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Heavenlyfire
post Nov 17 2011, 10:01 PM
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I was going to re-purchase promash for my new laptop but their site does not include Windows 7 in it's compatibility list. Any suggestions on what to use? Thanks in advance.
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post Nov 18 2011, 08:49 AM
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QUOTE(Heavenlyfire @ Nov 17 2011, 09:01 PM) *
I was going to re-purchase promash for my new laptop but their site does not include Windows 7 in it's compatibility list. Any suggestions on what to use? Thanks in advance.



I have been using hopville.com lately.

No downloading, and your recipes are always just a few clicks away.
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post Nov 18 2011, 03:11 PM
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Promash is no longer maintained. Beer Smith recently had an update. My spreadsheet is free, linked in my signature. If you have Excel on your W7 machine it should work fine for you.
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post Nov 18 2011, 11:04 PM
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Chuck, I really wish I had excel now. That is an awesome looking spreadsheet! You obviously put a lot of time into that, well done!
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post Nov 19 2011, 05:08 AM
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QUOTE(Heavenlyfire @ Nov 17 2011, 10:01 PM) *
I was going to re-purchase promash for my new laptop but their site does not include Windows 7 in it's compatibility list. Any suggestions on what to use? Thanks in advance.


I am using Promash on W-7 now. Works fine.
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post Nov 19 2011, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE(Heavenlyfire @ Nov 18 2011, 11:04 PM) *
Chuck, I really wish I had excel now. That is an awesome looking spreadsheet! You obviously put a lot of time into that, well done!


Thanks. Yeah, I used to be using ProMash, BeerSmith and a bunch of other spreadsheets. I just got tired of switching around all these different tools and try to put the functionality of all them into an Excel workbook. Took the Calendar idea from BeerSmith, it was the one functionality of theirs I really wanted. Integrated Palmer's residual alkalinity water spreadsheet for mash pH control into the recipe formulation, stuff like that.
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post Nov 21 2011, 03:24 AM
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QUOTE(Heavenlyfire @ Nov 17 2011, 10:01 PM) *
I was going to re-purchase promash for my new laptop but their site does not include Windows 7 in it's compatibility list. Any suggestions on what to use? Thanks in advance.


It works just fine on Windows 7 -- both of my Win7 machines have it.
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post Nov 21 2011, 07:13 AM
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QUOTE(Heavenlyfire @ Nov 18 2011, 11:04 PM) *
Chuck, I really wish I had excel now. That is an awesome looking spreadsheet! You obviously put a lot of time into that, well done!


openoffice.org is open open source, free to use, office suite that is designed to be compatible with the MS office Suite including Excel. Give it a try.

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post Nov 21 2011, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE(rebelcruiser @ Nov 21 2011, 07:13 AM) *
openoffice.org is open open source, free to use, office suite that is designed to be compatible with the MS office Suite including Excel. Give it a try.

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Unfortunately OO's spreadsheet program Calc is only compatible with the simplest of Excel spreadsheets. No macros will ever work as it doesn't support VBA, and OO Calc actually composes logical expressions with a different syntax.

Whereas in Excel you can write =IF(A="value",PostiveResult,NegativeResult)
in OO it would be =IF(A="value";PostiveResult;NegativeResult)
where the comma-delimeters are instead semi-colons.

So even the most basic of logical formulas will not work in OO and Excel. This becomes a major issue when you have a very large number of formulas with a very large number of nested IFs. Not to mention correcting all those formulas would still leave some of the more complex functionality unaddressed as the macros are completely useless.

For my sheet you need Excel for it to work, and Windows for the macros. It's ironic because I actually run Debian on this computer at my desk, which is the machine I originally created the spreadsheet on. My laptop still has W7, so I can still use it.

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post Nov 22 2011, 09:01 PM
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you could probably run chucks spread sheet with google docs... thats free
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post May 28 2012, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE(Dave F @ Nov 21 2011, 04:24 AM) *
It works just fine on Windows 7 -- both of my Win7 machines have it.


Interestingly, I can run Promash on windows 7 computer but not on an XP computer. I have been googling a solution for my XP computer that shows a NTVDM error when loading Promash. I tried it on my laptop with 7 and presto it works. I think since Promash is no longer supported I will just print my recipes and abandon the program. I like the excel file found in this thread, pretty impressive work, thanks.
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post May 29 2012, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE(danmcc @ May 28 2012, 12:36 PM) *
Interestingly, I can run Promash on windows 7 computer but not on an XP computer. I have been googling a solution for my XP computer that shows a NTVDM error when loading Promash. I tried it on my laptop with 7 and presto it works. I think since Promash is no longer supported I will just print my recipes and abandon the program. I like the excel file found in this thread, pretty impressive work, thanks.


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post Jun 5 2012, 11:24 PM
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QUOTE(danmcc @ May 28 2012, 12:36 PM) *
Interestingly, I can run Promash on windows 7 computer but not on an XP computer. I have been googling a solution for my XP computer that shows a NTVDM error when loading Promash. I tried it on my laptop with 7 and presto it works. I think since Promash is no longer supported I will just print my recipes and abandon the program. I like the excel file found in this thread, pretty impressive work, thanks.


I am using windows XP to maintain the recipes at Alternative Beverage and have never experienced any problems
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