The Pedigree tab will now highlight duplicate birds. This will also show up in the printed pedigrees and may be turned on or off using the Highlight Duplicates check box.
The 'Date printed' line has been removed from the Classic Pedigree to allow for more lines of address and contact information.
A security flaw was discovered that had a side-effect of occasionally causing duplicate bird records to be created. Duplicate birds in the database can break import/export functions, search functions, and cause the wrong birds to show up on pedigrees. Check your birds for duplicate birds.
COI calculations were correct, but inefficient. The calculation speed has been slightly improved.
Export selected birds for spreadsheet: A new export feature has been added to allow you to export selected birds on the MyBirds tab to a file. This file contains all the columns and data visible on the MyBirds tab and is in a tab separated format that most spreadsheets can import.
Export selected birds for import: A new export feature has been added to allow you to export selected birds on the MyBirds tab to a file. This file contains everything but the picture. You can send this file to a friend or buyer so that they can import that bird into their bird data.
Lookup selected parents in archive: A new feature has been added to allow you to import ancestors of selected birds. A special Loftmanager Online account has been created to provide an archive of famous or well-known reference birds. This feature checks your birds ancestry for birds in this database and will allow you to import these birds directly. This Reference database will be updated periodically with the latest sought-after birds and bloodlines.
A Race Record field has been added. This Race record is a free format text field, similar to Notes.
The Help has been updated to cover these new features and now discusses how to trade birds with other LoftManager Online users.
The check for an existing bandnumber when entering a new bird was enforced even if you hit the 'Cancel' button - fixed.
Removed the 'Columns settings ignored for bird grid' warning.
Spaces could be stripped out when searching for birds - fixed.
What's new in Version 0.999
A new tab called Pairing has been added which allows you to examine the pedigree's of two birds at the same time.
There is a new pedigree template available which matches the same format and font size as the original Loft Manager program. This template is called 'Classic' and is available on the Pedigree Tab's Print menu, and as a template in the Pedigree Designer.
Blank Nest Card forms are now available on the Main tab see Nest Cards for more info
Pedigree Designer has a new 'Loft Sheet' template.
Pedigree Designer will now allow you to generate images (JPG or PNG) instead of just PDF documents. This will allow you to easily create JPG or PNG pedigrees for upload to auction sites without having to bother with converting a PDF. Several convenient sizes are available.
The Notes section now discusses how to email a pedigree.
There is a new Demo button on the Login page to allow people to try Loftmananger Online.
Some pedigree's couldn't be printed in Designer, with an '???' error
Will now check for an existing bandnumber when entering a new bird.
Cursor will be placed in the login window on some browsers.
What's new in Version 0.996
Pedigree Printing now has a "Designer' option
Notes are now available in your bird data.
if you had notes in loftmanager, they are already imported into the program.
Changed how Sire or Dam bandnumbers for birds which are not in the database are handled.
they now appear as normal links, but grey
you can click on the bandnumber to Add Bird
New Print button on the My Birds and Progeny tabs. You can now print the lists on the My Birds and Progeny tabs.
New Options button on the My Birds and Progeny tabs.
Save/Clear column settings
Column width functions
Delete Birds - deletes all selected birds in one shot.
Moved pedigree buttons to be consistent with other tabs
The My Birds tab now has an Edit Bird(s) button - Edits all selected birds. If a single bird is selected, works like the normal Edit Bird. If multiple birds are selected, you can edit one or more fields of each bird.
List Printing - If you try to print too many columns, then the column widths can get ugly.
Show/Hide columns - when adding a column at the end, a scrollbar appears and the column is added offscreen (to the right). You have to manually resize the last visible column to bring it on-screen.
Set column widths to minimum doesn't always get it right.
using the Default Column Setup option logs you out.
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