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Default DrawPlus X5 Update Announcement (12.0.3)

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Dear All.

Serif (Europe) Ltd. is announcing the release of an update for the English Language DrawPlus X5 (build number

The main purpose of the build is to resolve issues discovered since the release of DrawPlus 12.0.2 for which we apologise. As well as a number of minor fixes, this update addresses the following major issues. Many are phrased in the negative from our database but are nevertheless fixed.
  • Fixed double lines not exporting to PDF correctly.
  • Deprecated the creation of screensavers as they don’t work in operating systems later than Windows XP SP3.
  • Fixed crash when previews become out of date (in page or layer view).
  • PDF export now treats unnamed layers as if they weren’t layers.
  • SMF files now work correctly in keyframe animations.
  • No longer show the “no entry” mouse cursor when dragging layers.
  • Disable drag-drop of objects in layer control during keyframe animation.
  • Fixed insertion of layers in a keyframe animation.
  • Fixed crash when adding a new frame with a perspective object during keyframe animation.
  • Fixed loading of CMYKA images with embedded colour profiles.
  • Fixed colour fill property cells not updating after choosing a colour with the colour wheel.
  • Fixed objects not always being removed from an animation run.
  • Fixed crash after undo when selection is changed to tweened object during keyframe animation.
  • Fixed intermittent bug when rasterizing.
  • Fixed crash when deleting a keyframe and then selecting the layers control.
  • Fixed gradient fills not being exported to keyframe animations properly.
  • Fixed undo and redo of inserting a keyframe.
  • Fixed inserting keyframe into the wrong position.
  • Fixed chroma-key transparency for RGB images.
  • Fixed effects not being removed from state objects during undo.
  • Fixed movie clip resizing not unhiding an object after drag.
  • Fixed string corruption when producing movie frames for clips at offsets other than 0ms.
  • Fixed previews not updating properly after certain commands.
  • Fixed crash when undoing convert to tweened object.
  • Fixed run forward / backward putting objects at the wrong depth in the layer.
  • Improved document rendering when potentially corrupted spreads are included.
  • Fixed crash when loading sample animations (e.g. stopwatch example).
  • Fixed undo / redo of state object and effects.
  • Blend tool now shows “Distribute blend objects onto frames” when in stopframe animation.
  • Fixed saving and loading of studio tabs if there is a floating tab.
  • Fixed cropped bitmaps failing to export in AVIs.
  • Fixed pages not centring on the pasteboard after using the page setup manager.
  • Fixed exporting of a bitmap, opened as a document, to the root of a drive.
  • Fixed undo / redo of layer reordering during keyframe animation.
  • Fixed layers control not toggling layer visibility properly during keyframe animation.
  • Fixed exporting images with transparency to CMYK TIFF or JPG.
  • Fixed loading of quickshapes from an old DrawPlus document (pre-X2).
  • Fixed bitmaps with transparent colour picked not being drawn in tiled renderer
  • Fixed undo / redo of insert keyframe
  • Fixed moving layers in keyframe animation mode
  • Fixed crash when attempting to change font before typing any text
  • All issues reported as fixed in the 12.0.2 update announced here
We would recommend that ALL users of DrawPlus X5 English download and install this file. Serif recommend that updating should be done within the program, by using the "Check for update from web" option in the Help Menu. This will always get any available update for your version of Serif software (DVD or download) and install it too. The downloads page www.serif.com/downloads.asp has the file also, which is 6.17 MB.

To work out if you need this update choose "About DrawPlus" in the help menu and if the version number is or less and you are running the English version then you need this update. Helpfully the software checks for updates the first time it runs, so for those yet to install a CD, the latest update will be found on first use if needed.

Technical Info:

File name: DRAWPLUS-X5-EN_12.0.3.25_Patch-Setup.exe
Size: 6.17 MB (6,473,040 bytes)
Digital Signature: Confirmed
Sig Date/Time: ‎23 ‎November ‎2011 17:24:06
MD5: 17BBBC74352B42F761664BA088EA2F39
Removable: Yes.

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