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    watched the video, but can't yet get what/who you would use it for - it looks like it would be primarily used internally, so an owner could quickly see who is buying what.
    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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    Re: table of contents

    Martin, here's one use...

    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...d=1#post548258
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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    • #3
      Re: table of contents

      It seems like something you would put on a report where you were giving a summary of perhaps all items sold - or maybe a statement with a list of invoices
      Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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      • #4
        Re: table of contents

        Yeah, I guess anyone with a complex or long report might have use for this. Esp. if it were technical.
        Peter
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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        • #5
          Re: table of contents

          Listing individual examples of how the table of contents might be useful seems like a
          fruitless task.On a much broader scope when would a table of contents on a large report not be useful. Manually paging thru a large report looking for a specific item is a mundane task.Some of my clients print monthly reports that are hundreds of pages long.
          They are married to the idea of printing and saving these reports. But the ability to archive these reports to a pdf with a table of contents is an absolute homerun.

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          • #6
            Re: table of contents

            Originally posted by JohnZaleski View Post
            ....But the ability to archive these reports to a pdf with a table of contents is an absolute homerun.
            Yeah, but am I the only one who thinks it is disturbing that every new and neat feature (slight exaggeration?) is now going to be a "feature pack" costing as much as some pay for the base program? Now if one wants all the power available in A5, it is going to cost how many tens of thousands of dollars?

            Raymond Lyons
            Last edited by Raymond Lyons; 08-27-2010, 09:55 PM.

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              Re: table of contents

              Your not alone Ray .... I am concerned as well.

              I also wonder if these feature packs are just for V10.5 and have to be repurchased to use in V11 and so on. Now that would hurt the pocket for sure if you want to stay current.

              Scott

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              • #8
                Re: table of contents

                Perhaps Richard could address Scott's point.
                Since the only thing needed to activate the features is a serial number, I would doubt that Alpha would put in the extra work on their part to deactivate previously valid serial numbers., not to mention the ill will that move could generate.
                As far as charging for optional features, They don't necessitate purchsing a more costly upgrade,so if you don't want them, don't buy them.The same is true for some of the third party addons like the documenter or Ira's csda utility.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by JohnZaleski View Post
                  ....They don't necessitate purchsing a more costly upgrade,so if you don't want them, don't buy them....
                  I won't. But the thing is, over the past many years if I had not been able to play around with a various new features, I never would have discovered how useful they could be to me and my clients. Not that it matters much to me anymore, as I am pretty much retired now and won't be doing a whole lot more developing--a little but not much.

                  Raymond Lyons

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                  • #10
                    Re: table of contents

                    I would expect feature packs to be treated the same as addins such as netmailer and reportmailer. Once purchased they will continue to work in future versions. That was evidenced when there needed to be an update to netmailer for v10 (if my memory serves me correct) the upgrade was foc for registered users.

                    The only thing that might happen in future is the automatic inclusion of some of the feature packs into the standard version but only time will tell on that one and even if that was the case imho it would not be an issue.
                    Glen Schild



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                      Re: table of contents

                      Hi all
                      Installed the Reports Feature Pack and followed the video demo to the letter! with exactly the same report in Alpha Sports but can not get it to show the table of contents.
                      I am sure I am missing something here. I am running ver. A5V10.5 Build 3221 and system addins Build 3583

                      Peter Gagiano
                      Last edited by gagsoft; 08-28-2010, 01:50 PM.

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