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What's after 6.0.11

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  • What's after 6.0.11

    I have been running A4V6 (6.0.11) for a long time. It has bugs here and there, but I am productive with it.

    What are the benefits of later versions (what was fixed?)
    Is upgrading troublesome?



  • #2
    RE: What's after 6.0.11

    I believe the biggest change was to allow printing through a Windows printer. An increasing number of new printers are incapable of printing from DOS or connect only through USB ports and Alpha Four versions prior to version 7 could print to them.

    The biggest problem some have encountered in upgrading is that if you upgrade and utlize one of these newer Windows only printers, you cannot run typeset (is that the correct term?) quality reports on that printer.


    • #3
      RE: What's after 6.0.11

      Try here:



      • #4
        RE: What's after 6.0.11

        Besides using Windows drivers, the other advantages are that the next version is compatible with WIN XP/2000 and you can email/fax anything that's printable.

        The Typeset feature works the same way as in A4V6.



        • #5
          RE: What's after 6.0.11

          Is that true of V7 also, or are you thinking only of V8?

          I'd like to upgrade, but the computer I'm running A4 on still runs Win 3.1. Apparently I can't upgrade Windows, even to 98 or 2000, without upgrading A4.

          Is all of this correct?


          • #6
            RE: What's after 6.0.11

            Both Win 95 and Win 98 run all versions of A4.



            • #7
              RE: What's after 6.0.11

              THANK YOU!


              • #8
                RE: What's after 6.0.11

                OK, I've got a new problem. Still running A4 V6.0.11, but I've upgraded from Win 3.1 to Win 98.

                Prior to upgrading, in a date field I could type the month and date, hit enter or F10, and it would fill in the current year. Now, it fills in 1030 as the year.

                In Windows, Control Panel, Date / Time is set correctly for 2003.

                The date is also correct in DOS.

                Can anybody help me get this fixed?

                Thanks! Gary


                • #9
                  RE: What's after 6.0.11

                  This is an A4 Y2K problem. It has been sometime since I've dealt with it, so I will revisit it and let you know.



                  • #10
                    RE: What's after 6.0.11

                    OK, maybe so, but just a couple months ago I had it completing "2003", and last year it would complete "2002". I don't know now how I got it to do that!

                    Thanks for helping.



                    • #11
                      RE: What's after 6.0.11

                      Use the "search" function on this forum and yenter "Y2K". Should answer your problem.



                      • #12
                        RE: What's after 6.0.11

                        Go to main menu, other, configuration, default settings and the 2 digit date is an option.


                        • #13
                          RE: What's after 6.0.11

                          Steve, thanks, but that's not on my options - configuration menu. The only choices regarding date are Date Separator and Date Formats American / European.

                          If I'm missing something, please walk me through it.

                          Thanks. Gary


                          • #14
                            RE: What's after 6.0.11


                            I wonder if it is V6.2 only. It is certainly on my 6.2 option. I am rushing out now but I think V6.2 is downloadable.

                            I have used 6.2 now for several years and it appears reasonable.



                            • #15
                              RE: What's after 6.0.11

                              Gary, Steve;
                              Yes, that choice is only available on v 6.2 forward.