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Version 17.0.8 - 2017 Edition (7th January 2017)

Version 17.0.7 - 2017 Edition (11th December 2016)

Version 17.0.5 - 2017 Edition (25th November 2016)

  • Update: Question from "answer sheet" (MantisBT: 0000597)
  • Update: Monthly Workbook data in Polish now supported (thankyou to our volunteer!).
  • Update: Automatic Assignment to take into account the MWB schedule (MantisBT: 0000593)
  • Update: Option for clear SRR report (MantisBT: 0000596)
  • Bug: Existing assignments are lost when auto-assigning (MantisBT: 0000595)
  • Update: Specify theme of the Watchtower Study (MantisBT: 0000591)
  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553):
    - Arabic

Version 17.0.4 - 2017 Edition (14th November 2016)

  • Bug: Location data for CLM does not sync to Google (MantisBT: 0000590)
  • Update: New filter for student selection (MantisBT: 0000589)
  • Update: Option for print "extra" slips only (MantisBT: 0000588)
  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553):
    - Slovenian

Version 17.0.3 - 2017 Edition (12th November 2016)

  • Bug: New songs (MantisBT: 0000587)
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Twi
  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553):
    - Hindi

Version 17.0.2 - 2017 Edition (6th November 2016)

Version 17.0.1 - 2017 Edition (21st October 2016)

  • Update: Cater for student "talk" assignments (MantisBT: 0000579).
  • Bug: Importing student information (MantisBT: 0000578).
  • Translation: Song #151 provided for (MantisBT: 0000563):
    - Afrikaans
    - Haitian Creole
    - Malagasy
  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553):
    - Afrikaans
    - Haitian Creole

Version 17.0.0 - 2017 Edition (11th October 2016)

  • Update: Add support for the new song book "Sing Out Joyfully To Jehovah" (MantisBT: 0000575):
    - English
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Estonian
  • Translation: Song #151 provided for (MantisBT: 0000563):
    - Vietnamese
    - Zulu
  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553):
    - Croatian
    - Greek

Version 16.2.0 - 2016 Edition (20th September 2016)

  • Translation: Song #151 provided for (MantisBT: 0000563):
    - Albanian
    - Chinese Simplified
    - French
    - German
    - Polish
    - Romanian
    - Tagalog
    - Tamil
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Afrikaans
    - Indonesian
    - Tamil

Version 16.1.9 - 2016 Edition (7th September 2016)

  • Translation: Song #151 provided for (MantisBT: 0000563):
    - Arabic
    - Croatian
    - Czech
    - Danish
    - Dutch
    - English
    - Estonian
    - Finnish
    - Greek
    - Hindi
    - Indonesian
    - Italian
    - Portuguese Brazil
    - Russian
    - Spanish
    - Swahili
    - Swedish
    - Turkish
    - Ukrainian
  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553):
    - Bulgarian
    - Danish
    - German
    - Romanian
    - Russian
    - Vietnamese
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Arabic
    - Bulgarian
    - Chinese Simplified
    - Czech
    - Turkish
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):
    - Tamil

Version 16.1.8 - 2016 Edition (12th August 2016)

  • Update: Monthly Workbook data in Tagalog now supported (thankyou to our volunteer!).
  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553):
    - Portuguese Brazil
    - Ukrainian
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):
    - Arabic
    - Estonian
    - Malagasy
  • Update: Support for new S-140 template (MantisBT: 0000524).
    - Croatian
  • Bug: Random sort order in Print Preview (MantisBT: 0000560).
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 16.1.7 - 2016 Edition (19th July 2016)

  • Translation: Songs #152, #153, #154 provided for (MantisBT: 0000553)
    - Dutch
    - Italian
    - Spanish
    - Swahili
    - Swedish
    - Tagalog
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Croatian
    - Greek
    - Hindi
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):
    - Albanian
    - Chinese Simplified
    - Twi

Version 16.1.6 - 2016 Edition (14th June 2016)

  • Update: Songs #152, #153, #154 in English (MantisBT: 0000553)
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Polish
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):
    - Bulgarian
    - Czech
  • Partial Translation: Zulu (thank you to our translator!)

Version 16.1.5 - 2016 Edition (10th May 2016)

  • Update: Lost the popup message requesting the user to send me their S-89 PDF template (MantisBT: 0000543).
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - German

Version 16.1.4 - 2016 Edition (5th May 2016)

  • Tweak: Cannot select Students for the assignments (MantisBT: 0000537).

Version 16.1.3 - 2016 Edition (1st May 2016)

  • Update: Zoom % editor preview for each tab seperately (MantisBT: 0000535).
  • Update: Save chairman's worksheet in document format (MantisBT: 0000532).
    - Implemented a view mode feature instead.
  • Update: Behavior modification for student assignment filter (MantisBT: 0000534).
  • Bug: Reminder deletion issue (MantisBT: 0000533).
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Russian
    - Spanish

Version 16.1.2 - 2016 Edition (19th April 2016)

  • Update: Indicating duplicate assignments (MantisBT: 0000531).
  • Update: Support for new S-140 template (MantisBT: 0000524).
    - Bulgarian
    - Czech
    - Greek
    - Russian
    - Swedish
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - French
    - Romanian

Version 16.1.1 - 2016 Edition (8th April 2016)

  • Update: Support for new S-140 template (MantisBT: 0000524).
    - Hindi
    - Spanish
    - Twi
    - Vietnamese
  • Language: Partial Vietnamese language.
  • Language: Partial Tamil language.
  • Bug: CBS Reader Assignment History (MantisBT: 0000529).
  • Update: Only display the entries where the next counsel has not been set  (MantisBT: 0000516).
    - New check box added (replaces hotkey)
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):
    - Portuguese-Brazil
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 16.1.0 - 2016 Edition (1st April 2016)

  • Bug: Delete from assignment history not working (MantisBT: 0000518).
  • Update: Issue wwith No Meeting option (MantisBT: 0000526).
  • Update: Issue when adding a special event from inside the editor (MantisBT: 0000525).
  • Update: Support for new S-140 template (MantisBT: 0000524).
  • Update: Input field for the name of the auxiliary counselor for a given week (MantisBT: 0000404).
  • Update: Default study point when assigning next study (MantisBT: 0000517).
  • Update: Only display the entries where the next counsel has not been set (MantisBT: 0000516).
  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):

    - Tagalog

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 16.0.9 - 2016 Edition (15th March 2016)

  • Update: Update students' counsel point after they finish an assignment (MantisBT: 0000513).
  • Update: A history of the study the student is assigned (MantisBT: 0000486).
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):

    - Dutch

  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):

    - Dutch

Version 16.0.8 - 2016 Edition (No release date)

  • Update: Add zoom facility to HTML viewer (MantisBT: 0000402).
  • Bug: Demos information (MantisBT: 0000512).
  • Bug: Unable to open MSA after version 16.0.7 upgrade  (MantisBT: 0000510).
  • Bug: Worksheet XSL templates now use full page width.
  • Translation: Songs #147, #149 provided for (MantisBT: 0000458):

    - Albanian

  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):

    - Finnish

Version 16.0.7 - 2016 Edition (21st February 2016)

  • Bug: Combo box character input limit (MantisBT: 0000504).
  • Language: Partial Hindi translation - in progress (MantisBT: 0000499).
  • Update: Implement a Reminders feature (MantisBT: 0000494).
  • Update: Google Calendars Notifications (MantisBT: 0000488).
  • Translation: Songs #147, #149 provided for (MantisBT: 0000458):

    - Afrikaans
    - Arabic
    - Chinese Simplified
    - Czech
    - Danish
    - Estonian
    - Hatian Creole
    - Malagasy
    - Portuguese Brazil
    - Slovenian
    - Swahili
    - Swedish
    - Tagalog

  • Translation: Songs #146, #148, #150 provided for (MantisBT: 0000493):

    - Danish
    - Haitian Creole
    - Italian
    - Swahili
    - Swedish
    - Ukrainian

  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):

    - Afrikaans
    - Polish

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 16.0.6 - 2016 Edition (2nd February 2016)

  • Bug: Error reading assignment information (MantisBT: 0000492).
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 16.0.5 - 2016 Edition (1st February 2016)

  • Bug: Insert Date feature for Customize List not working (MantisBT: 0000487).
  • Bug: Incorrect date on S-89 assignment slips during circuit overseer visit.
  • Update: Next week students assignment missing from chairman worksheet (MantisBT: 0000470).
  • Update: Setting text as bold or italic (MantisBT: 0000480).
  • Update: Including Public Talk information (MantisBT: 0000462).
  • Update: Special Events Not Synced to Google Calendar (MantisBT: 0000484).
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):

    - Finnish
    - Portuguese Brazil

Version 16.0.4 - 2016 Edition (6th January 2016)

Version 16.0.3 - 2016 Edition (1st January 2016)

  • Bug: Special event issue in Sound Rota Report (MantisBT: 0000468).
  • Update: Remember last filter used in demonstrations / students window (MantisBT: 0000467).
  • Update: Saving student counsel point history (MantisBT: 0000461).
  • Update: Assignment history is now retained for 5 years.
  • Update: Import student parts (MantisBT: 0000453).
  • Update: Monthly Workbook data in Greek now supported (thankyou to our volunteer!).
  • Update: Blank selection for Student Counsel point (MantisBT: 0000457).
  • Update: New filter demonstrations/student (MantisBT: 0000434).
  • Update: Simplification for choosing the workbook schedule language (for downloading) (MantisBT: 0000452).
  • Update: Worksheet style name on title bar like workbook style (MantisBT: 0000450).
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for (MantisBT: 0000383):

    - Danish
    - Greek
    - Indonesian
    - Romanian
    - Swahili
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 16.0.2 - 2016 Edition (10th December 2015)

  • Update: Adjust text in the "Exclude from" drop-down list of the Exclude Brothers window (MantisBT: 0000437).
  • Bug: Updating the style name in the title bar (MantisBT: 0000446).
  • Bug: Demos/Student history issue (MantisBT: 0000443).
  • Bug: The backup settings needs to include the workbook / sheet style files (MantisBT: 0000445).
  • Update: Student assignment "type" and downloading workbook data with F6 (MantisBT: 0000418).
  • Bug: Brother availability dates issue (MantisBT: 0000441).
  • Bug: Selecting no meeting locks schedule preview scrolling (MantisBT: 0000442).
  • Update: Confusing schedule read-out (MantisBT: 0000435).
  • Update: Printing S-89 assignment slips (MantisBT: 0000417).
  • Bug: Change behaviour of the escape button from the student screen (MantisBT: 0000431).
  • Update: Monthly Workbook data in Bulgarian now supported (thankyou to our volunteer!).
  • Update: Monthly Workbook data in Indonesian now supported (thankyou to our volunteer!).
  • Update: When selecting students for the bible reading (MantisBT: 0000425).
  • Update: Add support for copy to clipboard (MantisBT: 0000422).
  • Update: Implement Page Setup menu item (MantisBT: 0000423).
  • Update: Make the student selection aware of what the user types (MantisBT: 0000424).
  • Bug: Student assignment "type" and downloading workbook data with F6 (MantisBT: 0000418).
  • Update: Regular reports are now shown right-to-left when set to Arabic.
  • Language: Partial translation of Indonesian (thankyou to our translator!).
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for  (MantisBT: 0000383):

    - Croatian
    - German
    - Italian
    - Russian
    - Turkish

  • Translation: Songs #140, #141, #142 provided for  (MantisBT: 0000364):

    - Bulgarian

Version 16.0.1 - 2016 Edition (23rd November 2015)

  • Update: Christian Life and Ministry editor (help documentation to be written)
  • Language: Partial translation in Arabic (thankyou to our translator!)
  • Translation: Songs #143, #144, #145 provided for:

    - French
    - Spanish
    - Tagalog
    - Ukrainian
  • Translation: Songs #140, #141, #142 provided for:

    - Croatian
    - Finnish
    - Portuguese

Version 15.0.9 - 2015 Edition (25th August 2015)

  • Translation: Songs #140, #141, #142 provided for:

    - Afrikaans
    - Albanian
    - Danish
    - French
    - German
    - Greek
    - Polish
    - Romanian
    - Russian
    - Slovenian
    - Twi

Version 15.0.8 - 2015 Edition (20th July 2015)

  • Update: Minimum TMS Explorer version must now be 15.0.0.16.
  • Update: The TMS review reader is now transferred from TMS Explorer  (MantisBT: 0000371).
    - It can also be specified manually.
    - It is also sent to the Google calendar.
    - There are two new CSS classes:

       > textTMSreview-reader-label
       > textTMSreview-reader

  • Translation: Changed term in Spanish from Cantico to Cancion.
  • Translation: Songs #140, #141, #142 provided for:

    - Chinese
    - Dutch
    - Haitian Creole
    - Spanish
    - Tagalog
    - Turkish
    - Ukrainian

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 15.0.7 - 2015 Edition (1st June 2015)

  • Update: Monthly theme bugs (MantisBT: 0000362).
  • Update: The choice for those responsible for the acoustics (MantisBT: 0000363).
  • Translation: Songs #140, #141, #142 provided for:

    - Italian
    - Swahili
    - Swedish

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 15.0.6 - 2015 Edition (25th April 2015)

  • Translation: Song #139 provided for:

    - Albanian
    - Chinese (Simplified)
    - Czech
    - Danish
    - Estonian
    - Finnish
    - French
    - Haitian Creole
    - Malagasy
    - Portuguese Brazil
    - Romanian
    - Swahili
    - Tagalog
    - Turkish
    - Twi

Version 15.0.5 - 2015 Edition (16th April 2015)

  • Update: Add support for monthly theme to the editor (MantisBT: 0000357).
  • Translation: Song #139 provided for:

    - Afrikaans
    - Bulgarian
    - Croatian
    - German
    - Greek
    - Italian
    - Polish
    - Russian
    - Slovenian
    - Spanish
    - Swedish
    - Ukranian

Version 15.0.4 - 2015 Edition (5th April 2015)

  • Update: Song #140, #141 and #142 added in English.

Version 15.0.3 - 2015 Edition (1st March 2015)

  • Update: Demonstration detail separator (MantisBT: 0000356).

Version 15.0.2 - 2015 Edition (18th February 2015)

  • Update: Song #139 added in English.

Version 15.0.1 - 2015 Edition (9th January 2015)

  • Update: Exporting the volunteer KM data (MantisBT: 0000349).
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 15.0.0 - 2015 Edition (6th January 2015)

Version 14.1.1 - 2014 Edition (20th December 2014)

  • Update: Demonstration Details - Oldest on top. (MantisBT: 0000281).
  • Update: Possibility of customizing the default location of the meeting. (MantisBT: 0000315).
  • Update: Update default Special event option. (MantisBT: 0000327).
  • Update: SM Automatic Schedule Download within application - TWI. (MantisBT: 0000336).
  • Update: Can't enter a special event title beyond the width of the dropdown list. (MantisBT: 0000338).
  • Update: Songs #136, #137, #138 added for several more languages.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 14.1.0 - 2014 Edition (5th December 2014)

  • Update: Remove the CBS data from the calendar item. (MantisBT: 0000322).
  • Update: Add keyboard shortcut for saving SRR files. (MantisBT: 0000328).
  • Bug: Google Calendar Synchronisation (Not in UNICODE). (MantisBT: 0000330).

Version 14.0.9 - 2014 Edition (26th November 2014)

  • Bug: Bug for Sound Rota - Google Calendar entries. (MantisBT: 0000323).
  • Update: Google Calendar and Apply Button - it has been removed. (MantisBT: 0000325).
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 14.0.8 - 2014 Edition (21st November 2014)

  • Update: Selecting song 0 automatically adjusts the Service Meeting start time by 30 minutes.
  • Update: Added support for Google Calendar v3 interface.
    Thanks to Konrad Walsh for his support with this!
    - All Google Calendar users will have to run the authorization process!
  • Bug: Calendar Entries Titles Do not reflect purpose (MantisBT: 0000285).
  • Update: Meeting time registration (MantisBT: 0000311).
    - Meeting Time setting removed from Service Meeting options.
    - Meeting Time settings removed from Send to Microsoft Outlook.
    - Meeting Time settings removed from Google Calendar options.
    - Meeting Time settings added to General Program options.
  • Bug (beta testing): Meeting-time start sync (MantisBT: 0000312).
  • Bug (beta testing): Contents of calendar sync shows without linefeed on mobile / tablet devices (MantisBT: 0000313).
  • Bug (beta testing): Special events don't sync (MantisBT: 0000314).
  • Bug: Double quotes on Google Calendar (MantisBT: 0000316).
  • Update: Improved CSS support for selectively showing TMS data on the schedule (MantisBT: 0000317).
    rowTMScontainer
  • Bug: Stripping the html-tags (MantisBT: 0000319).
  • Bug (beta testing): Make the Google-calendar item of a special event follow normal start and end 'time' (MantisBT: 0000321).

Version 14.0.7 - 2014 Edition (31st October 2014)

  • Bug: Options - parameters - style - don't change (MantisBT: 0000306).
  • Bug: Can't save MSA report (MantisBT: 0000307).
  • Update: Songs #136, #137 and #138 added to Service Meeting Editor:

    - Danish
    - Estonian
    - Haitian Creole
    - Polish
    - Slovenian
    - Spanish
    - Swedish
    - Twi
    - Ukranian

Version 14.0.6 - 2014 Edition (9th October 2014)

  • Update: Songs #136, #137 and #138 added to Service Meeting Editor (English only).

Version 14.0.5 - 2014 Edition (17th September 2014)

  • Bug: Trouble Assigning Demos, Interviews, and soliloquies (MantisBT: Forum topic 916).

Version 14.0.4 - 2014 Edition (4th September 2014)

  • Bug: Error on schedule preview (MantisBT: Forum topic 683).
  • Language: Malagasy (including Kingdom Ministry data).

Version 14.0.3 - 2014 Edition (26th August 2014)

  • Bug: Won't update google calender  (MantisBT: 0000291).

Version 14.0.2 - 2014 Edition (4th April 2014)

  • Bug: Not importing TMS Explorer data (Forum: Topic 880).

Version 14.0.1 - 2014 Edition (15th February 2014)

  • Bug: Demonstration information (MantisBT: 0000273).

Version 14.0.0 - 2014 Edition (1st February 2014)

Version 13.0.6 - 2013 Edition (13th December 2013)

  • Bug: Theocratic Ministry School Information missing on Service Meeting Report (Forum: topic)

Version 13.0.5 - 2013 Edition (31st October 2013)

Version 13.0.4 - 2013 Edition (23rd September 2013)

  • Update: Kingdom Ministry data in Portuguese (USA) (MantisBT: 0000244).
  • Bug: TMS Explorer data in Ukranian was not showing correctly in the service meeting editor (MantisBT: 0000245).

Version 13.0.3 - 2013 Edition (no release date)

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 13.0.2 - 2013 Edition (released 19th April 2013)

  • Language: Bulgarian

Version 13.0.1 - 2013 Edition (released 1st March 2013)

  • Update: Add / edit Theocratic Ministry School assignments manually.
  • Bug: You can now use " and & characters when you Customize Lists.
    For example: "Take as a Pattern the Prophets - [Name]"
  • Update: Add Insert Date to Customize Lists window  (MantisBT: 0000186).
    For example: Ideas for Offering the Magazines in $M2
  • Update: Add .textMethodNewlinePrefix class so that you can insert a new line before the method on the service meeting schedules. (MantisBT: 0000184).

    If you are already using your own CSS file then please add this into it:

    /*-----------------------------------------**
    ** Prefix "method" with newline character  **
    **-----------------------------------------*/
      .textMethodNewlinePrefix{
      /* comment out to display the newline character */
      /* display:none; */
    }
  • Internal: Updated ZipArchive Library from 4.1.2 to 4.5.0.
  • Bug: Output for MSA doesn't match the Print Preview (MantisBT: 0000181).

    Please click on the MantisBT links to read about the changes made to the program.

Version 13.0.0 - 2013 Edition (released 15th February 2013)

  • Language: Greek
  • Bug: When performing Check for Update (MantisBT: 0000157).
  • Bug: Brothers' Exclusions are not preserved (MantisBT: 0000167).
  • Bug: Multiple events created for a meeting in Google Calendar (MantisBT: 0000168).
  • Bug: Report Column Alignment (MantisBT: 0000169).
  • Bug: Backup up settings (MantisBT: 0000171).
  • Bug: Weekend Meeting Details for Google Calendar (MantisBT: 0000173).
    Note: The meeting duration is now set to 1h 45min so you will need to adjust your meeting time.
  • Bug: Error reading brother availability BIN file on x64 systems (MantisBT: 0000174).

    Please click on the MantisBT links to read about the changes made to the program.

Version 12.0.9 - 2012 Edition (released 17th December 2012)

  • Language: Kingdom Ministry data in Ukrainian.

Version 12.0.8 - 2012 Edition (released 1st November 2012)

  • Update: CBS reader conflict (MantisBT: 0000142).
  • Update: Time shown on left of first part on service meeting (MantisBT: 0000081).
  • Language: Romanian (work still in progress)

    Please click on the MantisBT links to read about the changes made to the program.

Version 12.0.7 - 2012 Edition (released 20th September 2012)

  • Bug: Meeting time is incorrectly calculated (MantisBT: 0000085).
  • Update: English (NZ) schedule data now internally uses the English (AUS) data instead.
  • Update: BH brother in highlight brother option (MantisBT: 0000080).
  • Update: Bible highlight (on Show Conflicting Assignments)  (MantisBT: 0000079).
  • Update: Bible highlight (on Quick Summary of Assignments) (MantisBT: 0000074).
  • Update: Make the program "multi-user" (MantisBT: 0000071).
  • Bug: Boxes re-size but are not remembered by MSA (MantisBT: 0000073).
  • Bug: Cannot change font type of brothers in css style sheets (MantisBT: 0000069).

    Please click on the MantisBT links to read about the changes made to the program.

Version 12.0.6 - 2012 Edition (released 1st July 2012)

  • Update: Congregation Bible Study now set to 30 minutes duration (from September 3rd, 2012 onwards).
  • Update: Service Meeting start time is now defaulted to 20:05.
               
     - existing users have to adjust the start time manually (see Service Meeting Options help topic).
  • Update: Number of service meeting items now defaults to 3 (each 10 minutes long).
  • Update: Date variables can now be used for any custom themes.
               
    Example: Ideas for Offering the Magazines in $M2
               
    See Headings (Title Variables) help topic for details about date variables.
  • Update: Added Prompt to synchronize to your Google calendar when saving reports to Google settings (MantisBT: 0000062).

    Please click on the MantisBT links to read about the changes made to the program.

Version 12.0.5 - 2012 Edition (released 1st June 2012)

  • Language: Estonian.

Version 12.0.4 - 2012 Edition (released 1st May 2012)

  • Language: Kingdom Ministry data in English (Australian).

Version 12.0.3 - 2012 Edition (released 1st March 2012)

  • Language: Kingdom Ministry data in Afrikaans.

Version 12.0.2 - 2012 Edition (released 2nd February 2012)

  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.

Version 12.0.1 - 2012 Edition (released 1st February 2012)

  • Update: Song and Concluding Prayer separation (MantisBT: 0000031).
    - This also includes Conductor and Reader separation.
    - Three new CSS classes created (you must copy these classes into any customized CSS files that you are using):

    .cellReaderCBS {
        text-align: right ;
    }

    .cellConductorCBS {
        text-align: right ;
    }

    .cellPrayer {
        text-align: right ;
    }
  • Bug: Cannot change default item in announcements ministry field (MantisBT: 0000032).

Version 12.0.0 - 2012 Edition (released 9th January 2012)

  • Update: Include Service Meeting notes in Google calendar entry (MantisBT: 0000030).

Version 11.3.7 - 2011 Edition (released 31st December 2011)

  • Update: Provide Theocratic Ministry School information manually (MantisBT: 0000027).
  • Update: New classes added to CSS files for Theocratic Ministry School information. See the default CSS files for examples.
    - You can now selectively display each row: rowTMSinfoHighlights, rowTMSinfoMaterial
    - You can now display [ ... ] around the bible highlights: textBracket

Version 11.3.6 - 2011 Edition (released 11th November 2011)

  • Update: Opening Meeting Schedule Assistant From Public Talks 64-bit was opening the 32-bit edition  (MantisBT: 0000023).
  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.

Version 11.3.5 - 2011 Edition (released 1st November 2011)

  • Update: Implemented 64-bit edition (requires 64-bit ODBC drivers for Public Talks synchronization).
  • Update: The type of meeting is now set when using Insert Meeting (MantisBT: 0000013).
  • Update: Implemented Google Calendar support.
  • Language: Swahili
  • Language: Kingdom Ministry data in Swahili

Version 11.3.4 - 2011 Edition (released 25th September 2011)

Version 11.3.3 - 2011 Edition (released 1st May 2011)

  • Update: Changed the Offer of the Month edit box into a dynamic droplist on the Field Ministry dialogue (used with Announcement Sheet editor).
  • Update: Changed the Conductor edit box into a dynamic droplist on the Field Ministry dialogue (used with Announcement Sheet editor).
  • Update: Press F9 function key inside Service Meeting editor to update all Public Talk information.
  • Language: Tagalog is now up to date again. Thank you to our new translator!

Version 11.3.2 - 2011 Edition (released 15th April 2011)

  • Language: Twi
  • Language: Kingdom Ministry data in French

Version 11.3.1 - 2011 Edition (released 1st March 2011)

  • Microsoft Access Runtime bit mode setting removed from program preferences.
  • Updated Public Talks synchronization (supports Public Talks version 11.2.0 or higher).

Version 11.3.0 - 2011 Edition (released 26th January 2011)

  • Update: Afrikaans "Sing to Jehovah" song titles.
  • Language Implemented: Turkish

Version 11.2.2 - 2011 Edition (released 16th December 2010)

  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.

Version 11.2.1 - 2011 Edition (released 13th December 2010)

  • Update: Automatically include Public Talk details on service meeting schedules for the chosen date range. Public Talks and Microsoft Access 2010 or higher (or the 2010 runtime) software must be installed for this feature to work.

  • Bug: Opening saved service meeting report (SMR) files fixed.

  • Bug: DatabaseUtility (used for importing from the Public Talks database) needed to have a dedicated 32bit edition of the utility. The existing would fail when you have 64 bit operating system and 32 bit Microsoft Access (or runtime). The program Options dialogue has a new setting to let you change this mode.

Version 11.1.0 - 2011 Edition (released 3rd December 2010)

  • Update: The Announcement Sheet information is now fully customizable.

Version 11.0.0 - 2011 Edition (released 17th November 2010)

  • Update: Changed name from SoundRota to Meeting Schedule Assistant.

    Existing users must:

    1. Backup settings
    2. Uninstall SoundRota
    3. Install Meeting Schedule Assistant
    4. Restore settings

  • Update: Added ❑ symbol to the Announcement Sheet for some of the headings each itemised announcement.

    The idea behind this change is so that the brother handling announcements can tick off each item as he goes. Thus nothing important gets missed!

  • Update: Added textSquarePrefix CSS class.

    This is used on Service Meeting schedules to display a small square symbol (❑) in certain locations. For example:

    Square symbol

    It is not displayed by default. So you will need to modify the new class provided (textSquarePrefix) to display it. See the Style Sheets help topic for more information about CSS.

  • Update: Service Meeting editor Show conflicting assignments implemented.
  • Update: Watchtower Conductor added to the Public Talk dialogue.
  • Update: Include Public Talk details (from Announcement Sheets) on Service Meeting schedule.

    A new set of CSS classes have been included to allow you to customize the details.

  • Update: Service Meeting schedules now displays the wording Theocratic Ministry School Review
    when appropriate (if you are including details from TMS Explorer).
  • Update: Added textTMSreview CSS class (for schedule formatting of the new text described above).
  • Update: Added textSchoolAudience CSS class (for displaying the audience for the second and third schools).
  • Update: Personal Copy: Name is now shown at the top of regular reports.
  • Update: Exclude prayer-only brothers when creating personal Service Meeting schedules.
  • Update: Implemented Service Meeting page break options.
  • Update: Implemented Filter facility on Assignment History dialogue.
  • Internal: Updated ZipArchive Library from 4.0.1 to 4.1.0.

Version 10.6.0 - 2010 Edition (released 18th October 2010)

  • Update: Service Meeting methods now match those specified
    in the September 2010 Kingdom Ministry.

Version 10.5.0 - 2010 Edition (released 1st September 2010)

  • Language Implemented: Chinese Simplified
  • Language Implemented: Croatian

Version 10.4.2 - 2010 Edition (released 7th July 2010)

  • Update: Changes have been made to the installer. There is now an option to run the Microsoft Outlook Interface installer. You need to say yes to this option if you want to send information to Microsoft Outlook. Also, you will be asked about running it's uninstaller should you choose to remove Meeting Schedule Assistant. Please understand that both Meeting Schedule Assistant and Public Talks use the same Microsoft Outlook Interface.

    Please be aware that all 10.4.x users should backup their settings (File menu) and uninstall Meeting Schedule Assistant prior to running this installer. The same is true of Public Talks (File|Transfer to another PC) installs. This way you will ensure that you have clean installations and the correct setup. Sorry for any inconveniance caused.

Version 10.4.1 - 2010 Edition (released 1st June 2010)

  • Bug: Send to Microsoft Outlook detected version number incorrectly for some languages.
    Specifically, languages where the period (.) was not the decimal separator character.

Version 10.4.0 - 2010 Edition (released 31st May 2010)

  • Update: Microsoft Outlook synchronization is now internal to Meeting Schedule Assistant:

    - Send to Microsoft Outlook from within the Service Meeting editor.
    - Send to Microsoft Outlook from within the regular editor.
    - Send to Microsoft Outlook from the Meeting Schedule Assistant File menu.

    There are one or two requirements that must be met for this utility to operate.

Version 10.3.0 - 2010 Edition (released 21st April 2010)

  • Update: Added Service Meeting CSS class textTalkHash to hide the # prefix.
  • Update: Assignment history includes additional information.
  • Bug: Assignment history counts were incorrect.

Version 10.2.6 - 2010 Edition (released 25th March 2010)

  • Bug: Restore Settings did not update the registry.

Version 10.2.5 - 2010 Edition (released 21st March 2010)

  • Update: French "Sing to Jehovah" song titles.

Version 10.2.4 - 2010 Edition (released 15th March 2010)

  • Update: Microsoft Outlook Addin - SM meeting duration used on calendar.
  • Update: Microsoft Outlook Addin - set calendar entries as private.
  • Update: Changed how the column / print order on regular reports is stored.
    Note: Any existing column order data will be reset!
  • Update: Haitian Creole "Sing to Jehovah" song titles.
  • Bug: Memory leaks on Custom Assignments Manager
  • Bug: Apply Changes / Cancel Changes were not getting enabled when you adjusted the custom assignment details and the alignment was not set to left.
  • Bug: You could not delete custom assignments under certain circumstances.

Version 10.2.3 - 2010 Edition (released 25th February 2010)

  • Bug: Fixes to Albanian translation

Version 10.2.2 - 2010 Edition (released 20th February 2010)

  • Language Implemented: Albanian

Version 10.2.1 - 2010 Edition (released 4th February 2010)

  • Update: Russian "Sing to Jehovah" song titles.

Version 10.2.0 - 2010 Edition (released 1st February 2010)

  • Update: Implemented Basic service meeting schedule. This has introduced some new CSS classes:

    - textBulletPrefix (use this class to display a bullet before each theme).
    - textCBS-conductor (use this class to adjust the conductor text style).
    - textCBS-reader (use this class to adjust the reader text style).
    - textSongNumber (use this class to adjust the "Song nnn" text style).
    - textPrayer (use this class to adjust the person opening/closing prayer text style).

    Existing schedules will continue to display as they did before. However if you customized any CSS file then you must add these new classes (atleast the textBulletPrefix one to hide the bullets). The other classes won't be required unless you desire to customize those aspects of the schedule. Please look at the provided CSS files for more information.
  • Bug: All non-Fresh service meeting schedules were including the opening service meeting song in the time slot for the announcements. This seemed confusion and it has now been adjusted to match the actual time slot allocated. The Fresh schedule style continues to include the duration of the song.

Version 10.1.4 - 2010 Edition (released 21st December 2009)

  • Bug: Fixed issue with song titles and opening 2010 SMR files.

Version 10.1.3 - 2010 Edition (released 19th December 2009)

  • Update: Dutch Sing to Jehovah song titles.
  • Update: Quickly save a Service Meeting schedule using CTRL+S
  • Bug: Corruption with saved brother exclusion data.
  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.

Version 10.1.2 - 2010 Edition (released 16th November 2009)

  • Update: Include Theocratic Ministry details option is no longer disabled
                when Include Congregation Bible Study option is unticked.
  • Language Implemented: Afrikaans

Version 10.1.1 - 2010 Edition (released 30th October 2009)

  • Update: Added Personal Copy: xxxxx to service meeting schedule title.
               This was lost when we converted to CSS in version 9.5.0.

Version 10.1.0 - 2010 Edition (released 26th September 2009)

  • Update: Added Sing to Jehovah song titles to Service Meeting editor.
  • Update: New background colour options for regular reports.
  • Bug: Now compatible with TMSExplorer 9.2 (or higher).
  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.

Version 10.0.0 - 2010 Edition (released 28th August 2009)

  • Update: Written new cascade style sheet help topic.
  • Update: highlightRow class added to Cascade Style Sheets.
  • Update: Download schedule information for service meeting schedule in Finnish.
  • Update: Download schedule information for service meeting schedule in Haitian Creole.
  • Update: Congregation Bible Study source material is now included on the editor.
  • Update: Add support for Internet Explorer 8.
  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.
  • Language Implemented: Haitian Creole

Version 9.5.1 - 2009 Edition (released 3rd July 2009)

  • Update: Czech translation completed.
  • Update: Download schedule information for service meeting schedule in German.
  • Internal: Updated ZipArchive Library from 4.0.0 to 4.0.1
  • Language Implemented: Filipino (incomplete)

Version 9.5.0 - 2009 Edition (released 22nd April 2009)

  • Update: Include TMS Explorer details on schedules
  • Update: Exclude assignment from many dates.
  • Update: Service Meeting schedules now use CSS files.
  • Internal: Updated ZipArchive Library from 3.2.0 to 4.0.0
  • Bug: Service Meeting Editor issue resolved.
  • Bug: Backup Settings omitted the schedule INI data files.
  • Language Implemented: Russian

Version 9.4.1 - 2009 Edition (released 24th February 2009)

  • Bug: Export to INI issue resolved (used by SM volunteers).

Version 9.4.0 - 2009 Edition (released 28th January 2009)

  • Update: Save As now remembers the folder location.
  • Update: Auto assign single column feature implemented.
  • Update: Print Column feature implemented.
  • Update: Changed assignment conflict highlight colour to cyan.
  • Update: Help button added to Auto Assign Settings dialogue.
  • Update: Refresh feature added to regular editor.
  • Update: Minor change to Congregation Bible Study text on Service Meeting schedule.
  • Bug: Reading special event data when program starts caused an error message.
  • Bug: Default column headings were always in English for new schedule types.
  • Bug: Export to CSV was not working.

Version 9.3.0 - 2009 Edition (released 1st January 2009)

  • Update: Date Range added to Brothers dialogue.
  • Update: Download schedule information for service meeting schedule.
  • Update: Importing multiple SRR's into 'Outlook'.

Version 9.2.0 - 2009 Edition (released 1st December 2008)

  • Update: Save As File menu item implemented (on both editors).
  • Update: Theocratic Ministry School text can be displayed on service meeting schedules.
  • Update: Report title variables implemented for service meeting schedules:
             $MA1, $MA2, $MC1[...], $MC2[...].
  • Update: Report title variables implemented for regular schedules:
             $MA1, $MA2, $MC1[...], $MC2[...].
  • Update: Insert Date dialogue implemented.
  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.

Version 9.1.0 - 2009 Edition (released 9th November 2008)

  • Update: Changes to Check for Update.
  • Update: Most Recent File list.
  • Update: Assignment history counts.
  • Update: Alarm feature added to Microsoft Outlook addin.
  • Update: Separate months on regular schedules.
  • Update: Automatically display the right month on service meeting schedule titles.
  • Update: Assigned (Separate Pages) added to SM(*) editor HTML dialogue.
  • Bug: Assignment history logic issues.
  • Bug: Outlook Addin purged too many calendar entries.
  • Bug: Minor bug fixes.

Version 9.0.1 - 2009 Edition (released 1st October 2008)

  • Update: Dynamic drop-lists added to Public Talk dialogue.
  • Update: Implemented Assignment History feature.
  • Update: Implemented Congregation Bible Study feature.
  • Update: Show time in 24 hour format on service meeting schedules.
  • Update: Automatically display the right month on report titles.
  • Update: Heading colour feature implemented.
  • Update: See what user defined dates will look like.
  • Update: Implemented undo feature on Add Brothers dialogue.
  • Update: Multiple meetings (with specific assignments) can be inserted using the report editor.
  • Update: Special events on calendar now show in tooltip.
  • Update: Report Editor now uses a menu system.
  • Update: HTML settings now saved with the SMR data file.
  • Update: Added refresh facility to SM(*) editor.
  • Update: Notes highlight colour added to SM Html Settings dialogue.
  • Update: SM now uses a menu system.  The Preview dialogue has been removed.
  • Update: Moved preview to bottom area of SM.
  • Update: Added schedule preview and new defaults option to SM Html Settings dialogue.
  • Update: Report editor now expands the columns to fit the available space when the window is resized or maximized.
  • Update: Custom Assignment Manager dialogue has been slightly redesigned.
  • Update: Headings dialogue has been redesigned.
  • Update: Headings can be edited within the report editor.
  • Update: Exclusions synchronisation feature implemented.
  • Update: Minor changes to Portuguese-Brazil translation.
  • Bug: Installer was resetting column headings to defaults.
  • Bug: Print Preview showing a blank page under certain circumstances.
  • Bug: Select Names dialogue still displayed excluded assignments under certain circumstances.
  • Language Implemented: Ukrainian (by Brother Gennadi Samoluk)

(*)SM: Service Meeting Editor

3.09 (May 2008)

  • Update: Upgraded compiler to Visual Studio 2005. Windows 2000 is now the minimum platform supported.
  • Update: Converted application to Unicode.
  • Update: Removed Tip for the Day feature.
  • Update: Minor changes to Spanish translation.

3.08 (April 2008)

  • Update: Column heading alignment.
  • Update: Availability Report implemented.
  • Update: Custom colours can be selected.
  • Bug: Saved SRR reports not applying exclusions.

3.07 (April 2008)

  • Update: Exclude assignment for date.
  • Update: Restore settings now prompts to restart Meeting Schedule Assistant.

3.06 (March 2008)

  • Bug: Delete Meeting on Service Meeting editor.
  • Bug: Finnish translation was not implemented for Outlook Addin.
  • Update: Announcement Sheet font size feature implemented.
  • Update: Starting Day of Ministry Week feature implemented.
  • Language Implemented: Danish.

3.05 (February 2008)

  • Bug: Backup Settings (saving the registry).
  • Bug: Saving Announcement sheet data in SMR file.
  • Update: Adjust column order feature implemented.
  • Update: Export Brothers Report to CSV file.
  • Internal: Updated ZipArchive Library from 2.4.8 to 3.2.0

3.04 (November 2007)

  • Update: Add Brothers Import feature now looks at user app data folder for database.  Public Talks 2.05 or higher must be installed for this feature to work.
  • Update: Administrator privileges are no longer required ** PLEASE READ! **.
  • Bug: Service Meeting editor did not behave correctly when navigating the dates list using the arrow keys.

3.03 (October 2007)

  • Update: Vista compatibility changes ** PLEASE READ! **
  • Update: Duty Slips (Set highlight to "All" or "Selected" on report dialogue)
  • Language Implemented: Finnish.

3.02 (July 2007)

  • Bug: Excluded names were being included in dropdown lists when the report dialogue was being displayed.
  • Bug: Excluded names were sometimes still being used during the auto-assign process.
  • Update: Announcements Sheet feature implemented.
  • Update: Service Meeting schedule HTML options now list all installed true type fonts.
  • Language Implemented: Slovenian.
  • Language Implemented: Czech.

3.01 (May 2007)

  • Bug: The HTML print preview page selection controls were being cropped off (Internet Explorer 7).
  • Bug: Sometimes the report HTML preview was out of synchronization with the report settings.
  • Bug: Excluding custom assignments from specific meetings caused some of the cells to become un-editable on the regular reports.
  • Bug: When you saved a service meeting schedule and then tried to close the dialogue you were informed that the file had not been saved.
  • Bug: When a brother was set as being unavailable for a certain date, under certain circumstances his name was subsequently unavailable for all service meeting items on all dates.
  • Bug: Service meeting schedule column widths needed slight adjustment to provide better formatting when opening the file in Microsoft Word.
  • Bug: Page breaks for multi-service meeting schedules behaved incorrectly when the file was opened in Microsoft Word.
  • Bug: Closing song numbers were showing incorrectly on service meeting schedules.
  • Bug: Minor changes to the syntax of the service meeting HTML file output.
  • Update: The service meeting item details are now vertically aligned to the first line of text of each service meeting item.  Previously, they were centred vertically and the schedule was harder to read when you had a theme/method that had word-wrapped.
  • Update: The service meeting editor now has an embedded schedule preview that updates as you click the meeting dates.
  • Update: You can now select opening song 0.  This excludes the song row from the schedule and will not add 5 minutes the meeting start time.  This is useful for the Circuit Visit.
  • Update: You can now exclude ending times from the service meeting schedules.
  • Update: Meeting Schedule Assistant Addin now supports service meeting schedules.
  • Update: Brothers can be excluded from specific assignments on regular reports.
  • Update: Improved the way the Public Talks database is opened (Import Brothers).  This should stop the "missing JET driver error" from displaying for certain users.
  • Language Implemented: Swedish (thanks to Brother Patrick Bohman)

3.00 (March 2007)

  • Update: Print Preview (HTML) on Report dialogue implemented.
  • Update: Custom assignments can be excluded from specific meetings.
  • Update: Brother availability shows full set of dates.
  • Update: New Service Meeting Scheduler implemented.
  • Update: Moved Language setting onto Options menu.

2.12 (January 2007)

  • Update: Check for Update implemented.

2.11 (November 2006)

  • Update: Specify notes for each brother.  These are included on Brothers Report.
  • Update: HTML Print Preview now switches on Background Printing automatically.
  • Bug: Could not delete a brother under certain circumstances.  Now fixed.

2.10 (November 2006)

  • Update: Import names from Public Talks.
  • Update: Additional meetings can be inserted automatically.
  • Update: Adding custom assignment is now in a popup dialogue.

2.00 (October 2006)

  • Bug: Could not set 4 microphone handlers.  Now fixed.
  • Bug: Memory leak when reading Special Events during program start-up.  Now fixed.
  • Typo:  German translation revised.
  • Update: Footer is no longer included when printing schedules.
  • Update: Increased maximum number of Microphone handlers to 6.
  • Update: Export to Comma Separated Values (CSV) implemented.
  • Update: Assignments dropdown list now alphabetically sorted on Brothers dialogue.
  • Update: Set the number of sound servants to 0 on the options dialogue.
            You must re-specify the number of sound servants because of this change.
  • Update: Implemented Custom Assignments.
  • Update: Implemented Schedule Types.
  • Update: Implemented Brother Report.
  • Update: Implemented Select Starting Names.
  • Update: Implemented Exclude Assignments during Auto-Assign.
  • Update: You can now add several brothers to an assignment at the same time.
  • Update: Several predefined custom date styles are now available in a dropdown list.
  • Update: Brothers are now listed alphabetically on Brothers dialogue.
  • Update: Custom dates will show in the same language as the program.
  • Update: Days of the week on the Options dialogue are now listed in the same language as the program.
  • Language Implemented: Portuguese (thanks to Brother Fabio Gamer)
  • Language Implemented: Dutch (thanks to Brother Remy Molenaar)

1.20 (July 2006)

  • A Tip of the Day feature has been added to the program.
  • You can now include an optional set of notes on each schedule.
  • You are now warned when you attempt to close a schedule which has not been saved.
  • Creating a report when you had no brother data caused the program to crash.  Now fixed.
  • If you right-clicked the date for a special event, the state of the popup menu items was not correct.  Now fixed.
  • Some text has been added to the report dialogue to remind you about the right-click popup features.
  • You can no longer duplicate an existing date when inserting a meeting into the schedule.
  • Text sizes were not being assigned correctly when exporting to HTML.  Now fixed.
  • You can now automatically check for conflicts when using Auto Assign.
  • When checking for conflicts, the first conflict found is made visible to the user (since it might be off screen).
  • The Font option has been removed from the report dialogue.  Export to HTML if you need to change font settings.
  • Export Settings button has been added to the report dialogue.
  • Schedules can now be printed or exported for a selected list of brothers.  See help for full details.
  • The Highlight Brother list of names was sorted incorrectly when opening a saved report.  Now fixed.
  • A Special Events manager has been implemented.  These events will automatically display on new schedules.
  • Minimizing the Report dialogue will now also minimize the main application window.
  • You can now set the number of mike handlers to 0 on the options dialogue.  You must re-specify the number of mike users because of this change.
  • You can now set the number of attendants to 0 on the options dialogue.  You must re-specify the number of attendants because of this change.
  • Re-organized the Contents of this online help file.
  • Notice Board option added to report dialogue.   A schedule with no highlighting will be generated when printing or exporting in either advanced mode.
  • You can now delete any meeting from the report.
  • New setting for automatically showing notes has been added to the Options dialogue.
  • Events that are manually added or deleted from a report are now added to / deleted from the new Special Events list.
  • Print Preview added to the Export Settings dialogue.
  • Exporting as Literal now lets the system decide column widths.  This setting will avoid word-wrapping if possible.

1.13 (May 2006)

  • French interface has been added to the program. See the Options dialogue. Thanks to Bro. Patrice Touhami in providing the translations for this.

1.12 (March 2006)

  • The Automatic Assign feature has been completely rewritten.  The choice of assignment is now much better and more evenly shared between the brothers.
  • You can now swap two brothers assignments.  Select the two brothers using CTRL + left mouse click, then right-click on the grid to display the popup menu and select Swap Brothers.

1.11 (March 2006)

  • Minor bug fixes.

1.10 (February 2006)

  • There was a bug on the Options dialogue.  If you changed the report mode, the day controls were not changing.  I do not know how this bug slipped in!  It should be resolved now.
  • The Add / Modify Brother dialogue has been revised.  The two availability check boxes have now been removed.  The edit control has been changed into an edit / dropdown list.  For example, you have already added Brother Brown to the sound assignment list.  You now want to add him to the Microphone assignment list.  Instead of typing Brother Brown again, you can simply select him from the dropdown list.  The dropdown list contains all the brothers for all assignments.   This should make it simpler to populate brother data.
  • The Brothers dialogue has had a big overhaul:
     
    • The two availability check boxes now apply for the brother across all assignments.  Previously, you could have unique availability of an assignment by assignment basis.  This change makes the program easier to manage and simpler to use.
    • A new availability date list has been added.  You can uncheck any other dates that a brother is not available for.  This is in addition to the two availability check options that already exist.  Thus a brother can be removed from being displayed on schedules for certain dates.  If  the custom date format is specified on the Options dialogue, then the dates in the list will honour that format.
       
  • The Report dialogue has been revised:
     
    • Because of the new date exclusion functionality that has been implemented, each dropdown list has been modified to obey this new information.  So each cell can potentially show a different list of names.
    • Likewise, the Auto Assign functionality has been enhanced.  So excluded brothers will not be used during automatic assigning.
    • Also, a Not Available list has been implemented.  As you select a row in the schedule, the list updates to remind you who is not available.
       
  • A minimize button has been added to the main Meeting Schedule Assistant dialogue.
  • A new option has been added to the Report Select Brother dropdown combo.  It is called All (Separate Pages).  When this option is selected, an individual report will be generated for each brother with his assignments highlighted.  This setting thus affects printing and exporting to HTML.
  • The Delete Brother option on the Brothers dialogue has been improved.  You are now presented with a popup message box asking you to confirm his deletion and whether you want him deleted from all assignments.
  • The Backup/Restore has been changed to use a ZIP archive.  This will contain the registry and the brothers exclusion date information.

1.9 (January 2006)

  • Importing appointments using Meeting Schedule Assistant Addin was using the wrong times under certain circumstances. This has now been resolved.
  • The help system stated that the meeting times were stored (Meeting Schedule Assistant Addin).  However I forgot to implement it!  Oops!  The meeting times are now remembered in the registry.  You only have to set them once now!
  • There was a bug with the Clear All operation.  It was not purging all entries and you had to repeatedly click the button to completely remove all entries from the calendar.  This has now been resolved.
  • The Brothers dialogue has been revised.  You can now change a brothers name.  Previously, you had to delete the entry from each affected assignment list and add the new entry to each affected assignment list.  This is now done automatically.
  • The Report dialogue has been revised.  You can also double-click each cell to go into edit mode and you can type in whatever text you like.  This might be useful if you want to add a random brothers name (not on the dropdown list) or if you want to clear the cell contents.  Click another cell, or press the Enter key to leave the edit mode.  Press the Escape key to abort any changes made to the cell.

1.8 (December 2005)

  • Polish interface has been added to the program. See the Options dialogue. Thanks to Bro. Grzegorz S. (gregsid) in providing the translations for this.
  • The report title was being displayed correctly on exported HTML reports but was not displaying on printed reports.  This has now been resolved.

1.7 (November 2005)

  • A Spanish interface has been added to the program. See the Options dialogue. Thanks to Bro. JC Covarrubias in providing the translations for this.
  • A Italian interface has been added to the program. See the Options dialogue. Thanks to Bro. Gian Gozzoli in providing the translations for this.

1.6 (October 2005)

  • You can now set Special Events in the schedule.  Additional information can be found in the Reports help topic.
  • You can now import saved Meeting Schedule Assistant schedule files into Microsoft Outlook's calendar.  This is done by using the dedicated Meeting Schedule Assistant Microsoft Outlook Addin.  Additional information can be found in the Meeting Schedule Assistant Addin help topic.
  • The Meeting Schedule Assistant dialogue has been revised.  All the buttons have been moved into a new menu system and the two date controls have been changed into full calendars.  The Brother Data button has been renamed as Brothers and is now on the Options dialogue.
  • You can now backup and restore all program settings, including all the brother data you have setup.  This can be done from the Meeting Schedule Assistant File menu.

1.5 (September 2005)

  • A German interface has been added to the program. See the Options dialogue. Thanks to Bro. Stephen Strauch in providing the translations for this. If you are in a position to provide translations into other languages, please let me know.
  • Context help has been changed into multi-line balloon style tooltips. It was felt that this would be an enhancement to the program. They can be switched off on the Options dialogue.
  • Support has been added for Attendants. You can cater for up to 4 attendants.
  • The Report dialogue is now resizable so you can get a greater viewing area. This window size and position gets remembered.
  • There is a new option to avoid back to back assignments.  This can be changed on the Report dialogue by pressing the Auto Assign settings button.
  • There is a new option to assign the sound servant for a fixed number of meetings in a row.  This can also be changed on the Report dialogue by pressing the Auto Assign settings button.
  • You can now highlight any conflicts of assignment.  See the Show Conflicts button on the Report dialogue.
  • You can now generate reports in a Weekly mode.  See the Options dialogue for details.
  • Hyperlinks to the website, support forum and support email address have been added to the About dialogue box.  This can be display by clicking on the main programs system menu (the icon in the top left corner of the title bar).

1.4 (May 2005)

  • You can now change how dates are displayed on the reports.  See the Options dialogue.
  • You can now insert a new meeting date into an existing report.

1.3 (April 2005)

  • You can now specify how many sound users there are.  See the Options dialogue.
  • You can now change the way the schedule is exported to HTML.  A new Export Settings dialogue has been added to allow to to change how the file is generated.
  • The File dialogues now display the Places Bar.  This is the set of shortcuts to the Desktop etc..
  • Minor bug fixes.

1.2 (September 2003)

  • You can now specify all the headings for all the columns on the report printout.
  • You can now choose to exclude the Platform and / or Platform Mike columns from the report.
  • You can now Save a report and Open it again later for modification.
  • You can now Export a report to HTML (which can be opened by Microsoft Word).
  • You can now automatically fill in the schedule instead of doing it manually.
  • The help system has been completely revised.

1.1(May 2003)

  • An option has been added to the options dialogue to set the heading for the report printout.
  • A new column has been added to the report for Platform Mike.