Meeting Schedule Assistant v18.2.1 is now available


Meeting Schedule Assistant Logo with white background

I am pleased to announce that there is a new version of Meeting Schedule Assistant available. This edition has the following improvements:

Armenian Translation

A brother kindly came forward and offered to implement a partial translation in Armenian. This includes supplying monthly workbook data.

 

French Translation – Revised

It was brought to my attention that the most recent Meeting Workbooks now use Etude Biblique de l’assemblée for the Congregation Bible Study. Our translator has revised the application:

Frech Translation - Congregation Bible StudyCommand Line Switches

It is now possible to add a new command line switch to the application shortcut: /lang=XXX. The value XXX is one of the full translation language codes. This feature has been implemented for our partial translation users. Up until now these users were only able to use English as the primary language. You can now make a new shortcut to the application and add the new command line switch to the target value. For example, using /lang=RUS will enable the program to use Russian as the primary language instead of English.

Meeting Schedule Assistant - Custom Shortcut

Note
As a reminder, this command line switch has been provided primarily for partial translation users who would prefer a full translation of the program in a language other than English as the primary language.

A couple of minor bug fixes have also been resolved so you are encouraged to upgrade.

Latest Download

Meeting Schedule Assistant

Supported operating systems:

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Size: 15.6 MB
Version: 19.0.2
Published: 02/11/2018
(Or use the Check for Update feature available from the Help menu)

Meeting Schedule Assistant v18.2.0 is now available


Meeting Schedule Assistant Logo with white background

I am pleased to announce that there is a new version of Meeting Schedule Assistant available. This edition has some refinements to both editors.

Midweek Editor

Viewing Selected Slips

A new drop-down list has been added to the bottom right of the Midweek Editor. It is only enabled when you are in the slips view mode and the Current Week option is checked. The default setting is All which means that all of the assignment slips are displayed in the editor.

The following window is displayed when you choose Select:

Select Assignment Slips
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The choices that are displayed on this window will change from week to week. You can select each item that you want included.
In addition, you can use the check boxes at the top to quickly select / deselect all items for a given class.
Use this feature when you have already issued the slips and are now making some re-adjustments and only need to print one or two.

Selecting Students

A new column has been added to the Student Selector window. This column is only displayed when you are selecting a student or an assistant:

Student Selector Window
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Custom Student Report

Custom–Student Report

This custom script has been made available for you to use. Here is an example of what to expect:

Custom--Student Report--Sample
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Updating Translations

The script has been provided in:

English
Italian

You will be required to make a minor adjustment to the translations if you want to use it in another language. This is the part of the script that needs updating (lines 19 to 24):

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20
21
22
23
24
<th class="cellSortHeading" id="column-1">Student</th>
<th class="cellSortHeading" id="column-2">Last As Student</th>
<th class="cellSortHeading" id="column-3">Last Bible Reading</th>
<th class="cellSortHeading" id="column-4">Last As Publisher</th>
<th class="cellSortHeading" id="column-5">Last As Talk</th>
<th class="cellSortHeading" id="column-6">Last As Assistant</th>

We can add your script with updated translations into the ZIP file.

Size: 3.69 KB
Version: v1.0.0
Published: 17/07/2018

Assignments Editor

The Assignments Editor has been updated:

Assignments Editor
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It now has a status bar where it provides information about the selected cell:

Meeting date
Meeting type

As a result, some of the controls have been moved over to the right to make better use of the space available.
Also, the progress monitoring (send to Google) has been moved from the title bar down into the new status bar:

Send to Google - Progress Monitoring
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Clipboard Support

Clipboard functionality has been added to the context menu:

Assignments Editor Context Menu
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This comes in useful if you are making manual adjustments to the schedule.

It is your responsibility to ensure the validity of any pasted information.

Latest Download

Meeting Schedule Assistant

Supported operating systems:

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Size: 15.6 MB
Version: 19.0.2
Published: 02/11/2018
(Or use the Check for Update feature available from the Help menu)

Public Talks v18.0.1 is now available

I am pleased to announce that the next version of Public Talks is now available.

New Talk Titles

A few new talk titles have been added already and you can use the Check for New Talks feature. Updates have been made for:

 Afrikaans
 English
 Italian
 Twi

Window Resizing

Some parts of the interface have been updated to support window resizing so that you have more room to work with. This includes saving the window position / state. I have taken the opportunity to update the look and feel of the Maintain Databases window too:

Maintain Databases window
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Please let me know if there are any other windows that you would like to support resizing.

Splash Screen

In addition, the splash screen has been given a new look:

Splash Screen
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A big thank you to our brother who kindly prepared this image for us. Eventually I will review all the help documentation for Public Talks and give it a much needed overhaul.

Latest Download

Public Talks
Size: 25.9 MB
Version: 18.0.1
Published: 22/04/2018
(Or use the Check for Update feature available from the Help menu)