| Using the
CD-ROM Version of GENViewer
Installing the CD-ROM version of
GENViewer on your computer.
The install program
contains the GENViewer executable and the user manual in Windows HLP
The default install
location is "C:\program files\mudcreek\gvcdrom". Note that this version of
GENViewer cannot run from a hard drive, but rather only from a CD-ROM.
Using GENViewer on your CD
The executable for
GENViewer is called "gvcdrom.exe" (Found in the directory
where you installed it). Include this file to the CD you are creating.
"gvcdrom.exe" and your genealogy files in the root directory
of the CD-ROM.
By default, GENViewer will
start with no genealogy file loaded. GENViewer can view GEDCOM, PAF,
Family Tree Maker and The Master Genealogist files. At this point, the user can
select any files found on the CD-ROM. If you want GENViewer to
automatically load a file:
Create the file "gvstart.txt"
and place it in the same directory where "gvcdrom.exe"
is found or placed on the CD-ROM.
Edit the "gvstart.txt"
file and place, on the first line, the name of the genealogy file
to be loaded at startup. Do NOT include the drive
letter or quotes in the path of this file. Here are some
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Include the "gvstart.txt" file when
creating your CD-ROM. GENViewer will read this file and
automatically load the genealogy file.
You have the option to
include GENViewer's user manual. The files are "gviewer.hlp"
and "gviewer.cnt" found in the install directory. Place these files in the same directory where gvcdrom.exe is
located in the CD-ROM.