Downloads

NS Quill Updated Program Files

Use this page to receive a free update of your current program files. If your installation media is damaged, scroll down. Print this page first before starting the download, then follow the directions carefully and exactly.

Update NoteSmith 2017

These files are downloaded automatically from Help, Technical Support, Update. To download manually, click each file and Save As. The FAQ and Newsletter files can be viewed from the NoteSmith Help, Technical Support, Update window or can be viewed right now by clicking the link. To install the program file, XP users just need to start the program normally. Under Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10 right mouse click the NoteSmith program icon on your computer, choose Run As Administrator, exit when the program tells you, and restart normally.

Save each of these files to folder C:\Users\Public\Princeton\NoteSmith2017.

Program File (NSApp.y17)

Frequently Asked Questions (NS17FAQs.pdf)

Newsletter (NS17News.pdf)

Update NoteSmith 2016

These files are downloaded automatically from Help, Technical Support, Update. To download manually, click each file and Save As. The FAQ and Newsletter files can be viewed from the NoteSmith Help, Technical Support, Update window or can be viewed right now by clicking the link. To install the program file, right mouse click the NoteSmith program icon on your computer, choose Run As Administrator, exit when the program tells you, and restart normally.

Save each of these files to folder C:\Users\Public\Princeton\NoteSmith2016.

Program File (NSApp.y16)

Frequently Asked Questions (NS16FAQs.pdf)

Newsletter (NS16News.pdf)


The special patch file below fixes only these two minor issues and is not a required download:

  • All versions: Removes warning 'Downloaded file too old or too small' after updating
  • Net version: Leaves newly downloaded program file on server so workstations can update locally

  1. Save NS16Patch.zip to a folder on your computer.
  2. From the Windows File Explorer or MyComputer, open up that folder.
  3. Right click the downloaded zip file and choose Extract. You could browse to your original FlashDrive and save it there.
  4. Left click the new NS16Update folder to open it.
  5. Right click the Setup file and choose Run As Administrator.
  6. Answer Yes to the confirmation question Windows asks.
  7. Exit Windows File Explorer or MyComputer and restart NoteSmith.


AxCrypt file encryption

  1. Save the AxCrypt.zip file to the Download folder on your computer.
  2. Put your original NoteSmith FlashDrive into your computer.
  3. Right mouse click the downloaded file, choose Extract, then Browse to the FlashDrive.
  4. Click to open the new AxCrypt folder on the FlashDrive.
  5. Click either the 32 bit or 64 bit installation file.

WindowsXP: You cannot right mouse click a zipped file to open it. Search the internet for 'open compressed folder xp' and realize encryption is merely putting a bandage on your unsecured computer.

For details on features and uses of AxCrypt, go to Axantrum.com.

NS Quill Installation Media Download

If your installation media is damaged, you can create a USB FlashDrive version from here. Print this page first before starting the download, then follow the directions carefully and exactly.

Directions

  1. Check the printed manual, installation guide, or email for your unique Media Key. If you do not have one, do not download the file because it cannot be installed.
  2. If you have your Media Key, click the desired Zip file below.
  3. Save the file somewhere on your hard drive, preferably to a folder named C:\Download already created on your computer.
  4. After the download completes, double click MyComputer, then the C: drive, and finally the folder where you saved the file.
  5. With a blank USB FlashDrive in your computer, right click the downloaded file, choose Extract All, click Browse, and select the FlashDrive.
  6. Follow the standard installation steps in the printed manual or installation guide.

Download the file

NoteSmith2017: Choose the link (usually left mouse click but could be right, depending on your version of Windows) to start downloading: NS17FlashDrive.zip

NoteSmith2016: Choose the link (usually left mouse click but could be right, depending on your version of Windows) to start downloading: NS16FlashDrive.zip

PDF Reader: You may need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the NoteSmith manual on screen.