In these release notes, you can find packages, requirements, features, enhancements, fixed issues, and known issues for the X-Author for Contracts December '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 NameLatest Certified Version Number

Conga Contract Lifecycle Management

(Required if you are using Conga Contract Lifecycle Management(New)


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

There are no new features in this release. Keep checking the Conga Documentation Portal for new updates.


The following enhancements are new to X-Author for Contracts in this release.

Unmarking Clauses Extracted Using Contract Intelligence for CLM

After Contract Intelligence for CLM extracts document data and displays a list of clauses, you can use the unmark option to unmark any listed clause and retain its content as plain text. For more information, see Reviewing Doc Clauses After Agreement Data Extraction.

Searching the Clause Library Using Advance Search Filters for Templates and Contracts

Using this feature, you can now improve the Clause Library search results by filtering the clauses based on specific fields and their values. For more information, see Using Clause Library for Template and Using Clause Library

Disabling Lock Icon after Checking in Templates and Agreements

Checking in final templates and agreement documents displays a confirmation message but the template or agreement document does not open in a new instance. The lock icon is not displayed, and the Work and Finish tabs are disabled. This happens when the xa_disableautocheckout profile permission is set to true in Conga CLM. For more information, see Checking In Templates and Checking in an Agreement Document

Viewing Complete Document Name

This feature allows you to view the complete document name by expanding the X-Author for Contracts pane. For more information, see Opening an Agreement Document

Fixed Issues

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

Case NumberConga Internal IDDescription
00816242XAJS-6093Checking in a document as final, fails to convert the latest document version to PDF. 

Known Issues

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

Conga Internal IDDescription
XAJS-5758Extracting clauses using Contract Intelligence for CLM only marks the title of the clause as extracted and omits the remaining clause text. 

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. 


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

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


Fields and clauses extracted using the Insights option that is not marked in X-Author for Contracts due to overlapping extractions display excessive insights.

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

When updating CLM fields in an agreement document containing conditionalized repeat tables, the updated field values fail to display.


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 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: XACDEC22RN20221207