Release 7.0

brix:papilio Version 7.0

Date: 18th Feb 2019


Today's release of brix:papilio 7.0 once again fulfills many customer requests and delivers further optimizations.

1. Features for all Users

1.1 User Interface

Additional columns containing order information can now be selected in the list of orders.

Additional Columns for Purchase orders

1.2 Extended layout options

1.2.1 Post Rendering

During the ordering process, the user can select a custom post rendering option.

Order setting options

1.2.2 Output Format

The user can now choose the desired output format (if enabled on the template)

Input of post rendering information

1.3 Further Application Optimizations

1.3.1 Setting a minimum and maximum date for the ordering period

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).

Set a min / max date for ordering

1.3.2 Add an attachment for order downloads

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.

Edit additional information about the template while downloading

1.3.3 Partial Editability

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.

Enter individual texts

2. Features for Layouter / Graphic Designer

2.1 Menu Items

2.1.1 New Filter «unused»

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.

Show unused elements by filtering

2.1.2 Edit text style in user interface

The design possibilities of the text style are split into user-friendly tabs with the corresponding settings.

Tabs for text styles

2.2 Text style editing

2.2.1 Text style editing — Line color

In the font tab of the text style editor, the line color can be configured independently of the main font color.

Text style editing

2.2.2 Text style editing — Text highlight 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.

Choose the color to highlight the text

2.2.3 Text style editing — Whitespace spacing

Under the register behaviour in the text style editor, the minimum and maximum whitespace spacing can now be configured.

Edit the whitespace spacing

2.2.4 Text style editing — Fill colors

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.

Choose the fill color for marking text parts

2.2.5 Text style editing — Tabs

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.

Set text alignment

2.3 Element style editing

2.3.1 Element style editing — Rendering option for empty text elements

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.

Rendering option for empty text elements

2.3.2 Element style editing — Scale Minimum Font Size

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.

Set scale minimum for the font size globally or locally

2.3.3 Element style editing — Blend mode for background color

Under the tab general you can now set the blend mode for the background color of the element.

Set blend mode for background color

2.3.4 Element style editing — Opacity

Under the tabs general and box, the opacity of the element or the fill color can be set.

Opacity settings

Frame fill color

2.3.5 Text group editing

A wider range of inline elements are now available in the text group editing.

Edit Textgroups

2.3.6 DAM element settings

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.

Element Abhängigkeits Einstellung

2.4 Templates

2.4.1 Improved presentation of the template list

The template list is now arranged more cleanly. The columns to be displayed can be configured.

View template list

2.4.2 Setting the printing and cutting marks

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.

Edit print and cut marks

2.5 Set Focal Point

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. Set focal point

2.6 Configuring the Render Profiles

The layouter is now able to create their own render profiles, which can then be made available in different templates (see above).

Set rendering profiles

3. Features for Administrators

3.1. Name and Title — New Menu

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.

Display languages in the menu

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.

Edit language for labels

3.2 Menu: Groups

The user group interface has been completely rewritten to be more readable and user-friendly.

Clear group interface

Furthermore, user groups now have their own settings page, where you can now override the example publication user on a per-group basis.

Edit the user group

3.3 Menu: Users

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.

Change user settings via actions

3.3.1 Create new user

When a user is created by a group administrator, their permissions or restrictions are now automatically copied to the new user.

Permission settings

Bulk actions are available through the new hover menu where you can choose all, none or toggle the checkboxes.

Permission setting icons

3.4 Templates

3.4.1 Extended display of field names for administrators

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).

Extended fieldname displaying option

3.4.2 Selectable template group

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.

Choose a specific template group

3.4.3 Display of order information without modification by the user

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.

Disable changes of values per users

3.4.4 Clone templates

The administrator can now also clone linked templates.

3.5 Statistic

3.5.1 Access of group administrators to the Statistics menu

Group administrators can also view the statistics depending on their permissions.

3.6 Further Optimizations

3.6.1 Elements — Editing the default values

Default values of elements can now be accessed directly in the list view through the edit button

Edit default values

3.6.2 Create direct connections in element editing

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.

Edit relations

3.6.3 Assign rendering profiles to templates

Available render profiles can be assigned by the administrator in the template editing dialog.

Assign render profile to a template

4. Availability of Modul Updates

Updated modules are automatically made available to all customers with a corresponding update contract and all SaaS customers who have licensed the affected modules.

4.1 brix:papilio DAM Module compatible with Celum 5+

The brix:papilio DAM module is now compatible with CELUM 5+ and supports the infofield types.

4.2 Keyword Filter

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.

4.3 Pivot table extended to 9 dimensions

Up to 9 dimensions are now available when creating pivot tables.

Dimension options

4.4 More dimension for statistical analysis

More properties can now be used as pivot dimensions.

Dimensions for statistics

4.5 Single Sign-on (SSO) with SAML

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.

5. Technical Improvements / Notes

5.1 brix:papilio Integration in CELUM DAM

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.

Place an order out of CELUM DAM

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.

5.2 Application

5.2.1 Max PDF size for emails to print service providers

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.

5.2.2. Values for the printer can be stored directly in the PDF

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.

5.2.3 Individual bitmap and vector fonts

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.

5.2.4 Reuse of order information

The PDF of already placed orders can be reused through a dedicated element when ordering another template.

5.2.5 Import text from external sources

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.

5.2.6 Forward Orders

Forwarding of orders is now only possible within the user's own user group.

5.3 Configuration

5.3.1 Deactivate default delivery address

The default address for the delivery can be deactivated in the template editing section under orders.

Deactivate delivery address

5.4 Emails

5.4.1 Individual email header

It is now possible to configure an individual "header" for the emails.

5.4.2 Support email address

The support email address for error messages can be configured independently from the regular address.

5.4.3 Traceability of email messages

The recipient's email address is now stored separately (the user's email settings are subject to change).