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SoapMaker 3.7.3 Release Notes

Released May 6, 2015

This update provides some improvements, and fixes several bugs.


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.7.2 Release Notes

Released October, 2014

This update provides some new features and improvements, and fixes several bugs.

New Features



SoapMaker 3.7.1 Release Notes

Released April 10, 2014

This update fixes a couple of problems found during 3.6.12 beta test, and adds improvements to the Recipe Ingredients Export feature.

SoapMaker 3.6.12 Beta Release Notes

Released March 31, 2014

This beta release provides several new features and improvements, and fixes a couple of problems. Please give it a try and report any problems.


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.6.11 Release Notes

Released March 6, 2014

This update fixes one problem. A bug in the Price List margin calculation code could cause a fatal error.

SoapMaker 3.6.10 Release Notes

Released March 5, 2014

This update provides some improvements, and fixes a few problems.


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.6.9 Release Notes

Released January 25, 2014

This update fixes the following problems:

Two new FAQs were added to the HELP menu:

SoapMaker 3.6.8 Release Notes

Released December 5, 2013

This update fixes several problems, including one serious problem that could result in corrupted recipes. It is recommended that all users install this update.

Problems Fixed:

SoapMaker 3.6.7 Release Notes

Released November 5, 2013

This release marks the successful completion of the 3.6.6 beta test, and fixes a few small problems discovered during testing. It is recommended that all users install this update.

Please see the 3.6.6 changes below for a complete list of new features and improvements.

Problems Fixed:

SoapMaker 3.6.6 Release Notes

Beta release October 17, 2013

This release contains some new features and several improvements and fixes. When installed, it will modify your database structure, so please backup your database first.

Because it affects many areas of the program, it is being released for beta testing by experienced users before general release to new users.

Please report any problems, however small, by creating a trouble ticket.

New Feature: Tax Groups

If you sell products in more than one sales tax region, you may need to specify different tax rates when creating an invoice. Previously you had to do this by editing the taxes in MyPreferences each time, but now you can specify multiple 'tax groups', each with one or two unique tax names and rates. When creating an invoice, you can then simply select the desired tax group, or create a new one if needed.

When you first install this release, your current tax settings will now appear in the 'Default' tax group.

New Feature: Supply Lots Used report

Since release 3.6.0, SoapMaker has provided the ability to track individual supply lots right through your production to particular product batches and customer sales.

Now this new report provides the opposite view by listing each supply lot used to make any selected product batch, showing the supplier, the lot number and the quantity used. The report can be printed or exported to a spreadsheet.


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.6.5 Release Notes

Released June 20, 2013

This update fixes a few problems, and addresses some issues with large forms on small screens that were not fixed properly in 3.6.3.

SoapMaker 3.6.4 Release Notes

Released May 30, 2013

This small update only affects users living in regions where the numbering system uses comma as the decimal point. (e.g. 100,23 instead of 100.23)

SoapMaker 3.6.3 Release Notes

Released May 29, 2013

This update fixes a few problems that were not discovered during beta test.

The Users Manual has a new note about currency symbol, and a new topic explaining the various places in SoapMaker where you can set bar (or portion) sizes and quantities, and how they relate.

SoapMaker 3.6.2 Release Notes

Released May 22, 2013

This is the official release after successful beta test. 3.6 is a major update with many new features and improvements. Please see the notes for 3.6.0 below for a complete list of all the changes.

In this update, one new feature has also been added:

SoapMaker 3.6.1 Release Notes

Beta Release May 8, 2013

Fixed a few problems discovered in beta testing...

SoapMaker 3.6.0 Release Notes

Beta Release May 4, 2013

This is a major release with many new features and improvements, as well as several fixes.

When this release first runs after updating from version 3.5, it will make several changes to your database. So please save a backup copy before installing.

Report any problems promptly using our Support page contact form.

New Feature - Other Business Expenses

SoapMaker was designed as an inventory control tool, but in response to many user requests, it now has the ability to record and track expenses not related to raw materials or packaging. These can be anything related to your business - tools, books, even rent or travel expense.

New Supply Lot number and Expiry Date feature

Now you can record the manufacturer's Lot number with each purchased ingredient, as well as the expiry or 'best before' date. With the Pro edition, you will be able to track individual supply lots throughout your production process and sales. This is a major enhancement which affects several forms and reports...

With the Pro edition:

Other New Features

With the Pro edition:

Other Improvements

With the Pro edition:

Problems Fixed

With the Pro edition:

SoapMaker 3.5.2 Release Notes

Released March 1, 2012

This release fixes a single problem, which affects the Professional edition only:

If you had saved product batches containing only packaging items, the Tax and Income Summary report would abort with an error.

SoapMaker 3.5.1 Release Notes

Released February 18, 2012

Problems Fixed


SoapMaker 3.5.0 Release Notes

Released February 9, 2012

New features


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.4.6 Release Notes

Released July 15, 2011

Problems Fixed


SoapMaker 3.4.5 Release Notes

Released April 2, 2011

New features and improvements

Problem Fixed (affects Pro edition only)

When a new batch was made, it was not being automatically selected in the batch list as it should be. If you then tried to edit and save changes without first selecting the batch, an error occurred.

SoapMaker 3.4.4 Release Notes

Released February 5, 2011

This release fixes one problem (affects only the Pro edition):
If you updated an earlier version to 3.4.1 (or 3.4.2 or 3.4.3), your Customers list was changed to separate the Address into several fields, and to add a new Email field. In some cases, this could result in a null entry which then caused an error when trying to print or export an invoice.

SoapMaker 3.4.3 Release Notes

Released February 3, 2011

This release fixes a couple of problems with 3.4.1 and 3.4.2:

SoapMaker 3.4.1 Release Notes

New features and improvements - Both editions

Water calculation in soap recipes

New features and improvements - Pro edition

Problems fixed - Both editions

Problems fixed - Pro edition

SoapMaker 3.4.0 Release Notes

Database management changes:

The way the database is managed has been changed in order to fix some problems, and enable new features. You won't see much difference, but there have been substantial changes under the hood.

Changes include the following:

General Improvements:

Problems Fixed:

SoapMaker 3.3.2 Release Notes

This update fixes one problem. An error would occur if you edited any property of a base oil whose standard INCI name is longer than 50 characters. The same problem could cause an error when importing a version 2 database with an oil whose properties had previously been edited.

SoapMaker 3.3.1 Release Notes

New Features and Improvements:

Problems Fixed:

INCI Names:

In the database distributed with SoapMaker, some INCI names have been changed to match current regulations.

If desired, you can change these names in your own database using the Oil Properties dialog in MySupplies. The following oils have been changed:

Common NameINCI Name
Almond ButterHydrogenated Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Almond OilPrunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Apricot Kernel OilPrunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
Avocado OilPersea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Avocado ButterHydrogenated Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Babassu OilOrbicular Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil
Borage Seed OilBorago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil
Camellia OilCamellia Sinensis Leaf Oil
Carrot Seed OilDaucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil
Castor OilRicinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Cocoa ButterTheobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Coconut OilCocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Corn OilZea Mays (Corn) Oil
Crisco Shortening (US)Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil
Evening Primrose OilOenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
Grape Seed OilVitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Hazelnut OilCorylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil
Hemp OilCannabis Sativa Seed Oil
Kukui Nut OilAleurites Moluccana (Kukui Nut) Seed Oil
Macadamia Nut OilMacadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
Mango ButterMangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
Meadowfoam Seed OilLimnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Neem OilAzadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil
Olive OilOlea Europaea (Olive) Oil
Palm OilElaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil
Palm Kernel OilElaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil
Peach Kernel OilPrunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil
Peanut OilArachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil
Pumpkin Seed OilCucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil
Rice Bran OilOryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil
Rosehip OilRosa Canina Fruit Oil
Safflower OilCarthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
Sesame OilSesamum Indicum  (Sesame) Seed Oil
Shea ButterHydrogenated Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Shea OilButyrospermum Parkii (Shea Oil)
Soybean OilGlycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Walnut OilJuglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Oil
Wheatgerm OilTriticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil

SoapMaker 3.2.8 Release Notes

This release contains minor improvements and fixes:

SoapMaker 3.2.7 Release Notes

This release only fixed one problem - Updating from an earlier release to 3.2.6 did not work correctly if your system is set to European numbering (decimal point is a comma rather than a period).

SoapMaker 3.2.6 Release Notes

New Features and Improvements:

Problems fixed:

SoapMaker 3.2.5 Release Notes

New Features and Improvements:

Problems fixed:

SoapMaker 3.2.4 Release Notes

Problems fixed:

SoapMaker 3.2.3 Release Notes


Cancelling Sales:

Maximizing Recipe form:

Reselling accessories:

Long names:

Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.2.2 Release Notes

SoapMaker 3.2.1 Release Notes


New Product Photo feature

A new Product Photo window can be opened from MyProducts by clicking the Photos button on the toolbar. Photo files can be saved in a special folder, and assigned to your product batches.

When you make a new batch, the photo assigned to the last batch made with the same recipe is copied to the new batch. You can change it if desired.

The photo window can be resized by dragging a corner. Photos can be printed or copied to the clipboard.


Several new features and improvements can help in tracking sales tax or value-added tax, and preparing your income tax and sales tax returns.

Supply Orders

Sales Registers

Other Improvements

Problems fixed

SoapMaker 3.1.5 Release Notes


Problems Fixed

SoapMaker 3.1.4 Release Notes

Problems fixed

SoapMaker 3.1.3 Release Notes


Problems fixed

SoapMaker 3.1.2 Release Notes

Problems fixed

SoapMaker 3.1.1 Release Notes


Problems fixed