Some library staff have used zero-amount Manual Invoices as a way to place a Note in a patron's Account screen. With the modifications to the accounting rules in 4.18, staff will no longer be able to create zero-amount Manual Invoices. Staff will have to use the Circ Notes field or the Messages feature on the patron's Check Out screen to add informational notes to the patron's record. Please be diligent about deleting those Messages that are out of date or no longer needed.
As part of a development project to create a Patron Note or Message history, all current zero-amount Manual Invoices will be migrated from each patron's 4.16 Account page into their 4.18 Patron Block History page (Circulation History). The other part of the development will be to add a "history" or "save" hyperlink to each message that will provide staff the opportunity to retain the message in the Patron Block History screen (which will be re-named). We don't have a date for when this new hyperlink will be implemented but as soon as it is available in the Sandbox for testing we will let you know.