Journal/diary software?

Marc100

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Hi,

My trading records currently consist of a Traders spreadsheet, an Equity Curve, done in Excel, and a paper Diary.
I would now like to have the diary on the computer as well.

Does anybody have experiences with Journal software?

What software can you recommend?

Any specifically aimed at traders?

I don't need anything too complex, just something that allows me to record my thoughts and copy & paste charts to.

Kind regards

Marcus.
 

Marc100

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Thank you for the reply.

I considered T2W Journals but decided I didn't want an online journal.

As for Word. I liked the idea of using Word but I couldn't see how I could keep an orderly filing system. The way I looked at it I would have to save individual pages in a folder....too cumbersome.

Preferably I would like to be able to easily access different dates and possibly scroll page by page, similiar to Microsft Works Calander.

Rgds

Marcus.
 

Newtron Bomb

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hmmmm
insert html tags to jump to relevant sections that you have highlighted.
View word doc as web page and that should sort it

HTH
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JJL3142

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Marc,

You could knock one up in Access within an 1 hour and it will allow you to organise it how you want.

Pervaz
 

Rognvald

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Do you have MS Outlook? There is a ready made journal in it! Outlook will automatically link to excel and word if needed. It does just what I want as a trading diary. Drag and drop - cut and paste etc
 

Marc100

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Rognvald

Somebody else mentioned Outlook.

As I swing/position trade I need a layout that enables me to easily switch from one date to another?

I need to have a link on the before chart/page so I can quickly link to the after chart/page.

Hope this make sense?

Marcus.
 

BBB

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This may not help you then, but Word does have a search facility.

If you start each day with a date heading, you can then search for it in the future!

Im sure there are multiple functions that most don't even know about.

Consider this: on average, 80% of a software applications features remain unused and unknown to its users. I read that in a Gartner report. That will apply to Outlook too! Thanks Ron, I never realised that Outlook had that feature.
 

Rognvald

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marc
in outlook you can easily switch from one date to another.

With regard to what you said about cross checking charts all you have to do is create a consitent naming/date system for the items you wish to view/x refer and use the outlook search facility accordingly

You can post all of these in a word document and lift them into the search frame

The beauty of outlook is that it is an email client, contact list, calender, notes, to do list and journal all in one - but I'm biased
 

seadog

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OneNote in Office 2003 is just the job, but upgrading to this is probably an expensive option for a journal that can be created
in other programmes.
 

Marc100

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Thanks

Thank you kindly to all those who responded.

I need to buy Office 2003 so I'll be able to look at the suggestions offered above.

Also, I've downloaded a programme which pretty much does what I want if I don't like Office:

http://www.davidrm.com/thejournal/

Rgds

Marcus.
 

techst

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There's a program on download.com called iDailyDiary which is you can download for free. You can copy pictures in with ease and the setup's nice easy to use. Might be worth a look if you've got the time.
 

Ertai

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Well OneNote on Office2003 is the perfect thing for me.

Damn that was probably the best and usefull program added to the MS Office since 1998 :cheesy:

OneNote is really good, even Audio record capabilities so you can keep your voice-record diary.. and virtual pen sketches..

It might be even better if installed on a Pocket PC

My dream would be to have a PocketPC with Wi-Fi, a good trading program and use One Note for notes,etc... trading anywhere, anyplace, realtime must be a dream :D or Not ;)
 
 
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