Meeting Schedule Assistant 21.1.7 is now available

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

What’s New

This latest version includes some updated Public Talk themes in English and Song Titles in Tamil. Also, some of the underlying support files have been updated (these are used by the Calendar Sync tools etc.).

Other improvements have also been made to the software as summarised below.

Restore Settings Window

A new Open file location button has been added to the Restore Settings window:

Restore Settings Window
Updated Restore Settings window

If you select a backup in the list (single click), and then click the Open file location button, it will display the File Explorer window with that file automatically selected. You can see an example in the updated help topic.


Both editors support the hotkey ALT + SHIFT + W. Until now, this hotkey displayed the User Application Data folder in the File Explorer window. The active schedule template that you are using in the editor is now automatically selected in the File Explorer window.

I also realised that these hotkeys were not clearly documented. They are now detailed here:

My intention is to update those sections of the help with any other undocumentated hotkeys in the coming weeks.

Special Events

Up until now, the software automatically deleted any outdated special events when starting the software. It became apparent that this was causing issues with the Midweek Editor and it was not showing those previous weeks correctly on the schedule. To get around this issue the decision was made to retain the last 90 days of special event information. Therefore, it will be best if you let the software automatically remove these events over the course of time. Otherwise, if you manually delete the events from the database, your schedules will look incomplete again.

Compact Workbook Schedule

You may be aware of the Workbook S-140 Compact Schedule template that has been available here on the website. This template has been updated to support the Discussion with Video assignments and has had some other minor improvements. Feel free to try out this updated template. Full details are provided below and you will find a link to a dedicated support forum discussion for any issues you may have.

Workbook (S-140) — Compact 2021 — Version 1
Workbook (S-140) — Compact 2021 — Version 1

This ZIP archive includes an updated Compact Schedule Workbook. Keep in mind that this schedule is designed to display 5 weeks at the most.

This version of the schedule addresses some issues that were brought to my attention and supports the new Discussion with Video assignments.

The ZIP archive includes 4 different templates:

  1. Workbook-S-140-Compact_2021_v1
  2. Workbook-S-140-Compact_2021_v1_Assistants
  3. Workbook-S-140-Compact_2021_v1_Assistants_Duty-Assignment_Meeting
  4. Workbook-S-140-Compact_2021_v1_Assistants_Duty-Assignment_Weekly

Please note that the Duty Assignment part of the template will most likely need  to be adjusted to meet your requirements.

How to Install

  • Download the ZIP archive.
  • Right-click the ZIP archive and click the Unblock button.
  • Display the Midweek Editor.
  • Select the Workbook view.
  • Click the Import Template button and select the ZIP archive.

Forum Discussion: Click Here

Change Log

  • 30-07-2021 Updated Hungarian translations
Size: 41KB
Version: 1.0
Published: 30/07/2021

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.