Text Toolkit for Excel: Release notes

On this page, you will find information about the latest releases of Text Toolkit for Excel: new features, improvements, fixes, and known issues.

QA team notes

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Tested with

To test our add-ins on different hardware, OS and Excel versions, we use a lot of software configurations and devices.

Devices:

  • Desktop PCs with FHD, 2K and 4K monitors
  • Windows laptops with FHD and 4K matrixes
  • Microsoft devices including Surface Pros and Surface Laptops
  • Apple computers – iMacs, Mac minis, Macbook Pros



OS versions:

  • Windows 7 with the latest updates installed
  • Windows 10 1809, 1903, 1909 and the latest updates installed
  • MacOS High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina (all are up to date)



Microsoft Excel versions:

  • Excel on the web (Excel Online)
  • Excel for Windows 2016, 2019 and 365
  • Excel for Mac 2016, 2019 and 365



Browsers for Excel on the web and our Excel add-ins:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox

Known issues

Some issues persist in Excel on the web and/or in desktop Excel because of browser or platform limitations, namely:

Where persists Issue
Text Toolkit processes cell values ignoring their Number Format.
The Undo feature doesn’t restore formulas that include references to table columns or rows.
The Undo feature doesn’t restore array formulas.
Because of the platform limitations, Text Toolkit might work incorrectly when several users change the same workbook simultaneously. 
Excel has an issue because of which preceding apostrophes cannot be restored by Undo. For example, the alphanumeric string ‘123 is restored as the number 123.
In Firefox, Text Toolkit doesn’t work correctly for private browsing or when Firefox is set to never remember the browsing history.
In Safari, Text Toolkit doesn’t work correctly for private browsing or when Firefox is set to never remember the browsing history.
In Safari, Excel Online has a bug because of which Excel’s vertical scrollbar is partially overlapped by the add-in pane.
In Excel on the web (Excel Online), the add-in doesn’t work if third-party cookies are disabled - it shows an empty task pane.
On Windows 10 1803 and 1809, Excel hosts its add-ins using the outdated IE 10 or IE 11, so the add-in may crash if your workbook contains a lot of data. Please update your Windows and Office to make Edge the host of Excel add-ins.

May, 2020 - Beta 1 (1.0.17), Stable

The very first public beta version was published.

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