|2/14/2018||5.00.0093|| In late January, unannounced, Microsoft updated Office (think Word) among other things changing the nature of some background functions. One which is of note to QL users changes the way in which Word denotes (actually renames) a doc file after it is edited (adding ‘- Compatibility Mode’ at the end of the file name). QL saves and reopens your reports as doc files and the change file name prevents the edited version from being opened in QL. To accommodate this change we have had to rewrite lines of code in ~6 QL files.
Additionally, we have noticed that a small number of users computers are occasionally failing to start the QL instance of Microsoft SQL which cascades to a QL start failure. We have written code to check for and accommodate this Micorsoft SQL failure. With this update, when starting, QL will automatically check to see if the SQL instance is running and if not will start it before starting QL.
Both these bug fixes solve Microsoft bugs and go unnoticed in your daily use of QL. Thanks for your support and patience.
There is additional code that will support migration to QL2 when it is released in the future.
|1/21/2016||5.00.0050||Implemented renewed 5 year publishing certificate for Quantum Leap
Altered code relating to changes Microsoft has made in newer versions of Word
Altered code dealing with Microsoft issues in the Surface Pro interface
|2/22/2015||5.00.0042||Added code to sort the Passwords & Users list.
Fixed a bug that caused the last item in the users list in the config file to remain after deletion of a list entry.
Removed Remote Database Tasks from the Tools menu.
Integrated latest help file topics.
Added code to enable the “Edit/Describe Item” button when opening an existing worksheet if the first member of the sections list is an item section.
Fixed a bug in the plot dialog that caused a crash when adding a symbol while the legend includes list was closed.
Fixed a bug that caused changes to an entry in the text column of an existing picklist to not be saved unless changes were also made to something in another column.
Connected Stuller’s Jewelers Design Guide to the resources menu item.
Added code to force the removal of the two pesky extra carriage returns added by Word after each item body during report creation.
Fixed a bug that caused some component details to be displayed in the report even when they didn’t contain data and the field was set to trim.
Added a logging information window for displaying active debugging information during program execution.
Added World of Color external application for gemstone color identification and grading.
Added a command to the options dialog to reset the Word typelib for cases when Excel whacks it.
Fixed a bug that allowed numeric data in item details to be formatted with a trailing decimal point and no decimal portion of the number.
Added code to try to force Word to the foreground when report creation is finished.
Added the option to not trim item numbers in single item reports.
Added the ability to “pin” drawing operations in the plots dialog.
Changed default line width in drawn plotting symbols to zero in response to a metafile bug introduced in Windows 7.
Added the ability to select plot legend items from the list of symbols that exist in the plot diagram
Added market level to the default initialization for new items
Fixed a bug that allowed the Edit/Describe Item button to be active before an item was selected in the worksheet sections list.
Fixed a bug that could cause item photos to be deleted when the list of photos was reordered.
Fixed and error that caused PAS to close when accessing item images from the valuation dialog.
Added the ability to change the item image display format on a per worksheet basis.
Made further adjustments to image schedule code.
Made an adjustment to the code for inserting images in an image schedule to allow for two images per page in A4 format.
Fixed a bug that prevented the item text from being displayed in the clock dialog during report creation.
Added code to allow Word to be reset for reports that are consuming too many resources
Fixed a bug in graphical option buttons that would cause the rollover highlight not to clear and make it difficult to see which option was selected.
Added Market Level to the valuation dialog for items.
Added Resources toolbar and link for Jewelry Design Guide.
Implemented Report Streams including placeable, alternate description fields for items.
Fixed a bug in item details dialog where the “None” button in the date data type calendar would not work in XP or newer OSs. Removed the button and added code that implements the Delete key to remove an already inserted date.
Added code to the append list to set focus back to the list after the append button is used to append the selected item
Adjusted the arrange prongs dialog to display the rotational value in an up centered manner so that appraisers can wrap their minds around the subject
Implemented workaround in item images for broken drag and drop files issue in Windows Vista and newer OSs
Added the ability to prevent older PAS EXEs from accessing newer databases if there are compatibility issues between the older version and the newer database
Added Metal Content to the valuation dialog references allowing the ability to access an item’s metal content from the valuation dialog
Added the ability to view item photos directly from the worksheet and worksheet update dialogs
Added new GIA plotting symbols and updated the plotting interface including new prong propagation dialog
Added additional column on melee calculator to display mm size
Map Intended Use to Worksheet Template
Fixed a bug to solidify the Type of Value mapping to the current Worksheet
Added Item ID to the item information listed in the Worksheet grid
Changed initial orientation of chevron prong to match all other prongs
Fixed a bug in the user tracking feature
Fixed the bug hiding the Edit button on the Worksheet window
Added code to management reports to allow for the use of hidden key data for list selection criteria
Changed icons in worksheet sections list to indicate when photos are not present in an item record
Added infrastructure to allow tracking of users for worksheets and items
Unhooked default photo selection directory from auto launch dialog feature
Added default photo selection directory
Fixed a bug in external associated files when copying an item
Added feature to allow for adding multiple components to an item all in one action
In worksheet folder, added client name to sub client listings
Made the worksheet and item dialogs horizontally sizeable
Made the valuation dialog vertically and horizontally sizeable
Added the option to auto launch the file selection dialog when opening the item images window
Added images to the UK item data export
Added column in worksheet section list to indicate when items have images attached
Added Intended Use to the items set in worksheet templates
Fixed a bug where the intended use in a worksheet wasn’t being transferred to the type of value in items attached to that worksheet
Added feature to items that allows linking to any file for additional notes capability
Adjusted the code that implements Word styles during the report creation process to make sure that any desired styles are added to the report.
Altered the code that unlinks PAS data fields to only unlink fields with field code text that meets the PAS naming pattern.
Added Item ID to the item information displayed for items in the Worksheet sections list.
Implemented code to unlink PAS data fields in created reports
Added code to enter edit mode during all types of report creation (appraisal, management, UK data export) in newer versions of Word
Added code to close the Word clipboard viewer during plot insertion to clear up plot template related errors
Added XML export option to item dialog
Fixed bug in export of item weight in UK item data export
Added “Item” tab in options dialog to accommodate new XML export directory data and redistributed other item related stuff from other tabs to the new tab
Moved the “Help” toolbar button to the far right of the main PAS window
Optimized QL exe and database for better response
Implemented SQL 2012
Merged text in created report, if edited, gets reverted to original merge when doc is printed – Nancy
Added new Guide interface
Added new GemePrice integration for diamonds, colored diamonds, and gemstones
Added the ability to size the append list window
Fixed a bug where T-SQL code for adding indexes that is incompatible with SQL Server 2000 was allowed to run which caused an error
Added new logo and icons to the exe
Added worksheet ID and item ID fields and made them searchable in the applicable PAS folders
Changed the re-indexing feature to allow the reminder to be set to a period of days rather than each time PAS starts
Cleaned up legacy dialog management code to resolve Z-ordering issues present on some systems
Added the ability to associate images with picklist items
Expanded summary description field in item template table to match client item (100 characters)
Expanded street field in address table to 75 characters
Added additional item values fields (2) and associated descriptors to valuation interface
Added item images button to valuation dialog
Fixed a bug that caused PAS to crash when deleting an item from the items folder
Added code to resize other cost grid in the valuation dialog when horizontal scrollbar is displayed in Windows 7
Removed legacy database update code and now require older databases to be updated with interim PAS version before being accessed with this version or newer of the EXE
Updated PAS commands in Word to use the new Quantum Leap Office ribbon interface
Updated Word templates to be compatible with 64bit Word
Modified Word templates to initially point to the styles template directory when copying styles
Fixed Windows 7 behavior for launching Windows Character Map and Calculator from within PAS
Added a fix for mailing label bug in Word 2007 / 2010
Added re-indexing support to the database tab in options
|2/8/2011||4.05.0021||PAS configured to force startup in Administration mode
New Authenticode certificate installed
|10/3/2010||4.05.0017||Parsed new Kitco web site address to restore automated metal spot upload
Changed behavior for dependent picklists to allow non-numeric values to be inserted
Added Word styles template tools to the PAS tools menu
Added placeable fields for item number text and report items count text
Added placeable fields for worksheet inspection and valuation dates in short, medium and long formats
Fixed a bug in the field length for the title field for names
Added “Estate of” and “Trust Estate of” to the list of prefixes for use in estate appraisals where sub clients are in play
Added the client’s name to the dialog caption for sub-clients
Fixed a bug that caused some merge fields to fail to update when placed in headers, footers or tables
Fixed bugs in static inserts where the code failed to recognize a missing bookmark and incorrect bookmarks for limiting repete inserts caused errors in the report creation process
Adjusted the point at which created report documents are presented to the user to allow for any final adjustments and insertions before the user can interact with the Word window
Fixed some bugs in worksheet updates that prevented item copying in some instances
Added reference for default styles template to the MS Word tab in the options dialog
Added code to copy Word styles from the default styles template into new files created for glossary, works consulted and appendix
Fixed bugs in the document data and image date external applications that caused referenced files to fail on rendering if they weren’t in the external applications data directory
Fixed bugs in the document data and image data external applications that prevented multiple component details of the same type from being edited without restarting PAS in between
|04/05/2010||4.05.0008||Added the ability to manually set the SQL server client type for database connections
Extended the length of the title field for names to 30 characters and added “Conservatorship of” and “Guardianship of” to the list of prefixes for use in estate appraisals where sub clients are in play
Added a menu command to the PAS word templates to allow copying of styles from a selected word template
Added a report addition feature that allows for the insertion of the content from selected word documents into reports at locations designated by word bookmarks during the report creation process
Fixed a bug in the remote connection code for remote database synchronization that prevented upgrading the connection for newer versions of SQL Server
Added the ability to view a list of items in a worksheet from the list of worksheets in the worksheet update interface
Added the ability to add multiple new item sections to a worksheet in a single operation
Added code to address the problem of headers and footers not appearing in the created report on some Word installations
Added an option to sort worksheet numbers numerically instead of as text
Expanded the item Summary Description field to accept 100 characters
Added an option to open the database backup utility each time PAS is closed
Added enhancements to the PAS clock to force messages that were hidden to the front of the display
Added the ability to select items for update in the worksheet dialog
Added more robust error handling in the code that validates user input in the item characteristics dialog
|01/08/2010||4.05.0001||Fixed a bug that caused PAS to crash the first time database information was saved in the options dialog
Added placeable fields for report metal spot exchange rate and item metal spot exchange rate
Added new placeable field for single/plural text values based upon the number of items in a report
|10/29/2009||4.05.0000||Added support for the Gem ePrice external pricing application
Added support for inserting scanned reports at the detail level allowing for placement thereof anywhere in the finished report document
Added support for inserting images at the detail level allowing for placement thereof anywhere in the finished report document
Added support for inserting additional word documents at the detail level allowing for placement thereof anywhere in the finished report document
Refined positioning of plots
Added the ability to set rotation for plot images
Added the option to set metal spot date and prices to the current worksheet values when an item is copied
Added further enhancements to the word styles template feature
Changed data for plot diagrams to accommodate different root directories for plots
Added a right click delete menu to the sections list in the worksheet
Fixed a bug in the code for finding glossary entries when the “no glossary” attribute is present
Implemented the new code signing certificate for macro code in the PAS Word templates
Added a workaround for a bug in the Vista dropdown calendar
Fixed a bug that was causing imported components to not properly set the valuation specific detail items
Modified the word styles template feature to be worksheet template centric allowing individual worksheet templates to implement different styles based upon the selected styles template
Fixed a bug in management reports that occurred when using the “Clear Parameters” button
Added the ability to edit picklists and pickcharts on the fly from within the item characteristics dialog (click on the ellipse in the far right column)
Added more robust error handling in the code that validates user input in the item characteristics dialog
|09/16/2008||4.02.0039||Added the ability to save and restore the last used server and directory information in the data import and export dialog (Tools, Management, Remote Database Tasks)
Added code to force Word to display itself correctly on Vista OS after a PAS report has been created
Added a Word styles template reference for better Word styles management during report creation (see Tools, Options, MS Word tab)
Integrated the new online Guide pricing application (at last!)
Refined copy item procedure to better handle copying existing item photos and associating them with the item copy
|04/14/2008||4.02.0035||Added code to facilitate tight integration with external libraries for custom formatting during report creation
Added method for excluding text in a report from being included in a glossary search
Added an option to insert watermarks for PDF documents into created reports
Fixed a bug in editing picklist values that was preventing changes from being saved
Added a message that asks whether or not to update the inspection date when copying an item
Altered the way in which internet connectivity is evaluated to accommodate some dialup modem users
Added further functionality to the subclient interface when in worksheets
Added palladium to the metal spot prices
Fixed a bug that caused a beep to sound whenever focus was shifted away from the price/unit field in the valuation dialog
Added code to make sure focus is set to the edit field when a notes dialog opens
Refined the code in the valuation dialog that deals with allowing the insertion of negative values in markup fields
Added the ability to customize the text used in PDF watermarks
Added code to address the issue reported wherein PAS would occasionally revert overridden formulas back to the default value in item details
Added code to limit the number of characters in macro hotkeys to one
Fixed a bug in picklists that would cause PAS to crash when an item in the dependent pick list column was double clicked
|12/17/2007||4.02.0030||Fixed a bug in the options dialog code for retrieving database port information that occurred when connecting to SQL Server 2005 instances
Fixed a bug in the SQL Server login information dialog that caused the SQL Server authentication information fields to be disabled even when NT Authentication was not checked
Added SQL Server version information to the server section of the database tab in the options dialog
Added a better method for editing long text strings in the picklist interface
|08-20-2007||4.02.0028||Added checks for database and log file size when PAS starts
Added the ability to enter decimal numbers for item image size
Added code to address laptop video driver bugs that effect redrawing of lists when they are scrolled
Added the ability to insert macros into edit fields in the item characteristics dialog
Added “Internet” as a choice for referrer under “Advertisement” selections in the client dialog
Added “Worksheet Number” field to visible fields for a worksheet in simple mode
Fixed a bug that prevented non-admin users from accessing the options dialog
Adjusted the gem list in the valuation dialog to allow keyboard tabbing throughout the editable columns
Changed the behavior of the macro dialog to appear at it’s last screen position rather than relative to the field that is currently in focus
Added an application data folder location for Vista compatibility
|05-14-2007||4.02.0022||Fixed bug wherein use of Gem eSquare would cause PAS to close (at last we tracked that one down!).
Fixed a bug in validation of the estate tab in the client and sub client dialogs that formerly would require a name to be entered if the category was changed between business and private
Added more descriptive information to error messages related to failed database actions
Added code to work around a Microsoft bug in Word that can cause an error on report creation when word overrides the order to close a section document without saving changes
Fixed a bug in the options dialog that caused a crash when it was closed
Added an hourglass indicator during data retrieval in management reports
|04-04-2007||4.02.0018||Added control over the size of images that are added to the item bodyFixed a bug that would corrupt portions of the configuration file on some systems when changing a user’s name within PASFixed a bug that prevented manually adding custom plot legend itemsFixed a bug that caused the last item in the item templates list to not be displayed when the list was viewed from the item dialogUpdated the metal spot price URL to reflect changes made by Kitco to their web site’s organization|
|03-16-2007||4.02.0015||Fixed a bug that caused the pricing tools in the valuation dialog to fail to insert a price when accessed from the “Pricing” buttonRevised the tab orders in the client name and append list dialogsFixed a bug that caused the item valuation date field to include the time in the formatted dateFixed a bug that caused preset plot margins to be ignored and allowed for the distortion of plot imagesFixed a bug that caused PAS to crash when accessing the notes dialog from various places within the applicationFixed a bug that caused setting line widths greater than one in the plot dialog to have no effect|
|02-22-2007||4.02.0012||Reworked the entire PAS graphic interface (GUI) to Vista standards.
Help system brought up to date with new features and completely rewritten for Vista compatibility.
Added code to make sure at least some of the columns in any grid are visible to avoid inadvertent hiding of all columns if they are all sized to zero width
Fixed a bug in picklists where adding an item with the same name as another item in the list would cause an error
Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause the copy item dialog to appear behind the item dialog
Added the ability to change the background color of the main PAS window
Fixed a bug that prevented launching the Windows XP default image editing application
Fixed a bug in the options dialog that occurred when connecting to a different SQL Server instance
Changed the way image editing applications are called to accommodate Microsoft’s non-standard default XP image editing application
Fixed a bug that caused the grid information in a worksheet to not be updated completely when assigning an existing item from the dropdown list
Reworked adding item images to reports so that they will be initially placed in a more organized fashion
Added support for a separate image schedule for item images when creating reports
Added a dialog to manage access to the PAS support web page including the ability to save the password for private website access (see Jan on this)
Added code to save the order of columns in various lists when a dialog is closed and then restore the saved order the next time the list is displayed (thanks for the suggestion Nancy Stacy)
Added a warning in the copy item process when the tax rate of the item being copied differs from the default tax rate set in the options dialog (thanks for the suggestion Paul Cassarino)
Added the ability to set the external application associated files folder path to the multiple profiles dialog
Added the ability to size the item dialog (vertical)
Added code to automatically update any Word table of contents (TOC) fields as one of the final steps in the PAS report creation process (thanks Nancy Stacy)
Added the ability to automatically add a glossary at the desired location within a report document during the PAS report creation process
Added the ability to place a bookmark for the insertion point of both Appendix and Works Consulted lists and added a reminder when the bookmark is present to create each if they have not yet been added when a report is closed
Added the ability to insert an Appendix or Works Consulted list at the selection point (carrot) within a report
Added code to automatically update any Word table of contents (TOC) fields when an Appendix or Works Consulted list is added to a report
Added a warning when a worksheet is being closed before a report that was created from that worksheet is closed to insure that the report has been saved in order to preserve the link between the report and the worksheet (thanks Steve Brown)
Changed the various calendars throughout the application to the standard Windows calendar to provide greater flexibility in selecting dates
Improved the Worksheet window layout.
|01-02-2007||4.02.0002||Extends the expiration date on the digital certificate that the PAS
templates require to interface with MS Word. Please read instructions accompanying this update.
|08-07-2006||4.02.0001||Fixed a bug in importing components containing external application data types
Fixed a bug in user information dialog that would not display a user’s status unless they were an admin user
Added support for rendering images in reports by external applications such as OGI.
Added drivers for OGI and Opal Smart Chart
|01-29-2006||4.01.0082||Changed tab order in append list dialog to make keyboard navigation easier
Fixed a bug that affected saving client and subclient insurance info where new info would not be saved if an item was selected from the agency list
Fixed some issues with referrer dialog that in some cases would not save changes
Added right click menu support to fields in referrer dialog
Fixed a bug in advertising referral tracking
Added a display name field to the user information dialog to allow users to enter the name to be displayed in the PAS application title
Adds the ability to display the SQL Server name and database name in the PAS application title
Changed phone number formats to allow for numbers that contain leading zeros
Fixed the query used for bulk delete to return records for clients that don’t have worksheet or item data entered
Fixed a bug in the item images dialog where some invalid files were not properly identified and removed from the file list upon opening
Fixed a bug that caused PAS to crash when editing some picklist items
Made changes to the code that reads the plot diagram list to improve startup speed
Fixed a bug that prevented saving changes in Options dialogue
|01-07-2006||4.01.0080||Added the ability to map Item Valuation ‘Type Of Value’ field to Worksheet ‘Intended Use’ field (see Tools, Options, General Tab, Map Type of Value to Intended Use button)
Fixed a bug that caused the Append List to not honor a formatting default of horizontal in some cases
Added “Worksheet Completed” checkbox to the Worksheet window and corresponding yes/no column to the Worksheet Folder
Added the ability to hide a variety of list items that are no longer in use but need to be maintained in the database to maintain integrity with previous existing data (see Tools, Management, Set Hidden List Items)
Extended the “Value” field lengths in Pick Lists and Pick Charts to accommodate longer formulas in preparation for release of refined gem weight calculation formulas.
|10-27-2005||4.01.0078||Added saving and restoring column sizes for the various lists throughout the application
Fixed the problem of “Prong” legend text not printing in the report document
Added “Bring To Front”, “Move To Back” and “Rotate” to the right click menu for plot symbols in the plot dialog
Added the ability to select and close the Referred By list in the client dialog using the enter key
Added the ability to select items in an append list using the enter key
Added the ability to access the client associated with a Worksheet from within the Worksheet Folder
Added the ability to use negative values in the Additional Cost list in the Valuation dialog
|07-21-2005||4.01.0077||Fixed bug that allowed non-numeric text to be entered for numeric only seed file values
Changed database date formatting to encompass more international formatting styles
Fixed bug that would cause extremely long dropdown lists in the item details dialog to disappear before they could be clicked
Fixed bug that caused the mouse to stop responding when the keyboard was used to select a date from the dropdown calendar
|02-13-2005||4.01.0075||Fixed bug that would cause extremely long dropdown lists in the item details dialog to disappear before they could be clicked
Fixed bug that caused the mouse to stop responding when the keyboard was used to select a date from the dropdown calendar
|02-01-2005||4.01.0074||Fixed a bug pertaining to overridden formulas in the component – details dialog
Added support for inserting signature graphics into compiled reports
|12-01-2004||4.01.0073||Added a limit to the amount of text allowed in the append list dialog that matches the maximum field length in the PAS database
Added the current profile to the titlebar of the main PAS window when multiple profiles are in use
Updated the code in the Metal Spot utility to adjust to the changes made by Kitco on their Spot Price web page
|11-08-2004||4.01.0072||Fixed a bug in the date filter code that appeared when using the “copy existing item” functionality within an itemFixed a bug that caused a loop condition when the maximum data length is exceeded in the melee calculatorFixed a bug that caused the default sales tax rate to not be properly initialized in for new itemsFixed the copy existing item function to include plot legend itemsFixed horizontal append list formatting to properly include commasAdded a check for needed support libraries to the PAS SQL Server management utilities helper applicationAdded more descriptive labeling in the MDV list associated fields dialog in a component|
|09-16-2004||4.01.0071||This is a duplicate of 4.01.0070 which appeared to be a poor compile.|
|09-11-2004||4.01.0070||Changed position of buttons in the initial login window to allow access for those who have their screen resolution set to non-standard settings
Removed check for DCOM at PAS startup
|09-08-2004||4.01.0059||Fixed a bug in searching the client list while typing in a worksheet where the search function would stop searching after 3 characters were typed
Added code to enable the Edit/Describe Item button after a valid client is selected when the sections list already has an item section selected
Fixed a bug in formatting for append list data in components that would leave the formatting key “&HFF” when no data was present for the detail
Fixed a bug in changing components from one type to another within the components list in the item dialog
|06-29-2004||4.01.0058||Fixed a bug in date filters that caused saving filter information to fail
Fixed a bug that caused a failure in creating a new worksheet when there was no seed file data present for intended use and inspection location
|06-28-2004||4.01.0057||Added a secondary splitter to the external app associated fields dialog in the component to allow the associated field lists to be expanded horizontally
Added a default worksheet template feature that will fill in each new worksheet with the default template sections when a default template is present
Added the ability to launch PAS from another application passing client and item data to automatically create a new worksheet
Fixed a bug in the Value Rounding Range feature allowing changes to the fields to be saved.
|06-22-04||4.01.0055||Fixed a bug that didn’t identify when a plot template file was missing during the report creation process
Fixed a bug that occurred when merging data for components when a table is present in the component document
Updated data collision handling throughout the application
Added metal spot date to metal pricing
Added setting for default append list directional formatting
Added seed file backing for the Inspection Location field on the Worksheet
Added creation/management interface for easier manipulation of seed file data
Added option to require confirmation before deleting or changing components in the Item window
Added referrers folder to allow for easier management of referrers
Added interface to manage the referrer hot list
Added total diamond weight calculation to components and valuation dialog
Added seed file backing for the tax rate field in the valuation dialog
Added multiple new placeable fields for referrer information
Added new placeable field for Inspection Location
Added new placeable field for Intended Use
Added new placeable fields for report metal spot date and item metal spot date
Added new placeable field for Total Diamond Weight in items
Added MRA (Most Recently Accessed) feature to the client folder
Added MRA Time Period field in the options dialog to control the behavior of the MRA feature in the client folder
Added automated metal spot price updating using values from Kitco.com
Fixed some minor bugs relating to column positioning when searching the various lists throughout the application
Fixed a bug that could cause an existing plot diagram data file to be deleted when changing the plots folder to a different location.
Fixed a bug in the plot diagrams dialog that caused the initial plot selection to fail to display
Added double click select to the arrange prongs feature in the plotting dialog
Added a workaround for a bug in Microsoft Outlook that caused an error loading Outlook with a PDF attachment when quotation marks were included around the attachment file path
In the Item Characteristics dialog, when you select the “Plot” characteristic, it now shows a drop arrow to indicate there is something “more”
Added more robust error handling for melee calculator in item characteristics dialog
Fixed default picklist item ordering problem
Added value rounding ranges for values displayed in the item valuation dialog
Added access to all seed files in the options dialog
Added code to automatically handle re-ordering of associated field indexes when moving or deleting details in a component
Added code to automatically size seed file backed lists to the longest item and height of the entire list.
Added a “check” mark on the photos button on the Item window to indicate when images are associated with an item
|05-09-04||4.01.0050||Added support for default items in picklists and valuelists
Made the timer dialog accessible from modal dialogs within PAS
Added support to the timer feature to enable saving the current elapsed time for retrieval the next time the timer is started
Fixed a bug in the code to remember the size of the main PAS window between sessions
Added total of item values to worksheet dialog
Added total of item values column to the worksheet folder dialog
Fixed a bug in export and import code for components containing multi dependent value lists
Added new external application data type to components to enable interface with external applications on the component level
Added communication interface for the Gem eWizard color grading application
Fixed a bug in item related fields for reports with more than one item
Added support for associated fields in external application data type calls
|04-13-04||4.01.0044||Changed the custom color choice interface in the plot dialog to retain custom color choices between calls
Updated help integration throughout PAS
Added link on the Help menu to the Quantum Leap discussion groups (BBS)
Added the ability to launch the Character Map application from the Resources menu as well as to the popup menu for edit fields (thanks Mona)
Added a timer for tracking elapsed time spent on appraisals (thanks Karen)
|03-11-2004||4.01.0042||Made the Component dialog sizeable
Added hotkey support for plot drawing tools
Added Surface Grain Line plotting symbol to default symbol list and legend
|03-04-2004||4.01.0041||Added “Go To QLSS Website…” item to the Help menu
Added database and log file size information to the Database tab in the Options dialog
Fixed bug in Item Characteristics dialog wherein error would occur in Diamond Melee component when a value not found in the shape & cut picklist was entered
|02-21-2004||4.01.0040||Added option to always save image data in report documents
Added check to see if folder paths are accessible upon PAS start up. Useful in network situations when something in the network has changed or is disconnected.Added color choice and arrow drawing tool to plot dialog
Adjusted keyboard navigation in melee calculator
Fixed rounding in melee calculator related fields
This version of PAS now contains code that will automatically check the QLSS website for PAS updates. If you wish to disable this feature, go to Tools –> Options and on the General tab, uncheck the “Check for PAS Updates” checkbox.
Made item images dialog remember its last size
Added valuation total to item section line in worksheet sections list
|01-27-2004||4.01.0038||Fixed a bug that didn’t force a default user selection when the “Logon Required” option was unchecked in the options dialog.
Fixed a bug in rendering plots in reports in some MS Word installations.
Fixed a bug that caused unwanted exit of PAS when deleting the last plot listed in the Diagrams column on the Plot Diagrams window.
Expanded Dictionary choice (i.e. US or UK) to include View Item Data screen.
|01-03-2004||4.01.0035||Implements date centric group deletion of clients and their associated records (data) allowing for user implementation of archiving schemes.
Changes the report email feature to use the PDF document format in conjunction with users selection of PDF document creation tool. For PDF creation tool options, click here.
|12-02-2003||4.01.0033||Adds check for version numbers of critical dependant files.
Changes ‘Valuation’ date tag on Client and Sub-Client Estate dialogue to ‘Effective Date’.
Adds following prompt: If an Effective date has been set on the Client/Estate tab upon returning to the Worksheet the user will be asked if they would like the Valuation date to coincide.
Updates error return information regarding SQL Utilities.
Clears error message regarding Help text when importing an existing component into PAS.
Clears report generation error caused by possible different picture import format settings in MS Word.
Update to Tools option allowing for the selection of SQL connection data for Pricing and Other Tools.
Revised ‘Save Pictures in Document’ feature found in created reports (and used as a first step when attaching reports that include digital images to an email).
|11-18-2003||4.01.0032||Allows expansion of all folders (i.e. Worksheet folder) for viewing of more rows.
Changes the pointer for Plot drawing tools from a crosshair to a pen.
|11-17-2003||n/a||NOTE: If you have already installed and are running PAS 4.01, this does not affect you. This update was required for those users upgrading to 4.01 who renamed their database.
This MDV_List update file now adds the ability to designate the SQL database to be updated.
|11-10-2003||4.01.0031||A bug (flashing list) in the new expanded picklist drop down is repaired.|
|11-03-2003||4.01.0030||Expands the picklist drop down menus to help avoid scrolling.
Widens the ‘contact’ zone for right clicking on symbols or prongs when plotting.
Added the ability to export individual plot symbols to file so that they can later be imported as custom symbols
|10-20-2003||4.01.0028||Fixes the ability to delete photo files listed on the Item Images window.
Enlarged the buffer for selecting multiple files when associating plot files in the plot Diagram window.
Improved the ability to change the default symbols in the Manage Legend List window (plotting). A user can now copy a symbol from the plot window and then paste it into the legend list. Probably most useful for prongs.
Adds the ‘Abort’ text back on the Abort button create report clock.
|10-14-2003||4.01.0025||Fixes plot bug when no separator was present between legend and legend symbol.
Fixes no plot template function buttons when opening Diamond Plot Template in Word.
Fixes the Plot error when reopening a saved plot multiple times.
Fixed the line remove field bug that caused an extra line with the comments field in the Item section.
Fixes the Static Text data type so that it works.Improves the line ‘smoothness’ (in the printed report) for plots done using the onscreen plotting utility.
|09-23-2003||4.01.0022||Delete words from appendix bug is fixed
A new “Connection Timeout” function has been added to the database tab of the options dialog to assist with alterations of large databases.
Also, a fix for the melee calculator showing more places to the right of the decimal point.
Backup notification upon exiting of PAS has been added with the time control on the database options tab.Export of components has been improved
|09-11-2003||4.01.0020||Includes new SQL Utilities including backup and restore|
|08-20-2003||4.01.0019||Fixes a bug in the melee calculator when entering weight that is not on the drop down picklist|
|08-03-2003||4.01.0018||Adds find and replace functionality in multi dependant value list; adds delete plot function; adds Auto-propagation for prongs when plotting|
|07-03-2003||4.01.0014||Corrected the 16 bit OS plot association bug|
|07-03-2003||4.01.0012||Corrected plot refresh for MS-OS ’98 and ME.|
|07-02-2003||4.01.0011||Corrected gemstone melee drop down menu concatenation error.|
|06-23-2003||4.01||Version 4.01At last here is Onscreen Plotting at it’s best. This upgrade will install the necessary code to activate the feature but you must follow the accompanying plotting upgrade instructions to get plotting working properly on your computer.
The Melee Calculator will ease all the number crunching in your head and it’s underlying multi dependant value list offers those PAS power users a tool you’ve been looking for (you know who you are).
And for users outside the States you can now designate the Word Dictionary of your choice (Neil – you know who you are as well).
And lots of little stuff we can’t even remember anymore.
|03-18-2003||4.00.0050||Added the ability to edit the user name and credentials as well as the password.
Fixed the Item Inspection date merge field.
Fixed merge fields for Insurance Underwriter, Agency and Agent.
Enhanced the SQL Management Utility for shrinking the log file should this not occur properly during the normal backup procedure provided by Microsoft.
|01-24-2003||4.00.0044||Update features include:1. Extended sub-sort by first name in the Name drop down list on the Worksheet, 2. Embedded image feature in the Report facilitating attaching an appraisal to an email, and 3. Shrink Transaction Log file feature in the Manage SQL feature set|
|12-09-2002||4.00.0041||Update features include:1. Ability to change the User Name and Credentials along with the Password; 2. Fixed the Item Inspection date merge field; 3. Fixed merge fields for Insurance Underwriter, Agency and Agent; and 4. Enhanced SQL Management Utility for shrinking the log file should this not occur properly during the normal backup procedure provided by Microsoft.|
|08-28-2002||4.00.0039||Fixes a problem in Win 98/ME where some valid paths were tagged as being network paths.|
|08-13-2002||4.00.0038||Adds support for popup filters for lists. The first (and currently only) one implemented is for the copy item list in the item dialog.|
|06-14-2002||4.00.0037||Adds code to check Glossary status when upgrading from V.3.x.Fixes ‘Read Only’ bug on Component export feature.|
|04-11-2002||4.00.0033||Fixes a bug when accessing data from items for a worksheet.|
|04-04-2002||4.00.0032||Adds an Abort button to the Create Report window and .restores functionality to the Gem Properties feature lost during the early installations of Version 4 PAS. You will also need to download and install the three files posted on the Update page under Gem Properties (instructions provided there). This upgrade need only be done if your initial install was prior to V.4.00.0032 (approximate distribution date of 3/25/02). The order of download and installation is not important.|
|03-25-2002||4.00.0030||Oops! This repairs an error in the newly expanded Components and Referrers lists full view enhancement (see release notes for 4.00.0027). The last entry on the list(s) was disappearing… no longer.|
|03-11-2002||4.00.0027||Expanded the Components and Referrers lists to full view when open
Fixed the initial install settings for the Glossary, Works Consulted, and Appendix
Changed the screen location where The Guide and Rapaport grids are displayed on the Valuation window
Stopped Word XP from displaying each merge step when creating reports
Resets the PAS2002 path to the PAS help system
|03-05-2002||4.00.0024||Fixes a customer item accessing bug, extends the viewing of the component drop down list to include all components (yea – no more scrolling!), and adds the automated ability to export created reports including the bonding of digital photographs in the report (look on the report folder for the Email report button).|