WebCenter 18.1.1 is a minor release of the WebCenter platform. It contains, however, several valuable functional improvements.
Ability to create (saved) searches to locate PDF or Adobe Illustrator1 documents with a given Live Text2 string.
A new search option, Version Used In, has been added to improve the efficiency of searching for a version of a document referenced from another document through a Document Reference.
To improve the user experience when selecting a list of documents (e.g., include in a new project), the search result selection has been made "persistent" so that it survives reload of search results caused by paging, changing of criteria in the search panel or changes to search result layout options.
Further, a convenient panel with the current selection ensures that the current selection is straightforward to inspect before starting an operation.
The new search result focus layout option reserves a large portion of the screen for a single search result, making it possible for the user to inspect the individual search result items without opening document details or viewer window.
When used together with persistent selection and the new Viewer dashboard block, the focus layout provides an efficient method for the user to click through a set of search results and determine which ones to include and which ones to omit for a specific operation.
To improve efficiency when working with tables in the WebCenter's Packaging Content Management (PCM) module, a list of improvements have been added. It is now simpler to Add, Remove, Reorder, and Hide Columns and/or Rows to PCM tables and output PCM table previews to PDF format reports.
Note: The availability of some of the mentioned functionality requires optional modules in WebCenter.
1The Live Text search feature is only available for non-encrypted PDF documents and Adobe Illustrator documents saved with a PDF-compatible part.
2The term "Live Text" is used for PDF text that is not "outlined" (i.e., converted to vector graphics).