Lectora 16.1 Release Notes

Lectora Desktop 16.1

Released on:

April 15, 2016

Current Version:

Lectora Inspire 16.1 (10520)

Lectora Publisher 16.1 (10519)

 

System Requirements:

Make sure you meet the following system requirements before you install Lectora:

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500MB free RAM
  • 1GB free hard disk space for the application
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.0 SP1 (required to install Camtasia Studio®)
  • A monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024x768

Lectora runs on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows® XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista®
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Camtasia and Snagit - included with Lectora Inspire - only support Windows 7 and higher.

Courses created for the web require Internet Explorer® 8.0 or newer or any version of Mozilla Firefox™, Google Chrome™ or Apple Safari®. For Internet Explorer, version 10 or newer is needed to support the full use of the shadow, rotation, opacity and reflection effects.

Titles published for offline use can be written to external media such as CD-ROMs and Flash drives and require one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10

 

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the appropriate file:
  2. Double-click the .exe file.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Lectora Inspire 16.1 (Inspire_Install_v16.1.exe)
  • Lectora Publisher 16.1 (Publisher_Install_v16.1.exe)

 

Lectora 16.1 is available for download in the following languages:

English, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Swedish

 

Lectora Inspire 16.1 and Lectora Publisher 16.1 include the following updates and fixes:

 

New Features:

The new features in Lectora 16.1 are:

  • Test result pages are customizable and may be used in Responsive titles
  • Audio and video use HTML5-based players and allow layering of objects on top
  • Improved bullet and numbered list handling
  • Improved Likert question creation and editing
  • Use multi-select to apply Text Scaling in RCD titles
  • 50 Additional status indicator objects

 

To accommodate these features the title file format has changed from 16.0/16.0.1/16.0.2. Titles opened with this 16.1 release will no longer be compatible with these previous versions. If you are sharing titles with colleagues/clients, please be aware that you must all be using 16.1 to maintain compatibility.

 

Feature Notes:

  1. Bullets / Numbered List Changes: Newly created text blocks will have improved bullets and numbered list logic applied. Existing texts blocks will not be affected. To apply new improvements, turn off bullets/numbering for the text block and then re-apply.
  2. HTML5 A/V Player:
    1. Existing Flash-based custom skins will no longer work with new HTML5 player. Convert or recreate them as HTML5 skins. (See Information Center.)
    2. When video is viewed full-screen on iOS devices the device’s default skin is used. Lectora does not have control.
    3. Closed captions will work, however any special text styling within the XML file will not function. This will be resolved shortly with support of newer caption formats.
    4. Closed captions will not work on iPhones or iPads.
  3. Likert Questions: Existing Likert questions will be converted to new Likert (single) question objects. Existing Likert questions saved within library objects or imported from package files cannot be converted. They will not lose functionality.
  4. Test Results:
    1. Display results in Pop-up window is no longer valid. Results will be an in-line page within the title. Please check your inheritance and navigation to/from the results page (especially inherited "Back" buttons).
    2. Titles with Customized Test Results enabled will have those results pages converted to the new Results object. Checkbox settings will be retained. Custom styling of text (fonts, colors, sizes) will not be retained. Use the Results Designer to apply text styling.

 

Issues fixed in this release:

Application

LD-683

Print current page prints 3 pages in IE
LD-2251Questions do not move/resize at phone/portrait view
LD-2352Resource Manager shows that objects are being used by 5 objects, one for every view.
LD-2398RCD Phone view background image that inherits from a tablet override does not tile appropriately
LD-2465(LD-2676) Shifting Images and buttons; Positions different in Run/Preview and Browsers
LD-2477After adding an image, for example, then switching to a lower view and then clicking on Reset to Original Size and then clicking on Undo you will be taken back and forth between the views indefinitely.
LD-2487Certain reserved variables not working when used inline in a text block
LD-2492Importing a LO package file with Status Indicators - In progress and Not started are flipped
LD-2495"Wrap text" option not saved with Layouts
LD-2506Objects completely off page in RCD parent view should be completely off page in child view.
LD-2515RCD: Resource & Variable Managers buttons on ribbon stay disabled when closed while viewing non-desktop
LD-2519Reset Overrides not working for drop-down Table of Contents
LD-2525Opening v12 title in v16 causes 'The parameter is incorrect' error
LD-2544Some Themes have buttons that display off the page in phone portrait
LD-2560Title transitions causes page to not fully load for portrait views
LD-2571Improved eLearning Brothers user account setup
LD-2582Preview of eLearning Brothers templates for RCD show as blank
LD-2688Background sounds not playing in preview in browser
LD-2739IOS Safari when published with Include Title Manager Frame, device rotation messes up scaling
LD-2866Status Image Resource Edit Buttons Open Incorrect File

 

Objects

LD-0312

In non-Edit modes some shapes are slightly cut off at the bottom

LD-0722

When using Verdana and the "Wrap Text" setting, text blocks containing bullets have alignment and bullet size issues

LD-0830

Text with bullets that are not initially visible will not display bullets in IE8

LD-1742

Shapes show in run mode much smaller, and parts are cut off

LD-2207

Frameless TOCs not expanding in Run Mode

LD-2308

Menu images not present when published

LD-2435

Issues with converting videos to mp4

LD-2484

Crash when using List Box with Allow Multiple Selections

LD-2485

Reflection Not Displaying Connected to Bottom of Status Indicator & Shape Objects When Viewed In RCD Phone Portrait & Landscape Views

LD-2494

Text block with wrap text set and around an image doesn't resize properly in lower views

LD-2496

When exported to a package file, inline variable in a text block is replaced with Javascript

LD-2498

Page growth calculation not correct with Wrapped text in RCD views

LD-2517

Library objects that include a status indicator loses the in-progress and not started images

LD-2550

Editing List-box with multiple initial values selected can cause crash.

LD-2551

YouTube videos not sized correctly

LD-2559

Callout shapes don't have the reflection in proper place when flip or rotated

LD-2586

Audio File/Player Missing ALT Tag

LD-2602

Text not displaying in shapes with image fills in Run Mode and Publish

LD-2603

Texture and image fills for shapes are broken in Run Mode and Publish

LD-2604

Shapes changed from texture or image fill to solid color fill still display texture fill in Run Mode and publish

LD-2612

Initially hidden text blocks causes JavaScript errors in IE8

LD-2618

Highlighted text does not display as highlighted on RCD course

LD-2620

Audio Controllers set to be Initially Hidden in an RCD title display when the page loads

LD-2621

(LD-2622) IOS Safari - Web Windows missing scroll bar or do not scroll

LD-2625

Videos that are initially hidden and using auto play properties don't work when used together

LD-2628

Frameless TOC background color does not expand with TOC.

LD-2634

Video with no controller - once stopped it can't be started on iPhone

LD-2645

Audio controller does not fully display on iPhone

LD-2658

Transparent Buttons do not transition in

LD-2680

Crash when publishing a text block as an image with (pVAx) inside the block

LD-2685

Adjustment handles not working for block arrows

LD-2686

Margins added to text will not use margin on the right side

LD-2687

Margins and font % used together causes text to exceed text block

LD-2691

Shapes with image fill no longer work when previewed/published

LD-2693

Margin not showing correctly on Mobile devices

LD-2696

Several YouTube property issues

LD-2747

Buttons not working, in IE11, when with they are in a nested group

LD-2757

Initially Hidden Bullet List in WCAG title, bullets do not show in IE8

LD-2775

Crash when setting a web window height/width to 0

LD-2882

YouTube video player displays at default size; does not honor set size

LD-2927

When numbered list gets to 10, a larger indent is added between the number and text

LD-2958  

Shapes and buttons with no actions, no ALT tags highlight as clickable objects

 

Actions

LD-954

Send Email Action terminates Run View and Preview

LD-2237

Step Progress bar backwards will go below the progress bar minimum

LD-2238

Progress bar steps incorrectly if progress is set to a variable

LD-2574

Trigger name for Device Rotate is not found in non-English language builds

LD-2661

IOS Safari - Change Contents of text blocks, affect question’s text font size

LD-2718

OnDone/OnShow actions attached to videos do not work in Chrome.

LD-3056  

OnDonePlaying actions work on iOS devices but not on Android devices

 

Questions/Tests/Surveys/Forms

LD-2470

Form objects don't display background color in RCD titles

LD-2670

Custom Radio Buttons cannot be selected when question text has an apostrophe

LD-2803  

RCD - WCAG, matching question using images not working in IE10

 

Publish

LD-2483

iOS rendering of page size is not correct when zooming. Safari and Chrome

LD-2502

EMF files (e.g. charts) are distorted on publish

LD-2523

Do not publish button state image when opacity set to 0

LD-2542

Button Objects shift location to be one pixel below where they are in edit mode.

LD-2556

RCD: Browser will download resources on rcd views that don't use it.

LD-2564

RCD: publish content on scorm cloud wrong size (zoomed out)

LD-2729

Transparent buttons in WCAG title are publishing out an absolute path to image.

LD-2741

iPhone portrait view displays longer pages at bottom of screen

LD-2774

HTML Content “Zoomed-In” when Published to ReviewLink

LD-2856

Safari is jumping to bottom of long pages

LD-2857

HTML Content Pushed Right in Safari

LD-2917  

Publishing to ReviewLink getting error "This file is too large to publish to Reviewlink.”

LD-3134  

NON-RCD title in scormcloud and on IOS scrolled down. (LD-2659 fixed for RCD titles)

 

Please see our website for Known Issues with this release.