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2021

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New Ink Lasso Tool, Compact Toolbar UI, and more with PDFTron 9.0.0 for Android

At PDFTron, we're constantly coming up with ways to make it easier for your users to work on documents, whether they complete tasks on their desktops or from the palm of their hands. And in this latest…

Apr 20 2021

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Introducing improved Apple Pencil support, support for Swift Package Manger, .xcframeworks, and more

Today we are pleased to announce version 8.1.2 of the PDFTron iOS SDK. This blog post covers 8.1.2 and the 8.1.0/1 releases. Improved Apple Pencil Support Apple Pencil support has been enhanced by adding…

Mar 10 2021

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WebViewer 7.3: Introducing client side signature validation

March is upon us and Winter, almost over. Here at PDFTron, we spent these last months not in hibernation but productive innovation. As a result, release 7.3 of the PDFTron SDK-powered and WebAssembly-based…

Feb 22 2021

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Measurement Tools, Redaction and Viewer Control with PDFTron SDK 8.1.1 for UWP

Today, we are pleased to announce version 8.1.1 of PDFTron's UWP PDF SDK. This release features brand-new Measurement and Redaction tools for the annotation toolbar, plus a new Viewer Control, combining UI…

Feb 17 2021

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Smart Pen Tool and PDF to Word Conversion With PDFTron 8.1.1 for Android

Today, we are excited to introduce version 8.1.1 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK, including a brand new Smart Pen tool, PDF to Word conversion, and a new way to create shape annotations with a single tap…

Jan 29 2021

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How to Create a Walkthrough in your WebViewer Solution

Building WebViewer's UI is a challenge because it goes inside so many other products serving different industries and verticals. WebViewer powers apps used by surgeons to collaborate around medical images…

Jan 18 2021

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New Annotation Toolbar Design, Thumbnail Viewer with Page Overlay and Marquee Zoom on PDFTron SDK 8.1.0 for UWP

Today, we are excited to welcome the new year with version 8.1.0 of PDFTron's UWP PDF SDK, including a better Annotation Toolbar interface with color feedback, a new Marquee Zoom tool, improved…

Jan 7 2021

2020

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New User Interface and Redaction Toolbar With PDFTron 8.1.0 for Android

Today, we are very excited to introduce version 8.1.0 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK, including a new user interface, new redaction toolbar, and much more. This blog post dives into the major changes. For…

Dec 2 2020

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Annotation Appearance APIs, Improved MS Office rendering, PDFTron full API 8.0 and More in WebViewer 7.2

We are excited to announce version 7.2 of WebViewer, our pure client-side JavaScript and WebAssembly-powered PDF SDK. This release introduces an API that allows you to define scalable custom appearances…

Nov 27 2020

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Annotation Filter Options and Improvements to FreeText with Rich Content With PDFTron 8.0.1 for Android

Today, we are very excited to introduce version 8.0.1 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK, including new annotation filter options, improvements to FreeText with rich content, and much more. This blog post dives…

Oct 30 2020

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Introducing text annotation improvements for iOS in PDFTron 8.0.1

Today we are excited to announce version 8.0.1 of the PDFTron iOS SDK. This version adds a new text property bar and other text editing improvements, and more. Text Annotation Improvements It is now easier…

Oct 29 2020

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Introducing ARM64 support, Annotation Manager and a new pure C++ SDK with PDFTron SDK 8.0.1 for UWP

Today, we are excited to announce version 8.0.1 of PDFTron’s UWP SDK. In this release, we are adding support to build UWP applications targeting ARM64 devices, Annotation Manager support, a new C++ SDK for…

Oct 29 2020

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Precompiled PDFNet Python3 Libraries Now Available

We are excited to announce new precompiled PDFNet Python3 libraries are available to download -- another small step in making the dev experience with PDFTron the best it can be. New Python 3 support makes…

Oct 19 2020

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Collaborate and Review on Videos with WebViewer Video 3.0

With a lot of us getting used to working from home, we're enjoying the flexibility of starting a bit earlier or later. But teams may find it harder to get on the same page for feedback and approvals on…

Oct 7 2020

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PDF Form Editor, Reader Mode, Annotation Rotation and More in WebViewer 7.1

We are excited to announce version 7.1 of WebViewer, our pure client-side JavaScript and WebAssembly-powered PDF SDK. This release introduces a built in PDF form editor, allowing users to edit form fields…

Sept 30 2020

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Digital Signing and Accessible Workflows, With PDFTron SDK 8.0

We are very happy to announce the release of PDFTron SDK 8.0! For version 8, we've added a bunch of new features, like support for digital signature verification, accessibility tagging for office…

Sept 29 2020

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Introducing a New UI for iOS in PDFTron 8.0

Today we are excited to announce version 8.0 of the PDFTron iOS SDK. With this version we are introducing an all-new UI, built-in PDF rubber stamps and other enhancements. New Annotation UI PDFTron's new…

Sept 24 2020

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Enhancing Digital Signature Security with Secure-by-Default Verification plus MDP

When stakeholders perform critical business transactions, they want to trust their signed documents' authenticity and integrity. A sort of "electronic" fingerprint, or coded message, a digital signature…

Sept 21 2020

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Cloud Border Effect for PDF Annotations and an XLS Viewer With PDFTron 8.0.0 for Android

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…

Sept 11 2020

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Web App Accessibility: 5 Step Checklist

When a website or application has good accessibility (or a11y for short), it is built with everyone in mind. Users with varying ability levels can navigate your page with ease using their screen readers…

Sept 1 2020

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New User Interface, Threaded WebAssembly, Text Compare, Custom PDF Stamps and More in WebViewer 7.0

We are excited to announce version 7.0 of WebViewer, our pure client-side JavaScript and WebAssembly-powered PDF SDK. This release introduces a new customizable user interface, helping you go-to-market…

Aug 24 2020

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New Android PDF and Office Viewer User Interface (Beta) with Android 7.1.5

We are very excited to announce version 7.1.5 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes a brand new highly customizable user interface for the Android PDF and Office viewer, which will help you…

Aug 18 2020

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Lasso PDF Annotation Selection Tool and New Digital Signature UI with PDFTron 7.1.4 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.1.4 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes a lasso PDF annotation selection tool, new signature UI, improved Hindi Free Text Appearance, and…

Jul 13 2020

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How to Automate Face Redaction of PDFs With JavaScript

In this article (a six-minute read), you’ll learn how to automatically detect faces in a PDF document using the open-source face-api.js and permanently redact them using PDFTron WebViewer, a JavaScript PDF…

Jul 3 2020

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React Native Document Collaboration with PDFTron 7.1.3 for iOS

Today we are excited to announce version 7.1.3 of the PDFTron iOS SDK. This release adds many new features to our React Native library to support real-time document collaboration and more extensive UI…

Jun 16 2020

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New User Interface (Beta), Rich Text PDF Annotation, @ User Mentions, and More in WebViewer 6.3

We are excited to announce version 6.3 of WebViewer, our pure client-side JavaScript and WebAssembly-powered PDF SDK. This release introduces a new customizable user interface (beta), helping you go-to…

Jun 15 2020

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Real-time Document Collaboration for React Native With PDFTron 7.1.3 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.1.3 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK which includes a number of new features for our React Native Library, such as plug & play real-time document collaboration…

Jun 10 2020

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PDF Callout Annotation Tool, Text Annotation Custom Fonts, Sepia Mode, and More in PDFTron SDK for iOS 7.1.2

We are pleased to announce version 7.1.2 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. In this release we've added a new callout annotation tool, support for custom fonts in text annotations and reflow mode, a new sepia viewing…

May 11 2020

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Search and Redact PDFs With PDFTron 7.1.2 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.1.2 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release adds new ways to redact PDF documents, new rectangular area PDF measurement tool, new rubber stamp presets…

May 6 2020

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Multiple saved signatures, freehand highlighter and more...

We are pleased to announce versions 7.1.0 and 7.1.1 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. In these releases we've added support for multiple saved signatures, a freehand highlighter tool, viewer-optimized PDFs, a new…

Apr 7 2020

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Annotation Review Status for Collaboration With PDFTron 7.1.1 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.1.1 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes annotation review status for real-time document collaboration, a new stroke eraser for ink…

Mar 31 2020

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File Attachment Annotations, More PDF Measurement Tools, and Easier Polygon Creation with WebViewer 6.2

We are excited to announce version 6.2 of WebViewer, our pure client-side JavaScript and WebAssembly-powered PDF SDK. This release introduces a new file attachment annotation, allowing your users to embed…

Mar 31 2020

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Fill & Sign PDF Forms Faster With PDFTron 7.1.0 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.1.0 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release adds new fill & sign toolbar, support for PPT files and much more. This blog post will go through the major…

Feb 26 2020

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WebViewer Server 1.5.0 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of WebViewer Server 1.5.0. This release includes some new features, bug fixes and general improvements. You can learn more about these changes in the full changelog…

Feb 26 2020

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Signature improvements, rubber stamp and link tools With WebViewer 6.1

We are excited to announce version 6.1 of WebViewer, our pure client-side JavaScript and WebAssembly-powered PDF SDK. This release now allows your users to create a signature by typing their name or by…

Feb 24 2020

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Higher-fidelity MS Office Support, With PDFTron SDK 7.1

We are pleased to announce the release of PDFTron SDK 7.1. In keeping with our commitment to quality, robustness, and performance this release features more than 100 new improvements and fixes to the core…

Feb 18 2020

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Introducing WebViewer React Toolkit

A year and a half ago, PDFTron open-sourced our WebViewer UI, a React app for building world-class PDF and document experiences inside web apps. And today we’ve taken the natural next step towards…

Feb 7 2020

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Pressure Sensitive Ink Annotations and Image Support in Reflow With PDFTron 7.0.5 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.0.5 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes pressure support for Ink annotations, reflow with images, support for Android 10, and much more…

Feb 3 2020

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PDF Merging, Blank Page Templates, and More With PDFTron 7.0.5 for iOS

We are excited to announce version 7.0.5 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds PDF merging, annotation copy/paste, blank page templates for AEC, image cropping, and more. Adding PDF Pages PDFs can now be…

Jan 31 2020

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Undo/Redo and other API improvements With WebViewer 6.0

With WebViewer 6 we've added built in support for undo/redo, annotation status and improved several APIs (among other things). If you're loading CoreControls.js directly it also no longer depends on jQuery…

Jan 28 2020

2019

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Reflow with Images, Improved Button Layout, and More With PDFTron 7.0.4 for iOS

We are excited to announce version 7.0.4 of PDFTron's iOS SDK! This release adds reflow with images, an improved button layout, a new text search UI, new icons, and more. Reflow with images The powerful…

Nov 28 2019

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Introducing Annotations on Videos for WebViewer

Customers with review and approval processes appreciate having each annotation and file format centralized inside a single polished UI -- whether they’re collaborating on a website, collateral, blueprints…

Nov 21 2019

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Security Risks of PDFium-based Apps and SDKs

When it comes to embedding PDF rendering and viewing capabilities in commercial-grade applications, developers often consider PDFium -- a native open source PDF library and Chrome’s PDF rendering engine…

Nov 18 2019

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How we Secure the PDFTron SDK

As a vendor of a commercial PDF SDK, customers routinely ask about the security of our cross-platform offerings as well as how they can protect their users and their documents. And we take customer trust…

Nov 13 2019

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Improved iPad UX, thumbnail browser, and annotation selection in 7.0.3 for iOS

We are excited to announce version 7.0.3 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. With this release, a PDF and the navigation lists sit side-by-side, thumbnails can be filtered by bookmarks/annotations, annotations can be…

Oct 31 2019

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FreeText With Rich Content Support With PDFTron 7.0.3 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.0.3 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes FreeText with rich content, AndroidX support and much more. This blog post will go through the major…

Oct 30 2019

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PDFTron: An OpenText™️ Brava!™️ Alternative

OpenText™ Brava!™ Enterprise has been a solution for PDF-based project communications around the world. As a commercial PDF SDK vendor, however, we’ve been contacted by dissatisfied Brava! customers…

Oct 25 2019

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WebViewer Server 1.4.67 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of WebViewer Server 1.4.67. This release includes some new features, several stability fixes and some changes to make deployment and usage easier. You can learn more…

Oct 11 2019

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PencilKit Support, Real-time Annotation resizing & moving, Collaboration UI, and More With PDFTron 7.0.2 for iOS

We are excited to announce version 7.0.2 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds official support for Apple's PencilKit framework, iOS 13 Dark Mode, real-time annotation resizing and moving, a new…

Oct 10 2019

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How To Build a PDF Viewer With UWP and Cordova

In this blog you will learn how to quickly bring PDF & MS Office viewing, annotating, and editing capabilities to your Cordova project by integrating with the PDFTron UWP SDK. You can learn more about the…

Oct 3 2019

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Introducing PDFTron SDK for Node.js

As part of our goal of providing the best cross-platform developer experience, we’re excited to announce that PDFTron SDK version 7.0.1 is available for Node.js on Windows, Linux, and MacOS as an npm…

Sept 23 2019

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Updated UI Elements and Navigation Sheet with PDFTron 7.0.2 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.0.2 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes a new icon set, updated selection handle, navigation side sheet, new view mode and much more. This…

Sept 18 2019

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PDF Annotation Groups, Digital Signatures, Widgets and Undo/Redo with PDFTron SDK 7.0.1 for UWP

Well it is that time of the year again… when we release an update incorporating exciting new features to make PDF world an even better place. Do you dream about annotations that are grouped? If yes then we…

Sept 6 2019

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PencilKit Beta Support, PDF Annotation Grouping, Improved Page Manipulation, and More With PDFTron 7.0.1 for iOS

We are happy to announce version 7.0.1 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds beta support for Apple's PencilKit framework, multiple annotation selection and grouping, improved page manipulation, a new…

Aug 28 2019

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New Digital Signature Certificate Picker and PDF Form Creator with PDFTron 7.0.1 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.0.1 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes: a new digital signature flow for certificates, a new form field creation toolbar, updated UI…

Aug 20 2019

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WebViewer Server 1.4.0 and the new Windows Installer

We are pleased to announce the release of WebViewer Server 1.4.0 and the WebViewer Server Installer for Windows. This release features several performance and stability fixes. We've made the WebViewer…

Aug 16 2019

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Undo/Redo Support, Improved Search and More With PDFTron 7.0.0 for iOS

We are happy to announce version 7.0.0 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds undo/redo support, a better search UI, support for grouped annotations, and more. Undo/redo support PDFTron for iOS now…

Aug 6 2019

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New Eraser Tool and Annotation Grouping With WebViewer 5.2

A new version of WebViewer has been released with a built in eraser tool as well as support for annotation grouping and leader line editing. See the WebViewer changelog for all the details. Eraser tool The…

Aug 6 2019

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CAD to PDF Conversion and OCR are Here, With PDFTron SDK 7.0

We are excited to announce the release of PDFTron SDK 7.0. We've finally left venerable version 6 behind and have added a few big features, like built-in support for both CAD formats and OCR. If you would…

Jul 26 2019

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New Text Field Styling and Radio Button Creation with PDFTron 7.0.0 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 7.0.0 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes text field styling, radio button and group annotation creation, and much more. This blog post will…

Jul 25 2019

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How to Build a PDF Viewer With Vue.js

Recently, Vue.js’s GitHub Repository surpassed Facebook's React for number of stars. “Stars”, Github’s way to let users “like” and follow a repository, is hardly a precise measure of a repository’s…

Jul 8 2019

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New Pressure Sensitive Inking for Signatures and Support for Group Annotations with PDFTron 6.10.6 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 6.10.6 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes pressure sensitive signatures, support for group annotations, and much more. This blog post will go…

Jul 2 2019

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New OCG layer browser, real-time collaboration support, customizable controls with PDFTron 6.10.6 for iOS

Today we are excited to announce version 6.10.6 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds a OCG layer browser, real-time collaboration support, measurement calibration, customizable controls, and more. OCG…

Jun 28 2019

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WebViewer 5.1 - Promisified instantiation

A brand new WebViewer has been released with a better instantiation function! The promise, which is returned from the new instantiation function, contains not only the APIs but also objects and namespaces…

Jun 5 2019

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Introducing Apple Pencil support, real-time collaboration, and image stamp rotation in PDFTron 6.10.4 for iOS

We are happy to announce version 6.10.4 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds image stamp annotation rotation, Apple Pencil support, real-time collaboration support, keyboard shortcuts, a new signature…

Jun 3 2019

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Bringing Cloudy Annotation Creation to PDFTron SDK 6.10.4 for UWP

We are excited to announce our new official UWP SDK release (version 6.10.4). Based on the success of the CloudCreate, PolygonCreate and PolylineCreate tools with PDFTron SDKs for Android & iOS platforms…

May 31 2019

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New Stamp Freeform Rotation, More Viewer Customization APIs with PDFTron 6.10.4 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 6.10.4 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes new freeform rotation for stamp annotations, more viewer customization APIs, calibration for…

May 29 2019

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MS Office Document streaming, image stamping, improved localization, and more in PDFTron 6.10.3 for iOS

We are happy to announce version 6.10.3 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds Word, Excel, and PowerPoint streaming, image stamping, measurement tool snapping, improved localization, and more! Office…

Apr 30 2019

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New Real-time Document Collaboration Packages with PDFTron 6.10.3 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 6.10.3 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes two new library packages for out-of-the-box real-time document collaboration, and more. This blog…

Apr 29 2019

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Redaction, measurement tools, a file comparison control, and more in PDFTron 6.10.1 for iOS

We are happy to announce version 6.10.1 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds redaction capabilities, form field navigation buttons, and new features for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC…

Mar 28 2019

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New Measurement Tools with PDFTron 6.10.1 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 6.10.1 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes new measurement tools, point snapping API, annotation list sorting, and much more. This blog post…

Mar 26 2019

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New File Compare API With PDFTron SDK 6.10.0 for UWP

It is with great pleasure that we announce our new official UWP SDK release (version 6.10.0). The new release leverages the features, performance and quality improvements of our updated core engine. Many…

Mar 26 2019

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Introducing PDFTron SDK for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Software

We’re excited to announce a new line of built-in features tailored to the unique requirements of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry software. In a recent release, PDFTron…

Mar 15 2019

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Announcing Support for CAD Formats in WebViewer Server

We're pleased to announce the release of WebViewer Server 1.2, featuring built-in support for CAD file formats, along with a number of other fixes and improvements. See the changelog for a detailed list of…

Mar 11 2019

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Built in Redaction and Measurement Tools With WebViewer 5.0

The newest version of WebViewer is now available and we're excited about the new capabilities that were added! We've added new redaction and measurement tools, and improved signature handling, along with a…

Mar 6 2019

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Seamless Viewing of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Other Formats with PDFTron 6.10.0 for iOS

We are pleased to introduce version 6.10.0 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds a universal document viewing API, file comparison API, and more. Universal document viewing With this release, it is now…

Mar 4 2019

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New File Comparison UI, Page Label Editor, OCG Layer Browser With PDFTron 6.10.0 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 6.10.0 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes a new file comparison UI, a new page label editor, a new OCG layer browser, and much more. This…

Mar 4 2019

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Introducing a New File Compare API in PDFTron SDK 6.10

We are pleased to announce the release of PDFTron SDK 6.10. This release features a number of improvements, including support for generating document comparisons. If you would like to try it out, check…

Mar 3 2019

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How Your Feedback Shaped WebViewer During 2018

Each year we update our PDF SDKs, with new features, upgrades and bug fixes rolled out almost every day. And based on your feedback, 2018 brought many exciting changes to our WebViewer. Take a look at the…

Feb 7 2019

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How Your Feedback Has Shaped PDFTron iOS SDK During 2018

2018 was a big year for our iOS SDK. We pushed things forward in many ways big and small, improving both what the SDK can do and how easy it is use. Many improvements were initiated thanks to customer…

Feb 6 2019

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How Your Feedback Shaped WebViewer Server During 2018

WebViewer Server was born out of customer feedback: our customers told us they liked the scalability of client side rendering on the web, but didn't like the initialization times or the platform…

Feb 1 2019

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Improved text search, easier customization, and more in PDFTron 6.9.5 for iOS

We are pleased to introduce version 6.9.5 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds overriding of internal classes, a new full text search control, a new annotation toolbar precedence array API, and more…

Jan 31 2019

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How your feedback shaped the PDFTron SDK core engine during 2018

PDFTron SDK has many different faces -- there are front ends available for Web, iOS, Android, UWP, WPF, and many more. Each one of these faces shares the same core rendering and processing engine, and we…

Jan 23 2019

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How Your Feedback Has Shaped PDFTron Android SDK During 2018

At PDFTron, we are always committed to helping you build better Android apps, faster. The feedback we receive from our customers and the millions of Xodo users is a big reason why our SDK powers the world…

Jan 22 2019

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PDFTron Releases a New SDK Showcase App for Mobile

We are pleased to introduce the PDFTron SDK Showcase app for iOS and Android. This app demonstrates a number of key in-demand features of the PDFTron SDK on Mobile. Showcase app The SDK Showcase app is…

Jan 15 2019

2018

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Improved configuration APIs, a new Showcase sample, and more in PDFTron 6.9.3 for iOS

We are pleased to introduce version 6.9.3 of PDFTron's iOS SDK. This release adds improved and more powerful configuration APIs, a new SDK Showcase sample, and more. Improved and more powerful…

Dec 18 2018

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New redaction tool and improved digital signature tool APIs with PDFTron 6.9.2 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 6.9.2 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes a new redaction tool, improved digital signature tool APIs, and much more. This blog post will go…

Dec 10 2018

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Improved UX and more in PDFTron 6.9.2 for iOS

We are happy to announce the latest release of PDFTron's iOS SDK, which includes refreshed PDF components, data-saving PDF streaming, improved bookmark handling, and more. Refreshed UX PDFTron's UI…

Dec 3 2018

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PHP 7 Support Added To Our PHP PDF Library

We are happy to announce that we have added PHP 7 bindings to our PDF SDK through SWIG 3. This blog will outline some of the changes we made to our PHP PDF library so that it would support both PHP5/SWIG…

Nov 16 2018

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Introducing PDFTron SDK 6.9

We are pleased to announce the release of PDFTron SDK 6.9. This release features greatly improved PDF/A support, as well as a number of other improvements. If you would like to try it out, check our…

Nov 13 2018

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New Digital Signature UI and Mobile Data Management with PDFTron 6.9.0 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce version 6.9.0 of PDFTron's Android PDF SDK. This release includes big improvements to the digital signature UI, new APIs to manage mobile data usage when viewing…

Nov 5 2018

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Cloud integration, reader mode and more in PDFTron 6.9.0 for iOS

We are happy to announce the latest release of PDFTron's iOS SDK, which includes built-in access to cloud files, a new iPhone-friendly reader mode via our reflow control, a new data-optimized method read…

Nov 5 2018

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WebViewer 4.0 - Hello React, Goodbye jQuery

The latest version of WebViewer has just been released! We've completed the first version of WebViewer UI and added lots of new APIs for easy customizations. We also removed the requirement for jQuery and…

Oct 12 2018

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Introducing an Open Source WebViewer UI

Introducing WebViewer UI 1.0, an open source React app for building world-class PDF & document experiences inside web apps. WebViewer UI 1.0 sits on top of WebViewer, a powerful JavaScript-based PDF…

Oct 9 2018

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WebViewer Server Now Available for CloudFormation on Amazon Web Services

We are excited to announce that WebViewer Server is now available as a Cloudformation template for AWS. It provides a turn-key backend for viewing and annotating 30+ file formats inside web apps. Deploying…

Sept 24 2018

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New and Powerful Configuration APIs with PDFTron 6.8.7 for iOS

We are pleased to introduce version 6.8.7 of PDFTron for iOS. This release adds new configuration APIs to disable annotation tools and other functionality, iOS 12 support, and more. Disabling annotation…

Sept 18 2018

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New File Attachment and Sound Annotations With PDFTron 6.8.7 for Android

Today we are excited to introduce new APIs to the PDFTron SDK for Android for creating file attachment or sound annotations, pasting an image as a stamp annotation from the system clipboard, and more. File…

Sept 10 2018

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PDFTron 6.8.6 for Android

Today we are excited to introduce new APIs to the PDFTron SDK for Android for creating stamps with custom appearances, creating measurement annotations, creating callout annotations, and more. Custom…

Aug 10 2018

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WebViewer Server Release 66566

We are pleased to announce the release of WebViewer Server 66566. The new release adds support for scaling up to multiple backend nodes, as well as new options to better control the lifetime and total…

Aug 3 2018

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PDFTron 6.8.6 for iOS

We are pleased to introduce version 6.8.6 of PDFTron for iOS. This release adds support for creating and editing cloudy, polygon, and polyline annotations, and more. Cloudy, Polygon, and Polyline…

Aug 2 2018

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PDFTron SDK Adds Support For .NET Core

It is now much easier for .NET Core developers to integrate the PDFTron SDK into Windows, Linux, and Mac applications. Today we are excited to introduce a new language binding for .NET Core. Combined with…

Aug 1 2018

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PDFTron 6.8.5 for iOS

We are excited to introduce version 6.8.5 of PDFTron for iOS. This release includes a standalone viewer component, tabbed viewer component, new APIs for customizing the UI Tools, and more. Document Viewer…

Jul 11 2018

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PDFTron 6.8.5 for Android

Today we are excited to introduce new APIs to PDFTron SDK for Android for converting HTML to PDF, stamping documents with preset images, real-time annotation moving & editing, and more see full list of…

Jul 10 2018

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WebViewer 3.2

The latest version of WebViewer has just been released and we're excited about the new capabilities it brings. We've completed the first version of our PDFTron Server (drop-in backend for WebViewer) and…

Apr 5 2018

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PDFTron 6.8 for Android

Today we are very excited to introduce PDFTron 6.8 for Android. This release features new gradle package manager, new fully featured drop-in activity, new annotation style picker, new annotation syncing…

Apr 4 2018

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PDFTron 6.8 for iOS

We are pleased to introduce version 6.8 of PDFTron for iOS. We are have now offered the iOS PDF SDK for over 7 years, and are excited as ever to keep pushing things forward. This release includes…

Apr 4 2018

2017

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New Office WebViewer now available!

View Office documents directly in the browser, with no server component required! WebViewer 3.0 is now out with updates for XOD and PDF viewing, plus new Office document support.

Jun 9 2017

2016

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PDFNet SDK V6.7 is released

This release includes many improvements to performance and stability, the ability to directly convert Office .doc files to PDF (as well as .docx and .pptx), support for JavaScript forms, support for cloudy and no-zoom annotations, the ability to individually export color separations, and updates to all of our mobile viewers.

Nov 16 2016

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PDFNet SDK V6.6.1 for desktop/server is released

PDFNet SDK V6.6.1 for desktop/server is released

Apr 4 2016

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PDFNet SDK V6.6 is released

PDFNet SDK V6.6 is released

Jan 12 2016

2015

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Introducing PDFNetJS: A Complete Browser-Side PDF Viewer and Editor

PDFNetJS The WEB is taking over (obviously) On desktop computers, web apps continue to replace activities that were previously fulfilled by Windows/Mac/Linux programs. The advantages are many: web apps are…

Nov 10 2015

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PDFNet SDK V6.5.3 is released

Word conversion on all platforms!

Aug 31 2015

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PDFNet SDK V6.5 is released

Support for the new XOD format, improved Text and Word conversion, and more!

May 19 2015

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PDFNet SDK V6.4 is released

Maintenance release with various improvements to annotations and conversion.

Jan 20 2015

2014

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PDFNet SDK V6.3 is released

Maintenance release with various improvements to annotations and conversion. Plus, night mode!

Oct 6 2014

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PDFTron PDFNet for .Net Now Available From Nuget.org

Recently we added PDFNet to the Nuget gallery. For our .Net users this is a great new way to keep up on the latest PDFNet releases. www.nuget.org/packages/PDFNet/ This package includes all of our .Net…

Sept 10 2014

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iOS Tools V 6.2

The way tool library callbacks work has changed for better transparency and customization. Updating existing code to work with the new PDFViewCtrl should only take a couple of minutes and is described here…

Mar 13 2014

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PDFNet SDK V6.2 is released

Maintenance update with significant improvements on mobile and tools side.

Mar 12 2014

2013

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PDFNet V6.1 is released

Faster rendering, improved control over PDF annotation and GUI, PDF to HTML conversion, are some of the highlights.

Nov 15 2013

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PDFNet SDK V6 and WebViewer 1.5 are released

The ultimate PDF toolkit just got better! Major improvements to PDFNet. And with the latest version of WebViewer, you can host conversion on your own machines.

Jun 25 2013

2012

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PDFTron Announces PDFNet Mobile PDF SDK for Windows RT

PDF library for Windows 8 RT PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of PDF development tools and components, today announced the availability of PDFTron's advanced PDF library, PDFNet™ SDK…

Nov 12 2012

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New Version of PDFNet SDK Available

A new version of PDFNet (v.5.9) is available, featuring new Digital Signature API and other improvements.

Nov 8 2012

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PDFTron Announces Universal Document Web Viewer

The latest version of PDFNet introduces new, ground-breaking technology for viewing documents on the web. PDFTron WebViewer offers a seamless and effective way to embed viewing of PDF and other document formats directly within your web application, with support for annotation and other advanced features, allowing content to be accessed from any device running various platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.

Feb 9 2012

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PDFTron Releases New Major Version of PDFNet

A new version of PDFNet (v.5.8) is available, featuring new WPF Viewer Control, support for PDF/A-2b, as well as other new features and enhancements to the library.

Feb 7 2012

2011

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PDFTron Releases PDFNet Mobile PDF SDK for Android and iOS

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a global provider of industry-leading, high-performance electronic document technology, today unveiled the availability of PDFTron's Mobile PDF SDK for Android and iOS…

Sept 26 2011

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PDFTron Extends PDFNet PDF Library with Support for Python, PHP and Ruby

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a global provider of industry-leading, high-performance electronic document technology, today announced the immediate availability of PDFNet™ SDK 5.7, an update to PDFTron's…

May 31 2011

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PDFTron Launches a New Version of PDFNet Featuring PDF Redaction

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a global provider of industry-leading, high-performance electronic document technology, today announced the immediate availability of PDFNet™ SDK 5.6, an update to PDFTron's…

Apr 18 2011

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New SilverDox Update Available

A minor update to SilverDox (v.1.2) is available, featuring enhanced support for on-the-fly PDF to Silverlight conversion as well as other improvements.

Jan 26 2011

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PDFTron Ships a New PDFNet Update

A new version of PDFNet (v.5.5.0) is available, featuring new HMTL to PDF support added to the Convert Add-on, enhanced optimization and compression support as well as many other new features and improvements.

Jan 26 2011

2010

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SilverDox Update Available

A minor update to SilverDox is available, featuring enhanced annotation support and other improvements.

Dec 16 2010

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PDFTron Unveils a Silverlight Document Toolkit for PDF and XPS

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a global provider of industry-leading, high-performance electronic document format technology, today unleashed SilverDox™ SDK, a feature-rich and highly customizable…

Sept 29 2010

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PDFTron Updates PDFNet Mobile SDK to support latest Windows Mobile

A new version of PDFNet Mobile SDK supporting Windows Mobile 6.5 and other enhancements is available!

Jul 16 2010

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New Version of PDFNet Offers Universal Document Conversion and More

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a global provider of industry-leading, high-performance electronic document format technology, today unveiled PDFNet SDK 5, the latest new major release of PDFTron's flagship…

Jun 1 2010

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PDFTron Enables Seamless PDF and XPS Interoperability

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of cross-platform, high-performance document processing technology related to PDF, XPS, SVG and other graphic file formats, today announced the…

Feb 15 2010

2009

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PDFTron Releases Cross-Platform XPS Conversion Software to Bridge the Gap between XPS and PDF

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of cross-platform, high-performance PDF development tools and components, today announced the release of XPSConvert, an easy and effective solution…

Oct 14 2009

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New PDF/A Manager Announced by PDFTron

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of PDF development tools and components, today announced the official release of a new product PDF/A ManagerTM, a PDF/A (ISO 19005-1) validation and…

Mar 27 2009

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PDFTron Releases a New Major Version of PDFNet SDK

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of PDF development tools and components, today announced the official release of a new version of PDFTron's advanced PDF library, PDFNetTM SDK, an…

Mar 27 2009

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PDFTron Releases PDFNet SDK for Windows Mobile

PDFTron Systems Incorporated, a leading global provider of PDF development tools and components, today announced the official release of PDFTron's advanced PDF library, PDFNetTM SDK, for Windows Mobile…

Jan 7 2009

2008

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A new minor update of PDFNet SDK (v.4.0.9) is released

A new minor update of PDFNet SDK (v.4.0.9) is released, with performance and compatibility improvements.

Aug 29 2008

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A new minor update of PDF PageMaster (v.4.0.6) is now available

A new minor update of PDF PageMaster (v.4.0.6) is now available.

Jun 4 2008

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A new minor update of PDFNet SDK (v.4.0.3) is available

A new minor update of PDFNet SDK (v.4.0.3) is available, including support for PDF layers (OCG's) and other improvements.

Apr 11 2008

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PDFTron Releases PDFNet SDK v.4, Adding Support for Java

PDFTron Systems Inc., a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and other graphics technologies, today announced the release of a new major version (v.4) of PDFNet SDK, an advanced and…

Feb 11 2008

2007

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PDFTron Announces a New PDFNet SDK Update (V3.6)

PDFTron Systems Inc., a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and other graphics technologies, today announced an update to PDFNet SDK (v.3.6), a high-quality, comprehensive PDF SDK for PDF…

Feb 21 2007

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PDFTron released updates to its line of easy-to-use software components: PDF2Image SDK, PDF2SVG SDK and PDFSecure SDK

PDFTron released updates to its line of easy-to-use software components: PDF2Image SDK, PDF2SVG SDK and PDFSecure SDK, featuring new simple, yet powerful API's accessible from any programming language. Support of Acrobat 8 documents and other enhancements also included.

Jan 23 2007

2006

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PDFTron Ships a New PDFNet SDK Update (V3.5)

PDFTron Systems Inc., a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the availability of PDFNet SDK v.3.5, a high-quality, industry-strength PDF library…

Aug 11 2006

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PDFTron released an update to PDFNet SDK (v.3.2)

PDFTron released an update to PDFNet SDK (v.3.2).

Jun 1 2006

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A minor maintenance update (v.3.16) is now available for PDFNet SDK

A minor maintenance update (v.3.16) is now available for PDFNet SDK.

Apr 11 2006

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PDFTron Announces New Version of PDF2SVG (V3.0)

PDFTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of a new major version of PDFTron PDF2SVG, a stand-alone command-line…

Mar 24 2006

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PDFTron Systems releases PDF2Image V3.0

PDFTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of a new major version of PDFTron PDF2Image v.3, a stand-alone command-line…

Mar 1 2006

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PDFTron released an update to PDFNet SDK v.3.1

PDFTron released an update to PDFNet SDK v.3.1.

Feb 1 2006

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PDFTron Systems releases PDFSecure V3.0

PDFTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of a new major version of PDFTron PDFSecure v.3, a stand-alone command-line…

Jan 20 2006

2005

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PDFTron Systems releases PDFNet SDK V3.0

PDFTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of a new major version of PDFNet SDK v.3, a high-quality, industry-strength…

Nov 22 2005

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A new demo version of PDFNet SDK is available for download

A new demo version of PDFNet SDK is available for download.

Sept 2 2005

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PDFNet SDK and other products received in the 1st edition of How-To-Select a PDF Component for .NET

PDFNet SDK and other products received in the 1st edition of How-To-Select a PDF Component for .NET.

Jul 30 2005

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PDFTron Systems ships a new PDFNet SDK Update

PDFTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of a new update to PDFNet SDK. The new release focuses on improved…

Jul 21 2005

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PDFTron Systems released an update to PDFNet SDK featuring new high level classes and some reliability improvements

PDFTron Systems released an update to PDFNet SDK featuring new high level classes and some reliability improvements.

May 20 2005

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PDFTron Systems released a new version of PDFNet SDK

PDFTron Systems released a new version of PDFNet SDK featuring linearization (fast web view), full support for extended graphics state, among other enhancements.

Apr 8 2005

2004

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PDFTron Systems announced full support for PDF 1.6 (Acrobat 7 documents) in its flagship product, PDFNet SDK

PDFTron Systems announced full support for PDF 1.6 (Acrobat 7 documents) in its flagship product, PDFNet SDK.

Dec 22 2004

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PDF2Image Now Available From PDFTron Systems

PDFTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of PDF2Image™ . PDFTron' s PDF2Image is an easy-to-use, stand-alone command…

Nov 1 2004

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PDFTron released a new update to PDF2SVG

PDFTron released a new update to PDF2SVG.

Oct 29 2004

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PDFTron released a maintenance update for PDFNet for .NET

PDFTron released a maintenance update for PDFNet for .NET.

Sept 7 2004

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PDFTron Systems released an update for the Linux version of PDFNet

PDFTron Systems released an update for the Linux version of PDFNet.

Jul 29 2004

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PDFTron Systems released an update to PDFNet featuring enhanced support for CJVK languages and improved rendering

PDFTron Systems released an update to PDFNet featuring enhanced support for CJVK languages and improved rendering.

Jul 16 2004

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PDFTron Systems released a new version of PDFNet featuring a built-in rasterizer, as well as, PDF viewing and printing support

PDFTron Systems released a new version of PDFNet featuring a built-in rasterizer, as well as, PDF viewing and printing support.

May 27 2004

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PDFTron released an update to PDFNet featuring advanced Unicode support

PDFTron released an update to PDFNet featuring advanced Unicode support.

May 17 2004

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PDFTron Systems adds Linux support to PDF2SVG

Linux users can now take advantage of the reliable and affordable PDF2SVG conversion software from PdfTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, with…

Apr 6 2004

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PDFTron Systems Releases New PDFNet Demos. For Visual Studio 2003 and GCC.

PDFTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, just released several evaluation versions of its library PDFNet for Visual Studio 2003 and Linux GCC…

Mar 10 2004

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PDFTron Systems announced PDFNet PRO featuring support for JPEG2000 and JBIG2. PDFNet already supports PDF 1.5.

PDFTron Systems announced PDFNet PRO featuring support for JPEG2000 and JBIG2. PDFNet already supports PDF 1.5.

Jan 1 2004

2003

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Updated PDF2SVG, PageMaster, and PDF Secure command-line applications and libraries are available for download

PdfTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of PDF Secure™ 1.0. PdfTron's PDF Secure v.1.0 is a stand-alone application…

Dec 24 2003

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PDFTron Systems released a free upgrade for CosEdit featuring support for PDF 1.5

PDFTron Systems released a free upgrade for CosEdit featuring support for PDF 1.5.

Sept 3 2003

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PDF2SVG Now Available from PDFTron Systems

PDFTron Systems, the experts in PDF (Portable Document Format) and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) announce the immediate availability of PDF2SVG, for flawless conversion and publishing of web-ready SVG…

Jun 30 2003

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PDFTron Systems Announces PDF Secure

PdfTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of PDF Secure™ 1.0. PdfTron's PDF Secure v.1.0 is a stand-alone application…

Mar 24 2003

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PDFTron Systems Announces PDF PageMaster

PdfTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of PDF PageMaster™ 1.0. PDF PageMaster v.1.0 is a stand-alone product with…

Feb 26 2003

2002

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PDFTron Systems Announces PDFNet Library

PdfTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of PDFNet, a high-quality, industry-strength PDF library meeting…

Dec 4 2002

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PDFTron Systems Announces CosEdit

PdfTron Systems, a leading software developer specializing in PDF, SVG, and PostScript technologies, today announced the release of CosEdit™ 1.0. PdfTron's CosEdit v.1.0 is a stand-alone, low-level PDF…

Oct 1 2002

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