WordRake Release Notes

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WordRake for Word v3.95.50513 on Mac or Windows—Released June 8, 2021

  • Summary:
    • Fixed incorrect visualization of readability statistics
    • Fixed bug that resulted in incorrect formatting in some rejected edits
  • Overview of Fixes:
    • In previous versions of WordRake, the graphic visualization in the Check Complexity feature did not match the readability scores shown. The update in v3.95.50513 corrects this problem.
    • Earlier this year, an update from Microsoft introduced a rare bug where rejecting a WordRake edit could sometimes result in the original text being restored with only partially correct formatting, making it difficult to correct using the WordRake controls. Deploying v3.95.50513 removes this issue.

Here’s an example of some of the corrections we’ve made to WordRake’s readability feature in v3.95.50513:

Readability

Here’s an example of the formatting correction we made in v3.95.50513:

  Before version 3.95.50513 With version 3.95.50513
Suggested Edit court previously ruled on behalf court previously ruled on behalf
Rejected Edit court previously ruled on behalf court previously ruled on behalf
What's Happening? Formatting not restored to default color and treatment Formatting restored to default color and treatment

 

WordRake for Word v3.95 on Mac or Windows—Released November 10, 2020

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.95 included upgrades and refinements to existing algorithms for WordRake for Outlook and Word
    • New shortcuts to report bad edits and to a tutorial to help new users get started
  • Overview of New Features:
    • All WordRake for Word and/or Outlook users now have an easier way to provide feedback on our editing suggestions in Word; this new button on the WordRake ribbon builds on the ability to report bad edits launched in August 2020
    • All WordRake for Word users now can now launch a tutorial directly from the WordRake ribbon, which will help new users get started faster; experienced users gain quick access to 15 tips for getting more from WordRake for Word
  •  Read the Announcement about 3.95

Here’s an example of some of the corrections we’ve made to WordRake’s editing suggestions in 3.95:

Before version 3.95 With version 3.95
…the Avenue Library only houses a collection of key Humanities resources houses a collection key Humanities resources only. …the Avenue Library only houses a collection of key Humanities resources houses only a collection of key Humanities resources.
Not only are the identities of the persons are the identities the persons only who tied the nooses unknown… Not only are the identities of the persons who tied the nooses unknown…
…and is simply the sum of each column. …and is simply the sum of each column.
Prior to Before Plaintiff suffering the toxic injuries as alleged… Prior to Plaintiff suffering Before Plaintiff suffered the toxic injuries as alleged…

 

Here’s how the new ribbon will look in 3.95:

new word ribbon12

 

WordRake for Word v3.9 on Mac or Windows—Released August 25, 2020

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.9 included typical minor bug fixes and significant editing upgrades
    • Significant refinements to existing algorithms, particularly for legal words and phrases
    • Several new editing algorithms and enhancements to existing algorithms
    • Refined algorithms to increase accuracy, so users have higher quality and efficiency
    • New shortcuts to readability scores and grammar settings on the WordRake ribbon
  • Overview of New Features:
    • Now Windows users have easy access to Microsoft Word's grammar settings through a shortcut button on the WordRake ribbon, which consolidates five steps to one click
    • Mac and Windows users now have access to a new shortcut button for accessing an enhanced version of Microsoft's readability feature without leaving the WordRake ribbon or first running spellcheck
    • Contextual feedback added to the readability scores, which reflects the information sophisticated professionals care about, including information about expected adult reading levels and example publications to demonstrate comparable reading difficulty
  • Read the Announcement about 3.9

    Here’s an example of some of the corrections we’ve made to WordRake’s editing suggestions in 3.9:
Before version 3.9 With version 3.9
In phase faze two of this process, we will… In phase two of this process, we will…
…look beyond the clique to its it’s other friends and acquaintances… …look beyond the clique to its other friends and acquaintances…
get back reply to the feet… …get back to the feet…

 

Here’s how the new WordRake ribbon will look in 3.9:

Version 3.9 Ribbon Call Out

WordRake for Word v3.8 on Mac or Windows—Released December 19, 2019

  • Summary:
    • WordRake now rakes 30% faster
    • WordRake 3.8 included typical minor bug fixes
    • Editing algorithms no longer rely on Microsoft’s technology to provide the sentence framework for algorithmic analysis
    • Removed in-app purchasing and renewal

WordRake for Word v3.7 on Mac or Windows—Released October 8, 2019

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.7 included typical minor bug fixes
    • Refinements to existing algorithms and dictionaries
    • Introduced in-app purchasing and renewal

WordRake for Word v3.5 on Mac or Windows—Released December 12, 2018

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.5 is a significant upgrade to our editing software
    • Hundreds of new editing algorithms and enhancements to existing algorithms
    • Refined algorithms to increase accuracy, so users have higher quality and efficiency
    • Several interface updates, including new shortcuts to grammar and spellcheck
  • Overview of Interface Updates:
    • Now users have easy access to Microsoft Word's grammar, spellcheck, and word-count functionality through shortcut buttons on the WordRake ribbon
    • New dialogue after raking—this new feature shows the number of WordRake suggestions available for this document, which helps the user estimate how much time she will need to devote to reviewing suggestions
    • New summary feature (available through Help menu) shows number of changes the user has accepted
    • New 30-day license expiry reminder (available on the WordRake ribbon) counts down to license expiration
  • Read the Announcement about 3.5

WordRake for Word on Mac—Released April 2018


WordRake for Word v3.3 on Windows—Released October 3, 2017

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.3 included typical minor bug fixes and significant editing upgrades
    • Hundreds of new editing algorithms and refinements to existing algorithms
    • Significant additions to algorithms to convert more dull nominalizations to lively verbs

WordRake for Word v3.2 on Windows—Released June 13, 2017

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.2 included typical minor bug fixes and small, yet significant editing corrections
    • An earlier version of WordRake added a space when the user accepted an edit immediately preceding a punctuation mark; this update corrected the error
  • Explanation of Editing Changes:
    • Users would regularly encounter a grammatically correct edit that introduced an additional space if the accepted edit was immediately followed by a punctuation mark; users would then need to take the extra step to remove the space
    • Users would encounter this error several times per page; the error is resolved
Before version 3.2 With version 3.2
Write to the point at all times. Write to the point at all times. [Space deleted.]

 

WordRake for Word v3.1 on Windows—Released January 26, 2017

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.1 included typical minor bug fixes and changes to licensing and compatibility
    • Editing algorithms were not changed during this update
  • Overview of Technical Changes:
    • WordRake 3.n edits are now compatible across any supported version of Office—now a user with Word 2016 may collaborate with a user with Word 2007, and both users can edit using WordRake
    • Reject All is now always enabled—even if the WordRake license key has expired—so users can always remove WordRake edits, if needed, despite expiry
    • WordRake Enterprise will be installed even if a user has Word/Outlook open during installation; if a user updates without closing the program, the user will not see the new version of WordRake until they have closed and re-opened Word/Outlook—so it’s unnecessary to check whether Word/Outlook is open at time of install

WordRake for Word v3.0 on Windows—Released November 2, 2016

  • Summary:
    • WordRake 3.0 is a major-version upgrade to our editing software
    • More than 600 new editing algorithms and 900 enhancements to existing algorithms, offering 25% more edits per page and even greater accuracy
    • Optimized interface—now users see all editing suggestions for an entire text in one click
  • Overview of Editing Changes:
    • Converts hundreds of dull nominalizations to lively verbs
    • Turns negative statements into easier-to-understand positive statements
    • Removes throat-clearing introductory clauses and “windups”
    • And much, much more
  • Read the Announcement about 3.0
Before version 3.0 With version 3.0
…make a recommendation… make a recommendation recommend
…the auditor didn’t find any discrepancies… …the auditor didn’t find any discrepancies found no discrepancies
It should be stated that… [deleted]
Please note that… [deleted]

 

WordRake for Outlook on Windows—Released October 2014

WordRake for Word v2.0 on Windows—Released May 1, 2014


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