It's been a while, but I've got a few more suggestions for future improvements in MLS...
1. Since the monthly financial statements are now silently transferred to us during a send/receive, how about a heads-up of some kind letting us know they have arrived? Not a pop-up either, as the right person might not get the message. I mean something like an email to the finance clerk through the MLS messaging system. Currently, it's too easy to forget to reconcile!
2. I have a situation where a member's donation to an Other account for scout camp was returned unpaid from his bank. After voiding his donation in MLS, each time I print a detailed financial report for the YM Pres and/or Scoutmaster, it has this blaring booboo in it from a person whose identity I would really like to keep confidential. Currently I used a black sharpie, but it makes the reports look horrendous. I'm open for suggestions, but ultimately, it would be nice if I could exclude certain items like these from reports.
3. When a detailed Budget Report prints on multiple pages, only Page 1 has a header. Pages 2+ have no header, page numbers, or anything identifying what it is. The detailed Income and Expense Reports have headers on all pages, why not Budget reports?
4. Printing reports in Landscape mode. Oh my, where do I start? After much discussion with the auxiliary leaders, landscape is the preferred format for the financial reports I provide them and the Bishop each month. The problem is, you CAN'T get the report prints to STAY in landscape mode for more than a few prints. It constantly gets reset back to portrait mode by MLS. So instead of pressing the "Print Selected Items
" button (like most people would do), you must press Preview
--> Page Setup
and hope the screen auto-formats to landscape. (Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.) If so, press Print
. If not, you must press Close
I've done this sequence so many times I'm wearing my mouse out. Yes, I've tried setting the print driver default to landscape, but MLS just ignores it.
That's all for now.