FlowPaper 3.3.6 Release Notes

24 February 2020

Kia Ora! FlowPaper have undergone a number of performance optimizations for our web services during January which ensures stability and performance as we’re moving into 2020.

Apart from the cloud hosting upgrades; here’s a list of summarized changes that has been peformed.

  • A number of memory performance improvements as well as output optimizations for Elements and Zine
  • It is now possible to add custom CSS rules to your publications
  • PDFTk, which was used for some operations, is no longer installed together with FlowPaper on Mac OSX
  • Minor improvements text animations in FlowPaper Elements
  • TOC will now close on small screens to make sure the underlying content is visible after navigating
  • It is now possible to add custom CSS rules to the publications (Elements & Zine)
  • Fixed a memory leak which prevented very large publications from processing properly
  • It is now possible to use branding logos up to 250 px wide
  • Fixed an issue for Zine where the publication wouldn’t rescale in all cases when going into full screen from an iframed page
  • Improved the accuracy in font rendering regarding italic/bold if the font has those properties embedded as part of the font.
  • Fix to improve the download of multiple PDF files at the same time in Zine when using split mode
  • Fix for self-hosted videos not showing when password was applied to the publication

Kia Kaha!

FlowPaper 3.3.5 Release Notes

6 December 2019

This version update is mainly focused at optimizing performance in the latest version of Chrome when using Elements as well as improving usability when using the reflowable template and adding content.

  • Makes it easier to add whole pages or a whole set of pages into the publication when using the reflowable template.
  • You can now control printing restrictions in the Elements template
  • It is now possible to add watermarks to printouts when using the Elements template
  • Fixed an issue where navigating to the last page wouldn’t place the publication in the centre when using Zine
  • Performance optimizations for Chrome 78
  • Fixes an issue where the thumbnails were not being rendered properly when using the reflowable template
  • Various smaller animation tweaks for the Elements template
  • The desktop publisher now supports copying and pasting images and text into the reflowable template

We will be launching a new account area in January so please let us know if you’re having any issues logging in or accessing your account as we do this transition into the new account area and we’ll make sure to help you.

FlowPaper 3.3.4 Release Notes

5 November 2019

This release is mainly focused on improving the ease of use and stability of the reflowable template. It also contains a few performance tweaks for the latest version of Chrome

  • Chrome has changed its behaviour of custom bold fonts so FlowPaper has now aligned with the change to improve accuracy in font-rendering
  • Animations now available in the reflowable template
  • Dashboard rearranged to make it easier to distinguish which template that is Zine and Elements based
  • FlowPaper Elements publications now support image and video animations
  • Improvements to copy/paste in the Reflowable template
  • Improved text rendering quality on low-resolution displays (Zine)

A note on OSX 10.15 (Catalina)

9 October 2019

FlowPaper 3.3.3 is fully compatible with OSX 10.15 (Catalina). If you need to install FlowPaper Desktop Publisher on a new machine that has recently updated to Catalina then make sure you download the latest version available below:

https://flowpaper.com/publisher_builds/FlowPaper_Desktop_Publisher.dmg

FlowPaper 3.3.3 Release Notes

30 September 2019

The release of our next version is coming to a close. With an increased number of customers and increased traffic, we’ve been busy ramping up our cloud services in the last month. Changes you’ll most likely not notice but that will provide increased stability and speed when uploading publications and while accessing our other services.

FlowPaper 3.3.3 will be released in the next few days. Here are the changes coming for this relase:

  • Various smaller corrections for the web page builder
  • Fixed an issue where the thumbnail wasn’t being re-rendered when a page was replaced in a publication
  • Fixed an issue related to corrupt TOC items not rendering properly
  • Added a setting for allowing page interactive page corners to be turned on or off in Zine
  • Improvements to handling of bullet points in reflowable publications
  • Improvements to the optimization routine (flatten & compress) for Zine and Elements
  • Improved ePUB3 compatibility for fixed layout
  • Added the ability to switch tag type on elements in edit mode for elements publication
  • Improved WCAG 2.0 compatibility
  • Newly added columns now becoming equal size to the other columns in Reflow
  • Fixed an issue where having RTL set in certain publications would render the font incorrectly
  • Increased stability when editing publications in the web page builder

FlowPaper 3.3.2 Release Notes

7 August 2019

We’re testing the final bits and pieces for our upcoming release which is scheduled for next week. This release is focused at providing much-improved support for building and designing responsive web pages using the web page builder template which can be found in the dashboard inside the desktop publisher. The template combines powerful PDF extraction tools together with a responsive page designer.

You can find the sample publication we created in the animated demo below here: https://online.flowpaper.com/7a3c073e/TravelMagazine/

This release also features a number of overall fixes and improvements. These are summarized below:

  • Fixed an issue where swiping in reflow would be prevented in some scenarios
  • Improved text-clipping optimizations for images with semi transparent image overlays
  • The desktop publisher now supports saving elements templates
  • Fixed an issue where the backgroud image wasn’t copied accross properly when saved as part of a template (Zine)
  • It is now possible to disable mouse wheel zooming in FlowPaper Elements
  • It is now possible to force continuous scrolling on touch devices when using the reflowable templates
  • Improved support for search matching Japanese and Chinese languages in Zine and Classic
  • Fixed an issue where binding a link to an image in reflowable publications wouldn’t work
  • Disabling page shadows in Zine publications now also disables the ‘glow’-style shadow that normally appears around the publication
  • Improved clipping tests for images covering texts in Zine and Elements
  • FlowPaper Zine now using jQuery 3.4.1
  • Fix for nav buttons in FlowPaper Elements where they were not showing/hiding properly at start/end of the publication
  • Fixed an issue where mailto links were opening a new window/tab unnecessarily in Zine
  • FlowPaper elements now support description in the meta data for twitter cards and facebook sharing
  • Fixed an issue where video previews were not being displayed properly when using authentication/password protection in Zine
  • Fixed an issue in Zine for iOS devices where the background would shine through some pages in deep zoom when compressed mode was on

Next Major FlowPaper Release in August

10 June 2019

We’re introducing completely new ways of interacting with some of our reflow templates during June-August.

Next major FlowPaper release will, therefore, be made available at the beginning of August as you get back from your summer holidays on the northern hemisphere! Don’t hesitate to contact us via email if you have any questions!

FlowPaper 3.3.1 Release Notes

6 May 2019

We trust that you’re enjoying the spring on the northern hemisphere. We’re still enjoying a few summer vibes here in New Zealand. This release does as usual contains a number of performance and stability improvements but the bigger news item this month is the new ‘Snap to Read Zooming’ feature which is available with our ‘Elements’ template. It basically lets your end users quickly zoom into a specific paragraph, which is particularly useful on mobile devices where pinching and zooming can sometimes be tough. Try it using your smartphone on the publication below!

Other notable changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the imported, downloadable PDF wouldn’t be overwritten properly even though that option would be set (Zine)
  • The elements viewer now supports a new ‘Snap Reader’ mode which lets the reader zoom in and snaps to a paragraph without having to zoom and pinch
  • Fixed an issue related to printing on Windows where the page wouldn’t auto fit the page size automatically on Windows due to a change in Chrome
  • Improved SEO output for the Zine template
  • Fixed a few navigational glitches for the Elements/flip template
  • Improved touch gestures handling in FlowPaper elements
  • The elements template now supports ‘transparent’ as background colour

FlowPaper 3.3.0 Release Notes

11 April 2019

This is a short follow-up build with a few quite important fixes that we have had multiple requests around in the last few days.

  • PDF files attached to publications will now download instead of open in a new tab (Zine)
  • Improved text accuracy for FlowPaper Elements Publications
  • Improved error handling with network latency issues in Zine
  • Fixed an issue related to tracking downloads in Zine
  • Fixed an issue where some interactive elements would be slightly mispositioned in certain landscape publications (Zine)
  • Enabled TOC for mobile and tablets in Zine

FlowPaper 3.2.9 Release Notes

26 March 2019

This month’s release is mainly focused on stability and accuracy but also contains a few new features.

  • Its now possible to export all images from a page when exporting reflowable pages using one of the reflow templates
  • Its now possible to use a fully compliant web font for body text when re-flowing text in publications. This allows all text to be editable and for new text to be added even if the original font is incomplete
  • Following the release of iOS 12.2 we’re happy to announce that FlowPaper now supports exporting to Apple’s News+ format, which is particularly focused at magazines. The Apple News+ export functionality is available to our Pro license holders.
  • Desktop Publisher runtime framework (Electron) updated for improved stability and performance
  • Fixed an issue where pinching out sometimes caused the viewer to get stuck half way (Elements)
  • Improved handling of texts that are both scaled & rotated in FlowPaper Elements
  • Improved text accuracy for rotated texts in epub3
  • Improved the general quality of the flatten/compress output (Zine/Elements)
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling on pages with Zine publications using certain styles cloud cause the text to be incorrectly positioned
  • Improved handling for Type3 Fonts in FlowPaper Elements
  • Major improvements to the accuracy of clipping and hidden text handling in both Zine, Elements and Reflowable publications
  • Fixed an issue where it would be impossible to hit some of the links at the very bottom in the the Elements viewer while using the new balloon style slider
  • Improved support for searching in RTL (right to left) documents
  • Improved link detection for Zine and Elements
  • New version of PDF2JSON available (0.70). Only ASP.NET and PHP users should update PDF2JSON. This update does not affect desktop publisher users