How to save ACCPAC screens to a Word file for editing.

Do the following steps:

  1. change the Windows desktop ACCPAC icon to run in a window and open ACCPAC
  2. go to program and position the mouse in the caption bar (blue title bar at top)
  3. right click and choose edit and mark
  4. yellow blinking in left corner can be dragged to highlight area you want to copy
  5. press return to copy into memory
  6. open your word processor
  7. select all (Ctrl-A)
  8. select font Courier 10 (fixed width)
  9. change the Page Setup Margin to 1.0 left and 0.5 right
  10. paste (Ctrl-V) to copy into your document
  11. you now have a screen shot of an ACCPAC screen which is easily edited.

Semaphore Error Message Solution

If a user gets a red (F2) error message "attempting to access semaphore" and their computer locks up, try this:

  1. Have all users exit ACCPAC.
  2. Exit to DOS and change directories to the data subdirectory.
  3. Type DIR EZSEMTAB.* to see the file. The file extension should be the same as your data.
  4. Delete the file.

When the user accesses ACCPAC, this file will rebuild itself.

If a user continues to get the "attempting to access semaphore" error message, perform the following steps:

  1. Repeat steps 1 to 4 above.
  2. Change directories to ASP\.
  3. Type DIR EZTASKS.* and locate the EZTASKS.LD4 file.
  4. Rename this file to EZTASKS.OLD.
  5. Have the user access ACCPAC.

When the user accesses ACCPAC, this file will rebuild itself.

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