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Version 2.5 “Cinch”
|Estimated public release, May 2013
Adds: Grids (for horizontal data entry of related information) and the ability to automatically convert Lists to Grids; Sublists; Item Fields to select particular data items from Lists and Grids; and Compound Conditions (full Boolean logic) using AND/OR/XOR and parentheticals.
|Adds: Another speed increase of more than 700% while Filling, Resetting, Saving and Loading. Minor bug fixes.
h/t: Eric Zaidins, Mt. Kisko, NY: Jim Van Dillen, St. Louis, Mo; Paul Saunders, Halifax, NS; Bob Lilly, Charleston, WV; Alex Davie, Nashville, TN; Ellis Carter, Phoenix, AZ
|Adds: Includes speed increases of up to 600% while opening Field and Smart Answer screens and Filling forms. The time saved will be most apparent while testing, answering and using complex forms, those with a large number of related variables, lengthy Q & A Tables, or large numbers of document tables.Minor bug fixes.
h/t: David E. Trice, Chicago, IL; Jason Jablonski, Buffalo, NY; John Flora, Boulder, CO; Arnaud Duchesne, Luxembourg, LU; Mike Conway, Booneville, MO
|Adds: Extends Master Lists from 10 columns of data points per listed item to 63 and allows Conditions to be determined by secondary columns. Improves Master Lists user-interface and allows multi-line entries. Allows Conditional rows in tables and Conditional sections in the document.Allows the form Author to determine whether empty Fields in the document are to be shown as blank lines.Allows for Find and Paste to insert Fields in a document and for searches in the Field/List/Condition screen.Provides color-coded Dividers and sections to organize lengthy Q&A Tables.Adds a function to Clear Answers in the Q&A Table when building or testing forms.Adds a function to alphabetize choices in the Smart Answer screen.Adds a Start button for document users.Minor bug fixes.|
|Adds:A feature where the new criteria for Conditions introduced in TFT v2.1 are also applicable to items in Lists when creating Conditions within a List.First person pronoun fields: I/we, me/us, my/our.The ability to create a Linked List-type answer that’s linked to a Choice-type answer that allows multiple choices. (Previously Linked List-type answers could only be linked to List-type answers.)Increased ease to delete previously-saved Q & A Tables.Fixes bugs:Where Smart Answers sometimes scrambled saved/loaded information that contained a list of text with pronounsWhere renaming a Field did not update links to that Field in Linked List answers;Where Math calculations were not performed if they were contained in a Field associated with Text-with-Pronoun or Choice type answers;When saving Q&A Tables that contain empty rows;Where the ListCount function was not returning the correct number for Choice-type answers with multiple-choice turned on.Where Linked-List-type answers were not being displayed in the list of choices when a field was inserted in a list formatted as a table.h/t: Alex Davie, Nashville, TN; Carissa Smith, Ann Arbor, MI; Sharon Marsh, Ellsworth, KS; Dallas Mosier, Yorba Linda, CA; Will Dunlap, Annapolis, MD; Paul Saunders, Halifax, NS; Paul Keller, San Antonio, TX; Tim Schober, Victoria, BC; Michael Lauterbach, Stevens Point, WI.|
|“Derived Answers” allow answers to be chained or compared logically and mathematically with other text or math answers so that users can generate entirely new Answers based on precedent Answers. Derived Answers can be hidden for “behind the scenes” computations. Conditions now include comparators for numbers (more than, less than), dates (earlier than, later than) and text (same as, starts with, contains, ends with, is alphabetically before/after). Adds an Index for the Expert User and Quick Start guides.
h/t: Steve Buchwalter, Encino CA; Justin Sheehan, Lansing, MI; Jeanette Otis, Bloomington, Il.; Jason Jablonski, Buffalo, NY; Michael Lauterbach, Stevens Point, WI; Paul Keller, San Antonio, TX; Paul Saunders, Halifax, NS
|Version 2.0||The Math Edition! Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide; Absolute, Constant, Days, Field, Integer, List (Count, Number, Maximum, Minimum, Multiply, Sum) Logarithm, Maximum, Minimum, Months, Now, Payment, Raise to Power (Exponentiation), Remainder, Root, Round and Years, each of which can nested almost endlessly to perform complex calculations.
h/t: John Brewer, Oklahoma City; Bonnie Humphrey, Minot; Janette Kwan, Markham; John Loeffler, Spokane; Laura Mann, West Milford; Jay Melnick, Chicago; Eric Peterson, Beaverton; Brent Rose, Tampa; Jason Ruby; Eric Zaidins, Mt. Kisco
|Version 1.1.08||Corrects compatibility issue created when a document created with Word 2010 is later opened with Word 2007 if hyphens are used in the Field/Label name. A run time error would occur when using labels such as “Co-Trustee” or “Vice-President.” (More information is available on The Forum/Bugs!). This update also provides a shortcut for adding repeating fields/labels. (More information is available on The Forum/Features). .|
|Version 1.1.07||More than 60% faster. Lists in the document can now contain other lists, for cascades of nested lists. New Plural Fields: Person/People, This/These, That/Those. Bug fixes. .|
|Version 1.1.06||Move Up and Move Down commands now allow selection and movement of multiple rows in the Q & A Table. Added a prompt for user confirmation when using the Empty Cells command. Minor bug fixes. .|
|Version 1.1.05||Added automatic check for older document file types. .|
|Version 1.1.04||Added color coding to headings in Save/Load screen. .|
|Version 1.1.03||Added ability for lists to be presented as tables, including formatting options, optional headers and column totals, all with preview capability. .|
|Version 1.1.02||Added additional pronoun field choices. .|
|Version 1.1.01||Added date offsets to manage forward and reverse date precedents..|