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pdfFactory Release Notes


Version 8.44 – March 11, 2024

  • fixed a bug that caused some embedded fonts in PDF files to be drawn as symbols

Version 8.43 – March 8, 2024

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect text output when printing embedded fonts to a Postscript device
  • fixed a bug that caused Windows to unnecessarily show the “How do you want to open this file?” dialog for FP and PDF files
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when processing JPEG images

Version 8.42 – March 1, 2024

  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect results when pages were copied or moved
  • fixed a bug that caused some embedded fonts in PDF files to be missing or drawn incorrectly

Version 11.41 – September 1, 2023

  • fixed a bug that caused vertical text to be displayed incorrectly

Version 8.40 – July 19, 2023

  • fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when editing printer settings in the Settings dialog
  • bug fixes for the Server Edition Licensing tab
  • when multiple servers are present, you can now change the Server Edition license server by right-clicking on the server in the Licensing tab server list

Version 8.39 – June 21, 2023

  • fixed a crash that occurred when working with some documents whose file names contain non-alphabetic characters
  • fixed a crash that occurred when imaging some bitmapsVersion 8.36 – April 26, 2023
  • fixed a bug that caused a failure to create PDF files after text was deleted

Version 8.36 – April 26, 2023

  • fixed a bug that caused a failure to create PDF files after text was deleted

Version 8.35 – April 2, 2023

  • minor bug fixes

Version 8.34 – February 8, 2023

  • fixed bugs that caused CID-keyed fonts to crash or be rendered incorrectly

Version 8.33 – December 12, 2022

  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect text output when printing to Postscript printers
  • fixed bugs that caused missing text when opening some PDF files

Version 8.32 – November 4, 2022

  • performance and PDF file size improvements
  • fixed errors that sometimes happened when opening PDF files that use PDF functions
  • improved image quality when compressing bitmaps

Version 8.31 – November 4, 2022

  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when installing or uninstalling
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused Excel gridlines to be missing or to print incorrectly
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect PDF files to be generated after text was deleted
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused complex layered bitmaps to be missing in the generated PDF files

Version 8.30 – October 25, 2022

  •  fixed a bug that caused rotated text to be displayed incorrectly when selected
  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused bitmaps to be displayed incorrectly when the Grayscale or Lighten settings are enabled
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused white fills to be ignored when opening PDF files
  • highlighted text is now displayed correctly
  • the Colors tab in the User Interface dialog now works correctly

Version 8.29 – October 13, 2022

  •  installing or uninstalling no longer causes the Print Spooler service to be stopped and restarted

Version 8.28 – October 6, 2022

  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect text spacing when opening some PDF files
  • performance improvements in the Server Edition Licensing tab
  • fixed a bug in the Server Edition installer when installing onto a server with a previous version of the product already installed

Version 8.27 – September 12, 2022

  • fixed a bug that caused failures when requesting a Server Edition license
  • fixed a bug that caused some bitmaps to be printed incorrectly to Postscript printers
  • fixed a bug that caused failures in the Server Edition Licensing tab
  • fixed a bug that caused some bitmaps in the generated PDF file to display incorrectly

Version 8.25 – September 2, 2022

  • fixed bugs that caused rotated text to be drawn incorrectly
  • fixed bugs that caused long text strings to be drawn incorrectly
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when selecting and deleting text
  • performance improvements when opening large PDF files

Version 8.22 – August 18, 2022

  • bug fixes for PDF files containing bitmaps that use non-RGB color spaces
  • fixed a bug that caused failures when handling large numbers of incoming print jobs
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused thin gridlines to be missing
  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect output when printing complex content to Postscript printers
  • fixed errors when opening PDF files that use ICC-based color spaces
  • fixed a bug that caused missing text when opening some PDF files
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused invalid TrueType fonts to be embedded in the PDF file
  • improved bitmap compression resulting in smaller PDF files when the Compress option is checked

Version 8.21 – July 28, 2022

  • fixed bugs that caused errors with PDF files that use masked or transparent images
  • fixed bugs that caused incorrect or missing text with PDF files that use TrueType or OpenType CFF fonts
  • fixed a bug that caused a silent crash when opening some PDF files
  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect images with PDF files that use JPEG2000 compression
  • improved rendering performance with documents that contain very complex line art
  • PDF files that use indexed CalRGB bitmaps are now imaged correctly
  • Windows 11 is now correctly detected and reported in the PDF Producer string

Version 8.20 – July 6, 2022

  • fixed a bug that caused failures when opening PDF files that contain corrupt TrueType fonts
  • usability improvements when adding, deleting, or changing items in list controls (e.g. the Jobs list, Notes list, etc)
  • performance improvements when working with very large FP or PDF files

Version 8.18 – June 14, 2022

  • fixed bugs when rendering complex layered or masked content

Version 8.17 – June 6, 2022

  • fixed bugs that caused missing or incorrect output when rendering PDF patterns
  • fixed bugs that caused incorrect text spacing when opening PDF files that use CID-keyed fonts
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused invalid PDF files to be created when the Compress option is checked
  • fixed a bug that caused Acrobat Preflight warnings in generated PDF files

Version 8.16 – May 15, 2022

  • fixed bugs that caused missing or incorrect text output when opening PDF files
  • fixed a crash when opening PDF files that contain CMYK bitmaps using JPEG2000 compression
  • the desktop icon is no longer recreated after being deleted

Version 8.15 – May 3, 2022

  • fixed a bug that caused failures when printing PDF files that contain corrupt TrueType fonts
  • fixed a bug that caused missing output when opening PDF files that use complex transformations
  • fixed a bug that caused uneven borders when printing tables from Word
  • added support for the /Separation/DeviceGray color space when opening PDF files

Version 8.12 – March 19, 2022

  • PDF files that use JPEG2000 or JBIG2 compression are now opened correctly
  • fixed a bug that caused pattern brushes to be displayed or printed incorrectly
  • fixed a bug that caused pages to be incorrectly sized or cropped when opening PDF files
  • fixed a GetFontData bug that sometimes happened when opening PDF files

Version 8.11 – March 9, 2022

  • improved Document Properties command (Ctrl+D, Settings\Document Properties, or double-click on a job in the Jobs list)
  • fixed various bugs when imaging bitmaps from opened PDF files
  • fixed a bug that caused failures when opening very large PDF files
  • fixed a bug that caused an “Invalid file format” error when opening some PDF files
  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused text in PDF files to be incorrectly spaced, rotated, or italicized
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused failures when opening PDF files that use OpenType CFF fonts with nonstandard encodings
  • fixed a bug that prevented 32-bpp bitmaps from printing
  • fixed bugs that caused non-complying PDF/A files to be created in some cases

Version 8.10 – February 7, 2022

  • performance and quality improvements when imaging bitmaps
  • PDF files that use CCITT Group 3 compression (e.g. full page scans) are now opened correctly
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when opening PDF files that contain rotated pages
  • fixed bugs that caused incorrect text output when opening PDF files that use complex text matrices
  • Zooming in and out now provides a finer level of control than before. This feature can be disabled by setting the following value in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FinePrint Software\pdfFactory8\CustomSettings\ClassicZoom=1
  • If desired, fine zooming is also available in classic zoom mode by using the Ctrl+Alt + and Ctrl+Alt – key combinations.
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused failures when opening PDF files that contain internal links
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused a hang or crash when inserting or deleting pages in a PDF file that contains bookmarks
  • (Pro only) PDF compression settings can now be configured in the main Jobs tab, significantly reducing the PDF file size

Version 8.07 – January 3, 2022

  • improved accuracy in complex bitmaps
  • adjustments to Colors dialog

Version 8.06 – December 6, 2021

  • the resizing control in thumbnail view now works correctly
  • fixed a bug that caused text to be missing when the output PDF file was opened in Chrome or Edge
  • (Pro only) performance improvements when working with notes in complex documents

Version 8.05 – November 24, 2021

  • fixed a bug that caused missing text or blank pages when opening some PDF files
  • fixed bugs that caused incorrect bitmap output when printing PDF files to other printers
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when opening PDF files that contain CMYK bitmaps
  • fixed a bug that caused failures when opening PDF files that use the Pattern color space
  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect PDF output when imaging pattern fills from Excel
  • (Pro only) fixed a bug that caused the Crop All command to hang or crash

Version 8.04 – November 3, 2021

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect results when printing embedded symbol fonts to other printers
  • fixed a bug that caused unnecessary onscreen redrawing when printing to other printers
  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused text output to be incorrectly bold or italic
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when moving snapshotted content from one page to another
  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect results with large paper sizes at high resolution

Version 8.03 – October 26, 2021

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused failures or incorrect output when printing to physical printers
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused inverted black/white colors when opening PDF files that use CCITT compression
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect results when opening PDF files that use symbol fonts, e.g. musical notes

Version 8.02 – October 21, 2021

  • minor edits to the Windows icons
  • fixed a bug that caused redundant entries to appear in the Windows Explorer “Open With” list for FP files when multiple versions of FinePrint or pdfFactory are installed
  • fixed a bug that caused GetFontData errors when opening PDF files that contain Japanese text
  • fixed a bug that caused text in PDF files to be incorrectly spaced
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused a hang when cutting, copying, or deleting content in complex sessions
  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused text in Type 1 fonts to be missing or incorrect when opening PDF files
  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused missing or incorrect results when opening PDF files that use transparent images
  • fixed a bug that caused failures when opening PDF files that use the /Separation /ICCBased /DeviceRGB color space
  • when opening PDF files, the job name in the main window Jobs list is now set from the PDF file name instead of from the Document Properties title
  • (Pro only) fixed a bug that caused bitmap notes with transparent backgrounds to be imaged incorrectly when creating PDF files

Version 8.01 – October 10, 2021

  • new Windows icons for PDF files handled by FinePrint/pdfFactory
  • bug fixes for bookmarks in PDF files
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused the installer to not recognize previously installed versions

Version 8.00 – October 2, 2021

  • Released – pdfFactory upgrade details
  • Released – pdfFactory Pro upgrade details

Version 7.46 – July 27, 2021

  • New EV certificates 

Version 7.45 – June 28, 2021

  • The Send button can now be configured to use different methods when sending PDF files by email.  More information
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Server Edition Licensing tab to show incorrect purchase dates for license codes

Version 7.45 – June 28, 2021

  • The Send button can now be configured to use different methods when sending PDF files by email.  More information
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Server Edition Licensing tab to show incorrect purchase dates for license codes

Version 7.44 – January 13, 2021

  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect graphic display

Version 7.43 – November 16, 2020

  • added ability to associate printer paper trays with letterheads (Pro only)

Version 7.42 – November 6, 2020

  • fixed bugs that caused dashed or dotted lines to be displayed as solid lines, or with poor quality
  • fixed a bug that caused grayscale JPEG images to be displayed incorrectly
  • improved quality when text is drawn as paths (e.g. when printing from Chrome)
  • fixed a bug that caused notes to be rendered into the PDF file with incorrect opacity/translucency (Pro only)

Version 7.41 -September 22, 2020

  • corrected some strings in the German version
  • minor cosmetic bug fixes

Version 7.40 -September 1, 2020

  • added a Korean version
  • fixed a bug that caused thin grid lines in Excel spreadsheets to be drawn incorrectly in the page display

Version 7.36 -August 24, 2020

  • fixed a bug that caused thin grid lines in Excel spreadsheets to be drawn incorrectly in the page display

Version 7.35 – July 31, 2020

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused transparent bitmaps to be imaged incorrectly

Version 7.34 – July 8, 2020

  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect bookmarks to be generated when print jobs are deleted (Pro only)

Version 7.31 – June 24, 2020

  • fixed bugs that caused print jobs to fail when multiple documents are printed in rapid succession

Version 7.30 – June 11, 2020

  • corrected some strings in the Italian version\

  • ixed a bug that sometimes caused missing text in the PDF file

  • fixed a bug that caused borders in Excel spreadsheets to be drawn incorrectly in the PDF file

Version 7.28 – June 7, 2020

  • improved Lighten control (Pro only)

Version 7.27 – May 27, 2020

  • fixed a bug in Server Edition that caused the error “Could not unlock the license database” to be displayed when no error had actually occurred
  • minor bug fix for the “percent complete” display when creating PDF files after pages were deleted
  • minor fix to improve the appearance of text in sans serif fonts when drawn as paths

Version 7.26 – May 19, 2020

  • performance improvements for documents that contain large bitmaps
  • performance improvements when the Grayscale option is enabled

Version 7.25 – May 10, 2020

  • NEW: PDF files can now be saved as a sequence of individual single-page files.  In the Save As dialog, select the “PDF pages” option from the  “Save as type” list. (Pro only)
  • performance and file size improvements when creating complex PDF files
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect PDF output when text was selected and deleted in the page display
  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect progress to be displayed when creatin PDF files that use Letterheads
  • fixed a bug that caused overstruck text to be drawn an incorrect locations in the PDF file
  • added a Page Tag macro <Title> which expands to the document title of the PDF file.  Can be added to a header, footer, or watermark in the Page Tags dialog, or included in a Text Note (Pro only)

Version 7.22 – April 1, 2020

  • improved the appearance of the product icons
  • fixed bugs for systems where the left/right mouse buttons are swapped
  • fixed bugs that were causing highlighted text in embedded FP notes to display error messages or to generate incorrect PDF files (Pro only)

Version 7.21 – March 20, 2020

  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused incorrect text output in Asian language fonts

  • dragging and dropping JPEG files from Windows Explorer to the page display now works correctly to create Bitmap Notes (Pro only)

Version 7.20 – March 10, 2020

  • fixed bugs that caused Type 1 fonts to be imaged incorrectly
  • improved hit-testing for the page popup buttons (Insert, Paste, Rotate, Delete), to reduce unwanted actions caused by accidental clicks
  • fixed a bug that caused incorrect redraws when zoomed pages are dragged with the Hand cursor
  • Note-related dialogs are now positioned onscreen so that they do not obscure the note being edited (Pro only)
  • text notes that use Page Tag macros (e.g. <Date>, <Time>, <Page>) are now correctly populated and sized when they are applied, copied, or moved (Pro only)
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect redraws when a bitmap note’s “Transparent color” dialog was cancelled (Pro only)
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect PDF/A output
  • when printing from pdfFactory to another printer, the Windows print job name is now set from the overall pdfFactory session name instead of from the internal spool file job name
  • you can now print just selected pages or jobs instead of the entire session by right-clicking on pages in the page display

Version 7.17 – February 25, 2020

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused the “Grayscale” setting to produce incorrect images

Version 7.16 – February 15, 2020

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused missing characters when imaging content that originally came from a PDF file
  • the Password edit control on the Jobs tab is now hidden when not in use
  • fixed bugs that caused the Bookmarks tree control to function incorrectly (Pro only)

Version 7.15 – January 24, 2020

  • fixed a bug that caused some characters to be displayed incorrectly in some cases, e.g. U+2019 Right Single Quotation Mark
  • AES encryption is now supported with key lengths of either 128 or 256 bits.  Click here for more information.

Version 7.11 – January 2, 2020

  • added a clickable Password Reveal button to show plain text passwords in the Jobs list and Security dialog
  • the Security dialog no longer requires passwords to be entered twice
  • fixed a bug that caused the PDF conversion status to be stuck at 0% when creating a complex PDF file
  • documents with very large custom paper sizes now display correctly
  • fixed a bug that caused the currently selected note to scroll offscreen when the page display was zoomed in (Pro only)

Version 7.10 – December 5, 2019

  • changing the location of the Autosave folder no longer presents a warning message
  • improved the appearance of the Rotate grab handle when a note is selected
  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused extra grab handles to be drawn when a note is selected
  • improved the appearance of the popup buttons that appear when the mouse is over a corner or edge of a page

Version 7.07 – November 15, 2019

  • the “Always save to a unique file name” setting now works correctly when the “Do not show dialog” option is checked
  • the “Always save to a unique file name” setting now works correctly with UNC paths

Version 7.06 – November 4, 2019

  • fixed a redraw bug that sometimes happened when jobs were deleted while the page display was zoomed
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused selected notes to be drawn with incorrect grab handles
  • embedded FP notes containing text that originally came from Adobe Acrobat now preserve the original font face name whenever possible

Version 7.05 – October 30, 2019

  • improved performance when printing documents with a large number of pages
  • characters in vertical writing are now drawn in the correct orientation in accordance with the Unicode 12.1.0 standard
  • fixed a bug that caused extraneous black rectangles to appear in the page image
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused unusually large output when scrolling through the page display
  • fixed redraw problems involving rotated text notes
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when snapshotted content is detached or moved (Pro only)

Version 7.03 – September 24, 2019

  • fixed failures that sometimes happened when printing from FinePrint to pdfFactory
  • improved performance and file size when sections of large bitmaps are copied and pasted (Pro only)
  • fixed bugs that sometimes caused rotated text to be imaged incorrectly

Version 7.02 – August 8, 2019

  • fixed a bug that prevented Snapshot notes from being copied and pasted as bitmaps (Pro only)
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused lines and shapes to be drawn at slightly incorrect locations

Version 7.01 – July 25, 2019

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused missing text output in the page display
  • performance and stability improvements when saving complex FP files
  • fixed clipping problems when imaging text notes to PDF files (Pro only)

Version 7.00- July 14, 2019

Version 6.37 – March 27, 2019

  • assorted bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 6.36 – December 17, 2018

  • assorted bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 6.35 – December 7, 2018

  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused pdfFactory to become  unresponsive when the mouse was right-clicked
  • fixed a bug that caused extraneous white lines to appear in the onscreen preview
  • fixed display and scrolling bugs that sometimes happened when fine-zooming in thumbnail view (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+0, Ctrl Alt +, Ctrl Alt-)
  • fixed a bug that caused the Send command to fail for long email messages

Version 6.34 – November 1, 2018

  • display and performance improvements
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused bitmaps on rotated pages to be imaged incorrectly
  • (Pro only) better usability when working with line and shape notes

Version 6.33 – September 23, 2018

  • (Server Edition only) Fixed problems with deploying server-based settings to clients when UAC is enabled. Publish settings can now be done from any server admin account.

Version 6.32 – August 23, 2018

  • All executable files (*.exe, *.dll) and all driver files (*.cat) are now dual-signed with EV SHA-1 and SHA-256 code signing certificates. You can get more information here.
  • (Pro only) the Settings\Bookmarks command now works correctly when run from the printer driver UI

Version 6.31 – July 30, 2018

  • performance improvements
  • rollup of various bug fixes

Version 6.30 – June 19, 2018

  • the default app font is now larger (Calibri 9pt)
  • the default app font can now be customized in the Settings dialog
  • keyboard users can now use the Tab key to navigate through the toolbar buttons
  • you can now set the PDF password from the main Jobs tab instead of having to use the Settings\Security command
  • (Pro only) you can now drag and drop snapshot selections from pdfFactory Pro to other apps (e.g. Windows Explorer, Google Maps)

Version 6.25 – April 6, 2018

  • resizing thumbnails by dragging the grab handle in the lower right corner of a thumbnail page now shows real-time feedback
  • resizing the main window or the pane divider now shows real-time feedback
  • thumbnails now automatically snap to “best fit” sizes when they are resized.  Holding down the Ctrl key overrides this behavior and allows total control  over thumbnail sizes.
  • new and improved keyboard shortcuts for zooming:
  • Ctrl + (Zoom In)
  • Ctrl – (Zoom Out)
  • Ctrl 0 (Fit Page)
  • Ctrl Alt + (Zoom In, small amount)
  • Ctrl Alt – (Zoom Out, small amount)
  • Ctrl Alt 0 (Thumbnail view)
  • F11 (enter/exit Full Screen)
  • performance improvements, particularly with large documents
  • fixed problems imaging large bitmaps (e.g. photos, scans) that were broken up into separate pieces when printed by the application
  • bug fixes and performance improvements when imaging bitmaps and line art
  • that use transparency
  • Ctrl+A (Select All) now works correctly in edit controls on the Jobs tab
  • fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when the print job contained a ‘%’ character
  • (Pro only) fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when text notes containing multiple lines of text were converted to PDF
  • (Pro only) improvements and bug fixes to the Bookmarks tab
Version 6.20 – October 31, 2017
  • fixed a bug that caused some Excel charts and other graphics to be drawn incorrectly
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused the toolbar buttons to be positioned slightly incorrectly
  • fixed problems that caused some lengthy operations to make the main window unresponsive
  • fixed problems with the Send button and Microsoft Outlook
  • the Send button now preserves Unicode characters in the attached PDF file name if the email program supports it
  • (Pro only) email addresses in the Settings dialog Email tab can now be in RFC822 format (e.g. “Joseph Blough <joeblough@company.com>”), with multiple recipients separated by the ‘;’ character
  • (Pro only) fixed a bug that sometimes caused rotated embedded FP notes to be rendered incorrectly in the PDF file
Version 6.19 – September 28, 2017
  • faster startup when you print to pdfFactory
  • (Pro only) the “Start numbering at” setting of a page tag is now correctly saved and restored along with the other settings
Version 6.18 – August 17, 2017
  • (Pro only) improved hit testing when clicking on line and shape notes
  • (Pro only) note borders can now be set to specific widths
  • (Pro only) the Snapshot note Trim command now correctly handles text that is drawn in a rotated font
  • Shift+Ctrl+C now performs the “Copy PDF file to clipboard” command
Version 6.17 – July 1, 2017
  • new “Always Save As” checkbox in the Settings dialog forces the Save As dialog to be displayed whenever a Save operation is performed
  • multiple print jobs can now be deleted from the Jobs list by selecting a print job, then pressing and holding down the Delete key
  • you can now update a previously saved note by dragging a note from the page display directly onto the note in the Notes list
  • you can now drag and drop the PDF file from the pdfFactory window (e.g. into Outlook or Windows Explorer) from either Fit Page or Thumbnail view
Version 6.16 – May 30, 2017
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Customize dialog to be incorrectly displayed
Version 6.15 – May 16, 2017
  • fixed problems rendering styled lines
  • fixed problems with the Send button when the PDF filename contains Unicode  characters
Version 6.11 – March 30, 2017
  • added support for layered output which uses alpha blending
  • fixed problems imaging the Knul family of fonts
Version 6.10 – March 23, 2017
  • fixed problems with the progress window that appears during lengthy operations
  • no longer get the location of the current user’s Documents folder from the registry
  • various bug fixes involving rotated pages and rotated notes
  • (Pro only) notes can now be easily increased or decreased in size with Ctrl Shift + and Ctrl Shift –
  • (Server Edition only) the list of servers on the Licensing tab now shows which server is the license server.  you can reassign the license server by holding down the Ctrl key and right-clicking on a server in the list.
Version 6.05 – January 21, 2017
  • fixed a selection bug that sometimes happened when pages are rotated
  • better output quality when text is printed from Chrome, Google Docs, or Adobe Reader
  • fixed a bug that sometimes caused incorrect PDF output when pages printed from Adobe Reader are rotated
  • (Pro only) rotating notes with the mouse now uses 45 degree increments.  For finer degrees of rotation, press the Ctrl key while rotating the note.
Version 6.03 – December 30, 2016
  • fixed a bug where sessions with unsaved changes sometimes did not show the correct status indicator in the caption bar
  • fixed incorrect scrolling that sometimes happened when pages are rearranged (either drag and drop or cut/copy/paste)
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when the status bar was clicked on
  • fixed a bug where pages with a very small amount of content (e.g. just a single character) sometimes did not produce any PDF output
Version 6.02 – December 17, 2016
  • fixed an FpFile error that sometimes happened when printing jobs after deleting pages
  • improved performance when working with complex files (e.g. deleting or rearranging pages, snapshot notes, etc.)
Version 6.01 – December 12, 2016
  • made some improvements to non-English language versions
  • fixed incorrect keyboard shortcuts in the Page Left and Page Right toolbar  buttons
  • fixed a bug where clicking on a note sometimes did not result in the note being selected
  • fixed a bug where sometimes the installer did not create the starter notes
Version 6.00 – December 8, 2016
  • Released – pdfFactory 
  • Released – pdfFactory Pro
Version 5.38 – November 3, 2016
  • Implemented printer driver package awareness
Version 5.37 – June 7, 2016
  • page tags and text notes that refer to environment variables  (i.e. <%variable_name%>) now refresh the values of the environment variables at each rendering
  • fixed an FpFile error 4 that sometimes happened when printing from FinePrint to pdfFactory
  • fixed an issue related to Outlook 2016
Version 5.36 – May 12, 2016
  • fixed server edition licensing issue
  • Version 5.35 – February 12, 2016
  • performance and stability improvements
Version 5.34 – January 20, 2016
  • performance and stability improvements
  • when printing to a physical printer, the progress window now allows you to cancel the print job
  • fixed problems imaging temporary OpenType fonts printed from IE
  • (Pro only) fixed problems with the “Lighten” setting when applied to some 32-bpp bitmaps
  • (Pro only) the PDF permissions for “Filling of form fields”, “Signing”, and”Creation of Template Pages” are now set correctly when encrypted PDF files are created
  • (Pro only) manually editing a bookmark (creating, changing the text, moving, etc.) no longer causes the PDF file to be immediately regenerated.  This is helpful for very large or complex sessions.  The PDF file will be regenerated when you click away from the Bookmarks tab (either to another tab, or to another Windows application).
Version 5.32 – September 10, 2015
  • fixed problems with rearranging pages when in thumbnail view
  • the TrueType font “Galant” now images correctly
Version 5.31 – July 31, 2015
  • fixed problems where first-time product installation sometimes did not correctly detect the current Windows language
  • improved performance when imaging full-page scans or faxes to PDF
  • (Pro only) the “Line” and “Sticky Note” starter notes are now correctly created in non-English versions of the product
  • updated digital signature certificate to 2018
Version 5.30 – July 7, 2015
  • rollup of various bug fixes
Version 5.28 – May 7, 2015
  • rollup of various bug fixes
Version 5.27 – April 14, 2015
  • (Pro only) fixed problems with the Crop All Pages command
  • performance and stability improvements when multiple FinePrint windows are  active
Version 5.25 – March 3, 2015
  • fixed a problem where print jobs were sometimes lost when several files were printed from Windows Explorer in rapid succession
  • fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when you click OK in the Printing Preferences dialog
Version 5.22 – February 12, 2015
  • the onscreen page display now correctly represents the printable and unprintable areas of the sheet as defined by the pdfFactory printer’s margins
  • you can now sort the list of print jobs by clicking on the job name column header. The first click sorts the list in ascending order, the second click sorts in descending order, and the third click restores the original order.
  • fixed problems imaging some embedded fonts when printed from Adobe Reader to pdfFactory
  • fixed a bug where custom paper sizes sometimes could not be deleted
  • Ctrl-A now selects all pages. To deselect a page you can Ctrl-click on that page.
  • (Pro only) the “Crop all pages” command no longer trims the crop rectangle to the content of the selected page
  • (Pro only) the “Crop all pages” command now works silently instead of scrolling through the pages onscreen
  • (Pro only) fixed problems where changes made to Page tags or Letterheads in the Page tags or Letterhead dialog did not rebuild the output PDF file
  • (Pro only) fixed problems where sometimes embedded FP notes were not imaged at the correct location in the PDF file
  • (Pro only) dragging a line note now gives more accurate feedback on where the line will be placed when it is dropped
  • (Pro only) fixed problems where the Bookmarks tab sometimes disappeared, or individual bookmarks disappeared
Version 5.20 – October 13, 2014
  • (Pro only) added more starter notes to the Notes tab (line, rectangle,
  • ellipse)
  • (Pro only) added support for PDF/A-2b and PDF/A-3b
Version 5.16 – September 15, 2014
  • fixed problems cleaning up temporary TrueType font files
Version 5.15 – August 28, 2014
  • fixed a slowdown or crash that sometimes occurred when content is printed to pdfFactory
  • fixed a crash that sometimes occurred after PDF files are printed from pdfFactory to a physical printer
  • made corrections to the Italian translations
Version 5.12 – July 8, 2014
  • the Notes tab now uses a more intuitive thumbnail view.  The old view is still available by right-clicking the notes list and unchecking the “Thumbnails” option.
  • added more starter notes to the Notes tab (different Date formats, Highlight, Sticky Note)
  • rollup of various bug fixes
Version 5.11 – May 18, 2014
  • (Pro only) fixed problems dragging bitmaps from Windows Explorer onto the page display
  • (Pro only) copying snapshot notes and embedded FP notes now also puts a bitmap on the  clipboard which can be pasted into other applications
  • the uninstaller now deletes unneeded INF files from the Windows INF folder
Version 5.10 – April 23, 2014
  • new artwork in the toolbar
  • rollup of various bug fixes
Version 5.05 – March 16, 2014
  • (Pro only) new Lighten feature reduces the color intensity of your printed content.  This is primarily intended to save ink when printing from a PDF.
  • fixed problems with the “Create new printer” command under Windows 7/8/8.1
Version 5.02 – February 10, 014
  • various bugs fixed
Version 5.01 – November 19, 2013
  • fixed display problems when zooming and scrolling
  • (Pro only) the Letterhead setting is now properly saved and loaded
Version 5.00 – October 24, 2013
  • initial release


Version 4.81 – May 13, 2013


  • fixed problems with CFpFile error 7 that sometimes happened when creating PDF files
  • removed unnecessary Server Edition prompts to overwrite INI files
  • AirPrint compatibility added
  • Japanese language added
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