Well, not actually, but I am hard at work making changes to CBPF. I’ve been hearing that Diamond is going to stop supporting Previews on Windows and stop creating the POW file which CBPF uses to import the Diamond data. So I’m making changes to CBPF to allow using the Master Data File, or the ComicSuite UltraLite system to get your data from.
Version 2.00 has a huge number of updates and will transition from Microsoft Access 2003 to 2013.
At the risk of you telling me to hurry up and release 2.00, I’m going to throw out a couple of teasers on what is planned.
1. Creator info (writer, artist, cover artist) will be imported and you’ll be able to filter on the creator name within the Diamond All form just like you can filter on other properties.
2. E-mail button to automatically generate an e-mail containing either the Monthly Auto-Pulls or the Items Ordered for a customer.
3. In a similar vein as #2, this information can be included in the weekly emails for all customers who receive an email.
4. Fields with hot-key shortcuts are colored so that the user can visually see which fields can be used to do something special. Ctrl-? will always show the options available.
To support the new version of CBPF, the computer must have a minimum operating system of Windows 7, so if your computer has an older operating system, you’ll need to start thinking of what you’ll do.
As always, I look forward to update ideas. I trying to stop making changes for this update, but would welcome any ideas for future updates.