uDirect – What’s New
PersonalEffect now supports Adobe’s Typekit fonts in both uCreate Print and uProduce production.
New QLingo functions
Version 11.1 (January 9, 2022)
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.
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
Version 10.1 (June 30, 2021)
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 control visibility.
Version 10.0 (November 4, 2020)
Support for Adobe CC-2021
This version supports Adobe CC-2021.
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.
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 released 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 released 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 released 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 released November 2018
Support for macOS Mojave 10.14
PersonalEffect 9.4 supports macOS Mojave (10.14) for desktop products.