PersonalEffect- What’s New

Version 11.2 (May 8, 2022)

Watch a short video overview

XLIM page numbering

The Page numbering feature is now supported also for XLIM documents.
 
 
Page numbering run information

The ability to use run information in page numbering has been added. For example “Run Page Index” and “Run Record Index”. This is useful for post-printing error detection.

 

Typekit fonts

PersonalEffect now supports Adobe’s Typekit fonts in both uCreate Print and uProduce production.

New QLingo functions

  • Fetch function
    The Fetch function allows you to make HTTP requests to a server, such as Rest API calls.
    Read more     |     Video training
  • AsJsonArray function
    The AsJsonArray function takes multiple comma-separated expressions and returns a JSON array containing the values of the expressions.
    Read more

Version 11.1 (January 9, 2022)

Windows Search Indexing

When using the file system asset source type, it is now possible to use Windows Indexing to improve search performance.

This is especially useful in cases when the file system asset source contains many folders and subfolders. During production, searching these folders may take a long time and could thus affect asset-resolving performance. If you observe poor performance when searching for asset files, it is advisable to use Windows Indexing, now supported by PersonalEffect.

For Windows Indexing to work you must first configure in on the server.

Note that this feature is relevant only if your folders contain a large number of files, otherwise, this will result in performance degradation.  Read article

Support for video assets 

PersonalEffect now supports MP4 and MPEG video assets for XM campaigns.
uVideo output, for example, can be used as assets.

PNG proof when working in uCreate Connectivity

When working in uCreate Print Connectivity mode, it is now possible to create a proof in PNG format to streamline uStore product creation

Enhancement of uCreate Print panel

Options in the uCreate Print panel right-click menu have been modified to allow you to easily carry out common tasks.

For example, multiple ADORs can be marked as Campaign Dials with a single click. 

Version 11.0 (November 28, 2021)

Support for Adobe CC-2022

This version supports Adobe CC-2022.

Support for Apple Silicon

This version supports the new Apple Silicon (M1) CPU.

The M1 processor is  a powerful replacement for the Intel CPUs, and is used in Apple’s newest Macs. 
Intel-based Macs are still supported.

Support for macOS Monterey

PersonalEffect 11.0 supports macOS Monterey (version 12) for desktop products.

 

Support for Windows 11 operating system

PersonalEffect 11.0 supports Windows 11 operating system.

Support for Windows Server 2022

PersonalEffect 11.0 supports Windows Server 2022 operating system.

Version 10.2 (October 1, 2021)

Enhancements

This version significantly improves the following features: Page numbering, uProduce RESTful API and uPlan extension for VS code. 
See release notes

Keyboard shortcuts

It is now possible to create keyboard shortcuts for XMPie actions via InDesign’s keyboard shortcut option.

Create keyboard shortcuts for quick access of XMPie actions that you frequently use. This will save you a huge amount of time while you work, as you will not need to use the mouse.  

For example, if you often use the “Save on XMPie Server” or “Dynamic Print” actions, create shortcuts for them.  Video training

Web ADORS for use in Circle

PersonalEffect now supports Web ADORs for use in Circle analytics.

Web ADORs are special link ADORs which are created for each of the web touchpoints in the Circle project. When placed in an email, SMS or other media they return a link to the webpage configured in the web touchpoint.

These special link ADORs automatically include the media and source parameters used for the source web reports.

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Version 10.1 (June 30, 2021)

Watch a short video overview

Page numbering

A new Page Numbering feature has been added, which enables you to create design
elements that incorporate page numbering information.

The page numbering information can be formatted using JavaScript logic to display
as text or barcode, or to control visibility.

Read more in English  Deutsch   Français      |     Video training

uProduce RESTful API

uProduce RESTful API exposes uProduce functionality via REST API calls. 

Currently this API is partial and does not cover all uProduce functionalities and capabilities, which will follow later on. This API is fully compatible with the web services API. The two APIs can be used in conjunction to cover the entire range of uProduce functionalities and capabilities.  

uProduce RESTful API conforms to the Open API Specification (Swagger) v.2 and v.3, which is used to create API clients such as Postman and Visual Studio. 
The URL for the specification document is: 

http://<your_uproduce_server>/xmpierestapi/uproduce-oas3 or 2

The URL for the API help is: 
http://<your_uproduce_server>/xmpierestapi

Note that the uProduce API is a paid add-on. Customers who have previously purchased it are entitled to the uProduce RESTful API without additional payment.

Video training

uPlan extension for VS code 

We are happy to announce XMPie’s uPlan Visual Code extension.

This extension is currently in the experimental phase. At this stage we are still exploring, trying to gain knowledge, adjust and derive comprehensive insights for future development of the software.

The uPlan Visual Code extension is used as a plan editor within Visual Code to define advanced business rules and logic for your campaigns. 

Here are some of the extension’s main capabilities:

  • Intellisense for QLingo and JavaScript
  • Code snippets for QLingo and JavaScript
  • Multiple item actions such as delete, cut and paste
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Problem checking and highlighting

Video training

Version 10 (November 4, 2020)

Support for Adobe CC-2021

This version supports Adobe CC-2021.

Search

New uPlan search option for searching  the plan for ADORs, variables, functions, filters, audiences, user views, schemas and data sources.

Database server fail-safe configurations

Changes in the licensing mechanism to support database server fail-safe configurations based on replication technology.

Version 9.8 (June 28, 2020)

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PDF page and layer selection

uCreate Print now gives you the ability to select which page and layer of your PDF document will be used in your design.
When placing an asset ADOR in your InDesign document, you can specify the required page or layer.
For example, if the PDF contains several layers per page, such as art, dieline and bleed, you can choose the specific layer to be used.
During production, only the defined page and layer are considered.  

Read more     |      Video training

uImage server processing stability improvements

A process has been added to the uImage Processing unit to prevent any Photoshop  user -interaction pending actions. 

In addition, Photoshop is now automatically configured to best fit server production. 

QLingo functions

New QLingo functions:

  • IsAssetExist
  • GetAssetPath
  • GetAssetWebURL
  • GetPDFAssetPageCount
  • Rectangle (dynamic color style)     |     Video training
  • Web.URLContentAsFile     |     Video training

Read more

JavaScript

Custom JavaScript functions can now directly access uPlan’s built-in functions, or other custom functions that have been created in the plan file. 

Read more

Version 9.7.2 (March 2, 2020)

Maintenance release

This is a maintenance release that includes bug fixes to improve MacOS Catalina stability.

 

Version 9.7 (January 19, 2020)

Support for Adobe CC-2020

This version supports Adobe CC-2020.

Support for MacOS 10.15

PersonalEffect 9.7 supports macOS 10.15 Catalina for uCreate Print.
(Versions earlier than 10.14 are no longer supported.)

JavaScript

Custom JavaScript functions can now access the values of various uPlan elements, such as Recipient record values, Variable values and UserView record values.

Video training

 

Version 9.6.2 (September 1, 2019)

Table row styling enhancements

The following enhancements have been made to the table row styling feature:

  • It is now possible to choose whether to apply copy fitting to a table within a story.
  • It is now possible to choose whether to apply the suppress trailing spaces feature to a table within a story.
 
 

Version 9.6 (July 22, 2019)

Table row styling

Table row styling allows you to control the way a data record of a dynamic table is presented.

Using this feature you can define, for each data record, the background color, font and other style attributes, as well as the layout and dynamic content. You can also dynamically span a data record over multiple styled rows, or omit a data record altogether.

For example, you can create a table with two designs: blue for debit and green for credit.  In the data source, in the “XMPieDesignSelector” column, you will assign each row the required design.

This feature is available for InDesign composition only. 

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Version 9.5 (May 19, 2019)

PDF password protection

A personalized PDF can now have password protection. This increases the security of documents intended to be shared online.

The password is provided as an ADOR. The output is single PDFs, each protected by the password provided by the ADOR.

This capability will also be available via PDF on Demand in Circle in the future.  Read more

 

Dynamic PDF placement box selection

When adding an image box and placing an image ADOR in it, you can select which box will be cropped out of the PDF (in case the ADOR resolves to a PDF) to be placed in the image box.

The crop options include bounding box, art, trim, bleed and media. Read more

 

 

 

Increased composition performance

PersonalEffect composition throughput increased for documents with table autoflow with visibility ADORs.

The performance is up to 20% faster with complex documents.

 

 

 

 

Version 9.4  (November 2018)

Support for Adobe CC-2019

This version supports Adobe CC-2019 version 14.0.

Important!

 

XMPie Email Service (XES) version 3.5

PersonalEffect 9.4 now includes XMPie Email Service (XES) version 3.5.

See also XES release notes.

Support for MacOS 10.14

PersonalEffect 9.4 supports macOS Mojave (10.14) for desktop products.

See also XES release notes.