Release Notes for WinSurvey

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What’s new in version 3.3.2? (Relesead on May 24, 2012)

  • The Survey Publisher was updated and improved.
  • Errors related with using of very long project names were fixed.
  • Several other minor errors and user interface issues were corrected.

What’s new in version 3.3.1? (Relesead on December 23, 2010)

  • Question Editor was improved.
  • A few issues in the generated JavaScript for conditional questions were fixed.
  • Number of other minor errors and user interface problems were corrected.

What’s new in version 3.3.0? (Relesead on November 12, 2009)

  • Enhanced support of Windows 7.

What’s new in version 3.2.9? (Relesead on August 28, 2009)

  • HTML code editors were implemented in the Question/Answer/Scale editor dialog.
  •  An additional CSS style sheet with right-to-left alignment was added to package for better support of near-eastern languages.
  • Multi-selection was implemented in the Charts section to allow changing the graph types for multiple slides at once.
  • Number of other minor issues are resolved.

What’s new in version 3.2.8? (Relesead on May 22, 2009)

  • A few errors in the supplied ASP script file were corrected.
  • Number of other minor errors and cosmetic issues were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.7? (Relesead on March 27, 2009)

  • Improved Polls functionality.
  • Several minor issues were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.6? (Relesead on February 12, 2009)

  • The problem with missing system default context menus in edit fields was fixed.
  • A number of minor errors were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.5? (Relesead on January 28, 2009)

  • A number of minor errors were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.4? (Relesead on January 23, 2009)

  • Sorting columns of HTML tables in generated presentations and reports was implemented.
  • A new option for limiting the number of selected answers in "Choose all that apply" questions  was added.
  • A number of minor errors were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.3? (Relesead on January 14, 2009)

  • The "Test Connection" functions in  the program options were improved. A test e-mail message is generated and sent to complete the full testing cycle.
  • An error in the generated JavaScript for handling dynamic questions was corrected.
  • An error in processform.php causing wrong formatting of sent emails was fixed.
  • The problems with hidden controls after minimizing and restoring the application were fixed.
  • Several user interface improvements were made for better usability.
  • A number of minor errors were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.2? (Relesead on December 9, 2008)

  • Several user interface and application usability improvements.
  • A number of minor errors were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.1? (Relesead on November 25, 2008)

  • Dynamic filters were implemented in the Charts & Analysis section, extending the value of dynamic surveys and allowing to show results depending on one or several selected answers.
  • An enhanced Details panel in the Results Managements section allows to see responses of the current record in hierarchical form.
  • A navigation bar was implemented in the Charts & Analysis section for a quick preview of slides.
  • Many other user interface and application usability improvements.
  • A number of minor errors were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.2.0? (Relesead on November 14, 2008)

  • Support of conditional and unconditional transitions from one question to another was implemented. That makes it possible to create dynamic surveys in which the next questions the respondent sees depend on how the respondent answered the current  question.
  • The possibility to paste from the clipboard multiple answers/scales at once was added.
  • New commands ‘Paste as Text’ and ‘Paste as HTML’ were implemented in the Question Editor.
  • The problem with publishing superlight surveys with names containing special symbols was solved.
  • The problem with incorrect filters in the My Respondents  module was fixed.
  • The error of sending emails although some respondents are deactivated was corrected.
  • The problem with importing responses with too huge User or Respondent IDs was fixed.
  • Some errors with incorrect template previews were corrected.
  • A number of other minor problems and errors  were fixed.

What’s new in version 3.0.1?

  • The problem with importing texts with umlauts was fixed.
  • The error appearing after using the Statistic with no available database was corrected.
  • The functions of testing connections with e-mail servers were improved.
  • A number of other minor errors and issues were fixed.

What is new in version 3?

  • New survey handling method – With the new Super-Light method conducting a survey is easy as never before! You do not need to have your own web server or perform complex configuration on a remote system. In several minutes you may design and publish a survey on our special server and get an URL for the ready survey for your respondents.With one mouse click you update the response database, your reports and presentations.
  • Conducting of polls – With this cool new feature you may easily and quickly develop one-question voting polls for your webpage. Advanced options allow customization of a poll's appearance and prevent multiple votes of respondents.
  • Integrated respondents’ manager – Database-driven tools for the management of a survey's participants and e-mail campaigns.
  • New, improved and easy-to-start user interface.
  • Integrated HTML Editor – You may edit questions, answers and scales in a WYSIWYG editor with support of images, links, various text styles, etc.
  • Editable Libraries – Any question, answer or scale can be added to a customizable library for later re-use.
  • Improved import from e-mail clients – Much more flexible and powerful tool to import responses from MAPI compliant e-mail clients. You may specify import folders, rules for after-import actions and so on.
  • Support of unique user IDs for individual user recognition and filtering of multiple votes from the same user.
  • MS SQL Server database support was added to maintain professional surveys on Windows based web servers.
  • Enhanced support of MySQL Server databases - now the program supports all server versions and can create new databases on all server types.
  • New question types and additional advanced properties for old question types.
  • Improved e-mail letters sender with integrated HTML Editor.
  • Cookies support for better protection against spamming and multiple answering.
  • General Report generation based on the survey results.
  • Enhanced HTML output based on modern CSS style sheets.
  • Improved support of result filtering with the newly integrated Filter Builder and the possibility to store often used filters.
  • Enhanced support of Essay questions – now the length of the answer is virtually unlimited.
  • Many other improvements.

What is new in version 2.0.3?

  • Improved online scripts for the Professional method of response handling.
  • Fixed the problem with not remembering the default font settings .
  • Fixed an error in the HTML code, generated for “Choose all that apply”  questions with “Choose all and specify” answers.
  • A number of other small issues was fixed.

What is new in version 2.0.2?

  • The problem with importing emails when mail identifiers contain special symbols is fixed.
  • Fixed the problem with sending HTML e-mails in Participants Manager.
  • The process of initial MySQL database creation is improved.
  • Fixed the problem with error message on selection HTML template in the survey preview.
  • Number of other minor issues are fixed.

What is new in version 2.0.1?

  • Improved Update Manager
  • Fixed the bug with deleting .sur files after sending e-mails (surveys) with Participants Manager.
  • Fixed the bug with access violation after multiple recreations of MS Access databases.
  • Fixed the bug with fixed cell widths for 'Choose one per topic' question.
  • Fixed the bug with not detecting changes of the text length of the fields for 'Essay' questions.
  • Fixed the bug with hiding 'Answers' after switching from an Essay question to another question type.
  • Several cosmetic problems are fixed.

What is new in version 2005 (2.0)?

  • New user interface: The new project based interface allows you to access all the modules that are available in WinSurvey.
  • New module Participant Manager: Using this module participants and answers can be managed in clear form. Due to the many filter options and functions for directly sending mass email, this module is the perfect addition to WinSurvey.
  • Support of images: Questions and answers of surveys can also include graphics and other images.
  • Use of different charsets: You can select language encoding for HTML files in order to properly display surveys and presentations including the special characters found in some languages.
  • Import responses from POP3 email server: Responses can be imported directly from the POP3 email server allowing users without MAPI compliant email clients to import answers.
  • Improved Task Planer: Tasks, such as importing responses, updating presentations or uploading results via FTP connections can all be performed according to a schedule.
  • Improved Interview module: Due to the small size of this module the interview can be sent to the participants by email.
  • Improved graphic presentations: Charts and graphs can be formatted and adjusted to the page layout of the presentations.

What is new in version 1.0.5?

  • Correction of bug with automatic detection of proxy settings on Windows 98/Me
  • Improved graphic presentations
  • Correction of bug with creating new databases on Windows MySQL server
  • Customizable labels of tables in live presentions are now possible
  • Correction of bug with light handling type

What is new in version

  • Correction of issue with registering light handling type (now the program detects proxy settings automatically).

What is new in version

  • Correction of issue with importing responses from text files.
  • Correction of issue with limited number of fields in generated databases.

What is new in version

  • Correction of incomplete country list in activation wizard.

What is new in version

  • Correction of installation script issue (see FAQ 6)
  • Correction of bug that raises problems with long questions headers
  • Correction of bug with German umlauts in "Fill in the blanks" and "Essay questions"
  • Correction of bug that causes problems while importing answers from e-mails
  • English translations of the Warnings shown during participating a survey

What is new in version

  • Correction of the problem with FTP servers running under Windows 2000, 2003 or NT.
  • Solution of the problem with the import of results from the standard client.
  • English, German and French support of light surveys (
  • Easier registration and activation of the software with a new assistant.
  • Correction of some smaller bugs.