FarmBooks Installation & Setup: Online Instructions for
New FarmBooks Users

The instructions below will guide you through the installation of FarmBooks Accounting Software.

Attention  Before You Begin - choose to run as a Trial or Register

When installing FarmBooks for the first time, users can choose to run the program on a trial basis or enter their Registration Number to unlock the trial.

Registered users have already purchased a FarmBooks Registration Number and may create a new farm database to customize. Users planning to run the product as a trial will need to install the sample farm in order to use the product.

FarmBooks

1. Go to https://sanderssoftware.leapfile.net.

2. The Sanders Software Secure File Exchange page will load.
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3. Click on the File Portal link.
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4. Enter your Login ID and Password and click the Login button.
Note: If you do not know your ID and Password please contact FarmBooks Support at 785-865-5111.
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5. You will then be taken to the File Portal page. Click on the FarmBooks Download link.
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6. On the FarmBooks Download page, click on the checkbox next to setup.exe and then click the Download Selected button.
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7. Depending on your browser, the setup.exe will either automatically start to download to your computer or you will need to select a location to download the file to.
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8. Locate the downloaded setup.exe file on your computer and double-click it to run.
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8a: Windows users may see the screen below. If you do, click the Yes button to continue.
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9. Click on the Next button to begin.
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10. Click on the Next button to continue.
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11. Read the terms of the Software License Agreement. If you agree, select I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button and click Next.
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12. Enter Your Name and Company/Farm Name and then click Next.
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13. Confirm the installation location and click Next.
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14. Click Install to continue the installation.
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Step 14a: Windows users may see the screen below. If you do, click either Anyone who uses this computer (all users) or Only for me to continue.
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15. Once the installation is completed, click on the Finish button.
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16. Go to your Desktop and double-click the FarmBooks icon to open the program.
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With FarmBooks installed on your system, you now have two options:

  • Option 1: Demo the program by opening the FarmBooks demo farm.
  • Option 2: If you have purchased a registered version, enter your registration # and create your first farm.

  • Option 1: Demo FarmBooks
  • Option 2: Register & Create Farm

Steps to Demo FarmBooks

1. After double-clicking on the FarmBooks icon on your desktop, FarmBooks will load. Once the program is fully loaded, click on File: Open Farm.
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2. Click the + sign next to FarmBooks Demo Farm and then the radio button next to the 2009 calendar year. Once completed, click Open.
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3. Note that now there are tabs for you to view and manage the demo farm.
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4. You now have a fully functioning version of FarmBooks to use. You have no obligation to pay, but after you enter 30 transactions you will need to purchase a FarmBooks Registration Key to continue to use the program.

Steps to Register FarmBooks & Create Your First Farm

1. After double-clicking on the FarmBooks icon on your desktop, FarmBooks will load. Once the program is fully loaded, click on File: New Farm.
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2. The New Farm Wizard will load - click Next.
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3. Enter the Farm Number, your Farm Name and your Registration Key and then click Next.
Note: Your Farm Number and Farm Number are provided by Sanders Software in your purchase materials.
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4. Enter your Tax ID number (if known) and your Fiscal Year Start date and then click Next.
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5. Enter your contact information and click Next.
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6. Click Finish and FarmBooks will create your farm.
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7. Once completed, click OK.
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8. Now open your farm by clicking File: Open Farm.
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9. Click the + sign next to your farm, then the radio button next to the calendar year and then click Open.
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10. You must now set up your Bank Account. Click on Setup: Bank Accounts.
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11. When the Bank Accounts window opens, click Add.
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12. Enter your bank information and click Add.
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13. Once completed, you can close out of the Bank Accounts window and begin entering transactions into FarmBooks.