iPhone users please refer to iPhoneHelp page.TabChart has two main pages and several views. The first page you see once you start the App is the main page for file management. Once you open a file, TabChart switch to a view page. You can click the exit icon to go back to the main page.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any question. Please check the Getting Started page as well.
When you start TabChart, you are shown the main page, which is used for file management.
Icons are categorized into two groups: Folder tool icons and file tool icons. They are for operations on folders or files respectively.
From left to right we have:
File tool icons are shown in the following image.
From left to right we have:
The folder browser shows all the subfolder in the current folder. On start up, the current folder is the Documents folder of TabChart. The first time you start TabChart this is empty. You can use the "Insert icon" to create new subfolders. Once you have subfolders, you can double click a subfolder to enter it. Use the BackUp icon to go back to the parent folder.
The file browser shows all the files stored under the current folder. When you first start TabChart, the file browser is empty. You can download files from Dropbox, or use Open-In to import CSV files.
TabChart supports CSV files and JPG files.
If you click the "Network" icon, the Storage Selection will show up. You can select either Dropbox or My iPad. If you select My iPad, files stored locally in your iPad will be show in the folder/file browser. If you select Dropbox, files stored in your Dropbox account will be shown.
Note that the first time you select Dropbox, TabChart will be switched to Safari, and you need to login to your dropbox account. Then you select Allow TabChart to connect to your Dropbox account. Safari will switch back to TabChart. Now you click Dropbox again, files will be shown. Once you are linked to Dropbox, you don't need to go through Safari anymore. (Please note that Box.net integration is added to Version 2.3).
Once you import CSV files into TabChart, you can double click it to open. This will start the Viewer Page. The following is a CSV file exported from Excel 2010 on Mac, imported via Dropbox. When a file is open, the Viewer Page is shown in full table view.
The tool bar is shown in the following image.
When you click and hold on a cell, the keyboard shows up for editing. The extended keyboard is shown on top of the keyboard, and it can help to simplify the editing job. There are four arrow buttons shown in the extended keyboard. They can be used to move to the left/up/down/right cell. The other 6 are function buttons, used for entering formulas. For example, clicking the SUM button will enter "=SUM(" into the selected cell.
There are two important popovers, namely the setting popover and the save/export popover.
When you click the setting icon, this popover shows up.
You can select color by clicking inside the color wheel. Then adjust the brightness by moving the slide. The color you generate will be shown in the Color Preview.
You can also change the alignment for the select column.
The last section is for table style. You can pick one from the 8 built-in styles.
Click OK to apply the change.
Version 2.3: New features in Version 2.3 include:
Click on the cell you want to modify, the keyboard will appear. This is the same for data entry, data modification, and data deletion.
The CSV file format doesn't support format/style information. As a matter of fact, Excel remove all the formula, and replace them with fixed data when it exported an Excel file into a CSV file.
Only the raw data is exported and stored in the CSV file, and all the formatting and styling are not carried by the CSV file.
When a CSV file generated by TabChart is exported to Excel for modification, and imported back to TabChart, the original formatting/styling is messed up?
Again, the CSV file doesn't carry the formatting and styling information. TabChart uses the cell position to record the styling information. If a CSV file is exported and modified, the positions of cells are altered, and the mapping is messed up. When a CSV file is modified and imported back, it is better to name it as a new copy and re-assign format and style.
In your Dropbox account, there is a folder call Apps. Once you accept AnnotDoc to access your Dropbox account, a folder called AnnotDoc will be created under the Apps folder of you Dropbox account. For security reason, AnnotDoc can only access this folder. You need to move the files you want to this folder first.