Previous to Installation
Open the welcome e-mail you received when you purchased Narrative1. This email contains your user credentials, as well as a link to download the Narrative1 installer. You will need to refer to this email as you proceed through the installation process.
The installation process takes ~5 minutes and will include the following steps:
- Open the Installer
- Begin the Installation
- Accept the License Agreement
- Install MySQL ODBC Components
- Install MySQL .NET Components
- Setup Narrative1
- Enter Your User Credentials
- Run the Updater
- Setup Excel Database Link
Click the Next button to begin the installation.
The License Agreement screen will appear.
Select I accept the agreement and then click Next to proceed.
Click Next and proceed through the following installation steps, accepting the license agreement and selecting a Typical installation.
Return to the Part One of MYSQL Installation ODBC Components window (which will have remained open, but in the background, during the installation of the MySQL ODBC Components).
The MySQL ODBC Components have been installed. Click Next to proceed.
The PART TWO OF MYSQL INSTALLATION: NET Components screen will load.
Click the 2. Install MySQL NET Components button in the middle of the window. Note: If the components are already installed, a pop-up message will notify you and allow you to skip the MySQL NET Components installation.
The Welcome to the MySQL Connector Net Setup Wizard window will open.
Click Next and proceed through the following steps, selecting a Typical setup type.
Once the MySQL NET Components have been installed, the Completed the MySQL Connector Net Setup Wizard screen will appear.
Click Finish to complete the MySQL Connector Net installation. The window will close.
Return to the Part Two of MYSQL Installation ODBC Components window (which will have remained open, but in the background, during the installation of the MySQL ODBC Components).
The MySQL NET Components have been installed. Click Next to proceed.
The Information screen will load.
The Select Destination Location screen will load.
IMPORTANT: Installing Narrative1 anywhere other than the default directory will cause significant errors when using the software.
The Select Start Menu Folder screen will load.
Select where to place the Narrative1 shortcut. Click Browse to change the location. Then click Next to proceed.
The Ready to Install screen will load.
The Completing the Narrative1 Setup Wizard screen will load.
Click Finish to close the window.
The Enter Credentials window will open.
A new window will open and prompt you to enter your user credentials, including Database, Username, and Password. These can be found in the welcome email you received when you first joined Narrative1.
Click Save after entering in your user credentials.
Upon saving your user credentials, the N1 Updater will open. If MS Word or MS Excel are open, close them, then click GO in the upper right-hand corner of the window to update your Narrative1 software to the current version.
You may now close the N1 Updater. You will find a shortcut to Narrative1 Start on your desktop.
Click on the icon to view the standard N1 templates.
To establish the link between Excel and your database, open the Excel template from Narrative1 Start.
Once the Excel file opens, click on the Database Setup button found on the File Info worksheet.
The following window should be prepopulated with the credentials previously entered. Click Apply/Reset to link your Excel to your database.