to clear the message and
return to the main menu.
This option allows one to print out a listing of all the
accounts in the account database.
A window will open with the prompt "Output to file or
printer (F/P/Esc)". Press
to cause the output to be
directed to the line printer. Press to cause output to be
directed to a disk file. You will be asked to enter in the
filename to use. Should the file exist, it will be appended to.
Should you wish to abort the printing operation, press
If an error occurs during printing you will receive the
message "Output error.....Press or ". Press to
abort the operation, or press to retry the operation.
Sorting the accounts file:
When you choose this option you will sort the accounts
database by account number. The sort will produce a listing of
accounts in ascending numeric order.
Since this is not done automatically by the program, you
must request the sort whenever you wish to view the accounts in
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Add a transaction:
This is where you may enter in the information for one new
transaction as follows:
1) The account number. This should be any valid account
number. Press to bring up the account view window,
where you may use the highlight bar to choose the account you
wish to use. Valid account numbers range from 1 - 999.
Should the account number not exist, you will
receive an error message to that effect. Press to clear
the message and return to the prompt.
2) The check/ID#. This is already filled in with the
next check/ID# information from the account. This should
usually be correct, however, you may change the number to
anything you desire. Valid ranges are 0 - 39999.
3) The date of the transaction. This is the
transaction posting date, and NOT the date you are entering in
the transaction. The program defaults to today's date, but can
be overridden. Please refer to about date formats above for
further information about entering date values.
4) The payee. This is where you should enter in the
Payee for this transaction. For a check, the entry is rather
obvious, but for other transactions it may be a description of
where the transaction took place. You are limited to a twenty-
five (25) character description.
5) The amount. This is the transaction amount, and
should never be a negative value. Valid ranges are 0.00 -
6) The memo field. This is a description you may wish
to make to yourself concerning this transaction. You are
limited to a twenty-five (25) character description.
7) The charge category. This is either a deposit or a
withdrawal. Valid entries are "D","d","W","w". Nothing else is
accepted, and would produce an error message. The program
defaults to a withdrawal.
8) The reconciliation status. This is usually reserved
for checking purposes, and indicates whether or not the bank
has cleared the check. Valid entries are "Y","y","N","n"," ".
The last item is a space, and should be used if this
transaction is not a check and has no meaning. The default is
9) The category code. This is used as a description
of the type of transaction. For instance: "Checking", or maybe
"Interest". You may enter in any category code from 0 -10. If
wish to view a listing of valid codes, press and use
the highlight bar to choose the code you wish to use.
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Add a few transactions:
This is the same as adding one transaction, except the
program will cycle to a new blank transaction entry form.
To stop adding new transactions, press and you will
be returned to the Main Menu.
Search for a transaction
This option allows one to search the transaction database
looking for a transaction that matches various possible search
criteria. The transaction entry window will open up and you
will see the same prompts that are available when you add a
For each prompt, you may enter in a specific value, or use
one of the following relational operations, followed by a value
that is meaningful for the current prompt:
< Indicates "less than" the following value
<= Indicates "less than or equal" to the
> Indicates "Greater than" the following value
>= Indicates "Greater than or equal" to the
<> Indicates "Not equal" to the following value
? Indicates "match all". There is no following
Each prompt will default to a "?" indicating that all items
will match, no matter the value.
For the memo and payee entries, you may use either a "?" or
enter a part of a string. The other operators have no meaning
for these entries.
Once you have completed the form, or have pressed ,
the program will search for matches. If matches are not found,
you will receive an error message to that effect. Press
to clear the message.
If matches are found, you will enter the search view
screen, where you may use all the options available in the
regular transaction view screen.
Should the search match the entire database, you will
receive an error message. Press to clear it.
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Sorting the transaction database:
This option brings up a sub-menu with different sorting
choices. Once sorting starts, it may take some time to
complete, so please be patient.
The sorting operation is performed in memory for speed, so
it may be possible that a sorting error occurs due to lack of
memory. In this case you will receive the message "Sort
error....Press ". No update of the database occurs, and
you should press to return to the Main Menu.
Here are the possible sorting options:
Date sort This is the default sort order that is
used by the program.
Account sort This sorts the database by account
Amount sort This sorts by the amount.
Category sort This will sort by the category code.
Check/ID sort This will sort by the check/ID number.
Usually you should leave the sort order as date since it is
the standard way to view transactions. However, the other
options are available so that you may view the database in any
order for whatever reason.
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Printing the transaction database:
This option operates as the account printing function. You
will be asked if you wish to send the output to a disk file or
a printer. Press for a file,
for a printer, or to
return to the Main Menu.
When this option is chosen, the entire transaction database
is printed. Should you wish to print only a part of the
database, refer to the transaction print option within the
transaction view screen later in this manual.
Change view option:
Here you may choose between the transaction view screen,
the account view screen window, or the category view screen
Once inside the actual view screen, you have several
options, as described under each individual topic in this
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The transaction view screen:
You can determine if you are actually in the view screen by
looking at the main menu itself. If no option is highlighted,
and the words "View screen" just below the menu, have changed
to the menu's selected item color, you are in the view screen.
Each transaction is listed on one display line, and each
screen has several transactions listed. A highlight bar is
used to indicate the currently selected transaction. You may
use the following keys to manipulate the view screen:
: Edit this transaction.
: Deletes this transaction.
: Toggles to the next screen.
: Toggles to the previous screen.
: Selects the previous transaction.
: Selects the next transaction.
: Moves to the previous page of
: Moves to the next page of
: Selects the very FIRST transaction.
: Selects the very LAST transaction.
: Search for a transaction.
: Performs an account transfer operation.