Release notes in this article reflects all add-in releases still considered insider version. If you're looking for release notes for the latest stable add-in version, please go to our release note article specifically for that. Release notes below are separated into features and bug fixes per month.
SVGs with stroke-dasharray CSS property could not be inserted in Vsto Add-ins
SVG files containing the CSS property "stroke-dasharray" could not be inserted in VSTO Add-ins through the Images Library or any External Library in office applications. This problem was due to using an outdated SVG library (version 2.4.3).
In this release we are upgrading the version of the SVG library to 3.0.102, which is the latest stable. The upgrade fixes issues caused by the "stroke-dasharray" property and allows users to insert them from Images and any External Library into the VSTO Add-ins into their documents.
Upgrade to new Dynamics in VSTO Addins
This is a purely technical release in order for us to upgrade one of our package in the VSTO Addins. This release does not introduce any new functionalities and it does not contain any breaking changes.
Create VSTO OAuth2 pop-up
We have implemented the groundwork to support OAuth2 authentication for external libraries. This will have no impact on the existing OAuth1 implementation for Bynder.
Templafy Logo blurry when clicking on "about" section from the Add-in dropdown
This release fixes the resolution of the Templafy Icon both in the Ribbon and the "About" Dialog.
The Templafy Icon had been incorrectly modified in version 22.214.171.1243 to a smaller size (32x32 instead of the original 256x256 pixels) as part of upgrading icons to a new design. The resolution has been fixed in this release as you can see in the attached screenshots, bringing back the correctly sized icon and avoiding the blurry effect when the "About" Dialog is shown.
Image header does not get inserted as per specified dimensions
During a change, that has been deployed to the website on December 11th, 2019 and VSTO Add-ins version 126.96.36.1995, a new bug was introduced causing the image header to be inserted with incorrect dimensions.
The bug caused images that have a bottom and right alignment and also have a top and left offset to be too big in size.
When this bugfix is deployed, the issue is fixed and customers only need to update their VSTO Add-ins.
File header information is not used when downloading files in VSTO add-ins
It was experienced that nothing happened when inserting SVG assets through the Papirfly integration in VSTO Add-ins.
During asset insertion, we save the files to disk and then rely on them having a valid name and extension. Thus, if a file is saved under an incorrect extension, the insertion might fail. The problem was that Templafy relied on the URL of the asset to determine the file name and extension.
For example, for https://domain/images/logo.svg the file name is logo and the file extension is .svg
This caused some assets to have an incorrect or missing extension given URLs such as:
https://domain/images/logo.aspx which has a different ending than the file extension or
https://domain/images/logo which has no extension at all.
Our solution was to use the content-type specified in the response headers of an asset to determine their extension. For example, we can determine that a document with image/svg-xml content-type has the .svg extension. We support the following content types when inserting images:
If the content-type does not match any of the supported extensions we fallback to the extension specified in the URL
Bump the VSTOAddIns minor version number to 5.8
With this release, we now make the Link Library available inside Outlook using version 5.8. It has been requested to have a feature to be able to easily insert links to e.g. support website, articles, guides.
When clicking a link in the WebApp a new browser tab is opened. In Outlook this works slightly different, as clicking the link will insert a hyperlink with the asset name into the body of the email. As shown here: https://share.getcloudapp.com/9ZuWpYyo
Until this release Link Library was available in the WebApp (running in a browser) and in the versions of the Outlook Vsto Add-in higher than 188.8.131.521. Changes to our Website (will be released shortly) will remove access to the Link Library for all VSTO Add-ins under 5.8.x.x.
It's necessary to update Outlook VSTO Add-ins to version 5.8.x.x to be able to select the Link Library in the ribbon and task pane and to be able to insert Links into their emails.
Image gets blurred on update
We noticed an issue with Document Updater where EMF images became blurry after being updated. With this bug fix, Updater now updates EMF images properly without making them blurry.
Customers are required to update their VSTO add-ins, but no other actions are necessary.
184.108.40.2061 January 3rd, 2020
13187 External System flow fails on in line level content controls
When creating a document as part of the Document Management System (DMS) flow, we insert content from the DMS into the created document. This would fail when the DMS supplied rich content, for example tables or images, to be inserted into plain text content controls, which do not support rich content. We now only copy plain text into plain text content controls.
Updater fails: corrupted table
We noticed further scenarios where Updater for Word was failing to remove tables from content controls.