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DB/TextWorks is a content management systema type of database software that enables you to build networked and standalone textbases to manage text, numbers, dates, and electronic images. DB/TextWorks combines traditional database power, including the ability to manipulate data and perform arithmetic calculations, with the ability to handle large amounts of text. When you want to publish your textbase(s) over the Web, you can use either DB/Text WebPublisher PRO or Presto for DB/Text.
Important! This section applies to clients upgrading from version 14.5 or earlier. Please read the entire section carefully.
Textbases created or upgraded using version 15.0 or later are not compatible with any Inmagic product prior to version 15.0. You will need to upgrade DB/Text WebPublisher, DB/Text PowerPack, DB/SearchWorks Run-time, and so on to version 15.0 or later before you will be able to use them with a version 16.0 textbase. When you open an existing version 14.5 (or earlier) textbase with DB/TextWorks version 16.0, you will be prompted to upgrade the textbase. If you upgrade the textbase, you will not be able to access the textbase with any Inmagic product prior to version 15.0.
For example: If you use Inmagic Genie, you will need to open each Genie textbase (GenieKey, Catalog, etc.) in DB/TextWorks to upgrade it to 16.0. If your textbase includes any Link fields, you will need to open the secondary/associated textbases directly (File>Open) to upgrade them to 16.0. If your textbase uses the Thesaurus feature, you will need to open the thesaurus textbase directly (File>Open) to upgrade it to 16.0. And so on.
Form Scripts that use the "formatting signal" discussed in the "Box Object" topic in the Help must be updated. The length has changed from 13 characters to 23 characters. Any Form Scripts that use the script snippet in that topic will need to be modified to use the new length.
Each enhancement is discussed briefly here. The Inmagic issue number follows each item listed.
Sorting When specifying sort fields, you now have the option to sort empties last. Before, records where the sort field was empty could only be listed first or omitted. Since this option does not change the perceived number of records in the report, it is also available for the textbase Default Sort Order and for WebPublisher reports. 
Form Designer WebPublisher reports can now easily link from a small image on a web page (a thumbnail) to the full size image. The new option is on the HTML tab of the Picture Box Properties dialog box. 
Adding/Editing Records When editing a Link field, a new type of box permits you to browse the values in a field other than the Link field, making it easier to select the record you want to link to. For example, you can display the list of Borrower Names, and clicking a name will paste that users employee ID into the Link field box. 
Select All (Ctrl+A) This keyboard shortcut now behaves as it does in nearly every other product. You can use it to select all the text in a box, all the boxes on a form or screen, all the text in the Command Query window, or all the annotations on an image. In previous releases, Ctrl+A was used for Redo. Redo now uses Ctrl+Y. 
Edit Textbase Structure The Edit Fields dialog box has two new features:
Sort Field List by This feature permits you to sort the Field List by Field Name, or by Field Type. 
Hide <Deleted> Fields This option permits you to hide the <Deleted> items so they do not clutter up the display. 
Note: Both are display-only features to make it easier to find and work with the fields you want to modify. Neither affects the actual field order specified in the structure.
The following features are no longer available in DB/TextWorks as of version 15.0.
WebPublisher Multiple Textbase Query. Presto for DB/TextWorks provides a much more robust ability to search across multiple textbases and display these results. Note: This feature is unrelated to Link fields. Textbases can still be linked together (e.g., Loans linked to Borrower).
Scan Image. Note: The ability to use existing images has not been affected. The Scan Image feature permitted you to use DB/TextWorks to scan an image with your scanner.
Textbase-Specific Help. Microsoft has dropped support for the .HLP format in modern versions of Windows. You can use a script button or the Applications menu to launch a textbase-specific help document.
Email MAPI Support. Microsoft has begun deprecating MAPI features in Windows. See the new features for SMTP e-mail, which allow the inclusion of Additional Message Text and a Signature.
The following issues are addressed by this version. The applicable Inmagic Software Problem Report (SPR) number is enclosed in [square brackets].
Print Images If a textbase has multiple Image fields, and you print only the images from a specific field, blank pages are no longer printed for any images specified in the other fields. 
Report window Addressed an issue with the records sometimes not being visible past the first page when you held down the mouse scroll wheel then dragged the mouse. 
Send Report as Mail Improved the handling of multiple email addresses when using the "Mail to addresses specified in records" feature. 
Textbase Information Addressed an issue where longer short date formats caused the year to be truncated in the "Current date" specified at the top of this display. 
Toolbar icons The icons for Vertical Tile and Horizontal Tile were backwards in previous releases. This issue has been corrected, and the options have been renamed to "Show Windows Side by Side" and "Show Windows Stacked" to make their behavior clearer. 
Form Designer Addressed an issue with the Box Properties dialog box crashing when a box included an extremely large Fixed Text or Added Text string (usually HTML). 
Textbase Information Removed Windows Group Memberships from Textbase Information and "About this Computer System". 
In Print Preview, Rich Text fields appear to use tiny fonts. Print does use the correct font sizes.
Below is a list of the documentation and help resources for DB/TextWorks. All of these documents and resources are available on the Inmagic Customer Extranet. Some may be installed with the software as well.
Support Matrix. The DB/TextWorks Support Matrix is available on the Inmagic Extranet. It lists requirements for installing and using the product.
Installation and Upgrade Notes. DBTextWorksInstallAndUpgradeNotes.pdf explains how to install and upgrade the product.
Online Help. To open the help file, start DB/TextWorks and press F1, or choose Help>Help Topics from the DB/TextWorks menu bar.
Knowledgebase. Use the Inmagic Technical Support knowledgebase on the Web to search for solutions to common problems and explanations for error messages. To access the knowledgebase, go to the Inmagic Customer Extranet.