17 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 7:00 AM by Johannes Eckert RSS

    What's new in V21?

    minia92 Community Member

      Hi there what are the upcoming new features in v 21 and myabe others ?

       

      I heard once about opensource maybe....

        • 1. Re: What's new in V21?
          Bob Bringhurst - Adobe Adobe Employee

          The DPS team did a lot of infrastructure work, so the v21 release isn't nearly as robust as some earlier releases. Here's a list that I'll push live later today:

           

          Viewer Version control

           

          When you create a new folio using the v21 Folio Builder panel, you can target either the v20 or v21 viewer version. This option is especially useful if either the newest version of the Adobe Content Viewer is awaiting approval or if you’re creating folios for a v20 viewer app. If you create a v20 folio, you can edit the folio’s properties to update it to v21. However, you cannot roll back a v21 folio to v20. You cannot specify a viewer version earlier than v20.

           

          Preview on Device for active layout (iOS)

           

          Before v21, Preview on Device was available only for entire folios. With v21, you can now use Preview on Device in the Folio Overlays panel to preview the current layout (iOS only). Connect your iPad or iPhone to your computer and open the Adobe Content Viewer app. In the Folio Overlays panel, choose Preview on [device name].

           

          Social Sharing improvements

           

          Several Social Sharing limitations have been addressed. Nested overlays, buttons, videos, HTML articles, and scrollable frames now work much better in the Web Viewer. In addition, the Web Viewer now displays articles marked as Advertisement or Hide from TOC properly.

           

          You can use the Account Administration tool to turn off Web Viewer while still enabling social sharing through the iPad.

           

          Auto-view during folio download

           

          When the Download or Buy button is tapped in the viewer library, the viewer displays the folio while remaining articles continue to download. Before this release, the View button became active during download, but the user had to tap it to begin viewing the folio.

           

          Auto-download after successful subscription

           

          When a user successfully subscribes to a viewer app, the most recent folio begins downloading automatically. Users no longer need to tap the Download button.

          • 2. Re: What's new in V21?
            minia92 Community Member

            Hi Bob

             

            Well thank you for those helpful information

             

            Auto-download after successful subscription

            Will it be also automatic on "Multi folio" with no subscription ?

            SO that means as soon as a users open his app it automatically download every new folio ? or is this updated folio (already dowloaded by users)

            • 3. Re: What's new in V21?
              Bob Bringhurst - Adobe Adobe Employee

              No, just subscriptions. With a multi-folio app, users still need to tap the Dowload (or Buy) button. When they do so, the folio is displayed as soon as all the high-priority articles are downloaded.

              • 4. Re: What's new in V21?
                patricklai

                Hi Bob

                 

                What bug fixes in V21 Viewer (IOS/Android)?

                • 5. Re: What's new in V21?
                  Bob Bringhurst - Adobe Adobe Employee

                  I'm still gathering that information. I'll update the release notes article when I finish.

                  • 6. Re: What's new in V21?
                    Branislav Milic Community Member

                    "Preview on Device for active layout (iOS)

                     

                    Before v21, Preview on Device was available only for entire folios. With v21, you can now use Preview on Device in the Folio Overlays panel to preview the current layout (iOS only). Connect your iPad or iPhone to your computer and open the Adobe Content Viewer app. In the Folio Overlays panel, choose Preview on [device name]."

                     

                     

                    This requires a little bit more explanation on how to link the iPad to the Mac.

                    • 7. Re: What's new in V21?
                      Branislav Milic Community Member

                      What is the "Web Viewer" ?

                      • 8. Re: What's new in V21?
                        BobLevine UGM

                        Just use the USB cable. Same one you use to sync with iTunes.

                         

                         

                         

                        Bob

                        • 9. Re: What's new in V21?
                          Bob Bringhurst - Adobe Adobe Employee

                          Branislav, the updated "What's new" topics will have links to the appropriate topics. There's no point in going into the full details here. Quickly, Web Viewer lets users see shared articles in a web browser on a computer.

                          • 10. Re: What's new in V21?
                            Branislav Milic Community Member

                            > Just use the USB cable. Same one you use to sync with iTunes.

                             

                            Never worked on my Mac.

                            • 11. Re: What's new in V21?
                              BobLevine UGM

                              No problems here.

                               

                               

                               

                              Bob

                              • 12. Re: What's new in V21?
                                Laubender MVP

                                @Branislav – no problems with me here. My configuration is:

                                 

                                Mac OSX 10.6.8
                                InDesign CS 5.5 v7.5.3

                                DPS v20 (at the last time I tested, soon v21 for the Folio Builder Panel)

                                iPad3

                                 

                                To get it to work, you have to open the Content Viewer app on the iPad, then the connection to the option viewing on iPad is established.

                                 

                                BUT: with one of my students I had issues with that feature using InDesign CS5 on Mac OSX 10.5.8 (he provided his own Mac).
                                Never worked that out due lack of time (was the last day of the seminar I was holding).

                                 

                                Uwe

                                • 13. Re: What's new in V21?
                                  Martin Lér Community Member

                                  Hello Bob,

                                   

                                  yeah, it's good that team little bit slowed down and is working on backend too. But i'm quite a LOT missing single-issue support for iPhone

                                   

                                  Anyway, known problem was missing support for multiple files import with CS6 files when alternative layouts are used. Is there any news in this area, or this feature is still not working?

                                  • 14. Re: What's new in V21?
                                    Johannes Eckert Community Member

                                    it is also not yet possible to use PDF folios and alternative layouts from

                                    CS6. this bug is not on the "bugs to be fixed" list. any update on that? I

                                    will test the import feature soon, Martin.

                                     

                                    —Johannes

                                    • 15. Re: What's new in V21?
                                      Neil Enns - Adobe Adobe Employee

                                      Martin, there is no change in support for importing alternate layout InDesign documents, unfortunately.

                                       

                                      The bugs regarding PDF folios and alternate layouts should be resolved, Johannes.

                                       

                                      Neil

                                      • 16. Re: What's new in V21?
                                        Johannes Eckert Community Member

                                        Thanks Neil, will check again and come back to you.

                                         

                                        —Johannes

                                        • 17. Re: What's new in V21?
                                          Johannes Eckert Community Member

                                          Yep, PDF and alternative layouts now work together. yay! thanks for the

                                          heads up (don't know what my inital tests screwed up).

                                           

                                          but there is a separate bug:

                                          when using the new preview on device from the Folio Overlays panel, only

                                          the alternative layout you have currently selected in InDesign will be

                                          displayed on the iPad.

                                           

                                           

                                          —Johannes