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By: NovatronPosted on: Feb 18 2014 at 09:32:16 PM
My company is using MiniMRP 3.7 and we're looking to upgrade to v4. In my current version, I can email my purchase orders to suppliers directly from MiniMRP. Can I still do this in v4, and where do I find the function?

By: Support Posted on: Feb 19 2014 at 08:59:57 PM
Sorry. In v4 it was disabled because some versions of Windows don't allow it. The v3 functionality didn't show the email to the user. It simply pushed it out through the user's mail outbox which some versions of Windows detect as Virus-like activity.

Most people prefer to print to a PDF (using one of the many free pdf printer drivers) and then attach that pdf to an email to the supplier.

In v4 we hope to add that PDF functionality and allow the order to be printed to PDF and then pop open an email with the PDF already attached.

Unfortunately I can't give you a timescale for this but it is such an interesting issue that I don't think you'll need to wait too long.

By: GuestPosted on: Feb 25 2014 at 04:15:40 PM
I too would find PDF functionality and opening of an email very helpful in cutting down the time it takes to completely process a purchase order.

Hopefully it won't be too long.

Thank you

By: Ken at DTSPosted on: Apr 7 2018 at 12:31:00 PM
> In v4 we hope to add that PDF functionality and allow the order to be printed to PDF and then pop open an email with the PDF already attached.

Is there a possibility that this feature could be added in the upcoming v5?

By: SupportPosted on: Apr 8 2018 at 06:58:17 AM
Hey Ken.
Windows 10 (and I think later versions of Windows 8) has, and I guess all future versions of Windows will have, 'Microsoft Print to PDF' built in as standard. So Microsoft intends for that capability to be part of the operating system - not part of any application.

For older versions of windows there's dozens of free PDF printers available for download. For example "Bullzip free PDF printer".

Do we really want to re-invent that wheel?

By: GuestPosted on: Oct 22 2020 at 03:51:43 PM
Does the Mini V5 Standard Edition support PDF for printing purchase order?

By: GuestPosted on: Oct 23 2020 at 06:41:24 AM
See my support's answer where they say that PDF printing is now part of the operating system (it's built in to windows)

So when any program (that's any program not just Minimrp) goes to print it can show a little window with a list of available printers. One of those should be "Microsoft Print to PDF"

so to answer your question yes. the standard version of minimrp can.

By: GuestPosted on: Oct 23 2020 at 06:44:50 AM
But MiniMRP does not automatically email the PO to the supplier.

But when you're looking at a purchase order you see the supplier's name and address at the top of the window. Just to the right of that is a little 'edit' button. Click that and a window appears with more supplier details. You see the suppliers email address with a little button. Click the button to start a new email to the supplier - supplier's email address already filled in. Now attach the PDF you printed and send.

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