PDFCreator

Changelog

PDFCreator 3.5.1 Build 7201:

  • Fixed setting passwords if print dialog is skipped.
  • The lost <Last used profile> printer mapping is recovered "Save" is the preselected button in the print job window to proceed immediately by pressing enter.
  • After editing profiles, the print job window sets the last edited profile.
  • Fixed navigation to profiles tab from "Edit" in the print job window.
  • Fixed an error that could happen when printing a lot of files from the context menu.
  • Fixed "Don't show quick Actions until the next update" which sometimes wasn't applied.

PDFCreator 3.5.0 Build 6811:

  • Add drop-down buttons in print job view for quick access to several functions.
  • It is now possible to send a converted file via email, SMTP, FTP or similar without specifying a target directory.
  • When entering a password, the user immediately receives feedback regarding the password strength.
  • PDFCreator now ships with PDF Architect 7.
  • PDFCreator Business, PDFCreator Terminal Server and PDFCreator Custom: There is now a GPO setting to disable the History.
  • Error that occurs when trying to convert a secured PDF in auto-save mode will not clog application.
  • Fixed a bug in parsing user tokens with a certain argument in the PS file.
  • Installing printers could fail without message under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed some cases where HTML Signatures could be overwritten when using the mail client action.
  • License will be updated immediately after activating.
  • The UI now updates correctly when switching the modify background setting on or off.
  • Job History now properly updates when resetting the settings.
  • PDFCreator now uses the operating system‘s display language as default. Previously it would use the language from the regional settings.
  • If PDFCreator can‘t detect the default PDF viewer, but PDF Architect is installed, PDF Architect will be used to open the PDF file.
  • Fixed an error that could appear when closing the application.
  • When the merge window was opened, incoming print jobs could be added and processed twice.
  • Added a new default profile with full encryption and password protection activated.
  • The user receives a clearer answer as to whether the entered certificate password is valid.
  • PDFCreator can repair PDFCreator printers during an update if necessary.

PDFCreator 3.4.1 Build 5876:

  • Fixed a bug in parsing user tokens with a certain argument in the PS file.
  • The profile list is now sorted alphabetically.
  • Installing printers could fail without message under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed some cases where HTML Signatures could be overwritten when using the mail client action.
  • License will be updated immediately after activating.
  • When dragging files to convert into the UI, the drop zone will be visible.
  • The filename was not saved when confirming the print dialog with the enter key.
  • The UI now updates correctly when the switching the modify background setting on or off.
  • Job History now properly updates when reseting the settings.

PDFCreator 3.4.0 Build 5156:

  • PDFCreator Business, PDFCreator Terminal Server and PDFCreator Custom: Share settings via ini file in ProgramData folder.
  • PDFCreator Plus, PDFCreator Business and PDFCreator Terminal Server: New updates are starting to download immediately when they are available to reduce waiting time.
  • Stay up to date with our new news feed in the home tab.
  • A new overview to see all the changes made in the recent updates before installing.
  • Option to open recently converted documents in the print view of PDF Architect.
  • Added new tokens for paths to Desktop, MyDocuments and MyPictures.
  • PDFCreator now supports PDF/A-3b.
  • Simplified setting of visible signature via position, width and height.
  • Every password field now has an eye symbol that can be pressed to see the password in clear text.
  • Mark features that are not supported by the selected output format.
  • Redesign the about section to make it easier for you to find help or help yourself.
  • Redesign of the error report window.

PDFCreator 3.3.2:

  • Fix NullReferenceException while launching PDFCreator caused by unnamed printer ports.
  • When a different profile is selected in the print job view, the filename and folder are set accordingly.
  • Fix translation of the context menu entry.
  • Avoid error caused by too long file paths during direct conversion of PS and PDF files.
  • Fixed linking PDFCreator with new Dropbox account.
  • Fix error when PDF/A validation report was active and the output format is not PDF/A.
  • Ignore empty profile names to ensure a proper profile assignment.
  • Fix a rare problem with hanging print jobs on terminal servers.
  • Fix the manual JPEG Q-Factor.

PDFCreator 3.2.2 Build 13517:

  • The GDPR comes into force and we made adaptions to our terms and conditions.

PDFCreator 2.5.0.116:

- Increased Safety Level.
- More Improvements.
- Fixed Bugs.

PDFCreator 2.4.0.213:

- The COM interface has been moved to the file PDFCreator.COM.dll.
- Dropbox integration allows to upload files to Dropbox and add shared links to your mails.
- You can now define templates for all metadata fields including subject and keywords.
- The licenses on a Terminal Server are now managed per machine to allow users to float between servers in a server farm.
- We did a major architectural redesign, which will allow us to change this faster in future and also greatly increases the application performance.
- Updated to Ghostscript 9.19, which seems to be the most stable version available at the moment.
- When inserting a new license key, you can now optionally transfer it to all other users on the machine.
- Bugs fixed.

PDFCreator 2.3.2.6:

- Fixed Bugs.

PDFCreator 2.3.0.103:

— The drag and drop functionality has been enhanced.
— PDFCreator now integrates much better with the Windows Explorer.
— Enhanced title replacements.

PDFCreator 2.1.1.820:

- The JobID token now holds the Windows print job id. This is not unique over reboots though. The Counter token remains always unique.
- The COM Interface now has a method PrintFile, to call the Windows Shell commands to print a file with PDFCreator.
- Fixed bugs.

PDFCreator 2.0.1.714:

- Fixed Bugs.

PDFCreator 2.0.0.695:

- The initial folder of the save dialog can now be predefined instead of always using the last folder.
- You can now choose if you want to add background pages to cover or attachments as well.
- When creating E-mails in Microsoft Outlook, the COM interface is used instead of the generic MAPI, which allows to preserve signatures.
- PDFCreator checks the profiles for problems. This could have taken very long, if a lot of network drives were involved.
- PDFCreator now also loads environment variables from the volatile environment.
- The User Guide now contains more information and cross-references.
- PDFCreator now only required .Net 4 Client Profile.
- The setup now supports a proxy server for internet access.
- The script action can now configure if PDFCreator should wait for the script to terminate.
- Signed PDFs can now be configured to allow multiple signatures.
- Fixed bugs.

PDFCreator 1.7.3:

- Implemented support for the new PDF Architect 2.
- Improved detection of printable files.
- Updated help files.
- Updated translations.

PDFCreator 1.7.2:

- Upgraded Ghostscript to 9.10.
- Support of "PDF Architect" license key in setup inf file.
- PDF/A optimizations.
- Saving postscript files is working again.
- Fixed the problems if non-ANSI characters exist in the title.

PDFCreator 1.7.1:

- Added new functions to pdfforge.dll (RotatePages, AddRectangleToPDFFile,  AddTextAnnotationToPDFFile).
- Fixed bugs.

PDFCreator 1.7.0:

- Upgraded Ghostscript to 9.07. The memory leak from 9.06 is fixed there.
- PDF/A files now produce PDF/A-2b output.
- PDF Architect was updated to version 1.1.
- Fixed bugs.

PDFCreator 1.6.2:

- Downgraded Ghostscript to 9.05 due to a memory leak in 9.06.
- Updated MSCOMCTL.OCX to include the latest version.
- Some translations were updated.
- Fixed bugs.

PDFCreator 1.6.1:

- Includes new PDF Architect.
- Some improvements to the pdfcmon.

PDFCreator 1.6.0:

- Includes new PDF Architect.
- Some improvements to the pdfcmon.

PDFCreator 1.5.1:

- Fixed Handles issue: The number of active handles grew while PDFCreator was running in server mode.
- Updated pdfcmon.dll to cover some additional special cases with temp paths for multiple sessions on Windows Server.
- Updated PScript drivers to a recent version.
- Some characters were not displayed correctly due to problems with the PostScript driver.
- Fixed some minor bugs.

PDFCreator 1.5.0:

- Added options to set the initial appearance when opening a PDF file (Fullscreen, page layout, which page to show first etc).
- Auto-Save mode recognizes when output files are in use and stops processing (Not for "one file per page" setting).
- Printer profile settings support HKLM and policies settings now.
- pdfcmon.dll now fully supports multiple Sessions of the same user.
- Fixed some minor bugs.

PDFCreator 1.4.3:

- Auto-Save: DateTime-Token now supports a custom format via parameter, i.e. use <DateTime:yyyy> to get just the year. The counter token allows to specify the number of digits that will be displayed.
- PDFCreator checks if the spool folder is writeable.
- The update check can be completely disabled.
- Updated PDFCreator languages.
- The function PrintFile was not aware of different PDFCreator printers and their associated profiles.

PDFCreator 1.4.2:

- Images2PDF now supports JPEG images in CMYK.
- Updated PDFCreator languages.
- Bug Fixes: pdfcmon.dll was not updated when installing PDFCreator as an update.
- Bug Fixes:pdfcmon.dll crashed when the document title had more than 255 characters.
- Bug Fixes:The System TEMP path was not determined correctly in server mode.

PDFCreator 1.4.1:

- Support for large print jobs (> 4GB).
- Very basic support for managed group policies.
- Improved PDFCreator Windows explorer integration.
- Improved setup: There could have been problems replacing the pdfcmon.dll during the setup.
- Includes Images2PDF 0.9.1.
- Updated PDFArchitect languages.
- Bug Fixes.

PDFCreator 1.4.0:

- Improved Setup: Expert settings are now accessible with a single click.
- PDFCreator can now sign and encrypt PDFs at the same time.
- Includes PDFArchitect 0.5.6 and Images2PDF 0.9.0.
- Improved performance with a really large amount of files in the queue.
- Fixed bugs.

PDFCreator 1.3.2:

- Fixed Bugs.

PDFCreator 1.3.1:

- Fixed Bugs.

PDFCreator 1.3.0:

- New Tool: PDFArchitect allows to edit PDF files, i.e. it can rotate or delete single pages and merge whole documents.
- The RedMon dll has been replaced with a custom development. This removes the dependency on the AFPL license.
- Merging multiple print jobs has been accelerated significantly.
- Using Ghostscript 9.05 now.
- Raising minimum requirement to Windows 2000.
- Using GPLv3 now.
- Fixed some minor bugs.

PDFCreator 1.2.3:

- Using Ghostscript 9.04 now.
- pdfforge.dll supports signing with timestamp and lot of new functions like verifying signatures and more.
- Images2PDF was improved and a console application for batch processing was added
- Fixed some minor bugs.

PDFCreator 1.2.2:

- Added more languages (PDFCreator supports 34 languages now).
- pdfforge.dll supports multipage tiff files.
- Fixed some minor bugs.

PDFCreator 1.2.1:

- Improved uninstaller: future versions will not detele profiles during the update using Ghostscript 9.02 now.
- New Tool: Imaes2PDF quickly converts given images into a pdf file.
- Fixed some minor bugs.

PDFCreator 1.2.0:

- Supporting transparency for PNG files now.
- Fixed some bugs.

PDFCreator 1.1.0:

- Improved server performance.

PDFCreator 1.0.2:

- Returns to the older Ghostscript 8.70 as the new version had problem with making text searcheable.
- Added some languages.
- Fixed a small bug.

PDFCreator 1.0.1:

- Added translations to the installer package.
- Fixed few minor bugs.

PDFCreator 1.0.0:

- Improvements: Uses GPL-Ghostscript 8.71 now.
- Added the feature to set the color\grey compression factor manually to get the best realtion between file size and quality of pdf files.
- Improved print after saving.
- Improved the signing feature.
- PDFCreator can handle signing and encrypting in one step.
- Improved the setup: 64bit printer driver installable on a 32bit system.
- Added a better dialog for the certificate password.
- Added the font dialog to the options dialog again.
- Improved the PDFCreator class.
- Fixed some minor bugs.