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PDFCreator 1.7.2 released

We are happy to announce the maintenance release PDFCreator 1.7.2 today.

This release brings an updated Ghostscript (9.10) and some improvements on PDF/A and also fixes problems

Visit http://www.pdfforge.org/content/whats-new to view the full changelog.

This will be one the last releases before moving to the new 1.9.x development, heading towards PDFCreator 2.0 with our complete .Net rewrite of the application. The VB6 version will still be maintained, but bigger features will most likely not be added anymore.... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2013-11-29

PDFCreator 1.7.1 released

We are happy to announce PDFCreator 1.7.1 today.

This release ensures that the pdfcmon.dll gets uninstalled on x64 systems and fixes printing after saving. Furthermore it includes some improvements in the pdfforge.dll.

Visit http://www.pdfforge.org/content/whats-new to view the full changelog.

As always, you can download it from http://download.pdfforge.org

Posted by Philip Chinery 2013-07-16

PDFCreator 1.7.0 released

We are happy to release PDFCreator 1.7.0 and PDF Architect 1.1 today.

PDFCreator now produces PDF/A 2b output and has a lot of small fixes and improvements included.

PDF Architect now allows to move pages in the document by dragging and dropping them in the page preview, add lines and different shapes an a lot more. PDF Architect 1.1 is included in the PDFCreator offline setup and can be downloaded and installed during the regular setup. Existing users of PDF Architect will receive an update notification shortly.... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2013-04-16

PDFCreator 1.6.0 released

We are happy to announce PDFCreator 1.6.0 today. This very includes our new PDF Architect which greatly enhances the capabilities of the old Architect. As the new Architect is significatnly larger, we have created an online setup which will download PDF Architect on the fly if it was selected and an offline setup that can be used when no internet connection is available or a slow download is anticipated.... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2012-11-22

PDFCreator 1.5.0 released

We are happy to release PDFCreator 1.5.0 today. This release brings some improvements, like display options for PDF files (tell the Reader to start with Page X, open in full screen etc) and better Group Policy support for admins. This release also should finally solve session problems on Terminal Servers and also supports multiple sessions of a single user at the same time.

We hope that you enjoy this new release. As always, you can download the setup at http://www.pdfforge.org/download

Posted by Philip Chinery 2012-08-30

PDFCreator 1.4.3 released

We are happy to release PDFCreator 1.4.3 today. It again fixes some small bugs and also comes with some small improvements. PDFCreator now supports Tokens with parameters. When you use the DateTime token with auto-save, you can add a formatting parameter, i.e. <DateTime:yyyy> will give you just the year. This is explained in detail in the help file.

We hope you enjoy this release!

Posted by Philip Chinery 2012-07-27

PDFCreator 1.4.0 released

We are happy to release PDFCreator 1.4.0 today. After a big bit of work, we have solved a lot of problems in the 1.3.x branch. There were some performance and ordering problems when converting a large amount of files. We have also fixed a lot of smaller, but nasty problems that were dicussed in the community.

We hope that this release makes your life with the computer a bit easier! You can find the download on http://www.pdfforge.org and here on sourceforge.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2012-06-04

PDFCreator 1.3.0 released

We are proud to release PDFCreator 1.3.0 to the public today. In this release, much has changed. We have replaced the RedMon DLL with own code, which no longer requires workarounds due to the Windows Vista / Windows 7 UAC safety features. It also removes the requirement to the AFPL in our package. As this changed some fundamental parts, we were reworking big parts of PDFCreator and needed much testing.... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2012-03-11

PDFCreator 1.2.3 release

We are happy to publish the minor release PDFCreator 1.2.3 today. It includes an updated Ghostscript, extended versions of Images2PDF and the pdfforge.dll and some minor fixes.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2011-09-09

PDFCreator 1.2.1 released

We are happy to release the maintenance version PDFCreator 1.2.1 today. We have greatly improved the uninstaller. Future updates will not detele the profile/printer mapping during the update.

We have also included a new Tool: Images2PDF. It allows you to quickly convert a list of images into a PDF file. Make sure to test it after the update.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2011-05-18

PDFCreator 1.2.0 released

Today we are happy to announce PDFCreator 1.2.0. This version fixes a bug with printing from processes with lower priority like Google Chrome or Adobe Reader X. PDFCreator now also supports transparent PNG files.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2011-01-23

PDFCreator 1.1.0 released

We are happy to announce PDFCreator 1.1.0 today. According to our new versioning scheme, it is the first release after PDFCreator 1.0.0 which adds new features. Among them is the embedded Ghostscript 9.0 which improves the TrueType font support. We have also added 128 Bit AES encryption and improved the setup to be run when PDFCreator is already installed to make the update easier.

You can find the new release here: http://www.pdfforge.org/download

Posted by Philip Chinery 2010-11-21

PDFCreator 0.9.9 released

We are happy to announce the release of PDFCreator 0.9.9.

This release adds two major features. You can define printing profiles to store settings for a certain purpose and load them when required. Addidtionally, you can have multiple PDFCreator printers that by default use one of the profiles. For example, this can be used to automatically save invoices in a certain directory when printed to an invoice printer, while have another regular PDFCreator printer. There are also some smaller fixes as well as progress in the cClose Bug of the COM interface, which we hope is solved now.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2010-01-04

PDFCreator: 0.9.8 released

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

We are proud to announce the release of PDFCreator 0.9.8

Again, we have some 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
* plus small fixes and improvements

Posted by Frank Heindörfer 2009-04-09

PDFCreator 0.9.7 released

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

We are proud to announce the new version 0.9.7 of PDFCreator, the Open Source Tool for creating PDF files from any application.

You can find the new version on pdfforge.org:
<http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator/download>

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... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2009-02-04

PDFCreator 0.9.6 released

We are proud to announce the new version 0.9.6 of PDFCreator. With this version, we are currently heading towards 20 Million downloads of PDFCreator from Sourceforge.

You can find the new version on pdfforge.org:
<http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator/download>

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 some new com-samples.
- Direct conversion for faster processing of JPEG and BMP images without printing added

Posted by Philip Chinery 2008-09-19

PDFCreator 0.9.5 released

We are proud to announce PDFCreator 0.9.5 today.
There are again several improvments like the recent Ghostscript 8.61 and many improvements on the COM Interface (new function cPrintURL and even more samples). There is now a way to add an ongoing counter number to the PDFs and also to make the files PDF/A (1b) and PDF/X (X-3:2002, X-3:2003 and X-4) compliant via additional Ghostscript parameters (predefined in the options).
There is also support for digitally signed PDFs via Actions and a VB-Script.
Please have a look at the release notes or the help file for a detailed list of changes.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2007-12-24

PDFCreator 0.9.3 released

We are proud to announce PDFCreator 0.9.3 today. There are several improvements, for example is Ghostscript now generally available as actual GPL version, so the AFPL version will be dropped. Further we have improved the user interface by bringing some options that were only available in the hidden settings to the user interface and the COM Interface and the examples have been enhanced.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2006-08-25

PDFCreator 0.9.2 released

Today we are happy tp announce PDFCreator 0.9.2.
There are a few improvements. Some hidden Features that had only been available as hidden settings can now be accessed through the user interface, i.e. Running a Program or scripte before and after creating the PDF and printing the file after creating the PDF.
There is also a Toolbar for the Internet Explorer, which allows to create PDFs of the websites with a single click.... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2006-06-19

PDFCreator 0.9.1 released

PDFCreator 0.9.1 has been released and brings in spite of some minor fixes new features like improved unicode support (UTF-16) for the document info, new command line parameters and updates in the COM interface.

Posted by Philip Chinery 2006-04-24

PDFCreator 0.9 released

Today, we are proud to finally release version 0.9 of PDFCreator. PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

Thies new version has some major improvements:
- Using GPL-Ghostscript 8.50 / 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)... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2006-01-19

PDFCreator 0.8 (final) released

Just to mention some of the great new features:
o PDF Security is now available. Either with the new internal support of GS 8.14 or with the compiled iText library pdfenc.exe
o Improved User Handling. In Windows XP with Hot User Switching the PDFCreator Window will appear on the Desktop of the right user now
o Shell Support for printing files. You can send printable files (word, txt etc) via command line to PDFCreator and they will be automatically printed and sent to PDFCreator... read more

Posted by Philip Chinery 2004-04-02

PDFcreator 0.8 Beta 2 Released

Today, we have released the second Beta of PDFCreator 0.8.
Normally this should have been the 0.8 final, but as we have added some new features, including the new security features from Ghostscript 8.14 we thought that it would make sense to have a second beta.
But that won't be for a long time. In one week we will fix all upcoming bugs and then release the final version.

To check out what is new have a look here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=222989

Posted by Philip Chinery 2004-03-11

0.8 Beta 1 released

The long awaited new version is now available for everyone:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=57796&release_id=193053

Posted by Philip Chinery 2003-11-12

International Support

With the Version 0.3 there other langauges can be brought to PDFCreator. If you speak something else than german or english and want to spend a little time, then you can easily create a language file in your language (and hopefully send it to me ;-) )

Posted by Philip Chinery 2002-08-20