Acrolinx for Microsoft PowerPoint on Windows - Version 4.7 (21 March 2016)
This is a minor release but it also includes a few other improvements, bug fixes, and updates.
Also, if you've read the plug-documentation before, you might be accustomed to visiting our old infocenter at "infocenter.acrolinx.com". While older versions of the documentation are still there, we've moved the latest documentation to the section " Using Acrolinx in your Editor - Classic Edition " in this help center.
Rebranded Acrolinx Logo and Icons
We've updated all icon images and the Acrolinx logo that appear in the product.
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the Plug-in
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the PowerPoint plug-in. Now, when you select "Help" in the PowerPoint plug-in, you'll be taken to the article Using Acrolinx in your Editor - Classic Edition in this help center.
We want to make sure that you get the most up-to-date help so that's why we take you to the online help center. If you have writers who need offline help, you can click the PDF button at the top of an article. Download the PDF and distribute it to the writers who need to access the information offline.
We've added support for Microsoft Office 2016. We now support Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.
We've added support for Windows 10.
The plug-in requires Acrolinx server version 4.5 or later.
Acrolinx for Microsoft PowerPoint - Service Release 4.0 SR1 (06 Nov 2014)
This release fixes two issues that customers have reported.
The user documentation has been not been changed.
When users checked a document and applied a correction, it was possible that the plug-in changed the color of the replaced text. This issue occurred because the plug-in reset the fill color when applying the correction. This issue has been resolved and the plug-in no longer changes the color of the affected content.
Some customers require numerals to be written as words instead of digits. For example, they might use the deprecated term "1 st " and the preferred term "first". When the plug-in detected such a term issue and replaced the term, the final two letters were written in superscript. This issue has been resolved and the affected terms are now replaced as expected.
After checking their document, users clicked a flag to open the shortcut menu. However, for some users, the shortcut menu only displayed briefly and then closed again. This issue has been resolved and the affected users can now use the shortcut menu as expected.
Acrolinx for Microsoft PowerPoint - Version 4.0 (28 Feb 2014)
This release adds support for the checking profiles user interface and fixes some issues that customers reported. Also, this version includes the new Acrolinx Scorecard for customers who connect to an Acrolinx server version 4 or later.
The user documentation has been changed to include information about checking profiles and the Acrolinx Scorecard.
When a check is complete, Acrolinx now generates a Scorecard that describes the detected issues. The new Scorecard replaces both the existing checking report and the results dialog. The Scorecard includes several improvements over the checking report. For example, the information is now displayed in an optimized way and the general navigation has been improved. You also benefit from the increased interactive options on the Scorecard. For example, you can hover over many elements on the Scorecard to display extra information and options. To display the Scorecard, you must use an Acrolinx server version 4.0 or later.
Users who have a Click-to-Run installation of Microsoft Office 2013 can now install the plug-in for Microsoft PowerPoint.
Users who have a Microsoft Office 365 installation of Microsoft Office 2013 can now install the plug-in for Microsoft PowerPoint.
If you have just started working with checking profiles, you might not have saved or migrated extraction settings. As profile administrator, you can now easily create new extraction settings in the Acrolinx plug-ins. After you create new settings in the plug-in interface, your revision will appear in Dashboard. You can then save and assign the new extraction settings to checking profiles. You find more information in the extraction settings section of the Resources guide .
If your administrator has configured Acrolinx to collect custom information, you must enter this information before you can run a check. The plug-in now displays the custom information form in a window directly in your editor. Previously, the plug-in opened a new page in your web browser. This change makes it easier for you to enter your custom information and makes the user experience more intuitive. To display the custom information form inside your editor, you must connect to an Acrolinx server version 4.0 or later.
If you connect to an Acrolinx server that uses checking profiles, you can now select the checking profiles directly in the plug-in interface. With checking profiles, you can check your documents without configuring checking options or segmentation settings first. For example, a checking profile contains the configuration for the language, the rule set, the issue types, and if necessary, the term sets. Also, the checking profile contains all necessary filter and segmentation options so that Acrolinx can correctly extract the text.
The plug-in now preserves the Acrolinx flags when you save a document. After you save a document, the flags are automatically hidden. You can then either click the Next or Previous Flag button or click anywhere inside the document to display the flags again. This change improves the user experience for users who save large documents during editing. When working with documents that contain many flags, it is possible that reinserting the flags takes a long time.
Admitted terms are permitted in specific contexts only and writers must pay special attention when using these terms. Administrators can configure how Acrolinx handles these admitted terms when checking with the plug-ins. In newer versions of Acrolinx administrators can configure the Acrolinx plug-ins to display an option to specifically check for admitted terms. Acrolinx then flags these terms separately from deprecated and valid terms. However, this option was unavailable in the plug-in options, even though it was correctly configured in the server. This issue was caused by an internal error in the protocol implementation and has been resolved. Users can now select the Admitted terms option in the plug-in options if the option is configured in the server.
If users opened the plug-in options, they could select the checking option "New terms", even if they had a role without the term harvesting privilege. This issue has been resolved. The checking option "New terms" is now only enabled if a user has a role with the appropriate privilege.
Acrolinx no longer officially supports Microsoft Office version 2003. By concentrating on the newer Office versions 2007 and later, Acrolinx can ensure to deliver the best possible user experience.
Acrolinx no longer officially supports Microsoft Windows XP. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft. By concentrating on the newer Windows versions, Acrolinx can ensure to deliver the best possible user experience.
When Acrolinx inserts flags, it is possible that the line breaks and word wraps change. For example, a flagged word that was displayed in a single line might then wrap over two lines instead. This visual issue can be distracting, especially in content like tables or text boxes. However, this visual issue is only temporary and you can easily restore the original layout. Remove the Acrolinx flags and the original word wrap is restored. Remember that the layout is only restored for flags that you did not change. If you replace a flag with a longer suggestion, Acrolinx cannot restore the original layout. In that case, you must adapt the layout yourself, for example change the size of the text box.