Today we are releasing our new project: HotFolder. The application watches a folder (or many of them) for printable files and automatically prints them on a PDFCreator printer you can configure. This adds even more automation to PDFCreator, as you only have to place files in a certain folder to have them converted to PDF or use the whole PDFCreator workflow, like sending out Mails, uploading the documents with FTP etc.
A few minutes ago, we have published PDFCreator 2.0.1, which fixes a few problems that were found after the release of PDFCreator 2.0. Among them was a problem that could result in empty profiles, when PDFCreator was loading the settings while another instance was closing. There was also a bug when trying to add printers with blanks in the name. Finally, we have also fixed a few minor bugs, two problems in the COM interface and clarified a few points in the manual.
We wish all of you a Merry Christmas!
This year, “Black Friday” means not only a spectacular 50% discount on PDF Architect (more on that tomorrow) but also a new version of PDFCreator and PDFCreator Plus.
After two years of hard work and one year after the first preview, we are happy to release PDFCreator 2.0.
We are looking for two people in our office in Hamburg, Germany:
We are getting closer and closer to PDFCreator 2.0 and are proud to release PDFCreator 1.9.5 today! After the positive tests and feedbacks for the previous version (Thanks a lot!), this is our first release of the rewritten PDFCreator, that is out of beta status.
To reduce the time till 2.0, we would like to present you the following improvements:
Usually we try to publish PDFCreator and PDFCreator Plus on the same day, but this time we had a few problems. The good news are that there is now what we call offline activation. If there should be a problem and the PDFCreator Plus setup is not able to contact the license server, there is now the option to get an activation code via e-mail. Just start the Setup with the parameter /USEOFFLINELICENSE, enter your license key and you will see the request string. After sending it to us via e-mail, you will receive a response string which activates the installation.
It's getting late, but we finally finished PDFCreator 1.9.4, maybe the last beta release on the way to PDFCreator 2.0.
For the insiders: We have now completed the transition from the Windows Forms programming model to Windows Presentation Foundation and MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel). Together with that, we have fixed a few smaller problems along the route.
After two years with the new web site, we have again changed a lot. The old site was okay, but it was sometimes confusing (when to click on a menu, when to hover, ...) and technically not up to date anymore. The new web site not only is technically more modern and robust, it also looks nicer and also scales well on all kinds of devices. One of the big changes is that we have integrated the websites for PDFCreator and PDF Architect on the domain pdfforge.org. This makes the navigation more consistens and helps exploring both products.
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.
PDF Architect 2 comes with a lot of new features. We will detail on some of them in future blog posts.