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dickelliott last won the day on February 15 2017

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  1. 2018 update

    What is new in the 2018 USA upgrade? When you click check for updates, you are redirected to the Web page that does not say anything, just a link to download the 2018 upgrade
  2. 2018 update

    This is the 2018 USA update.
  3. 2018 update

    I see that the 2018 update is available. What's new, there is nothing on your homepage.
  4. You can add new categories under the Stamp Data Manager under the "Tools" menu
  5. That is the way I handle updates, however I must say that my data is already up to date. I add all new issues to the data manager each month as they are issued. I get this info from Linns Monthly magazine and Virtual Stamp Club http://www.virtualstampclub.com/2017usnew.html
  6. The easiest way to save your changes is to save a copy the strampdata.mdb file to a folder of your choice, install the update, then copy the original stampdata.mdb back to the original location. You can get there by choosing "go to data folder" from the File Menu.
  7. Queries not working (at all)

    I first reported this 2 years ago.
  8. Picture of my stamp

    I had the same problem. Go to preferences and uncheck "Enable Webcam Feature." This solved it for me.
  9. Multiple entries of same stamp

    Ashrunner. 1- the problem when you add a Scott number like 11a-1 etc. The stamp does not sort properly, it is placed at the end of the list. It is a bug in the program. I had this same problem, and was able to fix it by going into the main program through MS Access. The way you talk this would be way over your head. 2- I suggest that you add a stamp the normal way and look if the variety is listed (example Scott 11 Gash on the shoulder is listed as 11.27). If your variety is not listed, add the stamp as Scott 11, click on the Additional Information tab at the top of the data entry form and put whatever info you want there. 3- From the main screen go to Tools Menu then choose Preferences, then choose Columns. From the drop down list choose Showing Category. From there you can choose which columns show and in what order. You cannot duplicate Scott Numbers in DataManager, but you can have multiple listings of the same Scott Number in your collection, that is why I made the above suggestion. Hope this helps you. Let me know
  10. Backup Database

    When will the update be available, and will you post a notice on this forum?
  11. Backup Database

    Happens randomly. If I switch to manual backup for awhile, then go back to 15 runs everything is OK for awhile. Then the backups start again. Not a real problem, as I have it on manual and backup every time I make major changes to the database.
  12. Backup Database

    SM2017 backs up the database after every use, even though I have set the preferences to backup after every 15 runs. This also happened in SM 2016. I have to set the backup to manual.
  13. Multiple entries of same stamp

    I would either add a new entry through DataManager, example the last variety under Scott 11 is 11.35. Make a new one 11.36 etc. or find the one you want if it is listed and add whatever info you want through the DataManager. All entries must be in the Datamanager before you can add it to your collection. If it is already in Datamanager you can add it to your collection the normal way and add say, the cancellation info under the additional info window say in the comments box. In regards to your sorting issue. Access sorts all text fields like this 11, 11a, 11A, 110, 11.01 are sorted in this order 11, 11.01, 110, 11a, 11A. Hope this answers your questions.
  14. Multiple entries of same stamp

    If you check the Data Manager you will find all of the minor varieties listed already for everything in the Scott Specialized Catalogue. I uploaded them to Liberty street a couple of years ago. Examples are 11.01 is the Orange Red variety 11.27 is Gash on shoulder variety 11.31 is Lines on bust and bottom of medallion circle recut variety. I assume these are still in the program, as I always use my backup copy of the database.
  15. 2017 update

    Found 2 problems with the 2017 update. 1- When trying to add album numbers to multiple stamps through the properties context menu you get the following error (see image) whether you try to choose from the drop down or enter an integer. 2- When choosing Albums/Stock Books under the View Menu, the program crashes every time.