In this release, we're excited to introduce Check Selection for the Sidebar.
Check a Selection of Your Content with the Sidebar
You can now check a selection of your content with the 14.5 Sidebar. Check selection is available for Acrolinx for oXygen and Acrolinx for Office - Windows. Acrolinx will still check all your content, which might take longer than you expect if you’re just checking a selection. However, the Sidebar will only show you the results for your selection. You’ll also get an issue count for your selection.
|Choose Check or Check Selection from the dropdown.|
|Issue count for your selection.|
|Scorecard icon. In the Scorecard you’ll see the Acrolinx Score for all your content, not just the selection.|
|The filter button. It’s now moved here.|
After a check, you’ll see the Scorecard icon where you normally see the Acrolinx Score after a check. The Scorecard shows the Acrolinx Score for all your content.
Embed Check Data in Your Content
To get an insight into the quality of a piece of content, writers and managers might like to see the Acrolinx Score with a link to the Scorecard directly in the content management system (CMS). If your Acrolinx administrator enables embed check data, then your CMS administrator can show the metadata for each document. You can get an overview of the quality of all content in a glance and even use this information to make business decisions such as readiness for publishing or translation.
You can now embed check data with Acrolinx Sidebar Editions just as you could with Classic Editions. If you enable embed checking data, you’ll see it when you check all your content and not when you only check a selection. Here’s a typical example of check data:
acrolinxCheckData score="82" scorecardUrl="<SERVER_ADDRESS>/output/en/gear_pump_xhtml_admin_38616c5a5ff3e6fe_1_report.html" timeStarted="2017-10-10T06:24:03Z" status="green"
This feature is now available to all custom integrations of the Sidebar too.
New Japanese-Friendly Font
Up until now, the Sidebar used the Roboto font for the user interface text for all languages. If your preferred language is Japanese, the Sidebar was a little difficult to read in this font. We now use the Noto font for displaying Japanese in the Sidebar.
Improved Sidebar Troubleshooting
You can now see information about CORS, the log file path, and a button to open the log file in the About section of the Sidebar. So, if you’re looking for this information, you now know where to find it.
We’ve also got a new Sidebar loading indicator that’s color-coded. Each color indicates a step in the loading process. So, if the indicator stops at a color, there’s a good chance of finding out where the issue might be.
Optional Custom User Information Was Treated as Required
We’ve fixed two issues with the custom user information in the Sidebar. The first is that even if your Acrolinx administrator set the custom field as optional, you still had to enter the information in the Sidebar before you could run a check. We’ve fixed this issue so that if a custom field is set to optional, you don’t have to first fill it out.
The second issue that we’ve fixed is that you weren’t able to set a custom user or document information as empty. And if your Acrolinx administrator configured the custom field for Analytics, then you had to enter the information in the Sidebar before you ran a check. If your Acrolinx administrator set the custom field as optional, then Acrolinx would sometimes choose the first value in the list.
We’ve fixed this so that now if you have to fill out required custom information, we tell you that the field is required. And if it’s optional, then we leave it labeled as empty.
Hide the Options Tab in Custom Sidebar Integrations
If you’re building a custom Sidebar integration, then you’re now able to hide the options tab in the Sidebar. You might want to do this if the Acrolinx administrator presets all the options so that the writers don’t have to worry about doing it themselves. This new setting hides the options tab in the Sidebar:
Sometimes Acrolinx Sidebar Features Don’t Load
You’ll know that some of the Acrolinx Sidebar features didn’t load if you see this message:Some Sidebar features have failed to load. This might happen if you’re using Acrolinx with an Eclipse application on Windows and your interface language isn’t English. Contact Acrolinx support for details.
If you want more information about this issue, see the FAQ .