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Technical Issues

  • Associating .SLT files with SALT

    How can I get my computer to open .slt files in SALT? When I click on a transcript, it opens in notepad.

  • Run as Administrator on Windows OS

    I installed the SALT software on my Windows 7 computer. When I ran it the first time and put in my product key, it tells me I can't and to try again with administrator access. I don't know what this means. I am an administrator on my own computer.

  • Uninstall SALT installed on Mac OS

    To completely remove the SALT application from your Mac computer, you have to delete three things:

    1. The application itself 2. The application support directory 3. The preferences file

  • Network Installation for Mac OS

    SALT 2012 for Mac OS was developed by installing SALT 2012 for Windows® inside a "bottle" developed by CodeWeavers, Inc. (www.codeweavers.com). This bottle is a virtual Windows environment containing a unique C: drive and all its standard Windows sub directories. SALT for Mac looks and functions a lot like any other Mac program but you will notice a difference in where and how the program is installed.

    Step 1: Download the installation zip file. Open the downloaded file to install the software.

    Step 2: Start up the SALT software. You will be asked to accept the terms of the license agreement and enter the product key that came with the software. This causes the encrypted license file "sltLic.dat" to be created in the program folder. Each time the software starts up, it looks for this file and, if not found, prompts for license agreement and product key.

    Step 3: IMPORTANT. This step needs to be performed or else each user will be required to accept the license agreement and enter the product key the first time he or she starts up SALT.

    First, some background information: each time a new user runs this application, a copy of the original bottle is created in their directory (to save space, it's actually copy-on-write, i.e., aliases). This means that changes which a user makes to the contents of the bottle are only seen by that user. This has some obvious pros and cons.

    One way to work around the problem of requiring each user to accept and license agreement and enter the product key is to place the “sltLic.dat” file that was created in Step 2 into the original bottle, so it will be copied into each new user's bottle. To do this, copy the "sltLic.dat" license file from:

    to:

    Note: to get to the folder of the SALT application, right-click the SALT icon in and select "Show Package Contents".

    Now, when a new user runs SALT, the “sltLic.dat” license file will be copied into that user’s new, local bottle.

    Step 4: Select "Setup menu --> Network or Lab Setup" from within the SALT software for options you may want to set.

    Client Options. If you are installing the software in a lab where users share logins, you may not want users to change the default settings. To prevent this, change the setting labeled "Allow users to customize their SALT setup" to "No". When SALT starts up, it checks to see if service packs or upgrades are available. If you prefer that this check is not made, change the setting labeled "Check for updates at startup" to "No". Be sure to select "Save as Default" so these settings are saved as the program default.

    PDF Printer. Select this option if you prefer to use your own PDF printer instead of the one which comes with the SALT software (Step 1). Enter the name of your PDF printer in the edit box and click the "Check" button to make sure SALT can locate it. Then click the "Save as Default" button to save the PDF printer you selected as the program default.

    File Locations and Fonts are also available to customize your installation. Each option leads to a dialogue box with a "Help" button you can refer to for details.

    Note that saving these settings as the program default creates the file "salt.ini" in your local copy of the bottle. Refer to the Step 3 to copy this file to the original bottle.

  • Network Installation for Windows® OS

    Step 1: Download and run the installation exe file. Install the software into a system-wide location on your network. Install all the components with the possible exception of the SALT PDF printer. The SALT PDF printer is a 3rd party PDF printer included with the software. If you already have a PDF printer installed on your network, you may prefer to use that one instead of the SALT PDF printer. If so, choose the Custom Setup Type and unselect the SALT PDF Printer feature. Be sure to complete the PDF section in Step 3.

    Step 2: Run the SALT software where you installed it on your network. You will be asked to enter the product key that came with the software. This causes the encrypted license file "sltLic.dat" to be created in the program folder. Each time the software starts up, it looks for this file and, if not found, prompts for the product key. When asked if you want to customize your copy of the software, answer "No".

    Step 3: Select "Setup menu --> Network or Lab Setup" from within the SALT software for options you may want to set.

    Client Options. If you are installing the software in a lab where users share logins, you may not want users to change the default settings. To prevent this, change the setting labeled "Allow users to customize their SALT setup" to "No". When SALT starts up, it checks to see if service packs or upgrades are available. If you prefer that this check is not made, change the setting labeled "Check for updates at startup" to "No". Be sure to select "Save as Default" so these settings are saved as the program default.

    PDF Printer. Select this option if you prefer to use your own PDF printer instead of the one which comes with the SALT software (Step 1). Enter the name of your PDF printer in the edit box and click the "Check" button to make sure SALT can locate it. Then click the "Save as Default" button to save the PDF printer you selected as the program default.File Locations and Fonts are also available to customize your installation. Each option leads to a dialogue box with a “Help” button you can refer to for details.

    Note that saving these settings as the program default creates the file “salt.ini” in the program folder.

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