C6WH17 - Clicker 5 files with embedded PCS Symbols do not display in Clicker 6

Applies To

  • Clicker 6

Symptoms

Clicker 5 files that contain embedded PCS Symbols do not display in Clicker 6.

Cause

These PCS Symbols are encoded in .wmf format, an old format which Clicker 6 no longer supports.

Resolution

During Clicker 6's development, we worked with Mayer-Johnson to update their PCS Symbols to the newer, widely used .png file format. If you purchased your PCS Symbols directly from us, please email support@cricksoft.com to obtain the newest version of the CD (there may be a small administration fee).

If you have the latest PCS Symbols installed, please follow the instructions below to quickly update the old symbols embedded in Clicker 5 grid set using Clicker 6:

  1. Install the new .png version of PCS Symbols.
  2. In Clicker 6, open the Clicker 5 grid set containing the old symbols.
  3. Open the Clicker Set menu and select Edit Clicker Set.
  4. In the left sidebar, click the Properties button on the Outline tab.
  5. In the Clicker Set Properties window, check Use Instant Pictures in cells.
  6. Check the PCS Symbols library, uncheck all other libraries, then click OK.
  7. Click the first grid in your set, then shift-click the first cell within it.
  8. Press the Tab key to move to the next cell, which causes the original cell to load a new PCS symbol.
  9. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for all grids within your set before saving the activity as a Clicker Set.