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to use it, as well as the download link for the current version.
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Table of Contents
Features and requirements
How to Install
Operation and Settings
KsDatebook is a replacement for built-in Datebook of Palm OS . While keeping basic appearance and operation of built-in Datebook, it is little bit convenient as it has additional features such as Weekly view with text (WeekList view) as well as text display in Monthly view. Since KsDatebook uses the same database as built-in Datebook, you can still use the data that already exists, while the data inputted through KsDatebook can be shown/editable in Palm Desktop on your PC by HotSync.
Features and Requirements
Features are as follows
In addition to built-in Datebook, it has Weekly view with text (WeekList view), that is also found in other 3rd party apps such as DateBK3/4/5 ActionNames CuteDBook.
It can show events in text mode in Monthly view, that is also found inDate@Glance by gHacker Dude-sanh Tatsushi Yamada.
It supports the color setting defined in gMakeSpoth by gMiday workshoph. (also as boxed text in monochrome devices)
It is able to show one week schedules in Agenda view.
It supports hi-res, hi-res+ and jog dial/wheel of Sony CLIE..
It supports hi-res of PalmOS5.0
It supports 5Way Navigation of PalmOne Devices and Handspring Treo600.
As a input assistance of template events, gTeikei DAh by quni can be integrated.
*You need to use version1.0.4 or later of Teikei DA.
If you have installed and set gBiorhythm DA2h by hiro a surprise dialog will be shown once a year.
It supports gtspatchh@by by Mr.Imazeki. Small fonts can be shown in Day view, attached Note, and Agenda view using with gtspatchh.
It has supported landscape mode by PEG-UX50.
It has supported portrait and landscape mode (Dynamic Input Area) of Tungsten T3.
*You may need supporting modules provided by PalmOne. You can download them from here.
It supports the center jog dial of CLIE TJ25 or later.
It supports arrow keys on keyboard-devices such as CLIE UX50, the analog controller of Zodiac, and 5Way navigator of Treo600.
It supports Category List.
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KsDatebook will run on all monochrome/ color devices that are running PalmOS 4.0 or later.
It does not launch on devices earlier than OS4.0.
|Day view. It is almost the same as built-in Datebook. Undated events has also been supported||WeekList view. Small fonts can be used in hi-res devices.||Monthly view. Events are shown in text mode. (you can also use default symbol mode if you want).|
|Agenda view. It can be shaded every other line. It also has one week mode.||In Preferences dialog, you can define either the Starting view or the default Duration of an event.||In Display options dialog, you can change the settings of silkscreen behavior of NR/NX as well as WeekList view, in addition to built-in Datebook setting.|
|In Misc options dialog, you can define other settings such as behaviors of datebook button, jog-dial/wheel, and back-button.||It supports the color settings defined in gMakeSpoth by Miday.||It can also show WeekList view in 2-week mode|
|It supports hi-res+ of CLIE NR/NX.(ScreenShot is Japanese version)|
Please download from here.
Then extract KsDatebook_enEN.prc from the downloaded file and install it by HotSync (as same as other Palm applications).
I recommend reading through attached readme.txt and navigator.txt.
If you have already installed an older version of KsDatebook, you can just install the updated version over it. Your setting will be succeeded.
*Caution: I strongly recommend backup all the data before installation, in case of unexpected accidents. Some errors have been reported in NR70V/60 in a certain operation. You can find details in attached readme.txt.
Operation and settings
Launch KsDatebook by tapping its icon from a launcher.
For the most part, KsDatebook maintains the same operation as built-in Datebook. You can change views by tapping the view icons at the bottom left.
If you tap again the icon corresponding to the current view, you will jump to todayfs date.
Jog dial/wheel of CLIE also behaves the same way as built-in Datebook.
In addition, KsDatebook supports gturn while pushingh operation.You can also forward/backword by weeks/ months with normal jog turn,depending on your setting.
You can hide event items from either 2-week mode in WeekList view or Monthly view, by putting a space before event items, that feature is also found in Date@Glance.
It supports gUndated eventsh. If you add g[~]h at the head of events (or set it in the gDetailsh dialog), events can be automatically sent forwards day by day until it is completed (similar as gfloating eventsh in DateBK3/4/5). Setting of either Undated events or their completion status can be defined in the gDetailsh dialog of Day view. If you have installed either gKurikoh or gKuriko hackh by Dr. Genmai Hirata, Digital Studio NAGAYAAyou can directly change guncompletedh/ gcompletedh status in Day view, without opening gDetailsh dialog.
As an input assistance of template events, gTeikei DAh by quni can be integrated. If teikei DA has been installed, additional command of gInput from templateh is shown in the Day view, that bring up Teikei DA. It is very convenient if you frequently input a same event.
*You need to use Ver 1.0.4 or later of Teikei DA.
It has supported gtspatchh by Mr. Imazeki. In addition to built-in four fonts, you can use total six fonts including small and small bold fonts in Day view, attached Note, and Agenda view, if you have OS5 Tungsten, Zire, and CLIE.
It also has supported gSelect Fonth by Mr. Takumi. You can use as much as eight fonts with gSelect Fonth in Day view, attached Note, and Agenda view. If you have installed both gtspatchh and Select Fonth, gSelect Fonth dialog comes before gtspatchh. You can find further information of gSelect Fonth here.
It can define the default duration of an event in gSet Timeh dialog.
If you use the devices without 5way Navigator, you can still simulate 5Way Navigator using hard buttons by checking gsimulate Navigatorh in Misc options dialog.
If you use a center jog dial of CLIE TJ25 or later, it behaves the same way as 5Way Navigator.
It has also supported the operations either by arrow keys on keyboard devices, such as CLIE UX50, analog controller/ action buttons of Zodiac, or 5Way Navigator of Treo600.
If you use with gKeyQuickh by Mr. Imazeki, it may behave as unexpected way.
In such a case, try the following setting in gKeyQuickh.
Select gUISettingh in KeyQuick menu, and set gOK of the dialog by Enterh to other than Alert.
@In addition, point KsDatebook as a application of gFunction suspendsh.
The function of gsimulate Navigatorh is only effective if you donft use with other Hacks or DAs that expand the function of hard buttons. It will behave unexpected way with these Hacks or DAs.
Majority of settings in KsDatebook are the same as built-in Datebook. The settings specific to KsDatebook (advanced features) are listed as follows. Here, the settings of KsDatebook are saved in a different file from the default Datebook, and do not reflect to the default Datebook settings.
Open Preferences dialog by tapping Menu-> Option-> Preferences, and set the default duration between starting and ending time of an event in Set Time dialog.
(2) Starting view
Open Preferences dialog by tapping Menu-> Option-> Preferences, and select one of five view icons which you want to start with at launching KsDatebook.
[Display Options dialog]
(4) Show CategoryList
If you check gShow CategoryListh, Lets you show and hide the categorylist in Day, Week, WeekList, Month, and Agenda view.
If you use KsDatebook with PalmDesktop which does not support event categories (such as the one comes with CLIE), a new event input on PalmDesktop will always classified as "Unfiled" on KsDatebook. In addition, if you edit an existing event on PalmDesktop. its category will be changed to "Unfiled" on KsDatebook once you perform a hotsync.
(5) Day view
Bring up Display Options dialog by tapping Menu-> Option-> Display Options, and configure the setting about Day view.
If you check galways show silkscreenh, silkscreen is always displayed in Day view. This option is only effective if your devices support silkscreen, such as NX73,TH55,etc.
(6) WeekList view
Bring up Display Options dialog by tapping Menu-> Option-> Display Options, and configure the setting about WeekList view.
gStart day of weekh: You can set the default starting day of the week. Pick any day of the week you want to start on. This is only effective in WeekList view.
gShow small fontsh: You can show events in small fonts in WeekList view. This can only set if you use hi-res devices.
(7) Month view
Bring up Display Options dialog by tapping Menu-> Option-> Display Options and configure the setting about Monthly view.
gShow in texth; If you check, you can show event items in text in@Monthly view.
gUse text colorh; If you check, you can add colors to the events as follows;
timed events --- black
untimed events --- brown
Daily repeating events --- blue (untimed daily repeating events are shown in brown)
gShow Task eventsh; If you check, Task events are shown in Month view. The default setting is ON.
mMisc Options dialogn
(8) Skip view
In gOperationh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc@Options), you can select any five (or fewer) views to cycle through by@pressing jog dial or datebook button. Only the highlighted views will be toggled by the hard button operation.
In addition, you can also set the order by tapping the arrow at the top.
(9) Conventional date button use.
In gOperationh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options), you can choose the behavior of datebook button. If you check this, you can use the datebook button to either change views if you are on the todayfs date or jump to todayfs date if you are on dates other than today, as the same way as built-in Datebook. (In@the default setting of KsDatebook, it only changes the views).
(10) Fwd/Bkwds weeks/months by jog
In gOperationh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options), you can choose the behavior of jog dial/wheel of CLIE.@If you check this, you can forward/backward by weeks in Weekly view, WeekList view, Agenda view by jog up/down, and forward/backward by months in Montly view. This can only set in CLIEs.
(11) Starting view by Back buttonBack
In gOperationh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options), and you can choose the behavior of back button.@If you check this, pressing the back button will bring up Starting view. In addition, pressing back button at Starting view will exit KsDatebook. This is only effective if you enable the jog dial assist in the system gPreferencesh
(12) Simulate 5Way Navigator
In gOperationh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options), you can decide whether you simulate 5Way Navigator by the hard buttons.@If you check this, you can assign the 5Way Navigator function to the each hard keys (datebook, address, ToDo, Memo and Up/Down buttons). This is only effective in devices that do not have 5 Way Navigator.
(13) Standard jog operation
In gOperationh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options), you can set the behavior of center jog button of CLIE TJ25,@etc.@
If you check this, enables the same jog behavior as the built-in datebook on devices with center jog dial. This can only set in the devices with a center jog dial.
(14) Set time per 1 minute.
In gOtherh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options),@you can define the default interval of Start/End time of events in Set Time dialog.@If you check this, you can use gSet Timeh dialog which can set @Start/End time of a event by a minute interval, instead of default 5minutes interval. In addition, this dialog also supports either jog dial or 5Way Navigator.
(15) Show gNewh button in all views.
In gOtherh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options),@you can choose if showing gNewh button in all views.@If you check this, gNewh button will appear in all five views in addition to Day view.
(16) Use color setting of MakeSpot
In gOtherh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options),@you can choose if you donft use the default colors of KsDatebook (Saturday; water color, Sunday; pink). Check if you want to shade holidays in the same color assigned in SpotDef. This is only effective when you define the color of holidays in MakeSpot.@
However, this checkbox has not been displayed if you define the holiday colors by version 3 format.
(17) Use Fontcolor of MakeSpot
If you check on this option in "Other" tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options), you can shade not only the background of holidays, but also holiday texts with the same color assigned in MakeSpot. This is only effective when you define the font colors of holidays by MakeSpot Version 3 format.
This precedes over the default text color setting of KsDatebook no matter if "Use text color" is checked in Month View.
(18) Fwds/Bkwds days by Nav Up/Down
In gOperationh tab in Misc Options dialog (Menu-> Option-> Misc Options), you can choose the behavior of 5Way Navigator.@If you check this, you can forward/backward by days in Day view by Navigator up/down. This is only effective in devices have 5 Way Navigator.
(19) Day view
Among the menus shown by tapping Menu-> Option, tapping gFwds/Bkwds by days/weeksh will toggle the behavior of black triangle button at both sides of day icons between by days and by weeks. Menu item shows either gFwds/Bkwds by daysh or gFwds/Bkwds by weeksh, depending on the current setting.
(20) WeekList view
If you tap the text g1Wh at the bottom right, the display format will change from weekly to biweekly, and the text will also change to g2Wh. These toggle each other by tapping.
(21) Month view
If you have chosen the text mode in Monthly view, you can toggle the font of dates between normal and bold, by tapping the transparent (hidden) button at bottom right. This is not effective if you have chosen the built-in symbol mode or if your device does not support hi-res.
(22) Agenda view
If you tap the box at the bottom (just right to the calendar button), gPick Colorh dialog will appear. You can add background color in every other line to Agenda view. You can assign different colors to Events and ToDo. Selected colors will be shown in the box. This is only effective in color devices.
If you tap the text gDh at bottom right, the display will change from one day to one week mode, and the text will also change to gWh. These toggle each other by tapping. In one week mode, it displays seven days events from the date shown at the right top of the page.
Among the menus shown by tapping Menu-> Option, gFwds/Bkwds by days/weeksh will toggle the behavior of black triangle button at top between by days and by weeks. You can assign different behaviors to Day view and WeekList view. Menu item show either gFwds/Bkwds by daysh or gFwds/Blwds by weeksh, depending on the current setting.
KsDatebook has supported the color setting defined in gMakeSpoth by Miday workshop.
Accordingly, holidays can also be shaded in KsDatebook (or boxed text in monochrome device).
*The color setting reflects all five views including Day view, Weekly view, WeekList view, Month view, and Agenda view.
*If you have questions about gMakeSpoth, please contact Miday workshop. If you have questions or errors about using KsDatebook with MakeSpot, please correspond to me, not to Mr. Miday.
"Misosiru for palm" (by hiro), a DA that conveniently shows today's events, also supports KsDatebook and can show undated/completed events.
KsDatebook is a freeware. You can use it for free.
Copyrights of KsDatebook is owned by the author. A part of which is also owned by Palm Source Inc.
KsDatebook is guse at your own riskh program. The author will not be liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while using or misusing this software. In addition, please understand that the author has no obligation to respond the bug fixes.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software (KsDatebook.prc)
If you are planning to introduce this software in magazines or other media, please inform me beforehand.
gMakeSpoth is made by Miday. If you have questions, please contact Miday.
gTeikei DAh is made by quni. If you have questions, please contact quni.
gBiorhythm DA2h is made by hiro.If you have questions, please contact hiro.
gKurikoh and gKuriko hackh are made by Dr. Genmai Hirata. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Genmai.
gtsPatchh and gKeyQuickh is made by Mr. Imazeki. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Imazeki.
gSelect Fonth is made by Mr. Takumi. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Takumi.
If you have questions, suggestions, or bug reports, please mail to the following address.
(Sorry, I am not good at English. Therefore, please understand that the reply of mail may become slow or a reply may not be made.)
You can find the updated information at the following site.
I would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions to KsDatebook.
hiro, who provided many suggestions when designing KsDatebook,
Mr.Yamada, who provided a license of gPowerJOGh when KsDatebook supported it,
Miday, who provided the source code regarding the layout of MakeSpot,
Deji, who provided useful advises about the new features of ver.1.1,
Taji and Mr. Yamaguchi, who tested in real machines of NX70V,
Ginlime, MUNA, Mr.Kaneko, Sugi-chan, and Michiel, who tested in real machines when supported 5Way navigator,
mamosuke, Gentatsu, and Takapashi, who helped me about Undated events,
quni, who did the support of Teikei DA,
Dr. Genmai, who made Kuriko and Kuriko hack,
Mr. Imazeki, who made tsPatch,
hana, who tested in zodiac,
Mr. Takumi, who provided the source code of Select Font,
Special Thanks to rururu, who helped translation of this site and KsDatebook!
And many users who gave me suggestions and bug reports.
Thank you very much.
Downloaded file may include the following files.
@ readme.html(with images_en folder)
You can also download the current version (Ver 1.6.1(Jul,17,2004)) from here.
I strongly recommend backup all the data before installing.
ZIP Format -> KsDatebook161EN.zip
When using KsDatebook by TungstenT3, You may need supporting modules
(AppSlipRotate.prc and StatusBarLib.prc) provided by PalmOne.
Please download gT3_DIA_Compatibility_prcs.ziph, extract it, and install them before installing KsDatebook.