PerfectTablePlan Newsletter 89

PerfectTablePlan v7 is now available!

After nearly a solid year of programming, documentation and in-house testing, plus 4 weeks of beta testing, PerfectTablePlan v7 is finally ready. It is the first paid upgrade since we put out v6, way back in 2018.

v7 has over 40 improvements, including many of the features most requested by customers. Some of the highlights are:

  • A refreshed and more modern user interface with better support for high resolution displays, such as 4K, 8K and Retina monitors.

v7 Windows user interface

v7 Mac user interface

  • Much improved guest list import.

v7 Mac user interface

  • A new Near not next to proximity. Automatic seat assignment will try to place guests with this proximity on the same table, but not at adjacent seats.

Near not next to proximity

  • Set your own image for each guest.

Guest images in the floor plan

Guest images in the stationery pane

  • See key metrics at a glance in the new Dashboard pane.

Dashboard pane

  • Per guest contact details, in addition to the existing per group contact details.

Per guest contact details

  • Better integration with Excel. Import from and export to Excel files, even without Excel installed, on both Windows and Mac.
  • The ability to include custom field values in the default Display name (Advanced and Professional editions only).

Add custom field values to the default display name

  • During import you can now merge changes to the guest list with the current PerfectTablePlan guest list, instead of creating duplicate guests (Professional edition only).

Merge guest list changes

And that is just the highlights. Click the link below to find out more and download v7.

>> Download v7.0.0 <<


Despite inflation, we have decided not to increase prices. For now, at least. This means that PerfectTablePlan prices are basically unchanged since 2009! Buying an upgrade now will avoid any future v7 price increases, which are a distinct possibility.


Previously, licensed customers could install and use PerfectTablePlan on any number of computers. In v7 we have changed that to a maximum of 5 computers. So, if you need to install PerfectTablePlan on a 6th computer you can either uninstall it from one of the other computers or buy an additional licence.

We think 5 installs will be sufficient for at least 99% of users. And it will make it easier for us to disable keys that have been illegally shared (which happens, unfortunately).


PerfectTablePlan v7 no longer supports the following operating systems:


  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10 versions not updated since Oct-2018


  • macOS 10.x

It is possible that PerfectTablePlan v7 might work on these operating systems. But we haven’t tested v7 on them. We strongly recommend you download the free trial and try it before purchasing an upgrade.

We have also dropped support for PerfectTablePlan v4, the last release of which was in 2012.

V7 upgrade FAQ

Q. Can I upgrade to v7 now?


Q. What operating systems are supported?

  • Windows: Windows 10 (unless not updated since Oct-2018) and 11.
  • Mac: macOS 11, 12, 13 and 14.

Q. Will v7 be able to read plans from earlier versions of PerfectTablePlan?

Yes. It should even read plans from PerfectTablePlan v1. Plans created on Windows and Mac are also interchangeable.

Q. Am I entitled to a free upgrade?

If you purchased a v6 licence on or after 06-Feb-2024, you can upgrade for free. You should have already received your free v7 licence by email. If not, have it resent from our website or email us.

Q. Am I entitled to a discounted upgrade?

If you purchased a v6 (or earlier) licence in your name before 06-Feb-2024, you can upgrade to v7 for 60% less than buying a new licence. You will need to provide your old licence key as proof of eligibility for the discount.

Q. How much is a paid upgrade?

The price to upgrade a single individual licence is shown below:

Upgrade pricing

These are one-time fees (not a subscription).

Q. How do I upgrade multiple licences or an organizational licence?

Email us for a quote.

Q. If I upgrade now, what additional features will I get in future releases?

You will get every v7 update we release for your edition of PerfectTablePlan. There were 18 production releases of PerfectTablePlan v6 with lots of improvements and bug fixes.

Q. I have a PerfectTablePlan licence in someone else’s name. Can I upgrade it so I can use v7?

No. Individual licences are not transferable. If a licence is in someone else’s name, then you can’t use that licence and you can’t upgrade it. You need to buy a new v7 licence in your own name.

Q. What edition can I upgrade to?

Version upgrades are to the same edition, eg.:

  • v6 Home edition -> v7 Home edition
  • v6 Advanced edition -> v7 Advanced edition
  • v6 Professional edition -> v7 Professional edition

After you have done this, you can optionally upgrade edition, e.g, v7 Home -> v7 Advanced.

Q. How long will it take me to download, install and start the free trial?

Less than 30 seconds. We timed ourselves. It might take you a little longer if you have a slow Internet connection or a teenager upstairs downloading movies.

Q. How stable is the new version?

It has been heavily tested by us and beta tested by over 100 customers for nearly a month. It has proved to be very stable.

Q. Do I need PerfectTablePlan v6 installed on the computer I install v7 on?

No. v7 is a ‘standalone’ application, it doesn’t require earlier versions of PerfectTablePlan to be installed.

Q. Will installing v7 remove v6?

  • Windows: No.
  • Mac: Only if you copy over the top of the existing file.

Q. Do I have to uninstall earlier versions of PerfectTablePlan before I install v7?

No. You can if you want to. Or you can leave them installed. Given that they use minimal disk space (each version uses about the same disk space as 20 digital photos), we tend to leave them installed.

Q. Will I be able to try v7 before I buy it?

Yes. v7 will function as a free trial without a licence key (no saving, printing or exporting of plans with more than 30 guests).

Q. Why doesn’t PerfectTablePlan recognize my new v7 licence key?

Did you download and install v7? v6 won’t recognize a v7 key

Q. What if I decide v7 isn’t for me?

Just uninstall it. We might have a little cry after all that hard work, but we’ll be fine. Really.

Q. Is there a money back guarantee?

Yes, our standard 14-day money-back guarantee also applies to upgrades.

Q. Do I have to upgrade to v7?

No, it is completely optional. You can keep using any currently licensed version forever. But hopefully the many improvements will entice you to upgrade.

Q. So how do I buy an upgrade to v7?

You can either:

  • Click the Upgrade now button at the bottom right on the main window of PerfectTablePlan v7:

Upgrade button


Q. What if I have any questions or problems?

A. Please email us. We are likely to be very busy for the next few days, but we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Andy Brice
Oryx Digital Ltd