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Duet Software News: 2016/2017

SilhouetteCE Version 4.1.1 (Windows) May 28, 2017: this update corrects rare issues when a VSB 2016/2017 report may not be interpreted as a Version 4 (2016/2017) report.

A special note for VSB teachers re Career Education and ADST grades and comments (this duplicates information displayed on the SilhouetteCE Tutorials page that is accessible via the openign window of SilhouetteCE):

In the Edit Student Report Data window there is a special message to Grade 6 and 7 teachers regarding reporting for Career Education and Applied Design, Skills,and Technologies.

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Grades 6 and 7 only - Career Education and ADST Final Grades entries  

Career Education and Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies final grade are required for grades 6 and 7 reports.  Entering these grades is somewhat unconventional.  Instead of entering the grade via the usual grades grid, these are entered in the same window in which you assign the student to the next grade as part of the Term 3 report.  So on grades 6 and 7 reports that window will look like this:

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SilhouetteCE Version 4.1.0 January 10, 2017: As of Version 4.1.0 of SilhouetteCE, there is no longer any danger of corrupting your student reprot files if you paste text from a word processor into a SilhouetteCE text window.  The text will automatically be cleaned of all formatting code when pasted.

November 7, 2016: Vancouver SD 39: Silhouette4 Version 4.15.0 (Windows) is now available.

November 4, 2016: Vancouver SD 39: SilhouetteCE Version 4.0.0  (Windows and MacOS )is now available

SilhouetteCE Version 4.0.0. for VSB MacOS users: All Mac users should download the full install package and carefully follow the on-screen instructions in the installer.

October 23, 2016 - Vancouver SD 39: Version 2.0.0 of SilhouetteIEP is now available.

October 2016 - New Westminster SD 40: New versions of the New Westminster middle school reporting software:

  • SilhouetteQMS: Full install (Windows only) for home use are available via the Silhouette Installs link above.  Please ask your office staff for the password.
  • SilhouetteNW: Full install (Windows only) for home use are available via the Silhouette Installs link above.  Please ask your office staff for the password.
  • SilhouetteFR:  Full install (Windows only) for home use by Fraser River Middle School teachers is available via the Silhouette Installs link above.  Please ask your office staff for the password.
  • SilhouetteGlenbrook5:  Full install (Windows only) for home use are available via the Silhouette Installs link above.  Please ask your office staff for the password.

October 2016 - Delta SD 37: New versions of SilhouetteDelta (Windows and MacOS) are now available, and CSL Delta - Pilot will be available in the last week of October via the Delta School Board system.


MyEdBC Schoolwide Data File

Revised - November 7, 2016: Follow the instructions here to create a MyEdBC master.csv (the Schoolwide Data File) extract that will allow SilhouetteCE, Silhouette4, SilhouetteELAR, SilhouetteIEP as well as the New Westminster middle school custom versions of Silhouette to create classes of student report files.


Printing Attendance on VSB Silhouette Reports

March 2016: Vancouver Elementary Schools -  Add attendance to SilhouetteCE and Silhouette4 reports. Instructions are available here. (Note: these instructions have been revised to account for changes in the MyEdBC menus).


February 22, 2016 - An IMPORTANT NOTICE for SilhouetteCE  (Mac) users: 

A number of teachers have reported an "Out of Bounds Error" when entering the Opening Comments screen for term 2 reports.

This problem occurs if the term 1 student files were done on a Windows computer and then exported to Mac.

All Mac users should download and reinstall to get the latest version of SilhouetteCE (v3.0.6) to avoid problems in term 3.


November 14, 2015: An IMPORTANT NOTICE for SilhouetteCE (MacOS) USERS:

Version 3.0.x of SilhouetteCE stores all user data in the User:Home folder.  Existing files will be moved to the new location on startup.

If you updated to version 3.0.0 or 3.0.1 you may not see your existing files.  Version 3.0.2 fixes this problem.

All Mac users should reinstall with version 3.0.2 or higher.  If you are still unable to see your existing files, please contact Duet Software by emailing SCEhelp@duetsoftware.ca


1.  SilhouetteCE Version 3.0.0  (Windows and MacOS) - for use with MyEdBC
    IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MacOS Users: Because of major changes in the MacOS version of SilhouetteCE, you will not be able to follow the usual update procedure to move to Version 3.0. Instead you must do a full install. However, if you follow the installation instructions you will not lose your classes or comment bases. Please select Silhouette Installs above and then click on VSB SilhouetteCE Installs.

2.  Silhouette4 Version 4.0.11  (Windows and MacOS) - for use with MyEdBC
     IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MacOS Users: Because of major changes in the MacOS version of Silhouette 4, you will not be able to follow the usual update procedure. The new full install will be available before the end of October 2015.

3.  SilhouetteELAR 3 (Windows and MacOS) - (VSB only) for use with MyEdBC

 


Checkmarks Problems on SilhouetteCE (Windows)

Problem: Instead of the expected checkmarks being displayed on screen and on the printed reports, 'little igloos'  or 'snowflakes' might be displayed on screen and square brackets might be printed on the printouts.

Important Note: The 'checkmarks' issue is NOT related to Silhouette or to your class folder. Rather it is to do with the computer you are working at having lost contact with the installed font that is used to display the checkmarks. Therefore, the 'checkmarks' issue may occur as you work on one computer but on another computer there may be no issue.  
   
Solution:
1.
On the SilhouetteCE opening window, click on the Utilities button and then on the Restore Checkmarks Font button.  This will reinstall the necessary font onto your computer. 
2. There are some cases where the above does not appear to restore the checkmarks: In that case, shut down your computer, wait a minute and restart it. Then run Silhouette and click on Restore Checkmarks button.
3. If the above does not resolve the issue, please email the address shown on the opening window of SilhouetteCE.