Version 8.5 Release Notes

Version 8.5 of Smokeball includes some exciting new features and updates. 

New Features  

  • You can now choose which staff are able to make changes to the Precedent Library by toggling the Precedent Changes permission in Staff & User Settings.    
    • Note that you must be designated as a Firm Owner to change Staff & User permissions.  
  • Created by and Last Modified by columns have been added to the Precedents Library.
    • Use these columns to distinguish between documents belonging to your firm and those created by another publisher.
    • The orange dot previously used to indicate documents published by Smokeball has been removed.


  • Quickly create memos outside of a matter by using the Memo action button added to the main Smokeball window. 
    • Take notes first, then assign the memo to the relevant matter before saving. 
    • You can have multiple open memo windows at the same time.
  • You can now set a filter in the Tasks section to view tasks by a single creator, multiple creators, or all creators.  
    • This feature is applicable to all existing and new tasks in Smokeball.  
  • View and track the name of workflows applied to a matter’s tasks list. 
    • Right-click on the grey column headers to enable the Workflow column.  
    • This feature is only applicable to tasks created in Smokeball Version 8.5 and above.  
  • Viewing or editing an invoice automatically uploaded into a matter’s documents section from Smokeball Billing will no longer create a billable item in AutoTime. 
    • This only applies to finalised invoices copied from Smokeball Billing.   
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