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Start and Stop Time Shortcuts in Event Records

In Event records, a Duration is required in Time Matters 12 Service Pack 2. This post shows examples of time-saving shortcuts for entering times and durations.

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Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Works with Time Matters

You can use Time Matters to efficiently scan documents with any scanner that creates PDF files, including the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500.

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Events with Zero Duration - No Stop Time

In Time Matters 12 Service Pack 1, each Event on the Calendar needs a Start Time and a Stop Time. Here are some shortcuts for dealing with that requirement.

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Backup Error - Executing SQL directly; no cursor

Here are three solutions to issues that cause a MS SQL Server backup of Time Matters or other SQL databases to fail with the error message: "Executing SQL directly; no cursor."

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Ziptr Secure Email and File Sharing Service Closes

Ziptr is closing its doors. This innovative service for securely sharing Email messages and files offered an excellent free service, but did not "go viral" as it needed to succeed.

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Heads Up - Do Not Install Office 2013 64-Bit

When installing MS Office, including MS Office 2013, do not choose the 64-bit option. The 64-bit versions have problems with add-ins, including with the Time Matters links.

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Changing the Time Matters - Exchange Synchronization Frequency

The Time Matters Exchange Synchronization interval is set by default at 60 seconds. You can change the interval to, for example, 300 seconds (5 minutes), to spare your server from working so hard.

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Billing Matters Zero Balance Invoices

This Billing Matters post explains how to avoid printing or Emailing zero balance invoices that simply show a payment in full of the last invoice and a balance of $0.00.

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Disable Protected View in Word 2010

This post explains how to disable the Protected View warning for Word documents you open or download from the Internet. That spares you from the annoyance of having to click an Edit button in a warning bar in order to edit a Word document.

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Fix the TM Save Button in Word 2010

The TM Save button in MS Word simplifies the process of saving Word documents into the Time Matters Document Management System. Find out how to add this button to MS Word, set the Word security settings, and add the TM Save button to the top toolbar (Quick Access bar) in MS Word 2010.

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