FlowPaper 3.3.9 Release Notes

18 May 2020

Version 3.3.9 mainly contains stability fixes and improvements in rendering accuracy. Its great to see that so many of you are getting into the newest Re:flow template. We’re planning a bigger release with new features for the Re:flow template during June/July so please keep the feedback coming if you have features you’re missing! We will also be extending the publication analytics even further during the same period as well as add support for even better collaboration between users in the same team while using the desktop publisher.

Here are some of the notable fixes/adjustments in the last release

  • Fixed so that links in footnotes are correctly navigating when clicked (Re:flow template)
  • It is now possible to add in your custom tax/address details in the invoice section of the account area
  • Improved the match similar functionality for EPUB3 font substitution
  • Support for fallback-font added to FlowPaper elements for improved font accuracy
  • Fixed an issue where some links were not always clickable in Elements
  • Improved accuracy in text clipping when covered by images
  • It is now possible to add popover images to Elements and Zine publications
  • Fixed an issue related to self-hosted videos interfering with zoom in Zine

Kia Kaha!

FlowPaper 3.3.8 Release Notes

24 April 2020

We have a new version coming up next week! Except for general stability & performance improvements, here’s a summarized list of improvements that are worth noticing for this release.

Remember to reach out to us if you have any problems with this release or if you need any assistance at all in renewing or accessing your account due to the ongoing Covid-19 disruptions.

  • A number of improvements to the “Global Styles” section of the re:flow template including the ability to add Google fonts to your publication
  • It is now possible to add videos as backgrounds to your re:flow publications
  • It is now possible to adjust the padding in tables by dragging them
  • It is now possible to resize the height of blocks in the reflowable web page builder template by dragging them
  • Improved the stability and performance in rendering the thumbnails on the left which significantly helps when working with the re:flow template
  • Added the ability to switch working directory from the top menu in cases where your main drive is too small or you just want to store your publications on a different location such as a network drive
  • Added the ability to auto play audio clips when a user turns to a page with the ability to control play and pause via the toolbar
  • Various stability & performance improvements
  • Added the option to bind the browser back and forward button to in-publication navigation for Zine & Elements
  • It is now possible to replace pages in ‘Elements’ publications
  • It is now possible to add new pages to your publication (use the page navigator and right click on the page where you want to add your new page(s))
  • Improved parallax style maing it easier to get nice looking start blocks for your responsive web publications
  • Improved output quality in EPUB3

Kia Kaha!

Availability during Covid-19

23 March 2020

As you may have noticed, New Zealand is moving into country-wide lockdown on the 25th of March in an attempt to limit the effects from the ongoing pandemic.

This does not affect FlowPaper or our hosting services. We have a distributed team, able to work from home, spread out accross the world and we are operating as we would during normal conditions.

We’re always here to answer your questions. If you’re having difficulties in renewing your account during this period then reach out and let us know and we’ll help you out.

Kia Kaha!

FlowPaper 3.3.7 Release Notes

16 March 2020

The world is occupied with the ongoing pandemic. We’re commited to do our part to help our clients to get through this. If you’re having difficulties in renewing your account during this period then reach out and let us know and we’ll help you out.

FlowPaper 3.3.7 provides a number of bug fixes and two enhancements which we hope will provide great value to our users.

  • This version introduces “Leads” which will allow you to collect visitor/reader information from your clients. You can find the collected data for your leads in the account area.
  • It is now possible to add audio-only clips to your publications
  • General stability and performance improvements

Kia Kaha!

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:


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