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PROBE for EPMA XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 Xtreme Edition Version Software Changes

User names (in parentheses) indicate grateful attribution for the preceding bug report or suggestion. Users "rule"!

07/01/22   Add right click digitize to PictureSnap full view window in PFE (Seward).

06/30/22   Add JEOLMECLoggingFlag to Probewin.ini file for debugging JEOL MEC interface. Fix max BIM
      file size limit error trap (Boroughs).

06/28/22   Round 8x30 beam current to PCC file to nearest 1/10th nA if under 1 nA (Hayward).

06/27/22   New update all dead times button.
v. 13.1.7

06/23/22   Add check for missing selected standards if peaking and using assigned standards for each element in Automate!.

      Add Z fraction Zbar menu in Standard for List Standard Name and Zbar menu output.

06/18/22   Add Update All button to Update Dead Time Constants dialog.  Updated Reference manual.

06/16/22   Modify RGB image math code to handle blanking values (Poeml).

06/15/22   Increase delay in JEOlSetMagnification when switching modes.

06/12/22   Add current FOV mag to PictureSnapApp draw timer event.  Add initial mag to PictureSnapApp.ini file.

06/14/22   Fix minor bug with totals image when outputting atomic percents maps in Surfer (Poeml).

06/11/22   Add matrix corrections output in CalcImage. Use "Output All Calculated Types to Surfer" menu to output.
v. 13.1.6

06/10/22   Fix some minor bugs in calcImage regarding blanked pixel calculations (Poeml). Modify Output |
      Output Standard and Unknown XY Plots menu selection lists to include spectrometer number for when using duplicate
      elements.

06/09/22   Minor tweaks to PicturSnapApp, INI files and documentation.

06/07/22   Adjust JEOL spectrometer orienattion values. Work on JEOL MEC EDS interface.

06/06/22   Fix calculated oxygen output if oxygen was analyzed, then disabled for quant, then calculate stoichiometric oxygen
      was selected by the user (Poeml).
      
      Tweak GetDead code to unselect and reselect samples when Select All clicked (in case already all selected).
      
      Bump version (to 9) of CIP file for later addition for output of matrix correction images.

06/03/22   Add new CalcImage flag to blank pixels outside of min/max analytical totals (Poeml).  Add new
      code to check for dead time correction type parameter when starting a new sample in PFE.

06/02/22   Modify CalcImage CalcImageSaveQuant code to set atomic percents to not analyzed value if element
      is disabled for quant because otherwise very small (but related) values (~10^-9) appear in the image.

06/01/22   Modify default dead time correction type to high precision (in INI file) (Neill). Add super high precision
v. 13.1.5   dead time correction type (three term factorial).

05/30/22   Add string selection control to Output | Plot Standard and Unknown XY Plots menu window.

      Add option to increment Y stage when doing multiple sample setups both normal and one at a time.

05/29/22   Fix bug when using "multiple setups one at a time" feature if confirm positions is selected.

05/25/22   Fix EDS bug when combining sample lines for analysis (Boroughs).

      Add new option for automating multiple setups from Automate! to run all samples at each sample setup
      condition one at a time.  This feature will be useful to automate constant k-ratio testing at different
      beam currents.

05/19/22   Bump version for Standard.exe update. More work on continuum extraction code for Penepma.
v. 13.1.4

05/18/22   Modify automated PHA scans during pre-scan peaking and add new keyword to Probewin.ini file (Matthews).

05/15/22   Add code to ask user whether to update dead time constants from SCALERS.DAT file.

05/14/22   Add small spectro move after delay for JEOL 8x30 and later instruments.

05/13/22   Add "interactive" Help button for amphibole normalizations
v. 13.1.3

05/11/22   Tweak CalcZAF code for ferrous/ferric.

05/09/22   Modify GRIDCC.BAS to handle new Surfer versions (>= 15) that use the Rainbow.clr
      color scale file (Liu) for Probe for EPMA surfer grid file mapping. Also add JEOL stage orientation flags.
      
      Further modifications to amphibole ferrous/ferric code as suggested by Locock.

05/07/22   Work on new amphibole code (Moy). Finish Locock spreadsheet output (Locock).

05/02/22   Modify consensus k-ratio output (Ritchie). Work on Locock mineral spreadsheet output
      format (Locock and von der Handt).

04/30/22   Modify Report code to output report even if no data lines in sample (von der Handt)

04/26/22   Modify consensus k-ratio output format to output each element on separate line (Ritchie).

04/25/22   Add more tip of the day lines (Matthews).

04/14/22   Handle if user closes Excel spreadsheet using Excel (Collins).

04/07/22   Add Newbury birthday to greeting list.

04/06/22   More work on MEC EDS interface. Add AutomatedImageAcquisitionMagChangeMilliSecDelay for
      automated delay after mag change (Goemann).

04/03/22   Modify JEOL spectrometer orientation angles. Fix prescan bug if EDS or CL flag is set.
      Update PFE Reference Manual.

04/02/22   Add spectrometer orientation information to Probewin.ini file
v. 13.1.2
      Improve JEOL EDS imaging code (Allaz and Poirier) with Scan Delay button.
      
      More work on consensus k-ratio output.

03/29/22   Start work on consensus k-ratio output format.

03/22/22   Add Scan Unfreeze Delay button in FormIMAGE for improved JEOL EDS imaging.

03/21/22   Make JEOLUnFreezeFlag default = true for new installations (Allaz and Seward).

03/20/22   Modify code to add JEOL unfreeze command before imaging.

03/16/22   Modify JEOL EDS get image code to not acquire duplicate image (Seward and Allaz).

03/07/22   Modify code to re-set reload standard intensity arrays flag after editing dead time constants in PFE.

      Fix JEOL process time bug (Seward) in JEOLEDSSpectraGet.

03/01/22   Fix bug in Recalb code when EDS element is present.
v. 13.11
      Add field for current spectro position for de-tuned PHA scan acquisitions.

02/23/22   Fix minor bug in Acquire automated image when using confirm only option (Matthews).

02/20/22   Minor tweaks to form controls.

02/19/22   Minor code cleanup (Project Analyzer).

02/10/22   Fix bug when combining samples with integrated intensities so the reverse order checkbox
      is respected (Goemann).

02/09/22   Work on Penepma continuum extraction code.

02/07/22   Modify maximum keV, current and size to more reasonable limits:
v. 13.1.0
      Global Const MAXKILOVOLTS! = 50#         ' maximum beam energy in kilovolts
      Global Const MAXBEAMCURRENT! = 1000#     ' maximum beam current in nA
      Global Const MAXBEAMSIZE! = 50#          ' maximum beam size in microns

      Add code to extract continuum intensities from Penepma spectrum files in Standard
      Penepma Batch window.

02/02/22   Add projected acquisition time for Probe Image mapping acquisitions.

01/29/22   Fix TePortal DLL calls for new functions (Seddio).

01/27/22   Add additional time constant fields for Thermo Pathfinder 2.10 and hiogher.
v. 13.0.9   
      Fix Read Conditions button code in Automate! Conditions dialog (Collins).

01/23/22   Add excess oxygen from ferric iron to image output in CalcImage.

01/22/22   Modify other unanalyzed element map outputs in CalcImage.

01/21/22   Modify excess oxygen calculations for self-consistency. Fix minor bug.

01/20/22   Add total, oxygen by stoich, etc. output for formula calculations in CalcImage (Buse).
v. 13.0.8

01/19/22   Tweak polygon filtering pixel code to improve speed (Allaz).

01/14/22   Add report output for wavescan samples (right click menu in Analyze! window) (Locock).
v. 13.0.7
      Also add sample name to report file name as default.      

01/11/22   Fix bug in SetupUpdateMDB when updating setup databases from versions older than 11.39 (Creighton).

01/07/22   Update Remote and Matrix installation instructions to use "as admin" to run TestRemote and TestMatrix
      the first time to properly register the active-x classes (Ruscitto).

01/06/22   Modify GetElm code to check if MPB arrays actually contain data if assigning MPB background correction
      to off-peak elements (Mott).
      
      Also skip loading disable acq elements in MPB dialog.

12/31/21   Modify Standard database import/export code to include material types, formulas basis and mount
v. 13.0.6      names (von der Handt).

12/17/21   Add new Thermo Portal get/set functions for detector sub type, time constant, and zero pulse width
v.13.0.5   to improve net intensity spectral processing (von der Handt and Seward).

12/15/21   Modify Report output to allow user to specify report output file name (von der Handt).

12/10/21   Add check for maximum BIM file size (Goemann).
v. 13.0.4
      Add code to save on and off-peak positions in GetPeakSave for any changes from Peaking or Plot! code.

12/08/21   Comment out image size disables/enables because it resets the image size option controls
      when using automated imaging (Goemann).
      
      Add default image size and channel number to Probewin.ini file (Goemann).

12/02/21   Increase ZAF tolerance from 1000 to 100000 which adds another iteration and is helpful for calculating
v. 13.0.3   carbon by stoichiometry to stoichiometrically calculated oxygen (e.g., carbonates).

11/24/21   Add SpecifiedAPFMaximumLineEnergy keyword to probewin.ini to limit specified APF to a maximum
v. 13.0.2   emission line energy.
      
      Improve Imaging window enables/disables during image acquisition (Lerner).

11/23/21   Add code to disable specified APF text control if x-ray emission energy is greater than 1800 eV.

11/17/21   Update User Reference manual.
v. 13.0.1

11/16/21   Implement TCP/IP auto focus for JEOL iSP100/iHP200F (not yet working).

      Add disable stage move flag for stage mechanical/electronic issues (Maner).

11/13/21   Add "expansion" feature to Extract Polygon window in CalcImage for working with small
      images (von der Handt).
      
      Add query to user in simulation whether to model polygonization tails for WDS peaks.

11/10/21   Add Display Scans menu to Scan form for peaking and PHA scans (Ruth).

11/09/21   Fix EDS net intensity bug in combine analysis lines and get data lines from Analyze! window (Boroughs).

11/07/21   Add Acquisition Options button to Basic EPMA form (von der Handt).

11/06/21   Modify MPB count times in DataCorrectData to reflect actual MPBs utilized by "iterate" parameter.

11/04/21   Modify log window output for off-peak and MPB count times to show each separately.

11/02/21   Fix specify matrix by unknown number bug when loading file setup into new run (Orlandini).

10/23/21   Fix bug in TestCL app.

10/09/21   Fix bug in CalcImage (new project wizard) where off-peak maps weren't loaded if no TDI images are present.
      Caused by code changes from 9/14/2021. Doh!

10/08/21   Add UnknownIsStandard option in Calculate Options dialog (Ruth, Fellowes, Orlandini).
v. 12.9.9
      Tweak CalcImage extract pixels form code.

10/04/21   Work on USB image read code for tactis.

      Modify CalcImage profile plot to not print point numbers if more than 20 profile points to plot.

09/29/21   Add 30 second timeout on "Using different backgrounds for standards and unknowns" messagebox (Orlandini).

      Add output of std compositions in some dialogs when clicking or double-clicking on "available standards".

09/26/21   Fix display bug for integrated intensity scans on instruments that scan from high to loow (BacklashFactors).

      Increase number of standard "materials" from 20 to 30 in Add/Remove Standards.
      
      Partially fix bug in integrated intensities when using scan end points option and exponential fit.

09/23/21   Modify MPB code to better handle zero acquire MPB points on high or low side. Modify Report code to check version before
      testing InterfaceTypeStored parameter for instrument interface.
      
      Work on BMP std image loading and unloading (Goemann).

09/22/21   Modify saving of fiducial set info to probe database. Note simulation microprobe in Report output.

09/18/21   Add <alt> for small adjustments to Model Background dialog for polynomial fits. Add "interactive" Help button
v. 12.9.8   for Calculate Detection Limits and Sensitivity option in Calculation Options.

      Add new standard database field for standard mount name(s) (Seward).

09/14/21   Add warnings to Droop amphibole recalculation code because under development by Moy (Locock).

      Fix problem with copying off-peak files when converting TDI PrbImg files in CalcImage. Fix
      new project code in CalcImage to load TDI image before off-peaks in case more than one spectro
      pass is utilized.

09/09/21   Create new move stage increment code for moving XY axes together.

09/01/21   Modify Load standard image code during Confirm dialog.

      Modify stage increment code during wavescan/peakscan (Boroughs).

08/26/21   Found problem with moving element by stoichiometry to another element code. Now works for
      element by stoichiometry to another element whether that element is a halogen or not (Locock).

08/25/21   Removed previous modification for halogen-oxygen correction because it causes a problem
      for other elements by calculation. Working with Locock and Moy on the issue.

08/22/21   Modify ZAFSmp to calculate element relative to another element *before* oxygen by stoichiometry and
      halogen-oxygen correction calculations in case element by stoichiometry to another element is a
      halogen (Locock).

08/20/21   Add note to tool tip help in GetOpt form to remind users that for TDI simulation, uncheck the Use Penepma
      Intensity calculation checkbox.

08/18/21   Modify DemoWDS code to improve background curvature for LDE/PC Bragg crystals.

08/13/21   Modify loading of standard images from BMP files stored in StandardPOSDirectory (fix bug that was not loading
      multiple images with same standard number). Add code to load standard images during confirm dialog (von der Handt).
      
      Add new keyword to Probewin.ini to specify which WMF image file to load as default when StageMap form loads.

08/10/21   Modify code to also add "tails" to LDE/PC crystals.

08/09/21   Add code to create "polygonization" tails in WDS spectrum simulations to better simulate spectral interferences.
      This new code requires an update to the Penepma files using the Help | Update menus in either PFE or CalcZAF.
      Without the Penepma update the WDS simulation will still run, but no "polygonization" tail artifacts will be added
      to the WDS spectra.

07/20/21   Add Aurelien Moy code for Droop method for amphiboles (still testing).
v. 12.9.7
      Add font size control to image display dialog (Rom).

07/15/21   Round beam current in PCC file to nearest nano-amp. Comment out unfreeze command after
      setting conditions from Analytical Conditions dialogs (von der Handt).

07/14/21   Tweak TDI TimeCalculate estimate for TDI intervals.  Add SXFive tactis USB video flag to INI.

      Fix read beam size bug in Analytical conditions for fractional beam sizes and scan/sampling
      mode for 8230/8530 in set column conditions (von der Handt).

07/09/21   Modify TDI time calculation in TimeCalculate (Chouinard).

      Add Nachlas to About dialog.
      
      Modify get/set beam size for 8230/8530 to support fractional beam sizes (Buse).

07/05/21   Tweak EDS live time display of parameters.

06/29/21   Add BadgerFilm text to STRATAGem Output menu.

      Add Moy et al, 2021 Z Fraction exponent calculation button to Assign MAN dialog
      and improve code for updating MAN fit display.

06/02/21   Start work on new JEOL MEC EDS API (iSP100/iHP200F only).

05/28/21   Add warning message if not acquiring beam current on standard and unknown samples (Goemann).

05/08/21   Modify UpdateGetStandards code to use Use MAN for Off-Peak Elements flag instead for better consistency.

05/07/21   Fix code in UpdateGetStandards where off-peak standards are utilized for MAN fits and loading standard
v. 12.9.6   and standard interference intensities (Fellowes).

04/17/21   Add additional error info to InitINI codes.  Add "hourglass" cursor when loading Grapher/Surfer objects.

04/09/21   Add error trapping for user specifying element by EDS using Virtual Standard Intensities (Boroughs).

04/07/21   Fix minor bug load/save of KLMOption in DataRun (Seward).

03/26/21   Add code to read both mag and keV from timer in FormIMAGE. Add "interactive" help button to
      CalcImage beam calibration window.

03/24/21   Fix FOV calibration issue for Thermo and Bruker imaging in PFE (Goemann).

03/23/21   Modify JEOL set mag code (8x30) to switch to scan mode, before setting mag and switch back if necessary (Goemann).

      Add check for JEOL EDS running if getting net intensities (Allaz).

03/18/21   Add InstrumentAcknowledgementString to User's MDB probe data file (von der Handt).
v. 12.9.5   Add "unfreeze" command to JEOL 8x30 instruments. Add auto brightness/contrast to JEOL 8x30.

      This version of Probe for EPMA now works for JEOL iSP100/iHP200F EPMA instruments!!!

03/10/21   Modify check for JEOL set image shift code to check for probe scan on instead of sampling mode spot.

03/09/21   Modify JEOL 8x30 set beam mode code for improved performance. Thanks to von der Handt, Goemann, Poirier and
      Boroughs for beta testing (special thanks to Anette who actually helped us figure this all out!).

03/2/21      Modify JEOLSetMagnification code to check for beam mode prior to set mag (Tsukamoto). This is
v. 12.9.4   apparently only an issue with the new iSP100/iHP200 JEOL instruments.

02/22/21   Add code for stage extents display for new project in CalcImage.

02/20/21   Add display of image dimensions and stage extents in GetQuant dialog (Locock).

02/12/21   Update Penfluor/Fanal matrix.mdb k-ratio database.

01/23/21   Modify TDI code to handle Nth point with zero time fraction (Allaz). This is because with
      zero time fraction, there is no on-peak data for the first of Nth points. See:
      DataVolatileGetData
      DataVolatileGetData2
      VolateDataLoadData
      VolatileCalculateFitSelf2

01/20/21   Modify CalcImageTypeSampleParameters to always load background types before checking.

12/29/20   Update copyright notice and forms and code. Add "cm2/g" in some forms for MACs (Joy).
v. 12.9.3

12/16/20   Add more file read error information in TestFid app.

12/15/20   Modify search/remove shared bgd source code to handle high/low only off-peak fit
      types (Williams).   Also preserves original off-peak fit type when clearing shared bgds.

12/12/20   Modify PAP stopping power code to better handle Ln, Ll, Ln, Lg lines, etc (Moy).
v. 12.9.2

12/10/20   Modify shared background search code to exclude high off-peaks if low only, and exclude low off-peaks if
      high only (Williams and Jercinovic).

12/08/20   Modify AcquireDoWavescan code to improve handing of disabled elements in combined condition samples.

12/05/20   Modify AcquireDoCondition code to handle when all elements in a condition are disabled for acquisition (Poirier).
v. 12.9.1
      Change stageflag variable to orientationflag and modify comments to avoid confusion in CalcImage source code..
      
      Modify ConvertToPrbImg code to specify "AntiCartesian" or "Cartesian" for JEOL stage vs. beam scan acquisitions
      in converted PrbImg files.
      
      Modify AcquireDoSample code to improve handling of disabled elements in combined condition samples (Poirier).

12/02/20   Improve accuracy of mag recalculation in align and crop for beam scans.

12/01/20   Handle "overflow" error in align and crop procedure (Fellowes).

11/27/20   Add Sleep 200 after PAR file copy in k-ratio extraction code to prevent "end of file" errors on some computers".

11/26/20   Modify code to allow bias scan acquisition displayed range to start at actual start for bias and gain scans if
      DisplayFullScanRangeForAcquisitionFlag=1 (von der Handt).

11/24/20   Modify Model Backgrounds code to utilize current zoom for centroid fit. Modify button name and tool tip help
v. 12.9.0      for DAT files in Standard Penepma GUI batch form.

10/23/20   Add additional error trapping for filenames and image dimensions for align and crop code (Poeml).

10/19/20   Modify CalcImage Align and Crop to dimension data array at the beginning (Poeml).

10/16/20   Fix minor display bug in Assign MAN Fits regarding Z fraction calculations flag (Neill).

10/10/20   Add code to handle creating multiple (nested) directories for PFE sub folders. Modify InitUserDataDirectory code
      to place all PFE specific user files in UserData\PFE sub folders.

09/28/20   Fix initialization issue with GeologicalSortOrderFlag (von der Handt).

09/24/20   Add output for MAN and MPB parameters to Analyze Report table (von der Handt).

      Modify MPB fit type output to use global string.

09/21/20   Fix "Too many fields" error in Drift app (Hwayoung) for newer MDB files.

09/15/20   Add warning if disabling quant for a duplicate element and using aggregate mode, that the standard should be
      disabled for quant in the same way (Ben Wade).

09/08/20   Minor tweaks to CalcImage Align and Crop dialog (Poeml).

08/28/20   Fix bug when deleting elements from previous MPB control changes

08/23/20   Changed text label in MPB dialog to handle when using MAN corrections for off-peak elements (because MPB is an off-peak element!).

08/22/20   Add traps for math overflows and underflows in ZAFPap and ZAFStp for PASP and XPP matrix corrections for map quant (Poeml).

08/20/20   Modify SetElm/Model form and code to only display currently specified number of MPB positions (Locock).

08/19/20   Fix small bug in TDI assignments when sample has no data (Ben Wade).

08/13/20   Add code to CalcImage to check on matching spectrometer positions between MDB and PrbImg files (Poeml). Add
v. 12.8.9   code to allow for "manual" image/element assignments where duplicate image files are assigned to different elements (Poeml).

      Add memo text field to standard database for each standard (Ben Wade).

07/29/20   Implement new JEOL EDS API calls for improved response and non-locking of JEOL PC-SEM software.
v. 12.8.8

06/28/20   Modify excess (or deficit) oxygen calculation for standards to zero amount if using correction and
      calculating oxygen by stoichiometry. Both for halogen correction and also for Droop correction for excess oxygen.
      
      Fix bug in JEOL ConvertToPrbImg code for JEOL 8900/8200/8500 map files (Carpenter).
      
      Add code to skip output of images with zero X or Y stage extents (Goemann).

06/24/20   Modify CalcImage to not change off-peak type to high/low only, if already set to slope high/slope low (Telfeyan).

06/23/20   Add code to try and handle oxygen-halogen correction when standard is already corrected for
      halogens (Allaz).

06/02/20   Modify Update Single Position right click menu to re-select previously selected row (Allaz).

05/27/20   Add error trap for missing TDI files in GetELm code for CalcImage.

05/23/20   Add output of unk/std Z, A and F factors in CalcZAF output in VerboseMode (Joy).
v. 12.8.7

05/17/20   Fix minor bug in classify browse .DAT file code where last data column (element by difference) is
      always zero (and not the blanked value) when data has blanked values and user did not output element
      by difference maps.

05/11/20   Fix small bug in detection limit calculations for MAN background variance.

05/09/20   Small tweak to Penepma pure element code to avoid spurious overvoltage warning.

05/07/20   Fix demo code to not skip Li and Be during wavescan simulation. Add "smallamount" adjustment when backlash is
      near motor limit.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 08:38:19 PM »
The ProbeForEPMA.msi installer now updates the Standard.exe app properly!
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 08:03:47 PM »
Added Thermo support files for spectrum image (SI) file access to ProbeForEPMA.msi installer (v.10.1.6).

Everyone who wants to use the new Hyper-Imaging feature in CalcImage, as described here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=83.0

will need to run the ProbeForEPMA.msi installer again (no need to un-install PFE first).
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 06:40:24 PM »
New versions (and updated documentation) are now available for the Matrix and Remote COM servers (v. 10.1.7)

https://probesoftware.com/Update.htm
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage)
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 11:23:44 PM »
The ProbeforEPMA.msi installer now automatically installs the Thermo spectrum Image (SI) DLLs for the CalcImage "Hyper-Imaging" feature, which automatically integrates WDS quantitative x-ray maps with EDS (hyper-cube) spectrum images.

Apologies for attaching a brochure from the EMAS 2013 meeting to this post, but it does already provide a nice overview of these new CalcImage features- and I'm just too lazy to re-format it!   :D

I should add, though current users of Probe for EPMA already know, all users may obtain new features for free, by simply clicking the Help | Update Probe for EPMA menu!  8)
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.2
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 05:43:21 PM »
The current version of Probe for EPMA, with all the latest software and features updates and a current copy of the Probe Software user forum (i.e., this user forum), are now available from Probe Software through our DVD subscription service.

If your laboratory computer running Probe for EPMA is not connected to the Internet for security or other reasons, please contact Probe Software to find out about our automatic DVD subscription service.  With this service you will be able to update your Probe for EPMA software and browse our user forum from your probe computer even if it is not connected to the Internet!

Please contact Barbara at Probe Software for more information:

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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.3
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 11:04:44 AM »
Check out this new "self documenting" feature for manual acquisition now available in v. 10.2.3 of Probe for EPMA:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=71.msg649#msg649
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.4
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 02:08:19 PM »
I should have done this a long time ago, but the latest v. 10.2.4 now automatically loads all EDS spectra that are associated with standard samples if you select to have standard intensities loaded when performing a Load File Setup in Probe for EPMA.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.2.5
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 05:56:41 PM »
All PFE apps and installers beginning with v. 10.2.5 are now digitally "signed":

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=42.msg744#msg744
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.1
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 02:48:07 PM »
Add ImageShiftPresent and ImageShiftType keywords to INI file.

For JEOL 8900/8200/8500 and Cameca SX100/SXFive this keyword will default to true, but for the 8230/8530 the keyword has to be added and edited manually in the [hardware] section of the Probewin.ini file.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.1
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2014, 10:18:51 AM »
Add ImageShiftPresent and ImageShiftType keywords to INI file.

For JEOL 8900/8200/8500 and Cameca SX100/SXFive this keyword will default to true, but for the 8230/8530 the keyword has to be added and edited manually in the [hardware] section of the Probewin.ini file.

Just wondering if any 8230/8530 operators have edited their Probewin.ini file and tested this set image shift code for the new JEOL instruments that Philippe Pinard sent us.
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.3
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 06:24:30 PM »
No bump in the version number, but the latest v. 10.3.3 now has modified the TDI acquisition code for combined condition samples. This should significantly reduce the delay between the Faraday cup out and the TDI counting start.

Try a TDI acquisition with a combined condition sample and let me know what you think!
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.3
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 07:18:55 AM »
A nice simple question for you:

will PFE run on windows 8?

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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.3
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 08:48:00 AM »
A nice simple question for you: will PFE run on windows 8?

Gareth Seward can answer this best. See this thread also:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=105.0
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Re: Latest version changes for Probe for EPMA (and CalcImage) v. 10.3.5
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 01:35:26 PM »
The latest list of pre-calculated binaries for fast Monte-Carlo matrix corrections is found here:

https://www.probesoftware.com/download/Calculated%20Alpha%20Binaries.txt
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