Version History and Features

Updated on 19 Aug 2009


 

Retail Version

Free Version

Major upgrade 8.1 - under development - beta testing in progress

1 allexhib.csv upgraded to include the contents of ALL Exhibit Log fields - filenames, image exhibit type from internal image exhibits and thumbnails, 254 bytes of text from internal text, description, caption  - etc

2 Six new options in Advanced  - see here

  1. Rename project files ( tables etc) where a very long filename has been accepted in a TMG process for a new or restored project ( often the folder name is given and used for the files)
  2.  Exhibit Conversion - Convert Internal Image and Text file  to external in folder of choice.
  3.  Exhibit Conversion - Convert all internal /external Exhibits to OLE ( Linked or Embedded)
  4.  Exhibit Conversion - Convert all OLE to external Exhibits either in TMG file classifications or as 'other' to OLE path
  5.  Exhibit Conversion - Convert all OLE to external Exhibits either in TMG file classifications or as 'other' to new selected path
  6. File Finder - as used in the [View/Modify] browse grids when clicking on Fname2 and selecting Search for Candidates. - see here

3  Optional processor priority Control - Low to Realtime - see here

4 File Finder - via a range of criteria  -see here

5 Dynamic logging - visible on screen option via [View Log] button - see here

6 Windows type 'Closing Down' screen

 Major upgrade 8.2 - under development

The above plus HTML Reports - clickable by Exhibit type

Clickable images in PathWiz! Reports - zooms to full image -allows cropping and zooming

PathWiz! Reports output to pdf from within PathWiz!

 

YES NO
     
     

Version 8

 

 

Automatic screen size adjustment to give as big as possible frame for the 'Filter' screens available under [View/Modify] YES YES

 An 'Advanced' option  with 3 options

  1.     - The ability to output to disk files both Internal Exhibits, and External exhibits to reduced size 'skinny' files (a la Thumbnails) stored in the exhibits table. These are saved as files with the exhibit number in a single folder of your choice.
     
  2.     - The ability to 'swap' between the normal exhibits and these 'skinny' files. This is of interest to VCF users who find the use of 'normal size' exhibits in a large project may cause VCF to stop printing. They would also be useful in other applications such as WebPages. Internal exhibits can also be written to the same folder.
     
  3. - An alternative indexing option using an internal routine ( cleaner solution to the need to reindex) but this may not  work on all machines particularly Vista.
YES

 

NO

 

 Use of TMG V7 paths in place of those used in TMG V6.

YES YES
 Internal Image editing features in PathWiz itself. YES

NO

 

Windows Image details [EXIF] now able to be viewed within Pathwiz
and viewed and  stored in the TMG exhibits file. Annotate your files with permanent Title etc and import into, say, Caption.
All available image details from a camera can be imported into the Description field for later viewing. See here

YES

 

 

NO

 

TMG Flags can be used when isolating types of exhibits via the Filter screen.

YES

YES

Filters for a particular Tag Type can be selected
(Remember Catalogues can be created for each filter used - No need for a complete catalogue if not required for particular editing requirements.)

YES

YES

PathWiz! will go directly to an exhibit file once a Project folder is selected if only one project is available in that folder. (No need to click the [Go] button)

YES

YES

A group of letters within an exhibit file  path can be exchanged - i.e.  C:\myexhibits\harry can be changed to

YES

NO

PathWiz! now senses whether internal exhibits are included in a project and blocks the selection in the filter screen if none are included

YES

YES

Mailout - An email with a Report attached can be sent to any group of TMG persons using an appropriately modified Address Tag. Option available on report screen.

YES

NO

Windows Vista operation

YES

YES

     

Version 6.1.1 Update

YES

NO

Fixed an error that was caused in Filters (for Event exhibits and others) under certain circumstances

   
     

Version 6.1.0 Update

YES

N/A

New and changed features at user requests:

   

Internal image and text exhibits can now be extracted and saved to the disk as a self-contained file.

YES

N/A

TMG ID up to 10 digits now accommodated in all situations

YES

N/A

Principal 1 TMG No's are now shown on Event exhibits details in reports.

YES

N/A

Sorting by Principal 1 in reports reflects ID No not the name.

YES

N/A

CSV output file rows are now pre-sorted by TMG ID.

YES

N/A

CSV sort always indicated on Report Options Screen as by TMG ID.

YES

N/A

CSV output file column headings more readable.

YES

N/A

Filtered report options screen can now be re-entered to create more reports without having to reselect and [Process] the same filter.

YES

N/A

Other Changes:

   

Process button on Step5 moved to right ( ready for a new next release feature )

YES

N/A

Other detail changes to form operation.

YES

N/A

Bug Fixes:

   

CSV output enabled

YES

N/A

MSWord and CSV Reports generated to the correct folder.

YES

N/A

TMG ID in [View/Modify] corrected when an older dataset is being used.

YES

N/A

Duplicated Caption entries in HTML reports fixed.

YES

N/A

     

Version 6 - Upgraded Multi language version

 

 

Exhibit Catalogues are now available in website HTML format - for use on your own PC with links to open the original exhibits (provided they are available on that PC) from within your browser - or for use on the WWW with e.g. an option to exclude exhibits attached to Living Persons.
A number of other options are also available.

YES

demo only

 PicView is a picture viewer showing details of image files in any chosen folder on your PC or on a Networked PC
- a CSV file with the details of image files in the chosen folder may also be created

YES

demo only
(opens to TMG Pics folder but folder changes are unavailable)

View accented TMG allows you to open TMG from within PathWiz! to view persons that have at least one exhibit attached highlighted by a TMG accent

YES

N/A

IDRange: It is now possible to limit filters for exhibits attached to persons to a range of TMG Person ID numbers

YES

YES

Step 4 now also allows you to include All exhibit types at once and also in connection with IDRange, 'Missing Only' and/or 'Primary Only' filters in reports and for easier modification in [View/Modify]

YES

N/A

A printer setting facility was added for reports to accommodate US letter size as well as A4 size.

YES

YES

Fixed a bug that was causing an error in the messages during a [Commit] sequence under specific circumstances.

YES

N/A

After careful consideration the following changes have also been made in Version 6:

 

 

The exhibit numbers as they exist in TMG will not be changed by PathWiz! in Versions 6 and later

YES

YES

Since exhibit display reordering has also been introduced in TMG Version 6 after the routines for PathWiz! were written, that capability has now been removed from PathWiz!
In all other respects PathWiz! will continue to operate as advertised.

YES

YES

 

 

 

Version 5 - Multi language version

 

 

Now in German, Dutch and Norwegian including built-in tag types

YES

YES

The [Strings] and [Tags] buttons allow non-English users to change PathWiz! supplied translations.

YES

N/A

Additional languages not yet supplied may be added in the strings.csv file (the changed file can then be sent to BeeSoft for inclusion of the added language in future versions)

YES

N/A

A short test of MSWord capability is available on the main form of PathWiz!

YES

YES

The [Contacts] window allows the user to easily get in touch with us in various ways from within PathWiz! (Internet connection required).

YES

YES

PathWiz! now finds the location of the TMG Sample Project and presents it in the Path Chooser box to allow you to 'investigate' the program quickly on other than your own data.

YES

YES

MSWord is now forced to run in Print Layout view with smaller top and bottom margins and is visible when reporting by default (you can turn visible off)

YES

N/A

Three types of MSWord reports are available:
1 Condensed - only prints fields that contain data
2 Default - prints all related fields with a precis of Description and Internal Text exhibit
3 Full - contains the full entries in the Description field and of any Internal Text exhibit in the MSWord Report.

YES

N/A

Two new filters are incorporated:
1 Find and report on all external exhibits that are not on their correct paths on your Computer
2 Find and report on all 'Primary' images (internal or external) together - images may be changed and exhibits annotated in a very convenient fashion.

YES

YES

The Filter is included in the filename for MSWord and CSV reports. For example:
SAMPLE_ExhibitCatalogue__Exhibit_Int_i_PE_Pr_Cond.doc
(= a condensed MSWord catalogue filtered for internal primary person exhibits)
- thus reducing the need to rename the report

YES

N/A

This, plus the sort chosen are now shown on the cover of the MSWord Exhibit Catalogue

YES

N/A

Filtering can be repeated as many times as you like to investigate your exhibits file without proceeding to a [Commit] step.

YES

YES

The Global Edit/Modify and the Filtered View/Edit windows now contain thumbnails of image exhibits which may be viewed in different sizes.

YES

YES

The exhibits in the Global Edit/Modify window are now colour coded by the type of attachment (eg Person, Event, Source etc) and may be filtered accordingly. The screen may also be 'stretched' in width so that long paths are shown in full.

YES

YES

Delete a number of no longer wanted exhibits simply by selecting them in a grid (list) environment

YES

demo only

An exhibit Rearranging facility allows the user to change the order of existing Person or Event exhibits (e.g. shown in TMG Exhibit Log, in reports or, to some extent,  SS created web pages)

YES

demo only

The new Path Finder assists using TMG on different computers or with multiple projects with different storage needs (drive letters and/or storage locations) by storing all paths used in TMG projects in a file for future reuse in one simple operation.

YES

demo only

As a convenience the user of PathWiz! now can open TMG to reindex without leaving PathWiz! - directly in the project that has been edited

YES

N/A

Exiting from [Commit] now allows a return to select a new project

YES

N/A

For your convenience the following settings are saved and 'set' when you next use PathWiz! :
1 Language
2 Project Path
3 MSWord Zoom size

YES



# 1 YES
# 2 YES

 # 3 N/A

 

 

 

Version 4

 

 

Works with both, TMG v5 and TMG v6 projects

YES

YES

Wizard Style interface

YES

YES

Ability to split MSWord reports into a number of parts

YES

N/A

Able to include Full Description information in MSWord Report

YES

N/A

You can edit/modify any of the image exhibits which are found on the given path from one screen using your usual favourite image editor

YES

YES

Runs on 800 X 600 screen resolution

YES

YES

Opens on previous project root folder when selecting new projects

YES

YES

Deals with Place and Citation exhibits

YES

YES

Caption field added to Import facility for TMG v6 projects

YES

N/A

 

 

 

Version 3 (first retail release)

 

 

Initial retail release of this exhibit management tool which allows you to access the TMG database table ( dbf ) containing paths to and information attached to exhibits ( graphical images and other files ) stored anywhere on your local PC , Network or CD/DVD ROM

YES

YES

If you are changing computer storage arrangements or sending your backup (sqz) files to a chart printing service you may wish to consolidate all the required image files into one folder.

YES

demo only

In addition, the ability to directly edit the Topic, Reference and Description fields of a list of related exhibits (for example - External Images attached to persons) from one screen

YES

demo only

Produce a 'Summary of Exhibits' report so that you know what Exhibits you have deep down in your project

YES

YES

You can also view a 'Chart of Exhibits' of the distribution

YES

YES

Create a 'Catalogue of Exhibits' in a concise printable form

YES

YES
but images are not available

The Exhibits Catalogue provides images of each graphic exhibit enabling easy recognition when sorting things out. (Needs Thumbs enabled in TMG)

YES

N/A

Create a 'Catalogue of Exhibits' in MSWord
(Please note: MSWord must be installed on your PC)

YES

N/A

Change the drive letter for all existing images

YES

demo only

You are able to make up a text file of exhibit information for existing persons and add it to TMG all in one action (Import) at once from a text file

YES

N/A

Edit/modify all existing images from a single sorted list

YES

demo only

You can update your information in PathWiz! and transfer all of the new information to TMG.

YES

demo only

You will also be able to view exhibits, both internal and external (provided they are on that PC) with an image zoom capability

YES

YES

 


Enjoy! - Bryan's BeeSoft