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Current version: 5.1
Release Date: May 10, 2019
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Announcement History

These announcements provide more information regarding the initial release of the version listed. For information about other updates and releases, see the Version History below.

Version 5.1 Version 5.0 Version 4.5.2 Version 4.5 Version 4.1.2 Version 4.1 Version 4.0


Version History

Version 5.1, May 10, 2019

  • Improved licensing model to utilize neutral UTC format
  • Integrated Visual C++ redistributable package into the Document Detective installer
  • Added support for non-standard extensions associated with text file extensions
  • Added CSV to the list of supported extensions for the TextSanitizer
  • Resolved a display issue in the Document View for batch scans
  • Updated the Warning Color Code Key text
  • Added tooltips to the Color Threshold option
  • Adjusted the working folder generation to use the file name instead of GUID suffixes
  • Added a warning message that will display when a user attempts to scan an unsupported file type
  • System requirements: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64- or 32-bit) with Office 2010, 2013 or 2016 (64- or 32-bit) installed

Version 5.0, February 28, 2018

  • All features now available from a single executable: File sanitization, keyword editing, Batch Scans, configuration settings, and logs
  • Office 2016 support and backward compatibility for workstations running Office 2013 or Office 2010
  • Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 support
  • Streamlined and improved user experience
  • Improved processing speed, including multiple processor/core support
  • Improved object tests, each with more robust object test competency validation
  • Improved error handling
  • Built-in OCR (Optical Character Recognition) using Tesseract
  • Improved Keyword Search engine using dtSearch
  • Improved installer and more robust licensing strategy
  • Improved progress reporting with multiple progress bar dialogs
  • New Image Carousel simplifies working with graphics
  • Increased user control of target document during sanitization process
  • New, application-level User Profiles and User Roles: Data Transfer Agent, Peer Reviewer, Approver, and Administrator
  • New, Keyword List assignment capability lets Administrators more tightly control access to Keyword Lists through the application
  • System requirements: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 with Office 2010, 2013 or 2016 installed

Version 4.5.2, Prowler

  • Added Office 2013 support at Customer Request
  • Fixes for known issues

Version 4.5, Valiant, Package Version 4.5.82

  • Implemented multiple SPAWAR security enhancement requests including signed keyword lists
  • Introduced improved Batch Processor interface with new user-defined file filter capability
  • Multiple efficiency and speed improvements in Content Scanner, Checklist Viewer, and Batch Processor
  • Improved reliability on 64-bit operating systems
  • New Sentris Document Detective logo in Checklist Viewer
  • Removed chapters from User's Manual so Flash is not required
  • Fixes for known issues

Version 4.1.2, Dart Swinger, Package Version 4.1.48

  • Enhanced file system latency handling
  • Improved error reporting
  • Corrected erroneous internal APPDATA folder reporting
  • Added missing app detection
  • Replaced App.Path with registry lookup
  • Added missing detection for Office version 14

4.1 - Dart, 30 April 2013, Package Version 4.1.45

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010
  • Compatibility with 64-bit operating systems
  • More PDF/Binary optimized keyword lists
  • Added utility to update keyword lists from master lists
  • Checklist Viewer
    • Added "Start" menu to replace the missing Windows8 Start menu
    • Picture Viewer improvements
      • Added Zoom button (Office 2007/10 only)
      • Cropping and Resizing removed from pictures
    • Added DDE communications between instances. A new instance will attempt to pass its command line to the currently running instance rather than losing the command line.
    • Fixed "Browse" issue with Header and Footer textboxes
    • Improved error logging
    • Fixed Error 53 file not found if Install Folder reg key is wrong
    • Local Review Certificate copy saved in AppData folder
    • Fixed Error 75 on DDC autosave to CDROM
    • Added Transfer Package and Review Certificate logging feature
    • Fixed file system latency issue when scanning a document
    • Added code to ensure the correct version of the Checklist Viewer is used regardless of which version is started.
    • Fixed 'Runtime error 6' overflow caused by the Checklist Viewer counters and improved the counters display.
    • Fixed bug with Save Checklist As ... that saved the file without the proper file extension.
    • Forced reviewer to explain a non-concur on the Add Reviewer form
    • Added a "Re-scan Document" item to the Tools menu
    • Added "Purge Memory" that terminates all running instances of Microsoft Office and the Content Browser.
    • Add a "General Comments and Notes" dialog to provide the user with a last change to add comments and notes before the Transfer Package is created.
    • Added a Folder Browser dialog with a Set Default capability for locating special folders.
    • Added a Folders submenu to the Checklist menu that accesses the Review Certificates, Transfer Packages, and Approved Transfer Package special folders.
  • Content Controls
    • Shapes per Slide limit is now configurable
    • Removed the broken "Repair" button from the Side-by-Side Review for Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Removed the "Enable Diags" button. The diags file is always written.
  • License Manager
    • Fixed "Your software license does not allow you to run this application. Please contact ..." message after successful activation.
    • v4.1 activation codes are not compatible with older versions
  • Setup Utility
    • Ensure Install Folder and App.Path agree
    • Adjust for 64-bit installations
    • Add "View Error Log" to start menu
    • Add "View Initialization Log" to start menu

4.0 - Summer 2011 Update, 18 July 2011, Package Version 4.0.29

  • Checklist Viewer
    • If Notepad++ is detected, then use hotkeys to enable hyperlinks in edit mode
    • Runtime error 6 on small files is fixed
    • Missing DDC file extension issue caused by Save As HTML is fixed
    • Text Viewer GoTo menus are working
    • Hidden Textareas visible near the bottom of the document has been fixed
    • General comments and notes have been moved closer to navigation buttons to make them more visible and easier to remember
    • Added warning before saving certificate in HTML format
    • Fixed crash recovery issues with DDP file
    • Certificate now signed when DDP file is unpacked
    • Fixed file latecy problem when making scan copy
    • Fixed Footnote/Endnote hyperlink bug in MSO 2007
    • Fixed Resource folder location issue
    • Change "Add Reviewer" to "Add Review"
    • "Are you sure" dialog on Approve if no authentication is required
    • Enable edit for unknown and non-txt text files
    • Fixed multiple Flatten Document recovery issues
    • IE 9.0 compatibility
  • New keyword lists for PDF/Bin files
  • Checklist Viewer procedure added to user's manual
  • Content Controls
    • Fixed runtime error 91 during flatten document
    • Table of Contents group for Word Flatten Options dialog

4.0 - Winter 2011 Patch 1, 18 April 2011, Package Version 4.0.27

  • Checklist Viewer
    • Fixed problem with display when using Office 2003.

4.0 - Winter 2011 Update, 14 February 2011, Package Version 4.0.26

  • Checklist Viewer
    • Added capability to export HTML only version of Review Certificate
    • Added Header/Footer for Review Certificate classification
    • Reload Document feature to resynch when undo doesn't work anymore
    • Preserve dynamic customer custom data in Review Checklist
    • Allow registry setting to bypass to Approver credentials
    • Add License Type/status Eval/Training statement
    • Add Approvers authenticantion name when using a password file
    • ALWAYS checks for existing session
    • Fixed bug that failed to open documents is same folder with DDC
    • Fixed bug that caused the Checklist Viewer to crash during Flatten Before New Checklist.
    • Added a Hyperlink hyperlink for Word
    • Added function to list unaccepted warning messages
    • Added capability to store Review Certificates copies in a folder and create XML log
    • Updated PDF help files to suggest work-arounds for scanning limitations
    • Added counters and quality statistics
  • DD Setup Utility
    • Allow Office 2010 installs
  • Setup Util
    • Fixed bug to prevented links not getting created with v3.1 activation code
  • DD Config Utility
    • Added Feedback, Email and Reg text strings to Admin dialog
    • Moved image scaling tolerance to the appropriate dialog
    • Added Active Directory Keys to Admin dialog
    • Added Checklist Viewer password file to Admin dialog
  • Content Controls
    • Fixed bug: Hyperlinks not removed in Word
  • Content Browser/Scanner
    • CustomXMLParts in Word
    • Added warning to flag pages with no text. This could be a scanned image of text.
    • Added warning to flag drawings in PDF. We can not scan the text in a drawing.

4.0 - Initial Release, 10 September 2010, Package Version 4.0.15

  • End User License amended to limit maintenance to 24 months regardless of major version.
  • Office XP is no longer supported.
  • Added better messages for invalid activation codes
  • Added capability to scan JPEG and MP3 files
  • Added Commercial and Personal license classes
  • Added utility to convert batch summary files to batch checklist files
  • Checklist Viewer
    • Added Custom XML Parts viewer to address the Unknown Streams warning caused by a Word 2007 file with Custom XML that is saved in Word 97-2003 format.
    • Added warning for unknown file formats
    • Resolve file system timing problems
    • Function added to reload Certificate to recover from crashes
    • Display maintenance expiration date on blank form
    • Incorporated Flatten Exception Log
    • Fixed bug: Flatten before scan causes Error 91.
    • Fixed Bug: Can not create package after aborting a package the first time.
    • Reload Checklist and Panic! buttons added for error recovery.
  • Content Browser
    • Retired DD Archive (DDZ) file
    • Retired DD file
    • Retired Review Checklist
  • Content Control Tools
    • Added error recovery to Flatten Document. Flatten Exception Log created if items are skipped.

3.1c - Spring 2010 Update, 5 May 2010, Package Version 3.1.2107

  • DDConfig.exe
    • Added administrative configuration dialog
    • Added configuration options to items added in previous releases that had to be manually configured by editing the registry.
    • Added capability to capture and restore a personal configuration settings.
    • Restore High, Elevated, Normal configuration settings.
    • Added restore default installation configuration settings.
  • CLViewer.exe
    • Fixed Word file name issue with roaming profiles
    • Fixed hyperlink bug with "text" files in edit mode
    • Fixed file system timing issue with extract
  • DD31SetupUtil.exe
    • Replace RegEdit calls with DDRegUtil
  • DDUserInit.exe
    • Replace RegEdit calls with DDRegUtil
    • Update keyword lists using the Required Keywords registry key.
    • Added warning messages for failed installations caused by unsupported Office versions and mixed installations.
    • Copy Update.cmd and Policy.reg from the install source folder to the installation folder if they exist.
  • License Manager
    • Enforce Policy file by reloading each time License Manager is called.
  • Keyword List Utility
    • Fixed bug with write protected keyword lists.
  • Added DDRegUtil.exe
    • Direct replacement for Microsoft's RegEdit.exe
    • Will only import/export Document Detective registry settings from the CURRENT USER hive.
    • Fixes issue on locked down systems that prohibit RegEdit for normal users.

3.1b - Winter 2010 Update, 3 February 2010, Package Version 3.1.2107

  • CLViewer
    • Fixed synchronization issues with Flatten Document and added
      recovery capability of Flatten Document does not finish
    • Added Registry Value to defind "text" extensions
    • Get Regulation string from Registry vice INI file
    • GetScanOptions from registry vice INI file
    • Added Internal text file viewer that supports hyperlinks
    • Binary/Text File Viewer with hyperlink capability
    • Fixed Picture extract problem with Excel 2007
    • Pre-flattened document summary is preserved
    • Updated and added resource files
  • Setup Issues
    • Fixed Help file link bug
    • Added more diagnostics to Install.log and Init.log

3.1a - Service Pack 1, 26 October 2009, Package Version 3.1.2107

  • CLViewer
    • Improved hyperlink selection code
    • Improved Extract operations
    • Change to allow rescan with different keyword list
    • Error trap BDP & CDP when in Extract mode
    • Activity Monitor now handles more than one instance of an executable name
    • Action Settings and Format dialogs can be opened with a hyperlink
    • Fixed Keyword selection issue in Paragraphs caused by white space
    • Added "Show Transfer Request" registry settings
    • Don't make scan copy of -flattened files in the Document Detective folder
    • Changed Common Dialog position
    • Added Computer Name to checklist properties
    • Close Checklist Properties display on close
    • Enabled Drag and Drop with "Enable DrapDrop" registry setting
    • Added Checklist signature, "Sign Certificate" = 0 to disable
    • Added option to flatten doc before scan
    • Added option to save extracted file

  • Content Browser\Scanner
    • Expanded capability to preserve Custom Document Properties for compatibility with Sentris and other document management systems
    • Added Smart Art detection
    • Fixed OLE detection bugs with MSO 2007

  • Keyword List Utility
    • Added Import/Export from Excel
    • Added Excel keyword template

  • DDBatch
    • Added batch flatten capability

  • License Manager
    • Fixed bug that prevented valid codes from being entered
    • Added 90-day update warning message
    • Added Microsoft Office version change warning

  • Setup Issues
    • Fixed links to Help File and Key to Demo Documents
    • Remove DDEditor.exe if it exists
    • Added instructions for MSO 2007 to Training Exercises
    • Added more checks for OCX versions

3.1 - Official Release, 11 May 2009, Package Version 3.1.2087

  • CLViewer
    • Added autosave and crash recovery capability
    • Replaced Content Scanner progress indicator with an activity indicator
    • Added switches (-copydoc, -copycert, -copyddp)
    • Fixed bug with spaces in Transfer ID
    • Fixed bug with Transfer Request data when restarting a review already in progress
    • Added "Send to Content Browser" feature
    • Added "Unpack Transfer Package" feature
    • Added keyword review spreadsheet
    • Added Decoded Flatten Codes to Certificate Properties
    • Added Document Detective for Office version data to checklist properties
    • Fixed a crash caused by embedded Mac PICT files
    • Added alternate exit without creating Transfer Package
    • Allow initial transfer request dialog to be skipped
    • Require mission need (justification) to create a package file.
    • Added comments for Marked Pictures
    • Added default package collection folder
    • Fixed bug with DDP files passed on the command line

  • Content Browser
    • General:
      • Added warnings if Custom Document Properties and/or Built-in Document Properties exist
      • Added an "Are you sure" dialog when the Flatten Document button is clicked
      • Improved diagnostic messages

    • PowerPoint:
      • Fixed multiple issues with Tag Names
      • Geometry, metafiles, position information for Master Slides and Custom Layouts

    • Word: Fixed problem with Hanging Indent test where Word provides inaccurate tab count

    • Excel: New data found in Names category

  • CCTools
    • Flatten Document not removing obscurred objects in PowerPoint 2007
    • Flatten Custom Layouts in PowerPoint
    • Fixed problem with Hanging Indent test when Word provided inaccurate tab count
    • Move form back to default location if it appears outside the viewable area
    • Improved diagnostic messages

  • DDBatch
    • Fixed bug with similar file names
    • Added feature to start Checklist Viewer via DDS files

3.1 - Initial Release, 21 January 2009, Package Version 3.1.2063

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office 2007

  • Installation
    • Active Directory configuration added
    • Single User configuration added
    • Run from network drive configuration added

  • Content Browser
    • Added a warning flag when MSO 2007 limitations could prevent hidden data from being detected.
    • Changed document and review certificate hash to a PKI signature.
    • Improved Review Certificate for integration with the Transfer Agent for multi-man reviews and cross-domain integration.
    • Fixed bug that prevented turning off diagnostics.
    • Content Browser fails gracefully if Office can not open an HTML document.
    • Add warning message for Conditional Format count > 0.
    • Execute a command string after the review is complete.
    • Fix problems in PowerPoint macro and routing slip removal code introduced by Office 2007.
    • Modify DDAux to ignore empty macro containers in PowerPoint.
    • Update Review Certificate to facilitate automated processing.
    • Content Browser fails gracefully if document is already open in the native application.
    • Add Background Alternative Text warning message.
    • Update default unreadable fonts and synchronize then for all Office applications.

  • Content Control Tools
    • The CCTools menu has been removed.
    • The new toolbars are actually a separate executable. They look similar to the plug-in toolbars, but we have better control over the process.
    • There is a new button to send a document directly to the Checklist Viewer, so the intermediate dialog to select the Content Browser or Checklist Viewer is no longer needed.
    • There is a new button for DDClipper. This feature makes it easy to grab content from a large document.
    • Change the Advance GoTo dialog to always be on top.
    • Ignore Placeholders on the Notes Page when flattening Shapes in Flatten Document.

  • Checklist Viewer
    • Compose custom keyword list on the fly
    • Navigation buttons embedded in Checklist form
    • Reviewer and Approver features added
    • The hyperlinks in the Checklist Viewer now work. You can locate an object by clicking on the warning message.
    • There is a picture viewer in the Checklist Viewer, so you won’t have to do the Review Checklist in the Content Browser out of order.
    • There is a feedback option that provides more information about a warning and how to fix it. This option also marks prohibited content. The feedback can be configured by modifying an INI file in the resources folder.
    • You can now save the checklist and open it again later. All notes and checkbox settings are saved.
    • The Checklist Viewer has a “Find in this page” function.
    • There is a status bar at the bottom of the viewer that shows the current mode and filter settings.
    • There is a new "Validate" mode that is the default mode. The "Correct" checkbox is disabled in Validate mode, and the document is opened in "Read Only" mode. This eliminates the need to rescan the document before it packaged for transfer.
    • Shapes can be processed in any order. Paragraphs, Inline Shapes, and other objects still need to be processed in reverse order if they are deleted or new objects are added.

  • DDBatch updated to use ManTech International Registry Key.

3.0 R3 (Service Pack 3)

  • Improved Warnings Checklist Viewer with Extract feature replaces Document Summary Viewer

3.0 R2 (Service Pack 2)

  • Implicit Authentication update (No evaluation release)
  • Includes option to go directly to the Document Summary Viewer without going to the Content Broswer first

3.0 R1 (Service Pack 1)

  • Update installer for Windows Vista

3.0 - Tenth Release November 21, 2007 [More Info]

  • Added font parameter tests for Excel Shapes
  • Added font parameter tests for Excel Chart Sheets
  • Added Content Control Toolbar option to convert embeded Chart Objects into Chart Sheets for better security
  • Custom Show Names displayed for PowerPoint presentations
  • PowerPoint flatten document defaults updated
  • Alternative Text compare for PowerPoint Tables added
  • Fixed First Line Indent issues with Word flatten document
  • Malicious Text warning added for PowerPoint Background Alternative Text
  • Added separate Keyword List Utility program for importing text files, merging existing keyword lists, sorting lists, and filtering lists.
  • Added separate utility for listing available fonts with samples so that unreadable fonts can be determined.
  • Improvements to install and uninstall procedures

3.0 Eval - Ninth Release November 12, 2007 (30-day evaluation)

  • Added Document Summary Checklist to display the Content Browser results beside the document in its native application.

  • Updated the computer based training package
    • Six new lessons added for a total of 12 lessons.
    • New training executable eliminates the need for embedded macros to keep track of training progress.

  • Content Control Toolbar Changes
    • Content Control Toolbars were converted from VBA plug-ins to compiled DLLs for speed and stability.
    • Eliminated requirement for a macro security certificate
    • Specific Metadata fields and Alternative Text can be preserved during the Flatten Document process
    • PowerPoint Design names changed to benign text
    • Notes and Handout Masters can now flattened
    • Empty Placeholders on Notes Pages, Notes Master, and Handout Master are restored when Clear Notes Page option is selected
    • Added option to remove Backgrounds and Header/Footer images in Excel
    • Added option to remove dangerous Header/Footer Shapes in Word
    • Repair button added to Word and Excel Side-by-Side Reviews

  • Content Browser Changes
    • Font parameter thresholds are now configurable
    • Contrast and brightness thresholds are now configurable
    • Object cropping now has a configurable threshold
    • Font parameter testing in Word now checks for 9 conditions that could obscure text
    • Improved capability to handle subdocuments in Word (i.e. Footnotes, Endnotes, Comments, Headers, Footers, and Textboxes)
    • Null keyword list added to disable keyword scans
    • New regular expressions to find web and email address whether they are hyperlinked or not
    • Wrap format in Word is checked to determine which Shapes could be obscuring other Shapes, Inline Shapes, and text.
    • Styles in Word and Excel are limited to custom (embedded) styles
    • New Alternative Text recovered from background and tables in PowerPoint
    • Slide Transition audio files detected
    • Worksheet Custom Properties in Excel are working correctly
    • Last 10 Authors and Printer Paths recovered in Word
    • Notes Page Shapes are checked for Hyperlinks and Action Settings, which can be Pasted into the page
    • PowerPoint Tags (variables) are now displayed
    • Units added to numerical properties
    • Routing Slips detected and removed from PowerPoint
    • New text compares visible Text and Alternative Text for similarity
    • Review certificate modified for use with the Transfer Agent server
    • DDZ file capability added for Transfer Agent server compatibility

2.1 - Eighth Release February 5, 2007 [More Info]

  • Standardized icons and nomeclature
  • Added options tab to streamline flattening process
  • Enhanced error detection and stability in flatteners and DDEditor
  • Added diagnositics routines to troubleshoot user problems
  • Added Help files to flatteners
  • Flatten properties can now be added to an MSO document
  • Accounted for annimations when flattening PowerPoint presentations
  • Added flattening for Slide Masters and Title Masters
  • Added Shape count warning to PowerPoint flattener
  • Hidden Slides and hidden Shapes now addressed by flattener
  • Unhide All Rows, Columns and Sheets switch added to Excel flattener
  • Enforce Minimum Row Height and Column width switch added to Excel flattener
  • Unhide Shapes switch added to Excel flattener
  • Remove Query Tables switch added to Excel flattener
  • Remove Unknown OLE Streams switch added to Excel flattener
  • Remove Pivot Tables switch added to Excel flattener
  • Improved Word Shape position calculations
  • Enterprise features added to GUI
  • EDRS retired
  • Review Checklist added to replace EDRS
  • Thumbnail view with position indicator added to GUI
  • Section 508 compliance added to GUI
  • Added statistics to Summary View
  • Added Fast Save and Unknown OLE Stream detection
  • Warnings are now configurable (on/off)
  • Regular expression library changed to PCRE
  • Keyword editor now allows Regular Expression to be entered
  • 'Server Busy' error message eliminated
  • Batch processor enhanced, Excel output includes statistics from Summary View
  • DDPrep removed

2.0 - Seventh Release March 23, 2006

  • Improved Word flatten tool so that it does not remove document formatting.
  • Reworked the geometry calculator for Word.
  • Added options to PowerPoint and Excel flatteners to remove additional data items.
  • Reworked the flatten options dialog to make it more user friendly.
  • Added the Side-by-Side Review feature after flattening a document.

1.2.0 (2.0 Beta) - Sixth Release February 20, 2006

  • PDF Additions
    • Decompress objects in the unknown Objects collection
    • Decode test objects in the unknown Objects collection
    • Thumbnails, Bookmarks, Meta data, Annotations and Fonts collections
    • Page drawings count
    • Flag orphaned Pages, orphaned Images, unreferenced Annotations, and orphaned Text

  • Word Changes
    • Font parameters checked in Word: size, font name, and hidden text flag
    • Font color checked relative to background, shading and highlighting (white text)
    • Document background and paragraph shading for properties that could obscure text
    • Paragraphs checked for hanging indent
    • Fields collection changed to keyword scan both Name and Value properties
    • Added Shape geometry checks (off-page or overlapping) to toolbar
    • Added Hanging Indent repair to toolbar

  • PowerPoint changes
    • viewtype for Flatten changed to prevent selection error

  • Excel Changes - None

  • General Changes
    • Flatten process now attempts to save to current directory first before defaulting to the DD folder
    • Warning dialogs suppressed in batch mode
    • Object view reset after returning from the DD Editor
    • Auto macros suppressed when opening documents

1.1.0 - Fifth Release November 18, 2005

  • Added DDEditor to make changes scheduled by the GUI.
  • Added DDPrep to pre-flatten a file before being scanned by the GUI.
  • Improved toolbar flatten capabilities and added a configuration dialog.
  • Flattener can now remove overlapped and off-page objects in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Added Word Redaction capability for text and objects.
  • Improved object positioning for Word compress and flatten functions.
  • Added Next and Previous buttons to the Advanced Go To dialog.
  • Advanced Go To dialog stays open until closed, allowing easy object navigation.
  • Cleaned up Send to Doc Detective option. Moved filtering to the flatten feature.
  • Fixed canvas conversion problem in MSO XP
  • Fixed placeholder conversion issue in PowerPoint toolbar
  • Added Metafile detection to GUI
  • Added Geometry tests to GUI for PowerPoint and Excel
  • Enabled Edit, Convert and Delete buttons for certain objects
  • Retrieve text from chart labels in Chart Objects
  • Added PDF review capability
  • Added Routing Slips to GUI for Word and Excel
  • Added Bookmarks to GUI for Word
  • Added Document Detective to the 'Send To' list
  • Added capability to save extracted OLE objects
  • Added picture contrast and brightness settings to GUI
  • Added additional detection flags for Reply with Changes Data in PowerPoint, Contrast and Brightness for pictures, Secondary Shapes in Chart Objects, and Potentially obscured or off-page objects.
  • Fixed issues with excessive Revisions in Word
  • Added hot keys to GUI menus
  • Added Send to Application button to GUI
  • Added Hidden Slide property to GUI for PowerPoint

1.0.3 - Fourth Release July 8, 2005

  • Fixes a bug with the extract feature for Text Boxes, Canvases, Groups and Autoshapes that caused the extract to fail.
  • Fixed a bug with whole word matching so that a number appended to a keyword would not be missed. This was a problem in Excel because the header text includes font information (e.g. Arial&24SECRET)
  • Changed the dot icons to be Section 508 compliant for color blindness.
  • Changed GUI to ignore Autoshapes when processing HTML documents.
  • Added MHT to the list of files processed. MHT files are treated as Word documents in this version.
  • Reworked the batch mode processor.
  • Added configuration options to the plug-in toolbars. They are now permanent toolbars, so they will stay docked if desired. User's can also select icons, text or both for the toolbars.
  • The compress, autocompress and flatten functions in Word and Excel are now fully functional.

1.0.2 - Third Release May 27, 2005

  • a fix was implemented to hide special folder links in menu for stand alone version
  • added a Document Detective website link to feedback window
  • removed warning message shown when scanning a text file (txt, csv or tsv)
  • implemented functionality to flag Revisions & Versions with a red dot in Word
  • now flags Notes Pages Shape 2 if not empty in PowerPoint (speakers notes)
  • now flags Notes Page Shapes > 2 if they exist
  • added a scaled image tolerance in options dialog
  • by default, images scaled down less that 5% (user-configurable) are no longer flagged
  • no longer flags Groups as problem when scanning HTML or XML files
  • added hourglass cursor when displaying summary for file with a very large number of keyword hits (takes a moment)
  • added logic to raw scan unknown OLE objects extracted from main document.
  • Undated documentation to address changes in the software and to expand on certain issues such as how Document Detective handles HTML and XML data.
  • Fixed a problem with the PowerPoint flatten feature caused by the Autoformat feature that was added in Office 2003.
  • Fixed a plug-in file save issue when the current file is write protected. The plug-in now saves working copies to the “MyDocuments/Document Detective” folder.
  • The plug-ins now get the icon image path by reading the AppPath value from the Registry.
  • Undated the license agreement to allow for single computer multiple users or single user multiple computers.
  • Toolbar attributes are now saved between sessions. The toolbar will stay docked or visible as last used.
  • Spell and Grammar checking are enabled by the Word plug-in. Document Detective turns these off to speed up processing and restores the settings on exit. The settings do not get restored if Document Detective terminates abnormally.
  • Added configurable whole word matching to the regular expression keyword scanner to reduce the number of false positive keyword hits.
  • Added Word InlineShape and Shape object detection to SmartTags, Endnotes, Footnotes, Comments, Hyperlinks, Subdocuments, Revisions, Headers and Footers.
  • Added ChartTitle text properties detection for Excel Chart Sheets.
  • Updated help file with new material.

1.0.1 - Second Release May 02, 2005

  • Fixed file renaming error in the PowerPoint plug-in
  • Fixed DD batch mode exit problem

1.0.0 - First Release April 05, 2005