CPC View Documentation
The recommended hardware and software configurations for CPC View are:
IBM PC-compatible running Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME,
or Windows NT V4 or later, with 32-bit versions of Netscape
Navigator versions 2.02, or later; Navigator Gold versions
2.02, or later; or Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 3.0, or later.
To install CPC View, you will need the CPC View installation program.
If you do not have the installation program, you can
download it from our web site.
Once you have retrieved the installation program, follow these simple instructions:
- Close all of your web browser windows.
- Launch the CPC View installation program (by double-clicking
on its icon). The CPC View installation dialog box will appear.
- Click on the Install button.
- If you are purchasing CPC View from our online store,
the CPC View installation program will return you to our web site to
complete the installation. If you are purchasing CPC View from our
online store, your computer must be connected
to the Internet in order to complete the installation.
If you are using Internet Explorer's Active Desktop, you may need
to restart your
computer after installing CPC View.
CPC View is a web browser plug-in; it is installed within the installation
directory of your web browser (e.g., Netscape; Internet Explorer).
The CPC View installation program will investigate your system and
select your default web browser as the installation location.
If you wish to change the installation location, click on the "Change"
button. This will cause the "Locate Browser" dialog to appear.
Use the "Locate Browser" dialog to select the location of the web browser
application into which you wish to install CPC View. By default, the
Netscape application is located at:
By default, the Internet Explorer application is located at:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\IExplore.exe
Installing over an ActiveX version
If the CPC View ActiveX control or DocObject is already
installed, a dialog box with the following
message will be displayed:
Internet Explorer is currently configured to use the ActiveX version of
CPC View. If you would like Internet Explorer to use the plug-in
version of CPC View that you have just installed, the ActiveX version
must be disabled. Do you want to disable the ActiveX version of CPC
In general, it is appropriate to select the "Yes" button in this
CPC View supports certain customizable features through the Windows
registry. These features are not directly accessible from the CPC View installation
program. They are intended for use within third-party installation programs.
Specifying the Help URL
[This customization is supported in version 5.3.1 and later.]
The target URL for the Help... command (available from the
CPC right mouse menu) can be specified in the registry.
To specify the
target URL, create a string value named Help within the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cartesian Products\CPC View\URLs
Set the value of Help to the desired URL target for the Help... command.
For example, setting the Help value to "http://foobar.com" would
cause CPC View to open "http://foobar.com" whenever the Help...
command is invoked.
Additional help parameters
If the specified target URL contains a "?", CPC View will append two parameters
to the URL when accessing the help page:
The version number of the CPC View software that is requesting help. For
- architecture=plugin or architecture=ActiveX Control
The architecture of the CPC View software. The CPC View plug-in sets the value
to "plugin". CPC View ax sets the value to "ActiveX Control".
The following example regedit file specifies that the help
page is at "http://localmirror.com/Help/help.cgi?which=cpcview".
Under version 5.3.1 (or later) of the plug-in, CPC View would access this help
page using the URL
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cartesian Products\CPC View\URLs]
If you would like to change the Help target for the current user, rather than
all users, edit the registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cartesian Products\CPC View\URLs rather
than HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cartesian Products\CPC View\URLs.
CPC View version 5.1 or later can be uninstalled via the Add/Remove Programs
facility of the Windows Control Panel. The following procedure can be used to
uninstall CPC View V5.1 or later.
- Select "Control Panel" from the "Settings" sub-menu of the Windows Start
menu. This will start the Windows95 Control Panel application.
- Double-click on "Add/Remove Programs" in the "Control Panel" window. This
will bring up the "Add/Remove Programs Properties" dialog box.
- Select the "Install/Uninstall" tab at the top of the dialog box.
- The dialog box should contain a list of installed programs on your system.
Select the item titled "CPC View Plugin" and click on the "Add/Remove..." button. This
will bring up the CPC View Uninstaller.
- The CPC View Uinstaller window will contain a list of the locations in which
CPC View is installed on the system. Select the locations that you wish to uninstall
and click the "Uninstall" button at the bottom of the window.
- A dialog box will appear requesting confirmation of the uninstall operation. Click
on the "Yes" button to continue the uninstall.
- A dialog box will appear informing you that the uninstall has completed. Click
on the "OK" button to dismiss the dialog box.
- Restart your Web browser.
Versions of CPC View earlier than V5.1 must be uninstalled manually.
The installation of CPC View comprises a single file, NPCPC32.dll,
which is installed in the "plugins" directory of your Netscape
Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer installation. To uninstall
CPC View, delete the file NPCPC32.dll and restart your browser.
The "plugins" directory is located in the same directory as your
browser executable. If you installed Navigator in the default location,
the CPC View file would be in:
If you installed Internet Explorer in the default location, the CPC
View file would be in:
\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins\NPCPC32.dll
Installation problems? Check our answers to Common Problems. If you still need help,
send us email.