2016-06-06 Version 8.1.3

  1. XpressDox now uses .NET 4.5.2. The installer will attempt to use the Microsoft install facility to make sure that your system is up to date with this version of .NET and also the Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime.  (Please note that Windows XP does not support .NET 4.5.2, and so this version of XpressDox, and all later versions, will not run on Windows XP.  Support for Windows XP was discontinued by Microsoft in 2014, and using Windows XP is now considered dangerous from a virus protection and security point of view).
  2. There is a Preview feature in the XpressDox Explorer.  Which is particularly nice, seeing it recognises XpressDox templates, which the preview in the Windows Explorer does not (although it could).
  3. A slightly modified licensing paradigm means that all licensed users will be able to download and install the latest version.  The new features introduced in each version will only be available to users with a license which supports the latest version, but all bug fixes, and of course all the features related to their license version, will be available.
  4. The «IncludeTemplate/Picture/Spreadsheet» commands now support the <DataElement> syntax.  For example: «IncludeTemplate(LetterHead<Department>)», which would work if the Department data element were known before the interview is constructed (e.g. if it were retrieved via an «IncludeDataSourceData()» or similar command).  As in the past, if Department is only known after the interview, then «InsertTemplate(concat(‘LetterHead’,Department))» would be needed.
  5. XpressDox will now create a “data sheet” for each template saved.  This is controlled via the configuration.  On the first tab of the configuration (Standard Folders) is a new area at the bottom enabling you to indicate that a data sheet should be created.  Then the command «MergeDataSheetTemplate()» in a template will caused its data sheet to be merged after the template itself (as a separate document).  Further options are available, for which see the help on the web site.
  6. The Search facility in the XpressDox Explorer can be selected inside a folder, and will also list the files found, rather than opening them.