FlowPaper 2.5.2 Release Notes

This is a smaller follow-up build to version 2.5.1 that contains a few corrections and fancy new shadows for our Zine users. Please find a compacted version of our changes below:

  • Fixed an issue related to textlayers not being enabled on iOS and Android devices for the annotations viewer (CLASSIC)
  • Improved 3D shadows for Zine (Desktop Publisher, web server packages)
  • Fixed an issue where TOC wasn’t reprocessed properly when re-opening publications (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where custom page labels were not being shown properly in the fisheye navigator (Desktop Publisher)
  • Upgraded three.js to version 79 (Zine)
  • Added additional checks for missing PDF files in the Zine conversion process (Desktop Publisher)
  • Corrected various form validations and reported prcessing issues for the Desktop Publisher
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to click apply after rearranging the TOC items (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where user selections were causing the browser to jiggle when panning in zoomed in mode for Zine inside the desktop publisher (Desktop Publisher)
  • More cloud control functionality deployed the the commercial account area

FlowPaper 2.5.1 Release Notes

We trust that everyone is busy to wrap up their projects before x-mas with only 2 weeks left before holidays start. Our latest release touches all our products. We have also spent some time during November to touch up our web site as we have a number of things rolling out in relation to our cloud service that needed a better shape and form in order to be easier to access. We will be releasing Zine first and follow on with Classic being released shortly after.

  • Fixed an issue where the cloud upload was using the custom output directory instead of the source directory causing the upload to fail in some cases (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved the ‘Show folder’ functionality in the desktop publisher so that it now brings the folder to front in Windows (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where the font conversion cloud service wasn’t able to convert some documents with very large number of fonts (500+) (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue related to invisible text being incorrectly displayed in certain Elements publications
  • Added social sharing to the FlowPaper Elements viewer (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved transition zoom animation for Elements so that it is smoother (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved zoom speed in Elements significantly (Desktop Publisher)
  • Option to include download of the original PDF added to Elements (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved the ability to sign in to the desktop publisher even if our servers would be down (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fix applied that prevents page from scrolling when mouse wheel zooming into Elements Publications (Desktop Publisher)
  • FlowPaper account area updated (Web Site)
  • Performance improvements for Zine related to Chrome 54 and its latest changes to will-change and the re-rasterization of transformed objects (Zine)
  • New design on our web site (Web Site)
  • Improved caching on our cloud services (Web Site)
  • Further improvements to printing to make sure printed pages fit on one page size (A4, A3 etc) (Zine, Classic)
  • Added the ability to add your logo to the viewer for commercial license holders (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where zooming into Elements publications when included inside an iframe would cause the parent window to resize (Elements)
  • SSL support added for our cloud service
  • Fixed an issue related to PDFs with uppercase “.PDF” which were not displaying properly in some scenarios (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue for desktop Safari related to zooming and defaulting to HTML4 for desktop Safari when available (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue related to text selection having incorrect behaviour on IE11 edge (Zine)

FlowPaper 2.5.0 Release Notes

Our newest release of our Desktop Publisher is here! We’re especially excited to finally announce version 2.5.0 as it includes things that we know many of you have been requesting for quite a while. The big item in version 2.5.0 is that it supports integrated cloud hosting which will allow you to upload and share publications using our cloud service (powered by Amazon S3 + CloudFlare). This service was built with the people in mind who do not have any hosting set up yet or simply do not want to set up their own hosting to share their publications. You’ll find this new method for sharing your publications after clicking on the “Publish” button in the top right corner of the desktop publisher. You can find more details about this service on our download page.

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • Fixed an issue where encrypted Zine publications would load corrupted images on some web servers
  • Fixed an issue where the viewer was being show too early causing the size of the viewer to be incorrectly calculated (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where the viewer would not fit its width after performing a search even if FitWidthOnLoad was set (Classic)
  • Removed unintentional hover shadow on links (Zine)
  • Increased max zoom factor for touch devices (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where sub pixel rounding would cause blurryness in Elements publications under Chrome on Windows (Elements)
  • Fixed an issue where two fold publications were not being adjusted properly in Flash mode (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where the last page of publications with odd page numbers would still show the nav bar (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where the bottom (fisheye style) thumbnails would not resize back to their original size in certain scenarios (Zine)
  • Added the ability to set page animation style to each Zine publication in the publisher (Zine)
  • Annotations viewer now using the annotated PDF to trigger print for better printing quality (Annotations)
  • Moved video snapshots, backgrounds and images into images/ for publications created for Zine in the Desktop Publisher for consistency and improved resource sharing (Zine)
  • Improved cross domain image loading for Zine to avoid security exceptions being thrown if images are located on a different server (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue related to differently sized pages (Classic)
  • Added the ability to upload and share publications on FlowPaper cloud (Powered by Amazon Web Services) (Desktop Publisher)
  • Added additional checks for the output size in Zine to avoid some publications from creating too large outputs when split into individual files (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved the way the Desktop Publisher processes the output formats to avoid reprocessing formats that are already created (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue for two fold publications which were using incorrect dimensions for their thumbnails (Zine, Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where all pages would not be republished properly on Windows in some scenarios (Desktop Publisher)
  • Desktop Publisher now supporting proxy settings. Supply the “–[email protected]:address:port” parameter to the Desktop Publisher if you want to start it with proxy support (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where having the sharing dialgoue open would still cause the viewer to flip pages in some cases if corners were clicked (Zine)
  • Fixed a few issues for Elements where it wasn’t possible to edit the TOC properly for publications with no TOC as start (Desktop Publisher)

We’re releasing Zine at the beginning of this week, with Classic following shortly after.

FlowPaper 2.4.9 Release Notes

We hope all of you on the northern hemisphere had a good summer, we have been super busy to rebrand our product and to also provide you with a new fresh build. We know some clients have had to wait for this longer than usual due to the extra work we had to do when changing product name from FlexPaper to FlowPaper, but we feel that we’re back on track now and should be quick to respond to requests going forward. We’re sorry for any inconvenience in this.

There are a couple of interesting new features this month, mainly the ability to create web publications for Adobe Cordova (PhoneGap) and greater control over individual elements in FlowPaper Elements. This area will be further expanded in the coming months. We’re rolling out our desktop publisher first this week with the server builds for Classic and Zine following shortly after.

Here’s the list of changes that were made during August:

  • Fixed an issue related to the color selector not withdrawing after changing annotations tool (Classic)
  • Fixed an issue related to fitting the page horizontally when the page is rotated caused incorrect fitting (Classic)
  • Fixed an issue where a rotated page with annotation marks would rotate the text inside the marks as well (Classic)
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on text selection note multiple times after selecting color would cause misselection in selected color (Classic)
  • Fixed an issue where the zoom slider wouldn’t be re-enabled on touch enabled desktop browsers when switching to two-page and back to portrait (Classic)
  • Small adjustments to the Elements viewer and its text spacing routine for evenly spaced out text fragments (Elements)
  • Fixed an issue where going from 10 pages to all pages in preview when working with two-fold publications in Elements caused one of the pages not to render properly (Elements)
  • Fixed an issue where one of the Zine styles (with the toolbar in the bottom) would misposition the toolbar (Zine)
  • Updated our php sample scripts to use mysqli for PHP 7.x and higher (Classic)
  • Fixed an issue where coming out of full screen using the toolbar button in IE11 would cause the viewer to be incorrectly resized (Zine)
  • Mobile/Desktop and Tablet controls now have their own settings section under controls allowing further controls on which buttons that are visible (Desktop Publisher)
  • Improved clipping pdfs imported into FlexPaper Elements
  • More text animations added to FlexPaper Elements (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where the bookmarks (or outline) would not be resolved properly in Elements mode and EPUB mode (Desktop Publisher)
  • Fixed an issue where some sub sets of standard fonts were not being converted (Elements)
  • Fixed an issue where matching similar fonts didn’t produce matches in the final copy (Elements)
  • Fixed an issue where mouse wheel scrolling would cause the page to scroll if the viewer was smaller than the viewport (Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where searching using an empty string would generate an error in the viewer (Classic, Zine)
  • Fixed an issue where navigating quickly next was not coherent with navigating quickly to previous pages (Classic)
  • Fixed an issue where entering page numbers in the print dialogue wasn’t possible when text annotations were shown behind the dialogue (Classic)
  • Fixed an issue where the publisher was unable to open the publication in some cases and generating the error UnexpectedResponseException(0) (Desktop Publisher)
  • Added the ability to move around text elements in the publisher (Elements mode)
  • Added the ability to animate individual text elements (more animation settings and modes are coming up shortly!) (Desktop Publisher)
  • It is now possible to export and distribute web publications as Adobe PhoneGap applications using Elements (Desktop Publisher)