Release Notes

Version 9.6

Version 9.6.7 (May 16, 2024)

  • Streamline default template use cases to simplify configuration

    PowerPoint
  • Add ability to create new riders from any available template (not just the default template)

    PowerPoint
  • Improve performance when inserting slides from the Library pane

    PowerPoint
  • Address MasterShape performance issues and bugs in some placement scenarios

    PowerPoint
  • Resolve intermittent clipboard issues when publishing slides individually to libraries

    PowerPoint
  • Apply original source/destination formatting preference when refreshing slide links

    PowerPoint
  • Improve support for SVG images in Redact and Airplane Mode tools

    PowerPoint
  • Integration with Pitchly API v4

    PowerPoint
  • Improve and better standardize some UIs and UI components

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.6.6

  • Added support for Okta single sign-on

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Improved behavior when inserting multiple grouped shapes in Library pane

    PowerPoint

Version 9.6.5

  • Major update to Super Find, including new filters and UI/IX

    Excel
  • Fix existing fill color removal upon clearing Formula Flow visualizations

    Excel
  • Workaround for native PowerPoint bug causing some TurboShapes to display incorrectly

    PowerPoint
  • Fix Library pane arrangement bugs

    PowerPoint
  • Fix Create Tombstone dialog not opening in some configurations

    PowerPoint
  • Fix Freeze Colors error when attempting to freeze colors in group shapes

    PowerPoint
  • Prepare to Share UI updates and new options in Excel

    Excel
    PowerPoint
  • New tool to convert legacy notes to comments

    Excel
  • Improved window management for some dialogs in multi-screen environments

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor bug fixes and other updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.6.4

  • Improved proofing support for newer chart types

    PowerPoint
  • Minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.6.3

  • Added new tool for arranging shapes inserted from the library

    PowerPoint
  • Minor agenda bug fixes

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed add-ins not entering offline mode under certain circumstances

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.6.2

  • Fix repeated prompts to sign in for some users

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.6.1

  • Improvements to pagination tools, including more intuitive UI/UX

    PowerPoint
  • Refreshing combined selection of text links and linked inline shapes is now possible

    Word
  • Fixed incorrect sizing of images inserted from libraries in some cases

    Word
  • Recolor tool workaround for PowerPoint bug affecting support for grouped shapes

    PowerPoint
  • Prepare to Share panes now include a button to clear all toggle switches

    Excel
    PowerPoint
  • Password authentication is now required for all users

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor updates and fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.6.0

  • Significant Redact tool performance improvements and bug fixes

    Word
  • Support for SVG images when importing charts from Excel as pictures

    Word
  • Support for grouped shapes across several formatting and linking tools

    Word
  • Reorder library content by drag-and-drop and sort it alphabetically in Library Manager

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Collapse libraries in the Library pane to show more content and minimize scrolling

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Some tools moved to task panes for more intuitive or otherwise improved UI/UX

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Maximize View improvements, including better full screen mode and ability to hide sheet tabs

    Excel
  • No-fill "color" can now appear anywhere in the Fill Color Cycle, or be removed altogether

    Excel
  • New Split Shape and Conform Points tools for working with shapes

    PowerPoint
  • Growth Arrow dialog bug fixes and other improvements

    Excel
  • Text typed after a text link no longer becomes automatically hyperlinked

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed handling of hidden rows / columns when refreshing linked tables in some scenarios

    PowerPoint
  • Edit Link dialog bug fixes

    PowerPoint
  • Flatten Function now handles spill ranges and remembers the last function flattened

    Excel
  • Other improvements and fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5

Version 9.5.8

  • Minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.7

  • Fixed changes to shared library order not saving

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Workaround for PowerPoint bug that makes it difficult to break text links

    PowerPoint
  • Fix Bullets now modifies formatting only in selected table cells

    PowerPoint
  • Selection fixes and UI improvements in Library pane

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added ability to filter links by user who last modified link

    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added Summary Statistics font coloring and support for spacer columns

    Excel
  • Other minor improvements and fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.6

  • Added Pitchly library integration to support data-driven content

    PowerPoint
  • Added Untranspose support for spill ranges

    Excel
  • Workaround for recent Microsoft bug causing Excel to crash when using Growth Arrow in some cases

    Excel
  • Fixed Stack and Distribute tools' gap size support for non-U.S. number formats

    PowerPoint
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.5

  • Improved support for grouped shapes in many tools

    PowerPoint
  • Text linking improvements and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
  • Workaround for new PowerPoint selection bug potentially affecting some tools, including MasterShapes

    PowerPoint
  • Template publishing improvements and bug fixes

    PowerPoint
  • Minor bug fixes and other improvements

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.4

  • Fixed bug that could prevent administrative operations in some scenarios since v9.5.3

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added ability to customize link highlight color

    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed link refresh errors involving volatile UDFs in some scenarios

    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor bug fixes related to spill ranges

    Excel
  • Other minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.3

  • Fix Library pane inserting incorrect content when multiple items are selected in some cases

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Preserve animation order when refreshing links to Excel

    PowerPoint
  • Fix Pro Precedents edge case, globalization, and other bugs

    Excel
  • User authentication improvements including smarter request handling and improved error handling

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Other bug fixes and updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.2

  • Minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.1

  • Fixed library tags not working when libraries contain meta content

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.5.0

  • Added library tagging for improved content categorization

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added link tools to context menu for linked SVG images

    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.4

9.4.7

  • Updated code signing

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.4.6

  • Added support for Microsoft Entra ID

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Upgraded application performance monitoring

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.4.5

  • TurboShapes can now appear in more than two states

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed Stack Right and Stack Bottom alignment

    PowerPoint
  • Improved preview window placement and behavior in Library panes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor updates and fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.4.4

  • Numerous minor updates and fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.4.3

  • Added streamlined bulk publishing option for meta content

    PowerPoint
  • Improved image quality of Excel charts exported to PowerPoint as pictures

    Excel
    PowerPoint
  • Other minor fixes and updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.4.2

  • New MasterShape placement flags

    PowerPoint
  • Pro Precedents workaround for Excel bugs in detection of precedents in certain scenarios

    Excel
  • Fix logic used to detect partial inputs for AutoColor purposes

    Excel
  • Library pane fixes and improvements, including better support for long content titles and metadata text

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Other minor bug fixes and updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.4.1

  • Floated linked shapes now retain their position / wrap properties upon link refresh

    Word
  • Better handle clipboard interference from other applications when publishing slides to libraries

    PowerPoint
  • Now search for partial inputs using Super Find

    Excel
  • Update logic used to detect partial inputs for AutoColor purposes

    Excel
  • Explorer now shows conditional formatting and data validation outside of the used range

    Excel
  • Pro Precedents and Simplify Formula now handle non-numeric values when evaluating MIN and MAX functions

    Excel
  • Fixed a row/column hiding bug

    Excel
  • Improved Nav Aid behavior when selection includes an entire row / column

    Excel

9.4.0

  • Reorder and rename library content without republishing

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Configure and share new libraries more easily

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Share Macabacus settings more intuitively

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Download library usage data

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Include any slide by default in new presentations created with Macabacus

    PowerPoint
  • More easily create new presentations with Macabacus using any template in your library

    PowerPoint
  • Do not prompt to remove link highlights when AutoSave is enabled for documents in OneDrive

    Word
  • Other minor updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.3

9.3.1

  • Improved Pro Precedents ability to parse certain formulas where Excel incorrectly identifies precedents

    Excel
  • Fixed incorrect formatting on slides in some cases when using Send tool to send a single selected slide

    PowerPoint
  • Added workaround for PowerPoint bug causing Highlight Links to use the wrong highlight color in some cases

    PowerPoint
  • Other minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.3.0

  • Improved reliability of inline text linking and added support for text linking within tables

    PowerPoint
  • Added support for duplicating data groups and other minor improvements in Library Manager

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added support for shape locking across several tools

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed slide numbering issue

    PowerPoint
  • Other minor bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.2

9.2.7

  • Improved error handling when creating and refreshing links

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed footers and slide numbers not appearing on new slides when required by template configuration in some scenarios

    PowerPoint
  • Minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.2.6

  • Authentication bug fixes

    Excel
  • Implemented new feedback form

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.2.5

  • Improvements to behavior when inserting tables from libraries

    Excel
  • Implemented workaround for Excel bug that caused charts to resize in some cases when using Move Data Labels

    Excel
  • Minor updates and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.2.4

  • Fix inability for some users to create shared libraries

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.2.3

  • Fix inability to load archived decks in Library pane for some users

    PowerPoint
  • Fix minor error in grammar check in proofing tools

    PowerPoint

9.2.2

  • Fix insert table of contents not working since v9.2.0

    PowerPoint

9.2.1

  • Fix user authentication bugs affecting Pro Precedents / Dependents since v9.2.0

    Excel

9.2.0

  • Updates to user authentication

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.1

9.1.12

  • Doc Builder performance improvements

    Word
  • Minor updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.11

  • Added ability to filter library images by image type in Library pane and other minor Library pane updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor bug fixes related to publishing library content

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed Pro Precedents / Dependents delay when unhiding entire rows and columns

    Excel

9.1.10

  • Added environment variable to facilitate configuration of local cloud sync folder for many users in some environments

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added ability to download images in Library pane

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.9

  • Performance improvements, bug fixes, and other updates affecting many tools

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added Doc Builder support for document headers and footers

    Word
  • Improved Pro Precedents support for merged cells

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.8

  • Fixed new presentations created with Macabacus missing flysheets in some configurations

    PowerPoint

9.1.7

  • Library pane performance and UI/UX improvements and bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Bulk import metadata for faster publishing of Meta Shapes (e.g., tombstones) and other meta content

    PowerPoint
  • Other minor updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.6

  • Minor bug fixes and other updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.5

  • Fix bug introduced in v9.1.4 that caused an error when loading empty colors in the Color Palettes view in the Settings dialog, and when removing colors from a palette in that view

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed slide linking to library slides in OneDrive

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed some non-conforming text colors not being detected by proofing tools

    PowerPoint

9.1.4

  • Added Lock Slides tool for preventing changes to slides

    PowerPoint
  • UI/UX improvements to the Settings dialog

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Other minor updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.3

  • Minor analytics updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.2

  • Added Number to Words tool for converting numbers to text

    Word
  • Fixed MasterShape text placeholders for section/subsection indices not getting populated

    PowerPoint
  • Added new symbols to Insert Symbol menu

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed bug that could cause rows not to be exported in pictures when the exported range is a table with grouped and collapsed rows

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Other minor updates bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.1

  • Improved support for dynamic array formulas in various tools

    Excel
  • Improved import/export handling of filtered tables, and added support for removing column header arrows from auto filtered ranges that are not structured as tables

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.1.0

  • Faster link refresh and import/export speed in some scenarios

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Improved authentication messaging

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Improved usage analytics

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 9.0

9.0.11

  • Fixed bug preventing immediate access to Manage Links dialog by Presenter users for working with slide links since v9.0.0

    PowerPoint

9.0.10

  • Prevent Dropbox cloud storage error for some users message when no Dropbox found

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.0.9

  • Cleaning names can now be canceled by the user and minor Name Scrubber improvements

    Excel
  • Add tool to improve scrolling in Word for docs with many text links by hiding text link Content Controls

    Word
  • Fixed Template Wizard not building example agenda shapes

    PowerPoint
  • Improve error handling when exporting chart types introduced in Office 2016 and later as charts that cannot be exported as such

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor bug fixes

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.0.8

  • Fixed error when inserting shapes published in v9 from the Library pane

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor bug fixes and updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.0.7

  • Fixed error when upgrading libraries in some cases

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.0.6

  • Delete Blank Columns and Delete Blank Rows bug fixes

    Excel
  • Improved error handling

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.0.5

  • General error handling improvements

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Name Scrubber performance improvements and bug fixes

    Excel
  • Fixed focus issues with Library Manager

    Excel

9.0.4

  • Addressed buffer overflow error when upgrading libraries in some cases

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor Share Settings dialog interface improvements

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor performance improvements

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.0.3

  • Fixed problem with linking between Excel and Word in some cases

    Excel
    Word

9.0.2

  • Fixed problem with upgrading libraries when no custom fields are defined in a data group

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

9.0.1

  • Improved link refresh speed in some scenarios, particularly when refreshing a very large number of links

    Word
  • Fixed duplicate content identifiers that may occur when publishing library content

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor performance improvements across various tools

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed error when publishing collections of library slides that contain no text

    PowerPoint
  • Improved error handling when publishing library slides from a presentation saved in OneDrive/SharePoint

    PowerPoint

9.0.0

  • Added support for multiple shared libraries

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • New user interface for more intuitive and centralized library management

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added ability to manage user access to libraries via user groups

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added ability to mark library content as favorites

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added library support for SVG images

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added automatic detection of cloud storage (e.g., OneDrive, Dropbox) shared folders

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Moved some account-level settings to the Admin Console for easier administration

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Added ability to share more settings

    Excel
    PowerPoint
  • Significantly improved reliability of slide links and self-healing capability for broken slide links

    PowerPoint
  • Exporting tombstones and other data from the Library Data dialog to Excel is now much faster

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed a Library Data dialog bug that could cause exporting tombstone and other data to Excel to abort in some scenarios

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed Prepare to Share dialog, not processing group shapes properly in some scenarios

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed TurboShapes being created with no fill color in presentations created from templates where default shapes contain no fill

    PowerPoint
  • Added new Smart Plot Order tool for intelligently reordering series in stacked column / bar charts based on size / value

    Excel
  • Added Super Find searching for unused numeric inputs

    Excel
  • Fixed bug preventing Isolate Worksheet from working with multiple sheets selected

    Excel

Version 8.15

8.15.10

  • Added proofing check for cropped images that may contain sensitive information outside of the visible area (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Added proofing check for crooked lines and inadvertently rotated shapes (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Added tool to duplicate shapes on all other slides in a presentation (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Added Prepare to Share ability to remove slide comments in a presentation (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Improved Pro Precedents support for merged cells (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Fixed Super Find bug that could freeze Excel when finding formulas that reference blank cells and merged cells are encountered (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Fixed minor Super Find keyboard navigation issue (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Fixed bug that could prevent Soft Disable and Maximize View tools from working properly under certain conditions (Excel 2013+)

    Excel

8.15.9

  • Fixed bug introduced in v8.15.8 that could prevent upgrading settings in some upgrade paths (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

8.15.8

  • Added support for threaded comments in Explorer, Super Find, Prepare to Share, and other tools, and added dedicated tools for working with comments (Excel 2016+)

    Excel
  • Workaround for apparent Excel bug that can lead to improper data label number formats when exporting some charts to PowerPoint as charts (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
  • Improved grouped shape handling and fixed minor settings bug in Prepare to Share tool (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint

8.15.7

  • Added Pro Precedents / Dependents support for dynamic array formulas and spill ranges (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Fixed prompt to activate upon every Excel startup when setting to maximize workspace on startup is enabled (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Fixed Flip Sign failure when working with certain formulas that left calculation set to manual (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Thumbnail image improvements in Library panes (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
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8.15.6

  • Subsequent loading of library content in the Library panes and New menus in Excel and Word is faster (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Improved handling of preview images for shape and EMF/WMF image content in Library panes (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed Library pane bug that could prevent content from loading when multiple content groups are expanded (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Improved handling of aborted library caching (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed error when publishing slides with no text to libraries (Office 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Minor improvements to Error Wrap tool, including bug fix related to configuration (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Disabled by default row/column group/ungroup shortcuts that may conflict with native Excel shortcuts (Excel 2013+)

    Excel

8.15.5

  • Added Pro Precedents support for opening links to workbooks with URL paths like OneDrive and SharePoint (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Improved column and row sizing when inserting tables from a library (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Fixed tables not appearing in Library Content dialog (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed failure of Links section of Macabacus tab to appear in some authentication scenarios (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed minor UI issues with proofing tools (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint

8.15.4

  • Fixed possible font formatting issues in slides published to libraries (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • User authentication changes (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor bug fixes and updates (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

8.15.3

  • Fixed Quick Export not working in some cases since v8.15.0 (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Fixed error message that could appear after fixing an issue identified by proofing tools (Office 2013+)

    PowerPoint

8.15.2

  • Improved Pro Dependents behavior when processing a large number of dependents (Office 2013+)

    Excel
  • Improved Pro Precedents parsing of function arguments (Office 2013+)

    Excel
  • Added Pro Precedents support for parsing XLOOKUP arguments (Office 2016+)

    Excel
  • Added Simplify Formulas support for XLOOKUP (Office 2016+)

    Excel

8.15.1

  • Fixed import/export bug introduced in v8.15.0 (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

8.15.0

  • Improved handling of multiple instances of Office applications (particularly Excel) affecting several tools, particularly import/export and linking operations (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Improved Excel link refresh performance (Office 2013+)

    PowerPoint
    Word
  • Minor Manage Links dialog bug fixes (Office 2013+)

    PowerPoint
    Word

Version 8.14

8.14.7

  • Pro Precedents / Dependents now automatically collapse rows and columns expanded when navigating (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Resolved formatting discrepancies between selected worksheets sent as a workbook using Send Workbook and the original worksheets

    Excel
  • Fixed Chart & Plot Size dialog not opening since v8.14.6 (Excel 2013+)

    Excel
  • Fixed Reformat view not loading in Proofing pane since v8.14.6 (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Fixed minor scrolling issues in Library panes (Office 2013+)

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word

8.14.6

  • Appearance of charts exported as charts to PowerPoint is more reliably consistent with the source chart

    Excel
    PowerPoint
  • Appearance of PDFs created using Send Workbook and PDF to Folder tools is more reliably consistent with workbook appearance and PDFs generated natively

    Excel
  • Replaced references to "comments" with references to "notes" to mirror recent Excel changes (Excel 2016+)

    Excel
  • TurboShape popup UI improvements (PowerPoint 2013+)

    PowerPoint
  • Minor bug fixes and updates

    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Word