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Abraquest 2.6.0 is here!

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Abraquest 2.6.0 is here! With this release, users are connected to the new Abraquest Online system, an online database that contains 2.5 million books, and which will help save a significant amount of time when setting up Abraquest for the first time and adding books from your library.

Abraquest Setup Wizard

The Abraquest Setup Wizard is available when logged in as sysadmin, from the Base Data menu:

Abraquest Setup Wizard Page 1

Abraquest Setup Wizard Page 1

Abraquest Setup Wizard Page 2

Abraquest Setup Wizard Page 2

The wizard can be run at any time, and takes you through all the initial setup tasks, allowing you to review the setup data easily in one place on the menu.

If you wish to change anything, you press the Edit button like so:

Abraquest Setup Wizard Page 2 (editing)

Abraquest Setup Wizard Page 2 (editing)

Adding Books using Abraquest Online

Adding books in the latest version of Abraquest is just the same as adding books in previous versions (although it has been improved slightly in 2.5.0 onwards to reduce the number of keypresses and mouse clicks required).

In 2.6.0 you have a tick box on add books and also the books option - which is defaulted depending on if you are connected to the internet or not. If you are connected to the internet, and the book you are adding doesn't exist in your database, it will check over 2.5 million books in our online system with the sole aim to reduce typing to a minimum for you. This speeds up the initial setup of Abraquest by a vast amount.

Add Books (Abraquest 2.6.0 onwards)

Add Books in 2.6.0 Page 1

Abraquest Add Books (page 2)

Add Books in 2.6.0 Page 2

Apart from a slight delay when checking online (and the page dimming for a second or two) the dialog is exactly the same.

Download the latest version of Abraquest from the schools area and see for yourself!

Please refer to the previous post on Abraquest 2.6.0 for more details and also the documentation section of the schools area.

About the author

Philip Johnson has been a software developer for over 33 years and has been involved with Abraquest since 2005. He is the director of Spherical Software Limited (www.sphericalsoftware.com), the company that owns Abraquest.

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