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Help: Formulator FAQs Print



:: FORMULATOR WEB QUESTIONS ::

Q: Which version of Adobe Flash Player should I use?
A: For Formulator to perform at its optimal speed, use the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, which can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

Q: Is there a sample file?
A: Yes. DRF's free races of the week are available in Formulator with most Deluxe functionality. Click here to visit our Race of the Day page.

Q: Can I print Formulator Web PPs?
A: In order to print PPs, Formulator Web turns them into a PDF file. This process can take a couple minutes.

Q: Is there a Formulator Web Userís Guide?
A: Yes. Click here to access the Formulator Web Userís Guide. Click here to find out more about the export fields.

Q: Can I transfer my notes from my current software version of Formulator to Formulator Web?
A: Yes. Click here for detailed information on importing notes from the software version of Formulator to Formulator Web.

Q: Why am I having trouble printing while using Safari?
A: Safariís pop-up blocker tends to prevent the Formulator Web print window from opening up. To avoid this issue, turn off your Safari Pop-Up Blocker through the "Edit" menu. To see a screen shot, click here.

Q: Can I continue to use the software version of Formulator?
A: NO Ė the software version is no longer available and support for this product has been discontinued. Formulator Web already has all the tools currently available in the software version plus additional enhancements, including a new export center.

Q: Formulator Web is not working on my computer. Now what?
A: Formulator Web works on any browser that has Adobe’s Flash Player plug-in (version 9.0.115 or above) installed (you must also have JavaScript enabled). Click here for a list of links to download Adobe’s Flash Player plug-in based on your operating system.
If you have downloaded Adobe’s Flash Player plug-in, but are still not able to access Formulator Web, please email FormulatorHelp@drf.com with a detailed explanation of your problem.

Q: Can I save racecards using Formulator Web?
A: Yes, you can save racecards as PDF documents using Formulator Web. By clicking “Print,” you can convert your racecard into a PDF document. As a PDF document, you can now print it or save it to your computer. Please note that the process of turning a single race (or an entire racecard) into a PDF may take a couple minutes. We are working to eliminate this delay.

Q: Can I add notes to old racecards?
A: For any racecard youíve purchased/downloaded, you can go back and add notes to that dayís charts. You can go back to January 1 of the previous year to add notes to previously purchased racecards.

Q: Can I filter the Past Performances?
A: Yes - this is one of the best parts of online PPs. If you want to merge workouts into your PPs, you’re only a click away. If you want to see times in hundredths instead of fifths, you’re only a click away. You can see individual horse times instead of the leaders’ times, turn morning line odds on or off, filter out certain race types, and much more. See the PPs the way YOU want to see them.

Q: How can I change the look and feel of the PPs?
A: If you’re trying to change the size of the PPs, you can use the slider bar next to the word “Zoom” in the navigation bar. You can also check the “fit to screen” box.
If you’d like to change the font sharpness or font thickness, click “Profile Settings” in the navigation bar and adjust the two sliders in that menu.

Q: Why am I being asked to update my Adobe Flash Player?
A: Formulator is now on the web as a “Rich Internet Application.” This means you will need a relatively new version of the Adobe Flash Player for the program to work properly. The first time you try to launch Formulator Web, you may be asked to update your Adobe Flash Player. This is a free, one-time update.

Q: I am a databaser. How will I export data from Formulator Web?
A: Use the exporting and downloading Center available through Formulator Web. Click here to access the Formulator Web Userís Guide. Click here to find out more about the export fields.


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Q: Can I continue to use the software version of Formulator?
A: NO Ė the software version is no longer available and support for this product has been discontinued. Formulator Web already has all the tools currently available in the software version plus additional enhancements, including a new export center.