ARender 3.1.4 release notes

The ARender team is proud to present the release notes for version 3.1.4, bringing new features and correcting bugs for ARender.

This list of new features and corrected bugs is to describe the vast majority of the novelties that have a direct impact on the use of ARender. A detailed list containing all bugfixes and features is available at:

 

New features:

 

‣ New behavior

ARender can now handle a full streaming of office documents (Word and PowerPoint). More infos about this key feature on this link: Link

To activate those features :

  • ‣ document.progressiveLoading=true in arender properties file
  • ‣ rendition.office.progressive.layout=true in arender-rendition.properties file
  • If you do not run in ARender Service mode, launch Aroms2Pdf binary file

‣ New behavior

ARender now automatically creates at installation of the rendition server two folders : rejected and fonts. Some readme files are included to shortly explain their uses. We noticed those features of ARender are often unknown and deserved to be always here :

  • rejected is the default folder to where ARender copies document that caused it to have parsing errors. To activate this behavior, simply uncomment a line in arender-rendition.xml (see README for more details)
  • fonts is the default folder where ARender reads its additionnal font to render documents that does not embed their fonts

‣ New behavior / Bugfix

The panel counting the number of modifications in a document comparison mode could hide the scroll bars. It will now then automatically fade.

To setup how fast this panel auto-hides itself:

  • visualization.multiView.header.timeoutMs=5000 in arender properties file, with the time being described in milliseconds

‣ New behavior / Bugfix

Document compare has been improved one more time, using an algorithm better suited for document comparison, we reduced both the total CPU usage and the time needed to obtain the result.
It also allowed us to enhance the precision regarding the documents differences.

‣ New behavior / Bugfix

In compare mode, it can be hard to navigate for the end users using the automatic change of focus of ARender. We therefor added a new mode, changing focus only when clicking on a document:

  • visualization.multiView.focusOnClick=true in arender properties file

If your end users find it difficult to have an automatic switch, do not hesitate to add this to their user profiles!

Bug fixes:

‣ Major bugfix

In some Internet Explorer browsers versions we got feedback that some documents were pushing the limits of height that an Internet browser can handle.

We decided to tackle the issue and now propose a way to browse through those large documents, using either the scroll wheel or the ARender navigation buttons located on the menu bar.

‣ Minor bugfix

The comparison mode should now always launch itself correctly when using visualization.multiView.doComparison=true in arender profiles

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