Change Log

change log updates cascade strengthsCascade is constantly evolving as we listen to your suggestions and see how it is used. The purpose is to make your life easier and we welcome your comments to enhance Cascade further.

This Change Log lists the updates between each version. We have tried to make it fairly non-technical, and if you need more detail, just contact us. The version number of Cascade is shown on the Select Name page and at the bottom of the Welcome page.

Customers are welcome to receive an update at any time, within 12 months from the date of purchase or with your support period. Use the Contact Us form to request an update.

We also announce major updates and improvements in Cascade Connection, the Cascade newsletter. It is worth signing up to receive your copy.

Log of changes by version number

2.0r02c – 26th July 2018

  • Fixed an issue when sorting clients in the Theme Table beyond 500. It only affects the Go Large module.
  • In the Personal Insights page, changed the description from ‘I Hate’ to I Dislike’.
2.0r02b – 4th July 2018 – Major New Release
  • Big New Features
  • New Theme Advantage page creating multiple worksheets for clients to explore how they can use their themes in various situations.
  • New My 34 page showing all 34 themes for a person with a personalised Spark Chart. It requires the Bonus Pack.
  • New feature to create PDF reports for each person in a team. Requires the Bonus Pack and Windows with Office 2010, 2013, 2016 or Mac with Office 2016 (Mac with Office 2011 is not supported).
    Personal Reports
  • The Bring / Need and Personal Insights report previously only printed themes 1-5 when printing from the Select Name page. They now remember their setting to print themes 1-5 or 6-10 according to the selection on the report.
  • Added a footnote to show the theme ranges (Themes 1-5 or Themes 6-10) for the Personal Insights and Bring / Need reports.
  • Increased the space at the top of the Personal Insights, Power of 2, Bring / Need, reports to add logos or text.
    Team Reports
  • Increased the space for the Team Name in the Team Grid.
  • Changed the weight of the font for the bottom 5 themes on the Team Grid to increase readability.
  • Added WordArt.com to the list of Word Cloud generators. It offers many more Word Cloud variations.
  • Modified the Spark chart so the theme names do not overlap.
  • Corrected the theme percentage calculations in the Team Summary report when showing the top 10 themes.
  • Corrected the priority of themes in the Frequency chart having the same occurrence. The order is also based on the theme intensity.
    Other Updates
  • Corrected an issue in the Labels page when running on Office 2010.
  • Cleaned up aspects behind the scenes to reduce the file size by 20%.

Thank you to all the coaches who have helped towards these improvements of Cascade and provided feedback on the new features. We appreciate your support and encouragement as we enhance our tools and services. Thank you to Alicia Santamaria, Barry Rellaford, Charlotte Blair, Cheryl Pace, Deon Rademeyer, Elaine Krek, Fiona Grant, Florence Hardy, Jessica Kennedy, Jennifer Miller, Jose Valcarcel, Kathie Gautille, Mary Beth Crawford, Ralph Rickenbach and Tracy Phillips.

2.0r01d – 22nd March 2018

  • Adjusted the layout of the Labels page to print 1 or 2 labels across (was fixed at 2) and up to 8 labels down (was 5).
  • Added a Bonus Pack feature on the Labels page to hide the surname.
  • Increased the font size of the Power of 2 theme descriptions for easier readability.
  • Corrected a bug in the Team page for the Print Preview button to work better on Macs.
  • Updated the instructions on the Bring – Need page.
  • Updated the Refresh Formatting process on the Theme Table to remove any cell borders inherited from pasting in data.

2.0r01c – 13th February 2018

  • Updated the formatting for the Print Preview button on the Team page.
2.0r01b – Major new release – January 2018 – Summary of updates
  • Rebranded the Single Site licence to Cascade Personal – for self-employed coaches.
  • Rebranded the Single Site to Cascade Professional for coaches working in organisations.
  • Revised the copyright statements in line with Gallup’s licence agreement.
  • Removed the French translations as this is outside of Gallup’s licence agreement.
  • Added the Go Large add-on module to increase the capacity to 2000 clients or staff.
  • Each page received a bit of a facelift to improve its appearance.
  • Moved the registration details displayed on the reports from the top to the bottom. The Bonus Pack includes options to add in your own text.
  • Updated the Theme Comparisons on the Personal Insights report to match those on the Theme Insight cards.
  • Added sorting options on the Theme Table page.
  • Added buttons to show or hide rows and columns on the Team page.
  • The Select Name page shows registration details and the expiry date for the 12 months support period.

1.2e – 31st August 2017

  • Updated Name Tent page to customise the page layout and change the font type and size. Added an option to hide the surname for less formal workshops. This requires the Bonus Pack.

1.2d – 23rd August 2017

  • Added flexibility to the Team page enabling the resizing and hiding of rows and columns.
  • Corrected Bonus Pack Activation when running on a mac.
  • Updated the Set Page button on the Label page, reducing code errors.

1.2c – 4th August 2017

  • New Label / Lanyard printing page for name badges.
  • Minor American and British spelling updates.
  • Bonus Pack – New ‘Print All’ facility to print a report for everyone in a team with just a few clicks.
Major Release: New Features for Version 1.2a – June 2017

Here are the main updates for version 1.2, listed by each page.

General

  • Set the Language for the reports, English (UK) or English (US).
  • The Bonus Pack adds in the French language.
  • Resolution of ‘Error 5’ experienced on some Mac environments.

Team Grid

    • Add your own logo to replace the meeting table image.
  • Sort clients by the number of themes in a chosen Domain.
  • Error indicator to identify the presence of missing or duplicate themes.
  • More flexible print options to show or hide the columns to the left of the Name.

Team Summary PageNew with the Bonus Pack

  • One page summary for the team.
  • Numerical statistics for each Domain with the Frequency chart, the spark chart and a new Pie chart.
  • Top 5 themes for the team with their contributions, needs and motivators.

All 34 PageNew

  • Show the Top 5 themes for 6 people side by side.
  • Use buttons to automatically insert and clear the selected names.
  • Identify the position of themes across the people on the report.
  • The Bonus Pack expands the list to the Top 10 and All 34 themes.

Team Roles

  • New buttons to automatically insert and clear the selected names.
  • The Bonus Pack expands the report from 10 to 20 people.

Team Profiles

  • New buttons to automatically insert and clear the selected names.
  • The Bonus Pack expands the report from 8 to 16 people.

Select Name

  • Use buttons to quickly jump between pages.
  • The Bonus Pack enables quick one-button printing for personalised reports.

Personal Insights

  • The Bonus Pack enables the report to print themes 6 – 10.

Bring – Need

  • The Bonus Pack enables the report to print themes 6 – 10.

Name Tent

  • Add your logo and personalise text on the Name Tent.

Theme Table

  • Checks for theme duplicates or missing themes.
Previous Minor Updates

1.01t – 26th May 2017

  • Mac users previously saw ‘Error 5’ warning messages caused by the floating menu which is now removed.
  • Team Profiles – 2 buttons added to easily populate and clear the contents in the Name boxes.
  • Theme Table – Increased the functionality of the button to update the cell formatting and changed its name to be more descriptive “Reset Formatting”.
  • Other minor bug fixes and tweaks in preparation for the next major release.

1.01r – 5th April 2017

  • Updated The Power of 2 page so the theme descriptions could display correctly for clients on the Theme Table listed after row 100.

1.01q – 17th March 2017

  • Theme Table – Some users experienced the themes with longer names wrapping onto a second line, causing the row to go double height. Word-wrap for these cells is now removed, preventing the double height rows. The width of the column has been expanded very slightly.
  • Top 5 Report – The theme description for the third theme did drop onto the second page.
  • Top 5 Report with Actions – The 5th theme sometime only showed one line of the Actions. It now shows them all.
  • Team Profiles – Added a button to clear the names from the yellow boxes.

1.01p – 8th March 2017

  • Team Grid – Sorted the names of the themes into alphabetical order within each Domain. It is very easy to change the order of the themes to place similar themes together. Click on the theme name and select a theme from the drop-down list.

1.01n – 3rd March 2017

  • Due to a restructure, changed the company name and website links from Strengths Incorporated to Releasing Strengths.

1.01m – 1st February 2017

  • Theme Table – Updated the ‘Unlock Cells’ button to recreate the drop-down lists for the theme cells. Occasionally these were getting overwritten when data was pasted in.

1.01k – 31st January 2017

  • Theme Table – Updated the ‘Unlock Cells’ button to refresh the formatting of the cells. When data was pasted in, it can bring across its formatting from the source spreadsheet. It is better to paste data using Paste Values, so the formatting of the destination spreadsheet is adopted for each cell.

1.01j – 22nd January 2017

  • Name Tent – Expanded the size of the cell for the name to accommodate longer names.
  • Team Grid – Added a button (top right) to redraw the page, recreating the links to the Theme Table page. Occasionally some names and themes got out of alignment after using the sort feature.
  • Select Names – When changing the name in the Select Names page, it now also updates the first name on the Badge page.
  • Updated the copyright year to 2017

1.01h – 18th January 2017

  • Team Grid – Enabled the image in the top left to be replaced by a logo of the user’s choosing.
  • Team Grid – Enabled the list of clients to be sorted by any column.
  • Name Tent – Increased the font size of the themes on the Name Tent.

1.01g – 9th January 2017

  • Expanded the Team Grid from 100 to 500 people
  • Removed links to external spreadsheets