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The Top 5 New Features in Adobe Muse (Version 7)

Wondering what's new about the latest version of Adobe Muse? (released Nov 13, 2013). Here's a breakdown of our 5 favorite features from the release, called Adobe Muse Version 7.

1. Import / Export Library Files

We are big fans of the new system for sharing widgets, graphics and assets in Muse. Simply import or export library files as needed, and build yourself a big collection of helpful tools that are always available directly within Muse. Library files will inherit styles between Muse websites, so with consistent naming of swatches and text styles they very simple to use. We've been hard at work building useful library files for our members to use free of charge - click here to see what we've done


2.  Full Screen Slideshow Widget

A widely requested feature in previous versions, the Full Screen Slideshow widget lets you create large scrolling "full browser" images on your site.  Perfect for designers, artists, or photographers looking to display their creative work, the full screen slideshow can be found within the "slideshow" widget area.

Check out the MuseThemes "Fullscreen Fruit" widget (pictured above) now available on the Adobe Exchange.
It's beautiful, functional and best of all - free!


3.  Social / Web Widgets

Muse now allows community members to build custom, embeddable widgets in a new format called .Mucow (Muse Configurable Option Widget). This release contains a big selection of these prebuilt widgets, such as Facebook buttons, Vimeo / YouTube videos, Social Media sharing buttons, and many more.  These widgets are intended to replace the need to embed 3rd party HTML - simply drag them out on to the canvas and change options using the menu flyout.


4.  Advanced Motion Scroll Effects

Motion Scroll received a major upgrade in this release, with the ability to now control opacity, motion in slideshows, edge animate files and also an additional location for "action" to happen (essentially a mid-point where motion can change).  The motion scroll panel has 4 small buttons relating to the effect you would like to use - check out the new website for a deeper (and visually awesome!) explanation.


5.  New Widgets / Existing Widget Improvements

Full of simple yet effective new features, Muse 7 gives users more control over familiar widgets. Our personal favorite allows users to rotate and spin existing widgets (such as Accordions and Tabbed Panels) to a vertical, horizontal or diagonal orientation.  To rotate, place your cursor on the corner of the widget and click / drag.  Think of the possibilities!



There are more great features in this release, however these are just a few of our favorite.

Read the full release list here!



Steve Harris
Steve Harris / Calgary, Canada

Steve Harris started MuseThemes in 2011 and steadily grew the company, going from a full-time corporate employee to being his own boss. More than just MuseThemes, Steve is a conference speaker, author, and holds equally large collections of both business books and fine scotch.



Lovely themes, but I still prefer the classic Adobe exchange, so much easier to navigate


very good step and waiting for more updates

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