Meeting Schedule Assistant 21.0.1 is now available

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

This version addresses a number of bugs and improvements:

What’s New

Discussion with Video

Version 21.0.0 introduced support for the new Discussion with Video assignments. It was brought to my attention in the support forum topic that there was a 1 minute delay sometimes on the schedule. This issue has now been resolved:

Extract from workbook schedule
The issue with the timing of the assignments has now been resolved.

S-89 Assignment Slips

The 11/20 templates have now been prepared for a number of languages. Get the latest status information in the support forum for your language.

The Midweek Editor was not correctly detecting when the S-89 11/20 Templates had been installed. Sorry for any confusion caused! This issue has now been resolved.

Foreign-Language Group Mode

Changing the Foreign-Language Group mode has been improved. The editor will now automatically change the standard Methods and Student Item descriptions to the new language. It is no longer required to restart the editor after you have changed the Foreign-Language Group language.

Changing the Foreign-Language Group mode
Example of the methods automatically updating

It is not possible to automatically update the following information on the schedule:

  • Themes
  • Congregation Bible Study material
  • Student item material

Calendar Synchronization

Does your congregation sponsor a Foreign-Language Group? Then this improvement to Calendar Synchronization might be of benefit.

Calendar Settings — Location
Calendar Settings — Location

The location of the meeting is now related to the Foreign-Language Group setting. What this means is that it is now possible to specify the location independently for:

  • Congregation
  • Foreign-Language Group

You can read more about this in the discussion in the support forum topic.

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 But this version is no longer maintained.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: 18.0 MB
Version: 24.2.4
Published: 28/11/2023

Setup the software to update automatically or upgrade by using the Check for Update feature from the Help menu. Beta testers will need to manually upgrade by downloading from the website.

Overview of S-89 Templates

Several different versions of the S-89 Assignment Slip have been released over the years and templates have prepared accordingly. The list of styles in the drop-down list of the Midweek Editor can be confusing if you have installed templates multiple times. He is a summary of all the standard styles in that list (if installed):

StyleS-89 SlipNotes
AssignmentSlips-2020-11-v1.xsl11/20The latest version of the S-89 assignment slip. New templates are being prepared all the time.
AssignmentSlips-2020-11-v2.xsl11/20This version includes additional study number information (as configured in Assignment Slip Settings).
AssignmentSlips-2020.xsl10/19This version of the assignment slip is still the most recent for many languages.
AssignmentSlips-2020-v1.xsl10/19This version includes additional study number information (as configured in Assignment Slip Settings).
AssignmentSlips-2019.xsl10/18This older version of the assignment slip is still being used for Afrikaans, Aukan, Czech, Hindi, Lingala, Maltese, Saramaccan and Tamil.
AssignmentSlips-2019-v1.xsl10/18This version includes additional study number information (as configured in Assignment Slip Settings).
AssignmentSlips.xsl (see note below)10/17This older version of the assignment slip is still being used for Estonian, Gun, Malagasy, Sesotho, Setswana, Tsonga and Zulu.


The AssignmentSlips.xsl style is included with the installer whereas all the others are only included with the relevant templates ZIP archive.
Please make sure that you are using the correct style from the drop-down list.

If you have installed the S-89 slips multiple times and now want to remove the older version of the templates from your computer then I can provide you with the instructions of what you need to do.