ViEmu/Word & Outlook:
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ViEmu/Word&Outlook 2.5 Release Notes

ViEmu for Word and Outlook has gone directly from version number 1.5 to version 2.5 in order to synchronize with ViEmu/VS and ViEmu/SQL.

New features:

  • Implemented multiple-key chord mappings (:nnoremap end $), with ambiguity support, timeout, timeoutlen, etc..
  • Implemented Ctrl-A/Ctrl-X command to increment/decrement numbers (or letters), also with 'nrformats' variable
  • Implemented insert mode Ctrl-Y/Ctrl-E to copy character from line above/below
  • New licensing system, based on pasting in a license key (plain text that can be emailed, copied and pasted, not a file)
  • New EXE-based installer, clearer, and better compatibility with Vista/Win7 UAC


  • Better i' a' i" a" logic
  • Improved pasting logic
  • Fixes "100%" motion (including precise {n}% vim emulation)


  • Fixed bug: right after 'g' or 'z', normal mode mappings are not applied (technically it's in normal mode, but it's more like a parsing sub-mode)
  • Fixed bug: made searching backwards actually work with \zs somewhere other than at the start
  • Fixed bug: removed buffer from buflist (:ls) after closing it with :q, same as was done before with :bd
  • Fixed bug: K did weird things in visual mode (moved to top), fixed (now it does nothing)
  • Fixed bug: an empty o<esc> would not set the `. mark, now it does
  • Removed potential race condition
  • Fixed {n}| motion behavior (was off by one)

Here are the ViEmu/W&O 1.5 release notes.