25 November 2000
To satisfy requests for changes to Timekeeper which would be
of interest to only a few Time Dollar organizations a customization
feature has been added to the Timekeeper Utility. This does not
mean you can make any change you want. Instead it means that you
can apply one or more of the supplied customizations to your copy
of the Timekeeper program.
Unfortunately I have not managed to make customization work
with the runtime Microsoft Access. You need to have a full version
of Microsoft Access installed on your machine. If you have full
Access on a different machine you can just move TkUtility and
TkProgram to that machine, run TkUtility under the full Access,
do the customization and move the changed TkProgram back to where
you really need it.
This method of customizations is important to me because I
can distribute to everyone the same base version of Timekeeper
and the same list of customizations. I no longer have to worry
about special versions which can easily diverge from the base
The current variants are:
- Find by User Number
- changed the Find Member for to allow find by user number.
- makes changes to address nomenclature like postcode for zipcode
and changes the paper size for reports.
- changes Time Dollar to Fairshares.
- Youth Court
- makes changes Youth Court which is something being done by
There are backup and restore buttons on the Customization form
so the program can be saved and restored if the customization
is not what you needed.