Monday, April 28, 2014

Updates to Spanish literature

Howdy all my Spanish users!

I've deployed the following new literature items to yall:
  • Lo que los jóvenes preguntan. Respuestas prácticas (vol. 1)
  • Ejemplos de fe
  • Escuche a Dios
  • Escuche a Dios y vivirá para siempre
  • Mis primeras lecciones de la Biblia
  • ¿Qué es para usted la Biblia?
  • ¿Cómo ve el futuro?
  • ¿Qué hace falta para ser una familia feliz?
  • ¿Quién controla realmente el mundo?
  • ¿Dejaremos de sufrir?
  • Asignación para la escuela del ministerio teocrático
  • ¿Será posible que los muertos vuelvan a vivir?
I've also updated the Spanish S-28 form.  So it is now up to date.  If anyone notices any errors with it, please let me know.

To all my Russian users...I need to do updates for you as well.  But I have not heard back from my translator.  He lives in the Ukraine...I hope everything is alright with him.  It has been over a week now since I emailed him.  I will try reaching out to him again, but in the meantime, if anyone has the ability to translate from English to Russian, I could use your assistance.  Especially if Russian is your native tongue, but at this point I'd like to hear from anyone who can translate.  Please use the "Contact Me" button above and let me know if you are available to help with this.  Thanks!!  :-)

Hope all is well with everyone, especially our brothers in the Ukraine & Russia!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Version 1.4.2 Released!!

Changes to Literature Room Organizer include:
  • Added: "Custom Code" button on the "About" page to expand functionality of LRO, as well as aid with troubleshooting.
  • Added: Capturing of statistical information for program improvement.
  • Changed: After searching for a literature item on the Order Form, focus is set to the "quantity" field to help speed up ordering.
  • Changed: On the Inventory Management screen, the "Process Month" button is now called "Start New Month" in order to help prevent confusion.
  • Changed: Grey highlight on S-28 form for the "Moved" column is now a few shades lighter to help increase readability.
  • Added: FRENCH version of LRO!!

Howdy everyone!  Some rather exciting news today!  It has been almost 3 years since the last time LRO was updated.  My how time flies!  I have finally had some time lately to sit down and work on LRO itself, as well as work with a French brother to complete the French translation.  And it is!  I hope LRO will be just as useful to all our French brothers as it has been to the rest of us.


As with any update...please MAKE A BACKUP of your copy of LRO.  I've done thorough testing, and there shouldn't be any problems.  But's been almost 3 years.  Make a backup...just in case.  ;-)

With this version, I've added the ability for me to collect statistical information about LRO's usage.  This includes the # of orders, # of publishers, # of inventory items, and your settings.  None of the information collected is any personal information (I don't collect names, PC information, etc).  Because of this...your computer should give you an alert when you start LRO (asking if you want to block/unblock "LRO_Custom_Code.exe")  Please allow this file to have Internet access if you are prompted.  This statistical information will allow me to see how LRO is being used, and where I should focus my efforts for enhancements to the User Guide, as well as future features.

To my French brothers who are already using LRO...if you have English items in your Literature Items List, you can safely delete them all so that they'll be replaced with the French versions when you upgrade.  To do this quickly and easily, go to "Literature Items List" -> "Edit Types of Items" and simply "Delete!" all of the types.  It will clear your literature items list, and then you can download & install the latest version of LRO with all the French items.

Thanks a bunch for everyone's help and suggestions!  I am going right to work on 1.4.3, and hopefully the next version will be released in about a month.

Hope all are doing well and had a good memorial! :-)