Release notes in this article reflects all add-in releases still considered insider version. If you're looking for release notes for the latest stable add-in version, please go to our release note article specifically for that. Release notes below are separated into features and bug fixes per month.
Updater fails: corrupted table
We noticed an issue where our Document Updater was misbehaving when it was removing contents from Text Element with a table and it was resulting in a corrupted table. With this bug fix, Updater cleans up Text Elements properly even when it contains tables without corrupting document/table.
Document with section breaks set with "same as previous" on the header - configuration is removed after creating document from Templafy if Text Element is inserted into Content Control
We had an issue where the “link to previous” functionality of headers in word documents didn’t work when adding images into headers via Dynamics. As soon as this Dynamics functionality was used, the settings of link to previous would be lost, meaning that some of the expected built-in functionality of Word would be lost.
We have solved this, by making sure that header configurations in documents are always retained if it’s configured, even though an image is inserted into the header through Dynamics.
This fix requires and introduces a new Dynamics version 1.12.
Enable link library insertion in Outlook VSTO
We enabled proper link insertion in Outlook VSTO Add-in. Previously when selecting a link asset, it would open the link in a new window in the browser. We updated the insertion method so that a hyperlink with the asset name is now inserted inside the email.
Resize image when inserted & activate crop (use fit width or height to container)
Outlook: Inserted images inserted into image placeholders are now resized correctly and put into in crop/resize mode afterward.
Make client send link to VSTO for insertion
Updated old Icon.png files and added LinksIcon.png.
Set Link as a valid AssetType for the OutlookVSTO Client, adding it to the Ribbon and also showing in the TaskPane.
Visualise that old slide is old
With the new Dynamics Version 1.11, the Validator feature for presentations has now been updated to make it possible to enable validator without locking slides.
When an unlocked slide is updated by Validator, the existing slide in the users presentation is kept, and the updated slide is inserted after the existing slide. A noticiation is added to the existing slide to make it clear that it is outdated. This allows the user to copy his changes over to the new slide if he has made modifications to the existing one, and then he can manually delete the existing slide afterwards.
To use this feature, a template needs to be Dynamics Version 1.11.
Outlook: Popup with error when inserting a text element with a textbox within a textbox
Inserting a text element that contains a drawing object (ex: a textbox or a hand drawing) inside a textbox result in an error. Since this is a limitation of Office itself that does not allow the insertion of a drawing object inside a textbox we have improved the message shown to the user and the pop up will now state the following: "The text element you're inserting contains a drawing object, and therefore cannot be inserted into a text box, callout, comment, footnote or endnote".
The changes have been done both in Outlook and Word.
Undoing "insert text element" in Outlook is required to be clicked twice
Outlook: Undoing "insert text element" now requires only one undo step
Insert text element event is not raised
AssetInsertedSucceded event is now triggered and reachable throw dotnet Named Pipes when a Text Element from the Library is inserted into a document using the Word Vsto Addin
Excel task pane does not open automatically in some cases
In some cases even if the option "Open task pane automatically" was set the task pane was not being opened after starting Excel.
The problem has been resolved by making a more reliable check to understand if the task pane must be opened or not.
Add-in version 18.104.22.1683
Excel background process never ends requires
When inserting an Excel object into Word, there is an Excel process generated on the background. Such process would not close if Templafy add-ins were enabled, because Templafy would load the task pane on the embedded Excel instance, hence, impeding it from ending. Down the line, this was causing some issues with some 3rd party tools for Excel.
We have now made sure that the Templafy Excel Add-in is not fully loaded when Excel is running in the background so that it can be disposed correctly by Word.
11546 Switch to Newtonsoft.JSON
The parsing of the configuration during the startup of the add-in is now done using Newtonsoft.JSON to improve the loading time
22.214.171.1246 October 16th 2019
11553 Add new custom document property flag for communicating with ExternalSystem
Fetching data from a Document Management Systems (DMS) and filling it into the document creation form now requires a TemplafyRequestExternalSystemData Custom Document Property in addition to the existing TemplafyExternalSystem property.
The existing "DMS flow" is not changed and does not require additional configuration.