The Choose Home Screen dialog lets you select the variable that you'd like to see graphed on your Home Screen. In addition, you can choose the time period for the graph, as well as the degree of data smoothing.
(If you're a woman under age 60, the same dialog also lets you choose whether to log your menstrual cycle. The cycle isn't displayed on your Home Screen, however. It serves only a behind-the-scenes purpose: enabling Diet Power to calculate your metabolic rate more accurately. For details, read Menstrual Cycle, Recording Your.)
To choose your Home Screen:
If you are not already at the Home Screen, close the dialog you are working in. This is usually done by clicking OK (if you want to save your work), Cancel (to discard the work), or Close (if you're in a dialog that's for reference only).
Open the View Menu, by clicking the word View.
Click "Choose Home Screen." The Choose Home Screen dialog will open, offering you a choice of either the Diet Power logo or a graph of one of the 40 variables that the program monitors.
Click your choices. (For guidance, see "The Choices," below.)
Click the OK button. The dialog will close, taking you back to the Home Screen that you selected.
Shortcut: Right-click anywhere on the Home Screen and choose from the menu that appears. (This method won't let you set the scope or data smoothing, however.)
Show on Home Screen. In this section you can select either the Diet Power logo (the picture of an apple that you saw the first time you used Diet Power), your weight, your calorie intake, or your intake of any of the 32 other nutrients that Diet Power monitors.
Custom Variables. Here you can choose any of six homemade variables that you've established. (A green & beside a variable means you're plotting it on the same graph as the variable listed above it. A purple + means you're plotting not only both variables on the same graph, but also their sum.) To set up new variables or revise the old, click the Set Up My Custom Variables tab at the top of the dialog.
Scope. Click "Entire history" to make the graph cover every day since you first enrolled in Diet Power. Click "Current diet only" to make the graph start at the beginning of your most recent diet. You can also choose the past week, month, quarter, year, or a specified number of days.
Data Smoothing. "None" will plot every day's value exactly as you log it. "Past 3 days" will plot the average of today's value and those for the two preceding days. "Past week" will plot the average of today's value and those for the six preceding days; "Past 2 weeks," the average of today's value and those for the 13 preceding days; and "Past month" the average of today's value and those for the preceding 29 days.
Menstrual Cycle. Click this checkbox if you'd like to log your menstrual cycle. For details, read Menstrual Cycle, Recording Your.
To leave the Choose Home Screen tab:
If you want to save your work, click OK to return to the Home Screen, or click the Set Up My Custom Variables tab to either change you custom variables or establish new ones.
If you'd rather discard the work, click Cancel or press the Escape key. Diet Power discard any work you've done in the Choose Home Screen dialog and return you to the Home Screen.
(Note: If the OK and Cancel buttons are not visible, see Taskbar, Hiding to Make Screens Deeper.)
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Last Modified: 2/7/04