Public Talks v20.0.1 is now available

I am very pleased to announce that there is a new version of Public Talks available to download! This edition has an important bug fix for the Check for New Talks feature so you need to upgrade.

Version 20.0.0 introduced the concept of a Has Digital Media setting for each public talk. The problem was that the Check for New Talks feature was incorrectly setting this setting for some of the new / revised outlines.

At the time of writing, there are only two public talk outlines with official media (in English):

  • Talk #38
  • Talk #56

After upgrading to the latest version, please go to the Public Talks maintenance page. You will clearly see which talks have been associated with digital media as they have a picture next to them. In the following screenshot you will see that there are a number of talks set incorrectly:

Public Talks with incorrect Has Digital Media setting

For each public talk that needs to be revised, click on Modify Talk and then unset the Has Digital Media setting like this and click OK:

Reset the Has Digital Media setting for a public talk

Repeat the above process for any other talk has has the incorrect setting to get your database back on track. This latest update fixes the issue so it won’t happen again for any future updates to the talk.

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Latest Download

Public Talks
Size: 26.6 MB
Version: 20.0.2
Published: 02/02/2020

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

Meeting Schedule Assistant v20.0.1 is now available

Meeting Schedule Assistant Logo with white background
Theocratic Software

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

Songs – Weekend Meeting

You can now specify the songs for the Weekend Meeting:

Weekend Meeting Window

Including the song numbers is entirely optional so don’t worry if you don’t want to supply this extra information.

The installer comes with two additional schedule templates that display the song information:

  • Workbook-S-140-Weekend Meeting Only v2
  • Workbook-S-140-PublicTalk-WatchtowerStudy-ServiceTalk v2

Bible Verses Reader

Those with a keen eye amongst you might have noticed another new option on this window: Bible Verses Reader. Some congregations assign the reading of Teaching Scriptures during the Watchtower Study so a nominated publisher.

Again, I should mention that supplying this information is entirely optional. And the aforementioned sample schedule templates will display the Bible Verses Reader.

Concluding Comments

The Midweek Schedule now uses this phrase at the end of each week: Concluding Comments (3 min. or less). This makes it consistent with the January 2020 Meeting Workbook.

Please note that all schedule now use this phrase, including December 2019.

S-89 Student Form 10/19

New templates have been prepared for the new student counsel form in:

  • English
  • Haitian Creole

You can get the latest status about the new S-89 availability in various language here in the support forum (you need to be registered to use the forum).

Request the revised templates in the usual way by sending me a email with a copy of the new PDF.

I will add new languages as and when brothers send me the new version of the PDF.

Translations

The following translations are not yet up to date:

  • Amharic
  • Croatian
  • Hindi
  • Setswana
  • Swahili
  • Twi
  • Zulu

I will re-release as and when those translations come through to me.

Latest Download

Meeting Schedule Assistant

Supported operating systems:

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Size: 10.8 MB
Version: 20.1.1
Published: 25/03/2020

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