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What's New in WordPipe v8.7 – November 26, 2014

  • Fixed highlighting problems.
  • Fixed Save from removing leading and trailing whitespace.
  • Fixed Recent settings from not appearing in the Recent files history.
  • Fixed grid not being re-enabled after import.
  • As always, WordPipe will read filters from ALL old versions without any changes being required.

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    Detailed Changes Log

    What's New in WordPipe v8.6 – October 23, 2014

  • Search items can now be sorted by clicking on any of the column headers - great for translators.
  • Fixed issues with Lite Editions.
  • Improved detection and display of non-English languages.
  • Updated to EasyPattern v2.9 and Perl regex libraries.
  • Incremental search when the search grid is selected - great for large search lists.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.5 – September 7, 2014

  • Fixed synchronization bug that caused WordPipe to hang.
  • New Ribbon interface.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.4 – July 8, 2014

  • Files To Process can now set the Start or End date for files to be included.
  • New! Now attach directly to SharePoint sites (evaluation, and SharePoint Edition only).
  • Fixed problem with invalid EasyPattern/Perl regex search locations being removed, and then not being processed against valid search locations such as hyperlinks.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.3 – March 7, 2014

  • Now can handle search and replace inside embedded tables.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.2 – October 30, 2013

  • Options\Import Search/Replace List and Actions Tab\Load A Search/Replace List From This File now work with multi-line Tab and CSV data.
  • Now shows '(more pending)' next to the file count if more files remain to be counted, so users aren't misled that only 1000 files will be processed.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.1 – August 20, 2013

  • Added new option to Preserve Last Access dates – perfect for compliance with data retention policies.
  • Fixed range check error on loading replace highlight color fields from import files.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.0.5 – July 30, 2013

  • Improved installer for floating version.
  • Better error messages when Microsoft Excel is not available to load external .xls search/replace lists.
  • Better detection of missing Microsoft Word object or mis-matching bitness (x32/x64) between WordPipe and Microsoft Word.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.0.4 – June 14, 2013

  • Now copes with Word 2013 Unprotect function missing.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.0.3 – June 8, 2013

  • Fixed problem with evaluation where it crashed if you gave it more than 20 documents to process, and it also restricted the evaluation to only one file.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.0.2 – May 7, 2013

  • Fixed “Error unprotecting or getting protection type-The Unprotect method or property is not available because the document is already unprotected” errors, on documents that are apparently protected.
  • Fixed error with documents being counted twice.
  • Fixed error with Division by Zero on end of processing run.
  • Fixed file handle error on setting file date.
  • Fixed problems with Read Only Recommend documents.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.0.1 – May 2, 2013

  • Fixed doubling of search terms every time WordPipe is closed.
  • Fixed various installer problems.

    What's New in WordPipe v8.0 – May 1, 2013

  • Dual x32/x64 release.

    What's New in WordPipe v7.4 – March 19, 2013

  • The files to be processed are now gathered in parallel with document processing – so processing starts far more quickly, especially for large sets of files.
  • Update Field Codes option now includes field codes in headers and footers.
  • Improved handling of Unicode filenames.
  • Faster importing of large search/replace lists.
  • Quicker to cancel operations with large search/replace lists.

    What's New in WordPipe v7.3.1 – January 11, 2013

  • Installer now does not run WordPipe when running silently.

    What's New in WordPipe v7.3 – October 30, 2012

  • Now saves both the creation and modified dates of each file, so that if backups are made and subsequently restored, the original dates are restored too.
  • Retaining modified dates now works properly over WAN networks.

    What's New in WordPipe v7.2.1 – September 18, 2012

  • When importing a list from .xls, .tab or .csv, WordPipe now assumes a highlight color of yellow if the highlight color column is missing.
  • Updated sample import files.

    What's New in WordPipe v7.2 – August 28, 2012

  • Now supports Open Document Writer file type .odt.
  • Fixed bug where the Replacement Text for subsequent replacements is altered incorrectly when Prompt on Replace is checked, and [Replace (File)] or [Replace (Job)] is pressed in response to a replacement.

    What's New in WordPipe v7.1 – February 14, 2012

  • OLE and DDE Links are now included in Link Reports in Search Only mode.
  • WordPipe changed so that it does not modify the document in Search Only mode.

    What's New in WordPipe v7.0 – February 3, 2012

  • Highlight color can now be set. Your color is matched to Word 2003's standard colors, or the actual color used with Word 2007 and 2010.
  • Status dialog now opens file on double-click of subsidiary search/replace phrases. Right-clicking on a filename or phrase now gives a menu to open the file, or its containing folder.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.9 – January 24, 2012

  • Now handles shapes that include tables.
  • When Microsoft Word is restarted, WordPipe now re-applies the visibility settings to show or hide Microsoft Word.
  • Now skips ~*.* temporary files and .lnk files.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.8 – December 15, 2011

  • The Read Only Recommend setting can now be changed. Note – a dummy replacement row is still required, but can have a blank search phrase column.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.7 – November 10, 2011

  • New – can now change the Read Only Recommend setting of all modified documents.
  • Updating of OLE and DDE links now working.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.6.3 – October 18, 2011

  • Added application link to help file for correct import file format.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.6.2 – September 15, 2011

  • Fixed GUI issue with selecting a cell to edit.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.6.1 – August 17, 2011

  • Fixed 'Prevent overlap' replace mode.
  • Fixed Tips of the Day.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.6 – July 22, 2011

  • New option to disable AddIns – previously AddIns were always disabled, but this new option allows them to remain enabled so that they can assist with the replacement process if required.
  • New option to prevent overlapping of subsequent search replaces. This is very handy when the replace terms appear in subsequent search terms and two replacements would have occurred.
  • Improved installer to not require Admin user.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.5.1 – May 3, 2011

  • New help options and hints for connecting to SharePoint.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.5 – May 2, 2011

  • Progress timer is now disabled while opening a file – so Microsoft Word will not be terminated when opening a large file.
  • Passwords are now stored encrypted.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.4.2 – January 27, 2011

  • Fixed string list error when using List of files.
  • More Unicode improvements.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.4.1 – December 22, 2010

  • OLE and DDE links are now included in the Link Report.
  • New log message when 0 occurrences are found and Force Save is on.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.4 – December 13, 2010

  • Fixed issue with read-only detection of Unicode filenames.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.3.4 – December 8, 2010

  • Moved timer check after file list completed to prevent spurious failure messages.
  • Now detects Show Repairs dialog for corrupted documents, and closes it.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.3.3 – December 8, 2010

  • Fixed bug where the timer that checks if Microsoft Word is still responding did not re-trigger after the first failure of Microsoft Word.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.3.2 – December 7, 2010

  • Errors on final Save are now trapped to prevent errors with File Locking and SharePoint.
  • Find What phrases longer than 255 characters are now broken into smaller sections if the user chooses (Word 2003 will not accept phrases longer than 255 characters).
  • Link Reports now ignore empty hyperlinks, making it easier to identify unchanged links.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.3.1 – December 6, 2010

  • The row number column is now resizable – allowing row numbers larger than 100 to be displayed.
  • ReadOnlyRecommend test is now error trapped to avoid Microsoft Word errors.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.3 – September 1, 2010

  • Now can restart at a specified file.
  • Unicode filename support.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.2.1 – August 26, 2010

  • Look In 'Links (OLE/DDE)' now finds links in floating shapes (previously just inline shapes).
  • Perl and EasyPattern matches are now allowed inside Code Modules and OLE/DDE Links.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.2 – August 25, 2010

  • Hyperlink report is now available in the Save Report option for output types CSV, TAB and HTML. Previously it was only available for XML.
  • OLE Links are now included in the Hyperlink report.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.1 – June 22, 2010

  • New option to Accept All Revisions before replacing - these can prevent phrases from being found.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.0.1 – June 7, 2010

  • New option to Skip Prompting if the replacement is identical.
  • Now shows error dialog if the default save location (in My Documents) cannot be written to, and exits gracefully.
  • Standardized open/save dialogs now used throughout.

    What's New in WordPipe v6.0 – April 9, 2010

  • New Check All/Uncheck All buttons to set the Look In locations.
  • New Insert row button.
  • Better install under Vista/Windows 7 – no admin required to install or run.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.11 – February 18, 2010

  • Microsoft Word now kept visible better if 'Keep Visible' option checked.
  • File associations now just for .doc, .docx and .rtf files.
  • 'Prompt on Replace' option now displays the Confirmation dialog even if the found text and its replacement are identical – making search-only far easier.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.10 – December 10, 2009

  • Fixed search/replace counts carrying on to following files after errors occurred.
  • Fixed document template for the first document being used for all remaining documents.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.9 – November 5, 2009

  • Reverted to old handling of AutoRun.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.8 – October 16, 2009

  • Fixed error with disabling of AutoRun macros.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.7 – September 23, 2009

  • Improvements to template update code.
  • Fixed bug in Links\OLE processing.
  • New checks when Hyperlink Report is enabled, that there is an appropriate search phrase scanning the Inside Hyperlinks location.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.6 – August 1, 2009

  • Fixed minor bug.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.5 – July 31, 2009

  • Improved handling of Microsoft Word restarts.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.4 – June 9, 2009

  • Logs now include a sequential file number.
  • Fixed connection to help file.
  • Fixed installer not copying files.
  • Fixed settings not being saved in My Documents folder.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.3 – May 15, 2009

  • Added ability to update OLE and DDE links.
  • Now searches inside each shape contained with a grouped shape e.g. for Links/OLE/DDE etc.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.2 – April 28, 2009

  • Backup files now get the same date as the original file.
  • Backup Files and Keep File Date option now work with Unicode filenames.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9.1 – April 21, 2009

  • Now WordPipe will only replace once in each header and footer occurrence if it is linked to the next section, preventing multiple search/replaces from occurring.
  • Now recommends the use of TextPipe Pro if .HTM or .HTML files are processed, as it is much faster and more capable with text files.
  • Code Module searches now include all possible modules. A VBProject protection password can be opened using the Unprotect Password field.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.9 – March 18, 2009

  • New XML output format with far more detail for /REPORT output option
  • New Edit Menu with Cut/Copy/Paste/Select All
  • Highlight option now works even if you have not selected a default highlight color in Microsoft Word (default is yellow).

    What's New in WordPipe v5.8 – October 2, 2008

  • Added ability to search/replace inside Code Modules.
  • Added option to keep Microsoft Word visible while running to aid debugging.
  • Added button to import the file list from Microsoft Word's current list of open files.
  • Added ability to perform search only from command line using /GS.
  • Fixed /REPORT= command line option not working.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.7.3 – July 21, 2008

  • Added missing Link Report.
  • Fixed error that occurred if job was cancelled and the status form closed prior to the processing thread finishing.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.7.2 – May 29, 2008

  • Fixed error during processing.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.7.1 – May 29, 2008

  • Fixed error during processing.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.7 – May 21, 2008

  • New Link Report to provide a complete report on hyperlinks used, and also on what changes would be made.
  • When a perl or EasyPattern pattern is used, WordPipe now escapes any backslashes in the replacement text so that filenames like c:\template.dot don't become c:template.doc.
  • The Replace text can now contain carriage returns, and WordPipe ensures that these do not appear as square boxes in Microsoft Word.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.6.5 – November 21, 2007

  • Now allows blank 'Highlight' field on Excel import, and also displays any import errors.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.6.4 – October 29, 2007

  • New option to allow highlighted text to be removed.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.6.3 – October 17, 2007

  • Replace inside field codes now checks if the document has field codes displayed first, and also restores the document's original settings on save.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.6.2 – October 15, 2007

  • Added missing 'Highlight' column header to .tab export.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.6.1 – October 4, 2007

  • If Prompting is on and the Replacement text is changed, now accepts the change.
  • Status tab switches to main (first) tab if there is a warning about backup files not being removed or restored.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.6 – October 1, 2007

  • New Highlight option when a replacement is made, to make locating changes easy.
  • New [Clear All] button below search/replace grid.
  • Removed legacy behavior where contents of search/replace grid were appended to imported search/replace lists, leading to confusing results.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.5 – August 8, 2007

  • Now forces a Microsoft Word restart when particular error messages are returned.
  • If errors occur during Import, you can now cancel the Import.
  • Fixed bug with /G command line invocation, and with /Q.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.8 – August 1, 2007

  • Macros are now disabled to prevent them interfering with document processing.
  • Fixed bug with Microsoft Word being terminated repeatedly.
  • New translations, better form resizing, fixed detection of options changing.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.7 – July 4, 2007

  • New warning message if backup files have not been deleted or restored at the end of a job.
  • Longer timeout while waiting for Microsoft Word to respond. Timeout disabled while showing the 'Cancel Job' confirmation window.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.6 – June 27, 2007

  • Fixed Match Case and Match Whole Words Only settings not being retained.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.5 – June 4, 2007

  • Now searches Hyperlinks in Footnotes, Endnotes and Comments.
  • New Japanese and Chinese translations.
  • Previous settings are now saved under Documents rather than Registry.
  • Default file type set of *.doc* for Office 2007
  • Now correctly finds Hyperlinks in Headers and Footers.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.4

  • Fixed incorrect warning for hyperlink longer than 255 characters.
  • Now integrates with Windows Explorer right click menus – WordPipe this file/folder.
  • Now allows a list of files to process on the command line.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.3

  • Now updates hyperlink Screen Tips as well when the 'Hyperlink addresses' search location is chosen.
  • Office 2007 file extension of .DOC* now supported.
  • Import assumes defaults if just columns A & B present.
  • Invalid Search Locations are now corrected and you have the option to continue running the job.
  • Fixed bug with hyperlinks not being updated due to TextToDisplay property not supported on older versions of Word.
  • Fixed bug with Prompt on Replace always replacing.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.2

  • Now can optionally handle read-only files.
  • Now warns you if you apply EasyPattern wildcards or Perl regex wildcards to search locations that do not support them.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4.1

  • Now allows files to be drag and dropped.
  • Vista installation support.
  • New Troubleshooting Guide links.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.4

  • Improved speed when making massive numbers of hyperlinks changes (e.g. 18000).
  • Hyperlink changes now automatically check for equivalence between %20 and spaces.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.3.4

  • New status message when exporting or importing data
  • Added Half Width/Full Width option for Japanese text.
  • Increased search/replace speed. Search inside shapes/inline shapes now much faster.
  • Removed Arabic options – causing problems with English versions.
  • New Options Menu item to remove leading and trailing blanks from search and replace terms.
  • Status displays now resume if you cancel out of Aborting the job.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.3.3

  • Status window now shows seconds elapsed and scans in progress to improve feedback to user.
  • Improved timeout detection.
  • Added Half width/Full width for Japanese text.
  • Increased search/replace speed.
  • Removed Arabic options.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.3.2

  • Fixed the timeout timer restarting at the end of the job.
  • The Cancel button in the Search/Replace confirmation box now cancels the job.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.3.1

  • 'Inside field codes' operations are optimized. Previously, if many search/replace rows used 'Inside field codes' WordPipe wasted a lot of time switching to/from field codes mode.
  • Backed-out Windows Vista installation support. Too cumbersome for users.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.3

  • Auto Recovery is now disabled to prevent it interfering with document processing.
  • New search types of EasyPattern wildcards and Perl regex wildcards. These can be used to apply sophisticated pattern matching, replacing and reformatting inside Hyperlink Addresses, Inside Subdocument Filenames, Built in/Custom Properties, Bookmark Names, Form drop down Choices and Document template.
  • Prompt on Replace, with options to replace or skip one/file/job.
  • Processing can now be paused and resumed.
  • New Arabic options for Kashida, Alef/Hamza and Diacritics.
  • Auto sizing of row heights when multi-line text is entered.
  • Updated Excel/CSV/Tab import and export.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.2

  • New option to process longest 'Find What' strings first – perfect for translators.
  • Fixed bug with prompt for save not occurring when the settings have been changed.
  • Fixed bug with replace strings longer than 255 characters missing some characters.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.1.4

  • Fixed division by zero when 'Restart after XX documents' was zero.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.1.3

  • Now processes files with Unicode filenames.
  • List of Files now supports Unicode filenames.
  • Up/Down arrows now work outside of the Grid control.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.1.2

  • Status dialog now correctly shows Unicode search/replace strings.
  • Changed install to support Windows Vista – Test files and Sample are now stored under Application Data\DataMystic\WordPipe. Default install location is now Program Files\DataMystic\WordPipe.
  • Changed the 'file exists' check to work better on LANs.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.1.1

  • New button to copy selected rows.
  • Status dialog can now save a report as a Web Page, CSV or Tab data.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.1

  • New option to restart Microsoft Word automatically after a given number of documents. This helps to eliminate Microsoft Word errors.
  • Now checks if Microsoft Word is not responding, and shows a helpful message to the end user. Microsoft Word can be restarted automatically if it is unresponsive for a given number of seconds.
  • New option to specify the path to the Microsoft Word executable (.exe) file. This is used if Microsoft Word cannot be restarted automatically after a failure.
  • New option to process a list of files pasted in.
  • Now allows replacements longer than 255 characters (working around a Microsoft Word limitation).
  • Import from a .XLS replace list now handles trailing spaces and the values Yes/No/True/False/1/0 for Boolean fields.
  • Multi-line values can now be edited in the grid.
  • Up/Down arrows now work correctly in fields other than the grid.
  • Error messages reworked to always show the filename first.
  • Status dialog can now copy filenames without messages – very useful for generating lists of files to reprocess.

    What's New in WordPipe v5.0.1

  • New 'File\Send To...' menu item to email settings
  • New Help panel to assist new users

    What's New in WordPipe v5.0

  • New option to display alerts from Microsoft Word – this has the by-product of allowing mail merge data sources to be opened, rather than removed.
  • New option to search/replace the Document Template.
  • Now can display the clipboard contents – very useful when using '^c' to replace search text with the current clipboard contents.
  • 'Whole word only' option is now shown disabled when the search string consists of more than one word.
  • Now detects multiple copies of WordPipe running – and warns against it, as it can lead to document corruption.
  • Now shows Unicode search strings in the status dialog.
  • Now warns if no rows are selected when options are clicked on.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.9

  • New option to update an ISO-9001 revision number field by a pre-defined amount.
  • New option to select which version of Microsoft Word to invoke, useful if you have more than one copy of Microsoft Word installed.
  • New XML file format – makes it easier to automate WordPipe and share search/replace lists with ExcelPipe and PowerPointPipe.
  • Search/replace rows are now restored when the application restarts.
  • Improved screen layout.
  • Now warns against erroneous backslashes (\) instead of forward slashes (/) when searching inside hyperlink addresses.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.8

  • Now can search/replace a form field's drop down choices.
  • New warning message if the search/replace list filename is blank.
  • New method of connecting to Microsoft Word allows it to be manually started if required.
  • New warning if no files were processed.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.7.3

  • Now works with an independent copy of Word to avoid interfering with other applications such as email clients.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.7

  • EXPORT and IMPORT of replacements list to any common file format (xls, csv, txt), in Unicode format.
  • Fixed field alignment.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.6.5

  • Now can search/replace inside bookmark names.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.6.4

  • Now extends the grid rows if you Tab or Down Arrow beyond the end of the grid.
  • Bug fix - 'Update Field Codes Before Save' occurred regardless of whether field codes had been changed or not.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.6.3

  • Now supports Up/Down/Tab/Shift+Tab in grid.
  • New overwrite prompt when exporting grid to Excel/CSV/Tab.
  • Fixed bug when 'Force Word to save changes' was checked in conjunction with Find Only mode – WordPipe incorrectly recorded a search hit.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.6.2

  • Fixed bug - When a document is protected (but with no password set) and then ran through WordPipe, it can no longer be unprotected because Word will now ask for a password.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.6.1

  • Now handles loading CSV and Tab search/replace lists when the replace column is blank.
  • Now handles Unicode in hyperlinks, subdocument names and document properties.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.6

  • New Backup mode.
  • Now works with European versions of MS Word.
  • No limit on the number of files searched in search-only mode; this is very handy for determining the number of files requiring a change.
  • Now there is only one dialog box shown even if multiple search terms contain leading or trailing whitespace.
  • Drag and drop, and Tab/Shift+Tab in grid fixed.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.5

  • Now shows the number of changes made or search terms found, both for the entire job, for each file, and for each search or replace term.
  • Now allows blank search strings to delineate the data.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.4.1

  • Now handles locked fields as well. All locked fields are unlocked for updating during replacements, then all locked fields are restored.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.4

  • WordPipe now supports passwords for open AND protection passwords. Both protection and protection passwords are restored after changes have been made.
  • When run in non-interactive mode from the command line, WordPipe now suppresses warning messages for intervention-free execution.
  • Updated help files.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.3.1

  • Fixed problem with search/replace grid not being recognized.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.3

  • Resolved problem with search/replace pairs being processed twice.
  • Fixed problems handling Word 2002.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.2

  • Now supports Unicode search and replace to support foreign languages.
  • Now can import a list of the files to process.
  • Double-clicking on the list file or the start folder opens it.
  • Fixed problem with password-protected files stopping the processing.

    What's New in WordPipe v4.1

  • Now can search and replace inside the built in document properties such as Title, Subject, Author, Company etc, and inside custom document properties defined by the user.
  • Now checks if file still exists before opening it - this prevents errors with temporary files.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.9

  • Now displays a count of the number of changes made in each document. Note that this figure can be incorrect because Word sometimes counts a change even when none is made.
  • The Replacement list can now be exported to Excel, CSV or tab formats.
  • Now detects Word 97 and flags an error - Word 97 is too buggy for WordPipe to work with.
  • Speed improvements - Word screen updating is now disabled.
  • Now handles text inside grouped shapes - each individual shape is now processed.
  • Now handles shapes (floating) and inline shapes in both the main document and in headers and footers.
  • Display of most of Word's message boxes has been disabled.
  • Now replaces hyperlinks inside shapes and inline shapes.
  • Now replaces hyperlinks in the header and footer.
  • New search-only version available. In search-only mode, WordPipe will now search read-only files, and open them as read-only.
  • Now checks to see if MS Word is still functioning and opens a fresh copy if not.
  • The log data can now be easily copied to the clipboard.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.8

  • Now handles "Read Only Recommend" documents without any user intervention.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.7

  • Now warns the user if they try and use File Menu\Open to open a Word document instead of a .WPP file.
  • Now allows the user to continue if MS Word is detected with open documents.
  • Updating of Field Codes on completion is now optional – by disabling it you can avoid FILLIN field dialog boxes popping up.
  • WordPipe now reports on the subdocument filenames it was unable to change (older versions of Word do not allow these fields to be changed).

    What's New in WordPipe v3.6.6

  • Fixed Search Inside Field Codes option not working.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.6.5

  • Search and replace strings are Unicode enabled WHEN LOADED OR IMPORTED FROM EXCEL. You cannot yet specify these strings in the user interface – special characters will appear as question marks.
  • Fixed display of evaluation dialog.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.6.4

  • New 'Force Word to Save Changes' option to workaround the various bugs in MS Word's detection of changes to a document.
  • Work-around for MS Word bug, where MS Word does not detect when a change has been made, and/or incorrectly thinking that a change has been made (e.g. when a header or footer is searched and the search text is not found). MS Word version-specific replacement detection, which helps to work around the problem in most cases.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.6.3

  • Skipped Read Only files are now added to the Errors tab.
  • Now skips documents that have "Read Only Recommend" switched on. These documents are listed on the Errors tab.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.6.2

  • Fixed default options not being saved.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.6.1

  • Fixed Replace function when working with Word 2000 – no documents were changed.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.6

  • Now allows multiple search/replace pairs to be specified. This is very handy for document translations, or for applying a range of replacements. Each pair can have their own settings. Multiple rows can have their settings updated in one action.
  • Search/replace pairs can be imported from Excel, CSV or Tab-delimited files, or loaded at run time dynamically from Excel, CSV or Tab-delimited files. This means you can use your favorite program to maintain the search/replace list and then import it into WordPipe as required.
  • Double clicking on filename fields opens the file in its associated program.
  • A password for 'Open' can optionally be entered. This can be useful if you use the same password across a range of documents.
  • New command line options for unattended operation.
  • New Replace Once, and Find Only options.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.5

  • Now allows a semi-colon (;) separated list of file extensions to search e.g. *.doc;*.dot;*.rtf
  • Now searches can be conducted in one or more of Body, Headers, Footers, Hyperlinks, Subdocument names, Shapes and Inline Shapes.
  • Now document dates can be retained.
  • Now skips processing Read Only files.
  • Now handles Word 2002 text boxes.
  • Now handles protection passwords (different to open and modify passwords).
  • New option for searching and replacing the subdocument filenames of a master document.
  • Now uses the currently running instance of Word if available, and warns the user if there are any open documents before proceeding.
  • Now warns the user to ensure that files are accessed exclusively before running WordPipe.
  • No longer tries to apply the previous protection.
  • Workaround to address MS-Word incorrectly reporting whether the document was changed or not.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.4

  • Now correctly handle documents with passwords for open or passwords for modify. These documents are logged to a new error tab of the status window.
  • Document processing errors now cause the error to be logged and processing to continue.
  • Labels with hot keys now linked to their controls

    What's New in WordPipe v3.3

  • Workaround for detecting when the Word document has actually changed - now WordPipe correctly saves all changes.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.2

  • Now searches inside document headers, footers and text boxes.

    What's New in WordPipe v3.1

  • New option to search inside hyperlinks to workaround Word limitations.
  • Now shows cursor position, length and line count of the search and replace text.

    What's New in WordPipe v2.9

  • Search inside field codes now works.
  • Search and replace inside hyperlinks now works.

    What's New in WordPipe v2.8

  • Status window now shows lists of files changed and files not changed - these lists can be easily cut and pasted into other applications.
  • Show Tips now defaults to On.
  • Previously WordPipe reset mail merge properties of each opened document; this was to avoid the occasional Word dialog that popped up asking for the data source. This change is no longer performed, and the mail merge properties are left unchanged.
  • Improved handling of large monitor resolutions and resizing.

    What's New in WordPipe v2.7

  • Search field and replace field are now multi-line edit controls.
  • The directory browse button now uses the new Windows style.
  • Now beeps on completion.
  • On completion, shows the number of files changed and the number of files processed.

    What's New in WordPipe v2.6

  • WordPipe can now change documents other than just MS Word .doc files. A new 'File Type' setting controls which types of file are affected, such as .doc, .dot, .txt, .rtf, .html, .htm, .asc, .ans, .wri, .mcw, .wpd, .wps
  • A new Tip of the Day dialog has been added to help new users.
  • A new warning has been added to check for white space at the start and end of the search string. If an equivalent amount of white space isn't included in the replace string, a replacement can result in words or sentences being joined together. Extra whitespace can also result in the desired search term not being found.
  • Improved foreign language support for Asian languages.
  • Fixed problem with loading a non-English language.
  • Fixed resizing problems with controls not being visible.

    What's New in WordPipe v2.5

  • New options dialog to set the display language.
  • New option to search inside field codes.
  • New Tip of the Day dialog
  • New warning to check for white space at the start and end of the search string. If an equivalent amount of white space isn't included in the replace string, a replacement can result in words or sentences being joined together.

    What's New in WordPipe v2.4

  • The GUI can now be translated into other languages
  • Fixed a bug with the Include Subfolders setting not being respected

    What's New in WordPipe v2.3

  • The GUI can now be translated into other languages
  • Fixed a bug with the inclusion of subfolders – WordPipe went into an endless loop

    What's New in WordPipe v2.2

  • Improved the online help
  • New update notification function
  • New flag to show if TextPipe Pro has been installed
  • New tool bar added
  • Added ability for Windows Explorer to detect WordPipe and open a WordPipe .wpp settings file in an existing WordPipe window

    What's New in WordPipe v2.1

  • Initial release!See http://www.datamystic.com for more details on WordPipe