FlexMail 4.3 Release Notes

07 Dec 2020

Build 33

  • Fixed an error where rotated PDF pages displayed incorrectly.
  • Corrected a problem where functions in templates with databases were not always evaluated correctly on opening the template.
  • After merging files, the file ID's were not displayed correctly.

Build 31/32

  • USPS processing
    • Added Single address validation / checking for interactive checking of individual addresses.
    • Added EPS account text to payment options. The service will automatically use the EPS account when available.
    • Cass and NCOA reports are moved to the project folder.
    • Corrected an error in the de-dupe service of the USPS wizard. Duplicates were not removed from the file, but added to "Not Sorted" group.
    • Help file updated for USPS Wizard.
  • HP2 printer
    • Improved the Alignment wizard for the Specialty HP2 printer.
    • Added distance and speed to the Test Encoder dialog.
    • Corrected an error where positioning of printed image changed when changing the print resolution.
  • Other improvements and additions
    • When splitting the print to PDF file, the file name is made unique and mail pieces are being kept together.
    • ZIP code formatting improved to allow for ZIP codes starting with a "0" and added separate Plus4 formatting.
    • Column names starting with a number are now automatically preceded by an underscore to make the name acceptable for scripting and functions.
  • Other fixes
    • Fixed an error where rotated PDF pages displayed incorrectly.
    • Find Duplicates with the List Only option could crash.
    • Error line indication corrected in Functions and scripting.

Build 29/30

  • Fixed an issue that caused the program to shut down when displaying a PDF page containing an image larger than the page size.
  • Corrected an issue that could cause pages to print black.
  • Several improvements in the USPS service:
    • Added old-style tray labels to be used for non-automation mail to USPS processing reports.
    • Corrected the minimal and maximum weight settings for updating the Mail.dat file.
    • The switch "Include NCOA drops" did not work correctly.

Build 28

  • Corrected a problem with making user accounts for USPS processing.

Build 27

  • Modified the licensing module to work on the newest Windows update Windows 10 - version 2004.
  • Added the new line of FP monochrome printers to the printer driver installation.
  • Modified the printer installation so that newly installed printers will write to the spooler by default.

Build 26

  • Several improvements in the USPS service:
    • Added a tooltip showing the full description of the Cass/NCOA status code (Cass_result).
    • Added a hidden datasouce "Cass_result_description" to the datasheet. Right-click in the title row on the datasheet to unhide the column if you want to make it visible on the datasheet.
    • Mailings smaller then 200 items, but over 50 lbs can now be processed with the USPS Mail processing module.
  • Extended the number of special characters that are removed from column names in linked files. These characters are replaced by underscores to avoid processing errors.
  • Fixed an issue that caused documents not to be printed to PDF correctly when documents were moved.
  • Fixed an issue with printing duplex label pages to PDF where backgrouds were not printed on back sides of the pages.

Build 24

  • Several improvements in the USPS service:
    • Added a tooltip showing the full description of the Cass/NCOA status code (Cass_result).
    • Added a hidden datasouce "Cass_result_description" to the datasheet. Right-click in the title row on the datasheet to unhide the column if you want to make it visible on the datasheet.
    • Mailings smaller then 200 items, but over 50 lbs can now be processed with the USPS Mail processing module.

Build 22

  • Print quality of pdf files is improved and made faster by sending less data to the printer.
  • Pdf-files with pages of different page size are now displayed in the chosen page size. Pages that are larger then the chosen output format will be scaled and pages that are smaller will be centered on the page.
  • When saving output to a PDF-file, illegal characters in folder and filename are replaced by an underscore.
  • Fixed an issue where printed PDF-pages could be completely black or empty.
  • Resizing a PDF-file as background did not work correctly.
  • Images added as background on label pages were not positioned and printed correctly.
  • Labels were printed twice when duplex was chosen.
  • Labels did not print at all when records were queued.
  • Auto shapes were only printed on the first label on label pages.
  • Built in additional security against internal databases being locked by the PC when opening an existing project.

Build 20

  • Addressed an issue where backgrounds and pictures did not always display and print correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with picture cropping.
  • Fixed an issue where the resulting database after postal processing could be empty.
  • When a file with additional user defined fields is processed with the USPS or Royal Mail engine and the results are written to a new file, the new file will contain the (fixed) result from the user defined fields and the original field definitions will be removed.

Build 19

  • PDF files linked 'as a database' in FlexMail can now be presorted. Requires FlexMail Professional in order to capture the original address data from the PDF.

Build 18

  • Fixed a problem where additional datasources added to the datasheet could be lost after running postal sortation.
  • Addressed an issue where a project could be unexpectedly locked when opening an new project.

Build 17

  • Changed the functionality of the Guess button when linking text files. All fields will be set to text as data type by default. The data type can still be changed manually to an other datatype (e.d. date, number) if necessary.
  • Various small fixes.

Build 16

  • Writing to PDF file produces much smaller output files.
  • Improved performance of writing to PDF.

Build 15

  • Support for linking Unicode text files.
  • Printing conditional layouts with different page sizes.
  • Additional USPS Processing features:
    • Support for EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) list generation and processing.
    • First class mailings may be as small as only 1 item.
  • Improved capturing of document areas returning strings with correct spacing.
  • New Royal Mail processing wizard combining both address validation as well as presorting.
  • Control:
    • Serial devices fixed for writing.
    • Support for saving images from multiple cameras.
  • HP2 align wizard printing the correct image.
  • Small bug fixes.



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