2. Sync PDA and PC
3. Install Pocket PC 2003 runtime for Gurbani Searcher (Optional)
4. Install Gurbani Searcher program
5. Install Fonts
6. Install Gurbani Searcher database
7. Setup shortcut on Start menu
8. Misc. screenshots
This tool has been designed to enable one to search the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee and find any part of Gurbani that they wish. The software proves particularly useful at keertan darbaars.
Please bear in mind that this software is designed to work only with MS Pocket PC based machines, not Palm or Symbian based devices (they are not powerfull enough and handle fonts badly). Please email us if you are unsure.
2. Sync PDA and PC:
Before installing Gurbani Searcher Tool on the PDA, you should have the PC setup to sync data with the Pocket PC. In case you don't have this setup, follow some brief instructions on how to do that in this step, otherwise proceed to step 3.
In order to sync data between the PC and the PDA, you can install Microsoft Active Sync software. Once the softare has downloaded, double click on the file to start the installation. Once the installation is complete, plug in your PDA into the PC using the USB connector cable that came with the PDA. A screen (Fig. 1) should pop up to set partnership between PC and the PDA. From the following screen, select Guest partnership and click on the Next >.
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|At this time, you should see a screen (Fig. 2) confirming that the PDA is connected to the PC properly. If you see this screen, then proceed to next step otherwise go back and follow this step again. If the PDA is not connected properly to the PC you will not be able to follow next steps.|
Fig. 2: PDA connected to the PC
|3. Install Pocket PC 2003 runtime for Gurbani Searcher (Optional)
Note: This is an optional component for Pocket PC 2003 and above. Pocket PC 2000-2002 doesn't need it.
Fig. 3: Copying msvbppc.cab file to the PDA
|4. Install Gurbani Searcher program
Download Gurbani Searcher program file (arm332.zip) on the PC. Once downloaded, unzip the file contents to a temporary location. After unzipping you should have 3 files, gsearcher.Arm 1100 (4k) v3.00.cab, Setup.exe and Setup.ini. Note: Make sure the PDA is plugged into the PC. Double click on Setup.exe file to start Gurbani Searcher program installation. This program will copy above files to the following location on PC by default: C:\Program Files\BaniTranslationTool. If this directory doesn't exist, another popup screen ( Fig. 4) will tell you if its ok to create this directory. Select an appropriate location or leave the default values in the Destination Folder field and click on OK to continue with the installation.
Fig. 4: Popup window if installation directory doesn't exist
|After the copying is done on the PC, installer will popup questions regarding installation directory on the PDA. Normally the PDA's don't have enough Main Memory in order to install Gurani Searcher program. You need approximately 40MB of space for the whole program (including database). If you want to install the program on to the Storage Card, click on No to continue.|
Fig. 5: Installation directory popup for PDA
|Another popup screen will show up asking for you to select where you want to install the software. By default it will show the Main Memory selected in the pull down menu. Select the storage card (SD Card) from the pull down menu and click on OK to continue. The program will be installed in the following directory: "\SD Card\SikhiToTheMax BaniTranslationTool". Note: The path maybe different on your PDA.|
Fig. 6: Select program installation media
|Once the program download from the PC is complete, another popup screen (Fig. 7) will pop telling you to look at your PDA screen to see if there are any popups or error messages. Just select the default values in the popup windows on the PDA. Once done, click OK to continue.|
Fig. 7: Download complete popup
|If all the screens disappear after you clicked on OK, then proceed to next step. If not, then go back to see if you have missed anything.|
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|5. Install Fonts:
Download required fonts (fonts.zip) on the PC. Unzip the fonts.zip file. Select the unzipped fonts and drag them to the PDA Fonts folder located at \windows\fonts\. Look at step 2 on how to browse the directories on the PDA using ActiveSync's Explore feature. While copying fonts to the PDA, you might see a popup (Fig. 8) regarding file conversion.
Fig. 8: File Conversion popup window
|You can safely ignore this message. Click on OK to continue. Once completed, proceed to the next step to install Gurbani Searcher database on the PDA.|
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|6. Install Gurbani Searcher database:
Download Gurbani Searcher database (gurujee.sdf) on the PC. Copy the database file to the same directory where Gurbani Searcher program was installed on the PDA in step 4, by default to \SD Card\SikhiToTheMax BaniTranslationTool\. Look at step 2 on how to browse the directories on the PDA using ActiveSync's Explore feature. While copying database to the PDA, you might see a popup (Fig. 8) regarding file conversion. You can safely ignore that message and click on OK to continue. After copying is complete, you will see something similar to Fig. 9. At this time, installation of the Gurbani Searcher Tool is complete. Proceed to next step if you want to set up a shortcut to Bani Translation Tool on the Start menu on the PDA.
Fig. 9: Copying database to program directory
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|7. Setup shortcut on Start menu:
On the PDA, click on Start menu. Select Settings. This will open Settings window as shown in Fig. 10. Click on Menus item. This will open another window as shown in Fig. 11. Select the check box in front of Bani Translation Tool to create the shortcut on Start menu. Click on ok to save your changes. Now when you click on Start menu it will have a shortcut to BaniTranslationTool. Please look at misc. pics on how the BaniTranslationTool looks on the PDA. This completes the installation and setup of Gurbani Searcher tool.
Fig. 10 & 11: Setting up shortcut on Start menu
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|8. Misc. screenshots|
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