C11. Which Versions of Microsoft Word Are Compatible With timeSensor LEGAL?

timeSensor LEGAL can process all types of Microsoft Word documents. It is possible to archive those documents in their native format, or use Word templates with timeSensor LEGAL.

Word Templates Without Data Integration

As long as Word templates do not have to access data from the database, you can use any version of Word. When you click on a Word template, it will be copied in your draft folder and the document will open. Your operating system will now take over and open the program corresponding to the document.

Word Templates With Data Integration

timeSensor LEGAL offers data integration with a plug-in operated via a macro, as is the standard in the industry. The file "timeSensor template.docm" is a Word template with an integrated macro. You can use it to create your own templates for your firm. The template can be downloaded from our page "Download". You can use the template in two different ways:

  • Copy the necessary components (Macro, menu) from the "timeSensor template.docm" into your own template and use placeholders where data from the database should be inserted.
  • Create your own template on the basis of the "timeSensor template.docm" by modifying it according to your needs.

There is no need to install additional components into Word. You may wish to enable all macros if you do not want Word to ask for permission each time you open a template. Just go to Word settings under "Security" (or the "Trust center") and check the option "Enable all macros".

There are many different versions of Word for both Mac and Windows. The following list shows you under which versions of Word the "timeSensor template.docm" can be used:

 

 

Modify/Create
template

Execute template
(from TSL)

Word
2007 (Windows)

Yes

Yes

Word
2008 (Mac)

No*

No*

Word
2010 (Windows)

Yes

Yes

Word
2011 (Mac)

Yes

Yes

Word
2013 (Windows)

Limited**

Yes

Word
2016 (Mac)

Limited***

Yes

Word
2016 (Windows)

Yes

Yes

* Word 2008 for Mac does not support additional components coded with VBA (Visual Basic for Application).
** Word 2013 is not operated in the same way by all Windows computers. You may encounter issues when creating template depending on your configuration.
*** Word 2016 for Mac does not (yet) support individualized ribbons. The timeSensor Add-In ribbon can only be used in a limited way. Furthermore, you cannot insert placeholders in the template. However, this feature is available in the "Sendungen" tab under "Seriendruckfeld Einfügen". You can use all the features of the "timeSensor template.docm", but you will have to switch back and forth between the ribbons "add-in" and "Sendungen".