Hello again DONATION beta testers and blog readers. I’m hoping some of you can test release 5.04 before it goes out, by downloading and installing the beta test (pre-test) version from https://www.software4nonprofits.com/pretest.htm.
The big change in this version is about the entry of donation categories and donor categories, to make things easier, especially for users who have lots of categories.
Previously you could not type in those fields, but pressing the first letter of a category would bring up the first category starting with that letter, and pressing it repeatedly would bring up successive categories starting with that letter.
Now it has “autocomplete”, where you can type in the field and it shows you matches to what you have typed so far, with the part you haven’t typed highlighted so it will be replaced if you keep typing. So for instance if you had donation categories Garden and General, typing “G” would bring up Garden, and adding “e” would change it to General.
You can still use the drop-down list, or use the arrow keys to move through the categories (perhaps after typing the first part of a category name) even without dropping down the list.
For those of you who also use our ACCOUNTS bookkeeping program, we plan to make the same changes eventually to the selection of accounts in the various places in the program where you can do that.
Please let us know any testing results or comments that you have, either by replying to this blog, or by direct emails back to firstname.lastname@example.org.