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

Version

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 AddBoilerplate

Version

Release date

Changes

1.1

19-Jun-2020

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.

1.0

12-Oct-2019

First version published on this website.

DocTools CommentManager

Version

Release date

Changes

2.0

26-May-2020

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.

1.1

22-Feb-2020

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.

1.0

8-Jan-2020

First version published on this website.

DocTools CrossReferenceManager

Version

Release date

Changes

3.1

11-May-2020

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.

3.0

3-Dec-2019

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.

2.8

8-Oct-2019

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.

2.7

27-Aug-2019

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.

2.61

13-Jan-2019

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 from version 2.6.

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 Word.

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

Version

Release date

Changes

2.3

8-Oct-2019

The group in the DocTools tab has been renamed to DocPropertyManager instead of Document Properties and DocProperty Fields. Note that this change does not influence the functionality.

2.21

26-Feb-2019

Fixed a problem that could cause an error when using the Export Custom Document Properties command.


Made some technical changes to force the commands Export Custom Document Properties and Update Custom Document Properties in Export Document to execute faster. As mentioned elsewhere on this website, Word 2016 and newer versions of Word are significantly slower than earlier versions of Word when it comes to execution of certain operations. The technical changes are made to handle this problem to the extent possible. The changes are most noticeable in case of handling documents with hundreds of custom document properties. In documents with e.g. fewer than 50 custom document properties, the time difference is less important.


NOTE: There is no need to upgrade from an earlier version of DocTools DocPropertyManager unless you have experienced an error with Export Custom Document Properties or unless you are working with documents with hundreds of custom document properties.

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

Version

Release date

Changes

5.2

25-May-2020

Fixed issue with missing comments in extract in case of adjoining tables or in case of comment inserted in an empty paragraph.

5.1

8-Oct-2019

Technical changes have been made that influence the trial version only.

5.0

26-Jan-2019

Added new command, Batch Compare Documents. Lets you – in one operation – compare a specific document with each document in a folder you select. The result is the same as running the Compare Two Documents command on the document pairs one by one. You can, for example, use this command to quickly compare multiple documents that were based on the same document with the original document.


New option added in Extract Changes dialog box that lets you include fewer heading levels than 4 in the extract document if you want. The maximum number of heading levels that will be extracted is 4, i.e. levels 1-4. The new option lets you select from 1 to 4 levels. You can take advantage of this, for example, in documents where built-in heading styles have been used for legal clauses or other types of content that is to be regarded as body text rather than headings/subheadings.


Added new command, Change Path, that can be used in extract documents. Lets you point out the document that was used as the source document when you created the extract document. You can use this command if the source document has been moved and/or renamed, making it possible for the extract document to find the related source document.


DocTools ExtractChanges Pro version 5.0 is not compatible with Word 2007. However, version 4.0 works 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 4.0 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. Note that version 4.0 does not include the improvements and new features added in version 5.0.

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

Version

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

Version

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

Version

Release date

Changes

3.0

7-Jul-2020

New features – added in new menu, More Highlight Tools:

Review and Replace Highlight: Opens a dialog box from where you can review highlight. You can browse highlight in the main text story by any color or by a specific color, remove or replace highlight color.

You can also replace highlight in the selection or the entire document.


Extract Highlight to New Document: Extracts highlighted text in the active document to a new document. The extract document will include information about page, line, and color in addition to the highlighted text itself. Options to determine the scope, sorting, and more.


Restore Position of Dialog Boxes: Lets you restore the position of the Apply Highlight and Review and Replace Highlight dialog boxes to the default so they are fully visible on the screen. Normally, the dialog boxes will open with the position they had most recently. Under special conditions, this may result in the dialog boxes being positioned outside the screen, making them invisible for you. For example, this may happen if you are using another monitor setup than last time you used the commands (e.g. switched form two to a single monitor).


Show/Hide Highlight: Turns the display of highlight on or off. If the option has been turned off, highlight colors will not be displayed in documents. The highlight, if any, will still be present and will reappear if you turn on the setting again.


The command Define Shortcuts has been moved to the More Highlight Tools menu.


Other improvements:

Button Review has been added to the Apply Highlight dialog box. The button opens the Review and Replace Highlight dialog box.


Other changes:

The default shortcut for Find Next Highlight has been changed from Alt+Ctrl+Shift+F to Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Z. Reason: A Windows 10 update has highjacked the Alt+Ctrl+Shift+F so it stopped working in Word.

2.3

8-Oct-2019

The group in the DocTools tab has been renamed to HighlightManager instead of Highlight. Note that this change does not influence the functionality.

2.21

14-Jan-2019

Made a couple of minor technical changes. The functionality of the add-in is unchanged from version 2.2.

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 ObjectBrowser

Version

Release date

Changes

1.0

4-May-2020

First version published on this website.

DocTools ScreenTipManager

Version

Release date

Changes

1.3

8-Oct-2019

The group in the DocTools tab has been renamed to ScreenTipManager instead of Screen Tips. Note that this change does not influence the functionality.

1.21

13-Jan-2019

Made a couple of minor technical changes. The functionality of the add-in is unchanged from version 1.2.

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

Version

Release date

Changes

1.0

23-Mar-2015

First version published on this website.