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Hdb2Win, Version 2.3.2

Advice for users of release 2.3.1

The following release 2.3.2 of the program includes also the files you need to update to SR12 (PaleoTax).

  • make first backup copies,
  • install then Hdb2Win/PaleoTax 2.3.2 (do not open the database), and
  • install finally SR12 .
Release and Components

Hdb2Win 2.3.2 is released in one executable archive. Installation should work without problems under Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7/8.

The archive contains the following components

  • Hdb2Win System - Basic files for new installation and update. Required for all users.
  • PaleoTax Database Structure SR 12 - PaleoTax data base structure for new installation and update. Only for PaleoTax [Taxonomic data base] users required.
  • PaleoCol Database Structure SR 4 - PalCol data base structure for new installation and update. Only for PalCol [Collection data base] users required.
  • PaleoTax / Graph - PaleoTax graphic package for new installation and update (Version 2.0.4 Mai 2011). Only required for PaleoTax users who estimate their data base.
  • PaleoTax / Map - Map program package new version and update (Version 2.1 January 2008). Only required for PaleoTax users who would like to plot localities, genera and species.
  • PaleoTax / Measure - Measure tool new installation and update (Version 1.1 Mai 2011). Only required for PaleoTax users who would like to measure two dimensional objects (still Built, see here for explication). — User who would like to work only with PaleoTax/Measure, please go directly to PaleoTax/Measure and download a much smaller archive.
How to install the software

  • Download the archive.
  • Start this executable archive.
  • Install the required moduls.
  • User who install HDB2WIN for the first time, do not need to execute any Service Release.
    User, who have installed an older version before, need to update their data structure: .../[user]/documents/HDB2WIN/SR12/SR12.PRF (for PaleoTax) .

Hdb2Win (10 May 2011) hdb23233.exe (3.5 MB)

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Documentation on Hdb2Win 2.3.1, PaleoTax SR12, PaleoTax/Measure can be downloaded here. There are not anymore installed automatically. For PaleoTax/PalCol users its is important to read the documentation because of various changes in the file management.
For PaleoTax 2.0 a German Handbuch, for PaleoTax 2.1 a manual in the English language is available. Please check also the list of extra documentation as PDF files.

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