Walkthrough

Simple Nikki

Version 1.00



Download

When clicking on Download in the download section, you will be redirected to the website Uploadfiles.io, where you will face the following view:

Click on Free Download to start the download of the *.zip- file


Install

To install Simple Nikki you just have to extract the *.zip- file into the folder you'd like to. I recommend you to choose an empty folder.

After you extracted the *.zip- file, the contents of the folder should look similar to this. If something is missing, something went wrong and I recommend to retake the steps before.

Also, you can see the simpleNikki.exe here now. Double click on it, to start the program and initiate it. To execute the program, it has to be located in this folder.

Tip: You may want to create a desktop shortcut to access the program easily. 


First startup

On first startup you are asked to create your own profile. Also, you can choose in which directory your Nikki entries are supposed to be located in.

If you choose to tick Use default entry path, all entries will be written in the directory in which the program is executed in. 

By clicking on the X- button or by leaving the Profile name field empty, a default profile will be created and you are forwarded to the main window.


Writing an entry

Writing an entry is easy:

  1. Choose desired profile
  2. Write entry
  3. Clock Done

The program will close itself and write your entry after clicking Done, so you dont have to mind anything but your entry.

Everything is done in the main window.

The main window is the part of the program you are going to see most of the time. This is the window where you type in your entry and then click the Done button.

In the top left corner you can see the date and current time. In the profile selector you can choose the profile you want to write your entry for. On startup, the default profile will be displayed. 

Also you can access the settings here by clicking on the settings button.


After writing an entry

After you wrote your first entry you should have the following folders in your Simple Nikki directory:

Nikkis

In the Nikkis directory, you'll find all your entries you've written up to that point in a respective subfolder for every profile you created.

In the folder of your profile you can find all your entries, named with with a certain scheme. The entries are plain *.txt- files, so you can read and access them with any program you want to (e.g. Editor).

 

 

 

The naming scheme follows this convention: <Profile name>_YYYY-MM-DD_HH-mm-ss.txt

NikkisConfig

The NikkisConfig directory contains vital files for the function of your program, so you better not touch them. 

It should always contain the following files:

  • nikkiErrlog.ne
  • nikkiProfiles.pn
  • nikkiSettings.ns

(after the first start up)

If you want to send me a bug report, you can send it on the contact page.

Make sure that you include the nikkiErrlog.ne file in your message (E-Mail, etc.), so I can find the problems easier.


Settings

After adjusting your settings you can click on Save or on Cancel.

Save will save your settings and your profiles. 

Cancel will undo everything you've done in the settings window.

 

The settings window has a few accessable subcategories, which I will explain in the following:

General

In the general settings is a set of options which you can adjust to your own needs.

The table below explains every option in depth.

Option Effect
Print Author in <Entry>.txt- file In the file where you entry is stored will be a line which says: Author: (profile name)
Print Date in <Entry>.txt- file In the file where you entry is stored will be a line which says: Date: (YYYY MM DD, hh:mm:ss) 
Print Line in <Entry>.txt- file In the file where you entry is stored will be a line below the header (Author/Date) and the actual written entry. This can only be enabled when either of Author or Date is also enabled.
Nikkis path This is the part where you can choose the path of your entry folder. By ticking Use default the program will write all Nikki entries in a seperate folder in the directory its located in. By unticking Use default you can specify the path on your own by clicking on the browse button. Note that you can only use directories where direct access is allowed by your operating system.
Always ask for discarding before closing Whenever you wrote something in the entry- area and you click on the default close button of your operation system (for example "X" in Windows), the program will ask you whether you really want to discard or keep your entry.
Use UTF-16 encoding By ticking this you can write non- english characters in your *.txt- file. If you only intend to write english characters, you may untick this to run a more stable program.

As for Version 1.00, all settings are global. Meaning it doesnt matter which profile you choose, the settings will apply to every profile, without distinguishing between them.

Profiles

The Profiles tab is where you can manage all your profiles.

The default profile will be highlighted in red.

 

You can add profiles by clicking the Add button.

After clicking on it, a little window will pop up and ask you for a name for your profile, and whether the new profile should be the new default profile or not.

 

By clicking on Remove you can remove a previously selected profile. Note that default profiles cant be erased.

 

To make a profile the default profile, you can click on Make default. The previous default profile will now be non- default.

Help

The Help tab has a few topics to choose from when you need fast help. 

 

Additionally, in the General part, you can click on the Walkthrough button for further help, as it will bring you here (Walkthrough).

 

You are also invited to click the Feedback button, to be redirected to my discussion site and give feedback (obviously).

 

Debug

The Debug tab usually shouldnt worry you too much. You can see some system info for the errorlog and three options:

 

Open Errorlog opens the errorlog.

 

Open file location opens NikkisConfig.

 

Erase Errlog will erase all data from the errorlog. I recommend you not to do this, because if you face any troubles or bugs you can always send the nikkiErrlog.ne file to me.

Use it with caution.

 

Important Note: No personal information about your system, your person nor anything not regarding this program will be collected. Try it out yourself: Open the nikkiErrlog.ne file with any generic text editor, and it will show you exactly what I will see when I open the file.

No privacy peepol triggered here, my friend.


Setting up a shortcut

I advice to put the program somewhere safe in your system and set up a shortcut to the programs *.exe in an easy to reach spot.


Any questions left or something unclear? Ask me with the form on the contact page, so I can get in touch with you directly.