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What’s new?

Software support in the long run means ongoing maintenance and continuous development. That is why we constantly try to further develop our timeSensor LEGAL software. Our updates contain error fixes, adjustments to modified technical and legal frameworks, as well as new or better functionalities.

Welcome to the timeSensor LEGAL Version 9.0

The development of the operating systems (Windows, macOS) and the 4D database sets the pace for the development of timeSensor LEGAL. After macOS Catalina has kept us busy in the last few months, we have now also completed the change from timeSensor LEGAL to the 4D database 18 LTS. This is the newest version of the 4D database and it brings many new features for the development and a better performance.

For this reason, we at timeSensor LEGAL are now making another version jump from 8.0 to 9.0. Before you install the update, please make sure that your server and workstations meet the system requirements. If necessary, arrange the update of the operating systems with your IT partner.


New "Quick Drop" zone in the Timesheet

The highlight of this update is a new "Quick Drop" zone in the Timesheet. This new feature makes it easier to quickly archive documents or emails into any case. The Quick Drop Zone in Timesheet complements the existing archiving options, such as drag & drop directly into the mandate folder, setting up an email interface or using a drop folder.

And this is how the archiving of documents and e-mails works via the new "Quick Drop" zone:

  1. Select the desired case, either by double-clicking on a case in the Timesheet or by selecting the desired case in the menu below "Current Case".
  2. If you use an archive tab in the selected case, select the desired archive tab.
  3. Drag one or more documents with the mouse to the "Quick Drop" zone, or drag one or more e-mails from Outlook or Apple Mail to the "Quick Drop" zone.

Note: if the timesheet is in the background, give the window some time to come to the foreground during the drop. The timesheet window must have the "focus", otherwise your drop will run into nothing.

After successful dropping, a green check mark is displayed for two seconds and the drop counter is increased by the number of processed documents. In the following example two documents were archived.

If you want to make sure that your documents have been archived correctly, or if you want to add an action, e.g. a reminder, to the archived documents, click once on the drop zone. This causes the case folder of the displayed case to open.


Improvement for 4D Write Pro

The Font Menu of 4D Write Pro now shows the fonts last used in the document, as well as the font styles of each font family as a submenu.


Improvement in drafts

In the drafts, documents can be exported via the action menu with the command "Save selection to desktop". The following options are available here by pressing additional keys:

  • No additional key: saves 4D Write Pro documents in their native format as .4wp files
  • Alt/Option: saves 4D Write Pro documents as .docx files
  • Shift: asks for the destination for the export


Bug Fixes

Various bug fixes and small improvements complete this maintenance update.

Remo Gemperli   16. March 2020  


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