Change Version 6.1 is now available
Version 6.1 of Exact Change provides new Face value functionality for
world coinage. Previously, face value calculations had only applied to
U.S. coinage because a coins value relative to it's face value if the coin
was, for example, and Albanian Lek. Since Exact Change now has access
to Forex rates (foreign Exchange rates) it can run all of those
calculations. For example, if an collector from Australia visits the
European Union and plucks a 2 Euro coin from circulation, the program can
calculate the cost (face value) of that coin as $3.21 in Australian dollars.
Any report can now include teh face value as AUD 3.21 or as EUR 2.00
since they're equivalent amounts (as of this writing). Does that sound
a bit confusing? If so, you don't really need to worry about it
because it's all automated; when you tell Exact Change what kind of currency
you use, the program takes care of all the rest.
In the "Series
properties" window there's now a setting for the type of currency this coin
type represents, and the amout as well (in the image at right, it's a 2 Euro
Note: We typed in the face values for all exchangeable coins and notes
from any country (any coins or notes that have not been demonetized).
Your collection file will pick up all those settings that we entered the
next time that you update the price list and choose to add any coin types.
However, you can force it to load in all of those face values immediately by
right-clicking on "Entire collection" and then selecting "Update this
series" from the pop-up menu (after you've installed Version 6.1).
This isn't vital by any means, if you skip this then the program will pick
up that new data as it goes along.
building on the foreign exchange capabilities of Exact Change, the "Exchange
rates" window now has a spot where you can enter a monetary amount.
The table then shows that figure as it relates to every other currency
system. Previously the window had assumed a value of 1 (i.e. USD $1.00
= 135.26 Algerian dinars), The addition of that one edit box makes the
window a handy tool for easily converting any amount to or from any other
Exact Change Version 6.0 is now available
Version 6 of Exact Change is unlike any previous update of the program; it's
an entire re-write of the program in a new language in order to take
advantage of the latest software development tools.
The installation file for the trial version and the fully licensed file are
now the same download (if you've entered a license code then that eliminates
the trial mode restrictions). So you can install version six by
downloading the installation program:
Before installing the new version, you should make a backup copy of your
collection file. When you open a collection file in version 6, the
program will automatically convert it to accommodate some new program
features so older versions of the program won't recognize the modified file.
It's just always a good idea to keep a backup copy of your data file in a
safe place when making big changes. If you've modified the standard
price lists, you'll probably want to back up your price lists too.
Some of the changes you'll find in version 6:
Both the Windows and Macintosh editions are created
with the same program code (as opposed to being two different
programs of similar functionality). This means that new
features and program updates will be available for both Windows and
Macintosh users at the same time; both editions will carry the same
version number in all future releases.
|The "Add Countries" menu, which was used to add the
coins or paper money from additional countries to your collection
file, has been replaced with the new "Country Explorer".
You'll find the Country Explorer to be much easier to use; you don't
need to identify the continent before selecting a country and
countries may be listed under each name by which they may be
identified (i.e. United Kingdom and Great Britain)
|Version 6 can automatically download the latest
close prices for each of the precious coinage metals as well as
exchange rates for each of 156 different world currencies. A
ticker at the bottom of the "Series" page displays the current spot
When you select a base currency, the values
that Exact Change produces are quoted in that currency. In
other words, when an Australian user looks at the melt value of a
coin, they'll see that value in Australian dollars.
The currency conversion functionality works the other way too.
For example, when printing 2x2 inserts, you can choose to include a
coin's price in both Euros and U.S. Dollars, for example.
|Version 6 No longer utilizes a external file manager
(the "Web Update Wizard"). Instead, the new program interacts
directly with our server to provide you with program updates, image
updates and price list updates, as well as the spot price and
foreign exchange rate data described above. This means that
Exact Change can better provide you with a status of any file
transfers. You may need to grant the Exact Change program
permission to communicate through your firewall.