FlowPaper 3.3.1 Release Notes

Sunday 5th 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

Thursday 11th 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

Monday 25th 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

FlowPaper 3.2.8 Release Notes

Sunday 17th February 2019

A new fresh release on the way out this week! Below are the major changes in this release.

Changes

  • Added a new slider (balloon style) slider to the Elements template
  • Now always assuming to use the embedded font in fixed layout Elements publications
  • Fixed an uncommon graphical error where the background would shine through on Chrome in Android when using Zine in
    very high zoom factor
  • Fixed an issue where the starting page wouldn’t work when set to ‘Current Page’ as a user was sharing the publication using the
    social sharing dialogue (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where search wouldn’t go past page 20 in certain publications with corrupt texts
  • Fixed an issue where some elements publications wouldn’t navigate properly after using reflow.gotoSection
  • Fixed an issue where a small thin white line would appear in the middle of Elements publications in certain screen resolutions
  • Fixed an issue where printing wasn’t working when not using the compressed/flattened mode in HTML5 (Zine)
  • Improved support for searching Hebrew and Arabic publications created in Zine
  • It is now possible to change font-family on body text that has been imported into reflowable publications
  • Fixed an issue where some non-embedded fonts were not having their bold & italic coming through properly in Elements
  • Fixed an issue where link-popovers wouldn’t work in full screen
  • Improved support for ligatures in the Elements template where some texts with ligatures had incorrect spacing
  • Improved various minor graphics glitches in Elements
  • Fix for incorrectly resizing the viewer when playing video in iOS in certain resolutions
  • Fixed an issue where Chrome on Android wouldn’t adjust properly when rotated in reverse direction (Zine)
  • Improved handling of italic fonts in Elements and when using flatten/compress (Zine+Elements)
  • Fix for printing single pages (when specifying single page numbers) in Zine
  • Fix for corrupt Norwegian language file (Zine)
  • It is now possible to change the colour on the table of contents button in the reflowable templates
  • It is now possible to disable the URL from showing in the social sharing dialogue (Zine+Elements)

FlowPaper 3.2.7 Release Notes

Monday 21st January 2019

The summer is firing at full throttle here in the land of the long white cloud. The release this month contains both fixes as well as a number of improvements. One of the features included that has been requested by many, is the ability to replace pages in an imported PDF document without losing changes.

Changes in this release:

  • It is now possible to replace pages in Zine publications without losing changes to added links, videos etc.
  • Fixed an issue where re-opening Elements publications with a TOC/Bookmarks would render fonts incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue where having a different output directory than standard void prevent cloud uploads
  • Fixed an issue where pages were not centering properly when zoomed in when using pages of different sizes
  • Fixed an issue where sharing Elements publications on Facebook would cause the license key check to fail
  • Improved space handling in Elements publications
  • Fixed an issue where the preview mode would force the viewer into two-page mode on mobile even if in landscape
  • Fixed an issue where Google Analytics events would be recorded when viewing publications inside the desktop publisher
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling to the bottom in Portrait while using the Zine viewer wouldn’t show the last page completely in certain scenarios
  • Improved performance when pages are changed at the same time as glyphs being rendered in the Zine viewer
  • FlowPaper Elements publications now support nested (tree with branches) table of contents menus
  • Now tracking events to Google Analytics for when videos are being played
  • Now tracking events to Google Analytics for when PDFs are downloaded via the toolbar
  • Improved text accuracy in EPUB/EPUB3 for texts where the characters are spaced out using multiple whitespaces
  • Improved search abstract texts in their accuracy (in Zine)
  • Improved partial swiping for reflowable publications
  • Fixed an issue where expanding the left panel would shrink the publication incorrectly in Elements
  • Fixed a regression issue where in-publication links wouldn’t navigate properly in Elements publications
  • Fixed an issue where the nav buttons would be slightly mispositioned in the Elements viewer when resized on the first page

FlowPaper 3.2.6 Release Notes

Tuesday 11th December 2018

As we’re getting close to x-mas we wanted to post a short follow up build with a few smaller corrections. Chrome has recently changed their API for how they handle full screen which was affecting some publications so a fix for that has been included in this version.

Changes:

  • Links added with icons are now better represented with a round background
  • Fixed an issue where dropping elements between images in re-flowable mode would not work accurately
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to use HTML4 format instead of HTML5 in the desktop publisher
  • Hot-fix for Chrome 67 related to the full screen api changing slightly
  • Graphical changes to the desktop publisher
  • More video tutorials added

FlowPaper 3.2.5 Release Notes

Tuesday 27th November 2018

This month contains a few but nonetheless important fixes and new video tutorials that we have published in our documentation section. The improvements include improvements to the Google Analytics statistics that can be collected and general bug fixes.

  • A number of new video tutorials for the desktop publisher were added at https://flowpaper.com/docs/
  • Improved device swipe accuracy in the reflowable templates
  • Fixed a regression issue related to opening new links in a new window for the Elements viewer
  • Include a preview image for reflowable publications shared on Twitter
  • Removed all references to flash embedding in the Zine viewer
  • Added support for hiding/showing scroll hints in the reflow viewer
  • Minor corrections to the time spent calculator for Google Analytics
  • Minor corrections to how the path to the current document is calculated when recording Google Analytics events
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to enable the full-screen button on iPad and iPhone via the desktop publisher
  • External link clicks are now included in the statistics for Google Analytics
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to link images in reflowable publications
  • Fixed an issue where the story footer wasn’t being saved
  • Fixed an issue where stories were not showing the footer in mobile devices
  • Fixed an issue where Elements publications with improved SEO turned on wouldn’t detect headers if there was no TOC present
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on a link and subsequently trying to zoom in failed in Zine
  • Improved clipping accuracy in Zine and Elements publications
  • Improved the handling of differently sized pages in Zine
  • Improved space injection handling for reflowable publications
  • The elements-slide & the elements-flip modes now start in the middle if used with ‘Single Page First’

 

FlowPaper 3.2.4 Release Notes

Wednesday 31st October 2018

We’re delighted to announce our next version on FlowPaper which contains quite a few new features and general improvements.

This release mainly focuses on social sharing and the way your publications are being both shown in various networks such as Twitter, Facebook and also how you can reuse your content in your publications to create stories for networks such as Instagram and Snapchat. We have improved the way previews are shown in all social networks and are also adding a new template “Social Media Story” which lets you create short snippets that you can then share across these networks. The “Social Media Story” template is available to all our Creative and Pro license holders. Video tutorials on how to use this template will follow shortly.

Here are the major changes in this release:

  • Improved device rotation adjustments in reflow mode
  • Improved accuracy to the flatten/compressed import optimizations in the desktop publisher
  • Fixed an issue where some page sizes would render incorrect thumbnail sizes in Zine
  • A new ‘Social Media Story’ template has been added to the desktop publisher that allows you to export snippets from your publications into stories that can be shared on social media websites such as Instagram and Snapchat
  • Fixed an issue where complex publications would run into a max callstack scenario when analysed as a reflowable publication
  • Fixed an issue where the source page wasn’t referenced properly in the time spent analytics tracker
  • Added support for right-to-left (RTL) reading to Zine in the desktop publisher
  • Added support for opengraph to the Elements and Reflowable templates
  • Converting PDF to Adobe Flash powered publications is no longer supported in the desktop publisher, resulting in a much smaller install file
  • Added support for Twitter cards which improves the look of publication shared on twitter (Zine+Elements)
  • Zine now automatically detects when shown in an iframe and will show a miniature instead of the full publication, allowing the user to view the publication in full screen for improved UX
  • Now supporting popover texts in reflowable publications

 

FlowPaper 3.2.3 Release Notes

Monday 1st October 2018

Kia Ora (means hello in New Zealand Maori language) all FlowPaper users!

We have quite a few enhancement in this release which we hope you’ll all enjoy! They include the ability to add iframes to your publications, the ability to track time spent on the pages and a new tri-fold style publication for our ‘Creative’ license holders! See the major changes below.

  • Fixed an issue where disabling search and page number wasn’t hiding the related controls in Zine
  • The publishing dialogue has been made easier to use
  • Performance improvements for editing reflowable publications
  • Fixed a regression error related to publishing ePub3
  • Added more style settings for reflow publications
  • Added the ability to remove all items it the table of contents editor
  • Added the ability to configure link target for all templates in the desktop publisher
  • Added support for embedding iframes into web publications via the desktop publisher
  • Fixed an issue where it wouldn’t be possible to link to the last pages in two-fold publications if using the Elements template
  • Elements publications now support thumbnail navigation
  • Fixed an issue where two fold publications would not render the last page properly in certain Elements publications
  • Added link icons for both Zine and Elements publications
  • Added link popover texts for both Zine and Elements publications
  • Its now possible to edit link, image and video properties after they have been set instead of recreating the element
  • Added ‘Time Spent’ to the Google Analytics that can be collected using FlowPaper for both Zine, Elements and digital cross-platform editions
  • Added a new FlowPaper Elements template called ‘Folded Pages’ which looks like a tri-fold in its look but allows horizontal scrolling
  • Added more image output quality options for the Elements and Zine viewer
  • Fixed an issue where IE11 was only printing the first page in some scenarios
  • Improved auto detection of email links in Zine

Kia Kaha!

FlowPaper 3.2.2 Release Notes

Tuesday 28th August 2018

We trust that our customers on the northern hemisphere has had a warm and pleasant vacation. The next version of FlowPaper is due in the next few days. This is a summarised list of changes that are included in this version.

  • Added page sounds as a setting to Zine
  • Fixed smaller regression issues related to adding and resizing external images into reflow publications
  • Fixed an issue where the background would be black when printing flattened/compressed Zine publications in Firefox
  • Fixed an issue where pinching into fixed layout pages in reflow would cause them to mis-position in iOS
  • Added the option to add all pages as re-flowable or fixed layout in the web page builder. Right click on the pages and choose ‘Add all as ..’
  • Fix the arrows in Zine sometimes wrapping into a new line incorrectly
  • Added the ability to change the arrow size in Zine publications
  • Fixed an issue where some links added to Elements publications were not clickable in mobile safari
  • Fixed an issue where the start page would be rendered as 404 if using ‘Improved SEO’ together with ‘Use document name as file name’
  • Fixed an issue where hovering over images with an additional mouseover image would fail to work in some scenarios
  • Fixed an issue where some links added to Elements publications were not opening when embedded in an iframe and when browsing using mobile Safari
  • Improved WCAG support for the Elements viewer
  • Improved UX for the reflow mode to make it easier to import and select parts of a page to import into the publication
  • Fixed an issue where invisible text was exported in the web page builder template
  • Fixed an issue where annotation links were not supported into fixed layout pages for the web page builder
  • Fixed an issue where parts of pages were not visible in edit mode when using the adjust two fold setting for Zine
  • Fixed a regression issue where the bottom toolbar template would be missing its top margin in Zine
  • Fixed an issue where using go to page in Elements when using landscape mode would navigate to the wrong page number