Troubleshooting PWPE Software
Below you'll find the most common questions related to installation and operation of the PWPE software. If you are unable to find the solution below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to address your issues.
Error message: Demo period expired
This error pops up when either the “Company Name,” “Registration number” or “Activation number” needs to be updated.
If this is a new software installation, please double check to be sure the registration information that has been input correctly.
Go to Admin, then System Setup. Check the first three fields (“Company Name” “Registration number” “Activation number”) for accuracy.
If you were supplied with software registration information via email, it is recommended to copy and paste from the email in order to avoid typos.
Take a look at the “Company name” field. A common mistake is entering “ErgoScience” or entering your clinic’s name in this field rather than the company name generated as part of the software registration/activation. If this is a temporary software registration for use in the PWPE training, the “company name” field will likely be assigned a name such as “PWPE Temporary Training Codes” or “Temp Codes” or some variation. Double check that you have entered the assigned “Company Name” into this field. Also, double check the Registration number and Activation number for typos.
After making changes to the fields, click OK.
Close the software. (This is necessary to apply changes)
Reopen the software.
If you still receive an error code, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
If this is not a new software installation, this error may pop up when the activation period has expired and the software needs to be renewed. You may contact our accounting department directly if you need to make a software renewal payment. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Error: EGL4TEXT.DOC is not a file name.
This error pops up when
The summary form is only showing partially on my screen.
isWhen the PWPE program creates the Summary Form, the larger display setting makes the Summary Form not fit in the window.
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Once you have reviewed the form, you can print or close the preview of the form (hit ESC on your keyboard).
Keep in mind that there is no need to print off the Summary form to send with your PWPE report. There is no information in the Summary Form that is not already in the PWPE report. The Summary Form is only intended as a quick check of your scoring for you before you create and start to edit the report.
Error: 11/Function argument value, type, or count is invalid.
First, check your shortcut for the PWPE software to see if that is the problem.
Bypass the shortcut by going to the EG folder in whatever drive you installed the PWPE program (typically it is installed to local disk C or the main drive of the computer).
Open the EG folder and locate the eg.exe file.
Launch the program directly from eg.exe
If the program launches correctly from here, then your shortcut was the problem and you should make a new short cut.
If you get the same error, then you have probably made an error in the program installation and should reinstall the PWPE software.
If you reinstall the PWPE software, first DELETE the EG folder.
Open your downloads folder and run the 3 install files again making sure that you install direct to local disk C and do not put the program into any subfolders like Program Files.
If this still does not work, contact email@example.com.
Transferring PWPE patient data to a new computer.
The procedure for transferring old patient information into a new PWPE software installation involves making a copy of the C:\EG\Data folder and C:\EG\Letters folder from the old installation/computer and storing them on some sort of readable media (USB stick, book drive, or location, such as a server, which may be accessed from both old computer and new computer).
After you have installed the PWPE program on another computer, you can replace the ‘new’ Letters folder with the ‘old’ Letters folder you have copied and saved.
Restoring the old Data folder is a little more complicated. To ensure the Data is recognized, you have to delete the contents of the ‘new’ Data folder and copy and paste the contents from ‘old’ Data folder into ‘new’ Data folder.
This replacing and copying and pasting must all done while the ‘new’ installation of PWPE software is closed/inactive.
Setting up an evaluator in the PWPE software.
To set yourself up as Evaluator in PWPE software:
- Open PWPE software.
- Close client list if it opens automatically.
- Click on File/Evaluator/Add Evaluator.
- Add your name, credentials and phone # if you want your phone # to display after your name in signature line of report.
- Leave box weights at zero.
- Click Save.
Now, when you go to File/Clients/Add Client, you should be able to see and choose your name from the Evaluator dropdown box.
Problems creating a report or creating a “letter”.
With Create Letter problems there are several issues that could be causing the error.
If you have tried all of the above and continue to have problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Error: 1733/Class definition WORD APPLICATION is not found
The PWPE software uses MS WORD to create the PWPE report. If you do not have WORD on your machine then you will not be able to create the report. You need MS WORD as part of MS Office or you need MS WORD as part of an Office 365 subscription.
The reports will not be generated with a word emulator program such as Google Docs.
How do I convert the PWPE software to Metric System?
In order to convert the ErgoScience PWPE calculations to metric, you must click the appropriate box in the system setup AND run a metric system update for the PWPE software.
If you are not sure whether the metric update has been applied, open the PWPE software and go to the Mobility Task for task # 22 walking – if the distance is listed as 152 Meters then their software is functioning correctly and you do not need to run the update again.
If this screen reads, Task 22. Walking – 500 feet, then the metric fix needs to be applied to the PWPE software so that metric distances are converted correctly when testing and listed correctly in the PWPE report.
First open the software, go to the Admin tab, then System Setup. Check the box "Use metric units in system."
Click Ok at the bottom of the screen. Close the software.
Next, Click Here to retrieve the metric update. (This link may require you to create a free account in the ErgoScience eLearning platform, if you have not already done so.)
Detailed instructions are included on how to apply this update.
If you still have issues after applying the metric update, please contact email@example.com.
Error: 11/Function argument value, type, or count is invalid
To try and repair program errors, you can do the following Reindex procedure:
- Open the Ergoscience program. Close the client list if it opened.
- Click on Admin from the toolbar, then Reindex data.
- With your mouse, check the All Tables box at the top right of the screen. This will put a check in all option boxes on the screen. Leave the Pack option checked as well.
- Click the Reindex button.
- You should see the program run through a repack of your index tables. Depending on how many client files you have or the speed of your computer, the reindex process may take < 10 seconds or as much as 2-3 minutes.
- Once complete, re-open the client list and the client file you were working in at the time of the error and resume your operation.
- If your program error is triggered again, contact Ergoscience at 866-779-6447 ext 205.
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