Changelog – all Word add-ins on this website

Below you will find changelog information about the changes in the different versions of all Word add-ins available on this website.
Click the relevant add-in name in the list below to go to the changelog for that add-in.

DocTools AddAutoCorrect

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

1.2

15-Jan-2016

Version 1.1 did not always show all the spelling suggestions even if the add-in does not manipulate the list of spelling suggestions. This problem has been fixed in version 1.2.

1.1

8-Sep-2015

Changed to work for Word 2016 in addition to Word 2013.
Name changed from DocTools AddAutoCorrect 2013 to DocTools AddAutoCorrect.

1.0

23-Mar-2015

First version published on this website.

DocTools CrossReferenceManager

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

2.6

11-Mar-2018

Added new option in Set Cross-Reference DefaultsGo to Filter field instead of first field when opening the Insert Cross-reference dialog box. When the option is turned on, the cursor will automatically be positioned in the Filter field each time you open the Insert Cross-reference dialog box, ready for quickly filtering the list.

Extended the option for selecting which Heading / outline levels to show the target items list in the Insert Cross-reference dialog box. Previously, you could select to show all levels or level 1. Now that dialog box lets you show all levels or reduce the target list to show only Heading / outline level 1, 1-2, 1-3, or 1-4 if you select one of the heading types as the target type. This is practical in long documents with many headings. Note that the changed setting has also been added to the Set Cross-reference Defaults dialog box.

Added further handling in case of errors caused by Word bug that may result in missing headings in case empty paragraph.

Add more misc. extra help in the Tips & Troubleshooting tab of the Help dialog box.

2.52

12-Feb-2018

Fixed a problem that was introduced in version 2.51. In a few cases, the result of inserting a cross-reference using a custom cross-reference text could appear with the last characters in an incorrect order.

2.51

8-Feb-2018

Fixed problem (error 5941) that could occur when inserting a cross-reference in a document using a non Roman alphabet. The problem occurred in case of a bookmark name consisting of e.g. Hebrew letters.

2.5

10-Sep-2017

Fixed problem (runtime error 94) that occurred in some language versions of Word (e.g. Dutch and French) when attempting to insert a cross-reference.

Improved storage of information that “remembers” your most recently applied settings for any type of cross-reference you have inserted in a specific document. Now all settings for each type of cross-reference will be stored. In earlier versions, some of the settings were not stored.

If you update to this version from an earlier version of the add-in, you will be asked to redefine the cross-reference defaults the first time you insert a cross-reference after the update.

2.4

22-Jul-2017

The checks that take place before the Insert Cross-reference dialog box opens in documents with tracked changes have been changed to make the dialog box load faster in Word 2013 and Word 2016 (some macro actions in Word 2013 and Word 2016 are extremely slow compared to earlier versions of Word). Instead, a new button, Fix Missing Headings, will now appear in the Insert Cross-reference dialog box if the document contains deletions marked with track changes. Additional information is found in the dialog box and in the help.

The functionality of the Check and Repair Cross-references command has been extended to detect trailing spaces and tabs found in e.g. cross-referenced headings and let you automatically delete such characters. In addition, the command will now ignore a cross-reference bookmark as a possible problem if the bookmark is missing only the first character of the paragraph and if that character is a page break or another type of break.

2.3

15-Apr-2017

Changed to handle bug in Word 2013 and Word 2016 that resulted in “Compile error” when Language for non-Unicode programs was set to e.g. Chinese or Korean. The language setting is set via Control Panel > Region dialog box > Administrative tab > Change system locale.

Define Custom Cross-reference Texts: To make the special characters work with e.g. Asian system language settings, all buttons for special characters now insert a visible placeholder as was the case for most of the characters in earlier versions. Nonbreaking Space now inserts <s>, En Dash inserts <en> and Em Dash inserts <em>. Previously, those characters were inserted as normal characters. This change also makes it possible to distinguish those special characters from normal spaces and hyphens in the dialog boxes. All the placeholders are automatically replaced with the real characters when using the custom texts to insert cross-references. You can see an overview of all the placeholders via the dialog box.


Custom texts you have defined in an earlier version of DocTools CrossReferenceManager will still work. You may, however, edit existing custom texts to use the new placeholders it you wish.

In addition the changes described above, corrections have been made to fix a few minor issues.

2.22

20-Nov-2016

Correction made to make the add-in fully compatible with 64-bit versions of Office.

2.2

2-Oct-2016

New option added: “Set Cross-reference Defaults” > “Inserted cross-reference replaces selection when possible”. The option lets you determine what happens to selected text when you insert a cross-reference via the “Insert Cross-reference” dialog box.

Correction of handling of some types of cross-references to certain custom headings.

2.16

13-Sep-2016

Correction of handling of trial version in order to prevent problems with too short trial period in certain regions. This change only affects the trial version.

2.15

10-Sep-2016

Minor change to allow insertion of paragraph using Enter key in form fields in documents protected for forms with a password (no influence on other documents).

2.1

26-Aug-2016

Correction to handling of check box and text box for “Separator numbers with” (only related to cross-references to “Number (full context)”.

2.0

9-Jul-2016

First version published on this website.

DocTools DocPropertyManager

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

2.2

19-Nov-2018

Correction made to show the correct version of the Document Properties and DocProperty Fields dialog box when selecting Manage Properties or Manage DocProperty Fields from the DocTools tab in the Ribbon.

   

Fixed a problem that sometimes resulted in the list in the Document Properties and DocProperty Fields dialog box being shown short when it should be long.


Improved how the Document Properties and DocProperty Fields dialog box works when switching documents, opening and creating documents, etc., while the dialog box is open. To the extent possible, the dialog box automatically updates to list the document properties of the newly activated document.


NOTE: A deficiency in Word may in some situations result in not being able to scroll to the very last item in the document properties list in the Document Properties and DocProperty Fields dialog box. The problem is handled to the extent possible. If the problem occurs, try to switch between long list and short list to fix it.

2.15

23-Aug-2018

Correction made to allow the Document Properties and DocProperty Fields dialog box to automatically select the most recently selected custom document property in the list when the dialog box is reopened or activated.

2.1

16-Apr-2018

Fixed an error that occurred when loading the add-in in case of 64-bit version of Microsoft Office.

2.0

8-Nov-2017

First version published on this website.

DocTools ExtractChanges Pro

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

4.0

5-Oct-2017

New features:

Batch Extract Changes: Lets you, in one operation, extract changes from all documents in a folder selected by you. The extract documents will automatically be saved in the folder you specify.


Find Paragraph: Extended with new functionality that lets you automatically find and select a paragraph in the source document via the related paragraph in the extract document. The command will automatically open the source document if it is not already open.


View Extract/Source Side by Side: Lets you automatically find and open the source document and arrange it side by side with the extract document with the click of a button.


New option added to Define Settings, letting you define whether rows with paragraphs found below the same set of headings are combined or kept as separate rows.


New option added to Define Settings, letting you define a color to be used for color shading of comment headings and comment scopes.


Index numbers and the selected color shading are added to all comments to make it easy to see where each comment belongs.


Improved features:

Compare Two Documents now lets you select the two document versions either from a list of recently open documents or by browning.


The code that examines each paragraph to detect headings and subheadings has been extended to detect even more types of irregular formatting as headings.

3.93

8-Apr-2017

Changed to handle bug in Word 2013 and Word 2016 that resulted in “Compile error” when Language for non-Unicode programs was set to e.g. Chinese or Korean. The language setting is set via Control Panel > Region dialog box > Administrative tab > Change system locale.

3.92

13-Sep-2016

Correction of handling of trial version in order to prevent problems with too short trial period in certain regions. This change only affects the trial version.

3.91

24-Aug-2016

New feature: Footer in extract document will now include a line with statistics about insertions and deletions.
Example: Statistics: 546 insertions (25365 characters), 493 deletions (8544 characters)
This feature can be useful for e.g. translators.

Minor correction made to handle extract of changes in tables that are not in the main text story.

3.9

1-Jul-2016

New functionality added that makes it possible to select between three different extract types:

1) Entire document (as in version 3.7)
2) Only selected content in main text story (new functionality)
3) Only headers and footers (new functionality)

Improved functionality for extracting shapes (pictures, graphics, etc.)

3.7

12-Jun-2016

First version published on this website.

DocTools ExtractData

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

1.3

26-Aug-2016

Improvements made to information in some dialog boxes.

1.2

15-Feb-2016

Improvements made to extract of bookmarks. Now more accurate results in the extract document of bookmarked content with complex numbering.

1.1

8-Sep-2015

Changed to include Word 2016.

1.0

23-Mar-2015

First version published on this website.

DocTools HideSpellingSuggestions

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

1.3

Note added 18-Oct-2018

Note that the add-in previously worked with Word 2016 in addition to Word 2007, Word 2010 and Word 2013. However, due to changes in Word 2016 (at least in Click-to-Run versions), it may now result in an error when initiating spell check. If you install the add-in in Word 2016 and experience such error, you should uninstall the add-in again.

1.3

23-Mar-2015

First version published on this website.

NOTE: The HideSpellingSuggestions add-in needs to adjust the menu that appears when you right-click in text marked as a spelling error. A bug in Word 2016 that has been present since the first release of Office 2016 has prevented such adjustments from working. The bug has been fixed. The fix was first included in build number 16.0.6568.2016 that was released in February 2016. You will find the current build number of your Word version via File > Account > Version (in the right side of the dialog box).

DocTools HighlightManager

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

2.2

15-Apr-2017

Additional correction of handling of trial version in order to prevent problems with too short trial period in certain regions. This change only affects the trial version.

2.1

13-Sep-2016

Correction of handling of trial version in order to prevent problems with too short trial period in certain regions. This change only affects the trial version.

2.0

2-Sep-2016

First version published on this website.

DocTools ScreenTipManager

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

1.2

29-Jul-2018

Additional correction of handling of trial version in order to prevent problems with too short trial period in certain regions. This change only affects the trial version.

1.1

27-Nov-2017

Correction of handling of trial version in order to prevent problems with too short trial period in certain regions. This change only affects the trial version.

1.0

26-Sep-2017

First version published on this website.

Word Toolkit

Versi​​​​on

Release date

Changes

1.0

23-Mar-2015

First version published on this website.