What’s new in QwikQuote 6.5.007

 

1.    New Behavior:
Enhance the approach to find the ACT Contact Database PAD file in Links to ACT UI mode
Change the way to find the ACT PAD file in your quoting software system when not in APFW situation – for there is no PAD file passed in from client – they are using UI without login information. (This can be improved in future.) Now it is supposed to use server settings in your quoting software system. Now we search 4 different possible locations for PAD file when even the PAD file passed in is empty. This is useful when the QwikQuote and ACT programs are not run on the same computer but still need to communicate between those applications in your quoting software system.

2.    Bug Fix:
Fix the bug for importing to new Price List database without Item ID field auto-set
This is a code bug. It did not add the Item ID for the import to new Price List database directly in your quoting software system.
Before this bug fix, the work-around approach is to create a new Price List 1st and then add to it as existing Price List.

3.    Bug Fix:
Fix the bug that does not allow the creator of the quote to re-edit it
Fix a code bug that only QwikQuote security manager in your quoting software system can edit the quote with the do not allow others edit the quote bit set.
By default, the creator of the quote is to be able to edit it when re-open it in your quoting software system.

4.    Bug Fix:
Support currency formats that are not supported by Windows OS currency format.
The format string not supported by Windows currency format in your quoting software system will prone an error when add it to quote view F1book sheet.
The solution is to do not add it to the currency columns in the display range. Instead, add them as text aligned to the right when adding the currency values to all possible fields, including Alt-1 and Alt-2 currency groups in your quoting software system.

5.    New Feature:
Add the off Office Network Working Mode in Setup Wizard
Add off Office Network Working Mode in your quoting software system. This makes QwikQuote Off Office Network working mode preparation and synchronizing supper easy by choose off office network setting on the Setup Wizard Work Off Network tab and the auto synchronizing when the computer back to office network. This also makes no need for a separated single user license when working off the office network in your quoting software system.

6.    Bug Fix:
Fix the bug that the exchange rate settings change does not immediately reflect in the dropdown box
Fix the bug that the exchange rate entry settings change did not show up in the combo boxes of quote and alternate currencies choices. The existing code only show save database for choice in your quoting software system, not the editing values. The fix is to let the editing shows up in those options combo boxes. This makes the exchange rate settings easier in your quoting software system.

7.    New Behavior:
Expand all QwikQuote internal contact manager field size
Expand all QwikQuote Contacts Fields so that it can handle company name up to 60 char in your quoting software system,
such as the one below:
(
Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance Co. Ltd)

8.    New Feature:
Add User fields to QwikQuote internal contact manage
Add more User Fields to QwikQuote internal Contact Manager in your quoting software system.
You can use up to 10 user fields for whatever purposes in your quoting software system.
Contact User’s Fields in Find Contact window:

Contact User’s Fields in Import Contact window:

Contact User’s Fields in Layout/Fields window:

And Contact User’s Fields in the layout with live contact user’s field value.

As you know, you can re-name by a label to whatever purpose you want for you know what you have put in those fields in your quoting software system.

9.    Bug Fix:
Fix the code bug that prone the error when Outlook phone number 1 is empty
If your Outlook phone number 1 is empty but 2 to 6 may not empty you will hit the following error when bring in Outlook contact.

This is a code error and the bug has fixed.
The work around way for this bug is not to let Outlook primary phone number as empty in your quoting software system

10. New Feature:
Support import price list data from Excel 2007 and 2010
The Price List Import function in the quoting software system now support to import directly from Excel 2007 and 2010 sheet with the extension as XLSX
You can select the type of Excel file you want to import into your quoting software system from the dropdown box similar as screenshot below:


11. New Behavior:
Allow editing Cost, Retail, Target Pricing field value in Quote view
Originally Cost, Retail, Minimum Price, and Target Price columns are not allowed to change in quote view instead of in Catalog view in your quoting software system. Now, an option is added in Advanced II . This allows change Cost, Retail and Target Price column in Quote view if it is checked by user in your quoting software system.


12. New Feature
Update multiple item picture files
Before this feature available you can only change one item’s picture file at a time.
To use this feature, it is supposed the new item picture files are ready in a folder and its sub folders
named exactly as the item Part Number with the format or file type supported.
To use this feature in your quoting software system,
go to QwikQuote Catalog view, and the click the Picture tab.
You can see a new command button called Update Pictures
Press the button will bring up a dialog for you to choose
the folder or directory where you saved your new item picture files
similar as screenshot image displayed below:

You can save all new item picture files under the folder and/or its sub folders.
The supported picture file types/formats are BMP, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, WMF and EMF.
The key point is the file name must match exactly the corresponding item part number
so that it can update the item picture file in the current Price List database,
otherwise no matching item could be find and the picture file will not processed:
After the update process, the result will be saved in a file called PLItemPicUpdateResult.txt
in the QwikQuote main installation folder QQ6 that is similar as screenshot image shown below:



13. Bug Fix:
Different toolbar in different module that prone versioning problem
In different modules in the quote software system the different tool bar components are installed – for they are developed on different times.
The fix is to ship and call the same tool bar component version.

14. New Feature:
More searching feature in QwikQuote internal contact manager
In case user has a large number of contacts (over 100,000 contacts) they need more searching features in QwikQuote internal contact manager searching feature in the quoting software system. To address this issue, add a choice for user to search for any field for their contact and add a choice for matching from start of the searching field or any char in that field, such as the screenshot shown below:

If you choose Others in the ‘Select a Field to Search’ then the drop down box will allow you to search in any field of the contacts
You can also choose the matching from the Field Start or any position of the searching char set you use and searching criteria.
The default is from the start of the searching field – this is to make it compatible with the behaviors in previous releases in your quote software.

15. New Feature:
Support QuickBooks 2012
Starts to support QuickBooks 2012 in your quoting software system – all editions are supported.
The features are the same as with previous versions in the quote software and invoice software.
Please refer to the document named below in your QQ6 main installation folder in your quoting software for details
How_to_use_QwikQuote_Links_to_QuickBooks_Module.mht.

16. Bug Fix:
Use .NET Common Dialog Feature
Completely replace with a simple .NET calls for VB 6.0 FileOpen, FileSave, and Printer.
Need to choose
to enable this feature in your quoting software system in the QwikQuote 6 Options dialog.
This should be only used when you have trouble to Open, Save, or Print sporadically.
(Note: The problem might come from computer which has extra protection or problem with MS Common Control OCX and related files.)
(Note: Contact QwikQuote Tech support for more details in case you run into this case.)

17. New Feature:
Support SkyDrive as QwikQuote Server Location
Start to support SkyDrive as QwikQuote Server location.
You need to map your SkyDrive to a local disk to use this feature.
This is the way to start a serial support of other cloud storages that will make you to run QwikQuote anywhere in your quoting software system.

 

Enjoy your QwikQuote the Easiest One in Sales Quoting Software and Invoicing Software!