Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pika Reports output for Spreadsheets

The Google Chrome browser has identified a csv issue (which produces the output when spreadsheet is selected within any Pika report).  The report results are dumped into a browser window instaed of a csv file that spreadsheets use.  Chrome is expecting a fix in the their next release.  

Check here for more info:

Meanwhile, here are some quick instructs for dealing with the output that Chrome produces when spreadsheet is the selected report output.  I know it seems detailed - but it is not so bad and will help if another browser is not available to you. 

1)  Open up Notepad.
2)  Paste the contents of the file into the blank Notepad document.
3)  Select "Save As..." from the File menu.
4)  Change "Save As Type" to "All Files"
5)  Change the filename to "pika.csv"
6)  Save to your Desktop or your My Documents, etc.
7)  Double click on pika.csv, it should open in Excel

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pika CMS 5.1.1 is Available Today

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Pika CMS 5.1.1 for general release.  Those of you with current Pika CMS subscriptions can download the software from:

Here a summary of the changes included in this release.  As usual, many more details are available in the changelog.txt file included with the software.

  • iCal feed now allows up to 2000 entries and only shows calendar and tickler items.
  • The time range limit on iCal feed is removed; it will now show entries for all future dates, up to the 2000 item limit.
  • Added code for a 7-line income calculator (this is hidden by default to avoid confusing people, but is easy to enable.)
  • The 100 case limit on the Pro Bono Attorney screen is removed; there is no longer a limit on how many cases can be displayed.
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions at  These updates were funded by the subscription dues paid by Pika CMS clients. Thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

National Group Pika Conversation

Hello everyone. Cynthia Vaughn with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation is hosting a meeting this Friday February 10, 2012 beginning at 1pm EST as a followup to the Pika Software breakout meeting held during the TIG 2012 conference. If you are interested in participating, please sign-up.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Federal Poverty Guidelines - 2012

The 2012 Federal Poverty Guidelines have been published ( Here are instructions for installing the new guidelines on your Pika CMS site once your program is ready to start using them.

1. Log in under a 'system' user account.
2. Open the Site Map.
3. Click on "Menus".
4. Click on "poverty".
5. Use copy-and-paste to replace the existing text with the following:

==== Start Copying After Here ====

0 | 3960
1 | 11170
2 | 15130
3 | 19090
4 | 23050
5 | 27010
6 | 30970
7 | 34930
8 | 38890

==== Stop Before Copying Here ====

6. Click "Save".
7. Enjoy your new poverty guidelines.

These same instructions are available anytime on the Pika Docs website, here's a direct link to the Poverty Guidelines article: