E4 - New Update as of August 2009
E4 is the Windows
version of Entrer Trois. It is a flexible data entry program
designed to make data entry faster and to reduce errors. It
works with configuration files that you
create wherein you specify
the variables to be entered and their type (eg. text, numeric,
menu, table, instrument). One of its
most important features is the ability to create conditional statements
that allow certain variables to be skipped based on values entered for
previous variables. Currently the program
different kinds of electronic calipers and scales. If you have a
favorite that isn't included, notify Shannon and he
able to add it.
|If you are
installing the program for the first time - then you must download and
run setup.exe. You should then download the update version of
E4 to get the bug fixes. You should overwrite your existing
copy of the program (probably in the directory \program files\e4).
If you have already downloaded and install setup.exe, then you should download just e4.exe. You should overwrite your existing copy of the program (probably in the directory \program files\e4).
Until we have a manual, the sample CFG files shown below give an idea what one can do with the program. You can modify these as you like to create your own data entry configuration. Note that when you modify the configuration file, it is best to provide a new "Table" entry in the CFG file. Otherwise the fields in the CFG will not match the fields in the existing table and problems are likely.
UPDATE - We updated the program and installer in August 2009. There were some odd bugs that we tried to fix. If you experience troubles with this program, please contact Shannon McPherron at firstname.lastname@example.org. To use the new version you may have to download the setup.exe as well. Run it first and then replace the program with the new version found here. Note also, in this version of the program, space are replaced with commas in the CFG file. This allows you to have menu items with spaces in them. The program will make this conversion automatically. As always, it is a good idea to back-up your data and CFG before changing to the new version.