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Hotel Report (Desktop Version)
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Table of Contents

Installing Hotel Report

  1. System Requirements
  2. Installing Full Version for Windows
  3. Installing Full Version for Macintosh
  4. Installing Update for Windows
  5. Installing Update for Macintosh
  6. Upgrading to the Server Edition - Windows
  7. Upgrading to the Server Edition - Macintosh
  8. Upgrading to the Web Server Edition - Windows
  9. Upgrading to the Web Server Edition - Macintosh

Getting Started / Hotel Report (Mac/Win)

  1. Starting Hotel Report - Windows
  2. Starting Hotel Report - Macintosh
  3. Hotel Report Interface
  4. Entering Your First Data

Registration

  1. Registering the Hotel Report
  2. Renewing for Technical Support & Updates

Preferences / Application Setup

  1. Entering your information
  2. Postings - Automatic Postings
  3. Formats
  4. Custom - Custom Fields
  5. Email Settings
  6. FTP Settings
  7. Splash Screen
  8. Drop Down Lists
  9. Display & Print Settings
  10. Logo/Letterhead
  11. Show Text Info Vs. Show Banner on Reports
  12. Password protection
  13. License & Version

Property Owners / Landlords

  1. Entering New Property Owner Information
  2. Finance: Creating a Property Owner Fianance Account
  3. Forms: Managing Property Owner Forms
  4. Reports: Generating Property Owner Reports
  5. Property Owners Status

Properties / Rental Properties

  1. Create new property
  2. Create new property - single family home
  3. Create new property - multi unit building
  4. Associating a Property Owner to a Property
  5. Searching
  6. Sorting
  7. Printing
  8. Property Status
  9. Delete Property

Guests

  1. Add Guest
  2. Setup Guest
  3. Selecting Property Address
  4. Selecting Finance Account
  5. Tabbed Panels
  6. Automatic Postings - Rent Due
  7. Add Payment
  8. Add Charge
  9. Add Late Fees
  10. Print Guest Statement
  11. Forms: Managing Guest Forms
  12. Searching
  13. Sorting
  14. Printing
  15. Printing Labels
  16. Guest Status
  17. Save Guest
  18. Delete Guest

AddressBook / Contacts

  1. Adding Contacts / Vendors
  2. Tabbed Panels
  3. Forms: Managing Contact / Vendor Forms
  4. Searching
  5. Sorting
  6. Printing
  7. Printing Labels
  8. Delete Contacts / Vendors

Finance / Cash Flow Report

  1. Create Account
  2. Adding Transactions
  3. Linking Property Address to Transaction
  4. Editing Transaction
  5. Deleting Transaction
  6. Search Transactions
  7. Print Register / Cash Flow Report
  8. Print Checks

Mobile Module / Palm, PocketPC & iPhone

  1. Palm
  2. PocketPC

Contact Support

  1. Emailing Support
  2. Support Portal
  3. Support Services
  4. User References Manuals

Forms / Mail Merge Forms

  1. Add Form
  2. Printing Forms
  3. Emailing Forms
  4. Import Form
  5. Export Form / Save Form
  6. Placing Guest Fields on Form
  7. Placing AddressBook Fields on Form
  8. Placing Property Owner Fields on Form
  9. Delete Form

Work Orders

  1. New Work Order
  2. Print Work Order
  3. Work Order Status
  4. Assigning Responsibility for Work Order
  5. Assign Work Order to Finance Account
  6. Delete Work Order
  7. Search Work Order
  8. Quick Report

Messages

  1. Add Message
  2. Message Status
  3. Assigning Repair Fix Status
  4. Delete Message
  5. Print Message

Parking

  1. Add Parking Location
  2. Add Parking Spaces
  3. Delete Parking Location
  4. Delete Parking Spaces

Calendar

  1. Viewing Dated Events

Schedule

  1. Creating Events
  2. Moving Events
  3. Resizing Events
  4. Coloring Events
  5. Tabbing
  6. Calendar Navigation
  7. Delete Event

Loans / Mortgages

  1. Add Loan
  2. Delete Loan

Vehicles

  1. Add Vehicle
  2. Delete Vehicle

Prospecting

  1. Add Prospecting
  2. Delete Prospecting

Reports

  1. Generating Reports
  2. Generating Report with Print Preview

Pictures / Images Processing

  1. Importing Pictures
  2. View Pictures
  3. Problem Importing Pictures
  4. Can't Import Pictures

Data / Importing & Exporting

  1. Importing Data
  2. Exporting Data
  3. Copy Data File
  4. Backup Data (Manually)
  5. Backup Data (Local)
  6. Backup Data (Online)
  7. Move to a new computer
  8. Generate Quick Report
  9. Data Recovery
  10. Interruption has occured

Windows & Displays

  1. Close Windows / Close Box

Messages & Notifications

  1. Error Messages
  2. Update Available Notification








Windows
Pentium III
OS: Windows 2000, XP & VISTA
64MB RAM
(128 Recommended)
14" Monitor with 256 colors
800 X 600 monitor resolution
Mac OS
G3 or better processor
Mac OS X 10.3 greater
64MB RAM
(128 Recommended)
14" Monitor with 256 colors
800 X 600 monitor resolution
Server Edition Minimum Requirements
Windows
Pentium III
OS: Windows 2000, XP & VISTA
64MB RAM
(128 Recommended)
14" Monitor with 256 colors
800 X 600 monitor resolution
Mac OS
G3 or better processor
Mac OS X 10.3 greater
64MB RAM
(128 Recommended)
14" Monitor with 256 colors
800 X 600 monitor resolution
Web Server Edition Minimum Requirements
Windows
Pentium III
OS: Windows 2000, XP & VISTA
64MB RAM
(128 Recommended)
14" Monitor with 256 colors
800 X 600 monitor resolution
Mac OS
G3 or better processor
Mac OS X 10.3 greater
64MB RAM
(128 Recommended)
14" Monitor with 256 colors
800 X 600 monitor resolution
Download the Hotel Report Windows full version to your desktop:

Please click the following link to start the Hotel Report full version download:
http://www.mdansby.com/downloads/LRW.exe

Once the file has finished downloading, open it and press the install button.

Its not necessary to change the install to location, the Hotel Report should be installed on the C drive in the Program Files folder.

If the Hotel Report is not in the Program Files folder on your C drive, the softwrare may not operate properly.

Download the Hotel Report Macintosh full version to your desktop:

Please click the following link to start the Hotel Report full version download:
http://www.mdansby.com/downloads/LRW.dmg

Once the file has finished downloading, the disk image should open on your desktop.

You must copy the Hotel Report X to your Applications folder.

If the Hotel Report is not in the Applications folder, the softwrare may not operate properly.

Download the Hotel Report Update for Windows to your desktop:

Please click the following link to start the Hotel Report Update for Windows download:
http://www.mdansby.net/downloadregistration/U_LRW.exe

Once the file has finished downloading, open it and press the install button.

Its not necessary to change the install to location, the Hotel Report Update should be installed on the C drive in the Program Files folder.

If the Hotel Report is not in the Program Files folder on your C drive, the softwrare may not operate properly.

Also, if the Hotel Report software is not on your C drive in the Program files folder, the update will not install completely.

Download the Hotel Report Update for Macintosh to your desktop:

Please click the following link to start the Hotel Report Update for Windows download:
http://www.mdansby.net/downloadregistration/U_LRM.dmg

Once the file has finished downloading, the file will unpack its self and will be placed the Hotel Report file on your desktop.

Move the file named Hotel Report to the Hotel Report X folder inside your Applications folder.

Download the Hotel Report Windows Server Update for Windows to your server desktop:

Stop the Hotel Report Server service or stop the Hotel Report Server application.

Once the file has finished downloading, open it and press the install button.

After the installation is complete, start the Hotel Report Server service or Hotel Report Server application.

Download the Hotel Report Macintosh Server Update for Windows to your server desktop:

Stop the Hotel Report Server service or stop the Hotel Report Server application.

Once the file has finished downloading, open it and press the install button.

After the installation is complete, start the Hotel Report Server service or Hotel Report Server application.

Download the Hotel Report Windows Web Server Update for Windows to your server desktop:

Stop the Hotel Report Server service or stop the Hotel Report Server application.

Once the file has finished downloading, open it and press the install button.

After the installation is complete, start the Hotel Report Server service or Hotel Report Server application.

Download the Hotel Report Macintosh Web Server Update for Windows to your server desktop:

Stop the Hotel Report Server service or stop the Hotel Report Server application.

Once the file has finished downloading, open it and press the install button.

After the installation is complete, start the Hotel Report Server service or Hotel Report Server application.

To start the Hotel Report software, double-click on the Hotel Report icon on your desktop.

The Hotel Report full version installer, placed a Hotel Report icon on your desktop.

To start the Hotel Report software, double-click on the Hotel Report icon inside the Hotel Report X folder.

For quick access to the Hotel Report, you can place the Hotel Report on your dock.

The Hotel Report is very easy to use and to navigate to the different areas of the application.

For example, if you want to access Guest Information, click on Guests. This true for all areas of the application.

You can use the palette and the menu bar to navigate around the application.

The palette and menu bar displays the key areas of the software.

The following area are available in the Hotel Report Interface:

  • Guests - Track Guest information
  • Properties - Track Your Properties and or other Peoples Properties
  • Property Owners - Track Landlords, Property Owners information
  • AddressBook - Track Contacts & Vendors
  • Work Order - Track Work Orders
  • Messages - Track Messages (From Guests, Property Owners, Contacts and Vendors)
  • Warranties - Track Warranties for Equipment, Products, Services and Labor
  • Parking - Track Parking locations and spaces
  • Prospecting - Track Properties you are look at buy or managing
  • Loan - Track Loans & Mortgages
  • Vehicles - Track Vehicles in your fleet
  • Calendar - View events on the schedule, such as Rent Due dates for all Guests.
  • Schedule - View Events on the Calendars
  • Reminders - View To Dos and or Things to do

Please use the following steps to get started entering data into the Hotel Report:

  1. Enter your owner information in the Preferences area.
  2. Place your owners information in the Preferences area, name, address, telephone and all fields in red.
  3. Press Save to save the Preferences information
  4. Go to Property Owners and enter your owners there. (If you are managing other peoples properties, enter there information here too)
  5. To add a new Property Owner, press new owner button, is will take you to a blank Property Owner screen
  6. Go to the Properties, and setup your properties and units.
  7. Setup all your Properties and Units, if you have trouble understanding, please look at the sample data.
  8. To add a new Property, press the New Property button, is will take you to a blank Property screen.
  9. Go to the Guests area, and setup your tenants
  10. To add a new Guest, press the New Guest button, is will take you to a blank Guest screen
  11. There is a pull down option on the General tab that will link a tenant to a property address.
  12. Enter your tenants and the information on the general tab inside tenants.
  13. You can delete sample tenants by pressing the delete button at the bottom.
To register the Hotel Report, click on the Unlock Hotel Report button on the Registration Window

or, go to the Preferences area to the Registration tab.

The Preferences area can be found under the View menu item.

Once you get to the Preferences area, Registration tab. Enter your information on the left side.
Fill in all fields in red.

Make sure you fill in your Company Name, Your Name, Address, City, State, Postal Code, Telephone, Email and how did you hear about the Hotel Report. Then enter your account number and press the activate account button.

If you incounter trouble with the registration process contact support via the Support Portal.

Single User Edition -
(Updates & Support - 1 Year Extension)
Server Edition - Web & Server Edition-
(Updates & Support - 1 Year Extension)


In the Preferences area, there is a button called "Show Banner on Reports".

If this button is checked the Graphic Banner will be displayed on reports.
If this button is not checked than the regular company name or
organizational name will be displayed.

You can create a banner in your paint program or Photoshop application.
The banner must be 600x100.

Show Print Preview - If checked, a print preview will always be displayed before
Printing
Show Print Settings - If checked, the print setting option will be shown every time you print.

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Fonts:
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The font can not be changed on the Statement and Invoices.
But, you can change the fonts for the notices, agreement and letters.
Just go to the Guests, notices tab. You can create, edit all the forms there.

Posting assign automatic charges for the following charges:

Automatic Charges

  • Rent
  • Rent plus 1 month - this charges next months rent
  • Rent #2
  • Late Fee #1
  • Late Fee #2
  • Late Fee #3
  • Rental Increase
  • Gas Fee
  • Water Fee
  • Cable Fee
  • Parking Fee
  • Electric Fee
  • Sewer Fee
  • Garbage Fee
  • Custom Fee #1
  • Custom Fee #2
  • Loan Due
  • Loan Late Fee

There charges is checked are automatically charges to the Guest every month or every billing period.

Automatic Data Intergration

  • Flow Guest Information to AddressBook
  • Flow Payments / Guest Payments to Finance
  • Flow Expenses / Work Orders to Finance

Automatic Printing

  • Print Late Notice
  • Print Eviction Notice

Tax on Guest Charges

Tax on Finance Charges

Commission on Guest Payments

Set the formats for Telephone, Postal Code, SS Number, ID Number, I Number, N Number, and Bank Routing Number
Two custom fields for Guests is available, enter the field label and the label will appear in the Guest area.
To send email from the Hotel Report, the email settings tab needs to filled in with correct SMTP information

Enter the return email address and SMTP address

The return email address is the email addressa recepentants can reply to to respond to the email

The SMTP address is the server address of your SMTP server, The SMTP server sends and delivers email.

If there is no authorization needed to send email, please lease SMTP User Name and SMTP Password empty.

FTP Settings is for the Web Statements Module

The Web Statement Module automatically places Guest & Property Owner report on a server, so Guests and Property Owners can access that reports. The reports are real time, the most current information on the account. Any changes that occur on the account is reflected on the reports.

The FTP Settings consist of the following:

  • Hostname
  • Username
  • Password
  • Inital FTP Folder
  • URL (Website)

Once you have enter your settings, you can test the connection by pressing the Test FTP Connection button.

The splash screen is the screen that open in the center, when the software first opens.

By Default, the splash screen consist of a picture of an apartment building with blue sky.

This splash screen can be change to any picture you import into the software.

To edit drop down lists, go to the Preferences area to the Drop Down List tab.

Once you select the list you wish to edit, you can add, modify, delete and sort elements in the list.

Always press "Save List", after you have made a list modification.

After you have upgraded the software, you can press the "Restore List" to restore your saved list.

Show Print Preview - If checked, a print preview will always be displayed before Printing

Show Print Settings - If checked, the print setting option will be shown every time you print.

In the Preferences area, there is a button called "Show Banner on Reports".


If this button is checked the Graphic Banner will be displayed on reports.
If this button is not checked than the regular company name or
organizational name will be displayed.

You can create a banner in your paint program or Photoshop application.
The banner must be 600x100.

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Fonts:
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The Hotel Report will be able to handle the following image types:
pic, pct, jpeg, gif, tiff, bit, png, bmp, psd, tga, pntg, tpic and bps.

Download the free QuickTime player, this plug-in will help process more types of images.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

If you are using a digital camera, just reduce the image size to reduce the image size. Images should not be larger than 100K.

In the Preferences area, there is a button called "Show Banner on Reports".
If this button is checked the Graphic Banner will be displayed on reports.
If this button is not checked than the regular company name or
organizational name will be displayed.

You can create a banner in your paint program or Photoshop application.
The banner must be 600x100.

Show Print Preview - If checked, a print preview will always be displayed before Printing
Show Print Settings - If checked, the print setting option will be shown every time you print.
You are able to add as many users as you wish to the system.

You are also able to grant them access to be able to View records, Create records, Edit records, Delete records, and Print records.

You are also able to grant them access to the different areas of the Hotel Report software.


In the login screen, only the following names should be displayed by default:

Administrator
Guest_BlankPassword


A) Login as the administrator (password is admin)
B) Click on the Preferences icon on the palette
C) Then, Click on the Edit Users button
D) Highlight the user named John Doe
E) Go to the password menu item and select Edit User
F) You should be able to change the users name and password here
G) Only change the name and password, nothing else

Do not rename the administrator user.


If you have created/saved your own Password/User List.
Please use the following steps to save your User & Password Settings:

A) Go to the Preferences area and press the Edit Users button
B) Then, go to the Passwords menu item and select Save Groups.
C) Name and Save the file.
D) Install the upgrade
E) Then, go back to Preferences/Edit Users and load your user file.

You must assign users to groups.
Just drag and drop users on the groups you want the user to have access to.

If you do not assign users to groups, then the user will not have access to those areas of the programs.
So, Just drag and drop users on the groups you want the user to have access to.

You can not delete users, you can only rename them.

The software version can be viewed in the Preferences windows on the upper right hand corner.

The version number always start with the letter v, for an example v20091001.

The version number determines when the software was built and released.

Under the view menu item, there is an option called Property Owners.
Create a new owner and enter all the information including the active
setting.

The property in the list will be added to the property owners pull down
option in properties. Once you add the owners name to the property, it
will appear in the Guests area with the Property address.
To create a Finance account for a property owner, press the button for create finance account inside the Property Owner record.

This button can be found near the top of the window.

Once you press this button, an account will be automatically created with the Property Owners name as the Finance account name.

If an account already exists, you will get an error message stating the account already exists.

Inside the Property Owners area, under the Forms tab you can edit notices, forms
and agreements. You can create your own or import existing forms and
agreements.

On the left side, all your form, notices and agreement will appear. Just
double click on one to edit. On the right side, forms, notices and
agreements specifically for that Property Owner will appear.

To insert the Property Owners name or Address,
Just click on the Insert menu item and select 4D Expression
Choose Property Owner and then Full_Name and and Address.

You can also right click in the word processing window to insert application fields.

You only have to create the form once, and you can use them with all of your Property Owners.

Click here for the 4D Write User Reference Manual

To generate reports, go to the Reports tab within the Property Owners area.

Also you can generate a cash flow report, within the Property Owners Finance account.

If the active check box is checked, the Property Owner is active.

If the active check box is not checked, the Property Owner is not active.

On the Properties listing screen, press the new property button to add a new property.
Single family house, should have at least one unit, under units tab.

A 4 family building, should have 4 units under the units tab
A 6 family building, should have 6 units under the units tab

Each property that you own or manage should have the corresponding units assigned to them.


After you check the properties area, go back to the tenants area (General
tab) and check the rental address pull down option. All your properties &
units should appear in the pull down option.

Select the right unit the tenant is renting or leasing.

T = Total Units
O = Occupied
V = Vacant

Go into the Properties area.
You will see the Property listing screen, that show all the properties.

If you double click on a property, you will see the detail information on
that property. When you first go in to t his area, it will take you to the
units tab.

The units tabs shows all the units corresponding to the property.

To add a unit hit the "plus" on the left side.
To delete a unit hit the "minus" on the left side.

After you hit the "plus" symbol to add a unit enter the following information:
A) Enter the apartment / unit number
B) Enter the apartment or unit - floor level
C) Enter the number of Bedrooms / Rooms
D) Enter the markert rent for the unit
E) Enter the square footage for the unit

The tenants name and rented check box will automatically fill in when you link a Guest to
the unit in the Guests area (General Tab).

You should go to properties to add new properties or to remore properties that you own or manage.

SPECIAL NOTE - TRAILER PARKS (MOBILE HOME PARKS)

Each mobile home should be a separate unit.

Just enter each mobile home and the unit# should be the mobile home number.
The number of units you have should, be the same number as the number of
mobile homes in the park.

The property address should be the address of the mobile home park.

The Guests name and lease expiration will automatically fillin when you link a Guest to the unit.
The Guests name, rented check box and lease expiration is non enterable.

Under the view menu item, there is an option called Property Owners.
Create a new owner and enter all the information including the active
setting.

The property in the list will be added to the property owners pull down
option in properties. Once you add the owners name to the property, it
will appear in the Guests area with the Property address.
On the properties listing screen, you can search properties by pressing the search button.
On the properties listing screen, you can sort properties by pressing the sort button.
You can find reports for properties under the Report menu item and also inside the Properties area.
If the active check box is checked, then the property is active.

If the active check box is not checked, then the property is not active.

On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.

To create a new record, go to the area in which you want to create a new record.

Then press the new button, a new blank record will appear were you can insert your data.

For an example, Go to the Guests area, then press the "New Guest" button.

To setup your Guests, go to the Guests area (General Tab).

Click on the Guests icon on the Palette
Click the New Guest button on the bottom of the window
Enter the Guests name, then go to the general tab or the first tab.

Assign the rental status to renting.
An active Guest is renting or leasing, So the Guest status for an active Guest should be "Renting" or "Leasing"

Special Note: If the status is renting or leasing, the Guest is active. It does not matter, if you post date the rent due date.


Select the address, the Guests going to be renting.

Fill in the Rent and Late Fee amounts.
Enter the Rent Due Date and the Late Charge Date.

The dates work like the following, if the rent due is July 2, 2004.
Rent is due on the 2nd of every month.

Example - 07/02/2004 = Rent is due on the second of every month.

Day number is the day the rent is due.

The application will automatically charge each Guest the appropriate charges every month.
The only thing you need to do is enter any payments they make, and extra charges like damage.

Rent status of renting or leasing is an active Guest
The application will consider them active Guests.
Any other status other than renting or leasing is not an active Guest.

So, make sure the following is filled in on the general tab.
1) Rent Status (Renting / Leasing)
2) Rent Amount
3) Late Fee Amount
4) Rent Due Date (Day number is important)
5) Late Fee Date (Day number is important)

All Guests are active while there rent status is Renting or Leasing.
So, if you Guest moves, then change the status to Moved Out.

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Weekly, Bi-Monthly & Annual Rentals
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If you need to setup a week or bi-monthly rental. Please use the following instructions:

Go to the Guests, general tab.
Select Day Interval and enter 7 for days - This will charge the Guest a weekly rent

Select Day Interval and enter 15 for days - This will charge the Guest a twice a month for rent

Select Day Interval and enter 365 for days - This will charge the Guest a once a year for rent

To select a property address for the Guest, from the Property Address pull down select your desired rental address.
To select a finance account, go to the payment tab and choose a Finance account from the Finance account pull down option.

Once selected, all payments recorded will flow into the choosen Finance account.

The tabbed panels lets you navigate around the window to the different sections of the record.

The tabbed panels are in the Guests area:

  • General
  • General 2
  • Payments
  • Telephone/Email
  • Employment
  • References
  • Occupants/Pets
  • Vehicles
  • Actions
  • Forms
  • Photos
  • Photos 2
  • Photo 3
  • Comments
  • Notes
  • Messages
  • Work Orders
  • Documents
  • Sign Documents
  • Report
  • Financial
Fill in all the dates you wish to keep track of. When you add a rent
charge, the day number will be take and assigned to the current month.

Sample: 01/01/2002

The rent will be due on the 1st of each month.

Single family house, should have at least one unit, under units tab.
Multifamily building, should have multiple units under the units tab

After you check the properties area, go back to the tenants area (General
tab) and check the rental address pull down option. All your properties &
units should appear in the pull down option.

Select the right unit the tenant is renting or leasing.
On the payments tab, is where you enter payments or charges for your Guests.

To enter a charge, press the add charge button.
To enter a payment, press the add payment button.

The application will automatically add all charges for you each month, see the automatic posting area so more information.
All you have to do is to enter payments your Guests make to you.

Each transaction must be separated.
The payments should be entered as the following:

10/01/2003 Rent Due $660 Balance Due $660
10/01/2003 Paid $100 Balance Due $560

Each transaction must be separated, payments and charges should not be on
the same line,

The rent due must be spelled out “Rent Due”,
You can name it anything, but include the name “Rent Due”
So you can have “Rent Due – SSI” or “Rent Due – Section 8”.

Special Note: If the status is renting or leasing, the Guest is active. It does not matter, if you post date the rent due date.


Delete the line and reenter on two separate lines / transactions.

Special Note: S8 = Section 8
GA = General Assistance
SH = Subsidize housing

Add rent + 1 = add next months rent
Add nsf = add bad check fee

You can add two custom fees in the Preferences area and Guests General Tab.

NON SUFFICIENT FUNDS - HOW TO RELECT IN STATEMENT

Please do the following to reflect NSF - Non Sufficient Funds:

In the Preferences area, there is a field that holds the amount you charge for NSF.
Enter your amount there and press save.

Then go to the Guests area, to the Guest record.
Press the NSF button to charge them for the bad check.

Then reenter the rent charge again manually.

That way they can see the first payment that was bad and the fee that you charged them.
And the Rent Amount still owing.


SAMPLE BELOW
01/01/2005 Rent Due $500 Balance due $500
01/02/2005 Paid $500 Balance due $0
01/11/2005 NSF $30 Balance due $30
01/11/2005 Rent Due $500 Balance due $530

To add charge for a Guest, press the Add Charge button

This will take you to the Transaction screen.

Enter date, description of the charge and amount. Then press save to record the charge transaction.

There are three different types of late fees:


The first two Late Fees operate independent of each other.
You can set the dates you want Late Fee #1 and Late Fee #2 to occur. You can set one or both. Its all up to you, and how you manage your Guests. The check boxes next to the fee has to checked to operate the Late fees. If the boxes are not checked, then the fee will not be charged. Each Guest can be setup independent of each other.

A) Late Fee #1
B) Late Fee #2
C) Daily Late Fee

Late Fee #1 is the first and original late fee.

You can assign the date for Late Fee #1 by entering the date in Late Fee Date #1.

Late Fee #2 is the second late fee. You can assign the date for Late Fee #2 by entering the date in Late Fee Date #2.

The Daily Late Fee operates, the day after the first late fee, it also operates on the Late Fee Date #1.

The Late Fee dates work like the following, if the Late Fee due is July 5, 2004.

The Rent will be late on the 5th of every month.

Example - 07/05/2004 & Balance greater than zero = Late Fee Charge.

You can uncheck the check box for late fee and they won’t reappear.

If you go to the Preferences area, posting tab and check reactivate late fees.
Next month the the late fee check box that you unchecked will be checked and reactivated
.

To print Guest Statement, go to the Guest record you want to print.

Once you get to the Guest record, press the Print Guest Statement button to print the statement.

Inside the Guests area, under the Forms tab you can edit notices, forms
and agreements. You can create your own or import existing forms and
agreements.

On the left side, all your form, notices and agreement will appear. Just
double click on one to edit. On the right side, forms, notices and
agreements specifically for that Guest will appear.

To insert the Guest name or Rental Address,
Just click on the Insert menu item and select 4D Expression
Choose Guests and then Guests_Full_Name and and Rental_Address.

You can also right click in the word processing window to insert application fields.

Creating a Late Notice = Create the Late Notice and check the late notice check box.
Creating a Eviction Notice = Create the Eviction Notice and check the evication check box.

You only have to create the form once, and you can use them with all of your Guests.

Click here for the 4D Write User Reference Manual

On the Guest list screen, which shows a list of your Guests with there status, rent and balance due amounts.

You can search for Guests on this screen, by press the search button or quick search button.

On the Guest list screen, which shows a list of your Guests with there status, rent and balance due amounts.

You can sort by pressing the sort button.

Print options can be found in the Guest record and the Report tab inside the Guest Record.
To design the labels:
1 Click the Label tab to go back to the Label design page.
2 Drag the field Guest_Full_Name so that it is positioned near the top of the
label in the label design area.
3 Drag the field Rental_Address to the label.
4 Drag the field Rental_City, Rental_StateProvince and Rental_ZipCode_PostalCode to the label.
5 Choose Select All in the Edit menu.
6 Click the Align Left icon.
7 Choose Times in the Font pop up menu.
8 Click Left in the Justification pop-up menu.

Click the label editor, its the button that says labels or the icon that
looks like an envelope. After the label editor is open you can drag the
item to build the label. The bar code field is called "BarCode_Image".

You can save your label template for use in the future. So, just save and
load later.

The Guest Status determines if the Guest is active or not active.

If the Guest Status is Renting or Leasing, the Guest is active.

And the software will automatically charge the Guest rent every month on the due date.

If the Guest Statis is not Renting or Leasing, the Guest is not active.

No automatic charges will be applied if the status is not active.

To save a record, press the "Save" button, and the record will be saved.
To delete a record, go to the record you wish to delete and double-click it.

Then press the "Delete" button, the delete button will delete the current record.

For an example, Go to the Guests area, Select the Guest you wish to delete, then press the "Delete" button.

You can only delete one record at a time.

On the listing screen, press the New AddressBook button to add a new record.
The tabbed panels lets you navigate around the window to the different sections of the record.

The tabbed panels are in the AddressBook:

  • General
  • Comments
  • Notes
  • Account Numbers
  • Forms
Inside the AddressBook area, under the Forms tab you can edit notices, forms
and agreements. You can create your own or import existing forms and
agreements.

On the left side, all your form, notices and agreement will appear. Just
double click on one to edit. On the right side, forms, notices and
agreements specifically for that Property Owner will appear.

To insert the AddressBook name or Address,
Just click on the Insert menu item and select 4D Expression
Choose Property Owner and then Full_Name and and Address.

You can also right click in the word processing window to insert application fields.

You only have to create the form once, and you can use them with all of your AddressBook.

Click here for the 4D Write User Reference Manual

To search for AddressBook record, press the search button on the AddressBook listing screen.
To sort your AddressBook records, press the sort button on the AddressBook listing screen.
To print AddressBook records, press the quick report button on the AddressBook listing screen.

This will allow you to select fields to print. The selection will be printed.

To print labels for your AddressBook records, press the labels button on the AddressBook listing screen.

The label button will open the label editor, the label editior allows you to create, design and save labels for printing.

On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
On the listing screen, press the New Account button to add a new record.
On the blank record, enter your date, description, category, memo and amount.

Then press the save / record button to save the transaction.

Select the transaction, then press the link property address button.
Select your desired transaction, and click inside the field in which you want to edit.

Edit the field and then press save record / transaction at the bottom.

On the finance screen, the delete transaction button is on the left side of the screen.
You can search transactions by Date, Payee, Description, Category, Memo and Property Address.

Once you search for the transaction, you can print the register. If you want to restore the account transaction to the full listing, press the refresh button.

To print the register, press the print register button

To print the cash flow report, press the cash flow report.

You can use magnetic ink to print 100% legal checks on totally blank check stock.
Simply insert the blank check stock into your printer tray, and print your checks.

Press the design check button to design your checks. Press the print check button to print your checks.

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To design your check, go to the Finance area and press the design check button.
The default check template will be loaded.

You need the following fields.
Date
Check Number
Payee & Description
Memo
Check Amount
Check Text Amount

Once you have designed your check, save the default check template.
The font can not be changed on the Statement and Invoices.
But, you can change the fonts for the notices, agreement and letters.
Just go to the Guests, notices tab. You can create, edit all the forms there.
To print forms, press the print form button. This will open a window that will allow you to select the Form to print.
To email forms, press the email form button. This will open a window that will allow you to select the Form to email.
To import a document, open your form and press the import document button on the bottom.

When import documents, you may lose some formating. Text and pictures can be imported together. If you have pictures, copy and paste your pictures or photo in after you placed the text.

To export a form, open your form and press the save document button on the bottom. You will be able to save your document in any format you wish. You choose the location to save the document.
To insert the Guest name or Address,
Just click on the Insert menu item and select 4D Expression
Choose Guest and then Name_Full_Name and and Rental_Address.

You can also right click in the word processing window to insert application fields.

You only have to create the form once, and you can use them with all of your Guest.
To insert the Contact name or Address,
Just click on the Insert menu item and select 4D Expression
Choose AddressBook and then Name_Full_Name and and Address.

You can also right click in the word processing window to insert application fields.

You only have to create the form once, and you can use them with all of your AddressBook.
To insert the Property Owner name or Address,
Just click on the Insert menu item and select 4D Expression
Choose Guest and then Name_Full_Name and and Address.

You can also right click in the word processing window to insert application fields.

You only have to create the form once, and you can use them with all of your Property Owner.
To delete form, press the delete button on the Form screen.
On the listing screen, press the New Work Order button to add a new record.
If the Work Order status is open, then the work order is active.

If the Work Order status is closed, then the work order is not active.

The following status is available for Work Orders:

  • Open
  • Completed
  • Closed
  • Canceled
  • Consulting
  • Hold
  • In Progress
  • Repetitive
  • Research
  • Started
The party responsible for the work order pays for the work being performed.

The following parties can be responsible for the work order:

  • Self
  • Work Location
  • Vendor / Issued to Person

To select a finance account, go to the payment tab and choose a Finance account from the Finance account pull down option.

Once selected, all payments recorded will flow into the choosen Finance account.

On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
To search for Work Order record, press the search button on the Work Order listing screen.

To build the report:

1) Double-click the field Guest_Full_Name in the Select the fields area.
2) While the column is still highlighted, click the Sorted check box.
3) Double-click the following fields to add them to your report: Address, City, StateProvince, ZipCodePostalCode. As you double-click each column, it is added to your report. Your report now looks like this:
4) Click the Scroll Bar right arrow or expand the window so you can see the column Cost. The Cost column should already be highlighted. If it is not, click at the top of the column to highlight it.
5) Click the Sum button in the Cell Summary area.

On the listing screen, press the New Work Order button to add a new record.
On the listing screen, press the New Message button to add a new record.
Once you create a message, the status is open by default.

If the status is not open, then the status is not active

If the repair fix check box is checked, then you can create a work order based the information from the message.
On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
The Messages List can be printed and the individual message can be printed.

The print button is on the bottom of the screen.

On the listing screen, press the New Parking button to add a new record.
On the Parking screen, press the New Parking Space button to add a new space.
On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
View important dates for Rent Due, Messages, Work Orders, Guest Actions, Guest Balances, and Birthdays.
To create an Event record, the user can position the mouse pointer within the Schedule area and then point, click and drag a rectangle within the date (or resource) and time area desired. If you wish to create an event record/object (physically) on top of an existing Event/object, you must depress and hold the option key down and then perform the point-click & drag operation.
To move an Event record, the user can point, select and drag an object to another cell within the Schedule area. Dragging between non-timed Banner events and regular events and vice versa is not permitted.
To resize an Event record, the user must position the mouse pointer at the bottom of the Event object. Once the cursor changes to the cross-heir status, the use can click on the bottom of the object and drag it downward to establish a new end time. Whether creating or moving and object, it is only possible to create an end-time which corresponds to the currently shown interval. As a developer, either provide an interval tool which allows end-user to alter the time intervals shown or provide direct access to an input dialog or form for editing.
To change the color of an Event/object, the user can control-click on an event/object which then automatically displays the Color palette pop-up. The User can then drag the mouse pointer to the desired color cell and release the mouse to select that color. To cancel the color pop-up, the User can simply drag off of the palette.
Schedule manages and maintains a list of selected cells throughout an application session. By depressing the Tab key the User can Tab between the events most recently edited. Alternatively, by depressing the Shift and Tab keys concurrently, the User can tab among these events in reverse order.
When the area is displayed to the user, they may select any date in the currently displayed month simply by clicking on it. The calendar will always have exactly one date selected. The user may scroll to the next or previous month by clicking on the arrow buttons in the upper-right or upper left corner of the area. If the user holds down the Command key when clicking on these buttons, the calendar will scroll to the next or previous year.

Scrolling the calendar does not change the selected date - the user must click on a date cell in order to do so. If the currently selected date is in a month other than the one currently displayed in the area, the user may "jump" to the month of the currently selected date by clicking on the title-bar
Deleting Events/Objects
To delete an Event record, the user can select an event object within the Schedule area, then press Control-Delete (Windows) or Command-Delete (Macintosh).
On the listing screen, press the New Loan button to add a new loan. You will have to enter loan amount, and the terms.
On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
On the listing screen, press the New Vehicle button to add a new record.
On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
On the listing screen, press the New Prospect button to add a new record.
On the input screen, the delete button is on the bottom of the screen.
Most of the Reports are located in two places.

1) Under the Reports - menu item at the top of the screen.
2) Inside each module - at the bottom of the screen
Sample: Guests, print tenant statement and print tenant invoice.

Rental Income Report: The information comes from Guest payments collected

Rental Charges Report: The information comes from Guest charges posted.

Rental Expenses Report: The information come from Finance expenditures.

Upon selecting a printing option, after the page setup screen.

The page setting screen will appear, this window contains a print preview check box.

If the print preview check box is checked, then you will get a print preview on screen.

You will have an option to actually print the print prewiew screen.

The Hotel Report will be able to handle the following image types:
pic, pct, jpeg, gif, tiff, bit, png, bmp, psd, tga, pntg, tpic and bps.

You can view pictures on the photos tab. The photos tab will show all your photos.
The Hotel Report will be able to handle the following image types:
pic, pct, jpeg, gif, tiff, bit, png, bmp, psd, tga, pntg, tpic and bps.

Download the free QuickTime player, this plug-in will help process more types of images.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

If you are using a digital camera, just reduce the image size to reduce the image size. Images should not be larger than 100K.
The Hotel Report will be able to handle the following image types:
pic, pct, jpeg, gif, tiff, bit, png, bmp, psd, tga, pntg, tpic and bps.

Download the free QuickTime player, this plug-in will help process more types of images.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

If you are using a digital camera, just reduce the image size to reduce the image size. Images should not be larger than 100K.

To Import Data, go to the File menu item and select Import Data

You can import contact information only.
Name, address, city, state, zip and telephone numbers.
Just select the option to import data under the file menu item.

Click here for the 4D User Reference Manual

To import the text file into the Hotel Report:

1 Choose Import Data… in the File menu.

The operating system’s standard Open File dialog appears. If you are not already in the directory, locate your file, the file must be text file (.txt)
Note: These dialog boxes may vary depending on the version of your Operating System

Importing Records into the Guests or Address Book areas

2 Double-click the file to open it.

The 4D Import Wizard appears, showing you the contents of the import file. If necessary, you can align the columns with the file import file with the fields in your database.

The Import Wizard assumes that the data in your import file is in the same order as the fields in your database. However, if some of the field= choices are not correct, you can select a different field to import a column into by choosing a field from the pop-up menu at the top of
that column.

For additional information, and for help with specific importing challenges, see the 4th Dimension User Reference Manual.

3 Click the Import button.

4D returns to the [AddressBook] Output form, which displays the 20 records that you just imported. Note that the top of the window now says “AddressBook: 20 of 21,” which means that you now have a total of 21 records in your database.

Selected table
Field associated
to each column
Contents of the
import file

To Export Data, go to the File menu item and select Export Data
Under the File menu item, Select Copy Data File.

This option will allow you to copy the current data file to the location of your choosing.

Windows:
Just save all the contains of the Hotel Report folder in your Program
Files folder on the C Drive.

Macintosh:
Just save the all the contains inside the Hotel Report folder.

You can copy this folder to another drive or burn the folder to a CD.

Your data is stored in the file named HotelReport.data.
You can rename the data file if you wish (YourName.data).

We recommend that you backup the Hotel Report to a CD blank once a month.

Just drag and drop the Hotel Report folder on to your CD-RW drive and create a backup.

Select Backup – Local under the File menu item.

Press the Preferences button, when the backup process window opens.

Go to Backup, select schedule, select one week or month.
Go to backup and select the destination of the backup.
Go to Restore and make sure all three check boxes are checked

DO NOT BACKUP MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK.
WE RECOMMEND ONCE A MONTH.
If you order the online backup or offsite backup (backup module),
go to the Preferences area and select the day of backup.

Go to the Preferences area and select the day of the week, the application will upload
your data to the Backup Server once a week.

If you need to recover your data just send an email to support [@] mdansby [dot] com,
Support will repley with a link to download the most recent
backup copy of your data file.
Windows: Please use the following steps to move your Hotel Report data to a new computer:
1. Go to the C drive / Program Files / aHotelReport folder / Database folder
2. Copy / Burn to a CD the file named "HotelReport.4DD"
3. On the new computer, download the Hotel Report trial from our website.
4. Install the Hotel Report Trial version
5. After installation, copy the file on your CD to the Hotel Report folder.
6. Your data is now in place. You can start the Hotel Report on the new computer.


Macintosh: Please use the following steps to move your Hotel Report data to a new computer:
1. Go to the C drive / Program Files / Hotel Report folder
2. Copy / Burn to a CD the file named "HotelReport.data"
3. On the new computer, download the Hotel Report trial from our website.
4. Install the Hotel Report Trial version
5. After installation, copy the file on your CD to the Hotel Report folder.
6. Your data is now in place. You can start the Hotel Report on the new computer.

To build the report:

1) Double-click the field Guest_Full_Name in the Select the fields area.
2) While the column is still highlighted, click the Sorted check box.
3) Double-click the following fields to add them to your report: Rental_Address, Rental_City, Rental_StateProvince, Rental_ZipCodePostalCode, Current_Balance_Due As you double-click each column, it is added to your report. Your report now looks like this:
4) Click the Scroll Bar right arrow or expand the window so you can see the column Current_Balance_Due. The Current_Balance_Due column should already be highlighted. If it is not, click at the top of the column to highlight it.
5) Click the Sum button in the Cell Summary area.

To close any window, press the "Cancel" or "Done" button in the lower left hand corner of the window.

You can also close a window by press the close box

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ERROR MESSAGE #9939
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Please use the following steps to correct an Error Message #9939:

A) Go to the aHotel Report Folder in your C drive / Program Files
folder. View window by Details and sort by Type.

B) Copy the file named "HotelReport" with the file type "4D Data File"
to you desktop.

C) Go to your control panels and uninstall the Hotel Report application.

D) Download the Hotel Report - Trial Version and save to your desktop
Windows Version
<http://mdansby.com/downloads/LRW.exe>
http://mdansby.com/downloads/LRW.exe
Macintosh Version
<http://mdansby.com/downloads/LRM.dmg>
http://mdansby.com/downloads/LRM.dmg

E) Install the Hotel Report and hit cancel a the password dialog window.

F) Place the "HotelReport" with the file type "4D Data File" on your
desktop to the aHotelReport folder. This folder is on your C drive in
the Program Files folder. It will ask to replace the file, select yes.
Start the Hotel Report now.
When an new update is available, the software will notify you with a pop up message.

Once you see the pop up message, you wiil then be allowed to download and install the update.

Updates are usually released every 3-5 months.

The Palm / PocketPC Module allows you to carry your data with you. Sync Guests and AddressBook information with Microsoft's Outlook and Apple's Address Book and iCal.

The data can be sync both ways, to and from the mobile device to your desktop computer.

The Palm/PocketPC Module works with Microsoft Outlook 2003 or greater and Apple's AddressBook and iCal for OSX.

Windows Users: To sync start syncing click on the Microsoft Outlook Icon in the Guests, Address Book areas.

Macintosh Users: To sync start syncing click on the Apple AddressBook / iCal Icon in the Guests, Address Book areas.

The Palm / PocketPC Module allows you to carry your data with you. Sync Guests and AddressBook information with Microsoft's Outlook and Apple's Address Book and iCal.

The data can be sync both ways, to and from the mobile device to your desktop computer.

The Palm/PocketPC Module works with Microsoft Outlook 2003 or greater and Apple's AddressBook and iCal for OSX.

Windows Users: To sync start syncing click on the Microsoft Outlook Icon in the Guests, Address Book areas.

Macintosh Users: To sync start syncing click on the Apple AddressBook / iCal Icon in the Guests, Address Book areas.

You can contact support at support [@] mdansby [dot] com

Screen shots help describe and show issues or problems. In cases were you can provide a screen shot, please do. It help resolve issue faster. Please send screen shots and a short description to support [@] mdansby [dot] com via email or by fax to 001-646-219-2818.

Screen shots, help explain your issue and makes it easier for us to help you. Please use the following steps to send us a screen shot.

1) Press the Print Screen button
2) Open your paint program.
3) Go to the Edit menu item, select paste
4) Go to the File menu item, select save image as (.bmp,.gif,.jpg)
5) Attach the image to your email, send it to support [@] mdansby [dot] com

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