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SoapMaker 3.16.1 Release Notes

Released January 24, 2020.

This release completes the beta test of version 3.16.0, and also makes some improvements and fixes a couple of bugs:

SoapMaker 3.16.0 beta Release Notes

Released December 23, 2019.

This release fixes some long-standing problems that were recently discovered. The changes appear small, but touched a lot of code, so it's being released for beta-testing first.

Invoices Report: If you recorded an invoice with a handling fee but no tax on the fee, an error occured when trying to view the invoice in the list.

MySupplies: Previously it was possible to edit item specifications like specific gravity and INCI name 'on the fly' while browsing a list of items. But this resulted in the possibility of saving the wrong value. For example, if the cursor was left in the input box for specific gravity and then a new item was defined, the new item could be saved with the previous item's SG value instead of the new one entered.

To avoid this problem, a different approach is now used for editing item specifications - to change a value you must click the new Edit button. While in edit mode, all other controls are disabled until you Save or Cancel.

To make it easier to use this new approach, keyboard shortcuts enable you to do it all from the keyboard:

Shortcut Action
Ctrl-T Move to the next main Tab (Base Oil, Lye/Water, Additives, etc.)
Ctrl-Shift-T On the Additives or Packaging tab, switches between Organize by Category view and Sortable List view.
Up/Down arrows Move up or down within the displayed list.
Left/Right arrows Expand or collapse a category in the Organize by Category view.
Ctrl-E Start editing an item's specifications (e.g. Notes, SG value, tracking options)
TAB Move to the next input field
Ctrl-S Save changes made to an item's specifications
ESC Cancel changes and exit the Edit mode

Other changes to MySupplies:

The Users Manual has been updated to reflect all these changes.

SoapMaker 3.15.2 Release Notes

Released December 13, 2019.

This release fixes some problems and adds a few improvements.

Fixed bugs in the Product Transfers report:

The following improvements will make it easier to use SoapMaker:

SoapMaker 3.15.1 Release Notes

Released December 3, 2019.

This release just fixes some problems with the Reused Products report:

SoapMaker 3.15.0 Release Notes

Released November 13, 2019.

This update fixes a couple of bugs, and adds a few improvements. It coincides with the initial release of the FREE edition, and major face-lift to the website.

Changes to Soapmaker LITE and PROFESSIONAL editions:

SoapMaker 3.14.14 Release Notes

Released July 29, 2019.

This update fixes a couple of bugs, and adds a small improvement.

SoapMaker 3.14.13 Release Notes

Released July 20, 2019.

Some users still getting occasional errors when creating new categories. This update suppresses those spurious errors.

SoapMaker 3.14.12 Release Notes

Released July 20, 2019.

This update fixes a few bugs and adds some minor improvements:

SoapMaker 3.14.11 Release Notes

Released July 6, 2019.

This update adds one new feature - in soap recipes you now have the option to specify the water amount by Water/Lye Ratio (as well as the previous options: Discount from suggested or Lye Solution Strength.

SoapMaker 3.14.10 Release Notes

Released May 20, 2019.

This update fixes 3 bugs:

SoapMaker 3.14.9 Release Notes

Released April 10, 2019.

This update fixes a few problems:

SoapMaker 3.14.8 Release Notes

Released February 12, 2019.

Another bug fixed in the New Batch form. Hopefully the last one.

An error occurred if you tried to edit the lots of a packaging item when recording a new batch.

SoapMaker 3.14.7 Release Notes

Released February 8, 2019.

This update fixes one more bug in the New Batch form:
If you selected a different option for portions, the packaging quantities were not being initialized, so were double-counted.

SoapMaker 3.14.6 Release Notes

Released February 8, 2019.

This update fixes a few bugs:

SoapMaker 3.14.5 Release Notes

Released January 19, 2019.

This update fixes one obscure bug, and completes the beta test.

If you included packagaging items in a recipe, and duplicated an item specifying quantities 'per SB-x' AND 'per SB-y', the second one's quantity was not being included in the Supply Lots Used report.

SoapMaker 3.14.4 beta Release Notes

Released January 17, 2019 for beta testing.

This update fixes a few bugs.

Also added a help topic 'Specific Gravity Topics' which just lists the other pages (including the list of common substance SG values) for easier access when defining a new additive item.

Please give it a try and report any problems.

Bugs fixed:

SoapMaker 3.14.3 Release Notes

Released January 11, 2019

This update just fixes one bug, and makes a small change to the Sales History report.

SoapMaker 3.14.2 Release Notes

Released December 28, 2018

This update provides several improvements, and fixes a few bugs.

Price List:


Recipe Portions:

In version 3.10, the ability to specify sub-batch portions was added to the recipe form. This is important if you split a batch into sub-batches of different sized products, and include packaging items in the recipe, so that you can associate each packaging item with the correct product size.

However this has turned out to be an unpopular change with users who don't split batches because when you saved a recipe without specifying portions you got an annoying warning.

Now, if you set your Preferences with either a default portion size, or number of portions, when you create a new recipe, it will automatically calculate the quantity or size to match for one sub-batch.

If you make multiple sub-batches and include packaging, it's still important to specify portions on the recipe form. If you don't split your batch, or don't include packaging, you can adjust portion size and quantity when you record a batch, or later by editing in MyProducts.

To make this new feature work, MyPreferences will now insist that each recipe type has at least one sub-batch size or quantity set as default (you don't need both), together with a default Tag (e.g. 'regular').


Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

SoapMaker 3.14.1 Release Notes

Released December 2, 2018


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.14.0 Release Notes

Released November 17, 2018


Bugs fixed:

SoapMaker 3.13.10 Release Notes

Released September 24, 2018

This release fixes some bugs, and changes the way CDs are registered:

Bugs fixed:

New CD registration scheme

If you originally purchased SoapMaker on a CD, when you move to a different computer and install this latest release, you will not be able to register using the CD number - instead you will be directed to a page to re-register and receive a new number.

SoapMaker 3.13.9 Release Notes

Released August 18, 2018

This release fixes a few bugs and adds several improvements to the program and the users manual.


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.13.8 Release Notes

Released June 22, 2018

This release provides a few improvements and fixes some bugs:


Bugs Fixed

SoapMaker 3.13.7 Release Notes

Released May 7, 2018

This release fixes a few bugs, including one serious one that can affect lye calculation under some conditions. It also adds a couple of improvements.

Bugs fixed


SoapMaker 3.13.6 Release Notes

Released April 24, 2018

This release fixes a couple of small bugs, and marks the end of the beta test period for version 3.13.

Bugs fixed:

SoapMaker 3.13.5 Beta Release Notes

Released April 16, 2018 for beta test

This update adds a few improvements and fixes several bugs.


Bugs Fixed:

SoapMaker 3.13.4 Beta Release Notes

Released March 28, 2018 for beta test

This update fixes one bug - an error could occur when saving changes to a batch in MyProducts.

SoapMaker 3.13.3 Beta Release Notes

Released March 28, 2018 for beta test

This update fixes two bugs:

SoapMaker 3.13.2 Beta Release Notes

Released March 23, 2018 for beta test

This update fixes a couple of bugs:

SoapMaker 3.13.1 Beta Release Notes

Released March 21, 2018 for beta test

This update adds a new improvement, and fixes a few bugs found during beta test:

First the improvement: When you export any report as CSV file now, you have the option to choose either comma or tab as the field separator character. Whichever you choose will be the default for the next time.

Bugs fixed:

SoapMaker 3.13.0 Beta Release Notes

Released March 15, 2018 for beta test

This is a major update with new features and improvements, as well as a few bug fixes.

New Features

Recipe Sub-batches

Previously you could only specify one size of bar/portion in a recipe, although you could specify up to 4 sub-batches with different sized bars/portions when recording a batch, or later by editing the batch in MyProducts.

Now you can specify up to 4 sub-batches in the recipe form, with quantity and size of bar/portion for each sub-batch.

Packaging items can be specified per sub-batch portion, per any portion, or total for the recipe. This will result in more accurate bar/portion costs, and make it unnecessary to adjust packaging lots in the New Batch dialog.

Waste factor and Shrinkage are now set in each recipe, rather than just applied when you record a batch. When you update to this version, existing recipes will receive the current settings from your Preferences.

When you make a new batch now, it will default to using either the recipe settings for bar/portion quantities and sizes, as well as waste and shrinkage, or the previous batch settings if any, based on which option you used the last time you made a batch. You can change this option, or enter custom settings for this batch.

To get to know this new feature, before you make your next batch open the recipe and click the new Portions tab. Set it up the way you want and save the recipe before making a batch. This is how it's intended to work now. (Of course you can still do it the old way if desired.)

Accounting for Batch Excess or Scraps

You can now write off excess scraps from a batch, or reuse them as ingredients for rebatching.

When a batch is first made, or edited later and portions are changed, if there is significant excess you may see an optional reminder that you can write off the scraps and record it in the Stock Removed report, or reuse the excess as an additive for use in other recipes.

Stock Removed Report

You can now print a receipt for removed stock items (products or supplies) given as donations.

A new Edit button allows you to change the date, purpose or comment for a selected record.

Other New Features


Reused Product Ingredients

Reducing MyProducts batch list Loading delays

Other Improvements

Bugs Fixed

SoapMaker 3.12.5 Release Notes

Released Feb 12, 2018.

This update fixes a few bugs:

SoapMaker 3.12.4 Release Notes

Released Jan 28, 2018.

This update fixes a serious problem for non-English computers - in several reports, date range selection could cause errors.

Fixed a bug in the Product Transfers report - if you tried to print a transfer invoice to a customer branch with no shipping address saved, an error occurred.

SoapMaker 3.12.3 Release Notes

Released Jan 24, 2018.

This update fixes one bug, and marks the end of the beta test phase.

There was a bug in MySupplies which caused column widths to be a bit off.

This version appears stable with no known bugs at this time. If you have not been trying the beta test versions, please see the list of changes for releases 3.12.0 through 3.12.2 below.

SoapMaker 3.12.2 Beta Release Notes

Released for beta testing Jan 20, 2018.

This update fixes a bug in the Reused Products report that could cause the program to hang.

SoapMaker 3.12.1 Beta Release Notes

Released for beta testing Jan 16, 2018.

In response to user feedback, the ability to enter fractional packaging quantities in recipes has been restored.

Several forms and reports have been changed to better display fractional packaging quantites.

A bug has been fixed in the Sales Record form and Product Transfer form - If you added packaging items for shipping while editing a previous order, stock may not have been adjusted correctly.

The Price List has been changed so exporting will exclude products with no stock when the Show only products with stock remaining box is checked.

If open, the Reused Products report list is refreshed automatically when you make a batch using reused products as recipe ingredients.

The Stock Removed report will show 'reused' for the Order Number when you remove supply stock that was a reused product.

SoapMaker 3.12.0 Beta Release Notes

Released for beta testing Jan 15, 2018.


New Supply Purchase or Expense form:

This is a completely new form to replace the previous version. It has a format similar to the new Sales Register form introduced in version 3.11, and provides the following benefits:

During beta test, the old version is still available under the main Supplies menu in case of problems, but will be retired when the beta test phase is completed.

Reused Products report

This new report lists all transactions where you have transferred products back into your supplies stock. It is accessible from the main Reports menu.

From this report, you can:

New Search feature

Search boxes have been added to MyRecipes, MySupplies, MyProducts, and Customers Report. See below for details.

Other Improvements:

Print Dialog

Whenever you print anything now, a standard Print Dialog will show like most other applications. This will enable you to easily select a different printer or print to PDF file, or change printer properties for landscape format (best for wide reports).

Sales Register form:


Supply Orders Report:

Purchase History report:


MyRecipes: New Search feature - just start typing any part of a recipe name and the list will show all recipes which match.

Sales history report:

Supply Usage report:

Customers Report:

NewBatch and New Blend Batch forms you can now cancel and close the form even if you have entered an invalid field.

Additive or Packaging items called 'Lye (NaOH)' or 'Lye (KOH)' can cause confusion, so this is no longer allowed.

Transfers report: Total quantity is now shown on printed consignment invoices.

New Recipe main File menu has been restored and can be used even if MyRecipes is not open.

Exporting a recipe or ingredient list could cause 'invalid filename' error if the recipe name contains a character that is illegal for filenames. Now any illegal characters are removed from the suggested filename before saving.

List of All Purchases report is now refreshed automatically if open when recording new purchases.

Wizard panels on Recipe forms, MySupplies and MyProducts are intended to guide new users while learning the program. But I often see experienced users leaving these panels open even though they use up a lot of screen space. Now if a Wizard panel is unused for 20 sessions, it will automatically be closed. Of course you can open/close it any time by clicking the Wizard button on the toolbar.

Bugs fixed:

Date Ranges:

Previously, the following reports could miss items recorded on the first or last day of the selected date range, depending on the time of day they were recorded:

Some reports showed a date range option 'This year' and some showed 'Year to date'. Now they all use 'This year' to be consistent and avoid confusion.

Miscellaneous Bugs:

SoapMaker 3.11.5 Release Notes

New stable release on October 10, 2017 (First released for beta testing October 6, 2017)

This update fixes a couple of bugs and adds some improvements:

Sales Record form

Invoices report: When deleting a sales register and restoring stock, MyProducts and MySupplies are now refreshed AFTER the final message to avoid confusion.

Transfers Report: When deleting a transfer register, if the quantity to be returned to the source location exceeds the quantity made, the stock remaining is set equal to the quantity made instead of being unchanged.

SoapMaker 3.11.4 Beta Release Notes

Released for beta testing Sept. 30, 2017.

This update fixes one bug - The new Sales Record form was not showing the correct Product Description and Item number after editing and saving an item.

SoapMaker 3.11.3 Beta Release Notes

Released for beta testing Sept. 27, 2017.

This update fixes one serious bug, as well as several other problems, and adds a number of improvements.

Problems fixed:


The following changes should make it easier to use these forms:

Customers List:

The currently selected Input box is highlighted

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl-S to save changes
  • ESC key to cancel


Keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl-S to save changes
  • Ctrl-T to move to the next tab
  • ESC key to cancel

MyMolds and

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl-N to create a New item
  • Ctrl-S or ENTER to save changes
  • ESC key to cancel

Price List:

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl-S to save changes
  • ESC key to cancel
  • TAB to move right, or down to next row
  • ENTER to move down one row;
    Shift-ENTER to move up

SoapMaker 3.11.2 Beta Release Notes

Released for beta testing Sept. 16, 2017.

This update fixes two bugs:

SoapMaker 3.11.1 Beta Release Notes

Released for beta testing Sept. 14, 2017.

This update fixes some bugs and makes a few improvements in response to user feedback.

Problems fixed:


SoapMaker 3.11.0 Beta Release Notes

Released for Beta Test September 2, 2017

This update introduces a major new feature for Professional Edition users, and provides several improvements and bug fixes.

New Feature - Import of Sales Records

If you use a web shopping cart, or a point-of-sale system, you may be able to import sales records into SoapMaker and have your product stock adjusted automatically. The Users Manual has new topics explaining how to do this.

To facilitate this new feature and address some other issues, the New Sales Register form has been changed significantly. There is no longer a limit of 99 entries, and the user interface is different. To help you adjust, an optional Tips window on the form explains how to efficiently use the new layout.


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.10.10 Release Notes

First Released as Beta July 14, 2017; Removed 'Beta' designation July 26.

This update consolidates several bug fixes since version 3.10.5.

If you have already installed 3.10.10 beta, there is no need to update.

SoapMaker 3.10.9 beta Release Notes

Released July 11, 2017.

SoapMaker 3.10.8 beta Release Notes

Released July 6, 2017.

This update attempts to fix one problem:
If you have a very large inventory of unique products, some changes are not captured when saving the Price List after editing.

This may be due to a timing issue, so I have added a delay to allow the database to finish deleting old tables before saving new ones.

SoapMaker 3.10.7 beta Release Notes

Released June 29, 2017.

This update fixes two problem:

SoapMaker 3.10.6 beta Release Notes

Released June 27, 2017.

This update addresses two error conditions:

SoapMaker 3.10.5 Release Notes

Released June 26, 2017.

This update fixes a number of problems, and adds code to further chase some weird occasional errors.

SoapMaker 3.10.4 Release Notes

Released June 13, 2017.

This update corrects a few problems and marks the completion of the 3.10 beta test phase. This new version is stable with no know problems.

Problems fixed and other changes in this update:

For a complete list of new features and improvements in version 3.10, please see the release notes below.

SoapMaker 3.10.3 Beta Release Notes

Released June 1, 2017.

Fixed a bug, and made a couple of changes in response to user testing:

SoapMaker 3.10.2 Beta Release Notes

Released May 22, 2017.

This update fixes several problems uncovered during beta testing:

It also adds a couple of small improvements:

SoapMaker 3.10.1 Beta Release Notes

Released May 17, 2017.

This update fixes one problem - when first installed, there was a problem updating your database if it contained batches made with just packaging items.

SoapMaker 3.10.0 Beta Release Notes

Released May 12, 2017.

This is a major new update that adds the 'most requested' new features and many improvements. It also fixes a number of little bugs.

Because this release changes lots of existing code and adds many new modules, it is being released for Beta testing by experienced users.

When you update an earlier version by installing this one, it will make significant changes to your database. So be sure to backup your data before installing it. (If you decide to uninstall later and reinstall the older version, you will have to restore your backup data, as the updated database will not be compatible with the previous version of SoapMaker 3.)

New Features

  1. Consignment Sales - Several related new features support selling your products on consigment:
    • Product Locations - Your product inventory can now be in multiple locations. These can be customer locations, or your own warehouses in other places.
    • Product Transfers - You can record the transfer of product stock between locations, print a transfer invoice with optional suggested prices, and maintain a transfer report listing each item.
  2. Product Returns - If a customer returns products to you, this can now be recorded using the new RETURN feature in your Sales Registers/Invoices report. Returned products can either be written off, or restored to your inventory.
    • Return Registers - Product returns are listed in the report showing the refund amount as well as the adjustments to your income and costs that affect your Tax and Income Summary report.
    • Credit Statement - You can print a credit statement to send to your customer, listing the products returned, and showing the refund amount.
  3. Stock Removal - You can now record removal of supplies or products stock for a specific purpose. This can be write-off, advertising, donation, personal use or other.
    • A new Stock Removed report list all stock removals, and the adjustments are shown on the Tax and Income Summary report.
  4. New Price Categories feature - In MyPreferences you can now define as many price categories as you like. Initally there are two: retail and wholesale. Your Price List can have separate lists of prices for each category, which can be used to fill in the prices when creating a new sales register. Each customer can have a preferred price category.


  1. Expanded Customer List - This has many added features to make it easier to record sales and filter reports.
    • Branches - Now each customer can have multiple branches. Each branch can have both a billing address and a shipping address. Both addresses can appear on invoices, and can be exported to make mailing labels.
    • Contacts - Each branch can have multiple contacts, showing name, title, email and phone numbers. All contacts can be exported to create a contact list if desired.
    • Locations - Customer branches can be linked to product location to facilitate consignment sales.
    • Preferred price category and tax group - You can set these for each customer and branch so they will be selected automatically when you create an invoice.
  2. Product List - MyProducts has new features and added flexibility:
    • New product Tags - Each sub-batch now has a unique Tag to differntiate it. Initially after updating to this version, the Tags will be set to match the Cured Size parameter, but you can change them to something meaningful to your customers. Tags can be related to bar/portion size (e.g. small, medium, large, Xlarge), or bar shape (e.g. star, fish, circle).
    • Batch editing - When editing Tags for a particular batch, pressing the Enter key will move down to the next sub-batch Tag field. Pressing Ctrl-S will save the changes. This can save you time while creating new Tags for existing products.
    • Tag propogation - To help you start using these new Tags, when you change the Tags for a particular batch in MyProducts you will be given the option to automatically change all other batches with the same Product Description and sub-batch sizes to match in your product list and Price List.
    • The batch list can be filtered to show products only in a specific location, or in all locations.
    • The list can be expanded to show individual sub-batches on separate lines; this can be handy when recording sales so you don't have to select the sub-batch in the sales register.
    • Consolidated view - When you choose the option to show the batch list consolidated by Product Description, you can then record sales of products from multiple batches with a single operation - stock will be taken from multiple batches as needed, starting with the oldest batch that still has stock remaining.
  3. Sales Registers/Invoices report - New filtering options have been added, as well as new print formats:
    • You can filter the list of sales registers by
      • Customer and Branch
      • Price Category (e.g. wholesale, retail)
      • Tax Group (use this to filter by region)
      • Date range
    • Invoices now show both billing and shipping address if they have been defined for the customer branch. If you included a discount, the invoice shows the total before discount, as well as the discounted total. New printing options enable you to include:
      • Product Tags (called 'Class' on the Invoice) - this replaces the previous option to show actual sizes.
      • Product Codes (from your Price List)
      • Both or neither of these
    • You can print a Waybill (shipping list) which lists the products without showing prices.
    • New export option - In addition to exporting an invoice as text, you can now export a sales register as a CSV file which can be opened with a spreadsheet.
  4. New Print Dialog Printer Setup button - All print dialogs now include this button so you can change printer or orientation (landscape or portrait) before printing without having to go the the main File menu. You can also use this to print to a PDF file instead of paper.
  5. HELP system improvements:
    • New Users Manual topics describe the new features, with new keywords in the Index.
    • The manual has been extensivel re-organized with a new Common Tasks section that provides step-by-step instructions for most of the procedures you can do with SoapMaker 3. This section can be accessed directly using the main toolbar HELP button, or the HELP menu.
    • New Daily Tips have been added to point out the new features. The new tips will start showing after you install this update.
    • Recipes
      • A new toolbar Export button on the Recipe form provides a more visible way to export an ingredient list for making labels.
      • Soap recipes now show the water amount as percentage of oils as well as percentage of total recipe.
    • New Supply Shipment form - When recording purchase of a Packaging Item, the Expiry Date field is disabled so you can't accidentally get stuck having to enter a valid date that is meaningless. A new pop-up message explains how to enter packaging quantities because the term 'containers' has been a source of confusion.
    • Shopping List - The form no longer calculates each time you add another recipe, as this can get quite slow as the list grows. Now there is a Calculate button; click this after you have added all the recipes desired.
    • Tax Groups - You can now save a tax group with zero tax rates. So if you sell into a region where you do not have to collect tax, you can still specify a unique tax group for the region. Then you can filter your Sales Registers/Invoices report by Tax Group to see only registers for sales into a particular region.

Bugs Fixed

Many small bugs have been fixed, plus these ones:

SoapMaker 3.9.6 Release Notes

Released January 5, 2017.

This is an emergency update with an important bug fix for Pro edition users.

This bug prevented the Tax and Income summary report from showing the correct supplies inventory value unless you first opened MySupplies and selected the Packaging tab. Otherwise, your packaging inventory value was not included in the total.

This release also contains the following changes:

SoapMaker 3.9.5 Release Notes

Released November 21, 2016.

This update completes the beta test phase, and provides a few fixes:

SoapMaker 3.9.4 (beta) Release Notes

Released November 9, 2016 for beta testing.

This update fixes several problems:

SoapMaker 3.9.3 (beta) Release Notes

Released November 4, 2016 for beta testing.

This update includes the correct version of the Users Manual, and fixes a problem
in the List of All Purchases report (some columns were not sorting correctly).

SoapMaker 3.9.2 (beta) Release Notes

Released November 2, 2016 for beta testing.

This update really fixes the bug in the Tax and Income Summary report.

SoapMaker 3.9.1 (beta) Release Notes

Released November 1, 2016 for beta testing.

This update fixes one bug in the Tax and Income Summary report.

SoapMaker 3.9.0 (beta) Release Notes

Released November 1, 2016 for beta testing.
Please try it, and report any problems.

New Features


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.8.10 Release Notes

Released August 2, 2016

This release fixes some problems and adds a few improvements:

SoapMaker 3.8.9 Release Notes

Released May 31, 2016

Removed 'beta' designation June 30, 2016. This is now a stable release.

There is one know problem with the Reuse Products feature - An error occurs if you try to Re-use a product whose descriptive name is longer than 38 characters. You can avoid this by editing the product name.

SoapMaker 3.8.8 Beta Release Notes

Released May 29, 2016

This beta release adds a few improvements:

It also contains additional code to try and resolve an occasional mysterious problem with the Batch Reuse feature.

SoapMaker 3.8.7 Beta Release Notes

Released May 12, 2016, Updated May 16, 2016

This is a beta release intended for de-bugging a mysterious problem.

It also fixes a couple of problems:

SoapMaker 3.8.6 Release Notes

Released April 21, 2016

There was still a bug in the new Re-use products feature. Unit costs were not being saved correctly for additive ingredients.

If you have already used this feature to save your products as additive ingredients, you may need to correct them in order to see the accurate costs in recipes. Please follow the steps described below in the 3.8.4 notes...

SoapMaker 3.8.5 Release Notes

Released April 13, 2016

On some computers, the needed system file MSSTDFMT.DLL is missing. This update makes sure this file is installed and registered.

Fixed bug in MySupplies RefreshTree sub - this could result in an error when adding a new packaging item or recording new purchase.

SoapMaker 3.8.4 Release Notes

Released April 8, 2016

This update fixes just one bug...

When the new Re-use Products feature was used to save products as an additive ingredient, the unit cost was not calculated correctly.

If you have already used this feature to save your products as additive ingredients, you can correct the situation by following these steps after installing this update:

  1. Open MySupplies and locate the additive ingredient that was saved from your products
  2. Right-click it and choose purchase history for item to open the Purchase History report
  3. Locate the entry with Order # 'N/A' and supplier 'My product...'. The Lot # is your product Batch number
  4. In MyProducts, select that batch and click the Edit button in the upper right corner.
  5. Change the Stock Left value to restore whatever you had previously specified for re-use. Click Save
  6. Back in the Purchase History report, right-click the entry for the re-used product and choose delete purchase record from the pop-up menu.
  7. Now in MyProducts, perform the Re-Use action you had done initially. This time, the saved additive will have the correct unit cost and value in MySupplies.

SoapMaker 3.8.3 Release Notes

Released April 7, 2016

This is a bug fix release that fixes a few problems...

SoapMaker 3.8.2 General Release Notes

Released March 27, 2016

This version appears stable, with no problems reported, so the 'Beta' designation is being dropped.

Please see the list of new features and improvements below under '3.8.0'.

SoapMaker 3.8.2(Beta) Release Notes

Released March 16, 2016

Another fix - If you had never saved any Packaging items, then when you upgraded to version 3.8.1, an error occurred while trying to update your database.

SoapMaker 3.8.1(Beta) Release Notes

Released March 16, 2016

Just a couple of fixes in response to user detected bugs (Thanks for your help folks! Keep up the good work.)

If you are using the beta version, please install this update now. Thanks.

SoapMaker 3.8.0(Beta) Release Notes

Released March 15, 2016

This update includes several requested new features, as well as some fixes and improvements. On the surface, changes may seem slight, but the new features required significant changes to many modules as well as several changes to the database structure.

It's being released for beta testing - please feel free to install it, but make sure you backup your database first. If you find any problems, please let me know by using the Contact form on the website SUPPORT page.

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Problems fixed

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