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Beware of web sites offering keygens or uninstallers for the SBC !!!
Do not utilize these sites !!!
They are rogue sites that likely contain viruses that will infect your system if installed.
There appear to be a number of web sites that show up in searches that claim to have key generators or uninstallers for the SBC. The SBC does not require a password or key to install, use or uninstall the program.
|04/29/21:||Enhancements for Ribbon User Interface 4.60,4.61|
|04/02/21:||Check for Updates 4.60|
|04/02/21:||Importing Player Stats From Alternate Sources 4.60|
|05/04/21:||Running the SBC under Excel 2016 and later on Windows|
|04/03/21:||Running the SBC under Excel on Mac OSX 4.60|
|1/19/20:||Excel restarts automatically after quitting the SBC|
|10/02/19:||Implications of search engines on SBC web sites|
|02/21/19:||Issues running the SBC under Excel 2011 on the Macintosh|
|05/17/15:||Configuring the SBC Under Excel 2007 and later on Windows Platforms|
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04/29/21: Enhancements for Ribbon User Interface 4.60, 4.61
Version 4.60 incorporates major performance enhancements for running the SBC under Excel on the Windows OS. The User Manual (pdf and on-line versions) have been restructured to focus on the SBC Ribbon UI which is the preferred UI when running under Excel on Windows platforms.
Version 4.61 incorporates additional enhancements for Ribbon performance and stability.
Ribbon command charts are available for each major operating mode for download.
The SBC Legacy UI menus and toolbars are still supported for all platforms. A cross reference for all commands has been included in the User Manual.
04/02/21: Check for Updates 4.60
Version 4.60 performs a check for a newer version at startup. The results are reported to the user. If a newer version is found, the user has the option to download. Requires an active internet connection.
The test can also be invoked manually.
This cannot be performed automatically on Excel versions on the Mac platform. Instead, the user will be alerted to navigate to the SBC web site to perform this test manually.
04/02/21: Importing Player Stats From Alternate Sources 4.60
The SBC can import player stats from a number of popular 3rd pary apps.
Stats from other sources can be imported as well. The User Manual details the file formats for importing Game-based stats into Single Season mode team worksheets and Season-based stats into Multi Season mode team worksheets.
Excel template files have been included in the 4.60 distribution to assist in this process.
05/4/21: SBC Support under Excel Office 2016 and Later Under Windows
The SBC releases are verified on the Excel Office 2016 and 2019 on the Windows platform.
Note the following limitations (Microsoft Office restrictions):
Check out: Office Configuration Support Matrix for more details.
04/02/21: SBC Support under Excel Office On Mac OSX
The Mac versions of Excel are totally different implementations than their Windows counterparts.
Currently, only Excel 2004 and 2011 are supported. The SBC Ribbon UI is not available on any Mac version of Excel.
The SBC cannot run under Excel 2008 due to non-existant in macro support.
The SBC cannot run under Excel 2016 and beyond due to major limitations in macro support.
01/23/20: Using the new SBC Ribbon interface under Windows version of Excel
SBC version 4.20 introduced a new Ribbon interface for the SBC when running under Excel 2010 or later versions under Windows. To use the new ribbon, simply place the file: SBC_Ribbon.xlam in the same directory as the SBC_Macros.xlm file prior to starting the SBC. If you are upgrading from a previous version, make sure that you replace both files with the latest versions from the distribution .zip file.
The use of the new Ribbon interface is optional. The legacy SBC menus and toolbars are always available under the Add-ins tab in either case.
The SBC establishes its’ own Excel Ribbon configuration. Excel ribbons are very fussy little beasts and there can be conflicts with other Excel addins especially those that attempt to access the ribbon interface.
During startup, a test is performed to determine if any other Excel Addins are active. If found, the user will be alerted to this condition. You may continue with the possibility of conflicts.
Not all Excel Add-ins, especially from 3rd party sources, play nicely with others. If you encouter problems, restart and instruct the SBC to deactivate the Add-ins. Restart the SBC via your team worksheet for proper operation.
If the ribbon becomes unresponsive, perform the following steps:
1/19/20: Excel restarts automatically after quitting the SBC
This is an infrequent occurance and not an SBC bug. It is a known problem under Windows that can have several causes. On Windows/10 there are system settings that allow this behavior such as Hover/Select and others.
There are also reported problems with Office that can exhibit this behavior. A minor repair of the Office installation can sometimes correct this. A full repair may be required. This does a complete reinstall of Office and will require re-entering the registration key ! A web search on the topic provides more insight.
10/02/19: Implications of search engines on SBC web sites
By default, SBC-generated web site allow web search engines to index your site. You can overide this setting as desired via the Block Search Engines From Indexing Pages setting.
It should be noted that legitimate search engine indexing bots (e.g.: Google, Bing, etc) will honor this setting. However, malicious web bots usually don't.
When the Webmaster contact link is enabled, the SBC uses a technique to obfuscate the webmaster email address from the bots, but no method is 100% fool-proof.
So use caution when including any content that could be harvested by a malicious bot. This would include any links or email addresses that could be harvested. See the User Manual for more details.
02/21/19: Issues running the SBC under Excel 2011 on the Macintosh
05/17/15: Configuring the SBC Under Excel 2007 amd Later on Windows Platforms
With the advent Excel 2007, the user needs to be aware of the following compatibility and configuration issues for proper operation of the SBC. Note that in Excel 2007, the File tab is not present - Clicking on the Excel globe performs this function. In Excel 2010 and beyond, the File tab was restored.
1) Security Configuration Changes
Excel must be configured to allow the SBC to execute from the directory where the SBC files are intended to be stored. This is performed in the Trust Center under the File/Options/Trust Center/Trusted Locations tab.
In addition, macro security must be configured to allow the SBC to execute. This is also performed in the Trust Center under the File/Options/Trust Center/Macro Settings tab:
The default setting is Disable all macros with notification. This is the safest setting.
The version 4 workbook, worksheet and macro sheets should be unblocked as shown in the File Block Settings dialog.
2) First Time Launch of the SBC
After the Trust Center configuration has been completed, launch the SBC by clicking on the SBC_Macros.xlm file. After Excel loads, you may see an alert warning about the file format, answer Yes.
You will then see a security prompt to allow macro execution. Depending on the version of Excel, the alert will show in the message bar at the bottom of the window or just under the Ribbon area. Click on the Enable Content button to continue.
A standard file open dialog will appear. Select a Team Worskheet file to open. The SBC should launch normally at this point. The file will be verified that it is a Team Worksheet.
After you see the SBC READY message in the message bar, quit the SBC via the File/Quit Softball Team Calculator menu command. No need to save the file at this point.
This sequence only needs to be performed once. Subsequent launches of the SBC can then be performed by clicking on a Team Worksheet.
Filing a support request for the SBC
Every effort has been made to validate the functionality of the SBC under a variety of versions of Excel®, multiple releases of Microsoft Windows® and Macintosh® operating systems and a variety of popular web browsers.
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