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Thursday, April 2, 2020

APEX Office Print (AOP) 20.1 is ready for download!

APEX Office Print (AOP)

We are excited to announce our first major release of the year - AOP 20.1!

This is a *free update* for all of our users, Cloud and On-Premises (with a valid maintenance contract). You can view the full release notes here.


  • AOP Integration in APEX 20.1: It's now even easier to use AOP in APEX 20.1. Simply specify APEX Office Print as your print server for your entire APEX Instance in Instance Settings. ORDS and APEX deprecated the native XSL-FO printing, but with APEX 20.1 you can use AOP as a replacement. APEX will use AOP to print native classic and interactive reports.

  • APEX Media Extension (AME): Our newest product allows you to manipulate images in the Oracle database. With AOP Gold and Enterprise on-premises versions, AME is now included with no additional license or cost, so you can resize, rotate, flip and crop images. Furthermore, you can add one or more watermarks or overlays (images and text), compress and greyscale images, change image formats (jpg, png, ...), get image information (width, height, mime type, ...) and read media metadata (Exif, IPTC and XMP).

    To find out more about APEX Media Extension, visit our website and check out an interview from creator, Juergen Schuster, with our CEO, Dimitri Gielis, here.

  • Generic Report Tags: Templates for Interactive Grids and Classic Reports just became even more simple! You can now use generic tags in your template instead of the region static ids. This mirrors our existing functionality for Interactive Reports and has been requested by many of you. We are happy to finally bring it to life.

  • Embedded File Attachments: Do you ever need to include an attachment inside a Word or PowerPoint file? Well, now you can! Embedded attachments allow you to open the attached PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents by double clicking on them in your output (Not all features available on MacOS).

  • Excel Formula Enhancement: You can now specify Excel formulas as part of your data, instead of embedding them inside the template.

  • Enhancements, Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements & an Updated Sample App: For the complete list, see the release notes.

We hope you enjoy AOP 20.1 and most importantly, we hope you are staying healthy!

The AOP Team



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