Home on the web ~ Dan Van Fleet

Information on SoftPro ProForm with some general computer tips and techniques, with a bit of me.

Home on the web ~ Dan Van Fleet - Information on SoftPro ProForm with some general computer tips and techniques, with a bit of me.

Lookup Tables with ProForm Classic on CD Page 2

imageHow do the Closing Disclosure Lookup Tables work with ProForm Classic 15 and 20?

The first thing to wrap our heads around is, each section on page 2 of the CD in ProForm Classic 15 and 20 all come from one screen. On a purchase, there are 10 text positions to store lookup tables for pretty much the entire CD. Lookups for Surveyor, Pest Inspector, Tax Fees, HOA, Home Inspectors, and more all need to fit. That is going to require some thought as to how to lay out the data so that it's easiest to use.

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Settlement Statement Released, Classic

imageWith over 2 weeks to go, Hot off the presses, SoftPro has released the ALTA Settlement Statement.

Download them at http://softprocorp.com/D-Documents.php  or directly with these links.

Updated 9/20/15

The links were changed, The installer was changed separating Merge, ReadyDocs and the prompts/manager files. This update includes a couple document changes in both versions ReadyDocs. 

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Classic Updates Word Merge, Macros Are Read Only

clip_image001With some of the recent releases of ProForm Classic, the Word merge macro file spwinmrg.dot is removed along with other unnecessary files from the SoftPro Share. For the most part it's a welcome change as there were many files in the shared folder that were unnecessary and confusing to technical staff.

A problem comes in when attempting to add macros to normal.dot because, the macro files is now installed under the Client executable folder in the Program Files tree. Continue reading

Select IronPython coolness

FePython imageEvery time I work with it, I love IronPython in Select, it is clearly a replacement for most of what happens in formulas. I wrote an introductory piece a few months back. I then took the concept of Document Formatting Options, like LD and LDR to control how date fields render to built an IronPython module that emulates most of the Document Formatting Options available. I added a couple more like Pad left or right with any character.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning about IronPython this tool would be an excellent starter for setting system default values.  It provides an easy way to create automated legal descriptions, mortgage clauses, or any other text based field. It handles formatting of data allowing the developer to easily add information. The entire set is over 500 lines of code and includes examples of automating the values for escrow brief legal and existing liens.  At the end of this article, I’ll include the output from the test tool. The test tool is also included in the package as a source of examples.

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SoftPro Live is Cranking along, time to get on the train

imageSoftPro Live has been around for a bit of time now. Early last year I did some research to determine who I could find that was running an active SoftPro Live site, I located 37 unique sites running on the Custom platform. This is not a complete list, it is possible to hide this service from search engines, and there's no reasonable method to find people not on the customized platform, so this list is just taking a temperature. I wondered what that would look like 16 months later. Continue reading