Configuring iManage Software

An issue with iManage Integration for Office, a Word add‑in distributed with some versions of iManage FileSite and DeskSite, can cause Word to temporarily become unresponsive when closing documents while using Contract Tools. A solution is available in versions of iManage Integration for Office distributed with FileSite and DeskSite 9.3.5 and later.

When a document closes, iManage Integration for Office sets the property of a range (similar to a selection in Word) to the property’s current value. In computer programming, this is called a self-assignment. A self-assignment typically has no effect, but in this case, it causes Word to perform a time-consuming task with data that Contract Tools uses to sync defined terms, drafting errors, and other items with documents while there are unanalyzed changes. As a result, Word may temporarily become unresponsive.

iManage tracks this issue using reference number NT‑72170. For more information, see Quick Update CSAR-2626 for FileSite and DeskSite 9.3.5 with Office Integration, available at https://help.imanage.com.

With versions of iManage Integration for Office distributed with FileSite and DeskSite 9.3.5 and later, you can resolve this issue by creating this Registry value:

Name Type Data
RemoveRangeSelfAssignment REG_SZ Y

You create this Registry value in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive. The key path of this Registry value depends on whether you use 64‑bit or 32‑bit software.

  • If you use the 64‑bit version of Windows with 64‑bit versions of iManage software, or the 32‑bit version of Windows with 32‑bit versions of iManage software, the key path is SOFTWARE\Interwoven\WorkSite\8.0\Integration\Options.

  • If you use the 64‑bit version of Windows with 32‑bit versions of iManage software, the key path is SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Interwoven\WorkSite\8.0\Integration\Options.

See Confirming Windows Version Information to learn how to find information about your version of Windows.

Here are ways to create a Registry value:
  • Use Registry Editor; visit Open Registry Editor in Windows 10 to learn more.

  • Use a Registry Entries (.reg) file. For example, create a file named iManageRemoveRangeSelfAssignment.reg with the following contents:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Interwoven\WorkSite\8.0\Integration\Options]
    "RemoveRangeSelfAssignment"="Y"
    

    Then, double-click iManageRemoveRangeSelfAssignment.reg in File Explorer to create a Registry value. Visit How to add, modify, or delete registry subkeys and values by using a .reg file to learn more.

  • Use PowerShell or Command Prompt. For example, enter in PowerShell:

    $keyPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Interwoven\WorkSite\8.0\Integration\Options'
    if (!(Test-Path $keyPath)) { New-Item $keyPath -Force }
    New-ItemProperty $keyPath RemoveRangeSelfAssignment -Value Y -Force
    

    or in Command Prompt:

    set keyPath=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Interwoven\WorkSite\8.0\Integration\Options
    reg add %keyPath% /v RemoveRangeSelfAssignment /d Y /f
    

If you use versions of iManage Integration for Office distributed with FileSite and DeskSite 9.3.4 or earlier, see Closing a Document Takes a Long Time When Using Multiple Add‑Ins for alternatives to creating a Registry value.