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What Version Am I Using?


You will need to know your current version number if you submit a support request to our helpdesk, or if you get new license keys while using an older version. This article details where to find this information for AutoTag as well as for the .NET and Java Engines.

Find Your Version(s)

You may not have an Engine installed on your machine, but if your template is run through an engine, that Engine needs to be as new or newer than your version of Autotag to prevent errors. 


Why? We often add new features in AutoTag and the Engines. Let's say you design your template using this new feature -- when your report gets to an old Engine to generate the final document, the old Engine won't know what the new feature is and you'll get an error. 


In AutoTag, your version information can be found by clicking the "About" button in the Options section of the ribbon, under the AutoTag Manager tab (or in the Options sub-menu under the AutoTag menu, for versions of Office lower than 2007).  This will also show you other information relevant to your license, such as when it expires, what versions it's good for, and the IP addresses of any other people currently using it (those are the numbers on the right).


.NET or Java Engine

For the .NET and Java engines, the version information can be found in any of several ways:


  • Open the readme.html file inlcuded in the Engine's install directory (usually C:\Program Files[ (x86)]\Windward Studios\Windward [.NET or Java] Engine).  The most recent version number listed in the release notes is the version you are running.


  • On the computer where the Engine is installed, go to Programs and Features from the control panel (Windows only).  The version number will be listed to the right of the program you have installed (e.g., Windward Java Engine).  
    • (Careful!  If you have multiple versions of the Engine installed, this and the method below may not give you the number of the version you are actually using--this can happen if, for instance, you are using the .NET Engine and have one version installed to the GAC, but are using another by referencing the DLLs directly.)


  • Run the command line example included with the Engine installation, accessible from Catapult.  This will print your current version information to the console.


  • Version information is saved in the document itself for every output format but XLS--this is the most sure-fire way to find what version you're running.  For Office documents, you have to look at the source of the file to see this information, but for PDF it is easy to find: just open the document in Adobe PDF Viewer and go to File -> Properties.  The product and version information will be listed in the Author field:



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