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Frequently Asked Questions

 

•  Is there an easy way to transfer Yeah Write to another computer?

 

•  How do I download Yeah Write (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, XP, & Vista 32-bit)?

 

•  How do I download Yeah Write (Windows 7 & Vista 64-bit)?

 

•  How do I install Yeah Write after successfully downloading the program?

 

•  How do I run Yeah Write after a successful installation?

 

•  I lost my user name and passcode to unlock Yeah Write.  How do I retrieve it?

 

•  I am a Vista User, why can't I open the Help Section?

 

•  Is it possible to insert graphics or images into Yeah Write documents?

 

•  Why can't I get the email feature to work?

 

•  What are the main differences between Regular Drawers and Kids Drawers?

 

•  I accidently hid the "Date" column in one of my tabs.  How do I retrieve it?

 

•  How do I use a document I've created in Yeah Write in another program or word processor?

 


How do I download Yeah Write (32-bit Operating System)?

 

  1. Go to the Download Software page by clicking the "Download" link at the top of this page.

  2. When you click on "Download Yeah Write 32 bit for Windows 95/98/ME//NT/XP" or "Download Yeah Write 32 bit International Version," you should see a dialog box asking you where you want to save the download file on your hard disk. If you don't see a dialog box, try holding down the Shift key when you click on a download site. Be sure to note the location on your hard disk where the file will be saved and the name of the download file (yw32.exe), then click Save.

  3. Note: If you have a 28.8K modem, the download will normally take about 6-12 minutes. If you have a 14.4K modem, the download will take about 12-18 minutes.

 
How do I download Yeah Write (64-bit Operating System)?

 

  1. Go to the Download Software page by clicking the "Download" link at the top of this page.

  2. When you click on "Download Yeah Write for Windows 7 & Vista (64-bit)" you should see a dialog box asking you where you want to save the download file on your hard disk. If you don't see a dialog box, try holding down the Shift key when you click on a download site. Be sure to note the location on your hard disk where the file will be saved and the name of the download file (YeahWrite.zip), then click Save.



How do I install Yeah Write after successfully downloading the program?

If you are using Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, XP, & Vista (32-bit): Select "Start | Run".  Then:

  1. The Run dialog requires the name of the program.

  2. If you remember where the download file was saved and the name of the download file, type in the location of the file and the filename.

  3. OR, you can click "Browse", which lets you search for YW32.EXE.

  4. With the correct location/filename in the Run dialog box, click OK to run the install program.

 

The install program will ask you where to install the program (C:\YW\ is suggested) and a program group (Yeah Write is suggested). Once you enter the locations (normally you will use the suggested locations), the installation program should continue and then display a message reporting a successful installation. When you see the message, click OK. (If you are using Windows 95, you may want to create a shortcut on your desktop at this time. You do this by right clicking on the Yeah Write icon--the green W in the program group on your screen, and dragging the icon anywhere on the desktop. Then let up on the right click button, and click "Create Shortcut Here." With the short cut on your screen, you can close the program group and start the program by double-clicking on the shortcut.)

If you are using Windows 7 or Vista:

  1. In this zip file (or compressed folder), you will find a folder called "YW."
  2. Copy and Paste the "YW" folder to your computer. The most desired location is C:/YW.  <Note: The "YW" folder must be removed from the zip file in order for Yeah Write to function properly>
  3. Open the "YW" folder you just copied, and locate a file called "yw.exe" <Note: Windows 7 may hide the file extension (depending on settings), if this is the case look for a file called "YW" that is the file type "Application.">.
  4. Right click on the file "yw.exe," and select create shortcut.
  5. Drag the newly created shortcut to your desktop.
  6. Double click the shortcut on your desktop (you just created) to start-up Yeah Write or double click the "yw.exe" file in your "YW" folder.
  7. To view a PDF file that contains pictures of each installation step, click here.
 
How do I run Yeah Write after a successful installation?
 

If you are using Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, XP, & Vista (32-bit): Click "Start", then the "Programs" folder, then the "Yeah Write" folder, and finally the "Yeah Write" program (or double-click on the shortcut).

 

I lost my user name and passcode to unlock Yeah Write.  How do I retrieve it?

We are happy to re-issue your lost user name and passcode.  Please email support@wordplace.com with the following information:

  1. Type of Credit Card used for purchase (PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, etc.)

  2. Email Address Provided

  3. Name given at registration

  4. Date of purchase (estimates are fine, just makes it easier for us to find your record)

 

 

I am a Vista User, why can't I open the Help Section?

The Yeah Write Help Section was written in a program called Windows Help.  However, this Windows Help program is no longer included automatically with the Vista version of Windows.  To view the Help Section of Yeah Write, users must now download WinHlp32.exe from the Microsoft Download Center, and then install it on their computers.  To do this, users should visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=82148.

 

Is it possible to insert graphics or images into Yeah Write documents?

Unfortunately, Yeah Write does not support graphics.  Yeah Write was written in such a way that it would completely change how the program works to be able to insert graphics.

 

Why can't I get the email feature to work?

If your computer does not connect to the Internet, or if you do not have an SMTP server address, Yeah Write cannot send an e-mail message.  Many SMTP servers do things to prevent a non-standard e-mail program from working.  For example, your server may require authentication, or it may require that you get your mail before you can send mail.  Yeah Write seems to work with about 50% of the SMTP servers.  Unfortunately, we don't the programmers or the resources to investigate why some work and other don't.
 

Is there an easy way to transfer Yeah Write to another computer?

 

An easy way to transfer or back-up your documents is by going directly to where the documents are stored on your C Drive:

  1. Go to your Yeah Write folder on your computer called "YW" found at C:/YW
  2. Make a copy of the entire "YW" folder and burn it to a CD or save it to a flash drive.  (Yeah Write can also be run on a flash drive without installing, just double click on "yw.exe" file in your “YW” folder).
  3. On the computer you wish to transfer Yeah Write to, copy and paste the "YW" folder in an easy place to locate, directly on the C Drive (C:/YW) is the most desired location.
  4. Open the "YW" folder you just copied, and locate a file called "yw.exe" <Note: Windows 7 may hide the file extension (depending on settings), if this is the case look for a file called "YW" that is the file type "Application.">.
  5. You can then run Yeah Write straight from the folder by double-clicking the "yw.exe" file.
  6. I would suggest making a shortcut on your desktop to YW.EXE to make using Yeah Write easier.  Right click on the file "yw.exe," and select create shortcut.  Then drag the newly created shortcut to your desktop.  Double click the shortcut on your desktop (you just created) to start-up Yeah Write.
  7. Note: If you have already created documents or installed Yeah Write on your new computer, I would not recommend this option.  Please use the restore back-up feature instead.

 

What are the main differences between Regular Drawers and Kids Drawers?

The regular drawer and the kids drawer have different documents, as seen below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I accidently hid the "Date" column in one of my tabs.  How do I retrieve it?

 

  1. When you are viewing the tab you wish to change, click on the “Sort” button (located on the bottom right corner of the program). 
  2. In that dialog, select “Date” and then click “OK.”  The “Date” column should reappear.

 

How do I use a document I've created in Yeah Write in another program or word processor?

Yeah Write documents and drawers are not compatible with most word processors until they have been exported.  You will need to export each document so that they may be used by another word processor. Instructions to do this are as follows:

 

  1. Select File | Export. 
  2. With the Export dialog on the screen, you can select the drive and folder where you want the file saved, the file type (either Yeah Write, WordPerfect 5.1, Text with ANSI, Text ASCII Only, CSV, or RTF), and the filename.  (You can also press the FTP button to export to an FTP Site.) 
  3. Once you have selected the desired filename, location, and type, click on OK to export the file.  If the export is successful, you will see an "Export completed successfully" message at the bottom of the Yeah Write screen.  
  4. Note: When you do an export for folders other than the Address, Diary, Journal, and Notes folders, each document is saved as one file.  When you do an export from the Address folder without a record open on the screen, all records from the focus (highlight) to the end of the index are exported together as one file with a page break between each record.  When you export from the Diary, Journal, and Notes folders without a record open on the screen, all records from the focus to the end of the index are exported together as one file with a blank line between each record.