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Move Daycare Records to Your Smartphone, iPad, etc.

Organizing Files in a Filing CabinetStill moving files around the old-fashioned way? Good. So am I. Some information is too important to leave to chance. Keeping it on paper, in a filing cabinet, makes it available at all times – even if the power goes out or your computer is misbehaving. But, wouldn’t it be great if you could get the same information without having to print all that paper?

In our last article, we looked at how to Be Prepared for a Power Outage at your daycare or preschool, as well as other issues that may prevent you from having access to your Child Care Database.

Today we’ll show you how to move information from your computer to a handheld device like a smartphone, iPad, Kindle, or Android handheld. Why is this important? Because cellular phones (and 3G/4G capable handhelds) are battery powered and use cell towers to connect to the internet. Even when the power in your building goes out, you’ll still have access to the information you need. In fact, WiFi capable handhelds would be able to access important child and family information too, even if your WiFi connection was down. Sound too good to be true? Continue reading

Tax ID on Child Care Tax Statements

Family Data Wizard Screen

One of the most Frequently Asked Questions we hear this time of year at ProCare Software®  is “How do I add my Tax ID number to Reports?”. This is usually in regard to Customer Statements and End of Year Tax Statements given to parents. You may also want to add your phone number or change the way the address of your child care, daycare or preschool is displayed. 

While it’s simple enough to add information to the Report Message that prints at the bottom of each tax statement, sometimes you’d prefer to Edit the Report Header that appears more prominently at the top. 

Luckily there’s a free ProCare Wizard download that makes editing statement headers very easy to do.     Continue reading

PDF Export with Vista & XP (SP3)

You may already be aware that you can export ProCare reports to Adobe .PDF format. This is helpful when you want to attach a report to an email (see Doug’s Article on Exporting to PDF). It works great in current editions of Windows XP (Service Pack 2), but requires a work around in Vista. It now appears the newly released SP3 (Service Pack 3) for Windows XP will require the same.  [N Continue reading

Do You Save ProCare Reports for Re-Printing or Emailing?

Whoa! You mean I can do that in ProCare? Yes! This is a powerful feature in ProCare. You can save any ProCare report as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file to be used later for things like printing out purged information or emailing a report as an attachment in an email message. How you do this depends on whether you have Windows XP or Vista.

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ProCare’s Report is ‘Off’ … Why?

When running reports in ProCare, you may sometimes experience something like “I ran my customer statements fine last time and now it’s wrong.” Or maybe, “Not everyone is showing up on my report.” To solve the riddle, we’ll look at how General and Specific reports work in ProCare and how report settings can affect the information you see. Continue reading

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