KHS Version History

8.8  April 11, 2014

  • All Brochures labels have been renamed Brochures and Tracts.

  • The Report to Branch screen on the Field Service screen was updated.

  • Fixed the bug that caused some users to have to renew support after syncing their backup files.

8.7  April 8, 2014

  • A new Data Sync feature is now available that will sync your KHS backup files between multiple computers. Here's how it works:

    • You have a copy KHS on a computer at home and a copy on computer at work

    • You save your KHS backup files to cloud server like OneDrive, DropBox, etc or to a USB flash drive that move between each computer

    • While at work you make some scheduling changes and exit which creates a new backup file

    • Later you open KHS at home and are prompted that a newer backup is available, you click Yes to restore that data

    • You now see the changes you made at work

    • You make many more changes at home and call it a day

    • When get to work the next day and open KHS again you are prompted to restore a newer backup file, you click Yes and now see all of the changes you made day

Important:  This feature is for a single registered user. If you save your backup files to a cloud server accessed by other users of KHS and restored one of their backup files by mistake, you could lose recent changes made to your schedules. Also, if saving your backup files to a cloud server allow several minutes for newly saved backup files to be available on other computers as these server do not sync instantaneously.

  • For secretaries: we renamed the Brochures label to Brochures and Tracts on the Field Service screen and all related reports. The Report to Branch screen has also been updated.

  • This update includes all 8.6 builds.

8.6  March 29, 2014

  • This update includes all 8.5 builds.

  • This Week was renamed to Overview.

8.5  March 20, 2014

  • This update includes all 8.4 builds. Please remember to check for new builds.

  • We completely redesigned the Public Talk - Reports - Speaker exchange request report to include a list of all approved outgoing speakers, their talk outline numbers, and a list of their open dates. All public talk coordinators are encouraged to test-drive the new design. It should prove to be a time-saver when initiating a request to exchange speakers with other public talk coordinators.

8.4  March 11, 2014

  • This fixes a few bugs with 8.3. Please read the 8.3 release notes below for a full understanding of the most recent changes.

8.3  March 11, 2014

  • Added Branch Visit and International Convention to the Special Events list.

  • Added a new "Host congregation" check box to the Congregation Bible Study screen that can be checked when scheduling a circuit assembly or special assembly day program and your congregation will be the host. Checking this box allows you to enter the songs and title of the talk to be given by the district overseer.

  • The talks and song numbers enter for the traveling overseers during the CO's visit or when hosting a circuit assembly are now included on all mid-week meeting reports.

  • Added new logic that will automatically sync the dates of the CO's visit for the mid-week meetings to avoid issues when printing a combined report.

  • The Assignment and Usage report now includes unbaptized publishers who have been assigned privileges.

  • Optionally include inactive publishers on the Phone numbers - Congregation report.

  • Results entered on the Ministry School screen for talks 2 and 3 now includes the name of the assistant in the remarks field of the talk history for female students.

  • The Watchtower distribution report and labels have been arranged by field service groups similar to the KM distribution report and labels.

  • The Individual Assignments report now includes brothers assigned to pray on special event weeks like the CO's visit or when the congregation is host for a circuit assembly.

8.2  February 27, 2014

  • The term District Convention was replaced with Regional Convention. The term Special Assembly Day Program will be removed as a special event at the start of the 2015 service year, September 1, 2014.

  • The Irregular Publishers report was modified to correctly determine when a publisher should be added to the report.

8.1  February 16, 2014

  • Includes bug fixes.

  • The report to the branch now properly excludes publishers you mark as Moved Away.

  • Updated the Help system.

8.0  February 3, 2014

  • TMS slips now print in alphabetical order by last name. If a slip is for an assistant, the assistants name will used instead of the students name. This change will simplify handing out the assignment slips as they will be grouped together by name.

  • Fixed a bug when printing TMS study numbers for students who have more than one talk scheduled.

7.9  February 1, 2014

  • All Shepherding screens and reports were completely removed from the program in light of recent directions from the branch.

7.8  January 15, 2014

  • This maintenance release includes all 7.7 builds.

7.7  January 1, 2014

  • We removed the Tools menu option. You can access Settings from the main screen buttons.

  • Inactive and disfellowshipped publishers have been excluded from all phone number reports.

  • Resolved the error some users were getting when accessing the E-mail tab of the Settings screen.

7.6  December 18, 2013

  • This is a maintenance release to get all users caught up with all of the 7.5 builds releases.

  • Reminder: you will NOT be prompted to download a new build. If you are experiencing any problems always check for a new build by clicking Help - Check for updates.

7.5  December 8, 2013

  • We redesigned some areas of the interface to improve touch support and create more room for the main screens.

  • The left side toolbar has been rearrange based on function and when a meeting occurs Monday thru Sunday.

  • The Congregation Activity screen has been renamed to Field Service.

  • We added the Settings screen to the left side toolbar allowing those using touch to easily access this screen.

  • We added two new icons across the top of each screen: a printer icon that opens the Reports menu and a Mail icon that open the Send E-mail screen. These were added for those using touch since the top menu does not respond to touch.

  • There is no longer an issue going from the This Week screen to another screen when using touch.

  • The Brochures field on the Field Service screen now supports values up to 9,999.

  • We fixed the bug on the Members screen that cleared the date of baptism when checking "Receives an OKM".

  • You can now attach multiple files to an e-mail.

7.4  November 24, 2013

  • This releases fixes a crash when printing the TMS assignment slips along with several other reported errors.

7.3  November 21, 2013

  • We added some color to many of the reports to match the overall theme of the program.

  • We added support for A4 paper. This paper size is commonly used in the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. To enable A4, go to Settings and check the new box "Use A4 paper for reports". Users in the USA should NOT check this box.

  • The Public Talk Schedule can be exported to a CSV file and imported into Google Calendar.

7.2  November 13, 2013

  • Includes several bug fixes.

  • We updated the header of the reports.

  • We added the public talk assignments for 'Next Week' to the Chairman reminder email.

  • If you encounter an error please detail the steps needed to reproduce the error. This will help us improve the overall stability of the program.

7.1  November 6, 2013

  • Includes several bug fixes.

  • We added a new check box to the Members screen named "Receives a digital OKM (PDF)". Check this box to quickly distribute a PDF of the OKM (Our Kingdom Ministry) to publishers via email. The option to send this email is on the Reports menu.

  • We are continuing to tweak the new interface colors. This release includes some changes to the This Week report and the Publisher Record Cards screen.

  • Note: This release includes changes to the database so if you just emailed a local exchange file to other users in the congregation, you will need to download this version and resend the file.

7.0  November 1, 2013

  • We gave the interface a new look. The new color scheme was influenced by recent changes to JW.ORG which made the site easier to read. You will notice these colors provide higher contrast, making things easier to read. We hope you like it.