Timetable Generator (Timetable Generator) is a program originally developed to automate timetabling in the teacher training college. It should easily be adapted for school use.
It will allow you to do the following:
Extensive on-line HELP is provided to help you use the program. You are to use this manual together with the on-line help. The on-line help as well as the program interface is written in BAHASA MALAYSIA. Note that the user guide is more recent.
To cater for users who find reading manuals boring, included in the accompanying diskette are a set of six data files which are necessary to run the program. Either it is on a teacher training college (*.tMt and *.dMt) or on a secondary school (*.tSt and *.dSt). You cannot use them in their original format, you must convert them to the *.txt and *.dat format.
Will this program arrange all the data automatically ? It should reach close to 100% if your input data passes the feasibility tests.
What about the rejects ? Ways are provided to enable you to insert back the rejects as simply as possible.
This program has worked for institutions with about 30 classes and 44 periods per week. I would not advise you to try on much larger numbers as this program keeps all variables in RAM (not temporarily in the hard disk) thus giving you speed.
Appendix B describes the kind of problems you might encounter while using this program.
Those who are new to this program would want to begin with the Tutorial.
You must transfer all the contents of the diskette into the hard disk of your computer to use this program.
To configure the program for your institution, start the program by typing
To move from one button to another :
press the TAB key
To make a selection :
while holding the ALT key, press the highlighted letter on the button (if any).
Appendix C describes a suggested sequence of using this program to prepare timetables.