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Changes for v1.7.2 - v1.7.3

  • PDFCreator 1.7.3 is a maintenance release of the old PDFCreator branch. We have fixed the upgrade path from old versions and the detection whether files can be printed, adding printing support to more file types. Finally, it of course adds support for PDF Architect 2.



Changes for v1.7.1 - v1.7.2

  • Improvements:
  • Upgraded Ghostscript to 9.10.
  • Support of "PDF Architect" license key in setup inf file.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF/A optimizations.
  • Saving postscript files is working again.
  • Fixed the problems if non-ANSI characters exist in the title.
  • Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)



Changes for v1.6.2 - v1.7.0

  • We are happy to release PDFCreator 1.7.0 and PDF Architect 1.1 today.
  • PDFCreator now produces PDF/A 2b output and has a lot of small fixes and improvements included.
  • PDF Architect now allows to move pages in the document by dragging and dropping them in the page preview, add lines and different shapes an a lot more. PDF Architect 1.1 is included in the PDFCreator offline setup and can be downloaded and installed during the regular setup. Existing users of PDF Architect will receive an update notification shortly.



Changes for v1.6.1 - v1.6.2

  • Improvements:
  • 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
  • Bug Fixes:
  • pdfcmon contained a bug on Terminal Servers with disabled logging. Activating logging made it disappear. This is fixed now.
  • Fixed a problem when PDF encryption was enabled, but no password provided. This resulted in an empty PDF file. Now entering a password is enforced.
  • Fixed some minor bugs
  • Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)
  • There are problems if non-ANSI characters exist in the title. This causes Ghostscript to not create a file at all. Avoid such characters as a workaround.



Changes for v1.5.0 - v1.5.1

  • We are happy to announce PDFCreator 1.5.1 today. This is a minor release which includes some updated translations and fixes some problem that were left with temporary paths on Windows Server and a bug that cause PDFCreator to create a lot of open handles in server mode. This release also fixes a problem that specially seems to occur on german systems. Some characters in the PDF were displayed as a rectangle, but were printed correctly. This was due to an incompatible PostScript driver version.



Changes for v1.4.1 - v1.4.2

  • We are happy to release PDFCreatot 1.4.2 today. We have fixed some smaller things, which may have a big effect though. Among them is a crash of the pdfcmon.dll when the document title had more than 255 characters. We hope that you enjoy this new release!



Changes for v1.4.0 - v1.4.1

  • Two weeks after PDFCreator 1.4.0 we have released version 1.4.1 today. We are happy to do so, because this version fixes some bugs. Especially the problem some users have encountered which caused PDFCreator to not work at all has been fixed. This has been due to a "misunderstanding" between two components of PDFCreator, which looked in different paths if the environment variables TEMP and TMP were set to different folders.
  • Together with some smaller fixes and improvements, we have also implemented very basic support for managed group policies. PDFCreator settings can now be set through group policies. You have to note though: The settings user interface will show the policy values and will not deactivate the respective UI elements. If the users saves the settings, the policy values will be saved to the user's registry.



Changes for v1.3.2 - v1.4.0

  • Improvements:
  • 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 ordering problem when a lot of print jobs arrive in quick succession
  • Bug Fixes:
  • A Problem with Author token
  • Some problems with dots and brackets in the title
  • An error that caused an additional backslash in the ClientComputer token under certain circumstances
  • Slow conversion of PS files from the command line
  • Some problems with unicode in the metadata
  • Some problems with pdfcmon on terminal servers
  • A problem with user defined paper sizes
  • PDFArchitect crashed, when the last page was moved
  • Fixed some other minor bugs
  • Known issues
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)



Changes for v1.3 - v1.3.1

  • Just five days after PDFCreator 1.3.0 we are now releasing PDFCreator 1.3.1 to fix two severe bugs and some minor things. As many of you will have noticed, PDFArchitect did not load PDF files properly with the english translation. This is fixed now. The new pdfcmon.dll did crash on Terminal Servers, which is now fixed as well.
  • We have also fixed smaller things like the PDFCreator windows that stayed open after printing and the problems with special characters in the filename, which leaves brackets in the title. We have also added some languages and added a comman line parameter /Expert to the setup, which allows to set installation path and such again but leaves the average user in peace with this stuff.
  • Finally, we hope that there will be no need for a 1.3.2 in the next days.



Changes for v1.2.1 - v1.2.2

  • We are happy to publish the maintenance release PDFCreator 1.2.2 today. This version basically adds more translations to the setup. The pdfforge.dll also now has support for TIFF files with multiple pages.



Changes for v1.2.0 - v1.2.1

  • We are happy to release the maintenance version PDFCreator 1.2.1 today. We have greatly improved the uninstaller. Future updates will not detele the profile/printer mapping during the update.
  • We have also included a new Tool: Images2PDF. It allows you to quickly convert a list of images into a PDF file. Make sure to test it after the update.



Changes for v1.1.0 - v1.2.0

  • Today we are happy to announce PDFCreator 1.2.0. This version fixes a bug with printing from processes with lower priority like Google Chrome or Adobe Reader X. PDFCreator now also supports transparent PNG files.
  • According to our new versioning scheme we have increased the minor version number as there are new features and the translations needed to be updated.



Changes for v1.0.2 - v1.1.0

  • We are happy to announce PDFCreator 1.1.0 today. According to our new versioning scheme, it is the first release after PDFCreator 1.0.0 which adds new features. Among them is the embedded Ghostscript 9.0 which improves the TrueType font support. We have also added 128 Bit AES encryption and improved the setup to be run when PDFCreator is already installed to make the update easier.
  • The new TrueType font system also fixes spacing problems in some fonts including the Arial-Degree-Bug which caused the degree symbol to flow into following characters.
  • The new setup also provides an new Toolbar dialog which we now hope helps the user to see how he can disable it. You can also seperately disable the DNS Error pages. What many users did not see: The Toolbar provides two things apart from searches: It helps us to develop PDFCreator as it brings some revenue that supports the running cost we have for serving web pages for some million visitors and update requests for more than 6 million active users. But it also allows you to create PDF files with a single click from any webpage you are currently visiting. We think that it is worth giving that a try.



Changes for v1.0.1 - v1.0.2

  • Today we have released PDFCreator 1.0.2. This version returns to the older Ghostscript 8.70 as the new version had problem with making text searcheable. We have also added some languages and have fixed a small bug of our own.



Changes for v0.9.8 - v0.9.9

  • This release adds two major features. You can define printing profiles to store settings for a certain purpose and load them when required. Additionally, you can have multiple PDFCreator printers that by default use one of the profiles. For example, this can be used to automatically save invoices in a certain directory when printed to an invoice printer, while have another regular PDFCreator printer. There are also some smaller fixes as well as progress in the cClose Bug of the COM interface, which we hope is solved now.



Changes for v0.9.7 - v0.9.8

  • Improvements:
  • Uses GPL-Ghostscript 8.64 now.
  • Improved PDF/A compatibility.
  • New output format SVG (experimental)
  • Improved check for updates on PDFCreator.
  • Improved COM interface.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.



Changes for v0.9.6 - v0.9.7

  • Improvements:
  • Create very small PDF/A files
  • A new version of the pdfforge.dll supports direct creation of PDFs from images and can create booklets
  • Supports Windows 7 Beta
  • New Browser Add On
  • Many minor improvements



Changes for v0.9.5 - v0.9.6

  • Improvements:
  • Using GPL-Ghostscript 8.63 now.
  • Full vista support
  • Following file formats are supported : PDF (including PDF/A (1b) and PDF/X (X-3:2002, X-3:2003 and X-4), PNG, JPEG,BMP, PCX, TIFF, PS, EPS, TXT, PSD, PCL, RAW
  • Support for signed PDFs.
  • Added some new com-samples.
  • Direct conversion for faster processing of JPEG and BMP images without printing added
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.



Changes for v0.9.3 - v0.9.5

  • Improvements: Using GPL-Ghostscript 8.61 now.
  • Added french help file.
  • New com-function: cPrintURL added.
  • Added some new com-samples.
  • Added a counter for filenames.
  • Improved setup now supports silent install for server mode (with /LoadInf and /SaveInf).
  • Support for PDF/A (1b) and PDF/X (X-3:2002, X-3:2003 and X-4) via additional Ghostscript parameters (predefined).
  • Support for signing PDFs via Actions and a VB-Script.
  • Samples of PDFCreator COM-Control in .Net, .Net Scripting Host, MS Office, Perl, Python, Ruby, VB 6, WinBatch and Windows Scripting Host
  • new pdfforge.dll for additional PDF tasks: Split, merge and sign pdf files, add stamp and set background colors
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
  • Known issues:
  • Only basic Vista support.
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)



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