Changelog

Version 5.0 (Build 6410)
  • Possibility to open a project via start parameter (…/exhibitmanager.exe p “ProjectID”)
  • Fixed bug that occurred when converting certain .eml files with inline attachments to PDF
  • Fixed bug in standard Templates.db file by escaping the character “.” in the German language exhibit type “Schrift. Aussage”
Version 5.0 (Build 6351)
  • Possibility to add custom fields in LOE tables
  • Fixed bug regarding [DATE] field in LOE tables
  • Improved compatibility with future versions
Version 5.0 (Build 6306)
  • Standard Templates.db file will be installed in %appdata%\Causasoft\ upon starting ExhibitManager, unless a custom Templates.db file is already in place
Version 5.0 (Build 6303)
  • Performance increase (reloading exhibits)
  • User can select target database when importing projects
  • Bug fixes: export large projects to MS Excel format, duplicate project, scrolling in New/Open Project dialog
  • Customized Templates.db file will not be overwritten when installing new version
Version 5.0 (Build 6261)
  • Added possibility to place stamps and page numbers in bundles with increased accuracy (fractions of mm)
  • Added ExhibitManager item in additional context menus in MS Word (spell checking and track changes context menus)
  • Fixed bug in full text indexing that could occur when working in multiple time zones
  • Fixed bug that prevented ExhibitManager from opening projects in rare situations (Parameter is not valid, at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(Int32 width, Int32 height, PixelFormat format)
 Version 5.0 (Build 6220)
  • Fixed bug in “Open Project from Server” dialog (duplicate client names)
  • Fixed issue with importing new documents with empty project library
Version 5.0 (Build 6212)
  • Fixed bug that prevented updating of lists of exhibits in duplicated projects
Version 5.0 (Build 6149)
  • Fixed bug that occurred in amended eBriefs containing exhibits with page labels
Version 5.0 (Build 6131)
  • Fixed minor bug regarding ordering of exhibit types in the list of exhibits dialog
Version 5.0 (Build 6129)
  • Fixed minor bug regarding non-sequential ID number of documents
Version 5.0 (Build 6128)
  • Added possibility to save bundles as PDF Portfolio
  • Fixed bug that could occur in OCR process
  • Fixed validation issue with URL
Version 5.0 (Build 6126)
  • Fixed bug with certain date format pre-settings
  • Installer copies Templates.db to %appdata%\Causasoft\ during installation
  • Reloads templates when creating new project
Version 5.0 (Build 6114)
  • Minor bug fixes/improvements (sorting of tags)
Version 5.0 (Build 6113)
  • Minor bug fixes/improvements
Version 5.0 (Build 6109)

Exhibit types:

  • Automatic chronological exhibit numbering
  • Possibility to choose start number for each exhibit type
  • Possibility to adjust exhibit number formatting (e.g. R-0002 instead of R-2)

Update exhibits:

  • Update exhibits in multiple documents at the same time (e.g. Statement of Claim and all witness statements)

Custom fields:

  • Create custom fields on a per project/case basis

Bundles:

  • Possibility to format filename, e.g. with date and exhibit number (20160812-Exh-R-0002.pdf)
  • Include custom fields in stamp and file name (e.g. exhibit number and trial bundle number (custom field))
  • Paginate exhibits
  • Bates number exhibits
  • Possibility to add cover page with exhibit number
  • Possibility to stamp every page with exhibit number
  • Possibility to change stamp colour

eBriefs:

  • Possibility to amend an existing eBrief (e.g. add an interactive witness statement to the Statement of Claim eBrief)

Organizing exhibits:

  • Text annotations are included in full-text index
  • Email attachments are converted to PDF format (certain formats only)

General:

  • UI improvements
  • Bug fixes
Version 4.3 (Build 6087)
  • Fixed a bug in connection with eBrief in MS Word format
Version 4.3 (Build 6071)
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when creating eBriefs with table cells that contained only ExhibitManager citations
  • Files are not anymore copied to the ExhibitManager library when they are already saved there
Version 4.3 (Build 5989)
  • Fixed issue which could lead to short descriptions disappear in certain circumstances
Version 4.3 (Build 5966)
  • Added possibility to use environment variables in ExhibitManager library path and links
Version 4.3 (Build 5924)
  • Added possibility to create hierarchical paths [Clientname]\[Projectname] by setting the XML tag <HierarchicalProjectLibrary> in the file ExhibitManager.settings to true
  • Fixed a bug that occurred in connection with certain computer names when starting ExhibitManager
  • The content controls containing the ExhibitManager citations are now unlocked
Version 4.3 (Build 5829)
  • Added possibility to update exhibit numbers in copy of the submission. This solves a problem with numbering paragraphs through numbered/nested lists in certain Microsoft Word environments
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when creating new projects without entering a client name
  • Prevent user from inserting citation into a content control
Version 4.3 (Build 5810)
  • Made application high-DPI aware
  • Fixed bug that occurred when opening projects with client names including apostrophes
Version 4.3 (Build 5800)
  • Added the possibility to filter by tags in the Bundle dialog
  • Fixed bug when exporting to .xlsx file (exhibit numbers not shown)
  • Fixed bug relating to full-text index path
  • Fixed bug that could occur when opening local project from command line
Version 4.3 (Build 5794)
  • Added the possibility access project settings from “Create new project” dialog
  • Added the possibility to define a file location for the full-text index on a per-project basis
  • Custom fields get full-text indexed
  • Performance enhancements
  • Several bug fixes in connection with full-text search (including memory leak)
Version 4.3 (Build 5736)
  • Added the possibility for multi-language OCR
  • Fixed bug that could occur when creating eBriefs in legacy mode with lists of exhibits including exhibits that have the Cite Without Date flag set.
  • Fixed problem that “^” was inserted into field when clicking “Open Linked File”
Version 4.3 (Build 5721)
  • Added the possibility for administrators to disable lock/unlock exhibit numbers and creating new projects locally
  • Size and position of floating preview panel is saved when closing the application
  • Fixed problem with preview disappearing in some instances when editing an exhibit
  • Installer updated
Version 4.3 (Build 5715)
  • File preview can be docked/floated to facilitate document review on second screen
  • Zoom in preview using CTRL-Mouse Wheel
  • Smaller default typeface in annotations
  • Cursor in MS Word document stays at previous position after updating exhibits
  • Fixed bug in Template Editor that prevented LOE titles from appearing in certain cases
  • Fixed bug in preview that could occur when navigating to a non-existing page
  • Fixed bug that could lead to wrong formatting of citations in eBrief in certain circumstances (citations in separate paragraphs with certain formatting and pinpoint to page numbers)
Version 4.3 (Build 5702)
  • “Update exhibits” command is now available in the context menu in Microsoft Word
  • User has to explicitly choose project type when creating a new project
  • Performance improvements when opening large projects
Version 4.3 (Build 5700)
  • Fixed issue when creating projects in a new database.
Version 4.3 (Build 5698)
  • “ExhibitManager.settings” file without version in file name to facilitate automated deployment
  • Several bug fixes.
Version 4.3 (Build 5696)
  • Dramatically improved performance when updating exhibit numbers and creating eBriefs when working with OpenXML (.docx) files. 
  • Possibility to define ExhibitManager library path for each project separately.
  • Possibility to easily access several ExhibitManager databases on MS SQL Server
  • Possibility to select text in PDF preview.
  • Short description can contain formatted text.
  • Convert .docx/.doc/.rtf/.emd/.msg files into PDF format.
  • Option to use installed Windows Preview Handlers to view files.
  • Streamlined user interface
  • Possibility for administrator to enable/disable certain features
  • Several bug fixes.
Version 4.2 (Build 5588)
  • Better scrolling in preview
  • Fixed problem with connection timeouts that could occur with remote/VPN connections to SQL Server
  • Proper error message when deleting projects
Version 4.2 (Build 5568)
  • Fixed problem concerning scrolling in preview
  • Fixed problem regarding character formating in exhibit description
Version 4.2 (Build 5545)
  • Fixed problem relating to preview (preview did not correctly remember page last visited)
  • Unicode support in exhibit description
Version 4.2 (Build 5507)
  • Fixed problem that could occur when concurrently importing exhibits
  • Project settings window is resizable
Version 4.2 (Build 5491)
  • Error-handling in full-text indexing improved
Version 4.2 (Build 5486)
  • Performance increase for full-text indexing (indexer runs in separate process)
  • Carriage returns and spaces at the end of the document description are automatically deleted
  • Manually numbered exhibits are sorted by number (instead of alphanumerically) in list of exhibits
Version 4.2 (Build 5457)
  • Possibility to open project by passing the project ID at startup (exhibitmanager.exe p ‘<projectID>’) (if database is on MS SQL Server)
  • Fixed bug that prevented the database file (embedded SQLite database) from being stored on file server using UNC path
  • Fixed bug that could occur when consolidating linked files
  • Fixed bug when displaying ampersand (&) in splash screen
Version 4.2 (Build 5449)
  • Updated code signing certificate
  • Fixed bug related to indexing that could occur when creating new project
Version 4.2 (Build 5442)
  • Fixed bug that could occur when converting certain HTML emails with inline attachments to PDF
Version 4.2 (Build 5437)
  • Fixed bug that inserted wrong exhibit number in certain circumstances
  • Fixed bug that prevented alternate citation style 3 from being used in certain circumstances
  • Fixed bug that occurred when citing multiple exhibits sorted by exhibit number
  • Fixed bug that occurred when creating new project in a fresh database on SQL Server
Version 4.2 (Build 5420)
  • Improvements for pinpoints to PDF page labels in eBriefs
Version 4.2 (Build 5416)
  • Fixed bug that occurred when creating the first exhibit in a new project
Version 4.2 (Build 5414)
  • Add proper page labels to PDF documents and possibility to refer to them in eBriefs (e.g. reference to p. iv of a document)
  • Fixed bug that occurred when attempting to edit multiple exhibits.
  • Fixed bug that occurred when sorting manually numbered exhibits.
  • Fixed bugs that occurred when clicking Edit Tags in the Import documents dialog.
Version 4.2 (Build 5405)
  • Convert .doc, .docx, and .rtf documents to PDF.
  • Fixed bug that occurred when creating eBriefs containing links with pinpoints to page numbers in non-PDF files.
Version 4.2 (Build 5400)
  • Templates.db can now be stored in roaming profile.
  • Fixed bug showing wrong exhibit type in some circumstances in the edit pane.
  • Fixed bug inserting exhibits multiple times.
  • Fixed bug when deleting exhibit groups.
  • Make better use of screen real estate for full-text search. Useful for laptops and tablets.
Version 4.2 (Build 5383)
  • Streamlined user interface: exhibits can be edited and annotated in the main view. Performance improvements when editing exhibits.
  • Possibility to add a short descriptions to an exhibit.
  • Custom fields in the database.
  • Up to four different citation styles can be used per exhibit type
  • Conditional fields in citation styles
  • PDF preview “remembers” last page viewed when switching between documents.
  • Exhibits can be tagged in the main view by using shortcuts.
  • Significant performance improvements when creating eBriefs with large lists of exhibits
  • Several bug fixes
Version 4.1 (Build 5224)
  • Manually numbered exhibits can correctly be sorted numerically (no more need to use trailing zeros when numbering manually numbered exhibits to achieve correct sort order, e.g. “C-003”)
  • eBrief can now contain internal links (e.g. table of contents, references to other paragraphs, etc.)
Version 4.1 (Build 5221)
  • Fixed bug in eBrief that prevented hyperlinks from working on Mac OSX
  • Exhibits are first numbered in footnotes, then main text
  • Customize fields for export
  • Bug fixes
Version 4.1 (Build 5151)
  • System variables such as %appdata% are now supported in the templates file path.
  • Fixed bug in template editor when editing exhibit types in a newly created new submission style.
Version 4.1 (Build 5141)
  • Bug fixes
  • Performance enhancements with large projects
Version 4.1 (Build 5122)
  • Preview files in the following formats: wordprocessor (.docx, .doc, .rtf, .htm, .mht., .txt), spreadsheet (.xlsx, .xls, .csv) and email (.msg, .eml) PDF (.pdf), images (.jpg, .tif., .gif, .bmp., .png)
  • Format list of exhibits as genuine tables in Microsoft Word.
  • Extended printing capabilities
  • Several bug fixes.
Version 4.0 (Build 5051)
  • Full-text search: Full text search your exhibits in ExhibitManager.
  • Digital signature: Digitally sign your submissions using a qualified digital signature from within ExhibitManager without having to switch to a special signing software.
  • List of exhibits titles: Automatically insert titles between different exhibit types in lists of exhibits.
  • Multi-part exhibit numbering: Multi-part exhibits can be saved as exhibit groups under the same exhibit number, but with different suffixes. For example, the main contract may be filed under the number Exh. R-1, while appendix 1 to the contract is Exh. R-1/1. Or the original language exhibit is filed as Exh. R-3a and its English translation under Exh. R-3/b.
  • New numbering possibilities: roman numerals (I, II, III,…) as well as alphabetic numbering (A, B, C,…). This is particularly convenient for Austria and the Italian part of Switzerland and other jurisdictions where claimants use alphabetic numbering and respondents the normal arabic numbering.
  • Import: Automatically insert the description, date and exhibit number when importing exhibits that have previously been created with ExhibitManager. This feature is very useful and timesaving when importing exhibits from opposing counsel (provided they are using ExhibitManager) or if you are an arbitrator and the parties are using ExhibitManager.
  • Links to URLs: Exhibits can not only be linked to locally stored files but to any URL. This is useful for creating eBriefs that not only link to exhibits physically stored on a memory stick or CD-ROM, but that contain hyperlinks to legal exhibits stored in legal databases (e.g. Swisslex, Westlaw, Decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, Kluwerarbitration, etc.)
  • OCR: Improved OCR capabilities (accuracy, speed and file size, option to download more language dictionaries).
  • Interactive eBriefs: eBriefs can now also be created in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. This is particularly useful for sending draft submissions including all exhibits to clients, expert witnesses etc.
  • Import emails into ExhibitManager. Drag-and-drop email files (.msg or .eml) into ExhibitManager and ExhibitManager automatically inserts description and date based on the sender, recipient, date, and subject fields in the email.
  • Convert emails to PDF format (append PDF attachments to the PDF of the email itself instead of including them as attachments)
  • Plus several other improvements and bug fixes.
Version 3.7 (Build 4906)
  1. Fixed problem when validating empty date entries
  2. Citation styles and Project templates updated (legal exhibits in German/French language state court templates are unnumbered, removed superfluous paragraph marks)
Version 3.7 (Build 4898)
  1. Fixed bug concerning update of database structure (SQL server)
  2. Fixed bug concerning opacity of stamp in template editor
Version 3.7 (Build 4892)
  1. Fixed bug when deleting last exhibit in main view
  2. Fixed bug in PDF files that were generated by certain scanners
  3. Text stamp in template can contain several lines of text
  4. Fixed bug when searching formatted descriptions in main view
  5. Import project operation improved
  6. Validating date entries (exhibit dates earlier than 1 January 1753 are not valid)
Version 3.7 (Build 4861)
  1. Possibility to assign tags to exhibits in main ExhibitManager view
  2. New field “Client” added in Project settings
  3. Exhibits in the ExhibitManager Library are stored in sub-folders [Client]-[ProjectName]
  4. “Force OCR” to perform OCR (optical character recognition) even on pages that contain text
  5. Citation styles can be assigned to each exhibit type individually (useful to cite unnumbered exhibits such as transcripts or submissions)
  6. Template editor provides preview for citation styles
  7. Several new citation templates added
  8. Several bug fixes
Version 3.6 (Build 4828)
  1. Fixed bug relating to OCR.
Version 3.6 (Build 4823)
  1. Resolved issue where description text was not properly in ExhibitManager when Windows screen resolution was set to 125%.
  2. Resolved issue where stamped exhibit number is not rendered properly with Acrobat Reader XI.
  3. Fixed problem when copying text from OCRed PDF files.