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Orbeon Forms 2019.2
Monday, December 30, 2019
Today we released Orbeon Forms 2019.2! This release introduces some new features and bug-fixes.
You can now set the PDF page size and orientation (portrait or landscape) with the Form Builder Form Settings or with configuration properties.
New PDF Options
You can now opt for a fluid form width, where the form takes all the width available in the browser window. This works with or without the wizard view, as well as in the view mode. Form Builder also shows the form being edited with a fluid width, which makes it easier to edit forms that require a wider view.
Browser page layout in view Options
The Excel import now supports importing date and time formats. Cells that contain values formatted as date/time, date, or time in the Excel spreadsheet are automatically converted to their respective ISO formats before being stored as form data.
This release adds the new option of clearing (or resetting) a repetition. When this option is activated, all data entered by the user in the repetition is cleared and all default values for the repetition are set.
Grid menu with the new "Clear Line" option
- New features
- Other fixes and enhancements
- refactoring and library upgrades
- Form Runner (accessing form)
- All browsers supported by Form Builder (see above)
- IE11, Edge 15 and Edge 16
- Safari Mobile on iOS 13
- Chrome for Android (stable channel)
There should be no impact unless you have client-side code which specifically looks for hardcoded short prefixes.
The following properties are removed:
oxf.xforms.client.events.filter: this was deprecated since Orbeon Forms 4.5.
oxf.xforms.client.events.mode: specifically, the
deferredmode is removed.
oxf.xforms.cache-combined-resources: HTTP reverse proxies can cache resources without having access to a file on disk, which makes this feature obsolete.
Before upgrading, check whether your
properties-local.xmlcontains these properties. It is unlikely, but if it does, and the properties are not blank or with a default value, please ask Orbeon for advice.
In the past, if you wanted a specific PDF page orientation or size, you had to use custom CSS.
This low-level XML processor was rarely used and is now removed.
We hope you enjoy this release!