HotDocs Desktop Release Notes

Table of Contents

  1. About HotDocs Desktop Release Notes
  2. New Features and Enhancements
  3. Related Products

About HotDocs Desktop Release Notes

HotDocs Desktop products are installable software products to enable template creation and document assembly.

These products include:

  • HotDocs Developer
  • HotDocs User
  • HotDocs Player

New Features and Enhancements

The following incremental releases contain new features and enhancements: 

Release (18 May 2023)

  • Signing certificates, including those for Microsoft Word macros, have now been updated.
  • Minor UI-text changes.

Release (8 November 2021)

  • MSXML6.0 SP1 is no longer a prerequisite for HotDocs Desktop installation.

Bug fixes

  • Installation of HotDocs User no longer causes a missing add-in error when starting Microsoft Word.

Release (24 March 2021)

  • The Open XML SDK is no longer a prerequisite. It is now a package within the product and has been updated to the recent version 2.9.1.
  • The macros used with Microsoft Word now include a digital timestamp which allows Microsoft Word to attempt to renew the signing certificate if internet access is available.
  • Microsoft Word 2003 is no longer supported - the option to select that word processor is no longer present during the installation, nor from the Options menu in Developer.
  • Support for Corel WordPerfect has been downgraded. Newer versions of Corel WordPerfect (X8 and beyond) will not be supported in the product.
  • The legacy Answer Mapping schema is no longer installed.
  • The Silverlight Runtime and SDK are no longer installed for new installations.
  • The Silverlight version of a template is no longer built for inclusion in the upload package.

Contact HotDocs Support if you have a requirement to continue to use Silverlight templates.

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