Version 7.0 Build History
Since its release as 'Build 1' in April 2014, Version 7.0 of the software has been updated with the following enhancements and code fixes. These are listed in descending order, with the latest update at the top.
- Build 6 - 5 January 2017:
- Improved the facility to input codes in a user-defined Risk Matrix. Up to three alpha-numeric characters can now be input in each cell of the matrix, compared to the previous maximum of two characters.
- Incorporated a minor modification to the columnar worksheet entry screen. 'Page-up / Page-down' buttons are displayed to the right of a column as soon as the text in that column exceeds the vertical space available. These buttons are deliberately very narrow to permit the maximum horizontal screen space to be allocated for data recording. Because of their size, however, some users were not aware of their existence. The colour of these buttons has now been changed to blue to make them more noticeable.
- Build 5 - 31 October 2016:
- Added an option to select the Risk Matrix axis upon which the Frequency and Severity classification codes are displayed.
- Modified the facility to export analysis data to Microsoft® Excel in order to cater for minor changes in the behaviour of Version 2016 of that software. Whereas previous versions of Excel displayed the output window (worksheet) at the top of all other windows, this was not the case with Excel 2016. Because the output was not immediately visible, some users therefore assumed that the export procedure had failed.
- Build 4 - 6 July 2015:
- Incorporated small improvements relating to the output of PDF and HTML reports, as well as to the export of reports and Action documents to Microsoft® Word. The default folder displayed when saving the exported file will initially be the same folder in which the source data file is located (the user will still of course be able to select a different folder). These modifications are intended to ease the task of keeping all related review files together, and prevent the situation arising where a hastily saved file cannot subsequently be located.
- Build 3 - 18 January 2015:
- Modified the PDF report printing facilities to permit the output of non-Latin characters, such as Chinese, Cyrillic, Korean, etc.
- Modified sections of the program to permit the input and display of non-Latin text, such as Cyrillic, Chinese, Korean, etc. These sections were the Risk and Severity matrices, the Scroll Entries dialog, the Brainstorm Causes dialog, and the dialogs used to construct customised SIL and SLM matrices.
- Incorporated a minor enhancement that will allow the entries in the Analysis Export Data Output List to be re-ordered (moved either up or down). Previously, such re-ordering could only be accomplished by moving entries backwards and forwards between the Field and Output Lists.
- Build 2 - 6 August 2014:
- Incorporated various changes to correct problems in the formatting of reports exported to Microsoft® Word 2013 (which is also currently the word processor in Office 365). These were that table cells in Action Sheets were slightly misaligned horizontally, and that the positioning of additional footer text if page numbers were also specified was incorrect. Note that these problems were specific to Word 2013, and did not occur when exporting to earlier versions of that program.
- To facilitate the export of reports from study data files held in a remote 'cloud' storage service (such as Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive), temporary files generated during that process will now be stored locally (instead of in the same 'cloud' location as the data file). Delays in updating and closing those temporary files because of relatively slow internet connection speeds were sometimes resulting in the export procedure 'timing-out', thereby generating an error.
- In response to user feedback, the black / green indicators displayed at the side of multiple-column scroll bars on the entry form have been enlarged to make them more noticeable.
- Improved the facility for the automatic backup of study data files. Instead of creating a single backup every ten minutes, three cyclical backups will be generated, also at ten minute intervals. This will permit the added functionality of being able to manually 'roll back' a data file to its state up to thirty minutes previously.