In 2011, we launched a new version of ASIC Forms. Since the relaunch we have been receiving lots of feedback on what you do and don’t like about the new version. Your feedback is important to us and we have been releasing updates in response to the queries and suggestions raised. Some of these updates provided additional enhancements and some fixed minor bugs (which unfortunately will always arise in any new product release).
Some of the changes we have made include:
Saving editable Forms into your own document management system
Many of you want to be able to save not only the final locked pdf into your own document management system, but also an editable version of your Form. You can now do this.
If you would like to manage multiple versions of the same Form from within your own document management system (rather than utilising the “Profiles” function within the ASIC Forms application itself), you can do so as follows.
After entering data into your Form, select the menu item File and then Save As. You can save your Form data to a location of your choosing within your own document management system.
As an example, you may wish to create a network folder for all users within your organisation on a shared network drive. You can name the folders and files by whatever naming convention you choose.
To access your saved versions of the Forms, you can:
(1) Double click on the saved Form Data File in your shared network drive. This will open the Form in your ASIC Forms program (which must be installed) where you can edit it and create a new PDF. You may then wish to save the updated Form Data File back into your document management system and either overwrite the previously saved version or save it as a new version.
(2) Open ASIC Forms and then go to File and Open form from File. Then browse to the location of your saved Form Data File and select Open.
Resizing of home page
In the initial version of ASIC Forms, the home page was a fixed size. We have updated this screen and it is now resizeable to suit your screen size and your preferences.
Clearing your Form
You can now clear each page of your Form. If you don’t want to set up a new profile, but instead want to reuse a Form you’ve already completed, but with different details, you can now simply click on the button at the top of each page saying “Clear this page” and all the data will be deleted (and yes, it does ask you to confirm before deleting to ensure you don’t accidently delete the wrong page!).
Once you’ve opened the Calendar, previously you had to select a date to close it. This was a small bug and has now been remedied. You can now click anywhere on your page and the calendar will close.
We are committed to improving our products and will continue to upgrade and release new enhancements. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below. And don’t forget, we are ASIC’s official publisher and we publish a range of other ASIC works to give you full coverage of all your compliance responsibilities.