CommonLook Office GlobalAccess

Release 2.0.7

Enhancements / changes:

  • Changed standards captions in select standard message box.
  • Added cancel button to cancel standard message and abort opening CommonLook Office plug-in.
  • Changed message order after generating pdf.


  • Error while saving report.
  • Graphical issue after generating PDF for specific file.
  • Highlighting ActiveX controls issue.
  • Standards message graphical issue.
  • Alternative text inappropriate behavior in application.
  • Screen reader issue while using Color checkpoint in standards.
  • Figures tagging issue.
  • Forms tagging issue.
  • List tagging issue.
  • Tables not generate properly in specific files.
  • Exception thrown while opening CommonLook Office for specific files.

Release 2.0.6


  • Improved the format of concurrent licensing option in setup and made it consistent with Commonlook PDF.


  • Table of contents missing annotations in certain scenarios.
  • Issues in tagging Reference tag.
  • Issues in tagging Lists
  • Issues in tagging Figures
  • Screen Reader mode switching between enabled / disabled randomly.
  • Issue in saving the report.

Release 2.0.5

Enhancements / changes:

  • Added support for Subscription model.
  • Added Days remaining for the License on the About window.
  • Days remaining License message will only show up when the License has 7 days left or less.


  • Crashes when generating certain files.
  • Formula checkbox incorrect behavior.
  • Linked headers
  • Activation message incorrect notification behavior when user tries to activate new key.
  • Incorrect tag order issues after generating PDF on PowerPoint.

Release 2.0.4

New features:



  • Support generating from SharePoint folders.

Major Fixes:

  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint tagging order issues.
  • Crashes while generating specific files.
  • Bookmarks issues.
  • Metadata issues.
  • Alternative text issues.
  • Form tagging issues.
  • Formula tagging issues.
  • Caption inside table issues.
  • Text inside Link tag issues.
  • Figure tagging issues.
  • Tagging issues for specific files.
  • Concurrent License key issues.
  • Calculating BBox Failed on some files.
  • Incorrect “Unsupported feature” error for specific files.
  • Other minor issues.

CommonLook Office GlobalAccess – New Features

  1. Full support for Section 508, WCAG 2.0 AA, PDF/UA and HHS including:
    • Alternative Description for Links through the Alt attribute for the Link tag (WCAG 2.0) and the Contents attribute (PDF/UA)
    • Detecting/fixing Broken Links (HHS).
    • Specifying Alt or Actual text for Figures (All standards).
    • Support for Vertical/Horizontal linearization of presentation table (All standards).
    • Support for specifying the Summary attribute for tables.
    • Improved support for table Captions.
    • Automatically generate linked headers for Complex tables (HHS)
    • Detecting/fixing table cell content spanning multiple pages (HHS).
    • Detecting/fixing table headers not repeating on all pages (HHS).
    • Detecting/setting document language and changes in language.
    • Automatically detecting/setting the ListNumbering attribute.
  2. Fully accessible Graphical User Interface.
  3. Support for CommonLook GlobalAccess new cloud license server.

Bug Fixes

  1. Improved performance.
  2. Fixed bugs related to layout, colors and tag order.

Release 1.2.3 (CommonLook Office)

Resolved Issues

  • Resolved an issue with locales other than English.

Release 1.2.2 (CommonLook Office)

Resolved Issues

  • Certain images not appearing or are resized.
  • Certain borders not appearing.
  • Unsupported tables.
  • Issues in activation when certain system metrics may not be obtained.
  • Data table editor does not work correctly when .NET extended is not installed.
  • Application doesn’t work in locales other than English.
  • Issue in Linked Headers.
  • Bookmarks are created nested according to their nesting levels (ones corresponding to an H3 are nested inside ones corresponding to H2).

New Features

  • Added a Meta data checkpoint and included Meta data in the generated PDF.

Release 1.2.1 (CommonLook Office)

 New Features

  • CommonLook Office-generated files are now detected by CommonLook PDF 4.2.4 and CommonLook Clarity 4.3.2.
  • Improved documentation, including instructions for Office 2010.
  • Support for Windows 8

 Resolved Issues

  • Rotated images do not display correctly in the generated PDF.
  • Some fonts are replaced even when installed on the machine.
  • Deleting content while going through the Wizard causes exceptions.
  • Some lists are not tagged correctly.
  • Some elements not tagged as figures even though they are marked as Figures and alternative text is provided.
  • Certain WMF objects are not generated correctly.
  • Rotated text not generated or tagged correctly.
  • Some tables fail to generate.
  • Max Text Length for Form Fields is not maintained between verification runs.
  • Wizard hangs while processing documents with hidden form fields.
  • Background color is sometimes generated incorrectly.