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Manula and GDPR: changes for your privacy and security

May 23rd, 2018

This Friday, May 25, the new GDPR law (General Data Protection Regulation) goes into effect. The new law regulates how companies must deal with personal information of individuals.

At Manula.com we have been working hard to improve our software and services, to make them more secure, to better protect your privacy and to be fully GDPR compliant.

These are the most important changes we have implemented in the past few months:

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HTTPS for all live manuals on manula.com

November 2nd, 2017

Today, the manula.com website and, more importantly, all manuals hosted on manula.com, have been moved to HTTPS.

This is especially important for Private manuals hosted on manula.com, ensuring that login credentials are sent over a secure connection.

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Don’t worry, you do not need to change anything on your side to make this work.
All “old” HTTP manual URLs automatically redirect to the new HTTPS URLs.


Replace Image feature now easier to find

September 28th, 2017

Our Image Manager has had a “Replace” feature for quite a while. This lets you replace the image of an existing entry in your Image Manager, while keeping the same identifier and properties.

Super useful, but sadly this feature was a bit hard to find, and it required moving your mouse pointer over the thumbnail image at the top right of the Image Manager, making the Replace button appear.

Not anymore! The Replace button is now clearly placed below the thumbnail 🙂

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New: Manual-level Revision Manager, plus author tracking

June 21st, 2017

The Revision Manager is a useful tool to track the changes to a topic, and if necessary, to revert to an older version.

This tool has now been enhanced with author tracking, so that is now also shows which of your Author users made the changes. More importantly, the Revision Manager is now also available at the manual level, so that you can view all changes that have been made to a manual, by topic, date and author.

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Added: Norwegian translation for interface of live manuals

June 9th, 2017

Added today, thanks to Magnus Schlamovitz, the user interface texts for the live manuals are now also available in Norwegian.

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


New: Auto-number your topics

May 10th, 2017

Another new feature today: Automatic numbering of your topics.
This was requested by user Tiana and I must admit: I was a bit hesitant about this one initially. I mean, Manula is all about interactive online manuals, so who needs numbered topics?

But then she explained:

“Well, we do a lot of phone support, and we often need to refer people to a manual topic for further info. And then it really helps if we can just say: look at chapter 3.3.2.”

Which makes a lot of sense 🙂 So we implemented it.
And now it’s live, I must say it is pretty cool. In fact, I suspect many users will switch this on.

Thank you Tiana for suggesting this!

The Auto-Number setting can be found in the Manual Settings screen, on the Customization tab:

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New: receive email notifications about topic comments

May 8th, 2017

This is (or was) by far the most common request from our customers:

* Can I get notifications by email if people comment on my topics?

Finally, here’s the answer: Yes, this is now possible!

In the Manual Settings screen, on the Feedback tab, enable the “Email notifications …” checkbox. (now enabled by default). And if you wish, enter 1 or more email addresses to receive the notifications. If you leave this box empty, the notifications will be sent to the account email address.

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Copyright footers in PDF version

May 5th, 2017

The default or customized copyright footer is now also show in the generated PDF version:

  • It is now always shown on the PDF cover page.
  • It is optionally also included in the footer of every page, using the new setting “Show copyright text on all pages in PDF” (found in the Account level Customizations page).

New: “Out of Date” indicator for generated PDF version

May 4th, 2017

Another tweak in the category “Why-Didn’t-We-Think-Of-This-Earlier” :

  • The “PDF” button in the editor now shows a little exclamation mark icon whenever your generated PDF version is out-of-date.

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New: Next / Previous buttons in Topic Editor

May 3rd, 2017

editor-next-prevA small but useful addition to your Manula Topic Editor:

Next and Previous buttons, for easily iterating through your topic list.

Enjoy!


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