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FusionPro VDP Software Version History

FusionPro VDP software version history is listed below. Please visit the FusionPro VDP Software download page to obtain the most recent installer files for each of the currently supported versions of the FusionPro VDP software.

Each release listed below is for the FusionPro VDP suite of applications (FusionPro Creator, FusionPro Producer, and FusionPro Server) and is either a major version (a “.0″ release such as 6.0), a minor version (a “non .0 release” such as 6.2), or a patch release (patch releases are for both major and minor versions).

With limited exceptions, all minor versions of FusionPro Desktop were complimentary upgrades to customers that had previously purchased that product version (for example, FusionPro Desktop 5.8 was complimentary upgrade to all FusionPro Desktop 5.0 and 5.1 customers). Also, all major releases of FusionPro Desktop listed required a purchase to upgrade from the previous version (upgrading from 5.8 to 6.0 required payment of an upgrade free, where applicable).

MarcomCentral Web-to-Print, our Collateral Management offering, has been upgraded continually with each new release of the FusionPro VDP suite listed here.

FusionPro VDP Suite v10

FusionPro v10.0.3 (Windows) and v10.0.3 (Mac)

Release Date: August 1, 2016

Enhancements:

  • Custom Clipping Paths for Graphics
  • Multiline Record Support
  • Improved InDesign Export
  • Support for Excel in External Data Files
  • Built-in Ad Resizing Functions
  • Color QR Barcodes
  • Improved Support for Acrobat DC
  • Page Management On Variable Length Documents

FusionPro VDP Suite v9.3

FusionPro v9.3.21 (Windows) and v9.3.22 (Mac)

Release Date: September 10, 2015

Enhancements:

  • Support for InDesign CC 2014, InDesign CC 2015
  • Support for Acrobat DC
  • Natively read in Excel XLS and XLSX files
  • Natively read in dBase DBF files
  • Support for Macintosh Yosemite
  • Speed Improvement for FusionPro Producer and Server
  • Improved Web Services system for FP Server customers

Issues Addressed:

  • HTML web links disabled
  • “Critical Parser Error” when opening FusionPro document while Enfocus Pitstop is installed
  • Create over 65535 image QR barcodes on Windows
  • Fix to properly save advanced settings in FusionPro Imposer
  • Fixes for Mac font handling (FP-12180, FP-12324, and FP-12335)
  • Fixes for table leading/li>
  • Added “Preserve 9.1 Collect Format” check box
  • Speed optimizations, especially in FP Server on Windows
  • Support for stacked imposition with ODBC data
  • Files in collected Zip files show the correct collect date and time
  • Fixes for Personalized Image generation in FP Server and MarcomCentral compositions (FP-12250)
  • PitStop conflicts fixed
  • Repeatable component fixes
  • Dialog modality fixes (mainly on Windows)
  • Fixes for emitting blank pages for bad record chunks and incomplete imposition signatures
  • FP-11987: Repeated font in PPML
  • FP-12310: Dragging Values Into Condition Statement Of The Drag and Drop Rule Wizard Not Working
  • FP-12345: PPML font fixes
  • FP-12290: PPML Transparency
  • FP-12346: Case sensitivity doesn’t “stick” when editing a rule
  • FP-12350: Case sensitivity doesn’t “stick” when editing text
  • FP-12281: DataMatrix barcodes on Mac not working
  • FP-12112: Fonts in text frame on repeatable component page do not embed
  • FP-12254: Hebrew text typesetting issue
  • FP-12278: Crash when loading a PDF resource in OnRecordStart in preprocessing
  • FP-12259: Incorrect Server Guide Documentation Installed
  • FP-12262 and FP-12263: Changes To Rule Editor Font Type Not Saved Correctly
  • Fixes to Switch Wizard rules (FP-12256 and others)
  • FP-12267: Mac Dialogs Have Limited To No Tab Functionality
  • All references to “FusionPro Direct” changed to “FusionPro Producer” or “FusionPro VDP Producer” in GUI
  • FP-12287: Stacked Imposition Appends Non-Chunked Output File Name With A “1”
  • FP-12294: Font Replacement Not Shown Immediately After Replacement Is Made – Mac Only
  • FP-12297: TLS Setting For Email Notification Of Finished Jobs Not Being Used By FP Producer
  • FP-12308: Switching During Composition To Allow Unicode Characters Creates Additional Pages In Outputd
  • FP-12291: PPML Output with Original Graphics showing FusionPro Annotation text on pages after first page
  • FP-12309, FP-12310, FP-10457, FP-10460: Drag-and-Drop Rule Editor fixes
  • FP-12332: Incorrect output with a CID-encoded Unicode font in Assets.dat where a different version of the font is installed
  • FP-12343: Trademark Symbols Missing From FusionPro About Box on Windows
  • FP-12385: Spot Color Created In Rule Does Not Render As Such In Output
  • FP-12342: Chart min and max scale fixes
  • More accurate list of collected fonts in the collect log
  • FPW-34805: Inadvertent graphic up-sampling
  • Arabic and Hebrew typesetting fixes

FusionPro VDP Suite v9.2

FusionPro v9.2.20 (Windows) and v9.2.25 (Mac)

Release Date: April 10, 2014

Update release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 9.2 for Windows (Mac available week of April 14, 2014)

Enhancements:

  • User Interface In Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
  • Support for Macintosh Mavericks
  • Support for InDesign CC 9.2
  • Support to specify encoding of external data files
  • Better defaults in selecting flat-file delimiter
  • QR Barcodes Support Unicode
  • Create Output Folders Dynamically
  • Abort Record/Job JavaScript Function
  • Write Temp Files to Generated Folder (Producer and Producer API Only)
  • Better Support for Non-Admin Users

Issues Addressed:

  • Chart Frame Dialogs properly retain settings when changing tabs
  • Properly launch product activation with admin privileges under UAC
  • Validate input of JPG options dialog

FusionPro VDP Suite v9.1

FusionPro v9.1.0 (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: June 27, 2013

Update release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 9.1 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Retain form fields and annotations from template and PDF images
  • Simplification of image downsample options

Issues Addressed:

  • On Windows 8, some EPS images are not converted to PDF during composition
  • Some XML Template Rules are not composing on MarcomCentral

FusionPro VDP Suite v9.0

FusionPro v9.0.3 (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: March 5, 2013

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 9.0 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Acrobat 11 Support
  • Windows 8 Support
  • Improved handling of Alpha Channels in Graphics
  • XML template rule for GS1 Stacked barcode added
  • Improvements to the importing of presorted cleansed data zip files.
  • Support for US Territories in list cleanser utility
  • Improvements to Auto-detection if fonts are missing

Issues Addressed:

  • On Windows 7, you cannot install FusionPro with a non-admin user (FP-11905)
  • On Windows, the user is not prompted to select a language during install. (FP-11916)
  • Composition with fixed-length data fields and stacked imposition causes some data to be lost. (FP-11929)
  • The composition setting’s Search Path box will not take a relative file path. (FP-11931)
  • Template using repeatable components and the repeat record count slows down in composition after each chunk is written out (FP-11934)

FusionPro VDP Suite v8.2

FusionPro v8.2.7 (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: October 25, 2012

Release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 8.2 for Windows and Mac

Issues Addressed:

  • VIPP composition on Mac to a network location causes an error (FP-11802)
  • Normalizer error when exporting from Quark on Mac Lion and Snow Leopard (FP-11872)
  • When composing to HP PPML, the pst-81.dos file is missing from the fonts location (FP-11901)
  • When installing on Mac Leopard, the registration dialog does not appear (FP-11908)
  • Non-admin Mac user unable to install after aborted installation by admin user(FP-11909)

FusionPro v8.2.5 (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: October 5, 2012

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 8.2 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion Support
  • Ability to presort data lists with the integration of FusionPro and TecMailing. Also includes subscription purchasing, to buy annual subscriptions to Tec Mailing.
  • Include barcode information on back of imposed sheet.
  • Ability to move slug/job information on imposed sheet to any location.
  • Able to re-calculate rules on a frame-by-frame basis, thereby creating content based on frame position and size.
  • Auto-lead adjustment feature where leading for paragraph can be set to a multiple of the standard lead. This is useful to make custom leading that works in copyfitting.
  • Ability to change the line spacing for a paragraph to a value other than single line spacing.
  • Reformat page number (including changing starting page number)
  • Stacked GS-1 barcode for coupon use
  • Auto-detection and optional font replacement if fonts are missing when opening job for editing
  • Minimum row height for tables, which assists in lining up tables next to each other.

Issues Addressed:

  • Font loading problems on Mac 10.6 with Fusionpro v8 (FP-11894)
  • Variable information sporadically drops outs in JLYT output on HP Indigo (FP-11884)
  • PDF/VT issue when composing jobs with more than 10,000 output pages (FP-11881)
  • InDesign Crashes When Exporting one customer’s file (FP-11873)
  • JS Password Not Working In OnRecordStart (FP-11747)
  • Unable to load AGaramond Font (FP-11892)

FusionPro VDP Suite v8.1

FusionPro v8.1.2 (Windows) and FusionPro v8.1.2 (Mac)

Release Date: August 13, 2012

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 8.1 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Adobe InDesign CS6 Support
  • Support for Hebrew and Arabic typesetting
  • Stroked Text Effect
  • General Mac Font Loading enhancements
  • Ability to add a new color during composition

Issues Addressed:

  • On Mac Snow Leopard, EPS images are not converted properly (FP-11856)
  • Fonts installed with Suitcase Fusion program causes a Load Fonts to crash (FP-11853 and FP-11854)
  • On Windows, a frame border set to None that has a fill color applied has a black border applied to it instead (FP-11842)
  • On Mac, the imposition is not correct when composing to VPS (FP-11837)
  • FusionPro encoding of IDAutomationC128 does not render correctly (FP-11830)
  • On Mac, the QR Barcode Graphic rule is not working (FP-11829)
  • The JLYT output file has an incorrect extension of “jlyt” instead of “jlt” (FP-11825)
  • In FusionPro Producer/Direct, PS output does not scale best fit graphics correctly (FP-11818)
  • JLYT output is missing the static background and fails to rip correctly (FP-11817)
  • The User Guide’s Table of Content’s hyperlinks for Appendix B do not work (FP-11809)
  • Quark export error on Mac OS 10.6 with Quark 8.5 and Acrobat 9 (FP-11763)
  • The border and fill color specified in an “Overflow To” text frame on an Overflow page is not honored during composition (FP-11697)
  • VIPP output is not honoring superscript setting (FP-11627)
  • Changing a frame’s properties causes unwarranted undo messages (FP-11114)
  • On Mac, the FP Direct Monitor will not refresh to connect to a different scheduler (FP-10643)

FusionPro VDP Suite v8.0

FusionPro v8.0.20 (Windows) and FusionPro v8.0.13 (Mac)

Release Date: March 29, 2012

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 8.0 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Mac OS X Lion Support
  • HTML Email output
  • NCOA/CASS
  • Rounded Rectangles
  • Oval Frames
  • Feathering Effect
  • Moving frames in JavaScript
  • Arbitrarily Adjusting Stacking
  • Manual Breaking of Output Files
  • Setting password in JavaScript
  • Image Improvement in PPML

Issues Addressed:

  • Problems installing and loading IDAutomation fonts on Windows XP, 7, and Vista (FP-10648 and FP-10987)
  • Drop Shadows are shifted when page marks are applied to the output (FP-11506)
  • Drop Shadows are missing when a frame has a fill color (FP-11760)
  • JavaScript Helper list contains duplicate entries (FP-10612)
  • On Windows 7 and Vista, some of the formatting buttons in the Variable Text Editor are not clear as to whether or not they are selected (FP-10978)
  • In the Variable Text Editor, the Variables dropdown is hard to read for long names (FP-11751)
  • Bookmarks in PDF/VT output caused a crash on an old NexPress printer (FP-11592)
  • Graphic scaling of a PDF resource by its ArtBox is incorrect when the same graphic isn’t scaled to a different box in the job (FP-11682)

FusionPro VDP Suite v7.2

FusionPro v7.2P1k (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: September 19, 2011

Release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 7.2 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Adobe InDesign CS5.5 Support on Mac and Windows
  • Enhanced JDF support

Issues Addressed:

  • Postscript output option to duplex using a PPD file is not handled properly (FP-11574)
  • On Mac, JDF submission of a job with a space in the output file path is not handled properly (FP-11623)
  • ‘Change phone format’ rule is not included in Mac installation (FP-11599)
  • Composition does not properly handle parsing tags with empty attribute values (FP-11579)
  • Certain jobs do not handle composing large amounts of records and text frames properly (FP-11578)
  • Changing finishing settings back-and-forth between JDF and a PPD causes Acrobat to stop working (FP-11576)
  • Non-English Windows installer has the incorrect text where FP Direct should be specified (FP-11604)

FusionPro v7.2P1d (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: June 9, 2011

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 7.2 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Adobe Acrobat 10 Support on Mac and Windows
  • Quark 8.5 Support on Mac and Windows
  • JDF Finishing support
  • PDF/VT Output Format
  • Overprint Colors Supported
  • QR Barcodes as graphics to allow scaling
  • JPEG Output

Issues Addressed:

  • Imposition with vertical duplication isn’t handled properly (FP-11348)
  • One job’s commas not showing up in low-res proof (FP-11398)
  • XML control characters truncate in FP Expression images (FP-11454)
  • Acrobat closes when opening a PDF containing form fields (FP-11486)
  • When data source is edited through the Compose menu, the XML rules disappear (FP-11521)
  • Using the Input Options dialog sometimes causes the Drag-and-Drop rules and XML rule to disappear (FP-11528)
  • Mac’s Preview palette does not reset sometimes (FP-11545)
  • PFA font files need to be collected on the Mac (FP-11526)
  • Composition Advanced tab repeats ‘Abort on Errors of this Type’ text (FP-11542)
  • User Guide’s hyperlinks to page numbering is incorrect (FP-11429)

FusionPro VDP Suite v7.1

FusionPro v7.1P1c (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: September 30, 2010

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 7.1 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Adobe InDesign CS5 Support on Mac and Windows
  • FusionPro Direct Support on Windows 7, Vista, and Server 2008 R2
  • DL Queue Support on Windows 7, Vista, and Server 2008 R2
  • FusionPro Direct and FusionPro Server can run concurrently
  • Frame palette improvements including the ability to add/subtract values in X,Y,W,H boxes
  • Ability to preview repeatable component’s frame content
  • Rules dialog improvements
  • Graphics from the web can be returned using CreateResource function
  • QR Barcode rule improvements

Issues Addressed:

  • Better handling of PPD files (FP-11420 and FP-11451)
  • RGB JPEG image not printing properly in PostScript output on some printers
  • Better handling of refreshes in the FP Direct Monitor
  • The InDesign color Paper is renamed after exporting (FP-11393)
  • In chunked output, inline pdf images in the TextMeasurement function aren’t handled properly (FP-11386)
  • Data File dialog does not display percentage signs (FP-11444)
  • New colors are not automatically added in frame palettes (FP-11442)
  • Changing a field type to graphic isn’t automatically displayed in graphic palette (FP-11193)
  • JS GetSettableTextWidth function does not validate properly on Mac (FP-11436)
  • Collecting without images still collects FP Expression *.fpx files (FP-11446)
  • Black table borders in PostScript output sometimes do not display on shaded cells (FP-11452)
  • Preview fails in specific customer’s job (FP-11445)

FusionPro VDP Suite v7.0

FusionPro v7.0P1d (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: July 28, 2010

Patch release of version 7.0 for Windows and Mac

Issues Addressed:

  • Pages with names without PPD files assigned do not work properly (Mac only) (FP-11430)
  • Process tilde feature in QR barcode is not working (FP-11424)
  • Rule Wizard generates invalid and (font) tags when the color/font name contains a space (FP-11342)
  • XML Rules do not display on the Rules tab in Building Blocks. (FP-10537)
  • Available printers are not listed in Output to PS printer in Compose dialog on Mac 10.5 and 10.6 (FP-10904)
  • PPD settings are not parsed properly from some PPD files (FP-11421)

FusionPro v7.0P1b (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: June 29, 2010

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 7.0 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • Output Personalized Images with FusionPro Expression
  • Generate QR Barcodes
  • Proportionally Fill an Image Frame
  • Format Tables with JavaScript
  • Execute Complex Subset Finishing (Stapling, Binding, Paper Selection and More)
  • Ability to hold a JLYT job in the rip queue

Issues Addressed:

  • FusionPro server is not counting the concurrent instances running in Windows 2008 fast enough to reflect the actual processes running (FP-11404)

FusionPro VDP Suite v6.2

FusionPro v6.2P1a (Windows)

Release Date: February 25, 2010

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 6.2 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • QuarkXPress® 8 Support
  • InDesign® PDF Preset Selection on Export
  • InDesign Export Variable Text Retains Character/Paragraph Style
  • InDesign Missing Plug-in Warning Suppressed
  • Support for Frames Larger than a Body Page
  • Prevent Rule Loss on “Cancel” in Rules Dialog
  • Link to FusionPro User Forums
  • Retain Column Widths on Rules and Resources Dialogs (Mac)
  • FusionPro Server/Direct Warning if Composing Template From Newer Version of FusionPro

Issues Addressed:

  • Slug in imposed output can overlap page number in output (FP-10700)
  • After a “Collect” the “Collect Complete” message is not displayed correctly (FP-10803)
  • FP Direct Monitor date-sorting is incorrect (FP-10857)
  • Certain types of Rules (Templated and Drag/Drop) not imported on DEF import (FP-11171, FP-11363)
  • Certain types of Rules (Templated and Drag/Drop) deleted after editing flat data capability used (FP-11178, FP-11181)
  • Quark/InDesign Bleed Value in FusionPro Export Dialog appears blank until user clicks on it (FP-11196)
  • Fonts with certain characters in names, such as apostrophes, were not loading (FP-11297)
  • InDesign variable text export with mix of Unicode/non-Unicode text exported incorrectly to the FusionPro variable frames (FP-11327)
  • Frames cannot be rotated in Preview Mode (FP-11329)
  • FusionPro DIF files can be overwritten when editing multiple templates simultaneously (FP-11346)
  • Copy/paste text from InDesign with character styles – leading issues (FP-11352)

FusionPro VDP Suite v6.1

FusionPro v6.1P1m (Windows)

Release Date: December 14, 2009

Patch release of version 6.1 for Windows.

Issues Addressed:

  • Issue where graphic rules could return non-graphic resources (FP-11246)
  • Apostrophe in graphic name caused it to not appear in composed output (FP-11234)
  • Graphic resource override to clip graphic not being honored (FP-11235)
  • Use of NullResource() in text rules could cause rule name to appear in output (FP-11242)
  • Rare case of images not appearing in output when downsampling used (FP-11225)
  • In Collect dialog, path name changes when the ZIP option is desepected (FP-6158)
  • VIPP Output – case where variable text appears scrambled (FP-11228)
  • PPML Output – case where extraneous sub-folders are in PPML ZIP causing RIP failure (FP-11200)

FusionPro v6.1P1m (Mac)

Release Date: November 19, 2009

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 6.1 for Mac.

Enhancements:

  • Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) support
  • Underline/strikethrough modification for greater precision and more accurate weight

Issues Addressed:

  • Issue where graphic rules could return non-graphic resources (FP-11246)
  • Apostrophe in graphic name caused it to not appear in composed output (FP-11234)
  • Graphic resource override to clip graphic not being honored (FP-11235)
  • Use of NullResource() in text rules could cause rule name to appear in output (FP-11242)
  • Rare case of images not appearing in output when downsampling used (FP-11225)
  • In Collect dialog, path name changes when the ZIP option is desepected (FP-6158)
  • VIPP Output – case where variable text appears scrambled (FP-11228)
  • PPML Output – case where extraneous sub-folders are in PPML ZIP causing RIP failure (FP-11200)

FusionPro v6.1P1e (Windows)

Release Date: September 14, 2009

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 6.1 for Windows.

Enhancements:

  • AFP Output add-on for FusionPro Direct and FusionPro Server
  • Windows 7 support

Issues Addressed:

  • VIPP Output variable text characters rearranged with certain font (FP-11228)
  • Downsampling JPG Variable Image resulted in image not appearing in output (FP-11225)
  • PDF variable image with font that was not embedded resulted in error on PostScript composition (FP-11208)
  • PPML Output ZIP file contains extraneous files not required for job (FP-11200)
  • FusionPro Desktop collect dialog shows old path when ZIP option unchecked (FP-6158)
  • Rule Wizard (drag-drop rule editor) not able to be resized resulting in inability to edit some rule content

FusionPro VDP Suite v6.0

FusionPro v6.0P1f (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: April 22, 2009

Patch release of version 6.0 for Windows and Mac.

Enhancements:

  • Minor speed improvements for general FusionPro VDP compositions
  • FusionPro Direct Monitor ability to switch to a different FusionPro Direct scheduler

Issues Addressed:

  • Using SetBodyPageUsage() with repeat record capability drops variable content (FP-11166)
  • A number of fonts, including SatBar and dearJoe, not loading correctly (FP-11168)
  • Repeatable Components placed in body page frames with rotation do not rotate as expected (FP-11161)
  • FusionPro Direct/Server intermittent composition failure when large font files are used in the composition (FPW-11915)
  • Inline graphic not rotating in VDX output (FP-10981)

FusionPro v6.0P1e (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: February 2, 2009

Patch release of version 6.0 for Windows and Mac.

Enhancements:

  • Checkbox “Ignore record repeat during composition” added to FusionPro Desktop on the Mac.

Issues Addressed:

  • Temporary file created during InDesign template export with extension *.pdf.control is not deleted afterwards (FP-11135)
  • Preview fails for read-only PDF templates (FP-11132)
  • Previewing jobs With Tagged Text or ODBC input Produces FusionPro Fatal Error On Second Record (FP-11130, FP-11144)
  • Jobs with stacked imposition that use CurrentRecordNumber function do not order the pages correctly (FP-11129)
  • CMYK JPGs appear with colors inverted – negative image (FP-10850, FP-10834)
  • Mac registration prodactivate program starts up every time you preview or compose (FP-7772)

FusionPro v6.0P1c (Windows), v6.0P1b (Mac)

Release Date: January 16, 2009

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 6.0 for Windows and Mac

FusionPro Desktop 3.x, 4.x, and 5.x customers can purchase upgrade

Enhancements:

  • Support for Adobe Acrobat 9.0 on Windows and Mac
  • Support for Adobe InDesign CS4 on Windows and Mac
  • Repeat Record. Simple and effective rule-based method to repeat records via a single line of JavaScript in a FusionPro rule. Six additional properties in JavaScript to handle repeat record compositions workflows.
  • JavaScript Frame Controls. Access and modify over 50 variable frame properties in JavaScript including background color, content, and frame visibility
  • Repeatable Components. Now available for flat-data input, repeatable components allow for the re-use of small sub-sections of a design multiple times within a template

Issues Addressed:

  • Preview of HTML form when using the “Define HTML Form” feature on Mac resulted in a preview where fields were not shown.
  • On some installations, composing output with Unicode text gave errors during composition of “Error handling Unicode output…” and the Unicode text did not appear.
  • Issues addressed with the variable frame property dialog “Spinner Controls” – the up/down arrows on select property boxes on those dialogs.
  • Intermittent crash report of Acrobat when the application was exited have been resolved

FusionPro VDP Suite v5.8

FusionPro v5.8P2c (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: December 31, 2008

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 5.8 for Mac

Complimentary upgrade for all FusionPro Desktop 5.x customers

Patch release of version 5.8 for Windows.

Enhancements (Mac release):

  • Unicode VDP typesetting support. With this exciting new feature, FusionPro now supports the typesetting of variable text in the following 8 languages:- Chinese– Japanese– Korean– Russian– Finnish– Polish– Turkish– GreekThis is in addition to the languages which had previously been supported (the Latin-1 languages) which includes EFIGS (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish), Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian among others.Also included with this enhancement is a set of expanded hyphenation dictionaries to properly hyphenate typeset variable text in Dutch, Russian, Polish, Turkish, and Greek.
  • Black-only crop marks. An option now exists in the Imposition tab of the FusionPro Desktop Composition Dialog’s “Imposition” tab to specify that crop marks should be included solely in black for the VDP output. Previously, crop marks were created for CMYK + SPOT plates only (which is still the behavior when this feature is disabled).
  • Tagged markup input data files now support the “” tag (FP-11025)
  • Unicode characters now exported in variable text frame from InDesign CS2/CS3 (FP-11045)
  • Support soft return in FusionPro Desktop variable text editor (shift+return) (FP-11046)
  • Allow time-specific formatting in FormatDate() JavaScript method: (FP-11047)- h used to specify hours– n and nn used to specify number of minutes (m and mm used for month still)– s and ss to specify seconds– a used to specify am/pm– A used to specify AM/PM
  • Support Unicode characters in Superscript and Subscript (FP-11053)

Enhancements (Windows release):

  • FusionPro Server and Direct engine updated to support FusionPro 5.8 Mac templates. Note – this enhancement only applies to Server and Direct customers that have a need to compose FusionPro Desktop templates in FusionPro Server or Direct that specifically created in FusionPro Desktop 5.8 on the Mac.

FusionPro v5.8P1m (Windows only)

Release Date: October 10, 2008

Patch release of version 5.8 for Windows only.

Enhancements:

  • Tagged markup input data files now support the “” tag (FP-11025)
  • Unicode characters now exported in variable text frame from InDesign CS2/CS3 (FP-11045)
  • Support soft return in FusionPro Desktop variable text editor (shift+return) (FP-11046)
  • Allow time-specific formatting in FormatDate() JavaScript method: (FP-11047)- h used to specify hours– n and nn used to specify number of minutes (m and mm used for month still)– s and ss to specify seconds– a used to specify am/pm– A used to specify AM/PM
  • Support Unicode characters in Superscript and Subscript (FP-11053)

Issues Addressed:

  • InDesign CS3 to Acrobat 8.x export results in Acrobat crash in certain scenarios (FP-11028)
  • Inline images in table cells in a rotated table are positioned incorrectly in VDX output (FP-11048)
  • Euro Sign is not showing in PS and PDF output for certain fonts (FP-11049)
  • Text in Courier New and other monospaced font are not spaced properly in PDF output. Text collisions can occur. (FP-11050)
  • Rotated table cell text in a rotated table is positioned incorrectly in FusionPro output (FP-11051)
  • Some special characters (the registration mark, for example) do not show the right character when in superscript or subscript (FP-11058)

FusionPro v5.8P1g (Windows only)

Release Date: September 9, 2008

Patch release of version 5.8 for Windows only.

Issues Addressed:

  • Text appearing as “dots”. Variable text composed with certain fonts in FusionPro 5.8 appeared as “dots” in output. (FP-11020, FP-11014)
  • Select special characters not appearing in FusionPro Server output. Templates created with a version of FusionPro Desktop prior to 5.8 which were composed with FusionPro Server 5.8 had special characters, such as curly-quotes, trademark character, and the Euro symbol, not appearing in the output. (FP-11021)
  • Unicode UTF-16 encoded input data failed to compose with stacking. When using UTF-16 encoded Unicode data in a composition that uses stacking, some compositions gave a “no record found” message resulting in no output. (FP-11016)
  • A small number of variable images are over-enlarged – up to 4x in some cases – which had been fine in versions of FusionPro prior to 5.8. (FP-11007)

FusionPro v5.8P1d (Windows only)

Release Date: August 28, 2008

Patch release of version 5.8 for Windows only.

Issues Addressed:

  • JS function to return page count of a PDF document crashes server when it is used in OnRecordStart combined with output chunking. (FP-11006)
  • FusionPro Server issue. Bullet characters (and other special characters) used in templates created with FusionPro Desktop 5.1 or earlier are not appearing in FusionPro Server output. (FP-11005)
  • Non-breaking space entity ( ) is getting replaced with a question mark character. (FP-10998)
  • Superscript and Subscript not outputting correctly for some jobs. (FP-10977)
  • JLYT output. Some objects on the page are misplaced. (FP-10965)
  • FusionPro Direct. Errors given in some environments when FusionPro 5.8P1b was used to submit jobs to FusionPro Direct. (FP-11002)

FusionPro v5.8P1b (Windows only)

Release Date: July 28, 2008

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 5.8 for Windows

Complimentary upgrade for all FusionPro Desktop 5.x customers

Enhancements:

    • Unicode VDP typesetting support. With this exciting new feature, FusionPro now supports the typesetting of variable text in the following 8 languages:- Chinese– Japanese– Korean– Russian– Finnish– Polish– Turkish– GreekThis is in addition to the languages which had previously been supported (the Latin-1 languages) which includes EFIGS (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish), Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian among others.Also included with this enhancement is a set of expanded hyphenation dictionaries to properly hyphenate typeset variable text in Dutch, Russian, Polish, Turkish, and Greek.
  • Black-only crop marks. An option now exists in the Imposition tab of the FusionPro Desktop Composition Dialog’s “Imposition” tab to specify that crop marks should be included solely in black for the VDP output. Previously, crop marks were created for CMYK + SPOT plates only (which is still the behavior when this feature is disabled).

FusionPro VDP Suite v5.1

FusionPro v5.1P2c (Mac only)

Release Date: September 4, 2008

Patch release of version 5.1 for Mac only.

Issues Addressed:

  • FusionPro PDF template and DEF file grow in file size on the Mac when templated rules are used. Result can be slower composition speeds and issues uploading DEF files to FusionPro Web. (FP-11008)
  • Cannot save rules with errors. When attempting to save a rule that has errors, a dialog appears alerting the user to this. There is no way to dismiss the dialog without losing the latest edits to the rule. (FP-10970)

FusionPro v5.1P2b (Mac only)

Release Date: April 14, 2008

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 5.1 for Mac

Complimentary upgrade for all FusionPro Desktop 5.x customers

This release features a change to Mac file path references which are used within FusionPro rules, among other places. Please view the FusionPro 5.1 Release Notes for additional information about this important change.

Enhancements:

  • Support for Adobe Acrobat 8.0 on Mac
  • Support for Adobe InDesign CS3 on Mac
  • Support for Mac OS 10.5

FusionPro v5.1P1a (Windows only)

Release Date: December 21, 2007

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 5.1 for Windows

Complimentary upgrade for all FusionPro Desktop 5.x customers

Enhancements:

  • Support for Adobe InDesign CS3 on Windows

FusionPro VDP Suite v5.0

FusionPro v5.0P1b (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: November 16, 2007

Patch release of version 5.0 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements :

  • PDF Partial transparency detection. Any transparent region between 0% and 100% transparency in PDF template or variable images will be detected and reported to the user during composition.
  • FusionPro Server composition speed improvement and improved memory usage allows select jobs to compose faster as well as larger record-set compositions.
  • Crop marks and imposition slug are now colored as the SPOT color “registration”
  • Slug (page info option in composition output) change. The file name field at the bottom of a page (sheet) is changed to the output file name. Note that the imposition job slug info will replace the file name field.

Issues Addressed:

  • Drop-shadows were being placed on incorrect records in stacked, imposed output.
  • Drop Shadow DPI setting of 150 was not honored correctly in composition on FusionPro Direct and Server.

FusionPro v5.0P1a (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: October 18, 2007

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 5.0 for Windows and Mac

FusionPro Desktop 3.x and 4.x customers can purchase upgrade

Enhancements:

  • Variable text on a curve support
  • Drop-shadow support on variable text
  • Support for larger HP PPML print stream files
  • Addition of optimization for Intellistream PPML output for Xeikon workflows

FusionPro VDP Suite v4.2

FusionPro v4.2P1d (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: June 11, 2007

Patch release of version 4.2 for Windows and Mac

Issues Addressed :

  • Unable To Preview A Specific Record when input into the preview dialogue (Mac)
  • Rule Wizard crashes Acrobat when typing in a value for comparison (Mac)
  • Rule Editor Stuck behind Input Options Dialog (Mac)
  • Opening jobs with large input data files causes delay in opening template (Windows and Mac)

FusionPro v4.2P1b (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: June 5, 2007

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 4.2 for Windows and Mac

Complimentary upgrade for all FusionPro Desktop 4.x customers

Enhancements:

  • Support for Acrobat 8 on Windows
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Almost a dozen enhancements to the FusionPro Desktop JavaScript Rules Editor including:- Configurable JavaScript syntax coloring and typeface– Code auto-completion (editor suggests possible JavaScript syntax)– Code folding (collapse large code segments)– Find and Replace (with Replace All option)– Code indentation memory (auto-tabs to last tab level)– Undo/Redo– Tab block Indent (selected text block tab/un-tab)– Line Numbering– Block select (holding alt key)
  • Inclusion of the Intelligent Mail Barcode (aka “IMB”, “4-State”, “OneCode”)
  • Support for Eight “Insert” type page media commands for VDX output
  • Support for spot colors in FusionPro chart output
  • “Reset all” feature for Palettes. Resets palettes to their default location on the screen.

Issues Addressed:

  • ‘Fit to Shortest Edge’ graphic scaling value not working in some instances (FP-10060)
  • JLYT imposition overlaps on abutted items with bleed (FP-10363)
  • Color changes of variable text in JLYT output in rare instances.( FP-10381)
  • Some images shifted in imposed JLYT output (FP-10417)
  • ‘Page Info’ data sometimes not appearing on imposed JLYT output. (FP-10541)
  • Quark 7 Mac template export corrupted FusionPro preferences files (FP-10523)
  • Some collected Mac fonts were not available to FusionPro Server composition (FP-10540)
  • Missing end table tag () in tagged markup causes a crash (FP-10550)
  • ‘Suppress if containing empty variables’ not working in tagged input (FP-10556)
  • Record selector in the preview dialogue reverting to record 1 after viewing rules dialogue (FP-10559)
  • Define HTML Form feature sometimes outputs spaces at the end of field names (FP-10563)
  • Default value for fields defined in ‘Define HTML Form’ not accepting more than 256 characters (FP-10574)

FusionPro VDP Suite v4.1

FusionPro v4.1P1b (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: February 13, 2007

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 4.1 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • New “Drag-Drop” Rules Editor. A whole new interface for creating variable text and graphic rules, this editor allows for moderately complex nested if/then rule creation along with Boolean (AND/OR) conditions all within a friendly and intuitive user interface. Complex rules are now possible without writing JavaScript
  • New Tab Stops capability to the variable text editor. Tab stops no longer requires the use of JavaScript
  • Tooltips added to FusionPro Desktop frame property dialogs to identify each option when hovering over.
  • Undo/redo functionality for FusionPro Desktop
  • Suppress background on composition. Useful in hybrid print workflows (offset shells with variable overlays) where the composite piece is designed but then the background is suppressed on final output.

FusionPro VDP Suite v4.0

FusionPro v4.0P1h (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: November 30, 2006

Patch release of version 4.0 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements :

  • Addition of PDF417 and DataMatrix barcodes along with JavaScript calls to run the associated algorithms for them
  • FusionPro Imposer allows user to set crop-mark length
  • HP PPML output enhancement to support global caching of objects external to the HP PPML print stream file

Issues Addressed :

  • When VDX is selected and “Save As” is pressed, “EFI PPML” text no longer appears.
  • Multi-file VDX issue resolved where clipped EPS images were shifting inside the graphic frame
  • Some Digimaster output was incorrect – variable graphics were dropped and replaced with file paths.
  • In multi-file VPS, an issue where unique variable element identifiers were incorrect has been addressed
  • FusionPro Imposer has been modified to make it clearer to the user what options are available to remove bleed and space between items on duplexed impositions
  • Issue where FP Imposer was not fully saving changes
  • Issue addressed where the combination of “signature rotation” and “sheet rotation” was rotated incorrectly
  • An issue where some slug information was not written to the FPI imposition file has been addressed
  • A situation where elements imposed in the last set of records in a job that used “x records per output file” were being arranged incorrectly
  • A condition where editing a rule template caused Acrobat to hang has been fixed
  • Graphic rules, created via the Edit Rules icon in the FusionPro toolbar, were not displaying in the graphic frameproperties box in the drop-down list
  • Text lost in variable text frame after renaming frame in document overview palette
  • The Document Overview palette now lists variable frames on newly inserted pages
  • “Frame is bigger than the page” condition can now easily be addressed by user
  • Document Overview Palette no longer closes when a frame is selected with the FusionPro Frame Selector
  • Font list drop-downs in the new “Templated Rules” are now in alphabetical order
  • Editing duplicated resources (text and graphic) resulted in editing to the original resource – not the copy.
  • A rare situation where a composition hung when composing “x records per output file” has been addressed

FusionPro v4.0P1f (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: November 11, 2006

Patch release of version 4.0 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements :

  • Orange FusionPro “F” button in the FusionPro toolbar will start data definition wizard on new jobs or bring up the steps palette on existing jobs
  • Inclusion of EAN128 barcode function
  • Numerous UI refinements initially made in the first 4.0 release
  • FusionPro Direct user interface enhancements

Issues Addressed:

  • “Document Overview” palette sometimes opened to a very small size
  • Several minor issues with palette behaviors addressed
  • Stability improvements to FusionPro Desktop
  • Rare case of imposed output with stacking resulting in duplicate records

FusionPro v4.0P1b (Windows and Mac)

Release Date: October 15, 2006

Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 4.0 for Windows and Mac

Enhancements:

  • First release of the FusionPro Direct product
  • Extensively redesigned user interface
  • New FusionPro VDP “Steps” Palette specifically designed for users new to the VDP workflow
  • New FusionPro toolbar in Acrobat
  • New Document Overview Palette
  • Redesigned compact frame property dialogs
  • Imposition enhancements including:- Eliminate bleed on abutted items. Allows for single “chop-cut” finishing with bleeds– Deep stack imposition support to handle much larger stack values– “Infinite Stack” setting which will auto-calculate stacking depth based on the number of records being composed– Ability to select starting corner on the sheet for where imposition is to start from– Ability to set order of items on the sheet (e.g. right-left then top-down or vice-versa)
  • Support for QuarkXPress 7.0
  • Option to not allow line breaks on copyfit
  • Setting to allow formatting of Formatted Text Resources to override formatting settings of frame inserted into
  • “Fit to Shortest Edge” setting for variable graphic frames
  • Paragraph tag setting to disable extra return before paragraph
  • Setting to allow the viewing of white text in the variable text editor
  • Zoom control in variable text editor on Windows