RAD PDF 2.24 Released

Red Software is proud to announce version 2.24 of RAD PDF, the ASP.NET PDF form filler, PDF editor, and PDF reader. This update improves link annotation support and broadens custom font options.

With this new version, all existing link annotations are now accessible via our Client API and Server API. The GUI also has been updated to facilitate removal of the existing links. Additionally, newly added links are now more easily utilized. When highlighting is turned off, these links can now be activated when clicked.

We've also added support for web fonts, so that if you are using a custom PdfFontResource, that font can be made available client side via a web font (e.g. EOT, TTF, WOFF, etc). This means that fonts not universally installed client side (e.g. a barcode font, or a signature font) can now still be used by making it available over the web. No longer do PdfFontResources need to rely on "web-safe" fonts.

This release also includes several minor bug fixes.

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

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Limits Increased for PDFescape Premium

You asked, we delivered!

Red Software is happy to announce that we've increased the page limit from 200 to 500 pages for PDFescape Premium members!

Effective immediately, all PDFescape Premium members can load files up to 500 pages long.

This improvement is delivered free of charge and without changes to our pricing structure.

RAD PDF 2.23 Released

Red Software is excited to announce version 2.23 of RAD PDF, the PDF editor, PDF form filler, and PDF reader for ASP.NET. This release improves RenderOnDemand performance and adds visual improvements for browsers with blend mode support (e.g. Chrome Canary*, Firefox Nightly*)

Version 2.23 also updates how PDF form field names containing periods are handled. In previous versions, RAD PDF did not accept periods in the name provided. RAD PDF now automatically creates the necessary non-terminal fields to accommodate such naming.

We've also added a new CustomData property to the PdfDocument class. This new property allows PDF output to be tagged with custom data which can then again be accessed when a PDF is again loaded into RAD PDF, allowing RAD PDF to support an even wider range of work flows.

This release also includes several minor bug fixes.

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

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*These are experimental browser builds and may require additional configuration to enable blend modes. It is our hope though that CSS blend mode support becomes a widely implemented standard, which RAD PDF will be ready for.

RAD PDF 2.22 Released

Today, Red Software releases version 2.22 of RAD PDF, the ASP.NET PDF reader and PDF editor. This update includes a number of new and exciting features including:

  • RenderOnDemand - RAD PDF now optionally renders pages as they are needed. Previous versions of RAD PDF rendered all pages sequentially, often forcing users to wait up to a minute or two for the last page in a very long document. This new feature allows page 100 to load just as quickly as page 1.
  • GroupThumbnails - RAD PDF now optionally renders thumbnails even quicker by grouping thumbnails together and reducing the number of HTTP requests.

These new features make RAD PDF even more capable of loading large PDF documents as pages can be rendered out of order making it quick and easy for your users to jump from page 1 to page 101 back to page 70.

This release also includes logging improvements as well as minor bug fixes.

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

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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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