Release Notes – fDocs Designer
v3.8.3 (August 6, 2021)
CHANGE: The version of Microsoft.NET Framework targeted by fDocs Designer has been updated to v4.6. This to resolve issues when connecting to fSeries server instances hosted in environments using newer versions of TLS and SSL.
CHANGE: The security certificate used to sign fDocs Designer has been extended to August 2022.
v3.8.2 (March 4, 2021)
BUGFIX: Fixes an issue that prevented document generation in Excel format (xlsx) from opening correctly within a document preview.
CHANGE: The security certificate used to sign fDocs Designer has been extended to February 2022.
v3.8.1 (October 6, 2020)
BUGFIX: Fixes an issue for documents held within Microsoft OneDrive locations, notably during Preview and Upload actions.
CHANGE: When connecting to a server that has no instances or has TV Assess enabled, the settings box automatically closes once a connection is made and the user has logged in.
CHANGE: The security certificate used to sign fDocs Designer has been extended to October 2021.
v3.8.0 (November 29, 2019)
NEW: The “Image_Base64” special tag will display an image based on a piece of Base64 text. The Base64 content can come from another tag placed within the Image_Base64 tag.
NEW: The “ChartRotate” special tag, placed around a table of data for a chart, switches the axis for viewing the chart with data rotated.
NEW: The “ChartMatrix” special tag, placed around a table of data with a series, category, and value columns, allows the chart to be broken down into Series.
NEW: The “HTML” special tag, placed around other tags or functions, converts HTML content into Word-friendly format.
NEW: A collection of special tags are now available within the “Properties” special tag. These allow you to set the Author, Manager, Description, Created By, Date and Title of the generated document. These special tags can have data tags placed within them.
NEW: Data errors found when gathering data are now highlighted and put into bookmarks in generated outputs.
CHANGE: The version of fDocs Designer has been updated to bring into line with server version.
CHANGE: The security certificate used to sign fDocs Designer has been extended.
v3.7.0 (December 13, 2017)
BUGFIX: Fixes an issue for DSDs with multiple lookup drop down options for user entries which caused the selected option to clear on subsequent previews of a template.
CHANGE: A new special tag “Format” allows users to change the format of content on a template depending on user defined parameters, such as changing font colour or background colours
CHANGE: The settings box now automatically closes once a user has connected to a server if no instances or applications (such as TV Assess) are available. Previous the user had to click Connect, and then hit OK once connected to close the settings box.
v3.6.4 (July 27, 2017)
BUGFIX: Fixes the tag list panel not opening when switching between Tag View and Tree View modes.
v3.6.3 (June 22, 2017)
CHANGE: Upload and Downoad dialogs now tell you the server you are connected to
CHANGE: In Settings once connected, if there is no instance or application to pick then the dialog closes immediately, meaning you do not have to click the “OK” button
CHANGE: The certificate used to sign the installer has been extended to 22nd June 2018
BUGFIX: The tooltip (which has disappeared in v3.6.2) for hovering over the title above the tag list to see what assessment you are working on has now been returned
BUGFIX: Refreshing a DSD without connecting wiped the tag list. Now this does not occur.
v3.6.2 (February 1, 2017)
BUGFIX: Changes for Word 2016 were not correctly working. Has now been checked and updated.
v3.6.0 (November 9, 2016)
CHANGE: fDocs is now compatible with Word 2016 due to namespace changes
CHANGE: The hidden tag list column showing field names is now only one column to the left, not two
BUGFIX: Designer now re-handles uploading, downloading and deleting of DOCM files (removed in v3.5.0)
v3.5.3 (March 9, 2016)
CHANGE: New “Permitted Instances” which restricts the list of instances for the user logging in. “PermittedInstances” is a reserved word and should contain a CSV list of allowed instances, and can be set as part of the security DSD to add into the UserData for anyone logging in.
BUGFIX: If a DSD description has encoded characters, eg %27, this is now being decoded into a apostrophe etc
BUGFIX: Detaching a tag no longer tries to close the compare dialogue if it isn’t open, causing an error.
v3.5.2 (February 2, 2016)
CHANGE: In the upload file dialogue you can now press enter within the filename box to effectively click the “Upload” button
CHANGE: fDocs Designer now remembers paths and last uploaded filenames for all documents within the session
CHANGE: New special tag “YesNo” for multiple boolean text replacement operations
CHANGE: New option to suppress compare dialogue from appearing when you click inside the Compare tag
BUGFIX: If you enter a filename in the upload dialogue and do not put the .docx extension, it’s now added automatically
BUGFIX: Clearing borders in Tags in Use is now more thorough
v3.5.0 (October 20, 2015)
BUGFIX: In preview box, label no longer appears above text box on magnified screens
CHANGE: In download box, you can no longer download non-docx documents
CHANGE: In upload box, the uploaded name value is retained for the next upload; no longer defaults to document name
CHANGE: Temporary files are now held in the users temporary files folder, not the temporary internet files folder for uploading/downloading and the local document path for previewing
v3.4.2 (June 25, 2015)
CHANGE: Version changed to match fSeries product as a whole
CHANGE: ISIN and CONTAINS compare operators have been added
BUGFIX: Compare builder is now closed when detaching the tag
v3.2.0 (February 12, 2015)
CHANGE: You can now filter by field names (useful for Matrices in TVAssess)
CHANGE: Word 2007 may no longer be supported. Word 2010 is the minimum version of Word required.
BUGFIX: Change password URL now runs correct URL in browser
BUGFIX: On starting the designer the config.xml file is incorrectly created if it does not exist
v3.1.8 (November 7, 2014)
CHANGE: If a document has been locked attempting to perform certain functions (apply DSD, refresh DSD, show tags in use, etc) will give a warning that the function is unavailable until the document protection has been removed
CHANGE: In TV Assess mode, when downloading a template you now have the option to remove it from the server by right-clicking on it and selecting Delete from the context menu
Version numbers not shown above are for internal use only and not intended for customer release.