Handy Library Manager
 for Windows


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How to modify administrator home page?

The Home Page section could display general information about your library. The content and the layout are defined in the home.htm file.

You can modify the library home page in two ways.

  1. Define home page in Options
  2. Edit home.htm file
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1. Define home page in Options (new in version 4.0)

open Options/Edit Home Page and enter information about your library into boxes

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Enter information about your library in the Edit Home Page window. Click Save.

Store logo file in the "C:\handy_lib\data\db\" folder.

What happens when you click Save?

  • Our application saves the old home.htm file as home_MM_DD_YYYY.htm.
  • Handy Library is using home_template.htm. Keywords in this file are replaced with values from the boxes, and the new home.htm file is created.

2. Edit home.htm page

change manually the home.htm file

You can open this file in the Windows Notepad application and enter the name of your library, librarian contact details, and more.

  1. Click with the right mouse button on the library home page. It will open a popup menu.
  2. Select View Source command.
  3. The home.htm file will open in the Notepad.

Enter your library name, address, phone numbers, and other details.

Click File/Save to save changes. Close Notepad.

Click with the right mouse button on the library home page. Select Refresh.

home.htm file is stored in the main library data folder: C:/handy_lib/data/db/


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