An introduction to Public Talks

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I have written this program to assist Public Talk Coordinators in generating schedules for the notice board at their Kingdom Halls. As you will see, by using the program and reading the help, several other types of report can also be generated which makes it a versatile program. These reports can be saved and reloaded at anytime. If used correctly, you will also find it easy to determine which Public Talks you would like to hear next.

Note IconHowever, I am not suggesting that you only use this program and nothing else. It would be best to fit it in with your existing system that you have. There is nothing worse that asking to hear a talk and waiting on the phone for the pc to be booted up!

I know that there are other programs written to do the same thing, and it is not my intention to compete with them. I simply found that they didn't have the flexibility that I wanted. Since I have written this one, I know how it works and am in a position to adapt it accordingly.

You can automatically check to see if there is a new version of the program available by selecting Check for Updates from the Help menu. This will connect to the internet in order to check your version against that on the WWW.

The program can be described as having the following parts to it:

  • Maintenance

The information that you enter is stored in a Microsoft Access Database. You use the maintenance window to arrange your schedule information and manage resource information. To get an overview of the Maintain Databases window, click on the link.

  • Reports

Once you have information in the database, you can then create a variety of reports. To get an overview of the Reports window, click on the link.

I strongly recommend that you read the Getting Started section. If you follow this, you should be up and running in no time! Otherwise, the best way to learn about the program is to familiarize yourself with the various dialogues and their features. Each window is provided with context help and a dedicated help topic.

Please see the Contact Information help topic if you would like to get in touch.