HotDocs Cloud Services Release Notes

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Table of Contents

  1. About Cloud Services Release Notes
  2. End User Concerns
  3. New Features and Enhancements

About Cloud Services Release Notes

HotDocs Cloud Services enables global access to functionality previously available only through HotDocs Server. HotDocs Server and HotDocs Cloud Services functionality overlaps in two areas:

Browser Interview functionality also appears in the Test in Browser feature of HotDocs Developer.

HotDocs Cloud Services specific API and integration feature enhancements and bug fixes appear only in these release notes. Due to the nature of the Cloud, HotDocs Cloud Services releases are uploaded as needed; there are no announced releases. Therefore, you should check this page as often as you think necessary for new features and software issue fixes.

End User Alerts

Enhancements to browser interview functionality impact your end users most. The same is true of software issues that affect your end users' experience with your templates and interviews. We annotate both improvements and concerns here (except bug fixes, which are annotated in the appropriate Readme or Release Notes file), so that you can alert your customers to the enhancements and issues that affect their user experience.


Browser Behavior

Mouse Wheel Scrolling Issue

When constructing Silverlight interview dialogs long enough to grow scroll bars, be aware that users of browsers other than Internet Explorer (for example: FireFox, Chrome, and all Macintosh browsers) cannot use their mouse wheel to scroll. Mouse wheel events from browsers using the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) are not recognized by the Silverlight windowless mode used by HotDocs to support pop ups. Users of these browsers must scroll using their scroll bars, not their mouse wheels. For more information, see

Silverlight Support
Watermarks disappearing

Text watermarks do not work with any browser-based services (such as HotDocs Server or HotDocs Cloud Services). To adapt your watermark for browser-based deployments, turn your text watermark into an image; then use Microsoft Word's picture watermark feature instead of a text watermark.

Issue with having a multiple choice option containing quotation marks fixed

You can now use the "Automatically select this option if variable is unanswered when displayed" option on a multiple choice option containing quotation marks.

New Features and Enhancements

The following HotDocs Cloud Services incremental releases contain new features and enhancements:

1.0.6674.21982 (04/10/2018)

1.0.6514.18977 (11/03/2017)

1.0.6430.18016 (08/09/2017)

1.0.6284.17764 (03/27/2017)

1.0.6108.20800 (09/21/2016)

1.0.6003.25364 (06/29/2016)

1.0.5969.24104 (05/16/2016)

1.0.5927.18277 (03/31/2016)

Performance Issue Resolved

Formerly, some DOCX templates relying on multilevel numbering styles displayed time out errors during document generation if:

Such templates now work as expected.