Has anyone else noticed that this year (2020 program) when you print a tax return a second time, perhaps due to mistakes or late arriving documents from the client, the program no longer simply overwrites the existing PDF file? You now get the standard operating system message that the file already exists, and you have to either rename the new file or confirm that you want to save the file with the existing name and then confirm the overwrite once more. According to ProSeries tech support, this will be the standard moving forward. In my humble opinion, this is not a program improvement.
I noticed this just today. It automatically re-wrote in prior years.
I actually agree with you. Its extra steps that I find annoying. I use the PDF to print my returns only, I used to print directly from within PS but found it was taking MUCH longer to do so, so I moved over to PDF.
I talked to my IT and he said it is a PS change and not much I can do (I thought maybe there was a setting I missed). He also agrees with most that this should've been done a few years ago.
PIA but it is what it is.
PS: maybe delete files once a week within ProPDF?
Goodness gracious. I just went in and revised a return that I had printed to pdf last night and printed a new pdf today. So I ended up having to do all of that extra work to overwrite the existing file. If I blinked I would have missed the clicking that I had to do. Instead of going back and changing the programming to allow the options of how you want to treat the printing of pdf files, I would prefer the time going into fixing MN business return printing. I have to use the pdf function to print since printing directly to paper generates a return that appears that only a Klingon could read.
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Just cam across this today as well. Never seen it happen before and it is just extra clicks that we now have to make after changes have been made when reviewing the printed return. Having an option to over ride the return or even auto number the return like it does when you print specific forms would be nice. So after the first time you print append _1 _2 _3 etc to the new PDF file. Anything is better that having to confirm to overwrite.