ActivePresenter 6.1.3 (2017.08.19)

Bugs Fixed:

  • [HTML5]: Text in question is cut off in some cases.
  • Can not export with some versions of Microsoft Word 2016.
  • macOS: Program crashes when clicking scroll button of toolbar.

ActivePresenter 6.1.2 (2017.07.19)

Bugs Fixed:

  • [macOS]: XLIFF related functions don't work.
  • [macOS]: Crash error when pausing and resuming recording session.
  • [Windows]: Can't preview YouTube video when inserting YouTube object.
  • Show in Mode option of cursor path in recorded project is incorrect.

ActivePresenter 6.1.1 (2017.07.04)

Enhancements:

  • Restore support for Chinese Traditional language.
  • [Tin Can]: Simplify Tin Can package identifier input.

Bugs Fixed:

  • [HTML5]: Controls showing on the top project layer don't show properly.
  • [HTML5]: Accessibility texts are not properly escaped.

ActivePresenter 6.1 (2017.04.11)

Enhancements:

  • ActivePresenter for Mac is now officially out of beta. The free beta license terms are not applicable anymore. Users who have licenses can now activate.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Error message shown incorrectly when editing slide background.
  • Drag & Drop issues with recent versions of Android Chrome.
  • [HTML5]: Can't enter characters which require key combinations into a text box.
  • [macOS]: Fade in effect doesn't work when previewing and exporting to video.

ActivePresenter 6.0.5 (2017.01.09)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Error message shows up when clicking Record audio button in Properties pane.

ActivePresenter 6.0.4 (2017.01.05)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Memory issue when recording video (macOS 10.12).
  • Can not maximize/restore program window (macOS).
  • SCORM 1.2 package (HTML5) doesn't change to finish state when exiting activity (lesson).
  • Preferences and Project Settings dialogs don't show properly.
  • Temporary file creation issue when working on some computers.

Deprecated Features:

  • License activation via email.

ActivePresenter 6.0.3 (2016.10.20)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Slight cracking noises when recording audio from Microphone on some specific computers.
  • Video and cursor are out of sync when recording video on Retina display (macOS).

ActivePresenter 6.0.2 (2016.08.18)

Enhancements:

  • Improve video exporting speed (20-25% faster).
  • Improve question layout functionality.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Crashes when connecting drag source and drop target.
  • Memory issue when editing slide that has too many videos.
  • YouTube and Web Object options appear when setting options for other objects in Preferences dialog.
  • Drag-n-Drop works incorrectly with some Snap Behavior options in HTML5 output.
  • Failed to initialize multimedia library on some machines.
  • Replace function doesn't work in some cases.
  • Show/Hide, Lock/Unlock functions don't work when editing slide in pool.
  • Add/Remove video blur keyframe function doesn't work when editing slide in pool.
  • Objects which shown over multiple slides appear when editing slide in pool.
  • Color options of Closed Caption are disabled.
  • Can not manipulate objects which shown over multiple slides by using the left section of Timeline.
  • Cropping Zoom-n-Pane works incorrectly.
  • Some minor user interface issues.

ActivePresenter 6.0.1 (2016.05.31)

Bugs Fixed:

  • [HTML5/Drag-n-Drop]: Drag and Drop functionality doesn't work when the 'Allow Select Text' option is enabled.
  • [HTML5/SCORM]: Output with option 'export each operation mode to a separated package' doesn't work in LMS if there's only one mode selected.

ActivePresenter 6.0 (2016.05.24)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • xAPI (formerly Tin Can API) support for HTML5 output.
  • Slide pools and slide randomization (question pool and question randomization).
  • Blur effect for video (for hiding sensitive information).
  • Survey interactions (no correct/incorrect evaluation).
  • Likert (Rating scale) quiz type.
  • New type of interaction: Button.
  • HTML iframe and YouTube annotations.
  • Auto layout mode for questions.
  • HTML5 Output Enhancements:
    • New template, Modern, with customizable buttons/colors.
    • Support for changing playback speed when viewing.
    • Options for showing/hiding player buttons.
    • Allow excluding WebM and OGG when export.
    • Improve quality and performance by utilizing CSS3 transform.
    • Improve quality, size, and loading time by using SVG.
    • Player tools/buttons are larger on mobile devices.
    • Large Resume button at the center when pausing in demo mode.
    • Option to allow selecting text in shapes.
    • New 'Pass Condition' - Number of visited slides.
    • Option for exporting each operation mode to a separated SCORM package.
    • Display viewer's responses and correct responses in report table.
  • Add Re-capture button in discard capture confirmation dialog.
  • Add function to hide recording area (green rectangle) while recording.
  • Support navigating in Selection pane with Up/Down Arrow keys.
  • Changing orders of objects in Selection pane by mouse dragging.
  • Support generating slide name from the text of the first shape in slide.
  • Option for placing objects shown over multiple slides in the top layer.
  • Edit text in shape by double-clicking if shape has no text.
  • Overflowed text is visible in editor and outputs (except Microsoft Word).
  • Retain text formatting in Slide Name, Slide Description, and Group Title when exporting to Microsoft Word.
  • Add function to reset UI layout.
  • Program is more responsive when backing up large projects.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Backup doesn't work when editing a new project.
  • The video won't play if the system's speaker is disabled.
  • The program is unresponsive when inserting a new cursor.
  • State (enabled/disabled) of Accept List button isn't set correctly for Drop Area object.
  • Width/Height properties in Properties pane are not updated in some scenarios.
  • Floating Text Format Toolbar is shown at incorrect position in some scenarios.
  • TTS function in the right-click menu is inconsistent between Canvas and Timeline.

Deprecated Features:

  • HTML5: No more support for Internet Explorer 7 and 8.
  • Export To Flash Simulation is deprecated.
  • Video preview section in Properties pane is removed.
  • SCORM: No more support for non-interactive outputs.
  • HTML5: Option for restarting in Demo and Tutorial modes is removed.

ActivePresenter 5.5.5 (2016.02.23)

Bugs Fixed:

  • White color turns to light grey in video output
  • Exported PDF files cannot be saved as with Acrobat Reader
  • Sometimes, cursors disappear in recorded video after splitting
  • Captured characters don't respect the Caps Lock key state
  • Anchor of capture area is shown when resuming capture after pausing for a short time

ActivePresenter 5.5.4 (2016.01.17)

Enhancements:

  • Support JPEG image format in Flash Simulation
  • Improve Merge Slide function
  • Add the Stop button in the TTS section of Closed Caption node
  • Default TTS settings for Closed Caption

Bugs Fixed:

  • HTML5: Text in questions are partially cut off when viewing content in Chrome, IE or with Autofit option enabled
  • HTML5: SCORM 1.2 output reports score incorrectly if user enters non-ASCII characters
  • Can not export projects contain shapes with shadow effect to Word in Compatibility mode
  • Microsoft Edge doesn't display HTML Slideshow correctly
  • Shape and Text Caption are not inserted at the position of Playhead in some cases
  • Export to Word with template layout doesnt't work correctly if the template contains more than 10 place holders

ActivePresenter 5.5.3 (2015.11.10) - Free Giveaway special build

Bugs Fixed:

  • Incorrect layout in the Find/Replace dialog
  • Video and mouse cursor are out of sync if the cursor is outside recording area at the start of recording
  • Some recorded cursors have black background
  • HTML5: Video doesn't play when restarting on Firefox 41.0.1
  • Some texts weren't localized (HTML5 template settings)
  • Properties pane displays incorrectly on Windows XP

Deprecated Features:

  • "Show UAC elevating message on start-up" option on the Prefrences dialog is removed
  • "Email Reporting" report method is removed

ActivePresenter 5.5.2 (2015.10.05)

Enhancements:

  • Improve frame rate (FPS) when recording with Flash Screen Video codec

Bugs Fixed:

  • The post installation page is still opened when /VERYSILENT parameter is specified on the setup command-line
  • Can not export to PowerPoint if project contains attached audio

ActivePresenter 5.5.1 (2015.09.11)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • [HTML5 & Flash]: Play the background music (the audio object with Ignore Pausing option selected) while buffering
  • Add the command line option for selecting UI language when starts, for example: ActivePresenter.exe /lang fr

Bugs Fixed:

  • Some (rotated) images in the PowerPoint Presentation are not imported correctly
  • The audio wave of imported video doesn't display in Timeline
  • Quality problem (gibbering sections) when export to MP4 video format
  • Sometimes, Firefox displays "outdated Flash plugin" message while running HTML5 output
  • HTML5 output doesn't run if the slide/object text contain the line/paragraph separator character (U+2028, U+2029)
  • Volume slider displays the audio signal but the recorded audio is silent
  • Spelling error in Shrink Project dialog
  • Default language doesn't follow the language of the operating system if that language is supported
  • Freeze frames in video don't work in the recent versions of Flash Player
  • The program is less responsive when editing a long recorded video

ActivePresenter 5.5 (2015.08.07)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Allow changing playback speed of audio/video
  • Allow editing the cursor hilight, click sounds, and click effects of recorded video
  • Support H.264 in MP4 and FLV video format using Cisco OpenH264
  • Improve video exporting speed (20-30% faster)
  • Support for LINES in Timeline, one line can contains multiple objects which are not overlapped in time
  • It is possible to rotate an object now, object rotation is not supported in IE 7&8
  • Allow navigating through objects in a slide using Tab key
  • Insert Freeze Frame/Silence is superseded by Insert Time (Insert Freeze for slide)
  • Countdown timer with Stop hotkey hint before start recording
  • Add the Selection pane, the Timeline pane now only display top level objects which are not show by events
  • Add more bitrates for Video Export.
  • Simplify the Cursor tab in the Capture Profile Editor dialog
  • Allow customization of the Tabbed Toolbar
  • Move FLV Export into Video Export, exporting to FLV Video is now included in Free edition
  • Add a button to restore default capture profiles
  • Update names and descriptions of capture profiles
  • Basic API for scripting in the HTML5 output, add presentation and slide load events
  • New program icon and welcome screen

Bugs Fixed:

  • 1px colored lines turns to black in lossy video outputs
  • Can not adjust the volume of USB Microphone in some cases
  • Size of title object in PowerPoint is not processed correctly while importing
  • Submit action is not shown in the action list
  • Merging slides which don't have background
  • Support media formats which have multiple frames per packet
  • Audio/video are not synchronized when previewing in some cases
  • Some cursor images have black pixels
  • Text in multi-line textboxes in the Properties pane is not updated when changing selection
  • Incorrect mouse click position and auto-panning when working with muti-monitors
  • Timeline and Canvas display incorrectly if the primary dispaly has lower resolution than the secondary display
  • Fix crashed error when exporting PDF on some specific computers
  • Mouse doesn't work correctly when working with some GTK+ based applications (GIMP, Inkscape)

ActivePresenter 5.0 (2014.12.24)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • The user interface is completely revamped.
  • Edit Closed Caption track directly from Timeline.
  • More powerful Properties pane.
  • Allow changing the Style of multiple selected objects at once.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fix HTML5 audio loading issue in Firefox.

ActivePresenter 4.0.3 (2014.11.24)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Default UI language incorrectly set to Vietnamese.

ActivePresenter 4.0.2 (2014.10.17)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Audio loading issue in HTML5 simulation with Firefox 31 or newer.
  • Incomplete message attached to Text Box is not shown if the submit key is pressed twice.
  • Sequence Question doesn't work properly in Google Chrome.

ActivePresenter 4.0.1 (2014.07.21)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Save project bug when editing videos in a certain scenario.

ActivePresenter 4.0 (2014.06.27)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Export To HTML5 Simulation.
  • Support Drag-n-Drop:
    • Add Drop Area interaction.
    • Add Drag-n-Drop question.
  • Add lines, arrows, and various shape types.
  • Previewing multiple slides on Slide Canvas.
  • Improve the capture frame rate (FPS) in full motion recording (about 25% faster).
  • Add an option to show an object or play an audio/video without blocking subsequent actions.
  • Find and replace text in slides objects.
  • Add MKV container format (uses Flash Screen video codec, 16-bit PCM audio codec) when exporting to video.
  • Add 16-bit PCM audio codec when capturing for highest audio quality.
  • Add three levels to set the height of the audio waveform bar in Timeline.
  • Allow setting Project Language.
  • Support Right-To-Left languages:
    • Support editing RTL languages in editor.
    • Support RTL languages when exporting to Images, Videos and HTML5 Simulations.
  • Enhance Quiz/Question editing functionalities:
    • Add quick tools on the right side of selected question for quick editing.
    • Change the way to interact with sub-objects in a question.
  • Add an option to allow displaying sub-objects and objects started by event in Timeline.
  • Allow exporting/importing the library and configurations of ActivePresenter to/from an external file.
  • Allow capturing/editing/exporting the Active Window area. This feature is primary used in document outputs.
  • Replace the slide backgrounds by capturing or using slide backgrounds from another project.
  • Allow editing output texts (name of tools in toolbar, messages) in HTML5/Flash Simulation so user can create the content for any languages.
  • The Slide Titles window displays slide names which use HTML tags in formatted text.
  • Start editing annotation text by clicking the text area instead of double-clicking.
  • Resources in the Image/Media library can be shown either in list items or thumbnails.
  • Support recording audio from Speakers (System Audio) in the Audio page of the Properties dialog.
  • Option to allow pasting HTML copied from other applications as plain text or HTML format.
  • Add 14 common gesture effects.
  • Option to generate the index page when exporting To HTML5/Flash Simulation or not.
  • SCORM 2004 raw score is stored as percentage value if Pass Condition is in percentage. Otherwise, it is stored as an absolute value.
  • The quality range of audio/video is changed to [1...100]. Either quality or bit rate option is available depends on selected codec.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Text in shape is not saved when the editor lost the focus.
  • When pasting an interaction from other slides, the shape in current slide may be disappeared because it is added to the actions list of interaction.
  • SCORM 1.2 raw score is not scaled in range [1...100].
  • Incorrect default file name and location in the Save As dialog.

Deprecated Features:

  • AJAX Simulation is now superseded by the all new HTML5 Simulation and so got removed.
  • Drop support for Microsoft Office 2000.

ActivePresenter 3.9.5 (2014.04.08)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Audio and video are not synched properly if the audio sample rate in settings is not the same as sample rate of input device
  • Noise in recorded audio if the computer is overloaded while recording
  • Record System Audio checkbox is not enabled with some settings in Speaker in Windows Vista or later

ActivePresenter 3.9.4 (2014.02.28)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Support recording system sound and microphone (or another audio input device) simultaneously
  • Redesign the New Capture Project dialog
  • Remove audio input device setting in Capture Profile Editor
  • Display confirmation message when user selects Discard a capture
  • Change Stop Capture default hotkey to Ctrl+End
  • Practice mode in AJAX/Flash Simulation can be exported separately from Tutorial mode
  • Limit the size and position of inserted image/video inside the slide area
  • Add Russian translation
  • Improve French translation

Bugs Fixed:

  • Crash error while editing or exporting if the project contains a video which is cut, split into many segments
  • Pausing and Resuming a capture session sometimes makes the program frozen
  • Rendering issue in editor when the screen resolution changed
  • Blank video object in slide when user opens the project file using double-click in Windows Explorer
  • Export to Flash Simulation doesn't use localized string in PO file
  • Audio meter doesn't display correctly
  • HTML code is displayed in some outputs which don't support Slide Name in HTML format
  • AJAX Simulation with Silverlight Media Player cannot play video properly if the width or height of video is not divisible to 4
  • Could not export the project which contains audio/video using PowerPoint 2013
  • In some languages, the layout of New Project dialog is incorrect
  • Incorrect text format bug in importing XLIFF if XLIFF file contains some empty elements
  • File dialog appears in classic style when open a project
  • Incorrect default language in Preferences dialog
  • Incorrect state of closed caption icon in AJAX template Black and Silver

ActivePresenter 3.9.2 (2013.08.16)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Crashed when encoding MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 videos at some specific resolutions
  • XLIFF "x" tag uses incorrect attribute "restype"
  • Capture Preset Sizes cannot be deleted

ActivePresenter 3.9.1 (2013.07.08)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Video recording stopped at 2 GB boundary
  • OGG audio not seakable in low bitrates

ActivePresenter 3.9.0 (2013.06.19)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Accessibility support in Ajax simulation
    • Slides and slide objects support accessibility text that can be read aloud by screen readers when they appear
    • Support keyboard shortcuts and navigation
    • Visual focus indicator
  • XLIFF Export/Import:
    • Export texts to XLIFF 1.2 format for easy translation
    • Import back translated texts in XLIFF format
  • Visual click effect for cursor path
  • Fade in, fade out effect for spotlight
  • Better synchronization when editing audio/video
  • French and Taiwanese are now supported
  • Ajax Simulation:
    • New templates: Black and Silver
    • New Slide List design
    • More options in Template Parameters dialog: show/hide slide group title, navigation in Practice mode...
    • Option to use Silverlight for audio/video playback
    • AutoFit browser window
  • Flash Simulation:
    • New templates: Black and Silver

Bugs Fixed:

  • Licensing issue that does not recognize activation when running with normal privilege on some computers
  • Various minor bugs fixed

Deprecated Features:

  • Remove Aluminum template when exporting Ajax and Flash simulation
  • Remove Close button in Ajax and Flash simulation

ActivePresenter 3.7.2 (2013.01.08)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fix hang up issue when reading MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 videos on some computers

ActivePresenter 3.7.1 (2012.12.24)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fix translation bug (always display Japanese) on the index page of exported Flash simulation
  • Improve Chinese translation

ActivePresenter 3.7 (2012.12.18)

New Features & Enhancements

  • Support Windows 8
  • Support capturing Command Line Interface (CLI) Applications
  • Lots of improvements for screenshot functionality:
    • Capture full screen, application, region, windows (including child windows, menus), and accessible objects
    • Additional processing when capturing top level window (application window or dialog)
      • Capture shadow (Windows Vista or later)
      • Process rounded corners
      • Translucent/Opaque window
    • Convenient window/object finder for selecting child window/object to capture
    • Remove “Insert Screenshot” item from Slide menu
    • Add new “Insert Screenshot” submenu to Annotation menu
    • Change Screnshot tool in Insert toolbar: click dropdown button to select different capture type or change options, click tool icon to do the last capture
  • Simplify and improve audio recording
  • Allow exporting Image, Audio & Video objects to external files
  • Resources panel:
    • Allow exporting resource items (both physical & logical resources) to external files
    • Change tab name: Image -> Images, Style -> Styles
    • Toggle button to show/hide deprecated images in the Images tab
  • Holding Alt while dragging Shape's boundary will preserve its anchor position
  • Rename “Project Information” menu item and dialog title to "Project Properties" (in Project menu)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fix occasional issue with input devices/input sources when recording audio on some computers
  • Occasional error when recording very long session video (>2GB video file size)
  • ActivePresenter becomes less responsive when splitting videos to more than 10 parts
  • Reddish color issue on some videos when exporting to Ajax, Flash and Powerpoint
  • Double-click interactions aren’t properly recognized and processed in Ajax simulation
  • Shape's anchor is changed when choosing “AutoFit Text” command on context menu
  • Other minor bugs fixed

ActivePresenter 3.6 (2012.10.18)

New Features

  • Capture:
    • Support MPEG-1 & MPEG-2, the video lossy codecs for recording the long session and movie/streaming video
    • Easily format and styling auto-generated annotation text using HTML tags
  • Timeline:
    • Copy, Cut, Delete, Split, Join audio/video and other objects directly on Timeline
    • Instant editing without quality loss with logical media segmentation technique
    • Dynamic narrating/dubbing while previewing for easy syncing between audio and other contents
    • Render actual audio wave for easier and more accurate manipulation of audio
    • Easily adjust volume for a certain range of audio/video
    • More convenient editing with many new hotkeys and object timing display
    • Support editing operations: Cut/Copy/Delete selected range, Crop to selected range, Split/Join audio/video objects, Split slide
  • Canvas & Timeline Snapping

Enhancements:

  • Capture:
    • Remove the options to capture based on mouse or keyboard events. ActivePresenter will now always capture on any key/mouse events. The Annotation tab is also rearranged to allow selectively insertion of key/mouse interactions or annotations
    • Option to copy settings from current capture profile when creating new capture profile
    • Option to not use OLE Automation for getting more precise size and location of captured interactions when capturing Microsoft Office
  • Timeline:
    • Show/Hide, Lock/Unlock all objects at once
    • Select contiguous objects by holding Shift + Mouse Click
    • Scroll horizontally using Shift + Mouse wheel
    • Changing start time and end time of a closed caption node does not affect next nodes in the same closed caption
  • Resource Panels:
    • Allow user to select all unused resources with one click
    • Smoother scrolling while viewing image/video thumbnails
  • Shrink project size
    • Shrink function is now moved to Project menu for faster access
    • Option to remove unused resources automatically
  • Ajax Simulation:
    • Reduce preloading time
    • Reduce flickering when changing slides
    • More options in Template Parameters dialog to set initial state of: closed captions, audio, show/hide slide list
    • New index page design
  • Flash Simulation:
    • More options in Template Parameters dialog to set initial state of: closed captions, audio
    • New index page design
  • Improvement in the Audio Calibration dialog
  • Canvas Preview: Reduce loading time and improve performance
  • Allow displaying durations of slides in Slide Thumbnail panel
  • Insert audio/video directly from file when using icons in Toolbar or using Menu
  • Allow to edit hidden objects (in earlier versions, editing hidden or locked objects is not allowed. From version 3.6, ActivePresenter only prevents editing locked objects)
  • Insert objects at editing timestamp by pasting clipboard or dropping external files (image, audio, video files)
  • More convenient hotkeys for common operations in the Canvas

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fix a bug in Manual Proxy Configuration dialog
  • Various bugs fixed

Deprecated Features:

  • Audio Editor/Splitter dialog
  • Video Splitter dialog

ActivePresenter 3.5 (2012.06.07)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Capture:
    • Onscreen feedback/status: elapsed time, frames per second, input audio signal meter, quick buttons…
    • Support capturing with keyboards which use dead keys for entering diacritics like German, French, Spanish, Latvian...
  • Obfuscation/Blur tool in Image Editor: easily erase sensitive information in captured images
  • Transition Effects for Objects: Entry-Exit transitions: Fade, Fly, Peek, Wipe
  • Slide Transition Effects: Fade, Fly, Wipe
  • Shadow Effect: allow objects to have 3D shadow effect
  • Video Freeze-Frame: Allow user to temporarily pause a video for a specified duration so additional explanations/annotations can be added to explain the video in more details
  • Spell Checker: check spelling while editing shapes and closed captions: Support multiple languages: English (US), English (UK), English (Australia), German, Spanish, Czech, Polish and Vietnamese
  • Text To Speech: Convert text to speech using Microsoft SAPI, user can use any SAPI TTS engine installed on their computer to convert text to speech easily
  • Action Feedback Control: displays detail information about action being performed (clicking, typing)
  • Audio calibration before recording
  • Editor:
    • Save slide as image at current timestamp
    • Re-arrange the menu system for quick and easy access
    • Save panel position customization across all projects
    • Change “Library” panel to “Resources” panel; Change the term “Template” to “Library”
  • Improve Video/FlashVideo Export:
    • Generate separate subtitle file (using SubRip SRT format: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SubRip) for both Video and FlashVideo export
  • Improve Player for Ajax & Flash:
    • Customizable player skin
    • Make language selection when exporting Ajax like when exporting Flash
  • Various audio/video quality improvements
  • New Language: Polish

Bugs Fixed:

  • Password field not working when export to Video/FlashVideo
  • Various bugs fixed

ActivePresenter 3.2 (2012.03.01)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • New Zoom-n-Pan mechanism which supports multiple Zoom-n-Pans in one slide
  • Allow slide objects to have attached audio
  • Support Click Sound for cursor path and interaction objects
  • Insert object at specified timestamp
  • Show object preview when selecting Show/Hide Object in Event Editor
  • Display slide name in "Go To Slide" dialog
  • Enable dragging from Library to Canvas to create slide object:
    • Dragging image, audio, video
    • Dragging style to create shape
  • Enable dragging image, audio, video files from computer to canvas
  • Preview a range in Timeline: User can select a range in Timeline to preview in a loop
  • Add a “Zoom all” button to Timeline which will automatically adjust zoom factor to fit the longest bar in the available width
  • Add edit Gradient button to Properties panel for easy editing the gradient stops
  • Small icons below the slide thumbnails to allow user to know at a glance which types of objects (audio, video, cursor and question) are there in the slide
  • Improve cursor path editing with curve or straight cursor path
  • Change slide by clicking in timeline (when showing all slides)
  • Change "Balloon" to "Shape"

Bugs Fixed:

  • Sequence question: can not drag&drop answers on IE 9
  • No toolbars displayed when creating new blank project
  • Open projects created with older versions: text of shapes are overflowed
  • Some other minor bugs

ActivePresenter 3.1 (2012.01.12)

New Features & Enhancements:

  • Add context toolbars for faster and easier editing
  • Add 'preserve aspect ratio' option for image and video
  • Add 'play when waiting for user input' and 'loop' option for audio and video
  • Show more details when hovering mouse over objects in editor
  • Object Style:
    • Style Preview when editing
    • Clone style from existing one
    • Create new style from selected object
    • Update object to style
  • Text Editing:
    • New hotkeys: increase/decrease font size
    • Auto Fit to Text: Auto expand/reduce object size once editing completes to fit to new text
    • Incremental search for font name in font selection box
  • Quiz:
    • Make editing easier (add/edit answer, button, message) using context toolbar
  • Object Event:
    • Enable showing image by event
    • Add 'End Presentation' action
    • Add new action after, not previous selected action
    • Title header theme for XP
  • Timeline:
    • Preserve focused point (keep current view) when zooming
    • Ruler scale is now multiple of 10
  • Audio Editor:
    • Preserve focused point (keep current view) when zooming
    • Ruler scale is now multiple of 10
    • Allow to seek when playing/pausing
  • Properties Grid:
    • Auto save property value when user clicks outside properties panel
  • Ajax, Flash Simulation:
    • Better synchronization among cursor path, audio, video, zoomed and normal objects
    • Flash: Add slide list window
  • Capture/Record:
    • Auto pan is now off by default
    • Allow to add hint messages when recording
    • Allow to select captured application when inserting new slide by capture
    • Lower default video frame rate for FMR in Smart Capture to 15 fps -> Smaller video size, don't need smooth transition
  • Image Editor:
    • Allow to copy and paste image as image object into slide
    • Allow to select rectangle using mouse dragging from bottom to top

Bugs Fixed:

  • HTML editing issue: crash error when editing balloon's text on systems with RoboForm installed
  • Crash error when saving capture profile on systems with no audio input device

ActivePresenter 3.0.1 (2011.11.14)

Bugs Fixed:

  • Capturing causes system to lag/freeze when press and hold down multiple keys on 64bit systems.
  • Ajax typing simulation:
    • Error not typing in IE
    • Support pause, resume, seek

ActivePresenter 3.0.0 (2011.10.14)

New Features:

  • Support 64-bit OS
  • Full motion recording: Allow user to record full motion video
  • Allow user to record audio while capturing
  • Automatically set slide duration based on user's recording time
  • Support multiple monitors: Allow user to capture on multiple monitors
  • Auto panning capture area: Allow capture area to be dynamically moved around with mouse cursor while capturing
  • Allow user to record mouse movement while capturing
  • Allow user to customize the text which is inserted automatically for annotations when capturing
  • Support capture profile: User can easily manage capture settings using separate profiles
  • Quiz functionality: Insert/edit quiz.
  • Support 7 question types:
    • True/False
    • Multiple Choice
    • Multiple Response
    • Essay
    • Fill in Blank
    • Fill in Multiple Blank
    • Sequence
  • Allow user to insert video to slides
  • Slide preview: Allow user to instantly preview slides
  • Allow user to define ultra flexible responses for interactions
  • Support 6 event types:
    • On Correct: response when user action is correct
    • On Incorrect: response when user action is incorrect
    • On Incomplete: response when user action is not yet complete
    • On Time out: response when the time limit for interaction is expired
    • On Roll over: response when user moves mouse over the interaction
    • On Roll out: response when users moves mouse out of the interaction
  • In-place editor for balloons/notes
  • Support object styles: Users can define styles and reuse for multiple objects.
  • Support 3 types of style:
    • Fill style: Style used to fill object shapes
    • Line style: Style used to draw object borders
    • Text style: Style used to draw object text
  • Allow user to change style of multiple objects at once
  • Support Zoom-n-Pan: Allow user to zoom and pan a specific area
  • Support flexible closed captions
  • Support customizable cursor highlight
  • Support flexible cursor path
  • Automatically scroll to first action on a slide
  • Export to WebM video format

Enhancements:

  • Lots of minor improvements and bugs fixed

Deprecated Features:

  • Remove support for Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Remove support for Windows 2000