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  1. Do you have a running history of changes between each of the major versions? I just updated from v2018. I'd like to know all the changes since 2018. I assume there was a 2019, 2020, and 2021 version release? Thanks,
  2. I have a licensed copy of HomeManage Deluxe 2018 ( Am I eligible for an upgrade to the latest HM 2020? Do you have a version comparison that shows the differences between the HomeManage versions? Thank you, Sailor Guy
  3. I'm still running HM 2019. Is there a "What's New" feature list comparison for 2019 and 2020/2021? What is the upgrade cost? Thanks!
  4. Paul (Admin) and Dealio, Was this issue ever resolved where you can specify a non-default installation directory on an update? If not, I'm fine installing it into the default directory. However, since at this moment, I have files installed in two different folders, and I want to clean this up so the program files are only in one folder. Can I backup my data folders (AssetImages, Backup, Reports, and Assets.mdb) and just un-install and delete all program files from the two locations? Then re-install the latest version into the default install directory and then copy back my data folders and MDB file? Thanks, SailorGuy
  5. I encountered the same problem as recently as today (10/15/2017) when I attempted to install the Oct 6, 2017 update. I originally installed the software in 07/2016 when I first bought it in the "C:\Sw\HomeManage" installation folder. A few of the updates since then did correctly update the "C:\Sw\HomeManage" folder. But the last two updates (at least) were "hard coded" to "C:\Program Files(x86)\HomeManage" and now I have files split between two different folders (see the attached PDFs of the folder contents). And my version still says "" on the "About HomeManage" screen. What is the best way to correct this situation? Thanks, Sailor Guy HomeManage_Installed_In_2_Folders #2.pdf HomeManage_Installed_In_2_Folders #1.pdf
  6. I share Douglas' wish to see what updates / changes have been added before actually downloading and installing the upgrade. Ideally (and as other software authors have done), a Revision History or What's New document could be posted on your web site or as a sticky forum post in this support forum that always appears at the top of the topic list in a topic called What's New or Revision History. Ideally the revision history will show a reverse chronological order (most recent at top) listing of the version numbers, release dates, and what enhancements, new features, and bug fixes were implemented in each version release. Here's a good example of the type of version history I would like to see for Liberty Street Software products: http://www.vso-software.fr/products/dvd-converter/history.php This version history even includes a download link for the specific software version so you can immediately download the current version (or past versions). Just my two cents. Thanks! Sailor Guy
  7. Paul, has this report been created yet? Thanks, Sailor Guy
  8. Sounds good. Any ballpark estimate on when the second free update will be released? Until then I can do an export to a spreadsheet and do the math that way. Thanks for the prompt response. Sailor Guy
  9. I am a new user to CoinManage 2017 and am not an experienced coin collector (yet). I purchased CoinManage because I am a very satisfied customer of HomeManage home inventory software and because I have a specific coin inventory use case. My father-in-law recently passed away and we found a box filled with dozens of film roll containers, plastic bottles, and ziploc baggies filled with thousands of coins. My mother-in-law has asked me what we should do with "all this money." My first goal is to get all the coins entered into CM2017 so I have an accurate list of the entire coin collection and a simple "face value" total of the coins (denomination times quantity, i.e. 2000 quarters times 25 cents, 650 dimes times 10 cents, 300 nickels times 5 cents, etc.). Then I'll start determining what the collector value is based on grade and demand. That's when I'll research how to be a bona fide coin collector and study the terminology and best practices. I may have missed it, but is there a standard report (or a way I can generate one) that shows simple "face value" of the coin inventory? Thanks, Sailor Guy
  10. Paul, I have completed my first version of my file card report. I can upload it so you can take a look at it. Do I just upload the .CRD file, or do you also need the .CRP and .CRV files too? Do any of those files have any of my data included in them? I assume they are just report configuration parameter files and my data is isolated in the assets.mdb database file. The file card report works great running from "Reporting -> File Cards -> Output File Cards Using..." However, is there a way to have my report show up in the Search for Text dialog box in the "Run Report" report selection list so I can sort/filter for a subset of data and use my own report. The selection list in the "Run Report" pull-down list looks like a limited set of report options. Thanks, Sailor Guy
  11. Paul, Thank you for posting the video about using file cards to create a "one item per page" report. That was the piece of information I was missing to get started. I've made significant progress in laying out my report, but I do have several questions I will post shortly - primarily around conditional suppression of empty line item detail and entire section suppression. I need to experiment a bit more. Thanks again for the prompt response and support! Sailor Guy
  12. I am trying to create a custom report that prints all (or most) of the information of an asset inventory item on a single page. I have attached a mock-up of what I want the report to look like. Ideally, I’d like to simply customize the “Item Detail (1 Item per Page)” canned report supplied with HomeManage because it provides a good starting point for the report layout, etc. But I couldn’t find the associated report “.LST” report definition file in the Reports folder, so I guess I have to start from scratch. I have several design characteristics: I’d like each inventory item to start on a new page. I have the item information organized into separate sections (Item, Location, Category, Acquisition, Warranty, Comments, Asset, etc.) I want to use conditional formatting to suppress sections that have no data. For example: If there is an item record that has no “warranty type” and “warranty expire” fields, then the whole “Warranty Information” section including the section heading should be suppressed. Or if there are no comments/notes on the record, then suppress the entire “Comments Information” section including the section heading. … You get the idea…. I’ve been working with the Combit List & Label 21 Designer Manual and the HomeManage documentation, and my biggest challenge is what type of report container or field element to add to allow me: Access to the full list of fields and data in the HomeManage Assets database To place field labels and data in non-table form on the page so I can format one asset item per page with a page break on each new item. I’ve tried inserting a “Report Container” but none of the element types allow me to place fields and data in “free form” on the page. I believe I’m missing something simple to get me started here. Can anyone offer suggestions? Or can you share a custom report format that does “full page” display (non-table) of asset item information? Or point me to the ".LST" report definition file for the “Item Detail (1 Item per Page)” report? FYI… Once I get this report built, I will share it on this forum for other people to use or modify. Thanks, Sailor Guy HomeManage-Report-Example-Full-Details.pdf
  13. One way I addressed this exact issue is I customized a user field with a name of "MasterGroup" and then for all related items for the laptop (hard drives, internal cards, software, etc.), I added a MasterGroup value of "MyLaptop" so I can filter and sort on related items. You could name your user field "Parent."
  14. I should have confirmed back in August 2016 that this problem was fixed and I was able to import my data. The import worked like a charm once I had visibility to all fields.
  15. The quickest way to add size and weight would be to customize a couple of the user fields. Doing the math calculation would be a bit trickier. You would have to use the report generator to customize one with calculation fields. Or you could do an export to an Excel spreadsheet and do subtotals.
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