UPK 3.6.1 is Available on E-Delivery

UPK 3.6.1 has been released and is available on E-Delivery. I'd like to briefly describe some of the features that are available in this new version.

Topic Editor in Tabs
Topic Editors now open in tabs instead of separate Developer windows. This offers several improvements: First, the bubble editor can be docked and resized in the same way as other editor panes. That's right, you can resize the bubble editor! The second enhancement that this changes brings is an improved undo and redo which allows each action to be undone and redone in the Topic Editor.

New Sound Editor
The topic and web page editors include a new sound editor with all the bells and whistles necessary to record, edit, import, and export, sound. Sound can be captured during topic recording--which is great for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to narrate what they're recording--or after the topic has been recorded. Sound can also be added to web pages and played on the concept panes of modules, sections and topics.

Turn off bubbles in Topics
Authors may opt to hide bubbles either per frame or for an entire topic. When you want to draw a user's attention to the content on the screen instead of the bubble. This feature works extremely well in conjunction with the new sound capabilities. For instance, consider recording conceptual information with narration and no bubbles.
Presentation Output
UPK content can be published as a Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Publishing for Presentation will create a presentation for each topic published. The presentation template can be customized Using the same methods offered for the UPK document outputs, allowing your UPK-generated presentations to match your corporate branding.

Autosave and Recovery
The Developer will automatically save your work as often as you would like. This affords authors the ability to recover these automatically saved documents if their system or UPK were to close unexpectedly. The Developer defaults to save open documents every ten minutes.

Package Editor Enhancement
Files in packages will now open in the associated application when double-clicked. Authors can also choose to "Open with..." from the context menu (AKA right click menu.)

See It! Window
See It! mode may now be launched in a non-fullscreen window. This is available from the kp.html file in any Player package. This version of See It! mode offers on-screen navigation controls including previous frame, next frame, pause etc.

Firefox Enhancments
The UPK Player will now offer both Do It! mode and sound playback when viewed using Firefox web browser.

Player Support for Safari
The UPK Player is now fully supported on the Safari web browser for both Mac OS and Windows platforms.

Keep document checked out
Authors may choose to keep a document checked out when performing a check in. This allows an author to have a new version created on the server and continue editing.

Close button on individual tabs
A close button has been added to the tabs making it easier to close a specific tab.

Outline Editor Enhancements
Authors will have the option to prevent concepts from immediately displaying in the Developer when an outline item is selected. This makes it faster to move around in the outline editor.

Tell us which feature you're most excited to use in the comments.

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