FlexPaper 2.2.5 Release Notes

We have started rolling out version 2.2.5 today. This version mainly contains minor bug fixes and a couple of enhancements for our desktop publisher.

How to update:
This release does not require you to republish any of your documents so if you want to install the update without republishing your documents then simply copy and replace the following resources from the distribution file that you are using:

  • FlexPaperViewer.swf
  • js/ (directory)
  • css/ (directory)

Changes in this release:

  • A number of minor bug fixes. See changelog.txt included in each release for full details. 

  • Improved fallback on when failing to draw images with mudraw in desktop publisher
  • It is now possible to configure the alpha level of links (from 0 to 100%) in desktop publisher
  • Additional optimizations for disposing the viewer in all modes
  • Improved retina icon set added for the flat UI design in mobile
  • Additional checks added to avoid very complex documents from timing out when being opened inside desktop publisher

How to promote your online publications on your website using FlexPaper Zine

If you are using FlexPaper Desktop Publisher together with FlexPaper Zine viewer to generate your online publications then here is handy tip for you to create great previews of your publications. (This is a really good way to promote your publications on landing pages without claiming the whole page.) 

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When you are working with your PDF document in the desktop publisher you will find the publication preview option under the publication settings menu on your right hand side. It gives you 3 options to choose from.

  1. None (default) – your publication will be displayed in full size.
  2. Interactive miniature – this generates a complete interactive miniature thumbnail version of your finalized publication. One click will open the publication in real size.
  3. Front page – a thumbnail preview of the front page of your publication. One click will open the publication in real size. 

The interactive miniature preview is great for when you want to promote your publication on your home page. Both preview thumbnail options are suitable for any directory containing your published documents. It will help you visualize your content.

If you have selected a start page for your publication, the miniature thumbnail will mimic your selection.  

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You can publish and preview your work at any stage. Just hit the publish button in the top right corner and select the preview mode you want once the publication is generated.

When you are happy with your publication and you are ready to publish a HTML code snippet will be generated for you to copy and paste into your website admin tool. If you are more technical savvy, you have the possibility resize your preview. 

Regards,

 The Flexpaper Team 

Yes – our online PDF document viewers include full touch gesture support

A worry for publishers today is how well their publications will display and act on different devices, especially on touch-enabled ones such as tablets. Many online documents viewers don’t support most of the “must have” such as pinch and zoom function for an example.

The FlexPaper Zine viewer, the classic viewer and our annotations plug-in all comes with full support for touch and gesture based interactions. Let your end user swipe through the publication, activate a video or make a comment while using the annotation feature directly in the tablet. 

Last but not least, the viewer adapts and change layout when you turn the tablet from landscape to portrait, just as it should.

Happy reading!

How to make changes to your published online PDF document

Today we want to highlight an added feature in our latest version of Flexpaper Desktop Publisher that we started rolling out earlier this week. We have been getting queries from our customers to be able to import previous settings to an already published PDF. 

It is now available (in version 2.2.4) and this means that you can go back and edit or update a publication whenever you want without having to redo all the work.

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To do this, start with opening the original PDF in Desktop Publisher (1). Once this is opened, click the “Import settings from previous publication” button located to the upper right hand side in the publisher (2).

A new browser window opens and here you will have to select the previously generated directory from your published PDF (3). If you haven’t changed the default settings, you will find this file in the FlexPaper folder located in your documents directory. Click the corresponding filename and then hit the select button. All your previous settings are now being imported into the publisher and you can edit or add after desire.

Don’t hesitate to email us your thoughts and ideas as we are constantly working to improve our products. 

Regards,

The FlexPaper Team