List of ToolBook versions which have previously shipped

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historical list of English versions of ToolBook


1990 ToolBook 1.0




1991 ToolBook 1.52, 1.53




There was never a 2.0 release




1994 ToolBook 3.0 and 3.0a

- Clip support added

- Drag/Drop added

- Path Animation added

- RTF Support added

- Inline Graphics added

- Comboboxes added

- Viewers added

- Line Ends added

- Menubar Editor added

- Toolbar added

- Right Click menus added

- Full Text Search added

- Spell Check added

- Embedding of True Type fonts added

- Resource Manager added

- Digital Video Producer included free on CD-ROM




1995 ToolBook 3.01




1996 ToolBook 4.0

- Book Specialist added

- Object Browser added

- Shared Scripts added

- Ability to "remove scripts" added

- VBX Support added




1996 ToolBook 5.0, 5.01

- Ability to Export to Web format




1998 ToolBook 6.0, 6.1, 6.1a

- Librarian integration

- HTML Frame Support added

- Neuron Impulse added

- AutoPackager replaces the Setup Manager

- InstallShield Express templates

- Object Browser added

- Page Browser added

- Log Reader added




1998 ToolBook 6.5

- Coach added

- Templates feature added

- HTML export now offers true object positioning

- Neuron's Impulse improved by adding compression abilities




1999 ToolBook 7.0

- DHTML Export added




1999 ToolBook 7.1

- Actions Editor added

- Universal Media Player added

- Lesson Design Specialist added

- Agent added to read Coach text




2000 ToolBook 7.2

- Double-Byte support added

- "Publish to click2learn.com" option added

- AICC Support added




2000 ToolBook 8.0

- eLN Support added

- HTTP Post added to Actions Editor

- Array support added to Actions Editor

- SCORM support added

- Catalog completely redesigned




2001 ToolBook 8.1

- Questions now offer Media feedback

- Print command added to Actions Editor

- Backup feature added




2002 ToolBook 8.5

- Simulation support added

- DHTML: Export now supports encryption & obfuscation

- DHTML: Creation of ZIP package file added




2003 ToolBook 8.6

- Sun JVM now supported

- Cross Domain HTTP Post now supported




2004 ToolBook 2004 (aka 8.9)

- Simulation Recorder added

- Action Methods support added

- Execute SCORM action added to Actions Editor




2004 ToolBook 2004 SP1

- Various Simulation enhancements added

- Ability to set or clear focus added to Actions Editor




2005 ToolBook 2004 SP2

- DHTML export no longer relies on JVM

- Firefox and Mozilla support added

- SCORM 2004 support added

- QuickTime support added to the Universal Media Player




2005 ToolBook 2004 SP3

- Added support to store Actions Editor variables in LMS

- TotalLMS catalog objects added




2007 ToolBook 9.0

- Now a 32 bit product

- Introduction of the Book Explorer

- Introduction of Smart Styles

- Universal Media Player updated to use WMP9 instead of WMP6.4

- Textline, Item & Word added to Actions Editor

- RGBStroke and Transparent added to Actions Editor

- Retired dBase and Paradox database support




2007 ToolBook 9.01

- Fixed printing issues

- Fixed various AutoPackager issues

- Fixed UMP (On Media Complete) issue

- Fixed centering of text for long word wrapped question answers

- This was the last version of ToolBook Assistant before it was retired




2008 ToolBook 9.5

- License Key product activation technology added

- PowerPoint conversion added

- TBKX (ToolBook XML) file format introduced

- Voice Recording added

- PNG image Support

- Certificate catalog category added

- iPhone/iPod touch support, and Safari browser too

- Universal Media Player now offers feature to Hide at Reader

- Mozilla no longer officially supported

- Windows 2000 is no longer supported

- Term "Instructor" dropped from product name




2009 ToolBook 9.5 Service Pack 1

- Fixed sluggish performance caused by Book Explorer

- Admin rights no longer needed to publish to DHTML

- MSI Installer for IT Groups created

- PNG Transparency now works in IE 6




2009 ToolBook 10.0

- Catalog now matches look of the Book Explorer

- Quiz Summary feature added

- Match Item Question enhanced to draw smooth lines in DHTML

- Image object type added

- All Bitmap Resources now stored in native compressed format

- Google Android Browser support added

- Commonly Used Objects category added to catalog

- Ability to designate Question Text for any given question object

- Ability to Play/Stop/Pause a voice recording

- Universal Media Player now offers a Show Speaker Icon feature

- Borderless Scrolling Field added

- PowerPoint Converter now converts speaker notes

- PowerPoint Converter now converts audio




2010 ToolBook 10.0 Patch 1

- Fixed: Opening previous version TBK in version 10 not displaying warning dialog

- Fixed: Unable to force a Fill In The Blank question object to be in focus

- Fixed: Unable to create a new catalog

- Fixed: Unable to export a catalog category

- Fixed: Image Object appears out of position by 1 pixel in DHTML

- Fixed: Images within Recordfields missing in DHTML




2010 ToolBook 10.5

- Geolocation support

- Resizable SmartStyles

- iPad and Windows Mobile DHTML support

- Drag/Drop support added to iPhone

- Resized images now utilize a smooth resizing technology

- Ctrl-Shift-V pastes unformatted text

- Improved support for pasting in Word formatted text

- Scrollwheel support added to OpenScript editor




2011 ToolBook 10.5 Update 1

- Added BlackBerry Mobile Device support




2011 ToolBook 11

- Startup Dialog replaced with entirely different interface

- Question Wizard added

- 39 New SmartStyles added

- Arrows Category added to Catalog

- BlackBerry 6 and Chrome 5 support added

- Neuron officially retired and pulled from the product

- Two Tools Added: Move Pages and Reassign Pages

- Two Tools Added: Delete Unused Extensions, Delete Unused Resources

- Two Tools Added: Randomization - Configure and Validate

- Customize Catalog option added to Edit menu

- Draw Objects enhanced to use Antialiasing and true transparency




2012 ToolBook 11.5

- Overhaul of Publish to Web interface, to simplify DHTML Export

- Enhanced logging of errors/problems when Publishing to Web

- Improved Resource Manager

- Voice Recording enhancements

- Various Bullets and Seals added to the Clipart Catalog category

- Delete Page utility added

- Character Map added

- Display Book Information utility introduced

- Various right-click menu enhancements

- Resource Lookup tool added

- Copy/Paste of text now include field images

- Discontinued DHTML support for Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 6

- Fixed problem where Chrome could not read command line parameters

- Use of external .JS file: Path is now remembered as a relative path




2014 ToolBook 11.5 Patch 3

- Fixed: Web Publishing Error: Not an object: <target>

- Fixed: Web Publishing Error: You cannot get or set a property of a Popup Media Frame

- Fixed: Time Markers can't be saved on a Universal Media Player

- Fixed: "Enabled Bookmarking" checkbox was mistakenly always grayed out (disabled)

- Fixed: Chapter Title field on Properties for Page screen was limiting input to 64 chars

- Fixed: DHTML Log: SCORE Actions Editor logic detected, but not allowed on a Score catalog button

- Added compatibility with Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

- NEW: About ToolBook dialog (found in the Help menu) will now identify which patch is installed




2015 ToolBook 11.5 Patch 4

- Ensure DHTML shows Unsupported Browser warning if MS Edge Browser is used



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