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:



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




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


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


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


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


Frameless TOCs not expanding in Run Mode


Menu images not present when published


Issues with converting videos to mp4


Crash when using List Box with Allow Multiple Selections


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


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


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


Page growth calculation not correct with Wrapped text in RCD views


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


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


YouTube videos not sized correctly


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


Audio File/Player Missing ALT Tag


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


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


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


Initially hidden text blocks causes JavaScript errors in IE8


Highlighted text does not display as highlighted on RCD course


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


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


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


Frameless TOC background color does not expand with TOC.


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


Audio controller does not fully display on iPhone


Transparent Buttons do not transition in


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


Adjustment handles not working for block arrows


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


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


Shapes with image fill no longer work when previewed/published


Margin not showing correctly on Mobile devices


Several YouTube property issues


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


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


Crash when setting a web window height/width to 0


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


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


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




Send Email Action terminates Run View and Preview


Step Progress bar backwards will go below the progress bar minimum


Progress bar steps incorrectly if progress is set to a variable


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


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


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


OnDonePlaying actions work on iOS devices but not on Android devices




Form objects don't display background color in RCD titles


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


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




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


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


Do not publish button state image when opacity set to 0


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


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


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


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


iPhone portrait view displays longer pages at bottom of screen


HTML Content “Zoomed-In” when Published to ReviewLink


Safari is jumping to bottom of long pages


HTML Content Pushed Right in Safari


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


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.