To start a new event or to open an existing event use
a [File] menu option
the [1 Start] tab (see below)
by using one of the quick keys.
Selecting the "Start a new event" option [Ctrl-N] will start the event wizard that will lead you through the process of creating the event you are about to conduct.
Selecting the "Open an existing event" option [Ctrl-O] will present an open file dialogue where you will need to select the event that already exists. The file extension defaults to ".ase" so that you can select a file called, for example, "my event.ase".
Selecting the "Import an event from Version 7" option [Ctrl-I] will present an "Open File" dialogue where you will need to select the event that already exists. The file extension defaults to ".vnt" so that you can select a file called, for example, "ABC.vnt". Only event files that can be opened using ASE versions 6 or 7 can be opened here. Once opened, the event should be saved in the Version 8 format. Any event changed in Version 8 cannot be then re-opened in Version 6 or 7 with those changes included.
Where you have created an event without any session details, by using the [Finish] button in the event wizard, you may choose to define the session details by selecting the [Define Session] button. This will take you to the session wizard. The [Define Session] option will not be available when the event already has a session.
At any time you may look at or define the eclectic events on this club database. These are special events that have results based on other events previously finalised. For example the results might be the sum of the best 3 results from 5 sessions in two other events. Select the [Eclectic] button or use the quick key [Ctrl-E] to use this option.
When an event is finalised the results are saved in the club database. At the time you finalise the event you are asked if you want to make a backup copy of the event.
For what ever reason, you may find that you want to go back to the original event, using this backup at finalisation. The [Recover backup] option allows you to do just this. Once the button is clicked [Ctrl-R], you will be shown an "Open File" dialogue to locate the desired backup event. Then you will be required to choose a folder and file name to save the old event in. Then you will have the option of opening the event as though it were an original event. Care is needed as the event can be finalised again, and so duplicating the results in the club database.
Where you open an event that has been finalised (but where the name is unchanged) the ASE Scorer Version 9 checks if you want to reset (take the event out of) finalisation.