Acrolinx for Arbortext - Version 4.7 (21 July 2016)
This is a minor release but it also includes a few other improvements, bug fixes, and updates.
New look and feel for the Acrolinx Logo and Icons
We've changed the logo, icons, and color scheme. It now looks much cleaner and generally more pleasing to the eye.
Writers can now register with the server if their user ID or password contains umlauts
Previously, Acrolinx didn’t allow you to have any special characters in user IDs or passwords that you enter from the plug-in. You can now use user IDs or passwords that contain umlauts.
Enter Path to Files in Batch Checking Dialog
In previous versions of Acrolinx, if you wanted to batch check documents, you had to navigate through your local file structure to select documents to check. You can now enter a path in the file selection field to select documents.
We've added the Acrolinx Score to the embedded checking status
If you've enabled the option to embed the checking status into the checked document, we now also embed the newer Acrolinx Score (sometimes referred to as the "quality score"). The embedded metadata now looks something like this:
acro_status Date = 10/13/15, Time = 13:15:12, spelling = 13, grammar = 23, style = 129, total = 165, score = 4135, status = red, AcrolinxScore = 17
Acrolinx now logs which extraction setting was used during a batch check
If you use checking profiles and batch check documents but you have a number of different extraction settings available, Acrolinx selects the best possible match for each document. In previous versions of Acrolinx, it wasn't always clear which extraction setting was applied during checking. Acrolinx now displays which extraction setting was used to check which document in the plug-in log file.
We've improved the messages for the batch checking feature
Sometimes, our messages in the batch checking feature weren't so easy to understand. We've improved the messages so that it's easier to understand why a certain document couldn't be checked or which extraction settings were applied during checking.
We've extended Acrolinx to batch check topics that have nested DITA map references
In previous versions of Acrolinx, you could batch check topics that reference one DITA map. You can now batch check topics with nested DITA map references.
Acrolinx can now recognize attribute information from your documents
If you have information in the attributes of your elements, you can now define content-sensitive rules or filter settings based on this information.
For example, if you have multilingual documents, you might want to exclude elements of your document based on attributes that define the language of content, xml:lang="fr-FR". Another example is if you use an attribute value to define titles, <context name="Title”>, you can now use attribute information to enable or disable rules for context-sensitive rules .
To exclude content using attribute information, add the relevant information to the context definition for Arbortext. For more information, see the article on Creating or Editing a Context Definition File .
Batch check stops if the DTD for an XML document was missing
Previously, when you batch checked XML documents and a DTD (document type definition) for a document was missing, the check stopped. The following error message appeared:
"The DTD or schema for this document is missing or is not compiled"
The message appeared for every affected document and you had to click start for the check to continue. We've fixed this issue so that an error message doesn't interrupt the batch check and it continues checking all the documents.
Available with Acrolinx Server version 5.0: You can now contribute new terms for spelling issues
We've realized that spelling issues are often new terms that haven't yet been added to your terminology. Previously, you could only contribute terms that Acrolinx flagged as New Terms. Now you can contribute new terms that Acrolinx flags as spelling issues directly from the plug-in. Your terminologist can then validate these words to make them available to all writers. To use this new feature, activate both New Terms and Spelling checking options.
Available with Acrolinx Server version 5.0: The Scorecard now loads large results faster and with a more consistent design
We've introduced a new HTML format of the Scorecard in the Acrolinx Server version 5.0 instead of the previous XML. If you had a large scorecard file, the previous format wasn't always able to show all the content. The previous format also had some minor layout and design inconsistencies across different browsers. If you use the 5.0 server, Acrolinx will show the new format, which has a consistent design across all supported browsers and loads large scorecard documents faster.
We've added support for Microsoft Windows 10
PTC added official support for Windows 10 in Arbortext 7.0 M030. We've tested Acrolinx with this minor update on Windows 10. If you use Arbortext 7.0 M30, then install the Acrolinx 64-bit plug-in.
The plug-in requires Acrolinx server version 4.5 or later.
Acrolinx for Arbortext - Version 4.3 SR2 (29 March 2016)
This is a minor release that includes an important bug fix and a small enhancement.
Show Password Option
Before you can use an Acrolinx plug-in, you must first register with the Acrolinx server. Depending on the configuration of your Acrolinx server, you might also have to enter a password. Previously, the characters that you typed in the password field were obscured. We added an option so you can now "Show Password" while typing to make sure that you’re entering the correct password.
Arbortext Became Unresponsive If you Used PTC Windchill, Arbortext, and Acrolinx
If you use PTC Windchill and Arbortext Editor, the previous version of the Acrolinx plug-in for Arbortext caused Arbortext to become unresponsive. If you selected the option "Disconnect and Close" in Windchill, then the following error message "editor.exe: segment violation (signal 11)" displayed and you had to quit Arbortext. As a workaround, it was possible to disconnect and close in 2 steps.
We've fixed the Acrolinx plug-in so that you can now select "Disconnect and Close" in Windchill and Arbortext no longer becomes unresponsive.
Acrolinx for Arbortext - Version 4.3 SR1 (4 January 2016)
This is a minor release where we removed a feature that was causing a lot of problems. You should probably upgrade if you were using the previous 4.3 version of the plug-in.
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the plug-in
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the plug-in. Now, when you select "Help" in the plug-in, you'll be taken to the article " Using Acrolinx in your Editor - Classic Edition " in this help center.
We want to make sure that you get the most up-to-date help so that's why we take you to the online help center. If you have writers who need offline help, you can click the PDF button at the top of an article. Download the PDF and distribute it to the writers who need to access the information offline.
We've removed a feature that we introduced in a previous release
In Acrolinx for Arbortext 4.0 , we added a new feature that tried to make Acrolinx smarter when checking text in empty elements. Unfortunately, this didn't work out so well so we took it out again. Bad things were happening.
If you're curious, here's more information on how that feature worked:
In the "Filter" options, you could define empty elements that didn't contain any text and should be ignored. But Acrolinx could recognize exceptions that did indeed need to be checked. For example, you could configure
as an empty element. Suppose that most of your
elements didn't contain any text, just cross references that Acrolinx should ignore, such as
<xref name="topspin" href="http://topspin.com/topspin.html" />
. However, if an
contain text such as "
this is the web page
", Acrolinx knew to check the text.
This feature was supposed to prevent Acrolinx from missing content issues in empty elements but it turned out to be more complicated than we thought. So we took it out.
Acrolinx for Arbortext Editor - Version 4.3 (15 October 2015)
We added the quality score to the embedded checking status
When enabling the option to embed the checking status into the checked document, we now also embed the newer quality score. The embedded metadata now looks something like this:
acro_status Date = 10/13/15, Time = 13:15:12, spelling = 13, grammar = 23, style = 129, total = 165, score = 4135, status = red, qualityScore = 17
We've added support for Arbortext 7
We've tested the plug-in with what is currently the newest version of Arbortext and can confirm that we support version 7.
After installing the plug-in, the plug-in would not save the server address that you entered and displayed an error
This issue was first noticed when installing the plug-in on a computer that had no previous Acrolinx plug-ins installed. During the installation procedure, the plug-in didn't provide any opportunity to configure a server address. Additionally, when you tried to enter a server address in the plug-in options and clicked "Test Connection", the plug-in displayed the error message ""A network error occurred when attempting to contact the server". We've resolved this issue and you can now configure the server address during the installation procedure. The problems with configuring the server address in the Acrolinx options should also be resolved.
When you ran a batch check, the plug-in did not include read-only text or file entities
When you check individual files, you can select an option to include read-only text. However, this option wasn't available for batch checking. We've now added this option on the "Advanced" tab of the batch checking options. If you run a batch check with this option selected, Acrolinx now includes read-only text and text within entities.
When you ran a batch check, the options that were available on the "Advanced" tab of the batch checking options were inconsistent
If you opened the "Advanced" tab of the plug-in options before running a batch check, you only saw two options. After you ran a batch check, three more options were visible.
We've resolved this issue so that you should always see the following four options:
- Show the Acrolinx scorecard after each check
- Track Acrolinx Changes
- Include read-only text
- Include file entities
The option "Show namespaces in available element names" is now hidden, because it doesn't apply to batch checks.
Customers who used Arbortext Product Data Management (PDM) could not check out some files when Acrolinx was installed
This issue occurred when writers tried to open a file using PDM Link and the Acrolinx plug-in was installed on their system. When they attempted to check out a file, the screen went white and they had to restart Arbortext. We've resolved this issue so that writers can check out files without any disruptions when Acrolinx is installed.