This page contains a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Theocratic Research Utilities. If you have a question, I ask that you review this information before e-mailing me.


What should I do if I have a problem running the programs?

Full documentation for the programs can be found in each program's help file. To display the help file, simply press the F1 key from within the program.

If you are still unable to resolve the problem and decide to e-mail me, please provide a thorough description of the problem. In particular, list the exact steps you follow as well as the exact text of any error messages you receive.

Can I run the programs from a portable USB drive?

Yes. Simply copy the TRU folder from your Program Files folder to the USB flash drive or use the included PortableTRU tool to do it for you.


How and when are updates to the programs provided?

Program updates are provided through this web site. However, until an update is actually released, I can't make any promises about availability.

Can I check for updates from within the programs?

Yes. To check for TruStudy program and data updates, click the "Check for updates" link on the About tab of the Options dialog box. For TruList, use the Updates item on the Help menu.


Do you have a version of the programs for other languages?

While the TRU programs were designed with English users in mind, limited support for other languages is included. However, please note that some data files may not be fully available.


How can I add the full Daily Text with comments?

While the Daily Text comments are not included with the programs because of copyright issues, it is possible to add this information yourself. If you have the Watchtower Library for the current year, simply right-click the Daily Text area of the Study Assistant and select Import from the pop-up menu.

How do I add the Congregation Bible Study schedule?

Since a complete schedule is not currently available, the new Bible Study schedule is not included with the program at this time. Instead, this information can now be entered directly into the program.

While displaying the Bible Study tab, right-click on an item in the Bible Study area and select Edit from the pop-up menu. In the dialog box that appears, enter the Bible Study item for that date (for example, jd chap.14 par.18-26).

What is freeware?

The Theocratic Research Utilities are freeware. This means that you are free to continue using the programs for as long as you like. It is not necessary to register the programs.