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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

v24.05.11.1200 (IMPORTANT)

It has been identified that some schools may encounter an issue where they will receive an error when trying to ‘AutoSave’ which can make the software unstable and in some cases crash. We strongly advise that you upgrade immediately so you do not come across this issue and cause your students any unwanted stress.

What’s New/Fixed?

FIXED: When trying to AutoSave, if the DefaultSavePath becomes unavailable, it would revert to the local application data folder but in doing so returns an error “28/ExamWritePad”, causing the software to eventually become unstable and crash.

FIXED: WJEC/EDUQAS coversheets have been restored based on confirmation that they require them for none-scribes (JCQ Form 4) and scribes (JCQ Form 2). Make sure ‘PrintCoverSheet’ has been enabled in the ExamWritePadSettings.json file.

ADDED: New config option called “SpellCheck_IgnoreImproperCase” so that the spell check wont offer to capitalise names like “paris” or “australia” or suggest they are spelt incorrectly with the red underline.

ADDED: New config option called “SpellCheck_AutoCorrectEnabled” so that the spell check wont auto correct any slightly misspelt words like “yuor” changes to “your” or add punctuation like “wouldnt” changes to “wouldn’t”.

ADDED: Even more logging information has been added to help with any future issues.


  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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