SmartEdit for Word
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SmartEdit Update History
(April 28th, 2021)
Changes to Dialogue Tag check to handle different tenses
Improvements to functionality around dialogue to handle UK as well as US quotes
Various bug fixes
(July 20th, 2019)
No new functionality in this release.
Microsoft .Net framework has been rolled back to an earlier version that is installed on more PCs.
(February 24th, 2019)
New section on the SmartEdit toolbar where you can select what to run any checks against — Dialogue and Prose, Prose Only or Dialogue Only.
Drop down menu removed from the Run all Checks button, superseded by the new toolbar section and buttons.
(January 19th, 2019)
Support for Word 2019.
Updating of the Microsoft .Net framework used by SmartEdit.
Change to the operating system requirements. SmartEdit now requires Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. It will no longer run on Windows 8 PCs that have not been updated to Windows 8.1.
(October 19th, 2018)
Bug fix for SmartEdit Pro users. Small number of Word 2016 users were experiencing startup issues.
(August 18th, 2018)
No extra functionality in this release. Addresses intermittent issues with Windows 10 installs where the SmartEdit tab disappeared.
(July 2nd, 2018)
Improvements to sentences displayed next to results. In some cases more than a single sentence was being displayed (expected behaviour for dialogue, but not for prose).
Bug fix: Running dialog only checks on a document that used straight quotes was not returning results.
(June 27th, 2018)
Improvements to SmartEdit display on high DPI monitors for recent versions of Word
Word 365 users using the latest versions of Word should install this update
Users with high DPI monitors should install this update
(May 31st, 2018)
Paragraph number column added to word and phrase repetition results.
Optional setting, switched off by default. It can be switched on in the Settings dialog.
Indicates the proximity of repetitions to each other.
Bug fix: dialogue was not recognised on documents that used straight quotes.
Smaller bug fixes and cosmetic changes.
(May 21st, 2018)
Launch of SmartEdit Pro, an expanded version of SmartEdit for Word for Professional Editors, containing:
Report generation to Word, PDF, RTF and Open Office
Condensed and expanded reports
Branded reports — Add your own logo and name
Projects that allow different Monitored Words and Exclusion Lists to be used for different documents
Right click menu in results lists to add result to exclusion list
(May 5th, 2018)
(April 13th, 2018)
Redesigned user interface with single results section to the left of the open document
Complete sentence or paragraph shown for each result
Specific result’s word or phrase highlighted in bold in the sentence context
Improvements to the Dialogue Tag results list
Improvements to the Proper Nouns results list
Sentence Length Graph replaced by list of sentences, sorted by word count, allowing you to quickly see and apply changes to long sentences
New buttons and drop down menus to enable running individual checks or groups of checks
Refresh button to re-run a single check
Addition of semi-colons and colons to the punctuation checks
Direct links on the toolbar to the new online
Menu option to quickly run all checks on dialogue only
Automatically checks for updates every 5 days
Numerous bug fixes and minor enhancements