Installing softorganiser under Windows

There are only two steps required to setup this program…

Step 1: Run the installation program

The install program will ask you for a place to put the program. It will suggest c:\program files\softorganiser. Unless you have a specific need to put the program somewhere else, accept this default and continue. It will place the database file in "c:\my documents". This way you can back up the database when you regularly back up your documents (of course your important documents every week, don't you)!


Step 2: Run the program and create a username for yourself

The first time you run the softorganiser program, it is important that you create a user for yourself (otherwise you will stay logged on as a user called gary… the user name of the program's author). This is especially important if the program will be installed on several computers that will share contact and schedule details.

Important: If you add a password for the user, the program will ask you for this password every time the program is started. If you leave this blank, the program will simply run without asking you.

You can also change the "snooze" time for alarms to be longer or shorter if you like. This is the time the program will wait before reminding you of an alarm again, whenever you click the snooze button on the dialog that springs up in front of you to announce the alarm.

It is not advised that you select a different datasource than the one that is already highlighted (softorganiser data). If you bump the mouse or accidentally change this any other way, you'll need to change the datasource back to softorganiser data (or what ever you called it if you've changed things around a bit).

Some database files need a directory entered here. This isn't needed while softorganiser is setup the way it is under windows at the moment, using a Microsoft Access 97 format database file.

If you need to change any of these settings after the program has been run the first time, pull down the edit menu, and select preferences.

If you have any problems at all, I'd love to hear from you!

Gary Williams


Also see Trouble Shooting