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Release Notes: Specs


As part of our commitment to continually improving our digital design products, InVision is resolving bugs and often implementing new features with each release of the Specs document type—currently available in beta for a handful of InVision Cloud V7 Enterprise teams.

For all the latest on Specs, keep up with the release notes below.

Can't wait to know what's up next for Specs? Join our Slack workspace for beta participants and get the latest info directly from the Specs team.

May 7th, 2020

Last time on Specs Today, we left on a cliffhanger: "There's plenty more to come on the canvas flexibility front, so stay tuned!" Hold your breath no more; it's time to reveal the lucky features and fixes you voted most wanted and get to know our winners...

What’s new, fixed, or improved?

Let's get flexible:

  • Info at a glance: Now you can see the status and assignee for the Jira ticket or epic in the upper-left corner of a spec, so you don't have to leave the spec for those key details.
  • The more you know: So you can provide all the context, details, and resources necessary for a useful spec overview, now the editor includes formatting options for inline code and will auto convert pasted URLs into clickable links.

April 14th, 2020

We’re just getting started with more options for artboards and improvements to user permissions!

What’s new?

Specs aren't quite yoga-ready just yet, but you'll notice this release includes additional flexibility for the Specs canvas and permissions:

  • Increased admin control within a spec:
    • Now you can rename or delete a screen without leaving your spec in InVision Cloud V7: Hover over an artboard to reveal and click the More (•••) menu, or right-click the screen to reveal the Rename and Delete buttons.
    • You can also now archive or delete an entire spec while it's open: To reveal the Archive spec and Delete spec buttons, click the More icon (•••) at the top right of your spec.
  • Request access to specs: If you send a spec share link to someone on your Enterprise team who isn't yet authorized to view it, they can request access via the share link interface.
  • Every annotation counts: With a spec open in Cloud V7, now you'll see the number of annotations indicated next to the Annotations tab.
  • The delight is in the details: This one isn't exactly a game changer, but the designers among you will probably appreciate the font and spacing improvements we've made to spec overviews.

There's plenty more to come on the canvas flexibility front, so stay tuned!

What’s fixed?

Insights from our beta testers have already helped us find and fix several bugs. Keep 'em coming!

  • Save securely: Now you can save your spec as expected. Previously, a bug was causing issues that could lead to data loss or errant states on the spec document.
  • Counting characters: To avoid issues caused by extremely long spec document titles, there is now a 100-character limit per title.
  • Protect & serve: So you can be sure your specs are protected, guests can no longer add or delete Jira links within a spec, nor can they restore a spec that has been archived.
    To learn about user permissions for each Enterprise role, check out the table in the "Understanding Enterprise user roles" section of this guide: Managing Your Enterprise
  • Annotation improvements: You may notice more consistent behavior for annotations, as we've made several coding changes to improve annotation stability.
  • Auto layout issues: Now your screens should be aligned as expected in Cloud V7, even if the screens are different sizes.

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