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Quantitative Analysis for Management, Ninth Edition

Barry Render, Ralph M. Stair, Jr., and Michael E. Hanna

Student CD-ROM

Copyright 2006 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey,
Pearson Prentice Hall. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of
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Contents of this readme file:

I. Minimum System Requirements

II. Installation Instructions
III. Navigation
IV. Contents
V. Technical Support


*Microsoft Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows XP
*In addition to the minimum processor requirements for the operating system your
computer is running, this CD requires a Pentium 133 MHz or higher processor for
Windows 98, NT 4.0 and 2000. 150 MHz processor is required for Windows ME and 233
MHz for Windows XP.
*Microsoft Excel (2000, 2002 or 2003)
*In addition to the RAM required by the operating system your computer is running,
this CD requires32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended) for Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0,
Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP
*Adobe Reader (version 6.x)
*CD-ROM Drive
*VGA or SVGA graphics card or compatible video graphics adapter and monitor
*Display settings set to 800 by 600 pixels (or larger) with Small Fonts
*Internet browser and modem connection suggested but not required
*Printer is suggested for printing out Modules, but is not required


All files on this CD-ROM can be opened directly from the CD-ROM in Windows
Explorer, or can be copied to your hard drive from the CD-ROM.


The main screen for this CD-ROM enables you to access all the items listed in the
Contents section of this Read Me file. To launch the main screen, double-click the
My Computer icon on your desktop, then double-click the CD-ROM drive icon. The
contents of the CD will appear - double-click on the file "start.exe".

Alternatively, click on the Windows Start button, click Run, then enter
"d:\start.exe" (or substitute d for your CD-ROM drive letter) in the Open dialog
box. Hit "OK", and the main screen will appear.

There are icons on the left side of the main screen. Each icon, including any
submenus, is explained below.

A. Prentice Hall logo

Click on this logo to open the main page of the Prentice Hall Web site. A browser
(i.e. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) is required to open the Web page.

B. Companion Website icon

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where you can find the textbook's online resources. A browser (i.e. Netscape
Navigator or Internet Explorer) and modem connection is required to open the web

C. ReadMe
Click on this icon to open this Read Me file. It is a text file and should open on
any computer.

D. Browse
This feature allows you to browse the content from the CD from Windows Explorer.
All Modules can be opened directly from the CD-ROM by using the Browse feature.

E. Install
This feature allows you to install the components of the CD to your hard drive.

Click on Install to open a submenu with all the items on the CD. Click on the item
that you wish to install on your hard drive. Once installed, use My Computer or
Windows Explorer to locate and use the files.

F. Exit
Click on Exit to close the program.


The contents of this CD are intended for standalone use.

Chapter Modules 1 through 6 are provided as .pdf files on this CD-ROM. Adobe Reader
is required to open these files. To obtain the free Reader, visit Adobe Systems'
Web site at http://www.adobe.com and look for the download page for the free
Reader. During installation from the Install screen on this CD, Module files
extract to the default directory, C:\QAM9\Modules.


To install QM for Windows (version 2.2), click on QM for Windows from the Install
screen. The program will install to C:\Program Files\QMWin32. An on-screen
installation wizard is provided; you will be asked if files should be backed up.
This is a good idea. After installatio, a program group will be created in the
Windows > Start menu.


At installation you will be asked to register. You must enter a name and this name
cannot be changed later. This software is customized to the content in your
Prentice-Hall textbook. The customization includes notation and model availability.

Potential Problems

Unfortunately there are some problems that may arise when installing Windows
programs. To avoid these problems during installation, be sure to close all
applications including such innocent looking items as a clock or any virus
protection programs.

If while you are installing you get a message stating that a program is currently
in use you may probably respond by pressing ignore. However, write down the name of
the program. The installation program will not install a new version of this

ExcelQM 2 is a Microsoft Excel add-in. There are a few different ways that Excel
QM can be started after you have installed it from the CD's Install menu to your
computer's hard drive. You must have Excel 2000, 2002, or 2003 installed on your

ExcelQM installs to the directory C:\Program Files\ExcelQM2. There are a few ways
to start this program.
1) Click the Excel QM shortcut icon on the desktop.
2) Click on the Excel QM item in the Excel QM program group to launch Excel with
Excel QM loaded.
3) With Microsoft Excel open, open the file C:\Program Files\ExcelQM2\Excelqm.xla
to start this add-in.

It is possible (though not recommend) to set up Excel so that Excel QM

automatically loads every time that Excel loads. In order to do this simply use
Tools, Addins, Browse; find ExcelQM.xla in the directory and click OK.

Please note that this product and the Crystal Ball addin (by Decisioneering, Inc.)
do not coexist well. Do not have both loaded at the same time.


This CD is intended for standalone use.

Prentice Hall/Pearson Education does not provide technical support for the Adobe
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If you are having problems with any other software or data on this CD, call (800)
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Our technical staff will need to know certain things about your system in order to
help us solve your problems more quickly and efficiently. If possible, please be at
your computer when you call for support. You should
have the following information ready:

* product and title and product ISBN

* computer make and model
* operating system
* RAM available
* hard disk space available
* graphics card type
* sound card type
* printer make and model
* network connection
* detailed description of the problem, including the exact wording of
any error messages.