pdfFactory Pro Release Notes

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, 2014

  • 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

Version 4.80 – March 4, 2013

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

Version 4.75 – November 22, 2012

  • fixed redraw problems when pages are deleted or undeleted and deleted jobs are shown
  • 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 4.70 – 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
  • improved link detection when printing from Internet Explorer
  • the link destination is now shown in a tool tip when you hover over a link

Version 4.65 – July 19, 2012

  • (Pro only) 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 4.64 – April  19, 2012

  • vertical text in Asian languages is now displayed properly
  • suppressing the Bypass radio button no longer causes a corrupt display in the Layout tab
  • added Czech, Polish, and Swedish versions

Version 4.63 – April  4, 2012

  • fixed problems with undeleting previously deleted text
  • fixed a bug where the uninstaller did not remove the pdfFactory program group from the Start menu
  • the Language setting can now be set per user (HKCU) or per machine (HKLM)
  • fixed spacing problems with Eastern European characters (e.g.
    U+0118 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E WITH OGONEK)
    U+0106 (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER C WITH ACUTE)

Version 4.62 – 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
  • hitting the Enter key no longer closes the pdfFactory window

Version 4.61 – 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 4.60 – March 8, 2012

  • Added fullscreen mode
  • Added drag/drop to facilitate use with web-based email
  • “Stamps”  has been renamed to “page tags”
  • Added scrollbars when zoomed
  • Added autohide status bar
  • Various bug fixes
  • (Pro only) Added snapshot tool

Version 4.50 – June 21, 2011

  • (Pro only) Added text notes
  • (Pro only) Added bitmap paste
  • (Pro only) Added text paste
  • (Pro only) Added signature and initial functions

Version 4.10 – January 7, 2011

  • new toolbar layout that more closely matches FinePrint
  • you can now set the PDF doc info title directly from the Jobs tab
  • 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 pdfFactory

Version 4.05 – October 4, 2010

  • using the “Send” button to send email using Outlook 2007 or 2010 no longer causes a Security dialog to be presented
  • fixed problems with printing double-sided to a physical printer
  • when autosave is disabled, pdfFactory now offers the option of presenting a Yes/No/Cancel dialog when the main window is closed. Yes ==> Save As No ==> close the window Cancel ==> leave the window up to use this feature, just set “Ask before saving if file is larger than 0 MB”, then disable autosave.
  • fixed problems with the “Save settings on close” setting
  • installing pdfFactory 4 onto a system where pdfFactory 3 is installed no longer breaks the pdfFactory 3 uninstaller
  • the Add/Remove Programs entry for pdfFactory 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 pdfFactory printer
  • fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when multiple characters were deleted
  • hyphens now work correctly in URLs and other links
  • 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
  • you can now set encryption, font embedding, and the PDF document title directly from the Jobs tab (as well as in their respective dialog boxes)
  • (Pro only) checking/unchecking the “Stamp set” and Letterhead checkboxes no longer causes the Jobs tab to flash unnecessarily
  • (Pro only) when necessary, “mailto:” is now automatically included to a link destination that is an email address
  • (Pro only) the “Create new pdfFactory printer” command in the File menu no longer requires administrative privileges under Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • (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
  • (Server Edition) the “Create new pdfFactory printer” command in the File menu no longer requires administrative privileges under Windows Vista and Windows 7

Version 4.00 – August 2, 2010

  • Jobs tab added
  • Security setting is now persistent
  • Send problems fixed
  • toolbar user interface
  • (Pro only) copy, hilite, redact text
  • (Pro only) copy, delete, save graphics
  • (Pro only) link dictionary converts any text to URL link
  • (Pro only) select text for bookmark level added

Version 3.52 – December 12, 2009

  • Windows 9x/Me is no longer supported
  • Windows NT 4 is no longer supported
  • the correct icon is now displayed in the Windows 7 task bar
  • fixed problems in the uninstaller under Windows 7
  • fonts which are installed on the system are no longer unnecessarily embedded in the FP file
  • fixed problems imaging small images from Microsoft Project
  • fixed problems where words were sometimes printed too close to each other
  • fixed problems where text output was sometimes erased or partially erased when multiple print jobs were imaged into a single PDF file

Version 3.51 – August 31, 2009

  • the “Always embed all fonts” setting is now properly saved when you change it
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when the print job name is very long
  • fixed a problem where sometimes a password was required to open the PDF file even though no password was specified in the Security tab
  • letterheads and stamp sets that overlap each other are now imaged correctly
  • stamp sets are now positioned onscreen and in the PDF file based on the margins of the pdfFactory printer (as set in the “Metrics” tab in Printing Preferences)
  • combined the 32-bit and 64-bit releases into a single downloadable file
  • (Server Edition only) fixed a problem where incorrect characters were sometimes added to the Servers list in the “Configure Server” dialog

Version 3.50 – June 7, 2009

  • fixed problems imaging embedded TrueType fonts which contain incomplete tables
  • ompatibility changes for FinePrint 6.10
  • 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 stationery were sometimes not correctly propagated from the server to the clients

Version 3.48 – March 24, 2009

  • fixed “CreateFile” and “CreateFileMapping” errors
  • fixed “GetFontData” errors that happened with some unusual TrueType fonts
  • fixed “CreateFile” and “CreateFileMapping” errors

Version 3.45 – February 27, 2009

  • PDF level 1.3 is no longer supported
  • (Pro only) PDF/A-1b format is now supported. PDF/A-1b can be selected on the Settings tab (in the “PDF level” combo box) or by clicking on the PDF pane of the status bar.
  • (Pro only) 40-bit encryption is no longer supported
  • (Pro only) the Appearance button is back on the Settings tab

Version 3.41 – January 29, 2009

  • fixed installation errors in AddPrinterDriver and AddPrinter that happened on some systems
  • now properly handles the case where a user logoff or system shutdown is started while the FinePrint window is open
  • 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 3.40 – January 15, 2009

  • bitmaps with RLE compression now image correctly
  • fixed incorrect character widths when imaging certain Central European characters
  • fixed text spacing problems when imaging content from Excel 2007
  • (Pro only) the Jobs list now grows or shrinks automatically when print jobs are added or deleted
  • (Server Edition only) fixed problems that sometimes happened when standard users attempted to upgrade to a newer version of the product

Version 3.38 – October 22, 2008

  • bitmaps with RLE compression now image correctly
  • (Pro only) added a Grayscale option to the Jobs tab

Version 3.37 – September 18, 2008

  • fixed display problems in the Printing Preferences dialog
  • non-ANSI characters in OpenType fonts with Type 1 outlines are now imaged
  • correctly in the PDF file
  • (Pro only) fixed problems displaying right-to-left text in stationery

Version 3.36 – August 27, 2008

  • fixed a CFpFile Error 7 that sometimes happened with embedded or Symbol fonts
  • fixed problems imaging content drawn with PATINVERT
  • (Server Edition only) fixed communication problems that sometimes prevented the Licensing tab from seeing other servers running pdfFactory
  • (Server Edition only) new “Configuration…” button on the Licensing tab for easily configuring a multi-server installation of pdfFactory

Version 3.35 – July 29, 2008

  • fixed redraw problems in the driver UI under Vista
  • (Server Edition only) Improved Citrix compatibility by issuing licenses based on the current logged-in user name, not the client computer name

Version 3.30 – February 29, 2008

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

Version 3.22 – 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
  • rotated text on rotated landscape pages now displays correctly
  • fixed a problem where PDF files printed with the Shift key held down (quick bypass) sometimes appeared with incorrect Symbol fonts

Version 3.21 – October 12, 2007

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

Version 3.20 – September 18, 2007

  • fixed a resource DLL error that happened on some systems
  • fixed problems with print job names containing double byte characters
  • fixed problems imaging complex layered line art from Visio
  • PDF level 1.2 files (Acrobat 3.0) are no longer produced by default
  • Chinese TrueType fonts with Big5 encoding are now imaged correctly
  • fixed problems that caused PDF files to sometimes print incorrectly to Postscript printers (e.g. Xerox Phaser 4400 series)
  • fixed problems with custom paper sizes
  • improved the imaging of pattern fills, e.g. from Microsoft Project
  • fixed problems imaging PNG files from Windows Picture And Fax Viewer
  • fixed onscreen display problems when scaling monochrome bitmaps
  • fixed onscreen display problems when printer margins are set to zero
  • (Pro only) fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when imaging stamp sets
  • (Pro only) bookmarks generated automatically from header text now appear at the correct level when automatic job bookmarks are enabled
  • (Server Edition only) fixed a crash that sometimes happened when viewing the Test window from the Appearance tab
  • (Server Edition only) fixed problems with the /quiet option to SETUP

Version 3.17 – April 13, 2007

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

Version 3.16 – February 16, 2007

  • fixed problems communicating with the dispatcher under Windows Vista

Version 3.15 – 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
  • headers, footers, and watermarks can now contain environment variables. The syntax is <%VariableName%>, e.g. <%SystemRoot%>.
  • fixed errors that occurred when print job names contain certain non-ANSI characters
  • fixed problems with the pdfFactory Settings dialog box when both FinePrint and pdfFactory are installed

Version 3.10 – December 9, 2006

  • fixed errors that sometimes occurred when the current logged on user’s name contains double byte characters
  • fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when editing print settings from the
  • Settings tab in Printing Preferences
  • now works with Windows Vista
  • (Server Edition only) the Client Folders dialog now lets you specify one
  • group of settings for Citrix/Terminal Server/Remote Desktop clients and
  • another for regular Windows clients

Version 3.02 – September 18, 2006

  • fixed problems imaging the TrueType font News Gothic GDB Regular
  • fixed problems imaging certain types of filled polygons
  • (Pro only) Page Tags containing double byte characters now image correctly
  • (Pro only) fixed problems with the <TotalPages> tag when “Start page numbers at” is specified
  • (Server Edition only) the installer now lets you choose which Windows platforms printer drivers will be installed for
  • (Server Edition only) fixed problems with entering license codes when pdfFactory 2.x and 3.x are installed on the same server
  • (Pro Server Edition only) client folder settings can now be applied to an individual pdfFactory printer instead of to all pdfFactory printers
  • (Pro Server Edition only) if pdfFactory Pro v2.x is already on the server where v3.x is being installed, then the v3.x installer automatically updates all existing shared printers from v2.x to v3.x

Version 3.01 – August 24, 2006

  • fixed problems imaging styled lines

Version 3.00 – August 3, 2006

  • released

Version 2.51 – March 27, 2006

  • improved imaging of dashed and dotted lines
  • fixed problems imaging embedded fonts in print jobs sent from FinePrint to
  • pdfFactory
  • the AutoSave folder is now properly trimmed back to size even when the
  • pdfFactory dialog is suppressed
  • rotated fonts on an opaque background are now imaged correctly both onscreen
  • and in the PDF file

Version 2.50 – January 10, 2006

  • new and improved “Email settings” functionality on the Settings tab
  • Lucida Calligraphy and Lucida Handwriting are now imaged properly when not embedded
  • improved the imaging of transparent fills
  • fixed problems imaging complex layered graphics in CAD drawings
  • accented characters in Type 1 fonts are now imaged correctly when the fonts are embedded
  • initial release for 64-bit Windows (x64 only)

Version 2.46 – November 22, 2005

  • (Server Edition) computer names longer than 16 characters are now supported
  • fixed problems imaging vertical writing in Asian languages
  • fixed problems embedding some versions of the Optima (Type 1) font

Version 2.45 – September 20, 2005

  • fixed problems imaging the TradeGothic family of fonts
  • fixed problems imaging certain kinds of color graphics from Powerpoint
  • Russian Type 1 fonts (e.g. Minion Cyrillic) are now imaged correctly
  • fixed problems imaging compound consonant + vowel Hindi glyphs

Version 2.44 – September 7, 2005

  • fixed problems imaging opaque rectangles when drawing text
  • fixed a “GetUserName failed” error that sometimes happpened under Windows 9x/Me
  • fixed problems imaging transparent content (R2_MASKPEN) from AutoCAD, Word, etc.
  • fixed problems imaging yellow highlighted text from ScanSoft Paperport
  • fixed problems imaging bar code fonts
  • fixed a problem with the “% complete” display when converting very large documents
  • fixed problems imaging vertical writing in Asian languages
  • (Server Edition) fixed license allocation problems when printing from remote Citrix Web clients
  • (Pro Server Edition) automatic bookmarks are now generated even when the Bookmarks UI is suppressed via the Appearance tab

Version 2.43 – July 18, 2005

  • Type 1 fonts are now supported (requires Windows NT/2000/XP/2003)

Version 2.42 – June 1, 2005

  • fixed problems with missing text output when PDF files are printed from Acrobat 7

Version 2.41 – April 13, 2005

  • fixed problems imaging white text on a nonwhite background when printed from the Acrobat viewer
  • (Server Edition) the Appearance tab item for suppressing the program group in the Start menu now works correctly

Version 2.40 – 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 2.38 – March 17, 2005

  • fixed text spacing problems with some TrueType fonts (e.g. Palatino Linotype)
  • fixed a rounding error which caused small errors in some Metric paper sizes
  • (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 2.37 – 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 2.36 – 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

Version 2.35 – January 28, 2005

  • Server Edition compatibility added

Version 2.31 – January 5, 2005

  • fixed problems imaging PDF files with content printed from Policy Works
  • added a check box to the Settings tab which allows the dispatcher to be preloaded at Windows logon time
  • (Pro only) fixed display problems with Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down in the Jobs minitab

Version 2.30 – December 14, 2004

  • the dispatcher now automatically starts when necessary and shuts down when it is no longer needed
  • fixed problems imaging some types of bitmaps when sent to pdfFactory from the “pdfFactory” button in FinePrint
  • fixed problems creating the AutoSave folder under Korean versions of Windows

Version 2.29 – November 10, 2004

  • fixed problems imaging some transparent and masked bitmap images from Word
  • 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 failues from remote non-desktop Citrix/Terminal Server sessions
  • fixed problems with onscreen display of custom paper sizes
  • fixed email problems with Mozilla Mail
  • fixed problems imaging some transparent and masked bitmap images from the Acrobat viewer

Version 2.27 – 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 2.26 – August 10, 2004

  • the semicolon character ‘;’ is now allowed when generating automatic links
  • the time zone is now properly set in the CreationDate field of the PDF file
  • now avoids unnecessarily writing the Dispatcher to the Run registry key
  • the characters ‘<’ and ‘>’ are now properly recognized when they appear in hyperlinks
  • fixed problems imaging styled lines on Windows NT-based systems
  • highlighted cells from Crystal Analysis now image correctly
  • fixed problems relating to combining PDF files created by pdfFactory which contain embedded fonts
  • new command “Copy PDF file name to clipboard” on the right-click context menu

Version 2.25 – June 17, 2004

  • gray scale JPEG bitmap images now downsample correctly
  • fixed image distortion problems in some downsampled images
  • fixed problems imaging text from PrintMaster under Windows 9x/Me
  • fixed problems imaging Linotype versions of Helvetica fonts

Version 2.24 – May 27, 2004

  • fixed problems imaging masked bitmap images from PowerPoint
  • fixed problems imaging line end caps when drawing AutoShapes from Excel
  • the program group is now properly created when you import old settings during reinstallation
  • fixed a hang that sometimes occurred when multiple PDF files were printed to pdfFactory
  • (Pro only) fixed errors that sometimes happened when you mix automatic bookmarks with manual ones, or when you manually reposition automatic bookmarks
  • (Enterprise Edition) the program group is now properly suppressed when so specified in the INI file

Version 2.23 – April 13, 2004

  • fixed problems saving to PDF file names containing double byte characters
  • fixed a rare crash that sometimes happened when imaging bitmaps
  • fixed a hang that sometimes occurred when PDF files were printed
  • fixed problems imaging 16-bit bitmap images
  • fixed problems imaging the Frutiger family of TrueType fonts
  • added support for paper sizes A0, A1, ANSI A through E, and ARCH A through E

Version 2.22 – 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 an “Application Error” that sometimes happened during installation

Version 2.21 – March 4, 2004

  • fixed some minor UI problems with the Save As dialog box
  • fixed problems with setting the Jobs and AutoSave folders
  • the paper size display in the status bar now shows the correct paper sizes when job pages are deleted
  • (Pro only) fixed some minor display problems with tool tips in the Jobs list

Version 2.20 – February 25, 2004

  • new “Print” button on the main pdfFactory window allows you to quickly create a printed copy of the content you are converting to PDF
  • fixed problems imaging opaque text from Visual FoxPro reports
  • fixed problems imaging box characters from some fonts (e.g. Symbol)
  • the characters ‘(‘ and ‘)’ are now properly recognized when they appear in hyperlinks
  • (Pro only) the paper size display in the status bar now shows the correct paper sizes when job pages are deleted

Version 2.17 – February 11, 2004

  • fixed problems with incorrect black rectangles from some CAD applications
  • fixed problems imaging some Asian TrueType fonts (e.g. HGSoeiKakugothicUB)
  • fixed problems detecting hyperlinks in Internet Explorer headers and footers
  • fixed problems detecting hyperlinks from Word Pro
  • fixed problems imaging Type 1 fonts

Version 2.16 – January 23, 2004

  • fixed problems imaging gradient fills from Microsoft Publisher
  • improved performance when imaging large Asian fonts
  • the “percent complete” progress indicator no longer resets to zero in the middle of creating PDF files
  • fixed problems imaging gridlines from Microsoft Project and other applications
  • fixed display problems when the pdfFactory window is shrunk to its minimum size

Version 2.15 – January 12, 2004

  • fixed a hang that sometimes occurred when Type 1 fonts are sent to pdfFactory
  • improved AutoSave settings on the Settings tab
  • fixed problems imaging some Mathematica TrueType fonts (e.g. Mathematica1)
  • printing from FinePrint to pdfFactory is now faster and produces smaller PDF files
  • fixed problems imaging some embedded TrueType fonts from Acrobat
  • the print job name is now carried over into the FP file when you print under Windows NT 4.0
  • fixed an “AddPrinterDriver failed” error that happened during installation on some Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 systems
  • fixed problems printing to Postscript Level 3 printers (e.g. Xerox Phaser)
  • (Pro only) fixed spacing problems with automatic bookmarks when you print from FinePrint to pdfFactory
  • (Pro only) bookmarks now inherit the default zoom level instead of setting an explicit zoom
  • (Pro only) fixed cases where consecutive headings in Word documents were sometimes incorrectly combined to form a single bookmark

Version 2.10 – November 5, 2003

  • fixed a CFpFile Error 1 that sometimes occurred when you printed very long documents under Windows 9x/ME
  • better MAPI handling fixes problems with the “Send…” button
  • fixed problems when printing from Scientific Notebook, Adobe Acrobat, and other applications that rely heavily on embedded TrueType fonts
  • fixed imaging errors with certain types of bitmap images
  • page navigation keys now work by default when the main pdfFactory window first comes up
  • (Pro only) new “Email settings” button in the printer UI and on the Settings tab lets you specify email profiles, message recipients, subject line, and message body before you click the Send button
  • (Pro only) fixed problems creating automatic bookmarks from Word heading styles

Version 2.02 – October 16, 2003

  • changing printer settings from within Powerpoint’s Print dialog now works correctly
  • fixed text spacing problems with dotted tabs from Word
  • JPEG images now print correctly from the Acrobat viewer to Postscript printers

Version 2.01 – October 1, 2003

  • fixed problems imaging italicized rotated embedded fonts
  • fixed problems imaging some Cyrillic characters
  • reduced PDF file size for some types of bitmap images
  • fixed problems imaging transparent and masked bitmap images
  • fixed problems detecting multiple hyperlinks in the same line of text
  • fixed problems when Doc Info fields contain non-Western characters (e.g. Central European)
  • the CollectJobs, OutputFile, and OutputFilePerm registry settings are now supported in HKCU\Software\FinePrint Software\pdfFactory2 as well as in HKCU\Software\FinePrint Software\pdfFactory2\FinePrinters\printer_name
  • (Pro only) AutoSave settings and folder locations are now stored per-pdfFactory printer, instead of globally for all pdfFactory printers

Version 2.0 – September 20, 2003

  • released

Version 1.64 -July 22, 2003

  • fixed text spacing problems with dotted tabs from Word
  • fixed JPEG image quality problems

Version 1.63 -July 14, 2003

  • fixed problems printing to pdfFactory from a non-desktop Terminal Services or Citrix session
  • (Pro only) Bookmarks, Links, and Security settings stored in the registry are now properly applied even when their respective tabs are hidden
  • fixed problems with setting paper size

Version 1.61 – June 16, 2003

  • fixed problems imaging bold versions of certain TrueType fonts (e.g. Microsoft Sans Serif, Franklin Gothic Book)
  • fixed problems imaging 16-bpp bitmaps
  • double-byte characters in the Doc Info fields are now handled correctly when the PDF file is encrypted
  • fixed problems imaging vertical writing in HGMaruGothicMPRO and other Japanese fonts
  • (Pro only) trailing commas are no longer included in automatic hyperlinks
  • (Pro only) mailto links like “mailto:foo@bar.com?subject=test&body=link” are now properly recognized

Version 1.60 – June 3, 2003

  • after installing this version, if you delete the pdfFactory program group from the Start menu, it will no longer be recreated the next time you logoff and logon to Windows

Version 1.59 – May 29, 2003

  • (Enterprise Edition) Changes made to the FPP1.INI file on the server are automatically propagated to the clients the next time the dispatcher is started on the client.
  • fixed a CFpFile Error 7 that sometimes occurred when imaging WordArt
  • fixed problems when printing from SAS
  • fixed problems imaging Excel worksheets embedded in Word documents
  • fixed a hang which sometimes happened when printing from Word
  • fixed a hang which sometimes happened when uninstalling the product
  • fixed problems when bookmarks with children were moved or deleted
  • fixed problems editing the text of multiline bookmarks
  • reinstalling the product no longer overwrites custom INI files with a default one
  • fixed an uninstall problem where an AppPaths registry key was not deleted in some cases
  • fixed problems with INI file propagation
  • made the dispatcher more reliable
  • the dispatcher no longer sets the ForegroundLockTimeout setting to zero, except when the product is running in a non-desktop Terminal Services or Citrix session under Windows 2000 or above
  • fixed problems when imaging web sites whose URL contains certain unprintable character
  • (Pro only) fixed problems when bookmarks with children were moved or deleted
  • (Pro only) fixed problems editing the text of multiline bookmarks

Version 1.57 – October 31, 2002

  • fixed problems with dispatcher on Windows XP

Version 1.56 – October 22, 2002

  • fixed problems where print jobs were sometimes incorrectly named “FinePrint pdfFactory, Job xx”
  • fixed problems imaging some Chinese characters when printing from Acrobat to pdfFactory under Windows NT 4.0
  • fixed problems printing in a Terminal Services or Citrix environment
  • fixed a “GetPrinter failed” error that sometimes occurred under Windows NT/2000/XP
  • fixed problems with Fast User Switching under Windows XP
  • fixed problems imaging text against a colored background under Windows NT/2000/XP
  • (Pro only) moving bookmarks from one location to another no longer causes an error
  • (Pro only) fixed problems where manually editing bookmarks (renaming, inserting, deleting, moving, indenting, outdenting) sometimes caused bookmarks to be removed from the output PDF file

Version 1.55 – October 11, 2002

  • (Pro only) hyperlinks containing commas are now properly recognized
  • fixed problems when running in a single application session (no Windows desktop) under Terminal Server or Citrix Metaframe
  • fixed problems imaging mathematical equations from LaTex
  • PDF files created by pdfFactory can now be combined without causing subset font name conflicts
  • fixed a problem where repeatedly printing a document to pdfFactory from Microsoft Word under Windows NT/2000/XP sometimes failed
  • fixed problems imaging HGMaruGothicMPRO and other Japanese fonts
  • fixed problems where multiple instances of the dispatcher were sometimes executing at the same time
  • PDF files created by pdfFactory can now be edited using the Text Touch-Up Tool in the Acrobat viewer
  • vertical writing in Asian fonts is now imaged correctly
  • fixed problems imaging complex bitmaps from PowerPoint
  • fixed problems with filled black rectangles from some applications (e.g. TapScan)
  • fixed problems imaging certain kinds of GIF files when printed from Internet Explorer
  • fixed problems with saving and loading settings
  • TrueType fonts with very few defined characters (e.g. MicroBus) now image correctly
  • TrueType fonts like Batang, GulimChe, PMingLiU, and others now image correctly under Windows NT 4.0

Version 1.54 – September 19, 2002

  • pdfFactory no longer requires a kernel mode printer driver under Windows 2000/XP. The only exception to this is pdfFactory Enterprise Edition clients under Windows 2000/XP connected to a pdfFactory printer driver shared by a Windows NT 4.0 machine. This is a limitation of Windows NT 4.0, not of pdfFactory.
  • fixed slow logoffs from Windows 2000 Terminal Server after you’ve printed to pdfFactory. You will need to update your Windows 2000 Terminal Server to Service Pack 3 (which is available from Microsoft). Alternatively, you can apply Hotfix Q289564 (also available from Microsoft) to your Windows 2000 Terminal Server.
  • the dialog box focus no longer changes incorrectly when the PDF file is regenerated
  • Doc Info settings and the “Use security” setting are now saved when you click “Save all settings now” on the Settings tab
  • fixed some problems with missing bitmaps from PageMaker
  • fixed a CFpFile error 4 that sometimes happened when printing from FinePrint to pdfFactory
  • fixed problems imaging gradient fills from WordArt

Version 1.53 – July 27, 2002

  • fixed problems imaging TrueType fonts which use Shift-JIS or other double-byte encodings (examples: DFPOP1-W9, DFPPOP1-W9)
  • fixed “CreateScalableFontResource failed” error
  • fixed bugs where monochrome bitmaps were sometimes drawn with colors inverted
  • fixed some problems with colored fills from Claris Impact

Version 1.52 – June 24, 2002

  • fixed problems where complex PowerPoint documents could not be printed to pdfFactory
  • better handling of gradient fills from Powerpoint and Word/WordArt
  • the TrueType font “AT Sackers” no longer fails with a GetFontData error
  • fixed problems embedding symbol fonts (e.g. Symbol, Wingdings)
  • fixed problems imaging some Chinese fonts (e.g. DFLiHei)
  • fixed problems imaging Bengali and other Indian fonts
  • fixed problems with missing or incorrect bitmap output under Windows 9x/Me
  • the “Sans” family of fonts now embeds properly in PDF files
  • document headings are now properly detected when the “ANY” face name is chosen
  • document headings using Windows font substitutes (e.g. Arial CE, Times New Roman CYR) are now properly detected as bookmarks
  • PRO – document headings using embedded fonts are now properly detected as bookmarks

Version 1.51 – June 14, 2002

  • fixed problems when printing to FinePrint from Terminal Clients or Citrix Metaframe clients running in single-application mode
  • Enterprise Edition clients running Windows NT/2000/XP no longer need to logoff and logon the first time they print to a shared FinePrint printer
  • fixed cases in Enterprise Edition where a serial number entered on the server was not propagated down to the clients

Version 1.50 – June 12, 2002

  • PRO – added support for PDF bookmarks (see the “Bookmarks” tab)
  • PRO – added keyboard shortcuts to the right-click menu on the Preview tab
  • fixed “CFpFile Error 7″ problems that sometimes occurred when creating the PDF file
  • fixed problems embedding Czech characters (and other non-ASCII characters)
  • fixed problems where sometimes the underline or rectangle adornment of a hyperlink was not the correct size
  • fixed problems where bitmap images were sometimes drawn with incorrect colors
  • users can now disconnect and re-logon to a Terminal Server without disrupting pdfFactory operation
  • fixed problems where pdfFactory printer settings were sometimes not stored
  • fixed problems where sometimes uninstalling pdfFactory on an Enterprise client did not remove the Dispatcher from the Run registry key
  • fixed problems when automatically upgrading an Enterprise client from a non-administrative user under Windows NT/2000/XP
  • the error “HKEY_CURRENT_USER is not valid” no longer occurs when printing to pdfFactory under Windows NT/2000/XP

Version 1.43 – April 20, 2002

  • pdfFactory printer settings (e.g. the “Show dialog” setting) now propagate correctly when they are changed
  • the Acrobat viewer now shows the correct paper size in its Print dialog preview when pdfFactory is selected as the destination printer
  • fixed installation error messages where an INF directory was not found
  • now uses the correct TEMP folder under Windows NT and 2000. this error was causing pdfFactory print jobs to fail, sometimes without an error message.
  • the pdfFactory program group in the Start menu is no longer recreated every time the dispatcher restarts
  • fixed problems imaging text in right-to-left languages

Version 1.42 – April 6, 2002

  • per-user folders created by pdfFactory (the Start menu group and the
  • “pdfFactory files” folder in My Documents) now have the correct security
  • privileges on NTFS systems
  • fixed problems drawing circles from CorelDraw
  • the /inf option to SETUP now works correctly
  • fixed problems where text was sometimes covered up by a black rectangle
  • fixed a crash that sometimes happened when you tried to save to an existing read-only file
  • fixed problems imaging certain characters (e.g. Euro symbol, A-diaresis) when embedding fonts
  • fixed the error “Could not create file fpp1-9x.inf” which occurred on
  • some systems during installation

Version 1.41 – March 4, 2002

  • improved imaging of non-ASCII characters; produces smaller PDF files

Version 1.40 – February 27, 2002

  • bold versions of the TrueType font “Bookman Old Style” are now imaged correctly
  • fixed problems where the pdfFactory printer sometimes stopped working on Windows XP after a reboot
  • now supports Fast User Switching under Windows XP

Version 1.39 – February 19, 2002

  • fixed installation problems under Windows XP
  • fixed problems imaging complex text and graphics from CorelDraw 9
  • fixed a “resource mismatch” warning that sometimes happened when reinstalling FinePrint or pdfFactory
  • non-ANSI characters are now spaced appropriately when you copy and paste text from the PDF file into another application
  • the folders for saving (JobsDir) and autosaving (AutoSaveDir) are now exported to the INI file when settings are saved
  • when printing from FinePrint to pdfFactory, the PDF file now shows the correct underlying font names (e.g. “LucidaConsole”) instead of the temporary font names (e.g. “~FP1230000000″) whenever possible
  • fixed problems imaging the font “GulimChe”
  • fixed a bug in bitmap downsampling that was causing incorrect bitmaps in both the preview and in the PDF file
  • better status messages when installing and uninstalling

Version 1.36 – February 5, 2002

  • fixed problems when running with multiple users under Windows XP
  • fixed a crash in FPPDIS1A that sometimes happened when creating PDF files
  • fixed memory leak problem in Win9x/ME

Version 1.34 – January 31, 2002

  • fixed problems imaging very wide lines
  • fixed problems displaying embedded TrueType fonts onscreen when you scroll the preview
  • PRO – URLs containing hyphens or other dividing characters are now properly recognized
  • the output PDF file is now properly regenerated when you check or uncheck the “Always embed all fonts” check box
  • fixed problems imaging some unusual TrueType fonts under Windows NT 4 (e.g. Marlett, Monotype Sorts, MT Extra, SansSerif, Symbol)
  • embedded Asian fonts now display correctly in all versions of Acrobat readers and viewers
  • rotated bitmaps in Visio documents are now imaged correctly
  • you can now access more pdfFactory settings from the Printers folder under Windows 9x/Me by clicking on the “Advanced” button on the pdfFactory printer’s Setup tab
  • fixed a problem where some valid serial numbers were rejected as invalid

Version 1.31 – January 9, 2002

  • the TrueType font “Garamond Book Condensed” now images correctly
  • fixed a text spacing bug with kerned text drawn in a horizontally scaled font
  • improved handling of Visio objects embedded in Word documents
  • now remembers the last directory where you saved a file, and proposes it as the default the next time you save
  • PRO – fixed problems creating PDF links from URLs containing “username@password” syntax
  • PRO – fixed a crash that sometimes occurred when scanning for hyperlinks in print jobs from Microsoft Word
  • PRO – fixed an error that sometimes occurred when switching between 40-bit and 128-bit encryption