This page describes all changes most recently available in the Preview environment with the 2018.3 Beta 2 release. The functionality will be available in the Preview environment on August 1, 2018. Proofing enhancements releasing with Beta 2 will be available in the Preview environment on Wednesday, July 18. It will be made available in the Production environment in November 2018.
IMPORTANT Functionality described on this page is subject to change prior to availability in the Production environment.
For a list of all changes made in 2018.3, see "2018.3 Release Activity Overview."
The 2018.3 Beta 2 release contains enhancements both for system administrators and other users:
For All Users
- View Approvals Delegated to Me in the Home Area
- Export Data for a Given Period in the Resource Planner
- Daily Totals Now Display in Red When the User Is Overallocated
- Tasks and Issues Are Hidden on the Scheduling Timeline When Minimized
- Filter Comments and Replies by User in the Proofing Viewer
- Comment on a Range of Footage in a Video Proof
- New Polyline Tool for Comment Markup in the Proofing Viewer
- Proofs Open in a New Tab
- SWF Files Supported Only in the Legacy Proofing Viewer (Not currently available)
- Flash Removal for Report, Calendar, and Document Sharing
You can now update email addresses for users who belong to a group you administer.
Previously, only system administrators could update email addresses for other users.
For more information, see "Understanding Group Administrators."
You can now use the Home area to view approvals that have been delegated to you.
Prior to this change, you could view delegated approvals only in the My Work area.
For more information, see "Delegating Approval Requests."
A new window is now displayed when exporting the information in the Resource Planner that allows you to select a specific timeframe for your exported file.
Prior to this enhancement, you could export only the information displayed on the screen.
For more information about exporting data from the Resource Planner, see "Export Option" in the article "Understanding the Areas of the Resource Planner."
When a user is overallocated, the daily totals for the days when the user is overallocated now display in red. This option displays only when the option to Show the Totals for Daily Planned Hours is enabled in the scheduling timeline settings. Prior to this enhancement, there was a red bar indicator for the days when the user was overallocated, but the daily totals displayed without a red highlight.
For more information about user allocations, see "Managing User Allocations."
When you minimize tasks and issues on your scheduling timeline, they are now hidden for users and roles if the Show Totals of Daily Planned Hours option is enabled in your settings. Tasks and issues in the Unassigned area are displayed in a compressed view.
Previously when minimizing tasks and issues, the tasks and issues would remain on the scheduling timeline for users and roles, but would display in a compressed view.
For more information about minimizing tasks and issues in the scheduling timeline, see "Minimizing Tasks and Issues on the Scheduling Timeline" in the article "Getting Started with Resource Scheduling."
Now you can include replies when you filter comments made by users you specify. This is useful when you want to focus on all feedback made by an important reviewer, such as a client or project manager.
Previously, filtering by user was limited to only the comments authored (started) by the reviewers you specify.
You can create a comment for a range of footage in a video proof. This is useful, for example, when you need to indicate that a segment of footage needs to be re-shot or removed.
Previously, you could create a comment only for a single point on a video timeline.
Now you can use polyline markup to draw segmented lines and shapes when you are adding a comment to a proof. You can create an open segmented line or a closed shape.
Previously, when marking up a proof to add a comment, you could draw a rectangle, a straight line, a freehand line or shape, or an arrow.
When you open a proof anywhere in Workfront or Workfront Proof, the proofing viewer now launches on a new browser tab and the focus switches to that tab. You can work in multiple browser tabs, reviewing proofs and continuing your work on projects, tasks, and issues in Workfront or Workfront Proof.
Previously, the proofing viewer launched in a frame on top of your current Workfront or Workfront Proof browser tab, making that tab inaccessible until you closed the proofing viewer.
For more information, see "Opening a Proof within Workfront."
NOTE This change was not made with the Beta 2 release; it will be made in a future beta release.
Interactive and animation SWF files are no longer supported unless you have access to the Legacy Proofing Viewer.
Without access to the Legacy Proofing Viewer, when you open a proof created previously for a SWF file, you can do several things with the information on the proof, such as browse and download comments, download the original file, and view and comment on any associated screenshots.
For more information, see "About SWF Files" in the article "Supported Proofing File Types."
We have removed Flash from the following Sharing dialog boxes in Workfront:
You can still share these objects as you did previously, but now the experience no longer relies on Flash.