Q: What computer programs
do I need to run the software?
A: The software is currently available in Microsoft
Word & Excel, so you will need both of those programs
to run the software.
Q: What version of
the Word & Excel do I need?
A: The software is compatable with the 95, 97, 2000,
and more recent versions of Word & Excel.
Q: What if I download
the software and it doesn't work on my computer?
A: You can do one of two things, go to www.microsoft.com
and get a more recent version of Word or Excel (1995 or later),
or you can email us for a refund.
Q: How do I customize
the categories to fix my own needs?
A: You can just type in any categories that you would
like, but any time you change categories, you'd have to change
them on each tab, which can be a difficult and time consuming
project. We've designed the software to meet the needs of
a broad range of individuals and families, but if you want
different categories, you can change them yourself, but if
it messes up your spreadsheet, we are not responsible for
fixing it. We will email you a new one, but are not customizing
them for people.
Q: What do I do if
I'm having difficulty with the software?
A: When you open the software, you can click on the
Intro tab that gives instructions, tips, and explanations
for each category. The answer you are looking for may be there,
and if it's not, you can email us
to ask any questions.
Q: If I try to print
the spreadsheet and it doesn't come out on my page right?
A: The software sheets have been set up to print on
one page per month. If you'd like the print to be larger,
then click on "File" then "Page setup".
Then click on the buttom "Adjust to..." so that
the "Fit to page" buttom is not selected. Then you
can adjust it to print larger if you'd like. You can also
change around the margins in this area so that the data will
fit better on your pages. To do this, click on the Margins
tab to change them. You can preview what it would look like
if you click File. Then click Print Preview. If it looks the
way you want, click Print. If the clarity of the printed page
isnt very good (especially in the gray cells), you should
print it in a higher quality version. You can do this by clicking
File, then Print, then Properties. And within that area, you
should be able to change around the settings for your printer
to make it come out clearer.
Q: What if I input
my information and there is a bunch of number signs (#######)
in the cell?
A: The cell width needs to be widened. It should do
this automatically, but if it doesnt, then you can do
it manually by putting your mouse between the letters at the
top of the spreadsheet and moving the line out. For example,
if you want to make column B wider, then put your mouse on
the line between column B and C and move it to the right and
the number signs should become actual numbers and it should