Abel for Windows

Abel 3.7 Documentation

This will be updated for Abel 3.8 in the near future!

Getting Started
Welcome
End User Licence Agreement
Restrictions, "Features" and Bugs
Getting Started
Uninstalling Abel

Using Abel
Overview
Starting and Stopping
Ringing a Bell Yourself
Selecting Methods and Compositions
Selecting a Start Row
Changing the Ringing Speed
Conducting
Choosing Tower Bells or Handbells
Striking monitor and striking review
Striking Controls
Options and Settings
Menus and toolbars reference
Menus and Toolbars
File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Options Menu
Ringing Menu
Help Menu
Keyboard Controls Reference
Command Line Options

Methods and method collections
Overview
Choosing a Method Collection
Adding methods to a method collection
Overview
Defining Methods Details
Adding Methods from the microSIRIL Library
Place Notation
Editing Methods
Deleting Methods

Compositions
Overview
Adding Method Compositions
Editing Compositions - Overview
Editing Method Compositions
Deleting Compositions
Lead end compositions
Overview
Notation
Examples
Call position compositions
Overview
Notation
Examples
Random compositions
Overview
Notation
Examples

Call changes
Overview
Adding Call Change Compositions
Editing Call Change Compositions

Printing
Overview
Print Options
Page Setup
Print Preview

Using Abel in the Tower
Overview
Silent Practice
Tower Bell Simulator

Connecting external bells and switches
Overview
Connecting Bells Using the Serial Port
Connecting Bells Using the Multi-Bell Interface
Tower Bells as External Bells
Overview
Optical Sensors
Optical Sensors for the Multi Bell Interface
Proximity Detector Sensors
Handbells as External Bells
Using External Switches
Configuring External Bells
Configuring External Control Switches
Debugging External Connections

Sounds and Pictures
Voice Prompts
Scales and Modes
Adding your own Bell Sounds
Recording Bell Sounds
Digitising your Recordings
The Bell Definition File
MIDI in Abel
Adding your own Bell Pictures

Support etc
Troubleshooting
Support and Program Updates
Contact Details
Acknowledgements