Release 7.16: Hip to be square

Forget everything you know about table selections in Fonto. This release introduces a sparkling new way of making cell selections. And while at it, we’ve also made various improvements to the focus and selection behavior as a whole in Fonto. 

Although we’ve been dedicating the majority of our time to prepare for the upcoming releases, we couldn’t resist shipping some sweet new features for Fonto Review and Fonto Content Quality as well. These features are sure to improve the user experience and will scratch the itch of many clients requesting the ability to expand tables in Fonto Review. 

Fonto Editor

New intuitive cell selection
Making a cell selection has never been easier. To make a selection, users can drag, click, tab and arrow their way through a table.

This selection is used alongside all features in the table toolbar and more, including the improved “merge cells” functionality which now merges all cells within a selection.

Switching documents without reloading 
After receiving multiple requests, we’re offering an API that enables opening and closing documents without reloading the Editor. For example, this API can be used to configure a document browser or for users to easily switch between documents. 

Focus and selection behavior 
We’ve made some improvements to the focus and selection behavior in Fonto Editor, making it overall more consistent and even increasing the performance in certain cases. 

Fonto Review

Custom Widgets
While most of Fonto Review is read-only, there may still be some operations that you’d like to be accessible. We’ve built a new API that lets you configure custom widgets to be displayed in Fonto Review, such as the “expand table” functionality! Read more about this on our documentation portal.

Fonto Content Quality

Skip uneditable documents
In the 7.14 release we introduced a new and improved Fonto Content Quality. This implementation hides suggestions in uneditable documents by default. This release we’re adding a new feature that makes skipping uneditable documents optional, which means users are now able to anticipate suggestions and take action where needed.

Deprecations

A number of obsolete APIs of Fonto editor have been removed in the 7.16 release. More information about these APIs can be found at this page. Additionally, these APIs are deprecated and will be removed in 7.18. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

In our next release

For the past two releases we’ve been working on some major features. Among these features are multi-document support in Fonto Document History, a redesigned outline, and an entirely new UI pattern of balloon cards that will be used to replace the majority of sidebar cards in Fonto. We will continue working on these features in the next release.

In the next release we’ll ship an improvement in the way Fonto Editor handles elements which contain a mix of block and inline children, such as paragraphs containing tables in-between the text.

Please refer to your implementation partner for further information on how to acquire release 7.16 for your instance of Fonto. For more details on anything mentioned above, other new features, improvements, and bug fixes, please read the release notes.

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