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Installing and Upgrading - Uniform Invoice Software

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New installation

If you run the setup program of Uniform Invoice Software in a Windows system for the first time, or you have removed/uninstalled Uniform Invoice Software before running the setup program, you are performing a fresh new installation.

Program files

Uniform Invoice Software supports both 32-bit and 64-bit platform. The setup program chooses the correct edition (32-bit or 64-bit) based on the Office edition installed on the system.

That is, if your Windows and Office are all 64-bit, Uniform Invoice Software appears as a 64-bit program and by default installed in the following program folder:

<System Driver>\Program Files\Uniform Software\Uniform Invoice Software

If your Office is 32-bit and Windows is 64-bit, the program files are store in:

<System Driver>\Program Files (x86)\Uniform Software\Uniform Invoice Software

If your Windows and Office are all 32-bit, the program files are stored in:

<System Driver>\Program Files\Uniform Software\Uniform Invoice Software

Data files

The setup program installs a default template and a database file into the data file folder. By default, the data file folder is:

<commondocs>\Uniform Invoice Software\

So for example on Windows 8 it usually appears as:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Uniform Invoice Software\

If you are running Excel 2007 or higher versions, the default invoice template will be in '.xlsx' format; and if your Excel is 2003, the default template will be in '.xls' format.

Upgrade

If you upgrade from version 2 of Uniform Invoice Software (formerly named Excel Invoice Manager), the version 3 setup program keeps your original files (both data files and program files), but breaks the links between the program and Excel. That is, Excel Invoice Manager version 2 will not work. If you open an invoice template that works with version 2, now it will work with version 3 of Uniform Invoice Software.

If you have a previous installation of Uniform Invoice Software installed, and want to upgrade to the latest version, here are the three situations that can occur when you run the setup program of Uniform Invoice Software without removing the previous version in the first place.

  1. You install the program to the same folder as the previous version, and choose "NO - Do not overwrite my data" option on the Upgrade Existing Program screen.

    setup program in upgrade mode

    This is the default installation mode if you don't change any option in the setup program and accept all the defaults. This way, you won't lose any data saved with the previous version. However, if you already have a NEW-DATA-FILE subfolder inside the data file folder, the following files will be overwritten without any warning message:

    Table 2 - Data Files in the NEW-DATA-FILE folder
    NEW-DATA-FILE\INVOICE.xls (or the .xlsx version)
    NEW-DATA-FILE\Sample.mdb
    

    All the shortcuts, including those on the Windows Start menu and Desktop, will point to the existing files, but not the files inside the NEW-DATA-FILE folder.

  2. You install the program into the same installation folder and data file folder as the previous version, and choose YES - I want to overwrite all existing data files option on the Upgrade Existing Program screen.

    All the data files listed in the above table will be overwritten. If you were using the Sample.mdb database file in the data file folder as the working database, you will lose your data.

  3. You install the new version to a different folder than the one where the previous version was installed.

    The installer will upgrade all your program files, and copy all the data files listed in the above table to the new folder. All the shortcuts created by the installer, including the ones on the Windows Start menu and Desktop, will point to the files in the new folder.

    All the data files you saved with the previous version will remain there. To use your original template and database, just go to the folder where you stored your template, and then open the template file.

Uninstall Uniform Invoice Software

To uninstall Uniform Invoice Software, open Windows Control Panel, and then "Uninstall a program" (Windows 8 and Windows 7). Choose "Uniform Invoice Software" in the program list, and then click "Uninstall".