Opening *.STY files in Visual Builder in Windows 7
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    Opening *.STY files in Visual Builder in Windows 7

    by whittie83 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:48 pm

    I have recently downloaded Capital Office as single user license as I have used it at another company and quite enjoy it's ease of use.

    I am in the process of setting it up but one issue I keep coming across is that when I try to edit a form in Visual Builder I get this error message.


    Error reading file: \*.STY

    OS Error: 2 - FILE NOT FOUND


    Every now and again it will open the style sheet, but the majority of the time I can't edit any of my forms and instead get this message.

    Is this a Windows 7 issue or something else?

    Thanking you in advance.

    Adam.
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    by COBS Tech Support » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:22 pm

    Are you entering *.STY into the file name prompt or are you entering an actual file name? I.e., form.sty ?
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    by whittie83 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:39 pm

    These are the steps that I have been taking:

    I Open Visual Builder and select Edit Form. This then launches the forms editor and automatically launches the open form box.

    I then go to C:\CAPITAL and I have tried both typing in the name PORDER.STY and just selecting it from the list.

    This then changes the section "File: *.STY" into the name of the file I have either entered or selected.

    I then press Open and it tries to launch the style sheet with the previously mentioned message. I have also tried this on several other forms with the same result.
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    by whittie83 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:49 pm

    Having said that. The one thing I do find unusual is that even though it mentions the name of the file I have selected in the "File:" section.

    In the forms buillder top title bar heading, it does only say:

    "CAPITAL Visual Builder - [*.STY]"

    So it does seem like its not actually recognising the file I am selecting. I have only noticed this problem since I recently updated to Windows 7. I began editing forms in Windows XP with no problem.

    The other strange thing I have noticed since the upgrade is that if I start creating a form from the wizard or when I do manage to open an existing form.

    Selecting Insert, Picture. Brings up the cross hairs to select where I want the image to be. I then click a location and it launces the select image box. I then select an image, however, it does not appear every time.

    All that happens is a tiny invisible box appears in the location in which I selected. I have tried this with .jpg's and .bmp's. I can then make this little empty box larger, delete it etc.

    Neither of these problems have I ever come across before until the upgrade. Not sure if this helps.
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    by COBS Tech Support » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:51 pm

    We have found a Windows 7 computer that intermittently exhibits this behaviour. Unfortunately, at present the application software is behaving normally. We suspect it's a security setting related to Windows 7 but technical support is still in the process of investigating.

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