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ExamWritePad is the UK’s first word processor built and designed specifically for use with controlled assessments/exams. Written with guidelines set out by many UK exam boards, makes it unique and provides an answer to many a dilemma of which software to use


What’s New/Fixed?

NEW: Shapes – On the ‘insert’ ribbon bar is a new button to allow you to insert any of the 40 shapes on offer.

NEW: Once the shape has been inserted into the document you can further edit the shape by right clicking on it and selecting Shape Formatting to display a dialog window.

NEW: You can now disable the Cut, Copy, Paste and Select All functions with one simple option in the ConfigEditorGUI called ‘Disable_CutCopyPasteSelectAll’.

NEW: Added extra config option to disabled the Full Name on the candidate information window as it not required on the printout header according to JCQ.

NEW: Added a new config option should you wish to change the grey area behind the document pages called “DocumentWindowBackdropColour”.

NEW: Welsh diacritics have been added to the Accents/Symbols sidebar.

FIXED: The header on each page and printed page has also been reformatted to follow the requirements of the JCQ and CAIE boards.

FIXED: When making some candidate details not required, clicking on ‘Save & Exit’ would cause the none-required fields to go red displaying that they need to be required.

FIXED: When mixing up hidden and required fields on the candidate information window, the header would look unformatted and out of sorts.

FIXED: When hiding the candidate number field, the ‘max number of characters’ description would still be visible.

FIXED: When setting ‘Override_Option_ADGroup’ to 1, users in the ‘EWP-Spelling’ AD group see the spelling button but nothing happens when you click on it.

FIXED: When launching Windows dictation via the addon button, you would always get an error saying “Dictation isn’t fully supported in this app”.

FIXED: ConfigEditorGUI would error after first launch when pressing any key.

ADDED: The initial Save confirmation message box has returned for those that have requested it. It is turned off by default and can be reinstated using the config option ‘InitialSaveMessage’ set to 1.

ADDED: New option added to remove/display to logo branding ‘Disable_BrandingLogo’, added to ConfigEditorGUI.

ADDED: New option added to display a logo in a local or network path. Use ‘BrandingLogoFilePath’ for example C:\MySchoolLogo.png or \Server\Share\MySchoolLogo.jpg

ADDED: ConfigEditorGUI has had the import older XML config button restored.


  Windows 11 Windows 10
(1903 or higher)
Windows 10
(1809 or below)
Windows 7
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.8
Included Included Yes Yes
Microsoft® .Net Cumulative Updates for 3.5, 4.7.2 and 4.8
IncludedIncludedYes Yes
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2013 Runtime (x64)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft® Visual C++ 2015-2022 Runtime (x64)
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Minimum Spec: Any 64bit Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, Windows® 7 (64bit) or later

Recommended Spec: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200, 4GB RAM, Windows® 10 (64bit)*

ExamWritePad is a 64bit only application and can be run from a network location, for best results, run from the local disk of each computer.

To enjoy this update, check for any new updates within any version of EWP (‘Help’ tab –> ‘Updates’ button) or download and install from the links in the newsletter/email.

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