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Logbook Pro & APDL Newsletter July 2008 Edition
Logbook Pro 1.10.31 Release Candidate 1 Available

NC Software is proud to announce the immediate availability of a free update for all Logbook Pro version 1 customers now fully supporting Windows Vista's User Account Control (UAC) and numerous other enhancements. The new update is immediately available in a pre-release version - 1.10.31 Release Candidate 1 for you to test and report any findings prior to this release going final in the next several weeks.


Changes in this release:

  • Windows Vista compliant - UAC is now fully supported for those that wish to use it
  • Significant performance improvements throughout
  • Data files and other working files now use a folder location of: /My Documents/My Logbook Pro Files/v1 (on Vista: /Documents/My Logbook Pro Files/v1). Files are no longer used in the C:\Program Files\Logbook Pro folder. For those using Vista wishing to re-enable UAC should MOVE their data file out of C:\Program Files\Logbook Pro and into the new /My Documents folder area
  • Import Wizard step 2 now has the checkbox defaulted to CHECKED that the first column contains column headings
  • Fixed an issue in the Custom Report Template where in the Jeppesen style the "Flight Simulator" column heading did not print properly nor could it be changed to more than one line, this also applies to the Instr Appch column in the Premier/Old-World custom template
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 no longer required on the PC for those using the Logbook Pro Pocket PC Companion product
  • Logbook Pro Pocket PC Companion refresh on Logbook Pro shutdown now significantly improved, i.e. only takes approximately 2-5 seconds
  • Backing up to CD-ROM has never been supported, now Logbook Pro will detect an attempt to backup to CD-ROM and prevent you from continuing the backup. Backup should be accomplished to your local hard drive (/My Documents/My Logbook Pro Files/v1/Backup) and then you can copy the .BAK file to any location you wish once created
  • Added two menu items under the File Menu: File...Backup and File...Restore to help people find the backup option. We still have many users failing to keep a history of backups. The File..Archive area remains for backwards compatibility (habit pattern)
  • Changed File...Rename Logbook As to "File...MOVE Logbook to..." as this is technically a move operation, moving your data file from an old location to a new location
  • Added Help...Activate and Help...Deactivate menu items. Help...Deactivate will remove licenses from your computer so you can activate another computer
  • Subscript out of Range "Error 9" displayed when an invalid registration code is attempted such as APDL version 4 codes which are in a different format
  • Enhanced data structure update system when upgrading Logbook Pro to prevent stagnating update processing
  • Changing the A/C Type no longer changes the corresponding Ident. For users using the PDA Wizard with APDL sometimes need to update their A/C Types and would lose their Ident in the process
  • You can now press " T " to enter today's date in any date column of the History area
  • Graphs by Hours would show incorrect results if the Options...Aircraft area has the Simulator checkbox checked
  • Progress/Wait dialog now displayed better in the Split-Reports system to indicate processing still ongoing
  • Installer completely rewritten and is now much faster, simpler, and Vista friendly

Installation Instructions:

  • Backup your Logbook Pro data file (File..Archive..Backup)
  • Uninstall Logbook Pro for Windows from the Windows Control Panel Add/Remove programs area (Programs & Features for Vista users)
  • Rename C:\Program Files\Logbook Pro to C:\Program Files\Logbook Pro-OLD if it remains after uninstall (which is fine)
  • Click Here to Download Logbook Pro 1.10.3x RC
  • Install and resume use of Logbook Pro

Please report any findings, problems, likes/dislikes to this forum. I expect the release candidate to release, if all testing goes well, mid to late August.

Vista Users that wish to re-enable User Account Control (UAC):

In Logbook Pro click Help...About Logbook Pro. At the bottom of the dialog you'll see the location of your data file. If your data file resides in the "Program Files" folder then UAC will not be happy with you! In Logbook Pro 1.10.3x click the File...Move logbook to... option and move your Logbook Pro data file to the newly created /Documents/My Logbook Pro Files/v1 folder. Once this is accomplished you can now turn on UAC from the Windows Control Panel User Accounts area, reboot, then use Logbook Pro normally.

APDL Pocket PC Edition 6.1.1 Release Candidate 1 Available

NC Software is proud to announce the immediate availability of APDL Pocket PC edition 6.1.1 Release Candidate 1. This update will be a free update for all APDL Pocket PC 6.x customers. This is a release candidate meaning it is not yet production ready but available for those willing to test. It has been fully tested and pending a few weeks of public use and testing it will move to production.

Changes in this release:

  • Calendar integration: (Requires Windows Mobile 5 or later) Trips are now added to your Pocket PC's calendar (datebook) if optioned to do so in the new Preferences...General area (disabled in Windows Mobile 2003 devices). Trips will have a 2 hour reminder set if the "Use Reminders" option is set, otherwise your Calendar's default reminder alert time will be used.
  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5 is part of the installation and required for APDL Pocket PC
  • Schedule Importer users can now take the multi-trip ZIP files and copy the ZIP file to /My Documents/APDL/ScheduleImporter and APDL will process the ZIP file automatically. You no longer have to extract the ZIP file on your PC and then send the XML files to the PPC. Just copy the ZIP file to your device, go to the Options Menu and Schedule Importer option to process trips
  • Airport/CONUS field limitations fixed
  • Aircraft/Pay field limitations fixed
  • Position Category: you can now rename the first item in the list as this is the default pay category for new log pages and legs
  • Various other enhancements and performance improvements

Installation Instructions:

  • Uninstall Airline Pilot's Daily Aviation Logbook Pocket PC edition from your PC *and* your Pocket PC. Note: Your data and preferences are unaffected by uninstalling the software application and will remain on your PPC unless manually deleted
  • Download the APDL 6.1.1 Installer to your PC - install to your PC while your PPC is cradled and connected. (If .NET Compact Framework 3.5 is already installed on your device you do not have to reinstall)
  • Run "AirlineLogbook" on your device and enjoy the new features.

Please test the ZIP file schedule imports after downloading from and new Calendar integration (Windows Mobile 5/6 users)

APDL 6.1.1 will release when Logbook Pro 1.10.3x releases as both will remain in public testing for several weeks. I expect a release near the end of August.

Thank you for testing. Please post any bugs, questions regarding the RC, etc. to this forum.

Using the PDA Wizard (Video)

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The Logbook Pro PDA Wizard is the system used to sync IN data from your PDA product, any of our four PDA products: Logbook Pro Palm Companion, Logbook Pro Pocket PC Companion, APDL Palm OS, and APDL Pocket PC edition.  Once both Logbook Pro and your PDA product are registered within Logbook Pro itself, you can then sync data from your device in just a few short steps.  Watch this brief video to see how to sync in data using the PDA Wizard.  To learn more please see the documentation online.

Refer your friends and get paid!

We get questions from time to time about whether or not we have a refer-a-friend affiliate program and the answer is YES!  We also hear from time to time from our happy customers and how many people they have referred to us.  We thank you but please, let us compensate you for your efforts!  Besides, it's fun to see your friends get the same software that you use and you can get notified of their purchases as a result of your referrals.


On the top right of Logbook Pro is a button "Affiliate Program" - click it and you'll be taken to the Affiliate center where you can join or login.  You do NOT have to be a registered Logbook Pro customer to join, anyone can join and make money as long as they meet the requirements listed on the affiliate web site.  Within our advanced affiliate system you can create text links to send via e-mail to your friends, they follow the link, purchase, you make money!  For those with web sites we also have graphics to post on your site to attract visitors, you can even place Google ads using your affiliate link to help you draw attention.  Watch a brief video tutorial to learn more.  If you have any questions e-mail us and we'll help you get started.

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