FlowPaper 3.3.4 Release Notes

Monday 4th 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)

Tuesday 8th 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

Sunday 29th 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

Wednesday 7th 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

Sunday 9th 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

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