The following options are available in the Help menu.
Selecting this option in the software will open an internet browser window and load this website.
Buy a license
This option will start your web browser to visit http://www.perfectdiettracker.com/buy.html to find out how, and where you can buy a license for the Perfect Diet Tracker software.
Enter registration key
After you have bought the Perfect Diet Tracker you can use this menu item to enter your registration key and activate the full version of the Perfect Diet Tracker software.
For more details on how to register the software please refer to the ‘Registering’ section of this document.
If you would like to contact us, use this menu option to start your web browser visit byoni.com and view the current support options.
Check for updates
This option will connect the software to the internet and check for available updates.
By checking for updates on a regular basis you can ensure you have the latest version with all available features and the latest food database.
This option will start your web browser so you can visit the byoni.com website.
The ‘about box’ contains information about the Perfect Diet Tracker application, the current version number and credits the people who have made this application possible.
The following options are available in the ‘View’ menu
Go to today
Takes you to the current day in your diary.
Make diary text bigger
This option will enlarge the size of the text used in the diary.
Make diary text normal size
This option will change the size of the diary text to the default size.
Make diary text smaller
This option will make the diary text smaller.
Hide / Show nutritional information panel
This option toggles the visibility of the information panel located at the bottom of the diary window.
The default option is ‘show’.
Hide / Show notes
This option toggles the visibility of the notes panel at the base of the diary window.
The default option is ‘hide’.
Restore default view
This option resets the position and size of the diary window, and the size of the text used to the default settings.
The following options are available in the Options menu.
If you want to change your user details after the initial user setup, you can do so by selecting this option.
You can change your password, age and height, country, the location of the data files and much more.
Update your results
The update your results option lets you update your current weight and track other measurements.
We recommend you update your weight on a weekly basis, this helps the software calculate the current daily calorie recommendation and keeps the results graphs up to date.
Change your goals (adjust targets)
If you want to alter the amount of weight you want to lose or gain, or perhaps increase or decrease your current activity level (for example you may want to increase your activity level if you are going on holiday and will do a lot of walking) you can do so by selecting the ‘change your goals’ menu item.
View your results
View your results lets you see your progress so far.
Change target nutritional profile
If you are working on a specific diet that has a different target nutritional profile to the default settings you can alter the target using this option.
You can also access this menu item by using the small ‘spanner’ icon to the bottom right of the target nutritional profile pie chart.
Internet search options
This option lets you turn the internet search option on and off.
The following options are available in the Edit menu.
Food search (Find)
Selecting food search allows you to search for a food product to add to the diary.
Add food from your favorites / favourites
This option will display a window with foods you have previously entered into your daily diary.
This can be a fast way to select foods you eat on a regular basis.
Add food from a group
This option will show the groups and recipe manager. The manager lets you create a new group or recipie, add and remove items from the group, and insert all, or a portion size (for example 1/8th) into the daily diary.
Add exercise lets you add activities to the diary. Activities can increase your calorie allowance, but should only be added where they are in addition to your activity level selected during setup.
If you want to change your current activity level please refer to the ‘change your goals’ section in the options menu.
Duplicate selected creates a duplicate (copy) of the currently selected item in the diary.
This can be either food or exercise, and once duplicated you can double click on the item to change the quantity.
Delete selected removes the currently selected item from the diary. You can also do this by selecting an item and using the delete key.
Copy places a copy of the currently selected item in the clipboard.
You can also use the copy item to copy food items between days and even between users.
Paste will paste the contents of the clipboard into the currently selected field.
Clear empties the currently selected box.
Clear does not delete a food item from your diary, for this use delete instead.
23 October 2009: Updated groups entry for version 3.2
The following options are available in the File menu.
Create new user
Selecting this option will log out the current user, and start the new user wizard so you can add a new user.
The switch user menu item will return you to the login screen so a different user can log in.
Logout will return you to the login screen. If you have a password, we recommend you log out when not using the software.
The print option will open the print window.
You can then select a report to print and the date range for the reports.
Backup your data
This option lets you backup your data. We recommend you backup on a regular basis.
The backup option is also a good way to move the data between computers.
Restore backup file
If you have a backup file you want to restore, this is the option you need to select.
Import new food products
The import new food products lets you import food data files created by other users of the Perfect Diet Tracker.
Selecting quit will close the Perfect Diet Tracker
The software creates ‘preference files’ as it works to store your preferences, for example if you wish to use the internet search option or not. You can use this option to reset the preference files so the software reverts to a ‘just installed’ state.
Your diary data will not be affected by this option.