Spartan Compost Recipe Optimizer v1.04
D.W. Rozeboom, R.D. Kriegel, and D. Ross
Excel 2010-2012 Workbook
On December 9, 2014 Microsoft deployed a security update (KB2726958) that breaks ActiveX controls used in forms for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio applications in MS Office versions 2007-2013. In our case, the buttons used in the compost optimizer to reset constraints or automatically optimize a compost mix no longer work. If you have this problem, when you press either of these buttons nothing happens. Your data files are fine, but your MS Excel environment needs to be repaired for the optimizer buttons to function correctly.
Microsoft has not yet released a replacement security update that solves the issue, but an automated fix is available online at the Microsoft support page https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3025036/EN-US. To correct the problem first close all open MS Office files on your computer. Then open the above support page in your web browser and scroll down to the section labeled ‘Resolution to symptom 1’. Next, press the top Microsoft Fix it button labeled ‘Microsoft fix it 51029’. Your compost optimizer files should work correctly again.
Spartan Animal Tissue Compost System Planner v1.02
Animal Tissue Composting Record Form - An example of a form that can be used to keep records of composting work done on-farm or in an animal processing business.