Instructions for Installing Windows NT/W2K/XP Icons
If You Have a Network ...................................................
Note that if you have a network of computers the Jewelry Shopkeeper
programs and data file all reside on the server (main) computer; no
parts of the Jewelry Shopkeeper are stored on the workstations (slaves).
If you have not yet 'mapped' a network drive letter you need to map a
drive letter such as H: to the root of the shared network drive where
the Shop-Pro is installed. Note that you should not map the drive letter
to the COMPLINK.JS folder - but map it to the shared drive itself.
Also, the root of the network drive needs to be shared with update
privileges granted (i.e. you have to share the drive and choose to
"Allow other Users to Update My Files". If you don't want to share
the root of the C: drive, 'partition' the drive to create a D: drive
which you can share and where you can store the COMPLINK.JS folder.
Your network person should know your network configuration and will be
able to explain by phone how to correctly share the server drive and
map the drive letters on your network. But here are some tips.
Each computer should have a simple name such as SERVER, POS, FRONT,
ACCOUNTING, etc., and should have the same "Workgroup" name such as
WORKGROUP. To set the name and workgroup right-click My Computer,
choose Properties then Computer Name then Change.
To share the main computer's drive: open My Computer, right-click
the C: drive, select Sharing, click the "if you understand.." area,
in the lower half Network Sharing, check the Share this Folder box,
give it a simple sharename such as C if it's the C: drive or D if
it's the D: drive. Check the box "Allow other network users to
change my files"
At the Workstation open My Network Places, then
choose Tools, then Map Network Drive, then set the Drive box to H: or G:
or H: (whichever is first available), then next to the Folder box choose
Browse, then find the computer and the drive where Shop-Pro is installed
(this is the shared hard drive which contains the COMPLINK.JS folder)
click one time only on the shared hard drive (not the COMPLINK.JS folder
but the drive which contains it) and then click on OK.
Go to the workstation, and open the Windows Explorer and open the drive
where the Shop-Pro is installed - Normally this is the C: drive but
if you on a workstation on a network it might be H:, G: etc.
Open the COMPLINK.JS folder and if you have a file called XP-PRO then
double-click on the file called JSICONS
If this is a workstation on a network you'll need to fix the Working
Directory of these icons. Right-click the icon and choose Properties
then click on the Program tab and then fix the drive letter in the
Working box - e.g. H: or G: etc. (don't do this if you have just a
For the JS-MENU icon the CMD Line should read
CMD.EXE /K JS.BAT
For the SHOP-PRO icon the CMD Line should read
CMD.EXE /C ..\FOXR.EXE -C..\PRO\CONFIG.FP +X -T
Fixing screen size problems
If you run the Shop-pro in 'Full Screen' Mode but it only appears in the
top half of the screen you will need to change the display properties.
Note that Compulink recommends that you run Shop-Pro in a 'window'
rather than in Full-Screen mode. Running in a Window allows you to see
other active programs, the Start menu, the system tray (clock etc)
It's also more reliable for viewing images in Shop-Pro and viewing
reports in the Windows viewer (versions 9.6 and later)
To run in a Window you often have to reselect the font size. Start the
Shop-Pro and put it into a 'Window' so you can see part of the
Windows Desktop in the background - you may need to press Alt-Enter to get
into a window. Right-click the title bar at the top of the window then
choose Properties, then pick the Font tab and select Lucida Console and
then select a size, such as 18, 20, 24, then click OK and then select
Save for future and click OK.
Note that the best size will depend on your monitor resolution. Also note
that in a Window you can normally make Shop-Pro fit the full width of the
screen and up to 70% of the height (not 100%)