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Urban Forests and Climate Change

Download and Installation Instructions for the UEP Tree Carbon Calculator

Installation files are contained in Carbon Calculator.exe, a self-extracting zip file. The self-extracting zip file allows you to unzip (to extract and decompress) the program files so the CTCC can be run from your computer.

Notes:

  • This software was designed to run in WindowsXP using Excel 2003. As it is "proof of concept" software that is in the testing phase, it has not been tested on other versions of Windows and/or Excel. There is no guarantee that it will perform as designed nor conform to the installation instructions contained herein when used with other operating system or Excel configurations.
  • If you are using a Forest Service computer, you will have to obtain administrative rights to your computer to install the program.

To start, click on DOWNLOAD CTCC link below.

Next, depending on the browser you are using, you may be offered a choice to run or to save the zip file (see following two examples for Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers).
Either option extracts and decompresses the program files and saves them to a folder from which the program can be executed.

The following dialog box will be displayed if you are using Internet Explorer:
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This dialog box will be displayed if you are using FireFox:
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Click the Run button to run the self-extracting zip file directly.

Click the Save or Save File button to save the zip file on your computer without extracting and decompressing the files. We’ll assume here that ‘Carbon Calculator.exe’ is saved to your Desktop. You can run it from there to extract and decompress the files at a later time.

To run the self- extracting zip file directly from your desktop:

  1. Double-click on the file name from your desktop

    The following dialog box will be displayed:
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  2. If you want to control the location where the program files are placed on your computer, skip to step 5. Otherwise, click on the Unzip button to install the program in the default folder.
  3. Click the OK button
  4. Click the Close button.

For advanced users:

  1. Decide where you want to install the program files and enter that information in the Unzip to folder dialog box.

    The default location where the extract Word files will be stored is C:\Program Files\. A folder named Carbon Calculator will automatically be created and placed at this location on your computer, and the program files will be unzipped to that folder at the default location.

    You may change this folder by typing another folder location and name in the Unzip to folder textbox or by clicking the Browse button then selecting another folder.

  2. Leave the Overwrite files without prompting option unchecked. If this option is checked, existing files will be overwritten in the destination folder.
  3. Click the Unzip button to extract and decompress the program files to the folder you selected. When the process is complete, a dialog box will alert you that the files unzipped successfully.
  4. Click the OK button.
  5. Click the Close button.

To save the zip file in another location:

  1. Click the Save button.
  2. After the file is saved, a dialog box communicates that the download completed and offers choices to Run, Open Folder, or Close.

    To extract and decompress the program files, click the Run button and follow the instructions above to run the self- extracting zip file.

    To view the folder and its contents where you saved the file, click the Open Folder button.

    To do nothing further with the zip file at the current time, click the Close button.

To extract and decompress the Word files after saving the zip file to a folder:

  1. Open the folder where the zip file is saved.
  2. Double-click on the zip file’s name.
  3. Follow the instructions above to run the self-extracting zip file

To create a Desktop icon:

  1. Navigate to the folder where the program files were saved.
  2. Right-click on the file CarbonCalculator31.xls
  3. Select Send To and then Desktop (create shortcut) from the pulldown menu

To run the program:

  1. Navigate to the folder where the program files were saved and double-click on the file CarbonCalculator31.xls, or double-click on the Desktop icon for CarbonCalculator31.xls.

    The following dialog box will be displayed:
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  2. Click the Enable Macros button.

    Note: This assumes Excel macro security is set on "Low" to allow VBA application code to execute. To do so, select Tools from the Excel menu bar, scroll down to Macro, then  Security and select Low.

    The following dialog box will be displayed:
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  3. Click the Yes button.

    The following dialog box will be displayed:
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  4. Once you have finished reading the information contained in the dialog box, click Continue
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