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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What do I do with the setup.exe file I just downloaded or the CD I recently received?
  • What if I have trouble installing DPS 8.0?
  • What documents does DPS 8.0 prepare?
  • How much does DPS 8.0 cost?
  • Can I change how DPS 8.0 makes a document?
  • How are changes made after a document is started?
  • What is the DPS 8.0 License?


  • What do I do with the setup.exe file I just downloaded or the CD I recently received?

    • You recently downloaded the setup.exe file from our website or received a CD-ROM of DPS 8.0 (Document Production System), an innovative new software program that helps you create custom legal documents in four areas of law:
      • Estate Planning with 709 and Projections
      • Probate with 706
      • Limited Liability Companies
      • Corporations
      • Charitable
      • Income Taxes
      • Employment
      • Real Estate
    • As you install and use DPS 8.0, remember that technical support is available free of charge by calling 800-454-7703 during our normal office hours.
    • How is DPS 8.0 different than a form fill program? -- With a form program, you are using your computer solely as a fancy typewriter to fill in the blanks of a form. On the other hand, DPS 8.0 asks for only the information that it needs to assemble a customized document. DPS 8.0 harnesses the power of your computer to guide you as you quickly and accurately fulfill your clients' needs.
    • Save time and hence money because DPS 8.0:
      • Links all information within and between documents
      • Determines & asks for only the information necessary to assemble the document
      • Adapts all gender and state specific references automatically
      • Performs all necessary calculations

    What if I have trouble installing DPS 8.0?

    • Our install program provides a wizard to guide you, making a DPS 8.0 install simple and quick. It is rare to have trouble installing DPS 8.0, but it does occasionally happen.
    • If you have problems with installing, remember that along with DPS 8.0 you get free technical support. All you have to do is call our toll free line, and a member of our staff will talk you through any problem.

    What documents does DPS 8.0 prepare?

    How much does DPS 8.0 cost?

    Can I change how DPS 8.0 makes a document?

    • When using DPS 8.0 to create documents, you benefit from the timesavings of using a computer without having to sacrifice the flexibility necessary to create a custom document for each client. DPS 8.0 provides multiple ways for you to modify documents. Using these features you can transform our DPS 8.0 into your DPS 8.0.
    • Export: You may choose to have your document created in a word processing file format. Produce your document and choose the format from a drop down list. Enter a filename and path for the completed document. Edit this document with your word processor as you would any other file.

    How are changes made after a document is started?

    • With DPS 8.0 it is fast and easy to make changes to a prepared document.
      • Choose Open Client.
      • At the Open Client or Guide Screen, look on the Clients Tab for the name of the file you want to change. Highlight the description and choose Open.
      • Choose the document that you would like to modify and choose Open again.
      • The Outline will help you locate the screen where the change is to be made and allow you to go directly to that screen.
    • In DPS 8.0, items such as a name, address, gender and social security number are entered once within an area of law. Subsequently, to make a change, you need only enter the change in one place. DPS 8.0 will automatically make that change everywhere it is needed in all of the documents for that client. This feature not only saves you time, it ensures that your documents are accurate and consistent.

    What is the DPS 8.0 License?

    WHEN YOU LICENSE DPS 8.0 YOU WILL RECEIVE A CLIENT NUMBER AND A PIN NUMBER THAT WILL ESTABLISH A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR AN ENTITY) ("LICENSEE") AND ADVANCED LOGIC SYSTEM, INC. ("LICENSOR"), AN IOWA CORPORATION HAVING PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT DES MOINES, IOWA. BY USING THE SOFTWARE CONTAINED ON THE SOFTWARE DISKS, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY AND TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND RETURN THE SOFTWARE DISKS AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION TO LICENSOR.

    DEFINITIONS. As used herein, the following definitions shall apply:

    "Product" shall mean collectively the Software and Documentation (as hereinafter defined).

    "Software" shall mean the software supplied by Licensor, named the Document Production System, all updates and revisions thereto supplied by Licensor during the term hereof, or any portion of the foregoing, and all permitted copies of the foregoing.

    "Documentation" shall mean all documentation, other than the Software, that is related to such Software.

    "CPU" shall mean all central processing units, and their associated equipment, which are located at Licensor's address.

    "Use" shall mean the reading into and out of memory of the Software and the execution of such Software, in whole or in part, by the CPU.

    LICENSE. Subject to the payment of the license fees and charges to Licensor, Licensor hereby grants to Licensee, and Licensee hereby accepts, a personal, nonexclusive and nontransferable license to Use the Software on the CPU during the term hereof and to use the Documentation during the term hereof in support of the Use of the Software. A separate license is required, together with the payment of additional license fees and charges, to Use the Software on other than the CPU; provided, however, Licensee may temporarily transfer the license granted hereunder to a back-up CPU if the CPU is inoperative for reasons beyond the reasonable control of Licensee.

    PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Licensee acknowledges that Licensee is acquiring this Software License to assist Licensee in Licensee's professional practice and that it is Licensee's responsibility to review and be responsible for any documents prepared by the Software.

    LICENSE FEES, CHARGES AND TAXES.

    The license fees and charges for the license herein granted to Licensee shall be the then current license fees and charges of Licensor for the Product. The current license fees and charges of Licensor for the Product in effect at the time of Licensor's acceptance of this Agreement are set forth on the Current Price List and can be found by clicking on this link. Licensee will be notified as to any changes in the license fees and charges on any invoice sent to Licensee during the 30 day period preceding such change.

    The license fees and charges, taxes and other applicable charges shall be due and payable within ten days after Licensee's receipt of the invoice therefor. Licensee shall pay a late payment charge of 1.5 percent per month, or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is less, on any unpaid amount for each calendar month or fraction thereof that any payment to Licensor is in arrears.

    Licensee shall pay all taxes based on or in any way measured by this Software License, the Product, or any services related thereto, excluding taxes based on Licensor's net income, but including personal property taxes, if any. If Licensee challenges the applicability of any such tax, it shall pay the same to Licensor and Licensee may thereafter seek refund thereof.

    TERM OF SOFTWARE LICENSE AND LICENSES. Unless otherwise terminated or canceled as provided herein, the term hereof and of the licenses granted herein shall continue until Licensee discontinues the Use of the Software on the CPU.

    COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTION OF LICENSED PRODUCT.

    Licensee acknowledges and agrees that the Product and all permitted copies thereof are Licensor's exclusive property and constitute a valuable trade secret of Licensor. Licensee may not disclose or make available to third parties the Product without Licensor's prior written approval.

    The copyright in the Software and in the Documentation is owned by Licensor and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America and the laws of foreign countries pursuant to international treaties. Except as otherwise permitted in this Software License and the provisions of 17 U.S.C. 107 governing fair use, Licensee may not copy, reproduce, distribute or prepare derivative works based on the Software or the Documentation or otherwise engage in any other activities concerning the Software which infringe upon or violate the exclusive rights of Licensor. Subject to the foregoing, Licensee may use the documents created by the Software in the ordinary course of Licensee's professional practice, but not the distribution of legal forms.

    Upon any termination, cancellation or expiration hereof, Licensee shall immediately return the Product and all copies thereof to Licensor.

    REPRODUCTION AND MODIFICATION OF LICENSED PRODUCT.

    Licensee may reproduce the Software for Use only on the CPU. All copies of the Software, in whole or in part, shall contain all of Licensor's restrictive and proprietary notices as they appear on the copies of Software provided by Licensor. The Licensee shall have the right to duplicate, in whole or in part, the Documentation for Licensee's use.

    Licensee may not modify, disassemble, compile or reverse engineer the Software.

    SERVICES. Licensee shall have the sole and exclusive responsibility for the selection, installation and Use of the Product. Licensor shall provide Licensee with technical support and services under the terms and conditions of a separate agreement, at Licensor's then current charges therefor.

    NEGATION OF WARRANTY. THE LICENSED PRODUCT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS, AND THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LICENSEE SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELECTION, USE, EFFICIENCY AND SUITABILITY OF THE LICENSED PRODUCT AND THE CPU AND LICENSOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY THEREFOR.

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    TERMINATION/CANCELLATION.

    Licensor may terminate/cancel this Software License and any license granted to Licensee hereunder if: Licensee fails to pay Licensor any license fees or charges; Licensee is not authorized to practice the profession for which the Software is designated; Licensee misuses the Software or any legal documents produced by the Software; Licensee is in default of any other provision hereof and such default has not been cured within ten days after Licensor gives Licensee written notice thereof; or Licensee becomes insolvent or seeks protection, voluntarily or involuntarily, under any bankruptcy law.

    In the event of any termination/cancellation hereof or of any license granted to Licensee hereunder, Licensor may: declare all amounts owed hereunder to Licensor to be immediately due and payable; require that Licensee cease any further Use of the Product and immediately return the Product and all copies thereof, in whole or in part; and cease performance of all of Licensor's obligations hereunder without liability to Licensee.

    Licensor's foregoing rights and remedies shall be cumulative and in addition to all other rights and remedies available to Licensor in law and in equity.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL LICENSOR BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE OR THE PERFORMANCE OR BREACH HEREOF, EVEN IF LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. LICENSOR'S LIABILITY TO LICENSEE HEREUNDER, IF ANY, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL OF THE LICENSE FEES PAID TO LICENSOR HEREUNDER BY LICENSEE.

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    The provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed severable and no such provision shall be affected by the invalidity of any other such provision. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, the parties agree that the Agreement shall be interpreted and enforced as if all provisions thereby rendered invalid were eliminated from this Agreement.

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