Acrolinx Release Notes (including subsequent service releases)

Version 2019.04 (16 April 2019) Acrolinx Private Cloud


This update is for Acrolinx Private Cloud customers. This month, we've focused on improving the performance and experience of Analytics.

One big change is that you now have a new way to track your content for Analytics. The Content Fingerprint method should make it easier to follow and measure content as it changes location and format. We also made some improvements to Analytics dashboards while we were at it, making it easier for you to gain insights into your content.

This update also improves how Acrolinx deals with overwhelming amounts of content, whether that's many checks at once or particularly big files. We've also started making the Sidebar more accessible by letting you navigate it with the tab key. Finally, Checking Profiles are now enabled by default, so that you can get the most out of Guidance Profiles in the Sidebar.


Content Tracking with Content Fingerprints

If you have content that often changes location or format, you're potentially missing out on valuable Analytics. Acrolinx is now smart enough to keep track of your content by comparing the written content alone. This gives you better Analytics across your entire content creation workflow.

Improved Management of Check Requests

We made two improvements to how Acrolinx manages check requests.

We introduced a scheduler to limit the number of check requests that Acrolinx holds in queue. If this limit is reached, Acrolinx stops accepting new requests and you'll see an error message "Queue limit exceeded" in the Sidebar and the log files. This feedback helps you monitor the check request load and adjust the configuration of your Acrolinx Platform to better handle parallel checking.

We also added a limit to how large a single check request can be. This limit depends on the Java Virtual Machine Memory allocation of the language server.

Both of these improvements will make checking large amounts of content more robust.

Updated Terminology: From Term Harvesting to Term Discovery

With the introduction of the Terminology Tab in the last update, it was time to unify our terminology. We changed the following terms:

Term Harvesting is now Term Discovery.
(potential) new terms / term candidates are now discovered terms.

This better describes what Acrolinx is actually doing there: discovering terms for you to add to your terminology.

See our new glossary for a quick overview of our terms and their definitions.

New Inline Tutorial "Terminology Overview"

We have a new inline tutorial that introduces basic concepts around terminology management in the Dashboard. Let it walk you through terminology customization, import, and export.

Analytics Dashboards Now Use Monday as Start of Week

When you select "group by week" in some Analytics dashboards, the first day of the week is now a Monday and not a Sunday.

Just a heads up: the days of the week in the Server Monitor dashboard still start with Sunday. That's unrelated to the "group by week" function.

Content Improvement Dashboard Uses Start Date

We've changed the Content Improvement dashboard so that changes to the start date parameter actually affect the dashboard content.

Content Analyzer 2019 Ignores Office Lock Files

The Content Analyzer 2019 now ignores Office lock files (hidden files starting with ~$). You don't need to update the Content Analyzer 2019 to get this improvement, just update your Acrolinx Core Platform and it'll work.

Sidebar is Now Keyboard Accessible

You can now navigate through the Sidebar with your tab key. You might notice slight differences in behavior across integrations, and in some browser integrations you might stumble across some focus issues. But we've taken a first step at making Acrolinx more accessible for writers.

Security Logging

We've added additional security logs to help monitor access to the Acrolinx Platform. To find out more, check our article on managing the server logs under "Security Logs".


Checking Profiles Are Enabled by Default

Previously, you had to enable Checking Profiles manually as a one-time configuration. Checking Profiles are now enabled by default, which makes it easier to define the Guidance Profiles that your writers select in the Sidebar. Managing your guidelines in Writing Guides, the predecessor of Checking Profiles, will become obsolete in a future update.

Bug Fixes

SSO Broke the URLs Required to Display Check Results

With Acrolinx version 2019.03, integrations that use single sign-on (SSO) couldn't show the results of a check in the Sidebar. Affected integrations include Acrolinx for WordPress, Oxygen, Drupal, AEM, Scroll Acrolinx Connector, and any custom integration using SSO. The issue looked different for each integration, but you might have seen the following error in the Sidebar when you ran a check:

Unknown HTTP Error 
Not Found:{} 
{type":"http_error_status"."status":404."title":"Unknown HTTP Error"."detail":"Not Found:{}"}

We fixed the underlying issue so Acrolinx now returns valid URLs for Term Discovery, Findability, Term Contribution, and other links that the Sidebar uses to show results.

Didn’t Work with Some Proxy Set-ups

There was a problem when using some proxies which mapped the Acrolinx sign-in URL to a different path. We solved this.

Fixed Unspecific Client Error in MarketMuse Tab

If you switched between the MarketMuse tab and the results tab, you might have seen an "Unspecific Client Error" in the MarketMuse tab. This error appeared because Acrolinx unsuccessfully tried to fetch updated results from MarketMuse. Now, Acrolinx only updates the MarketMuse results as part of a check. That means you can switch between tabs and always see the results from the most recent check.

Acrolinx Misread Some Contexts in Tagtool

In some classic integrations, Acrolinx gave guidance that wasn't relevant to the context. For example, sometimes Acrolinx didn't notice that a sentence is actually a title. We fixed this.

Known Issue

Analytics Dashboards Don't Work on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 11

Analytics Dashboards don't open properly if you're using Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 11. Please use a different browser as an alternative.