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New features and updates to Memento Yearbook

This article was last updated on March 22th 20223

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Framework & Servers

Update the server code to prevent users from using illegal characters when creating an admin, as it prevented them from logging in to the book.. 2023-03-13

Update all servers for a faster response during the peak season 2023-03-08

Update the core framework of the yearbook cloud to deploy the upcoming features 2023-03-08

Book Manager

Display more information regarding the minimum/maximum possible pages and the current number of pages. 2021-11-18

Upgrade all servers for greater speed, stability and performance. 2020-04-20

Rename image file names in the Yearbook & Community albums. 2020-08-19

Photos display file names. 2020-01-22
Errors caused by two clients using the same login credentials simultaneously resolved. 2020-01-22
Entire sections may be assigned/unassigned to team members. 2019-10-23

General Editor

Update performance of browsing and searching of photos by 200%.  2021-11-18

Photo Album called "Portraits"  let you drag and drop A la carte students. 2021-11-18

Image usage count in Memento Yearbook! 2021-11-04

Frame resize & zoom handles display cursor control. 2020-09-30
Image frame rotation handle Alt-key rotation moves to a finer 7.5 degree increment (no longer 45 degrees). 2020-09-30

Zoom & Pan your page in the Editor. 2020-08-11

Text drop-shadow added. 2020-07-29
Frames on the canvas nudged into position using the keyboard arrow keys. 2020-03-18

Zoom and crop enabled on background of a page. 2020-03-17

Splitter tool added to create rows & columns from a single image frame. 2020-01-22

Photos, backgrounds and elements display file names. 2020-01-22

Photos may be sorted by file name or upload date, ascending or descending order. 2020-01-22

Search for photos and elements by filename. 2020-01-22

Flip image vertically added to image editor. 2019-11-08

Add empty image frame without adding photos directly to the canvas. 2019-11-08

Pan, zoom and rotate will reset by double-clicking on their handles. 2019-10-14

Font preview: see your font choices in the editor. 2019-09-11

New user interface and experience for property editing in the Editor. 2019-08-08

Low res warning to let you know when your internet-download image may not be up to the quality you need. 2019-06

Transparency slider added for photos, backgrounds & elements. 2018-11

Photos as backgrounds: set a photo to automatically cover the entire background of your page. 2018-11

Layouts,Templates, Backgrounds & Elements

Publishers may access unpublished template collections when editing their clients' books. 2020-10-08

New themed layouts added - track & field, volleyball, swimming, tennis, arts & performance, media & technology, music and Covid-19. 2020-08-13

Eleven new fonts added to the Editor. 2020-08-11

New themed layouts added - baseball, football, soccer, basketball, monsters, chalk doodles, comic heroes, comic strip;, Halloween, holidays and Year-in-Review.  2020-08-11

Publisher-created layouts appear in Layouts tab for their clients. 2020-07-29

Publisher-uploaded backgrounds and elements appear in the school's page editor. 2020-07-29

Layouts tab revamped into collections of coordinated layouts.  020-07-29 

Templates versus layouts distinction removed.  2020-07-29 

"Number of images" toggle removed in layouts. 2020-07-29

New templates available: Doodle, Watercolor, Basketball, Football. 2019-10-14 

Layouts & templates conform to page safe guidelines. 2019-10-14

A large collection of layouts is now available and template collections is growing steadily. 2019-09-23

Doodles collection added to decorations. 2019-09-20

Backgrounds can be dragged as a decorative element to your page. 2018-11

Portrait Database & Portrait Pages

Enhance label display to avoid 2 lines problems 2021-06-12

Portrait wizard includes the ability to sort for a particular group and a related sub-groups (eg: Grade: 6 + Teacher: Smith or Grade: 6 + Homeroom: 425). 2020-03-18 

Title and Salutation available in batch edit mode. 2020-02-18

List of groups in portrait page wizard made larger so as to display the entire group category and name. 2020-02-10
Portrait labels include option to display full name, first name only, last name only or no name. 2020-02-10
Portrait page flow and render speed optimized. 2020-02-10
Portrait page user interface reorganized to be more intuitive. 2020-01-22

Condense one or more portrait groups to a single page within a section. 2020-01-22

Side label position may be on edge or gutter (all section or per page). 2020-01-22

Speed improvements when deleting people in the portrait database. 2020-01-22
Video tutorials for staff pages and label position. 2020-01-22

Database refreshed after new import or delete (no hanging). 2020-01-22

New demo video for portrait pages has been published. 2019-10-23 

Multiple portraits may be featured (feature teacher). 2019-08-13

Enhanced portrait selection mechanism in Portraits tab. 2019-08-13

More options for portrait page labels and titles. 2019-06

Proofing, Review & PDF rendering

Bulk reject pages in any state of proofing on a per section basis (section menu) or the entire book (book menu). 2020-05-01

Pages approved for printing may be rejected individually or an entire section. 2019-10-23

Portrait pages approved for printing may be rejected within a section in a single option. 2019-10-23


Direct-ship-to-home now available if the publisher has enabled it. 2020-10-05

School storefront order overview shows who has/has not purchased yearbooks yet via you online storefront. 2019-11-12

School storefronts now available with custom book pricing (Publisher dashboard) and sales tracking (YB App for Editors-in-Chief). 2019-10-02

Team Management

All new team members with an email address included in their setup receive login invitation emails. 2020-10-08

Publisher's Dashboard
Admn can now edit their profile details. 2023-03-22

Customize the email proofing message  2023-11-22
Team management knowledge base documentation  2023-11-22 

Sorts book products properly in combobox  2021-11-18

A small tooltip glitch was fixed... "Reject book proof" tooltip now appears correctly. 2021-11-18

Team management in the publisher dashboard. 2021-07-21

Storefront set up now includes the ability to offer direct-ship-to-home with a flat delivery fee. 2020-10-05

Only active (unexpired) books appear under a school's listing in the Publisher dashboard. 2020-08-19 

Mark books as complete (force-expiration). 2020-08-20

View expired book licenses using a filter to declutter book list. 2020-08-19 

Make schools inactive in the publisher dashboard. 2020-08-19

Layout publishing mechanism: create collections of layouts for school-clients. Five 100-page collections are included for free with additional bundles available to order. 2020-07-29

Publishers may create background & elements collections for their clients. Five 100-image collections are included for free with additional bundles available to order. 2020-07-29

Turn off Memento Yearbook layouts, backgrounds and/or embellishment collections. 2020-07-29

Add redirect for support to your own knowledge base, ticketing and chat services. 2020-05-01
Add custom branding to emails sent to clients. 2020-05-01

Export book order details in one of four formats (basic, labels, accounting, details) in three file types (csv, xml, json) with a custom date range. 2019-10-31
Email send/received/fail status added for books, client info update available for unregistered books. 2019-10-11

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