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NewViews™ • 2.2

NewViews for DOS

NewViews for DOS version 1.41b

Product Information

NewViews gives you the ability to custom design an accounting system that fits your business or organization perfectly. NewViews also makes your day to day bookkeeping and accounting functions incredibly quick and easy.

Product features are described below. In addition, you may want to review the features that have been added to NewViews in past updates, or read selected product reviews and/or testimonials. Information on NewViews Productivity Disks and NewViews accounting for non-profit organizations is also available. Or, you can download a NewViews demo.

Complete Flexibility

You can use a standard accounting setup for a set of books, or custom design your own reports and accounts. Or any combination of the two! No matter if the structure of your business is straightforward or complex (e.g. many departments or divisions, a variety of products and/or services), NewViews will accommodate you. As your business grows, or as the nature of your operation changes, NewViews will adapt effortlessly. It's the only accounting software you will ever need.

Ease of Use

NewViews gives you direct access to your data at all times. No complicated menu structures. No restrictions on when you can perform specific operations. Entering a transaction is as easy as entering a row of data, just like on a spreadsheet. And correcting transactions is just as easy. You never have to worry about making mistakes. Of course, comprehensive audit trails give you and your accountant peace of mind.

Real-time Transaction Processing

With NewViews, all reports - including financial statements - are updated with every transaction you enter. There are no batches to process, no period end closings. You can view or print information that is completely up-to-date at any time.

Full Integration

NewViews is a fully integrated accounting system. No additional modules are required. You get General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and all other subsidiary ledgers or supporting schedules. You also get complete financial statements, including Statements of Changes in Financial Position. In addition to providing all accounting functions, NewViews lets you put notes everywhere! This allows you to incorporate financial and non-financial information in one integrated business management system.

Feature Highlights

  • Real-time transaction processing
  • Integration of all accounting functions (no separate modules)
  • Management of amounts up to 10 billion dollars
  • Accrual or cash basis accounting
  • Unlimited number of reports, accounts and transactions
  • Unlimited free-form notes
  • 10 character alphanumeric accounts names
  • 7 character alphanumeric reference and reconcile fields
  • Ability to sort transactions by date, reference or reconcile
  • Ability to date transactions in the past, present or future
  • Pop-up select boxes that virtually guarantee accurate data entry
  • Extensive context sensitive help
  • Exhaustive error checking
  • No closing the books
  • Unlimited financial history
  • Ability to print reports for any period
  • Maximum size of books 512 megabytes
  • Three password protected security levels
  • Audit trails
  • Quick and easy compressed backups
  • Automatic crash recovery
  • Ability to export/import to/from other software programs
  • Built-in programming language (NPL)

Who Uses NewViews?

NewViews is used worldwide by businesses that want accounting software that can be easily customized to suit their specific needs. It is held in especially high regard by organizations that have unique or changeable reporting requirements, such as not-for-profit organizations.

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DOS - Legacy Support


Q.W. Page will continue to support NV1, the DOS version of NewViews, as long as supporting DOS is financially viable. Our current resources are focused on NV2, the Windows version of NewViews. Payroll for NV1 is currently being maintained. NV2 can import all the data from NV1 and upgrading is recommended.

NewViews Version 1.41b (the final DOS version released November 25, 1993) will run on any 32 bit Windows operating system from Microsoft. This includes the 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1.
More details on Windows 7 and 8.1

By default, Windows 7 and 8 does not allow a command prompt window to run full screen. Consequently, all DOS programs run under Windows 7 and 8's video control and cannot operate in full screen mode. You will still see all 25 or 43/50 lines of the DOS screen, only the characters may be smaller.

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DOS - Printing Trouble

Printing . . . .

  • DOS NewViews prints to printers connected to an LPT (parallel) port or to a file.
  • DOS NewViews can not print directly to a USB port or USB printer.
  • Microsoft's final DOS version 6 was released in June of 1994 (20 years ago).
    Microsoft stopped support for DOS on November 30, 2001

There are utilities advertised on the Internet that claim to solve DOS printing with USB printers.

These utilities work with some DOS software and some printers, but not all DOS software with all printers.

Printing is not an issue with NV2 - NewViews for Windows. NV2 can print to any printer connected directly or indirectly to your Windows computer.

New Computers

Desktop computers and portables built in the 1980s and 90s had a built-in parallel port, the DB-25 connector at the back. This was the main connection for all PCs to a printer. DOS (including NewViews) was programmed to communicate to a printer via the parallel / LPT ports.

DOS does not know how to communicate with a USB port. Computers today have different electronics, internal cabling and connectors than just a few years ago. Today's computers and laptops do not have a built-in parallel port. They are available as a special order.

New Printers

Printers built in the 1980s and 90s had built-in circuit boards with memory. These printers could translate a DOS program's printing commands into characters, line feeds and page movements. The old printers had a DB-25 connector for use with a parallel cable.

DOS programs (including NewViews) transmit commands to the printer representing letters, numbers and other characters. A DOS printer's internal circuitry would translate the commands.

Today's printers come with a USB or network interface to connect to a computer. These new printers are very simple, they only contain a motor for handling paper and a motor for moving the print head. Printers no longer come with built-in circuit boards with memory. That functionality has been replaced with a software printer driver in Microsoft Windows. This is one reason today's printers are so inexpensive compared to printers from the 1980s and 90s.

These are the reasons that today's low cost printers can not communicate with NV1 for DOS.

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Current Version

$ 499.-- dollars


Current Version

NV 1.41b
Released November 25, 1993

NV1 version 12 Procedure Library
Released February 1, 1999

NV1 payroll 2012
Released July, 2012

A version history with build changes is available here.


System Requirements

  • IBM PC or 100% compatible
  • 386, 486, Pentium, Core 2
  • 640K RAM
  • VGA monitor
  • Hard Drive
  • Parallel Port (for printing)
  • DOS 3.3 or higher
  • Windows 95 / 98 / ME
    NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / Win 7 32 bit


Trial Copy

Trial Version - 1.4