Home or Away Version 10

v10.0.1 1996-2021 CFB Software
Last Updated 28 Oct 2021

E-Mail:   info@cfbsoftware.com
Website:   https://www.cfbsoftware.com


  1. Overview
  2. Minimum System Requirements
  3. Installation
  4. Getting Started
  5. Documentation
  6. Ordering Information
  7. List of Files
  8. Update History
  9. Licence Agreement
  10. Disclaimer

1. Overview

Do you organise sporting competitions?

Use Home or Away to schedule your teams in a round robin competition at lightning fast speed. Create a basic schedule in just a few minutes. Just enter the names of the teams, click on the generate schedule button and print the schedule. Home or Away does not force you to enter any information that it does not need or cannot work out for itself.

The schedules produced by Home or Away are balanced. As long as the number of games scheduled represent a number of complete rounds the schedules produced have the following qualities:
  1. Teams play all teams the same number of times
  2. Teams play all teams before any rematches
  3. Each team has a fair mix of home and away games
  4. The number of consecutive home / away games for teams are minimised

Are your schedules more complex?

Use Home or Away for advanced schedules as well. Schedule competitions for as many as 100 teams in each division with these features:

Dates, Times and Locations

Specify date ranges, holiday periods, playing days, number of games at each time etc. with powerful date functions.

Enter details of available times and locations. Locations can be assigned to games based on home locations, shared locations or distributed evenly. Times can also be distributed evenly if required.


You can manually modify a schedule to handle exceptional situations.

Options - Days Between Games, Skip Byes

Specify a minimum number of days break between games. Use the Skip Byes option if you only want timeslots to be occupied by actual games.


Summarise the schedule to see at a glance how well balanced it is and to highlight any problems. Summaries showing the distribution of times and locations by team are also available.


Filter the schedule to quickly check just those games for any combination of the following:

This is useful for answering questions like:

Games without dates (bye games for example) can optionally be suppressed.

The resulting partial schedule can be viewed on the screen, printed or exported to a file.

Presentation capabilities

Schedules can be sorted, filtered and their appearance changed in a number of ways. Customise and preview the printed schedules by selecting font styles, sizes and page orientation. Export the information to spreadsheets, database managers and word processors (e.g. MS Excel, Access and Word) to exploit their extensive data sorting, report design and formatting capabilities.

Internet-ready schedules

Publish your schedules on the Internet or view them with a Web Browser by exporting them in the web page HTML format.

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2. Minimum System Requirements

MS Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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3. Installation

Home or Away is distributed as a self-installing file HASetup.exe

Install Home or Away as follows:

  1. Press the Windows Start button and select Run from the Start Menu.
  2. Type the full name of the file (for example, C:\temp\HASetup.exe)
  3. Press the Enter key, and follow the prompts.
  4. When the installation program completes you can run Home or Away by selecting it from the Windows Start menu.

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4. Getting Started

There are two ways to help you to get started with Home or Away.

  1. Follow the step by step instructions in the Getting Started section of the Home or Away Help file to create your first basic schedule.
  2. Select File > Open from the menu and open the example schedule Example.had which was installed in the Home or Away sub-folder in your My Documents (Windows XP) or Documents (Windows Vista) folder. Select any of the items from the Details menu to have a look at the information in a schedule which has already been prepared.

Press the F1 key at any time you are using Home or Away to get help on the window that you are working on.

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5. Documentation

All of the documentation is contained in the online Help file. When running Home or Away, press the F1 key for help that is relevant to the Home or Away window that you are currently using, or select Help from the menu.

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6. Ordering Information

6.1 Free Trial Version

The trial version of Home or Away is available free of charge so you can check how useful it will be to you. It has all of the scheduling features of the registered full version including the ability to schedule leagues with up to 100 teams in each division. The trial version does not allow you to save, print or export your schedules. You can use the Print Preview function if you want to see what the printouts would look like. There are no time limits - you can take as long as you like to try it out.

You are free to distribute the trial version. It may be given away to anyone, included on CD-ROM libraries, uploaded to WWW pages, ftp sites and bulletin boards, etc. as long as it is distributed in its complete original form.

6.2 Ordering Home or Away

You can order the full version of Home or Away in various currencies using:

Credit card
Debit Card
Wire transfer

Go to the Home or Away Order page at the CFB Software Website.

Once your order has been processed, you will receive your registration details, and instructions on how to apply them to the downloaded software, by e-mail.

Note: DO NOT distribute the registered full version of Home or Away without the expressed written consent of the author.

6.3 Refund Policy

CFB Software's products are provided as trial versions that can be downloaded via our website. Use these 'try-before-you-buy' versions to ensure that they are compatible with your computer systems and satisfy all of your requirements before purchasing a full version.  All sales of full version licences are final. Once the access details for the full version have been issued they cannot be cancelled. We are only able to provide refunds for accidental duplicate orders.

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7. List of Files

The Home or Away package installation program is a single file called HASetup.exe 

After running HASetup the following files are created in the folder that you specified:

HomeAway.exe   Main program
HomeAway.chm   Help file
ReadMe.htm   This file
WhatsNew.htm   Summary of new features
UninstallHomeAway.exe   Uninstall program
UninstallHomeAway.log   Uninstall support file

An example schedule, Example.had, is created in one of the folders:

depending on which version of Windows you are using.

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8. Update History



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9. Licence Agreement

You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using this software. Your use of this software indicates your acceptance of this licence agreement and disclaimer.

Trial Version

There are no restrictions to the number of computers that the trial version of Home or Away may be installed on, or the number of people that can use it at any one time.

Registered Full Version

A registered full version of Home or Away may be installed on one or more computers but may only be used by the single person (or their replacement if they occupy an official position in a club or organisation) in whose name it is registered.

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10. Disclaimer

Home or Away is used entirely at the risk of the user. Although great care has been taken to eliminate defects during the development of Home or Away, it is not claimed to be fault-free. No claims are made regarding its correctness, reliability or fitness for any particular purpose. The Author shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages, loss of data or personal injury in connection with furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

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