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  Frequently Asked Questions

 
Q: Can I pay through Paypal?
Q: Where do I enter my registration details?
Q: I tried to enter my registration code but the program says it is not valid, what can I do?
Q: I lost everything when my computer crashed including the order confirmation message and the registration code for the program. Can you help?
Q: I purchased a single license for the program, can I install it on all my computers (home, office, laptop)?
Q: I have Windows 7 and I am trying to use its desktop background slide show, but it doesn't seem to be working with ADC. Is there any help?
Q: Can this program synchronize with Outlook automatically?
Q: Somehow I got multiple calendars on my desktop, a mix of old and new data, what should I do now?
Q: Active Desktop Calendar's icon is disappearing from the system tray. Why is that happening? I work on XP.
Q: I connected to a data layer on another computer, I can see data from it, but can not change anything, did I miss something?
Q: I want to backup program's data files, where should I look for them?
Q: I want only notes that come in the next seven days displayed on my desktop, how can I do that?
Q: I have a dual-monitor system, can I make the program display on only one of them?
Q: Interactive desktop option is enabled in the program's Settings dialog, but nothing happens when I try to double click on the desktop. What gives?
Q: I keep getting "The procedure entry point…" error message when trying to run Active Desktop Calendar on my Windows NT. Why is that happening?
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Runtime Error! I installed the program and when I tried to start it all I got is Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Is there a solution for me?

Q: I couldn't find an answer to my question and I looked everywhere, can you still help?

Q: Can I pay through Paypal? top of page
A: Yes, you can pay through PayPal. To do that just click on Order Now and choose PayPal from the list of available options.

Q: Where do I enter my registration details? top of page
A: Right click on Active Desktop Calendar's date icon in the taskbar, choose Registration, type in your name and registration code and click Register. When typing the code pay attention to type all 17 symbols without mistakes.

Q: I tried to enter my registration code but the program says it is not valid, what can I do? top of page
A: Check your order confirmation message to make sure you are trying with the correct code. It should have 17 symbols including two "-" and you have to type them all without mistakes. For example, quite common mistake is to type a letter "O" instead of correct cipher "0". You can avoid typing by using copy & paste.

Q: I lost everything when my computer crashed including the order confirmation message and the registration code for the program. Can you help? top of page
A: Send us the email address used for ordering and full name of the person who paid for the program as entered in the ordering form and we will search our records.

Q: I purchased a single license for the program, can I install it on all my computers (home, office, laptop)? top of page
A: If you will be the only person to use the program that way then our license agreement allows you to install it on more than one computer.

Q: I have Windows 7 and I am trying to use its desktop background slide show, but it doesn't seem to be working with ADC. Is there any help? top of page
A: Unfortunately the slide show functionality built in the Windows 7 is not flexible enough to keep running after some other software changes the background picture. In other words as soon as ADC updates the desktop with its components the slide show stops by itself. At this moment we do not know of any workaround so the only solution to the problem is to look for a third-party desktop background switcher that is comfortable with other software controlling the desktop at the same time.

Q: Can this program synchronize with Outlook automatically? top of page
A: Yes, starting with version 5.6 Active Desktop Calendar can read and show appointments and tasks from Outlook. Please visit this page for details.

Q: Somehow I got multiple calendars on my desktop, a mix of old and new data, what should I do now? top of page
A: You can try the following. Go to Control Panel – Display – Background, set background picture to None and click Apply. The program should update the desktop automatically in a short while. If everything ends up ok you can go back and set your usual wallpaper (that is if you are using one at all).

Q: Active Desktop Calendar's icon is disappearing from the system tray. Why is that happening? I work on XP. top of page
A: On Windows XP it is possible that the system tray icon is hidden by XP's option to hide inactive icons. In that case you can do the following:
1. Right-click the taskbar, and then click Properties.
2. On the Taskbar tab, under Notification area, select the Hide inactive icons check box.
3. Click Customize.
4. In the Name column, click the notification you want to change (that would be Active Desktop Calendar), in the Behavior column, click the behavior you want in the list (Always show), and then click OK.
5. On the Taskbar tab, click Apply.

Q: I connected to a data layer on another computer, I can see data from it, but can not change anything, did I miss something? top of page
A: Nothing is wrong because the system of data sharing works exactly like that, connected layers are read-only so just the owner can make data changes in them.

Q: I want to backup program's data files, where should I look for them? top of page
A:

Note first that the program saves daily backup of its database file automatically to "My Documents\Active Desktop Calendar Backup" folder. Backup and Restore options are available in the Data menu.

You can also make backup copies of the program's database file by yourself. The file is named "Active Desktop Calendar.xdat" and you will find it in this folder:

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calendar\Data

Vista: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calendar\Data

You can also make backup files for each of the data layers you have by using the program's option for exporting data. To do that right click on its icon in the system tray, choose Layers, select data layer you want to export data from, click Export layer data, click Create Export File, choose the destination folder, type in some file name and click Save.


Q: I want only notes that come in the next seven days displayed on my desktop, how can I do that? top of page
A: Right click on the program's icon in the system tray, choose Settings, set "Display notes for next XX days" parameter to 7 and click Apply.

Q: I have a dual-monitor system, can I make the program display on only one of them? top of page
A: Support for dual-monitor systems was introduced with version 5.5. The program will detect dual-monitor systems by itself and accommodate its appearance automatically. You only have to position both screens so they are leveled at the top. Any other set up will cause the program's interactive desktop feature to not work correctly.

Note: If your dual-monitor system does not work entirely through Windows and relies on video drivers for that functionality, then the program will most likely be confused. In that case you should enable new option in Settings - Calendar Appearance - Dual Monitor to explicitly tell the program that you have a dual-monitor system. This solution should work fine for majority of dual-monitor configurations, but there is no guarantee it will work in all cases.


Q: Interactive desktop option is enabled in the program's Settings dialog, but nothing happens when I try to double click on the desktop. What gives? top of page
A:

If you are working on 64-bit version of Windows then you need to have 64-bit version of Active Desktop Calendar as well. To check the version information right click on the program's date icon in the taskbar and choose About. Look for the version and build numbers in the following format: Active Desktop Calendar X.YZ (YYMMDDx64). The "x64" at the end of the build number sequence marks the 64-bit version. If you do not have that kind of version then click here to download ADC64BIT.EXE.

If you are working on Windows 2000 with active desktop enabled or on Windows XP with hidden desktop icons then desktop interactivity can not work for Active Desktop Calendar.

Additionally, you can have problems with desktop interactivity on Windows XP computers when Lock Desktop Items option is enabled. To disable it, right click on the desktop, choose Properties, select Desktop tab, click Customize Desktop, select Web tab, disable Lock Desktop Items option and click Apply.

If you have a dual-monitor system please note that both screens have to be positioned so they are leveled at the top. Any other set up will cause the program's interactive desktop feature to not work correctly.

One more situation when the interactive desktop system gets confused happens if some toolbar or a program (e.g. Google Desktop Sidebar) is attached to the desktop so the background picture is shifted. In that case click zones get out of sync with calendar's desktop components and as a result the interactive desktop does not work correctly.

If you upgraded the program to a new version and have some problem with desktop interactivity then try rebooting your computer.


Q: I keep getting "The procedure entry point…" error message when trying to run Active Desktop Calendar on my Windows NT. Why is that happening? top of page
A: The version of Internet Explorer has to be 4.0 (or later) and it also has to be installed with active desktop functionality (so even if you have the latest version of IE it may happen that it was installed only with the basic set of options without active desktop).

Q: Runtime Error! I installed the program and when I tried to start it all I got is Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Is there a solution for me? top of page
A:

You can try the following:

  1. Go to the program's installation folder:
    C:\Program Files\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calendar
  2. Right click on the ADC.exe file and choose Create Shortcut
  3. Now right click on the Shortcut to ADC that you just made and choose Properties
  4. In the Target field add /safe at the very end, after the quote symbol.
    The complete line should look like this:
    " C:\Program Files\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calendar\ADC.exe" /safe
    Click Apply and Ok to close shortcut properties.
  5. To start the program double click on the Shortcut to ADC that you just modified.

If everything goes as expected the program will start without error messages and you will be able to use it.


Q: I couldn't find an answer to my question and I looked everywhere, can you still help? top of page
A: We will certainly do our best to help you. Please write to us at info@xemico.com and provide as many details as possible about the situation you have.

 

 
Data Sharing
Data sharing in a local network
Calendar data import and export in CSV format

Connection with OutlookŪ
Integration with Outlook
Import calendar from Outlook via CSV file

Data Backup & Restore
Built-in automatic backup function
Restoring data from a backup file
Calendar database file location

Web Calendars
Integration with Google Calendars
Integration with weather forecast

Lotus Notes
Synchronizing with Lotus Notes

Preset Calendar Files
How to make .ADC files to share
Holidays & Moon phases
NFL schedules
NBA schedules
NHL schedules
Big dates in history (world, USA, sports, music, ...)
Miscellaneous, entertainment and other sports

General
Frequently asked questions
Evaluation period limits
Online copy of program's help files
Version history

Look & Feel
Customizing desktop appearance
Set icons calendar to your language
ADC Club: download free icon sets

Install & Uninstall
Installation process
Removal procedure
Upgrade procedure
Got new computer? Here is how to move calendar data and settings

 
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