Software Updates

  10.8  December 3, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Alerts will now be displayed even when manually typing names into the Ministry School schedule.

  • You can now change Host Type directly from the Public Talk screen by clicking the Host label.

  • The Find Speaker screen will automatically resize itself to fit inside the main KHS program screen.

  • All scheduled dates will automatically be updated if you change the day of the week for the mid-week meetings on the Settings screen.

 

 

  10.7  November 18, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • You can now assign a setting to a brother assigned a #3 talk in the Theocratic Ministry School.

  • Fixed the issue of public talk alerts being display for very old talk dates.

  • When adding a single past talk date to the Public Talk screen, the display will jump directly to the new date without the need to scroll up to find it.

  • You can now purge (delete) past talk dates more than 1 to 10 years old.

  • You can now email the Assignments and Usage report directly from the program.

 

 

  10.7  November 18, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • You can now assign a setting to a brother assigned a #3 talk in the Theocratic Ministry School.

  • Fixed the issue of public talk alerts being display for very old talk dates.

  • When adding a single past talk date to the Public Talk screen, the display will jump directly to the new date without the need to scroll up to find it.

  • You can now purge (delete) past talk dates more than 1 to 10 years old.

  • You can now email the Assignments and Usage report directly from the program.

 

 

  10.6  November 4, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Public Talk History was moved to the Reports menu.

  • Enter past talk dates directly by clicking Add > Add a single incoming date.

  • Go to Settings > Public Talks and click Purge Public Talk History to delete past talk dates.

 

 

  10.6  November 4, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Public Talk History was moved to the Reports menu.

  • Enter past talk dates directly by clicking Add > Add a single incoming date.

  • Go to Settings > Public Talks and click Purge Public Talk History to delete past talk dates.

 

 

  10.5  October 22, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The Congregation Analysis report was updated for the 2014 service year.

  • Settings are now displayed in all supported languages when entering results for the Theocratic Ministry School.

 

 

  10.5  October 22, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The Congregation Analysis report was updated for the 2014 service year.

  • Settings are now displayed in all supported languages when entering results for the Theocratic Ministry School.

 

 

  10.4  October 15, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The Ministry School > Auto Assign feature has been revised to keep family members together in the same class. This means families will no longer be split between classes allowing them to hear and enjoy each others talks. You can still manually schedule anyone to any class.

  • Updated the Ministry School schedule to support the 2015 changes for #3 talks when assigned to a brother.

  • Auto Assign will NOT assign an assist for a brother but you can click Best Fit and select a family member or any brother enrolled in the TMS.

  • Beginning January 1, the program will no longer swap schedules when a circuit assembly falls the week of the TMS Review. TMS schedules will continue to be swapped if the Review falls on the week of the circuit overseer's visit. (see 2015 TMS schedule changes)

 

 

  10.3  October 1, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Added a Moved in field to the Congregation screen to record the date a person moved into the congregation.

  • Added Began publishing, Last inactive on, and Last reactivated on date fields to the Field Service > Publisher Status screen. Secretaries must verify these dates before running the Congregation Analysis report.

  • Removed the Congregation > Publisher Status button.

  • All users can change a publishers inactive status on the Service Groups screen by double clicking a name.

  • Added a check box to the Settings screen to disable Scheduling Conflict alert messages when making assignments for any of the mid-week meetings. Public Talk scheduling conflicts are not be affected by this setting.

  • Added the TMS Review reader to the e-mail and call list reminders.

  • If you are the primary user of KHS in your congregation and import schedules from other users, we suggest you try emailing the Overview report to the brothers each week. They will really appreciate having the weeks schedule on their mobile devices and computers.

 

  10.3  October 1, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Added a Moved in field to the Congregation screen to record the date a person moved into the congregation.

  • Added Began publishing, Last inactive on, and Last reactivated on date fields to the Field Service > Publisher Status screen. Secretaries must verify these dates before running the Congregation Analysis report.

  • Removed the Congregation > Publisher Status button.

  • All users can change a publishers inactive status on the Service Groups screen by double clicking a name.

  • Added a check box to the Settings screen to disable Scheduling Conflict alert messages when making assignments for any of the mid-week meetings. Public Talk scheduling conflicts are not be affected by this setting.

  • Added the TMS Review reader to the e-mail and call list reminders.

  • If you are the primary user of KHS in your congregation and import schedules from other users, we suggest you try emailing the Overview report to the brothers each week. They will really appreciate having the weeks schedule on their mobile devices and computers.

 

  10.2  September 15, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • KM Labels and Email electronic KM files menu options have been restored to the Congregation > Reports menu.

  • The Receives a digital KM check box was restored to the Congregation screen. You will need to go through the list of members and check this box again for those you wish to email a KM each month.

  • The KM Distribution menu option was also restored to the Congregation > Reports menu but with one change. If you select No when prompted to print one field service group per page, the report will be formatted for use by the Magazine servants in the US branch.

  • Added a new Notes field to the Congregation screen.

  • The Data Exchange > Import a TMS Explorer Calendar.csv file import option now works correctly with the latest version of TMS Explorer.

  • Fixed a reported issue on the Congregation Analysis report for inactive publishers totals. New publishers (reporting less than a year) were being counted as inactive.

 

  10.1  September 11, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Photos you attach to a congregation member, public speaker, or public talk coordinator are now copied and saved by the program. You can include these photos when exchanging data with another user in your congregation by checking the new Photos box. Users importing your data and photos will then be able to see the same photo in their copy of KHS. If you already assigned 

  • Kingdom Ministry's are now available on the JW.ORG web site for anyone to download so we removed the KM Labels and Email electronic KM files options from the Congregation > Reports menu.

  • The KM Distribution report was reformatted to list all in the congregation who request a Kingdom Ministry. This report is intended to be given to the Magazine servant.

  • We modified the logic that updates the mid-week meeting schedule to allow users to manually enter their own material. If you click the Download button be aware that selecting Replace all existing schedules will overwrite any manually entered material.

  • Also includes other minor changes and bug fixes.

 

  10.0 September 1, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The WEEK STARTING section of the Overview screen now includes the material for the Congregation Bible Study and Ministry School. We also added all songs and prayer assignments.

  • Dates on the CBS, TMS, and SM reports now print in BOLD.

  • Renamed Members to Congregation and Import Export to Data Exchange.

  • Also includes other minor changes and bug fixes.

 

  9.9 August 18, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Includes several minor fixes available in previously released builds.

  • Some minor tweaks were made to the Overview report.

  • Data Sync is working again for those that store their backup files on a cloud server.

 

  9.8  August 13, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Backup files - All saved files will now use a new naming convention that includes your KHS user name. Here is an example of the new naming convention:

           KHS Backup for Joe Majestic 2014-07-31 17.55.33.zip

    The change was needed because some are still restoring other users backup files which is a violation of our licensing agreement. Backup files contain personal information about you and should never be given to another user.

  • Secretaries - When adding a new publisher (publishing less than a year) to the Members screen the program will now create blank records on the Field Service screen based on the Start Month you select. When adding a regular publisher to the Members list, the program will now create six months worth of blank records on the Field Service screen. You must enter all past reports so the program can track inactive and irregular publishers properly. When you first visit the Field Service screen select the Inactive Publishers filer to view their name and enter their past reports. The program will then move them back to active status.

  • Combined - Two weeks per page layout - We made some tweaks to the large font version of this report.

  • Service Groups > Reports - We increased the font size for both the left-to-right and top-to-bottom report layouts.

 

  9.7  July 27, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Ministry School > Reports > Substitutes - this new report lists students who have volunteered to be used as a substitute. The report includes their name, phone numbers, e-mail, and a list of talk numbers they can give.

  • Ministry School > Reminders - this new menu allows you to e-mail reminders or print a new Call List report that includes the students phone numbers.

  • Members > Reports > Email digital KM - you can now select multiple files when emailing digital KM files. Hold down the Ctrl key while selecting each file to be attached to the email. This new feature is also available on the E-mail screen when attaching files.

  • Public Talks - cancellation emails have been reworded and the Large Font version of the Public Talks report now uses a bold font for the talk title.

  • Large Font Reports are now available for the Congregation Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School, Service Meeting, and the Combined Report - Two weeks per page layout reports. A large font option is not available for any other combined layout. We are planning to offer additional large font report options in upcoming releases.

  • Field Service - if you are the congregation secretary the program will automatically change the publisher status to Inactive or Reactivated when you access the Field Service screen or view the Inactive Publishers report.

  • Field Service > Reports > Field service activity - 3/6 Month hourly averages were added to each grouping and the report summary. Hourly and 3/6 Month averages are now highlighted in yellow.

  • Individual assignments - you can now print reports for sisters assigned talks in the Theocratic Ministry School. We also addressed an issue regarding missing names. This would occur if you entered a brother into the Speakers list but spelled his name differently when entering him into the Members list. The program now displays both spellings. We do however recommend that you enter names exactly the same on both screens to avoid this issue. Click the check box in the header section to select or deselect all names.

 

  9.6  July 4, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Public Talks - We added a new Large Font option for the Public Talks report that will render the report using a 12-pt font as compared to the 9-pt font used on the existing report. Feedback about this option is welcomed.

  • TMS Assignment slips - We added an option to Printer Setup screen to select the order the slips will be printed. They can be printed by Date or Last name order.

 

  9.5  June 25, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Improved error handling when importing or exporting local_exchange.zip files.

 

  9.4  June 17, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Field Service > Reports > Field Service Activity - this report has been further refined to combine baptized and unbaptized publishers into a single group named Publishers. And we also rearranged the order in which these groups appear in the report as follows:  Publishers, Auxiliary Pioneers, Regular Pioneers, and Special Pioneers.

  • Field Service > Reports > Transfer to publisher cards - Secretaries will use this new report to update the Congregation's Publisher Records card file. It is grouped by Regular & Special Pioneers, Baptized Publishers, and Unbaptized Publishers which is the grouping recommended by the branch. This report also includes boxes that can be checked as you update each card.

  • Field Service > FSG invitations - Secretaries can now invite their field service group overseers to download and install a companion program to KHS called FSG (Field Service Group activity). Once they install the program they can input field service reports for their group and email them back to you electronically. The program is free and registration is not required but we DO NOT provide support for FSG. You will be responsible to help any brothers you invite to use this program. Only invite brothers to use FSG if you feel you can help them if a problem arises.

  • Several minor bugs were also fixed.

 

  9.3  June 1, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The Field Service Activity report now groups auxiliary pioneers separately from baptized publishers and remarks are now display on the same line.

  • We added a new report to the Members screen to list those who are Baptized One Year.

  • The KM Distribution report can now be printed even you do not have any field service groups set up in the program.

  • Fixed the issue when printed TMS Worksheets for the second school. These would not print if the start date fell the week of the review.

  • Several minor bugs were also fixed.

 

  9.2  May 16, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The Ministry School - Best Fit screen now includes student cancelations to provide a complete picture of past student assignments.

  • Several minor bugs were also fixed.

 

  9.1  May 5, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Added a new Inactive Publishers filter option to the Field Service screen which makes it very easy for a secretary to view all inactive ones and optionally enter field service reports if they begin publishing again. The Inactive Publishers button previously located on the toolbar was removed.

  • Restored the ability to print a range of TMS worksheets.

  • Several minor bugs were fixed.

 

  9.0  April 30, 2014

  This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Made several changes to the database requiring all users who exchange data with other users to update to this version.

  • Several minor bugs were fixed.