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What's new at NC Software
It feels odd writing a newsletter and there are no new
updates to talk about! Logbook Pro 1.9.4 and PDA Companions (1.3)
are stable with no reported issues. This is a proud moment as the
software has come a long way since it's birth in 1998, and version 1.x
is still the leading electronic logbook solution and growing. As
the leaders of the industry are joining forces, we are proud to have
three great companies joined with Logbook Pro in bringing YOU, our most
important element, top quality products and choices, ensuring you have
the best possible logbook solution.
Who are our
- MGO ent. is our proud partner providing
Logbook Pro customers fine leather binders for your hard earned flight
data printouts. Additionally, NC Software, Inc. is the sole
electronic logbook partner with MGO ent. now forming a stronger and
- FlightCentral approached us about a year ago
with an idea of linking in a neat utility to view flight routes
overlaid on a map of the country. We certainly took a close look
at the software realizing we would be analyzing any product linking to
Logbook Pro with a scrutinizing eye and magnifying glass.
FlightCentral has proven to be a solid product and successful
partnership, with dedication in line with our expectations for our
- Auman Software LLC approached NC Software,
Inc. in the March time frame offering to partner their leading Palm OS
logbook catered to airline pilots. Knowing Mr. Auman and the top
notch support and dedication, we gladly formed our partnership
ensuring the aviation industry has the opportunity to pair up the
Professional Edition of Logbook Pro with their top notch Palm OS
logbook solution, highly rated across the industry. View and
take advantage of this partnership as we knock off $30 from the total
order celebrating the uniting of our popular software. Go to
http://www.airlinelogbook.com/logbookpro.asp to view the offer and
purchase your software today.
Partnering with Logbook Pro brings you, our customers,
choice and quality products ensuring your flight data is in good hands.
As our partnerships grow, this is a testimonial in itself showing the
popularity and success of Logbook Pro. Rest assured you are in
good hands joining the Logbook Pro team.
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Did you know there was another toolbar
hidden in the Graph section allowing you to format your graph as shown
above? Yes, there sure is, click the "paint" icon just to the left
of the Tips button on the graph main toolbar above the chart area.
Formatting actually begins on the graph
main toolbar with the ability to show/hide grid lines, the legend,
display item values above bar items, or percentages outside pie slices.
Additionally, the user can change the graph type from one of three
choices: Vertical Bar, Horizontal Bar, and Pie charts.
The plot area allows special affects by changing the "Effect" drop down
When clicking the paint icon, further
formatting is available, as shown above. The graph background
color or the plot area background color can be customized as well as the
font color for the text on the graph.
When settings are set for a specific
graph, settings are preserved and automatically set when the same graph
is viewed in the future. This can provide not only the ability to
format the graph, but provide a visual cue as to the information
available. For example, graphs by hours contain a light
blue background and graphs by flights contain a light yellow
background. The options are endless, feel free to setup your graph
displays to your hearts content.
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The Fight against SPAM!
Who isn't affected by spam these days? As you have
heard on the news, read in the magazines, spam is a serious issue and
now it's affecting businesses more than ever for two reasons: 1)
Businesses are overwhelmed by spam, causing delays in providing support
to customers weeding out the spam from inquiries, and 2) Businesses are
combating spam with powerful spam blockers, however, important customer
e-mail sometimes gets tangled in the spam nets too!
We too use powerful spam blockers and we do NOT want to
miss your e-mail. Please use one of two methods to contact NC
Software, in priority order:
- Post support inquiries on our e-Community. We
answer all inquiries here first as we want others to learn from your
questions, and our answers to your questions. Additionally,
other customers may have solutions to your reported issues providing
other ways of answering your solution, and they may also get there
- Fill out a support request at any of our web sites.
Submissions using our support request system bypass spam filtering and
are guaranteed to get to a representative answering your e-mail
We are all combating spam. Do your part by
reporting spam and do NOT open spam e-mail. If you have a HTML
e-mail system, such as MS Outlook. Close your preview pane, delete
the spam messages, then show the preview pane again. It is
possible for an HTML e-mail message to send a "success" message back to
the sender knowing the e-mail was opened, and possibly even the one sent
to you, verifying you as a recipient.
This article is not meant to provide solutions to
combating spam, but we want you to know that we have spam filters
enabled and we do NOT want to miss your inquiry. Please follow the
suggested methods listed above for contacting us. We want to hear
you, and see your e-Smiles! :)
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FinePrint 5 Available
The beauty of computers is choice...choice of how to
do things, choice of hardware, choice of software and as a developer, we
like providing you choices and options on getting the job done, in
whatever way is most comfortable and flexible for you, our customer.
FinePrint 5 is a great utility that we even include on our Software
CD's as it is so useful, it can enhance any software application that
has a print feature. FinePrint brings duplex capabilities to those
that don't have printers with duplexers, the ability to put watermarks
on the output such as "Draft" or "Confidential".
How does FinePrint enhance Logbook Pro? The print
engine in Logbook Pro is very powerful in itself and if you have a
powerful printer, Logbook Pro will certainly take advantage of those
features, whether color or duplexing. However, for those with our
fine quality leather binders by MGO ent., people are always looking for
options on creating unique printouts searching for that unique touch for
that dream interview. Some people have ventured to the more
expensive, but very powerful
software to open PDF exports from Logbook Pro and manipulate them even
further for powerful printing. The other choice, and with options
unique in itself, is FinePrint.
for powerful layout control, including margins, gutters, duplexing, and
more. Try FinePrint FREE with their evaluation and register for a
low cost if you like what you see.
Inc. and FinePrint are in no way associated. We are simply passing
along a fine piece of software that may compliment your Logbook Pro
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Recent Frequently Asked Questions
- I hear version 2 is coming soon, do you have a
- I'm not sure where the word is coming from that
version 2 is coming soon, honestly, it's not. Version 2 is very
early in the development stages and we have not set a date. We
are taking our time ensuring Logbook Pro 2 is feature rich, high
quality, and worth the wait. Version 1 is still in its prime and
is no way obsolete or in need of a new major upgrade. I know the
talk of version 2 makes people think it's coming, but it's really a
call for requests and what the customers want to see in the next
version, so we can be sure and include everything we can.
- If I buy version 1 now, will I receive a free
upgrade to version 2?
- As stated above, version 2 is quite a ways out.
However, when the time comes, all those that purchased a version 1
product within 90 days of the release of version 2 will receive a
complimentary upgrade to the new version.
- I want to buy the Professional Version, is the
Pocket PC included?
- As stated at the Logbook Pro web site, the PDA
companions are licensed separately for $29.95. The software is
included with the main Logbook Pro PC software, however, a separate
key code must be purchased and entered both on the PDA and the PC to
release the evaluation limitations.
- Is the Nokia Communicator supported by Logbook Pro?
- No, both the Nokia Communicator and Sony P800,
although listed on the
AppForge supported devices list, are not compatible with Logbook
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Earn $10.00 per Logbook Pro Order - Refer-a-Friend Program
Did you know you can make money with Logbook Pro?
That's right, earn $10.00 for each Logbook Pro sale! You can have
Logbook Pro pay for itself with ease!
Click the Refer-a-Friend menu link and print out the
refer-a-friend form. Print out many if you like and take to your
local FBO, mail to your friends, whatever you choose. When your
friends mail in the refer-a-friend form and order via this form, YOU
will receive $10.00 for every order.
Take advantage of technology! Export your
refer-a-friend form and e-mail it to all your fellow aviators.
They can scan their order and e-mail it to
minimize the delay by taking the snail mail out of the loop and get
their software as fast as ordering online and YOU get $10.00.
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