Release Notes
 

19R2.4 Release

Date: October 16th, 2019

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following issue fixes:

Category Description Issue Number
Web2PDF Web2PDF fails to generate a PDF for URLs that redirect to another login page. DEV-269673

19R2.3 Release

Date: September 24th, 2019

Always Show Landing Page as the First Page in PDF

Web2PDF now generates PDFs so that the landing page URL provided by the user is always the first screenshot and is immediately followed by any hints applied to the landing page. Bookmarks to all other pages, including those listed in the sitemap, appear nested underneath. If onlyCrawl contains only links external to the hierarchy, only the landing page is returned and the summary report will reflect the missing page(s) as “Link external to onlyCrawl”.

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following issue fixes:

Category Description Issue Number
Web2PDF Web2PDF disregards the JSON sitemap and hint.js file, and hints are not generated in the PDF. DEV-266382
Web2PDF The summary report shows “Failed to Navigate” for site redirects to index.html. DEV-265488

19R2.2 Release

Date: August 16th, 2019

Indicate Page Exclusivity in Sitemap

Users can indicate in veevaweb2pdf.sitemap.json if they want a list of pages to appear in the generated PDF by themselves. The list is denoted with “onlyCrawl”. Veeva Web2PDF will crawl and generate screenshots exclusively for the pages in this list if it exists.

Quickly Group Pages in Sitemap

Users can use * to automatically group child pages with their parent page. List the parent page under “page” or “onlyCrawl” in veevaweb2pdf.sitemap.json with * next to it (e.g. “parentpage.html*”) to have all the listed page’s children appear directly after it.

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following issue fixes:

Category Description Issue Number
Web2PDF ISI hint behaves incorrectly. DEV-263372

19R2.1 Release

Date: July 17th, 2019

Duplicate Page Bookmarks in Hierarchy

Bookmarks for duplicate pages will appear in the PDF’s bookmark hierarchy if they have child pages. This feature only adds a bookmark and does not duplicate screenshots.

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following issue fixes:

Category Description Issue Number
Web2PDF Mergetool fails if a sitemap file exists but does not list pages. DEV-256298
Web2PDF Web2PDF sometimes generates bookmarks with hierarchy inconsistencies and missing pages. DEV-255478
Web2PDF Web2PDF incorrectly parses XML sitemaps if a URL contains a filename. DEV-255151
Web2PDF Web2PDF crawlers don’t respect hierarchy rules if a filename is included in the sitemap. DEV-258178
Web2PDF In some cases, Web2PDF crawlers ignore pages. DEV-256790

19R1.4 Release

Date: June 19th, 2019

Improved Site Ordering Using Sitemap

The sitemap now provides a more accurate depiction of the order in which pages will appear in the generated PDF. Pages that are not ordered in the sitemap will appear at the end of the document and in order of hierarchy.

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following issue fixes:

Category Description Issue Number
Web2PDF Chrome Extension This fix contains small UI repairs. DEV-246354
Web2PDF Chrome Extension Hint cards retain incorrect values after a user changes the hint type. DEV-245346
Web2PDF Chrome Extension Hint cards arrange incorrectly when sequence is edited. DEV-245347

19R1.2 Release

Date: April 19th, 2019

UI/UX updates to the Chrome Extension’s Hintify Mode

The process of adding hints to a website is now cleaner and easier. Both the popup to add a hint as well as the hint tab have a new look, and the hint parameters are now easier to understand and edit. The Wait Time hint parameter has been renamed to Delay to convey that it adds a specified delay between the hint being executed and the snapshot being taken. Creating a site entry hint or adding an ISI snapshot can now be done with the flip of a switch.

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following issue fixes:

Category Description Issue Number
Web2PDF When crawling in tablet or mobile view, one of the ISI snapshots appears in the wrong viewport. DEV-239400
Web2PDF Web2PDF fails on certain sites without a body. DEV-241973
Web2PDF Chrome Extension Clicking anywhere in the Hintify panel activates the Learn More link, causing users to navigate to the help page when they mean to activate Hintify mode. DEV-241833
Web2PDF Chrome Extension The Web2PDF Chrome Extension returns an error telling the user they provided incorrect credentials for a password protected website when the website is protected using NTML authentication. DEV-238507

19R1.1 Release

Date: March 22nd, 2019

Ability to Crawl Longer Webpages

Web2PDF can now crawl pages up to 144,000px. Long webpages will be split into multiple pages of up to 14,400px in the generated PDF, and the number of pages will be indicated in the bookmark.

Improved Site Entry Hint Functionality

Users now have more control when it comes to using Site Entry hints to access their website. Web2PDF will show you your website’s true landing page first, after Site Entry hints are executed, and users now have the option to not see access-blocking modals in their generated PDF. Users can also now use Remove hints as a Site Entry feature.

New Timeout Error

Users will now be notified if Web2PDF is unable to access their website within 90 seconds.

Web2PDF Chrome Extension Redesign

The Web2PDF Chrome extension now offers users a more intuitive experience with buttons, on/off status for Hintify mode, and settings that are easier to find and understand.

Chrome Extension Error Messages

When a PDF request that was submitted using the Web2PDF Chrome extension results in an error, users will now be able to see the specific type of error on the loading page instead of seeing only a generic error message.

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following issue fixes:

Category Description Issue Number
Web2PDF Fixes an issue causing the Opt into Web2PDF Communications button to incorrectly assign users. Now when users select Yes, they are opted in and when users select No, they are opted out. DEV-232719
Web2PDF Fixes an issue where adding a page wait time causes unexpected changes in the generated PDF. DEV-239025
Web2PDF Web2PDF will now correctly count the number of pages it’s crawling and count them towards the 1000 page limit. Users who exceed this limit will now be more clearly notified of this in their download email. DEV-233071
Web2PDF Chrome Extension Users are not shown an error message when Web2PDF times out while trying to access their website’s landing page. DEV-205712
Web2PDF Chrome Extension Fixes an issue where hints added using the Web2PDF Chrome extension are not correctly applied on mobile and tablet. DEV-236258

Earlier Releases

Contact us for information about earlier Veeva Web2PDF releases.