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FusionPro VDP 13.0 Now Available

Dan Korn

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MarcomCentral® is proud to announce version 13.0 of the FusionPro® VDP Suite!


This release is a follow-up to our FusionPro VDP 11 launch, which introduced some major new functionality, as well as a new subscription pricing model.


The FusionPro® VDP product suite includes both Mac and Windows releases of FusionPro VDP Creator, as well as the Windows-based FusionPro VDP Producer and FusionPro VDP Server. With the new subscription model for FusionPro 11, FusionPro VDP Creator will now include FusionPro Expression for no extra charge.


New features and improvements include:

  • Support Adobe Acrobat DC Pro 2023 on both Mac and Windows (in FusionPro VDP 13.0.4)
  • Support Adobe InDesign 2023 on both Mac and Windows
  • Simplified Copyfit GUI
  • Improved support for security: Support for Controlled Folder Access in Windows. Also, optionally not install components not needed
  • Honor formulas in PDF forms in background template
  • Honor the date and number formatting options when reading Excel data
  • Properly handle spacing in monospaced fonts
  • Accessibility improvements – hyperlinks and Artifact tags
  • Tags for horizontal scaling of text
  • Improved support for Unicode characters past plane 0
  • New barcodes for MicroQR, Singapore Post, Australia Post, and improved GS1 barcode
  • New personalized image calendar sample
  • Ability to iterate rules and repeatable components in rules
  • JavaScript improvement: access different rows of a multi-line record in the Field function
  • Drag and drop rule editor can return a special value “Empty” if no text is to be returned.
  • Improved vertical text, including Tate-Chu-Yoko (for customers in Japan)
  • Horizontal and vertical text scaling option in Windows GUI (for customers in Japan)


Issues Addressed:

  • FP-623 - PDF417 barcode gets slower on each record
  • FP-624 - Page measurement is not handling PDF page that is not page 1
  • FP-620 - QR code rule not recognizing & character properly
  • FP-615 - Multiple Secondary Data Sources Issue taking a long time to compose
  • FP-269 - Dot character is displayed instead of non-breaking space if NBSP character is not in the font
  • FP-572 - Selecting "Visit User Forums" in Acrobat does not work on Mac
  • FP-600 - The text QR barcode on the second page is not displayed if all text on first page is Unicode
  • FP-582 - PDF Doc Info and Application not set if first Body page is Unused
  • FP-466 – Improved Punctuation in vertical writing mode in some fonts.
  • FP-467 - Tracking is not available in vertical text mode.


FusionPro VDP 13.0.2 fixes the following issues:

  • FP-642 - Issues with Font Embedding
  • FP-647 - Error 1061 when invoking Acrobat on French OS platform


FusionPro VDP 13.0 has passed testing on Windows 11, Windows Server 2022, and macOS 13 (Ventura).


More information about new FusionPro features and pricing can be found at:



Look for even more new features in upcoming releases!


Additional information about the FusionPro VDP 13.0 release, feature set, and addressed issues can be found in the FusionPro VDP 13.0.1 release notes as well as the FusionPro VDP Software Version History page.


Upgrades and New Licenses


FusionPro VDP customers can download the version 13.0 release from the FusionPro VDP Software Download page.


Existing FusionPro VDP 11 and 12 subscription customers can upgrade to FusionPro VDP 13 for no extra charge, with their existing FP11 or FP12 serial number. (If you are not sure whether your FP11 serial number is subscription, please contact Support.)


If you are using FusionPro Creator versions older than FusionPro v11, please read our FAQs on information regarding FusionPro v11 and 12.


FusionPro VDP Producer/Server and MarcomPortal customers who are active on their maintenance are entitled to an upgrade of their FusionPro VDP software. FusionPro VDP Producer/Server customers can obtain their upgrades by contacting the FusionPro VDP Support team while MarcomPortal customers can contact their MarcomPortal Support representative to inquire about the upgrade.


Please note that pricing and upgrade eligibility may change at any time.


MarcomPortal Support of FusionPro VDP Creator 13.0 Templates


Templates from FusionPro VDP 13 will be supported in the MarcomPortal application on January 4, 2023.


Templates from FusionPro VDP through version 12.1.3 are currently supported in the MarcomPortal application.

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