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FluAid Special Edition: Download Instructions

November 30, 2009, 12:00 PM ET

Downloading the Files

*We recommend downloading and saving the FluAid Special Edition Spreadsheet to your computer, then opening the spreadsheet from your computer. This will allow the spreadsheet to open in Excel instead of your web browser.

Load and start

Before loading and starting FluAid Special Edition, you must make sure Excel's security level is set appropriately. Because FluAid Special Edition uses Excel macro technology, you must first do the following steps:

  1. Open a blank Excel spreadsheet. You MUST open a BLANK Excel spreadsheet to change the security level. Changing the security level with FluAid Special Edition is open will not allow the software to work.

  2. Click Tools and then click Macro, choose Security (as in the diagram below)

    A picture detailing what happens when one opens up an Excel Macro program.  Details that a user should open the Tools Menu, then select the Macro command followed by the Security Sub-Command.

  3. Set Security Level to Medium. (See diagram below)

    Displays the Security Level Sub-Command, which is found under the Macro's Tool menu.  One should select the option of Medium to ensure that the Macros will run at all times.

  4. Click OK. You are now ready to open FluAid Special Edition.

  5. Select the "FluAid Special Edition" file from the appropriate folder, and double click to open the FluAid Special Edition file.

  6. When asked to Disable Macros or Enable Macros, click Enable Macros. (see diagram below)

    Picture displaying how the user will enable to macros that are needed to run the FluAid Special Edition software tool.

  7. Once you have selected "Enable Macros," the software will quickly load and you are ready to click the "START" button to begin running FluAid Special Edition.

    This displays the opening page of the FluAid Special edition software.  You must select the Start button to begin using the software.


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