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Summary of New Features in Version 8

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    Summary of New Features in Version 8

    The following document summarizes the new features in V8.

    Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

    If that's a summary, I don't want to see the details!! For those users who have been chomping at the bit for the release of V8, now you know what you have been waiting for. This 'summary', as Selwyn puts it, is mind boggling! I speak for no one other than myself - this is phenomenal. As far as I'm concerned, V8 is/will be well worth the wait.

    Dave Jampole

    Women and cats will do whatever they want. The sooner men and dogs realize that, the happier they will be.


      Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8


      This is really something!

      Thanks, Alpha!



        Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

        I think a big "Great job" to the Alpha Team is in order! Great Software that keeps getting better!


          Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

          Wow, looks like most of what we asked for is there, plus a lot. This should be very successful. The wait was worth it.


            Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8


            I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
            ---- Confusius ----


              Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

              I don�t mean to embarrass the Alpha team,:o but I most assume that the largest number there computers will allow them to type is 8; otherwise they would have numbered this version 11.

              The improvements and upgrades included in this version could have been easily broken down in to 4 upgrades.

              Many Thanks for the entire Alpha team
              Daniel Weiss
              EZ Link Software


                Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

                What operating system(s) is/are required?


                  Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

                  Originally posted by Ohlen Cartmell View Post
                  What operating system(s) is/are required?

                  Windows 2000 or above.

                  Winows 95/98/ME and NT are not supported.


                    Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

                    Just a thought, but I have a feeling as the days and months tick by, you are going to see more and more posts in the V7 forum about Alpha not running in Vista, or problems with it in Vista. You may want to put a sticky note explaining it is not 100% compatible in Vista.


                      Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

                      I'm plucking up the courage to buy. Problem is I have a number of apps out in V7 through the runtime kit. Any chance of a discount?

                      Looks really good now, so I'll probably download the demo version. ( To add to A4 v3, v4, v6, A5 for Windows etc.)
                      See our Hybrid Option here;

                      Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
                      You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


                        Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

                        In the store page on Alphas site there are radio buttons to select upgrade. This will automatically discount the price for you.


                          Re: Summary of New Features in Version 8

                          I just read your summary of new V8 features. I have V7. Is there a way to make V7 work as if I applied a user filter? After I open my form I need to be able to remove the old filter and apply a new one. In V8 this is simple. How do I do it in V7?