In these release notes, you can find packages, requirements, features, enhancements, fixed issues, and known issues for X-Author for Contracts 1.0 (previously known as X-Author Contracts) Spring20.11.12 Release. For documentation updates, see What's New in X-Author for Contracts Documentation.
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The following packages and dependencies are required to upgrade to this release and use its new features. These are the minimum required versions; later versions are also supported. Prerequisites for each feature can be found in its documentation. Packages marked (New) are new for this release.
Latest Certified Version
Version Name | Version Number
X-Author Contracts (New)
|11.24.1110.2001 | 11.24.1110|
Conga Contract Lifecycle Management
12.0.0654 | 12.654
System Requirements and Supported Platforms
X-Author for Contracts 1.0 is a Microsoft Word add-In that is accessed via Microsoft Word application on your Windows machine. After your system administrator installs the X-Author for Contracts 1.0 add-in on your Salesforce Org, you must install your local instance of the add-in to start using it. After your system administrator does this, you will be able to install the X-Author for Contracts 1.0 add-In and begin using it.
You cannot use X-Author for Contracts 1.0 with macOS; however, you can use it with a Mac running a Windows virtual machine in a Citrix environment.
- X-Author for Contracts 1.0 only works in a Windows desktop environment.
- New X-Author for Contracts 1.0 features and technologies are continuously deployed, and Conga supports them as long as Microsoft supports the associated Windows and Office versions. As Microsoft ends its support for any Windows or Office version, Conga stops developing, testing, or committing to support applications on that version.
The following table lists the minimum requirements for installing and using X-Author for Contracts 1.0.
|System Requirement||Minimum Supported Version|
X-Author supports both the 32-bit & 64-bit versions of the above operating systems.
Where applicable, X-Author supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the above applications.
The above versions assume you are using Professional or Enterprise versions of Office. Home & Student or other limited versions of Office are not supported and may or may not be compatible with X-Author for Contracts 1.0.
Microsoft Word 2007 with X-Author for Contracts 1.0 is not supported.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
|Microsoft VSTO||Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime|
|Microsoft Office PIA||Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies|
|Salesforce||Unlimited, Enterprise, and Developer product editions|
If you are upgrading X-Author for Contracts 1.0 from Winter 2019 (10.0.1125.1903) to any latest version, you need to uninstall X-Author for Contracts 1.0 and install the latest version. For more information on installation, see Installing X-Author Contracts in the X-Author for Contracts for Users.
There are no new features in this release. Keep checking the Conga Documentation Portal for new updates.
There are no new enhancements in this release.
The following table lists the issue fixed in this release. If any actions are required, they will be listed in this table.
|Case Number||Conga Internal ID||Description|
|NA||XA-4165||When two documents are open and you insert a playbook clause in one of them, the other document is displayed in front of the current document.|
The following table provides the cumulative list of known issues up to this release.
|Conga Internal ID||Description|
|XA-4094||When you mark a clause in the template and swap that clause with the Playbook clause in the agreement document, the delete entry is not created in the Agreement Clause Related list. If you add any comments to the Playbook clause during swapping, the comemntchangeonly entry is not created in the Agreement Clause Related list.|
|XA-3859||When you review the import result after Intelligent Import, X-Author Contracts incorrectly marks the text around fields.|
|XA-3236||When you check in an agreement document without changing the value of any smart field, the message prompt does not appear.|
|XA-2856||IDE highlighting on PDF is done by IDE itself, and X-Author Contracts highlights based on approximation by various algorithms. These discrepancies can appear when IDE uses OCR to extract fields and clauses.|
|XA-2793||When you delete an Updatable or ReadOnly field and then click Preview Reconcile, you can see the deleted field on the reconciliation page.|
|XA-2743||When you delete a smart field that occurs multiple times in the document, the smart fields are not correctly re-indexed in the Control Panel.|
|XAO-87||If you have enabled the Salesforce Files system in your Contract Management org and you launch X-Author Outlook, connect to your org, and click Send for Review, you see an error.|
|XA-2580||For a template with template versioning enabled, the search result in Playbook shows clauses that do not match the agreement type of the template.|
|XA-2574||When versioning is enabled, different check-out features output different versions for a cloned template. When you check out a cloned template by going to Check-out > Currently opened document the template takes the version of the parent template, but if you check out a template using the Check-out search, X-Author Contracts creates the template from version 1.000.|
|XA-2570||For template versioning enabled orgs when you insert the main and inline clause in a template and check it in after performing Refresh Clause, the Needs Publishing checkbox is not cleared for the header clause record.|
|XA-2568||For versioning enabled orgs when you change the clause content and check it in, X-Author does not display a message about the affected dependent clauses or templates.|
|XA-2565||For versioning enabled migrated templates, the Refresh document action doesn't update the new nested clause content in a template document. This occurs when you change a nested clause contained in a template document and check in the template document without first publishing the clause.|
|XA-2564||When you change a clause in a migrated template document with versioning enabled and check in the template, X-Author Contracts does not display any acknowledgment message.|
|XA-2561||X-Author does not reflect changes in migrated templates when templates are migrated using X-Author Migration Manager from the source org to the destination org and the destination org already contains those template records.|
|XA-2560||Template versioning does not increment the template document version value when checking in an existing template after making changes to it. This occurs when a template is migrated from the source org to the destination org that already contains that template record.|
|XA-2559||When you open a recently migrated template document in X-Author Contracts and click Check Out > Currently opened document, you receive an exception error and are logged out of X-Author Contracts. This occurs when you migrate a template from a template versioning enabled org to a new org, download the attachment from the template record and open it in X-Author Contracts.|
|XA-2509||When you compare two agreement documents containing date fields - both in text and in table cells - and then accept or reject changes in the document, the date picker in some of the date fields is lost.|
|XA-2307||When you perform Update from Salesforce action on a generated agreement document that does not have values for the first column of the repeating table, X-Author Contracts shows a blank screen.|
|XA-2260||After changing the content of a marked clause and viewing it in the control panel by clicking Show Changes, X-Author Contracts removes one character from the clause in the changes screen.|
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