PhraseExpander Version History

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  • 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.