Public Talks v20.0.0 is now available

I am very pleased to announce that there is a new version of Public Talks available to download! This version has a several new features and I would like to thank all of our beta testers.

Using Images with Custom Script Editor

The Insert Image and Location Map features now support additional image formats. You can now use:

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPGJPEG
  • PNG
  • TIFTIFF

Extra Public Talk Information

There have been two refinements here:

  1. You can now indicate if a Public Talk has digital media.
  2. You can now indicate if a Public Talk is temporarily excluded from being assigned. This happens from time to time as instructed by the branch.

As a result, several refinements have been made to the user interface. There is a brief overview:


  • Add / Modify Public Talk
Add / Modify Public Talk
New options to specify in a talk has digital media and if and when it should be excluded from drop-down lists.

  • Add / Edit Home or Away Talk Entry
Add / Edit Home or Away Talk Entry
These windows now indicate if the talk has digital media. Any excluded talks will not be displayed in the drop-down list or talk history list.

  • Talk Requests List
Talk Request List
The Talk Requests List has new icons

The Talk Requests List now has some new icons to provide you with feedback about the talk outlines. Specifically:

  • It shows you if a talk outline has digital media.
  • It shows you if a talk outline has been excluded.

  • Check for New Talks
Check for New Talks
New icon now shown on the Check for New talks window

I should also point out that all the outline dates / digital media status have been reviewed for English. This will be reflected when you use the Check for New Talks feature. I am afraid I do not have the resources to do this review on other supported languages.

The above is an overview of the new features. You can find out more by having a look at the online help.

Outstanding Translations

The following languages still need to be updated:

  • German (now available 28/11/2019)
  • Russian (now available 25/11/2019)
  • Spanish (now available 24/11/2019)
  • Swedish (now available 01/12/2019)

Latest Download

Public Talks
Size: 26.6 MB
Version: 20.0.0
Published: 23/11/2019

You can also upgrade by using the Check for Update feature from the Help menu (if you have not been a beta tester).