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Serif are pleased to announce the release of a patch for DrawPlus 8 (build number 188.8.131.52).
This patch of DrawPlus 8 and tackles a number of issues discovered after the release of DrawPlus 8, for which we apologise.
We would recommend that all users of DrawPlus 8 download and install this patch. This patch that updates the installed files, and requires that you have installed a CD version.
Unfortunately the AutoUpdate feature, where you are prompted to search for a patch, is not working in DrawPlus 8.0.0, so patching should be done manually by going to the downloads page http://www.serif.com/downloads.aspOR by using the "Check for update from web" option in the Help Menu of DrawPlus 8.0.0, which does work.
IMPORTANTIn addition to fixing many issues DrawPlus 8 now has US spellings in the program if you chose US in the install. UK english spellings are retained if you chose UK settings when you installed.
Here is a list of the issues fixed
-US install now has US spellings
-Creating a brush from any image with less than 8bpp will crash
-Opening & saving DPX files has been improved on the File > Open and File > Save dialogs
-Flowchart Symbols were missing
-Border wizard on a QS> some context bar controls will crash dp8 eg. start angle/radius sliders
-Occasional crash on undo after editing text
-Hang loading PDF that uses pre-defined cmap
-Can't rename user-created Effects in Studio
-File not working correctly when dragged out of Gallery
-Message displayed when resource CD not installed is not correct
-Brushes tab context hints incorrect
-Crash on print preview when no printer is installed.
-Occasional crash opening old DP Files
-Drawplus Animation Tab - Crashing when re-ordering frames with the move buttons.
-Editing text in the Edit Text window shows nothing when the text has mesh fills applied
-FIXED Insert picture> reset object defaults and picture disappears.
-Layers pane should auto-scroll
-Line tool will not add to existing points after tool switch
-Moving Studio tabs gives unexpected result
-Open a DP8 file in DP7 and it says "made in DP8.00beta"
-Pdf Import can't hand /g45 character names
-Pdf Import can't handle 1-bit CMYK bitmaps
-Publish PDF from Browse tab
-Roughed objects disappear
-Roughen Tool, Edit roughened text causes instability.
-Shape text in roughened object does not update
-Synchronize Defaults context hints incorrect
-Update Defaults for text objects
-Amend default values for auto-trace to make results nearer to recommended polygon count
-Colour Not Highlighted On Colour Flyout In Gradient Fill Editor
-Gallery tab scroll arrow misbehaving
-US spelling of "centre" on Transform tab for UK install
-Quick Shapes listed in different order in context list
-Crash when trying to create a contour from a QuickCube
-Roughened Text crashes on load
-20 different crash location reports fixed
I downloaded the update but it will not install. It says "The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the Program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your conputer and that yoiu have the correct upgrade patch. I do have Drawplus 7 on my computer aswell as version 8. I am having problems with cropping a picture. (the crop buttonnis greyed out most of the time unless I use the combine button then my picture dissapears. Can you help me please?