Here are some frequently asked questions.

If this FAQ list does not answer your questions, please refer to help file for more information or send an Email to Rental Planner Support team. Thank you.
We do our best to answer the messages promptly including for those using the trial version. Typically we reply within 24 hours.

The Email addres is

Email: goldhillsoft@xtra.co.nz

General Information


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General Information

Is there an annual subscription fee to be paid after purchasing?

No thee is no annual subscription to be paid you once you purchase the program. [Top]

How do I purchase Rental planner

To purchase Rental planner Click the Order Now button on top this will take you to a SECURE WEB SITE from Click Bank where you can pay using a number of different credit card and including using you Pay Pal account. Once your payment is made and accepted you will then be transferred to a web site to download the unrestricted version of Rental planner. Please make sure you do so and run setup again as this will unlock the program, your existing data will remain 100% in tack
You can request an unlock code to unlock the demo version you have by sending an email to goldhillsoft@xtra.co.nz you should receive a reply within 24 hours. [Top]

What about updates are if a new version becomes available.

Minor version update are provides free of charge for a period of one year after this period a charge may well apply. An upgrade fee is applicable for Mayor version upgrade.[Top]

Is this program compatible with Window Vista and Window 7?

Yes the program compatible , but be reminded that one of Windows Vista’s and Windows 7 requirement is that all files which need to be modified by the program have to be placed in the “My document” folder. Failing to do so will prevent the program from operation correctly.

Although not recommended you can run the program using administrator privileged if you do need to access files in a different location.[Top]

How does the 30 day trial works.

The Rental planner 30 Day Trial is available to provide people the chance to try out the Rental planner system and see if it fits their requirements. After installing the software onto your computer, you can use it free of charge without any limitation for a period of 30 days.[Top]

How do I install and run the program.

Once you download the program, you will have to unzip / extract the program you can unzip the program using win zip or in case of Windows XP open the folder and select extract all files from the file menu.

Once the files are extracted, run setup to install the program and follow the instructions. Once installed select start point to all programs and select Rental planner to run the program.[Top]

Can I use the data entered during the 30 day trial.

Yes absolutely the data entered during this period is actual data and is available to you after the program is registered.[Top]

I have entered some test data can this data be deleted.

Test data can be manually deleted by selecting Purge Data from the file menu and selecting the date to include the current date.[Top]

Is there an instruction manual with Rental planner?

Yes you will find an on line help from the help menu or alternatively you can print out the PDF file supplied. Click the PDF Manual button to download this file.[Top]

How do I set up the program for multi user?

The software package can operate in a multi user environment, from the file menu select configuration/preference tab click select and locate the data base file “reservation.abs” on the network. (Please note that you will have to purchase a licence for each computer)[Top]

I wish the program has this or that.

The creation of software package is never completed, although we cannot promise that we incorporate new features wanted by users. We welcome any suggestion users may have including during the trial period. Please send us an email. We will let you know if your suggestion has been accepted and will provide you with a program update as soon it is released.[Top]

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What basic information is required to start using the software

Most important is to set the configurations accessible from the File menu/Configuration Type in your company details required to print reports and invoices, GST codes to calculate the tax rates, Room and rate to enter room description and rates be sure to enter both single and double occupancy rate and extra person rates.[Top]

Can I have a number of different tariffs depending on seasons?

Yes In configuration under Tariff codes enter the various tariff and the Deduction or addition required, you can the select the default tariff to be used.[Top]

How can I alter the item information and booking sheet display?

The colors and size of the grids can be configured according to you own requirements, also from the configuration menu. Guarantee color and description can also be altered.[Top]

Tax code is displayed as GST can this be changed.

You can change the tax description from GST to VAT or any other description you like this new tax description will then be used on your forms and report.[Top]

I would like to hide GST amount on invoices.

You can hide from GST to VAT from your invoices by changing the configuration settings tick “Don’t show tax on invoices”.[Top]

How do I change the $ symbol to another currency symbol

As the program uses window currency symbol, you can alter the currency symbol by changing the Regional and language option from windows control panel.[Top]

I am selling some products is can this be automated.

Yes you can enter the product information and selling prices File menu/ products and select the product button in your invoice to add product sold on to your invoice.[Top]

Can I insert our companylogo on the invoice?

A standard BMP file can be use for your logo please select in the configuration.[Top]

I would like to use the guest data to create a mailing list.

Selected guest information and data can be exported as a comma delimited file which can be used by Microsoft Word mail merge.[Top]

Some time I have a need to double book can this be done.

As there are time that this may be required you can set the preference to allow double booking, it is recommended to disable this again once the double booking is made.[Top]

What is the use of customer code can I leave it blank?

The customer code is use to recall detail information for returning customer and therefore is a required field. You can however set the preference to Auto generate the customer code. Please remember that using a name may make it easier to find a returning guest. You could for instance use the first letter of Given name and the Family name as a code.[Top]

I don’t like the screen colours can I change them?

Yes you can alter the screen colours. This can be done from your configuration menu select the colour setting tab. Here click the colour buttons and select you own colour. You can also alter the size of your grid from here.[Top]

My confirmation letter does not seem to work.

The confirmation letter requires Microsoft word to work. In the event you do note have this version of word available, please select the *rtf or *.txt template as these will work with other programs whish support these file format. [Top]