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Time Matters 11 was released on time on 3/30/2011. The flagship new feature is Time Matters Mobility, allowing you to access and enter information using a Web browser on your mobile phone and other devices. The link between Time Matters and PCLaw has been improved. Version 11 supports Terminal Services and Windows Remote Desktop.
With something for everyone, this Webinar collects the best Time Matters tips from 2010, including
* Simple Document Saving
* Instantly create and e-mail a PDF letter
* Shortcuts for Calendar entries
* Catch all your billable time
* ... and many more
Our Time Matters tips help you save time and become more profitable.
If you have Time Matters 10 and are experiencing consistent crashing, it may be due to a new setting. To change the setting:
- Go to: Main Menu | File | Setup | General | Program Level | Forms
- In the center, change "Display 100 records..." to "Display 1,000 records..."
This setting controls how many records are pre-fetched for Sublists. Sublists are the lists of records that appear on Contact forms, Matters forms, and other forms. The Sublists have tabs named: Related, Notes, Documents, etc.
An occasional annoyance with the Droid is the "Droooiiid" sound it makes at startup. To silence the Droid startup sound: Go to: Settings | Sound | Notification ringtone | Scroll up and select Silent.
Time Matters can help you manage deadlines, due dates and appointments. These techniques and tips were presented during our free monthly Webinar on 11-12-2010.
Is the computer hosting your Time Matters database getting too old or too full? Are you running the Time Matters database on a desktop and are concerned about its reliability? Consider an inexpensive, quiet, but more reliable small server.
Customizing Power Views is an advanced topic for Time Matters users. If you take the time to tailor Power Views to present the information you regularly need, or have someone customize them for you, you are paid back by saving time every day that you and others in your office use Time Matters.
Installing Time Matters on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is a more complicated process than installing on a Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows 7. Here are some tips.
Hidden within the Report Designer of Time Matters is an undocumented feature for selecting whether to display an Abbreviation or a Descriptions for some fields in Time Matters custom Reports.
Stop Windows Update from automatically rebooting or restarting your PC after downloading and installation import updates. If the machine running your Time Matters database automatically restarts during the night, it could prevent your Time Matters backup from running. On your PC, it could lose your place in any documents and programs you may have left open.
Use a third-party program, PhraseExpress, instead of AutoTXT in Time Matters. Both PhraseExpress and Time Matters' AutoTXT save you a great deal of time and wrist strain by expanding typed abbreviations into longer words and whole phrases. PhraseExpress works with GoToMyPC after you adjust a speed setting.
Beginning on May 1, 2010 LexisNexis will apply a Reinstatement Fee for customers without an Annual Maintenance Plan who want upgrades or Technical Support. I recommend: (1) Keep an Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP) in force for Time Matters, subscribing before May 1. (2) Keep an AMP in force fe Matters/Billing Matters if you rely on Billing Matters and are not ready to make a switch.