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SLedger (3.5) Online Manual

2002-04 by PDABruce.com

Click image to download a demo SLedger is a money tracking ledger application for Palm OS.

This application is designed to track your money. Enter debits (deposits) and expenses (spending) and keep a running balance. You can set up multiple accounts to track.

Input is simple and straightforward. Select a date, account, enter a deposit (as a positive value), or enter an expense (as a negative value) and optionally enter a note for the transaction.

 

Version History:

Version 4.0 adds the following new features: Ability to select the edit mode while in the dropdown list boxes. The Palm Calculator has been replaced with an internal calculator that will bring the value back automatically. View All screen now displays dollar values right justified.

Version 3.5 adds the following new features: Entries are now added to the database in reverse order (newest date first). Added new color theme. Added alternating row color to the view all screen (user selectable). Added Edit menu to the Add/Edit screen (this will give the ability to copy/paste the result of the Palm OS calculator).

Version 3.0 adds the following new features: Pop-up editor for entering the amount. Pop-up the Palm calculator program. Added category file. Added drop-down list to select category on each record. Palm OS 5 compatible.

Version 2.5 adds the following new features: Purge transactions 7 days or older. Purge transactions 30 days or older. Export database to Memopad. Delete transaction database.

Version 2.0 adds the following features: Color themes. Sort the database in ascending or descending order.

Installing:

Hotsync the Sledger Installer.prc file to your PDA.

You will see an icon called InstSLedg in the PDABruce category.

Select this icon to install and launch SLedger. Several files will be extracted from the archive and the archive will delete itself.

SLedger will automatically run once the installer has completed.

When you exit the program you will see the SLedger program icon.

Prior to installing

After installing

When you start SLedger for the first time an About screen appears. Once you register the product this screen will no longer show.

Some features are not available in the evaluation copy. You can only add 10 records to the data base and you cannot delete any of the data. All purge functions are locked up. You should be able to properly evaluate the program without these features being enabled.

The first screen that appears is the View All screen.

Select Add/Edit Items from the menu or the New button to add/edit enter a new transaction.

Select Accounts to add/edit account descriptions.

Select ReCalc to display the balance for the transactions being displayed in the list box.

Once you have some transactions entered they will display on this screen.

Select a transaction in the list to edit/delete the entry.

NOTE: You can sort the database in ascending or descending order. If you are sorting in ascending order you will have to re-sort each time you add a new item. The sort function is accessed from the Options menu of the Add/Edit screen.

View All

The Add/Edit screen is where you enter your debits/credits transaction information.

Select the date from the standard Palm OS popup.

Select an account from the dropdown list box (these must previously be set up).

Select a category from the dropdown list box (these must previously be set up - use Categoris from the Options menu of this screen).

Enter the value of the transaction. If this was an expense enter it as a negative value (ex: -7.50). Tap the P button to pop-up an editor. Tap the C button to pop-up a calculator.

Optionally add a note to the record.

Use:
  • New - to create a new record
  • |< - to view first record
  • < - to view previous record
  • > - to view the next record
  • >| - to view the last record
  • Del - to delete the current record
  • All - to display all records
  • P - to display pop-up editor
  • C - to pop-up a calculator
Add/Edit screen

 

Edit Feature

 

Menu View

 

Pop-up Editor

 

Calculator

The Enter Accounts screen allows you to add/edit and delete accounts.

Use:
  • New - to add a new account
  • Edit - to change an account
  • Del - to delete an account
  • Sort - will sort the accounts in ascending order, tapping the sort a second time will sort the accounts in descending order
  • Up/Down - to move an account up or down in the list
  • Done - to return to the previous screen
Enter Accounts

The Enter Categories screen allows you to add/edit values you will use for categorizing your entries.

Use:
  • New - to add a new category value
  • Edit - to change a category value
  • Del - to delete a category value
  • Sort - will sort the category values in ascending order, tapping the sort a second time will sort the category values in descending order
  • Up/Down - to move a category value up or down in the list
  • Done - to return to the previous screen
Enter Categories

Cost: FREE