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Address book content type for Plone

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This product provides an address book where you can add Persons, Organizations
and Groups

The address book has 3 customized views, one for Persons, one for Organizations
and one for Groups.

The product is fully internationalized, so if you want it in your language, you
just need to add another folder to the locales folder and add your language there.

It also features search capabilities, export, import and ability to send mail to
several people.

There's a quick search and an advanced search.
From the quick one, you can put any text and it will show you all users,
organizations, or groups that have that text (or part of it) in any of their fields.
From the advanced one, you can specify text (or part of it) for each field from
persons or organizations to do a more precise search.

At the moment you can export your persons or organizations to a csv file. It
exports all fields from them, you can't filter.

You can import Persons or organizations, but csv has to have very precise
format, so importing a csv that was exported using this exporter is reccomended.

Sending mail:
This product does not provide any form to send mails from the portal, what it
does is provide you a mailto: with all persons, or organizations that you have
selected, so you can send the email with your favorite email client without
needing to copy&paste all of them.

This product was developed by Menttes[0] sponsored by from Rosario's Municipality[1]

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* Added a customize view so it's possible to select which columns are shown or not

* Removed the "Import organizations or persons" from the groups view, since it
was misleading

* Added an update step to add the needed field to all address books that were
created before this version

* Added sizes to the photo field for persons, and an update step that will
handle the existing objects that were created before this version

* Added some security checks to the import buttons and import view page

* Fixed two province names from Guatemala (Thanks Warren)


* Added the sub-sector field to the columns in the organizations view.

* Did some rework on the advanced search templates (for persons and organizations).

* Fixed the referencebrowser_popup template that wasn't showing content when
re-editing a person or a group.

* Fixed bug where drop down fields will not update their content when editing

* Fixed a typo in spanish translation ("Eportar" instead of "Exportar").

* Added a css to override Plone's default behaviour when editing a drop down
field inline (it repeats the field label).


* Included a custom referencobrowser_popup to show only objects that are allowed
to be referenced inside the reference browser pop up. (Used when relating a
person with an organization for example)


* Fixed display issues with rich text fields

* Added sector and subsector drop downs to the advanced organizations search

* Added a "Go back" link, when doing a quick search.

* [FIXED] was using the same id for translating both work and personal email in
the search for persons template.

* Replaced the way content was retrieved for the views. Now it uses the catalog
and, in the case of the persons, it uses the advanced query capabilities so it
will sort using last name first and then first name.

* Added 2 sortable fields to the catalog, one for the last name and the other
for the first name. They are added and indexed on installation.

* Added types names translation to the old i18n (probably a Plone bug?).


* Did an override over the contentviews template to workaround a possible bug of
Plone when having the default page as a portal_action

* Found a way to get the 'Work' schemata title to be translated to spanish.

* Added some classes to the views, so forms and buttons are hidden when printing

* Added the "Select all" checkbox to all tables.

* Added an uninstall profile.

* When a user has permission to view an address book, it will see the 3 main
tabs with the 3 main views.

* Removed the border when inside a search or a search result. This "fixes" the
issue where the wrong tab was selected when inside a search or search results.

* Added checkboxes to send email and export inside a group view.

* Fixed missing translations under the "Send emails page".

* Added "go back" and "Advanced search" buttons properly when getting or not
getting search results.

* Finished with the country and states fields, added them to the search templates.

* Fixed a typo with the email spanish translation

* Added a note when sending emails about opening the default email client


* Added Sectors and Sub sectors drop downs to organizations, where you can
select a "sector" and then the "sub sectors" are automatically updated using KSS
(Same behaviour as countries and states). This sectors are loaded in the address
book itself

* Replaced the Country and State text entries with a drop down for all countries
and, using kss, a drop down with states for each country. This was mainly taken
from GetPaid, so most of the credit goes for those great gentlemen.

* Title for the group view page

* Moved some fields to the default schemata, so instead of a drop down, they are
shown as tabs

* Replaced the advanced search link with buttons.

* Fixed a bug with the advanced search. Was giving some errors when searching
persons based on their organization.

* The import script now imports persons even if they had no organization.

* Quick search feature can now return results if part of a string was entered.
And if several words are used, it does an OR of all of them.

* Added "No results found" string when no results are found, instead of showing
an empty table.

* Removed all required fields, only Name and Last name are required for persons,
and just the name for organizations.

* If persons or organizations have no email set, then the checkbox for sending
them an email is disabled. Same if a group has no members, or members with no email.


* Added the default address book view to the 'display' drop down


* Translations fixed


* Groups,Persons and organizations as addable types

* Tabular views for listing inside an address book with batch navigation

* Quick search feature

* Advanced search feature

* Exporting to CSV persons or organizations

* Importing from CSV persons or organizations

* Sending email (not from site, but from the user's configured email client)


Emanuel Sartor, Author []
Franco Pellegrini, Co-Author []


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