IN-CENS Version 2.1 Full DownloadThis version of IN-CENS (also called WIN-CENS) is designed as Windows-only
software. It will operate on PC or Apple VPC platforms from WIN/95 upwards. That is WIN/95, /98, /ME, /2000. It should run on XP, but there is an element of doubt about XP's
compatibility. The earlier versions of IN-CENS were designed to run in DOS, but could also be run in WIN/3.1x, WIN/95 or WIN/98.
The minimum screen area
requirement of WIN-CENS is 640 x 480 pixels, and you should have at least 5 megabytes of spare hard-disk capacity.
WIN-CENS must be used if you are to transcribe the 1841
Census. However, although you may have WIN/95, if your processor speed is under 266Mhz and
you are running in less than 16 megabytes of RAM, then the response speed from some of
WIN-CENS' components may not be as you might like, and the DOS version may be better for you.
Please note though it has been found that this software generally runs better in an Intel Pentium processor
machine, the problem on mainly non-Pentium machines being the use of the <Alt> key as an alternative
to mouse click on buttons. However, if you find that you experience problems in using the <Alt>
key, you will be able to disable that facility.
It is advisable that if you are using a non-MS mouse, that you install the manufacturer's latest mouse driver. This applies to laptops as well as PC's, and Toshiba systems/mice in particular.
PLEASE NOTE: before you start using WIN-CENS for real, after doing the tutorial it shouldbe a must to use the TEST feature for say 20 entries, to ensure that WIN-CENS works
happily on your machine. (If you have been using DOS/IN-CENS, note that WIN-CENS does not interfere withDOS/IN-CENS files in any way.) If youfind that WIN-CENS does not respond properly on your machine, PLEASE inform me with details of what is
wrong. After what I've written, please DO NOT be afraid to try WIN-CENS !!...you'll probably find you like it !!The chances of it not working properly on your machine are quite low, unless your machine is (say)
more than 3 years old.
However, if you think that DOS/IN-CENS may be better for you,
please contact me, and do NOT attempt to
download this (WIN-CENS) version.
The Main WIN-CENS Components
- The core transcription software:
- In-built documentation, including tutorial;
- A place locator program (GENIE), referencing more than 20,000 places in England and Wales;
- (Optional) Counties locator and map.
To operate the IN-CENS software, you need to have the core software (consisting of 3 of the above4 components, comprising one download file) and alsoa set of parameter files related specifically to the census year and county you
are to transcribe.
THEREFORE....YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD 2 SETS OF FILES
(1) the IN-CENS Software,
and(2) IN-CENS Files for the Census Year and County required
You MUST be on-line to perform this task.
Download the file INCENS21.EXE (size approx 1.17 megabytes) to the blank floppy already
inserted. Download time will, of course, vary depending on connection speed, but should be 10 or so minutes in the
case of a 56kbps connection.
- FIRST insert a === blank === formatted diskette (with write-permit).The diskette type must be High Density (HD). This type of diskette has 1.44mbcapacity, and is necessary for this installation.
- (1)To Download the IN-CENS Software:First, click here
Do not change the settings on the first screen, select OK.Then in the "Save As" Window (in the little "Save In" box at the top of that window), you must select the floppy drive.
- (2) Select the ONE Census Year and County you wish to
transcribe, and download onto the same floppy disk as in (1)
above, following the same screen (window) instructions. This will be a very
short download (half-a-minute or so). You will need to do this even though you may be
upgrading from the 'old' (DOS) IN-CENS.
1891 Census Year:
- If dealing with YORKSHIRE, please select between ERY (East Riding), WRY (West Riding) and NRY (North Riding) above.
You may now come off line (off the web), but keep the floppy disk in its drive.
Then continue with the Installation Instructions (scroll down) forinformation on how to install the software.
IN-CENS Installation InstructionsYOU CAN BE OFF-LINE (OFF THE WEB) FOR THIS PROCEDURE !
HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED 2 FILES ? If no, go back to the above instructions and follow as directed.
If any of these processes fail, please do not hesitate to contact me
Now find and execute WIN-CENS [Start -> Programs -> in_cens]. Note that it loads in 'Tutorial' mode, using sample 1891 census data.The first screen will be the Welcome Screen. You will be asked for a 4-character code -this will be the first 2 characters of your surnamefollowed by the first 2 characters of your first name. Then enter your full-name - each entry followed by the <Tab> key.Change the Floppy Drive letter if appropriate, and click on the 'OK' button.You will be asked to select a Piece Number (please select (click on) number 1718), and then press the Continue button.The Help file will automatically load, and you will see a Tutorial as an option. Please select that Helpoption and proceed accordingly.
- Using Windows Explorer:
- Double-click on the INCENS21.EXE file you downloaded above, from the floppy disk used in that process.
You will then be presented with the pathname which has been chosen for you, which is where IN-CENS will be located.If you wish to install on a different drive letter than that presented, please change to the letter required.If you intend to be transcribing multiple counties, you have to do a separate installation for each county, and in which case I would suggest changing the pathname to "\Program Files\in_censXXX", where XXX is the county code of the county to be transcribed.Otherwise, please leave the drive letter and pathnameas selected, and if you were formerly using DOS/IN-CENS, do not let the first level of the pathnamehave the value of 'ukcensus'.
Take a note of the Pathname, and press the Start button.The installation then proceeds, and will finish with some notes on what will happen next.Read these notes. There is a little more to do yet. Press 'OK' to proceed further, when ready.
- You will be asked to specify the floppy drive to be used in the remainder of the installation.Please respond as prompted. A DOS window will then complete the installation. Close that Window when finished.You will then be asked press 'OK' to continue; this will take you out of the installation procedure.
N.B.: If you wish to transcribe to hard copy before PC entry, there will now be found(in the folder/pathname that you took a note of above) a Word document file (1891form.doc),which can be loaded into your word-processor (modified if necessary) and printed. If you have anyproblems with printing this form properly, either of the two following actions may help:-
- go into printer options and set as 'fit to page'. Then re-save the document (as 1891form.doc)
- make your own version, perhaps by "selecting all" in Word and transferring it to MS Publisher or other DTP.
- Now label your installation diskette, and date it, and put it away in a safe place.
PLEASE NOTE: before you start using WIN-CENS for real, after doing the tutorial it shouldbe a must to use the TEST feature for say 20 entries, to ensure that WIN-CENS works happilyon your machine. (If you have been using DOS/IN-CENS, note that WIN-CENS does not interfere withDOS/IN-CENS files in any way.) If youfind that WIN-CENS does not respond properly on your machine, PLEASE inform me with details of what is wrong.After what I've written, please DO NOT be afraid to try WIN-CENS !!...you'll probably find you like it !!The chances of it not working properly on your machine are quite low, unless your machine is (say) morethan 3 years old.
TRANSFERRING FROM THE 'OLD' IN-CENS
You can transfer to the new IN-CENS (WIN-CENS) from DOS/IN-CENS in the middle of a Piece transcription.However, before doing so, it is best to complete the Tutorial to gain familiarity with thenew software before proceeding further. Also, you will need to complete the 'End of Tutorial'procedure stated in the Tutorial documentation. For safety's sake, also ensure you have taken afloppy backup of the 'old' IN-CENS data files. Then, find the location of the new IN-CENS software.If you have not kept a note of the location, then by selectingStart > Programs, you will find an entry for in_cens: select this and then right-click on the WIN-CENSicon. Select Properties. In the box "Start in:" will be found the pathnmame you need, except that youwill need to add a "\data" suffix. So if the pathname found is "\Program Files\in_cens", the extendedpathname will become "\Program Files\in_cens\data".
You now need to copy the Piece file (e.g. RG121234.DAT) using Microsoft Explorer from"\ukcensus\data" into the folder "\Program Files\in_cens\data" (or other folder as described above).One method of doing this would be by the use of two Explorer windows - one topoint to the destination folder, and the other window to point to \ukcensus\data.Then drag and drop (with finger on the <Ctrl> key - to cause a "copy" instead of "move")all the required piece files (e.g. RG121234.DAT) from \ukcensus\data into the new folder.Do the same if you have a mynotes.txt file. That is all that is required.
- It is stated above that there is available an optional Counties locator and map. This integrates with the GENIEPlace Locator program you will find loadable from IN-CENS (in one of the right-mouse popup menus). Ifyou would like a copy of this software, download the following two files (each of 1.4mb) into the IN-CENSlocation folder that you took a note of above(You need to be on-line to do this, but this procedure can be done whenever you are ready)...
- If you happen to have forgotten the name of the folder where IN-CENS is located, by selectingStart > Programs, you will find an entry for in_cens: select this and then right-click on the WIN-CENSicon. Select Properties. In the box "Start in:" will be found the pathnmame you need.
This page was last updated 2 November 2005