Instructions for installing MiniCrib Versions

Apple Mac, Open Office & Libre Office or other word processors

MiniCrib2x_xx.zip or MiniCrib2x_xx.doc       Alphabetical list of all dances

Unfortunately, Apple Mac computers, Open Office (or Libre Office) do not support the macro language used by the Microsoft Word versions of Minicrib
.  It is still possible to use a version of Minicrib by using the text document ("book" of cribs).  You can copy and paste chosen dances into a new document - it's a little slower but it does work!


Microsoft Word 97
Microsoft Windows

MiniCrib002x_xx.zip     *Recommended*  (The Basic version of MiniCrib)

Also available - the complete database of dances as one (large) document - you can copy and paste dances as required to a new document).
MiniCrib2x_xx.zip         Alphabetical list of all dances - Word 2000 onwards
MiniCrib2x_xx.exe        Self extracting zip (doc format as above)

Install the Basic MiniCrib database on your computer:

Download the zipped template Minicrib002x_xx.zip to your computer, unzip it and place it on your Desktop.  The self unzipping files will automatically appear in C:\Windows\Temp when the Unzip button is clicked.  
If the Minicrib file cannot be found use the search/Find facility to locate the unzipped file).  When located drag it onto the Desktop.

Alternatively Copy the unzipped Minicrib Template & Paste it into the Template Window which opens after clicking File/New (additionally in WORD 2002 click on General Templates).  Right click clear of existing Icons & Paste and a new Minicrib Icon will appear.

Do not disable the macros when loading this Template and if you have security problems set your security level to Low & maybe clear the box in "Trusted Sources"(to check, click Tools/Macro/Security).

Double click on the Minicrib Icon on your desktop, or if you have pasted it into the Template window, open WORD and click File/New and double click on the Minicrib Icon.  The Minicrib Welcome Page should now appear.  

The Welcome Page includes full instructions how to prepare your cribsheet & search for specific dances.  Please note that any experimental Macros mentioned on the Welcome Page do not function in WORD 97

Clear the Welcome page, click on the Footprint button on the left of the Toolbar or key Alt+X and all dance titles will be seen in a window in alphabetical order.

 Install the Simple Alphabetical MiniCrib database on your computer:

Download the zipped document MiniCrib2x_xx.zip to your computer, unzip it and place it in your Document Folder.  
The self unzipping files will automatically appear inC:\Windows\Temp when the Unzip button is clicked. 
If the Minicrib file cannot be found use the search\Find facility to locate the unzipped file).  When located drag it onto the Desktop.

Open the document in the normal way and the dance cribs will appear in alphabetical title order.  Use the Find facility to fast travel down to the required dance.

However, if you are not using Word 2000+ and require the Alphabetical document listing all the dances (about 470 pages), download the document version MINICRIB24_xx.doc

Microsoft Word 2003

MiniCrib Advanced MiniCribAdv2x_xx.zip     *Recommended*

Install the Advanced MiniCrib database on your computer:

Download the template MinicribAdv2x_xx.zip to your computer, unzip it, place it on your Desktop.  Now start up Microsoft Word.

Enable Word 2003 Macros but maintain Macro security:-
Macros are essential to the running of MiniCrib.  To set a safe security level to run Minicrib click on "Tools"....."Macro"...."Security".  This message box appears:


Macro security

Select "Medium" which will allow macros to work only with your permission.  You should now close Word to ensure that the settings made have been saved.

Start using MiniCrib by double clicking on the Minicrib icon on the Desktop.  Another message box will appear:

enable macros

Click on "Enable Macros" to allow MiniCrib macros to run.  To select dances for your cribsheet, click on the "footprints" icon at the top left of the screen. 

 

Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

MiniCribPlus     *Recommended*   (MiniCrib Advanced is OK but runs more slowly)

Install the MiniCrib database on your computer:

Download the template Minicrib Plus.zip or MiniCrib Plus.exe to your computer, unzip it, place it on your Desktop.  Now start up Microsoft Word.

Enable Macros in Word 2007 onwards but maintain Macro security:-
Click the Office Button (top left hand corner) & select Word Options, click Trust Center & Trust Centre Settings:

TrustCentre

Then select Macro Settings, click Trusted Locations & Add New Location 
Locate Desktop
 & click OK ‘Desktop’ should now appear in the list of trusted locations & click OK.
Then select Trust Centre Settings once more and choose Macro Settings:

MacroSettings

Choose Disable all macros with notification. 
You should now close Word to ensure that the settings you have made are saved.

Start using MiniCrib by double clicking on the Minicrib Icon on your Desktop. When you get the reminder about macros you will need to click on "Enable"  [Don't enable macros or content for other documents unless you are sure they are safe]

The footprint button & the special Minicrib facilities will appear if the 'Add-ins' tab is clicked:


     AddIns       FootPrints


Self Extracting Setup Files (.exe)

If you prefer, you can download the "self extracting setup file" version of Minicrib  
eg MiniCrib Adanced xxxxxxxxxxx.exe. 
If you "double click" on this file, when downloaded, you will be asked to choose the destination for Minicrib - choose the "Desktop". 
** Your antivirus program or Windows may warn you about exe files - you will have to trust the MiniCrib Team if you want to use the "self extracting setup file" - we do our best to check files for viruses before putting them on the website (using Avast! anti-virus software).