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Holy crap there are actual Side Job Track updates! In no particular order, here's a list of what changed:

* Project Begin date no longer required - This means what projects that haven't started yet, projects that started then stopped or projects you are creating for estimate's sake don't have to be given a fake begin date and any projects without a begin date are accessed in the new On Hold tab of the projects page.

* Bigger project notes textarea - When you add or edit a project note, the screen shifts a bit to give you more room to type out your project notes.

* Services Completed Date on default Print & Email invoice templates - If you have a custom invoice, download the new template to incorporate the new template logic.

* New template logic & codes - Now if a service has a completed date, it will show on the invoice. This takes advantage of a new template logic code that works within looped data like a list of services or materials:

{IFSET{CODENAME} Text to Output END}

* Custom Template MS Word Bug Fixed (Maybe…) - I think -- big THINK -- that the dreaded MS Word custom template breaker bug is fixed. If not, send me a link to your custom template and I'll investigate further.

* New Setting: Time Zone Adjustment - Allows you to set a time zone offset.

* New Setting: Project Summary Display - Allows you to set how much project summary to display on the projects page. If set to short description and the project summary is over 300 characters, it will cut off your project summary to the first line break. Should be a space-saver for folks who have detailed project summaries.

* Invoice-Only Export - In the same way you can export your list of clients, you can now do the same for invoices.

As always, if you notice any bugs with the new features, let me know via the help page within SJT or in the comments of this thread.

So what about Pro Job Track and all those promised summer updates? Well, some of those summer updates are included in this round of updates and others are on hold. When I announced PJT earlier this year, I was over halfway done. After a few months away from the site, however, I realized that in order to do the best job possible I was going to have to throw away almost everything I'd done and start over.

So, I may not make the 2007 deadline, but I am working on the site and it's going to really kick-ass.


Alright R. Marie. Thanks so much! You are awesome!

# 1 famgraphics 11/28/2006

Yes, thank you so much for your work and your excellent product.

# 2 bradbice 11/29/2006

You do indeed kick-ass Marie, I put a lot of trust and use in SJT, and hopefully also PJT...

# 3 lkoudal 11/29/2006

Thanks for the updates Marie! You're great. When you say PJT may not make 2007, do you mean the start of the year or anytime during the year?

# 4 nikkinikon 11/29/2006

I mean the start of the year. It might launch in early 2007 instead of 2006.

# 5 rmcox, Administrator 11/30/2006

Getting used to it and like it! Awesome!

# 6 njjacob 11/30/2006

I noticed that, in the project input area, you also alphabetized the services list. BIG usability help -- thanks!

# 7 janasnyder 11/30/2006

Thank you for all of the updates, this is an excellent tool for businesses! I am looking forward to ProJobTrack.

# 8 jadium 12/01/2006

Thanks for all your wonderful work!

# 9 deiffert 12/01/2006

Thanks for the update -- I'm glad to see that my feedback was taken on board with the time zone adjustment feature (although on a minor note, standard GMT adjustments would have seemed more intuitive). Nonetheless, in today's climate of customer service it's encouraging to see that those feedback emails actually go somewhere! Keep up the great work.

# 10 linusseb 12/10/2006

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