BRIDGE CONVENTION CARD
Frequently Asked Questions
Version 1.1.26 April 24,
"Convention Card Editor" (CCE ) is Freeware
that lets you fill-in ACBL Convention cards, print them, and save them. It
runs on Microsoft Windows XP and above, uses standard Windows menus, and works
well with computers set to "Large Fonts" as well as to "Normal Fonts".
CCE is easy to use, does many things for you automatically, and includes
additional features if you want to use them.
Installing programs in Windows
usually requires an account with Administrator
- QUICK and EASY (highly
recommended): To install
immediately, click the Install button:
- If your browser asks whether to Run or Save the file, choose "Run".
- If "Run" is not an option, click "Save",
note where you save it, and make sure the file extension is ".exe"
After the Save completes, find "SetupConventionCardEditor.exe" where
you saved it and double-click it to begin the installation.
- If Windows Security services says the publisher cannot be verified,
click "Run" to continue. CCE is not Spyware, Adware, or any
other kind of malicious program.
- When you see the 'Setup' window, click "Next" on each
step, and use the default location of "C:\Program Files\Convention
Card Editor". If Windows does not let you use "Program Files" or
"Programs", use "C:\CCE" instead.
- When you see the option to create a Deskop icon, click it
to make it easier to find and run CCE later.
- Click the "Install" button when it appears, "Next"
after reading the introduction, and "Finish" when all done.
- Choose "Save" and make a note of where you save
- Extract all of the files from this ZIP into a new folder of your choice,
such as "C:\Program Files\Convention Card Editor".
- If Windows does not let you use "Program Files",
create and use "C:\CCE" instead.
- If CCE cannot
start because of a missing file called "COMDLG32.OCX", please see
"Readme1.txt" for suggestions.
- To uninstall
CCE: If you used Quick
Install, click "Uninstall" in the CCE Start Menu
folder, or uninstall it from the Windows Control Panel by using "Add
or Remove Programs." If you installed it yourself to a dedicated
folder, just delete that folder. If you used CCE , it may have created some ".CCE" files and
two ".INI" files, and you can delete them, too.
- To start CCE:
- If you used Quick Install, double-click the "Convention Card Editor"
on your Desktop. If there's no icon, click the Windows "Start"
button, click "All Programs", find the "Convention Card Editor" folder, and
click "Convention Card Editor."
- If you downloaded the ZIP and extracted the files to a folder, find
that folder and double-click "ConventionCardEditor.exe"
- If CCE cannot start, please see the suggestions in
- The first time you start CCE, it will display its "Help"
summary. Please read at least a little of it, then press the 'Esc' key
to close HELP. To see it again, click "Help" on CCE's Menu bar.
- Click on the "File" and "Options" menus to see what they contain.
Press "Esc" to close menus.
- To fill in a card, click on checkboxes and card leads to make the marks,
click on existing marks to remove them, and click on text lines where you want
to type or change something. When you're done, use the FILE menu to save
and print the card.
- The Up and Down arrow keys move the card on-screen, and so does the wheel
of a wheel-mouse. "Help" explains other ways to move around the card.
- "Printer Setup" lets you select and configure your printer, if
necessary. Printed cards always are about 8 inches square.
- "Save As" lets you keep variations of your cards without having to start
each one from scratch. It's a convenient way to change an existing card
for use with another partner.
- The OPTIONS menu lets you change the on-screen card size and store your
name and ACBL ID number.
- If the ACBL changes the card layout in the future, you can adjust
CCE to use the new layout without
revising any of your existing cards.
REPORTING PROBLEMS and
- First, please check built-in HELP and the on-line FAQ
for common solutions. They actually answer the questions people
- Please send an email to support (at) conventioncardeditor.com, explaining
what happened and what version of Windows you are using. Please note
that the ACBL cannot provide support for CCE.