When Elsie is run, it normally operates in the
Student mode. If it finds the purchased key, it
automatically and transparently upgrades itself up to the full
Professional mode with no effort on the part of the
By purchasing the key - priced at only US$ 95 - the
program operates in the Professional mode.
Updates are free; just come to this page, download
and then run the installation file. It will uninstall the
old version and then install the new version.
The key you purchase unlocks the free Student edition so
that it operates as the full Professional edition, even
after installing an updated version.
The keyless Student Edition is designed for the student,
hobbyist or light industrial user. It can handle fewer
network components than the full Professional Edition.
This has been done to encourage purchasing the key to
unlock the program up to the Professional level. And some
features in the Professional Edition are not available in
the Student Edition to further encourage purchase of the
Elsie is supplied as self-extracting 32-bit Windows®
installation file of about 6MB.
The current version of Elsie is 2.77 - get it
(The manual was current as of version 2.50 and so is in need of
upgrading but is nevertheless still quite useful.)
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