Releases and Updates (July to September, 2020)

Celtx releases new features, fixes and improvements approximately twice weekly. Except where features are plan-specific, these updates reach all of our clients once released. There's no need to update your version or download anything. You're automatically updated to the newest and best version of Celtx whenever you log in.

Here you can view our release notes by date. The notes are arranged by the following categories:

  • New Features: A self-explanatory title, under this heading you'll find new features, large and small. 
  • Fixes and Improvements: These include bug fixes, internal issue fixes, and improvements made to help our features perform better or pave the way for future features.
  • Optimization: These include internal optimization fixes to things like load times, storage, etc.
  • Removed: On the rare occasions where we sunset an older feature or function, it will be listed here.
  • Security: Occasional security updates will be listed here.

Every release always includes a number of smaller fixes and changes to improve the Celtx experience for all users. 

If you're interested in a particular feature you can use ctrl/cmd+F to search the page. Remember, you can always submit bugs and suggestions for improvements to our support staff at any time.

Release Notes 2020-09-30

Fixes & Improvements

  • Call Sheets: Fixes an issue where distributing a call sheet may cause an indefinite save.
  • Billing: Made a number of improvements to the payment selection process.
  • Game & VR: Fixed an assortment of issues relating to the Script Editor, and Catalog.
  • Breakdown: Fixes an issue where importing script to an episodic project prevents the import assistant and Breakdown from loading.
  • Studio Management: Resolved issue where users were unable to remove themselves from single-script files owned by other users.

 

Release Notes 2020-09-29

  • Added an option to expand paid subscribers project cap to 10 more.  Users now can have 20 projects for a nominal fee. 

Release Notes 2020-09-23

Fixes & Improvements

  • Breakdown & Catalog: Improved Merge functionality -- now Breakdown tags (highlights) of the "from merged" asset persist as the tag of "merged into" asset.
  • Client Approvals (Pro): Fixed rendering issue where the Multi-column Scripts were not fitting correctly into the "Preview" window when Image Column was expanded.
  • Index Cards: Fixed issue where Index Cards, within the script view, were not rendering past the third scene.

 

Release Notes 2020-09-22

  • Improved printing support for Schedule reports, which features support for the following languages: Greek, Thai, Russian, Devanagari (used in Sanskrit, Prākrit, Hindi, Marathi, and Nepali), and Korean.  Printing issues that would occur when these languages were used will no longer be an issue.

Release Notes 2020-09-17

Fixes & Improvements

  • Notes: Fixed issue where portions of the bottom note's color selector was getting clipped (i.e. 'cut off').
  • Breakdown: Fixed issue where the asset dialog's header would not render its title.

 

Release Notes 2020-09-11

Fixes & Improvements

  • Call sheets: Fixed issue where some days of the week were overflowing from their section.
  • Game & VR: Fixed issue where Jump Nodes were deletable via the Catalog.
  • Import Assistant: Improved keyboard Navigation .

 

Release Notes 2020-09-09

Fixes & Improvements

  • Import Assistant: Fixed small issue where the wizard was reporting too few characters and scenes it its summary of changes.
  • Multi-Column AV: Fixed issue with Storyboard where expand/collapse arrows were being a wee bit sensitive (opening and closing on single clicks).
  • Support: Fixed an issue where the emails' of new users subscribing via the "Buy-Now" route were not instantly syncing with their support profile.
  • Shareable Links: Footer on Shareable Links will no longer contain promotional tag for trial or subscribed users' scripts.
  • Game & VR: Fixed small issue with the Story Map's 'add sequence' button (was not disabling while interactive dialogue editor was open).
  • Index Cards/Mobile App: Fixed an issue where the legacy stand-alone Index Card app was missing certain buttons in particular states.
  • Index Cards (Mobile): Better navigation for Index Cards while the keyboard is present on screen.
  • Schedule/Episodics: Fixed an issue where importing an "episode 1" script required a fresh save to the script before Stripboard loaded scenes on first run.
  • Pro/Edu Admin: More specific messaging for bulk invite 'required' states (will now see who cannot be added and why).
  • PDF Print: Print dialog will no longer close when you hit ENTER while the Watermark field is focused
  • Multi-Column AV: Fixed small render issue where the Comments indicator line was sticking around when changing views while in an edit state.

 

Release Notes 2020-09-03

New Features

  • Game & VR: Lockable Nodes. Protect your sequences while collaborating with your team. None Shall Pass!

 

Version 8.77.1: Sept 01, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Improved messaging of Shared Links when the link is removed by the owner.
  • Fixed tiny bug where the shotblocker was creating duplicate histories upon creation of a new file.
  • EDU/PRO only: Improved permissions-handling between primary and secondary admins.
  • Fixed issue where scripts in 'revision mode' where experiencing page numbering differences when printing "Current Version Only."

Optimizations

  • Optimized printing output for non-latin-based alphabets on a variety of production documents (call sheets, reports, etc).

 

Version 8.77: August 27, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Facelift for the project selection buttons found in the Studio View. Icon will now visually distinguish between moving a project to the trash and leaving a collaborative project.

 

Version 8.76.1: August 26, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed issue present in Firefox browser where the title was partially cut-off when editing the Title field of Multi-Column AV scripts.
  • Improved how the Calendar renders after a window has been resized (will now resize in kind)
  • Education and Professional Invoiced users only:  fixed issue where members search field wasn't accepted values pasted from the clipboard
  • Fixed small issue where scripts in the Studio folder were taking on visual elements of the last opened Project file.
  • Fixed minor coloration issue with active tab in the Budget.
  • Fixed an issue with Google Sheets-exported Call Sheets where the duration values were not exporting.
  • Fixed issue where "One Line Schedule" was calculating duration without filtering for shooting unit.
  • Fixed an issue with dialogs not resizing in Game & VR mobile script editor
  • Fixed an issue with the Shot Blocker where you cannot restore the latest version after restoring a previous version.
  • Fixed small issue where hover-over previews of script collaborators were misaligning across the avatar image.
  • Fixed issue with Non-English Call Sheets having some English words in the headers

 Removed

  • "Brag Links" to FB and Twitter on the Badges section of Insights as part of Insights redesign.
  • Ability to access Media Library dialog while in Offline Mode as it was non-functional when offline.
  • Ability to set the currency conversion in Budget rate to "0" as it's not realistic.

Version 8.76: August 25, 2020

New Features

  • Multi-Column AV Projects now include "Run Time"(Script, Storyboard, Schedule, and Reports), as well as "Duration" (Schedule & Reports).

 

Version 8.74.8: August 20, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Removed system selection border on macOS browsers for the Storymap View in Game and VR scripts.
  • Fixed issue with Multi-Column AV shot details: "Camera" now accepts custom values again.
  • Improved keyflow of Call Sheet dialogs (no longer need to click "add" before "Save")
  • Fixed issue where top-navigation bar would disappear if "Shot List Settings" was selected before a shot was added.
  • Improved wrapping behaviour of script eighths column in schedule. End of Day banners now have consistent hight regardless of 1/8s values.

Version 8.74.7: August 19, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Added "select all" ability to Site Licence Utility's unassigned list (Pro feature).
  • Fixed an issue on sharing where those who did not have an existing Celtx account were receiving "sign-in" instead of "sign-up" Project invite emails.
  • Improvements to keyflow in Schedule: cursor focus in new unit text box when adding a shooting unit .

Optimizations

  • Updates to javascript libraries to optimize load times and standardize rendering across browsers.
  • Optimized REACT libraries, improving load times.

 Removed

  • History & Comments on Mobile Game & VR scripts (will return in upcoming redesign)

 

Version 8.74.6: August 18, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed issue where printing dual dialogue in stageplay resulted in some character overlap.
  • Fix issue where self-identified "Teachers" were receiving the new account questions each time they logged-in
  • Fixed small issue where a 'required field' message in the Call Sheet transport notes was overlapping with the field.
  • Improved how naming is handled in the Script History Version dialog: can support longer names now.
  • Fixed an issue in the Game & VR editor where making successive blank sequences would cause them to be numbered in reverse.
  • Fixed an issue where one couldn't backspace in script editors if the Shift-key was held.

Version 8.74.5:  August 13, 2020

Removed

 

Version 8.74.4:  August 11, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Breakdown and Catalog: fixed issue whereby right-hand menu list would be cut off if project contained a large number of assets. 
  •  Fixed issued with Shot List where shot numbers were not correctly reordering on the right-hand menu.
  • Fixed tiny issue on huge monitors: Additional Files button appearing a second time to the right when page is reloaded.

 

Version 8.74.3:  August 10, 2020

Optimizations

  • Changes to Multi-Column AV Script Editor to optimize for a wider spectrum of resolutions.

 

Version 8.74.2: August 07, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed issue with parentheticals appearing twice in Game and VR Scripts.
  • Call Sheets: Printing to PDF will now display multiple locations without being cutoff.
  • Call Sheets: Fixed issue with printing a call sheet shared via shareable link.

 

Version 8.74.1:  August 05, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Made a number of small improvements to spacing and display on print/pdf version of scripts.

 

Version 8.74:  August 04, 2020

New Features

  • Schedule Stripboard: Can now use a 'minimal view' which hides columns that are less essential for on-set reference

 

Version 8.73:  July 29, 2020

New Features

  • Versatility in Shot List: Can now elect to number shots using alphanumeric designations (1A, 1B, 1C, etc)
  • Offline Mode: Now available in Firefox!

Fixes & Improvements

  • Film & TV / Stageplay Editor: Fixed issue where unlined text was not copying to clipboard.
  • Studio View: Increased the width of the "Title" of a project before it becomes truncated allowing for full title display of longer titles.
  • Breakdown: the menu item "Breakdown Settings" is moved from 'File' to 'Edit' in the toolbar.

Version 8.72.6:  July 28, 2020

New Features

  • When a project is shared with a group (Educational and Professional plans only),  Group Members are now shown in a nested view within the Sharing & Permissions dialog.

 Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed issue where the comments tool would overlay catalog assets' navigation buttons on some resolutions

 

Version 8.72.5:  July 27, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Mobile browser studio: Improved layout of top-level buttons. Now has better "balance" across a wider-range of device resolutions.
  • Using the search function in Catalog will now search all fields of a catalog asset, including tags and descriptions.
  • Improved keyboard navigation for Game & VR sequence dialogs

Version 8.72.4:  July 22, 2020

New Features

 

Version 8.72.3:  July 20, 2020 

New Features

  • Game & VR: Sharable Links now include a "play-through" mode, so you can send the link to anyone without a Celtx account and they can play through your story map (choose your own adventure style).
  • Google Sheets exports of Call Sheets now supports non-scene banners (end-of-day and added banners)

Fixes & Improvements

  • Game & VR Editor (Professional Plans only): Conditions and Variables now have the same input type rules (in practice, this change ensures that writers are using the correct functions within each input type)

 

Version 8.72.1:  July 14, 2020 

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed small issue where the Sequence of a Game & VR script printout would be titled as "Untitled" when using the "Print current sequence" option.

 Removed

  • Find & Replace option on the Title Page View
  • Removed ability to view Comments on a Sharable Link

 

Version 8.72:  July 13, 2020

New Features

  • Major Improvements of the Printout for Call Sheets: now call sheet PDFs share the same formatting as the Call Sheet Editor.

 

Version 8.71.1:  July 07, 2020

Fixes & Improvements

  • Removed dropdown to select an episode from project page for plans without that feature.
  • Fixed issue where keystrokes in the Comments tool were causing Shotblocker shortcut keys to trigger.
  • Fixed issue where scripts in Offline Mode were not reloading via manual refresh.
  • Improved navigation of Notes on iOS devices.
  • Improved handling of tab function on Project Page for mobile browsers.
  • Improved readability of longer Comments.
  • Fixed issue where read-only users could add a "Move Day" to a Schedule.
  • Fixed minor issue of tooltips not loading correctly in the Schedule Stripboard for Chrome users.
  • Changed sequencing of History Restore so user cannot restore history while a version was in the process of being restored.
  • Fixed minor issue where the word "screenplay" would populate the Title Page by default for imported scripts.
  • Improved keyboard navigation and button ordering for Script Import Assistant.
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