Updates—what do they include - and - How can I update the
software's cost of living information myself.
January Spectrum Unlimited offers the users of News of the Past and
CardWare yearly updated programs. The updated programs include
programming changes and additional information added to the massive
database files. All of the information categories are updated,
Events, Sports, and so on. One of the most important information
categories, Cost of Living, is also updated. Spectrum Unlimited sells
the yearly updated programs to current users for about half the
software's retail price. Yearly updated programs are complete programs
and do require a previous versions present on your computer
News of the Past and CardWare programs has a built-in database editor.
Users of these programs may add, modify, or delete any information in
the databases with the database editor features. Spectrum
Unlimited does not provide the information (or data) for
do-it-yourself updating, but recommends that you seek out the
information in your local library.
How do I edit the databases?:
News of the Past or CardWare (depending on the program you have).
In the main window look along the top menu bar for the word edit,
click on edit. In the pull-down menu, you will find the
editors for each of the program databases. If you would like to
add information to the cost of living category, click on Cost of
the cost of living editor, place the mouse pointer on the date field
and click the left mouse button. Enter the year 1999 (or current year)
and press your keyboards Enter key. You will have a blank form
come up with only category headings and no dollar amounts. Enter
a dollar sign ($) followed by an amount in each field. In the case of
CardWare, do not put a ($) sign in Dow Jones fields.
you are finished entering your information, click the save
button. This completes cost of living self-updating.