is available for public testing!
It's a FREE
download from our Web site!
FormCalc is our new add-on software that works with Microsoft Windows
versions of QuickBooks to let you do calculations on QuickBooks forms—Invoice,
Sales Receipt, Estimate, Credit Memo/Refund, and Sales Order forms.
FormCalc works with current versions and most older versions of
QuickBooks: Standard, Simple Start, Basic, Pro, Premier, Enterprise, etc.
(FormCalc does not work with QuickBooks Online Edition.)
FormCalc works right there in the form you're working on, in
QuickBooks—you don't have to leave QuickBooks or look up the form in a
list. And all results calculated by FormCalc become part of the form's
data, ready to save, print, or email.
What kinds of calculations? Here's a partial list:
FormCalc's pricing has not been officially announced, but we
expect it to list for $69 per user license, with discounts for
multiple-user licensing. (Final pricing will be announced in a future
edition of Flagship Technologies News, when FormCalc is officially
released and available for sale.)
- Calculated columns. You can add, subtract, multiply, or
divide any two numeric columns (even Custom Field columns) to calculate
values in a third column.
Example: Quantity x Weight = Extended Weight on each line of an
- Column totals for any numeric column, including Custom Field
columns and columns FormCalc has calculated. So besides
calculating an Extended Weight column, as mentioned above, you can have
a Total for that entire column!
Example: Show "Total billable hours" at the bottom of
- Subtotals within any column. There's no limit to the
number of subtotal lines you may have in the form's detail area.
Example: Divide your Invoice or job Estimate into sections
describing different parts of a job, or work by different people, or
labor applied during different time periods, and show labor hours
subtotals for each section.
- Unique-item "counts" within any form column
(including Custom Field columns).
Example: The last line of your invoice could show totals for the
number of S, M, L, XL, and XXL shirt sizes in your customer's order, if
"Size" is a QuickBooks Custom Field.
- Count the number of boxes, cartons, pallets, etc., on an
invoice, Packing Slip, or Bill of Lading.
We hope you'll try
FormCalc and tell us what you think! And if you want to know more,
visit our Web site often during the next several weeks as we add FormCalc
informational pages—screen shots, a walk-through of steps for using
FormCalc, and case-study examples showing FormCalc solutions to specific
If you want to be notified by email as each new pre-release
version of FormCalc becomes available for downloading, please register
for a free User account in our Discussion Forums, and be sure to
check the "FormCalc" item during account setup, so you'll
be included in the group to be notified.
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Web Site News
Web Site "Makeover"...
has recently emerged from an extensive "makeover". Like the
makeovers you've seen on TV, this one was mostly cosmetic, mostly for
But every good Web site is about more
than "looks", and this makeover included changes to make our
site easier to navigate, to help you find our email links (there's one on
every page now), and to format pages for easier reading.
We hope you like the changes!
Information Directory continues to grow.
This Directory is a great place to connect with
consultants and others who can meet your needs for QuickBooks setup help,
accounting help, and other types of QuickBooks information, supplies, and
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for a Discussion Forum User Account
article is mostly a repeat of one that appeared in the prior edition of
this newsletter. But with the release of FormCalc, more newsletter
readers will be using our Discussion
Forums, and since a User account is required for posting messages in
some forum areas, the information bears repeating.
for a User account is free, and it's easy. To register, you set up a
forum "nickname" or "handle" to go by (so you can
stay anonymous in the forums if you wish), choose a password, and supply
your email address. (The forum software can notify you by email when
someone posts a reply to one of your forum messages, if you so choose.)
Where do I go to register? Every forum page has box in
the upper left corner that says "Log in now or Register",
and clicking on the Register link will take you to the registration page.
Will I have to log in every time I visit the forums? No.
If your Web browser is set to accept "cookies" the forum
software can automatically recognize you (actually, your computer) when
you visit the forums, so most of the time you won't be bothered with
having to enter your password.
What if I want to my change settings later? At the top
of every forum page is a menu of forum command items—Topics, Profile,
Help, Member List, etc. Click on the Profile
command to make changes to your member account settings.
If I register, won't everyone be able to see my email address?
No. The forum software keeps it private. Only the forum moderators
(currently limited to Flagship Technologies' staff) have access to forum
email addresses. And those addresses are used only for
notification and forum-related business/housekeeping.
Privacy Note: We're very serious about email
privacy and want you to have full control over the email messages you
receive from us. For this reason forum membership does not
automatically add your email address to the list of people who receive
this newsletter, and the reverse is true also. For details on how we
handle your personal information, review our Privacy
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the New ManagePLUS?
realize the expected release date for the new ManagePLUS has been pushed
back several times now.
All we can say at this point is,
"Yes, we've devoted significant development resources to the new
ManagePLUS during the past 12 months."
Watch future editions of this newsletter
for announcements about the status of the new ManagePLUS release.
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