FinePrint Release Notes

Version 8.05 – March 16, 2014

  • new Lighten feature allows you to save ink by reducing the color intensity of your printed content
  • fixed problems with the “Create new printer” command under Windows 7/8/8.1

Version 8.02 – February 10, 2014

  • various bugs fixes
  • save as image fixed

Version 8.01 – November 19, 2013

  • fixed display problems when zooming and scrolling
  • the Letterhead setting is now properly saved and loaded
  • thumbnails in multi-up layouts are now resizable
  • snapshot notes are no longer printed to the physical printer

Version 8.00 – October 24, 2013

  • initial release

Version 7.21 – May 13, 2013

  • removed unnecessary Server Edition prompts to overwrite INI file
  • Japanese language added

Version 7.20 – March 4, 2013

  • rollup of various bug fixes
  • added language support for Russian
  • combined downloads for workstation and server editions.

Version 7.15 – November 22, 2012

  • fixed a problem where dispatcher processes sometimes continued to run even after pdfFactory was closed
  • fixed redraw problems with highlighted or redacted text in documents that use transparency (Pro only)
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when imaging Greek symbols in Mathcad fonts
  • fixed problems imaging bar codes in tax returns
  • fixed MAPI errors that sometimes happened when you click on the Send button
  • added language support for Danish, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese

Version 7.10 – September 13, 2012

  • you can now replace printed text by selecting it and typing over it
  • you can now move pasted signatures and initials when in Text Note mode
  • rearranging your printed content using Snapshot notes no longer results in overly large FP files (Pro only)
  • added Crop function to context menu of Snapshot tool
  • fonts printed via XPS (e.g. IE 9, XPS Viewer) are now imaged correctly
  • the FinePrint window now always comes to the foreground the first time you  print to it
  • Custom URLs for online Help are now supported.
  • fixed redraw problems when pages are deleted or undeleted and deleted jobs  are shown
  • fixed redraw problems with highlighted or redacted text in documents that  use transparency

Version 7.05 – July 19, 2012

  • You can now rearrange your printed content using the Snapshot tool.  Choose  the Snapshot tool on the toolbar, click and drag to select a rectangle, then drag the  selected area anywhere you like.  You can also right-click on the selected  area and select Cut (Ctrl-X), Copy (Ctrl-C), Delete (Del), or Redact.  Areas  that you move or copy in this manner are scalable; they can be made larger  or smaller while still maintaining the quality of the original printed  output.
  • added a “Restore original size” command to the context menu for bitmap  notes.  This allows a previously resized bitmap note to be returned to its  original dimensions.
  • added Italian language version
  • bug fixes

Version 7.04 – April 19, 2012

  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when you pasted text into the PDF file (Pro only)
  • fixed a problem where you had to right-click on the page display twice in order to bring up the context menu
  • vertical text in Asian languages is now displayed properly
  • added Czech, Polish, and Swedish versions

Version 7.03 – April 4, 2012

  • fixed problems with undeleting previously deleted text
  • fixed a bug where the uninstaller did not remove the FinePrint program group from the Start menu
  • the Language setting can now be set per user (HKCU) or per machine (HKLM)

Version 7.02 – March 27, 2012

  • fixed problems installing the English version on non-English versions of Windows
  • fixed problems printing from Citrix, GoToMyPC, and Terminal Server to a redirected local pdfFactory Pro printer
  • fixed spacing problems with condensed or expanded text

Version 7.01 – March 20, 2012

  • Added fullscreen mode
  • Added drag/drop to facilitate use with web-based email
  • added German and Slovak versions
  • fixed problems with toolbar customization
  • reduced the minimum window size in order to accommodate netbook screens with
    a vertical resolution of 600 pixels
  • fixed problems imaging ligatures and other complex glyphs in TrueType OpenType (CFF) fonts

Version 7.00 – March 8, 2012

  • Initial release

Version 6.25 – June 21, 2011

  • Set initial duplex settings for the pdfFactory printer

Version 6.20 – January 7, 2011

  • new toolbar layout that more closely matches pdfFactory
  • enlarged the preview area of the Open dialog
  • fixed a hang that sometimes happened when you clicked on FP files in the Open dialog Recent list
  • Ctrl-0 (zero) now returns the display to 100% zoom
  • fixed problems imaging accented Arabic, Hebrew, and Thai characters
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010 no longer erroneously shows the “Manual 2 Sided Printing” duplex mode when printing to FinePrint
  • Bates field error in stamp sets fixed
  • (Server Edition) printing statistics are now stored in the license database instead of in separate files

Version 6.15 – October 4, 2010

  • the Add/Remove Programs entry for FinePrint now shows the version number and date of installation
  • fixed a DLL error that happened when printing from some 32-bit applications under 64-bit Windows
  • fixed a bug where sometimes Setup did not create the FinePrint printer
  • the printer shortcut in the Send To folder is now created correctly under Vista and Windows 7
  • the thumbnail tooltips that appear when you click and drag the scroll bar are now larger
  • you can now easily hide or show the left panel with a single click on the arrow button in between the two panels
  • (Server Edition) Setup no longer presents the “Choose Platforms” dialog during installation. Printer drivers are installed for all supported Windows platforms. Please note that Windows 9x/Me and Windows NT 4.0 (kernel mode) are no longer supported, so these drivers are not installed.
  • (Server Edition) right-clicking in the Users list now allows you to copy the list to the clipboard. You can paste the results into Excel and create reports.
  • (Server Edition) propagation of settings to non-admin users now works correctly under all supported versions of Windows (including Windows Server 2008 R2) and no longer triggers driver updates

Version 6.13 – August 12, 2010

  • (Pro only) fixed problem with Licensing tab
  • fixed problems with Hebrew fonts

Version 6.12 – December 12, 2009

  • correct output file name is now proposed when you save a print job whose name contains a period (e.g. “Documentation v56.5 Release”)
  • fixed problems where words were sometimes printed too close to each other
  • the correct icon is now displayed in the Windows 7 task bar
  • fixed problems in the uninstaller under Windows 7
  • Windows NT 4 is no longer supported
  • both 32 and 64-bit FinePrint now support the following output file formats: BMP, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF (including LZW compression), TXT
  • the Properties command for the physical printer is now located in the printer menu on the toolbar, instead of in the Advanced dialog
  • fonts which are installed on the system are no longer unnecessarily embedded in the FP file

Version 6.11 – August 31, 2009

  • the “Separate jobs” setting is now available in 1-up single-sided layout, because it can affect the page numbers displayed in stamp sets
  • fixed problems where hilited and redacted text was sometimes not imaged correctly in the PDF file when an FP file was sent to pdfFactory
  • selecting text now works properly when “Maintain text column alignment” is enabled
  • the Printers menu is now properly truncated when there are more printers than will fit on the screen
  • letterheads and stamp sets that overlap each other are now imaged correctly
  • rotated text is now imaged correctly when saved as BMP or JPEG
  • fixed problems viewing and printing documents with extremely large amounts of rotated text
  • combined the 32-bit and 64-bit releases into a single downloadable file

Version 6.10 – June 7, 2009

  • you can now select text using the mouse, and by right-clicking on the selected text you can copy, delete, highlight, or redact the text
  • right-clicking on a bitmap now allows you to copy, save, or delete the bitmap
  • the Layout tab can now be automatically hidden when not in use, which allows for a larger page display. Right-click on the Layout tab and choose the “Auto-hide” option.
  • fixed problems with deleting and undeleting pages via the right-click menu
  • improved the appearance of toolbar buttons
  • added a Cursor toolbar, which controls the mouse function when the page display is zoomed
  • fixed a bug where masked content (e.g. a transparent fill in Powerpoint) sometimes was not redrawn properly onscreen after the document was printed on a printer
  • fixed problems where rotated text was sometimes imaged incorrectly when scaling is involved (i.e. a non-Bypass layout)
  • booklets no longer print with repeated pages when the “Repeat Pages” option was previously chosen
  • fixed problems imaging embedded TrueType fonts which contain incomplete tables
  • (Server Edition only) Fixed problems where sometimes the Client Folder settings were not correctly propagated from the server to the clients
  • (Server Edition only) Fixed problems where Stamp Sets were sometimes not correctly propagated from the server to the clients

Version 6.08 – March 24, 2009

  • fixed a problem displaying some old versions of FP files when scaling is involved
  • changes for Japanese language version

Version 6.06 – January 29, 2009

  • fixed installation errors in AddPrinterDriver and AddPrinter that happened on some systems
  • fixed an AutoSave problem that sometimes caused large files to be saved incorrectly
  • fixed a bug where selective printing (e.g. “print this page”) sometimes printed the entire job when pdfFactory is the destination printer
  • when sheets and pages mean the same thing (Bypass or 1-up, single-sided), redundant menu commands “print this sheet” and “print selected sheets” are no longer shown
  • the FinePrint uninstaller now sets the Windows default printer back to the current destination printer, if FinePrint is the default printer at the time of uninstallation
  • now properly handles the case where a user logoff or system shutdown is started while the FinePrint window is open
  • the <JobName> variable now works correctly in stationery when job separation is enabled
  • the “FinePrint 2-up Letter” paper size now appears as a choice in application (e.g. Word) Page Setup dialogs
  • Windows 7 is now supported
  • text runs can now be longer than 255 characters
  • (Server Edition) improved propagation of printer settings (e.g. paper size, “Do not show dialog”) from the server to the clients

Version 6.05 – January 15, 2009

  • the Jobs list now grows or shrinks automatically when print jobs are added or deleted
  • ampersand characters in printer nicknames are now displayed properly
  • (Server Edition) letterheads are now correctly propagated to clients when the “Copy letterheads to all clients” box is checked after Printing Preferences are displayed

Version 6.04 – October 22, 2008

  • bitmaps with RLE compression now image correctly
  • added a Grayscale option to the Layout tab
  • navigation keys (Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, up own, left, right) keys now work when the preview is zoomed

Version 6.03 – September 18, 2008

  • international releases
  • fixed display problems in the Printing Preferences dialog
  • fixed display problems in the Trays dialog (Letterhead tab)

Version 6.02 – August 27, 2008

  • fixed a CFpFile Error 7 that sometimes happened with embedded or Symbol fonts
  • checking the “Enable right to left page ordering on Layout tab” check box in the Settings dialog now also sets the corresponding entry in the Customize dialog, so that the “Right to left” check box is made visible
  • fixed a bug in Save As JPEG where sometimes the output JPEG file did not have the correct colors
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when trying to display the FinePrint dialog (either through printing, or Printing Preferences)
  • made the Printing Preferences dialog larger so that it no longer truncates the Letterhead minitab
  • the “Double-sided” control is now properly disabled when Booklet layout is selected, since booklets are always double-sided
  • (Server Edition only) fixed communication problems that sometimes prevented the Licensing tab from seeing other servers running FinePrint
  • (Server Edition only) new “Configuration…” button on the Licensing tab for easily configuring a multi-server installation of pdfFactory

Version 6.01 – July 30, 2008

  • paper-tray based letterheads are now supported
  • the “Double-sided” check box is now properly updated when the destination printer is changed
  • extra blank pages are no longer printed when “Show deleted pages” or “Show deleted jobs” is checked
  • the status bar now displays the number of sheets that will be printed when in Booklet layout
  • fixed redraw problems in the driver UI under Vista
  • fixed problems when FinePrint 5 SE and FinePrint 6 SE are installed at the same time

Version 6.00 – July 12, 2008

 

Version 5.85 – February 29, 2008

  • use 32-bit coordinates in FP files when necessary
  • display the reg code in the About tab

Version 5.77 – November 5, 2007

  • fixed dispatcher problems that sometimes happened when print jobs arrive in rapid succession, or that caused “Dispatcher not found” errors under Windows Vista
  • fixed problems displaying complex clipped content
  • (Server Edition only) the Appearance dialog now allows you to specify whether or not clients should be able to alter their own Appearance settings
  • (Server Edition only) fixed display problems on the Licensing tab when more than one version of Server Edition is installed

Version 5.76 – October 12, 2007

  • fixed dispatcher problems that sometimes happened when print jobs arrive in rapid succession

Version 5.75 – September 18, 2007

  • fixed problems with custom paper sizes
  • fixed onscreen display problems when scaling monochrome bitmaps
  • fixed onscreen display problems when printer margins are set to zero
  • (Server Edition only) fixed problems with the /quiet option to SETUP

Version 5.71 – April 13, 2007

  • fixed a resource DLL error that happened on some systems
  • fixed problems with print job names containing double byte characters

Version 5.70 – February 16, 2007

  • new improved Layout minitab with simpler interface
  • fixed problems communicating with the dispatcher under Windows Vista

Version 5.65 – January 22, 2007

  • fixed problems imaging masked bitmaps which use SRCAND and SRCPAINT
  • fixed an “AddPrinterDriver failed” error that happened during installation on some Windows XP systems
  • fixed errors that occurred when print job names contain certain non-ANSI characters

Version 5.60- December , 2006

  • fixed errors that sometimes occurred when the current logged on user’s name
  • contains double byte characters
  • fixed problems with form-based paper trays
  • now works with Windows Vista

Version 5.55 – Augst 31, 2006

  • fixed rotated text problems

Version 5.51 – March 27, 2006

  • fixed problems imaging embedded fonts in print jobs sent from FinePrint to pdfFactory
  • rotated fonts on an opaque background are now imaged correctly

Version 5.50 – January 10, 2006

  • initial release for 64-bit Windows (x64 only)

Version 5.46 – November 22, 2005

  • (Server Edition) computer names longer than 16 characters are now supported
  • fixed problems with text spacing when printing PDF files to some printers (e.g. HP Color LaserJet 4650)

Version 5.45 – September 20, 2005

  • no changes

Version 5.44 – September 7, 2005

  • fixed problems imaging opaque text with leading or trailing spaces fixed problems imaging the Minchotai family of fonts
  • fixed problems imaging opaque rectangles when drawing text
  • fixed a “GetUserName failed” error that sometimes happpened under Windows 9x/Me
  • fixed problems imaging bar code fonts
  • the FormFactory options “Print on first job page only” and “Do not repeat first form page” now work correctly when job separation is enabled
  • the Stationery options “Apply to first page only” and “Apply to “first sheet only” now work correctly when job separation is enabled
  • (Server Edition) fixed license allocation problems when printing from remote Citrix Web clients

Version 5.43 – July 18, 2005

  • fixed problems imaging opaque text with leading or trailing spaces

Version 5.42 – June 1, 2005

  • fixed problems with missing text output when PDF files are printed from Acrobat 7
  • fixed a problem with autosaving print jobs when the pdfFactory button is configured to use Bypass layout

Version 5.41 – April 13, 2005

  • fixed a “Could not locate the dispatcher” error which sometimes occurred when you printed to FinePrint
  • fixed a “GetPrinter failed” error which sometimes occurred on Windows NT 4.0
  • (Server Edition) the Appearance tab item for suppressing the program group in the Start menu now works correctly

Version 5.40 – March 31, 2005

  • (Server Edition) improved license management in multi-server environments. Licenses are now consolidated and automatically load-balanced among servers, and it is no longer necessary (or supported) to manually move licenses from one server to another.
  • (Server Edition) licenses for remote Citrix and Terminal Server sessions are now issued on a client computer basis instead of by user name
  • (Server Edition) network information is now cached, so full network scans are performed only when the Licensing tab is shown for the first time or when you click on the “Refresh” button

Version 5.38 – March 17, 2005

  • (Server Edition) fixed a crash which sometimes occurred when entering a new license code
  • (Server Edition) licenses for remote Citrix and Terminal Server sessions are now issued on a client computer basis instead of by user name
  • (Server Edition) Server Edition Licensing and Appearance tabs are now available to administrative users in remote Terminal Server sessions

Version 5.37 – March 3, 2005

  • fixed an “Unable to shut down the dispatcher” error which sometimes occurred when launching the dispatcher shortcut in the program group
  • fixed a logoff problem from non-desktop Citrix or Terminal Server sessions
  • the standalone version of the product is no longer supported on Windows Server operating systems (Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003). Server operating systems require the Server Edition of the product.
  • the standalone version of the product no longer reports that it is Server Edition when running on a remote desktop under Windows XP
  • sharing the printer requires the Server Edition of the product, and is no longer supported in the standalone version
  • (Server Edition) fixed display problems with the Test window when launched from the Appearance tab
  • (Server Edition) fixed an “AddMonitor failed” error which sometimes occurred when clients were upgraded from the server
  • (Server Edition) you can now specify which folder locations clients should use by clicking on the “Client folders” button on the Settings tab. This feature is available only from Printing Preferences when run on the server console.

Version 5.36 – February 14, 2005

  • fixed problems under international versions of Windows when printer names contain non-ANSI characters
  • fixed problems printing to Server Edition printers from remote Terminal Server or Citrix clients
  • fixed problems with publishing settings when running Server Edition on a Windows NT or Windows 2000 server
  • fixed problems with stationery “start on” and “start at” page numbers

Version 5.35 – January 28, 2005

  • Server Edition compatibility added

Version 5.31 – January 5, 2005

  • added a check box to the Settings tab which allows the dispatcher to be preloaded at Windows logon time
  • fixed display problems with Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down in the Jobs minitab

Version 5.30 – December 14, 2004

  • the dispatcher now automatically starts when necessary and shuts down when it is no longer needed
  • fixed cosmetic problems in the Stationery and FormFactory tabs
  • fixed problems creating the AutoSave folder under Korean versions of Windows

Version 5.29 – November 10, 2004

  • fixed problems when uninstalling under Japanese versions of Windows 9x/Me
  • corrected bitmap image distortion which sometimes occurred when printing on Windows NT-based systems
  • fixed timing problems that were causing print failures from remote non-desktop Citrix/Terminal Server sessions
  • fixed problems imaging some transparent and masked bitmap images from the Acrobat viewer

Version 5.27 – August 27, 2004

  • fixed cases where the main window sometimes didn’t appear when large print jobs were sent from remote non-desktop Terminal Server or Citrix sessions
  • fixed problems with inverted red and blue colors in bitmap images

Version 5.26 – August 10, 2004

  • now avoids unnecessarily writing the Dispatcher to the Run registry key
  • fixed problems imaging styled lines on Windows NT-based systems

Version 5.25 – June 17, 2004

  • fixed problems imaging Linotype versions of Helvetica fonts

Version 5.24 – May 27, 2004

  • fixed problems imaging masked bitmap images from PowerPoint
  • fixed problems imaging line end caps when drawing AutoShapes from Excel
  • improved handling of rotated pages when printing to color printers
  • the program group is now properly created when you import old settings during reinstallation
  • (Enterprise Edition) the program group is now properly suppressed when so specified in the INI file

Version 5.23 – April 13, 2004

  • fixed a rare crash that sometimes happened when imaging bitmaps
  • dithered output is now supported when you save in monochrome BMP or TIFF format
  • fixed a hang that sometimes occurred when PDF files were printed
  • fixed problems imaging 16-bit bitmap images

Version 5.22 – April 1, 2004

  • fixed cases where setting a custom paper size was sometimes not remembered
  • environment variables may now be used to specify folder locations in the Folder Locations dialog (from the Settings tab)
  • fixed problems with RLE compression in 4-bit and 8-bit BMP files
  • fixed an “Application Error” that sometimes happened during installation

Version 5.21 – March 4, 2004

  • fixed problems imaging some masked bitmap images from Microsoft Publisher
  • fixed some minor UI problems with the Save As dialog box
  • fixed scaling problems with Original margins
  • fixed problems with setting the Jobs and AutoSave folders
  • fixed some minor display problems with tool tips in the Jobs list

Version 5.20 – February 25, 2004

  • the paper size display in the status bar now shows the correct paper sizes when job pages are deleted
  • the physical printer paper tray is now set correctly when you print single-sided to a hardware duplex printer

Version 5.17 – February 11, 2004

  • fixed problems imaging some Asian TrueType fonts (e.g. HGSoeiKakugothicUB)
  • fixed problems imaging Type 1 fonts
  • fixed problems imaging some complex fill colors and patterns from Word

Version 5.16 – January 23, 2004

  • improved performance when imaging large Asian fonts
  • fixed display problems that sometimes happened when switching to Bypass layout while a form is selected
  • fixed display problems and stationery page number problems when job separation is enabled
  • applying a sheet stationery when margins are set to “original” and borders are “off” no longer incorrectly causes the document content to be scaled

Version 5.15 – January 12, 2004

  • you can now easily redefine an existing form on the FormFactory tab by selecting it, then clicking “Create form using current job”
  • fixed some display problems when form-based paper trays are used
  • improved AutoSave settings on the Settings tab
  • fixed problems with sending print jobs to an existing pdfFactory session
  • fixed an “AddPrinterDriver failed” error that happened during installation on some Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 systems

Version 5.10 – December 7, 2003

  • you can now create a PDF file from your print jobs with a single click on the “pdfFactory” button on the main FinePrint window. You must have pdfFactory installed on your system in order to use this feature.
  • fixed problems imaging some embedded TrueType fonts from Acrobat
  • Save As TIFF now supports compression (CCITT Group 3, Group 4, and PackBits)
  • fixed a flashing redraw problem with the Printing Preferences dialog Preview tab under Windows XP
  • printing from FinePrint to pdfFactory is now faster and produces smaller PDF files

Version 5.07 – November 5, 2003

  • fixed a CFpFile Error 1 that sometimes occurred when you printed very long documents under Windows 9x/Me
  • fixed problems printing multiple copies to some types of manual duplex printers
  • fixed problems when printing from Scientific Notebook, Adobe Acrobat, and other applications that rely heavily on embedded TrueType fonts

Version 5.06 – October 16, 2003

  • changing printer settings from within Powerpoint’s Print dialog now works correctly

Version 5.05 – September 20, 2003

  • fixed problems with the “Load dispatcher at Windows logon” setting
  • fixed problems imaging the TrueType font “TransRoman2 Manuscript”
  • fixed problems when print jobs arrive into FinePrint in rapid succession
  • fixed a “CFpFile Error 4″ that sometimes happened when handling content from Adobe Acrobat

Version 5.04 – July 22, 2003

  • fixed problems printing pages with large gutters
  • the About tab now works correctly when Printer Properties is run from the Printers folder under Windows 9x/Me

Version 5.03 – July 10, 2003

  • fixed problems printing to FinePrint from a non-desktop Terminal Services or Citrix session
  • watermarks are now printed correctly when you select the “color correction” option for colored text
  • added an option in the Options dialog to print the front sides first when printing manual duplex to a printer. This ensures that the holes are lined up on the correct side when pre-punched paper is used.

Version 5.02 – June 16, 2003

  • fixed problems with AutoSave enabling/disabling and maximum session size for confirmation
  • fixed problems imaging bold versions of certain TrueType fonts (e.g. Microsoft Sans Serif, Franklin Gothic Book)
  • fixed a bug where jobs were always printed single-sided if you bypassed the FinePrint dialog
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when you printed to the FinePrint printer while it was busy printing another job to a physical printer

Version 5.01 – June 4, 2003

  • after installing this version, if you delete the FinePrint program group from the Start menu, it will no longer be recreated the next time you logoff and logon to Windows
  • fixed scaling and rotation problems with print jobs containing both portrait and landscape pages
  • the Layout minitab is now fully visible when you display the FinePrint user interface from the Printers folder