Mac

Update 8/29/17 - Version 2.13.2.0 (Mac os x 10.10 or higher)

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added Touch Bar compatibility.
- Improved text display.
- Updated file save process and options.
- Updated ABM file icons.

Version 2.13.0.2 (Mac os x 10.9) - UPDATE AsukaBook Maker TO THIS VERSION

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Updated file save process and options.
- Updated ABM file icons.
- No future updates available.

ATTENTION:
You will be prompted each time you open the program to update it, but please ignore this message and click 'No'.


Update 3/15/17 - Version 2.12.0.7

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- New page template feature enabling user to save each page design as a design template including background, illustrations, sloppy borders, text and images.
- Added image link function which can assist users to re-link missing images which may be caused by renaming or moving to another folder.
- Added arrow buttons to scroll through the pages.
- Added equal vertical and horizontal spacing to the tools menu.
- Added ability to undo/redo palced guides.
- Added full screen feature for thumbnails by clicking the tab key and then using +/- to zoom in/out and >/< to go scroll through thumbnails.

Update 10/31/2016 - Version 2.11.1.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added compatability with the latest operating system, macOS Sierra (version 10.12).

Update 7/25/2016 - Version 2.11.0.2

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added new products and Gallery Box.
- Updated toolbar.
- Added folder browser view default option.

Update 4/21/2016 - Version 2.10.3.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Disabled save function during Organizer layout.

Update 3/28/2016 - Version 2.10.2.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added Auto Layout option when creating a new design in Organizer.
- Added location info of images in templates.
- Added back the template filter feature which was integrated into ABM 2.7 and lower.
- Updated JPEG export function to include two size options.
- Improved sorting option for picture folders.
- Added option to save guides as a template.
- Added display of the total number of images included in the book design.
- Added many new templates for a total of more than 1,500.
- Updated notice for old layflat products.
- Updated display dialog of the image folder to include both file name and last update date.
- Updated thumbnail zoom rate.

Update 11/30/2015 - Version 2.9.2.0 (PATCH)

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Resolved issue regarding the page and cover finish selection upon export of a Curve Book design.

Update 11/11/2015 - Version 2.9.2.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Updated compatability with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11).

Update 7/20/2015 - Version 2.9.1.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added "Display image Folder" option to the Window menu and enabled to it to be switched on/off. In the current system, the image folder opens automatically upon opening of the application. With the new feature, the application will open with the selected setting.
- Added read-only attribute to the generated PDF to prevent errors and format changes which can be caused by a PDF viewer.
- Added templates.
- Added new products.
- Corrected an error of some files not exporting correctly when a user designed a book using templates and saved it in package format.
- In the case a font does not support italic or bold, the options will be greyed out and unavailable to select.
- On Mac 10.10.3, images in preview mode displayed incorrectly.
- Improved accuracy of the templates positions when saving them to the fifth decimal point.

Update 12/10/2014 - Version 2.8.32.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- When many images shown in image folder on image tab, occasionally ab2 files failed to open.
- EXD template description corrected.

Update 11/26/2014 - Version 2.8.2.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Update 11/11/2014 - Version 2.8.1.1

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added a tooltip to indicate which page an image has been used.
- New justified text alignment option.
- Error message appears and ABM stops exporting when the linked images are not found.
- Image folder is shown relative to book file.
- Search/sort templates function based on the number of the boxes on the page.
- Corrected issue when 8 pt text selected, the text was shown at 80 pt.
- Improved processing speed.
- Fixed bug of some Illustrations not showing when a user turned/rotated them.

Update 10/27/2014 - Version 2.7.3.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Due to an OS update, when a background, mask, or sloppy border larger than 400kb was used in a design and the book was saved as a single file, the book file could not be opened on Mac OS X 10.9.5.

Update 10/15/2014 - Version 2.7.3.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Due to an OS update, when a background, mask, or sloppy border larger than 400kb was used in a design and the book was saved as a single file, the book file could not be opened on Mac OS X 10.9.5.

Update 9/17/2014 - Version 2.7.2.2

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Compatibility with new products and product options.
- Addition of optional design instructions to book templates.
- New Illustrations and Illustration tab.
- Added Preview PDF function without order information.
- Auto Layout window size modified.
- Text size minimums adjusted.

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Update 10/12/17 - Version 2.13.2.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Resolved issue regarding saving as a Packaged file type.
- Resolved minor error of book option selection.

Update 8/29/17 - Version 2.13.1.1

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Improved text display.
- Updated file save process and options.
- Updated ABM file icons.

Update 3/15/17 - Version 2.12.0.9

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- New page template feature enabling user to save each page design as a design template including background, illustrations, sloppy borders, text and images.
- Added image link function which can assist users to re-link missing images which may be caused by renaming or moving to another folder.
- Added arrow buttons to scroll through the pages.
- Added equal vertical and horizontal spacing to the tools menu.
- Added ability to undo/redo palced guides.
- Added full screen feature for thumbnails by clicking the tab key and then using +/- to zoom in/out and >/< to go scroll through thumbnails.

Update 7/25/16 - Version 2.11.0.2

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added new products and Gallery Box.
- Updated toolbar.
- Added folder browser view default option.

Update 4/21/16 - Version 2.10.2.2

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Occasionally Illustrations, images, and text are removed when navigating from editing between Organizer.
- If images were previously adjusted for color tone, the software may crash while allocating in Organizer.
- Auto Layout functioning after new or open book and upon opening Organizer.

Update 3/28/16 - Version 2.10.2.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added Auto Layout option when creating a new design in Organizer.
- Added location info of images in templates.
- Added back the template filter feature which was integrated into ABM 2.7 and lower.
- Updated JPEG export function to include two size options.
- Improved sorting option for picture folders.
- Added option to save guides as a template.
- Added display of the total number of images included in the book design.
- Added many new templates for a total of more than 1,500.
- Updated notice for old layflat products.
- Updated display dialog of the image folder to include both file name and last update date.
- Updated thumbnail zoom rate.

Update 11/30/2015 - Version 2.9.2.0 (PATCH)

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Resolved issue regarding the page and cover finish selection upon export of a Curve Book design.

Update 9/23/2015 - Version 2.9.2.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Integrated the color of PNG images when printed to match between PC and Mac ABM versions.

Update 7/20/2015 - Version 2.9.1.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added "Display image Folder" option to the Window menu and enabled to it to be switched on/off. In the current system, the image folder opens automatically upon opening of the application. With the new feature, the application will open with the selected setting.
- Added read-only attribute to the generated PDF to prevent errors and format changes which can be caused by a PDF viewer.
- Added templates.
- Fixed so that file names could not start with "._" as Mac computers do not allow "." to start a file name.
- Added new products.
- Enabled left-handed mouse users to drag and drop within the application.
- Corrected an error of the potential of some text in a large text box area to get to not appear in a generated PDF.
- Unified folder structure.
- Corrected an error of some files not exporting correctly when a user designed a book using templates and saved it in package format.
- Added the Export PDF file option in dialog box.
- Occasionally template thumbnails displayed overlapped, and at times, templates flipped horizontally would not go into a fixed position.
- Improved accuracy of the templates positions when saving them to the fifth decimal point.
- Corrected an error that "!" was displayed on the screen unexplainably at times when image was placed from an image folder to a blank template box.

Update 12/10/2014 - Version 2.8.2.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added an alert related to JPEG file exporting with dead links when files saved in linked format.
- EXD template description corrected.

Update 11/11/2014 - Version 2.8.1.2

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Added a tooltip to indicate which page an image has been used.
- New justified text alignment option.
- Error message appears and ABM stops exporting when the linked images are not found.
- Image folder is shown relative to book file.
- Search/sort templates function based on the number of the boxes on the page.
- Corrected issue when 8 pt text selected, the text was shown at 80 pt.
- Improved processing speed.
- Fixed bug of some Illustrations not showing when a user turned/rotated them.
- Enabled .png images to be displayed in the Background tab and Masks tab.

Update 10/15/2014 - Version 2.7.3.1

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Due to an OS update, when a background, mask, or sloppy border larger than 400kb was used in a design and the book was saved as a single file, the book file could not be opened on Mac OS X 10.9.5.

Update 9/17/2014 - Version 2.6.9.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Compatibility with new products and product options.
- Addition of optional design instructions to book templates.
- New Illustrations and Illustration tab.
- Added Preview PDF function without order information.
- Auto Layout window size modified.
- Text size minimums adjusted.

Update 3/31/2014 - Version 2.6.9.0

ERRORS FIXED AND CHANGES/ADDITIONS MADE:
- Type exported incorrectly when kerning applied to one character in a text area.

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