2017 releases of Adobe Muse CC

The 2017 release of Adobe Muse CC (November 2016) brings in several enhancements, including the support for animations through CC Libraries, power zoom functionality, support for Google reCAPTCHA version 2, and much more. Read on to know more about the new features, and links that offer more learning resources.

For a summary of the features introduced in the earlier versions, see What's New in Adobe Muse CC 2015.2.


Help menu reorganization

New in Adobe Muse CC (February 2017)

The Help menu in Adobe Muse has now been reorganized. See the following images to note the reorganization in the menus.

Help Menu in previous versions of Adobe Muse
Help Menu - previous versions of Adobe Muse

Help Menu in Adobe Muse 2017.0.2 and later versions
Help Menu in Adobe Muse 2017.0.2


The Adobe Muse CC Help has now been reorganized into Adobe Muse CC Tutorials (for video tutorials), and Adobe Muse CC Help (for help pages).

The Go To Community Feedback Site option is now renamed as Adobe Online Forums. Click this option to go to the Adobe Muse forums.

The Submit Bug/Feature Request is a new option that takes you to the Customer Feedback page. You can visit this page to request for new features, contact support, or provide feedback.

Click Submit Bug/Feature Request to go the Customer Feedback page.
Click Submit Bug/Feature Request to go the Customer Feedback page.

Sitemap improvements for search optimization

New in Adobe Muse CC (February 2017)

You can now see the following changes in the sitemap.xml file that is generated when you export or upload a site in Adobe Muse:

  • The site maps now list images with an <image:image> tag.
  • The captions for the images are listed with an <image:caption> tag.  With the exception of .png files, the site maps also include images that are rotated and images with effects.
  • If you upload images with the same file name but different alt text, the images are listed separately with an <image:caption> tag. The caption includes the respective alt text.

Add anchor links in Accordion Widgets

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC (February 2017)

You can now add anchor links inside Accordion widgets. You can link any page element with an Accordion container, in a single click. To know how to add anchor links, see Adding anchor links in Accordion panels.

Performance improvements while exporting files

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC (February 2017)

It now takes lesser time to export. muse files in Adobe Muse. With the performance improvements, you can export even larger files with more breakpoints in lesser time.

Power zoom

New in Adobe Muse CC (November 2016)

The new Power Zoom feature in Adobe Muse enables you to view and edit specific areas in your page layout. If you are in a client meeting, and you want to make runtime changes to your website, you can use the Power Zoom feature. This feature allows you to focus on specific areas in the Design View. You can quickly zoom out and zoom in on different areas in your page layout to perform quick edits.

To use the Power Zoom feature:

  1. Click the Hand tool in the Adobe Muse toolbar.

  2. Press the Alt key and hold down the mouse button.

    The Design View of your site zooms out, offering a full view of your layout. A red box appears, indicating the view area. Release the mouse button to zoom in on the view area.

    Power zoom in Adobe Muse
    Red box indicates view area in Power Zoom

  3. Press the Alt key and use the mouse button to drag the view area to the desired location in your page.

    Release the mouse button to zoom in on the desired view area.

Add animations using CC Libraries

New in Adobe Muse CC (November 2016)

You can now place animations in your Adobe Muse websites using Creative Cloud Libraries. Previously, you were able to browse to your hard drive to select the animation. Now, in addition to this option, you can also drag the animation files from the CC Libraries panel into Adobe Muse Design view.

You can also share your animations and collaborate with other Creative Cloud users using CC Libraries. To know how to add and use animations using CC Libraries, see Add Animations from Animate CC.

Add Library items with breakpoints

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC (November 2016)

In the earlier versions of Adobe Muse, you could use Library items in your website by dragging the items into your layout. Now, when you place a Library item with breakpoints in your layout, the breakpoints are automatically added to the page.

You can use this feature to add multiple breakpoints with a single click. You can also use this feature to add a set of breakpoints across multiple Adobe Muse files.  

To add page elements with breakpoints, simply click the plus symbol next to the Library item, and drag the item into the Design panel. The breakpoints are automatically added to your page.

 

Retain breakpoints in Library items
Click + and drag Library items to retain breakpoints

For more information on retaining breakpoints with Library items, see Use Library items in your designs.

To see a video tutorial on this feature, see Breakpoint support for Library items.

Share your website URL with a single click

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC (November 2016)

The new Share menu on top of the workspace allows you to easily share the URL of your published website as well as the URL to edit your site content. After you publish your site, click Share.

Share your site URL
Share your Adobe Muse site URL

You can copy and send the URL of your live site with other users. Or, if you want to allow your clients or your team members to edit your site content using In-Browser Editing, click Copy Link below the In-Browser Editing option.

Support for Google reCAPTCHA (version 2)

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC (November 2016)

Adobe Muse CC 2017 release supports Google reCAPTCHA v2. In the earlier versions of Adobe Muse, you were able to configure and use Google reCAPTCHA v1 for your contact forms. However, Google has recently stopped issuing the private keys for version 1, and has released reCAPTCHA v2.

To add the latest reCAPTCHA version to your forms, add the contact form from the widget library, and click the blue arrow next to the form. In the Options pop-up menu, select reCAPTCHA v2 from the Captcha drop-down list. The reCAPTCHA field (Image Verification) is now added to the form.

Add reCAPTCHAv2 in Contact forms
Add reCAPTCHAv2 in Contact forms

Note:

You don't have to re-publish sites that are already live and have an existing Google reCAPTCHA private key. reCAPTCHA 2 is only required when you create new contact forms.  

To know how to configure the reCAPTCHA v2 in your forms, see Adding and configuring reCAPTCHA to a form.

To view the video tutorial on reCAPTCHA v2, see Spam Filter Support with reCAPTCHA 2.

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