Meeting Schedule Assistant v19.1.4 is now available

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I am pleased to announce that there is a new version of Meeting Schedule Assistant now available.

At the moment we are awaiting the following translations:

  • Danish
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Japanese

Our translators will provide these as soon as their circumstances permit and the download will be updated accordingly.

Preview in Browser

The Preview in Browser feature has been improved. You can now view the current schedule in several different internet browsers (if they are installed):

Preview in Browser Menu
Preview in Browser Menu

At the moment the following browsers are supported:

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera

We support external browsers because some users use ultra high definition monitors and the internal viewer does not print out correctly.

Sometimes the page-breaks are not honoured when you use an external browser. If this happens then you might have to make a slight adjustment to your XSL Template.

Monthly Volunteers – Gmail Users

In version 19.1.3 I informed all Gmail Monthly Volunteers that they had to adjust their Google profile and allow less secure apps.

A new DLL have been developed that uses the Gmail API and this means that this limitation no longer applies. The Email Settings window has been adapted for Gmail users:

Email Settings Window
Updated Email Settings Window

An updated help topic has been provided that takes you through the authorisation process.

The new “MSA Tools GMail Interface” consent screen is still being verified by Google. As a result is shows up as unverified. This is documented in the help topic.

Auxiliary Classes During Circuit Visit

The Life and Ministry Meeting Instructions (S-38) state:

10. Visit of Circuit Overseer: When the congregation has the visit of the circuit overseer, the program should proceed as described in the Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook with the following exceptions: The Congregation Bible Study portion of the Living as Christians section will be replaced with a 30-minute service talk given by the circuit overseer. Prior to the service talk, the Life and Ministry Meeting chairman will review the program just held, preview the next week’s program, make any necessary announcements, read any necessary letters, and then introduce the circuit overseer. After the service talk, the circuit overseer will conclude the meeting with a song of his choice. No auxiliary classes in the language of the congregation should be held during the visit of the circuit overseer. A foreign-language group may hold its meetings even when the circuit overseer is visiting the host congregation. However, the group should rejoin the host congregation for the circuit overseer’s service talk.

As a result, you can now assign students in the auxiliary classrooms during the visit of the Circuit Overseer. This new flexibility only applies when you are using the Foreign-Language Group mode.

Foreign-Language Group Special Events

Each Special Event can now be attached to a Foreign-Language Group:

Special Events Manager
Special Events Manager

This is because the group will have its own events. For example:

  • Circuit Assemblies
  • Circuit Overseer Visits
  • Regional Conventions

This setting is taken into account when you create a new schedule with the Midweek Editor.

Latest Download

Meeting Schedule Assistant
Meeting Schedule Assistant

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11

Deprecated Operating Systems

These operating systems are no longer supported:

  • Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows 8.1

You can still download the last supported version of Meeting Schedule Assistant (which was 23.1.0) from here. But this version is no longer maintained. You are encouraged to use version 23.1.1 or higher.

Size: 18.9 MB
Version: 24.6.0
Published: 27/03/2024

Setup the software to update automatically or upgrade by using the Check for Update feature from the Help menu.