Colour settings: LetSys will not display colours very well unless you set your colour settings to "High Colour (16 bit)" or better.
Windows 95: Early versions of Windows 95 may not show Toolbars
correctly (they are just blank). Downloading the latest version of the Windows
common controls should solve this problem. Go to the Microsoft download site:
There have also been other reports from users that, while LetSys will run, the display has some odd (albeit manageable) characteristics. If you use Windows 95, download and run the evaluation version to check out your system before purchase.
Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP: You must install and configure LetSys from a user with administrator rights.
Display Settings: LetSys was designed for the default (normal)
DPI (dots per inch) Display Setting. Some users who have changed their display
DPI (Dots per inch) setting have found that while the system is still useable,
they get scroll bars in some windows, where none appear in the documentation.
You can either scroll or resize the windows in order to see all the buttons
and other components. In addition, font sizes are larger and do not fit or line
up as well.
You are recommended to run the Holiday Letting System using the default display settings if you want the easiest user interface.
To change back to the default (normal) DPI setting, then go to Control Panel / Display / Settings tab. Click the advanced button. On the General Tab you can change the DPI (dots per inch) for your display. Set it back to normal (96 DPI). (This procedure may be slightly different on older version of Windows.)
Installing LetSys on a single computer with two or more users. With more recent versions of Windows, you can define two or more users for a single computer. Each user has their own settings, desktop and my documents folders. When you install LetSys you have to do it from a specific user ID. However LetSys will now be available to use from any user ID on the computer, subject to the following comments:
Using LetSys on a Network. You can easily configure LetSys so the root or base folder is on a different computer - just browse from the Configuration program to find the folder on the other computer. Here's one scenario where this could be useful: A husband and wife both jointly manage a cottage - and they often work from home, each with their own computer, and both are networked. Then you just share a single copy of the data and either can update it. You need to install LetSys on both computers, and you need to configure both computers with exactly the same settings - ensuring both are pointed at the same root folder. Caution You want to be sure you don't both update it at the same time.
Holiday Letting System (LetSys)
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