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DB/TextWorks is a content management systema type of database software that enables you to build networked and standalone textbases to manage text, numbers, dates, and electronic images. DB/TextWorks combines traditional database power, including the ability to manipulate data and perform arithmetic calculations, with the ability to handle large amounts of text. When you want to publish your textbase(s) over the Web, you can use either DB/Text WebPublisher PRO or Presto for DB/Text.
Important! This section applies to clients upgrading from version 14.5 or earlier. Please read the entire section carefully.
Textbases created or upgraded using version 15.0 or later are not compatible with any Inmagic product prior to version 15.0. You will need to upgrade DB/Text WebPublisher, DB/Text PowerPack, DB/SearchWorks Run-time, and so on to version 15.0 or later before you will be able to use them with a version 15.5 textbase. When you open an existing version 14.5 (or earlier) textbase with DB/TextWorks version 15.5, you will be prompted to upgrade the textbase. If you upgrade the textbase, you will not be able to access the textbase with any Inmagic product prior to version 15.0.
For example: If you use Inmagic Genie, you will need to open each Genie textbase (GenieKey, Catalog, etc.) in DB/TextWorks to upgrade it to 15.5. If your textbase includes any Link fields, you will need to open the secondary/associated textbases directly (File>Open) to upgrade them to 15.5. If your textbase uses the Thesaurus feature, you will need to open the thesaurus textbase directly (File>Open) to upgrade it to 15.5. And so on.
Form Scripts that use the "formatting signal" discussed in the "Box Object" topic in the Help must be updated. The length has changed from 13 characters to 23 characters. Any Form Scripts that use the script snippet in that topic will need to be modified to use the new length.
Each enhancement is discussed briefly here. The Inmagic issue number follows each item listed.
Rich Text fields When editing an empty Rich Text field, the Rich Text Editor now defaults to the Text Font specified in the Tools>Options>Display settings. This font is also used when you use Edit Textbase Structure to change the Field Type to Rich Text. 
MSXML 4.0 All calls to MSXML 4.0 have been changed to call MSXML 6.0 or later. 
E-mail Options The E-mail tab of the Tools>Options dialog box will now retain any specified Mail server IP address. 
Install Kit Removed the check for Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. 
Import Document Addressed an issue importing specific large PDF files. 
Export When exporting a subset of fields, addressed an issue selecting fields from a linked textbase. 
Rich Text fields The Font list on the Rich Text Editor dialog box now has a scrollbar. 
Form Designer Addressed a couple of specific issues with Compulsory Sorts. [8027, 8028]
Manage Textbase Elements Addressed an issue importing forms that included lengthy Form Scripts. 
Print Images Printing multiple images now works. 
Search Proximity and phrase searches that include accented characters in the search criteria now work when accents are ignored. 
The following features are no longer available in DB/TextWorks as of version 15.0.
WebPublisher Multiple Textbase Query. Presto for DB/TextWorks provides a much more robust ability to search across multiple textbases and display these results. Note: This feature is unrelated to Link fields. Textbases can still be linked together (e.g., Loans linked to Borrower).
Scan Image. Note: The ability to use existing images has not been affected. The Scan Image feature permitted you to use DB/TextWorks to scan an image with your scanner.
Textbase-Specific Help. Microsoft has dropped support for the .HLP format in modern versions of Windows. You can use a script button or the Applications menu to launch a textbase-specific help document.
Email MAPI Support. Microsoft has begun deprecating MAPI features in Windows. See the new features for SMTP e-mail, which allow the inclusion of Additional Message Text and a Signature.
In Print Preview, Rich Text fields appear to use tiny fonts. Print does use the correct font sizes.
Below is a list of the documentation and help resources for DB/TextWorks. All of these documents and resources are available on the Inmagic Customer Extranet. Some may be installed with the software as well.
Support Matrix. The DB/TextWorks Support Matrix is available on the Inmagic Extranet. It lists requirements for installing and using the product.
Installation and Upgrade Notes. DBTextWorksInstallAndUpgradeNotes.pdf explains how to install and upgrade the product.
Online Help. To open the help file, start DB/TextWorks and press F1, or choose Help>Help Topics from the DB/TextWorks menu bar.
Knowledgebase. Use the Inmagic Technical Support knowledgebase on the Web to search for solutions to common problems and explanations for error messages. To access the knowledgebase, go to the Inmagic Customer Extranet.