This is to announce the release of ELAN 4.6.0.
Here is a short list of new features, changes and fixes.

New features:
– export to Fieldwork’s FLEx format (.flextext)
– time alignment and speaker information are retained
– automatic or manual mapping of tier structure to FLEx elements
– import of FLEx format:
– added support for the new flextext format
– creation of a tier group per speaker
– improvements to the structured multiple file search
– saving and loading of queries
– it is now possible to select multiple items in the tier selection boxes
– alignment view: graphical visualization of temporal alignment of hits
– variable based matching, use of variables in query construction
– create a time selection exactly spanning multiple other annotations
– support for the short notation format of Praat TextGrid files
– in Merge Transcriptions the preferences of the first file are now copied
– sorting of tiers in the multiple file export to Toolbox

Main bug fixes, changes:
– some fixes in Shift mode: sometimes annotations were not moved correctly or the Undo would not properly revert the changes
– copying time-subdivision tiers with depending tiers would sometimes lose annotations if the type of the copy was set to symbolic subdivision
– fixed some problems with escapes and double quotes in Praat TextGrid import
– tiers don’t lose the link to a controlled vocabulary anymore when this CV is replaced by another one
– the ‘Native Windows Media Player’, with its dependency on a commercial library, has been removed

More information on the changes can be found here:
http://tla.mpi.nl/tools/tla-tools/elan/release-notes/

The release can be downloaded here:
http://tla.mpi.nl/tools/tla-tools/elan/download/

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