There is no new release to announce this
newsletter. The latest version of PerfectTablePlan is v3.1.4. We
recommend you download
the latest version to get all the latest improvements and bug
We are hard at work on the next version of
PerfectTablePlan, with lots of new features planned. As always, the new
release will be announced first in this
the little things can make a big difference. In PerfectTablePlan v3.0.0
we introduced stationery printing. The stationery was always printed
in alphabetical order of the guest name. This seemed the most
logical and obvious order. We didn't really stop to think about the
1000 seat dinner with Mr A on table 1, Mr B on table 100, Mr C on table
50 etc. Oops. The unfortunate organizers were left to sort 1000 place
cards into table order by hand or use a lot of shoe leather. When
someone pointed out this (obvious in retrospect) problem we fixed it,
adding the Sort by
drop-down list at the top of the Stationery
pane in v3.1.0. Is there a little change we could make to
PerfectTablePlan that would make a big difference to you? If you don't tell
us, we won't know.
We know how frustrating it is
when software crashes and you
lose all your hard work since the last save, so we go to great lengths
to prevent PerfectTablePlan crashing.
it isn't possible to guarantee we have eliminated every possible crash
bug in around 100,000 lines of code. So we have added crash
reporting to help us trace the cause of any crashes that
PerfectTablePlan detects a crash it will attempt to display
that allows you to email us a report. Please send us the crash
It only takes a
couple of mouse clicks and it doesn't contain any personal
information. We do look at every crash report and
the information in the report can be a big help to us in tracing and
eliminating the crash in the next version.
We also make
back-ups of your plan file in the background to reduce the
chances of data being lost to a crash or user error.
have only had 3 crash reports from the latest version (v3.1.4) after
thousands of downloads. We think that makes PerfectTablePlan
a lot more reliable than most of the other software we use day-to-day.
Microsoft eat your heart out!
keep asking us for oval tables. It seems like a reasonable request.
People have oval tables and how hard can it be? Very hard
actually. Auto-sizing an oval table and arranging seats neatly around
it turns out to be a tough mathematical problem. To find out
this blog post. Oval tables may appear in a future version, if we can
crack the mathematics.
The standard PerfectTablePlan licence is for
This means that organizations need to buy a new licence for each new
PerfectTablePlan user (they can't transfer existing licences from staff
who have left). We realise this isn't always convenient,
especially for organizations with a high staff turnover, so we do also
us if you are interested in getting a quote for an
now available on Amazon.com
is now available from Amazon.com
through our partner Great Mind Software. We would be very grateful if
any readers of this newsletter could spare a few minutes to add
a review to our Amazon page.
Seating plan headaches at the G8 summit
to the Guardian newspaper the seating
plan is one of the biggest headaches for organizers of the G8 summit.
Certainly the G8 aren't on our illustrious
client list (yet).