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More PDF options, HTML export, palette customization

May 24 2011 by Comments

Hi everyone!

It’s time for a new release. The new update brings more export options and a better support for viewing prototypes on mobile devices. Read on for more details.

New PDF options

The PDF export now lets you adjust the format of the resulting document to better suit your needs. One notable option allows you to optimize the PDF for full-screen viewing. Optimized documents don’t have page margins and page size is set to fit the content. This option works best for demoing prototypes on mobile devices.

PDF options

HTML export

Another novelty in this update is HTML export. Sorry, it’s not a “true” HTML export that produces nice markup as you might have expected. However it’s yet another option for viewing and sharing your prototypes.

One good use-case for HTML export is again demoing your prototypes on mobile devices. Mobile PDF viewer apps sometimes miss important features like document links. HTML export produces a result that can be viewed on any device. Couple it with Dropbox and you have a nice option for quickly showing your app to your clients.

See how HTML document looks and works by browsing through WireframeSketcher tutorial storyboard.

The exported HTML document embeds a full-featured slideshow viewer. You can navigate through screen links. You can go forward and backward using keyboard. The viewer works in a single HTML page for a better user experience. However it still plays nice with browser’s back button so that you can go back after navigating through a link.

Palette customization

One common demand I keep seeing is for an option to show most used items in the palette. We are not there yet but the new version adds the possibility to customize the palette manually. You can hide widgets, reorder them and even remove Widgets section completely. I hope this addition can partially answer your demand.

To bring up the palette customization dialog right click on the Palette and select the Customize… option:

Palette customization

Updating

As usual to update to the latest version of WireframeSketcher just use the Eclipse update manager. The same applies to WireframeSketcher Studio!

The version number of this release is 2.5.1.

Enjoy!

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