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Dr.Explain 4.1 Release Candidate 1

Postby DrExplain.com » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:34 pm

After several weeks of intensive beta testing we're happy to introduce the Dr.Explain 4.1 Release Candidate.

Here is a summarized list of main new features of 4.1:
  • User interface is now available in 7 languages: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, & Italian
  • User interface was modified and is capable for localization into any language, i.e. more languages are coming
  • Import of CHM file (In start-up window, in File menu, & under Add Topic command)
  • Import of a single HTML file (same as above)
  • Batch import of recursive folders with numerous HTML files (same as above)
  • All images have solid white background by default (previously it was transparent)
  • New “Cell properties” dialog allows to flexibly customize cell borders
  • PDF Export performance was improved
  • {Page break} special object was added
  • Arabic font issues in PDF were fixed
  • Issues with bullet list appearance in HTML were fixed
  • All color pickers support single-click selection
  • Cell vertical alignment property is accessible through editor pop-up menu
  • ... dozens of minor improvements were made

The update is free for all owners of version 4.0.

We invite you to download and try the Dr.Explain 4.1.441 RC1:
http://www.drexplain.com/download/getfi ... oduct=beta

Note! This is a pre-release version!

1. You agree to use Dr.Explain v.4.1 RC 1 at your own risk. There may be some bugs & issues.
2. Please, back up all your current .GUI projects before open and edit them with Dr.Explain v.4.1 RC 1.
3. To install Dr.Explain 4.1 RC 1 simply download and install the new version over (or near) the old one. All your settings, preferences, and registration info will be kept.


We're looking forward to your feedback regarding the new version.
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Re: Dr.Explain 4.1 Release Candidate 1

Postby cprichard » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:24 pm

Dennis,

Are there any reported issues with deexport.exe? I can get the /sr option to work, apparently because there is no need for an [output folder] or [temp folder]. But the other three (3) options all fail with the message ERROR: Failed to create directory: C:\Users\craig\Desktop\CoC_PStart\Desktop\Documents\DE\PDF. However in all three (3) cases, if the folder did not exist, DE does create it (empty). If the folder does exist, the same message appears. In the case of /sc, deexport.exe creates an empty CHM file too, in the correct directory. As you can see from my example, there are no spaces or other special characters in the path or filename of the GUI, [output folder], or [temp folder]. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

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Re: Dr.Explain 4.1 Release Candidate 1

Postby DrExplain.com » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:01 pm

Thanks Craig,
We'll retest it.

P.S.: I received your e-mail also and will respond shortly.
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Re: Dr.Explain 4.1 Release Candidate 1

Postby DrExplain.com » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:29 pm

The Dr.Explain Release Candidate 2 is available.

  • Optimized graphical algorithms (scaling & resizing) now produce PNG image files of smaller size without quality loss. It may decrease final help file overall size by 1.5 or even 2 times!
  • JavaScripts responsible for search & resize in HTML were improved.
  • Slightly updated the Italian version of UI.
  • A couple of minor tweaks were made


We invite you to download and try the Dr.Explain 4.1.442 RC2:
http://www.drexplain.com/download/getfi ... oduct=beta

The official release is very close!
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Re: Dr.Explain 4.1 Release Candidate 1

Postby DrExplain.com » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:40 pm

The Dr.Explain Release Candidate 3 is available.

* Improved graphical algorithms (scaling & resizing) now produce PNG image files of better quality.

We invite you to download and try the Dr.Explain 4.1.443 RC3:
http://www.drexplain.com/download/getfi ... oduct=beta

Just a few days remain until the official release of Dr.Explain 4.1! Stay tuned.
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