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                                Version 2.16 - November 2021

                                • Alternate background colors for areas
                                • Default font setting
                                • Shortcuts help

                                Version 2.15 - December 2020

                                • Fine tuning of row and column markers positions. Dimensions section
                                • Check standard functionalities when exporting to Apache FOP server type
                                • Area border type, top or bottom open
                                • Split string, fixed position
                                • Batch of documents, page number restarted for each new Report Header
                                • Perists Xpath dialog location and size
                                • Overflow and wrapping options in fields
                                • New flag, do not output field if empty is missing or empty
                                • Fix rotation field 90 degrees

                                Version 2.14 - March 2020
                                • New functionality: Multilanguage support
                                • New functionality: Formatting options for numeric fields
                                • Command file for installing user defined functions on the designer
                                • Usability: PDF files generated within the designer will inherited the project name (can be disabled in the preferences)
                                • Usability: FO Designer will store the last exported FO file name and directory

                                2.13.1 - September 2019
                                • allow more than 5 masters
                                • allow small font sizes ( 1 to 5)
                                • fixed keep-together in area , use keep-together.within-page instead   

                                2.13 - July 2019
                                • Attach XML file in PDF
                                • PDF metadata fields
                                • PDF mode

                                2.12 - April 2019
                                • Added TTF support for Interactive Forms
                                • Upgraded PDFBox libraries
                                • Hierarchy of fields in Interactive Forms
                                • Fix right margin of report

                                2.11.1 - March 2019

                                • fix for forms

                                2.11 - March 2019

                                • new table frame object

                                2.10.1 - November 2018
                                •  button for Excel generation in the designer
                                •  different page sizes and layout for masters
                                •  OpenJDK JRE OpenJ9 included in the distribution

                                2.10 - November 2018
                                • add migration tool for existing xslfo files
                                • add reusable xsl templates
                                • allow areas to have height = 0. If an area has height 0, it has to be selected using the outline windows to be able to resize it

                                2.9.1 - August 2018

                                • add condition Xpath for table-rows (RowMarkers)
                                • fix import of legacy reports with more than one master
                                • fix input field with constant value

                                2.9 - August 2018

                                • improved tracing capabilities for finding XSL or XSLFO error locations
                                • new marker functionalities for dynamic headers and footers
                                • fix area border selection list

                                2.8.3 - July 2018

                                • added conditions to report masters
                                • fix constant image files when testing in the designer. The image path must use / also in windows

                                2.8.2 - June 2018

                                • add item in outline context menu for moving areas positions
                                • wrap long text in XPath dialog
                                • XPath dialog resizable
                                • fix input fields in groups and subdetail areas

                                2.8.1 - June 2018

                                • new report assistant
                                • fix pdf forms borders

                                2.8.0 - May 2018

                                • local history of reports, in catastrophe case you can go back to an older version
                                • local history settings in the preferences page
                                • set utf-8 encoding for Server requests
                                • fix forms border

                                2.7.0 - April 2018

                                • added Report Analyzer feature
                                • fix manual change of dimensions (reports cannot be opened after saving)
                                • change tool tip of the export FO button
                                • fix loops in XPath dialog

                                2.6.0 - April 2018

                                • Excel output on cloud server
                                • added border box object to the palette
                                • added name property for line and markers
                                • update field dimensions and position in the properties
                                • pretty format FO Code window
                                • fix compatibility fixed field area and fixed object height
                                • fix compatibility fixed field area and column markers
                                • fix error if free code (not cell type) is in empty cell

                                2.5.0 - March 2018

                                • added fix field positions for areas
                                • added page break after X repetition of areas
                                • added spinning button to fine positioning and sizing of fields
                                • added scaling of background images
                                • added embedding of background images, no file system required anymore
                                • page footer, page header and report footer can be made invisible
                                • fix encoding for inhouse J4LFOPServer
                                • Fix justify alignment in memo fields
                                • fix send to front/back
                                • fix custom page size setting

                                2.4.0 - Jan/Feb 2018

                                • PDF protection functionality (for Cloud FOP Server)
                                • Fixes for memo fields
                                • Fixes for subtotal reference field

                                2.3.0 - Jan/Feb 2018

                                • License key format changed
                                • Support for remote cloud testing 
                                • License information in exported xsl-fo
                                • Sending emails from the designer
                                • Preferences pages reorganized
                                • New program icons and splash screen
                                • Fixed response reading bug when using remote PDF server
                                • Added progress window for remote PDF rendering
                                • Use of Java 1.8 VM
                                • Support for HTTPS

                                2.2.0 - Jan 2018

                                • Support for templates (reusable reports)
                                • Support for HTML fields (formatted long text fields)
                                • Support for Memo fields
                                • Support for variables (placeholders in long text fields)
                                • Version for Mac OS

                                2.1.0 - Dec 2017

                                • Allow deletion of row markers in header areas. Required for imported legacy report
                                • New example report with 2 columns
                                • Added 2 additional field for grouping
                                • Added local grouping flag
                                • Advanced settings in area objects
                                • Initialization code in the report
                                • New example PersonKey , keys and variable examples
                                • Documentation for the use of key and variables
                                • Use of condition in flavour tab when there is only one flavour. In this case it is like making the field conditional
                                • Description of subversion installation on java4less.com
                                • New menu item "Select all"
                                • Add documentation field in the reports properties
                                • Fix area border type combo box
                                • Allow row markers in header areas
                                • Fix display problem when inserting new areas
                                • Set row height flag in areas (allow areas to shrink)
                                • Added waiting cursor for long lasting operations
                                • Document naming of files (reports and projects)
                                • Added example server URL in the preferences window
                                • Fix bug in xsl-fo output when there are no column markers and the area has subareas

                                2.0.0 Nov-2017

                                • Major release based on the Eclipse Platform


                                •  new preview tab
                                •  new code tab 
                                •  new free code field
                                •  fixed minor problem selecting objects for resizing
                                •  new menu item "select all" and "deselect all"
                                •  fixed UI error while working with several selected objects 
                                • undo option


                                •  fix align to grid setting 
                                •  fix save dialog for FO files


                                •  fix constant image for Apex 


                                •  fix for saving reports in UTF-8 charset 


                                •  fix for APEX Listener, use xsl:stylesheet instead of xsl:transform


                                • database for report templates and versioning
                                • user/password protected
                                • embedded constant images in xsl-fo
                                • embedded dynamic images from source XML (base 64 encoded)
                                • embedded chart definition, no need for reference to external file
                                • support for opening PDF in default desktop reader
                                • support for multiuser and team work environment with central database
                                • support for webstart (automatic installation of client)


                                • fix XPath for attributes


                                • fix toArabic function


                                • www links
                                • background area with fixed (absolute position) texts
                                • text rotation
                                • vertical lines
                                • content tables lines


                                • add format to subtotal values
                                • encode + sign in Sum function for Apex


                                • fix Line (leader-length) for Apex
                                • multi element field
                                • fix "keep-together" functionality
                                • formatDate function will ignore empty elements (empty string), instead of writting an error in the log
                                • fix dragging of fields in landscape orientation
                                • fix landscape orientation, field being cut on the right side


                                • fix exception when creating fo/pdf file if field if higher than area.
                                • Apex Server, fix error for Apex default layout "For fo:simple-page-master, fo:region-body must be declared before fo:region-before."
                                • fix free J4LFOPServer, remove BOM bytes when uploading XML files to server
                                • XSL-FO files for Apex option in setting windows. Solution for Apex not encoding special characters when calling the print server.
                                • Picture object, align property
                                • Picture object, new non-uniform scaling
                                • Picture object, user defined FO attribute
                                • fixed error when creating a schema from XML file whose name has a character like , or .


                                • fields flavours added
                                • added properties to row and column markers
                                • filename added to Apex server


                                • fix TTF files support, new format of fopUserConfig.xml for FOP 0.95 or later
                                • use defined function to support arabic text
                                • new border type property
                                • new user defined fo attributes for fields and comboboxes


                                • support for preserve line feed in fields


                                • fix, special characters in constant values: & , < , > , " and '
                                • support for total number of pages <fo:page-number-citation ref-id="last-page"/>


                                • Support for PDF interactive forms


                                • improved landscape orientation
                                • background images
                                • running subtotals in page footer
                                • fixed bold fonts


                                • Support for several page masters (e.g. cover pages)


                                • fix screen flickering in java 1.6.21 and later 


                                • page break in areas only if the area exists
                                • add function conditionalValue(value,condition)


                                • added user functions
                                • added functions in the xpath editor
                                • added support for TTF fonts


                                • new "Keep together" property in detail areas
                                • add "remove NS" setting in the administration window


                                • remove processing instruction node when loading test data


                                • send email from APEX servlet
                                • barcode new property "checksum"
                                • support for RChart


                                • Barcodes integrated into designer


                                • Fix for Oracle APEX


                                • Fix border-width and page bottom margin


                                • Added "group-by" option


                                • initial release