NPD Update 3.49 (02/15/01)
NPD 3.49 CD contains four programs you may install:
New NPD Installation
The New NPD Installation and the AcornFTP Installation
may restart your computer.
It is redundant to run both the NPD Update and the NPD New Installation.
NPD Update 3.49
Adobe© Acrobat Reader 4.0
Save this CD so you will have a recent NPD
Installation should you buy a new computer.
If you have an internet connection, you are encouraged to install
AcornFTP if you have not already done so.
The best way to download a new version of NPD is to use the Download NPD
Update button in NPD Tools. (The
password is update, all in lower case.)
following modifications have been added since the last update of 3.48 (11/24/00):
- The three links to
the Washington Post have been moved from Special Functions to a Washington
Post Online switchboard. The Washington
Post Online button on the Main switchboard is visible only if the
paper name contains the words “Washington Post”. The latest feature added to this area is the ability to
download and print your daily service transactions (“mail”). Currently
three NPD distributors are using this feature. The Washington Post will be adding others one at a
time. I am in the process of
adding the capability to NPD to automate much of the data entry. This
should save you time and keystrokes.
- The Carrier Tip
reports no longer print tips if the amount is zero.
- A flaw in the Bill
Now Bill Thru Date has been corrected.
- The Presort
Summary now has the new postal rates.
- The glitch that
prevented changing a Cash Receipts entry has been fixed.
- The Bare Bones
Drop Report now supports multiple Truck/Drivers.
- The Mailing Label
feature now supports PANs of up to 13 digits.
- In Daily Mail,
some of you were experiencing a problem of not being able to pull up a new
subscriber until leaving Daily Mail and coming back in. I think that has
- You now can change
the date of a Carrier Note.
- The Vacation
Report on the Subscriber Switchboard now has an option to list only
NIE Donation vacations.
- Subscriber List now has more room for the Account Numbers. Some printers needed a bit more space.
- In System
Maintenance, the Clear Carrier YTD Pay has been replaced with Reset
Carrier YTD Pay. The new
button recalculates each carrier’s pay for the current year. You are reminded that this number
should not be used as the basis for 1099 reporting. You should use
information from the actual checks used to pay the carriers.
- The Rates button
under System maintenance now displays only one rate date at a time. You are advised to not purge the 2/3/97
rates for a few months. It’s a
good idea to keep at least 12 months of rates around. You should purge rates prior to 2/3/97.
- In Daily Mail,
you may enter the letter A followed by an account number in the House
Number box. This will quickly look up by account, saving the click to
position to the Account Number box.
Likewise, entering the letter P followed by a PAN will lookup by
The password to
download a NPD update from NPD Tools is update.
The password to FTP an
Export For Address Check is earl.
The best times to call
with questions or problems is from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please
limit calls at other times to emergencies.
If you surf the net or
use email, you are encouraged to use anti-virus software, and to keep its virus
file current. I like both McAfee and
Norton, but I’m sure there are others that are just as good.
If you are backing
up to floppies and it’s taking more than 3 floppies, you are encouraged to
purchase a ZIP drive or a CD-RW drive.
They take the pain out of backing up and are much more reliable than
Also, use the Backup
on Normal Exit option on the Main switchboard. While not a replacement for external backups, they are more
convenient when you need to restore.
Call or email if there are any questions or
Earl O. Merrill
Data Systems, Inc.