S4E07 Timeworks The Money Manager – Supplement

This episode features The Money Manager, originally released in 1983 by Timeworks, Inc.

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Supplement Scans

Packaging cover:

 

The Money Manager manual front cover.  Note the correct Commodore font, and the incorrect Atari font:

Timeworks 1982 catalog page for The Money Manager.  Note the color graph (keep dreaming!):

 

The Money Manager in Action

Booting

When booting one of two colors is chosen at random:

 

Startup

You can choose use the demo material here, or insert your data disk and continue:

 

Initialize the system to use your own data:

 

Are you sure?

 

Choose your screen color, but choose wisely:

 

What year is it?  This is not Y2K compliant so you need a day compatible year (1989 for 2017):

 

Initializing the data disk:

 

Almost done starting up:

 

Need to import from Timeworks Electronic Checkbook?

 

Menu

Finally, the menu:

 

Or if you chose poorly:

 

Enter Budget (1)

Select month:

 

Enter amounts for each category:

 

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

Enter Actuals (2)

Select month:

 

Enter amounts for each category:

 

Correct?

 

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

View/Modify Budget (3)

Select month:

 

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

View/Modify Actual (4)

Select month:

 

Add to item:

 

Change item:

 

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

View Budget/Actual (5)

Choose between % of total, or % by category:

 

Of Total

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

By Category

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

View Budget/Actual For An Item (6)

Choose between % of total, or % by month:

 

Of Total

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

By Month

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

View Budget/Actual Bar Chart (7)

Choose category:

 

Viewing with chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

Another category example (with multiple months):

 

View/Modify Budget Categories (8)

Are you sure?

 

Which category?

 

Chance to print:

 

Printer ready?

 

End This Run (Store New Data) (9)

Store it on disk?

 

Error writing to disk:

 

Files

The Money Manager is compatible with Atari DOS 2.0.  The program was available on disk and cassette.  The program disk has the following files on it:

 

The data disk has the following files on it:

 

The contents of the program disk READ.ME file:

 

A dump of the category file (CATEG.DAT):

 

A dump of the budget file (BUDGET.DAT).  No worries about personal data security here, but hey, it was 1983:

 

Printing

Budget (entered) for one month (January):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-1-bud-jan.pdf

Actual expenses (entered) for one month (January):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-2-act-jan.pdf

Budget for one month (November):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-3-vb-nov.pdf

Actual expenses (detail) fo one month (November):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-4-va-nov.pdf

Budget vs Actual (category) for one month (November):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-5-vba-cat-nov.pdf

Budget vs Actual (total) for one month (November):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-5-vba-tot-nov.pdf

Budget vs Actual (one category) for all months:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-6-vbai-inter-month.pdf

Budget vs Actual (one category total) for all months:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-6-vbai-inter.pdf

Bar Chart (one category) for all months (looks basically the same on screen):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-7-vbac-inter.pdf

Category report:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/s4e07-prt-8-cat.pdf

 

Instructions

I had some initial difficulty locating the manual, so here is a copy:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/timeworksmoneymanagermanual.pdf

 

Show Links:

 

Bit Rating 6

 

Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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