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D-Lock v1.0 Documentation


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This Document Copyright© 2003 WideW Software. All rights Reserved.

Contents

Overview

Installation

Setting your Password

Changing your Password

Main Form

Opening a Record

Duplicating a Record

Create a New Record

Delete a Record

Preferences

Registration

Reinstalling D-Lock

DForm Editor

 


Overview

D-Lock is a highly configurable and secure Personal Information Management application for PalmOS devices. With D-Lock you can keep in a single place all your passwords, credit card information, contacts, and any other information you can imagine, due to D-Lock's highly configurable templates. The information stored in D-Lock is encrypted using 128 bit string Blowfish encryption, so you can be sure that no one but you can have access to your data.

D-Lock works on any PalmOS compatible device, with PalmOS 3.5 or above.

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Installation

When you download D-Lock you get a Zip file that you can extract to any directory you wish. Inside the Zip archive you will find the following files:

DLock_EN.prc D-Lock application
DLockForms_EN.pdb D-Lock's Dynamic Forms database (Dynamic Forms are templates for D-Lock)
DFormEditor_EN.prc DForm Editor application
Docs Directory with Documentation about D-Lock and DForm Editor

For Basic Use

For basic use you can install only DLock_EN.prc and DLockForms_EN.pdb. You will be able to use the templates we provide to safely store your data. You will not be able to modify these templates, delete them or add new ones.

For Advanced Use

For advanced use you should install all three files: DLock_EN.prc,DLockForms_EN.pdb and DFormEditor_EN.prc. With the additional DForm Editor application you will be able to modify and delete the original provided templates, and you will also be able to create and add your own templates for use in D-Lock. If you have an expansion memory card (like a Sans Disk card or a Memory Stick, for example) it might be a good idea to install the DForm Editor application in the expansion memory card. In that way you can have D-Lock available for everyday use, and if you need to modify or create a new template you only need to insert your memory card and use DForm Editor.

Please refer to your PDA documentation for information about how to install files into your Handheld.

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Setting your Password

Set Password Dialog

The first time you run D-Lock you will be prompted for a password. Input and then confirm your password. The password can be 16 characters long. You are not limited only to the characters that appear as buttons on the screen. You can input any other character you want using Graffiti. Please be sure not to forget your password. If you do, you will lose any information stored in D-Lock. If you do not want your password to be displayed as you input it, you can change D-Lock'spreferences. If you wish, you can also change your password later.

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Changing your Password

You can change D-Lock's access password at any time. You only need to select the option "Change Password" from the menu in the Main Form.

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Main Form

In the Main Form you will find a list of all the data stored in D-Lock. Here you can open or duplicate existing records,  as well as create new records. You can also change the application's preferences.

Opening a Record

  1. Tap your stylus in the record you want to open. If the record has an included note and you want to open it directly, tap the note icon instead of the record name.
  2. If your PalmOS device has 5-way navigator, select the record you want to open moving the navigator left or right, and then press your navigator to open the record.
  3. If your PalmOS device has a Jog Dial navigator, move the Jog Dial up or down to select the record you want to open, and then press the jog dial to open the record.

Duplicating a Record

You must have a selected record in the main form in order to duplicate it. There are 4 different ways to select a record:

  1. If your PalmOS device has a 5-way navigator, move the navigator left or right to select the record you want.
  2. If your PalmOS device has a Jog Dial Navigator, move the jog dial up or down to select the record you want.
  3. If your PalmOS device has neither of the above, tap on the record you want to select. The view for the record will appear. When you return to the Main Form, the record you just viewed will be selected in the Main Form.
  4. Input the first letters of the record title in the "Search" field. The record that matches the letter you input will be selected.

Once you have a selected record, you only need to select the menu option "Duplicate Record" to duplicate the record.

Creating a New Record

Select the "New Record" menu option or tap the "New" button at the bottom of the screen.

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Create a New Record

New Record

When creating a New Record you must choose what kind of record you want to create, and the category that it will be initially filed into. You can change this category at any time. If the types that appear are not exactly what you want, you can modify them using the included DForm Editor application.

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Delete a Record

Record Details

To delete a Record, you must first open it, and then select the "Details" menu option or button. A Dialog will appear where you will be able to Delete the current record, as well as change its category.

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Preferences

To open the Preferences Dialog select the menu option "Preferences". Here you will be able to set the following preferences:

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Registration

D-Lock is Shareware. After you install it you have 30 days to evaluate it. If you want to continue using D-Lock, you will need to register it. To register, please visit www.WideWSoftware.com to get an Activation Key.

If the evaluation period has already expired, you will see a dialog like the above, where you can input your Activation Key:

If the evaluation period has not expired you can register D-Lock by first selecting the "About" menu option, and then tapping the "Register D-Lock" button in the About dialog.

When you tap the "Register D-Lock" button the above dialog will appear. You can input your Activation Key in this dialog.

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Reinstalling D-Lock

If you need to reinstall your handheld or if you are upgrading to a new handheld, you will surely want to keep the data you had already introduced in D-Lock. D-Lock's Data Bases are backed up in your PC whenever you HotSync your handheld, so usually all you have to do is follow your handheld's manual to HotSync a new PalmOS device with your old data. If for some reason you need to reinstall manually, the following information will be useful to you:

D-Lock is distributed with the 3 files mentioned in the Installation section of this manual: DLock_EN.prc,DLockForms_EN.pdb and DFormEditor_EN.prc. In addition to this files, when D-Lock is run for the first time in your handheld it creates 2 additional databases to store your information:

D-Lock_Data.pdb This database contains the information you store with D-Lock
D-Lock_Idx.pdb This database contains indexes to speed up access to the above database

When you HotSync your handheld these files are backed up in the following directory:

[Directory where you installed Palm Desktop] \ [Your last Name] \ Backup \

If, for example, you installed Palm Desktop in the directory C:\Program Files\Palm, and your name is John Smith, the directory where you can find the above files could be the following:

C:\Program Files\Palm\Smith\Backup

In order to manually reinstall D-Lock you will need to install both of the above mentioned databases, which you can find in the Backup directory in your desktop computer.

What about my Personalized templates?

If you made changes to the default templates or added your own, you will need to reinstall the file DLockForms.pdb that exists in the Backup directory in your desktop computer. Do not install the original DLockForms_EN.pdb file included in the distribution! The original file does not include your template modifications, and it is possible that you will have records that use new templates, so they will not be able to open.

Setting your Password when Reinstalling

It is important that when you reinstall D-Lock you set the same password as you had before. If you set a different password, you will not be able to view your data, because it will still be encrypted using your previous password. If you want to have a new password when reinstalling, first set your old password and then select the menu option "Options / Change Password" to set a new password. In this way all your data will be encrypted with the new password.

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DForm Editor

DForm Editor is the application that you can use to modify the templates that are included with D-Lock, as well as create from scratch your own templates and add color to them. Please click on the following link to see DForm Editor's documentation.

DForm Editor Documentation

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Copyright© 2003 WideW Software. All rights reserved.
Palm Computing, Graffiti, HotSync are registered trademarks of Palm, Inc. and subsidiary companies of Palm in the United States and other countries.
PalmOS is a registered trademark of  Palm, Inc.
CLIÉ, Memory Stick and Jog Dial are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.