TealMeal User's Manual
Program Version 3.51
Last Updated: January 10, 2006
Chapter 1 Using the Program
Managing Multiple Databases
Custom Food Categories
Editing Entries on the Handheld
Chapter 2 Importing/Exporting Entries
Text File Format
CSV File Format
Appendix A Common Questions
Appendix B Revision History
Appendix C Contact Info
Appendix D Registering
Appendix E Products
Appendix F License
Thank you for trying TealMeal. This is a simple but fun program designed to answer the age-old question: "So where do you want to eat?"
This archive contains the files:
TEALMEAL.PRC The TealMeal program file
SAMPLE.PDB A sample database file
SAMPLE.TEXT A sample text database file for use with programs below
MEAL2TXT.EXE Database-to-Textfile converter program
TXT2MEAL.EXE Textfile-to-Database converter program
MEAL2CSV.EXE Database-to-.CSV file converter program
CSV2MEAL.EXE .CSV file-to-Database converter program
MEALDOC.PDF This doc in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format
MEALDOC.HTM This doc in html format
MEALDOC.PRC This manual in TealDoc document format
REGISTER.HTM TealPoint Registration form in HTML format
REGISTER.TXT TealPoint Registration form in text format
Use the Pilot installer to install the program file TEALMEAL.PRC. You may also optionally install the sample database file SAMPLE.PDB. If you do not, the program will not be useful until you create some restaurant entries (see instructions below). Additional restaurant files are available on our web site (www.tealpoint.com). You may install one or more of these restaurant files. Each will appear as a separate editable database on your PalmPilot (New for 3.0).
Instructions on how to use the PalmPilot installer are in the PalmPilot Handbook that came with your Pilot, PalmPilot, or WorkPad.
TealMeal is personal restaurant database, designed to help you keep track of the restaurants youve visited or have planned to try. While some predefined databases are available for download from our web site, it is not intended as a reference guide for restaurants in an unfamiliar city, but as a personal editable guide to keep track of your own favorites.
TealMeal manages multiple databases of restaurants that can be selectively filtered by type or category so you can quickly decide on a restaurant that fits your need on any particular day. While each database may be created or modified using full handheld-based editing functions, they can also be imported or exported to PC-based text files using the included conversion programs.
Launch TealMeal by tapping on its application icon in the system launcher screen.
TealMeal is easy to use. The name of the current restaurant list appears in the upper right corner of the display, while its entries appear on the right half of the display. Selectable options appear on the left hand side and bottom of the screen.
To seek to a particular restaurant in the list, you may use the on-screen scroll controls, the up and down scroll buttons, or entering a graffiti character for the first letter (sorted database only).
The options on the left are types of restaurants you want to see, such as Thai, Mexican, or French. A restaurant will only appear on the restaurant list if one of the types of foods it serves is checked on the left. Checking more restaurant types will include more restaurants in the list
The options on the bottom represent special conditions for the shown restaurants, such as outdoor seating or cheapness. Restaurants will only be included if they satisfy all selected conditions. Thus, selecting more options will show fewer restaurants.
Once a list of acceptable
restaurants has been created, three functions are available. To show more
information on the restaurant, press on the Details button, which is
shaped like a magnifying glass, after either clicking an entry in the list
window or using the scroll up/down buttons to select the desired entry. To show
a full-screen view of the notes field associated with each entry, click on the Notes
button, whose image is shaped like a memo pad. To select the last option, click
on the Wheel of Food button, which randomly picks a restaurant from the
current filtered list.
TealMeal supports multiple databases, a useful feature for travelers, allowing one to maintain different lists for different cities.
To create a new database, select New Database from the Database main menu. Once the database has been created, it can be accessed from the Goto Database menu item or by clicking on the name of the current database on the upper right corner of the display. If your current database has custom labels or comments, you will be asked to optionally carry these over to the new database.
Select the Edit Food Categories menu item to customize the option labels for both restaurant types and special conditions. These names can be different for each database but are limited to 10 characters for restaurant types and 5 characters for special conditions.
To create a new restaurant entry,
choose New Entry from the Entry menu (shortcut Stoke-N).
Alternately, to edit a existing entry, select it in the restaurant list and
choose Edit Entry from the Entry menu (shortcut Stroke-E).
Either of these options will bring up the editing screen, which resembles the Information screen. Enter a restaurant name, description, and check off all checkboxes that apply. Note that you must select at least one food category, or the record can never be shown.
When you hotsync your handheld, the most current TealMeal database files are stored on the PC in a directory called BACKUP\, which resides in a directory named after your User ID. These files are named after the database names as seen from within TealMeal.
Database conversion is done using very primative command line conversion tools. To use them, put all your source files and tools in the same folder and follow the on-screen prompts.
To edit the database file on a PC, run the included program MEAL2TXT to convert the PDB file into a text file, following the prompts for a source .PDB file to read and a target .TXT file to create.
After modifying the database, use the program TXT2MEAL to convert the text file back into a database (PDB) file that can be installed back onto the pilot using the palm application [Quick] installer.
Alternatively, you can use the CSV (comma-separated value) conversion tools, which accept CSV files containing the same fields defined in the TXT format except using commas and quotation marks to delineate individual fields instead of line breaks
The text file format is as follows. It's often easier to convert an existing database to use as a example rather than building a text file from scratch.
# (comment lines, each preceeded by a '#')
FoodType FoodType FoodType...
Options Options Options...
FoodType FoodType FoodType...
Options Options Options...
... and so on
The characters ">>>" are used as a record separator. The first record can optionally be a Custom Labels definition used the replace the standard FoodType and Options labels. If so, the text "Custom Labels" must appear alone on the first line, followed by the actual label names.
The Custom Labels record is optional. Names defined in the Custom Labels should be unique; no label should be a subset of any other label. If any food type names have spaces, they should be referred to from restaurant entries with the spaces replaced by underscores.
The Default FoodType entries are:
The Default Options entries are:
If you use Custom Labels you should use the corresponding labels in your records for each restaurant.
Descriptions and comment fields can be any number of lines. They end when the record separator is found.
It's best to convert an existing database to get the .CSV file format. Basically, it's the same format as the text file format, except that each record is broken down into 4 comma-separated value (.CSV) fields: Name, Types, Classes, and Description.
A Sample file appears below. Note that line-breaks within comment and description fields makes the format difficult to read. It is designed primarily for programmatic recognition such as importing into Excel. Notice that this example's first record is a custom label definition.
"Restaurant","Types","Classes","Description" "Custom Labels","American
Card","My Database of Favorite San Francisco Restaurants"
"A & W","American Fast_food ","Fast Cheap ","3741 Redwood Hwy
Burgers and root beer."
"Amici's Pizzaria","Italian ","Card ","1242 Fourth St.
I understand that TealMeal is meant primarily to store my own personal restaurant lists, but where can I get pre-made restaurant lists for my area?
Check our web site content section for restaurant lists others have submitted to share.
My area isnt listed. Is there a way to get automated lists for my area?
Yes. You can use our other program TealAgent to automatically create TealMeal databases for any US-based zip code. The databases are generated using public information submitted by restaurant owners, but they are a good starting point for building your own databases.
Version 3.51 January 10, 2006
· Increased maximum restaurant entry count from 1000 to 1500 and added safety checks to prevent crashes from importing databases with too many records
Version 3.50 - December 12, 2005
· Added 5-way navigation support
· Added option to automatically re-sort food list after creating/editing entries
· Added automatic selection of current food categories and special conditions when creating a new entry
· Added color and hires application icons
· Added color and hires button bitmaps
· Improved interface layouts to better meet current application style guidelines
· Fixed crash on simulator when selecting food category checkboxes
Updates to Version 3.44:
· Fix flashing between edit screen changing
· Added preferences option to scroll page with scroll buttons
· Rearranged menus to be more intuitive
· Fixed lockup on Visor with Flash card
Updates to Version 3.41C:
· Fixed stray pointer in conversion utilities to allow NT functionality
· Recompiled conversion utilities to support long file names
Updates to Version 3.41B:
· Fixed startup hangup on new PalmOS 3.5 pre-release build 25
Updates to Version 3.41:
· Fixed bug updating of display list on some systems
Updates to Version 3.40:
· Added small icon for application list view is OS 3.0+
· Added compatibility code for future OS versions
· Fixed crash editing comments on mangled databases
· Fixed comment bug in TXT2MEAL and CSV2MEAL file converters
Updates to Version 3.32b:
· Added CSV converters
· Fixed NULL pointer reference for emulator and future compatibility
Updates to Version 3.00:
· Added support for multiple cities/databases
· Added customizable food category names and conditions
· Added expanded full-page notes section
· Added cut/copy/paste menus for editing
· Added multiple memory card support
· Saves scroll list position when leaving main screen
· Fixed open-records crash after switching apps in edit screen
· Fixed Wheel of Food to start at random position in list
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Please visit us at www.tealpoint.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registering allows you to use the program past the 30-day expiration period and turns off registration reminders.
Currently, you may register by snail mail or online with a credit card and a secured server from the store where you downloaded the software. For the first option, send the following information on a sheet of paper separate from your payment.
· Product Name
· E-Mail Address
· HotSync User ID (Pilot Name Required for Passkey generation. It can be found on the main screen of the HotSync application on the Pilot as "Welcome ________" or in the corner on a PalmIII or higher)
· Check (drawn off a US Bank) or Money Order for ($14.95 US). No international checks or money orders please.
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