ABF System Cards
The ABF Convention Card Editor download comes courtesy of the Lee Edwards' Convention Card Utility program.
Rex Livingston will answer any queries relating to the ABF Convention Card. If you have a question click here to send him an email.
There is no support for Macintosh users. The only option is to print one of the blank cards (see next column) and fill it in by hand.
ABF Convention Card Editor Version 220.127.116.11:
It is recommended that you uninstall old versions of the program before installing the new version.
Click on the ABFInstall.exe link above to download the installation program of the editor.
Initial Installation : Clicking on the ABFInstall.exe link above will begin a download of a self extracting program file. Select a directory where you would like to store the installation program. When downloaded, locate ABFInstall.exe on your computer and double click on it to install the ABF Convention Card Editor. Vista and Windows 7 users are advised to select a directory to which they have write access. Installing the program in the default location for programs will result in problems saving and locating Convention Cards.
To run the ABF Convention Card Editor program, go to the Start menu, then Programs - ABF Convention Card Editor (ABFCard.exe) or run the program from the ABF Convention Card Editor icon on the Desktop.
*The default location for the installation of the editor is now
Vista and Windows 7 Users
Vista and Windows 7 users may experience problems when saving their cards so are advised to install the ABF Convention Card Editor directly into the C:\ drive, that is: C:\ABF Convention Card Program.
Also, because the Windows Help program is not shipped with Vista they will need to download and install WinHlp32.exe from the Microsoft Download Center. The link for this is: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6EBCFAD9-D3F5-4365-8070-334CD175D4BB&displaylang=en
Sharing your card
The ABF System Card Editor creates two files with an extension of .0a2. e.g.
Note that the names of the files are identical apart from the underscore.
These files are located in the Austr2 sub-directory under the directory where the ABF System Card Editor software was installed on your computer.
WBF System Cards
Visit the WBF Convention Card Editor site to download the WBF convention card. Additional information about the WBF Convention Card Editor can be found on the ECATS website at http://www.ecatsbridge.com.
ABF System Classification
To colour code your system card correctly, please
refer to the ABF System Regulations:-
Blank ABF System Cards
The version below has been created using the suggested printing
options below to print on a full A4 page:
To print the ABF Convention Card on a full A4 page, and avoid the need to trim the edges and have a little extra space for details, use these settings: ..
in Printing Options...
Print Width = 372
...and "Save Settings".
If you are using Brown Sticker conventions you need two circles on your card, one for your basic system and a brown circle for the brown sticker conventions. You can do this by editing the .0a2 file.
Using a text editor, e.g. Notepad, replace this line:
with these two lines:
Thanks to Rex Livingston for these tips.