T4 TimeSaver .NET
Initial Production Release (2007.1.3.42)
February 11, 2008

Current Release: 2007.1.3.42
Release Date: February 11, 2008

Notes regarding this version of T4 TimeSaver.NET:

February 11, 2008 (Production release)
1 The address on the T5 summary did not align to the form properly in the case where there was nothing entered into the second address line on the company information.  This has been corrected.
2 The program t4netnode.exe is distributed with T4 TimeSaver.NET and is used by network administrators to install T4 TimeSaver.NET on workstations in a network environment.  This program had a problem which prevented a certain DLL file (O2S.Components.PDFRender4NET.dll) from being copied to the workstation.  This update corrects that problem.  This update is only required in the event that T4 TimeSaver.NET fails to start.

The remainder of this document contains information on the following topics:

1 Contact Information for ELM Computer Systems
2 Converting Prior Year Program and User Settings
3 System Requirements
4 Installing T4 TimeSaver.NET
5 Network Installation
6 Registering T4 TimeSaver.NET
7 Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader
8 History of T4 TimeSaver.NET releases

Contact Information for ELM Computer Systems

Toll Free: 1-800-268-3211
Toronto: (416) 495-1624
French support: (514) 499-9669
Fax Number: (416) 495-0044
 E-Mail: support@elmcomputers.com
Website: www.elmcomputers.com
Mailing address: ELM Computer Systems Inc.
502 Gordon Baker Road
North York, Ontario M2H 3B4

Converting Prior Year Program and User Settings

T4 TimeSaver.NET does not use the same program and user settings as the original T4 TimeSaver and does not attempt to copy those settings from the prior year's installation. You will be prompted to set up new users and other settings as needed.

System Requirements

T4 TimeSaver.NET is designed for and tested on the following Windows platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 must be installed on the computer. If, during program installation, a Network Administrator Installation is selected, the .NET Framework package will be copied to the network location and will be installed if required when T4NETNODE.EXE is run.  If a Workstation Installation is selected and the Framework is not installed, you will be prompted to download the package and install it.

Windows 2000 has the following prerequisites:

Installing T4 TimeSaver.NET

If you downloaded the install file (T4NETSETUP.MSI) from www.T4TimeSaver.ca, simply run it and follow the instructions.  If you are installing from a CD, insert the CD and wait a few seconds for the setup program to start up. If it does not start automatically, run d:SETUP.EXE (replacing d: with the drive letter of your CD drive). Follow the on-screen instructions.

Network Installation

If you want to run T4 TimeSaver.NET from more than one workstation, you can do a Workstation installation on each computer, but for ease of installation and centralizing subsequent program updates, it is recommended that you install the program on a network drive where it can be accessed by all network users. This type of installation is called a Network Administrator installation.

When you start the installation, select "Network Administrator" as the type of installation and complete the installation to a network drive. Then run T4NETNODE.EXE from each workstation to install the program on the workstations. A shortcut will be created on the workstation's desktop and in the Start menu.

When installed as a "node", T4 TimeSaver.NET can also run in off-line mode, which allows laptop users to run the program when out of the office (accessing local data and user settings), and then reconnect to the network when back in the office.

Registering T4 TimeSaver.NET

To register this copy of the program simply enter the unique authorization code issued to you by ELM Computer Systems. Until this code is entered, the program will print "VOID" on the slips and summaries, and the features of T4 TimeSaver.NET Plus will be unavailable. You may continue to use T4 TimeSaver.NET without registering the program. All the data you enter will be saved. The opportunity to register will be available every time you start the program until registration has been completed.

Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

T4 TimeSaver.NET Plus uses the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing returns (slips and summaries). For best results you should have Acrobat 5.x or above. To install or upgrade Acrobat Reader you may download Acrobat Reader from Adobe's website www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.  If you have difficulty downloading or installing the software, visit Adobe's website at www.adobe.com.

History of T4 TimeSaver.NET releases

January 24, 2008 (Production release)
1 The T4 Summary and the T4A Summary did not print the "Care Of"  line in the address. This has been corrected.
2 The business number was being printed on copy 2 and 3 of the T4 Slip.  This has been corrected.
3 The print slips and print summaries functions now have a [Quick Print] button which will send the forms being printed directly to the default printer.   In addition, functionality has been added to assist in the management of PDF file creation and storage.
January 8, 2008 (Production release)
  T4 TimeSaver.NET has been designed to have a modern user interface while maintaining the familiarity of the original version of T4 TimeSaver with regard to program usage and procedures.  However, this first release of T4 TimeSaver does have a number of limitations when compared with the original T4 TimeSaver.  Future versions of T4 TimeSaver.NET will be updated to offer all the functionality of the original system and more
  • T4 TimeSaver.NET only produces T4, T4A and T5 slips and summaries.  It prints on plain paper using CRA supplied PDFs as a template.  It currently does not print on CRA supplied pre-printed forms.
  • The Plus version of T4 TimeSaver.NET currently does not import from XML files or text files as does the Plus version of the original T4 TimeSaver.
  • T4 TimeSaver.NET does not have some of the advanced features of the original system, such as the ability to transfer or merge companies and to make global changes to certain company settings such as contact information and adjustment options. It also does not have an automatic update notification feature.
December 13, 2007 (Initial Production release)
1 First release of .NET rewrite of T4 TimeSaver.
2 Electronic filing is disabled pending government approvals.
3 Includes draft version of user manual and on-line help.


T4 TimeSaver.NET software is developed and supported by ELM Computer Systems, Inc. Copyright (c) 1987-2008.  All rights reserved.