|Installation and Setup:|
Once you have downloaded Islamic Diary, double click the Setupex.exe file to install the program. By default, it will install it in C:\Islamic directory. If you are upgrading from a previous version, you only need three files:
|IDIARY.EXE||Islamic Diary main module.|
|AZAAN.EXE||Azaan module. This runs when machine starts and stays up all the time|
|SALAAM.RM||A sample Real Audio file. You need Real Audio player to play it.|
These files should be replaced by the older version in the C:\Islamic directory.
Important: Before replacing the new file, make sure to close the Azaan program by clicking the X on the upper right hand corner.
In version 4.0, the azaan module is completely rewritten and modified from previous versions.
In this version, the Azaan icon appears in the Icon Tray on your desktop. You can either double click this icon or right mouse click and select "Configure" to open the configuration window. This way the Azaan program does not take room on windows task bar. You can see the next scheduled task by moving the mouse over this icon. If this message just reads "Islamic diary", you have to configure the program and set a default location.
|Setting up default location:|
Before azaan and other task could execute successfully, you need to set a default location.
|Click the "Configure" button to open the Location Editor.
Select the location where you live and click the "Set As Default"
location. If you do not see the city where you live, click the "Add Location"
button to add a new location. All you need is the longitude, latitude and time zone for
your city. This information can be obtained easily from an atlas.
Daylight savings is automatically updated if the "Auto update Daylight Sav." option is checked. It is recommended that you leave that on. Once this information is set, Islamic Diary will recite Azaan at its appropriate time.
|Adding and Editing Tasks:|
Click the "Action" button to either edit or add a new task. You can also double click and existing task to edit.
The screen on the left is used to edit an existing task or add a new one. Following bullets numbers correspond to each field in the window.
|Playing files on Internet:|
Real Audio file format is much better than the Wave format since it takes much less room on the hard disk. However, you need the Real Audio player, a free program, to play these files. In order to play files on the internet, it is recommended that you have a permanent connection to the net. For example a cable modem or an ISDN line.
Here are the steps to play a file on the Internet:
|How to play files continously:|
You can make Real Audio files play one after the other by creating a script file. You can place this file on the Windows desktop so that you can access it easily.
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