uCreate Release Notes

Version 13.2 (July 4, 2024)

  1. Enhancement: When connecting to a data source in uCreate, the order of the records appearing in the data source is preserved, without the need to sort them by primary field.
  2. Added: Two new GetEnv functions have been added:
    • TopMostJobId – Returns the job ID, or in case of a turbo job, the job ID of the parent job.
    • RecipientFilter – Returns the recipient filter used in production, which is either the table name, plan filter name or query.
  3. Enhancement: QLingo Skip Operator is now supported for VDP production on uCreate on the desktop.
  4. Enhancement: uCreate installers are now signed for both Windows and Mac. 
  5. Enhancements: This version includes security enhancements, such as the upgrade of 3rd party libraries.
  6. Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements, such as
    • XLIM font kerning
    • Suppress empty tables
    • Barcodes & rectangle within a dynamic table
    • uCreate Generate VDP “All” selection

 

Version 13.1.1 (April 10, 2024)

  1. This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes.
  2. Fixed Mac installer.

 

Version 13.1 (March 31, 2024)

  1. Added: uCreate usability enhancements
    • Content objects and variables can be organized into groups.
    • The order of content objects, variables, and input data fields can be rearranged.
    • Content objects, variables and input data fields can be sorted by name, type or group.
    • Values of input data samples are shown in the Dynamic Content panel.
    • Default copy fitting settings can be defined for the “Dynamic Story Copy Fit” dialog box.
    • Default print settings can be defined for the “Dynamic Print” dialog box.
    • Ability to multi-select elements in a document and apply to them at once dynamic properties.
    • Menus and context menus have been reorganized.
    • Keyboard shortcuts are better named and grouped.
    • uCreate menus can be customized. 
  2. Added: Capabilities in uCreate connectivity
    • Production can trigger an email notification when the printing job completes.
    • Ability to set the resolution of a PNG or JPG in proof and print.
      An “Auto” option, which calculates the best online display resolution based on the InDesign document size, has also been added.
    • Free text comments can be added when printing a job.
    • Ability to copy the print output file to a specific destination.
  3. Fixes: Various bug fixes and improvements.

 

Version 13.0 (December 3, 2023)

  1. Added: Support for latest release of Adobe CC-2024.
    Note that the new InDesign Page Show/Hide feature is not supported, and will be ignored during production.
  2. Added: Support for macOS Sonoma (version 14).
  3. Added: New input data field samples. 
    Designers can now create input data field samples, and then browse through the different values to see how they display in the document. The input data samples behave like a data source, and any rules in the content object/variables will be applied to the sample values. In addition, it is possible to generate output using the input samples.
  4. Enhancement: Working with content object samples has been made simpler. 
  5. Added: The XLIM composition engine has been updated to support PNG image assets, including support for PNG transparency.
  6. Added: It is now also possible to set the resolution of a PNG and JPG on the process page, as is the case of the proof page.
  7. Added: In uCreate Print, it is now possible to select multiple text or graphic frames and apply the page numbering text, barcode or visibility features to all the selected frames at once.
  8.  Fixes: Various bug fixes and improvements, such as Newer SQL LocalDB version and stabler installation of this component.

Version 12.4 (December 3, 2023)

  1. Continuous support for Adobe CC-2023.
  2. All other new features of version 13.0 are applicable to this version.

Version 12.2. (June 27, 2023)

  1. Added: A new page numbering controlling page visibility feature lets you define whether a page in your design will or will not be visible, depending on the specific page-numbering logic that you set.  Read more     |     Video training
  2. Added: XLIM now honors RGB color swatches.
  3. Added: uChart now honors RGB color swatches.
  4. Added: Support for Apple Silicon M2 chip.
  5. Fixes: Various bug fixes and improvements, such as:
    • uCreate Excel usage issues, when an Excel file is opened in MS Excel.
    • uCreate panel vs. document preview discrepancies.
    • In uCreate, it is possible to control the number of InDesign server instances used during turbo production.
  6. Important! Type 1 fonts are no longer supported in Adobe apps, specifically in InDesign version 18.2 and above. See PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support.

Version 12.1.1. (June 1, 2023)

  1.  This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes. 

Version 12.1 (March 30, 2023)

  1. Added: New PDF/VT-3 variable data format is now available in uCreate Print.  Video training
  2. Added: Ability to start working on your document and make it fully dynamic before connecting to a data source.  Read more
  3. Added: The user interface has significantly changed to improve usability Video training:
    • Clickable large button to start adding dynamic content to the document.
    • The creation of new content objects, variables and input data fields has been redesigned to simplify the process of creating these objects. 
    • The task of editing a rule now has its own dedicated rule editor. 
    • It is now possible to highlight in the document only selected content objects.
    • Ability to select multiple pages and apply dynamic properties to them at the same time. 
    • You can now set the output resolution of a PNG and JPEG proof jobs in connectivity mode.
    • The panel can be resized to the full height of the screen.
    • The panel can be scrolled using the mouse wheel.
    • The dial indication automatically moves to the variable when a dial content object is turned to a variable.
    • Improved organization of the Preferences dialog.
    • Ability to turn a link content object into a variable.
    • Ability to select the save location for the document structure file.
    • Improved icon design.
    • New advanced capability to embed and extract a plan into or out of the InDesign document. 
  4. Added: Ability to sort table records by the primary field configured in the plan. 

Version 12.0 (November 17, 2022)

  1. Added: Support for Adobe CC-2023 only.
  2. Added: Support for macOS Ventura (version 13).
  3. Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 11.4 (November 17, 2022)

  1. This is the last version that supports Adobe CC-2022.
  2. Added: Support for macOS Ventura (version 13).
  3. Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements

Version 11.3 (September 29, 2022)

  1.  Added: The uCreate Print user interface has significantly changed to help improve usability.
  2. Added: A new analysis method that analyzes the full structure of the document has been added. The result of this analysis is an XML file that accompanies the document in its full life cycle.
  3. Enhancement: Log files are now aggregated daily to reduce their number.
  4. Change: Microsoft Compact SQL has reached its end-of-life and is being replaced by SQL Server Express LocalDB.
  5. Change: From now on, only a single InDesign version will be supported per XMPie version. This version supports Adobe CC-2022 only.
  6.  Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements, such as: 
    –  Latest Mac OS issues
    – uCreate connectivity preview invalid line feeds
    – XLIM preflight XNIP errors
    – IIR for barcodes issues

Version 11.2.2 (June 13, 2022)

  1.  This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes. 

Version 11.2.1 (May 23, 2022)

  1.  This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes. 

Version 11.2 (May 8, 2022)

  1. Enhancement: The ability to use run information in page numbering has been added. For example, “Run Page Index” and “Run Record Index”.
    Read more     |     Video training
  2. Added: Support for Adobe Typekit fonts.
  3. Added: New QLingo functions: Fetch, AsJsonArray.
  4. Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements, such as:  improved uCreate Import CPKG process.

Version 11.1 (January 9, 2022)

  1. Enhancement: Options in the uCreate Print panel right-click menu have been modified to allow you to easily carry out common tasks.
  2. Added: When working in uCreate Print Connectivity mode, it is now possible to create a proof in PNG format to streamline uStore product creation.
  3. Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements, such as:
    – Issues with anchored text box have been solved.
    – The “Auto convert to nonbreaking spaces and hyphens” option has been returned to uCreate Print. 

Version 11.0 (November 28, 2021)

  1. Added: Support for Adobe CC-2022.
  2. Added: Support for Apple Silicon (M1).
  3. Added: Support for macOS Monterey (version 12).
  4. Added: Support for Windows 11 operating system.
  5. Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 10.2.1 (October 14, 2021)

  1. This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes. 

Version 10.2 (October 1, 2021)

  1. Enhancement: The performance of the page numbering feature has been significantly improved, and output creation has been optimized (smaller output size and faster RIP).
  2. Added: Ability to create InDesign keyboard shortcuts for uCreate Print actions.  Video training
  3. Fixed: Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 10.1 (June 30, 2021)

  1. Added: 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 control visibility.
    Read more in English  Deutsch   Français      |     Video training

  2. Enhancement: Right-click menu options in the InDesign document are all gathered and organized logically under the “XMPie” menu option.

Version 10.0.2 (March 17, 2021)

  1. This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes. 
  2. Support for macOS Big Sur.

Version 10.0.1 (January 17, 2021)

  1. This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes. 

Version 10.0  (November 4, 2020)

  1. Added: Support for Adobe CC-2021.
  2. Fixed: Various bug fixes.

Version 9.8.2  (August 24, 2020)

  1. This is a maintenance release that includes various bug fixes.

Version 9.8.1 (July 19, 2020)

  1. Added: Documentation added for the Web.URLContentAsFile function. Read more
  2. Fixed: Various bug fixes.

Version 9.8 (June 28, 2020)

  1. Added: uCreate Print now gives you the ability to select which page and layer of your PDF document will be used in your design.
    Read more     |     Video training
    Note that layer data that span multiple content streams are currently not supported.
  2. Added: New QLingo asset handling functions. Read more
  3. Added: New QLingo function for generating a dynamic color shape. Read more
  4. Added: Improved support for Australian postal barcodes.
  5. Added: Optional performance counters in log files.
  6. Enhancement: uImage server processing stability improvements, including Photoshop unwanted UI disabler.
  7. Fixed: Multiple stability improvements and bug fixes, such as:
    •  XLIM jobs fail/hung in specific scenarios (140079).
    • Imposition produces PDF/VT instead of PDF (140213).
    • Cases of incorrect proof of JPG (140153).
    • Failure during upload of data source with several tables (139907).
    • PDF-on-Demand various issues.
    • Issues relating to handling text boxes with tables.

Version 9.7.2 (April 2, 2020)

  1. This is a maintenance release that includes bug fixes to improve MacOS Catalina stability.
  2. Added: Support for user selection of both PDF compatibility level and PDF standards compliance.

Version 9.7 (released January 15, 2020)

  1. Added: Support for Adobe CC-2020.
  2. Added: Support for MacOS 10.15 – Catalina.
    Versions earlier than 10.14 are no longer supported.
  3. Added: New QLingo string function – CleanNumber.  This function allows to strip any characters from a string, leaving only digits. This is particularly useful for cleaning up telephone numbers and leaving only digits.
  4. Added: New QLingo string function – FindByRegExp.  This function keeps only the characters matching the definition of the regular expression.
  5. Added: New GetEnv uPlan function – GetEnv(“SplitPart”). In case of splitting a job, you can get the current split part number.
  6. Added: It is now possible to change XMPie’s automatic caching mechanism in the output stream, according to which reusable objects such as Graphic ADORs  are placed into the output file only once and are referenced for all additional records that use the same object.
    Now, if your Graphic or Text File ADOR will be unique for every record in the database, you can disable the caching mechanism by renaming the ADOR object to include .unique at the end of the ADOR name. Similarly, for reusable Text ADORs, it is possible to enable the caching mechanism by adding .reusable at the end of the ADOR object name.
    It is recommended that you change this automatic behavior only if you fully understand the caching mechanism, and the impact of the change.
  7.  Known issue: Legacy PDF production does not work on uCreate Print for MacOS. You can perform the production on the server.
 

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Nov 27, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
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Mar 15, 2018
Nov 9, 2017
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