SmartEdit for Word
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SmartEdit Writer Update History
(April 6th, 2021)
New feature: Document Drafts
Create a Draft of your Document tree and all scenes in your Document
New Drafts Toolbar
Read-only Draft tree and read-only draft scenes
Right click menu for scenes listing all Drafts of scene
Export Draft as a single document
Full details in the
Knowledge Base here
New feature: Scene Properties
Properties dialog for scenes listing scene meta information
Description field added to scene
Checkboxes to exclude scene from various actions
Various bug fixes
(March 14th, 2021)
Option to insert page breaks when exporting as a single document
Warning when project is inside a Cloud folder
(January 27th, 2021)
Various bug fixes
Removal of monthly charts and graphs feature
(December 18th, 2020)
Various bug fixes
(November 12th, 2020)
New feature: Export all files in selected folder (Export as Single Document button drop down)
New feature: Word count for all scenes in selected folder (Word count button drop down)
Bug fix: Google Docs smallcaps export issue
Bug fix: ‘Export as’ button not always working
Bug fix: Search results highlighting issue
BUg fix: Control and Alt key shortcuts issue
Various unreported bugs
(July 30th, 2020)
Bug fix: Ctrl+N shortcut in Document tree disabled
Bug fix: Research tree was not always expanding when the Research button was clicked
Error message now appears when you try to open a project inside a zipped archive without first extracting the project from the zip file
(June 29th, 2020)
Bug fix: Ctrl+N in active Note deleted contents of that note
(June 15th, 2020)
Bug fix: Default fonts not working correctly
Left and right sections have new tabs and close options at the bottom of the page
Multi line word processor tabs option (Settings dialog)
Default theme changed. Old theme to revert to if required is "Office 2013 White"
(June 6th, 2020)
Copied scenes excluded from Document word counts
Bug fix: Height maximized window was not saving its start position
(June 4th, 2020)
A range of new themes have been added, including many dark themes. (Actions & Tools menu)
, allows you to easily take a copy of an individual scene, maintaining a history of previous drafts and changes.
More info here.
Opening a scene now ALWAYS positions the scene at the end of the currently opened scenes
Bug fix: Single click open on a scene or folder is now only triggered when the scene title area is clicked
Bug fix: Running Editor checks on scenes in the Research tree now no longer brings the Research tree into focus
(April 9th, 2020)
Spanish spell checking dictionary added.
(February 25th, 2020)
Fix to problem with the Document tree whereby folders and scenes closed automatically after a deletion.
(February 22nd, 2020)
External files and images now included in manually triggered backup
Automatic scene backups now only store backups for 10 days
Automatic scene backups folder (*.txt files) not included as part of the automatic zip backups on closing a project.
(January 21st, 2020)
Fix to font issues when changing the font of an entire scene
(December 21st, 2019)
Fix to settings file reverting to defaults for some users
Changes to scene printing to allow for different paper page sizes
Cosmetic changes to the document tree — more spacing added
Fix to scenes being out of sort order when moving to Fragments
Changes to autocorrect file to exclude non-binary genders from auto correction
(September 7th, 2019)
Fix to word processor issue that increased word spacing when typing with justified text.
(September 4th, 2019)
Insert symbol dialog added to the word processor toolbar.
“Print Active Tree” button added to the Actions & Tools toolbar. This allows you to print the structure of your Document, Research or Fragments tree.
Fix to "Export as a Single Document," where formatting was occasionally lost.
Fix to Undo errors in the word processor.
(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.
(April 29th, 2019)
Bug fix: Export as Single Document not working
“Single Click Open” now disabled for Notes on the Research tree
Minor bugs only encountered by new users
(April 20th, 2019)
App name changed from Atomic Scribbler to SmartEdit Writer
SmartEdit editing Add-In now free — SmartEdit Writer now 100% free
Character Name Generator added to the Actions & Tools toolbar
Changes to how ellpisis are handled in the word processor (Settings dialog)
Changes to Automatic Backups
An orangle icon appears on the title bar if Automatic Backups are switched off for a project
A new Fail-Safe backup mechanism was added to backup all text in Document Scenes on close
Print Layout button changed to Page View
Warning icon appears on the title bar if too many scenes are open
Dialogue and Prose states added to Editor toolbar
Social Media Share button added to Actions & Tools toolbar
Various bug fixes and speed improvements
(February 2nd, 2019)
Research tree moved to the right section
New toolbar buttons to switch right sections on and off (Research, Notes, Daily Word Count & SmartEdit)
Previously opened right section remembered on start
Adding images, files and bookmarks now enabled for the Document and Fragments trees
Changes to Automatic Backups
Option to make only one backup each day
Option to exclude the current project from Automatic Backups
New checkbox on the Settings dialog to show or not show the Start Page
Simple View and Print Layout buttons moved to the word processor toolbar
Show Left and Show Right buttons removed from Actions & Tools (no longer needed)
Daily Word Count button moved from Actions & Tools to main toolbar
Various bug fixes
SmartEdit trial period reset
(November 3rd, 2018)
Bug fix to daily word count
Various other bug fixes
(September 26th, 2018)
New feature: Monthly Word Count Targets & Online Graphs
Set monthly word count targets for a project
View graphs and stats for your monthly target online
Share your monthly progress on Facebook or Twitter
Single click creation and update
View a sample charts page here.
Read more about charts in the Knowledge Base here.
Changes to Document, Fragments and Research buttons. They now function as on/off buttons, opening or closing the left section
New Find button with a dropdown for three types of find operations (in scene, in project and in tree)
Paste as Plain Text option replaces Paste Special button, with Ctrl+Shift+V shortcut
Word count for active scene displayed at the top right of Atomic Scribbler (configurable)
Word count updated when you stop typing for a few seconds, close to real time but not real time
Shift+F3 toggles selected text between uppercase, lowercase and titlecase
Buttons removed from various toolbars (find in project, find in scene, page color, hyperlink)
Various bug fixes
SmartEdit changes to bring fixes and changes up to speed with Word version
(May 31st, 2018)
SmartEdit: Paragraph number column added to word and phrase repetition results.
Optional setting, switched off by default. It can be switched on in the SmartEdit Settings dialog.
Indicates the proximity of repetitions to each other.
SmartEdit bug fix: dialogue was not recognised in scenes that used straight quotes.
Smaller bug fixes and cosmetic changes.
(May 11th, 2018)
Bug fixes to renaming scenes and notes
Bug fix to error when deleting a note after renaming it
Display fixes to buttons
(May 5th, 2018)
SmartEdit Add-In added — full functionality of SmartEdit for Word
Automatic check for updates
Core functionality now free, with optional SmartEdit Add-In
(March 14th, 2018)
A new dark theme has been added. Switch it on from the Settings dialog.
Daily word counts are now recorded and displayed in a new section.
New word count options added to the Actions & Tools menu.
The bookmark icon has been changed.
Various bug fixes.
(February 22nd, 2018)
Drag and drop to move tabs around
Current tab is highlighted with blue text
Shortcut keys to navigate quickly between open tabs (Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab)
New right click menu to close tabs in bulk
Single click open for scenes and notes (option on Settings dialog)
Word count dialog expanded to show character count as well
New links on the Help toolbar to Knowledge Base articles
Super and subscript buttons removed from the word processor toolbar
Previously open Research tree scenes and notes remembered when opening a project
Various bug fixes as reported by users
(December 3rd, 2017)
Additions to the Settings dialog to allow configuraion of default paragraph settings for new scenes and notes
Paragraph Settings button added to the Word Processor toolbar
The caption text now displays the Project name, followed the name of the currently active scene or note and its parent — Example: “Huckleberry Finn — Chapter 3 | Rubbing the lamp”
New icon in the Document tree to highlight the currently active scene or note
Adding a new scene now creates the new tab next to the currently opened tab, not at the end
New shortcut key to close the currently active scene (Ctrl+W)
Shortcut keys button added to the Help toolbar
has been added to the website listing useful shortcut keys
The find dialog is now refreshed when the active scene changes
Indent first line option removed from the Settings dialog — superseded by paragraph default changes
Simple View and Print Layout buttons now always enabled on the Actions & Tools menu
Icon colour changes
(November 8th, 2017)
Fix to display issues with the Document tree
Fix to “Export as Single Document” scene order
Fix to non-Calibri default font not being remembered after closing
Fix to spell checking issue with em dashes
Fix to spell checking dialog not appearing
Scene “Save as” button renamed to “Export as”
Improvements to start up time for application
Improvements to display on high resolution monitors
Minor cosmetic changes — some icons on the word processor toolbar
(November 1st, 2017)
New Research Tree — Add images, files and bookmarks (
Global “Find in Project” (
Find in Tree
Save a scene to an external file
“Go to tree” added to right click menu to jump from active scene or note to item in tree (Ctrl+G)
Shortcuts added for all Add actions
Add Folder [Ctrl+Shift+D]
Add Scene [Ctrl+Shift+S]
Add Note [Ctrl+Shift+N]
Add Image [Ctrl+Shift+M]
Add File [Ctrl+Shift+L]
Add Bookmark [Ctrl+Shift+B]
Shortcut changes to move between Document, Fragment and Research trees (F6, F7, F8)
PageFour Import tree positioning order maintained
Fixes to “Export as Single Document” process
Simple View status remembered after close