Merchandise Pricing in the Estimate Writer
Posted: 14 May 2005 06:12 am
When merchandise quotes are added to the cart for an estimate, the Estimate Writer misreads the file data. This bug was fixed and a new MFSetupS.exe uploaded to the printfire.com web site on 5/13/05.
If your installed version is lower than 2005.4 (click on Help/About Morning Flight), you need to upgrade. First, back up the PrintFire directory. Download the new MFSetupS.exe (Silver Edition), then click on it. The Installshield Wizard may first ask you whether you want to install new features, repair the program, or remove it. Select Remove. When the Wizard is done removing Morning Flight, click on MFSetupS.exe a second time to reinstall the program.
If you prefer, you can also remove Morning Flight from the Windows Control Panel prior to installing the upgrade. The Uninstall utility will remove only the program itself, not your data files. To be safe, always start any upgrade with a back-up.
E-mail Entry, disappearing Paper Name and Button
Posted: 20 May 2005 07:55 am
|1.||In the Add/Update Customer and Add/Update Vendor windows, the e-mail entry field accepts only 20 characters. It should accept 40.|
|2.||In the Add/Update Paper window, when the weight/type button is pressed after a name has been entered, the name is erased.|
|3.||In the Print Quote window, when the Special Product or the Vendor Paper buttons are pressed, the buttons disappear instead of turning red. The buttons remain active and can be clicked, but are invisible. (A red button signals that the product is special or that the paper has to be ordered from the vendor.)|
These bugs were fixed and a new MFSetup.exe was uploaded to the printfire.com web site on 5/19/05. All three bugs are relatively benign, but if your installed version is lower than 2005.4 (click on Help/About Morning Flight), you may want to upgrade.
Contact Updating from My World window
Posted: 23 May 2005 11:03 am
When a contact is edited from the My World window by clicking on the My Contacts button, the customer name fails to display. As a result, when the contact is saved, he/she is disassociated from the respective customer or vendor.
This only applies to updates from within the My World window. Updates from either the customer/vendor windows or from File/Update Customer Contacts are unaffected. This bug was fixed and a new MFSetup.exe uploaded to the printfire.com web site on 5/23/05. Note that in Morning Flight, contacts don't need to be associated with a customer or vendor - they can be personal contacts added to the database so you can send them fax memos or e-mails.
My Postpress Descriptions on Estimates
Posted: 13 Jun 2005 10:54 am
This isn't so much a bug as a new feature: You can now translate My Prepress, My Postpress, and My Packing items from File/Translate/My Things, similar to the way you have always been able to translate Products. This makes it possible to show My Postpress descriptions on Estimates. A new MFSetup.exe was uploaded to the printfire.com web site on 6/13/05.
Paper Markup edits don't take effect until program reloaded
Posted: 13 Jul 2005 09:15 am
When you change paper markups in My Store, you'll need to reload the program for the changes to take effect. This bug has been fixed in version 2005.6.
Cutting Charges for x-up Products too high
Posted: 02 Dec 2005 01:22 pm
When cutting is included in a multiple-up product (such as 5.5x8.5 note sheets printed 2-up on an 8.5x11 press sheet), cutting charges are calculated for the product sheet instead of the press sheet. This bug was fixed on December 2, 2005.
Custom Inks not showing on internal Price Sheets
Posted: 14 Feb 2006 12:17 pm
When custom color inks are used in a Quote, their cost fails to show on internal Price/Time/Quote sheets. This does not apply to in-house inks (either standard or special mix), which do show. External Quotes and Estimates are also unaffected and priced accurately. If your installed version is lower than 2006.3 (click on Help/About Morning Flight), you'll want to upgrade.
My in-Stock Paper tab greyed out in Print Manager
Posted: 26 Feb 2006 08:18 pm
When the Buy-as-Needed Paper file is completely empty, tab 1 of the Print Manager is greyed out and unavailable, blocking the printing of a list of in-Stock Paper. If your installed version is lower than 2006.4 (click on Help/About Morning Flight), you may want to upgrade.
Ink Consolidation Error in Silver Edition (beta)
Posted: 26 Apr 2006 08:44 am
When the Silver Edition Estimator detects more than one instance of the same ink (Reflex Blue used on both Letterheads and Envelopes, for instance), the generated estimate can, at the operator's discretion, include a sentence that tells the customer how much money can be saved if all items are ordered together.
In Silver Edition versions prior to 2006.5, this feature worked properly for "My Inks" but gave erroneous results if the Estimate included Quote Sheets with custom-mixed inks.
The error does not affect the Free Edition, but if your installed version of the Silver Edition is lower than 2006.5 (click on Help/About Morning Flight), you'll need to upgrade.
Sheets per pad limit too low
Posted: 21 May 2006 08:16 pm
Most pads hold less than 100 sheets, but there are times when the sheet count needs to be higher. Beginning with programs downloaded after May 21, 2006, you can now enter up to 999 sheets per pad.
Stamping excluded if there is Custom Postpress
Posted: 12 Oct 2006 11:37 am
When you add foil-stamping or die-cutting AND custom postpress, the stamping description fails to print on the Price Sheet. The stamping is included in the total price, it just doesn't show up in the list of postpress items.
If your installed version is lower than 2006.6 (click on Help/About Morning Flight), you may want to upgrade. As an added bonus, Version 2006.6 also includes the New Translator.
Can't delete a Customer
Posted: 21 Oct 2006 07:35 am
First, some background. When you delete a customer in Morning Flight, you're not actually erasing the data from the customer file, you're merely deactivating that customer record. If there has been no activity from a deactivated customer for five years, the record will be purged. This is something Morning Flight does automatically as part of its year-end housecleaning.
Before you can deactivate a customer, the program checks to see whether that customer has any open estimates. Unlike customer records, estimates are purged when you delete them. The life span of estimates is two years. It's unlikely they would be much good beyond that.
With the manual and help system well underway, we're preparing the Gold Edition for a public beta release in 2007. Morning Flight Gold adds Order Entry, Job Tracking, and Invoicing to the Silver Edition and uses the same code base and data files. And that's where the bug snug in. The Gold Edition has to scan not only the estimate file before you can deactivate a customer, but the order file as well. That works as advertised in MF Gold, but because there is no order file in the Silver or Free editions, you're unceremoneously booted out of the program when you try to deactivate a customer and Morning Flight can't find an order file to search through. Doesn't harm the program or your data files, but it also doesn't deactivate the customer. This bug has been fixed in version 2006.7.
First batch of bug fixes for the Gold Edition
Posted: 13 Nov 2007 07:17 am
Here is a list of the initial bug fixes for the newly released Gold Edition:
USA sizes displayed on ISO Job Tickets.
This turned out to be a read-only bug that affected international installations. Jobs were entered OK, but were read back with the default USA paper viewer.
Custom ink colors not transferred when converting quotes.
The Gold lets you convert any quote into an order with the push of a button. This bug had a craving for ink colors, ingesting some of them during the transfer.
New user accounts not accessible.
Partly a bug, but mostly a need for explanation. When a new user is added, Morning Flight maps the new user's initials to the User Name by default. Once new users log in with their initials, they can change their User Name and Password, both of which are inaccessible to the administrator.
Having a private User Name in addition to a private Password enhances security. The problem was that a new user's initials didn't always get mapped. This affected the first twenty-eight Gold downloads (and, because of the shared code base, some Silver downloads as well).
Acknowledgments not automatically updated when orders are changed.
Once orders have been invoiced, they can no longer be edited. If a change becomes necessary, the procedure is to void the invoice (which releases the invoiced orders), make the edits, then re-invoice.
Not so with Acknowledgments. Here, orders can be edited even after they've been acknowledged. It was up to the user to update the Acknowledgment to reflect the edits. That's been changed. In current versions of the Gold, Acknowledgments are updated automatically.
FYI, the upgrade also lets you e-mail Acknowledgments. (Click the e-mail button at the bottom of the Acknowledgment window to open your browser, place the cursor in the browser's message area, press Ctrl-V to paste. If the e-mail button is grayed out, it means your customer contact doesn't have an e-mail address.)
If you downloaded the Gold Edition before November 13, 2007, you'll need to upgrade. First, back up the PrintFire directory, then uninstall the old program. Download the new setup file and write down the directory into which you're saving the download. Once the download is complete, go to that directory and click on MFSetupG.exe to install the free upgrade.
Our thanks to the early adopters for helping us get the wrinkles out of the Gold.
Second batch of bug fixes for the Gold Edition
Posted: 05 Apr 2008 05:25 pm
Here is a list of the second round of bug fixes for the recently released Gold Edition:
Quantities not displayed on Invoices and Acknowledgments.
This turned out to be a formatting bug that affected both U.S. and international installations. Quantities were entered into the database properly, meaning existing invoices and acknowledgments don't require editing. Once you upgrade to version 2008.2 of the Gold Edition, all quantities, of both new and existing invoices and acknowledgments, will display correctly.
Jet-Entry browse box showing duplicate Products.
A minor bug, mainly because Jet-Entry is the most under-used feature in Morning Flight. While we were squashing the bug, we found ways to make the procedure easier to use and less intimidating. More on that later.
Too much chatter from the Flight Engineer.
Sound turned off for the Flight Engineer.
If you downloaded the Gold Edition before April 6, 2008, you'll want to upgrade to version 2008.2. First, back up the PrintFire directory, then uninstall the old program. Download the new setup file and write down the directory into which you're saving the download. Once the download is complete, go to that directory and click on MFSetupG.exe to install the free upgrade.
The new MFSetupE.exe for the Flight Engineer is available here - no registration necessary.