Whats New as of Nov 10, 2005
The version of the "New" graphic card is 9.04 Sept 26, 2005 Fixed some of
the problems with the Tab Key
The version of the "New" graphic card is 9.04 Sept 26, 2005
Fixed some problems with editing text
Fixed a problem in Other Conventions. Now have check box for
Weak Jump shift "in Comp" and "not in Comp"
This was done to follow Conventional Wisdom on ACBL Web site.
Whats New as of 8.14 Jan 15, 2005
Fixed some problems with the tab key and editing the text and moving
around with mouse to various positions
Fixed some problems with editing in the text boxes
Fixed some problems with editing the input text in DEFENSE vs NOTRUMP
Fixed some problems with editing the input text field and using the tab
Whats New as of 8.11 Nov 21, 2004
Fixed some problems with editing the input text field
Whats New as of 8.06 Oct 28, 2004
Fixed some problems with the printing
Whats New as of 8.05 Oct 10, 2004
Fixed some problems when using the tab key
Whats New as of 8.04 Oct 1, 2004
Fixed the font size so you can fit in more characters with smaller font
Fixed some problems in Defense over NOTRUMP
Added a dialog box for strong/weak bids so dia/hts/spades can be the
Whats New as of 8.02 July 24, 2004
The latest version has the ability to cycle through the input text fields
by using the Tab key. Once a field is filled the tab key will move to next
position. Also added howto.doc to the files saved to try and explain how to
use the program. THis file will be stored in same directory as the program.
Open it and read how to make the program work.
What is New in Version 8.01
In this version you can enter the suit characters in the text field. Use
Function keys F2-F5 for Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades. Also the program
now saves the color and font selected so when you bring the old file back it
has the font and color you have selected.
Fixed the problem with the large printer font size. Hopefully it will
Fixed The weak bids for Majors and Minors in competition to be in black
therefore not an alert.
The new items are to give a little help in filling out the card where you
type in text. If you click the right mouse button in places where text
should appear, a small window will appear with suggestions to place in the
text box. left clicking on your choice will insert the text. You can also
type in anything else you want. The popup window can be made to disappear by
clicking on the X at top right. The Second item is the marked boxes are in
the same color. If using a check mark or an X it is same color as box.
What Does It Do?
The new graphic convention card program has a full graphic interface
where you can edit the card. You can enter information (text) and mark boxes
can be checked etc. It will printout like the previous cards but you can see
the changes you have made on the screen as the card will print. You can
change the font size and type of font. You can change the color as well. You
can also change the marked boxes. They can be a check mark, an X or the
color of the box.
This program allows you to create your own customized convention cards
and print them using a color or black and white printer (the ACBL approves
of cards printed in black and white as long as you highlight the alertable
areas in red and the announceable areas in blue).
Using the program you can fill out the convention card the same way you
fill out the paper one now. You can write text into the blanks, fill in
check boxes, and circle suit symbols and opening leads. After you have
filled out a card you can save it in a convention card library where you can
retrieve it at a later date to modify and print. Remember this program is
still being developed and still has some minor problems. I would like to get
them fixed when you encounter them. I need you help in finding the problems.
The program has been modified to save the completed convention card in a
format that can be read by OK bridge 4.0/4.10. I have tested it with my
cards but there may still be some problems. Please let me know about any
A couple of things here. One you can now change the marked boxes to be
the old green X or a black check mark or the color of the box filled in with
red, blue or black. You can also change the color of the input text and the
font of the text. All these are under Options on the first page of the
program. Fixed a couple of problems such as more space for ACBL numbers -
can enter both Pairs. The bold on leads should work better. Can enter text
in NT overcalls to override the initial stuff. Also fixed the font setup for
printing and screen display. You can change the font size from 8 to 12 -
anything bigger does not print well so didn't allow that. Also attempted to
fix the problem of large print on some printers. I hope this will work.
Download the Graphic Convention Card
Format as of Nov 2005 version 9.04:
(works on Windows 95/98/ME or Windows NT/2000/XP)