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RefTreeAnalyser versions

Current Version

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The most recent version is is available for download here, which features the following additions/changes:

RefTreeAnalyser works in Excel versions 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 (32 and 64 bit) and 2013 (32 and 64 bit).

Update Information

Build number Changes
  • Included Help file and a Help button on both the find references and the find circular references screens
  • Added an entry on the cell right click menu to access the tool.
  • Hotkeys to start the tool
  • Improved reporting
  • Fixed a minor issue regarding double operators such as >=
  • Fixed a small screen resizing problem
  • RefTreeAnalyser now handles structured references to Excel 2007-2013 tables
  • Prevent error message when workbook has protected worksheets
  • Show message if no precedents/dependents have been found
  • RefTreeAnalyser does not error out when started whilst editing a cell
2.0 011
  • 64 bit version
  • Improved circular reference algorithm
  • Error tracing added
  • Time range calculations
  • Check range for inconsistent formulas
  • Sheet statistics added
2.0, 012
  • It is now possible to change the hotkeys.
  • I have also made sure that when an update is available, the help file is automatically updated.
2.0, 013
  • Fixed a problem related to setting hotkeys.
  • Made sure form position is remembered (and can be reset).
2.0, 014
  • Fixed a compile error that only Excel 2003 exhibits.
2.0, 015
  • Fixed that the About screen does not show proper registration status
2.0, 017
  • Fixed some problems related to Excel 2003.
2.0, 018
  • Fixed some problems related to Excel 2003.
2.0, 019
  • Fixed that the about button in Excel 2003 sometimes opened the About screen of another add-in.
2.0, 020
  • Added a separate add-in file (.xla) for Excel 2003 and before.
2.0, 021
  • Fixed an Excel 2007 issue
2.0, 022
  • Improved returning to previous selection after closing the tool
2.0, 023
  • Minor bugfix
2.0, 024
  • Prevented unnecessary scrolling
2.0, 025
  • Fixed bug with absolute cell references to multiple columns.
2.0, 026
  • Fixed bug regarding files opened in protected mode
2.0, 027
  • Minor bugfix
2.0, 028
  • Fixed a compile error in Excel 2003
2.0, 029
  • Fixed a bug for Excel 2013, prevents messages being covered by the application's screens
2.0, 030
  • Fixed bug where RefTreeAnalyser removed the License registration information when unchecking the add-in
2.0, 031
  • Fixed a bug for Excel 2013, preventad another message from being covered by the application's screens
2.0, 032
  • Improved the error trace tool and the functioning of the stop button.
2.0, 033
  • Important update: fixed some bugs in the multi-level precedents searching
2.0, 034
  • Minor bugfix regarding Excel 2013 windows.
2.0, 035
  • Improved tracing errors function
2.0, 036
  • Improved reporting
2.0, 037
  • Added a new option to the tool: Visualize precedents. The precedents of a cell are visualised directly on the worksheet, a vast improvement on the built-in show precedents option.
2.0, 039
  • Fixed a bug pertaining to Excel 2003 and 2007
2.0, 040
  • Visualize now also available for Excel 2003
2.0, 041
  • Added an option to change the visualisation colors
2.0, 042
  • Visualization: Improved placement of pictures of cells which are out of view
2.0, 043
  • Fixed an issue with opening empty workbooks in 64 bit Excel 2013
  • Fixed issue with leaving an entry in the find dialog
2.0, 044
  • Added new Object References option
2.0, 045
  • Objects are now also analysed when tracing dependents and precedents.
2.0, 046
  • Fixed a bug regarding Visualisation
2.0, 047
  • Beta version
2.0, 048
  • Made object search optional in find precedents/dependents
2.0, 049
  • Improved progress bar for searching objects, prevented blank workbook when opening files from network shares
2.0, 050
  • Improved reporting by adding hyperlinks; fixed some bugs
2.0, 051
  • Added hotkey support for Objects and Check Formulas.
2.0, 052
  • Added double-click functionality to the treeviews
2.0, 053
  • Added ability to disable hotkeys
2.0, 055
  • Added highlight formula blocks on "Check formulas" dialog, Improved performance of Check formulas.
2.0, 056
  • Fixed bug regarding local range names
2.0, 057
  • Small optimisations
2.0, 058
  • Changed registration behaviour, registered copies no longer access the Internet to check for registration
2.0, 059
  • Fixed a compile error
2.0, 060
  • Added the "Formula Report" functionality
2.0, 061
  • Fixed bug regarding startup screen not appearing in Excel 2013
2.0, 062
  • Fixed a bug regarding registration of hotkeys
2.0, 063
  • Fixed bug regarding startup screen not appearing in Excel 2013 (caused by an Office 2013 Update)
2.0, 064
  • Fixed a window resizing bug
2.0, 065
  • Improved calculation timer
2.0, 066
  • Improved grouping in the Objects dialog, fixed screenupdating bug

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Comment by: Alex (6/30/2010 3:06:24 AM)

I bought the recent version one month ago - how can I assign a shortkut key to start the tool (using Excel 2007)? Thanks


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (6/30/2010 3:42:39 AM)

Hi Alex,

After installing the tool, the shortcut keys control+shift+[ and ] should launch the tool.
This is handled by a small Excel addin that should be checked to load at start of Excel. Check your list of add-ins (shortcut key is alt+t,i). There should be one called Reftreelauncher. If it is checked, uncheck it, close the dialog, open the dialog again and check that addin. Otherwise just check the addin.


Comment by: Apostolis (5/16/2012 9:15:33 AM)

Hi Jan,

I have been using the ReftreeAnalyser utility for quite long; congratulations, it's a great app! I just wanted to point out that the utility works only if the user has administrator's rights. The menu is not even visible in the ribbon in a user account with no administrators' rights. Can the utility be fully functional in Excel for such users, assuming the appication is deployed from a system administrator?


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (5/16/2012 10:08:43 AM)

Hi Apostolis,

That is odd, it should work with "normal" rights as far as I know.

Can you start it with the shortcut keys control+shift+[ and control+shift+] and control+shift+| ?


Comment by: Dave Hockin (11/7/2013 6:35:49 PM)

Bug v2.041 ?
Using excel 2010, Windows 7
Was working fine for a couple of weeks, then today created an issue for excel where the clipboard was emptied on sheet deactivate. Could copy on one sheet, but clipboard empty for paste when on different sheet or between books. I disabled the addin and paste issue was resolved. Reactivate--same problem, Deactivate all is good again, then on reactivate got the New Version (42) avail msg. I accepted it and now working.
Trail of notes for you just so you are aware if it occurs for others.


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (11/7/2013 7:55:15 PM)

Hi Dave,

Thanks. That was one of the reasons for publishing build 42 indeed.


Comment by: VJ (9/26/2014 2:51:25 AM)

Is there a way to show the exact cells being added through a Sumif/ Sumifs formula. Currently the Find precedent command is showing the range being evaluated but not the exact cells being added


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (9/26/2014 11:48:10 AM)

Hi VJ,

I'm afraid that is not in the current scope of the tool. I do like the idea, but it would require quite a lot of logic, since one would want to make this as generic as possible (so not just for SUMIFS).


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