Changes and Improvements in Timekeeper version 0.8
15 November 2000
This document describes the extensive changes to Timekeeper
released as version 0.8 in April 98. Later changes are described
in Version 0.81 Changes.
Changes available in the Program
TDPGM.MDB Version 0.80
Make Transfer Form
Fixed a problem with the changes introduced in version 0.73.
Both the option for entering a service and the move all transactions
option incorrectly computed the member balance. If you experienced
this problem you can correct the balances with the fix balances
command in the Utility.
TDPGM.MDB Version 0.79
Make Report Form
Fixed a problem with the Mailing Label report. The sorting
options did not work for this report.
TDPGM.MDB Version 0.78
Make Report Form
Added a report giving the service transactions during a period.
This is like the report on Time Dollars but it counts the transactions
themselves instead of the Time Dollars involved in the transactions.
Added yet another passbook report. This one also has the address
where it shows in a window envelope.
The new report has two new fields in the header, Member Activity
and Total Activity. Activity is the sum of the credits and debits.
A person with 2 credits and two debits has a balance of zero but
an Activity of 4. Total Activity is the sum of all the activity
for all the passbooks in the report. Members can see what part
they are contributing as both providers and recipients.
In addition, the new report lets you send a message to the
members. This message will be in a box on the passbook. You enter
the message in a dialog box that appears when you preview or print
the report. The message is retained so you do not have to enter
it unless you change it. If there is no message then there is
no box on the passbook.
Match Provider Form
Changed the order of the potential providers in the Match Provider
form. They are now in order of the Time Dollars they received
as Providers in the previous 3 months starting with no Time Dollars.
This will encourage giving work to those members who have not
been active recently.
Added a way to find a recipient with a need as well as a provider
with a service. If you choose a provider you now get a little
message in red which says needs. A search under these
conditions will get a list of recipients that need the service
and are compatible with the provider for site or language, etc.
Clicking someone in the list will fill in the recipient box instead
of the provider box. You must choose the provider using the Find
button under the provider box for needs to happen.
Fixed problem with an unnecessary horizontal scroll bar.
Fixed a problem with the scroll bar which appears when there
are more attributes or services than will fit in the space provided.
The scroll bar was there but it did not work.
TDPGM.MDB Version 0.75
Make Report Form
Added a button Report Data. You select a report and
then click this button instead of Preview Report. One
or two files will be written in the directory which holds tdpgm.mdb.
The files contain the raw data for the report. The files are in
the Comma Delimited List format that most programs will accept.
The first record gives the names of the columns.
Added a passbook report with a layout which will show the address
in a window envelope.
Changes available in the Utility
TDUTIL.MDB Version 0.77
Added a way to merge two Timekeeper Databases. This is quite
experimental. If you think you might need such a function you
should contact me before trying anything.
Changes to the Database Version
If you are upgrading from a version before 0.7 of the program
and utility, synchronize will have to update your database. This
means you must have TDSTRUC.MDB Version 0.7 in order to do the