User Guide

 

Table of Contents

Introduction. 2

Download & Install MyWard. 2

Other Third Party Installations. 2

Conversion Tools. 2

JPluck. 2

iSiloX.. 3

YanCEyWare. 4

Palm Readers. 4

Plucker 4

iSilo. 4

Pocket PC Readers. 5

Vade-Mecum.. 5

iSilo. 5

YanCEyWare. 5

Obtaining Data Files. 5

MIS. 5

MLS. 6

Using MyWard. 7

Customize Settings. 7

Converting Data Files. 8

 


Introduction

These instructions will help LDS ward leaders to download, install, and use MyWard and associated third party tools.

Download & Install MyWard

Note: MyWard requires the use of the Microsoft .NET Framework. To install the .NET Framework, use Windows Update. (Open Microsoft Internet Explorer and go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and follow instructions to install)

 

Below are instructions to download and install MyWard.

 

Step 1:

Download MyWard

Open Microsoft Internet Explorer. In the Address field at the top of the screen, type: http://www.shiblon.com/desktop/myward/download.php

 

When prompted, make the selection to open the file by clicking the [Open] button.

Step 2:

Begin Installation

On the introduction screen, click [Next >].

 

Step 3:

Select Installation Folder

Select the default installation folder (C:\Program Files\Shiblon Software\MyWard\).

 

Select the “Just me” option.

 

Click [Next >].

Step 4:

Confirm Installation

Click [Next >].

 

MyWard installation will begin.

Step 5:

Close Installer Window

Click [Close].

 

Other Third Party Installations

In order to make full use of MyWard, I recommend installing some or all of the following 3rd party tools.

Conversion Tools

JPluck

JPluck is a Java based conversion tool to create Plucker (www.plkr.org). This product is no longer being maintained, but should still work well for the use of MyWard.

 

These instructions will held users download and install JPluck.

 

Step 1:

Download JPluck

Open Microsoft Internet Explorer. In the Address field at the top of the screen, type: http://shiblon.net/downloads/jpluck.html

 

Follow the instructions on the site to select the appropriate download link.

 

When prompted, make the selection to open the file by clicking the [Open] button.

Step 2:

Welcome screen

Click [Next >]

Step 3:

Accept License Agreement

Read the JPluck license agreement.

 

Click the checkbox next to “I accept the terms in the License Agreement.”

 

Click [Next >].

 

(You may get an alert message if you do not have HotSync Manager installed. Click [OK] to continue.)

Step 4:

Select Typical Installation

On the “Select the type of install:” drop-down list, select “Typical”

 

Click [Next >].

Step 5:

Choose Install Location

Select the default destination folder. (C:\Program Files\JPluck 2)

 

Click [Next >].

Step 6:

Choose Start Menu Folder

Choose the default name for the start menu folder (“JPluck”).

 

Click [Install].

 

Installation will begin.

Step 7:

Installation Complete

Click [Next >].

 

De-select both checkboxes and click [Finish].

 

iSiloX

iSiloX is the tool used to create iSilo documents. More information about these products can be found at http://isilo.com and http://isilox.com

 

There are a number of different versions of iSiloX for various platforms. iSiloXC is a command line tool that integrates nicely with MyWard. MyWard is set up to use any Windows version of iSiloX though.

 

These instructions will help users download and install iSiloXC on Windows

 

Step 1:

Download iSiloXC

Open Microsoft Internet Explorer. In the Address field at the top of the screen, type: http://isilox.com/download/iSiloXCWindows.htm

 

Read the instructions and requirements and click the download link at the bottom of the page.

 

When prompted, make the selection to open the file by clicking the [Save] button.

 

Select a location on your computer to save this file. (i.e. C:\Program Files\)

Step 2:

Extract the file

Extract contents of the zip file. (Note: the scope of the document does not explain how to unzip files. I you need help with this step please send and email to webmaster@shiblon.com)

 

I recommend putting the file “iSiloXC.exe” in a folder you can easily find later such as C:\Program File\iSiloXC\

 

YanCEyWare

YanCEyWare conversion is built in to MyWard. Thank you to Bryce Yancey, author of YanCEyWare who has given the file format required to compile YBK eBooks.

 

Palm Readers

The following readers are supported on the Pocket PC by MyWard. Below is the licensing information and website for each. Please see reference websites for more information, downloads, and instructions for use.

Plucker

License: Free (Open Source)

Official Website: http://www.plkr.org

iSilo

License: Shareware ($19.99)

Official Website: http://isilo.com

 

Pocket PC Readers

The following readers are supported on the Pocket PC by MyWard. Below is the licensing information and website for each. Please see reference websites for more information, downloads, and instructions for use.

Vade-Mecum

License: Free (Open Source)

Official Website: http://vade-mecum.sourceforge.net/

iSilo

License: Shareware ($19.99)

Official Website: http://isilo.com

YanCEyWare

License: Donation-ware

Official Website: http://www.yanceyware.com

 

Obtaining Data Files

MyWard currently supports the old DOS based MIS (Member Information System) system and the new MLS (Member and Leadership Services) Windows (Java) based system. Below you will find instructions on how to obtain data files that can be used in MyWard

MIS

You must have a level 3 (Ward Clerk) password to obtain the appropriate data files.

 

Below you will find instructions to download MIS data files.

 

Step 1:

Log in to MIS

User you MIS password to log in to MIS

Step 2:

Go to data export screen

Select menu options 3, 7, and 3 to get the data export screen.

 

At the top of the screen you should see the title “GENERATE WARD ASCII DATA FILES 3.7.3” (See Figure 1)

Figure 1: MIS Export files screen capture.

 

Step 3:

Select date to export

Enter “Y” (yes) on the following options:

·       Create Member File?

·       Create Organization File?

·       Create Home/Visiting Teaching File?

 

Enter “N” (no) on the option to “Create Field-Delimited DOS File?”

 

In the “ASCII Data Files Drive and Directory” field, set to you floppy drive letter (most likely “A:\”)

Step 4:

Export data

Insert a floppy disk into your disk drive.

 

Press the F10 key to begin data export.

 

MLS

As of MLS version 2.2 you will need to have full administrator rights on you login account to export data.

 

Below you will find instructions on exporting MLS data.

 

Step 1:

Log in to MLS

Log in to MLS using your supplied user name and password.

Step 2:

Open data export window

On the file menu, select File à Export…

 

A window will open with export options.

Step 3:

Select export options

Select the following checkboxes to export:

·       Membership

·       Organization

·       Home Teaching

·       Visiting Teaching

 

Select the path to your floppy drive (most likely “A:\”)

Step 4:

Export the data

Insert a floppy disk in your disk drive

 

Click [OK].

 

(If you do not have administrative privileges, a window will open asking you to enter you administrator password. If so you will need to have an MLS admin export the data for you.)

 

Using MyWard

These instructions explain how to make use of MyWard conversion utility. It assumes you have MyWard open and running.

Customize Settings

Below are instructions for customizing settings.

 

Step 1:

Open Settings window

From the file menu, select Tools à Settings…

 

The MyWard Settings window will open. (See Figure 2)

 

Figure 2: MyWard Settings Window

 

Step 2:

Set colors

Click on any color you would like to change. A color picker window will open. Click on the color you would like to set.

Step 3:

Set Ward Name

Click on the check box to include you ward name. Enter your ward name in the text box

Step 4:

Show Unit Number (MIS only)

If converting from MIS data files, select the check box to show unit number if you would like it display on the main page.

Step 5:

Select PDA reader format(s) to convert to

Check the checkboxes next to any PDA reader format you would like to convert to. For iSilo and Plucker you will need to browse for the conversion utilities associated with that format.

 

See instructions for iSiloX installation and JPluck installation for more information on converting to these formats.

Step 6:

Format using tables

If you are converting to iSilo or for use on your personal computer, select the “Format using tables” checkbox.

 

Converting Data Files

Below are instructions on how to convert data files. See Figure 3 for reference.

 

Figure 3: MyWard Main Screen

 

Step 1:

Select type of data files

From the drop-down list, select MIS if you have obtained your data files from the MIS system, or MLS if you have obtained you data files from the MLS system.

Step 2:

Select membership file

Browse to locate your membership file. (For MIS this file will be named MEMOUT.DAT. For MLS this file will be name Membership.csv)

 

MyWard will automatically look for the other types of data files (Organization, Home Teaching, Visiting Teaching) These files need to be in the same directory as the membership file.

Step 3:

Select output path

Browse for the location where you would like you output files to be placed. All files will be located in the folder you select after conversion is complete.

Step 4:

Select data options

Use the checkboxes to select what data you would like included in the output files.

Step 5:

Run the conversion

Click [Create MyWard Files].

 

A command window will open and you would receive status updates of the conversion process.

 

After conversion is complete. Open the output directory you selected in step 3 to view your files.