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Help

This help applies to Versions 1.X above.

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-ObitEditor to begin creating a database. The ObitEditor 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 "MY_OBITS" folder that was created during installation.
  • Create a new folder and name it "NameOfYourChoosing"
  • Open the "NameOfYourChoosing" folder by double-clicking on it.
  • Make sure you are in the "NameOfYourChoosing" folder.
  • Type in "NameOfYourChoosing.db" and click on "Open".

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

You may copy your pictures to the "IMAGES" Folder now or drag and drop them on the thumbnail images in the ObitEditor.

NOTES

If you delete the IMAGES folder outside of the program using Windows Explorer follow these steps to create it again.

  • Press "Get" button below any of the photo boxes or double-click on the images.
  • If the "IMAGES" folder is deleted you will receive a "PATH NOT FOUND" message. Click on "OK"
  • The "Select Image" dialog box will display.
  • Click on "CREATE IMAGES 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.

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