VIVA Financial Services: Currency and payment system with VIVA Points

What are the advantages of the VIVA Points payment system?

The advantage of VIVA® points is that you do not have to place an order for every small order (for example, the translation of 100 lines of text into another language). This makes the work of company employees in particular much easier. With traditional licensing and payment systems, the employee would have to make a purchase for each job and follow the process prescribed for it. In addition, he or she would possibly have to purchase services that he or she cannot fully utilize. This applies, for example, to the purchase of image licenses or the fully automated translation of texts. With the points from VIVA®, the end customer is considerably more flexible and he saves time and therefore also money.

How can I buy VIVA Points?

You buy a certain number of points in the VIVA® Shop at a fixed price (package price) or defined exchange rate and can use them in all VIVA® products for various purposes.

Click here to enter the Shop

With the purchase you receive a code which you credit in your VIVA® program. The VIVA® program thus acts as an account for your points. You can use VIVA® points to pay for all VIVA® service/additional services. This includes, for example, the fully automatic translation of texts, the fully automatic cropping of images or the purchase of image licenses. You can replenish your VIVA® account at any time by purchasing additional points.

What services can I order and pay for at VIVA?

1. Translations

You can translate individual texts or complete documents into over 20 languages and pay for this service with VIVA® Points.

The dialog shows your current account balance and the exchange rate for the service. In addition, the costs for this order are displayed, which will be deducted from your VIVA® account after successful execution. The Buy translation now option will only be displayed if your VIVA® account has sufficient funds. Choose Buy VIVA® Points if you do not have enough points in your VIVA® account.

2. Automatic image clipping

You can clip images fully automatically and pay for this service with points from your VIVA® account. VIVA® uses artificial intelligence for this purpose.

The dialog shows your current account balance and the costs for this order, which will be debited from your VIVA® account after successful execution. The Buy image clipping now option is only displayed if your account has sufficient funds. Choose Buy VIVA® Points if you do not have enough points in your VIVA® account.

3. Images subject to licensing

You can place images that are subject to royalty/licensing directly in the layout and pay for this service with points from your VIVA® account. The dialog shows your current account balance and the costs for the respective image, which will be debited from your account after successful execution. The higher the resolution of the image, the higher the number of points that will be debited from your VIVA® account. The Buy image now option is only displayed if your account has the appropriate coverage. Choose Buy VIVA® points if you do not have enough points on your VIVA® account.

 

 

History Version 9

2018-12-03 – Version 9.5 (Build 8203)

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with OPI Information for TIFF images (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with display of font styles in the Quick Access Palette (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with PDF export with TIFF images that couldn’t be loaded (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with PDF export in the NWP server process [#2152]
  • Fixed a problem with PDF export in the PDF/X-3 Format [#2152]
  • Fixed a problem with importing PDFs
  • Fixed a problem with exporting XML files (writing permission missing)

Improvements:

  • Impoved import of polygons in InDesign IDML
  • When opening documents of newer program versions, the version with which the document was created is displayed. (VD, VN)

New features:

  • New dialog to display data protection rules [#2122]

2018-03-05 – Version 9.5 (Build 8202)

Changes:

  • Sort the results of WebDrive queries using the parameters “nwp_sort_field” and “nwp_sort_order”. (VN)

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a crash in connection with layers [#2080]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash in connection with Bar codes on Mac OS X [#2075]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash when importing TIFF images with an OPI tag. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with a possible image offset of half a point when exporting PDF/X-4 [VHD-01]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with color profiles in the PDF export in connection with the ScriptEngine
  • Fixed a problem with PDF export with images linked from an Internet drive/VivaCloud [#2098]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with display of shortcut commands in the menu with the “Neutral Interface Design” on Mac OS X [#2074]. (VD)

Improvements:

  • The Quicklook module on Mac OS X is now part of the program. (VD, VN)
  • Copy and Paste in connection with locked layers [#2081]. (VD, VN)
  • With some PDF/X documents an unnecessary conversion was made during PDF export that could lead to loss of quality.
  • Extension of the ScriptEngine with the new options for changing the settings “Embed All Used Fonts” and “Disable System Fonts”.
  • Display Arabic Text from right to left in multi-column text objects [#2099]. (VD, VN)

2017-12-01 – Version 9.5 (Build 8197)

Changes:

  • New functions and support for FTP Proxies
  • Improved Login dialog for virtual drives. [#2069]

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with saving documents in the VivaCloud. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash when scrolling or navigating [#2070]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with PDF Export in connection with layers [#2061]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with flattening transparencies in PDFs that were placed in a document as an image. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with paths in virtual drives (VivaCloud). (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with rendering EPS images in the PDF export (Windows 32 Bit Version only). (VN)
  • Fixed a crash when importing XML objects with images. (VN)
  • Fixed a problem with the dynamic font update while the program is running. (VD, VN)

2017-09-29 – Version 9.5 (Build 8191)

Summary:

  • This update is absolutely necessary if you want to use the program under macOS 10.13.
  • This update is absolutely necessary if you want to use the program under Windows XP.

2017-07-21 – Version 9.5 (Build 8188)

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with printing with an offset [#2046]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with duplication of Alias pages [#2045]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with updating the Pages palette in XML files [#2043,#VHD-193]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with updating the Module palette in XML files [#2044,#VHD-195]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with exporting TIFF files. This problem was partly responsible for for a bad screen display of TIFF files. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with the setting for automatic linking of text frames in the XML import.(VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash with settings for text object columns in the Preferences [#2040]. (VD, VN)

Changes:

  • Change in the setting for automatic text frames and grid are now only possible in new documents.(VD)

Improvements:

  • IDML import in relation to non-printable objects [#2049]. (VD, VN)
  • IDML import in relation to color blends/gradients that refer to unavailable colors [#2047]. (VD, VN)
  • IDML import in relation to taking over the setting for automatic text frame linking. (VD, VN)

2017-07-04 – Version 9.5 (Build 8187)

Summary:

  • Official Release of Version 9.5 (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • The update is free of charge for all users of 9.0
  • All 9.0 license files or license codes can be used for 9.5
  • This update is optional, but strongly recommended, since as well as including new functions it offers many improvements and bugfixes.
  • Important Notice: The file format has changed between 9.0 and 9.5. This means that you can not open documents that are saved with 9.5 in Version 9.0.

User Interface

  • Identical Interfaces for dialogs and palettes. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Multiple workspaces for sorting the different palettes on the monitor. (VD, VN)
  • Documents are shown as tabs. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • The program shows a tool tip with the file path when the mouse is positioned over the tab window title. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Open the parent folder of the document by right clicking the document tab. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Variable sizes for sizing handles to support gestures on touch screens. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • The Quick Access palette is now available in the Free Edition and the Demo version. (VD, VN)
  • Show the PDF version number in the Quick Access palette. (VD, VN, VI, VP)

Objects:

  • Show/hide individual objects using the Layers palette. (VD, VN)
  • Lock/Unlock objects using the Layers palette. (VD, VN)
  • Import SVG images as native objects. (VD, VN)

Images:

  • Import BMP images. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Intelligent image replacement: Keep the image crop when updating the same image with different resolutions, providing the image has the same file name. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Show the PDF version number in the Quick Access palette. (VD, VN, VI, VP)

Text:

  • Import text files by Drag & Drop. (VD, VN)
  • Improved RTF Import (Support for Small Caps, All Caps, Superior and Inferior). (VD, VN)
  • Support for the new Duden Version 3.2.2. (VD, VN)

Miscellaneous:

  • Extended color management with screen proof and tool tip for the color management in the program preferences. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Supplies the example documents via the VivaCloud. The example documents are therefore downloaded when they are opened. This may take a little while depending on the file size and Internet connection. (VD, VN)
  • Registration via the HTTPS protocol. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • The MathML AddIn is now available in the Free Edition and the Demo version. (VD, VN)
  • Additional storage of object notes in XML as user info. (VD, VN)

Output:

  • New and partly improved management of templates for printing and export including saving a file in the Preferences folder. (VD, VN)

PDF Export:

  • Extensive improvements in handling color profiles. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • New features for treating colors when using color profiles. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Improvements for black-and-white (1-Bit) and grayscale images. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Support of color management also for thumbnails (images for which no image file is available). (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • New PDF hint when a user disregards warnings for missing or modified images [#1900]. (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • New warning message when attempting to save the PDF file in invalid paths [#2027]. (VD, VN, VI, VP)

2016-12-12 – Version 9.0 (Build 8109)

Summary:

  • This update is essential if you want to print .

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with printing. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with printing of positions/scale of small page sizes [#1912]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with importing IDML [#1933]. (VD, VN)

2016-12-01 – Version 9.0 (Build 8108)

Summary:

  • This update is recommended if you use the option “Virtual/Web Drives” or the VivaNWP Designer .

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with a combination of Arabic and Roman text [#1917]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with printing of positions/scale of small page sizes [#1912]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem importing PDFs/AI from a web drive [#1932]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with interchanged mirror settings (hor./vert.) importing images from a VivaXML file. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with saving the preview for objects in a VivaXML file [#1905]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem in VivaNWP forms/templates (IP) where a line break was inserted although the rule defines that the only object in the line should not be output. (VN)
  • Fixed a problem in VivaNWP forms/templates (IP) where a Script was not saved as a data source for an XML object [#1911]. (VN)

Changes:

  • Remove the function “Import Table” from the Free Edition [#1919]. (VD, VN)

2016-09-01 – Version 9.0 (Build 8105)

Summary:

  • This update is strongly recommended for printing functions.

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with sizing when printing. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with layer names that contain square bracketsas default [#1881]. (VN)
  • Fixed a problem with printing using the option “All Pages” [#1898]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with displaying the bleed for single Alias pages. (VD, VN)

Improvements:

  • Improved the PDF Export in conjunction with objects having a height/width of “0 mm” [#1895]. (VD, VN)

2016-09-01 – Version 9.0 (Build 8105)

Summary:

  • This update is strongly recommended for printing functions.

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with sizing when printing. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with layer names that contain square bracketsas default [#1881]. (VN)
  • Fixed a problem with printing using the option “All Pages” [#1898]. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with displaying the bleed for single Alias pages. (VD, VN)

Improvements:

  • Improved the PDF Export in conjunction with objects having a height/width of “0 mm” [#1895]. (VD, VN)

2016-07-22 – Version 9.0 (Build 8104)

Summary:

  • This update is strongly recommended if you are embedding images or importing IDML documents.

Problems fixed:

  • Fixed a problem with importing text fields in conjunction with paragraph rules that have a line width relative to the font size. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with embedded images in conjunction with virtual WebDrives. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with images in conjunction with the export/printing of documents. (VD, VN)

Improvements:

  • Improved the information analysis for PDF boxes in conjunction with page rotation. (VD, VN)
  • Improved the XML/IDML import in conjunction with table column widths. (VD, VN)
  • Accelerated the XML/IDML import of tables. (VD, VN)
  • Support for the new Duden module Version 3.2 for 32 and 64 Bit versions. (VD, VN)
  • Improved transparency in black and white images. (VD, VN)

2016-06-23 – Version 9.0 (Build 8100)

Summary:

  • This update is strongly recommended if you want to create PDF/X files.
  • We have altered our Home Page. Full support for Retina monitors (Mac OS X) will for technical reasons only be available with the next free of charge release in July/August 2016. We apologize for this and thank you for your understanding.

Changes:

  • Disable Update Feature for the Web Edition (VD)
  • Fixed a problem with printing/PDF Export with missing PDFs/invalid links (VD, VN)
  • Mark “PDF 2.0” export as pre-release version (VD, VN)
  • Change the default value for Page Preview Quality (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with PDF/X-1 and PDF/X-3 export (VD, VN)
  • Change the priority for reading image resolution from images with different image resolution information (VD, VN)
  • Embedded PDFs for QR and bar codes are stored as PDF/X-1 instead of PDF 1.4. Please note that this change will only affect objects that are created with this version. Older documents will not be optimized or changed (VD, VN)
  • Change the API AddIn for the Viva ScriptEngine (VD)
  • Extend the VIVA ScriptEngine to include support for creation and modification of folders and files (VD)
  • Fixed a problem with printing/PDF Export with OPI information and special characters in folder names (umlauts, accents, etc.) (VD, VN)
  • Optimizes the import of images from local drives or network volumes (VD, VN)
  • Updates the screen after printing/export (VD, VN)
  • Suppress error messages after cancelling the printing process by the user (VD, VN)
  • Enhancement for stretching rectangle objects with rounded corners (VD, VN)
  • Optimizes the display of the current page after opening a document that was saved with other screen settings (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with page previews in page layout palette after saving a document with a UHD monitor under Windows (VD, VN)

2016-05-25 – Version 9.0 (Build 8099)

  • Changing the way of storing preferences and taking over preferences from older versions (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Fixed a problem with VivaXML file format (VD, VN)
  • Changes for PDF export default values (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with VivaImpose dialog (VI)
  • Fixed a problem with saving schema and machine files (VI)
  • Fixed a problem saving import temples with VivaImpose Auto-Import(VI)
  • Fixed a problem with installing VivaFileSender Communication Profile with Double-Click from the desktop (VD, VN)

2016-05-07 – Version 9.0 (Build 8098)

  • Fixed an error with printing under Windows (VD, VN)

2016-05-03 – Version 9.0 (Build 8097)

  • Changes storing update file in download folder instead of Desktop folder (VD, VN, VI, VP)

2016-05-02 – Version 9.0 (Build 8096)

  • Fixed problem with PDF and embedded images (VD, VN)
  • Fixed problem with stretching/resizing picture objects (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Changes to behaviour of Paragraph Indent in combination with Run-Around Objects(VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Fixed an error with printing under Mac OS X(VD, VN)

2016-04-22 – Version 9.0 (Build 8095)

  • Fixed an error in custom hyphenation in server modul (VN)
  • Fixed a crash on opening documents saved on a different computer/platform with an unavailable color profile (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Fixed an error saving Preflight settings (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Fixed a crash on switching between documents (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Fixed an error with Hi-Res TIFF images in PostScript export(VD, VN, VI, VP)

2016-04-08 – Version 9.0 (Build 8094)

  • Fixed a crash with Quick Access Palette (VD, NW)
  • Fixed a problem with application icons under Linux (VD, VN, VI, VP)

2016-04-04 – Version 9.0 (Build 8091)

  • Official Release of Version 9 (VD, VN, VI, VP)

Legend

  • VD = VivaDesigner
  • VN = VivaNWP-Designer
  • VI = VivaImpose
  • VP = VivaPosterize

History Version 8

2016-06-23 – Version 8.0 (Build 8026)

  • Fixed a problem with Paragraph Indent and Run-Around Objects [#1848] (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with VIVA-XML [#1857] (VD, VN)

2016-04-28 – Version 8.0 (Build 8025)

  • Fixed an error saving Preflight settings (VD, VN, VI, VP)

2016-02-08 – Version 8.0 (Build 8023/24)

  • Fixed a problem with VivaDict Hyphenation under Mac OS X and Linux (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Fixed a problem with Search/Import Images from Network Volumes [#1800] (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Fixed a problem in the XSD Schema with the tag ” ” (VD, VN, VI, VP)

2015-12-08 – Version 8.0 (Build 8022)

A FILEFORMAT CHANGE WAS NECESSARY TO FIX THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS:

  • Fixed a problem with losing image content, when changing Picture Alias to Copy [#1737] (VD, VN, VI, VP)
  • Suppress numbers like “1578.45e-8” in the XML export (VD, VN)
  • Improvement of validation for XML values in tags for Skew, Rotate and Kerning (VD, VN, VI, VP)

2015-10-15 – Version 8.0 (Build 8021)

A FILEFORMAT CHANGE WAS NECESSARY TO FIX THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS:

  • Fixed a problem with tab titles in Module Palette in Table Mode [#1716] (VD, VN)
  • Change behavior for numbering with drop caps [#1720] (VD, VN)
  • Store Current Layer in XML [#1719] (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with VivaDeisgner Documents larger 2 GB [#1722] (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with XML import “parameter is Null” [#1731] (VD, VN)

2015-09-10 – Version 8.0 (Build 8020)

  • Change behavior in presentation mode. [#1699] (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with importing picture from Picture Palette (Favorites) originated from a network drive which is no longer available [#1685] (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with PDFX export and color profiles (VD, VN)

2015-08-13 – Version 8.0 (Build 8019)

  • Fixed a problem with user names and umlauts [#1686] (VD, VN)

Legend

  • VD = VivaDesigner
  • VN = VivaNWP-Designer
  • VI = VivaImpose
  • VP = VivaPosterize

History Version 7

2016-04-28 – Version 7.1 (Build 7113)

Note: This FREE update is strongly recommended for all users of version 7.x. For the unlikely case that problems with your license may occur after the update, please contact us by using the contact form.

  • Fixed a problem with the “Package & Send” option relating to images pasted from the scrapbook/pasteboard. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with opening documents with long texts and activated Spell Check. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with the positioning of Alias objects. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with deleting objects and then saving the document. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash when inserting new pages with Alias objects. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a problem with the option “Content covers Drop Shadow”. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash when deleting picture objects while the Picture palette is open. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash exporting text in VivaTags format. (VD, VN)
  • Fixed a crash caused by an exception in the Preferences file. (VD, VN)

Legend

  • VD = VivaDesigner
  • VN = VivaNWP-Designer
  • VI = VivaImpose
  • VP = VivaPosterize

History Version 10

This page contains all new features, changes and bug fixes since the first official release of the program version

2021-02-19 – Version 10.0 (Build 8369)

New features (since first release of version 10):

  • 2021.02.12 (Build 8367) [VHD-4138] Scaling of bar and line charts
  • 2021.01.20 (Build 8365) [VHD-4511] Define number format in charts
  • 2020.11.12 (Build 8361) Support for the Digital Asset Management “Resource Space”
  • 2020.04.22 (Build 8345) Automatic text translation for Chinese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese
  • 2020.02.26 (Build 8339) Extended export options for displaying a PDF in Acrobat Reader.
  • 2020.01.21 (Build 8336) First AppImage Installer for Linux.
  • 2020.01.14 (Build 8335) Import DOC and DOCX documents

Improvements:

General

  • 2020.09.21 (Build 8353) [#2215] Improved Drag & Drop image import
  • 2020.07.03 (Build 8351) Faster deletion of pages
  • 2020.07.03 (Build 8351) Improved quality for complex paths
  • 2020.07.03 (Build 8351) [#2206] Faster opening of documents
  • 2020.07.03 (Build 8351) Faster saving of documents
  • 2020.07.03 (Build 8351) Faster counting of characters (Document statistics)
  • 2020.05.28 (Build 8347) Faster text calculation for footnotes
  • 2020.02.05 (Build 8337) Faster access for missing file paths.
  • 2020.01.14 (Build 8335) Faster opening of documents with polygons having more than 30,000 points.

InDesign Import

  • Improvements in searching for images
  • Improved image import from InDesign documents
  • [#2224] Import InDesign Templates (indt)
  • [#2217] InDesign documents are saved in the VIVA format.

Problems fixed:

  • 2021.02.19 (Build 8369) [VHD-4611] Fixed a problem – Hidden backup copies were not deleted correctly under Linux and Mac OS. (VD, VN)
  • 2021.02.18 (Build 8368) [VHD-4634] Fixed a problem – it was possible to import images and texts to protected/locked objects via drag & drop. (VD, VN)
  • 2021.02.12 (Build 8367) [VHD-4677] Fixed a crash in connection with deleting document pages. (VD, VN)
  • 2021.01.28 (Build 8366) Fixed a problem – infinite loop when reading a document in connection with paragraph checks. (VD, VN)
  • 2021.01.20 (Build 8365) Fixed a problem with run around for new objects. (VD, VN)
  • 2021.01.12 (Build 8364) [VHD-4487] Fixed a problem with missing display of horizontal lines in a line chart (VD, VN)
  • 2020.12.08 (Build 8363) [VHD-4487] Fixed a problem with deleting style sheets – styles in lists were not checked (VD, VN)
  • 2020.12.08 (Build 8363) [VHD-4253] Fixed a problem with damaged line graph in PDF export (VD, VN)
  • 2020.11.20 (Build 8362) Fixed a crash in connection with stretching text objects with running titles. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.11.20 (Build 8362) Fixed a problem with a memory leak when deleting objects. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.11.20 (Build 8362) Fixed a crash in connection with changing the preview quality for images from the clipboard. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.11.12 (Build 8361) Fixed a problem – file meta information was sometimes displayed twice. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.11.03 (Build 8360) [VHD-4073] Fixed a problem – table objects not output correctly to PDF in version 8359 (VD, VN)
  • 2020.11.03 (Build 8360) [VHD-3431] Fixed a missing option “segments per line” with “GS1 Databar Expanded Stacked (RSS)” (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.30 (Build 8359) [VHD-4004] Fixed a problem – infinite loop when opening documents with missing fonts (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.29 (Build 8358) [VHD-4038] Fixed a problem – text descenders truncated during PDF export. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.29 (Build 8358) [VHD-4046] Fixed a crash in connection with multi-column HTML Import (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.29 (Build 8358) [#2219] Fixed a problem with PDF Error with a combination of marks and text overflow (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.27 (Build 8357) Fixed a problem with the access rights in connection with the “Tasks” palette (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.09 (Build 8355) [VHD-3962] Fixed a problem – Letters truncated during PDF export (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.07 (Build 8354) Fixed a problem – Alias pages were also taken into account when generating tables/index. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.07 (Build 8354) [VHD-3936] Fixed a problem – *StartAngle: missing function in PieChart (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.07 (Build 8354) [VHD-3876] Fixed a problem – incorrect text search in PDFs (invisible text) (VD, VN)
  • 2020.10.07 (Build 8354) [VHD-3629] Fixed a problem – incorrect utilization of space in bar chart (VD, VN)
  • 2020.09.21 (Build 8353) [VHD-3737] Fixed a problem – incorrect image scaling/sizing in PDF related to image optimization/cropping. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.09.21 (Build 8353) [VHD-3366] Fixed a problem with incorrect size of the update notification dialog (VD, VN)
  • 2020.09.21 (Build 8353) Fixed a problem with adaptation of the update notification dialog for RETINA resolution under macOS. (VD, VN)
  • 2020.09.21 (Build 8353) [VHD-3655] Fixed a problem – style sheet unreadable (VD, VN)
  • 2020.09.21 (Build 8353) [VHD-3813] PDF created from VivaDesigner cannot be placed (VD, VN)
  • 2020.09.21 (Build 8353) [#2214] Fixed a problem with OpenType fonts with Arabic text (VD, VN)

2019-08-07 – Version 10 (Build 8313)

First official program version

VivaDesigner Publishing Solutions for the Media Branch

“For us VivaDesigner is the best layout program for Web and desktop that has ever been developed for printers, typesetting and media service providers and agencies!”

Why? Because VivaDesigner is the world’s only layout application that protects your investment in customers, design and documents in a lasting way:

  • Hardly any other layout program protects the investment made by service providers and corporations in the design and the documents in such a lasting way from misuse or incorrect usage by third parties/customers!
  • Hardly any other layout program enables the establishment of such a high customer loyalty!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers more possibilities in the creation of workflows between service providers and customers!
  • Hardly any other layout program is available both on the desktop and in the Web!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers a better data exchange with competitors’ products!

Do you still work with traditional layout programs, word processing, PDF, E-Mail, FTP, CMS, publishing systems, photo book or “Web-to-Print” software to organize you publishing processes?

If you want to exchange designs with your customers today, you have to put in a lot of effort:

  • You supply the appropriate PDFs either by fax, post or email, on which the customer can “comment”.
  • Your customer supplies you with “MS-Word®” or “MS-PowerPoint®” files as templates, which you must rebuild from scratch in your layout program.
  • You supply a Web-to-Print software to your customer that is too expensive, and whose templates must be built from scratch and are only suitable for just a few print products.
  • You would never dream of giving your customer an open document! If you did, you would have to fear for your work.

With “Distributed Publishing” VivaDesigner offers you a completely new, simple, safe and above all affordable solution for communication between media service providers and your customers or colleagues!

What is “Distributed Publishing”?

“Distributed Publishing” is a new technology with which media service providers prepare and provide an open layout document to their customers, colleagues or employees. The editing rights that a user may have can be defined individually for every document.

When do I need VivaDesigner with “Distributed Publishing”?

You need “Distributed Publishing” as an optional extension to or replacement for your layout program if according to your user group you can answer one or two of the goals listed below with Yes.

Goals for designers/service providers:

  • You receive from your customers/colleagues text or word processor files, PDFs, faxes, E-Mails and want to put an end to this flood of data and manual tasks?
  • You want to save the costs for an editing system or a “Web-to-Print” solution, because these are too expensive and/or are not suited for small print runs?
  • You want to keep full control over the document even with small print runs and still offer your customers extensive freedom of content?
  • You want to ensure that the customer does not move to other suppliers with your templates?
  • You need a solution that gives your customers and their partners world-wide the possibility of translating into ALL languages without changing your design?
  • You want ONE software without any language exceptions? For Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic?

Goals for companies/end users:

  • You want to enter your text straight into the final layout, instead of writing in text or word processing programs or E-Mail programs?
  • You want to define image cropping and image size directly in the final layout, instead of describing your requirements in great detail to the graphic designer?
  • You don’t want to make proofing corrections in PDFs or send text by E-Mail any more?
  • You want a user interface with a genuine print preview (WYSIWYG) that is simpler than “MS-Word®”?
  • You don’t want to be obliged to buy the layout software of your graphic designer including all updates and upgrades?
  • You don’t want to exchange data constantly with the graphic designer until both parties are satisfied?
  • You want to provide your overseas partners in the Middle East or Asia with documents in your CD and the relevant translations? You want ONE software for all languages, NO exceptions?

Do you want to learn more?
Learn more about Distributed Publishing with VivaDesigner
Here you wil find the VivaDesigner Workflow Innovations in detail

Test VivaDesigner with Distributed Publishing free of charge

VivaDesigner Marketing/Publishing Workflows and Solutions for Corporations

“For us VivaDesigner is the best layout program for Web & desktop that has ever been developed for corporate users?!”

Why? It is demonstrably the only professional layout application that despite its complexity can be used immediately both by professionals and beginners without training, worldwide in all languages, and at the same time guarantees the Corporate Design (CD) of your company:

  • Hardly any other layout program can guarantee the creation of documents within the framework of your Corporate Design (CD)!
  • Hardly any other layout program can be used immediately by beginners without any training!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers more possibilities in the creation of workflows between colleagues within the company, service providers, partners or even customers!
  • Hardly any other layout program is available both on the desktop and in the Web!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers a better data exchange with competitors’ products!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers inherently more possibilities in the creation of documents!
  • Hardly any other layout program offers more functions in free of charge and licensed program versions!

Do you still work with traditional layout programs, word processing, PDF, E-Mail, FTP, CMS, publishing systems, photo book or “Web-to-Print” software to organize your publishing processes?

If you want to exchange designs with your customers today, you have to put in a lot of effort:

  • You supply the appropriate PDFs either by fax, post or email, on which the colleague can “comment”.
  • Your colleagues supplies you with “MS-Word®” or “MS-PowerPoint®” files as templates, which you must rebuild from scratch in your layout program.
  • You supply a Web-to-Print software to your colleagues and partners that is expensive, and whose templates must be built from scratch and are only suitable for just a few print products.
  • You would never dream of giving your colleagues or partners an open document! If you did, you would have to fear for your work and Corporate Design (CD).

With “Distributed Publishing” VivaDesigner offers you a completely new, simple, safe and above all affordable solution for communication between colleagues within the company, service providers, partners or even customers!

What is “Distributed Publishing”?

“Distributed Publishing” is a new technology with which corporations prepare and provide an open layout document to their colleagues or employees. The editing rights that a user may have can be defined individually for every document.

When do I need VivaDesigner with “Distributed Publishing”?

You need “Distributed Publishing” as an optional extension to or replacement for your layout program if you can answer one or two of the goals listed below with Yes.

Goals for companies:

  • You receive from your colleagues text or word processor files, PDFs, faxes, E-Mails and want to put an end to this flood of data and manual tasks?
  • You want to save the costs for an editing system or a “Web-to-Print” solution, because these are too expensive and/or are not suited for small print runs?
  • You want to keep full control over the document even with small print runs and still offer your colleagues extensive freedom of content?
  • You need a solution that gives your colleagues and partners world-wide the possibility of translating into ALL languages without changing your design?
  • You want ONE software without any language exceptions? For Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic?

Goals for employees/end users:

  • You want to enter your text straight into the final layout, instead of writing in text or word processing programs or E-Mail programs?
  • You want to define image cropping and image size directly in the final layout, instead of describing your requirements in great detail to the graphic designer?
  • You don’t want to make proofing corrections in PDFs or send text by E-Mail any more?
  • You want a user interface with a genuine print preview (WYSIWYG) that is simpler than “MS-Word®”?
  • You don’t want to be obliged to buy the layout software of your graphic designer including all updates and upgrades?
  • You don’t want to exchange data constantly with the graphic designer until both parties are satisfied?
  • You want to provide your overseas partners in the Middle East or Asia with documents in your CD and the relevant translations? You want ONE software for all languages, NO exceptions?

Do you want to learn more?
Learn more about Distributed Publishing with VivaDesigner
Here you wil find the VivaDesigner Workflow Innovations in detail

Test VivaDesigner with Distributed Publishing free of charge

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Innovative Workflows and Processes with VivaDesigner (Desktop and Web Edition)

Experience with our innovations a new dimension in designing and optimizing the marketing, publishing and communication workflows and processes between you and your customers:

Innovation 1: Protection
For the first time you can with just a few mouse clicks provide complex documents to users who only have basic “MS-Word®” or photo book knowledge and define for each document which editing and output rights these users should have. Here it is NOT necessary to change the document structure or make complicated conversions!

Innovation 2: Functionality
Compared to other programs, VivaDesigner offers functions that considerably simplify smooth transfer and processing of documents, and above all dramatically reduce the effort involved for the service provider.

Step 1: Structuring and preparation of documents

  • You can import ready-made layouts directly from InDesign® or XPress®, or you create your documents in the desktop or Web edition of VivaDesigner.
  • You can optionally embed all fonts used in the document so that a font installation of the customer’s computer is unnecessary.
  • You can optionally embed all used and newly imported images in the document.
  • You can optionally define access rights to limit the customer’s editing possibilities.
  • You can optionally predefine parameters for further editing.
  • With notes you can provide non-printable information and tips for other users.
  • You can optionally define tasks so that several users can work simultaneously on one document.

Step 2: Document supply

  • You can send documents by E-Mail or provide them as downloads from your Website or shop.
  • With the definition of virtual drives in VivaDesigner, you can force your customer to open the document from your database or via the Internet.

Step 3: Editing by the customer

  • The customer sees only the program functions that you have released to him in this document.
  • The customer only has access to the layers that you have released to him in this document.
  • The customer only has access to the text, picture and table objects that you have released to him in this document.
  • The customer sees the program functions in his language. This also goes for all standard colors and even for style sheets!
  • With the visual Preflight, the customer can recognise immediately whether images are printable or not.
  • Using change tracking you can establish who has made which changes to text in a document.
  • With notes you can provide non-printable information and tips for other users in text and objects.

Step 4: Transfer to service provider (desktop version)

  • The customer can send the documents to the service provider fully automatically from VivaDesigner without needing an FTP or E-Mail program.
  • You can ensure that transferred documents are displayed directly in the shopping basket of your Web shop with a document preview.
  • With the optional definition of virtual drives in VivaDesigner, you can force your customer to save the document directly in your database or in the Internet.

Innovation 3: All Platforms
For the first time, you can edit documents both on the desktop on Windows, Mac OS X and even Linux as well as in the browser LOSS-FREE and WITH ALMOST THE SAME FUNCTIONALITY. NO font installation, NO Browser PlugIns, NO Java and NO Flash are needed!

  • You can construct pure desktop workflow processes for your customers, where both you and your customers create and/or edit the documents on a desktop.
  • You can construct mixed “Desktop/Web” workflows/processes for your customers, where you create the documents on a desktop or in the Web, and your customers create or edit documents exclusively in the Web.
  • You can construct mixed “Web/Desktop” workflows/processes for your customers, where you create the documents on a desktop or in the Web, and your customers create or edit documents exclusively in the Web.

Innovation 4: Variable costs

VivaDesigner opens completely new possibilities in the distribution of documents. Taking into account your own concepts and customer requirements as well as the financial side, you can define for yourself how the workflow/process should be structured:

  • You can decide yourself whether your customers should work with a free of charge or licensed version of VivaDesigner.
  • As a service provider you can buy “Floating Licenses” for the desktop that you can give to other customers successively if the functionality of the free of charge version is not sufficient.
  • Your customers can buy or rent their own licensed versions directly from us or through your company.
  • You can also opt to make the VivaDesigner Web Edition available to your customers.