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    Default Alpha4v7 feedback

    Just got my copy today and thought I'll post some feedback on this board.

    1. The bad news is, Version7 is EXACTLY the same as version6. As far as I can tell, there are no new funtions, expressions, enhancements. Even the manuals are identical.

    2. The good news is, Version7 is as promised, OPTIMIZED for windows. That means there are no granular crashes, no out of handles mssgs, or any other mssgs. It seems to be 100% compatible with version6 dbfs, indexes, forms, functions, etc..., except that everything runs now better in windows. It also allows you to print to your windows printer.

    3. If you are still using version 6 to manage your data, version 7 is a MUST HAVE upgrade. It's the only way you can continue to use alpha4 under windows without major crashes and that by itself is worth the upgrade price.

    4. Of course since version 7 is now a current product, I hope that Alpha Software will start to address other issues and offer further enhancement and bug fixes to the software for those of us who want to continue to use alpha4.

    5. Let's show to alpha software that there IS MONEY to be made by supporting this software upgrade.

    Sincerely,
    Jack.

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    Rick Sloan
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    I agree with you 100%. I have ordered a 3 network package. A4 is a great product. If we show the powers to be at alpha that we are willing to support the product, they may consider other upgrades.

    If you are reading this alpha, how about being able to fax from within the program.

    Is it now possible to use winfax since we can use windows printers?? Can anyone clarify??

    RS

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    Default RE: Alpha4v7 feedback

    I would say YES. I haven't actually tried it but "winfax" does show up as available windows printer under a4v7.

    Sincerely,
    Jack.

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    Default RE: Alpha4v7 feedback

    Jack,

    Many of my reports have been designed using the "Typeset Mode." Do you know if printing Typeset Reports is still available in Version 7?

    Ron

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    Default RE: Alpha4v7 feedback

    Ron;
    Typeset mode is exactly the same as in V6. V7 makes no changes (nor improvements i.e. Windows printers) for Typeset.

    Duncan

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    Default RE: Alpha4v7 feedback

    Guys:

    I made a seperate post about this before I saw this one.

    YES - V7 Quite nicely faxes thru a Windows Resident fax 'Printer' - i.e. Winfax, Bitware, HotFax Message Center, et al I'll bet. I scripted a button on the Invoice form and it works perfectly. I've tried printing to two ink jet windows printers using the Alpha default setups 'as is' and WOW - it printed perfectly - on both!

    YES - It does seem quicker operating on my Win98 system.

    Yes.... I think we're on to something and, even if not much else was changed it is definitely a new tool that we all need in our arsenal.

    U P G R A D E A L L! You need it!!!!

    Ken

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    Charles E. Brown
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    Rick saw yout message, and wonder if you have been able to access a modem under ALPHA4v7??

    I have V6.11, and have been unable to get it to dial my PC-car modem in my IBM Thinkpad.

    Thanx..... cb [ cbie@execpc.com]

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