Setting up your word processor. (This is a one-time process unless you want to use a different word processor.)
In the main UFT screen, click on file, then on Print Setup Click on External Support and in the Editor Choice field, select "other" [if you're going to use MSWord or the UFT editor, you select one of those from the Editor Choice field]. Click on Browse to get to your executable file. At this point, you will have a new menu before you to help you locate your executable file. In most cases, it will be in your C: drive. For the following word processors here are samples from my files as to where I have those executable files: WP9 - C:Program FilesWordPerfect Office 2000ProgramsWpwin9.exe Word97 - C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeWinword.exe Wordpad - C:Program FilesAccessoriesWordpad.exe
sometimes the full path does not show. In this case you will need to use the Find Files and Folder window in the Start menu or Windows Explorer. Once you know the full path and it turns out to be one that uses long folder names, you can go to the DOS prompt to figure out the 8-character abbreviation. Example, the full path might be C:Program Files Microsoft OfficeOfficeWinword.exe; but the "Program Files" abbreviates to "PROGRA~1". Go to the DOS prompt and type: CDPROGRA~1 then press Enter. You are now in the Program Files directory. To find the abbreviation for Microsoft Office, type: DIR MICROS*. (star in front of dot) This will list all of the directories that start with "MICROS". The 8-character abbreviation will be on the left and the full directory name will be listed on the right. It may be that the abbreviation is as big as MICROS~6. Click the Browse button and change to the folder that contains the word processor you desire.]
Once you have located the executable file of your choice, click the OK button on the "Open" menu and it should appear in "Path to Editor" field of the UFT screen "Ultimate Family Tree Preferences." Before closing, ensure that the "Print Setup" tab you have selected "Print to File" and also select 'Rich Text Format (RTF). You are now finished selecting the word processor of your choice, so click OK to close your preference. NOTE: Usually the best way to help find where these files are is to use the Find feature from the Start button on the bottom left of your screen. Write down the path if you need to, and write it into the "Path to Editor" field.
The above information is a portion of an article in our September 199 RUG of Portland newsletter. I hope this helps you. Ruthie