VocMac 2011

Release Notes 2003 - 2011

Date Release Statistik What's new?
2011/04/30 Release 2011 Build 11-01

Based on FM Pro 11 - offering more than 29,100 records New edition - revised and augmented
2010/04/30 Release 2010 Build 10-01 Based on FM Pro 11 - offering more than 27,450 records New edition - revised and augmented - now based on Filemaker 11.

Free evaluation period now extended to 30 days.
2009/05/29 Release 2009 Build 09.03 Based on FM Pro 10 - offering more than 25,500 records Service update, some minor modifications, mainly cosmetical
2009/04/30 Release 2009 Build 09.02 Based on FM Pro 10 - offering more than 25,000 records Enlarged and revised incarnation now based on FileMaker 10.

Minimum requirements:
Windows PCs (Windows XP SP2 and higher or Windows Vista)
PowerPCs and Intel Macs (Mac OS 10.4.8 and higher).
2008/03/31 Release 2008 - Build 08.00 Based on FM Pro 9 - now offering more than 22,800 records Enlarged and revised incarnation now based on FileMaker 9.

Some cosmetical modifications using new FileMaker-9-features:
A new "Scripts" menu using main and sub-menus
New layouts using tabs in order to reduce screen clutter
Windows 2000 is no longer supported

Minimum requirements:
Windows PCs (Windows XP SP2 and higher or Windows Vista)
PowerPCs and Intel Macs (Mac OS 10.4.8 and higher).
2007/05/10 Release 2007-1 Build 70.01 Based on FM Pro 8,5 - offering more than 21,100 records Release70.01 is optimized for PowerPCs and Intel Macs.

VocMac's new Universal Binary version is FileMaker 8.5-based and offers immediate access from individual dictionary records to selected Web sites, thus improving greatly the usability of the dictionary.
2006/06/30 Release 2006-2 Build 60.03 Based on FM Pro 8 - offering more than 19,700 records The entire corpus of the dictionary and the classification of individual records as to given subject-matter categories have been completely revised, doubles eliminated, content errors and typos corrected.
2006/03/15 Release 2006-1 Build 60.0 Based on FM Pro 8 - offering more than 19,200 records VocMac's original main subject matters have been complemented by more than 325 sub-categories, so that subject-matter queries - one of VocMac's outstanding features - can be considerably refined.

New HyperSearch-Scripts extend the search of text strings to any field of the "Browse" layout, and this globally in VocMac's entire corpus or individually in any of the three languages of the dictionary. In order to launch a hypersearch, you simply highlight the search string of your choice and either click the HyperSearch-button or any of the three flag-icons symbolizing the language of your choice. In this new FileMaker 8-based version, VocMac's user interface offers some interesting new functiionalities: QuickInfo about all important desktop elements, Auto-completion to quickly and securely entering data in special fileds with predefined values, Tabbed Layouts to present more Information in a single layout, thus avoiding desktop clutter, Using the scroll-wheel when browsing field contents.
2005/03/30 Release 2005-1 Build 053 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17,800 records VocMac 2005 is a new incarnation of our electronic dictionary dedicated to "The Jargon of French, German and American Computer Magazines".

The entire corpus of the dictionary and the classification of individual records as to given subject matters have been completely revised, doubles have been eliminated, content errors and typos corrected.

The sub-menu Preferences of the main menu VocMac-Scripts offers a new option for registered users letting them submit the negative result of a query to the developer by e-mail.

The program is freely downloadable in form of a time-limited test version that can easily be upgraded using the activation keys you can securely order online. Separate activation keys are now available via ShareIt.com for the read-only or the fully editable version.
2004/08/30 Release 2004-6 Build 0523 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17000 records Some minor script improvements and cosmetical modifications.
2004/07/01 Release 2004-5 Build 0522 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17,000 records Offers registered VocMac users an opportunity to view and edit our newly created Web-Database thus making personal contributions to VocMac's future editions possible.
2004/06/30 Release 2004-4 Build 0521 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17,000 records Some minor modifications - mainly cosmetical
2004/05/31 Release 2004-4 Build 052 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17,000 records Build 052 is a major update whose structure and user interface have been completely remodeled.
It is FileMaker 7-based now fusing all former modules into one relational database.
VocMac ships in 2 completely localized versions in German, English and French that open automatically in your system language:
VocMac_M for Mac OS X and VocMac_W for Windows

All layouts display a unified menubar leading you to the most important parts of the dictionary.
Information about the function(s) of a button is obtained by clicking the button while keeping the shift-key pressed.

VocMac now offers a write-protected query layout that can be called by clicking the Find-button in VocMac'a menu bar.
STRING launches a quick search in the field indices D, E, or F
INDEX launches queries in all important field indices, including grammar, subject matter, and annotations
The results of a query are displayed automatically in form of printable word lists. Their format (vertical or horizontal) can be chosen by the user.

New online bug reporting and bug tracking system
2004/04/03 Release 2004-2 - Build 042 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17000 records Download size reduced about 4 %
Localization improved: Runtime Info F and Runtime Info E added
Some minor bug corrections
2004/03/31 Release 2004-4 - Build 044 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17000 records Separate activation keys are now available via ShareIt.com for
the full (editable) version (30,00 )

A much more affordable read-only version offering the same 17.000-word corpus (5,99 )
2004/03/16 Release 2004-3 Build 043 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17000 records Service update: screenshots up-to-date now.

Menu "Promos" added.

Some minor layout and script corrections
2004/02/01
Release 2004-1 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 17,000 records Some minor corrections
2003/05/01 Bugfix 2003-1 Based on FM Pro 7 - offering more than 15,000 records Switching from one localized interface to the other now works properly.

Online help now available in French, German and English from within the application.