●  You can now share your documents more easily with others and even across different computer platforms because the html format can be opened using any common web-browsers.
●  You no longer need to worry about formatting while authoring your documents. By using cascaded stylesheets, the formatting and section numbering are all done automatically by ConstEdit on-the-fly as you type.
●  You no longer have to go through the hassle of repeated cut-and-paste when you restructure your document sections. This is as simple as drag-and-drop in ConstEdit.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

ConstEdit is certified by Microsoft successfully and is now listed in Windows Store as a desktop app. You may follow the link to see the ConstEdit page if you are in Windows 8 or above.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

ConstEdit Is Now Digitally Signed

The new version of ConstEdit v1.11.1000 is released. The setup program, msi installers and all ConstEdit executables are now signed with a digital certificate. This is the full change log :

  • These programs are signed to ensure their integrity and authenticity : ConstEditInstallerSetup.exe, ConstEditInstallerMsiX64.msi & ConstEditInstallerMsiX86.msi and all executables in the ConstEdit program folder.
    • Instead of "Unknown Publisher", you will now see "ConstEdit Software" in the "Verified Publisher" of the Windows User Account Control UAC prompt during installation.
    • You may still see the Windows SmartScreen warning though.
  • A new setup program ConstEditInstallerSetup.exe is now used which won't show fuzzy fonts even in high-dpi display settings.
    • Note that if you already have an older version of ConstEdit installed, you will still see "Unknown Publisher" in the UAC prompt for the uninstallation part of the setup when it is run for the first time. This is because the old installers are not signed. In the installation part of the first setup and in all future installations, you will see the company name in the prompt.
  • Besides the setup program, you can now download the msi installers directly from the Download page. This is for those who prefer to use msi installers. Separate links are provided for the x64 and x86 versions.
  • A "Copy Html" button is added to the Document Toolbar for copying the html source code of the currently selected content to the clipboard.
    • This is to facilitate blogs & websites authors to copy html code to their authoring tool (if it accepts html code directly).
    • For example, if you want to put a table on your website, you may first edit the table in ConstEdit, select the table, choose "copy html" and then paste to your authoring tool if it accepts html code directly. The table with its content should appear immediately in your authoring tool.
  • A "Go To Section" pull-down button is added to the Find And Replace Toolbar, which shows the list of all sections in the html document and allows fast navigation to the desired section.
  • Fixed a bug that the outline numbering of sections / tables / figures may not get updated immediately after editing actions. The numbering is now updated immediately under almost all conditions.
    • Even for the cases when the numbering is not updated, the underlying html code is in fact totally ok. The correct numbering will be shown after a re-opening of the document, or you may use the new "Refresh" button below.
  • A "Refresh" button is added to the Document Toolbar to force an immediate refresh of the above numbering. No re-opening of the document is necessary.
  • An "Enable SpellCheck" item is added to the Settings Menu for toggling the Spellcheck functionality of ConstEdit On or Off.
    • Note that the system-wise Spellchecking setting of Windows 8 is not affected by this option.
  • You can now force to display the ConstEdit contextmenu (the right-click menu) instead of the Spellcheck menu when right-clicking on a misspelt word by holding the Shift key while right-clicking.
  • Other bug-fixing.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Happy Christmas and all the best to you for 2014.

A new version of ConstEdit will be published soon.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ConstEdit is upgraded to version 1.11.0100. This version aims mainly at fixing the issues when working with Internet Explorer 11. Please download it from the Download Page. Here is the change log :

  • This version of ConstEdit supports only Internet Explorer 11 or above. Internet Explorer 10 is no longer supported.
  • Minor changes to some tooltip wordings.
  • The latest version of ILProtector is used, which is version 2.0.11.
  • These issues of the previous version of ConstEdit, when working with Internet Explorer 11 (please refer to the previous post of 19Oct2013 for more details), have been fixed :
    • Mouse right-click didn't work to open the contextmenu for html documents.
    • When the PageUp/PageDown key is pressed, ConstEdit scrolled all the way to the top/bottom of the opened html document instead of performing scroll up/down by one page.
    • Input Method IME didn't work properly.
    • When pasting images from the clipboard, the pasted image may lose the link to the source file.
  • These issues of the previous version of ConstEdit have been fixed :
    • File types .htm/.html/.txt cannot be associated to ConstEdit successfully by the user in Windows 8 or above.
    • The case of ConstEdit already running in another user session simultaneously on the same machine is now handled.
    • When editing an html document, if the caret is inside a table and the Undo item from the Spellcheck Context Menu is invoked, ConstEdit may hang.
  • The supported formats for Video are now mp4 and mov. Webm is no longer supported.
  • The supported formats for Audio are now mp3, lossy m4a and mp4. Aac is no longer supported.
  • The ConstEdit Overview document is updated according to the changes.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

ConstEdit Issues With Internet Explorer 11

Now that Windows 8.1 with Internet Explorer 11 has become available officially, some glitches are found in the current release of ConstEdit in working with IE11. We are working on a new version of ConstEdit to cope with these issues. These are the issues that have been identified so far :

- Input Methods IME does not work properly for html documents. The main impact is mostly on Asian language characters input. Plain text txt documents editing is not affected. If you do not use any IME or do not know what IME is, then this issue doesn't apply to you.
- Mouse right-click is not working for html documents to bring out the context menu. Again plain text txt documents editing is not affected. The right-click key on the keyboard can be used to get around this issue for the time being. The right-click key is the key at the left of the right-hand-side Ctrl key. Pressing this key brings out the context menu at the current typing position, as if the mouse is right-clicked.
- When editing an html document, pressing PageUp/PageDown keys doesn't perform scroll up/down as expected, but jumps to the top of the first/last page of the document. As a work-around, you may use the mouse wheel or the scroll bar to do scrolling.
- When pasting images from the clipboard, the pasted image may lose the link to the source file. The displayed image is exactly the same as the original image though. The document still works as normal, but the doc size can be much larger than expected. To workaround this issue, after pasting the image, change the Source of the image back to the correct file.

All the above issues are for html documents only. Plain text txt documents are not affected. Please bear with us till the new version becomes available.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

You can now access the ConstEdit documentation, "The ConstEdit Overview", at the Download Page.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ConstEdit is upgraded to version 1.10.0100. A standard Windows installer is now used for a complete hassle-free installation. Please download for a free trial.

You may need to manually remove the older version of ConstEdit which doesn't use an installer.

Changelog
- a Windows installer is provided
- ConstEdit is no longer portable; each user now has his/her own set of application settings (e.g. recent files list) that are not shared with other users
- the latest version of VgrSoft ILProtector v2.0.5 is used
- "Add Shortcut to Desktop" item in Settings Menu is removed because a Desktop shortcut is already automatically added by the installer
- ConstEdit can now be started from a non-local disk
- some very minor change of wordings in the EULA

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The first version 1.0.10.1000 of ConstEdit is released. Please take a look at its features and download for a free trial.

Friday, May 10, 2013

ConstEdit is still in development. It will be available in approximately one month's time.