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Product Releases

December 2009

  • Version 3.0 released
  • Encode Excel 2007-format files (.xlsx, .xlsm)
  • Improve reading and display of cells containing 'problematic' formulations
  • Include Document Sentry as part of standard distribution (also available separately) - new utility for encrypting entire files
  • (First Spreadsheet Sentry-branded version)
  • (Spreadsheet Sentry Version 3.0 now available from our new website www.spreadsheetsentry.com)

November 2009

  • Version 2.3 released
  • (Final ExcelSentry-branded version)
  • Check that correct version of Excel is available prior to Encoder using it
  • Increase range of circumstances allowing movement of hidden cells
  • Allow additional functions using range precedents containing hidden cells
  • Improve flexibility of permitted parameters to a function with hidden precedents 

September 2009

  • Version 2.2 released
  • Beta version that reads Excel 2007-format files (.xlsx, .xlsm) available
  • Multiple encoding options for network authorization
  • Suppress repeated password requests when multiple spreadsheets are open

July 2009

  • Version 2.1 released
  • Allow use of Client with 64-bit operating systems
  • Improve Client recalculation speed with hidden data
  • Improved handling of cells that are unable to be encrypted

March 2009

  • Version 2.0 released
  • Audit facility that will check for integrity of encrypted formulas
  • Option to hide data display values
  • Option to encrypt data cells
  • Network authorization control (requires Network Authorization Server)
  • Improved handling of Excel4 macro sheets
  • Improved encryption algorithm
  • Version 1 compatibility mode
  • Updated user interface, improved color-coding on Advanced screen viewer
  • Default user global options in configuration file

November 2008

  • Version 1.5 released
  • Improve include/exclude encoding of ranges
  • Allow save and load of Advanced settings for a particular spreadsheet 
  • Fully allow for Excel shared formulas 

July 2008

  • Version 1.4 released
  • Selection of ranges to include or exclude from encoding
  • Visual display of cells to be encoded on Advanced screen 
  • Permit encoding of template files
  • Place encoding notification in File>Properties>Comments

January 2008

  • Version 1.3 released
  • Simultaneous release of ExcelSentry Personal Version 1.3 , which is provided free for non-commercial use (encoded spreadsheets can only be used on Encoder PC)
  • Permit easier operation by user with limited folder access rights (e.g. standard user under Vista)
  • Various user interface improvements, including more useful display of cell contents on Advanced screen
  • Allow encoding of worksheets that are already password-protected
  • Operates correctly with Excel 2007 (provided spreadsheet to be encoded is compatible with Excel 2003) 
  • Improved handling of multiple open spreadsheets (Version 1.2.1)

July 2007

  • Version 1.2 released
  • New formula encryption option that allows "structural" updates to be made to the encoded spreadsheet, including: 
    • movement of precedent data cells
    • movement of encrypted formulas
    • inserts and deletes of columns and rows
  • Updated license management, making it easier to activate licenses on remote PCs
  • Improved handling of some less common formula constructions

March 2007

  • Version 1.1 released
  • Automatic unlocking of data cells for fully-locked workbook
  • Updated encryption parameters
  • Improved license activation procedures

December 2006

  • Version 1.0 released for general use
  • Improved wizard-based user interface



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