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Features—Instagram Support & Better Control Over Social Galleries


We’re happy to announce that we’ve added support for Instagram in our galleries. If you have social galleries enabled, Instagram will show up automatically for your users. After logging in, your users can use their Instagram images as they would any other gallery.

We have also added support for specifying which social galleries show. To show all social galleries, you can continue specifying “true” in the social gallery run-time options. If you want to only show specific ones, you can specify comma separated list of gallery codes.

The following galleries and associated codes are currently available:

  • Facebook: “fb”
  • Flickr: “fk”
  • Picasa: “pcs”
  • Dropbox: “db”
  • Instagram: “insta”

 

So, if you want to load only Facebook and Instagram, you’d specify “fb,insta” for the showSocialGalleries run-time option when you load the SWF or HTML web editor on your web site.

There is also a new listsocialgalleries API that allows you to programmatically get the list of all available social galleries.  Please download the PrintUI Admin Server APIs documentation from https://printui.com/developer for details.

We’re hard at work on more cool stuff, so stay tuned… :)

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Features—New Image Features in HTML App

We recently released an update to our HTML web editor. This release addresses the main feature requests we’ve had with the editor. The main features of the release are improved image handling.

1. We now have a cropping interface which allows positioning the image precisely within the image frame. The image frame is drawn based on the shape of the frame. The display ignores frame rotation, but preserves image position and rotation. The cropping UI is fully responsive and should work well on all devices. Both existing images and new images can be cropped.

2. The HTML app now sports an image gallery component similar to the one in the Flash app. The image gallery can use custom galleries as well as our social galleries.

The HTML app works on modern browsers including Internet Explorer version 10 or later as well as all modern mobile browsers.

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Features—PrintUI Announces EasyPrintUI Enterprise Edition

To address the growing demand for global marketing automation and the need to push marketing decisions and personalization to local field marketing and sales teams within enterprise companies, PrintUI has released the Enterprise Edition of our popular EasyPrintUI service.

Don’t mistake the name “Easy” in EasyPrintUI Enterprise Edition. Enterprise companies have complicated business structures but they would still like to have a quick and uncomplicated setup. EasyPrintUI Enterprise Edition accomplishes all of this. The setup is painless … get started the same day you sign up. The Enterprise feature set addresses the complicated business structure of big companies. It starts with all the features in EasyPrintUI Basic and Advanced and then adds more…:

  • Users can be authenticated via a company server without requiring an EasyPrintUI sign in.
  • Be able to import users.
  • Be able to export users.
  • Administrator can define a business structure (business units and departments).
  • Users are assigned to a business unit and department.
  • Adds a new user type of Approver.
  • Adds support for a new “form” template type in HTML format.
  • Form-by-form settings overrides.
  • A customized job can be converted into a template.
  • Let’s you control which templates to show to users by business unit and department.
  • By default, supports 150 end users, but add as many as you need for a modest per user fee.
  • Runs on a server hosted by PrintUI that is dedicated only to your company.

In addition, the Enterprise Edition is available with the following options:

  • Dedicated InDesign server (hosted by PrintUI)
  • On-premises EasyPrintUI server
  • On-premises InDesign server.

Click here for more information and a price quote.

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Features—PrintUI Adds Translation and Globalization Features

As part of our push to satisfy the needs of global marketing we are happy to announce the following important features.

Spelling

Spell Check

We now support full inline spell checking that flags misspellings as the user is typing. We use the same spelling dictionaries that are used by OpenOffice, Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox, Google Chrome and the Apple OS X operating system. We currently support 23 languages and will be adding more later. If your language is not yet supported talk to us and we’ll get it added. (You can get an XML list of the currently supported languages here.)

Note that to enable spell checking, a run-time option (Flashvar) must be used when loading the web editor to specify which language to use.  By default, spell checking is turned off.

XLIFF APIs

When localizing marketing collateral for global markets, the ability to automatically populate designed content with translated content can be very important. So we have added APIs to import and export of XLIFF, which is a standard format for exchange of translation strings. It’s supported by all the popular translation software and translation memory solutions. To take advantage of these XLIFF APIs you’ll need a developer, or PrintUI,  to build an interface between PrintUI and your translation software or translation memory solution.

Localizability of the PrintUI Panels

Another need when dealing with global markets is allowing designers to work in their own language. With this in mind we’ve made architectural changes to our InDesign panel to allow for full localization. As with our web editor user interface translation, we’ll need your help translating the English strings. Please contact us if you are willing to help.

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Features—New Features to Make PrintUI More Flexible

We’ve added some other features to make for very flexible workflows.
Liquid Layout

Liquid Layout

Today we have added support for InDesign’s Liquid Layout feature that allows for automatic repositioning of elements when a document changes sizes. When using the PrintUI APIs to request output of any type (PDF, JPEG, or PNG), the output size can be requested at a specific size. Any Liquid Layout settings in InDesign will automatically be applied.

For example, we have been getting requests for this feature from folks who generate advertisements so that they can take the same customized advertising piece and output it in different sizes and form factors to match the requirements of different publications. This is both for print as well as digital output. We’re very excited by the possibilities Liquid Layout enables.

How use Liquid Layout in InDesign is beyond the scope of this post, but we recommend checking out the following links to learn more:

Non-selectable

Non-Selectable Objects in an Editable Layer

Until recently, the concept of editable and non-editable objects were very clearly delineated in PrintUI. All editable objects which are rendered in our web app were defined on editable layers, while non-editable objects were always on the background or foreground layers.

This generally works well, but there are times when there’s a need to have a non-editable object sandwiched between two editable objects. By selecting the “Non-selectable” checkbox in the tagging panel, that’s now possible. Any object that’s designated as “non-selectable” will be rendered as any object in the web editor, but interaction with the object is not possible in any way.

An additional use for this option is one that has come up many times when talking with users. Non-selectable objects can be modified using our variable data APIs, but not editable by the end user. There are many applications where there’s a need to prepopulate some text or images, but you do not want them to be editable by the end user. Making the object(s) not-selectable is a perfect way to do this.

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Features—EasyPrintUI Version 2 Released

We’re excited to announce version 2 of EasyPrintUI Basic and Advanced client and team portal service. This release has a focus on branding and administrative controls. For current EasyPrintUI Basic and Advanced users you probably noticed that these features recently show up as part of your normal subscription.

  • Basic Plan
    • Bug fixes.
    • History of job actions (submit, approve, download, etc.) are now shown in the job details.
    • Administrator can enable users to be notified of status changes for a job.
    • The administrator can enable the HTML5 editor in addition to the Flash editor.
    • “Which Categories” on the Users page supports:  role, email, company, phone, country, and time zone.
  • Advanced Plan
    • All the Basic Plan features.
    • Control which file types an approver can download (PDF, JPEG, or IDML).
    • Control which file types an end user can download (PDF, JPEG, or IDML).
    • Specify a default PDF preset for approvers.
    • Let approvers select a PDF preset to use.
    • Let end users select a PDF preset to use.
    • Be able to use a watermark on approver PDFs.
    • Be able to specify a message to use for emails sent to approvers.
    • Email notification is sent to users when a job is rejected.
    • Allow galleries to use “image filtering” so that images can be shown based on the template and frame.
    • Support an image gallery for replacing the page background.
    • Support numerous additional web application options on the Advanced Settings page, including adding and removing pages and the ability to change the text on the Finished button.
    • Users can now download a PDF proof before submitting their job.  Proof PDFs can have a watermark.
    • Administrators can search for jobs and also specify a date range on the Jobs page.
    • End users can search for jobs and also specify a date range for jobs on the History page.
    • Many additional template-by-template settings overrides.

 

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Features—Introducing the Release of Table and Page Reformatting Support

We are happy to announce two awesome new features in the PrintUI online editor: Editable InDesign Tables and Dynamic Page Management.

Editable InDesign Tables

To use tables in PrintUI, all you need to do is create tables in InDesign. These tables can then be edited in the web editor. Rows and columns can be added and removed, and cells and content can be styled using cell styles.

Editable table support has been requested by a number of our enterprise and marketing-centric clients. It was very long in coming and took us over half a year to develop.

Please bear in mind that this is a “version 1″ feature and the Editable tables does have a few caveats that we hope to address in a future release.

  1. The display of tables in the PrintUI editor will not show patterned fills such as alternate column or row fills. We allow this formatting to render in InDesign Server, but it will not show in the PrintUI editor. To allow such formatting to show in the web editor, the formatting needs to be applied directly to the cells.
  2. Column width is fixed. There’s currently no way to change the column width in the PrintUI editor.
  3. Changes to the table structure and formatting can only be done using the “Styles” palette. If you need to edit the table structure or formatting, the styles palette must be the palette used for the document.
  4. All styling of cells must be done using cell styles.
  5. Merged cells are permitted for spanning columns, but not for spanning rows.
  6. It is not possible to add or remove columns within tables that have merged cells.
  7. There’s no way to add new tables within the web editor.

 

“Table” example courtesy of Benefits DIY.

We’ve contributed the table support in to Apache Flex and hopefully the next version of Flex TLF (in Flex 4.14) will support tables.

Page Management

 


The second feature we are announcing is Page Management. We’ve added the ability to Add Pages (from a thumbnail pick list of Master page options), Delete Pages, and Reorder Pages.

Page Management will be disabled by default, but can be turned on using two new “flashvars”. The first “flashvar” allows pages to be added and removed. Master pages defined in the template will appear as “Page Layouts” and can be selected when adding pages. Additionally, the layout of an existing page may be modified by selecting a new “Page Layout” from the Master pages thumbnails. The second “flashvar” allows for the dragging and dropping of page thumbnails to reorder pages.

“Pages” examples courtesy of BrandSavvy, Inc.

PrintUI Professional customers can enable the Page Management features via these new “flashvars”. EasyPrintUI Advanced customers will be able to enable these features via their Advanced Setting page in their Administrative interface that will added in an upcoming new release of EasyPrintUI.

We expect to enable these features in the Magento Rapid Start Kit sometime in the next two months.

For the new features to work correctly, please make sure you upload your templates using the latest version of the InDesign Panel.

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Features—PrintUI and Morisawa, Inc. Announce Cloud-Based Availability of Morisawa Professional Fonts Library

Now Available via PrintUI’s Web-to Print SaaS based service; First time premiere Japanese fonts have been made available outside of Japan.

September 30, 2014, Santa Cruz, Calif. –PrintUI a leading web-to print SaaS-based service and Morisawa, Inc. the premiere digital Japanese typography company today announced the availability of the Morisawa professional fonts library. The exclusive partnership makes available 1,088 fonts from Morisawa’s library of 37 kanji typefaces, six kana typefaces and 11 specialty and roman typefaces. This is the first time Morisawa’s Japanese fonts have been made available via a web-hosted service outside of Japan.

“Morisawa is the dominant player in Japanese publishing and we are extremely proud to announce this partnership,” said Mark Hilton, founder and CEO of PrintUI.  “Morisawa has lead the digital Japanese typography industry since 1989 with the launch of Kanji Postscript in partnership with Adobe Systems. Morisawa continues to play a leading role in Japan and the design market today.”

Graphic and branding professionals worldwide who have licensed Morisawa fonts, including the popular Morisawa Passport subscription service, can now simply upload InDesign templates incorporating Morisawa fonts. Customers then designate Morisawa fonts as base fonts for end-users to select from within the PrintUI web-to-print client interface. This interface provides marketing and creative teams a fully integrated solution for self-service marketing fulfillment including presentations, catalogs, brochures, business cards, datasheets, ads and more.

“I am truly grateful that our products are being made available as part of the PrintUI service,” said Mr. Akihiko Morisawa, President & CEO, Morisawa Inc. “As a font company Morisawa has achieved, through design and quality, the highest regard amongst professionals in Japan. I am eager to see our advanced technology experienced through PrintUI. Morisawa’s motto is Contributing to society through typography,’ which we are now pursuing by offering superior quality fonts not only in Japan but throughout the world.”

About Morisawa Inc.

Since its establishment in 1924 – the year it invented the phototypographic printing machine – Morisawa Inc. has never wavered from its commitment to undertaking leading-edge research and development in the field of typography. Today the company is involved in development and marketing of typesetting software; development and supply of digital typefaces; sales of Morisawa Document Solution, automatic typesetting, embedded font and cloud font services; and sales and support of input and output editing appliances and on-demand printers.

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Features—PrintUI Does HTML5

We are happy to announce our new HTML5 web editor

In addition to the Flash-based editor that we have for online editing, we are excited to be introducing an HTML5 editor. We have been working on the new HTML5 editor for the past few months. Right now it’s pretty basic in terms of functionality. It will be a process as we add new features making it more robust. Our initial feedback from our beta testers has been very positive, and we think we’re on the right track.

Setting Expectations

The HTML5 application is not a replacement for the Flash based editor. We don’t believe it will be possible to achieve feature parity in the HTML5 application for some time. One very challenging area is achieving fidelity of text rendering in HTML that matches the InDesign output while keeping the load on our servers light enough to keep PrintUI a multi-tenant SaaS offering. We are planning on continuing development of the Flash application while developing the HTML5 application in tandem.

We see two areas where the HTML5 application is preferable to the Flash application. The first is obviously for tablet devices which do not support Flash. The HTML5 application is optimized for tablet devices and is fully responsive to the screen dimensions. The second area is for form-based input. Some of our clients have expressed an interest in providing a very simple form-based approach for their users, which the HTML5 application provides.

Work in Progress

In the initial release of the HTML app, the editing capabilities are very basic. Text can be changed and images can be replaced. That’s pretty much it. We will be adding many more features in the coming months to make it much more capable. We’ve spoken to quite a few clients to help establish a list of priorities to ensure that we are working on the correct features, and the responses were very consistent with our plans.

In the immediate future we will be working on improved control over images (such as positioning within frames and cropping) as well as an HTML5 based image gallery. After that we will focus on text formatting. Finally, we will focus on more free-form (wysiwyg) editing of documents.

Setting up Templates

For templates to work with the HTML5 app, nothing special needs to be done. The same templates can be used with both applications. In fact, a document that is customized in one app can then be loaded in the other to make further edits.

However the HTML application does offer the ability to display information about the individual frames and images. Setting the text frame and image names is really simple. All you need to do is give the objects a name in the layer panel in InDesign. If the frames are named, those names will appear in the HTML5 application. Otherwise the content will display without any title text. Additionally, the order in the layers panel is important. The text frames and images will each be displayed in the order that they appear in the InDesign layers panel.

Try it Out!

You can see the HTML5 app in action on our demo page. Feel free to load our demos on a iPad or Android tablet.

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Features—New Tagging Features

We’re happy to announce some new features in our web app. To facilitate the new features, we’ve added an new tagging panel for InDesign. The new panel is available under Window > Extensions > PrintUI Tags or under Window > PrintUI > PrintUI Tags. We expect to add more tagging functionality to the panel as needed. Currently it offers the following features:

  • Background Replacement for images and objects
  • Setting Minimum Resolution for individual images
  • Set a text frame to “fill text”
  • Phone number validation
  • Email address validation
  • URL validation
  • Date validation

 

Background Replacement

Any non-text object can be tagged as a “Replaceable Background”. There can be a single replaceable background per spread. It is important to note that the “Replaceable Background must be on an editable layer for it to work. It should not be on a background layer. If an object is labeled as a replaceable background, an additional button will appear in the web editor app to replace the background. The “background object will otherwise not be selectable or editable.

If the replaceable background is an image, the Image Gallery Browser will pop up to allow replacing the image. If the replaceable background is an object, a color picker pops up to allow color replacement. The images and available colors are customizable similar to the functiojnality elsewhere in the app.

Minimum Resolution

The minimum image resolution set for specific images will override the setting set on the document level. This allows for a specific image to have different settings than the defaults.

Fill Text Frame

If Fill Text Frame is selected, all the text in the text frame will be automatically sized to fit and all the text will be sized to the same size. Minimum and maximum text sizes can be set to make sure the text does not scale up or down too much.

Validation Features

There is two types of validation. There’s regular validation, and strict validation. Regular validation will show an alert in the web app if the content does not validate correctly, but will allow the user to keep the non-validated content. Strict validation will revert the content if validation fails.

Phone number validation

The panel includes some standard phone formats. If none of the standard formats are desired, it’s possible to set custom formats as well. Using the pound symbol (#) allows for digit wildcards. The web app tries to reformat a phone number to match the format, and throws an alert if it cannot.

Email and URL validation

The web app uses standard validation to make sure the contents matches either an email address or URL. There is no options to set for these options.

Date validation

There is a list of some standard date formats that can be selected. If none of the standard formats are acceptable, the designer can set a custom format. I dialog will show with a preview to help the designer set the format correctly.

If the validation is strict, the web app will popup a date picker. The locale of the date picker will be set to the locale set in the validation settings. If the validation type is not strict, the user can type in a date, and will be offered an option for a date picker if the validation fails.

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Features—New Support for Variable Data Printing

We have recently added some new Variable Data Printing (VDP) APIs to our InDesign Server to allow our clients to programmatically change text and images in a template.  Some examples of ways that these new APIs could be used include:

  • Automatically generate a PDF or JPEG from data with no human intervention.  For example, a company with several stores may need to generate signage from data stored in a digital asset manager (DAM).
  • Make changes based on data associated with an end user, and then show the PrintUI editor so they can make further edits.  For example, after the end user logs in, you know their office location so you can prepopulate the address fields in a template for them.
  • Allow the end user to make changes by using text fields instead of using the WYSIWYG editor.  For example, a template has some tiny fields that are normally difficult to see while editing, so you show them some text fields instead.

 

The APIs have started out very simple, but will be expanded over time.  The current APIs:

  • Get a list of the text and image frames for a template.
  • Replace existing text with new text.  Several text frames can be changed at one time.  A current limitation is that all of the new text in the frame will use the same style (i.e. no bold, italic, or mixed fonts in the middle of the text).
  • Replace existing images with new images.  Several images can be changed at one time.  A current limitation is that there are no image fitting or cropping controls.  And image replacement works best if the new image is the same type and size as the old image.

 

Note that since PrintUI is a multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) implementation, and since we need to maintain high performance for end users that are making edits in real time, these APIs have a lower priority and are throttled to some degree.  Therefore, these APIs are not suitable for cases, for example, where changes are being made from thousands of database records.

If you are interested in using the APIs, please contact PrintUI.

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Features—New PrintUI Gallery Hosting

As you may know, PrintUI clients have been able to add their own image galleries to the PrintUI web editor for a long time now.  This gives our clients full control over what their end users see when they click on Add Image or Change Image while customizing a template.  In fact, if run-time options are used to turn off the social galleries, such as Facebook, and to turn off the ability for end users to upload images from their computer, the set of images can be completely locked down.

But what’s new is that rather than having to develop the code and host your galleries on your own server, you can now use PrintUI’s new gallery hosting option to get you up and running instantly.  For only $39 per month, you get all of these features:

  • Be up and running in just a few hours.
  • Use secure FTP to upload your images.
  • Supports all common raster and vector images, including EPS, PDF, and Adobe Illustrator images.
  • Full control of gallery tabs and the folder structure within each tab.
  • Users can search for images.
  • 10 GB of disk space.
  • PrintUI maintains the servers.
  • High performance bandwidth between the gallery server and other PrintUI servers which results in a better user experience.
  • Works with all PrintUI installations including EasyPrintUI, Magento, and any PrintUI Professional deployment.

 

Contact PrintUI to get started with your own gallery today.

Hosted Gallery

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Features—EasyPrintUI Update

We just pushed out an update for EasyPrintUI that has a few improvements…

We’ve heard from a number of our clients that their end users would like to save their work so that they can finish it later.  So now after the end user clicks on the Finished button in the editor, they will see a new Save For Later button on the job submission page.  Clicking on Save For Later takes the end user to their History page which shows an Incomplete button next to the jobs that they have saved.  Clicking on the Incomplete button takes them back to the editor where they can continue their work.

A side benefit of the Save For Later button is that any message or order ID on the submission page is also saved in the History.  In fact, the order ID appears in one of the columns of the History so it could be used by the end user for notes or other information about the job to make it easier to figure out what they’ve been doing.

Another new feature in this version gives administrators the ability to specify who can download the customized job on a template-by-template basis.  Go to the Templates page and click on the Options button next to the template of interest.  You’ll see a new Downloads of customized results choice in the Other Options section.  Choices there are:  only my company, end user, or end user if signed in.  Of course the equivalent settings on the Settings page continue to control the default behavior for any templates that don’t have this setting specified.

We’ve also made some bug fixes in this version and we have improved how we handle expired jobs.

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Features—Announcing the PrintUI Storefront using Magento and the PrintUI Magento Theme

PrintUI is now offering Magento Community Edition (CE) hosting options, as well as, a PrintUI theme for the Magento CE. Of course, the new PrintUI Magento theme comes fully integrated with our PrintUI Pro subscriptions (Starter, Premium, and Unlimited).

If you’re looking for a general purpose eCommerce solution to integrate with PrintUI Pro we offer a variety of services for integrating with Magento CE for customers who want to host their own Magento store. If you’re building a new Magento CE store we have these options:

- You can do the installation and integration yourself. To assist in the integration with PrintUI we have our Rapid Start kit. This was $300. It’s now free ($0).
- PrintUI will do the integration of the PrintUI Pro service for a one time fee of $999 (plus the PrintUI Pro setup fee).
- PrintUI will do the full service of installing the Magento CE and your Magento theme, and do the integration of the PrintUI Pro service for a one time fee of $1,999 (plus the PrintUI Pro setup fee).

In addition now, we’ve developed our own PrintUI Magento theme that comes already integrated with our PrintUI Pro services. It includes many customization options. We’re offering the PrintUI theme itself at no charge ($0) to subscribers of our PrintUI Pro service. Here are some of the options:

- You can install the free Magento Community Edition (CE) and our theme yourself. We’ll provide you the PrintUI theme at no charge (plus the PrintUI Pro setup fee).
- PrintUI can install the Magento CE and the PrintUI theme for you for a one time fee of $999 (plus the PrintUI Pro setup fee).

For those customers who want the quickest and easiest path to getting started, we now offer a completely PrintUI hosted option, including the Magento CE store itself. The fees listed below are only for the store hosting (i.e., they do not include the PrintUI Pro setup or monthly subscription fees).

- If you want to use the PrintUI Magento theme there’s a one time $299 setup fee plus either $49 per month (low traffic site) or $199 per month (high traffic site).
- If you want to use your own Magento theme there’s a one time $999 setup fee plus either $69 per month (low volume site) or $249 per month (high volume site).

In all cases, if you want a completely custom theme created from your design files we can provide you a quote to create a custom Magento CE theme for you.

Click here for details and pricing: http://printui.com/magento.php.

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Features—Arbitrary Shapes

PrintUI now supports any InDesign object you can draw!

One of the new features we recently pushed out was support for arbitrary InDesign shapes. Until now, PrintUI supported only text frames and rectangular objects.

We now have greatly improved the robustness of object support and any object you can draw using the pen tool in InDesign is fully supported! This includes circles, stars, random shapes and even compound paths such as doughnuts!

Additonally, any shape can contain an image. To support arbitrary shapes with images, you will need to add a place-holder image in InDesign. Once the image is placed, it can be replaced in the web editor using the image galleries.

We know that a number of our clients have been waiting for this feature, and we’re very happy to offer this new feature. The only shapes that PrintUI will not allow are objects with corner effects, straight lines, or paths with arrowheads.

To upload templates with non-rectangular shapes, make sure you have the PrintUI panel version 2.0.19 or higher.

We’re looking forward to seeing what creative juices will flow on PrintUI!

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Features—Mistakes Happen

That’s Why Auto-save is So Important

One of the features that has been requested a number of times is the ability for PrintUI to automatically save a document to the server while working.

We’re happy to announce that PrintUI now supports auto-save, so your users never have to worry about losing their work. By default, the application saves every five minutes if necessary, as well as any time a page is switched. The auto-save interval is customizable via a flashvar. See the developer documentation for full details.

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Features—New PrintUI Localizations

We have PrintUI users all over the world, and we constantly add new languages as user demand requires. We’ve recently added a number of languages. We’re happy to say that PrintUI now supports 9 different languages and there are more in the pipeline!

Currently we support the following languages:

  • English (US)
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • Mexican Spanish
  • Turkish
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese

If your language is not in the list, please let us know, and you can help us add it!

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Features—Text Frame Resizing

Until today, PrintUI had two types of text frames: unlocked frames and locked frames.

Locked frames had the behavior that they expanded in height but had a fixed width, while unlocked frames expanded in both directions. The direction that text frames expand were dependent on the vertical justification settings of the frame and the alignment of the text.

This behavior was a bit limiting in some situations, and we’re happy to announce that we now fully support the Auto-size settings in InDesign.
Text Frame Options

Starting with version 2.0.18 of the InDesign panel, any template uploaded using InDesign CS6 or later will honor the auto-size settings native to InDesign with two caveats:
1) “No Line Breaks” will automatically be checked on upload.
2) “Height and Width (Keep Proportions)” will behave like “Height and Width” in the web app.

The auto-size setting are independent of the locked state of the frame, so both locked and unlocked frames can have any autosize behavior.

If a frame is not set to expand in both directions, there will now be resize handles in the app for unlocked frames. This will allow changing the dimensions of the width, height or both — depending on the auto-size settings.

It’s important to note that if auto-size is off, text can become overset while editing. The web app will show an overset icon, but it is the user’s responsibility to edit the text to remove any oversets.

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Features—New Search Feature for Image Galleries

PrintUI image galleries now support the ability to search for images.  This capability can be added to any gallery, but the implementation will vary.  For example, for galleries that connect to a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system, the gallery connector code will usually just call the DAM’s search API to do the search.  Similarly, for stock photography galleries (such as the new Fotolia gallery), an API at the stock photo site is used do do the search.  However, it is also quite feasible to “roll your own” search capability within the connector code for the gallery.  That’s the way that the search capability works for the demo galleries on printui.com.

For more information, please contact us at PrintUI.

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