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8.2A Release 2-8-18

To get the latest version, go to the File menu in your program and click Check for Program Update. Or, just click Download Now.

We recommend updating to Ministry Scheduler 8.2A, which offers the following enhancements.

New and Improved Features

Notify and Dismiss Other Program Users

With the right permissions, you can send a message to other program users. This displays to those currently using the program and to those who open the program once you send the message. You can also force users to exit if you need exclusive access to, for example, run a process that alters data.

For details on setting and using this feature, see View User Activity.

New Shortcut Key for 'Find'

Now you can use the Ctrl+F shortcut key to open the Search dialog box. In any window where you can search for records, hold down the Ctrl key then press F.

You can also use this to open the Find dialog box in Reports.

Search Saved Selections and Additional Selection Fields

We added a Find button in the list of saved selections. This works just like the Find feature in the Reports list.

You can also search in the list of additional selection field names. On the Additional Selections tab, click to add a new condition. Then hold down the Shift key and press ? to open the Find dialog box.

Multiple Ministries on Test Schedules

We modified the test schedule listing reports to work better with your mass names. Now, the columns adjust to fit your data.

Tutorial Videos

Now, the video icon  displays in the top-right corner of every window (beside the notification bell and help icons). Click it to go to the PDS Training Library on the Client Portal. From there, you can select and view video tutorials for your program.

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We fixed the following issues that affected some of our clients.

  • Inactive ministers were not being marked during the sync with Church Office.
  • When a daily mass was set to replace a special mass, both were scheduled.
  • HTML emails were not editable.
  • If you disabled all of your additional selections, reports displayed blank.

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