IEEE 802.15 Working Group Balloting
The IEEE 802.15 WG has introduced a new Balloting Tool to
help reduce the cycle time in processing its ballots. The following information
will help you understand the tool(s) we are using and/or the IEEE Balloting
IEEE 802.15 BALLOTING HELP
We have introduced a new Balloting Tool; it is a Comment
Formatting Tool and is a database application for creating, entering, and
submitting ballot votes and comments.
It is meant to be self-explanatory. External documentation
is currently minimal. The author
will attempt to answer your questions. Bug reports and ideas for improvement,
including new scripts, are also welcome.
*Windows caveat: The application requires the files
comctl32.dll and shfolder.dll. These files are not part of a standard install on
the following systems:
- This is a standalone application. You don't need
anything but Windows* or MacOS.
- It is a full database and data entry system. You can
search, sort, edit, whatever.
- Under View, you will see "Browse Mode" and
"Find Mode". In Browse Mode, you can tab through the data fields
and enter things. In Find Mode, you enter the search term in the field you
want to search in. You can use an asterisk as a wild card in any Find field.
- Built-in scripts (under the "Scripts" menu)
allow the creation and export of ballot comments.
- The layouts (views) are selectable from the popup in
the upper left corner. A number of buttons are included to switch between
layouts, so you may never need to use this popup. There are currently
five (5) layouts: Front Page, CommentInputForm, Finish Instructions, Tool
Form (checks to make sure data is entered (name, etc.) in the required fields.), Show Calculated Text
Field (for formatting the output for the CSV file.), Print Format. The
first three (3) layouts are the ones you need to ballot and comment on a
- We are telling our commenter's to not use the "~" but to type "approx." instead.
The "~" is a delimiter in the import routine, so if a commenter uses it where it shouldn't be, it screws up the importing.
- Windows 95 retail - neither DLL
- Windows 95 retail with Service Pack 1 - neither .dll
- Windows 95 OSR2 - comctl32.dll but no shfolder.dll
- Windows 98 retail - comctl32.dll but no shfolder.dll
- Windows NT 4 With Service Pack 1 or 2, neither .dll
e.g., in the Win2000 Service
Pack 1 OS these files can be found here:
also, these files are found here:
Customers without these files can get them by installing
Internet Explorer 4.x, or NT Service Pack 3 or later. Please see the Microsoft
web site for more details.
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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