VectorStyler 1.0.022 RC2 release notes

  • Improved: added Japanese typography features.
  • Fixed: glyph panel was very slow with fonts containing large number of glyphs.
  • Fixed: creating palette from an image using the palette panel menu command resulted in wrong color modes (and names).
  • Fixed: append new colors from selection or image directly into the palette. Use menu option to enable group creation.
  • Fixed: tooltips on color names in list mode of palette panel were wrong.
  • Fixed: enable scrollbar in glyph panel.
  • Fixed: node tool could could select parametric shapes for editing.
  • Fixed: cannot select original node of a path if corner was rounded.
  • Fixed: correct highlight of Japanese characters in text editor fields.
  • Fixed: zero width stroke filled with tiling pattern.
  • Fixed: set kerning without highlight, at the cursor position.
  • Fixed: gap slider of ellipse shape did not use correct values.
  • Fixed: option+drag guideline from ruler should not create a duplicate under the ruler.
  • Fixed: option+drag from ruler corner should adjust ruler origin.
  • Fixed: update artboard selection drop down when new artboards are created.
  • Fixed: confirm font selection by pressing enter.
  • Fixed: glyph panel did not show all possible alternates.
  • Fixed: exporting SVG should add DTD heading.
  • Fixed: indicate isolation inside an object with an additional label.
  • Fixed: update brush styles panel preview when new document is created.
  • Fixed: default vector brush color should be the current outline color.
  • Fixed: variable font instance names were not retrieved properly.
  • Fixed: setting blend mode for stroke only did not work.
  • Fixed: font selection did not always apply to the selected text.
  • Fixed: scaling selected nodes from a path may scale the starting node twice.
  • Fixed: break apart on multiple selections did not work correctly.
  • Fixed: importing stroke cap type from PDF.
  • Fixed: detecting clicks when using tablet on Windows.
  • Fixed: full screen mode should keep the menu bar on Windows.
  • Fixed: select and close in popup menus when the mouse is released.
  • Fixed: support for special characters in file names on Windows.
  • Fixed: show all supported file types in open dialog on Windows.
  • Fixed: workspace file extension was not added.
  • Fixed: add system color profile path for Windows.
  • Fixed: broken gradient opacity in CMYK documents.
  • Fixed: stroke rendering with very sharp joins was broken.
  • Fixed: option+drag to insert the duplicate after the selected object.
  • Fixed: convert first segment type when first node of an open path is selected.
  • Fixed: corner tool combined with transform tool did not work.

Bug fixes in recent releases

  • Fixed: popover views did not work from docked panels in Windows.

  • Fixed: regression causing crash when working with text frames.

  • Fixed: crash when multiple displacement shape effects use the same mask.

  • Fixed: elastic warp from tool box did not activate with a single click.

  • Fixed: additional brush tool issues when using stroke presets.

  • Fixed: image object to show image file name as a default object name.

  • Fixed: changing original pattern object content did not refresh pattern correctly.

  • Fixed: pattern tiling is incomplete when negative spacing is used.

  • Fixed: preset popover bubble leaf position is wrong when clicking at the button margin.

  • Fixed: pattern preset creating view did not preview all options.

  • Fixed: open shape at the selected node.

  • Fixed: disabled print separation did not remove separation when printing.

  • Fixed: converting text shape to frame moved the object position.

  • Fixed: importing certain GIF files resulted in corrupted images.

  • Fixed: registration marks when printing with separation.

  • Fixed: inconsistent mouseUp/Down events on drop down menus

  • Improved: overprint support for object styles and spot colors.

  • Improved: support for MacOS based hyphenation.

  • Improved: change font size and scaling factor when resizing text.

  • Improved: option for proportional text, image and linked content scaling.

  • Improved: hold Option when scaling text frame to scale font also.

  • Improved: hold Shift when clicking on a color to change text color inside text frame (instead of the frame fill).

  • Improved: grid shape tool to allow odd number of columns.

  • Improved: adjust blend position with a separate transfer function.

  • Improved: show text content as default object name in then layers panel.

  • Fixed: copy and paste text frame did not detach text content.

  • Fixed: OpenType based kerning bugs.

  • Fixed: do not truncate font name in font list.

  • Fixed: ordering in font style menu.

  • Fixed: undo fill style change of text frame.

  • Fixed: elastic warp should add nodes from then first click.

  • Fixed: some spot colors did not import correctly from PDf and AI files.

  • Fixed: exporting fonts to PDF and PS files.

  • Fixed: text shape highlight outline path is not updated.

  • Fixed: various scrubby scrolling issues.

  • Fixed: handling the enter key in text shape and frame editing on Windows.

  • Fixed: setting the layer color on Windows closed the view after the first click.

  • Fixed: delayed menu opening on Windows.

  • Fixed: corner editor jumps for some shapes.

  • Fixed: default tab spacing should use the fixed space.

  • Fixed: deleting a node changed a neighboring corner type.

  • Fixed: duplicating artboard did not correctly duplicate blend object.

  • Fixed: selection in numeric field did not always work.

  • Fixed: use Shift+ to speed up scrubby scrolling.

  • Fixed: cannot scale at small zoom.

  • Fixed: text frame knob is tool close to corner.

  • Fixed: new document should use last created document artboard size.

  • Fixed: keep last brush used in the brush tool, if it was a stroke preset also.

  • Fixed: use geometric order by default in alignment panel.

  • Fixed: show override font of selected text shape.

  • Fixed: exporting adjustment layers with distortion effects.

  • Fixed: color separation did not work in printing.

  • Fixed: hidden color plates should not be printed.

  • Fixed: some process colors were added as spot plates in color separation.

  • Fixed: crash when importing certain EPS files.

  • Fixed: problems when exporting EPS files with adjustment layers.

  • Fixed: detect and load spot colors in PDF and AI import.

  • Fixed: detect color mode when opening AI files.

  • Fixed: font metric based kerning did not work for some OpenType fonts.

  • Fixed: inserting glyphs at cursor position from Glyphs panel did not work.

  • Fixed: add stylistic set access to Typography panel.

  • Fixed: jumping scroll position in History panel, as undo and redo is browsed.

  • Fixed: color of the outline indicator in Pen tool should match the layer color.

  • Fixed: various stability improvements.

  • Fixed: various UI style improvements.

  • Fixed: problems when editing artboard guidelines in the modal view.

  • Fixed: undo in path brush tool when new objects are created.

  • Fixed: load per image color profiles, and show the profile name in the content links panel.

  • Fixed: swapping color target with X shows the wrong colors.

  • Fixed: erasing a path from a composite shape should not remove the whole object.

  • Fixed: issues with knife tool on composite shapes.

  • Fixed: select all touched objects in eraser tool for changes when starting with no selection.

  • Fixed: if eraser (or path brush) tool is opened with a selection, all changes are made on the selected objects only.

  • Fixed: eraser tool may break undo and redo history.

  • Fixed: smaller label for brush size change indicator.

  • Fixed: remove OpenGL display mode on M1.

  • Fixed: add pattern content tint options to modal view also.

  • Fixed: set pattern tile outline and background in modal view also.

  • Fixed: default pattern content label should be Default.

  • Fixed: create unique new preset (or style) name when creating presets(or styles).

  • Fixed: warn if preset creation overwrites an existing name.

  • Fixed: do not allow confirm in preset creation of name is empty.

  • Fixed: single key shortcuts on Windows were not found when pressing the key in the shortcut editor.

  • Fixed: use thinner hovering outline.

  • Fixed: zero dash did not use cap shapes properly.

  • Fixed: dash starting with zero did not render correctly on closed shapes.

  • Fixed: ungrouping clipped groups with style should not copy the style to the objects.

  • Fixed: extent of imported SVG gradient was wrong.

  • Fixed: allow extra space around transform box for movement also.

  • Fixed: opacity and transparency options were not correctly identified in selecting by similarity.

  • Fixed: slider layout in shadows and highlights filter.

  • Fixed: enable scrubby scrolling in number editor fields and labels.

  • Fixed: gradient tool to adjust nodes to object size.

  • Fixed: some installed TTF fonts are not detected correctly.

  • Fixed: improved slider mapping in character panel.

  • Fixed: scrolling artboard number in print preview did not work.

  • Fixed: better layout for panel titles.

  • Improved: show imported image and linked file info when hovering over the file name in the Content Links panel.

  • Improved: allow separate mask source for Inner/Outer Glow filter.

  • Improved: add color toning option for tiling patterns, and style override for pattern content.

  • Fixed: support of multiple screens on both Mac and Windows.

  • Fixed: tool tips on Windows did not work.

  • Fixed: display refresh did not always work in OpenGL display mode.

  • Fixed: avoid moving objects or nodes when only clicking.

  • Fixed: multi key shortcuts were not correctly handled on Windows.

  • Fixed: canceling shape effect view opened from layers (or appearance) panel broke the effects.

  • Fixed: smaller snapping indicator for point and shape snapping modes.

  • Fixed: option for common global snapping modes (Preferences -> Editing Options -> Common Snapping Options). By default each document stores its own snapping settings.

  • Fixed: cursor in Windows did not restore when moving back into view.

  • Fixed: paste in place for path copied into clipboard should keep original position.

  • Fixed: removing nodes from a shape converted some nodes to cusp.

  • Fixed: importing transformed gradients in SVG did not position correctly.

  • Fixed: extending and redrawing path with the pencil tool.

  • Fixed: palette opening button resulted in empty menu on Windows. Should open file selection if there are no scanned palettes.

  • Fixed: jitter in expander brush preview.

  • Fixed: reduce cross mark for eraser and expander brushes.

  • Fixed: changing stroke cap should not change other attributes.

  • Fixed: changing preserve color option did not detach image effect instance.

  • Fixed: thinner dash preview in stroke panel with more phases.

  • Fixed: remove save and export icons from the tool bar.

  • Fixed: panel snapping to be less intrusive.

  • Fixed: check for updates on Windows did not correctly identify version.

  • Fixed: did not undo rotate with frame option of text frames.

  • Fixed: searching in customize view.

  • Fixed: color panel layout breaks at small sizes.

  • Fixed: clearing fill from color palette (panel and bar) did not work.

  • Fixed: increase and decrease brush size in the brush tool did not work on Windows.