How to get Lertap 5

Remember that Lertap 5 is an "app" which runs with Microsoft Excel. Your computer must have a copy of Excel in order to be able to run Lertap 5. Excel is part of the suite of programs which Microsoft refers to as "Office". Other apps in the Office suite include Word, Access, and PowerPoint.


There are two versions of Lertap for Windows users, depending on the version of Excel in use, and one version for Macs:


The Windows version (for Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and 365)


Note this potential problem for Windows users: Microsoft significantly enhanced security scans for Excel workbooks in late 2018. These can affect the installation of Lertap5. After downloading and installing Lertap5 by either of the two methods mentioned here, if Excel then takes a long time to open Lertap5, more than 4 or 5 minutes, please refer to this topic for a fix.


There are two ways to get Lertap 5 for computers using Microsoft Windows and Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, and 365:


(1)Download the installer exe program and run it.


It has a name similar to "SetupLertap51094.exe" and may be downloaded using this link.


This is what might be called the "traditional" way Windows applications are installed. Comments on the steps used by the installer program may be found here.


(2)Get Lertap 5 packaged in a zip file.


The installer program might be regarded as unnecessarily cumbersome, especially to folks who haven't installed Windows programs before by using an exe or an msi installer file.


Some may find it preferable to install Lertap by going the "zip-file route" -- it is likely to be a more familiar process, and is perhaps easier than using the installer program. Another advantage: the zip file includes helpful getting-started documents.


To get Lertap wrapped up in a cozy zip file, click here and be taken away to a document with steps to follow.


The Windows version (for Excel 2007)


An installer program for an older version of Lertap, 5.8.3, compatible with Excel 2007, is available here.  There isn't a packaged zip file for this version.


The Macintosh version


To get a copy of Lertap 5 for a Macintosh computer, read this document and follow its instructions -- note that this version requires the latest version of Excel for the Mac (Excel 2016, also known as Excel 365 in some cases).


This version will also work on a Windows computer with Excel 2016 (also known as Excel 365 in some cases).


Related tidbits:


A document covering the on-going development of Lertap 5, with version numbering, is available here.


While the Macintosh version will also work with the Windows version of Excel 2016, it is somewhat slower than the Windows version of Lertap for Excel 2016.


The name of an installer program has the Lertap version number embedded in it.  "SetupLertap51094.exe", for example, sets up Lertap version