Date: 18th Feb 2019
Today's release of brix:papilio 7.0 once again fulfills many customer requests and delivers further optimizations.
Additional columns containing order information can now be selected in the list of orders.
During the ordering process, the user can select a custom post rendering option.
The user can now choose the desired output format (if enabled on the template)
In the template menu under order information, you are able to add a minimum or maximum of days (relative to the time when the order is placed).
An attachment with additional information about the template can be configured, which is then delivered during the download process in addition to the output file.
The editability of text values can now be controlled on word-by-word basis instead of just globally. When in this mode, only words within curly braces can be edited by the user, while the rest of the text remains protected.
It is now possible to display unused elements using the "unused" filter. This helps cleaning out orphaned elements that are not used anymore and might as well be deleted.
The design possibilities of the text style are split into user-friendly tabs with the corresponding settings.
In the font tab of the text style editor, the line color can be configured independently of the main font color.
Under the font tab of the text style editor, a text highlighting color can be configured, as well as its offset relative to the baseline.
Under the register behaviour in the text style editor, the minimum and maximum whitespace spacing can now be configured.
An alternative fill color for marking text can be set under the miscellaneous tab of the text style editor. This is intended to be used together with style relations.
The alignment of the text can now be set to left, centre or right under the Tabs tab in the text style editor. Up to 5 tabs can be configured this way, allowing you to create basic tabular layouts.
With this option, empty text elements can be excluded from rendering under the text style tab. This is the same behaviour that you already know from text groups, but now on an element level.
The scaling of the minimum font size can be set to global or local under the tab general. The new "local" behaviour scales the font size independently from the surrounding font sizes, where as "global" would have shrunken the font sizes in lockstep.
Under the tab general you can now set the blend mode for the background color of the element.
Under the tabs general and box, the opacity of the element or the fill color can be set.
A wider range of inline elements are now available in the text group editing.
It is now possible to configure which order properties will be applied as a general filter of DAM elements, whereas before, the color filter would always have been applied. Additionally, you can now also filter by the current language of the order.
The template list is now arranged more cleanly. The columns to be displayed can be configured.
In the template editing mode, under step 4 post-rendering, you can configure the length of the bleed and the cut marks per template or order, or even let the user decide what profile should be used.
The new focal point feature allows you to override the global anchor point, so that the important part of an image never gets sliced by the fit method. This is available both for DAM (through the focal point setter extension) and for regular images.
The layouter is now able to create their own render profiles, which can then be made available in different templates (see above).
In the new "Name and Title" menu, all labels are clearly listed in the defined languages. The desired languages can be shown and hidden for faster display. This is especially helpful if you add another language later on.
The values can either be edited directly in the table, or you can use the edit button to bring up the usual multilingual text editing window.
The user group interface has been completely rewritten to be more readable and user-friendly.
Furthermore, user groups now have their own settings page, where you can now override the example publication user on a per-group basis.
The user list has also been improved in a similar way — the columns to be displayed can be selected and certain bulk-actions can be performed for several users at once.
When a user is created by a group administrator, their permissions or restrictions are now automatically copied to the new user.
Bulk actions are available through the new hover menu where you can choose all, none or toggle the checkboxes.
To give administrators a better overview of template names and template group labels, you can separate the names and labels with the | character. The front part of the label is displayed to the users, the back part serves the administrator and is only displayed to him (same as has always been the case for element names).
The template group can now also be selected in step 1 "General" when editing a template, saving you a visit to the template groups page.
Individual fields for order information can be deactivated. This allows information from selection lists to be displayed without the user being able to change them.
The administrator can now also clone linked templates.
Group administrators can also view the statistics depending on their permissions.
Default values of elements can now be accessed directly in the list view through the
When editing element values, direct value relations can be created directly from that view. Note that this is currently only available for 1-to-1 relations. Multidimensional relations still have to be edited in the regular relations dialog.
Available render profiles can be assigned by the administrator in the template editing dialog.
Updated modules are automatically made available to all customers with a corresponding update contract and all SaaS customers who have licensed the affected modules.
The brix:papilio DAM module is now compatible with CELUM 5+ and supports the infofield types.
Keyword filters can also be used via node referencing fields by prefixing the information field ID in front of the node ID, e.g.
42:1337 checks the infofield 42 (recursively) for the node 1337.
Up to 9 dimensions are now available when creating pivot tables.
More properties can now be used as pivot dimensions.
To avoid a user having to log on to every system repeatedly, it is possible to log on to brix:papilio with Single Sign-on (SSO with SAML 2.0). In addition to the usual SAML parameters, the import behaviour is also configurable, e.g. the parameters from SAML or the group membership can be transferred to the user.
The brix:papilio Integration in CELUM DAM allows users to trigger orders directly in CELUM DAM. The context menu "Order with W2P" in CELUM DAM opens the order dialog of Papilio, where the usual details for the order are entered.
After sending the order, the finished document is ready for download in CELUM DAM. It is displayed directly in the inbox folder and has a relation to the template asset where the order has been triggered from.
Usually high-end PDF are not sent in the print operator notifications, as they would probably be too big. Now, you can configure a maximum size up to which the PDF will be attached to the mail. This is useful for simple orders, such as business cards.
Values from the order can be stored as keywords in the PDF, so the printer no longer has to log into the system to read such metadata, but can extract them directly from the PDF.
It is now possible to define individual bitmap and vector fonts. This allows the use of icons etc. as if they were regular text characters.
The PDF of already placed orders can be reused through a dedicated element when ordering another template.
Any text content (based on its ID) can be obtained from external sources and used in the orders. This eliminates the need to synchronize such data with brix:papilio. For example, in the case of address data, only the name (for selection by the user) must be stored in the system together with the user's ID. All other information (street, city, etc.) can be retrieved live from the external source.
Forwarding of orders is now only possible within the user's own user group.
The default address for the delivery can be deactivated in the template editing section under orders.
It is now possible to configure an individual "header" for the emails.
The support email address for error messages can be configured independently from the regular address.
The recipient's email address is now stored separately (the user's email settings are subject to change).