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Content Viewer from V22 not working

Aug 7, 2012 2:06 PM

I want to quickly report that I just build a v22 content viewer (v2.7.0.17.56182) and many items in my library are not working: I cannot open folios with the "View" button, nothing is happening.

 

Some that I can open (only 1 of 20) only shows the first page.

 

These are folios that are comming from the server, not direct preview.

 

Also, downloading new folios is not working "Cannot connect to server at this time", wich might be just because of the ongoing server update?

 

—Johannes

 
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  • Bob Bringhurst
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    Aug 7, 2012 2:11 PM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    I'll find out if this is a temporary problem caused by the updates or a problem with the Viewer Builder. Thanks for reporting.

     
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    Aug 7, 2012 5:33 PM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    Johannes - I built a custom Adobe Content Viewer and it worked fine for me. I deleted the previous version first, synced, and then loaded it. Can you try that and let me know if it works for you?

     

    I think you're confusing hot zones with two-finger swiping. Hot Zones are enabled in Viewer Builder, and they let you tap the edge of the page to move to the next or previous article. Two-finger swiping is enabled for all v22 viewers and lets you jump across pages in a flattened stack.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 12:13 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    Dear Bob,

     

    I have exact the same problems as Johannes.

     

    • Hotzones are not working for me at all in my custom viewer (also tried with App uninstalled from iPad and deleted in iTunes). Another updated App works fine for the moment.
    • Some Folios will not open when clicking on view. This happens in the custom viewer and in the updated App (until complete reinstall and redownload of the folios). This needs a hotfix. We can't write in the AppStore that the consumer has to completely reinstall the App. I'm not sure but I think Apple will not allow this at all? Not even to think about the download count
     
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    Aug 8, 2012 6:18 AM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    I'll ask around. Thanks for reporting.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:31 AM   in reply to Bob Bringhurst

    Regarding previously downloaded folios not Viewing, please help in confirming a few things.

     

    Here are my assumptions:

    1. In a previous version of a custom viewer you download several folios.
    2. All folios can be viewed.
    3. You build a v22 version of the custom viewer with the same viewer attributes.
    4. You drag-and-drop the viewer into iTunes, which replaces the previous version in the iTunes library.
    5. You sync to your iPad, which replaces the previous version on your iPad.
    6. You launch, and tap view on all folios. Some view without issue, some do not view at all.

     

    Do these set of steps accurately reflect what you are seeing?

    Also, which previous version were you using? v21, v20? Something earlier?

     

    Second, for the folios that cannot be viewed is there any pattern or attribute that you can think of that may cause the issue?

    Are these folios "Retail" or "Free"?

    Prior to app upgrade were they in a fully downloaded state, or were they in progress at the time of upgrade?

    For the folios that do not view, had they been in the Library for several days/weeks/months?

     

    I ask these questions because internally we've tried a number of upgrade scenarios and have not reproduced the problem yet, so your help in helping us understand what conditions might trigger the problem is greatly appreciated.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:56 AM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    Johannes, I'm unfamiliar with the process of updating an app through Safari. Can you share a pointer on how to do this so we can try it out?

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 11:22 AM   in reply to Nathan Marroquin

    Hi Nathan,

     

    In a previous version of a custom viewer you download several folios.

    Yes

     

     

    All folios can be viewed.

    Yes

     

     

    You build a v22 version of the custom viewer with the same viewer attributes.

    Yes, but not just a custom viewer. Also a developer build of a multi-folio App

     


    You drag-and-drop the viewer into iTunes, which replaces the previous version in the iTunes library.

    For the custom viewer, I used drag&drop with replacement of the App before.

    The developer build was not anymore in the iTunes Library but still installed on the iPad.

     


    You sync to your iPad, which replaces the previous version on your iPad.

    Yes

     


    You launch, and tap view on all folios. Some view without issue, some do not view at all.

    Yes

     

    Do these set of steps accurately reflect what you are seeing?

    Yes

     

     

    Also, which previous version were you using? v21, v20? Something earlier?

    Mixed. But mainly v21

    The custom viewer had folios downloaded from the frontend Account and directly transfered from InDesign within the Folio Builder Panel

    The dev build had only fully published folios

     

     

    Second, for the folios that cannot be viewed is there any pattern or attribute that you can think of that may cause the issue?

    I'm not sure anymore but I think that the folios that are WORKING are all these transfered directly from InDesign to the Viewer.

     


    Are these folios "Retail" or "Free"?

    Free

     


    Prior to app upgrade were they in a fully downloaded state, or were they in progress at the time of upgrade?

    fully downloaded

     


    For the folios that do not view, had they been in the Library for several days/weeks/months?

    mixed: at least days and weeks

     

     


     
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    Aug 9, 2012 9:06 AM   in reply to Yves Apel - IC

    Thanks Yves, are you also installing the application over the air using ad-hoc distribution?

     

    Also, for the affected folios could you include a screenshot of the library and identify the folios in the state? Given that we haven't reproduced this internally I'm hoping a visual inspection can give us some clue as to what would cause this.

     

    Thanks for your cooperation and patience as we try to work through this.

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 11:10 AM   in reply to Nathan Marroquin

    Hi Nathan,

     

    Thanks Yves, are you also installing the application over the air using ad-hoc distribution?

    No, we have the pro version of the ADPS Tools. There is no Enterprise Build available.

     

     

    Also, for the affected folios could you include a screenshot of the library and identify the folios in the state? Given that we haven't reproduced this internally I'm hoping a visual inspection can give us some clue as to what would cause this.

    I had already replaced the Custom Viewer with a reinstall. But there is a chance that there is another iPad of our production team, not yet updated with the latest version of custom viewer. I will let you know if I have some news. Is there an adress where I can send the screenshots, if any?

     

     

    Did you try the following in your tests?: Create a custom viewer (v21) with an OLD VERSION of the Viewer Builder. Install it on the iPad. Download some published, non-published and directly transfered folios. Create then a new custom viewer (v22), with the latest version of the Viewer Builder. Update the new custom viewer on the iPad. This must result in the behaviour that Johannes and me were noticing.

     

     

    I don't know when I can make tests to this problem. I'm currently battleing with the new found error "[Error: exportArticleFolio]" (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1046825?tstart=0) that is driving me crazy. I have to contact the gold support tomorrow as the customer wasn't amused that the presentation was not possible due to this errors and this is getting high priority.

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 11:39 AM   in reply to Yves Apel - IC

    Hi,

     

    I found the time to test on another iPad that had the old content viewer installed (not that easy).

    I created the update to the v22 custom viewer over iTunes.

     

    Result: Some folios are working. Some not. They come from different accounts. They have been directly transfered from the folio builder or downloaded from digitalpublishing.acrobat.com. Mixed v20 and v21 folios.

    The only thing that may be a common mark is that folios published before June seem working and folios published from beginning June aren't. It is possible that folios created with the v21 plugins are affected.

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:57 AM   in reply to Yves Apel - IC

    Hi Yves,

     

    Thanks for the additional details. We will follow up on your theory regarding publishing time frame. I believe my own testing involved folios published in May, which may explain the success case.

     
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