Yet Another Problem with Forms

I'm at the mercy of Peachtree. The company data is on a server however the custom PO forms are not showing up on the workstations with the exception of one. About six months ago this issue had presented itself and I fixed it, but can't remember how I did it. I remember copying the form files to each computer and then doing somthing in Peatchtree to make it see them. It's Peachtree 2005 Complete Accounting. If anyone can offer me a complete and intuitive solution it would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Example: I have a Sales Invoice open and go to print it. I click change form and the list of forms does not contain my custome form.
I have the .FRM files copied to each computer in c:\Program Files \Peachtree\Company\Forms and also to c:\Peachw.
Reply to
cmontis
There isn't a \Company\[company}. I'm assuming by {company} you're refering to my company name, but no such folder exists. The company information is on a server.
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cmontis

The forms need to be within the folder containing the company data whether it be locally or on the server. You could also restore a backup and specify that you want to restore custom forms only.
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Laura
OK, so I have my Peachtree folder and it contains my {company} folder and also a Forms folder. If I copy the custom forms from the Forms folder into the {company} folder this will allow the custom forms to be used by everyone? It doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I'll give it a try.
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cmontis

That is strange that PT is not seeing the forms. Try editing a form and then click on save. What folder is PT looking to save the form in? It should be the Forms folder on the server.
Have you checked the peachtree ini file pcw120.ini on each workstation to make sure that the datapath is pointing to the server?
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Laura
This file does not exist in either the c:\Peachw folder or subdirectories or the c:\Program Files\Peachtree folder or subdirectories.
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cmontis
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Ok, the Form thing aside and I hate to get off topic, but looking through the pcw120.ini file raises some different and slightly scary questions.
Inside the .ini file I read "The DATAPATH is where the errorlog, the help file, the form files, and the OPTIONS.DAT file are found. In addition, each set of "Company Data" is located in its own subdirectory off of this DATAPATH."
Specifically what does the statement "In addition, each set of "Company Data" is located in its own subdirectory off of this DATAPATH." mean? This scares me a little as I take it to mean that portions of the Peachtree information are being held on individual systems rather than collectivly on the server.
By the way, thank you for all your help. It's very much appreciated.
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cmontis

When you have multiple company files such as company1, company2, company3 they would be located in their own folders: \peachtree\company\company1\ \peachtree\company\company2\ \peachtree\company\company3\
The complete path name depends on where the "peachtree" folder is located. In your case the ini file on each workstation should be pointing to the server.
These "company" folders can be different businesses or different years for a single business. Just remember, the Peachtree company "file" actually consists of numerous files. It is not a single file like some programs use so Peachtree needs a way of organizing the various company files..
When you install PT you are given the option to locate the data files in a separate folder location. If you say yes, then the Company folder is created so that it can create folders for each company file. If you do not select this option there is no subfolder created and your data files are created in the Company folder.
Look at the server and see what folders you see under your Peachtree folder.
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Laura
The problem is in the data path. When you install PT you must tell it the data path is on the server. You cannot just locate and open your company from Peachtree. I'm talking about when you go to File>Open Company. The path that automatically appears should be the server path and all customized forms should be saved to the Forms folder located next to your company data folder on the server. Depending on your version of Peachtree, you may be able to change the data path by editing the .ini file or if it's 2007 or 2008, you may have to uninstall and reinstall with the correct data path.
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Diane Koers
The data path from the "open comapny" window is correct, but the .ini file points to the local drive on the systems. So does this mean that Peachtree is holding company data on each system as well as the server?
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cmontis
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The server does not have PT installed on it. It only contains the company folder. Perhaps this is a problem?
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cmontis

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