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FontExplorer X Pro 5.x (Mac)

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Release notes

We are proud to introduce FontExplorer X Pro 5.0, the latest version of the all-in-one font management solution

Important: If upgrading to FontExplorer X Pro 4 you will need to purchase a license upgrade. Purchase Upgrade

  • If working in a FontExplorer X Server environment, this client version requires FontExplorer X Server version 1.9 or later. However, we recommend you update your Server to the new version 2.0 in order to get the most out of all the great new server features. Older FontExplorer X Server versions are not supported This version of FontExplorer X Pro requires OS X 10.8 or later

Changes in Version 5.0

New Features and Improvements

  • Welcome Tour – FontExplorer X Pro welcomes you by providing an overview of the most important features as well as the new features
  • Online Help – The new online help provides easy access to topic based information that you can easily search or navigate
  • Font Tiles View – FontExplorer X Pro provides Font Tiles View for a character oriented browsing experience of local and server fonts
  • State of the Art User Interface – FontExplorer X Pro has adapted a modern user interface in keeping with the Mac OS guidelines. FontExplorer X Pro now fully supports the Mac OS X dark mode
  • New Store Integration – The websites of Fonts.com, Linotype.com, Myfonts.com, FontShop.com and Membership by Monotype are now directly accessible in FontExplorer X Pro
  • New Plug-Ins – Updated Plug-Ins now support auto-activation for the brand new QuarkXPress 2015 and Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 Incopy, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop applications
  • WOFF 2.0 Support – Import, preview and organize the latest version of Web Open Font Format (WOFF 2.0)
  • Unicode 7.0 Support – FontExplorer X Pro now supports the Unicode 7 standard
  • Cloud Fonts – FontExplorer X Pro now supports Adobe's Typekit fonts. Adobe's Typekit and Monotype's SkyFonts now have separate entries under "Cloud Fonts" in the source list

Resolved

  • The "Contained in" option in the small information panel and the Information dialog did not show the path for Fonts in nested sets
  • Multiple information dialogs were opened when attempting to view information on different styles within the selected Font Family
  • Warning message was not displaying when importing fonts from removable media (OS X 10.10 only)
  • User interface was sometimes corrupted in Mini View after switching views and resizing the window
  • The "Search" field above the Font List was sometimes truncated on the right (user interface issue)
  • Wrong Unicode number and wrong glyph ID was being shown for "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH CARON"
  • Web Preview WYSIWYG settings were not independent from FontExplorer X Pro main window or Mini View
  • Various minor user interface improvements throughout FontExplorer X Pro
  • FontExplorer X Pro did not detect and warn when "incompatible applications were running" (conflicting font management applications)
  • Certain fonts containing invalid kerning information caused FontExplorer X Pro to crash when importing fonts
  • When opening FontExplorer X Pro, the first row of the Library Font List was hidden because the scroll position was not getting restored correctly (OS X 10.10 only)
  • FontExplorer X Pro was not grouping all Fonts belonging to a Family when they had different naming conventions (improved Font Family grouping
  • Apple System Font Collections caused crashes and instability. FontExplorer X Pro no longer supports System Font Collections

PlugIns

New

  • Added plug-in support QuarkXPress 2015
  • Added plug-in support for Adobe InCopy, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

PlugIns

Resolved

  • Removed Adobe CS3, CS4, CS5, CS 5.1/5.5, QuarkXPress 7 and 8 Plug-Ins from the FontExplorer X Pro 5 Plug-In Manager dialog. If any of these are installed in your design applications they will continue to work with FontExplorer X Pro 5

PlugIns

Known issues

  • Photoshop CS5–CC 2014: Fonts in layered TIFF files are not activated by the plugin. Activation occurs correctly when converted to a PSD file
  • Missing fonts are not detected in Illustrator PDF files and no font request occurs
  • No font request occurs on EPS documents with non-embedded fonts

FontExplorer X Server Users and Administrators

New

  • Added Kerberos support to facilitate Single Sign On authentication
  • The LDAP "Import Users and Groups" panel now shows the total number of users in a group as well as the number of imported user
  • Added the ability to filter for "deleted fonts" in Font License View
  • Added administrator settings to hide each of the new stores on a global, group or user basis: Fonts.com, Linotype.com, MyFonts.com or Membership by Monotype
  • Added administrator settings on a global, group or user basis to allow exporting of server sets
  • Added administrator settings on a global, group or user basis to hide the "SkyFonts" area in the Source List
  • Added administrator settings on a global, group or user basis to hide the "Typekit" area in the Source List
  • Added the ability to show the LDAP path for newly imported groups in Account Management (only when connected to FontExplorer X Server for Mac
  • Added the ability to update the license count when re-uploading a Font to the Server
  • Notification of FontExplorer X Server updates is now shown to administrators in the FontExplorer X Pro "Summary and Login" panel
  • Added the ability to include Server Fonts in local sets. The option can be turned on with a terminal command (see server release notes). The default setting is Server Fonts are not allowed in local Sets

FontExplorer X Server Users and Administrators

Resolved

  • When clicking "+" to add a New User in Account Management under the Users tab, searched keyword was not being removed from the User filter
  • The LDAP User details were shown in the LDAP Import Screen when an OU was selected and showing the incorrect results
  • When restoring the backup, Server was getting disconnected and on clicking "Try to Connect" button the selection focus was moving to the next available Server
  • When packaging the projects with all dependent files such as images and fonts, Server Fonts were invisible in QuarkXPress
  • It was not possible drag and drop a Server Font from one Server Set to another when these both resided within the same Server Folder

FontExplorer X Server Users and Administrators

Known issues

  • Imported LDAP users are not shown in Account Management and status shows "not imported" if before completing the import process a source list item is selected, the changes in the LDAP panel saved, then return to the LDAP panel and complete the import process
  • If a nested LDAP Security Group name contains special characters such as *, /, ( or ) then the users inside the nested group are not shown
  • The Preview feature for non-downloaded server fonts does not support previewing of Mac or Windows PostScript fonts. A message indicates that these font types need to be downloaded in order to preview

FontExplorer X Pro 2.x (Win)

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FontExplorer X Pro Client has been optimized for Microsoft Windows® Windows 7 and Windows 8 and requires .Net framework 4.5. It runs on both 32-bit as well as on 64-bit Windows Systems. Supported languages include English, German and French.

If working in a FontExplorer X Server environment, this client version requires FontExplorer X Server version 1.7.x or later. However, we recommend you update your server to the latest version 1.9.x in order to get the most out of all the great new server features. Older FontExplorer X Server versions are not supported.

Version 2.7

New
  • Added a new preview option to allow previewing fonts at the side of the font list
  • Added a feature to adjust the font size in the font list when WYSIWYG mode is on
  • Added a “Logging” panel to the Options dialog. Two settings allow logging information to be saved for the FontExplorer X client and for communication between font activation plug-ins and FontExplorer X Pro. The default setting for each is “Off”
Resolved
  • Performance issues around application startup, font activation and deactivation have been addressed
  • Fonts which were force downloaded and force activated were not activated on re-login if the “Force Download” and “Force Activate” options were removed from a Server Font Set
  • The names of “Conflict” fonts which are shown in red in the font list were not visible when the font was selected
  • If FontExplorer X Pro detected a corrupted configuration file during startup the application crashed. Now, a warning message is shown and the user is guided to the Installation Wizard which will set up a new configuration file
  • FontExplorer X Pro incorrectly displayed the status as "Licensed" after removing the client software license (.fcl file) from the application
  • While a font activation/deactivation was in progress is was possible to access other features which slowed down the application. The user is now prevented from starting multiple processes
  • On applying “Group Font Families” with “WYSIWYG On” the name of a font was no longer visible if the Family only contained one entry
  • Various improvements to the User Interface throughout the application    
Known Issues
  • FontExplorer X Pro will crash if the “License Warning” message is closed without adding a license while the “Options” dialog is also open
  • If a font that is missing in FontExplorer X Pro is re-imported from another path, the font will still be shown as missing (in red) after the application is restarted
  • On a multi-user machine (one machine with separate login accounts) FontExplorer X Pro can only be launched by one user. If another user attempts to launch FontExplorer X Pro a message will be displayed: "FontExplorer X Pro is already running in another user session"
  • Manually activated PostScript fonts do not display in Adobe applications when font activation is temporary. Workaround: select Activate fonts permanently (required when using Adobe applications) in Options/Advanced panel or activate fonts via the plug-in font request dialog
  • The auto-activation setting will not be effective for the QuarkXPress Plug-Ins. When opening a QuarkXPress document, the plug-in dialog will always open. If all the fonts are available in FontExplorer X Pro simply click on Activate All
  • Smart Sets do not work correctly when placed in Folders
  • The activation status of a folder is not correctly shown in the source list when all fonts in the contained set are activated. This only occurs when the setting "Show status when activating/deactivating fonts" is disabled
  • When a subscription font does not appear in FontExplorer X Pro for any reason, manual synchronization from the SkyFonts client does not cause the font to appear. Workaround: Restart the SkyFonts client
  • The PDF is not correctly generated when exporting OpenType PostScript flavored fonts from the preview as a PDF image. Other image formats work correctly
  • The Activate and Deactivate menu items in the contextual menu are not available on Sets, Folders or Smart Sets that contain both active and expired SkyFonts
Plug-Ins
New
  • Added plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 InCopy, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop applications

Resolved
  • When opening an Adobe Illustrator document which contained a JPEG file an exception error occurred
  • FontExplorer X Pro would hang while opening an InDesign document if the FontExplorer X Server option for auto login was enabled
  • Manually installed  InCopy, InDesign, and Illustrator CC plug-ins were not shown in the Plug-in Manager dialog
  • FontExplorer X Pro encountered an error on loading the Illustrator CS6 32/64 bit plug-ins
  • FontExplorer X Pro would hang when a plug-in request tried to automatically launch the application

Known Issues
  • Adobe Photoshop 64-bit plug-in no longer supports the "Replace" function in the plug-in request dialog
  • Photoshop CS5–CC 2014: Fonts in layered TIFF files are not activated by the plugin. Activation occurs correctly when converted to a PSD file
  • Missing fonts are not detected in Illustrator PDF files and no font request occurs
  • No font request occurs on EPS documents with non-embedded fonts
  • When using Adobe Creative Suite products to create new documents, Postscript server fonts that are activated on the server are not displayed in the Font drop down menu. Postscript fonts in an existing CS document that are activated on a server, will behave properly; the fonts will appear in the Font drop down menu and can be activated/deactivated appropriately. This issue only applies to PS server fonts, all other font types (TrueType, OpenType) work correctly. Local Postscript fonts will behave properly in Adobe Creative Suite products. Workaround: Update PS server fonts to TrueType or OpenType format
Server Users and Administrators
New
  • Added information to the bottom of the LDAP import screen to show the import status of the selected group and the contained users
Resolved
  • Performance issues around log in, log out, font activation/deactivation and font download have been addressed
  • Users without export permission were incorrectly allowed to export Server Font via the Preview panel
  • When switching between the Account Management panel and the server font list, FontExplorer X Pro was flashing the messages and the window background temporarily went blank
  • FontExplorer X Pro was not showing the "Export" option in the server font list context menu
  • Long log-in times on the FontExplorer X Server occurred when more than 1000 server fonts were being activated
  • Improved the user experience when switching between the LDAP and Group tab or LDAP and FontExplorer X Servers in the source list
  • When attempting to import a new user in an LDAP group into FontExplorer X Pro, existing users that were not previously imported were incorrectly marked to be imported
  • The “Hide Server” feature was not working after reconnecting to a previously hidden server
  • FontExplorer X Pro did not automatically switch the focus to the client library when the last server instance in the source list was hidden
  • Addressed various User Interface and usability issues in the Account Management panels
Known Issues
  • After updating from FontExplorer X Pro version 2.6 to version 2.7, the option “Login automatically to the server” needs to be reconfigured if it was previously turned on
  • When generating a License Report the "invalid e-mail address" warning is shown even though the "send notification" option is not selected
  • A generic error message is shown if a disabled LDAP user attempts to log in to the FontExplorer X Server
  • Imported LDAP users are not shown in Account Management and status shows "not imported" if before completing the import process a source list item is selected, the changes in the LDAP panel saved, then return to the LDAP panel and complete the import process
  • Font Licensing: When a change is made to the available license count on a font it is not reflected by the "Last Modified" date
  • The checkbox status of imported users is occasionally incorrectly set after deleting the group in the FontExplorer X Server Groups panel

FontExplorer X Server 2.x (Win) incl. Client licenses

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Release notes

FontExplorer X Server 2.0 is now available!

FontExplorer X Server version 2.0 works with the FontExplorer X Pro version 5.0 for Macintosh or FontExplorer X Pro version 2.7 for Windows. It is not compatible with older client versions! Before updating a server version always make a backup of your server files. You can use the backup function in the server administration section of FontExplorer X Pro

Important Notes

After updating the FontExplorer X Server version, restart any FontExplorer X Pro clients that were connected to a previous server version before logging in to the new server

Your server software license file (ServerLicense.fsl) from FontExplorer X Server version 1.x is still valid for version 2.0

This software requires OS X 10.8, 10.9 or 10.10. It is not compatible with older OS X versions

Changes in Version 2.0

Resolved

  • Added the ability to filter "deleted fonts" in FontExplorer X Server's License view
  • Added a Maintenance panel which contains a function to optimize the server database. This clears the database of font files flagged as "deleted". Depending on the number of "deleted" fonts, removing the data may reduce the time required to create a server backup. Also moved the “Admin password reset”, “Server fonts export” and “Check for updates” to the Maintenance panel
  • Added support for Kerberos with the ability to optionally override LDAP authentication, disable standard login with username and password and automatically login users
  • Server side support for permissions controlled export of server fonts (global, group or user based)
  • Server side support for permissions controlled hiding of Font Stores (global, group or user based)
  • Server side support for permissions controlled hiding of SkyFont in the Source List (global, group or user based)
  • Server side support for permissions controlled hiding of Typeset in the Source List (global, group or user based)
  • Added server side support to filter for deleted fonts when generating a License Report
  • Server side support for showing LDAP path of newly imported Groups in the Mac Client “Groups” panel. Long paths that are truncated in the UI can be viewed in full by hovering the mouse over the path (tooltip)
  • Server side support for updating license counts when re-importing a server font

Resolved

  • SMTP Password, in email settings, was lost or not valid after creating a backup of the server database
  • FontExplorer X Server running on a Macintosh virtual machine would hang on start up following a replication

Known Issues

  • The FontExplorer X Server may stop running when accessing an LDAP Security Group which contains more than 1000 users
  • Imported LDAP users are not shown in Account Management and status shows "not imported" if before completing the import process a source list item is selected, the changes in the LDAP panel saved, then return to the LDAP panel and complete the import process
  • The User "Real Name" may be shown incorrectly in the FontExplorer X Server "Users" panel when the name contains certain accented characters
  • Font Licensing: When a change is made to the available license count on a font it is not reflected by the "Last Modified" date
  • The checkbox status of imported users may be incorrectly set after deleting the group in the FontExplorer X Server Groups panel. The "User" status is updated correctly and shows that they have been "imported"
  • When force replication is started from the Master Server panel "Started/Completed" is shown instead of the percentage completed

FontExplorer X Server 2.x (Mac) incl. Client licenses

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Release notes

FontExplorer X Server 2.0 is now available!

FontExplorer X Server version 2.0 works with the FontExplorer X Pro version 5.0 for Macintosh or FontExplorer X Pro version 2.7 for Windows. It is not compatible with older client versions! Before updating a server version always make a backup of your server files. You can use the backup function in the server administration section of FontExplorer X Pro

Important Notes

After updating the FontExplorer X Server version, restart any FontExplorer X Pro clients that were connected to a previous server version before logging in to the new server

Your server software license file (ServerLicense.fsl) from FontExplorer X Server version 1.x is still valid for version 2.0

This software requires OS X 10.8, 10.9 or 10.10. It is not compatible with older OS X versions

Changes in Version 2.0

Resolved

  • Added the ability to filter "deleted fonts" in FontExplorer X Server's License view
  • Added a Maintenance panel which contains a function to optimize the server database. This clears the database of font files flagged as "deleted". Depending on the number of "deleted" fonts, removing the data may reduce the time required to create a server backup. Also moved the “Admin password reset”, “Server fonts export” and “Check for updates” to the Maintenance panel
  • Added support for Kerberos with the ability to optionally override LDAP authentication, disable standard login with username and password and automatically login users
  • Server side support for permissions controlled export of server fonts (global, group or user based)
  • Server side support for permissions controlled hiding of Font Stores (global, group or user based)
  • Server side support for permissions controlled hiding of SkyFont in the Source List (global, group or user based)
  • Server side support for permissions controlled hiding of Typeset in the Source List (global, group or user based)
  • Added server side support to filter for deleted fonts when generating a License Report
  • Server side support for showing LDAP path of newly imported Groups in the Mac Client “Groups” panel. Long paths that are truncated in the UI can be viewed in full by hovering the mouse over the path (tooltip)
  • Server side support for updating license counts when re-importing a server font

Resolved

  • SMTP Password, in email settings, was lost or not valid after creating a backup of the server database
  • FontExplorer X Server running on a Macintosh virtual machine would hang on start up following a replication

Known Issues

  • The FontExplorer X Server may stop running when accessing an LDAP Security Group which contains more than 1000 users
  • Imported LDAP users are not shown in Account Management and status shows "not imported" if before completing the import process a source list item is selected, the changes in the LDAP panel saved, then return to the LDAP panel and complete the import process
  • The User "Real Name" may be shown incorrectly in the FontExplorer X Server "Users" panel when the name contains certain accented characters
  • Font Licensing: When a change is made to the available license count on a font it is not reflected by the "Last Modified" date
  • The checkbox status of imported users may be incorrectly set after deleting the group in the FontExplorer X Server Groups panel. The "User" status is updated correctly and shows that they have been "imported"
  • When force replication is started from the Master Server panel "Started/Completed" is shown instead of the percentage completed

FontExplorer X Uninstaller 1.0

Whether you wish to remove an older FontExplorer X version, an expired trial version, or portions of an installation for maintenance purposes, the FontExplorer X Uninstaller can help you do this with just a few clicks.

System Requirements

FontExplorer X Uninstaller has been tested on Mac OS® X 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9.x and 10.10.x and runs on both PowerPC and Intel Macintosh. Supported languages include English, German and French.

Download FontExplorer X Uninstaller for Mac (.dmg, 3.1MB)