HomeGauge5 Update and Release Notes

HomeGauge Software 5.2

5.2.13 Update

  • New Features, Options, Etc.
    • New "Unlink Appointment ID" button. Removes the appointment ID from the file - use cautiously.
  • Improvements
    • Rename Report Fill menu for clarity.
    • New print document settings and cover pages.
    • Updated template categories and template names for clarity.
  • Fixes
    • Minor bug fixes.

5.2.12 Update

  • New Features, Options, Etc.
    • Added option to pick different default image sizes for cover, overviews, and inspection items.
    • Added "exclude" button to include/exclude all sections inside of a section container.
  • Fixes
    • Fixed backpage error when creating new print document settings.
    • Fixed various template issues.

5.2.7 Update

  • Improvements
    • Minor print format enhancements
    • Use of video JS to play videos

5.2.6 Update

  • Improvements
    • FLIR images without IR data will open in normal HG photo editor.
    • Default browser video player is used in HTML videos instead of Adobe Flash.
    • Video thumbnails in print and PDF are displayed much better.
    • Increase icon size in print preview of PDF viewer.
  • Fixes
    • Fix for "Copy customer" does not copy the address info.
    • Fix for photos that are displayed in filmstrip from wrong folder because of being cached
    • Copy and paste bugs for Style and Materials.

5.2.5 Update

  • Improvements
    • Use flir editor option is remembered across runs
    • FLIR editor measurement units settings is now remembered across runs
  • Fixes
    • Fix for multiple photo selection / double click issues
    • Fix for situation where wrong video thumbnail preview is used

5.2.4 Update

  • New Features, Options, Etc.
    • Added ability to disable FLIR editor under Options > General Options.
  • Improvements
    • FLIR editor will save Celsius or Fahrenheit.
    • Added a note that Agreements under attachments is the old way of using agreements. Using the HG services way is much better.
  • Fixes
    • Fixed Inspection items & Styles and Materials does not display the flag/status for 150% high DPI screens.
    • Edit photo dialog at 150% high dpi displays toolbar strangely.
    • Office > Edit report docs editor is missing the header size control.
    • FLIR non infrared images give strange error.
    • Unflagging a Style and Material does not cause the status column to re-evaluate.
    • Film strip Images do not get grayed out.
    • ReportInfo > County disappears.
    • Printing a "Summary only" document will not display the images when uploaded.
    • Pictures are very small in the PDF when using PDF forms on high dpi screens.
    • Loading the same dialog like "select comment" on different DPI screens would create mis-sized dialogs for dialogs that remembered the previous position/size.
    • Invoice page displays the tax the same as the total amount.
    • Colors not displaying the summary.

HomeGauge Software 5.2 Initial Release Notes

  • HomeGauge 5.2 no longer support Windows XP, Vista, or Windows PocketPC.
  • New Features, Options, Etc.
    • Direct editing support for infrared FLIR jpg images.
    • Support for high DPI screens like MS Surface and Yoga.
    • New Fast templates.
    • New Narrative-focused print formats.
    • Ability to add/remove Section Containers, i.e. Interior, Roofing, etc.
    • Ability to reorder PDF form tabs.
    • New button for "Edit all pics" that allows you to remove the picture from report but leave in PhotoLocker.
    • Ability to monitor photo folder for new photos added. Handy for computers with "camera roll" folders or wi-fi enabled SD cards.
    • Video preview thumbnails displayed in the software and printed report.
  • Improvements
    • Video Editing Support no longer requires QuickTime.
    • Comments with auto attached photos are now labeled with the description.
    • Photo dialog - Save position of edit photo window.
    • Include appointment number in Download Appointments dialog.
    • In "All Comments" include in the "Comment Usage" the comments used in Style and Material Options.
    • Improvements in the formatting of the summary especially estimates and consolidated
  • Fixes
    • Report Merge Fixes:
      • Now also includes the photo locker.
      • Does not merge inspector info into main report.
    • Fixed: Deleting a comment in the middle or bottom of the list will return user to top of the list.
    • Fix: Select the "Add customer" button will not pre-select the "Customer" instead of "Agent"
    • Removing the temporary logo removes it permanently.
    • Fix for workscope crashes.
    • Eliminated fields 2 and 3 for emails from customer page.
    • Fix for period in report id causing cloud errors.
    • iPhone photos are automatically rotated to correct orientation.
    • Using two cameras with the same file names now works
    • Auto check subscription renewal and move date to current date.
    • Removed the print "Preview Pages" button.

HomeGauge Software 5.1

5.1.23 Update

  • New Features, Options, Etc.
    • Support for Texas TREC 7-4.
    • Ability to Append PDF forms to other PDF forms - great for "Picture Page(s)" at the end of a form.
    • Option to turn off the Photo Locker off: Menu Options > General Options.
    • Option to not include the Photo Locker in "Send Report To Cloud": Menu Options > General Options.
  • Improvements
    • Improved support for High DPI screens such as the Lenovo Yoga and Microsoft Surface.
    • Double clicking on Style and Materials exclude column header will include/exclude them all.
    • Added a new column in the comment local list to show which comments will be included at report start.
    • When adding a new auto comment the Select Comment category window is now resizable.
  • Fixes
    • Fix HTML reports uploaded for report delivery will include headers/footers in web site created PDF.
    • Fix Crash when adding a photo in the Summary Review.

5.1.7 Update

  • Fixes
    • Removing templates would not go to recycle bin correctly and not be removed.
    • Button to insert Photo/Video into comment incorrectly determined the type of photo or video.
    • Photo labels in the summary would display *num* instead of the actual photo/video number.
    • Fix for Crash if the photo browse option is changed while the photos are loading.

5.1.8 Update

  • Fixes
    • Fix for "revert to photo locker" crashing if tool was selected before the ok button was clicked.
    • Fix for in some situations where arrows and other objects moved when saving photo.
    • Fix for crash while trying to convert audio every time even if the audio file is not there.
    • Fix with updated FL Citizens form and Roof form.
    • Fix for Pocket HG to latest version.

5.1.20 Update

  • New Features, Options, Etc.
    • Support for Texas TREC 7-3.
  • Improvements
    • Improved support for FL forms using templates.

HomeGauge Software 5.1 Initial Release Notes

  • New Features, Options, Etc.
    • New option to upload voice recordings for backup.
    • Template > All Attachments to view all file attachments in current template.
    • Option to use default browser instead of IE.
    • New print replacement for invoice sub total.
    • New Office -> Business Report that creates a CSV file for office use.
    • New Ability to export Report Stats as a CSV file.
  • Improvements
    • Photo Locker - any picture can be now be stored in a Photo Locker in the report for future reference.
    • Photo Locker can be optionally uploaded with the report for backup.
    • All Photos now saved as higher quality images for better online zoom.
    • Faster photo loading - Photo and video thumbnails now load in the background.
    • Photos and video thumbnails now have mouse-over info tooltip popups for file information.
    • Right-click menu added to photo thumbnail view for common actions.
    • Faster photo organizing with the ability to move pictures to the front or end of the stack.
    • Selected objects (arrows, etc.) in photo editor can now be "nudged" with arrow keys.
    • Selected objects (arrows, etc.) in photo editor can now be deleted with DELETE key.
    • Added support for having an alternative edit tool like circle or line to be the default for photo editing.
    • Added support for Shift-clicking in sidebar photo viewer to select multiple photos.
    • Voice recording not listened to are now included in the Find Unanswered.
    • Ability to mark voice recordings as done.
    • Added print setting for custom image or photo.
    • Report > Display Report Data Sizes now displays more info.
    • Can now use GIF and PNG images in PDF forms. (Added warning when invalid image type selected as PDF image.)
    • Larger window for adding duplicate sections.
    • Setting a customer from the Contact List to be a customer in the report now replaces current customer info if empty.
    • Spreadsheets tab now shows if spreadsheets are present when opening a report.
    • Deleting a template now moves it to the Recycle Bin rather than permanently deleting it.
    • Added warning if no Print Documents selected when printing/uploading.
    • Added warning if network error potentially caused by wrong PC time/date.
  • Fixes
    • Sections excluded by default no longer warn about excluded content.
    • Fixed bug where video size was sometimes incorrect in Display Report Data Sizes.
    • Fix for some videos being set as having no audio when they do.
    • Fixed bug with merge where blank HG Companion device IDs could be written to list.
    • Fix for Contact List not being refreshed after downloading PC settings from cloud.
    • Fix for Section names including a single quote or apostrophe causing print problems.
    • Fix for auto-downloaded installer sometimes failing to run with certain UAC settings.
    • Fix for some header or footer changes not setting report as modified.
    • Fix for bug where inspection item status icon was not always updated.
    • Fix for incorrect progress bar functionality during some online operations.
    • Fix for main user interface being active during backup - potential crash bug.
    • Fixed bug where photos used in PDF forms were not marked as used in photo viewer.
    • Fixed bug where comments added for photos in PDF forms were not saved correctly.
    • Fix for tickboxes in Tickbox 1 print format in PDFs.
    • Fix for spaces in custom print string labels ("Comments", "Items", etc.) being stripped.
    • Fix for summary photos being included in all uploads.
    • Fix for Work Scope only uploads including extraneous photos and videos.
    • Fix for video wont drag/drop from explorer to cover page.
    • Fix for page numbers of 0 in the TOC for PDFs created after uploaded.

HomeGauge Software 5.0

5.0.2.0 Update

  • Fixes
    • Fix for license issue when merging reports edited with HG Companion
    • Fix for PDF forms pic text comments not being saved

5.0.1.8 Update

  • Improvements
    • Changes to UI layout for higher-dpi screens.
    • Added mobile phone field to Customer screen.
    • Now checking backup size limit before cloud backup is attempted.
    • Video editor now checks for audio stream not present.
  • Fixes
    • Fixed error message when no logo set for PDF form signature.
    • Fix: Paths without drive letter no longer accepted as data folder path.
    • Fix for sorted comments list edits.
    • Fix for some paths ("\\server\folder\file") not working correctly for attachments, etc.

5.0.1.4 Update

  • Improvements
    • Photo caption fields in General and Section Overview pages now have spell-check.
    • Can now use arrow buttons to manage itemized item tabs if they cannot fit in a row.
    • Reports edited with HG Companion now unlocked permanently with license or valid trial.
    • Report fills now included in backups.
    • REPs list now sorts in other columns in case of duplicates in current column.
    • Voice recordings now converted to audio-only WMA files.
    • Current report now saved before cloud upload(s).
    • Print options window now vertically smaller for small monitors.
    • Cloud upload temp files now removed.
    • Current report now saved before transferring a report to cloud.
    • Added link for purchasing kits to Radon screen.
    • Spreadsheet tab now always visible if spreadsheets are present in report.
  • Fixes
    • Fix for print preview window initially appearing blank.
    • Fix for potential crash bug in Summary Review screen.
    • Fix for videos not showing as unused if removed from report.
    • Fix for template name if loaded from HT4 file and saved.
    • Fix for current print format not being initially visible on Print Format tab.
    • Fix for international time format bug when transferring template to HG Companion.
    • Fix for resetting HG trial period.
    • Fix for incorrect filenames when merging report that has voice recordings.
    • Fix for video filenames in merged reports.
    • Fix for duplicate client info not being removed in report merge.
    • Fix for some Report Stats not displaying correctly.

5.0.0.29 Update

  • Improvements
    • Restored photo crop functionality to the way it was in HomeGauge 4.
    • Backup reminders can now be disabled.
    • Can now use cloud to fetch template/settings to another PC.
    • MPG and MPEG videos can now be imported.
  • Fixes
    • Fix for photos not being deselected after insertion.
    • Fix for photo multi-insert of photos sometimes crashing.
    • Fix for merging reports edited with HG Companion.
    • Fix for unpacking restore archive dialog staying on screen when archive doesn't unzip correctly.
    • Fix for text replacement not working when inserting *Smart Text* while editing a comment.
    • Fix for inserting photos in PDF forms.
    • Fix for inspector contact info linefeeds.
    • Fix: HomeGauge now searches Attachments and References folder for missing attachments.
    • Fix: Added error code to photo save error message.

5.0.0.28 Update

  • Improvements
    • Added ability to remove HG Companion license key to activate another device
    • Print format tweaks
  • Fixes
    • Fixes to photo caption field
    • Fix for photo caption button changing font size
    • Fixes to photo insertion updating
    • Fix: Merge file process can now open HR5 files.

5.0.0.27 Update

  • Improvements
    • Made print style dialog shorter.
    • Backup prompt now resets for two weeks after "yes" or "no".
  • Fixes
    • Fix for issue with overview photos being named "coverXX.jpg".
    • Fixed bug where PDF forms were not merged a final time before printing report.
    • Fix for video functionality on some PCs (not a crash fix).
    • Fix for header/footer comment IDs being wrong in expanded editor.
    • Fix for HTML in photo captions.
    • Thumb control (thumbnail viewer) now defaults to show all.

HomeGauge Software 5.0 Initial Release Notes

  • New
    • HomeGauge Cloud: transfer reports between PCs and Companion devices.
    • Settings backup to HomeGauge Cloud: store your templates, logos, software settings, etc. to the HomeGauge Cloud.
    • Videos: include video clips in your uploaded reports.
    • New photo insertion functionality: insert multiple photos at once, with or without editing.
    • Find First/Next Photo feature: view or edit all report photos rapidly.
    • New print formats: HTML5 print formats with scaling fit-to-width for photos; other HTML5/CSS3 features.
    • Editor and SM listbox text sizes settings: set text sizes for editor windows and item lists - great for tablet users.
    • Expanded editor: expand editor to floating window for editing long comments - also great for tablet users.
    • Auto-comment list sorting: auto-comments can now be sorted to help with comment selection.
  • Improvements
    • Can now use PNG image format.
    • Option for how to insert auto-comments when double-clicking.
    • Smart-text replacement checks now look at photo captions.
    • Auto-included photos can use attachment description for photo caption.
    • SM exclude checkbox removed to avoid accidental clicks.
    • Auto-comment list - can turn off word wrap to show more comments.
    • Ability to open a backup if a report won't open (on Open Report dialog).
    • New Back/Next code including flag under Navigation Options to hide Spreadsheet tab.
    • Contact List no longer sorted case-sensitive.
  • Fixes
    • Fixed bug where adding a new SM option saves any comments added
    • Fixed bug where buttons below photo field ("(Picture 1)" and caption insert) would drop trailing character
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