Using Ampersand (&) in Product Name

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ChrisL
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Using Ampersand (&) in Product Name

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Dear community!

ActualInstaller Version: 8.3 Pro+

Has anybody run into the situation where the Product Name, Product Description or Company Name contains ampersands (&)?

appearantly those are interpreted as an indicator to underline the next character once the installer programm is started. (see attached screenshot)

In this case i entered

Product Name: A&B
Product Version: 0.2
Product Description: Operating Software for A&B
Company Name: A&B

I realized that when i put double ampersand (&&) then the display of the text works as intended, but using the variable will also put double ampersand whenever its used for folders ect., and also double ampersands will be in the titles of windows (Uninstaller, Dialog for visiting the website after installation...), which I have not found out how to change.

Any suggestions on how this can be resolved would be greatly appreciated

thanks in advance

Chris
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Leo
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Re: Using Ampersand (&) in Product Name

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Hi Chris,

Thank you for this information.
We'll fix it in the new version.
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ChrisL
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Re: Using Ampersand (&) in Product Name

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Hi Leo!

thanks, looking forward to it.

As i am new to this product, will the purchased License for 8.3 Pro+ also be valid after a version update?

best regards

Chris
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Re: Using Ampersand (&) in Product Name

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Yes, your license includes 1-year Maintenance Plan (Free Upgrades & High-Priority Technical Support).
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Re: Using Ampersand (&) in Product Name

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Just released a new version 8.4, with this fix:
https://www.actualinstaller.com/news/release-8.4.html
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Re: Using Ampersand (&) in Product Name

Post by ChrisL »

Dear Leo!

works like a charm, thanks for that!

best regards

Chris
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