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.

NOTE – Microsoft has changed product names as of April 21, 2020
Office 365 has been renamed to Microsoft 365.
Correspondingly, Word for Office 365 has been renamed to Word for Microsoft 365.

All DocTools Word-Add-Ins that work with the 365-version of Word and that were last updated before April 21, 2020, will still show Word for Office 365 in the Help and About texts. The name will be changed to Word for Microsoft 365 in the next update.

DocTools AddAutoCorrect


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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.



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



First version published on this website.

DocTools AddBoilerplate


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Added menu More Boilerplate Tools with the following commands:

Refresh Boilerplate Items List forces a refresh of the list of Boilerplate Items.

Boilerplate Options opens a dialog that lets you set boilerplate defaults.



First version published on this website.

DocTools CommentManager


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The command Extract Comments to New Word Document has a new option, Include pictures and graphics in extract. The option is turned on by default. If the option is turned ON, any pictures, graphics, shapes, tables, etc. found in comments will be included in the extract. If you turn OFF this option, a slash (/) will appear instead of the graphic elements in the extract and tables in comments will be converted to text only. NOTE: The new option is not available in the Extract Comments to Excel command.

Fixed a problem that prevented switching correctly to Print Layout view under certain circumstances.



The Review Comments command now lets you rank comments by importance and you can find or filter comments by rank directly in the dialog box.

You can now extract comments to both Word and Excel. In Excel, you can take advantage of Excel's own functions for sorting, filtering, etc.

The extract – both Word and Excel – now includes a Resolved column plus optional columns for Heading and Rank. The Heading and Rank columns can be deselected in the initial dialog box.

When extracting comments to Word, Sort by rank has been added to the sort options.

Fixed an issue where a very long commented text (scope) and/or a very long comment could result in an error when extracting comments or using Review Comments.



The commands Previous Comment and Next Comment have been adjusted to handle Simple Markup view in the same way as the built-in commands.

The command Show/Hide Comments has been adjusted to circle between settings in a more logical way when Simple Markup is selected.

The Review Comments command has been extended with an additional feature. You can now select from two options for finding specific comments:

OPTION 1: Find comment (also included in version 1.0) shows all comments. You can click << Previous or Next >> to select the previous or next comment that includes the string you entered in the Find field.

OPTION 2: Filter comments (new in version 1.1) shows only the comments that include the string you specify in the Find field. A Show All button is shown next to the Find field. You can click Show All to empty the Find field and show all comments again if some have been removed by the filter. All comments will also be shown if you manually clear the Find field.

The Filter comments option makes it easy, for example, the get an overview of all comments added by a specific author.

Information about the number of comments that match the string in the Find field is now shown below the field.

In the Review Inline Comments dialog box, you will now see information about the number of inline comments found and the index number of the currently selected inline comment. This makes it easier to keep track of the inline comments.

The handling of misc. commands combined with track changes being turned on has been improved.

Fixed display issues that could occur when inserting comments with Simple Markup selected.



First version published on this website.

DocTools CrossReferenceManager


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New command, Replace Selection with Cross-reference to Matching Heading, lets you insert cross-references to headings based on selected text. This way, you can insert cross-references to headings without first opening the Insert Cross-Reference dialog box.

Improved check for self-references. A self-reference is as cross-references that has itself as the target.

Added fix of problem with cross-references in some situations where targets were removed from the target list by using the Filter field.

Added fix of problem with cross-references in case of pictures or shapes anchored to the selected target item. Note that an anchored picture or shape appears as a slash, /, in front of the target text in the dialog box.

Prepared for DocTools AutoCrossReference, a new Word add-in that is on its way.



In order to make it possible to load the Insert Cross-reference dialog box and the Set Cross-reference Defaults dialog box faster, a full list of styles will not be loaded into the dialog boxes unless the user clicks the Style check box or the related list. This means that the dialog boxes no longer have to wait while retrieving the styles each time the dialog boxes open. The result is that the dialog boxes open faster, especially in documents with a lot of custom styles.

Fixed a problem in relation to styles with one or more alias names. Previously, paragraphs using Heading styles with such alias names could appear both in the list of targets for Headings and Custom headings.



The Custom Text feature has been extended with new functionality that is available in the Add Custom Cross-reference Text dialog boxes for Headings and Captions. You can now insert style tags to specify special part(s) of a custom text to which you want to automatically apply a character style. Insert a 'Start Style' tag where you want the character style to start. Insert a 'Style End' tag where you want the character style to end. You may insert more than one pair of style tags in a custom text. For further details, please refer to the "style tag" help available directly in the dialog box. The style tags:
<$>   Style Start – insert where you want the character style to start
</$>  Style End – insert where you want the character style to end

Two new commands added to the Cross-reference Tools menu:
Apply Blue Highlight to All Cross-reference Bookmarks: Applies blue highlight to all cross-reference bookmarks, i.e. bookmarks whose names start with _Ref. Note that any manually added bookmarks used by cross-reference fields with other types of names will not be marked.

Remove Highlight from All Cross-reference Bookmarks: Removes highlight from all cross-reference bookmarks, i.e. bookmarks whose names start with _Ref.

Fixed an issue where cross-references to caption label number included both the label and number. This occurred, for example, if the caption label included spaces or if the caption label ended with e.g. a period or colon.



The group in the DocTools tab has been renamed to CrossReferenceManager instead of Cross-references. Note that this change does not influence the functionality.

DocTools CrossReferenceManager version 2.8 is not compatible with Word 2007. However, earlier versions work with Word 2007. If you are using Word 2007, you can purchase license(s) to the newest version. You can then contact Lene Fredborg and ask for a 2.7 version that you can install and use instead. In the contact form, make sure to include the order number from your purchase and the name and email used during the order process.



A new command, Restore Position of Insert Cross-reference Dialog Box, has been added to the Cross-reference Tools menu. You can use the command to fix the problem if the Insert Cross-reference dialog box doesn’t seem to open when selecting the command. For example, the dialog box may be positioned outside the visible area if you are using another monitor setup than last time you used the Insert Cross-reference command, e.g. switched form two to a single monitor.


If the selection is at the end of a row in a table – regardless of whether or not the end of row marker is selected – pressing Enter will now insert a new table row below the selection even if the option Automatically fix bookmarks when typing Enter (to prevent certain cross-reference errors) in the Set Cross-Reference Defaults dialog box is turned on. In previous versions, pressing Enter in that situation had no effect if the Automatically fix bookmarks when typing Enter (to prevent certain cross-reference errors) option was turned on.


In order to make sure that all options plus the OK and Cancel buttons in the Set Cross-Reference Defaults dialog box can always be made visible on the screen, the dialog box will show a scroll bar to the right if the dialog box is too high for the screen. This may be the case with a small screen and/or a low screen resolution.


The help text has been updated as appropriate.



Revised help text about text boxes and cross-references to captions, headings and numbered paragraphs. Added extra info about how you can handle cross-references to headings and numbered paragraphs found in text boxes. The functionality of the add-in is unchanged fro