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Service Packs for SALT-NZAU 18

Service Pack SALT-NZAU 18.3.4 posted on October 14, 2018

Download and run the appropriate executable file (below) to update your version of SALT 18. Follow the installation instructions. Installing the service pack will not delete any of your data files.

for Windows® 10/8/7/XP

for Mac OSX v10.8-10.13


Included in Service Pack 18.3.4

  • Fixed problem created in service pack 18.3.3 with the "Database --> Explore Word & Codes" option halting while scanning the database samples. 

Earlier releases (also included in release 18.3.4)

  • Release 18.3.3 posted September 25, 2018
    • Fixed text in the Performance Report when there were more than 2 speaker zones. Also, fixed possessive when name ends with "s", e.g., Charles' rather than Charles's.
    • Changed the Database menu --> Performance Report to say "more than 3SD" for differences greater than 3 standard deviations.
    • Updated and replaced one transcript in the Persuasion database. This transcript had incorrect pause times entered.
    • Added an error message for pause time exceeding elapsed time (error #136) and a warning for pauses 1 minute or longer (warning #8).
    • Changed several report menu items to be grayed out rather than hidden.
    • Changed the Edit --> Check for Errors routine to always include all words, even those excluded from the current word base.
    • Replaced the sample word list "Mental.lst" with an expanded list "Mental Words.lst".
    • Updated the two modal word lists and renamed them Core Modals and Marginal Modals.
    • Added sample persuasion sample, George 15;5 Pers SI and NSS.
    • Updated user guides, Lesson 7 and Standard Conventions.
    • Fixed problem with selecting the database comparison set when the transcript contains a non-standard sampling context.
    • Explore options: fixed problem when transcript cut is based on utterances and the transcript contains @begin.
    • Explore Word and Code List: fixed search for phrases when part of the phrase matches and the entire phrase matches later in the same utterance.
    • Edited the grammatical category definition file to improve categorizing the BE verbs.
    • Added word and code list option to search for negated sets, e.g., !{word1,word2}.
    • Added word and code list option to search for words by their grammatical category, e.g., [[GC:codes]].
    • Fixed problem with some messages not visible.
    • Research version only: fixed problem with Tools --> Explore Multiple Transcripts --> Delete Codes where all transcripts were listed when Hits only was selected.
    • Research version only: fixed display with Tools --> Error Check when an error is found in the excluded part of the current word base, e.g., parentheticals.
    • Updated the built-in Help to reflect all changes.
  • Release 18.3.2 posted February 22, 2018
    • Fixed text in the Performance Reports, specifically the task description for the OFTM unique story.
    • Fixed error message for unmatched parentheses when utterance contains both parenthetical remarks and mazes, and parenthetical remarks are included in the analysis of the main body.
    • Edited header information in many of the reference database transcripts.
    • Updated the license agreements.
  • Release 18.3.1 posted January 15, 2018
    • Reformatted the SALT Reference databases to combine the three files that made up each database (.sd1, .sd2, .sd3) into a single file (.sltdb).
    • Research version: added option to convert older format databases to the new single-file format.
  • Release 18.2.6 posted December 21, 2017
    • Fixed text in the Performance Reports, specifically the task description for the FOHO story retell.
  • Release 18.2.5 posted December 4, 2017
    • Mac only: added the missing folder of root identification files.
    • Fixed problem with program hanging when an utterance containes one of the reserved characters (& or #).
    • Updated several of the built-in help topics.
  • Release 18.2.4 posted November 14, 2017
    • Added Elapsed Time to the Database --> Rate and Pause Summary.
    • Fixed Database --> Rate and Pause Summary to suppress database values for WPM and Utterances per Minute if none of the database transcripts were timed.
    • Signed the executable file and the installation file with a new SSL certificate (previous certificate had expired).

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