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Folio Version 4.7.0.8

Products: Folio Views, Folio Builder, Folio Publisher, Folio Integrator

The Folio 4.7 Readme file covers the following topics:


What's New in Folio 4.7

Folio 4.7 addresses several issues and provides some new functionality. It also incorporates some new underlying technology which makes it easier to update, which may lead to more frequent updates and enhancements in the future.

Key new items or enhancements in this release include:

  • User interface update - The user interface can now inherit the styles of the operating system, enabling the application to look appropriate for Windows XP.
  • Improved memory management - We've updated the memory manager for Folio Views, resulting in better overall performance.
  • Improved LCF performance - We've updated how LCF time stamps are written, considerably improving the speed at which rights management infobases are opened.
  • Updated security model - In Folio 4.7, we've changed the underlying secuirty infrastructure to make it more difficult to bypass the Folio Rights Management model. (Folio Rights Management hasn't been updated since it was origianlly released, while computing technologies have.)
  • File format change - Folio 4.7 incorporates a file format change. Folio 4.7 infobases can not be opened on previous versions of Folio Views. However, earlier versions of Folio 4 infobases may be opened in Folio 4.7.
  • Enabled support for Visual Accessiblity - Folio Views applications can now be made compatible with visual accessibility guidelines (Section 508 compliance in the United States) for use with Screen Readers. Prior to this release, Folio Views was about 90% compliant. With this release, Folio Views is about 95% compliant out of the box. Using settings available in the registry and / or through the Folio Integrator, Folio Views can be completely compliant.
  • Search & Replace dialog changes - The Search & Replace dialog is now modeless, allowing you to keep it open while changing other text in the infobase (like the Search & Replace dialog in Notepad or MS Word).
  • Added new Tag functionality - Invert Tagged Records and Tag Range of Records are new options on the Edit menu.
  • Provides a visual cue during license refresh - When refreshing a license in the Rights Administrator, the cursor now turns to an hourglass during the refresh process (previous versions did not provide any indication other than a brief form flicker).
  • Turn hit highlighting on and off - You can now turn hit highlighting off and on. Previous versions only allowed you to clear the highlights. This option is available from the View menu and from the Search toolbar.

Other changes since the Folio 4.7 release include:

  • Improved scroll rate when selecting text in the document window.
  • Provided the ability to adjust the spacing between lines in the contents, hitlist, and reference controls.
  • Provided the option of enabling single click document synchronization to the contents, hitlist, and reference controls.
  • Provided the ability to adjust the toolbar image height
  • Provided the ability to add a horizontal scroll bar to the hit-list window.
  • Fixed memory leaks in the HitList_SetSorting function and a 24 byte memory leak that occured every time a query link containing a contents query was executed.
  • The options dialog now saves the active tab so subsequent openings of the options dialog default to the tab that was previously active.
  • Improved MS Word/RTF import performance by managing memory and file access more effectively.
  • Improved performance when shutting down several rights managed Infobase's.
  • Fixed Hypergraphic Issue - Folio hypergraphics are now converted correctly when exporting to RTF.
  • Fixed Query Issue - The "Go Back" and "Go Forward" commands no longer produce incorrect query results.
  • Updated the InstallShield sample projects to use InstallShield 10.5.

Several registry entries have been added in this release.  However, it is not necessary to include these new registry entries in order to prevent existing registry settings from being overwritten. Search on the various 'New to 4...' fields in Folio Help infobase for details.


System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

This assumes that all operating systems are the most current release / patch

  • Folio Views: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Windows 2003 Server,Windows XP 64-bit
  • Folio Builder: Windows XP Pro, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP 64-bit
  • Folio Publisher: Windows XP Pro, Windows XP 64-bit
  • Folio Integrator: Windows XP Pro, Windows XP 64-bit

Minimum System Requirements

At minimum, you need a system capable of running the operating system you have chosen. The minimum RAM and processor requirements listed here may not be sufficient to run certain operating systems.

  • Intel-compatible processor running at 512 MHz or faster
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 50 MB hard drive space (will vary by application
  • Standard peripherals (monitor, mouse, keyboard)

Installation Instructions

  1. Close all running Folio products.
  2. Uninstall all previous Folio applications.
  3. Run the appropriate setup application.
  4. Follow the prompts as they appear on the screen.

Issues Resolved

This list identifies several issues that are either customer reported or affect the general use of the Folio applications. This list does not include all issues that we have addressed in this release (such as those that we found internally or which don't have an impact on the use of the product).

Issue # Description
230 Sample InstallShield Scripts in Folio Publisher are updated to use InstallShield 10.5
867 Corrected a defect that could cause Folio Views to crash when several popups in several infobases are open at the same time
930 "Previous query in query dialog" affects queries from the Query Tool in Folio
934 Hypergraphic image hgx is being corrupted on export
936 "Previous query in query dialog" affects queries using the Go Back or Go Forward functions in Views
1136 Updated the Folio Builder install to include all available Folio language modules and dictionaries
1447 Corrected a potential security flaw with the flat file export filter
1456 Adjusted the scroll rate when selecting text to make it more usable
1457 Provided the ability for a screen reader application to be notified when switching between controls in Folio Views
1460 Provided the ability for a screen reader application to identify the state of a TOC node and indicate if it can be expanded or collapsed
1462 Provided the ability to adjust the spacing between lines (nodes) in the Folio contents control via a registry setting
1463 Provided an option for single-click navigation from the TOC to the Document control via a registry setting
1464 There is a delay of 2-3 seconds before reading "Hit Reference" label in Views
1465 Provided the ability for screen reader applications to read the Hit List header items
1467 Provided the ability to adjust the spacing between lines (hits) in the hit-list control via a registry setting
1468 Provided an option for single-click navigation from the Hit List to the Document control via a registry setting
1469 Provided the ability to add a scroll bar in the Hit List control via a registry setting
1470 The Folio Reference control can now be accessed via the keyboard
1471 Provided the ability to adjust the spacing between lines in the Folio reference control via a registry setting
1472 Provided an option for single-click navigation from the Reference control to the Document control via a registry setting
1479 Significantly reduced the time necessary to update the Folio LCF time stamp when closing several infobases
1541 Removed references to MFC40.dll from the documentation. Shared files from third-party vendors are no longer included; publishers should download them from the appropriate vendor.
1543 Corrected Bound French Views 4x, which was putting an incorrect file extension on shadow files
1625 Provided the ability to adjust the toolbar image height via registry settings
1881 Fixed a memory leak in HitList_SetSorting function
2057 Search & Replace dialog changed to Modeless
2069 Provided user interface feedback when refreshing licenses (previous versions flickered a bit; the mouse cursor now changes to an hourglass when refreshing).
2084 Updated memory management in Folio Workbench to better handle odd MS Word / RTF import issues
2127 Corrected a crash defect in the Flat File Import filter caused by a buffer overflow in some instances
2590 Fixed a misspelled word in the Folio Import URL option
2633 Provide the ability to adjust the TOC's plus, minus, and checkbox image size independently of the TOC's text.
2748 Provided the ability to adjust the spacing between icons in the Folio contents control via a registry setting
2919 Removed template "Search Flat File Codes" from the Publisher distribution foliohlp.nfo and Views


Known Issues

  • The file format change with Folio 4.7 causes the Folio-to-XML Converter to not load Folio 4.7 infobases.
  • There are other known defects that have been reported against earlier versions of the Folio applications. Many of those will be addressed in a future patch release (Folio 4.7.1).

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