Known issues in RevMan, such as bugs or other problems in RevMan
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|Case||Title||Details / Workaround||Opened||Priority|
|141056||Calculator not consistent in DTA reviews when fields have the value 0||If fields in Tests are 0 and the calculator is opened these fields are empty. Even though the fields are empty it is possible to press the OK button.
Either the OK button should be disabled or fields that are 0 should be transfered to the calculator.
This is for the DTA group to decide
|2016-03-01||2 - Important|
|135112||revman5 and mac OS X Yosemite||Java-RevMan installation issue with the Yosemite OS X||2014-10-24||2 - Important|
|134853||Track changes covered by the text marker are not removed after using Global edit function||2014-10-03||2 - Important|
|137165||Two SoF tables are added when Add button is clicked in DTA reviews||2015-04-08||2 - Important|
|144500||Wrong CI level shown in summary table||The data and analysis summary table is displaying the Statistical Method as, for instance, "Risk Ratio(M-H, Fixed, 95% CI)", but it is the study CI level that is shown and now the total CI level.||2016-11-18||2 - Important|
|146866||Calculator: SMD calculated from SE and N show error due to rounding||Calculator: SMD calculated from SE and N show error due to rounding. This should be addressed in RevMan Web.||2017-05-19||3 - Desirable|
|138133||Different dropdown list on studies' identifiers||2015-06-30||3 - Desirable|
|136907||Error when opening a Risk of bias sumary||2015-03-19||3 - Desirable|
|137166||Import Summary of Findings Table menu option disabled for DTA reviews||2015-04-08||3 - Desirable|
|133950||Make sure Java 6 and Java 7 updates are working for MAC||2014-07-21||3 - Desirable|
|135480||Problems updating RevMan on Mac OS||On Mac OS, when you get the update available notice, click Exit and Install, the Setup window incorrectly says “Using the latest version”.
Workaround: Install the full version from http://tech.cochrane.org/revman/download
|2014-11-20||3 - Desirable|
|137530||Changing study data source||when adding a new reference identified with the Find screen open the Type is set to Other (no dropdown menu with other options)||2015-05-12||4 - Low priority|
|134813||Forest plot column heading loses resizing||On the edit outcome/study data screen, if you switch Risk of Bias Summary on and then off again the column heading above the forest plot no longer resizes.||2014-09-30||4 - Low priority|
|137476||Last word in activated headings disappears||2015-05-06||4 - Low priority|
|136446||RevMan - find and mark links + ordering of trials||2015-02-11||4 - Low priority|
|135473||RevMan 5.3.5 not possible to update if the checked out review is open||2014-11-20||4 - Low priority|
|138486||RevMan not reporting Windows 10 or 8.1 when you report a problem||When reporting a problem from RevMan from a Win10, the for is reporting as a Win8, verison number 6.2.||2015-08-07||4 - Low priority|
|135652||Should not allow linking Figures generated from the Data and Analysis section in protocols||There is a flaw in RevMan. You can link a forest plot figure in the text for protocols by using hot key CTRL + L||2014-12-03||4 - Low priority|
|138856||Update license.txt file||2015-09-07||4 - Low priority|
|133915||Copying figures not working in Mac||When trying to copy a Figure from RevMan to an external software (Word, Powepoint...), the copy button works, but there is not option to paste in the external software.||2014-07-18||5 - Pending decision|
|144109||Double quotation symbols in Licence agreement in MAC are not properly rendered||2016-10-20||5 - Pending decision|
|142247||DTA review - Some QUADAS fields not exported to CSV||Data from the RoB tables in DTA is not properly exported into the excel file||2016-05-26||5 - Pending decision|
|138721||Error in check out window (connected to test server)||2015-08-26||5 - Pending decision|
|141566||Error in doing subgroup analysis||2016-04-07||5 - Pending decision|
|143263||Error message on saving and closing RevMan||2016-08-26||5 - Pending decision|
|135389||Error message when moving studies between forest plots||2014-11-14||5 - Pending decision|
|141018||error when pressing "summary of bias" butoon in figure of analysis||2016-02-29||5 - Pending decision|
|146743||Figure labelling||2017-05-10||5 - Pending decision|
|147082||Footnotes on forest plots are truncated to one line||If a footnote on a forest plot is longer than a single line across plot, the text is truncated with ellipsis.
Workaround: If longer explanations are needed these have to go into the figure caption.
|2017-06-06||5 - Pending decision|
|140247||loss of information when editing flow diagram||2015-12-22||5 - Pending decision|
|143202||RE: IVG 206 - DTA review||2016-08-22||5 - Pending decision|
|142986||Recognize Windows 10||2016-08-01||5 - Pending decision|
|141401||References all imported as type Other||2016-03-24||5 - Pending decision|
|147447||Status report in Overview reviews should show the number of included/excluded reviews||Status Report should not show the numbers for included/excluded studies in the Overview Reviews, but should show the number of included/excluded reviews instead.||2017-07-03||5 - Pending decision|
|133794||The 'copy' function for figures is not working on Mac OS X||When trying to copy a Figure from RevMan to an external software (Word, Powepoint...), the copy button works, but there is not option to paste in the external software.||2014-07-13||5 - Pending decision|
|142981||Update the citation information||2016-08-01||5 - Pending decision|
|133448||Update within RevMan fails||2014-06-24||5 - Pending decision|
|108914||Global Find and Replace does not support change tracking||Normal text should be marked as deleted and the replacement text should be marked as inserted. Inserted text should be replaced. Deleted text should be ignored.||2010-11-19||3 - Desirable|
|115946||Not possible to enter a note in "Support for judgement" column and no icon displayed||When entering a note on a row in the Risk of Bias table no icon is displayed. The context menu is also missing the "Add Note" when right clicking on the "Support for judgement" column.||2011-09-20||3 - Desirable|
|121843||Outline pane scrolls right when clicking in content pane||After clicking and working in the content pane, the outline pane will scroll slightly to the right, concealing the blue keys needed to expand and collapse sections. This occurs, for example, when clicking in a section of the Main Text, or following the creation of a new comparison, outcome or subgroup. Workaround: expand the width of the outline pane.||2012-05-29||3 - Desirable|
|62833||Validation check reports Sources of Support as subsection of Review Information||2008-05-19||3 - Desirable|
|70860||Word Count should not count deleted words||2008-07-29||3 - Desirable|
|140113||Model/View problems||2015-12-11||2 - Important|
|95456||Blank lines are not marked as deleted/inserted using track changes||2009-10-13||3 - Desirable|
|68175||Forest plots are sometimes printed on a new page even though they fit on the current page||2008-07-02||3 - Desirable|
|24219||Main window resizing when other window opens using Windows look and feel||Workaround: Use Metal look and feel instead.||2007-06-22||3 - Desirable|
|67435||Mouse problems||Workaround: Try upgrading your mouse driver (or, if you have the latest version, possibly changing to the standard HID-compliant driver).||2008-06-25||3 - Desirable|
|43337||Not possible to insert text before/after table at the beginning/end of a section||Workaround: Copy table, delete table, add paragraph, paste table.||2007-11-21||3 - Desirable|
|60011||Out of memory error||Workaround: Increase available memory, see FAQ.||2008-04-23||3 - Desirable|
|41099||Track changes doesn't work for table operations, e.g. delete row||2007-11-05||3 - Desirable|
|139381||Back button error after deleting element||After deleting an analysis, trying to use the Back button to return to previous place in review generates an "AWT-EventQueue-1" error.||2015-10-20||4 - Low priority|
|42968||Blank screen when visual effects are turned on||Workaround: Turn off visual effects or upgrade to Ubuntu 9.||2007-11-18||4 - Low priority|
|127679||Copying internal RevMan links to Outlook causes problems||When pasting text from RevMan that contains links to Studies, MS Outlook (verisons to be detemined) may crash. Workaround: paste into plain text first, eg using Notepad.||2013-07-04||4 - Low priority|
|29347||Desktop shortcuts to documentation are not working on Linux||2007-08-03||4 - Low priority|
|77735||GTK+ Look and Feel is not working properly unless RevMan is run as root||Workaround: Use Metal Look and Feel. Use Ubuntu 9.||2008-10-23||4 - Low priority|
|136701||No Title help topic||A help topic system file called 'No Title' can be found when searching. It contains a list of all help topics.||2015-03-03||4 - Low priority|
|45101||Not always possible to untoggle superscript at the end of a text field||2007-12-04||4 - Low priority|
|61126||Open file dialog hangs if you have a shortcut to the Windows desktop on the desktop||Workaround: Delete the shortcut, or upgrade to the Java 6 edition of RevMan 5 where the problem is fixed.||2008-05-01||4 - Low priority|
|88789||References with notes containing empty lines are only partially imported||2009-06-19||4 - Low priority|
|79072||Underlined superscript text has incorrect line position||2008-11-10||4 - Low priority|
|112226||Uninstall Wizard does not show the latest RevMan version number if RevMan was updated||If you start by installing a full version of RevMan 5.0.25, and then install the 5.1 update, it is still the 5.0.25 version number that is shown when you uninstall the software.||2011-03-27||4 - Low priority|
|127649||Default data source 'Published data (unpublished not sought)' not included in references||If in the Study data in the Data Source is chosen the "Published data (unpublished not sought)" option this text will not appear under the study ID in the text view.||2013-07-03||5 - Pending decision|
|147478||Error deleting raws in Apendix 3||2017-07-04||5 - Pending decision|
|144465||Error when deleting a phrase in the Risk of bias assessment||2016-11-15||5 - Pending decision|
|113097||Incorrect random effects test for subgroup differences when RevMan 5.1 review is opened in 5.0||If a review is re-opened in RevMan 5.0 after having been opened in RevMan 5.1, a test for subgroup differences for random effects analyses is shown, but this is based on fixed effect calculations. The reason is that RevMan 5.0 does not know how to calculate the test for random effects analyses, so it does 'the best it can'. Workaround: update to RevMan 5.1.||2011-04-29||5 - Pending decision|
|111154||Multiple error messages suppressed||If multiple validation errors are present only one will be showed.||2011-02-17||5 - Pending decision|
|123320||Numbering reset when mixing numbered and bulleted lists||If you switch between numbered list and bulleted list the numbered list doesn't continue from where it stopped.||2012-09-11||5 - Pending decision|
|144456||Spellcheck does not identify misspelled words||i.e., type "Novembe" or "Novembr", Spell check does not underline the words.||2016-11-14||5 - Pending decision|
|124646||Avira antivirus is reporting a virus in RevMan 5.2||Avira antivirus is reporting that RevMan 5.2 contains the TR/Dropper.Gen trojan virus. We have submitted the file to Avira and they have confirmed that this is a false positive. We expect this to be fixed in a future update to Avira. See http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/943.||2012-12-18||6 - Don't implement/fix|
|124006||Error opening DTA review||When a DTA review that has been saved from RevMan 5.2 is opened in RevMan 5.1, the following error message is displayed:
File '[path/name]' could not be opened.
cvc-complex-type.3.2.2: Attribute 'AXIS_OFFSET' is not allowed to appear in element 'ANALYSIS'.
It might be possible to open the file anyway if you turn off file validation under Preferences.
Workaround: Update to RevMan 5.2. DTA reviews in RevMan 5.2 format are not backwards compatible with 5.1.
|2012-11-09||6 - Don't implement/fix|