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Using multiple printers for different forms

ROBOTILL version 6.05 allows you to choose different printers for different forms (till slips, receipts, quotations, intermediate bills, etc). With previous versions the default printer would have been used by POS Retail module and POS Restaurant module. You can now for instance choose that the receipts be printed on your POS slip printer but that the lay-bye contracts be printed on a A4 printer. 

To see how to set this up see: POS Printers in our online help

The different forms can also be designed for different stationary (slip paper or A4) - see Print Design for more information.

Other changes in version 6.05:

  • The Refunds report has been improved. 
  • It is now possible to turn on a warning if stock that is 'out of stock' is being added to a sale. To add this feature, in Manager go to Setup > System Configuration > 'General Setup' and check the box that says "Warn if items that is out of stock is sold"
  • An option was added during the stock receiving process not to automatically calculate the price if the unit cost changes.
  • A print button was added to the 'Stock Running Low' screen - it is also possible to create a 'stock running low' excel file from that screen.
The new version can be downloaded from the ROBOTILL Website.


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Restaurant Bill Split

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To split a bill, the waiter selects the table in the Restaurant module of ROBOTILL and then selects 'Sale Options' > 'Split Bill'.

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ROBOTILL Licensing System Upgraded

ROBOTILL upgraded its Point of Sale Software Licensing System. Customers of the Free POS Software Edition and new customers will not be affected. Existing customers will need to register again.

For this reason it is suggested that customers of the Full Edition with version number 5.80.04 or earlier, upgrade and email the new registration codes directly after close of business to allow the ROBOTILL Support team enough time to generate new keys for them.

There where two main reasons for the licensing upgrade:
Unlike the old licensing system, the new licensing system will not require new keys after a major Windows upgrade or a computer name change.Due to the fact that ROBOTILL is becoming a very popular Point of Sale System, it has become the target of hackers and crackers.  To see how the new ROBOTILL Registration works, see our online help: