August 6, 2013 Update

This document details the complete list of updates and changes made to TOTAL released with the August 06, 2013 update.

Document 6312  |  Last updated:  07/29/2013 MJY

You'll like the improvements in this update to TOTAL's stability and performance. We've corrected quite a few issues that you've reported. In fact, over the past few months, you've probably noticed a drastic difference in TOTAL's overall speed and predictability. That has been our focus. And at the end of this month, you'll start getting new features in TOTAL too (along with fixes, obviously).

These are some of the main items in tomorrow's update (See the full release notes below):

  • A Mark as Paid button has been added to the Appraisal Desktop toolbar. This way, you can mark the report as paid without opening it.
  • You'll be able to delete recent responses.
  • We fixed a problem that caused the map to display some properties with the wrong longitude.
  • The Images on Disk photos will no longer be reloaded after a photo is assigned to a report.
  • We've optimized TOTAL to boost its speed when you're not connected to the Internet.

Thanks again for giving us your thoughts via the Feedback feature inside TOTAL. Several of these changes came directly from the Feedback option, which obviously is the whole point. We read them every day and we can track them much better than standard e‑mails. Please keep them coming and we'll keep making TOTAL better.

That's all for now, but expect another update very soon.

The TOTAL Product Team
www.alamode.com/TOTAL

P.S. In case you missed our previous update messages, click here for the release note archive.


General

  • Importing comparables from a report containing the Residential Valuation Services (RVS) — Desktop Appraisal form will display all comparables within the report.
  • Installing TOTAL on a workstation will display the progress of the installation and keep the correct screen in view while additional components are being installed.
  • Previously entered titles will be remembered when adding a PDF to a report.
  • The math calculator will work with negative numbers.
  • We fixed a problem that allowed a report to be closed without prompting to save changes.
  • Reports will support inclusion of PDFs with larger page sizes.
  • We've optimized TOTAL to boost its speed when you're not connected to the Internet.
  • You'll be warned if you attempt to close a report while it's in the process of being saved.
  • The Images on Disk photos will no longer be reloaded after a photo is assigned to a report.

Addenda PowerView

  • Data from Microsoft Excel or OneNote will paste as text instead of as an image.
  • You'll be able to close the calendar with the Escape key.
  • The find function will work when the Addenda is undocked.

Appraisal Desktop

  • A Mark as Paid button has been added to the Appraisal Desktop toolbar. This way, you can mark the report as paid without opening it.
  • Mark as Paid will work with reports transferred to TOTAL from Aurora before May 21st, 2013.

Assignment PowerView

  • Setting the Owner to be the same as the Borrower will transfer the Co-borrower name when configured in Borrower Transfer Options.

Comps Database

  • We fixed a problem that caused the map to display some properties with the wrong longitude.

Configuration Settings

  • Navigating through configuration options will be faster.

Contents PowerView

  • We fixed a problem that prevented some forms from being added to Favorites.

Forms Engine

  • Pressing "=" within a listing will no longer display an option to copy from rentals when there aren't any rentals in the report.
  • Site Area will automatically be calculated after entering dimensions with the "ft" label.
  • Typing an age into the sales comparison grid will update the actual age and year built on page 1 of the major form.
  • Typing in a field that is currently off-screen will scroll the form to that field.
  • The neighborhood section will merge data from the Worldwide ERC Summary Appraisal Report form.
  • Net and Gross Adjustments will calculate correctly after the adjustment values have been changed using backspace or delete.

Forms Specific

  • Keyboard navigation has been updated for the Small Income [1025] form.
  • The Single Family Comparable Rent Schedule form title will no longer be cut off when TOTAL is configured to print the file number on the form.

Forms View

  • Attempting to add a major form that already exists in the workfile will prompt with the option to restore the form from the workfile.
  • Pressing Control + K will clear the Borrower field.
  • Major forms removed from the Report Contents panel will be saved to the workfile.
  • SmartAdjust will update adjustments for data changed in the Forms PowerView.
  • The Change Case feature will no longer capitalize characters following an apostrophe.
  • The scrollbar in the report contents panel has been fixed.

Photos PowerView

  • Switching between PowerViews after searching in the Photos PowerView will no longer clear the search results.
  • The Images on Disk photos will no longer be reloaded after a photo is assigned to a report.

QuickLists

  • You'll be able to delete QuickLists that contain special characters.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause blank QuickLists to be created when re-ordering QuickLists.

QuickPix

  • Typing an address that matches an existing property will automatically select the address from the drop‑down.

Recent Responses

  • You'll be able to delete recent responses.

Side‑by‑Side PowerView

  • Collapsing and then expanding all properties will no longer cause a display issue.
  • Copying a field from another property using "=" will no longer prevent you from editing the adjustment for that field.
  • Locking a field in the Forms PowerView will lock it in the Side‑by‑Side PowerView as well.
  • Using "==" to clear a property will also remove the photo.
  • "Control + K" will clear adjustments of "0.".
  • We fixed a problem that could cause TOTAL to close when moving comps in the Side‑by‑Side PowerView.
  • Keyboard navigation has been updated for all forms.

SmartMerge

  • Merging from a report that already has a USPS standardized address will not prompt you to re‑standardize the address.
  • Data in the GP Restricted User Certification Addendum will merge into new reports.

Sketch PowerView

  • Registering a Sketch Integration License from a workstation in a network environment will use the individual license instead of the server license if both exist.

Square Foot Adjuster

  • The square foot adjuster will work for the Appraisal Update/Completion Report [1004D] form.

Tech Support Assistant

  • We added a new "Remove hidden attributes from files" option in the Tech Support Assistant.

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