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FusionPro VDP Suite v8.2
FusionPro v8.2.5 (Windows and Mac)
Release Date: October 5, 2012
Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 8.2.5 for Windows and Mac
- 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.
FusionPro VDP Suite v8.1
FusionPro v8.1 (Windows and Mac)
Release Date: August 2012
Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 8.1 for Windows and Mac
- 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
FusionPro VDP Suite v8.0
FusionPro v8.0 (Windows and Mac)
Release Date: March 29, 2012
Initial release of the FusionPro VDP Suite version 8.0 for Windows and Mac
- Mac OSX Lion Support
- HTML output
- Rounded Rectangles
- Oval Frames
- Feathering Effect
- Arbitrarily Adjusting Stacking
- Manual Breaking of Output Files
- Image Improvement in PPML
What's new in 8.0?
Mac OSX Lion SupportMac OS X Lion is officially supported with the FusionPro 8.0 software release. You now have the ability to create your FusionPro templates and compose them on Apple's newest operating system.
For customers who have a relationship with an email distribution service, such as ExactTarget, there is a new HTML output option. The output created by FusionPro will include a single HTML file and a set of JPG files to be used in an email campaign to be sent by an automated email hosting system. More details on the workflow can be found in the User Guide on p.229.
PTI has partnered with TecMailing to provide postal data cleansing. Lists can be uploaded to TecMailing for CASS and NCOA data cleansing to gain access to preferred postal rates. Jobs are billed to a credit card on a per-list basis, with a pay-as-you-go model. Cleansed files are downloaded to your computer and can be automatically re-connected to your template, for easy integration. Currently available on Windows only.
FusionPro 8.0 has the ability to set the rectangular outline of a frame to have rounded edges. You can access the new corner radius option in the frame properties palette. Please note that text wrap is applied to the original rectangular frame, so text insets should be used to compensate.
For images, when clipping is on, the clipping area applies to the frame itself and not the image content. Best results will be achieved by setting the scaling to either proportional fill or fill. Output formats that support clipping on rounded frames are specifically PDF, PDF/VT, VDX, and PostScript.
The ability to change a graphic frame shape from the default rectangle to an oval has been added in FusionPro 8.0. This exciting new feature allows the designer greater flexibility in their designs. You can switch between the two shapes by clicking on the frame shape icon that is located on the graphic frame palette.
For best results, you will want to turn clipping on to clip the graphic to the frame and you will want to scale the graphic as either proportional fill or fill. Please note that clipped images in oval frames is only supported in PDF, PDF/VT, VDX and PostScript output formats.
As of FusionPro 8.0 the ability to apply feathering to an oval graphic frame has been added to the graphic frame palette. When applying this setting, keep in mind that the larger the value specified, the more gradual the feather effect is from the center to the edge of the image.
When clipping, the feathering is applied to the edge of the frame and not the graphic, so this effect looks best when the image is scaled to proportional fill or fill. However, when clipping is off, the feathering is applied to the graphic itself whether or not it exceeds the frame size. Please keep in mind that feathering only applies to PDF and PDF/VT output formats and you may see speed degradation on the RIP due to the high level of processing necessary to create this effect.
Arbitrarily Adjusting StackingAs of FusionPro 8.0, imposition stacks can be broked based on data input. This is important in postal sorting when you want to break the stack if a new zipcode is encountered or based on the number of cards that fit into a mail tray. A new function has been added, FieldChanged, which indicates if the value of the record changed from the previous record to the current one. In addition, there is a new JS property, PreviousRecordFields, which allows you to access the value of the field in the last record. More information and code examples are provided in the User Guide on p.227.
Manual breaking of Output files
Enhanced control of outputting to multiple files during composition has been added to FusionPro 8.0. In addition to the previous option to output a new file based on record count, you can specify to create a new output file when a field in the data input changes. For example, if a data field for a state or zip code changes, then a new output file will be generated by using the FieldChanged function in the OnRecordStart rule. More information and a code example is provided on p.228 of the User Guide. Also on this page is information concerning multiple output files when used in conjunction with stacking.
Image Improvement in PPMLFusionPro 8.0 allows for greater speeds when generating optimized images in PPML. By turning on the native image mode feature, the original source image will be used which speeds up processing. Please keep in mind that not all RIPs support all image formats, so if you see undesireable output, then you need to turn off this feature. This feature is particularly useful in templates that use personalized images.
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