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Version 1.7.2 (November 29, 2013)

    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.)

Version 1.7.1 (July 16, 2013)

    Improvements:
  • Added new functions to pdfforge.dll (RotatePages, AddRectangleToPDFFile,  AddTextAnnotationToPDFFile)
    Bug Fixes:
  • Under certain circumstances, the pdfcmon.dll was not uninstalled on x64 systems. This is fixed now
  • Printing after saving was not working anymore
  • Fixed a bug in pdfforge.dll in the function MergePDFFiles
    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.

 Version 1.7.0 (April 16, 2013)

    Improvements:
  • Upgraded Ghostscript to 9.07. The memory leak from 9.06 is fixed there.
  • PDF/A files now produce PDF/A-2b output.
  • PDF Architect was updated to version 1.1 which includes some major improvements and bug fixes
    Bug Fixes:
  • 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.

Version 1.6.2 (January 14, 2013)

    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.

Version 1.6.1 (December 11, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • Some translations were updated
  • Images2PDF was improved. It now supports more JPEG palette types (especially greyscale palette images)
    Bug Fixes:
  • 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.

Version 1.6.0 (November 22, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • Adding default profiles to provide some profiles with reasonable settings
  • Tested for Windows 8 compatibility
  • Updated Ghostscript to 9.06
  • The completely new PDF Architect is now included in the setup
    Bug Fixes:
  • Updated pdfcmon.dll to cover some additional cases with multiple sessions on Windows Server and Terminal Server
  • 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.

Version 1.5.1 (October 23, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • Fixed Handles issue: The number of active handles grew while PDFCreator was running in server mode
  • Updated pdfcmon.dll to cover some additional special cases with temp paths for multiple sessions on Windows Server
  • Updated PScript drivers to a recent version
    Bug Fixes:
  • Some characters were not displayed correctly due to problems with the PostScript driver
  • 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.

Version 1.5.0 (August 30, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • Added options to set the initial appearance when opening a PDF file (Fullscreen, page layout, which page to show first etc)
  • Auto-Save mode recognizes when output files are in use and stops processing (Not for "one file per page" setting)
  • Printer profile settings support HKLM and policies settings now
  • pdfcmon.dll now fully supports multiple Sessions of the same user
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.4.3 (July 27, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • Auto-Save: DateTime-Token now supports a custom format via parameter, i.e. use <DateTime:yyyy> to get just the year. The counter token allows to specify the number of digits that will be displayed.
  • PDFCreator checks if the spool folder is writeable.
  • The update check can be completely disabled.
  • Updated PDFCreator languages.
    Bug Fixes:
  • The function PrintFile was not aware of different PDFCreator printers and their associated profiles.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.4.2 (July 6, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • Images2PDF now supports JPEG images in CMYK.
  • Updated PDFCreator languages.
    Bug Fixes:
  • pdfcmon.dll was not updated when installing PDFCreator as an update.
  • pdfcmon.dll crashed when the document title had more than 255 characters.
  • The System TEMP path was not determined correctly in server mode.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.4.1 (June 18, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • Support for large print jobs (> 4GB)
  • Very basic support for managed group policies. PDFCreator settings can now be set through group policies. Note: 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.
  • Improved PDFCreator Windows explorer integration
  • Improved setup: There could have been problems replacing the pdfcmon.dll during the setup
  • Includes Images2PDF 0.9.1
  • Updated PDFArchitect languages
    Bug Fixes:
  • There was a problem where some users could print to PDFCreator at all with the version 1.3.0 to 1.4.0. We finally have found the reason and have fixed this
  • Fixed a problem with special chars in metadata using auto-save mode
  • Fixed some other minor bugs
  • Set Minimum Windows Version to WinXP SP2
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.4.0 (June 4, 2012)

    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.)

Version 1.3.2 (March 26th, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • This is a bugfix release
  • E-Mails from Thunderbird have been improved
  • Added Tokens DocumentPath and DocumentFilename
  • Chinese symbols in file names no longer break PDF generation
    Bug Fixes:
  • PDFCreator was really slow with large files
  • PDFCreator remained im Memory after printing
  • Saving a document to txt did not work
  • Problems with auto-save
  • PDFArchitect crashed when cutting the only page in the document
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.3.1 (March 16th, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • This is a bugfix release
  • Added some new translations (Catalan, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish)
    Bug Fixes:
  • Print monitor Window is not opened when printing to PDFCreator
  • pdfcmon.dll does not crash on Terminal Servers anymore
  • PDFArchitect does not crash with english translation anymore
  • bracket problem with documents containing special chars is solved
  • Reworked setup. Command line parameter /Expert now allows to set install path
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.3.0 (April 12th, 2012)

    Improvements:
  • New Tool: PDFArchitect allows to edit PDF files, i.e. it can rotate or delete single pages and merge whole documents.
  • The RedMon dll has been replaced with a custom development. This removes the dependency on the AFPL license.
  • Merging multiple print jobs has been accelerated significantly.
  • Using Ghostscript 9.05 now
  • Raising minimum requirement to Windows 2000
  • Using GPLv3 now
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.2.3 (September 9th, 2011)

    Improvements:
  • Using Ghostscript 9.04 now
  • pdfforge.dll supports signing with timestamp and lot of new functions like verifying signatures and more
  • Images2PDF was improved and a console application for batch processing was added
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.2.2 (June 28th, 2011)

    Improvements:
  • Added more languages (PDFCreator supports 34 languages now)
  • pdfforge.dll supports multipage tiff files
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.2.1 (May 18th, 2011)

    Improvements:
  • Improved uninstaller: future versions will not detele profiles during the update
  • Using Ghostscript 9.02 now
  • New Tool: Images2PDF quickly converts given images into a pdf file.
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.2.0 (January 23rd, 2011)

    Improvements:
  • Supporting transparency for PNG files now
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed problem with opening PDFs in Acrobat X
  • Settings for monochrome BMPs were messed up
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 1.1.0 (November 21st, 2010)

    Improvements:
  • Using Ghostscript 9.0 now
  • AES 128 bit encryption for pdf files is supported.
  • Improved setup: Old versions of PDFCreator don't have to be uninstalled anymore.
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

  

Version 1.0.2 (August 16th, 2010)

    Improvements:
  • Added more languages that were updated for 1.0.x. PDFCreator now supports 29 languages.
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a bug in COM function cPrinterProfile.
  • Switched back to Ghostscript 8.70 as 8.71 contains a bug which breaks searchable text for some fonts
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

 

Version 1.0.1 (June 13th, 2010)

    Improvements:
  • Added more languages that were updated for 1.0.x
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a bug using the setting zip for pdf color\grey compression
  • Fixed a bug using additional Ghostscript parameters
  • Fixed a bug with program font settings
  • Fixed a bug in saving the last location where a PDF was saved
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

 

Version 1.0 (Mai 28th, 2010)

    Improvements:
  • Uses GPL-Ghostscript 8.71 now.
  • Added the feature to set the color\grey compression factor manually to get the best realtion between file size and quality of pdf files
  • Improved print after saving (color printing, set maximum resolution)
  • Improved the signing feature (set signature on page is freely definable)
  • PDFCreator can handle signing and encrypting in one step
  • Improved the setup: 64bit printer driver installable on a 32bit system
  • Added a better dialog for the certificate password
  • Added the font dialog to the options dialog again
  • Improved the PDFCreator class (check for an existing printer in cPrintPrinterTestpage, check for an existing file in cPrintfile)
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a crashing options dialog
  • Fixed the "481 - invalid picture" bug
  • Fixed a bug reading the options on Win9xMe systems
  • Fixed a bug if the user uses Thai calendar format
  • Fixed a bug using different Ghostscript versions
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

 

Version 0.9.9 (December 24, 2009)

    Improvements:
  • Uses GPL-Ghostscript 8.70 now.
  • Added multi printers feature
  • Added settings profile
  • Improved COM interface. (fixed cClose bug)
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.9.8 (April 8, 2009)

    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.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.9.7 (February 3, 2009)

    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.
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.9.6 (September 19, 2008)

    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 new Com samples.
  • Direct conversion for faster processing of JPEG and BMP images without printing added
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.9.5 (September 2, 2007)

    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
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)
  • Only basic Vista support.

Version 0.9.3 (August 25, 2006)

    Improvements:
  • Using GPL-Ghostscript 8.54 exclusively now
  • Moved some hidden settings (like Stamp*) to the options dialog
  • Improved the Stampage options
  • Added the com function 'AddPrintjob'
  • Added some new COM scripts
  • Updates some COM samples
  • Improved the setup to fix corrupted systems
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.9.2 (June 18, 2006)

    Improvements:
  • Added a Toolbar, which allows users to create PDFs with one click from the Internet Explorer
  • Moved several settings from hidden settings to the user interface
  • Enhanced the com interface
  • Using GPL-Ghostscript 8.50 / AFPL Ghostscript 8.54
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.9.1 (April 20, 2006)

    Improvements:
  • Updated the com functions cSaveOptions and cSaveOptionsToFile
  • Updated and reorganize the help files (com interface)
  • Added the zip compression for color and gray images in pdfs again
  • Updated the languages files
  • Added unicode (UTF-16) support for pdf document info
  • Added the new com property isConverted for applications with no event handling
  • Added a new com sample for the language WinBatch
  • Added the new hidden feature SendEmailAfterAutoSaving
  • Added the new commandline parameters /DeleteIF and /OpenOF
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.9.0 (January 19, 2006)

    Improvements:
  • Using GPL-Ghostscript 8.15 / AFPL Ghostscript 8.53
  • Added a COM Interface (with description and samples)
  • Added the hidden settings o PDFCompressionColorCompression*, PDFCompressionGreyCompression* to change the standard compression factors
  • Added the new commandline parameter /NoPSCheck (Now PDFCreator is compatible with PDF-T-Maker)
  • Added systray property
  • Added "Cancel" button to the printing dialog
  • Added the feature to detect the important framedyn.dll file to the setup.
  • Added german help file
  • AMD64 Processor Support
  • Improve email support.
  • Terminalserver/Citrix support
  • Support other shells other than explorer (e.g. geoshell, litestep)
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
    Known issues:
  • No hyperlinks possible (Hyperlinks for MS Word are possible with the combination of PDF-T-Maker and PDFCreator.)

Version 0.8.0 (April 2, 2004)

    Improvements:
  • Now it is possible to donate to us. (See: http://www.pdfforge.org)
  • Security! PDFCreator can handle either security settings from AFPL Ghostscript above 8.14 or it can use then program 'pdfenc' from Steven Lee.
  • Improved printer driver handling
  • 2 new variables: OptionsEnable and OptionsVisible (a simple protections to save the options - useful for administrators)
  • Set this variables manually in the file PDFCreator.ini to save the options.
  • Email Clients: Succesfully tested with MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Eudora, Pegasus Mail (WsendTo.exe), The Bat!, Foxmail, Sylpheed-Claws, IncrediMail. Problems with: Ak-Mail, GeMail, Postguard, Vivian Mail
  • Added PDF document properties 'Keywords' and 'Subject'
  • You can add printable files (also via 'Drag and Drop') and through the windows explorer context menu.
  • Added Commandline parameter PF: Convert a printable file into a pdf document. Example: PDFCreator.exe -PF"c:\autoexec.bat"
  • Update check from PDFCreator Menu
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a problem using email function
  • Fixed a problem using combine function
  • Fixed some minor bugs
    Known issues:
  • Doesn't work in remote sessions on terminalservers (Please patient, we are working hard on this problem.)
  • No hyperlinks possible

Version 0.7.1 (July 22, 2003)

    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a problem using email function
  • Fixed a problem using non-conform postscript files
  • Command line parameter: -CLEARCACHE to clear the temp. cache

Version 0.7.0 (July 17, 2003)

    What's new:
  • 2 new output formats: Postscript (PS) and Encapsulated Postscript (EPS)
  • Process priority can be changed. (only for NT and above)
  • Enhanced error handling
  • Improved program speed
  • Individual installation of Ghostscript
  • Ask if .ps files should be associated with PDFCreator
  • Command line parameter: -IF"My Inputfile.ps" -OF"My Outputfile.pdf"
  • Special filename handling include filename substitutions
  • Switch back to Ghostscript 8.00
  • Support the Outlook Format: Plain Text
  • New test page
    Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed up the 'subst' problem in the 'Save as' dialog
  • Fixed the problem that the program can't create a temp directory
  • Fixed some localization errors
  • Fixed some problems in the setup
  • Fixed the problem on computers with low resources
  • (PDFCreator does not create pdfs with many pages.)
  • Fixed 'Laufzeitfehler 9' when start PDFCreator
  • Fixed uninstall printer driver
  • Can handle special drives and partitions

Version 0.6.0 (May 18, 2003)

  • New release with a completely new redesign