PhraseExpander Version History

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  • NEW Updated EULA for GDPR compliance
  • NEW Added support to the Hot Virtual Keyboard application
  • FIX Could not open database if it contains a large set of phrases, especially with images and formatting
  • FIX A single group could not be exported as CSV
  • FIX New system to automatically close the application during upgrades by the installer. It might require you to manually close PhraseExpander during the upgrade procedure the first time
  • FIX Auxiliary assemblies are now digitally signed. This should make PhraseExpander play nicer with antiviruses
  • NEW Added the "force" option in the AutoupdateLinked setting, in the static config file. This allows to always get the remote changes even if the user has made local changes. Useful when you have a number of machines set in read-only mode
  • FIX Could not return focus to a Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer window after executing a phrase that contains a Manual Input
  • FIX PhraseExpander could not be run by multiple users in Terminal Services
  • FIX The search box in the Suggestions window was covered partially by the Up button when the window was focused
  • FIX PhraseExpander could not be run by multiple users in Terminal Services
  • NEW New certificate to sign the exe file. You might initially see the SmartScreen warning when downloading until the reputation for the new certificate is build.
  • FIX The message displayed when the upgrade protection is about to expire might not be correct
  • FIX Could not send characters to XMing XServer applications
  • FIX Fix issue with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which prevented PhraseExpander from starting with a number of antiviruses like Avast, Avira, AVG, Bitdefender
  • FIX Removed unsigned library that could create conflicts with antiviruses and cause PhraseExpander to detect keystrokes intermittently
  • FIX To activate a trial, only the trial key is required
  • FIX Could not set the application to French language
  • FIX Smartspace might not work properly with the phrase contains not latin characters
  • FIX Performance improvements in showing abbreviations
  • FIX Multiline descriptions might not be shown properly in the suggestions window
  • FIX Garbled text could appear when expanding abbreviations in Scrivener
  • FIX Minor stability issues.
  • FIX Could not select the browser in the Open Website macro on Windows 10 if Edge is set as the default browser.
  • FIX PhraseExpander was not loading after installing Windows Update KB3150513. This affected v.4.9.8.0, v4.9.8.5, v4.9.8.6
  • FIX Running the uninstaller with the /silent param no longer shows the uninstall survey
  • FIX Fix issues with high DPI displays. Main window was too small.
  • NEW The Welcome screen can be hidden through a setting in the PhraseExpander.exe.config file.
  • NEW Ability to convert a phrase to title case when typing the abbreviation (in a form AbC / uppercase, lowercase, uppercase).
  • FIX The application could be shown magnified on the screen with the standard 96dpi resolution.
  • FIX The compose email macro was adding + characters in the subject and body when composing an email with Microsoft Mail.
  • NEW Ability to set the confirmation key from the static configuration file.
  • FIX Sentence case macro cannot be inserted when added via the Macro button.
  • NEW Added the new NOTE manual input to display comments to guide the form filling.
  • NEW Spell check is also available in Polish.
  • FIX Fixed an error that could cause the calc macro not to work when setting custom thousands and decimal separators.
  • FIX Fixed crash that could occur when right-clicking on the phrase execution notification window.
  • FIX Fixed autocorrect with inside word option might not be triggered appropriately.
  • FIX Fixed error with trial code that might be requested at every startup
  • FIX Fixed issues with trial that was expiring immediately after installation.
  • FIX Improved stabillity thanks to upgrading to .NET 4.5 (Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported).
  • FIX Insert text file macro wasn't always executed.
  • FIX German and French localization were missing in v.4.9.5
  • FIX Dropbox installation was not detected.
  • FIX Fixed issues with formatted phrases containing tables.
  • FIX When sending formatted text to Microsoft Word or Outlook, font style and size might not be preserved.
  • FIX As default, now PhraseExpander always sends the font name and size when pasting in HTML.
  • FIX Opening a database from the same folder that stored the backup could cause the database to be deleted.
  • FIX Application could crash when exporting a glossary if the filename contains invalid characters.
  • FIX Fixed random crash when updating a linked glossary.
  • FIX The shortcut to add the current application (CTRL+SHIFT+A) was not working in Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.
  • FIX When importing from Excel the default abbreviation was not assigned.
  • FIX Inside word setting was not saved when exporting an autocorrect glossary.
  • NEW New lines are now supported in Manual Input predefined values (by using the #NL# placeholder).
  • NEW If there's an error when loading the DB, PhraseExpander offers the option to retry.
  • FIX Improved text case adaptation with single letter abbreviations.
  • FIX When adding a misspelled word, spaces could be added at the end of the word prevent PhraseExpander to detect the autocorrect.
  • FIX If the phrase database is very large, it can get corrupted when many phrases are edited in a rapid sequence.
  • FIX When updating a linked glossary all its abbreviations were disabled.
  • FIX Autocorrect doesn't work properly when the wrong and corrected text differ only in the casing.
  • FIX Compose email macro was not working properly when the text of the email is longer than 250 characters.
  • NEW Changed names of extended license options: Extended License is now Home & Office Pack. Extended License PLUS is Roaming Pack.
  • NEW Improved keyboard navigation in checked dropdown Manual Input. Pressing the DOWN arrow opens the popup.
  • FIX PhraseExpander was not running properly on Windows XP.
  • FIX Corrected errors in French translation
  • FIX When adding a phrase to launch an application from the context menu, the macro could be added twice.
  • FIX Cannot edit abbreviations for special glossaries (e.g. Clipboard History, Recent and All phrases).
  • FIX Could not use phrases to launch applications in the Windows\System32 folder.
  • FIX Updating an inactive shared glossary duplicates phrases.
  • FIX When dragging and dropping a group, it's not sorted properly.
  • NEW Ability to use function keys (F1...F12) for shortcuts.
  • NEW If the description of a phrase is equal to its abbreviation, the description is not shown in the suggestions window, thus saving screen space.
  • NEW Insert phrase can now insert rich formatted phrases inside other rich formatted phrases.
  • FIX Manual Input with formatted text and non English characters might not work properly
  • NEW Search text ignoring diacritics. E.g. the word bénéficiant is found when you type in search beneficiant.
  • NEW Compliance with FIPS encryption and security standard.
  • NEW Variable macros get updated in Search and Replace macros. So, when using a counter variable the value will be incremented every time a substitution takes place.
  • NEW Ability to set the following options from the static config file: hiding the splash screen, disabling notifications, setting the maximum number of displayed suggestions.
  • FIX A glossary or group could be renamed by mistake by typing when the glossary was selected.
  • FIX The predefined value in a single selection grid was applied only to the first row.
  • NEW The size of the glossary selection box (in the Quick Add window) has been increased.
  • FIX Fix French translation.
  • FIX Multiline autocorrects may not be sent properly.
  • FIX Quick find was not highlighting words properly and could crash in certain occasions.
  • FIX #ITEM# was starting from 0 instead of 1 in Manual Input.
  • FIX Searching for a phrase could crash the application.
  • NEW New RealSync™ technology to synchronize phrases, detect and resolve conflicts in shared glossaries.
  • NEW Improved search: when typing more than one word, PhraseExpander will find the phrases that match all the words. Use the quote (e.g. "phrase search") for exatch match.
  • NEW Faster calculation engine (operator ^ is supported) and the ability to use thousands separator in results.
  • NEW Combine phrases together by using a custom separator.
  • NEW Convert TABs to Send Keystroke macro when adding phrases from the Quick Add window.
  • NEW Added the Sentence case macro that converts the first letter of each sentence to uppercase.
  • NEW Ability to create an item in the grid column that doesn't insert any value (by assigning only a description to it).
  • NEW Ability to use an Oxford comma in Manual Input lists.
  • NEW Ability to add predefined values in manual input with only a description.
  • NEW PhraseExpander can detect if the antilogger software Zemana (which prevents PhraseExpander from detecting the typed keystrokes) is running and alerts the user.
  • FIX TextArea Manual Input: when displaying a single line, pressing ENTER was not confirming the selection.
  • FIX Comments are not saved when creating a backup in the Backup Manager.
  • FIX Cannot manually check for updates when automatic check for updates is disabled.
  • FIX Manual Input list scrolls to the top after selecting an item if the Manual Input is not part of an Input Form.
  • FIX Notification of new version was displayed even if updates check was disabled from static config file.
  • FIX Macro information lost when copying and pasting folded macros between different phrases.
  • FIX When editing a Manual Input by clicking on the pencil icon, data was not saved.
  • FIX Clipboard History items were not cleared at shutdown.
  • NEW Add the ability to disable check for updates from the static config file.
  • NEW Ability to import data from PhraseExpress thanks to the Phrase Exporter tool.
  • FIX Reduced scrolling needs in Manual Input dropdown. The number of displayed items is based on the available screen space.
  • FIX When setting the DefaultDB value in the static config, a new DB is created if it doesn't exist.
  • FIX Removing many phrases could take a few seconds. Now it's instantaneous.
  • NEW If a phrase contains the description but no contents, PhraseExpander expands it when the phrase is triggered.
  • NEW Added MSI file for easy deployment through Active Directory.
  • FIX When using a rich formatted phrase, character styles may not be applied properly.
  • FIX Position Cursor macro was not working properly in a Teamviewer session if Numlock is ON.
  • FIX Installing PhraseExpander with explorer integration could cause PhraseExpander to take a long time to start up.
  • FIX Right and Left arrow keys are not working properly in the Suggestions window when the search box has the input focus.
  • FIX Up and Down arrow not working properly on the first and last item in the Suggestions Window when it has the input focus.
  • NEW In the suggestions window pressing the down arrow on the last item brings the selection to the first item.
  • NEW The phrase contents is automatically adapted to uppercase only if the assigned abbreviation is not in uppercase.
  • FIX Fixed crash when config file is stored in a read only folder.
  • FIX After importing a glossary, the wrong glossary might be selected.
  • FIX When editing a macro at the beginning of the phrase the wrong text might be inserted.
  • NEW Added shortcut (F11) to toggle the preview window in manual input.
  • FIX The context menu was not positioned properly in the suggestions window.
  • FIX When moving phrases, the list of target glossaries was not displayed in the proper order.
  • NEW Ability to change the description of a phrase from the phrase list.
  • NEW PhraseExpander is now available in French.
  • NEW Clipboard Action macro: added the ability to cut the selection into the Clipboard.
  • NEW Glossaries can be moved inside groups with drag and drop for easier organization.
  • NEW Change some wording to make the interface clearer: hint -> description, short -> abbreviation, hotkey -> shortcut.
  • FIX Fixed application freeze in Manual Input
  • FIX Fixed error in detecting abbrevition casing
  • FIX PhraseExpander interface could freeze when editing macros placed inside a table with EasyView on.
  • FIX Text was not properly sent to the Scrivener application.
  • FIX Fixed formatting problem when sending rich text to FastMail.
  • FIX Pressing the CTRL+SHIFT+F12 key combination (in PhraseExpander Standard) could cause the application to crash.
  • FIX ToUpperFirst macro is not working properly if the text to convert is in uppercase.
  • FIX Fixed some errors in German translation.
  • FIX Fixed error interpreting options in Manual input when they contain a nested macro.
  • FIX Error when importing PhraseExpander v.3 databases.
  • FIX Random crashes in the application.
  • FIX Rich text phrases may not be displayed properly if they contain a link.
  • NEW PhraseExpander is now available in German.
  • NEW Added support for HTML formatting in many online editors used in customer care software (like ZenDesk, Help Scout) and project management software.
  • NEW Comments in macros are now displayed in green.
  • NEW Clipboard History can detect copy and paste of files and will add the name of the files.
  • NEW SmartComplete: define after how many characters suggestions shall be displayed (default: 2).
  • NEW The Clipboard History can now store up to 5,000 items.
  • NEW Suggestions are now displayed near the cursor in Chrome, Firefox, Pidgin and many other applications.
  • NEW Easy View can display the SetVariable macro in a more compact form.
  • NEW Formatted phrases work properly in Microsoft Live Writer.
  • NEW Set Phrase macro is now available in rich text phrases as well.
  • NEW Faster phrase expansion of phrases that contain macros.
  • FIX Fixed issue with InsetPhrase macro which was not properly recognized in v.4.3
  • FIX In rare cases, PhraseExpander corrupts the data when saving.
  • FIX In the recently opened database, the first item was partially hidden.
  • FIX Nesting macros in Easy View mode could cause losing the macro settings.
  • FIX Suggestion was not displayed when the text to insert is equal to the typed abbreviation.
  • FIX Fixed issues with new line detection when importing from ShortKeys.
  • FIX An extra line is added when pasting a phrase in gmail that starts with a new line.
  • FIX HTML text might not be properly captured in PhraseExpander using the Add selected text hotkey (CTRL+SHIFT+W).
  • FIX When importing from Excel, a preview of the data might not be displayed.
  • FIX Plain text phrases with many macros and variables might not be pasted properly in Microsoft Word or Outlook.
  • FIX Error when displaying a phrase description during search.
  • FIX Datasource live preview could crash when importing malformed CSV or Excel files.
  • FIX Formatted text is preserved when copying and pasting contents from the phrase editor to other HTML based editors (like Gmail).
  • FIX When searching in the Clipboard History the order of the displayed items was not preserved.
  • FIX When the confirmation key is set to ENTER, searching for a phrase and closing the suggestion window was causing the first phrase of the list to be entered.
  • FIX When duplicating a rich text phrase with no hint assigned, the hint shows garbled text.
  • FIX Fixed text display in the Add Phrase dialog with High DPI settings.
  • FIX Data could be lost when editing nested macros when Easy View is active.
  • FIX In rare occasions, PhraseExpander could stop responding and needs to be relaunched.
  • NEW Added tag in the static configuration file to force PhraseExpander to always use the Clipboard when sending text.
  • NEW Easily create a numbered list from Manual Input when selecting more than 1 item.
  • NEW Ability to navigate back and forth between the last selected phrases and autocorrects.
  • NEW Ability to use variables inside Manual Input. They will be properly processed when the phrase is inserted.
  • NEW Ability to populate the default values of a manual input from the phrases contained in a glossary or group.
  • NEW Added new Checked Dropdown Manual Input, with support for multiple selections.
  • NEW Ability to go to the parent glossary that contains the selected phrase when more than one glossary is selected.
  • NEW Added CTRL+H shortcut to select the All Phrases or All Autocorrects glossary.
  • NEW Add CTRL+P shortcut to hide/display group contents in the phrase view.
  • NEW Changing the hotkey for a glossary, group or phrase now requires a single click (instead of a double-click).
  • NEW Add Phrase dialog now displays a preview of the text that has been added.
  • NEW The suggestions window can now display up to 1,000 items (instead of 500).
  • NEW The Clipboard History hotkey can be also changed from the Options / Hotkeys pane.
  • FIX In a single manual input, the dropdown button used to choose items from the clipboard is not displayed until the form is resized.
  • FIX Moving between Manual Input macros from the Manual Input dialog was not working properly when changing the contents of the macro.
  • FIX When executing a phrase that contains Manual Input, editing of manual input is not working properly if Easy View is set.
  • FIX The Manual Input dialog was not displayed properly at high DPI (150%).
  • FIX PhraseExpander window size and layout was not restored properly if the main window was maximized.
  • FIX Tooltips where not displayed when editing autocorrects.
  • FIX Cannot add a new autocorrect if no Autocorrect glossary exists.
  • FIX Fixed crash when importing malformed CSV files.
  • FIX Custom Format for Manual Input was not working properly with grid selection.
  • FIX Standard Edition only: when executing a feature that requires PhraseExpander Professional the application crashes.
  • FIX Error when trying to open the Analyze text window.
  • FIX Application crash when trying to open the analyze document feature.
  • FIX Changing the short or hotkey in the phrase list didn't update the phrase details.
  • FIX Easyview could create data corruption with nested phrases.
  • FIX Copying and pasting macros with Easyview active could corrupt macro information.
  • NEW Automatically create a backup before reloading the database.
  • FIX Extra space charter was added to phrase in specific scenarios when Smart Space was checked.
  • FIX The reload message was displayed on the screen when using PhraseExpander on more than one PC through dropbox, and copying items into the Clipboard.
  • FIX Text in Excel was not copied properly if it contains TAB characters.
  • FIX Cannot import CSV file if it contains duplicate column names.
  • FIX Error when removing a phrase from the suggestions window if the PhraseExpander window has never been displayed.
  • FIX Clipboard History old items were not cleaned up on application exit.
  • FIX Copying and pasting macros with Easy View active could corrupt macro data.
  • FIX When sending the arrow keys by using the Send Keystrokes macro and the NUMLOCK is On, numbers are inserted.
  • FIX Manual Input dialogs were not shown properly when using high DPI settings.
  • FIX Compatibility issues when importing data from PhraseExpander 3.
  • FIX Application crash when trying to import an empty CSV file .
  • FIX Autocorrect is not saved when performing a search immediately after defining a new autocorrect.
  • FIX Data might not be saved if the file containing all the phrases is very large (over 10MB).
  • FIX Crash might occur when displaying Chinese characters.
  • FIX Error may be displayed when executing a phrase if the application has started minimized and the main window has never been displayed.
  • FIX When inserting a Variable or Set Phrase Contents macro, the macro is not displayed in the proper position.
  • FIX & character was not properly displayed in Manual Inputs.
  • FIX Manual Input: fixed flickering when displaying the preview.