SMASHDOCs 2.18 - Release Notes

September 28, 2020|Yuliia Pnivchuk

Dear SMASHDOCs friends,

we are thrilled to notify you about the newest SMASHDOCs release our team has just rolled out. The focal point of this release instead of new major functionality has been the increase of the editing velocity and boost of your overall user experience.

Let`s see what comes with this update. 

1Roundtrip improvements

The roundtrip functionality got drastic improvements that make comparison function even more user-oriented and easy to use than before. Namely, you now can:

  • see all the sections with changes in the separate list

List with changes in the comparison report

  • select how many documents should be shown at once in the comparison report if there are multiple documents to be compared

Settings of comparison report highlighted

  • have a clear comparison overview of the selected documents instead of all the documents to be compared at a time

Display of 1/2 documents in the comparison report

2Support of table indents by Word import

The support of table indents has been added to SMASHDOCs, so when importing documents with indented tables from WORD it will then look like this in the SMASHDOCs editor:

Tables with indent highlighted in SD

3Improvements in citation metadata

We keep refining our bibliography functionality and this time we have a small yet crucial improvement in citation metadata - the display of information on authors. Now, instead of tags, this info is conveniently divided into their first and last names for a better overview:

Citation metadata highlighted

4Paragraph styles added to "Navigate through inline styles"

The functionality "Navigate through inline styles" apart from inline styles can now also include paragraph styles upon request. As in the example below, where the sections formatted with "Drafting Notes" paragraph styles are listed in the separate list and thus, can be easily filtered and tracked.

Tab "Navigate through inline styles" including Drafting note style highlighted

5Users name always shown when hovering over an avatar

Now, everywhere, where there is a user avatar, as in the comments stream, tooltips for draft sections, section history, etc. the name of the user is immediately shown if hovering over his avatar.

Name of user highlighted after hovering over the avatar

6Separate placeholders for indices and bibliographies

Toolbar dropdown got reorganized in that separate placeholders for indices and bibliographies with the respective headings above them were added. In case there are no indices and/or citations inserted in the document, the headings “Bibliographies”, “Indices” will not be shown at all.

Placeholders for bibliographies and indices highlighted

7Control user rights before an invitation to the document

Rights available for users are now controllable right from the first time a new user is invited to work in SMASHDOCs. During the user invitation, you can go to the newly added "Rights" tab and only leave the relevant rights activated for the particular invitee. Initially, all the rights are being activated for all the users.

Tab "Rights" highlighted during user invitation

8Automatic recognition of the monospace style

From now on, if importing Word documents whose sections are formatted with "Courier New", they are automatically recognized by SMASHDOCs as formatted with the inline style "Monospace".

Automatic recognition of Monospace style after Word-Import

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