New OrganiZATOR version 6.0.0

The new OrganiZATOR version 6.0.0. is available for download. Details of how to upgrade from previous versions in

his is a completely new release which we believe is essential for users of earlier versions. Its main feature is that it supports international literacy (UNICODE), but includes a host of improvements and extensions, including the correction of inconsistencies and minor bugs as result of a thoroughly verification process.

The Messaging and Scheduler areas has been disconnected, so they can now operate in separate work areas. At the same time, both have been integrated into the dBase window, making easier and more flexible to move from one area of Zator to another. As a result of the restructuring, this version allows connection to different work areas for the following zones of the application:

   *  Main Zone
   *  DBase
   *  Scheduler
   *  Messaging

DBase searches now include the contents of Frame holder, and has spread to the Messaging and Scheduler areas, while the results have become more granulated.

From the dBase is possible to link elements of other areas (Scheduler and Messaging boxes), so that the structure of the information handled by Zator, is much more homogeneous and integrated than previous versions.

The internal database has been slightly modified in order to include some additional information needed for the characteristics of this new version but includes a mechanism -user permission granted- to do automatic conversion to the new format if you access an earlier dBase (the conversion is not reversible, so we recommend to get a backup of the previous dBases before using).

The new version includes a feature that was planned but not fully implemented until now: the inclusion of information (timestamp) about the date and time of creation and last modification for each object. This information is displayed in the status line.

Note: data about creation/modification, relate to UTC time when the changes were made. We have chosen this option, instead of local system time, in anticipation of future TCP/IP (Internet) versions of Zator who allow access and update a dBase from stations located in different time zones.

It has been improved and streamlined the use of the buttons on the toolbar, which now are more convenient and intuitive, while better conform to the MS standard for Windows applications. Also, we have expanded the use of pop-up windows (“tooltips”) so that most interface elements provide additional information when placing the mouse over them.

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