Sidebar - Version 14.6 (16 April 2018)
Acrolinx Sidebar version 14.6 is available when you connect to the new 5.4 Core Platform. For more details, open the Core Platform release notes here.
More Intuitive Image for Ignore Options
We've changed the look of the button to ignore a card. Before, there was a check mark. This was pretty confusing, so we changed it to a circle with a line through it: We hope this is a more intuitive symbol for the option to ignore a card. The same goes for the button to ignore all instances of an issue in a document. There used to be two ticks, now there’s a circle with two parallel lines through it.
Check Selection in the Sidebar
Most of our Sidebar integrations now support Check Selection. This means you can select a part of your content, click CHECK SELECTION in the dropdown next to the CHECK button, and just see cards related to your selected content. This is a handy feature, and is especially good news when you’re already familiar with this feature from Classic editions. Now, you can switch to the Sidebar, block out distractions, and focus on the content that needs your attention most. We’ve also sped up Check Selection in lots of our integrations. You’ll notice you get a faster check, and a partial check Scorecard with a pared-back display of checking details. To keep Analytics clean, results from these fast checks don’t get written to your Analytics database either.
You’ll notice the faster Check Selection in the following Acrolinx integrations:
- Microsoft Word and PowerPoint on Windows and Mac OS X
- Adobe InDesign and FrameMaker (XML, structured and unstructured)
- Oxygen Eclipse and Oxygen standalone
- Google Docs
- IBM Notes
Sidebar Bug Fixes
Infinite Loop in the Sidebar
When you sign in to the Sidebar, you can use Acrolinx until your user access token expires. Previously, if your access token expired and you tried to use Acrolinx, the Sidebar couldn’t check your content. All checks would fail, Acrolinx wrote confusing entries in the server logs, and the Sidebar wouldn’t tell you why. Now, if your access token expires, the Sidebar shows the sign-in screen. You can sign in again, renew your access token, and check happily ever after.