Church Office, Formation Office, School Office, Facility Shd., Ministry Shd., Ledger, Payroll, DioOffice & DioView – Updates Available

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Updates to the following PDS programs are now available:
• Church Office 7.0 E
• Formation Office 7.0 E
• School Office 7.0 E
• DioOffice 7.0 E
• Facility Scheduler 7.0 E
• Ministry Scheduler 7.0 F
• Ledger & Ledger/Payroll 7.0 G
• DioView 5.5 D

If you system is configured to automatically check for updates (see File > Setup > Initial Setup > Automatically Update) you’ll see a notice appear on the program home screen. To force the program to check for an update do the following:

To download and load the latest update (Version 7)
1. Start the PDS program.
2. Select File > Check for Program Updates.
3. Click Check.
4. Click Yes.
5. When the download is complete, click OK to finish the update and restart the program.

Updates for OnDemand will be released on Thursday evening.

You can view the complete release notes online:
http://wiki.acstechnologies.com/displ...

Thank you for supporting and using the PDS programs.
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Paul Goldsworthy, Product Owner

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  • happy to share this update.

Posted 6 years ago

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Lorraine Doering, Champion

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Does this happen to anyone else? When I run the update process, there is a point at which I get a dialog box that says the program is open and must be exited before the update can proceed. Sometimes there is a program box behind the dialog that I can close and then click Retry, but sometimes there is no program box visible and I have to open the Task Manager and end the PDS program from there. Could be confusing for the casual user. Thanks!
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Paul Goldsworthy, Product Owner

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This shouldn't happen under normal circumstances. I've normally only seen this if the program crashed. For example if you try to open too many programs at once that can cause issues where the .exe is still there in the background but no UI showing. Using Task Manager is a quick way to remove the process.

Windows is much more reliable than in years past so now it is common to just "sleep" or "hibernate" rather than turn off the PC. So many issues that would have been resolved by the daily "reboot" cause challenges in other places. I usually let my laptop sleep during the week and just turn it off over the weekend.

Usually this isn't a problem, but if a program crashes or doesn't launch as expected you could proactively use Task Manager to kill off the remaining processes.
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Lorraine Doering, Champion

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Thanks for the tips. Next time I run upates, I'll restart the workstation first and see if the issue still occurs.