF
1. Printing Problems.
print dialog box comes up, click on PROPERTIES, then
click on OK. Then click on OK (in the print dialog box). This seems to
work, and I'm not sure why. Also make sure the printer you are using is
the Windows default printer.
2. When editing the card, the bottom of
the form does not show all of the card.
because the Windows System Tray setting is on "Always on Top". Change the
a) On the Windows main form, click the button.
b) Select "Settings"
c) Select "Taskbar"
d) Remove the check mark in the "Always on top" line.
3. I am having trouble editing a field
on the card.
The "Edit a Field" option. Use it as follows:
1. Right click
on the card.
2. Select "Edit a Field".
3. Left click on one of the text fields. E.g. the area where you enter
4. A small form will display with all sorts of stuff in it.
a) Click on the "Set Font" button. Select some font
other that "Arial Narrow". E.g. if you have a script font try that. Change
it to Bold, Italic.
b) Click "OK"
c) Click "Save Changes"
d) Click "Done"
something in that field and see what it looks like.
know about using the card symbols right? When entering text, press F5, F6,
F7, F8. When you move the cursor off that field, the card symbols will
4. When I try to add a new text field to
the card, it deletes some existing fields.
very little room on the ACBL card to add new fields, and it is easy to
overlay an existing field. If this happens, you will receive a warning
that you are about to delete an existing text area or checkbox.
It is OK to delete pre-defined areas if you want to, but just remember
that they will not be there later.
My suggestion for adding a new text field is to create a very small text
field in a clear area on the card.
Then click Save Changes, then click Done.
Now right click to bring up the editing options again, and select Edit a
Click on the new field that you just created.
Use the positioning arrows to move the field to the desired location, and
use the size arrows to change the field to the desired size.
5. Can I run your program on a MAC?.
don't know anything about MACs, but I have been told that my program works
on an iMac running in Windows emulation mode.
On the ACBL Website, there is an editor for MACs. I do not know anything
about it since I do not have access to a MAC.
6. How can I change the font on a field
on the card?.
If you want
to change the font on only one field:
While viewing the card, you can click the "right" mouse button, and it
will list some options. Select "Edit a Field". Next click on the field you
want to change. One of the options will be "Font". There, you can change
the font size.
If you want to change the size on ALL fields: Click "Options" (at the top
of the screen). and select "Card Global Settings", then click "Set Font".
7. How can I share send my cards to my
two easy ways:
1. Copy to Diskette –You can copy the cards to diskette (as described in
'Help' in the program), and give it to someone who also has this program
installed on their computer.
2. Email – Create an Email message the way you normally do, then click the
option for attaching files. Browse to the
C:\Program Files\ACBL Convention Card Editor\ACBL
folder on your computer. You will see all of your card files. Select the
cards that you want to send.
8 In previous versions of your you
printed the score sheet on the back. The new version doesn't print the back
of the card. Am I missing something?
no longer prints the back of the card. It seemed like a waste of expensive
ink, since you can get score sheets at the club.
9 Can I just download new exe and it
will overwrite older version? Or do I have to delete old version before
downloading and installing new version?
have to delete or uninstall the old version. You can just download and
install the new one. It will put a "Diamond" icon on your main screen.
Once you have the new one working OK, I recommend that you remove the old
one to save disk space.
10 After having downloaded the .exe file
and installing the program, can the ACBLInstall.exe file then be deleted.
the program is installed, the ACBLInstall.exe file is no longer needed.
11 I want to copy an existing card, but
with a different name. I want to keep the old one also. Can this be done?
On the main
screen, click on the card you want to copy. It will then be highlighted in
Now Right click anywhere on the form, and select "Save as ..."
One of the "Save as ..." options will be "A new card".
Select this option and you will be given a screen where you enter new name
for the new card.
This is all explained in the "Help".