Artisan 5 Updates and Bug Fixes | April 4, 2017

Artisan 5 Updates and Bug Fixes | April 4, 2017

Artisan® 5 updates and bug fixes, April 4, 2017: 

  1. Updated Artisan to substitute a font if the one chosen is not supported/is incomplete/is corrupt (basically not allow the program to crash)
  2. Corrected a bug where applying a shadow, then flattening an element can result in the element/shadow being trimmed.
  3. Corrected a bug that left a “line” or “residue” along the original edge of an element that was cut with one of the Straight cutters
  4. Corrected a bug where changing the Rip Type when using the Paper Rip tool did not change the preview of the rip.
  5. Corrected a bug that did not allow the user to type in text when choosing Text > Format in a new project
  6. Removed Font and Editor sections of creation panel when user chooses to Insert > Line because the sections were not operating properly. (Note that text could be added later or a user could choose to add a straight text path and have those sections available and working.)
  7. Corrected a bug that altered a blank line of text if the Font Style and/or Font Size were changed in the preceding line of text.
  8. Corrected a bug that cut off text after the user applied a Glow then Flattened the text.
  9. Corrected a bug where choosing 2 or more text boxes, then using the Make the Same Size tool did NOT make all the text boxes the same size as the last selected box.
  10. Included the Layout in the Creation panel for text paths to give the user more control/functionality in the Creation step.
  11. Corrected a bug in Content Manager in which the AND function of choosing multiple tags was not working properly.
  12. Corrected a bug in which clicking on “Print project at Forever Print Shop” was not working for single-page projects
  13. Added the ability to insert a symbol when creating a Text Box.
  14. Amended wording of pop-up that displays when a user is about to load the Image Editor so that action is applicable to more functions than double-clicking on a photo.
  15. Users now have the option to choose what date to sort photos in the photo tray (Creation Date or Modified Date, Earliest to Latest or Latest to Earliest; Manual Rearrange is still available)
  16. Cut tools will now rotate according to the “Snap To” angle under View > Guides. Users can still manually enter any value in the panel at the right to override the “Snap To” angle.
  17. More resilient upload connector to Forever
  18. Created consistency in the “Angle” or “Direction” rotation for tools that allow the user to adjust that setting during creation.
  19. Changed the display for all tools that offer measurements in points or fractions of inches so that the display matches the values in the drop-down boxes (i.e. Strokes, Text, Calendar)
  20. Corrected a bug during text path creation that prohibited the user from creating the text path after sampling a color to use as the font color.
  21. Corrected a bug that was resetting the Photo Panel to the beginning of the photos after a photo in the project was edited using the Image Editor.
  22. Corrected a bug that didn’t allow the user to download multiple photos with the same file name
  23. Corrected a bug that would, in some instances, attach the Import Date of the photo as the Created Date.
  24. Corrected an issue with Save that would, for some users, make the software unresponsive and require the user to close and re-open the program (although the Save did occur correctly).
  25. Added a progress bar for addition of blank pages greater than 5 so the user is aware that the system is working, not frozen
  26. Updated the Font Increase and Font Decrease buttons to correspond to the font sizes a user can choose in the drop-down box. The user can still manually enter any size of his/her choosing.
  27. Updated Artisan so that, if a user is working in a 2-page spread and only makes changes to one page, Artisan will only save the page with the changes.
  28. Corrected a bug so that, upon changing the color of a Stroke during creation, the stroke color is updated in the Creation Panel immediately.
  29. Corrected a bug so that Auto-Correct now works from the Photo ribbon.
  30. Corrected a bug so that the “Old Fashioned” Effect (Right-click > Effects > Edit > Add an effect > Insert an Old Fashioned Effect) no longer clips the edges of the content when applied.
  31. Changed the error message users receive when trying to hold down Shift or Control keys to move a text box – error message is now clearer instead of technical
  32. Corrected a bug so that calendar settings are correctly remembered from page to page within a project if the Remember tool is “on”
  33. Corrected the Artisan 5 Art Kit installer – this had been broken since Artisan 5 was launched in September 2015. Since most users upgraded from Artisan 4 to Artisan 5, their machines had used the Artisan 4 Art Kit installer and the bug was only recently discovered.
  34. Corrected a bug so that users can now cut out Font Shapes (i.e. Webdings and Wingdings, as well as downloaded Font Shapes)
  35. Corrected a bug so that Filter > Edge > 3D Edge now works correctly
  36. Corrected a bug that was assigning the aspect ratio of the fill to the element being filled.
  37. Corrected a bug on the Filter > Distortion > Swirl tool so that the opposing corners “swirl” instead of “smear”.
  38. Corrected an issue that caused the system to lock up whenever the user tried to navigate between single-page and 2-page views w/out clicking Save first.
  39. Corrected an issue with Authentication when the user tried to upload a project from Artisan to their Forever account.
  40. Corrected a bug where the customer is taken to a wrong or non-existent web page to create a Forever Account.
  41. Corrected a bug where the Remember tool was not working for text added to existing shapes.
  42. Corrected a bug that caused Artisan to stop working during Save for Windows 8 users.
  43. Added a Safety Line overlay w/ definitions and design tips to Artisan 5 to preserve your design and create the best possible print experience.
  44. Corrected a bug so that users are now able to scroll up and down in a text box when the text is longer than the box.
  45. Corrected a bug where the user had limited control when creating a freehand drawing of a line.
  46. Corrected a bug that displayed an error whenever Ctrl+C was enacted if no content was selected to copy.
  47. Corrected a bug so users now have the ability to “undo” a cloning or erasing function.
  48. Corrected a bug where a project shared from Artisan to Forever did not have a file extension to help the user identify the file type.
  49. Corrected a bug that caused Artisan to crash after opening the image editor for a photo in the Photo Panel.

Updates by Category

Tool Updates (22)

  • Corrected a bug where applying a shadow, then flattening an element can result in the element/shadow being trimmed.
  • Corrected a bug that left a “line” or “residue” along the original edge of an element that was cut with one of the Straight cutters.
  • Corrected a bug where changing the Rip Type when using the Paper Rip tool did not change the preview of the rip.
  • Removed Font and Editor sections of creation panel when user chooses to Insert > Line because the sections were not operating properly (Note that text can be added later or a user can choose to add a straight text path and have those sections available and working.)
  • Included the Layout in the Creation panel for text paths to give the user more control/functionality in the Creation step.
  • Amended the wording of pop-up that displays when a user is about to load the Image Editor so that action is applicable to more functions than double-clicking on a photo.
  • Cut tools will now rotate according to the “Snap To” angle under View > Guides. Users can still manually enter any value in the panel at the right to override the “Snap To” angle.
  • Created consistency in the “Angle” or “Direction” rotation for tools that allow the user to adjust that setting during creation.
  • Changed the display for all tools that offer measurements in points or fractions of inches so that the display matches the values in the drop-down boxes (i.e. Strokes, Text, Calendar).
  • Corrected a bug so that, upon changing the color of a Stroke during creation, the stroke color is updated in the Creation Panel immediately.
  • Corrected a bug so that Auto-Correct now works from the Photo ribbon.
  • Corrected a bug so that the “Old Fashioned” Effect (Right-click > Effects > Edit > Add an effect > Insert an Old Fashioned Effect) no longer clips the edges of the content when applied.
  • Changed the error message users receive when trying to hold down Shift or Control keys to move a text box – error message is now clearer instead of technical.
  • Corrected a bug so that calendar settings are correctly remembered from page to page within a project if the Remember tool is “on”.
  • Corrected a bug so that users can now cut out Font Shapes (i.e. Webdings and Wingdings, as well as downloaded Font Shapes).
  • Corrected a bug sot that Filter > Edge > 3D Edge now works correctly.
  • Corrected a bug that was assigning the aspect ratio of the fill to the element being filled.
  • Corrected a bug on the Filter > Distortion > Swirl tool so that the opposing corners “swirl” instead of “smear”.
  • Corrected a bug where the user had limited control when creating a freehand drawing of a line.
  • Corrected a bug that displayed an error whenever Ctrl+C was enacted if no content was selected to copy.
  • Corrected a bug so users now have the ability to “undo” a cloning or erasing function.
  • Corrected a bug that caused Artisan to crash after opening the Image Editor for a photo in the Photo Panel.

Text Updates (10)

  • Updated Artisan to substitute a font if the one chosen is not supported / is incomplete / is corrupt (basically not allow the program to crash).
  • Corrected a bug that did not allow the user to type in text when choosing Text > Format in a new project.
  • Corrected a bug that altered a blank line of text if the Font Style and / or Font Size were changed in the preceding line of text.
  • Corrected a bug that cut off text after the user applied a Glow, then Flattened the text.
  • Corrected a bug where choosing 2 or more text boxes, then using the Make the Same Size tool did NOT make all the text boxes the same size as the last selected box.
  • Added the ability to insert a symbol when creating a Text Box.
  • Corrected a bug during text path creation that prohibited the user from creating the text path after sampling a color to use as the font color.
  • Updated the Font Increase and Font Decrease buttons to correspond to the font sizes a user can choose in the drop-down box. The user can still manually enter any size of his/her choosing.
  • Corrected a bug where the Remember tool was not working for text added to existing shapes.
  • Corrected a bug so that users are now able to scroll up and down in a text box when the text is longer than the box

Organization (5)

  • Corrected a bug in Content Manager in which the AND function of choosing multiple tags was not working properly.
  • Users now have the option to choose what date to sort photos in the photo tray (Creation Date or Modified Date, Earliest to Latest or Latest to Earliest; Manual Rearrange is still available).
  • Corrected a bug that was resetting the Photo Panel to the beginning of the photos after a photo in the project was edited using the Image Editor.
  • Corrected a bug that didn’t allow the user to download multiple photos with the same file name.
  • Corrected a bug that would, in some instances, attach the Import Date of the photo as the Created Date.

Forever Connections (5)

  • Corrected a bug in which clicking on “Print project at Forever Print Shop” was not working for single-page projects.
  • More resilient upload connector to Forever.
  • Corrected an issue with Authentication when the user tried to upload a project from Artisan to his/her Forever account.
  • Corrected a bug where the customer is taken to a wrong or non-existent web page to create a Forever Account.
  • Corrected a bug where a project shared from Artisan to Forever did not have a file extension to help the user identify the file type.

Save Issues (5)

  • Corrected an issue with Save that would, for some users, make the software unresponsive and require the user to close and re-open the program (although the Save did occur correctly).
  • Added a progress bar for the addition of blank pages greater than 5 so the user is aware that the system is working, not frozen.
  • Updated Artisan so that, if a user is working in a 2-page spread and only makes changes to one page, Artisan will only save the page with the changes.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the system to lock up whenever the user tried to navigate between single-page and 2-page views without clicking Save first.
  • Corrected a bug that caused Artisan to stop working during Save for Windows 8 users.

Print/Digital Art (2)

  • Corrected the Artisan 5 Art Kit installer – this had been broken since Artisan 5 was launched in September, 2015. Since most users upgraded from Artisan 4 to Artisan 5, their machines had used the Artisan 4 Art Kit installer and the bug was only recently discovered.
  • Added a Safety Line overlay with definitions and design tips to Artisan 5 to preserve your design and create the best possible print experience.
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