Oracle User Productivity Kit 3.5 Available on E-Delivery!

Oracle User Productivity Kit 3.5 (UPK 3.5) is now available on E-Delivery! This release includes a lot of great features that make using UPK even easier than before. Here is a very quick list of some of the new features included in this release:

Copy and Paste Frames
Copy one or more frames to a new location in the same topic, or to a completely different topic altogether. This provides an excellent way to reuse content or recompose existing topics.

Customizable Document Outputs
Word bookmarks allow you to customize existing document publishing styles in a very WYSIWYG environment.

Library Security
Control which users or usergroups can open or modify content in the UPK Library. This allows much more flexibility in managing one or more authoring groups with different responsibilities in a single Library.

Customizable Library Views
Do you need to find out which documents are checked out to you? Perhaps you'd like to see a list of all Modules in the Final state? The new customizable views feature will make this information one click away.

Automatically Record Screenshots
Enable novice authors or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to be productive more quickly by eliminating the need to press any additional keys during recording.

Re-recorder Enhancements
The Re-recorder now has the ability to move forward and backward through the topic allowing authors to more easily re-record only the steps that need to be re-recorded.

Compressed Sound and Improved Sound Import
Import compressed sound directly into the Topic Editor one frame at a time or for an entire outline using the improved sound import feature.

Player Table of Contents Redesigned
Redesigned the Player Table of Contents to be more usable and efficient.

Print It! mode
The new Player mode Print It! allows authors to include either a Job Aid or System Process document with any topic.

Add Keywords, Roles, and Context to Modules and Sections
Modules and sections with attached content can have keywords, roles, and context information. Keywords will be available to the Player search, roles will allow the modules and section to appear in a role-filtered Player, and context allows modules and sections to be included in Applicable launches of the Player.

More detailed information can be found in the Upgrade.pdf document found within the installation media, or on the UPK web site. Enjoy!

Comments:

Hi Marc, Matt, The new features are really cool. We also like it that we can publish per status now and appreciate it that under the hood some code is cleared up, especially in the publishing styles folders. Great work, saves me and customers ours to work to redefine a publishing style. UPK is very mature now!

Posted by Sjoerd de Vries on February 27, 2009 at 05:55 AM PST #

I can't find this release on e-delevery, please help!!!!

Posted by Hi on March 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM PDT #

Hello, If you're having problems finding UPK 3.5 on E-Delivery, here are instructions: First, navigate to http://edelivery.oracle.com/. Select your language and then scroll down to the bottom of the screen. 1.Click the Continue link. 2.Enter your full name. 3.Enter your company name. 4.Enter your e-mail address. 5.Choose your country. 6.Check both boxes to accept both agreements. 7.Click the Continue link. 8.Select User Productivity Kit and Tutor from the Product Pack list. 9.Select your Windows Operating system (32- or 64-bit). 10.Click the Go link. 11.Click the Oracle User Productivity Kit Release 3.x Media Pack for Microsoft option. 12.Click the Continue link. 13.Click the Download link. 14.Now that you've downloaded UPK 3.5 zip from E-Delivery, simply extract the files to the desired location on your computer and run the Setup.exe. For assistance with installation, please refer to the product documentation found with the files you just extracted. If you would like a UPK simulation or Job Aid for these steps, get in touch and we can make it available. Best regards, Marc

Posted by Marc Santosusso on March 12, 2009 at 12:41 AM PDT #

I cannot get job aid, trainer or instructor guides to print - says it need woord2007. Even if I elect PDF. Any ideas what the problem could be..

Posted by Geoff Gwillym on May 20, 2010 at 09:23 PM PDT #

Publishing the document outputs requires Word, even if you choose to publish PDF. Additional information is available on the UPK Technical Specification: http://www.oracle.com/applications/tutor/upk-technical-specification-data-sheet.pdf

Posted by marc.santosusso on June 09, 2010 at 05:21 AM PDT #

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