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Table of Contents of live manuals now “auto scrolls”

August 19th, 2021

Another improvement for the live online manuals, suggested by our loyal client Allyson, of SIOS Technology Corp.

When you click a topic link, from one topic to another, the Table of Contents on the left now auto-scrolls to make the new selected topic visible. The same now happens when using the Next / Previous Topic links at the top or bottom of your topics.

Enjoy!


Added: Lithuanian translation for the UI of live manuals

July 26th, 2021

Added today, thanks to Vytautas Tamulis of CityPro, the user interface texts for the live manuals are now also available in Lithuanian.

(user interface texts automatically switch over with the language setting of your manual)


Fixed: searching with quotes within the admin

June 25th, 2021

Small fix to the topic search engine within the Manula admin system:
When searching for a phrase using double quotes, the phrase search did not work correctly.

All good now, the admin search now returns the exact same results as the live manual search.

Thank you, Ernesto, for reporting this!


Fixed: incorrect display of special characters in browser tab

June 23rd, 2021

Weird problem that sometimes popped up in some browsers:
When using special characters in topic titles, those titles did not display correctly in the browser tab when opening that topic in the live manual.
Found on Chrome, but was possibly also present in other browsers.

This bug has now been squashed!


Fixed: searches with double quotes

May 12th, 2021

Small fix for the online manuals:
When searching for phrases using double quotes, the search term did not show up correctly in the search box above the search results, showing

"my search phrase"

Instead of the correct

“my search phrase”


Optimized remembering of ToC state

March 10th, 2021

All online manuals created with Manula automatically remember the “state” of the Table of Contents (ToC). That is, if you expand a topic in the ToC, it will stay expanded.

Previous, this ToC state was remembered in a browser cookie. However, for big manuals with thousands of topics, this cookie could get quite large, even up to the point of causing problems with some servers (for integrated manuals).

So we have completely rewritten this ToC state saving system:

  • The total size of the saved data is now much smaller
  • It now use local browser storage instead of cookies, which is faster too.

Our thanks go to Henriette of Dansk Golf Union for bringing this to our attention!


Live manuals now include lang=”xx” attribute

March 2nd, 2021

Tiny tweak to the live manuals, for SEO purposes: The HTML tag of live manuals now include the lang=”xx” attribute, indicating the language of that manual.


Google Tag Manager support

February 25th, 2021

Manula was already supporting the inclusion of your own Google Analytics tags in your manual pages, so that you can track your manual visits in your own Analytics account. However, that still worked the “old-skool” way, by inserting your Google Analytics ID in the Manual Settings screen.

But.. as of today, we are also supporting the use of your Google Tag Manager ID. Which is required if you want to use Google Analytics 4.


Embed videos from Microsoft Stream Video

February 10th, 2021

Next to Youtube, Vimeo and Wistia, we have now added a fourth source to embed videos from : Microsoft Stream Video.

In the Video Manager, add videos from Microsoft Stream Video by entering their ID.
When inserting the video into your topics, it fully support the Autoplay and Start Timestamp options.

Please note that Microsoft Stream Video does not support Public videos. The videos, even when embedded in your manual, can only be accessed by users who are logged in to the same Microsoft business account.
This means that using Microsoft Stream videos is really only useful for internal manuals, to be used within your company.


Improved image quality in generated PDFs

January 26th, 2021

The generated PDF versions of your manuals now use the full resolution of the images that you uploaded. This will improve the quality of the images in your PDFs.
(Previously, the generated PDFs used the scaled down versions of the images that the online manuals use, for size and performance reasons)

To enjoy the new image quality, you do need to re-generated your PDF version from the menu.

BTW: of course, using the full res images will increase the size of the PDF files!


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