I am currently in the process of developing some new journal software with Hilary Barrett from Online Clarity
. This new software is going to work slightly differently to the existing I Ching Readings Journal
. In addition to being able to record Yijing Readings there is also going to be the facility to record dreams, synchronicities, general journal entries and notes. There is also going to be the facility to organise entries by tags and an updated search form plus lots more.
For people who already own the existing I Ching Readings Journal, I intend to create a facility for exporting existing entries to the new software once it is ready (hopefully this will be early 2014).
For people who don't already own the existing software, I have reduced the price of the I Ching Readings Journal
(Level Three Upgrade
) from £30.00 to £15.00. If you then go on to upgrade in the future, there will be a further £15 discount off the new software (you will, in effect, be getting your money back from the existing software). I hope this will make it more worthwhile for people to buy the existing journal software with a view to upgrading to the new software once it is available.
I still intend to support the existing I Ching Readings Journal in terms of problems and bug fixes for the foreseeable future. However, it is very unlikely that I will be developing it further.
For up to date information about the new software, you can subscribe to Hilary's Mailing list by following the link.
Here is the latest bug fix. You only need download it if you get the Invalid Bookmark Error:
- Download the installation file for the Invalid Book Mark fix by following the link above.
- Open the installation file and follow the instructions to install.
- Once installed, you then need to go to your Documents/I_Ching_Software subfolder, and open a file called Invalid_Bookmark.accdr.
- When the Update Manager screen opens, select the file name of your I Ching Readings journal from the drop down list and click START UPDATE.
Any problems just get in touch with me at email@example.com
Following a suggestion, I have incorporated a new feature
into the I Ching Readings Journal. This enables people to replace the
Legge hexagram and line text displayed in the HEXAGRAM TEXT FORM (under the
JUDGEMENT and IMAGE tabs) and in the LINE TEXT form.
You can download the Update Management software for 3.9 here:
To replace the Legge text:
Click the DATA UTILITIES button on the main
Click the EDIT HEXAGRAM AND LINE TEXT button
when the pop up form opens.
This opens the new EDIT HEXAGRAM/LINE TEXT form.
To change the text, just delete the old, then
type in the new.
Above: The new Edit Hexagram/Line form. Click to see the full size image.
Navigate to through different hexagrams by using the
navigation buttons at the bottom left of the screen. To go directly to a
particular hexagram, just type in the hexagram number in the box between
the buttons (you will need to type over the bit where it says something like “1
Hope this helps
Just to let you know, I have improved the Change Pattern Search for the I Ching Reading's Journal.
This is the search that allows users to bring up lists of records based on
which lines are changing. In previous versions the software did not give
people the option of specifying changing lines for a particular hexagram.
This feature has now been added; so we can now, for example, search for all
readings with, say, hexagram 28 and line 1,2 & 4 changing (rather than just
searching for all readings for any hexagram with those lines changing).
Hopefully this should make the Change Pattern Search more useful to more
To use the new feature:
Click the search
button from the Main Readings Screen
Select the CHANGE
PATTERN search tab
Tick the appropriate
box(’s) to select the changing line(s)
Then select a
hexagram from the new drop down box
Click the search
If you would like to download
the UpdateManagement package, please click the link below:
Please let me know if you have
any problems, and I will do what I can to help. There are instructions for updating here.
Just to let you know there is a
new update for the I Ching Readings Journal. Version 3.7 corrects a minor
glitch in the software. You probably won’t notice any difference, but it is
worth updating. The update can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
If you need any help with the update, please contact me. There are also some download instructions that may be of use.
Hope this helps
NB - This notice affects people who originally downloaded versions 3.1 and earlier. People who have downloaded later version do not need to run this correction update.
Over the weekend I discovered a
bug in my software that has now been corrected. It related to the display
of Line Notes made by the user – in short, under certain unusual conditions,
the wrong Note was being displayed for a particular line. This situation
occurred when the user viewed a note for a particular line, and then went back
to the main reading screen to select a different line, without first closing
the original note. When the newly selected line form opened, it would
then display the Notes for the previously viewed line. Whilst this
did not affect how notes were stored (Notes were still being saved
to the correct line), it is not something that should have happen. As
such I have just completed a correction which can be downloaded by clicking the
link below. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Please let me know if you require further help.
Just to let you know there is a new update for my Journal
Software. With Version 3.6, there is a new tab included for each hexagram
and line. Selecting the tab from the Hexagram or Line screen enables a
user to see all the previous experience gained of that hexagram or line.
Or in other words, a list of previous readings where that particular hexagram
or line showed up. There is also an option of viewing the information as
a full page report, and whether to view all hexagrams of context.
If you are interested in this update, it can be downloaded
Just to let you know there is a new update for the I Ching
Readings Journal. Version 3.5 includes a readings index which provides a
full page list of all your readings. If you would like to download the
update, please click the link below and run the file as usual.
http://www.dealing-with-data.net/journal/UpdateManagement_35.msi (for instructions on how to download and run the update file, please see this Update Procedure)
To use the new feature, just click the SEARCH button and you
will notice the READING REF search tab (now called READINGS INDEX) looks
slightly different. A new button has been added for viewing your
READING’S INDEX. When you click it, a full page reading’s index will
open. I hope you find it useful.
Just to let you know that there is new version of my software
available. Version 3.4 has an extra search function enabling us to Search by Change Pattern.
ABOVE: Screen shot of the new Search by Change Pattern form
If you are already using a earlier version of the I Ching Readings Journal, you can download the free Update Management Package from the link below:
Once it is downloaded, please run the Update Manager and select the correct filename and path (these should be displayed automatically in the text boxes). Then click START and wait a few seconds for the update to complete. You should get an Update successful message once it is done. Please click this link for the full Update Procedure. If you have any problems or just need some advice, please contact me and I will be happy to help.
To use the new Search by Change Pattern function,
the SEARCH button on the main readings screen .
the CHANGE PATTERN tab.
whichever CHANGING LINE tick boxes you are interested in basing your search on.
a date range if required (optional)
the SEARCH button.
NB you can also select whether you want to do an EXCLUSIVE or
INCLUSIVE search. The former will only show readings with the
changing line which have been specified, whereas the latter will show readings
which include those specified.
I have also added some extra CLOSE buttons to make it easier to
close the different tabs (instead of clicking the small x in the top corner of
As always, any feedback is much appreciated.