Rons CSV Editor - Product History

IMPORTANT: Rons Data Edit is our new modern CSV editor.

We will continue to support Rons CSV Editor but all future enhancements and requests will go into Rons Data Edit.

Current Version (2022.06.13.0738)

New features
  • None.
  • Reported bugs fixed.

Version 2022.05.23.1713

New features
  • Pro Evaluation 30 license removed.
  • None.

Version 2022.03.15.1205

New features
  • Signing certificate updated.
  • Unicode start edit bug fixed.
  • Off-line license validation bug fixed.

Version 2021.09.07.0749

New features
  • Updated to use .net Framework 4.8.
  • Computer ID improved to ignore WiFi adapters.
  • 'Fill Expression' removed.
  • Quick Find refresh (blanking) bug fixed.

Version 2021.03.03.1329

New features
  • 'Remove Empty Columns' added.
  • CSV 'Escape Character' support added.
  • None.

Version 2021.01.26.1742

New features
  • None.
  • License validation issue fixed.

Version 2020.11.16.1001

New features
  • Multi-line text color added.
  • Paste Transparent added to Cell Fill Lookup.
  • License check auto-close fixed.
  • Fix in cell newline handling.
  • 'Show Detail' in 'Summary View' case handling fixed.

Version 2020.06.11.0943

New features
  • None.
  • Crash at startup fix.
  • 'Show Detail' in 'Summary View' not opening fixed.

Version 2020.05.29.0454

New features
  • Replace regular expression handling improved for empty matches.
  • Copy HTML in Page per Row view improved.
  • Empty 'Fill Value' now honored in 'Cell\Fill Lookup...'.
  • Adjustment made to whole word match in 'Cell\Replace Lookup...'.
  • Proxy port not being saved in Options fixed.
  • Maximum cell size before parsing error now configurable - added to the options.
  • Default paste format honored for all paste operations.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version 2019.10.22.0827

New features
  • None.
  • Proxy port bug fixed.

Version 2019.09.29.1211

New features
  • Reverted due to functional issues: clarity improved for high DPI screens.
  • 'Ctrl-Insert' shortcut assigned to ToolBox Update button.
  • None.

Version 2019.09.19.2013

New features
  • Updated to use .net Framework 4.7.
  • Clarity improved for high DPI screens.
  • Portable version introduced.
  • Header refresh handling improved.
  • XML export removed.
  • Proxy settings added.
  • Shortcut 'Ctrl-R' re-assigned to Refresh and 'Ctrl-F10' assigned to Sort.
  • Row delete with Page per Row window bug fixed.
  • Export HTML bug fixed.
  • Excel detection bug fixed.
  • Adjustment made to whole word match.

Version 2019.05.01.1504

New features
  • Code signing certificate changed to 'Rons Place Software'.
  • 'Cell\Fill Calculated..." expression function added for free form calculations.
  • None.

Version 2019.03.18.1432

New features
  • Column sort window adjusted to work in a more intuitive way.
  • Column format validation crash fixed.
  • Multi column sort issue fixed.
  • Arbitrary length limit removed from Toolbox rules.

Version 2019.03.08.1742

New features
  • Specific text encoding added to Import.
  • Excel large text handling improved.
  • Cell large text handling improved.
  • Excel formula text handling fixed.
  • Page per Row large font view fixed.
  • Filter window system font handling improved.
  • Sort stabilized.

Version 2019.02.20.0932

New features
  • 'Match Case' added to Row Delete Duplicates and Row Merge.
  • Bug fix in regular expression replace handling.
  • Header overridden by Save As fixed.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version 2019.02.02.1056

New features
  • File locks on load reduced.
  • 'Text Remove' toolbox updated to include missing option.
  • Wild card and regular expression added to filter.
  • Regular expression added to Column and Row split.
  • Document Summary significantly improved.
  • Separator formats overhauled and streamlined.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version 2018.03.29.1544

New features
  • Filter added to Go to Column window.
  • Fixed width column positions can be saved and loaded on import.
  • Empty column names now allowed.
  • Search(s) can now ignore accented characters.
  • More character encodings added to Export.
  • None.

Version 2018.01.25.0833

New features
  • Date matching improved to include month names in 'Date Replace' rule.
  • Quick Find expanded to span rows.
  • License entering issue fixed.
  • Column header sort undo issue resolved.
  • Terminal Server logging issue fixed.
  • Quick Find Tool Box functionality smoothed.
  • Running instance detection changed to work on shared server.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version 2017.12.04.1307

New features
  • Fill replace added to replace from a lookup table.
  • Row move added.
  • Toolbox rule added for HTML and URL encoding and decoding.
  • Columns with the same name are now allowed.
  • 'Duplicate To' added to compliment 'Duplicate From'.
  • Toggle cell selection added to toggle between selecting the cells in a row or column and the whole row or column.
  • 'Match Case' option added to filter.
  • Quick filter now ignores word order.
  • Cell edit put the cursor at the end of the text, rather then selecting it all.
  • Shortcut keys for 'Alt+Home' for going to the first cell of the current column and 'Alt+End' for going to the last cell of the current column added.
  • Search 'Enter' behavior changed to move to next match.
  • License check added in preparation for portable version.
  • Cell deletion when editing filter in Quick filter fixed.
  • Various reported bugs fixed.

Version 2016.09.08.1526

New features
  • Text padding tool added to the Toolbox.
  • Tabbing between fields in 'Page per Row' fixed.
  • Various reported bugs fixed.

Version 2016.09.01.1655

New features
  • Memory handling improved to handle larger files.
  • Text encoding header support added ('ASCII','ANSI' and 'UTF-8').
  • Text encoding handling improved.
  • Command line support added (run the Editor with /? for options).
  • Thousands added to number format.
  • Parser more resilient to badly formatted CSV.
  • Computer ID failing on some machines fixed.
  • 'Title Case' and 'Capitalize' apostrophe handling fixed.
  • If an error occurs on save the Editor does not exit.
  • Strange screen re-sizing issue when document opened whilst minimized fixed.
  • Always surround bug fixed.
  • File with no extension defaults to CSV.
  • Undo row positioning improved.

Version 2015.09.27.1325

New features
  • 'Fill Process..' changed to 'Fill Calculated...'.
  • Handling of long column names on file open improved.
  • Cell Editor positioning problem solved.
  • Various reported bugs fixed.

Version 2015.09.18.1501

New features
  • 'Fill Process' added to the 'Cell' menu, to add more complex fill scenarios.
  • Text encoding added to the 'Import' window.
  • Weight column added to 'Summary' panel.
  • Various reported bugs fixed.

Version 2015.07.30.1830

New features
  • 'Trailing New Line' default option added to the 'Options' window.
  • Settings not being loaded correctly in 32 bit versions of Windows problem fixed.
  • Character encoding issue fixed in 'Change Case' Toolbox rule.

Version 2015.06.30.1925

New features
  • File encoding auto detect now defaults to that set in the 'Options' window.
  • Internal problem with structure after paste fixed.
  • Setting storage international issue fixed.

Version 2015.05.21.1851

New features
  • Reset style button restored to 'Options' window.
  • Auto refresh bug for files stored on One Drive/SharePoint fixed.
  • Paste cells bug fixed.
  • 'Page per Row' editing crash fixed.
  • Filter after editing cell bug fixed.
  • Font size bug fixed.

Version 2015.05.03.1011 - Markus Build III

New features
  • Summary panel improved to select the current column when opened, given a shortcut and tool bar button.
  • Editing improved to eliminate the possibility of double cell edits simultaneously.
  • Sorting improved to include removing column in the sequence.
  • 'Cell Content Viewer' not closed when cell editing and updates automatically shown.
  • 'Cell Content Viewer' improved to select the current column when opened.
  • Keyboard shortcut added for cell 'Clear Contents' (Backspace).
  • Filter window layout improved.
  • Wrap search now wraps when started from both button and keyboard.
  • Column paste positioning bug fixed.
  • 'Cell Content Viewer' new properly detects text encoding.
  • Double shortcut removed (CTRL+G).
  • 'Make Row Header' bug fixed.
  • Refreshing locked file (open on another program) bug fixed.

Version 2015.04.07.0842 - Markus Build II

New features
  • Summary panel improved to summarize over whole document/selected rows, summarizing with no change of column and allow change of column content data type.
  • Tabs sometimes did not redraw under certain conditions.
  • Text length update bug when there is only one column bug fixed.

Version 2015.04.02.1845 - Markus Build I

New features
  • New Toolbox tool added: 'Extract text from HTML'.
  • Wrap search added to Toolbox.
  • Search format added in Toolbox 'Find/Replace - Date/Time' tool.
  • Extra details added to the tool bar.
  • Saving '.columns' file when not needed bug fixed.
  • Lines as end of document not being written to file correctly bug fixed.
  • Trailing line now detected at the end of documents generated from the Clipboard.

Version 2015.02.25.2127

New features
  • Control over headers added to 'Document Properties' window and updated with 'Make Row Header' and 'Make Header Row'.
  • 'Refresh' document reviewed.
  • Move column to the top and bottoms added to 'Edit Columns' and 'Column Layout'.
  • Number formatting in 'Find/Replace - Numbers' rule improved.
  • Height calculation improved when editing cells.
  • Menu entry for 'Find Next' added for clarity.
  • Multiple document opening from Explorer bug fixed.
  • Internal index out of range bug fixed.

Version 2014.12.03.0808

New features
  • Options window tidied up.
  • New document text encoding defaults added to options.
  • Column sizes now configurable in centimeters and inches.
  • Editing options added to column header context menu.
  • Various bugs fixed.

Version 2014.11.23.1443

New features
  • Always use field open/close option added to custom save formats, and custom copy formats.
  • Various layout items improved.
  • Display of incorrect license in the title after purchase fixed.
  • Clipboard access error (OS) handled.
  • Toolbox text replace: regular expression crash fixed.
  • Toolbox date replace: out of range crash fixed.

Version 2014.11.16.1257

New features
  • Pro and Lite licensing model introduced.
  • Icons and images updated.
  • Various bugs fixed.

Version 2014.05.26.2129

New features
  • Read only columns introduced.
  • Filter editors improved.
  • End of file new lines now handled as a document property that can be set, or removed.
  • Bug in Make Row Header fixed.
  • Bug in filter description fixed.

Version 2014.05.13.1911

New features
  • Install updated to work in a .net 4.0 only environment.
  • Copy and paste formats made configurable.
  • Empty find text now finds empty cells.
  • Find/replace numbers can now use non numerical text as the replace value.
  • Activating find (Control+F) now sets the focus to the find text box.
  • Close all documents bug fixed.
  • Drag/drop multiple documents bug fixed.

Version 2014.02.17.1903

New features
  • Application brought in line with new website release.
  • Problem processing non-English licenses fixed.

Version 2013.11.03.1339

New features
  • Large data support added.
  • Filter and Quick Filter views are now editable.
  • Duplicate cell functionality added.
  • GUI enhancements made.
  • Moved to .net framework 4.0.
  • Moved to .net framework 4.0 to fix stability issues on 64 bit Windows 7 machines.
  • All reported errors fixed.

Version - 2013.09.09.2018

New features
  • Help file removed. (To be implemented on the website).
  • Preview cell contents window added.
  • Goto column window added.
  • Summary panel updated to allow multiple columns for summary grouping.
  • Print headers can now be customized.
  • Import updated and the ability to import to new columns added.
  • Links made active in export/copy to HTML.
  • Save performance improved.
  • System font used through out.
  • Error reporting improved.
  • .net 3.5 installation removed from the install after causing OS stability issues.
  • Incorrect Refresh behavior after column structure changed fixed by disallowing it.
  • Bug in filtering fixed.
  • All reported errors fixed.

Version - 2013.02.07.2042

New features
  • External cell editors can be configured and used.
  • You can now configure the row header to not sort in 'Tools\Options'.
  • Multi file open through drag/drop or open dialog.
  • All cells updated when more than one cell selected during edit.
  • Title reflects save state.
  • Correct number of lines shown when lines set to auto-expand.
  • Files configured to have no header are not saved without one.

Version - 2012.12.04.1959

New features
  • Carriage return/new line handling made transparent and added to document properties and export.
  • Output encoding options added to XML and HTML export including CDATA and no encoding.
  • Toolbox enabled in filter views.
  • Edit panel keyboard handling improved.
  • Copy single, paste many added.
  • Sort re-enabled for summary view.
  • Focus problem after Edit panel fixed.

Version - 2012.11.19.2006

New features
  • Row split and merge added.
  • Tab and new line added to all split and merge functions.
  • Repeat last sort option added.
  • Layout template GUI improved.
  • Start-up time improved.
  • Bug in undo after merge to same column fixed.

Version - 2012.10.27.1402

New features
  • Layout templates introduced to allow the applying of new column layout and formatting with the single click of a button.
  • Undo for column sort added.
  • Find/replace separated from the Toolbox and made clearer.
  • Import/export improved. Text formatting added as a final step.
  • Row duplicate added.
  • Edit flow refined in the main table.
  • Various GUI refinements done.
  • Problem with storage of certain separators fixed.
  • Filter picking up the wrong column after layout changed fixed.

Version - 2012.09.30.1415

New features
  • Improved text encoding support (UTF-32, UTF-16, UTF-8, UTF-7, ASCII and auto detection of UTF-8 without BOM).
  • Document properties window added.
  • Toolbox tools added:
    • Add random text
  • Toolbox tools improved:
    • Find and replace numbers (with regions)
    • Find and replace date/time (with regions)
    • Remove text
    • Remove space
  • Insert/delete cells added.
  • Rotate/shift cells added.
  • Clear cells added.
  • Copy without column header names added.
  • GUI tidied up.
  • File separators being overwritten fixed.
  • Handling of adverse files fixed.
  • Many other small bugs fixed.

Version - 2012.07.25.2000

New features
  • Import and Export wizards introduced for better control over getting data in and out.
  • Support for fixed width text format added.
  • Toolbox introduced containing the tools:
    • Find and replace text
    • Find and replace numbers (with regions)
    • Find and replace date/time (with regions)
    • Add text
    • Add space
    • Add date/time
    • Add numbers
    • Remove text
    • Remove space
    • Remove numbers
    • Change case
    • Split name
  • Long running task handling introduced to further improve large document performance.
  • Copy column header names added.
  • Many other small bugs fixed.

Version - 2012.06.30.1549

New features
  • Printing overhauled and performance improved.
  • Remove empty rows added.
  • Remove duplicate rows added.
  • Document load time halved.
  • Redundant separators removed.
  • Many performance improvements targeted at large file handling.
  • Enter license window improved.
  • In cell editing now expands to editor size.
  • Last cell out of window and editor out of window fixed.
  • Crash in Quick Filter fixed.
  • Many other small bugs fixed.

Version - 2012.05.30.2043

New features
  • New license model introduced.
  • Help file added.
  • UTF-8 file support added.
  • Buttons and menus reviewed for a more consistent interface.
  • Column template support added.
  • Editing columns promoted to normal editing level (cut/copy/paste etc.).
  • Swap column header with row (and visa-versa) added.
  • Clear Cells added.
  • Change Cell case added.
  • Remove Extra Space added.
  • Many performance improvements.
  • Clipboard locking handled.
  • Adding row whilst editing cell crash fixed.
  • Exporting to different language versions of Excel now works.
  • Column sorting crash in Import window fixed.
  • File deleted during edit crash fixed.
  • Many other small bugs fixed.

Version - 1.3.x

New features
  • Undo/redo implemented.
  • Editing panel added for cells with carriage returns and tabs, and multi-cell updates.
  • Support for data types improved, including un-convertible cells.
  • Text edit mode added for typed cells.
  • Split column functionality added.
  • Merge column functionality added.
  • Sort window added for full control over sort.
  • Refresh button (re)added.
  • Drag and drop file import implemented.
  • 'Start Page' shown when there is no report.
  • File association moved to separate window for Windows 7 UAC.
  • Set column width in Column Layout added.
  • Setting for maximum column width added.
  • File associations made on install (csv, psv and tsv).
  • Boolean now displayed as tick.

Bug Fixes

  • File load/save/import now use configured file extensions.
  • Saving only surrounds a cell with field qualifier if a separator is in the cell.
  • Boolean format added.

Version 1.1.X

New Features
  • Editing functionality added.
  • General framework updates.
Bug Fixes
  • None

Version 0.4.34

New Features
  • NA - Original version
Bug Fixes
  • NA - Original version

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