Acrolinx Server - Version 4.7.4 (29 July 2016)
Checking for SEO wasn't possible when the SEO server ran on the same computer as the core server
Well, we’re just a little red-faced about this. We claimed to have fixed this in server version 4.6.1 but it popped up again in the 4.7 server. We’ve fixed it for sure this time.
Here are the details again:
Although you can distribute your Acrolinx installation, many people install all Acrolinx server components on the same computer. However, in this scenario, the SEO server couldn't communicate with the core server. With all communication cut off, the SEO server couldn't do its job, and it wasn't possible to check for SEO issues.
The technical reason was that the SEO server connection was rejected when it tried to use host name "localhost" to connect to the core server. We've fixed this now, so that the host name "localhost" is accepted. The SEO server can connect to the core server and SEO checking works fine again.
Acrolinx Server - Version 4.7.3 (29 June 2016)
Acrolinx can now process words with ligatures correctly
There was an error when Acrolinx processed words with ligatures. Ligatures are two or more connected letters in typography, the most common ones are “ﬀ,” “ﬁ,” “ﬂ,” “ﬃ” and “ﬄ.” We've fixed this issue and we recommend an update to version 4.7.3 if your documents or your terminology contain words with ligatures.
Acrolinx Server - Version 4.7.2 (31 May 2016)
Sometimes, it wasn't possible to change the name of a term in the Terminology Manager
Usually, it's pretty simple to change the name of a term. Open the term entry, got to the "Linguistic Information" tab and update the "term name" field. However, this field sometimes turned into a read-only field and no one could change the name.
This issue occurred when the required language server was experiencing performance problems or when it wasn't running at all. We've fixed this problem so that you can change the term name even when the required language server isn't running.
By the way, this problem didn't occur when changing the term name from the search results table. It only occurred on the term edit page.
Some people had problems uploading an update to an existing CSD
People had this issue when they tried to upload a CSD with the same name as a previously uploaded CSD. When you do this, the previous version of the CSD should be overwritten. However, when people clicked "UPLOAD," the upload dialog box disappeared but the changes to the CSD where not reflected in the CSD preview. To get around this issue, they had to rename the CSD and upload it as a new CSD.
We've fixed this issue so that you can now upload updates to an existing CSD.
Acrolinx Server - Version 4.7.1 (9 May 2016)
The Dashboard became unresponsive when working on many terms
In the Terminology Manager, you can work on many terms at the same time. The term entries appear on separate tabs in the Dashboard. However, after opening many term tabs, the Dashboard started to lag and eventually became unresponsive. Not many people work like this, so this problem was rare, but it occasionally resulted in the entire Acrolinx server becoming unresponsive. We've fixed this problem, so anyone who encountered it should be able edit many terms simultaneously without fear of crashing the system.
Acrolinx Server - Version 4.7 (20 April 2016)
You can use our new "guidance wizard" to fine-tune your writing guidance. Your writing guidance includes your style and grammar rules as well as guidance on how to use particular words. You can fine-tune how your rules work and add words to your terminology database or spelling dictionary.
The guidance wizard works by looking at the historical checking data in your reporting database. It helps you figure out what's working and what isn't working in your Acrolinx resources.
For example, you could get started quickly by rolling out Acrolinx with a standard set of style and grammar rules. After a while, you'll get an idea of the issues that Acrolinx keeps finding in your content. These issues could be genuine quality issues, or they could be related to rules that aren't compatible with the company style or simply unknown words that aren't in your spelling dictionary. The guidance wizard shows you all this information. You can then decide to turn off or fine-tune incompatible rules and add words to your dictionary or terminology database. The guidance wizard really simplifies the process of fine-tuning your Acrolinx resources.
To see what it looks like, have a look at this new help article .
Yes, we admit it. The design of our server Dashboard was looking pretty dated. Since we rebranded our company, we needed to give the Dashboard a makeover too. We've changed the logo, fonts, and color scheme. It now looks much cleaner and generally more pleasing to the eye.
Here's a screenshot of the login page to give you a taste:
If your company has a lot of regional markets, the chances are you'll need to manage terminology for different regions that share the same language. This poses a challenge when certain regions use different terms for the same concept. Acrolinx can now help your writers check for regional differences in terminology and guide them to use the correct regional term. For example, suppose that your main language is American English but you also write in British English. With sublanguage checking turned on, you could get the option to check in both "English" and "English (GB)." The available sublanguages will depend on how you organize your languages in the Acrolinx Dashboard.
Once you've turned on sublanguage checking, the behavior for terminology checking works a little differently from what you might be used to. When sublanguage checking is turned on, Acrolinx overrides the status for terms in other regional variants. Terms that are in your selected sublanguage are preferred over terms in other regional variants. This feature helps you get the terminology right for your target market.
To find out more, have a look at the new help article .
In earlier releases, you had the option of changing the head term for a term entry. In recent releases, we took that feature out. Now its back and better than before. We've added an icon that visually indicates which terms are head terms. We've also added a link on the term edit page that you can click to change the head term.
This is especially helpful when you want to delete a head term, but keep the term entry intact. Just set the head term to a different term before you delete the previous head term.
We've made it easier to get to the term harvesting report and improved the design. The link to the report is now at the top of the Acrolinx Scorecard. In the report, you can now see the frequency of the term candidates and there is a direct link to the term contribution form so that you can add terms individually.
We've renamed the "View Configuration" page to "Edit Configuration Properties" because you can now use it to edit some configuration properties. If you have the role "Super administrator", you can edit specific configuration files directly from this page. When you view the core server, the language server or the SEO server properties, you'll see an "EDIT" button that you can click to edit the file.
Additionally, you can now upload and download your server-side extraction settings from the Dashboard. The "Resources" section of the Dashboard has a new "Manage CSDs" page where you can upload and download CSD (Context Segmentation Definition) files.
These enhancements should make it a lot easier to maintain your server.
Previously, if you installed a Sidebar edition of an Acrolinx plug-in, you had to install the sidebar separately on the server. That step is no longer necessary. From now on, the Sidebar always comes installed as part of the server. We've also improved the sidebar so you get an enhanced version.
If you had manually installed the Sidebar on the server before, you should remove it before upgrading to this server release. The new Sidebar version comes with single sign-on support, improved card filtering, and improved handling for long suggestions.
If you use the feature to check for terms that have contradictory statuses, you might have noticed that Acrolinx highlights valid terms when it's not supposed to. Specifically when you only select the option to check for deprecated terms. We've fixed this issue so that Acrolinx no longer highlights valid terms when you only check for deprecated terms.
If someone used an e-mail address as their user ID, Acrolinx couldn't save custom user information for that person. We actually recommend that people use their e-mail address as their user ID so this behavior wasn't good. We've fixed this now, so you can collect custom information for any valid user ID.
The links to the help for the Term Browser and Term Contribution were broken. They now correctly point to the online documentation.
In the Term Browser, you can configure what fields get searched when someone searches for a specific keyword. However, if you configured a multiple-choice field to be searchable, people would get a "stack trace" error when they tried to search for terms. We've fixed this now, so that people no longer get these "stack trace" errors.
The analytics report "Quality Variation by Document" is supposed to help you see if the Acrolinx Score improves over time for specific documents. However, the report was showing negative numbers for documents where the score actually improved. We've fixed this so that you see positive numbers for scores that improved.
In the Terminology Manager, you have the option of defining unwanted variants of terms. Acrolinx then reports these variants as a terminology issues when writers check their content. However, if you selected the option "Check inflections", Acrolinx didn't always find these unwanted variants. We've fixed this issue so that Acrolinx always finds these unwanted variants no matter how your other settings are configured.