The changes to this latest version of Church Secretary for Windows include changes to the interface with additional theme options. One of what we believe to be the most welcome changes is an easy to use Mail Merge system to let you create customized letters to selected members. These letters can include rich text formatting and pictures (clip art). Important Dates for members include formatting for dates occurring in the current month.
This version removes the optional web interface. The majority of our customers prefer the desktop edition. If there is sufficient demand we may in the future again provide a web based version of the program.
Also, we are no longer providing a Lite edition. That version did not require any login at all so no roles, users and permissions. Those who preferred the lite edition were most often the lone ranger type with a single person (Church Secretary?) maintaining the family and member information, attendance and contribution and possibly even the church library records. If that is the case for your church you need only use the provided Admin account, but we do recommend changing the password from the default blank password after you have installed the program and used it for a while.
We hope you find this new version meets your needs. If after evaluating the program for up to 30 days you decide you want to continue using the program you will need to buy a license to continue using the program. After receiving notification of your order from BMT MIcro, our registration service, we will email you a text file - a license - to save in the same folder on your computer where the program is installed. The next time you start the program you will no longer see the days remaining reminder. The program is licensed on a Perpetual basis - that means forever. You will not need to pay anything else as long as your church congregation is in existence. This is not a per computer or per user license but a church license. This means if you have installed the program on a computer at the church but want to on occasion work on the program from home using your personal computer your license permits that as well. Just install the program on your computer at home, and save the license file to that computer in the installation folder. To take the program data home you would copy the .mdb file from the work computer to a USB stick then take that USB Stick (thumb drive) home and copy that file to the data folder on your personal computer overwriting the existing file. Repeat the process to take any updated data and put it back on your work computer.