RAD PDF 2.21 Released

Today, Red Software is proud to announce version 2.21 of RAD PDF, the ASP.NET PDF viewer and PDF editor. This release adds a new tool as well as improvements to the RAD PDF maintenance routinues.

First, the new Hand Scroll Tool allows users to pan and scroll the pages of PDF files using either their mouse or touch. The new HideHandScroll property also allows this tool to be optionally disabled.

Additionally, the RAD PDF maintenance routinues have been optimized to improve concurrency as well as speed of execution. For large deployments, these additional enhancements help servers running RAD PDF handle additional load.

This release also includes a number of minor bug fixes including iOS improvements and a JPEG 2000 decoding issue.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active Maintenance Plan.

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RAD PDF 2.20 Released

Red Software is proud to announce version 2.20 of RAD PDF, the ASP.NET PDF editor and viewer. This release focuses primarily on API enhancements and minor bug fixes.

First, the new Search() method added to the PdfDocumentEditor class allows for server side PDF searching. With this method, you can search a document for key words and terms directly from C# or VB.NET.

Second, the new MaxPdfPageWidth and MaxPdfPageHeight properties allow your PdfWebControl instances to limit the maximum page size or dimensions which should be loaded. With these properties, RAD PDF can be configured to throw an exception if a PdfWebControl instance tries to render a page with a width or height over the set limit.

Additionally, new bug fixes improve the rendering of some PDF documents and provide a work around for a bug found in Internet Explorer 11 which prevented proper tabbing.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active Maintenance Plan.

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RAD PDF 2.19 Released

Here at Red Software, we're proud to announce the release of RAD PDF 2.19! This newest version of our ASP.NET PDF editor and PDF viewer includes an improved PDF renderer, support for SQL Server's ISO data types (nvarchar(max) and nvarbinary(max)), as well as numerous API improvements.

Our updated PDF renderer helps text and images to appear crisper and more accurate, even on mobile devices. Rigorously tested over the last 6 months, these improvements also help improve rendering performance in many cases, particularly when embedded raster images need to be scaled to the viewer (a common need for PDF files created using a scanner).

Support for SQL Server's ISO data types nvarchar(max) and nvarbinary(max) not only ensures RAD PDF's compatibility with future versions of SQL Server (as ntext and image have been deprecated), but also allows database administrators to use SQL Server's FILESTREAM feature to store RAD PDF data outside of the database files, instead on file system. We're excited to provide this much requested feature for those with large RAD PDF implementations or those with large PDF documents in storage.

Additionally, this new version provides a number of bug fixes as well as new client and server API methods.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active Maintenance Plan.

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RAD PDF 2.18 Released

Today, Red Software is proud to announce version 2.18 of its ASP.NET PDF viewer and editor, RAD PDF. This version includes a new page "Deskew" tool which can be used to straighten scanned PDF pages which may be just a few degrees off.

Additionally, version 2.18 includes a number of new client and server API methods. Objects can now more easily be cloned (from page to page, and even document to document) using the new CloneTo() method. The new SetPoints() method allows custom ink shapes to be added to documents server side. A new DeskewPage() method allows pages to be straightened using your own code as well.

This release also has a couple of breaking changes. Both the PdfBorder class and PdfColor class have been converted into structs for improved consistency and performance.

This new release also features a number of minor bug fixes.

This version is available free of charge to all Red Software customers with an active Maintenance Plan.

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Deskew / Straighten Scanned PDF Pages, Free!

Today, Red Software announces a new "Deskew" tool for its free PDF editor, PDFescape. As many people know, scanned documents don't always come out as perfect PDFs. One of the most common problems, a skewed page. We're proud to announce that PDFescape now provides a free solution to that problem!

PDFescape's new free PDF straightening tool

This new free PDF tool is found on the "Page" tab of the PDFescape interface (you may also need to click the "More" button to reveal it). Once activated, it allows users to quickly draw a line indicating what should be the page's horizontal alignment. Simply confirm the angle of adjustment and presto, your PDF is now straight!

This new tool is available now to all PDFescape users, free of charge.