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Get on track with the latest software updates:
To everyone who has not yet updated CROSS Library (since January 27th), you may need to install the latest CROSS Library download UPDATES onto any system where CROSS Library is currently installed. This UPDATE connects CROSS Library to our new cloud backup system and enabled automatic updates to keep you up-to-date as we continue to improve the system!
See our download pages for instructions to know how to ‘UPDATE’ your version (Mint vs. 32-bit). NOTE: For Mint, copy the link above, open your ‘CROSS Library Mint’ system, open Firefox, and skip past the ‘A)’ section of the Mint Download page, then look for this download: ‘B) Optional Manual Update’. Download and install that. (The instructions are found on the page.)
After installation, right-click on the little ‘Books’ icon in your system tray. If you see a message to call CROSS Systems, Inc. for support, please do that. (Your system may need the update installed in a different way–we will help you correctly update your system in these cases.)

Scroll down for the list of recent software updates provided for CROSS Library.

CROSS Systems, Inc. is committed to updating CROSS Library on a regular basis.  We have consistently upgraded and enhanced our software since 1994. Unlike many other software companies, you do not have to purchase a new version of the software every few years. Under our CROSS Library Subscription, you get the updates and support you need!

Our philosophy of software development is to steadily enhance and support our products in an effort to meet the needs of our customers without requiring them to totally re-train on new systems. This maximizes your productivity by reducing training overhead and reduces your cost of purchasing software every few years.

While this continues to be a cost-effective solution for most of our library customers, this does not mean that these updates are without cost to CROSS or that we can make new developments without cost. Software design and development continues to be expensive. Yet, we are committed to providing a good value at a reasonable cost. We are doing that through our CROSS Library Subscription which is a very economical solution for most of our customers.

We will be updating this topic as we release new updates. We recommend that you like our facebook page to receive notices as we announce updates there. Some of our posts here will be rather technical while others will be easily digestible. The benefit to you is that you will be aware of updates as they are released.

We hope this page will help keep you up-to-date with our latest CROSS Library developments.

CROSS LIBRARY UPDATES TO DATE:

The updates listed below are grouped by year, month, or specific date. Feel free to click on each one to review the specific details.

If you see updates that you do not have yet, you should first verify that your CROSS Library Subscription is current. If it is current, we can install these updates for you to get all of the updates below.

If your Subscription is NOT current, you may renew your CROSS Library Subscription for 1 year here.  You receive a download link via email along with your Customer Information after your order is processed.  Please follow the installation directions found at that link including the call for installation support as directed.

2020-07-24 — Email format improvements!

We are very happy to say that our email system has been upgraded! That means that your renewal reminders, customer emails, and even invoices will be in an easier-to-read format! Also, the Subject of your email may be updated to related to the topic of the email such as CROSS Library making it easier to search and locate our emails of interest.

2020-07-16 — CROSS Library Subscription SALE ended…

Our regular pricing has gone into effect again. Watch for periodic coupons for savings!

2020-06-15 — CROSS Library Subscription SALE extended!

Due to the extended impact of COVID-19 on our customers, we are extending our SALE on our CROSS Library Subscriptions until July 15th!

Be sure to RENEW before July 15th to get the benefit!
To renew at our SALE PRICE, please see this link:
https://www.cross-products.com/sale

2020-04-15 — CROSS Library Subscription SALE!

If you are having trouble paying for a renewal this year, you are not alone. Due to COVID-19 stress on our customers, we are doing what we can to help everyone by eliminating our sign-up fee and offering GREAT SALES on all of our CROSS Library Subscriptions until July 15th!

Be sure to RENEW before July 15th to get these deals!
To renew at our SALE PRICE, please see this link:
https://www.cross-products.com/sale

2020-03-17 — CROSS Library Update (Window only)

Our latest CROSS Library update includes:
We transitioned CROSS Library to use OpenJDK 8 to ensure free licensing for all of our 32-bit Windows-based clients (Windows XP through 10). These environments have passed our initial testing and demonstrate good stability at this time.

Note for CROSS Library Mint customers: All customers who had CROSS Library Mint installed after 11/26/2019 will automatically receive this update as soon as we release it for the CROSS Library Mint platform. (A few issues are currently being resolved to bring this update to a good stability on the Mint platform. These issues are in regard to fonts, and a few GUI display elements that do not yet display properly in OpenJDK as of this time. As of this update, Mint systems should remain on the previous update of 2020-02-20 for the time being.)

2020-02-20 — CROSS Library Update

Our latest CROSS Library update includes:
Improved compatibility support for Windows 7, Vista, and XP! We have been working this month on increasing our updated installer’s support for older systems for those who need it. CROSS Library runs great on XP Pro up through Windows 10 regardless of bitness–just get the right installer on our download page.

2020-01-24 — CROSS Library Update

Our latest CROSS Library update includes:

Improved CROSS Library launching (we fixed several conditions where CROSS Library would not not properly after an automatic update).

Improved data recovery for the following:
-during cloud (internet) backup/restore
-when opening a CROSS Library database, if you are prompted due to an error opening the database, clicking Retry will recover your latest data automatically! (This covers cases where power outage or other unexpected system shutdown, crashed, etc. have rendered the database unable to open. CROSS Library now can automatically repair the condition when you click Retry to get your latest data back and running.)

2019-11-26 — CROSS Library Update

We are very happy to announce our latest CROSS Library update!  This update allows ALL CUSTOMERS who update to get access to our new cloud-based internet backup system.  See our posts dated November 26th and 29th on our news page at crosslibrary.com/news for details on how to update. (This update is for all customers whether 32-bit or 64-bit!)

2019-10-05 — CROSS Library Mint Update

We have continued to update CROSS Library Mint, and all new installs will get this version.  We are adding a new “refurbish upgrade” option where you can mail in your existing laptop for $200 have us install CROSS Library Mint 64-bit onto it.  This allows you to extend the life of your existing system and get the most out of it while avoiding the problems with Windows Updates magically breaking your system whenever it happens to install updates!

2019-09-05 — CROSS Library Mint Update

We have continued to update CROSS Library Mint, and all new installs will get this version.  We are also selling new laptops with a 64-bit version of this CROSS Library Mint system installed directly onto the laptop–no Windows Updates to slow you down!

2019-08-05 — CROSS Library Mint Update

We are very happy to announce our latest CROSS Library Mint upgrade!  This update connects CROSS Library to our brand new 2019 CROSS Cloud System!  (Our older internet Backup and Restore cloud functions in ALL VERSIONS of CROSS Library ceased to function due to server-system Windows Updates causing database drivers or other system configuration to behave in detrimental ways 3 times earlier this year.  Out of concern for the thousands of customers who depend on our Cloud system, we increased our efforts to move off of Windows hosting to our new 2019 Cloud Hosting system and upgrade CROSS Library to utilize it.)  For more details on the hundreds of updates that have been included in this update to resolve dozens of known issues and provide upgraded data backup and maintenance for your databases, see crosslibrary.com/news

CROSS Library Mint
CROSS Library Mint 64-bit

2019-07-22 — CROSS Library Mint Improvements

We just upgraded our download page links to use VirtualBox 6.0.10 and the associated Extensions Pack.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: CROSS Library Mint will be updated in about 2 days to connect to our new cloud system for Backup and Restore functions.  We will update the date on the download page when it’s complete and ready to use.  (Note: If you are using CROSS Library on a Windows 32-bit system, it’s a great time to update to CROSS Library Mint on a new Windows 10 64-bit system!  We offer our ready-to-go laptop systems at crosslibrary.com/systems –it comes with the latest updates pre-installed and ready to use.  Our legacy CROSS Library 32-bit support will be finished later, if you need this update now, see crosslibrary.com/system for easy-update options.)

2019-05-16 — CROSS Library Mint Improvements

We just upgraded our download page links to use VirtualBox 6.0.8 and the associated Extensions Pack.  NOTE: This version resolves a specific issue with ‘Save machine state’ / Hibernation.  If you have experienced errors opening your CROSS Library Mint after closing and saving the machine state, call, and we can update your system.

Mint updates — We are applying over 100 updates to Mint during this update cycle.  These updates include updating the kernel of Mint to 4.15.0.50 which brings a noticeable performance improvement in our experience.

We are working on our internet backup / restore system, please be patient as we resolve the issues:  See this link for more details: Internet Backup System Status

2019-02-15 — CROSS Library Mint Improvements

A large number of improvements for CROSS Library Mint 64-bit support related to:

-Vastly increased out-of-the-box printer driver support.
-Resolved Java / Cinnamon interface conflict by switching to MATE interface
-Removed Default Desktop (used previously to resolve a Mint Cinnamon interface / Java conflict which is resolved in this update)
-Additional known issue work-around added for page-range printing (via use of ‘PDF printer’ and ‘Download PDF to host system for printing’ icon on Mint desktop).  See documentation in ‘CROSS Support’ folder on Mint desktop for details or call for a walk-through, if necessary.
-Improved performance in the following ways:
a) switched from Cinnamon to MATE interface (lighter by design)
b) reduced number of startup jobs configured in Mint
c) modified ‘Re-Open Library’ desktop icon to NOT RESTART MINT TOTALLY leading to faster reload during each session before making backups
d) increased regular cleanup actions to keep a tight ship and maintain good performance
e) disabled I/O APIC in default configuration to reduce CPU overheads not necessary for the VM configuration (due to general technology bloat so common today)
f) set default configuration to 1 CPU for Mint vs. 2 used previously to offset overheads due to item e above
g) increased default setting of RAM available to Mint (this reduces memory management load on mint leading to better performance by default on most systems)

2019-02 — CROSS Library Mint Improvements

Improvements for CROSS Library Mint

2019-01 — 64-bit Compatibility Improvements

Improvements for CROSS Library Mint

2018-12 — CROSS Library Mint (64-bit)

New software support for all 64-bit Windows versions via our new CROSS Library Mint platform

2018-10 — 64-bit Compatibility Improvements

Improved Windows 10 32-bit software to support 64-bit Windows

2018-08 — PLANNED (in-progress)

Note: We have split our development into two main projects in order to provide more customers necessary support in a more timely manner as we complete our larger projects for everyone.

These two projects are:
a) 64-bit support (via our new CROSS Library Mint system)
b) feature improvements as follows:
1. Totally rewritten Windows application (runs with/without internet connectivity–good when connectivity might be spurious)
2. Multiple subjects, authors, sub-title, series (unlimited tracings)
3. Improved user interface for easier operations (including bulk update feature where helpful)
4. Free LOC download
5. New cloud synchronization vs. snapshot backups (no need to track database versions)
6. This new version will be the basis for all new cloud-based functions in development at CROSS.
7. Automatic import of all Library 1.7 database data.
8. New database to provide much better stability and function for the future
9. New installer reducing technical issues during updates/installs
10. Improved software update checking/prompting
11. Continuing support for both our existing CROSS Library 1.7 as well as this new software version.
12. Much more!

If your Subscription is NOT current, renew your CROSS Library Subscription here to be ready to get the latest as soon as it’s released.

2018-04 — Placed on-hold in order to improve focus on above agenda

Update containing hundreds of tested updates and bug fixes made in our code since 2012 including the following:
1. Refactored client/server communication to better support corporate networks and more firewall configurations
2. Bug fixes for Internet Backup/Restore to reduce error prompts and just work better overall.
3. This update is the basis for our new web interface functions and provides support for Java 8 and later so that CROSS Library with function correctly with these Java versions when present on your systems.

DIRECT INSTALL + MINT UPDATES

2018-04-17 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

This update is a wrap-up of series of bug fixes related to printing.  These bugs tended to cause ‘General Protection Faults’ to occur on some systems with some databases–not all systems or databases experience this condition, but if you occasionally have had trouble printing or opening your database after printing where this type of error came up, we have the issues resolved in this update.

2018-04-02 (RECOMMENDED)

This update fixes a bug reported by some customers in printing.  (CROSS has continued working with customers who have reported that CROSS Library crashed on their systems during or after viewing/printing reports, labels, label-sets, catalog cards, etc.)  If you experience this type of error AFTER installing the latest updates, please contact CROSS so we can help determine the specific cause of the issue on your system.

2017-12-15 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

CROSS has updated our installers to remove Java is installed on your system.  This is a temporary fix pending our next update.  Also, this update includes a few files missing from earlier versions which can help backup functions and printing function as expected without reporting “another user is in the database” unless absolutely necessary.

 2017-09-11 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

CROSS has completed updating all standard reports which can cause CROSS Library to crash during or after viewing/printing reports, labels, label-sets, catalog cards, etc.  If you experience this type of error after installing the latest updates, please contact CROSS so we can help determine if you have a custom report that may be causing that issue.

2017-06-08 (Compatibility update)

CROSS is releasing a compatibility fix for latest update affecting customers using Windows XP and 2000

2017-06-06 (Bug Fix)

Bug Fix: At times last record add/edit not persisted fully to database before Backup.

2017-05-19 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

1. CROSS has resolved issues which can cause CROSS Library to crash during or after viewing/printing reports, labels, label-sets, catalog cards, etc.   This update includes several compatibility updates for Windows 10 as well as several bug fixes including those noted below:

BUG FIX: When printing accession ranges, previous versions had a bug where search settings would silently filter out expected entries depending on circumstances.  We are unable to determine exactly which previous versions were affected at this time, but installing this update resolves the issue.

BUG FIX: Duplication Classification check error ‘Invalid Use of Null’ was terminating CROSS Library.  While working on this bug fix, we recommended a work-around–unchecking the option ‘File/Settings/Edit Settings/Check for Duplicate Classification’.  After installing the latest updates, you may re-select this option if you used this work-around.

2016-10-07 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

1. CROSS has found and resolved a few additional issues which can cause CROSS Library to crash during or after viewing/printing reports, labels, label-sets, catalog cards, etc.   This stability update is a culmination of the resolutions begun with the 08-13 update as described below.

2016-08-13 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED STABILITY UPDATE)

1. CROSS has reinstated backup reminders along with included recommendations and defaults (to backup or not at this point in time). These changes are to help our customers keep current backups when it is a good time to do it based on specific system conditions. We have taken a lot of time to research and resolve the issues that were occurring, and this update seems to be helping all of our customers who have downloaded it so far to keep their data safe and to provide much better experience in their use of CROSS Library.
2. We have added a check to provide an automatic database rebuild option when necessary for rebuilding a database when CROSS Library attempts to open the database and cannot (ie. it needs to be rebuilt).
3. We discovered and resolved a number of issues in reports causing CROSS Library to crash during or after viewing/printing reports, labels, label-sets, catalog cards, etc. These issues often caused Library databases to require a rebuild in order to continue using the software. Resolving the cause of these issues provides much better long-term stability, security of data, and overall ease-of-use. Note: If you continue to have problems with reports and you are using ‘replacement’ or ‘custom’ reports, we will need to review those for you on an individual basis to ensure any issues are resolved. In these cases, please call 1-877-615-9541 and leave us a voice-mail to this effect if you know this to be your situation, and we will check your account. If you have any continuing issues with reports crashing the software, do the same, and we will take a look at your account to see what we can do to resolve the issue.
4. We have added more sequencing options for reports–see the View/Print options when printing anything in CROSS Library for the new and expanded options.
5. Upgraded cloud servers to provide better stability and capacity for our cloud backups and web hosting.
6. Updated web hosting to support update notifications and renewal reminders.
7. To reduce waste of printing supplies, we removed the starting Accession # when printing an accession range (catalog cards, labels, label sets, etc.). We now display the default range as -500 (if your highest accession# is 500).
8. We have also added a verification prompt if you specify an Accession # range > 49 values. You may specify a different threshold, if desired. If you wish to only prompt when your ranges are 100 or larger, you may go to Help/About and add the following into the Command Line field: /WARNPRINTABOVE:99
9. This update has been well tested and includes a wrap-up of all prior updates released this year resolving bugs introduced accidentally in previous releases. If you have updated in 2016 and noticed any quirks or bugs, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND this update to resolve those.

2016 (2nd Quarter):

1. Library 1.7 bug fix for an error that would at times produce a General Protection Fault after closing a print preview window on some systems.
2. Library 1.7 updates to update old website links to the new locations on our new site, show the current information in the Help/About window.
3. Smaller bug fixes.
4. A significant update to all Backup, Restore, and Rebuild functions to prompt when Library needs to restart in order to correctly complete these operations rather than failing with a message that another user has the database open. This has caused a lot of trouble for our customers over a long period of time, and we are very glad to help resolve it. The issues were previously difficult. Now, CROSS Library provides helpful and correct advice in the new prompts to guide you through any necessary extra steps needed.
5. Added adjustments so that CROSS Library is closed without prompting when Windows is logging off or shutting down. This technique will be added to the tray icon also in the July planned update.

2016 (1st Quarter):

1. Windows 10 Laptop Systems Launch (provides more options for customers who wish to upgrade their hardware and have CROSS Library working out-of-the-box).
2. On-going hosting system updates to support our next set of software releases
3. Website updates:
-Addition of Windows 10 Laptop System Bundles
-Update of all older websites to bring all content forward to this one and update as necessary. ALL relevant information is now on this site. Please disregard any information found on our older sites as these will be removed soon.
-Fixed/repaired broken site links where possible to ensure that the latest content is available and correct

2015 Updates

1. Updated server systems to support future update releases
2. New server hosting system to support future update releases
3. Website upgrades to support web ordering and future update releases
4. Added support for Windows 10 32-bit editions after validation
5. Updated installers for improved compatibility

~2014

Included support for Windows 8.1

January, 2013…

Whew! The last couple of years have included a TON of updates to our installers.
Most of these changes were related to Windows compatibility issues.
We have updated our installers on our website from time to time along the way.
These are things that needed to be done to make our software work correctly.

We are working hard to roll out a new delivery which resolves another long list of issues.
This next BIG release will bring all of our development efforts together onto the same page so that we can release updates one at a time instead of in such a large, slow projects.

Portions of our 64-bit support, is hinging on that BIG release. We are dedicated to getting it right.
When it is done, we will post a summary of all of these projects in a post here.

CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

November 29th, 2012

…more updates for XP Mode support on Windows 7 64-bit including a small change to help with some slower systems running XP Mode.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

October 30, 2012

Included support for Windows 8

October 18th, 2012

This update includes Java in our installer.

The benefits of this include:
1. You may update your system’s Java when prompted (at any time) without affecting CROSS Library in any way.
2. We know which version of Java is running CROSS Library on your system.
3. We can test and update the Java that runs CROSS Library in our regular update process simplifying our support dramatically.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

July 7th, 2012

This batch of updates resolves several issues including:

-A potentially very serious Database Rebuild issue
-Microsoft Access Database drivers are updated to resolve several serious issues with Access databases on systems with 2GB of RAM
-Various Web Links fixed on the Library 1.7 Help menu
-numerous Windows compatibility resolutions in our installers including resolving an newly-discovered issue with temp folder permissions
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

MAY 11, 2009

This update is to fix installer issues: We recently had to rewrite our installer due to an issue where anti-virus companies began to target a Vista-compatibility tool we had been using. Now, we have eliminated that tool and are working to work the kinks out of the system.

We will announce this update when it’s ready for our existing customers to get via our automatic update system. We do not currently advise anyone to manually update unless you are currently having trouble using the CROSS Library software. If your existing install is not working, try our latest update. It fixes many things from install problems to internet backup problems.

(CURRENT STATUS: Due to recent installer problems (end of April through May 10th), we have been forced to drop back to our best recent release: 2009-04-16 Rev. B as of May 11th. We will have a redo of the latest updates once we have the wrinkles worked out on our development end of things here.) Downloading using our latest install/update link will get you our best recent release. 🙂
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 14, 2009

OK, the moment everyone has been waiting for! We have finalized a completely-rewritten version of CROSS Library for Windows Vista, XP, 2003, and Windows 2000.

As noted in the previous post in March, we have fixed and improved many issues in this version over the past few months. We had to make a very large number of changes to the internals of the system. However, you should notice little difference–except that it “just works.” The install process has changed, but there is little to say except that it’s easier, faster, and better overall.

A plethora of quality-improvement fixed have been made to the software. Many updates which were not announced earlier have been compiled into this release. The main functions of the software have remained the same. This version is mainly about quality control and secondarily about performance. This version is more stable than the previous with the basic functions working on all supported Windows versions at this time. We still have more changes to do in the area of ‘Download to FlashDrive’, and ‘Download to CD’. We will continue to work on those issues. For now, we advise that you have internet access in order to install this version. Once installed, you may disconnect–you do not need continuous internet access to use the software. Of course, functions such as Internet Backup, etc. will require internet as they always have.

Click here to go to our CROSS Library Download Page

We expect to spend some time resolving glitches that will pop up on some systems as always happens with such a large number of changes.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 24, 2009 (Vista-ONLY update)

A completely-rewritten version of CROSS Library is available for Windows Vista.
Due to a large amount of feedback from our customers, we have fixed and improved many issues in this version over the past few months.

A plethora of quality-improvement fixed have been made to the software. Many updates which were not announced earlier have been compiled into this release. The main functions of the software have remained the same. This version is mainly about quality control and secondarily about performance. This version is quite fresh, but the basic functions seem to be working fine on Windows Vista at this time. We still have more changes to do in the area of performance and in the area of customer-requested features. We will continue to work on those issues in the future.

Click here to go to our CROSS Library Download Page

>>> PLEASE NOTE: If you have Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows 2000, we recommend that you wait to update until we have this ready for you and get it announced on this thread. This will save you much time and stress. We will have it out shortly. Thank you!!

We will be releasing updates to this version, so you can expect most problem issues you find to be resolved over the next couple of weeks as we refine it and make it to be 2003, XP and 2000 ready.

We expect this version will improve our quality of service to you by improving the quality of our software. That’s what this update is all about.

Blessings!
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

July 29, 2008

An update has been released to fix an issue where the installer fails because no releases of Java version 6 are found on the target system.

This should fix the intermittent cases where the installer simply did nothing at times. After the customer installed Java from www.java.com, everything worked fine. This is no-longer required at installation time. The installer now automatically installs Java, if no release of Java version 6 is found.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

July 3

An update is released to:

1. help those who are downloading Library 1.7 to a FlashDrive.
2. help those who are using the Internet Restore function

The update shows the Volume Label and Drive letter as well as the Total Size and the Free Space of the drive.

Also, read-only drives will not be shown helping eliminate confusion when some devices (such as U3 Cruzers, Vonage FlashDrives, etc.) are inserted. These drives caused problems due to a read-only volume which was sometimes offered as a usable FlashDrive.

If your FlashDrive is no-longer detected when you attempt to use it, check that you have switched the write-protect setting on the drive to the off position.

A bug in the ‘Download Library 1.7 to FlashDrive’ function was fixed which was causing it to hang in some cases.

A bug in the Internet Restore function has been fixed so that it now functions normally when you select the Machine Name from which you wish to restore. (In the past, the system would not fill in the database to restore field when the user selected the Machine Name.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

June 26

CROSS released a recommended update to fix a bug in Internet Backup where under a very specific condition, your database would not be placed back where it should be. Several conditions must have converged for this bug to show up, so you may or may not have had a problem with it.

Severity: Bothersome to see the database disappear, but fairly low–all customers who have called CROSS Systems, Inc. have recovered their database with their latest changes in-tact.
Occurrance: Fairly Rare

Summary: We highly recommend that you update now to receive this fix–to save you time that this bug could cost you.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

June 2008

June brought some other bug fixes which were not generally released as individual updates. CROSS Systems, Inc. has determined that most of these updates are not critical and that it would be better to wait for things to settle at the moment.

June 19 – The installer has been changed to be a single-file download.
This change was determined necessary by our customer-experience with the installer.

Most customers had no problems with the “download any updated files” system that we used previously, but we still had a smaller number of customers who had significant problems using the installer–this change is to serve them better. (Firewalls and some network security policies were causing the problems. This is a required response to real-world scenarios.)

NOTE #1: This change COULD make dial-up users update downloads LONGER!
WORKAROUND: If the customer can go anywhere where FAST internet is available, they can NOW (due to this change) download the file at this address: http://www.crosslibrary.com/pub/InstallOnline.exe to a FlashDrive using fast internet connection,
(For further details, see: http://naog.ws/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a )
then take the FlashDrive to their computer with slow internet, connect using the dial-up internet, and run that InstallOnline.exe file from the FlashDrive to complete the ONLINE install using the dial-up (which usually only takes a minute or two on dial-up to download the remaining latest core software updates).

NOTE #2: As our installers continue to shrink in size according to our planned upgrades, these issues will become less severe. However, we continue to make things as efficient as possible.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

May 19, 2008

An update was released to fix an error message that sometimes appears at startup stating that C:\windows\cross\reset.exe cannot be found. Reset.exe is a component of Library 1.7 which is now obselete. This update removes the old startup entry for reset.exe.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

May 15, 2008

An update was released to fix an “overflow error” which happens when opening some database files in Library 1.7.

This bug was caused by a recent update which located the record with the highest accession number whenever the database is opened.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

May 1, 2008

An update was released to fix an issue where download to FlashDrive or CD would not download the autorun.exe file correctly. The result was that the FlashDrive installer did not auto-launch when inserted into the target system.

The CROSS Systems, Inc. servers were taken down Friday afternoon, May 2nd, through Sunday, May 4th, for system-upgrade work. Operations resumed normally by Saturday afternoon.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 23, 2008

An update was released to fix an issue where installing from a FlashDrive or CD was sometimes not able to find Java correctly if the Java versions did not match exactly. This has been corrected to locate the any usable installed versions or to install the included Java version, if a working version is not already present on the computer.

An update was released to fix one of the causes for a problem where Library 1.7 would hang due to the service not starting correctly.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 22, 2008

An update was released to fix the ‘Download to FlashDrive’ and ‘Download to CD’ options.

Now, the installers created by these options should work properly.
(These options are usually used to download the software for installing Library 1.7 onto computers without internet.)

Note: There is still an issue in the FlashDrive/CD installer where it attempts to connect to CROSS Systems, Inc. servers during the install process. You may simply click the ‘Continue Offline’ to continue the install process. This will go onto the list of known issues to be resolved.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 21, 2008

An update was released to fix a bug where Send Problem Report would sometimes hang after uploading the report.

An update was released to fix a bug where Library 1.7 could not open web pages (from the Help menu and Help/WebLinks) on some computers.

An update was released to provide an easy retry in the installer. This should solve the issue where the updater or installer simply does nothing. (The main cause for the installer to simply “do nothing” is that an older version of Java might be on the system. Technically, our installer should IGNORE J2SE 5 and all earlier versions of Java, but at times, our installer does not do that. (This was a known issue which has been resolved in any downloads July 29th, 2008 and later.) If you are installing but the installer simply exits and no icon appears showing the install progress, you may want to uninstall all previous Java or J2SE entries in Add or Remove Programs, go to http://www.java.com, Download Java from there, then run our installer again to complete the install process.)
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 19, 2008

An update was released to fix some install/update problems.

This is a general bug-fix update.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 18, 2008

An update is available to make Library 1.7 start by showing the record with the highest Accession# when opening the database file. Since this is generally the last record added in the database, this should allow most of our customers to easily verify that their latest additions are present in the database when opening it without needing further action.

Another update was released to change the way our auto-update gives you update notices. Now, instead of seeing the “checking for updates” message, the Helper icon will blink as it checks for updates. The icon will continue blinking if updates or system messages are available. If no updates or message are available, the icon will simply stop blinking after a few seconds. (This behaviour may change in the future to make it more quiet by not blinking the icon while checking for updates but rather only when attention is needed.)
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 17, 2008

An update was released to fix a problem where Library 1.7 sometimes was simply closing again after about 3 seconds.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 16, 2008

An update was released to fix the ‘find (grep) failure’.
NOTE: If this update does not auto-download, you may need to use the ‘Manual Install for CROSS’ shortcut under the ‘CROSS Applications’ folder on the Programs menu to get this update.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 15, 2008

An general update was released to:
1. Fix various install/update issues.
2. Allow you to DISABLE auto-launching of Library 1.7 when Windows starts, if desired.
3. Allow you to specify or disable opening of a default database when Library 1.7 launches.
4. Fix problem where Replacement Reports would not show preview of reports on some systems (Note: Another reason you may not be able to see previews of reports could be that you need to download and install Adobe Reader. This fix resolved an additional issue in our software.)
An update was released to correct and clarify the “grant authority to limited Windows user accounts” function.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 3, 2008

An critical update was released to fix various issues often found in Install/Update (also found in Backup, Restore, and Rebuild).
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

April 2, 2008

An update was released to fix various “hanging” problems and startup problems.

If this update does not fix your specifc problem at this time, please be patient as we continue to work on those issues. Duplicate phone calls and emails on the same issues only serve to slow down our development team and to delay the resolution of the cause of the problem. Thank you!

An critical update was released later the same day to fix various “hanging” problems in Backup, Restore, and Rebuild. Everyone was encouraged to download this update as soon as possible.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 31, 2008

An update was released to fix various other “hanging” problems (where the program just shows an hourglass and won’t do much of anything). NOTE: This is usually caused by the Library 1.7 Helper Server Service not starting. There are several possible causes of this problem. CROSS will be continuing to work to resolve these issues.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 27, 2008

An update was released to fix a problem with registry entries when installing or updating.
An update was released to fix some “hanging” problems with Backup, Restore, and Rebuild.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 26, 2008

An update was released to fix a file unpacking problem in the Library 1.7 Helper and installation process. This caused some install failures in the past.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 25, 2008

An update was released to fix issues where some Antivirus programs block the L17Helper.exe (the program that displays the Library 1.7 Helper icon) and to eliminate periodic issues where Library 1.7 simply “hangs.”

An update was released to fix the ‘Downloading Library 1.7 to a CD’ option which was broken in a recent system upgrade.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 22, 2008

A batch of updates was released to:

1. automatically have the Library 1.7 Helper launch Library 1.7 on user-login
2. allow a Library 1.7 Administrative user to select a database for auto-open by using “Help/Web Links/Use this as the Default Database” (This allows this database to auto-open when Library 1.7 starts automatically.)

3. give better selection of FlashDrives when downloading updates
4. ensure better reliability by allowing the rebuild function to re-run in certain cases
5. better clarify prompts and error messages
6. fix problems in “Send Problem Report” function
7. fix some web server file-download issues
8. generally improve program reliability
9. fix issues where some windows would simply lock up and require a restart
10. remove the old Library 1.7 shortcut created on the desktop by our update utility

Added ability to auto-launch Library 1.7 on every login… (utilizing the default DB)
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 21, 2008

An update was released for an issue where internet backup/restore failed to function in some cases (it simply terminated with an error).

An update was released to automatically have Library 1.7 re-open database after Backup or Restore operation.

Released a number of updates to Backup, Restore, and Rebuild.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 20, 2008

Updates were released to fix several issues which caused problems during the Internet backup and restore processes as well as updater bug fixes.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 19, 2008

Fixed a few bugs which caused problems during the Internet backup and restore processes.
Also, several cosmetic fixes.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 18, 2008

Finished implemention changes to allow L17.EXE to connect to L17Helper using request/response file I/O for ALL JAVA OPERATIONS. (no more JavaWS between L17.exe and the Java code)

Fixed a bug which was causing the update process to fail in some cases.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

March 15, 2008

Changed all scripts internally to be compiled to .exe files.

This eliminates unsightly Command Prompt windows which tend to confuse users to think that our software is DOS-based 🙄 which it NEVER WAS! (Ok, ok…that is a pet peave! 😯 ) For the record, CROSS Library was the first Windows-based library software on the market in 1994. All of the competition were still using DOS-based systems. Of course, most of our competition eventually became Windows-based or went out of business. We have continued to upgrade our software over the years as per customer suggestions, and we have a steady stream of upgrades planned for years to come. We’re in it for the long-haul. We have an aggressive set of updates planned for the coming year, and we hope to see these updates be a huge benefit to our existing customers who have maintained their CROSS Library Subscriptions. If your subscription has lapsed, we’d encourage you to renew as soon as possible to take advantage of our latest updates and online services.

CROSS Systems, Inc. officially announced its new Library 1.7 Helper system-tray icon!
This is an enhancement aimed directly at “ease-of-use” concerns that we have had. We hope you will find this icon useful as it helps you with the following:
1. to alert you about updates AS THEY ARE RELEASED at CROSS Systems, Inc.
2. to install and update Library 1.7 MUCH MORE EASILY
3. to allow you to submit problem reports easily!
4. many more features are scheduled to be added…
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

February 12, 2008

Added an auto-update function in the Library 1.7 Helper icon to prompt customers on their computer when Library 1.7 updates are released at CROSS. (This will also check for system messages at CROSS to indicate when CROSS servers will be down for maintenance or upgrades, and to notify our customers of changes in our operating hours, schedule changes, etc.)

Late November through January 16, 2008

January through March entailed an enormous amount of work relating to how the core of Library 1.7 functions. Some of those changes are summarized extremely briefly in this post.

Also, the Library 1.7 license control has been centralized and simplified rather than being handled in Library 1.7 due to a history of technical problems. (There will be on-going changes later in the year related to changes to simplify the core of all multi-user operations in Library 1.7.)

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Library 1.7 now has a service that handles many internal functions in the background. This change will help us to better support our customers–especially our Multi-User customers.

HOWEVER, during this time, Microsoft dropped support in Vista for allowing services to interact with the desktop and the user. These changes forced us to rewrite large portions of our software to use TCP/IP sockets to communicate.

This caused a lot of extra effort and expense on our part and now you are required to UNBLOCK on any prompts that might appear during the installation of CROSS Library software. This is a requirement in order to allow the CROSS software to communicate between components on the local PC.

Library 1.7 was changed to NOT USE Java WebStart to link from Library 1.7 to our Java side of the system due to a history of problems with this style of linkage.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

November 16, 2007

Changes to allow registry entries to be queued into C:\CROSSUPD\UPDATE_REG.BAT for manual processing by an Administrator later, if they cannot be added automatically.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

November 6, 2007

Changes to the Installer/Updater to ONLY REQUIRE A RESTART WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY after Update or Install operation.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

October 31, 2007

Export rewritten in Java so that no export installer is needed. (Press Ctrl-F12 to activate/display the ‘Help/Web Links/Export’ option.)

This export is much better and about 3MB smaller than the previous Export utility used by Library 1.7.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

October 18, 2007

Majority of Vista-support changes completed (as of known issues to-date).
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

October 11, 2007

Install/Update process improved to allow for Retry prompts if a file is in-use.
Some prompts removed from the Installer to make it easier to use.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

October 9, 2007

Fixed report SORTING OPTIONS (much report sorting capability had been inadvertantly dropped during previous updates to L17).

Added in the capability to print STARTING at a specific Catalog Card position (to help reduce waste of CC stock). (NOTE: This feature does not work with Subject Catalog Cards due to technical issues in that particular report layout. When CROSS completes the conversion to the Java print engine, these limitations will be removed and the starting card number feature will be available for all card types.)

Added capability to Cancel out EVEN IF the rebuilder hangs due to another user being in the database (or if a file is locked)

NOTE: A known condition exists where at times some customers are prompted that another user is in their database (when they are the ONLY user in the database). This appears to be coming from the report engine’s use of the database.

WORKAROUND: When exiting Library 1.7, do not backup. Then, open Library 1.7 and the database. Then, exit Library 1.7 again WITHOUT using any report functions. This seems to work well for most users to date.

SOLUTION #1: CROSS has plans to replace the report engine in Library 1.7. When that project is completed, this problem will cease to occur.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION #2: Another project is in the works to change the Multi-User functions of Library 1.7. This might fix the problem. However, there are several technical questions that remain unanswered.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

October 8, 2007

More Report Sorting options made available (which had been removed in updates done back in 2003 or 2004).

Also, bug fix for Replacement Reports where selecting the Original Report did not work properly in all cases.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

October 6, 2007

All Library 1.7 printing functions were rewritten to access the print engine using CRPE.DLL rather than crystal.vbx access. This solves numerous printing problems and issues with selecting Replacement Reports.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

September 29, 2007

Several improvements made to the ‘Download Library 1.7 to FlashDrive’ and ‘Download Library 1.7 to CD’ functions. (Driver updates now included, etc.)
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

September 27, 2007

Changes made to install .dll (and other shared) files under the application folder rather than in the Windows\System folder for VISTA.

Microsoft enabled Safe Search DLLs by default. This affects how modules are loaded in our core product.

(THIS CHANGE WAS REQUIRED FOR VISTA)
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

September 21, 2007

Added ability to download CROSS Library 1.7 to a CD (CD burning function) using any system running in ONLINE MODE.

This allows our customers to create their own CDs at NO ADDITIONAL cost whenever they update from the internet!

This allows our customers to download the latest updates on any computer with internet (and to receive update notices there) in order to make a CD of the latest changes and to install those changes onto a non-internet-connected computer (if the library does not have internet).
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

September 21, 2007

Vista-related changes added to make Vista prompt the the user to Continue/Allow in order to elevate to Admin/Full-Access/Installer authority.

(THESE CHANGES WERE REQUIRED FOR VISTA)
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

September 19 and 21, 2007

September 19, 2007

Changed the system to CORRECTLY fallback to the local Rebuild 3 and/or Emergency Rebuild in L17 by signalling an ONLINE REBUILD failure in the event that the CROSS servers cannot be reached during the rebuild (in the event of any type of internet connection failure).
Changed TERMINATE APP selection to downgrade the selection to OFFLINE MODE.

August 29, 2007

All Java utilities used by CROSS were adjusted to download and install on the local hard drive during the install process rather then ad-hoc updating for changes as detected by Java WebStart.

They are now launched locally rather than by using Web Start through the internet. (This change also helped to reduce the complexity of handling different install modes here at CROSS–OFFLINE vs. ONLINE installs.)
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

August 24, 2007

Old setup program replaced with new pure Java setup

(This lead to a very substantial improvement in correctness of install operations on ALL versions of Windows!)

THIS UPDATE WAS REQUIRED FOR VISTA SUPPORT!
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

August 18, 2007

minor maintenance and internal changes to installer/updater
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

August 16, 2007

Changed setup process to eliminte out-moded shared file version control system (previously required due to problems in 3rd party .dlls used by CROSS software).

Removed RESET.EXE from normal use scenario. (obsolete module)

Uninstall was rewritten in Java (for quality improvements). Old uninstall procedure removed from the product.
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

August 1, 2007

Changes were made to include Java version 6 release 2 or higher (NEEDED for proper operation under Windows Vista).
CROSS Systems, Inc. Support Team

July 16, 2007

List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements:
New Library 1.7 Replacement Reports Manager
…..Changes were made to make the process of downloading Replacement Reports MUCH SIMPLER and more user-friendly
…..Now, your selections will be saved even if you install onto another computer or if you update using our CROSS Install and Update Utility
New Security Enhancements added into Library 1.7!
Changes were made for better security in Library 1.7 including:
…..No printing in VIEW-ONLY mode (to help reduce wasted print supplies (paper, ink, etc.) on computers accessible to students and/or the public
…..Only Library 1.7 Users with ‘Administrator’ authority to the database can access the Technical Support Center web links
…..Only Library 1.7 Users with ‘Administrator’ authority to the database can access the Internet Update Site web link
…..Only Library 1.7 Users with ‘Administrator’ authority to the database can access the Replacement Reports web link
…..A minimum of ‘Edit’ authority is required for File/Backup, File/Restore, and File/Rebuild operations
Improved the Multi-user mode of Library 1.7
Changed the Library 1.7 Install and Update Utility AND Library 1.7 itself to reconnect Mapped Network Drives when Library 1.7 is launched
…..This reduces file-access errors which were caused by Windows not refreshing the drive letter mappings.
Further improved the Internet CROSS Library 1.7 Install and Update Utility
Various fixes were made

May 7, 2007

List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements:
Further improved the Internet CROSS Library 1.7 Install and Update Utility
Changes were made to fix a problem where the Rebuilder and Backup/Restore modules were not being updated properly.
…..Various fixes were made
Further improved and updated the Java CD (for those with no or slow Internet access)
…..Various fixes were made

April 4, 2007

List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements:
Further improved the Internet CROSS Library 1.7 Install and Update Utility
…..Changes were made to provide for faster install and update operations
…..Various fixes were made
Further improved and updated the Java CD (for those with no or slow Internet access)
…..Various fixes were made
Improved the Internet Backup and Restore feature for the Library 1.7 database
…..Changes were made to make this new feature more user-friendly

February 26, 2007

List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements:
Improved the Internet CROSS Library 1.7 Install and Update Utility
…..Changes were made to enhance ease-of-use
New tools were added for use under technical support supervision
…..Various fixes were made
Improved the Java CD (for those with no or slow Internet access)
…..Java CDs are now sent without a CUSTOMER INFO floppy disk
…..Various fixes were made
Improved the Rebuild and Compress function
…..Changes were made to enhance data reliability
…..Rebuild and Compress now automatically uses the Internet rebuild function, if needed, to rebuild a corrupted database on CROSS servers and return a clean file
…..If the Internet rebuilder cannot complete the rebuild, it falls back to the original rebuilder
…..A special message is given to notify the user if possible data-loss occurred
…..Various fixes were made
(NEW) Internet Backup and Restore feature for the Library 1.7 database
…..Provides faster, easier, and safer backup and restore of data between computers
…..Lets you backup your church database via Internet and restore it at home and vice-versa
…..You can maintain separate backups for each computer and database
…..Floppy disks or USB drives may still be used, but are no longer needed for backup
…..Provides for more secure off-site backup in case of fire or theft (stored on CROSS servers)
…..Automatically retains managed database backups (daily, two-day, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual backups) for superior data protection against many of the most-common accidental data-loss scenarios
…..This new Internet Backup feature is designed to provide maximum protection from data loss by using the improved
…..Rebuild and Compress function AFTER the Backup and Restore operations complete and not before as is necessary for backups to diskette, etc.
Note: This new feature requires Internet access and a valid CROSS Library Subscription.

April 17, 2006

Critical Update
List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements:
New and simple-to-use CROSS Library 1.7 Install and Update Utility handles the following operations via the Internet:
…..Install Library 1.7 (Downloads the entire Library 1.7 software and fully installs it online without using a Library 1.7 CD and CUSTOMER INFO disk)
…..After original Internet installation, Library 1.7 can be reinstalled offline
…..Update Library 1.7 from the Internet (Downloads and installs the latest Library 1.7 release)
…..Uninstall Library 1.7 (For use in preparation of the Reinstall option)
…..Reinstall Library 1.7 (For repairing corrupted files used by Library 1.7)
…..Configure Multi-user Network Paths (For assisting multi-user setups)
…..Create CUSTOMER INFO Disk for use with Library 1.7 CD-ROM (For creating a replacement disk)
Adminstrator rights no longer required for non-administrator user accounts for domain-based and workgroup-based network users
Logon as Administrator is required in order to update or reinstall
Improved the database Rebuild and Compress option
Added a critical new feature to avoid potential data loss!
Our new Java rebuilder code constructs a new database and maps all of the data into it to avoid lost of data. We urge every present Library 1.7 user to get this critical update ASAP! (see Contact Information).
Added new alternate formats on the Library 1.7 Replacement Reports site:
…..Items Overdue
…..Classification field added between the Author and Media-Type fields
…..Label Sets (Laser & Ink Jet) ~ Replacement #9
…..Font changed to Courier New.
Both labels for the borrower’s card and the pocket are identical.
Prints the Classification and Call Letters field on the top line of the borrower’s card and pocket labels in bold.
Prints the spine label in a larger font and in bold.
Fixes
…..Fixed subjects-based bugs in Search and Find results and related printed reports
…..Fixed bug in By Subject report
…..Fixed bug in Subject catalog cards
…..Fixed bug that affected multi-users when printing records for selected Accession numbers or ranges
…..Fixed multiple Backup problems
…..Fixed hang-ups while attempting backup of data
…..Fixed formatting problems related to the backup
…..Fixed Author catalog card formatting (under certain conditions data overflow prevented three cards to be printed per page)
…..Fixed path/file access errors relating to authority issues
Various other fixes

August 21, 2006

List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements:
*Improved the new database Rebuild and Compress option significantly
*Various Fixes were made

September 19, 2003

List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements:
…..Added NEW individual laser SPINE LABEL ~ Spine Labels (Regular)
…..Centers the two Classification and Call Letters fields
…..Uses NEW STOCK (1″H X 1 1/2″W) #16-0874 on updated Order Form
Added Web links to the Help menu for easy linking to the following sites:
…..Library 1.7 Technical Support Center
…..Library 1.7 Replacement Reports
…..CROSS Web Site
…..CROSS Order Form
…..The Library of Congress Search
Revamped the Library 1.7 Replacement Reports site & added NEW alternate formats:
…..VIEW alternate formats for reports and labels BEFORE downloading them
…..VIEW Original formats for comparison
Some of the helpful NEW replacement reports (or alternate formats) are:
…..Alternate “Items Checked Out” format SORTS BY PATRON checkout name vs. title order
…..Requested by schools to sort by class # and then by students name
Three Replacement Reports for the NEW “Spine Labels (Regular)” report:
…..#1 Left-aligns the Classification and Call Letters fields vs. centering
The following formats provide a THEEE LINE spine solution:
…..#2 Left-aligns the ISBN, Classification, and Call Letters fields
…..#3 Left-aligns the LCCN, Classification, and Call Letters fields
Fixes
Includes 1/29/2003 fixes:
…..To properly update AutoFill fields when moving from record to record
…..To avoid intermittent elimination of blank entry in the Subjects drop-down list
…..Fixed intermittent problem with AutoFill fields during add
…..Fixed duplicate subjects from showing in the 2 column Subject List
Various other fixes

January 10, 2003

(November 13, 2002 list above was part of this release)

Replaced “W” drop-down lists with the easier to use AutoFill (combo box drop-down lists like the optional ones put in Title, Author, and Classification fields in 11/13/02 update) for:
…..Publisher
…..Media Type
Cleanup Unused AutoFill Entries for the following drop-down fields:
…..Publisher
…..Media Type
…..Subjects
Various Bug Fixes

November 13, 2002

(Part of January 2003 Update)
List of Library 1.7 New Features, Fixes, and Improvements (Pre-released November 13, 2002 to New Users and via Update Link to Users Purchasing or Renewing Technical Support):

New capabilities and options of the Find feature:
*Results list (optional)
*Double-click any item in list to display the full record
*Displays number total of matching records
*Trim Word Only (optional)
*Match TypeLeading and Trailing Spaces (optional)
*Match Whole (example for book)
*Begins with ‘book’
*Ends with ‘book’
*Contains ‘book’
*Equals ‘book’
*View Results as Search (optional)
*Converts Find Results to Searched Records (subset)
*Restrict to Find within current Searched Results (optional)
*Select the Following Fields or Field Groupings in which to Find records
…..Find in Any field
…..Finds in all the fields
…..Find in Basic fields
…..Finds in Title, Author, Subjects, Summary, & Comments fields
…..Find in Either Subject field
…..Finds in either Subject1 or Subject2
*Produces an often-requested list
…..Find in Current Sort Order (field)
…..Find in Collation field
…..Find in Summary field
…..Find in Comments field
…..Find in Key Words/Phrases field
…..Find in CheckedOutTo field
*Produces list of one individual’s item checkouts
…..Find in Title field
…..Find in Author field
…..Find in Publisher field
…..Find in Subject1 field
…..Find in Subject2 field
…..Find in Media Type field
…..Find in Classification field
…..Find in ISBN field
…..Find in LCCN field
…..Find in Accession # field
…..Find in Cost field
…..Find in Publication Date field
…..Find in Copyright Year field
*Basic mode (optional)
..Administrator can pre-configure Find per User ID
…..As a simple search (show Basic mode only)
…..As a fast record Find for checkout using these defaults:
…….Accession # field
…….Results list off for direct display of record
…….To allow each user to save their settings as their defaults
…….To allow “Sticky settings” vs. “Reset to Default Settings”
…….By setting a variety of other Find default options
*Advanced mode (optional)
..Administrator can pre-configure Find per User ID
…..To start Find in Advanced mode
…..To do any of the Find options
…..To allow user to configure all Find settings as desired
*New User Configuration options:
…..Start Find in Advanced mode
…..Find Shows Basic mode Only
…..Set various Find Default options
…..Set CheckOut Default options
…..Set CheckOut Renew Default options
……Allow Users to Save Settings
…..Sticky Settings Per Session
…..Force Call Letters to ALL CAPS
…..AutoFill (combo box drop-down list) for Title field (optional)
…..AutoFill (combo box drop-down list) for Author field
(optional)
…..AutoFill (combo box drop-down list) for Classification field (optional)
*Future User Defaults
*Makes current settings the default for new users
*New Settings options:
…..Force Call Letters to ALL CAPS
*Fixes:
…..”Out of Memory” Error is fixed in this release!
…..New code avoids the Microsoft ACCESS 2.0 software memory leak
…..Starting Label feature fixed — no more printing in blank label positions!
…..New code avoids ink jet printer smearing problem
…..Problem with duplicate Title and Author check fixed
*Improvements Added:
…..Trims spaces in all fields when records are saved
…..Trim Leading and Trailing Spaces in Search (optional)
…..”Checked Out To” field in Search
…..Produces Searched Records of one individual’s item checkouts

August 13, 2002

Library 1.7 updates added from January 2000 through August 13, 2002
*The ability to start printing labels at a designated label position
*More flexibility to choose the labels/catalog cards you want to print
……Use search to choose records to print labels/catalog cards
……Use enhanced individual accession# and/or range (10,13,15-20,25)
……Print labels/catalog cards in default order or current sort order
……Print labels in call number order
*Added fields for collation and summary which are printed on the catalog cards
*Improved catalog card format to “paragraph indent” format
*The ability to start printing labels at a designated label position
*Accession report has been improved to print in sequence by either accession # (default) or current sort
order
……May serve as a shelf-list by title when in title sort order (one line per record listing)
*Added view with check out only authority (excluding check in)
*Auto-signon to a default user ID
……Allows administrator to override signon function so all users are automatically logged in with default
authority
*Continuous add feature (saves from clicking add when adding many records)
*Label sets added (3 across) for laser, ink jet, and dot matrix printers
*Recognition of international date settings (as in your Control Panel’s Regional Settings)
*Checkout Options:
……No Default Date
……Default Current Year Only
……Type Over Month and Day
……Type Over Day Only
……Type Over Complete Date
*Renew Check Out “F7”
*Renewal Options:
……No Default Date
……Default Current Year Only
……Type Over Month and Day
……Type Over Day Only
……Type Over Complete Date
*File Backup and Restore option
……Formats diskette (or other media) the first time the media is used for Library 1.7 backup
……Includes latest Backup and Restore fixes since 1/11/2001
*Improved Search for easy lookup in drop-down lists (subjects, publishers, media types, etc.)
……Allows you to type in the listbox to find the exact entry
*New Reports:
……Bibliography with Summary (fields printed as follows):
……Classification, Call, Author, Title, Summary, Copyright, Subject 1, Subject 2, Media Type, Accession #
…..By Title (fields printed as follows):
Title, Classification, Author, Accession #
…..Shelf List (fields printed as follows):
Call #(Classification and Call Letters), Title, Author, Accession #
Subject List
One Column Subject List Two Column Subject List
*Various other improvements were also made


…more to be added for dates prior…

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