In these release notes, you can find packages, requirements, features, enhancements, fixed issues, and known issues for the X-Author for Contracts August '22 release. For documentation updates, see What's New in X-Author for Contracts Documentation.

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The X-Author for Contracts package is automatically upgraded to the latest release without any intervention. Conga Contract Lifecycle Management (dependent package) must be upgraded to this release. Prerequisites for each feature can be found in its documentation. The packages marked (New) are new in this release.

ProductLatest Certified Version (Version Name | Version Number)

Conga Contract Lifecycle Management (New)

(Required if you are using Conga Contract Lifecycle Management)

13.0.669.03 | 13.669.3

The previous two (n – 2) versions of Conga Contract Lifecycle Management are also supported.

Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce) (Required if you are using Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce)) 


System Requirements and Supported Platforms

For requirements and recommendations to consider before installing the Conga product suite, see System Requirements and Supported Platforms Matrix.

New Features

The following feature is new to X-Author for Contracts in this release. 

Adding Keywords or Tags

You can now add keywords or tags while checking in an agreement document. These keywords can be used to search agreement documents during check-out. For more information, see Checking in an Agreement Document


The following enhancement is new to X-Author for Contracts in this release.

Retaining Redlines after Unprotecting Document

After unprotecting a document, all the changes that were made before unprotecting are retained as redlines. For more information, see Protecting and Unprotecting Document

Fixed Issues

The following table lists the issues fixed in this release. If any actions are required, they will be listed in this table.

Case NumberConga Internal IDDescription
00800712XAJS-5872Checking in a template takes more time and sometimes fails. 
00800930XAJS-5859After comparing two documents versions, the compared document does not open in a new Microsoft Word instance. 

Known Issues

The following table provides the cumulative list of known issues up to this release.

Conga Internal IDDescription

Inserting a clause as text in a document, unprotecting the document, and checking it in does not add the "InsertedasText" entry for the clause in the agreement clause list. 

XAJS-5867The clauses that get marked after Review Import Results are marked as deleted with content control border. 

After clicking the Insights menu, the Insights pane is blank.

Workaround: Reload the X-Author for Contracts pane to view the InSights details. 


The extracted fields and clauses using the Insights option that are not marked in X-Author for Contracts due to overlapping extractions display additional insights. 

XAJS-5800Generating an agreement document that has conditions for segments inside a repeat table is not validated. 

Updating fields from CLM in an agreement document that contains repeat tables with conditions fails to display the updated field values.


Editing text or a smart field in the first paragraph of a document sent for external review using Office 365 results in an error message.


Inserting a clause (containing segments) without applying formatting inside a numbered or bulleted list of a template inserts a blank numbered or bulleted line after the clause.

Workaround: Delete the blank numbered or bulleted line manually. 


Refreshing a clause that has a conditional segment retains the clause, but removes the conditional segment associated with the clause. 

Workaround: Add a line break before the clause inside the segment, and then refresh the clause. 


Using the Delete button to delete a field from an open agreement document containing read-only fields works in Microsoft Word 16.54, but not in Word 16.47.

XAJS-5256Checking out an older version of an agreement document that is in pending approval status does not display the lock message. 
XAJS-5176The Spanish date format dd MMM yyyy populates the Date field differently in CLM and X-Author for Contracts. 

If a template's name contains special characters, they are replaced with spaces. In Conga CLM, however, special characters are not replaced, and the template name is saved as-is.


With X-Author for Contracts for Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce), setting a style for a segment containing clauses or clause bundles does not apply the selected style to the clauses or clause bundles in the agreement document. 


The formatting of the bulleted list is not proper when you:

  • Make a segment that contains a bulleted list conditional in a template.
  • Mark a clause to a block of text that contains a bulleted list in the template or agreement document. 
  • Insert a clause that contains a bulleted list in the template or agreement document. 

The Update from CLM and Preview Reconcile actions convert the contract date to an invalid date format in Croatian.


Generating an agreement using a non-localized template adds a currency prefix symbol to the currency data type field.

Workaround: Set the APTS_DoNotPrefixCurrency admin entry to true while generating agreement documents.


When you change the value of a smart field in a document and compare it, the compare pane stops responding. 

XAJS-2885The currency format for the reference lookup currency field is not displaying as per the configured record-level currency.

Clicking Reject Changes appends current values to smart fields instead of replacing them.

XAJS-2700Some built-in style segments do not apply in the generated document.

DOC ID: XACAUG22RN20220803