If this folder is not open in
Finder, double-click the iData Pro disk image icon, and
should open as shown.
To install iData Pro and
1. Drag the iData
icon into your Applications
folder. This can be done right in the iData
disk image window--just drag it as indicated
by the green
arrow. Please read instruction 2 before you run iData Pro.
iData Pro 4 datafiles have a .id3 file name extension.
This is because
the datafile format has not changed since iData Pro 4 was
the same reason, the default folders of iData Pro 4
templates are iData 3 Datafiles and iData 3 Templates,
This means that if you have upgraded from iData 3, you do
not have to
make any changes to your iData 3 files or folders.
2. If you have previously
installed iData Pro
or iData 3, skip to step 3.
New users should open the
Sample Datafiles and Templates folder in the disk image
window. From there, drag
the iData folder to your Documents folder.
You should never replace any of your existing
The folders that come with this download are only for
people who have
never run iData Pro before.
If you are a Dropbox user, you should never
use the Dropbox
folder as your iData Pro
folder. Doing so can lead to a number of
problems, including the loss of datafile changes when
synchronizing datafiles to iData Mobile Plus on the the
iPhone or iPad.
This iData folder contains
folders. The iData 3 Datafiles folder contains two sample
Sample Freeform Datafile.id3 and Sample Field
Datafile.id3. The iData 3
Templates folder contains several label and envelope
iData Pro puts the names
datafiles that it finds in the iData 3 Datafiles folder
into iData Pro's
Datafiles menu, and puts the names of the templates that
are in the
iData 3 Templates folder into iData Pro's Templates menu.
When you create
a new datafile or template, iData Pro saves it to the
folder, so that it will show up in the corresponding menu.
3. Run iData Pro and, if asked, specify
of the iData folder.
Users of iData 3
It is not necessary to import your iData 3 (.id3)
Mobile (.idm) datafiles. iData Pro can read them just
Users of iData Lite
It is not necessary to import the iData Mobile datafiles
that are used
by iData Lite.
Users of iData 2
In most cases, the first time you run iData Pro, you will
to import all of your iData 2 datafiles and templates. We
that you do this at that time.
iData 2 datafiles cannot be opened directly in iData Pro,
but must be
imported. To do this at any time, select iData 2 Datafile...
sub-menu, under the File
menu, and select the file
to be imported. Once the import is complete, save the new
Users of iData
1.0.x, InfoGenie, and QuickDEX
Datafiles and card decks from older C&G products,
cannot be opened
directly in iData Pro, but must be imported. Just select
appropriate product name from the Import
sub-menu, under the File
and select the file to be imported. Once the import is
the new datafile right away.
If you are running iData Pro in demo mode, you will
prompted to purchase a serial number. Once the 30-day demo
over, iData Pro will no longer work without a serial
If you purchase a serial number and don't want to wait for
iData Pro to
prompt you for it, you can select Licenses... under the
iData Pro menu,
and enter it right away. Once you have entered a valid
that menu item will be disabled.
When you purchase a serial number, Kagi will send you an
email with the
subject line: Thanks for
You will find your serial number (beginning with IDP4-
) following Your serial number is:
in the text
of the message.
iData Pro Serial Number
We suggest that you save the Thanks
for your purchase
email from Kagi or FastSpring
as a way of retrieving
your serial number. You can copy the contents of that
email and paste it into an iData Pro datafile. Of course,
if all else fails, you can contact iData Partners
with the name and email address that you used when you
purchase, and we should be able to find your serial number
Getting Help for
iData Pro has online, searchable Help, which includes a
section. You can access this by selecting User Guide
from the Help
menu in iData
Pro. If you are
new to iData Pro, select the Tutorial
(Getting Started With iData Pro)
link at the top
of Section 1 of
the Help Topics.
We strongly recommend at least a quick glance through the
listing to see what it covers. We get a surprising number
for technical support regarding issues that are covered in
For changes in iData Pro since it was first published, see
the iData Pro Version
article in the User Guide.