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Service Packs for SALT-NZAU 16

Mac users: SALT-NZAU 16 software for Mac is not compatible with Apple's new operating system - Catalina (OS 10.15). If you are using Catalina, you may consider upgrading to our current software, SALT-NZAU 20. Click here for upgrade information.

Mac: Service Pack SALT-NZAU 16.1.17 posted on October 24, 2019

Windows® : Service Pack SALT-NZAU 16.1.17 posted on November 14, 2017

Download and run the appropriate executable file (below) to update your copy of SALT-NZAU 16. 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 v10.8-10.14


Included in Service Pack 16.1.17

  • Mac only: fixed problem with software not working on newer releases of Mojave.
  • Windows only: signed the executable file and the installation file with a new SSL certificate (previous certificate had expired).

Earlier releases (also included in release 16.1.17)

  • Release 16.1.16 posted October 4, 2017
    • Mac only: updated to work with Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Release 16.1.15 posted September 26, 2017
    • In new transcript dialogue box, check for bilingual checked w/o bilingual selection.
    • Fixed default databases to select monolingual Spanish for OFTM.
    • Expanded default database selections from 25 to 30; fixed problem with Browse button in selection dialogue box.
    • Analyze menu --> Omissions and Errors report - fixed format with linked transcripts.
    • Research version: fixed problem when selecting Discourse measures (Tools--> Rectangular Data File)
    • Research version: fixed problem which prevented editing of databases (Tools--> Build Reference Database)
    • Windows OS only: changed activation requirement from .NET 2.0 to .NET 4.0.
  • Release 16.1.14 posted May 12, 2017
    • Fixed copyright display in Help -> About SALT; problem was introduced in service pack 16.1.13.
    • Made minor improvement to the function of the error check dialogue box.
    • Edited built-in help.
    • Provided more-detailed error message when there is a problem activating software.
    • Suppressed display of main window when uninstalling and deactivating software.
  • Release 16.1.13 posted April 6, 2017
    • Analyze --> Rate and Pause Summary; fixed problem when there are no pauses in transcript, no value is reported for average pause time.
    • Database --> NSS/ESS/PSS; fixed values reported when database samples are not scored for NSS/ESS/PSS.
    • Edited many of the sample transcripts; deleted "Maryanne 9;0 Con.slt".
    • Edited Help --> User Guides --> Transcription Convensions --> Standard SALT Conventions.
    • Edited license agreements.
    • Fixed smart quote (226,128,153) on CHAT import.
    • Research version: Tools --> RDF --> Rate and Pause Summary; fixed ave time = -1 (missing data) if no pauses; pause times are no longer rounded to nearest integer if reported in seconds.
    • Research version: Tools --> RDF --> Comprehension Questions; if all missing data, the total is now -1 (missing data).
    • Displays appropriate message if license activation fails due to missing .NET 3.5 (2.0) Windows feature.
    • License is deactivated when the software is uninstalled.
    • Fixed problem with program crashing after deactivating the license.
  • Release 16.1.12 posted December 1, 2016
    • Fixed issue with selecting database samples which sometimes occurred when the analysis set was changed and saved as the default.
  • Release 16.1.11 posted November 5, 2016
    • Fixed issue locating database and RIF files when different software versions installed on same computer - one as network installation and the other as non-network installation.
  • Release 16.1.10 posted November 1, 2016
    • Fixed issue with network installations where the database and RIF files were not available.
  • Release 16.1.9 posted October 22, 2016
    • Fixed inconsistent calculation of unintelligible utterances; all calculations now exclude unintelligible segments found in mazes.
  • Release 16.1.8 posted October 18, 2016
    • Fixed error checking to allow parentheticals containing mazes to be nested within another maze.
  • Release 16.1.7 posted October 14, 2016
    • BONUS: Added support for story retell comprehension questions
      • Edit menu --> Insert Comprehension Template
      • Analyze menu --> Comprehension Questions
      • Research version only: added comprehension variables to Rectangular Data File
    • Rearranged Maze Summary reports and added "Utts with Mazes as % of Total Utts".
    • Fixed calculation of "Average Mazes per Utterance" to exclude nonverbal utterances.
    • Updated "Monolingual Spanish Story Retell" database to replace 1 sample with incorrect timing.
    • Coded all samples in the "Gillam Narrative Tasks" database for omissions and errors; renamed the database to "TNL Narrative Samples"; changed subgroup from GNT to TNL in new transcript dialog box.
    • Provide warning if RIF files can only be opened as read-only when editing the contents (Setup menu --> Editor Settings --> Root Identification Files).
    • Research version only: provide warning if database files can only be opened as read-only when editing the contents (Tools menu --> Build Reference Database).
  • Release 16.1.6 posted June 29, 2016
    • Fixed problem with Grammatical Category Lists when transcripts are linked. Before fix, both speaker counts were summed and incorrectly listed for the first speaker.
    • Added [EP:=] to the default list of error codes. This code is sometimes used to mark pronoun errors.
    • Added Cut/Copy/Paste options when you right-click in the transcript editor.
    • Edited NZAU sample transcripts "Daniel Nar AGL.slt" and "Daniel Nar NZPN.slt" to remove the + Database header line. This plus line listed a database no longer included with the software.
    • Research version only: fixed problem with the "Rectangular Data File --> Grammatical Categories" when the Speaker setting is 2nd speaker.
  • Release 16.1.5 posted March 2, 2016
    • Fixed problem with NSS/ESS/PSS reports when + Context not found in transcript or when transcripts are linked.
    • Added warning to error check routine for missing + Context header line.
  • Release 16.1.4, posted February 29, 2016
    • Edited several of the built-in Help screens.
    • Edited Directed Exercise 9 (NSS, ESS, and PSS), one of the Help user guides.
    • Changed the functionality of the license activation.
  • Release 16.1.3, posted February 3, 2016
    • Fixed the Deactivate option in the Help menu.
  • Critical Release 16.1.2, posted January 4, 2016
    • Database Standard Measures Report: corrected the database values for "Words/Minute".
    • Database Maze Summary report: corrected the database values for "Average Mazes per Utterance" and "Average Words per Maze" and changed the display of the target speaker values.
    • Database Discourse Summary report: fixed the label for "Median Turn Length (words)".
    • Added several sample NZAU transcripts.

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