Today we are very excited to introduce version 8.0.0 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release adds a new border effect for rectangle annotations, support for XLS files and much more. This blog post will go through the major changes in 8.0.0. For the full list of changes, please head over to our changelog for PDFTron 8.0.0 for Android.

linkCloud Border Effect

This release introduces a new option in the annotation style picker that lets your users create rectangle annotations with a cloud border effect. This is useful when commenting on drawings as it will be more visible and can be differentiated quickly thus making your users more efficient.

Here's a preview:

linkXLS Viewer for Android

PDFTron's fully client-side Office-to-PDF conversion now comes with the ability to convert and view XLS files (without you or your users needing any MS Office software, MS Office licenses, or third-party open-source software). PDFTron SDK now supports all 6 of the main MS Office formats (doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls and xlsx).

Check out the guide to get started.

linkSend Documents for Digital Signature

It is now possible to create a signature widget and have another user sign in the collaboration environment. This makes it easy to create an efficient signing workflow for your users.

Check out the collaboration guide to get started.

linkAnd More...

Some additional features include:

  • Many improvements and fixes for New UI (Beta)
  • Adds support for right-to-left languages within MS Office files
  • New date formats for the date annotation type in the fill & sign toolbar

For a full list of changes, please see the changelog for PDFTron 8.0.0 for Android. You can also try out these new changes in our live showcase demo.

We hope you like these changes. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to let us know. We also have many exciting new features planned for the coming weeks and months. So stay tuned!