With the release of Android PDF SDK version 9.2.0, we’ve added several new features to improve user productivity with documents and help developers make their mobile integrations even faster.

New v9.2.0 features include the ability to change border styles and line ending styles for various types of annotations, auto-smoothing for free highlighter, and a new convenience API for PDF-to-Office endpoints. Not to mention, we rolled out new customization APIs for even deeper control over the look and feel of your application.

This post delves into all the major changes in version 9.2.0 of our Android PDF SDK. To see the complete list, visit our changelog !

Border Styles

This release introduces the ability to pick from solid, dashed, or cloudy border styles for applicable annotations. This means end users can now change their existing rectangles and polygons to show up with cloudy or dashed borders. Also, end users can now draw professional diagrams with dashed lines and arrows with ease.

Line Ending Styles

It’s now also possible to pick from a range of styles to apply to line endings. For example, users can now choose the best ending style for a ruler/perimeter measurement annotation that precisely meets their requirements.

Auto-Smoothing Free Highlighter

Free highlighter is one of the most popular tools that allows end users to highlight any content on any document, including scanned documents without OCR. In this release, the free highlighter tool just got a nice UX-boosting change – the ability to automatically smooth user-made drawings to automatically match the typical text highlights.


PDF to Office

A new convenience wrapper for PDF-to-Office REST endpoint is now available in the actions package. The API supports conversion from PDF to Word, PDF to PowerPoint, and PDF to Excel formats. The endpoint uses the Structured Output Module, which produces better quality output. You can get started in our PDF to Office guide .

More Highlights - New Customization APIs

Lastly, we also rolled out several customization APIs to make it easier to achieve your design goals. Many are inspired by insightful feedback from our customers. Here are a few examples:

  • New API to adjust page number indicator position
  • New API to change the annotation toolbar alignment
  • New API to define custom top toolbar items

Visit the changelog for PDFTron 9.2.0 for Android to see the full list of other new customization APIs.

Wrap Up

We hope you’re as excited as we are about Android SDK version 9.2.0’s new additions! You can see them all in action today by visiting our live Android showcase .

We’ve got a lot more planned, so please stay tuned for updates. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on what features to roll out next and how we can improve the user experience to make it more intuitive. Please let our developers know your thoughts; contact us with any questions or suggestions.