Home Screen, Choosing Your


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:

  1. 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).

  1. Open the View Menu, by clicking the word View.

  1. 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.

  1. Click your choices. (For guidance, see "The Choices," below.)

  1. 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.)


The Choices

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