Version Change History

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.18 (09/26/11)

Changes:

1. Updated the Grab URL function to work with the Google Chrome web browser.

2. Modified the Apple email import routines to deal with the fact that the Library folder in the Users folder is invisible in Lion (OS 10.7).

3. Added confirmation dialog for Apply Default Font Settings to All Selected Records under the Format menu.


Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when using Print All Records (List View) in Lion (OS 10.7).

2. Fixed bug in routine for removing duplicate records.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.17 (01/14/11)

Changes:

1. Added Go Back One Viewed Record and Go Forward One Viewed Record items (with hot keys) to the View menu.

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed a bug that could cause iData to hang when importing email containing quoted printable html.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.16 (10/25/10)

Changes:

1. Added Grab Web Address support for Camino 2.x. (Note that  Firefox 3 no longer supports AppleScript commands for getting the current Web address, so Grab Web Address  does not work with Firefox 3.)

2. When changes have been made to a read-only datafile, command-S will bring up a Save As... dialog.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed device identification problems that could occur when trying to sync with multiple WiFi devices running.

2. Fixed failure to recognize a US Robotics USB modem.

3. Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when closing a datafile that was set to open read-only, but to which changes had been made.

4. Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when importing the iData 2 Datafiles folder.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.15 (04/13/10)

Changes:

1. Added a new dialog with many new options for sorting freeform datafiles. See the Sort Datafile link in the Edit Menu section of the User Guide for details.

2. The Copy Record function (under the Edit menu) now maintains any text styles and non-text content found in the Freeform Text Area. (It formerly copied only plain text.)
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.14 (03/18/10)

Change:

1. Added a new User Guide page on Password Protection and Encryption. This page explains how to create and use a disk image to protect your sensitive datafiles. It does not involve any actual changes to iData 3 operations.


Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where a newly added record in a datafile set to add new records to the end of the datafile might not go to the end of the datafile if not all records are selected.

2. Fixed a bug where going from an empty record to another record in a clone window would cause that empty record to be deleted. (This should only happen in the "real" window, not in a clone window.)


3. Fixed a bug where syncing a datafile on an iPhone that doesn't have a copy of that datafile on it could cause a crash.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.13 (03/03/10)

Change:

1. In cases where creating a new sync file on the iPhone (using iData Mobile) fails. It is no longer necessary to remove the sync ID on the Mac side in order to make a second attempt.


Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where a datafile transferred from another computer might fail to open if the default font settings involve fonts that are not on the second computer.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.12 (02/15/10)

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed a bug where a new .idm datafile created from an existing .idata datafile could have an incorrect record structure.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.11 (01/25/10)

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where launching iData by double-clicking a datafile in the Finder caused iData to fail to increment its internal open-datafile count.

2. Fixed some bugs in the "shared on a network" preference that occurred when running a single copy of iData on the network server.

3. Added an alert for the case when the user tried to "Save As..." a datafile that was opened by double-clicking in the Finder  to an area for which that user did not have write permission.

4. When a datafile has been opened read-only, the Save item in the File menu is now disabled.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.10 (12/02/09)

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where the date for the next scheduled update failed to imcrement after a successful update.

2. Fixed a bug where a datafile that is associated with a template would be flagged as changed after its template was closed, resulting in the user being asked about saving changes to the datafile when it was closed, even if there had been no actual changes made.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.9 (11/24/09)

Change:

1. The Datafiles popup menu in the Template window toolbar now shows subfolders.


Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where the popup menu in the Services preference dialog would show only .idm datafiles.

2. Fixed a bug where XML and attachment data was being included in Apple Mail imports.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.8 (11/10/09)

Change:

1. Added the handling of <x-html> and </x-html> tags when importing Eudora mail files.


Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug in the various record printing routines where the Freeform Text Area contents were being printed as plain text, using the default font setting, rather than as styled text with non-text attachments.

2. FIxed a bug in record printing where the name of the Freeform Text Area was not being bolded along with field names, when requested by the user.

3. Fixed a bug where selecting the
"Import HTML as is" option in email import resulted in unprocessed HTML text being placed in the Messages area.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.7 (10/31/09)

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug in the Replace All function of the Find & Replace dialog that caused replacements not to be made in the Freeform Text Area of .idm datafiles.

2. Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when attempting to remove duplicate records from a datafile that had no duplicate records.

3. Fixed a bug where some tab-delimited files could not be imported.

4. Fixed a bug where the titles of template windows were not shown.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.6 (10/20/09)

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where Eudora mail files could not be selected for importing.

2. Fixed a bug where single template printing didn't work.

3. Fixed a bug where an associated datafile could not be selected for a template.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.5 (10/09/09)

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a wide variety of bugs that appeared when running on OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard), including those relating to:
    a. WiFi synchronization
    b. Printing
    c. Find & Replace
    d. Multi-File Find
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.4 (03/22/09)

Changes:

1. If the user has multiple WiFi devices, iData now asks the user to select the  iPhone only the first time. After that, it tries to use the same iPhone each time, and only asks again when the originally selected iPhone cannot be found. (The assumption here is that the WiFi Server page is open in iData Mobile.)

2. During synchronization resolution, the remote datafile window now opens offset down and to the right, instead of right on top of the local datafile window.

3. Added an option to the Special tab in iData 3 Preferences that lets the user specify that the same synchronization method will always be used for all iData Mobile (.idm) datafiles.

4. Improved the text of several dialogs.

Bug Fixes:

1. Updated the Grab Web Address routines to work with version 4 of the iCab browser.

2. Fixed a bug that caused multiple synchronization resolution windows to come up for users who had multiple WiFi devices.

3. Fixed a bug that would cause a crash if you:
    a. Tried to sync with the WiFi Server window closed in iData Mobile.
    b. Closed the datafile on the Mac.
    c. Opened the WiFi Server window in iData Mobile.

4. Fixed bug that prevented the Services command key from being available for Grab URL and Selection
.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.3 03/03/09)

Bug Fix
:

1. Fixed a bug where the remote datafile was being deleted when synchronizing locally and having to resolve changes to the same record in both datafiles.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.2 03/02/09)

Bug Fix
:

1. Fixed a bug where new records imported into the remote datfile, and not further edited, would not be retained when synchronizing locally.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.1 (02/21/09)

Bug Fixes
:

1. Fixed a bug that prevented direct WiFi synchronization with iData Mobile on some iPhones.

2. Added a dialog that lets the user choose among multiple WiFi-connected devices.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.1.0 (02/07/09)

Changes:

1. In addition to its native .id3 datafile format, iData 3 can now open the .idm datafiles that are in the format required by the upcoming iData Mobile applicatin on the iPhone. (These datafiles can have only plain text in the Freeform Text Area.)

2. iData Mobile datafile names in the Datafiles menu will include the .idm file name extension. iData 3 datafiles will continue to be shown without the .id3 extension.


3. Added Save As iData Mobile Datafile... to File menu. Saves a copy of the current datafile in .idm format that will work both with iData 3 and with the upcoming iData Mobile application on the iPhone. The menu item name changes to Save As iData 3 Datafile... when an iData Mobile datafile window is frontmost.


4. New Datafile... (under the File menu) now offers the choice of creating a new iData 3 datafile or a new iData Mobile datafile.

5. Removed Create Sync File... from the File menu. The Synchronize Datafiles... command now creates a sync file if the current datafile does not already have a sync ID.

6. In addition to the original ability to create a sync file on a local or networked drive, the
Synchronize Datafiles... function now offers options to create the sync file in the iDisk Documents folder on MobileMe or directly on the iPhone, via a WiFi connection. It offers similar options when performing datafile synchronization.

7. Added Split Datafile... to the File menu. Saves selected records to a new datafile, then strips them from the current datafile. This can be used to reduce the size of iData Mobile-compatible datafiles being synchronized to the iPhone.

8. Added Command-option-control-D as the hot key for Deselect Current Record (under the Select menu).

9. Added Transfer Text Elements into Fields... to the Fields submenu, under the Edit menu. Moves or copies identifiable phone numbers, email addresses, and/or Web links from the Freeform Text Area into newly created fields. This is designed to aid in converting freeform-only datafiles to field-based datafiles.


Bug Fix:

1.   Fixed a failure to accurately restore previous records selection after editing records that were too large to print in a template.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.24 (01/17/09)

Bug Fix:

1.   Fixed a bug, new to v. 3.0.23, that could result in a crash when checking for updates--apparently due to interactions with certain third-party Input Managers ("haxies").
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.23 (12/08/08)

Changes:

1.  The General tab in the Datafile Settings dialog now offers an option to have the datafile go to the most recently viewed record each time it is opened, as well as the options of opening to the first or last record in the datafile each time.

2. Added Folder of Text Files w/File Names... to the Import submenu under the File menu. This routine imports a folder of text, rtf, and/or rtfd files as records, placing the file content in the Freeform Text Area and placing the name of the imported file in the first field. If the Create a new datafile option is selected, the new datafile will have one field, called File Name.

3. Added Transfer Field Content to Freeform Text Area... to the Fields submenu under the Edit menu. This routine operates on selected records, and can either copy or move text from a specified field to the beginning of the FTA (followed by a space, a return, or a blank line), or to the end of the FTA (preceded by a space, a return, or a blank line). There is also an option to do nothing in records in which the specified field is empty.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed bug in template rendering, where field item content would not appear in the desired location if address block alignment were not set to left-aligned.

2. Fixed bug where the Grab Web Address From Browser routines could fail to insert Web page data into the first field of a newly added empty record--if that field had been selected in Datafile Settings to receive either the page title or the URL.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.22 (07/05/08)

Changes:

1. The Create New Field w/Content... (in the Fields submenu, under the Edit menu) dialog no longer retains values from previous uses during a single iData 3 session.

2. When the Test Addresses button in a template window is clicked, iData 3 now takes changes in the records selection into account when redisplaying the template.

3. Added a Text Encoding option to the dialog for Tab-delimited File... export (in the Export As submenu, under the File menu). Select UTF-8 when exporting a datafile to be imported into the Apple Address Book under OS 10.4.x (Tiger). Select UTF-16 (the default option) for most other purposes.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where Create New Field w/Content... could create one record too few when applied to a new datafile with only one empty record.

2. Fixed a bug in the routine to automatically add a fill a field with sequential numbers failed to work properly if the first number added in the Create New Field w/Content... routine was greater than 1.

3. Fixed a Tiger-only bug that made using the Save As... routine on a synchronized datafile, and immediately making and saving changes to the new datafile,  a little clunky.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.21 (06/13/08)

Change:

1. Added an iData Datafiles Folder item to the Import submenu under the File menu. This will convert copies of all iData Pro datafiles that are in an "iData Datafiles" folder within the folder that contains the "iData 3 Datafiles" folder, placing the new iData 3 datafiles in the "iData 3 Datafiles" folder. The original iData Pro datafiles will not be affected by the process.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where pasting as plain text (using Paste as Plain Text under the Edit menu) removed any formatting from existing text in the current record.

2. Fixed a bug where only the first summing of the same field in a single session (using Sum Contents of Selected Fields... in the Fields submenu under the Edit menu) worked.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.20 (04/19/08)

Changes:

1. Added an option to the Create New Field w/Content function (in the Fields sub-menu, under the Edit menu) to have iData 3 automatically add the next sequential number to the new field each time a new record is created.

2. The Folder of Text Files, Text File as a Record, and Custom-Delimited File import functions (in the Import sub-menu, under the File menu) now also import .rtf and .rtfd files.

3. Resizing the Freeform Text Area column (the last column) in List View now works the same as resizing the other columns, and the last column's width is now retained.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where importing email as HTML could hang if a message contained a link to an embedded image. Such messages are now brought in as plain text.

2. Fixed a bug where a record containing a link as the last item could cause the entire following record to be set to that link.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.19 (03/29/08)

Changes:

1. Typing command-S to save datafile changes no longer beeps when there have been no changes since the last save. (But, of course, iData 3 will not actually re-save the datafile if it is not necessary, so follow the good habit of saving early and often.)

2. When adding an iPod note field to a datafile, an option is now available to use user-specified data from each record to create the iPod note field content. This should produce iPod note files with more meaningful names.

3. Added Print Page Header option to the Print Options dialog. When this option is turned on, the datafile name, date/time of printing, and page number are printed at the top of each page. This also applies to List View printing, which previously included a non-optional footer containing that information. This option is on by default.

4. iData 3 now takes the printable area of the paper into account when setting margins. Even if you select a margin that would place part of the page content in an non-printing portion of the paper iData 3 will adjust the margins to ensure that all content is within the printable area.

5. Several related changes have been made to window zooming to improve the user's ability to see how a datafile will fit on the printed page. These include:
    a. The Zoom-related datafile settings have been removed.
    b. Zoom Window, under the Window menu (command-control-Z) now zooms between full screen and the most recent other size.
    c. Zoom to Printing Size... has been added to the Window menu (command-option-Z). This function has also been improved to more closely match the width of printed data, based on both the margin settings and the actual printable area of the printer page selected in Page Setup. When this option is selected, a dialog sheet will come up to allow the user to modify the left and right margin settings before zooming.

6. Typing command-option-M now brings up the Modify Fields dialog sheet.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a Leopard-only bug where blank lines in field-based datafiles exported as freeform datafiles weren't being stripped, and static text items were being doubled.

2. Fixed a bug where deleting all the fields of a datafile that is currently in Basic View failed to switch it to List View.

3. Fixed bugs where Create New Field w/Content and Add iPod Note Field failed to add content to the first field of the first record if it was selected in Basic View when the functions were initiated.

4. Fixed a bug where tabbing and shift-tabbing through List View with some columns not shown didn't wrap properly after reaching the last and first columns.

5. Fixed several related bugs in the Address Book Import function.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.18 (02/28/08)

Change:

1. Improved instructions to user in case of shared datafiles left locked after a power outage or crash.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed an obscure bug that could cause a slowdown when creating multiple field objects in the template Edit Design routine.

2. Fixed a bug that could cause the Multi-file Find function to hang if it encountered a locked or read-only datafile while searching for a string not contained in that datafile.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.17 (02/16/08)

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed a Tiger-only bug (new in 3.0.16) where new datafiles could not be created.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.16 (02/12/08)

Changes:

1. When printing all records in List View, iData 3 will now print as many pages across as needed to print all columns, and will not break any columns across pages. The one exception to this is that a single column that is too wide to fit the printed page will still be clipped.

2. iData 3 now tries to maintain the current text selection and active text area when switching between Basic View and List View.

3. Added explanatory alert that comes up when clicking a link to a file that cannot be found (due to deletion, renaming, or moving).

4. Added feature to Create New Field w/Content... function (in the Fields submenu, under the Edit menu), an option to add new records to accommodate an ending number. For a detailed explanation of this function, click the  Help  button in the function dialog.

5. The Date/Time Format items in the General preference panel now include Medium date and Full date options. Examples of each date format option is now shown in the preference panel. (These options refer to the format of dates inserted by the Date/Time Stamp function under the Tools menu.)

6. Added options for text alignment (justification) of the address block on labels and envelopes. This appears in the dialog that comes up when choosing the Address  tool, or the Change Settings button next to it, in the Edit Design tool palette. (We still recommend left alignment for actual mailing addresses, but labels with "address" blocks are sometimes used for other purposes.)

7. Added options for the horizontal and vertical placement of addresses within the user-defined address block area. This appears in the dialog that comes up when choosing the Address  tool, or the Change Settings button next to it, in the Edit Design tool palette.

8. In Edit Design, when the Field object
Change Settings dialog is brought up after the first time, it now defaults to the font settings used for the previous field, and automatically selects the next field in the popup menu (instead of reverting to the first settings over and over).

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug that caused new datafiles to always use 12-point Helvetica for fields and the Find Box, instead of the default fonts set by the user.

2. Fixed a bug where a blank line at the beginning of a field-based address block would not be stripped out.

3. Fixed a bug in the Edit Design function where the minimum point size box in the Field object
Change Settings dialog did not work properly when being changed.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.15 (01/21/08)

Changes:

1. Restored behavior of tab and shift-tab for moving through fields. Now works the same under Leopard as it always did before. As a result, command-L and command-option-L no longer function like the tab, as they did in 3.0.13-14.

2. Restored behavior of return key in moving through records in List View. Now works the same under Leopard as it always did before.

3. The Import submenu of the File menu now shows OS 10.4 - 10.5 Apple Mail... and OS 10.3 Apple Mail... options, instead of putting them into an Apple Mail submenu.

4. When importing email with the options to create a new datafile or to merge into the current datafile, the resulting datafile is now sorted by Date, with the latest first. (Previously, the records were in random date order.)

5. We've added a new feature: the ability to create links to other records within the same datafile. For a detailed explanation of how it works, click here.

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed Leopard-only bug where links to files on disk would just show the files in the Finder, instead of opening them.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.14 (01/09/08)

Changes:

1. Modified Template and List View printing routines to work with changes to printer dialogs in OS 10.5 (Leopard).

2. It is now possible to print multiple copies of labels that have field blocks, as well as of those that have address blocks.


Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a Leopard-only bug where blank lines in field-based address blocks weren't being stripped, and static text items were sometimes doubled.

2. Fixed a Leopard-only bug where templates that use custom paper sizes had each page printed with the content of the first page only.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.13 (12/11/07)

Changes:

1. In List View, holding down the shift key while option-clicking or option-control-clicking a column header now resizes the affected columns to fit the column titles (field names), rather than the widest column text.

2. Grabbing Web addresses from the Demeter Web browser and importing Demeter Bookmarks are now supported.

3. Now, if the default browser is not open, but some other supported browser is, the Grab Web Address from Browser function will get the URL from the frontmost window of the current browser.

4. Now, in List View with either the Find Box or the Freeform Text Area active, when command-] is typed, the previously active field of the current record will be activated, rather than always going to the first field.

5. Leopard Only: Among other changes, Apple has decided to make tables work less like databases by default, requiring a number of work-arounds under Leopard.

    a. Now, clicking in any field will activate that field and place the insertion point at the beginning of the field text, just as in Tiger. Unlike in Tiger, however, double-clicking will do the same. In Tiger, double-clicking causes the field text to be highlighted. In Leopard, use command-A to highlight all the text in the current field.

    b. The tab key no longer moves from field to field. It now just moves between the Find Box and List View. Use command-L to move to the next field in the same record, and command-option-L to move to the previous field. (Command-L works under Tiger, but so does the tab key.)

    c. A link in selected (highlighted) text is no longer clickable. Click once to deselect the text, and the link will become clickable.


Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug where Unicode Line Separator and Paragraph Separator characters were not being taken into account when stripping end-of-line characters. This affected exporting as tab-delimited text and the dragging or pasting of text into fields. It involved only text copied or dragged from sources that used those characters, which seem to be relatively rare.

2. Fixed a bug where changing the Page Setup in a template window did not cause the window to be updated to reflect the change.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.12 (11/13/07)

Changes:


1. If the Always add new records: datafile setting is set to To beginning of datafile then, when synchronizing datafiles, new records from the remote datafile will be added to the beginning of both datafiles.

2. Added the following command keys:
  • command-L moves to the next field in the same record (wraps to first field)
  • command-option-L moves to the previous field in the same record (wraps to last field)
  • command-return moves to the same field in the next record (wraps to first record)
  • command-option-return moves to the same field in the previous record (wraps to last record)
This was done to compensate for a change in the way tabs and returns work in tables in OS 10.5 (Leopard).  It is actually a more complete and consistent system than the old way of doing things, so OS 10.4 users may also want to start using these command key combinations.

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed a bug where a newly added record would not be added to the viewed records list that the Back and Forward buttons traverse.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.11 (10/23/07)

Changes:

1. The Datafiles and Templates menus no longer show empty folders as submenus. ("Empty" meaning "containing no datafiles" or "containing no templates", and "containing no non-empty folders".)

2. The help key (on extended keyboards) now brings up the iData 3 User Guide in Help Viewer. (The command-shift-/ key combination still works, too.)

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed a bug that could cause a crash at the end of a synchronization.

2. Fixed a bug, new in 3.0.10, that could cause the Multi-file Find routine to crash.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.10 (10/02/07)

Changes:

1. Images in the Edit Design window (for label and envelope templates) are now resizeable.

2. Holding down the control key while resizing a design element in the Edit Design window keeps the center of the element at the same point. This is handy for tweaking the sizes of superimposed elements.

3. The Design sub-menu under the Templates menu now has an Align Centers option. This combines the effects of Align Horizontal Centers and Align Vertical Centers into a single function.

4. Now, when we begin editing records that are too large to fit an address block, if the bottom of the datafile window is too close to the bottom of the screen for the
address block display drawer to be fully visible, the window will be automatically moved and/or resized as needed. Once the Stop editing records button is clicked, the window will revert to its original size and location.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed bug where a template window could be closed while the associated datafile was editing records that were too large to print, leaving the datafile in an unstable state.

2. Fixed bug in the Edit Design process that resulted in incorrect activation of Address block-related buttons in the tool palette  when there was no associated datafile.

3. Fixed bug where the Basic View field name column was improperly drawn after clicking in it when an active field had newly wrapped text that was not all showing.

4. Fixed bug where the Move Freeform Text of Selected Records into Fields routine (in the Fields sub-menu, under the Edit menu) tested all records for content, not just selected records. This could result in a bogus warning message, although it had no effect on the actual function.
New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.9 (09/14/07)

Changes:

1. The File tab of the Datafile Settings dialog has now been split into new General and Format tabs, placing datafile format-related items under the Format tab and leaving the General tab for all the remaining items.

2. Added Fields and Find Box font settings to the Format tab in Datafile Settings. Previously all datafiles had to have one font for fields and one for the Find Box. Now each datafile can have its own settings for these fonts.

3. Removed the following items from the Format menu: Set Font For Fields, Set Font For Find Box, and Set Default Font For Freeform Text. These are now all covered by the font items under the Format tab in Datafile Settings.

4. Added the Basic View print options to the General tab in Datafile Settings. These options remain in the Print Options dialog as a convenience.

5. Added an item to the General tab in Datafile Settings to always add new records after the current record (the only "option" in earlier versions), at the beginning of the datafile, or at the end of the datafile.

6. Help buttons in dialogs now bring up the User Guide, rather than the old Help Web pages.

7. Improved the speed and smoothness of the Print All Records (Basic View - Individually)... function.

8. Added an Automatically enable recognizable links item to Datafile Settings. The default setting is on (enabled). If this setting is turned off, any desired links must be set explicitly. The Activate Web Links menu item (under the Tools menu) and toolbar button will still activate all the recognizable links in the Freeform Text Area of the current record, and links can be created using the Link... item in the Text sub-menu, under the Format menu, as well as the Insert Link to File or Folder... item under the Tools menu. Already enabled links must be turned off manually. The easiest way to do this is to select the text containing the link and choose Remove Links in Selected Text under the Tools menu (or type command-option-R), or click the corresponding toolbar button.

9. iData 3 now omits lines in address blocks that contain only a single space or only a comma followed by a single space. (It has always omitted completely empty lines.)

10. Changed all internal links from idata2.com to idata3.com.

Bug Fix:

1. It is no longer possible to make font-related changes to the Find Box. Such changes could not be saved, and some of them caused problems with the Find Box display. Make Find Box font settings in the Format tab of Datafile Settings.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.8 (08/26/07)

Changes:

1. Made it more difficult to accidentally create a new iData3  Datafiles folder inside an existing folder with that same name when reinstalling iData 3.

2. Improved the alignment of field content in records being printed in Basic View format. Results are best with fonts like Helvetica, Times, Optima, Palatino, and Arial. Lucida Grande and most decorative fonts seem to be a bit wider than reported by the system.

3. Added three new options to the  dialog that lets you set margins for printed records. If you have that dialog hidden, you can set it to show again by deselecting (unchecking) the Don't show Print Options dialog before printing checkbox in the File panel of the Datafile Settings dialog sheet. These new options are available only when printing in one of the Basic View formats.

    a.  Print Record Numbers - Include the record number at the beginning of each record being printed.

    b. Don't Print Empty Fields - Don't print field names for fields that have no content. This can save paper and look neater. It is not available when printing freeform datafiles.

    c. Print Bold Field Names - Print field names in a bold version of the field name font, if one exists. It is not available when printing freeform datafiles. (Also prints "Record Number:" in bold, if that option is turned on.)

4. Now, when iData 3 becomes the active window and there are one or more minimized windows, but no visible windows, one of the minimized windows will become visible.

5. Added a Tutorial as the first item in the iData 3 User Guide. To view it, select User Guide under the Help menu.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed bug where the viewed record list was not being updated when records were added in Basic View.

2. Fixed bug where stored page setup information was being accessed based on the current view, rather than on the view format (Basic View or List View) being printed.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.7 (07/16/07)

Changes:

1. The User Guide function under the Help menu now brings up built-in Apple Help for iData 3, instead of going to the Web-based help site. Now you can search through the iData 3 Help.

2. Changed the Merge Datafiles... item under the File menu to Combine Datafiles.... This adds options to append or prepend a datafile to the current datafile, and retains the option to merge. Merging involves sorting the final combined datafile and removing extra copies of duplicate records, while the other two options do not do this.

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed bug in extension dialing (when using a modem), where the modem was not being hung up.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.6 (05/14/07)

Change:

1. Added Label Copies button to toolbar in Templates window. Click this button to set the number of copies of each label to be printed. The default is 1. To make any change permanent, save changes to the template when you close it. There is also a button in the Templates window toolbar that will bring up the Label Copies dialog.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed bug in Save Selected As function that could cause a later merge of the new datafile to hang.

2. Fixed bug in Print Current Record function where field content was always printed in Helvetica, rather than in the font that was being used for fields in the datafile.

3. Fixed bug in record selection routine that could cause a crash when the  OK button was clicked.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.5 (02/27/07)

Bug Fix:

1. The Folder option was not available in the Multi-File Find dialog.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.4 (01/30/07)

Change:

1. Closing the Multifile Find window now clears the previous search status.

Bug Fixes:

1. Multifile Find would hang while searching in Datafiles menu and in specific folders.

2. Escape and command-period would not halt Multifile Find searches in Datafiles menu.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.3 (01/22/07)

Change:

1. Improved searching in text containing accented characters (such as Vietnamese).

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed inconsistencies in error-handling routines for single label/envelope printing. Varying error reports could occur when the address block or clipboard text was too large to print.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.2 (12/09/06)

Change:

1. Changed dialog that asks for the location of the datafiles folder to make it easier to understand.

Bug Fixes:

1. Fixed bug in the printing of labels having neither field nor address block elements, where starting printing on other than the first (upper left) label would cause a second page of labels to be printed.

2. Fixed bug where removing all address block and field elements from an existing label did not remove the associated datafile connection from the label.

3. Fixed bug where the dialing delay setting was ignored when dialing by modem with the Show "Now Dialing" Sheet preference enabled.

New Features and Changes in iData 3.0.1 (11/27/06)

Changes:

1. Added Show "Now Dialing" Sheet item to Dialing Preferences. When this item is enabled, iData will display a sheet showing the phone number that is currently being dialed.

2. Added Always Open to Last Record item to Datafile Settings.

3. Added Use Custom Setting for Standard Date Sorting item to Datafile Settings. This is for use by anyone who has created a Custom date format setting in the International System Preferences that does not match the default for their System language.

4. In freeform datafiles, the field area now defaults to 3000 pixels, instead of 300.

5. QuickDEX II card deck files no longer need to have a file name extension in order for iData 3 to recognize them.

Bug Fix:

1. Fixed bug where Remove Blank Lines at Beginning command failed to remove carriage returns in older imported data.

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