PersonalEffect- What’s New
XLIM page numbering
PersonalEffect now supports Adobe’s Typekit fonts in both uCreate Print and uProduce production.
New QLingo functions
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
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)
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.
A new Page Numbering feature has been added, which enables you to create design
elements that incorporate page numbering information.
as text or barcode, or to control visibility.
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.
http://<your_uproduce_server>/xmpierestapi/uproduce-oas3 or 2
The URL for the API help is:
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.
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:
- Multiple item actions such as delete, cut and paste
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Syntax highlighting
- Problem checking and highlighting
Version 10 (November 4, 2020)
Support for Adobe CC-2021
This version supports Adobe CC-2021.
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.
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.
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.
Version 9.7.2 (March 2, 2020)
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.)
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.
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.