SYMENU System Manager Introduction 22

E-mail w/Printing


Application Overview



Elliott gives you the flexibility and power to e-mail a text version (*.txt) of virtually anything you can print in the system.  Useful e-mails could be price lists, invoices and statements to customers, purchase orders to vendors, sales reports to managers and salesmen, and even financials to your CPA or banker.  


Run Instructions


When you are ready to print, select E-Mail from the Print Dialog Box as shown below.


Number of Copies = additional attachments to the e-mail.



Press Okay and the E-Mail Options screen will appear as shown on the next page.










Carbon Copy


Blind Carbon Copy:  Used for multiple addresses when you do not want all names to appear on the e-mail.


When you click To:, cc: or bcc:, your operating system takes over and takes you to your default e-mail program to get the address list.


Subject of e-mail

Body text

Insert additional information.  The report you are printing (e-mailing) will be attached as a text file.

Interact with . . . before sending

Takes you to your default e-mail program when you press send.


Sends e-mail as it appears on the screen

Request return receipt

Use as needed (May not work with Outlook Express)

Clear content

Clears the content in the text body area.


Allows you to insert signature line

Clear All

Erases e-mail and returns a blank screen



Received e-mail with attachment opened





Note:          Disregard and just press enter when the print subject requires a form and you are prompted to mount forms



Spool Report Manager


Application Overview


Spooled Report Printing is a total redesign from the V6.x DOS version.  It supports the paperless office concept by providing archive and retrieve functions.  It has a better user interface and is much easier to operate.  Because Windows Spooled Reports List provides more information than the DOS version does, the Windows Spooled Reports catalog is stored in the file SPOOLWIN which is different than DOS’s SPOOLFIL.  The SPOOLWIN file is created when a user first spools a report in Elliott.


The naming convention for the spooled file is also different.  DOS uses a hard-coded 6-digit spooled report ID for each report.  Elliott uses the 8-digit report task id as the spooled report name and marks the extension as W?? where ?? ranges from 01 to 99.  For this reason, the reports spooled in Elliott can only be viewed in Elliott while the reports spooled in DOS can only be viewed in DOS.  The following is the Spooled Reports Print Screen:




In the list box, you can either use the cursor key for up and down, or press the space key for selection.  You may also use the mouse click to make a selection as well.  To select multiple reports, you can hold down the shift key and click the mouse button.  You can also use the click and drag technique for selecting a range of reports.  To unselect a report, you can hold down the control key and press the mouse button (or click and drag for a range of reports).


This screen by default will only show the reports that belong to the current user.  You can optionally see other users reports if you have the security clearance (V6.7 and Elliott users only).  Additional information like number of pages and the name of the report are added for easy reading. 


If for some reason, SPOOLWIN file is corrupted, you may re-initialize it by simply deleting it from the data directory.  The next time you spool another report to disk, the file will be created automatically.  However, after you initialize the SPOOLWIN file, you will not see previously spooled reports in the list box, even though they are physically on your hard disk, because they are not in the SPOOLWIN catalog file.  To view previously spooled reports, you can click the “Option” button, and check “Show All Users”, box (if you have the security clearance).  Security clearance is setup in V6.7 Main Menu -> “Util-Setup” -> “Enhancement Setup” -> “System” -> “Printing Enhancement”.  By requesting to see all users, the Spooled Report Manager will show all files in the data directory (or current directory) with a W?? extension. The report name and user ID will not display since that information has to come from the SPOOLWIN file.


Elliott 7.4 has added a new description column to the Print Spooled Report Manager.  The data in this description column comes from the Deferred Processing Description or a manual entry by the user for each spooled report. 


This feature will make the Print Spooled Report Manager easier to use since it now offers more information about a spooled report.  For example, you may want to spool a Commission Due report for each salesman and email it to them.  In the past, all of the spooled report entries would show up as “Commission Due Report,” but you didn’t know which report was for which salesman.  With Elliott V7.4, you have the option to specify which salesman the Commission Due Report is for upon setting up the deferred report or when you spool the report to disk.


To enable the description prompt when spooling a report to disk, each user can go to Setup Preference on the toolbar, choose the Print tab and turn on the “Enter descriptions for spooled reports” check box.  Once this is done, each time the user spools a report to the disk, the system will prompt for the description of the report.


Run Instructions


By selecting one more spooled report, you can click the “Print” button and print the selected reports to your desired printer:




This screen is very similar to the Print Options Windows except that you do not have the choice to print to screen, disk or defer.  You do, however, have the option to delete the spooled report after printing it.



Elliott will use the default editor (notepad) to view your spooled reports.  This is identical to printing a report to screen.  You can change your preferred editor by clicking on the preference setup toolbar button.

Archive And Paperless Office


By design, each type of spooled report (i.e. COP Sales Journal) can spool up to 99 copies.  If you post COP invoices every day and spool to disk, after 3-4 months, you will run out of space for further spooling.  If you continue to spool, it will override your existing spooled reports.  Three to four months is not sufficient for users who wish to store reports on disk for historical auditing.  Your auditor may audit your books once per year and when the IRS audits you, they can ask for up to three years of information.  For these reasons, users would still need to print the hard copy of the posting journal and store it for future audits.


The Archive function was developed to make the paperless office concept possible.  What we envision is at the end of each month (during month end processing), you will select all the spooled posting journals for this month and archive them to either (1) a network directory, or (2) a local storage device.  This will remove the spooled reports from your spooled report list.  However, they can still be retrieved by simply pointing to the archive directory with the “Option” button.  This way, archiving is possible without printing the spooled reports, but instead storing an electronic copy of the reports on the storage device.




When you choose the Archive function, the system will prompt you for the drive and directory that you wish to archive to.  You can use the browse function if you are not sure of the drive or directory.  The archive function does not allow duplicate reports to be archived into the same directory.  Therefore, you should choose a different directory or use a different removable media next month when you archive again.



You can highlight one or more reports and click the “Delete” button to delete them.



The “Option” button allows you to change the sorting sequence of the spooled reports, choose to see other users’ reports if security clearance is allowed (security control applies to V6.7 or higher users only), or retrieve spooled reports from a different directory (retrieve archived reports).




For V6.7 and higher, if you are setup as a spooled reports supervisor in the Elliott global security, then you will be able to check the “Show All Users” box.  Otherwise, the check box will be grayed out and you will not have the opportunity to see other users’ reports.



If you need to exit out of this screen, simply click on the “Exit” button, or press the ESC key to exit.

Systems Manager

  1. Mapped Drives Disappear After Logoff or Reboot
  2. Using Raw Data Pass Through for Dot Matrix Printer on Windows 10 Does Not Work
  3. How Do I Find The Workstation That's Infected with The Crypto Ransom Ware?
  4. How to Reset the Counter in *.DAT Files After Recovery from Crypto Ransom Ware Attack
  5. Aging Shows Differently After Database Rebuild
  6. What Do I Do When My Anti-virus Software Reports Elliott EXE File as a Virus?
  7. High CPU Usage and Performance Issues After Implementing NTFS Security
  8. "We can't verify who created this file. Are you sure you want to run this file?"
  9. Problem with Printer Configuration If Running Elliott from Multiple Workstations
  10. Inconsistent Elliott Error on Terminal Server
  11. How to Restore Elliott from CryptoWall Ransomware Attack
  12. Clarify Laser Forms Line Item Level Barcode Printing
  13. Is Dot Matrix Printer Still Supported in Elliott with Windows 10?
  14. Should I Install the 32-bit or 64-bit Outlook/Office?
  15. I Receive Error 114 When I Start Up Elliott on the Server
  16. Manage Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Through Registry Editing
  17. Windows Defender May Cause Elliott Start-Up Difficulties
  18. Why Do I Exceed Elliott User License Count When There are No or Very Few Users in Elliott?
  19. What Causes Load Error 198?
  20. How the Windows Scheme You Choose May Affect the Elliott Screen Display
  21. Still Get Error 114 After Adding All Elliott EXE Files to the DEP List
  22. How to Copy Laser Form Templates from Company to Company
  23. Weird Character Displayed for Backslash (\) Character
  24. Does Elliott Support Desktop Virtualization?
  25. Access Is Denied When Launching Elliott V8 Report Viewer
  26. User Cannot See Some Spooled Reports in Elliott V8
  27. Why Does the User List Function Take Forever to Bring Up?
  28. I Am Running Out of Invoice Numbers -- I Need Direction to Archive Invoices
  29. Algorithm to Speed Up eContacts List in Elliott V8
  30. Elliott Requires Volume Supporting 8dot3name
  31. Elliott Running Extremely Slow on Windows 8 with Trend Micro Anti Virus Software Installed
  32. What Causes "File Table Exceed Limit" Error?
  33. Mass Email Time Out
  34. Report Incomplete After 4 Hours: Event Stops Working After Upgrade to Elliott V8
  35. File Created in C:\ Root Directory Disappears
  36. Is There a Way to Create and Distribute Elliott Printer Configurations?
  37. What Are "COBOL Only" or "User Defined" Event Actions? Can We Use Them in Any Way?
  38. How to Purge WSORDHDR.BTR and WSORDLIN.BTR files?
  39. CPORDLS (Order Serial/Lot File) Btrieve Page Size
  40. Create PO Receiving Event to Trap Negative Qty on Hand Problem
  41. Reducing File Sizes for INITLFILE.LOG & SYACTLOG.BTR
  42. Windows 10 and Trend Micro Anti-Virus Software
  43. The Remote Certificate Is Invalid According to the Validation Procedure
  44. Customer Has Multiple Primary Contacts or No Primary Contact
  45. Btrieve Error 46 on S/M Activity Log File
  46. Multi-Currency Workarounds in Elliott
  47. Using the Export Processor to Export Data
  48. Instructions for Importing Laser Form Template
  49. I Am Unable to Post or Enter a Date for the New Year
  50. Does Elliott Work Under Virtualized Desktops Infrastructure (VDI)
  51. Btrieve Error 80 During Defer Processing
  52. Lauch CSV File -- There Was a Problem Sending the Command to the Program
  53. Feature - System Users File Integrity Check
  54. Receive Error in NWSMSCRN for Function Pf-Map-Coordinate-Space
  55. Not Able to Receive Event Emails from Certain Users
  56. Feature - Events for Add Note and Delete Note
  57. When and How to Use DDF2BTR.EXE Utility
  58. Elliott Last Printing Job Overrides Windows Default Printer on Windows 10
  59. Not Able to Change Attributes Added by Other Users
  60. Feature - New Context Menus in v8.0 Spooled Reports Manager
  61. Feature - Automatic Archiving of Spooled Reports in Elliott v8.0
  62. Feature - Enhanced Security for Attributes
  63. Feature - Deferred Processing Multiple Times Per Day
  64. Feature - Ability to Specify User ID in User Search
  65. Feature - Utility to Re-Calculate Item First Received and Last Received Date
  66. NSCTLMN1 Global Setup Time Clock Global Setup
  67. How to Set Up One-to-One Restriction of Customer and Item
  68. Recursion Error When Drill Down to Item File Inquiry
  69. Error Invoking Macro - Cannot Install Hook
  70. Feature - Record Navigation in Attribute Window
  71. Error Connecting VPN from Windows 10 to Windows 2008 Server
  72. How to Stop Users from Sending Elliott Reports through Email
  73. Does Elliott Support Windows 10?
  74. It Is Extremely Slow to Run Elliott over VPN Connection
  75. SYTIMCLK Systems Manager General Time Clock
  76. Feature - Recalculate AP Vendor YTD and Last Year Amount
  77. XCO0100 Systems Manager Design Your Own Order
  78. Feature - Restrict Recurring Event for Number of Times for a Specific Reference
  79. How Do I Limit the Companies for Users?
  80. Feature - Enforced Report Destinations
  81. I Am Unable to Create a New User in Elliott
  82. Feature - PDF Printing in Elliott V8.2
  83. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Introduction
  84. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 1
  85. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 2
  86. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 3
  87. Feature - Added Checkbox and Description to Attribute List and the SPS Commerce Create Attribute Register
  88. Feature - Performance Options for eContact Activity Tab
  89. Feature - Mass Change Salesman Utility
  90. Elliott Installer File-In-Use Warning During Installation
  91. Unable to Run Elliott from UNC Path
  92. V8 Program Desktop Startup Shortcuts - Internal Macro
  93. Event When Order Put On Hold at Invoice Printing
  94. Feature - Time Clock Logoff Type
  95. Feature - Added Distribution to G/L History Files
  96. Feature - Utility to Update eContact PDF PostOffice Flags
  97. Can I Use Elliott for Sales, Telemarketing and CRM Purposes?
  98. Emailing PDF with SSPI Failed After Online Charging Using Credit Card
  99. Can You Explain How Elliott Stores Serial Numbers in Its Database?
  100. Converting Elliott Internal Date to Conventional Date Format in Excel
  101. All of a Sudden, My Terminal Server's Elliott Default Changed to Someone Else's Settings
  102. WannaCry Ransomware Security Recommendation
  103. Symantec Endpoint Protection Versions 12 and 14 Cause Elliott Startup Error
  104. Notes Security - From Global Setup, Note Type to Supervisory Relationship
  105. Remote Desktop Workstation Name
  106. Which Anti-Virus Software Do You Recommend to Installing on the Elliott ERP Server?
  107. Menu Access Error - You Do Not Have Access to CP,INQ, Menu Item 01
  108. Ping Test to Isolate Inconsistent Load Error 198
  109. The Definitions of Extra Flags in System Period Control Setup
  110. How to Use Procdump.exe to Create a Memory Dump for PSQL Engine
  111. Feature - Group Location Security
  112. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 1
  113. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 2
  114. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 3
  115. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 4
  116. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 5
  117. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 6
  118. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 7
  119. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 8
  120. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 9
  121. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 10
  122. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading: Index
  123. Feature - Support 12 Months History in Export Processor
  124. NSCTLMN3 Inventory Management Global Control Setup 1
  125. NSCTLMN3 Inventory Management Global Control Setup 2
  126. NSCTLMN3 Purchase Order Global Control Setup 1
  127. NSCTLMN3 Purchase Order Global Control Setup 2
  128. NSCTLMN3 Bill of Material and Production Order Global Control Setup
  129. NSCTLMN3 Distribution Modules Global Setup: Index
  130. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 1
  131. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 2
  132. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 3
  133. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 4
  134. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 5
  135. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 6
  136. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order: Index
  137. I Cannot See the Spooled Reports Even though I Am an Administrator Equivalent User
  138. Multi-Currency Exchange Handling in Elliott
  139. How to be a Good Elliott Citizen
  140. Salesman Security
  141. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 1
  142. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 2
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  147. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 7
  148. SYMENU System Manager - External Macros
  149. SYMENU System Manager - Internal Macros
  150. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 10
  151. Feature - Audit Trail of Accumulator Clearing
  152. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 11
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  194. SYMENU System Manager Introduction: Index
  195. Elliott V7.0 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V6.7
  196. Elliott V7.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.0
  197. Elliott V7.2 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.1
  198. Elliott V7.3 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.2
  199. Elliott V8.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.0
  200. Elliott V7.4 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.3
  201. Elliott V7.5 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.4
  202. Elliott V8.0 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.5
  203. Elliott V8.2 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.1
  204. Drill Down and Receive Message You Do Not Have Access
  205. Problem Running Elliott After Upgrading Windows 10 to Fall Creator Edition
  206. MAPISendMail failed! Not supported [26]
  207. What Information Is Stored in System 12 Months Table (SY12MONS)?
  208. Elliott Telephony Integration - How to Call through My Telephone Set from eContact?
  209. Error Adding Printer Configuration After Latest Windows 10 Update
  210. Anti-Virus Causes PostOffice Emailing Problem
  211. Feature - Equal Sign Support in Export Processor
  212. Running Elliott 8.2 and Up on Windows 2003 Server
  213. How Can I Find Out About New Elliott Events Added or Changed Lately?
  214. Feature - Export Enhanced Attribute Predefined Code Value and Description
  215. Error 114 with GUIUTL32.LBR\ in Defer Processing
  216. EL800.EXE - Bad Image - MSVCRT20.dll Is Either Not Designed to Run on Windows or It Contains an Error
  217. Anti-Virus Caused Failure on Crystal Reports ODBC Access
  218. AVIRA Anti Virus Software Kills Elliott EL800 Executable
  219. Error: Trx Date Outside Date Range (00/00/00 - 00/00/00)
  220. How to Allow User to See All Spooled Reports in One Module
  221. A Support Case of Investigating Elliott Database Performance Problem
  222. Received Error in Macro DEALLOC-SHR-MEM Deallocate Failed - Invalid Pointor
  223. Feature - Added the Ability to Purge the System Activity Log
  224. Sequential File Access Status Code
  225. How to Start Defer Processing Automatically Upon Logging Onto Admin Account
  226. How to Set Up Elliott in Windows Program Menu (Start -> All Programs)
  227. Windows 1809 Update Causes Map Drive to Disconnect After Log Out
  228. CSV Import Supports Both MM/DD/YY and MM/DD/YYYY Date Formats
  229. Feature - Allow Mass Delete of Attribute Records
  230. SYSPASS DDF Shared Memory Not Available When Starting Up Elliott
  231. Do Not Use Extended ASCII Characters
  232. EL850US: Btrieve Error 094 on USERS SY Users Lic. File
  233. EL850CC: Btrieve Error 035 on SYEVTQUE Company File
  234. Feature - Calculate Order Total Sales Amount for Open Non-Picked Orders
  235. Why It's A Bad Idea to Update Elliott Data from External Source
  236. How to Start Elliott and Bypass User ID and Password for Automation
  237. Received Message "Elliott was not completely closed or it was not completely started"
  238. Btrieve Error 035 on XCOFORM D-Y-O-I Form Table File
  239. Inconsistent Error with Sending PDF PostOffice Email Due to Volume (Mass Email)
  240. Kyocera FS 2020D Printer Causes PDF PostOffice Invoice Printing to Crash
  241. Elliott Was Unable to Load the Following Module: EL800B.LBR
  242. Your File System May Lack 8.3 Filename Support
  243. Receive 'Invalid Column Name FILLER_001' After Changing to New Database Connection
  244. Feature - Order Integrity to Check for Kit Components and Support Order Ranges
  245. Does Elliott Support Windows Server 2019?
  246. User Received Lock Message on NSCTLFIL 000000100 in Sales Desk
  247. How to Use Notepad++ to See Special Characters In Your ASCII Import File
  248. What Is the Process for Changing an Existing Workstation's Elliott Workstation ID?
  249. How to Mass Update eContact to Disable from Login
  250. Feature: Print Document and Details from ListView
  251. Exported Tracking Number in CSV Shows Zeroes After the 15th Digit
  252. How to Fix Null Characters in NOTE Table

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