What Operating Systems Should I Use?
16-bit operating systems like Windows 95, 98 or the ME Edition are
now considered to be out-dated so, if you are using these operating
systems, this may result in Out of Memory Errors and Run Time Errors
which relate to system resources.
In order to get the most out of Simplicity, or
to any modern 32-bit software application, you should upgrade to
one of the more modern, 32-bit operating systems such as Windows
NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP or Vista. You can
use Home or Professional versions, although we would strongly recommend
Professional if you operating a network. These all have the ability
to address more resources, making more memory available to applications
such as CCL Simplicity.
The architecture of the earlier 16-bit operating
systems was designed in a way that meant that there was a resource
limit shared by both the operating system and applications, hence
the resource problem. With the modern 32-bit operating systems, there
is effectively no limit to the amount of resources available.
It should be noted that Microsoft withdrew support
for Windows 95 a year ago and that this will certainly be extended
to all of the 16-bit operating systems over the next few years.
Microsoft Office Versions
We do not expect this software to be compatible with any versions
of Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook) prior to Microsoft Office
2000 for similar reasons to those referred to on the operating
systems. For instance, we can confirm that Simplicity cannot interface
with Word 97.
How do I back up my
All client information is stored in a Microsoft Access database called Simplicity.mdb and
this is your key file for regular storage to an off site medium, be that CD,
hard disk or tape streamer. We recommend you look at an on-line computer storage
facility called DepositIT, details of which are available from under £50
per annum by visiting www.depositit.com/ccl for
get 10% discount on this easy-to use and essential service.
To back up other parts of CCL Software, search
for *.mdb in that folder and save these files plus the Investment
Planner and School Fees modules and all Word document files (.doc;
If you have a query or want to know how to do
something else in Simplicity, our Help Line number is Freephone 0800