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Factory.prp Update

If you are using Calc Version 5.6 or later, you can download the latest properties file containing up-to-date conversions. If you are using the older Calc Version 5.3 we do not recommend downloading this file because some of the conversions use new features that are not supported in version 5.3. The file was last updated .

Right-click on this link and select "Save As" or "Save Target As" from the menu. Then save the file to your Calc directory. Usually this will be something like C:\\Program Files\\Calc98*. If you have a file "default.prp" in this directory it means you have at some time saved custom conversions and constants. You will need to rename this file to something else to prevent Calc from loading this file instead of the new properties database file. If you have added your own conversions or constants you may need to add these again.

Alternatively, you can update your properties without deleting your existing properties data by following the procedure below, depending on the version of Calc you are using.

If you get a page of gobbledegook it means you have followed the link to the file and displayed it in your browser instead of downloading it.

Calc Version 5.3 for Windows:

Click on the Opt button and select the Data tab. Click on the Load Properties button and choose the file you just downloaded and click on the Load button. When the file has loaded click on the Save Properties button and type "default" as the file name and make sure it is saved to your Calc directory. This will ensure that the properties, which now include the updated data, will always be loaded when you start Calc. You can now close the Options dialog box. You should now have updated data.

Calc Version 5.6 for Windows:

Select Load Properties from the File menu and select the file you just downloaded. Use the Save Properties option from the File menu and and type "default" as the file name and make sure it is saved to your Calc directory. This will ensure that the properties, which now include the updated data, will always be loaded when you start Calc. You should now have updated data.

Calc Version 5.3 for Pocket PC

You will need to copy the file you downloaded to the device. The easiest way to do this is to open ActiveSync and click on the Explore button. Then navigate to your device's "My Documents" directory. You can now transfer the file you just downloaded by dragging and dropping. Next, run Calc and select Load Properties from the File menu and select the file you just downloaded. Finally, use the Save Properties option from the File menu and type "default" as the file name and make sure it is saved to your Calc directory. This will ensure that the properties, which now include the updated data, will always be loaded when you start Calc. You should now have updated data.

Calc Version 5.6 for Pocket PC

You will need to copy the file you downloaded to the device. The easiest way to do this is to open ActiveSync and click on the Explore button. Then navigate to your device's "My Documents" directory. You can now transfer the file you just downloaded by dragging and dropping. Next, run Calc and select Load Properties from the Tools menu and select the file you just downloaded. Finally, use the Save Properties option from the Tools menu and choose "default" as the file name and make sure it is saved to your Calc directory. If necessary you may need to move the file from your My Documents folder to the /Program Files/Calc folder using File Explorer on the device or using ActiveSync Explorer. This will ensure that the properties, which now include the updated data, will always be loaded when you start Calc. You should now have updated data.