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Registry Plus™ Abstract Plus Technical Information and Installation

System Requirements

Registry Plus programs work with 32- and 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® operating systems on x86-compatible processors. The minimum hardware requirements are the same as those of the Microsoft Windows operating system used.

Additional system requirements include—

  • Microsoft operating system, Windows XP or later.
  • 128 MB RAM (512 MB recommended).
  • Latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (recommended).
  • The available hard disk space requirement for Abstract Plus depends on the number of abstracts that will be used. A minimum of 70 MB of free hard drive space is required.

Installing and Upgrading Abstract Plus

Before you install or upgrade Abstract Plus, please read the following information.

If someone else is responsible for maintenance of your computer, you may not be able to install software. In this case, consult the maintainer of your computer for assistance. If you are using Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 or higher, you must be logged on as the administrator.

Upgrading from Abstract Plus Version 3.3, NAACCR 13.0 to Abstract Plus Version 3.4, NAACCR 14.0

  1. Copy the C:\RegPlus\AbstractPlus\MBDS folder to a known, secure location on the computer other than in the C:\RegPlus\AbstractPlus folder.
  2. Export all abstracts out of your Abstract Plus version 3.3, NAACCR 13.0 software.
  3. Uninstall Abstract Plus version 3.3, NAACCR 13.0 software.
  4. Delete the C:\RegPlus\AbstractPlus folder.
  5. Download the latest version of the Abstract Plus installation files in AbstractPlus_3.4_V140_Generic_08-01-2014.zip, which contains two files necessary for installation: AbstractPlus_140_Generic.msi and setup.exe.
  6. The installation program will direct you through the steps for installing Abstract Plus.
  7. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 or higher, set permissions for the user on the C:\RegPlus\AbstractPlus folder and all of its subfolders.
  8. Create a user account and import the abstracts that you exported from your Abstract Plus version 3.3, NAACCR 13.0 software (abstracts will be converted to NAACCR version 14.0 upon import).
  9. Review the latest Known Issues List [PDF-27KB] before using the software.

Note: The above upgrade instructions are intended for users of the generic application only. If you are using a customized version of Abstract Plus you must contact the central cancer registry to which you report for specific upgrade instructions and support.

Installing Abstract Plus for the First Time

  1. Download the latest version of the Abstract Plus installation files in AbstractPlus_3.4_V140_Generic_08-01-2014.zip, which contains two files necessary for installation: AbstractPlus_140_Generic.msi and setup.exe.
  2. The installation program will direct you through the steps for installing Abstract Plus. We recommend you select the defaults.
  3. Review the latest Known Issues List [PDF-29KB] before using the software.

Note: The above installation instructions are intended for users of the generic application only. If you are using a customized version of Abstract Plus you must contact the central cancer registry to which you report to obtain their customized version and support.

Upgrading from a Version of Abstract Plus Earlier Than 3.3

Please contact cancerinfo@cdc.gov for specific guidance.

Suggested Citation

Abstract Plus Version {insert version number, e.g., 3.4} software [downloaded from Internet] for abstracting and coding cancer registry cases; part of the Registry Plus suite of publicly available software programs. Atlanta (GA): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/. Accessed {insert download month/day/year}.

 
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