||When the last cat in a class is withheld in
one or more rings, the best of breed block will also contain the withheld markings in the same columns.
||None other than to remove the withheld markings from the entry.
||If a change is made to the Benching or Message field of the Entry View
and the program is then closed by clicking the System Close button (X in top right corner of window), the
change is not saved!
||Be sure to click the OK button after all changes are complete before exiting
the program. It is a good idea to click OK whenever you have completed changes for an exhibitor.
||Based on requests from a number of entry
clerks, the rules for contact/exhibitor names are being expanded to allow "corporate" names as well as
personal names. "Corporate" names are not subject to the first name/last name rules and are always shown
exactly as entered. This allows animal welfare organizations to use their name, "Adams Country Feline Welfare"
without any complications. The "Corporate" name can also be used as the "Exhibitor Name" and will appear properly
alphabetized in the exhibitor lists and in all reports.
||No general workaround is available.
||Older inkjet printer with a minimum bottom margin of greater than
0.3" do not print the page numbers on catalogs! To accommodate more of these older printers, the default
margins for the printed catalogs is being changed 0.5" top, bottom, left and right.
||DO NOT USE PRINTERS WITH AN MINIMUM BOTTOM
MARGIN GREATER THAN 0.5" TO PRINT THE CATALOGS!
CATALOGS WITHOUT PAGE NUMBERS ARE A SHOW RULES VIOLATION!
||The actual amount of PayPal payments is not
included in the Financial Summary report. This produces an inaccurate amount
for the shows "actual" income.
||Email not working even though eMail setup
test says it is OK with Verizon eMail. Works for some providers like
||None - Print confirmation to PDF and attach to
manual email only workaround.
||The "Entries Closed" date on the General
Setup page is set to the same H:M:S that the page was saved. Thus entries
are considered "closed" at some specific time during the selected day.
||Set the "closing" date one day later. To record
the exact closing date/time, use the File->Close entries menu item in V
1.6.51 or later.
||When Show Properties are modified while the
Entry View is active and the Exhibitors Tab is selected, the Contact Name is
not properly displayed.
||Avoid editing Show Properties when the
Exhibitors Tab is selected.
||Breeds/Colors/Classes updated for the
2008-2009 CFA Show Year
||Please update to version V 1.6.48 or later if
your show is scheduled for later than April 30, 2008.
||If the amount of a fee is changed AFTER it
is added to an account, the amount of the transaction is not changed.
This results in a inconsistency in the financial reports.
||Delete and re-add all transactions to accounts
that are affected by a change in price. Use the Financial View - Ledger to
find the affected exhibitors.
||Complete set of native printer fonts is not
properly displayed on the Printing Setup tab.
||The left margin of the second and subsequent
pages of the laser master clerk catalog is too narrow for a standard paper
||Set the depth of your paper punch to avoid
punching out part of the entry information.
||If a show has single specialty rings, the
ring/master clerk assignments made on the Entry View drop-down list may show
more than one MC.
||Remember to manually correct the Benching
worksheet or write necessary corrections on the Benching Report.
||If only a breeder was specified on an entry,
the cat's region was not displayed in the printed confirmation.
||Specify the owner.
||The Master Clerk catalog scoring lines do
not always line up with the column headings.
||Take care when recording judging results as you
can be in the wrong column!
||The Benching Report (Exhibitors View) does
not paginate correctly when there are long multi-line benching requests.
||If possible, do your benching from the Benching
Worksheet (File->Export->Benching). It is a more convenient source for
||Having both show staff and messages on the
same show properties page makes it harder for new users to find the
messages. Messages are moving to a separate page in the Show Properties.
||Checking the Medical box on the Entry View
should cause EOR to be shown on the cage report instead of MED. The benching
spreadsheet created using the File->Export->Benching command is correct.
||Work from the benching spreadsheet rather than
the benching report if possible. Otherwise read the benching requests on the
cage report carefully to avoid benching an exhibitor at the wrong end of a
||Message to All Exhibitors message text is
not correctly converted into HTML, causing readability issues for HTML eMail
confirmations if the message contains line breaks.
||Type all text for the message as a single line
without using the ENTER key.
||When completing a new entry form, breeder
name was automatically copied into the owner field. This required the EC to
select the copied text if the owner was actually different from the breeder.
||None. Just be careful to select the text in the
owner field to completely over write it. Otherwise as you type it will be
added in from of the text already in the owner field.
||Occasionally an entry is added to the wrong
exhibitor. Once this happens, the only way to correct it is to withdraw the
entry from the original exhibitor and add a new entry to the correct
exhibitor. A user friendly method of making this correction is
||Withdraw the entry. Select the proper
exhibitor. Add a new entry. Type the cat's name is entered EXACTLY as
originally entered. Tab to next field. Respond OK when asked if it is
alright to enter this cat under a different exhibitor. Click OK to complete
||Accidentally clicking File->New (or clicking
the toolbar button) causes all entries/exhibitors in your show to be
removed. If you then Save the show, all your work is lost.
||Be careful not to click File->New when you have
an in-progress show open.
||If the agent for an exhibitor is changed or
deleted, the exhibitor's entries are printed in the show catalog with the
||Open each of the exhibitors entries and click
OK. This updates the entry with the new agent information. Update to
V 1.6.44 or later version.
||The owner is not printed on entries in the
Master Clerk Catalog!
||Update to V 1.6.43 or
||When a confirmation is printed/emailed, the
exhibitor record is not properly updated with the newest confirmation date.
||Making any other change to the exhibitor record
immediately after sending the confirmation will cause the record to be
updated properly. For example, checking and un-checking the Medical
check-box is sufficient.
||Provide a "Balance Due" report that has the
phone nmber and email/postal addresses of exhibitors with outstanding
balances after the show. This report can then be sent to the club treasurer
||When entering a payment, non-numeric entries in
the Ref field are not properly saved and will not be correctly shown on
reports and confirmations.
||For PayPal and Money Order payments, just don't
put the Transaction ID/Money Order # into this field. You can record it in
the Memo field if you want to preserve this information.
||When processing AOV entries, the validity check
for the registration # and the class # fail, causing the entry to be marked
as "Has Errors".
||The "Has Errors" warning can be ignored in this
case if you check the show rules and find that the AOV class # is correct.
||Re-write of financial reports causes credits to
be mis-reported on confirmations! Financial information is recorded properly
but not displayed properly on confirmations.
||Upgrade to V 1.6.41 or
||The Color Description field is sometimes
disabled when a specific color needs to be entered.
||Update to V 1.6.40 or
||Clean up code after a large number of version
||No impact on users.
||Miscellaneous improvements in report pagination
||Provisional/Miscellaneous Breed validity checks
in the Entry View are incomplete, and do not report many possible errors.
||Use extra caution when entering PB/MB entries.
||Provisional/Miscellaneous Breed entries are not
properly counted on the Entry Count report. PB and MB entries are counted
twice in the Total Entries Count.
||Update to a V 1.6.36 version
if you encounter this situation.
||The Born field does not allow entry of
new/changed information. If an existing entry is being used for the JS
entry, there is no problem. If a cat otherwise not entered in the shows
needs to be entered, this field cannot be completed.
||Update to a V 1.6.36 version
if you encounter this situation.
||When processing JS entries, the Region field of
the form is not properly displayed. It appears blank even though the
selected region is actually saved with the entry.
||Make sure you have selected the correct region.
Even though it appears blank on this form, it is printed properly in the
||It is easy to hit the Caps Lock key when
reaching for the Tab key on many keyboards. This can result in entering
fields like Sire/Dam/Owner ... in full caps which makes the catalog look
inconsistent. If you are using copy/paste to copy information from an
exhibitors on-line entry email directly to an entry form in AECfa, the Cap
Locks key is also set by Windows!
||Check over all fields to make sure that the
Caps Lock was not set while you were entering data.
||Creating a "sibling" entry from an "Exhibition
Only" entry does not allow the "Entered As" of the other siblings to be
anything other than "Exhibition Only."
||For a group of siblings, enter a non-Exh Only
sibling first. Then use it to create the other siblings. If you have already
entered an "Exhibition Only" sibling, DON'T withdraw it. Just use New Entry
to add the next sibling!
||The Judging Sheets for a large color class may
run off the bottom of the page, causing some cats to be missing. This is
mostly likely to occur in large household pet classes.
||Update to the latest release before printing
the Judging Sheets for your show.
||History file can become corrupted when exiting
program causing entries from different exhibitors to be merged together and
an exhibitor lost! The exact cause of this problem has not yet been
identified. It appears to happen when a cat has been entered under the wrong
exhibitor , is Withdrawn and re-entered under a different exhibitor but
there may be other causes.
||Please contact me
immediately if you encounter this problem. I have a procedure to
correct your show data file so that it is safe to continue.
||Catalog numbers are not listed correctly in
exhibitor lists when JS entries are present.
||None, please update to V 1.6.28 before printing
||If you attempt to select a dot matrix printer
that is not connected to your machine or one that is not turned on, you may
get stuck in a dialog that asks you to select a printer but then fails. All
you can do is abort the program.
||When printing the Exhibitors->Benching report,
pagination is sometimes incorrect resulting in attempting to print too much
on the first page. This can causes exhibitors to be missing from the printed
||Using the file->export->benching Excel
worksheet is the preferred method.
||To provide a more convenient process for
closing entries, the requirement to check an item in the file menu has been
eliminated. The closing date is specified on the Show Properties->General
tab. You no longer have to worry about warning messages printed on the
counts page or the show/master clerk catalog pages.
||The correction made in CRN 153 causes new shows
to be incorrectly created.
||Update to V 1.6.21 before you create a new
||Refunds were not correctly handled in the
Financial View Summary Report. This error caused the "Uncollected" amount to
||The correct amount for "Uncollected" should be
the Net Revenue - Total Collected + Less Refunds -
||The "Rebates" and "Refunds" column labels are
reversed in the printed Financial View Account Report.
||When a financial transaction is the ONLY change
made to a users account, it does not properly update the outstanding balance
for that exhibitor.
||Add filter to Ledger report to provide list of
exhibitors who have purchased show dinners or any other specific item.
||Add a count of exhibitors to the Exhibitors
||Improved judging book layout to decrease the
number of pages in a typical judging book ( up to 25% reduction).
||Add support for laser NCR printing of judging
sheets and master clerk catalog.
||Catalog numbers can be omitted in the catalog
exhibitor list when the exhibitor has between 4 and 8 entries depending on
||When AECfa is used to setup the first show on a
computer, no default history.hst file is created unless some other action
causes the new show database to be updated. When AECfa subsequently
attempts to open this first show, it fails because its history file cannot
||When setting up the first show, always add
yourself as a contact before exiting the program.
||A formal method of "closing" a show has been
added and the closing date will be included as part of the show catalog per
request from CFA central office.
||Until you "close" a show, printed catalogs are
marked as "TRIAL" and you cannot create a Show Data File. Once you "close" a
show, you cannot edit entries in that show. It is possible to undo the
"close" if necessary.
||Text Email confirmations do not specify B, O and
B/O correctly. The competitive title (CH, GC, ...) of the cat is also
printed twice if the entry has a specific color.
||Adding a new fee at the bottom of the list and
then dragging it to another place in the list does not work properly.
||If you "apply" the changes to the fee list, you
can then drag the new fee to the desired place in the list. You can also
simply insert the fee in the proper place in the list in the first place.
||Optimize show catalog printing so that
everything fits on the page regardless of loose-tight settings.
Make catalog printing selections persistent so that
reprinted pages will always use the correct settings.
||Improve conformance of CFA show data file to
||Text may extend over the label boundaries and
be lost. Mis-alignment when feeding label sheets makes this even worse.
||Improve the placement of BOB block on judging
||The first entry in the catalog is omitted from
the entry cross-reference. This throws all the catalog numbers in the
cross-reference of by 1.
||Add 1 to the catalog number in the cross
reference to locate the entry blank number.
||Agents are not printed in catalog!
||None. Please update to V 1.6.10 or later.
||Emailed confirmations do not correctly update
the "Last Confirmed Date" in all cases. This makes it harder to verify that
all exhibitors have received confirmations.
||Printed confirmations always update the
confirmation date correctly, so printing a confirmation and discarding it
will keep your database up to date.
||Premiership Open/Premier incorrectly fail
validity check and are show as "Has Errors" in the entry list in V 1.6.6 and
||If you have determined that the entry is
actually correct, you can safely ignore this warning. Download V 1.6.9 or
later to correct this problem.
||Color Class suffix (K & P) were not correctly
added to kitten and premiership entries.
||PayPal payments cause ASSERTIONS when printing
confirmations and are not displayed on eMail confirmations at all.
||Update to V 1.6.3
Add fully integrated support for Feline Agility
The Entry Clerk address from the show setup was not properly
Re-entry address before printing confirmations each time the
program is started.
Changes to General Setup page for existing show can produce
a erroneous "Overwriting Existing Show" warning message.
Simply respond YES to the warning. The show is actually
overwriting itself and does not cause any problems.
New file structure provides a separate folder for each show
to serve as common place for all files related to a show. Improvements in
View layout and functionality. Full integrated support for Veteran and
Junior Showmanship competitions. Improved tracking/notification of entries
||The Entry Form does not allow entering the
color of Exhibition Only entries.
||The "Message to All Exhibitors" does not wrap
and can be truncated on printed confirmations.
||Keep message as short as possible. EMail
confirmations are correct.
||HHP confirmations use the Highlight font that
was chosen in the Show Setup/Printing tab. Other entries do not use it.
||Make the Highlight font the same as the Body
font in the show setup. (You will need to change the Highlight font prior to
printing the show catalog when all entries are in.
||Printed confirmations for exhibitors with more
then 4 entries do not print correctly and some entries are not included in
||Temporarily change the exhibitors EMail address
to your own and send their confirmation to yourself. Print the EMail
confirmation and use it to replace the incorrectly printed one. Don't forget
to correct their EMail address if you changed it.
||Color highlighting has been added to the
||Printed catalog labels now use the Highlight
font to improve readability.
||Additional error checking has been added to the
||If a financial transaction is entered before
the first entry, the XID is not updated in the entry view.
||Always put in an entry before putting in
charges or payments.
||When Entry Counts are regenerated, entries
removed through substitution are incorrectly included in the counts.
||Do not regenerate counts if you have withdrawn
||The use of a single multi-line field for
entering address information is convenient for typing addresses, but has the
potential to introduce many errors. It is difficult to parse, particularly
for non-US addresses.
||The Contact Form is being redone with separate
fields for each component of the mailing address. This is less convenient
for data entry, but eliminates the parsing problems and makes the handling
of non-US addresses more consistent. This solution solves all known address
||Canadian addresses are not always parsed
correctly. This can result in incorrect information in the Show Data File
and exhibitor lists.
||Canadian postal codes are not being correctly
handled and the best bet is to just not include them in the address. This
may cause the country name to appear in the Postal code field of the Show
Data File but that is not a fatal error.
||If more than one comma is found in an address,
the information in the Show Data File may be incorrect! The only expected
comma separates the city and state.
||Avoid commas except the one between city and
state in addresses. This can cause the generation of the Show Data File to
terminate, leaving cats out of the file!
||The Financial Summary display at the bottom of
the Financial View was only when the Summary Tab was selected. This can
cause the entry clerk to work for incorrect information!
||The Financial Summary will be automatically
updated when a deposit is made in the On Hand Tab so that that the financial
information is correct in any Financial View tab.
||Rebates are not being correctly calculated
resulting in an incorrect value for balance due (Uncollected) being shown on
||The correct amount can be calculated by
subtracting the amounts for refunds and rebates from the Actual Income line
on the Financial Summary.
||List checks on deposit by exhibitors last name
rather than by exhibitor #. This eliminates the need to write the exhibitor
# on the back of the check if the on-hand checks are kept in alphabetical
||On-hand payments are sorted by exhibitors first
name rather than last name, making it difficult to find an exhibitors
||When deposit is the only change made before
exiting the program, the database is not updated and the deposit record is
||Don't make a deposit as your only transaction.
||Consistency check between # of entries and # of
charges for entries in Entry View is not correct.
||Don't be confused if the charges are correct
and Account List is still colored red.
||Catalog entries do not always include the Agent
even when one was specified. 
||Contact Form allows creation of contacts
without any name. This causes invalid records to be included in the History
||Take extra care not to hit save on Contact Form
if you have not put at least 1 character in the Name field.
||Agent Name is not automatically included on All
||Manually add the Agent Name to all Entry Blanks
for the exhibitor.
||Medical (requiring central location) and Paid
(any row) End of Row Benching are not differentiated on the Space Report and
||Indicate the required location by adding
"Medical" to benching request box.
||After modified an entry after it was added, the
exhibitor name is deleted. This shows up by having a "blank" name at the top
of the Contact Name list when the "Exhibitors" tab is selected.
||Select any entry for the affected exhibitor and
re-enter the desired Exhibitor Name.
||After deleting a charge in the Entry View, the
charges are incorrectly reported on financial reports.
||Upgrade to any version later than 1.5.31.
Use Edit->Refresh->Refresh Charges while in the Entry View to correct the
||Examples for contact/exhibitor name conventions
were incorrect in the on-line help.
||Some report previews do not allow the printed
report to be redirected from the default printer.
||Set a different default printer using
File->Print Setup before attempting to print the report. Don't forget to
restore the normal default printer!
||Users found the editing arrangement in the Fees
page of show properties cumbersome because of the use of editing boxes above
||This page will be redesigned to allow
"in-place" editing of all fields in the table. The drag-and-drop re-ordering
of the table will be retained.