Adobe Muse Changelog

New in version CC 2014.3.2.11

April 3rd, 2015
  • Muse sites with both a Tablet and Phone rendition of a page now include a redirect from the Tablet page to the Phone page in order to be more mobile-friendly as defined by Google, who announced their expanded use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.
  • Copying multiple text frames, which have been tagged using different collections via the Content panel, and pasting to a new project results in a crash with the alert, "Assert: Don't know how to generate rendered data for type:type_guid.”
  • Deleting expanded objects from the Layers panel results in a crash if that object has multiple levels of child objects which have also been expanded.
  • Undoing the deleting of all text from the “Form Message” field of a Form results in a crash.

New in version CC 2014.3.1.44 (March 5th, 2015)

  • This release contains fixes for the following issues:
  • Relinking or updating Assets that include an image used as both a browser background fill image and the background fill image for other objects would cause subsequent Save or Save As attempts to report a variety of different errors (i.e. “Object UID:U### has two (or more) owners…”, “UIDs with Multiple Owners…”, “Dangling Ref or Ownership…”, etc.) or other errors (i.e. “Asking to recursive delete xxx that’s already marked deleted”).
  • While opening a Muse project file, some users were seeing a warning about images being up sampled yet the images in the Assets panel failed to identify which images were being up sampled.
  • Opening an older Muse project file containing widgets with placed SVGs or text frames with missing fonts could result in a ‘very large bounds’ error.
  • Some assets reported as out-of-date on Windows 8/8.1 when a .muse file was first converted to Muse 2014.3.
  • Fixed a class of bugs that result in the crashing error message “How does vellum have focus without a text selection active."
  • Text frames using system fonts and with a hyperlink applied flicker between normal and rollover states in the browser.
  • Crash if a page contains multiple copies of the same SVG graphic used as a background fill.
  • Crash when closing the “Preview” tab if the page contains embedded HTML with specific JavaScript.
  • Hang while publishing or exporting if there are Upload Assets with 3 character filenames with no file extension.
  • Bevel and Inner Glow effects applied to items on master pages only draw on the first page for which the master page is applied when previewed, exported, uploaded or published.
  • A document corruption problem that could occur if a crash occurred during Save As.
  • Error “Unexpected undo state” that may occur when resizing a menu widget.
  • Preferences folders were sometimes created with incorrect permissions resulting in a failure during launch.
  • Some preferences from older installations of Muse failed to copy to Muse 2014.3 (i.e. self hosted web fonts, user dictionaries, etc.). This update will correctly update preferences if Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 has never been installed. Otherwise, users must first delete the preference folders associated with Adobe Muse CC 2014.3, which are located in the following locations: "~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.AdobeMuseCC.2014.3 " and "~/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Adobe Muse CC/2014.3"

New in version CC 2014.3.0.1176 (February 12th, 2015)

  • Faster than Ever – boosted performance in key features across the application:
  • Page and image rendering in Design view
  • Selecting, adding, removing, and deleting of items while editing
  • Updates from changing Styles or Swatches
  • Display of the Assets panel and relinking of background images
  • Typing performance within text frames
  • Copy of a selection in Design view.
  • Generation of page thumbnails in Plan view
  • Updates to automatic menu widgets when adding, removing or renaming pages
  • Publishing with SFTP
  • “Save As” performance for sites
  • Deleting unused items such as “Delete Unused Swatches” and “Delete Unused Styles."
  • Selecting complex widgets in Design view
  • Loading pages in Preview mode. This change addresses cases where some users were seeing timeout failures when previewing pages or when placing SVGs due to a slow connection being used.
  • Loading of SVGs when sites are viewed in browsers
  • Loading of items that use bevel or inner glow effects in browsers. Muse now uses CSS to render bevel and inner glow effects on frames in the browser instead of rasterizing the effect and exporting the frames as sliced images.
  • Loading of PNG images in browsers. Muse now uses 8-bit PNG images when possible for increased compression for 24-bit PNG images.
  • Improved memory management
  • Text Improvements:
  • Text layout in Design view now uses the same baseline position font metrics as popular browsers resulting in greater consistency with browsers. The change in metrics may change text baseline positions for existing Muse files. To revert to the original baseline positions, choose File > Site Properties > Advanced > Use Legacy Text Baseline Positions.
  • Superscript, Subscript, Uppercase and Lowercase are now available as text attributes in the Text panel.
  • Missing Fonts - Pink highlights indicate text where the applied font is not available on your system.
  • Double-click drag in a text frame now selects text on word boundaries.
  • Widget Enhancements:
  • A custom Button Image can now be set for the PayPal widget. The image will appear as an Upload asset in the Assets panel.
  • Added the ability for a MuCOW widget developer to include a file browse control in the widget’s on-object UI. The PayPal widget improvement above is an example of this new feature of MuCOW widgets.
  • Custom colors can be set for the Title and Byline text in the Vimeo widget.
  • Added the ability for a MuCOW widget developer to include a color picker control in the widget’s on-object UI. The Vimeo widget improvement above is an example of this new feature of MuCOW widgets.
  • Show or Hide Frame Edges:
  • Adobe Muse now draws a light-colored outline (frame edges) on Objects and Text Frames by default, making it easy for you to see objects that don't have a stroke or fill applied. The color of the frame edge corresponds with the layer on which the object or text frame is placed. When you select or roll over the object or text frame, the frame edge appears darker. To toggle Frame Edges, select View > Show/Hide Frame Edges or Ctrl+H (Windows) / Control+Command+H (MAC).
  • Adobe Muse CC for Enterprise and Education:
  • Enterprise and Education customers can now install Muse as part of the main payload in the Creative Cloud Packager. It’s no longer necessary to use the Exception Deployer on Mac or Windows.
  • Auto-detect FTP Settings:
  • When initiating upload via FTP, Muse gives you the option to automatically detect the most secure publishing option available for your hosting provider.
  • Spend Less Time Reversing Default Styling:
  • New rectangles now default to having no stroke and no fill.
  • Use the "Clear All Styling" option from the context menu to remove all styling applied to an item. When used, the resulting item contains no fill, stroke, or effect, and default text styling.
  • Use the "Clear Widget Content" option from the context menu to remove all content populating a widget. The “Clear Widget Content” option allows you to easily remove placeholder content from a widget.
  • Plan View Improvements:
  • Pages that are marked as “do not export" are now rendered in a way that indicates they will not be exported.
  • Drag a master page to where you want to add a page based on that master to your site.
  • Panel Improvements:
  • “Delete Unused Layers” by selecting the option from the context menu within the Layers panel.
  • The opacity control in the Control Strip now rounds to 10% increments when the shift key is pressed while typing the up/down arrow keys.
  • Right-mouse clicking on an Upload Asset or Background Image in the Assets panel will include a context menu showing where the asset is used in the document.
  • Right-mouse clicking on a Paragraph Style, Graphic Style, Character Style, or Bullet Style will include a context menu showing where the style is used in the document.
  • Eliminated thumbnail flickering in the States panel when moving items in Design view or changing attributes.
  • Zooming Improvements:
  • Added support for zooming in/out in Design view via Option/Alt + Mouse Wheel.
  • Double-click the Hand Tool now zooms to Fit Page in Design view.
  • Double-click the Zoom Tool now zooms to Actual Size in Design view (100% Zoom Level).
  • General Improvements:
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts for Find and Replace.
  • Preview Mode now includes sample sizes for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Muse now preserves IPTC meta-data in JPEG images optimized by Muse.
  • Added Persian to the list of available languages for Sites and Pages. (Site and Page language is used to set default styling and the language used by social widgets.)
  • Drag a content tag or collections from the Content panel onto Design view to easily add shared text to a page.
  • Site Conversion and Optimization:
  • Muse now displays a progress bar when opening a document
  • Libraries are converted at the first launch of a new version of Muse instead of when first accessing each Library item.
  • Remove excess image data from background images stored in a Muse project. This optimization does not alter the size or quality of images generated by Muse but it does avoid renaming of some background images. This optimization dramatically reduces the total size of some .muse files. It is part of the conversion step when opening older documents. This conversion step may be slow for documents with lots of high resolution background images, but will not have to be run again once the file has been saved. We strongly recommend saving to a new file so that you can continue to use your original document with older versions of Muse and to have as a backup. Because of the reduced size, the performance of many other operations may improve.
  • Business Catalyst:
  • New device detection for redirect to tablet or phone site. Publishing a site with multiple layouts now includes an additional “Redirect” choice in the “Options” section of the Publish dialog. The “Universal Redirect” looks only at screen size and touch screen support to choose a corresponding layout. The “Business Catalyst Redirect” uses a device database. The “Universal Redirect” is the method used for sites not hosted on BC and is now the default for sites hosted on BC.

New in version CC 2014.2 (October 6th, 2014)

  • Import Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG):
  • Adobe Muse now supports Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. You can leverage the SVG format to create logos, icons, background and browser fills, and more, and place them directly on the web page canvas within Adobe Muse.
  • Graphics saved as SVG format are light and resolution independent, so they can be scaled to large dimensions without affecting and appearance of your site. SVG files are also supported on HiDPI displays.
  • Synchronized text:
  • Adobe Muse allows you to reuse the same text in multiple places on a page, on different pages, and across desktop, tablet and smartphone layouts. With the Synchronized text feature, you can tag text frames using the new Content panel, and drag the tag anywhere on your site to replicate text.
  • When you edit the text, Adobe Muse automatically updates the edited text across all instances of the tag on your website, while leaving all formatting styles (font size and color) unaltered.
  • The Synchronized Text feature greatly increases efficiency and reduces errors. You can reliably place and edit text faster than ever across all layouts. Tagging the text reduces the number of times content is typed and updated.
  • Also, you no longer have to manually search for text in each layout to update it. Update once, and the edit deploys everywhere, while maintaining all of the styles and attributes of each instance, reducing the possibility of missing an instance or causing errors.
  • Secure FTP support:
  • Adobe Muse publishing now includes SFTP and FTPS support, for hosting with third-party hosting providers. With Secure FTP, if you are uploading content on an open network – such as while working at a public coffeehouse – your credentials and password for your FTP client remain encrypted and private.
  • Find and replace:
  • You can use the Find command to search for words or phrases, and choose to selectively or automatically replace text across all pages of the site, while retaining all applied styles and effects of each instance.

New in version CC 2014.1.1.6 (August 29th, 2014)

  • This release contains fixes for the following issues:
  • Effects applied on rollover, mouse down, and active states not shown in design mode when applied to images
  • “Update Now” button fails to automatically trigger update installation in certain locales

New in version CC 2014.1.0 Build 375 (August 14th, 2014)

  • Typography:
  • Self-Hosted Web Fonts — Muse now supports self-hosted web fonts in addition to Adobe Edge Web Fonts. To use a specific font in your Muse site, you will need to install the system font (properly licensed for desktop use) and provide the corresponding web font files (properly licensed for use on a website).
  • Bullets & Numbering — The Bullets panel provides the ability to create multi-level bulleted and numbered lists. Several formatting and positioning attributes, including custom bullet characters and numbering schemes, are supported.
  • Bullet Styles Panel — Define and apply custom bullet styles.
  • Glyphs Panel — Access full character sets for individual typefaces (even web fonts!) and easily add them to text frames. This allows easy insertion of special characters and symbols like © or ᵝ that are not available on a standard keyboard.
  • Right to Left Text — Text frames set to languages that require right to left text will now display from right to left. This can be toggled in the Text panel, or at a site-wide level in the Site Properties > Content window.
  • Page Language — Language can now be set at an individual page level or master page level in addition to the existing site level. This language is used to enable locale-specific features.
  • Forms:
  • Checkbox Fields — Checkbox fields can now be added to forms. They can also be made a mandatory field, which is useful for forms related to license agreements and sign-ups. Default value (checked or unchecked) and styling to the checkbox using Object States are also customizable.
  • reCAPTCHA — Prevent automated spam on forms by adding Google’s reCAPTCHA, a free service that uses text and number distortions to distinguish humans from spam bots.
  • General:
  • Paste in Place is now available from the right-click menu in design mode.
  • Added wheel/track pad support for horizontal scrolling in both Plan and Design View.

New in version CC 2014.0.1 Build 30 (July 17th, 2014)

  • This release contains fixes for the following issues:
  • Hello dialog is stuck in offline mode for some network configurations
  • Crash changing a menu item when a page and its master page are both open
  • Sporadic crash when closing a design mode tab
  • Added a workaround for FTP servers that don’t properly support extended passive mode
  • Sporadic crash when applying fill color to a page item
  • Improved performance of converting large files from previous versions of Muse
  • Crash when images were resized to less than half a pixel on either height or width
  • Improved error handling in cases where subscription validation incorrectly fails
  • Poor performance and crashes with manual menus placed on master pages created in previous versions
  • Incorrect positioning of hero Images in slideshows on export when graphic styles are applied
  • “pendingProcessInfo not found” crash during export or publish of sites with resized GIFs
  • Change some welcome screen links that were pointing to the wrong destination
  • Severe UI drawing problems on Windows 8 when 125% display scaling is set
  • Editing site containing an Edge animation with In browser editing causes errors when site is viewed
  • Muse appears hung at 60% in the FTP dialog for long periods of time while optimizing images
  • Error when site is viewed with Chrome on Android over a data connection about missing assets
  • Crash in Layers panel
  • Sporadic crash when selecting text frames

New in version CC 2014.0.0 Build 328 (June 19th, 2014)

  • Rebuilt as a native application:
  • The latest update to Adobe Muse offers a rebuilt application with modular 64-bit architecture, streamlined and updated user interface, and powerful new features. Also, the 64-bit application allows you to take advantage of latest updates to Operating Systems, Hardware, and web browsers.
  • In-browser Editing enhancements:
  • With its latest update, Adobe Muse supports editing of websites hosted with other service providers, in addition to Adobe. This includes major hosting service providers that support plain FTP. You can take advantage of this feature by letting your clients make minor updates to live sites, such as replacing an image and updating text.
  • Integration with Adobe Add-ons:
  • You can now download design elements, such as widgets, starter files, wireframes, graphics, and more from Adobe Add-ons, the new online marketplace you can access directly from the Adobe Muse Library panel.
  • Support for HiDPI:
  • Adobe Muse supports HiDPI display, including Retina Display available on MacBook Pro.
  • Dark User Interface:
  • The Adobe Muse user interface color theme can now be adjusted from bright to dark. If a dark color theme is selected, the canvas remains white. The contrast allows you to focus fully on the design, and not on the UI.
  • Customizable Workspaces:
  • The new Adobe Muse workspace can now be customized to suit your design needs.You now have the flexibility to undock and reorganize panels, and open multiple Design view windows for side-by-side designing.
  • Other key features and enhancements:
  • Usability enhancements:
  • Adobe Muse update notifications are delivered in the Creative Cloud app.
  • You will be able to use common keyboard commands such as the File Open/Place command on a Mac. Additionally, you can also use keyboard shortcuts that use F-keys or Num Pad keys.
  • File Open/Save dialogs on both platforms remember the last used folder.
  • The color picker in the Swatches panel has been standardized.
  • Toggle to set an element to 100% width.
  • You can now display slideshow images that span to the right and left edges of the browser window, but with a limited height so as not to fill the browser window.
  • Preview mode within Adobe Muse matches the experience of recently updated browsers.

New in version CC 7.4.30 (May 24th, 2014)

  • This release contains fixes for the following issues:
  • Added automatic retry for errors encountered during publish
  • Changes to the in-application updater to enable installation of future versions

New in version CC 7.3.5 (May 8th, 2014)

  • This release contains fixes for the following issues:
  • Periodic crash when using YouTube widgets. Design & Preview mode within Muse now show a YouTube logo as a temporary placeholder. The correct YouTube video will be used for Export, FTP, and Publish.
  • Some types of site content cause Muse to incorrectly Publish all pages and not just the pages that were changed.
  • Accordion widgets with “Overlap Items Below” enabled could prevent links below the accordion from being clickable.

New in version CC 7.2.232 (May 8th, 2014)

  • This release contains fixes for the following issues:
  • Menu active states fail to trigger when scrolling past linked anchors when scroll effects are applied.
  • Tablet layout incorrect loading on desktop browsers in the latest version of Chrome.

New in version CC 7.2.230 (May 8th, 2014)

  • This release contains fixes for the following issues:
  • Jumpy or stuttering scroll motion on slower devices and OS X Mavericks Safari.
  • YouTube widget was missing "Show Related" option.
  • YouTube and Vimeo widgets coming to the front of the stacking order (z-order).
  • YouTube and Vimeo widgets did not preview correctly in Design mode on computers running Windows.
  • Pinned accordions with "overlap items below" may not be visible in Chrome.
  • Composition widget stops working if a trigger container has a negative x value.
  • Edge animations will not always show up properly in Internet Explorer v11.
  • Some documents using inline images in text frames hang while drawing page thumbnails in Plan view.
  • Crash drawing some text frames containing large inline objects.
  • Large images in full screen slideshows are downsampled to the width of the slideshow in Design view.
  • Form fields added after a custom form field will not delete properly.
  • Deleting a swatch used in a browser gradient fill causes minor document corruption.

New in version CC 5.0 Build 704 (June 20th, 2013)

  • A more connected Adobe Muse:
  • Adobe Muse CC is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. You also get 20GB of cloud storage for backup and sharing. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.
  • Simple site planning:
  • Lay out your site visually. Add, name, and arrange pages in your sitemap and apply master page settings with just a few clicks. Drag and drop to reorder pages.
  • Intuitive design features:
  • Use the new Layers panel to control elements of your design. Design with familiar Adobe tools like the Eyedropper, Smart Guides, Paste in Place, and Edit Original.
  • Engaging interactivity:
  • Drag and drop to add custom navigation, slide shows, contact forms, and more to your websites. All of the Adobe Muse CC interactive widgets are touch-enabled for mobile devices.
  • Embedded HTML:
  • Add Google Maps, YouTube videos, Facebook feeds, HTML5 animation files, and more to your sites without writing code. Just copy and paste source code into your page and Adobe Muse CC does the rest.
  • Parallax scrolling:
  • Create stunning effects with just a few mouse clicks - make images and elements move in different directions at different speeds when scrolling.
  • Site preview and testing:
  • Preview desktop, smartphone, and tablet versions of your websites. Review websites with your clients and make modifications before websites go live.
  • Optimized for search engines:
  • Get found by Google, Bing, and Yahoo! Auto-generated sitemaps are optimized for search engines, whether you're hosting with Adobe or a third-party provider.
  • Anywhere file access:
  • Get 20GB of cloud storage and access your website files anytime, anywhere. Share design mockups and live site demos with clients and colleagues. It’s all part of Adobe Muse and Creative Cloud membership.
  • Training library:
  • Sharpen your skills and master new tools and techniques with a rich and growing library of training videos and tutorials.

New in version 4.0 Build 557 (March 5th, 2013)

  • Spelling Checker:
  • Muse now includes a spelling checker which can be toggled on or off by selecting Edit > Spelling in the Muse menu.
  • To see suggestions for misspelled words (with red squiggly underline) select the text using the Text Tool, then right-click on the selected word(s).
  • To add a word to the spelling dictionary right-click on the word and select "Add . . . to Dictionary" in the right-click menu.
  • To change the spelling checker language go to File > Site Properties, click on the Text tab and select the appropriate language in the Language drop-down menu. To change the language for an individual text frame right-click on the text frame and select Language from the popup menu.
  • Widget Improvements:
  • The widget fly-out options panel now opens automatically when a new widget is placed on the Design canvas to make configuring widgets more intuitive.
  • Slideshow and Composition Widgets now include the option to turn on or off Swipe (touch) support and the ability to control transition speed (in addition to the time spent on each slide) in 0.1 second increments.
  • The Accordion panel widget now supports "Close All" in Design view. The selected panel Design view will now be selected/active when previewing, exporting or publishing the site to Business Catalyst.
  • The selected tab in Design view for the Tabbed panel widget will now be selected/active when previewing, exporting or publishing the site to Business Catalyst.
  • When opening older documents Muse will either expand the first Accordion panel or collapse the Accordion in Design view depending on the selected options. In the instance of the Tabbed panel widget the first tab in the tabbed panel will be active/visible.
  • The "Close all initially" option in the Accordion panel has been replaced by the new behavior that allows an accordion to be collapsed in Design view.
  • The Accordion panel now includes an option to "Overlap Items Below". When selected content below the Accordion panel will not move down on the page as an Accordion panel is opened/expanded.
  • In case we either switched an accordion to its first panel, or collapsed it initially, a reference to that accordion will be added to the new Warnings panel. The reason is that this change may slightly change the page design. We encourage you to review the design/browser behavior for those pages and when done, delete the warning(s) from the Warnings panel. Muse will remind you if there are warnings that were not resolved (deleted) prior to each export/publish.
  • You can now change the Z-order (using Bring to Front/Bring Forward/Send Backward/Send to Back) of Triggers and Targets in Composition widgets without breaking the connection between Triggers and Targets. Similarly, you can now change the Z-order of Slideshow Thumbnail or Hero images without breaking the connection between them. Please note that changing the Z-order will change the order of slides/panels used for next/previous and auto play.
  • Master Page Improvements:
  • Hierarchical Master Pages - Video Overview
  • Master page elements can now layer in front of content on those pages to which the Master has been applied. To re-order Master page content select elements on the Master page, right-click and select "Move to Master Foreground" or "Move to Master Background" from the popup menu. Alternatively select elements on the Master page, then select Object > Move to Background or Foreground in the Muse application menu. All elements in the Master page set to "Move to Master Foreground" will appear on top of all elements in the Page.
  • Master Pages can now be applied to other Master Pages. All the workflows for applying a Master Page to a website page are now also available to apply a Master Page to another Master Page.
  • To understand the complete chain of Master Pages applied to an individual page or Master Page mouse over the page name in the Site Plan layout — a tooltip will appear showing the chain of applied Master pages.
  • Publish to Business Catalyst Sub-Directories:
  • The Muse publish workflow now allows publishing to a specific host sub-directory on the Business Catalyst hosting platform. This feature has been available as part of the "Upload to FTP host" in the past and is now extended to publishing to the Business Catalyst platform.
  • To publish to a sub-folder, select Publish, expand the Options drop down area, and enter the sub-folder name.
  • 2-Dimensional Transforms:
  • For Tablet and Phone layouts, rotated items are now described in HTML as if they are unrotated then rotation is applied as a separate CSS 2D rotation property. This results in much cleaner images and text, and live selectable text in the browser. (Rotated items in Muse 3 and earlier were exported as images. Hence, the more you zoom in when viewing from a browser, the more pixelated the rotated item appears).
  • This feature has been applied to Tablet and Phone layouts, with Desktop still in process (IE 7 and 8 do not support this CSS rotation property, so Muse engineering is working on a JavaScript implementation for these browsers. In the meantime bitmaps will continue to be generated for rotated Desktop objects).
  • Other:
  • Tablet and Phone Preview now has a toggle to preview Portrait or Landscape.
  • When deleting a page item, Muse will now select the parent item, if any.
  • The Page Properties dialog now includes an option to always show scrollbars in the browser.
  • Pressing Escape exits Preview mode and takes you back to your last Design view page.
  • The Align/Distribute panel now includes the ability to Distribute objects horizontally or vertically with specific numeric spacing.
  • Upload to FTP host now includes a setting to control whether Muse stores FTP account credentials.
  • Performance improvements for opening a Page in Design view.
  • Performance improvements for Select All, selection handle drawing and selection handle hit testing when the selection contains a few hundred items.

New in version 3.2.2 (March 5th, 2013)

  • Fixed a crash when you open your Adobe Muse file with inline .swf file in Text Frame.
  • Fixed a bug where adding effects to an object with different fill opacities in states causes the opacity of the object to be the same in all states.
  • Fixed a bug where adding alternate layouts (like Desktop, Tablet & Phone) causes upload asset files (like PDFs) to be duplicated.

New in version 3.1.8 (March 5th, 2013)

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when exporting HTML with certain attributes applied to widget parts.

New in version 3.1.7 (March 5th, 2013)

  • Fixed a crash during export when the document contains a graphic style that's missing a border color.
  • Fixed a crash in Preview when navigating a document that contains both Desktop and Tablet pages.
  • Fixed an issue where menu items with an inner glow or bevel in the Active state sometimes draw the labels aligned to the top of the menu item instead of the center.
  • Fixed an issue where master page footer items with effects applied draw in the page content area instead of the footer area when viewed in a browser.
  • Fixed an issue where right pinned items are not drawing aligned to the right edge of the browser after export.
  • Fixed an issue where mouse events were ignored on buttons, links and menu items that were positioned within areas that were occupied by a hidden submenu.
  • Fixed a crash during launch which affected some MacOS X 10.8 users with unusual DNS settings.
  • Added an error message dialog which notifies users if they are trying to export a site containing a page with an invalid file name.
  • Fixed an issue where layout did not output correctly when the page contained a mix of pinned and non-pinned items (non-pinned items disappeared or were in the wrong location).

New in version 0.8 Build 840 Beta 7 (March 29th, 2012)

  • Highlights:
  • Changes to your Muse publish log-in
  • Slideshow and Composition Widget Formatting Change
  • Menu Widget Change
  • Additional Updates:
  • Improved Preview/Export/Publish Performance
  • Improved JPEG and PNG Encoding Performance
  • Faster Save and Close Performance
  • Size of Exported CSS Reduced
  • Publish Workflow Streamlined
  • Streamlined Site Management
  • Improved Assets Panel
  • Additional States on Widget Parts
  • And many bug fixes!

New in version 0.8 Build 792 Beta 6.0.2 (February 28th, 2012)

  • Fixed bug that resulted in the Active state for an item not being exported for items nested within other state-enabled items.
  • Revised change to the slideshow Slide transition behavior so intervening images are now shown when jumping from one image to another by clicking on thumbnails, but are not shown when wrapping around from the last image to the first or the first to the last (via the next/previous buttons or during auto play).
  • Fixed crash when background fill is set to a very wide or very tall image.
  • Fixed bug that resulted in the Container area of a widget unexpected growing in height or width when the Container contained grouped items.
  • Fixed crash that occurred if the palette window was re-sized or collapsed when its top of left edge was positioned off the screen.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the palette window being too wide after being collapsed.

New in version 0.8.790 Beta 6 (February 9th, 2012)

  • New Install/Update Mechanism:
  • Muse Beta 6 has moved to a different install/update mechanism. To update to Beta 6 you'll need to download and install Beta 6 by clicking on the download button in the top right corner of this page. The update to Beta 7 will once again be an update that can be accepted and performed from within Muse. Older versions of the Muse beta releases will expire in March 2012. To continue to use Muse, you will need to update to Beta 6.
  • Design View Auto Scrolling:
  • The Muse Design view now supports auto scroll. When an item is dragged to the edge of the view the view will automatically scroll in that direction.
  • No Need to Clear Browser Cache:
  • We've revised how Muse generates references to CSS, JavaScript and Favicon files in the generated HTML. The net result is your browser will no longer use obsolete cached versions of these files when you update your site and go to view it in your browser.
  • Decrease the time to export and publish your site:
  • Now you can adjust the amount of data stored in your image file. When you place a very large image file into your Adobe Muse site, Muse will resample the image and store enough image data for most uses. Muse has always done this to avoid bloating .muse files with excessive image data. If you use an image at a very large size (>1000 pixels wide or tall), you can import additional image data by choosing 'Import Larger Size' from the Assets palette. This right click context menu item only appears if the image is being used at a size larger than the image data stored in the Muse file. If you place a lot of images and use them at a small size, you can shrink the size of your Muse file and decrease the time to export/publish your site by choosing to 'Optimize Asset Size' on your images in the Assets palette. This menu item only appears if the image is being used at a size smaller than the image data stored in the Muse file. There's also a new tooltip if you hover over images in the Assets palette which shows you the size of the original image on disk, the size you've used it at, and the size of the image data stored in your Muse file.
  • HTML Element ids No Longer Change
  • Muse now keeps the same ids in the HTML from one export/publish to the next. This reduces the likelihood a small change to one page will result in updates to more HTML and CSS files than you would expect.
  • New and Updated Features:
  • Enabled auto-scrolling when dragging an item in Design view.
  • Optimized Image Data.
  • Replaced "Identify Unused" context menu (right click) functionality on styles with "Delete Unused Styles" action.
  • Added "Clear Overrides" buttons in the Character Styles and Graphic Styles panels.
  • Revised font menu UI. Added icon to indicate whether the selected font is a web-safe font or a system font, that will be converted to an image at export/publish.
  • Added support for "tel:" and "callto:" prefixes in the hyperlink combobox in the Control strip.
  • Enabled the ability to select multiple site files in the Open dialog.
  • Removed the join type choices from the "Corners" dropdown in the Control Strip. "Rounded" was redundant with the corner radius feature and bevel was only supported in a very limited number of cases. All corners are now miter joins. We'll look at re-enabling join types when Muse adds support for additional shapes beyond rectangles.
  • Changed update/install mechanism to better support the future evolution of Muse.
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript Output Improvements and Bug Fixes:
  • Updated to jQuery 1.7
  • Fixed bug where a lightbox inside an accordion could have its components positioned incorrectly on publish/export.
  • Fixed bug where lightboxes could create two DIVs with duplicate IDs.
  • Fixed bug that could result in an accordion widget generating invalid HTML
  • Fixed bug that would cause an accordion widget that set to 100% width to have no background fill when previewed/published/exported.
  • Fixed export of gradients with opacity to no longer set a background fill color during export/publish/preview. This avoids bugs where exported gradients with opacity would appear darker than intended (and than they appeared in Design view).
  • Fixed bugs related to states images specifically cases where opacity settings were handled incorrectly or the dependencies between active, hover, mouse down and normal states were handled incorrectly in the exported CSS.
  • Fixed an IE bug where a transparent object with items on top was exported taller in IE than it appears in Design view.
  • Changed order of exported HTML so thumbnail images in a slideshow are loaded before the hero images.
  • Improved the handling of Composition:Lightbox Display widget containing multiple videos set to auto play and well as handling of stopping the video when switching panes or closing the lightbox.
  • Fixed bugs that could cause an item with different stroke weights in different states to cause the page height to change when the item changed states or cause the position of the object to shift when changing states.
  • Improved HTML/CSS generation for objects with states to avoid outputting unused states and to avoid outputting an active state when it won't be used.
  • Fixed a bug where an active item would show rollover state if the rollover state contained an effect (drop shadow, bevel, etc.).
  • Fixed a bug where clicking quickly on the next or previous buttons in a slideshow in Preview or the browser would cause the hero image to disappear temporarily.
  • Changed the behavior of slideshows such that hitting next after the last image wraps around to the first image rather than visually scrolling back through all the images. This also applies to autoplay.
  • Changed URLs that are used to refer to CSS, JS and favicon files so they are now changed whenever the CSS, JS or favicon files are updated. This avoids over aggressive caching of these files by browsers which was frequently resulting in incorrect rendering of a site if the browser cache had not been explicitly cleared after making changes to a site.
  • Fixed bug that resulted in incorrect sizing of panels within accordion widgets in preview/export when accordion widgets are nested.
  • Fixed bug where state-specific text attributes failed to export if the text frame was three sliced during export.
  • Fixed bug that could result in incorrect page height on export of simple layouts with a footer item and a page item where the page item failed to push the footer down.
  • Fixed bug that could result in hover of visited links being broken when multiple hyperlink styles are sharing attributes.
  • Fixed where hyperlink styles that share attributes could override non-text hyperlink attributes.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the "Open Link In New Window/Tab" option from working for a nested link.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent mouse down (active) state from working on menu items or text hyperlinks in Firefox.
  • Fixed bug that prevented a browser background image set to original size from being able to be aligned to the bottom right of the browser window.
  • Changed the ids used in the HTML exported from Muse so they are now unique across the site and in most cases they will stay the same from one export/publish to the next regardless of changes to the site.
  • Crashing Errors and Related Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed error/crash "link dimensions are smaller than background image dimensions..."
  • Fixed error/crash "can't change master to null for non-master page!"
  • Fixed error/crash "mismatch bound text id" that could occur when changing the type of a menu from Manual to All Pages or Top Level Pages
  • Fixed crash that could occur if a background fill was set to a really large image.
  • Fixed bug on Windows where hitting Alt+F4 wile in the Sign Up dialog could result in an error/crash.
  • Fixed bug that resulted in a "RangeError: Error 1125" when previewing a specific site.
  • Fixed crash that could occur on click of accordion titles with text tool when accordion's bottom edge was touching a footer item.
  • Fixed crash that could occur if an image was clicked while the image proxy was loading.
  • Fixed error/crash "Can't instantiate object from closed site!" that could occur when right clicking on an item in the Asset panel.
  • Fixed error/crash "why are we selecting text in a text frame that doesn't allow that?" when selecting child object using Shift+Escape shortcut.
  • Fixed bug that enabled getting to the Welcome screen while the Open Site dialog was up (which could lead to a crash).
  • Fixed crash on Windows Vista when attempting to add a domain to a BC site from within Muse if Muse was unable to match the locale to those recognized by BC.
  • Fixed error/crash "addPendingProcess called on closed or closing site" that occurred when closing a specific site.
  • Fixed error/crash "swatch not found" that could occur shortly after deleting a swatch.
  • Fixed error/crash "Adding a Bounds to its recycling bin multiple times. Very bad"
  • Fixed crash that could occur when undoing redefine of a character style.
  • Other Bug Fixes and Refinements:
  • Applied cosmetic improvements to dialogs and buttons
  • Changed code for generating the proxy images in the States panel to avoid distortion.
  • Fixed bug where graphic style tooltips failed to appear in the correct UI language.
  • Enabled horizontal resizing of the color palette. The color samples now reflow to take advantage of any additional width.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in a newly added tab in a tabbed panel widget appearing with it's right icon being shown, when by default it should be hidden.
  • Altered progress bar to avoid cases where the progress bar could hit 100% complete prematurely.
  • Fixed bug that could result in incorrect behavior when dragging multiple selected trigger/thumbnail containers of a Composition widget.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed access to the Style Options dialog for the "[None]" style.
  • Corrected the tab order in Transform panel.
  • Long page names are now ellipsized in the middle in Plan view.
  • Changed how the selection highlight is drawn in Design view to avoid text with less than 100% transparency disappearing when selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in the '[None]' style (graphic, character, paragraph or link style) not always being sorted to top of style list.
  • Added dimmed versions of the header and footer guide adjustment grabbers to normal pages along with tooltips and more verbose tips with information on how to adjust header and footer guides.
  • Fixed bug that permitted styles to be named with duplicate names.
  • Fixed bug where deleting a used Swatch by clicking the trash can icon failed to bring up the Delete Swatch dialog.
  • Double click on a category heading in the Widget Library now opens that category of widgets.
  • Fixed a bug where the paragraph/character style dropdowns in control strip could fail to show correct selection after a style is renamed.
  • Fixed bug that could result in the browser fill thumbnail not updating immediately after deleting a browser background image.
  • Fixed bug that prevented being able to drag and drop a widget from the Widget Library directly into another widget.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause export or preview to end prematurely when an error occurred without reporting the error.
  • Fixed bugs that resulted in incorrect mouse cursors when a drag went in and out of the Design view.
  • Fixed bug where some attributes were incorrectly additive across states when effects are used.
  • Fixed bug where text with [None] color in normal state and a color in rollover state didn't show properly in Design or export.
  • Fixed bug that caused a Widget loaded in the Place cursor via the Object:Insert... menu to not appear the exactly where the Place cursor was clicked.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the Window menu keyboard shortcuts from working until the Window menu had been selected.
  • Fixed calculation of overlap when dragging a rotated item into a widget.
  • Fixed calculation of overlap when dragging a rotated item into a widget.
  • Changed the behavior of the Place cursor so that if the Place cursor is loaded and Muse is switched away from Design view or switched to another site and back the Place cursor will remain loaded.
  • Enabled selecting multiple layers in the PSD import dialog to import each layer as a separate image in Muse all in a single import operation.
  • Fixed bug where background image fitting and position options weren't immediately disabled after deleting the background image.
  • Fixed bugs that sometimes resulted in "U1234" values displaying in the Hyperlinks dropdown rather than page or anchor names.
  • Fixed a bug where the on object UI for a slideshow could fall behind the palettes after importing images into the slideshow.
  • Disabled tool shortcuts in Preview view (so those keystroke are not swallowed when interacting with HTML controls in Preview).
  • Fixed bug that could prevent the name of an anchor link from updating in the Hyperlinks dropdown.
  • Fixed bug that could prevent character style overrides from drawing correctly in menu item text.
  • Fixed bug that prevented Redefine Style from working when a menu item was selected.
  • Fixed bug that could result in the Hand tool cursor reverting to a Pointer tool cursor after a drag.
  • Fixed bug that could result in the footer being incorrectly positioned after choosing "Reset Page Properties".
  • Fixed bug that allowed menu items in an automatic menu to be rearranged via drag and drop. Drag and drop is only enabled for a manual menu.
  • Fixed bug where a rectangle with background image, solid fill and center stroke showed the solid fill on the bottom and right of rectangle in Design view.
  • Fixed bug with reduced image rendering quality for background images that are set to "Fit to Frame" or "Fill to Frame".
  • Various fixes of localized strings used when running with a non-English UI.
  • Fixed a bug which caused color and font information not to be included when defining a style from a selection that had a character style with those attributes.
  • Fixed bug with style creation related to the mouse-down state attributes being inherited from rollover state.
  • Fix bug that prevented redefining a character style when an item in any state other than Normal is selected.
  • Fixed "Clear Overrides" and "Redefine Style" so they're now correctly enabled based on the attributes of the selection.
  • Revised the styles tooltip so it consistently displays the attributes of the style and any overrides over the style that are part of the current selection.
  • Fixed bugs that prevented the style override indicator "+" from displaying/hiding reliably.

New in version 0.8.725 Beta 4 (February 9th, 2012)

  • Delivers 40+ new enhancements driven by the Muse user community, including new functionality for slideshow transitions and accordion widgets.
  • Plus, Muse is now available in 6 additional languages – International English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, and Dutch.