New module configuration parameter "UseDirectExport"
We can now circumnavigate the AA task pane when exporting PDFs if no issues are found.
New check that flags tables with empty cells in header row/columns
Issue type "Invalid Document" has been removed
The issue type was introduced as a fix for an issue when using documents with body text in shapes or text boxes. This is now being handled when processing PDF generation.
Now checking additional shape types for text
Now checking additional shape types for alternative text
Only flag groups with valid shapes inside for missing alternative text. Was previously flagging individual shapes
Fix various bugs, including:
Hyperlinks on images
In Excel, when navigating to issue through the task pane, the correct sheet was not activated
Layout tables were being skipped in hinting file from MS Office 2016 and older
Fix various minor bugs
New Java processor: v1.8.47
Fix bug causing alternative text to be overwritten
Fix various minor bugs
Fix bug causing text in headers to be not visible in exported PDF
New pop up window when exporting PDF warning the user of unresolved issues
Added support for nested shapes in Excel, including:
Checking for missing alternative text
Adding alternative text for nested shapes that was previously not being added
Support export destinations. A document can now be exported to a local folder or directly into an email as an attachment
Changed logic so you can export documents and presentation even though not all issues are solved - a warning about this will show
Fixed a bug related to the document title not being set from task pane
Fixed a bug related to multiple instances of Accessibility Assistant task pane in one applikation
Fixed possibility of crash on exporting debugbundle when document is on web
Improved error handling if a document is not saved when exporting to an Outlook email
Changed logic so the header part of the document will only be checked on the first page instead of on every page
Hidden text in the header will be ignored
If tables are used in the header, these will be marked as a layout table
Logos without alt text in the header will be ignored
Support shape with fill type 'picture or texture fill'
Fixed a bug related to PDF export to email so that the PDF can come from any system (e.g., Workzone, Onedrive, etc.)
Changed logic in PDF export to email so the title of the document from the task pane is added the subject of the email
Changed logic in PDF export to email so a notification will inform the user that Outlook needs to be active before exporting
Changed logic in Excel so Accessibility Assistant will detect if multiple sheets are opened in a workbook, and ask if only the selected or all worksheets should be exported
Task pane will detect with a yellow warning if a table spans multiple pages in Excel
Support the options for Accessibility Assistant to export the PDF directly to an Outlook email
Taskpane will detect if a table in Excel has alt text or not and notify the user
Added support for the task pane to recognize invalid hyperlinks (not in header and footer to preserve content excellence)
Moved Accessibility Assistant from Internet Explorer to Webview2
Changed logic so Accessibility Assistant can embed fonts in PDFs and avoid making the font invisible to screen readers
Solved an error related to documents with pages without content
Solved a crash related to certain shapes not implementing the visible property in VSTO
Solved an issue where native Word export put elements outside the structure tree root
Changed font logic
Fixed a bug related to the alternative text in tables spanning multiple pages with merged cells
Fixed a crash related to hyperlinks when the hyperlink had no text and did not have a screen tip defined
Changed chart picture overlay logic, in older versions of word charts were removed on export and only kept as pictures.
Fixed an error related to broken hyperlinks corrupting the OpenXml File
Changed logic so we now removed unused elements rather than rebuild the entire structure tree
Minor bug fixes
Fix bug causing performance issues with tables
Fix bug causing export errors in documents with page number settings below 1
Incompatible Java version error message is now displayed in the AA pane
If toggled, "first row" in tables are now scoped as columns rather than rows
Fix bug causing export crash when certain characters are not included in the font
Fix bug where cross-references are not identified in Word
Screen reader in PowerPoint general optimization
Optimize error handling
Implemented check for #Decorative-tag in document header
ScreenTip (Alternative text) text for hyperlinks are now correctly displayed
Branding changed from SkabelonDesign to Omnidocs
Fix bug with inline page numbers in document header/footer
Fix bug with PDF/UA has the front page layout/image copied to all other pages
Fix bug caused by infinite loop resulting in java timing out
Author is now set correctly in PDF based on properties from original document
Updated links to match new KB name
Fix bug caused by null exception in postprocessor
Various fundamental improvements to core functionality
AA pane input fields now support ctrl + z
Fix bug with some fonts not supporting glyphs. Fixed by introducing "wingings"-fallback
3d rotation elements without function are now removed
Fix bug with Arabic font in content: added a check for tag suspects
Solved PDF not being ISO compliant
support for custom fonts located here: %homepath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts
AA now identifies documents saved on OneDrive as "saved"
Users cancelling the "Save" dialog will no longer see dialog for successful save
Handling capacity in Word increased by adding host evidence
New check in Word: different first page. Fixing issue with front page header elements mistakenly copied to second page on rare occasions
Fix for missing Alt Text on annotations in footer on exported Word documents
AA now checks for Compatibility Mode in Word, and prompts user to save document in non-compatibility mode
Add support for JAR 1.7.0
Add postprocessor to remove empty paragraphs in header of document.
Validate java version pre-load. User message is displayed if validation fails
Fix bug with nested content inside the first piece of code on a page in Word
Fix bug with Word crash on table with merged cells inside a textbox in a document with multiple pages
Fix export bug in 2010 by implementing check for shape type in Word; child shape, core shape or regular shape
Empty hyperlinks are now ignored in the export process
Fix bug causing export error on specific documents in Word
Fix bug in PowerPoint causing AA to interpret a single table as two tables.
Fix bug in PowerPoint causing export error on specific presentations.
Add support in PowerPoint for issue types:
No Explicit Table Formatting.
File Ending Alternative Text.
Hidden text is no longer included in exports in Word.
Various bug fixes:
Fix bug with long hyperlinks in footnotes.
Fix bug where export from PowerPoint would fail if font was not embedded in presentation. Now, the processor will try loading font from system.
Fix bug with hyperlinks in floating shapes in Word.
Add support for control export destination when configuring module.
Extend the "Annotations are missing alternative text" issue to find links in floating and inline shapes.
Add support for checking locked content controls.
Fix bug related to SmartArt figures in PAC3.
Fixed bug PAC to trigger "Invalid use of a "Span" error in earlier Office2016 versions.
Support for Offline "Read more" content added.
Updated function for opening "Edit Selected" dialogue.
Word set as owner.
Fixed bug causing some json-code to remain in ALT text of SmartArt even after post-processing.
PDF metadata is now updated with latest product name + current AA version.
Fixed bug causing issues for certain Office 2016 versions. "Table header cell has no associated subcells"
Various translation updates
Document structure check: Added support for multiple outline 1 styles in document. User will be able to select between available outline 1s.
AA now fully supports offline work (custom font for UI is now embedded in the package.)
Fixed a bug where PDF export failed with Java version 12.0.1.
Added "Additional Information"-button to the default ribbon module.
Various translation updates
Fixed missing footnote IDs causing error for users operating in on-premise Office 2016.
Annotation text check: new solve option added "Use annotation text as alternative text on all" - meaning same fix is applied to all instances of issue.
Image file endings are now recognised by AA if found in alternative text. If user chooses to solve by adding alternative text, AA will suggest image name without file ending.
Fixed issue with #Decorative flag can be seen in the structure tree of the exported PDF.
Danish "Read more" hyperlink added
Support for client specific translations added
AA now properly removes file ending from document title check
Danish auto-generated alternative text sample added
SmartArt is now supported
Alternative text for reference fields are now supported
AA is now compatible with Omnidocs tool "Paste Graphic" (tables still not compatible)
Fixed a bug causing AA to green-light documents with no title
AA is now PAC3 compliant in Office 2013
Support for "decorative flag" for shapes and charts implemented.
Removed solution options when no styles are used in document
AA can now use HKLM registry for custom Java JDK location
Various bug fixes for Office 2010
AA can now catch Danish autogenerated text
We are better at catching no alt text for certain artefacts in the PDF
Ability to define the link text for each hyperlink, so instead of all of the hyperlinks are called "Read more", they can be named individually.
User is able to select that there should be no summary to a table.
Check for table allows to break across pages will only be enabled if the table is a data table. If the table is set to be a layout table, this check will not appear as an issue.
User will be notified in the pane if the document is locked.
Avoid reuse of help text in pane to define alternative text. We can define a new help text in the dialog pane for both pictures, tables and hyperlinks.
All Word-compatible file endings are removed from file title when saving the document.
When solving issues for tables, tables are now scrolled fully into view and selected when changing between new tables.
Set-text buttons in panels are greyed out until text is present, or automatically generated text has been changed.
When all issues are completed, the user gets a notification in the top-right corner of the pane of Accessibility Assistant, notifying that all issues have been solved. The notification disappears after 5 seconds.
Text fields are auto-focused when opening a pane to set for example an alternative text.
When there is no hyperlink defined for the issue, the "Read more" link is removed.