Acrolinx for Adobe FrameMaker - Version 4.7 SR2 (06 June 2017)
This is a minor release. You can now update to the Sidebar edition of Acrolinx and check your content that is in XML or DITA. If you write in structured or unstructured FrameMaker documents you can continue to use the Classic edition of Acrolinx.
Added Support for FrameMaker 2017
We developed and tested this release for FrameMaker 2017 only. If you use an older version of FrameMaker, you need to get one of the previous releases of Acrolinx. See the Acrolinx Compatibility Guide for details.
Acrolinx Available Only as a Menu
We removed the Acrolinx ribbon buttons. Acrolinx is now available only as a menu item. This means that there are no the next and previous buttons, but you can still use step-through mode and the next and previous issue options in the shortcut menu.
Parallel Installation of Acrolinx Classic and Sidebar Edition
You can install both the Classic and Sidebar edition of Acrolinx in parallel. Note that you can only check XML or DITA content with the Sidebar edition. You might wonder why you’ll get slightly different checking results and Acrolinx Scores when comparing results from Classic and Sidebar editions. That's because Acrolinx Sidebar edition reads your content differently.
This release requires Acrolinx 4.5 server and guidance package or later.
Acrolinx for FrameMaker - Version 4.7 SR1 (29 July 2016)
This is a minor release but it also includes a few other improvements, bug fixes, and updates.
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 Acrolinx couldn't check a certain document or which extraction settings Acrolinx applied during checking.
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.
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.
Notable Bug Fixes
Segmentation and filter settings distributed with the model user settings weren’t working for batch checks
Previously, if your administrator distributed segmentation and filter settings using the model user feature, Acrolinx didn't correctly apply these settings when you ran a batch check. So, you might have seen false alarms due to missing sentence breaks or filter settings. We've fixed this, so now Acrolinx applies all your filter and segmentation settings during batch checks that your administrator distributed using the model user feature.
The plug-in requires Acrolinx server version 4.5 or later.
Acrolinx for FrameMaker - Version 4.7 (21 March 2016)
This is a minor release but it also includes a few other improvements, bug fixes, and updates.
Also, if you've read the plug-documentation before, you might be accustomed to visiting our old infocenter at "infocenter.acrolinx.com". While older versions of the documentation are still there, we've moved the latest documentation to the section " Using Acrolinx in your Editor - Classic Edition " in this help center.
Rebranded Acrolinx Logo and Icons
We've updated all icon images and the Acrolinx logo that appear in the product.
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the Plug-in
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the FrameMaker plug-in. Now, when you select "Help" in the FrameMaker 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.
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 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
When enabling 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
We've added support for Microsoft Windows 10.
Notable Bug Fixes
Context-sensitive rules were not applied correctly to text in anchored frames
If you use anchored frames in your documents, Acrolinx didn't find context-sensitive issues. For example, if you insert a table as anchored frame inside a title, Acrolinx could not tell the difference between titles and tables. We've fixed this issue and Acrolinx can now find the issues in the correct contexts.
Acrolinx for Adobe FrameMaker - Version 4.3 SR1 (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
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.
Issues were not marked in the correct location of the document
This issue was first noticed when checking large FrameMaker documents. The problems appeared to occur more frequently as you moved through the document. The wrong text was highlighted and the flag appeared to refer to another location in the document. For example, Acrolinx reported that an issue was found in a "<typeofhazard>" tag, when the issue actually occurred within a "<para>" tag. This issue occurred because certain control characters were encoding incorrectly. We've resolved this issue and it should no longer occur in the affected documents.
Parts of a document were removed when checking an unsaved document with the corrections dialog box
This issue was first noticed when copying and pasting large sections of the document. If a writer checked the unsaved document with the corrections dialog box, they weren't prompted to save the document first, and the section that they pasted would disappear after they ran the check. We've resolved this issue so that writers always get prompted to save any unsaved work before they can run a check with the corrections dialog box.
Acrolinx for Adobe FrameMaker Version 4.3 (21 August 2015)
This release fixes some issues and improves the overall performance of the application.
The user documentation hasn’t changed.
Added support for FrameMaker 2015
You can now install Acrolinx for FrameMaker version 11, 12, and 2015.
FrameMaker stopped working when writers opened their documents
It was possible that when writers opened certain documents, FrameMaker stopped working. This issue occurred when the structure of the affected documents was damaged. We fixed the issue and made our application more robust to such issues on the document structure. Writers can now work with the affected documents as expected.
We fixed several issues that occurred when checking with context-specific rules
For example, we fixed an issue where the context wasn’t applied correctly to unstructured FrameMaker documents. Also, we fixed an issue where the plug-in applied incorrect contexts to documents.
The plug-in displayed incorrectly segmentation options for unstructured documents
In the previous version of our plug-in, we displayed segmentation options even if writers opened unstructured documents. However, segmentation isn't necessary for unstructured content. We fixed this issue and updated our plug-in. Now, the plug-in behaves as expected and does no longer display segmentation options for unstructured documents.
The plug-in deleted content when writers applied a correction
When writers applied a correction in the corrections dialog, it was possible that Acrolinx also removed other content that surrounded the issue. This issue has been resolved.
When removing flags, it was possible that Acrolinx deleted content
When checking FrameMaker documents and using copy and paste or cut and paste to edit the document, it’s possible that the pasted content contained flags. When writers removed the Acrolinx flags, it was possible that Acrolinx deleted content surrounding the original flags. We added a message to the plug-in, warning the writer about this behavior. Writers should always remember to remove all flags before they copy or cut and paste content.