Have you ever kept a file of index cards with hopes of organizing a collection of facts in an orderly, useful fashion? In concept it seems simple. In practice, however, you know how difficult it is to organize and update a paper-based filing system. The Personal Record Keeping Solid State Software™ Command Module offers you a fast, easy method of creating, maintaining, and utilizing your own customized files. You can use this module for applications that range from small library management to household inventory, from stock and bond records to sports statistics, from stamp collections to science experiments. The variety of applications is limited only by your imagination. Without programming experience or special training, you can use the module to:
Organize and set up customized files
Update and rearrange files
Display selected lists of file data
Analyze relationships between items
Evaluate simple statistics
The Personal Record Keeping module prompts you through the procedure of setting up a file. Once your file structure is established, the computer again prompts you through the procedure of entering information into the file. Then, with a few simple keystrokes, you can update your file or "pull" needed information. It's that easy! File contents can be stored for future use on an external mass storage medium such as a cassette tape or disk. Stored files are easily loaded into the computer for further analysis. (Note: An external mass storage device is necessary to effectively utilize the Personal Record Keeping module.) You can transmit data files to another Home Computer via the Texas Instruments RS232 Interface and the Texas Instruments Telephone Coupler (Modem). With this capability, you can update business files in branch offices, exchange file information with other Home Computer users, or transmit files for many other purposes. With the optional Texas Instruments Solid State Thermal Printer (or another printer connected via the RS232 Interface), you can make printed copies of your files or of selected data from your files. These can be printed page by page or in a special report format. In addition, the data-organizing structures of the Personal Record Keeping Command Module and the Statistics Command Module are designed to be compatible. Applying the capabilities of one of these modules to data generated from the other can increase the usefulness of both by accomplishing tasks which are not possible with either module used alone.