Lectora 16 Release Notes

Lectora Desktop 16

Released on:

December 8, 2015

Current Version:

Lectora Inspire 16.0 (10296)

Lectora Publisher 16.0 (10295)


System Requirements:

Make sure you meet the following system requirements before you install Lectora:

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500MB free RAM
  • 1GB free hard disk space for the application
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.0 SP1 (required to install Camtasia Studio®)
  • A monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024x768

Lectora runs on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows® XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista®
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Camtasia and Snagit - included with Lectora Inspire - only support Windows 7 and higher.

Courses created for the web require Internet Explorer® 8.0 or newer or any version of Mozilla Firefox™, Google Chrome™ or Apple Safari®. For Internet Explorer, version 10 or newer is needed to support the full use of the new shadow, rotation, opacity and reflection effects.

Titles published for offline use can be written to external media such as CD-ROMs and Flash drives and require one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the appropriate file:
  2. Double-click the .exe file.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Lectora Inspire 16 (Inspire_Install_v16.exe)
  • Lectora Publisher 16 (Publisher_Install_v16.exe)

Lectora 16 is available for download in the following languages:

English, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Swedish


Lectora Inspire 16 and Lectora Publisher 16 include the following updates and fixes:

New Features:

The primary new features in Lectora 16 are:

  • Responsive Course Design (RCD)
  • Additional Status Action Condition Relationships
  • Inline Variable Replacement
  • Export/import compatibility with Lectora Online 3
  • Camtasia 8.6
  • Snagit 12.4.1


For full details on the new features of Lectora 16 please see the New Features page.

Issues fixed in this release:


LD-0040  Zooming to a value higher than a 100% causes question's text block to be positioned incorrectly
LD-0213  Wipe Left/right transition on an object that covers a button, when hidden, the button cannot be clicked
LD-0318  Undo after resizing a video leaves the controller looking distorted
LD-0361  Protect Content option disables text entry fields
LD-0585  Manifest does not include folder in path for folders added to course
LD-0640  Can't change fonts/font size/font color in eLB interaction builder
LD-0652  Lectora hangs after setting style effects on an image
LD-0754  ELB customized themes within Lectora
LD-0778  Transitions cause media players to not load on page.
LD-0825  Preview mode will sometimes not display title or lock up on a page
LD-0829  Adding two items from ELB Cutout People - Photorealistic causes crash
LD-0843  "Add to Dictionary" produces error
LD-0931  Line Spacing for 'At least' is preview / publishing in css without a pt or px - causing too big spacing.
LD-0989  Dynamic text file not included in zip file
LD-1040  Crash when deleting a title level object in thumbnail view in large title
LD-1082  SCORM exit function does not successfully complete from the OnBeforeUnload
LD-1086  Pinch and Zoom not working for a mobile title.
LD-1125  Files with no name (just a dot and the extension (.html)) showing up in manifest file
LD-1142  Can't export a title to a zip file if an ELB interaction is in title
LD-1392  Audio speaker icon moves to the top left when viewed in IE8 or IE9
LD-1403  Right-Click menu for objects not showing in 75% view
LD-1450  French version places accents in check box variable names
LD-1590  Snap to Grid/Guide does not work when resizing an object
LD-1637  Hidden item on page or at title level using visibility option still selectable
LD-1654  Portuguese Translation Changes
LD-2088  Object can never be seen again after a slide out transition
LD-2257  Page Transition 'Random' does not transition in the page at all



LD-0074  Text displays extra space where HTML code line ends

LD-0229  Buttons display with black border around them when viewed in IE8

LD-0246  Vertical Scroll Text Block with Transition-In will not scroll in IE

LD-0265  Cannot mix bullet points and numbered lists

LD-0271  Text block with border and bullets- background extends beyond border

LD-0273  RSS feed Size issues

LD-0284  Twitter Feed Widget does not show in Run, Preview or Publish

LD-0291  Lectora 11 button issues when converted to Lectora 12 format

LD-0300  Text align options not working properly on Menu style

LD-0303  Text does not display true to color in Lectora when placed over object

LD-0310  Text buttons with left/right aligned text flipped horizontally, text goes outside of button border

LD-0316  Videos with transitions can't have actions with delays on them

LD-0325  Numbered lists nested in bulleted list does not start at 1 (or correct list start)

LD-0355  Updating status indicators images using Browse My Media returns an error

LD-0357  Web Window of type "Page in Title" loses target

LD-0523  Audio with custom image does not display correctly in IE8

LD-0593  Reference List does not update in Edit mode

LD-0756  Adding Certificate causes crash

LD-0830  Text with bullets that are not initially visible will not display bullets in IE8

LD-0916  Audio that doesn't use a controller will not play when published to HTML - all browsers

LD-0918  Wrap Text does not wrap properly when the size of the object that the text is wrapping changes

LD-0925  Forms do not allow for option to include all variables in submission

LD-1043  Images with transitions aren't honoring opacity setting

LD-1047  Custom Shadows cause object not to load

LD-1109  Table of Contents-based Menu showing wrong preview

LD-1110  PNGs not showing as Status Indicators when used in Table of Contents

LD-1296  Initially Hidden audio that uses controller can not be made visible

LD-1371  Images inside a text block will only transition once

LD-1373  Text blocks with change contents don't publish with heading tags (H1, H2)

LD-1386  Crop tool causes naming issue in SCORM manifest

LD-1411  Audio file using 'Black' controller and playing via OnShow>Play action not appearing

LD-1447  Copied plain text sentences with apostrophes show as spelling errors

LD-1449  Progress bars causing JS errors in Portuguese and French version

LD-1459  Title level Progress bar changes to blue on page change

LD-1603  Resize text block with shadow removes shadow

LD-1626  Triangle, Trapezoid, or Parallelogram shape grows when flipped.

LD-1644  Alt tags are not being added at all to images if "Empty Alt Tags" is checked.

LD-1688  Entry Fields do not appear with Fade or Float transitions

LD-1712  Table of Contents is missing Frame title and failing accessibility tests

LD-1720  Hidden Videos Still Play Audio

LD-1768  Table of Contents Tree View without Icons causes 404 errors when published

LD-1821  Bullets in tables are getting double bullet

LD-1833  Progress Bars set to scope other than title do not work in a group

LD-1924  Changes to web window URL are not retained

LD-2023  Accessibility tests flag ALT Tags as missing from images, even though ALT/ARIA Tags exist

LD-2046  IMG tags missing ALT Text in Buttons

LD-2052  Unable to edit text in a Page Layout

LD-2057  Editing Menu Creator not retaining text changes

LD-2087  Frameless Table of Contents now respect background color. In previous versions of Lectora a Table of Contents with "Frameless" selected would default to a transparent background, even when a color was selected. In Lectora 16 this has been corrected. However this means that titles containing a Table of Contents set to frameless will now have a background color appear (typically defaulted to white) whereas previously the color was ignored. Titles should be checked to ensure all frameless Table of Contents have the desired background appearance.


LD-0699  Publish to Exe creates broken shortcut
LD-0745  OnShow > Play actions on an object to play an audio file does not consistently work in Offline Publish
LD-1746  SCORM dependency values do not match
LD-1787  OnShow actions on Video/Audio objects trigger twice when published
LD-1904  Crop tool renames image but doesn't match in manifest


LD-0302  Text rendered as an image that contains action does not change mouse cursor when hovered over
LD-0857  Hide action on a Web Window doesn't work on iPad
LD-1052  Audio Objects in a group will cause Mute action to not work
LD-1208  Actions do not work on graphics/status indicators with effects
LD-1399  Mute/Unmute action does not work if action is added before media.
LD-1711  On Done Action does not fire with .WAV files
LD-2040  Toggle Play Pause on a WAV file stops and restarts the audio


LD-0537  Alt tag showing in form elements
LD-0199  Use of actual double quotes or single quotes causes incorrect test scores
LD-0270  V12 Question Error for Korean language
LD-0319  Is Correct actions do not function correctly for some foreign languages
LD-0332  Chinese Test Questions add additional Characters
LD-0892  Default text styles have no effect on drag and drop questions
LD-0951  Image actions don't work on pages with Matching questions
LD-0953  Grade Each Choice does not allow Question variable to be used in conditions properly
LD-1265  Adding Test / Survey with view other than 100% will not correctly place buttons
LD-1302  Adding questions on a view other than 100% will scale the questions
LD-1426  Tabbing through question editor (for TF and MC) causes the question to be saved without a correct answer.
LD-1543  User Cannot Resize Hot Spot Areas
LD-1580  Matching questions preventing go to actions from triggering
LD-1599  Customized test results window crash when resized
LD-1635  Likert question interactions causing mismatch error
LD-1713  Custom test results Crash
LD-1824  Questions with entry fields cause error if feedback actions are set to none.
LD-1873  Drag and Drop questions with images do not work on an android phone


Please see our website for Known Issues with this release.