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    A few months ago, I bought and downloaded three Alpha Five add-ins: A5 Documemter, Report Mailer, and NetMailer. They all worked fine.

    Recently, these three have evaporated. There's no trace of them. I suspect that Norton SystemWorks removed them, but am not sure.

    1) How do I get them back?

    2) How do I keep from losing them again?

    Walter A Coole
    Scaramouche: Hacker/Factotum Philosophy Service
    4576 6th Avenue West
    Vancouver BC V6R 1V5
    604-224-7243 (secure voice/voicemail/FAX)

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    RE: Add-ins lost


    By any chance are you using WinXP or Win2000? If they were installed with one user name and you are now logged on with another, they may not show.

    You can check if the files are still loaded. A5doc should have all of the files in the "A5doc" folder under the A5 program folder, which is usually the "A5V5" folder. Netmailer should have a file named "netmailer.aex" which can be found in the "addins_installed" folder under the a5 program folder. I am not sure about the report mailer.



    • #3
      RE: Add-ins lost

      I'm not using WinXP or Win2000. I'm using Win98SE.

      So far, so good. All three are there, but some problems remain.

      1) I can't change the table that A5Doc reports on.

      2) ReportMailer.aex is right there with NetMailer.aex in the addins_installed folder. However, they aren't connected to Alpha Five -- that is to say, when I drop down from File, there's no "Add-Ins" showing. How do I re-connect them?

      Many thanks for your help.
      Walter A Coole dba Scaramouche: Hacker/Factotum


      • #4
        RE: Add-ins lost

        You could download a5doc build 85 that is in Alpha's download section of tech support, and installing it will refresh everything.

        If you go to the a5doc main menu and pick an action, like table structures, it should show a selection list of all tables and sets.



        • #5
          RE: Add-ins lost


          Is the problem that "addins" is not listed in the menu options (it should be at the bottom of the menu option list)or is the problem that "addins" is listed, but there are no submenus attached? If "addins" doesn't show at all, try reloading the current patch for A5.



          • #6
            RE: Add-ins lost

            I've downloaded and installed the items you suggested.

            They're not shown in File and Tools.


            • #7
              RE: Add-ins lost

              All my problems with Alpha Five are now fixed. Thanks for your help.



              • #8
                RE: Add-ins lost

                All my problems with Alpha Five are now fixed. Thanks for your help.



                • #9
                  RE: Add-ins lost

                  I thought I had the same problem - that the ADDONS NETMAILER drop down got lost. So I went to REMOVE PROGRAMS to de-install it and start over. To my great surprise removing Netmailer also removed my entire A5 installation, including the ADD/REMOVE programs entry for A5V5.
                  Upon reinstallation of both A5V5 and Netmailer, I thought I still had the problem until I noticed I was looking at the menu under FORMS. I remembered that the Netmailer instructions said to look for the dropdown under TABLES or SETS. There I did find it. This may have been my problem all along.


                  • #10
                    Report Mailer cannot be found as an Add-On

                    Originally posted by wcoole
                    All my problems with Alpha Five are now fixed. Thanks for your help.

                    Hello Walter,

                    I have NetMailerPro working fine with A5v5 ( under Win98SE ) all the while.

                    Now I added/ installed ReportMailer, but I could not locate the 'sub-menu' to activate the ReportMailer program.

                    Qn: How did you solved all your problems?

                    Grateful if you can help.