Hello again ACCOUNTS beta testers and blog readers. I’m hoping some of you can test release 3.03 before it goes out, by downloading and installing the beta test (pre-test) version from https://www.software4nonprofits.com/accounts/pretest.htm.
The big change in this version is about the entry of accounts and vendor names, to make things easier, especially for users who have lots of accounts and/or vendors.
Previously you could not type in those fields, but pressing the first letter of an account or vendor name would bring up the first one starting with that letter, and pressing it repeatedly would bring up successive ones starting with that letter.
Now it has “autocomplete”, where you can type in the field and it shows you matches to what you have typed so far, with the part you haven’t typed highlighted so it will be replaced if you keep typing. So for instance if you had accounts Garden Donations and General Donations, typing “G” would bring up Garden Donations, and adding “e” would change it to General Donations.
You can still use the drop-down list, or use the arrow keys to move through the list (perhaps after typing the first part of a name) even without dropping down the list.
For those of you who also use our DONATION program, we also recently made the same sort of change available for donor and donation categories. There was a separate blog post for DONATION readers about testing that, and the version with the release (5.04) will be officially released soon.
Please let us know any testing results or comments that you have, either by replying to this blog, or by direct emails back to firstname.lastname@example.org.