RSAP Installation Tips
Tip #1 I get lots of serious security messages when I try to install RSAPv3 from the webpage. Is it safe to do?
- If you click the “Install from Web” button on the install page, your computer may not want you to install the software this way.
First you will get the ominous warning shown above.
- Select “Actions” and you will get an equally dire message shown to the right.
Select “More Options” and then choose “Run Anyway” and the installation will progress as normal.
Tip #2 I downloaded RSAPv3 and the workbook opened but the RSAP Controls Dialog box doesn't' show up.
- When you first open an
Excel macro-enabled template or workbook that has been saved from the Internet you will get the message shown below. Click “enable
editing” or RSAP will not run. If the RSAP controls dialog does not automatically appear in the upper left of the worksheet
type <CTRL>+s to start it.
Tip #3 Can I still install RSAP if I don't have administrative privileges
on my computer?
- Yes, if you already have MicroSoft Excel on your computer you can install RSAPv3 even without administrative privileges.
You can accomplish this in a variety of ways. The important thing to remember is that every RSAP workbook is a complete version
of the code. By default RSAPv3 is installed in the C:\Program Files subdirectory on your computer but if you do not have administrative
privileges you will be prevented from installing it there. If this is the case, do the following to install RSAPv3 on your Desktop:
the appropriate zip file to download on the install page.
- A message box will appear at the bottom of you browser asking
if you want to Open, Save or Cancel — chose “Open.”
A window will appear with the WinZip interface. Select “Unzip” and a file
browser dialog box appears. Navigate to the Desktop and then choose “New Folder.”
- Name the new folder “RSAPv3” and then double
click to go into it.
- Now press the “Unzip” button on the bottom right of the screen. A download progress bar will appear and
then a file directory of your new folder (i.e., RSAPv3”) will open up.
- Double click RSAPv3_121024.xltm to start RSAP. You may
get the Security message discussed in Tip 2. If so select “Enable Editing.” If you don’t see the RSAP controls dialog
box use the key stroke CTRL+s (i.e., press the control key and the s key at the same time) to start RSAP.
- Once RSAPv3 is running,
select the “Settings” tab and choose the “Change RSAP Home Directory Button.” A file dialog browser will pop up. Navigate
to and select the directory where you unzipped the files (i.e., Desktop\RSAPv3). Select “OK” . On the “Project information”
worksheet at the very bottom you should see your selection listed. If this is correct you should have full access to the User
and Engineer Manuals as well as the help files.
- There is one known bug with this method — the help file does not seem to unzip properly
so you may get a distorted help file or no help file at all.