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Changes in version 4.1.2 - July 16, 2007

Date: June 27, 2007 (last updated on Januari 21, 2009)
reference id: QA0149

Finished

On July 16, 2007 the new version 4.1.2 is released. Download

Update information

At this moment there are a few known bugs in version 4.1.1
These have been fixed in version 4.1.2 which I'm currently developing and of which you can download a pre-release:
ASAPUtilities_setup_4-1-2-RC5.exe 6.6 MB

Bug fixes:

  • Export » Export selection or active sheet as new file...
    The option "Copy to clipboard (tab delimited)" didn't work.
  • Select » Select adjacent cells in column with the same value
    Produced an error if your initial selection started on the first row.
  • Select » Conditional select cells...
    In some cases the "Expand current selection" next to the "entire sheet" option was invisible but checked which caused an incorrect message that no results were found.
  • Range » Copy formulas without changing their references
    Worked fine but produced an error message at the end of the process in Excel 2000
  • Formula » Change reference style (e.g. A1 to $A,1 etc.)...
    Produced an error if the length of the new formulas exceeded Excel's limitations. From now on this will be detected by ASAP Utilities and you will be asked if you want to continue and have the problem-formulas colored yellow.
  • Columns / Rows » Delete all hidden rows and columns
    Could produce an error in Excel 2007 when a workbook was opened in "compatibility mode" and didn't have the expanded amount of rows and columns that new Excel 2007 files have.
  • Columns / Rows » Remove all empty rows
    Could produce an error in Excel 2007 when a workbook was opened in "compatibility mode" and didn't have the expanded amount of rows and columns that new Excel 2007 files have.
  • Columns / Rows » Remove all empty columns
    Could produce an error in Excel 2007 when a workbook was opened in "compatibility mode" and didn't have the expanded amount of rows and columns that new Excel 2007 files have.
  • Range » Advanced sorting...
    In some cases when your worksheet used all the available columns (up to IV) the sorting didn't work (nothing happened when you clicked the ok button). This is because ASAP Utilities needs to create a temporary column in your worksheet. If all the columns are used this couldn't be done and the sorting didn't work. In this new version you will get a warning upfront in such cases.
  • Text » Convert dates...
    Fixed a bug where the formatting was not correctly applied if you original dates were already dates Excel recognizes.
  • General
    A few small bug fixes.

New/improved

  • User Guide in menuGeneral - User Guide
    In the main menu the item "User Guide" is added. This will launch the User Guide (pdf). The User Guide might be included in this setup-package. Otherwise you can download the ASAP Utilities User Guide (PDF) on our website. The User Guide will give you detailed information about the installation process and all other things you need to know about how the utilities work and how to get the best out of them.
  • General - Setup
    The setup fill now by default also contain the User Guide. This increases the setup file from approximately 1.1 MB to 6.7 MB.
    At the end of the setup you can immediately choose to start Excel.
    Run Excel
  • General - Renamed menu-items
    In the main menu the category "Favorites" has been renamed to "Favorites & shortcuts"
    In the main menu the category "ASAP" has been renamed to "ASAP Utilities options"
    In the main menu the category "Columns/Rows" has been renamed to "Columns & Rows"
    In the main menu the category "Objects/Comments" has been renamed to "Objects & Comments"
  • General - Optional numbered submenu-items
    The menu items in the submenus can now be numbered. You can turn this on/off with the setting "use numbered submenu items" that can be found in:
    ASAP Utilities > ASAP Utilities options > ASAP Utilities options and settings...
    By default this is turned on.
    New: Optionally numbered submenu-items 
    ASAP Utilities Options > Numbered submenu items
  • Range » Transpose data with formulas...
    Now copies not only the formatting of the cells but also cell comments and cell validation.
  • Export » Export selection or active sheet as new file...
    Added the option to export as a tab delimited unicode text file.
  • Format » The paper saver (split columns)...
    Added the option to copy the formatting of the cells too.
    Your last settings will be remembered.
    New paper saver - Copy cell formatting
  • Columns / Rows » Insert empty rows or columns...
    has been renamed to
    Insert in-between empty rows or columns...
  • Sheets » Protect all sheets...
    has been renamed to "Protect multiple sheets at once..."
  • Sheets » Unprotect all sheets...
    has been renamed to "Unprotect multiple sheets at once..."
  • Columns / Rows  »  Insert multiple empty rows at once...
    Allows you to easily insert multiple rows at once. This is normally not easily possible in Excel itself.
    Inserting multiple rows "the Excel way":   If you want to insert multiple rows at once the standard procedure is to first select multiple rows and then use the "Insert" command.
    For example if you want to insert 10 rows between A1 and A2, you first have to select rows 2:11 and then insert the rows.
    Inserting multiple rows "the ASAP Utilities way": The above solution works for small amount of rows. However if you need to insert for example 800 rows this is not a workable solution. Therefore I have written the utility which lets you choose the amount of rows to insert below the selected cell/row.
  • Select » Conditional select cells...
    Improved. You can now use this utility also to select entire columns or rows. Furthermore in addition to the "select like (text)" option I have added the following criteria:
      . begins with
      . does not begin with
      . ends with
      . does not end with
      . contains
      . does not contain
    Conditional select cells
  • Columns / Rows » Delete all hidden rows and columns
    Improved progress display.
    Improved speed (when pagebreaks are turned on)
  • Columns & Rows » Remove all empty rows
    Improved speed (when pagebreaks are turned on)
  • Columns & Rows » Remove all empty columns
    Improved speed (when pagebreaks are turned on)
  • Text » Convert dates...
    Contains a new option to change the case of the new 'text dates'. This way you can for example set the new date to be in uppercase.
    Text » Convert dates...
  • ASAP Utilities Options » Start the last used utility again...
    Start the last used utility from ASAP Utilities.
    This will re-start the last run utility used in ASAP Utilities. For example if the last utility you used was 'Export selection as HTML table to clipboard...' this tool will start that utility.
  • Convert hyperlinks to =HYPERLINK() formulas
    Convert all hyperlinks in cells to =HYPERLINK() formulas in the selected worksheets. The current hyperlink will be use for the hyperlink part. Hyperlink screentips will be lost because they are not supported by the =HYPERLINK() formula.





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