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PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor

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Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR and digitally sign PDF files - and that's just the beginning. Please see below for a breakdown of the main features of PDF-XChange Editor.

More than 70% of the features in PDF-XChange Editor do not require a license to use. The remaining features, which are clearly identified, will place a 'trial' watermark on output if they are used without a license.



Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR and sign PDF files – and that’s just the beginning. If you work with PDF then this fully-customizable product will optimize your work process to levels that no other product can achieve. It can be used to create PDF files from scanned documents, images, text files, Markdown files and much more.

This software can also be used to convert Microsoft Office documents to/from PDF – a feature that many PDF applications do not offer. There are over a hundred features available, including more than thirty tools that can be used to assist in the creation of document comments, annotations and links.

The default OCR engine identifies text in documents and uses it to create an invisible text layer that is placed on top of the existing text. An Enhanced OCR plugin is now included in PDF-XChange Editor Plus. It is more accurate, dynamic and faster than the default OCR engine (and the previous EOCR plugin) and contains a range of extra features. Over 150 additional languages are now supported!

Features and Highlights

Edit Documents FREE
Utilize a broad range of Editing Tools, document enhancing features, navigation panes and page editing options to edit and update your PDF documents. Switch between the Classic/Ribbon UI and optimize the user interface for mouse or touch-based interaction as desired.

Add Comments and Annotations to Documents FREE
Add comments and annotations to documents in a variety of formats including geometric shapes, text boxes, hyperlinks and audio files.

Manipulate Documents
Create, print and email documents. Combine existing PDFs into a new document. Create PDF documents directly from scanned material (note that this is a free feature). Convert documents to MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint formats. Note that PDFs converted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Enhance Documents
Add/remove watermarks, images, backgrounds and barcodes to documents. Avail of dynamic editing aids and utilize custom page ranges. Create fillable forms and add JavaScript-enabled actions to documents.

Secure Documents
Enjoy 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/236 bit AES Encryption that maximizes your document security. Inherent Data Execution Protection functionality saves your files from malicious malware and viruses. Use digital signatures to further enhance your security and add timestamp server verification as desired.

Customize Your Experience FREE
Utilise an array of preferences to customize your user interface and default options. Create your own toolbars and use the launch options to add convenient links to third-party applications.

Double Your Value
When you buy a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor you will receive a free copy of Tracker Software's cutting-edge virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite absolutely free.

Note: Limited functionality in demo version.

What's new in this version:

PDF-XChange Editor 10.3.0.386
New:
- Added an option to the 'Extract Pages' feature that enables extracted pages to be opened only in the first output document
- Added an option to toggle all comments (and popups) on/off with a single button
- Added the ability to move the location at which the active document is stored
- Added a feature that removes hyphens when copying/exporting text
- Added a default behavior that zooms documents to the 'Fit Page' view with a double click of the middle mouse button
- Added the ability to sort and group annotations by color when creating summaries
- Added a feature that enables the placing of signatures on multiple pages
- Added a 'select page region' tool that cuts, deletes and manipulates page content
- Added document preview and thumbnails for WebDAV services
- Added an option to hide the 'Enter text...' placeholder of comment tiles in the Comments Pane
- Improved the 'Enhance Scanned Pages' feature. A range of new options have been added, and some existing ones were improved.
- Added a feature to filter bookmarks in the Bookmarks pane
- Added a document thumbnail to the "ask-for-save-before-closing" dialog box
- Added a preview thumbnail to the document tab tooltip
- Added a 'Find and Replace' feature
- Added a 'Normalize Pages' feature
- To avoid their destruction, we added the ability to skip company logos, stamps, and other special graphical elements when performing OCR
- Added a feature to detect edges in scanned documents, crop and de-warp them
- Added a feature to detect a logo and skip it from processing during text recognition of scanned document. This facilitates keeping logos intact.
- Added an option to choose a font size for redacted Annotations in the Find and Redact Tool (T# 6754)

Fixes and Improvements:
- Fixed an issue with the download icon for search providers
- Improved the handling of the use of the 'Enter' key in dialog boxes that have preview controls
- Fixed an issue with removing segments in closed paths
- Fixed an issue with restoring/saving the last used session when the application is started from the command line
- Fixed an issue with the page number macro when editing headers/footers that are set to even pages
- Fixed an issue with the simultaneous selection of numerous XForm objects
- Fixed an issue where the preview page background color was overridden in the 'Add Header and Footers' feature
- Fixed an issue where a dialog box was hidden when toggling between two or more independent windows with open files
- Fixed an issue with the functioning of the Enter key in the "Crop Page Tool"
- Fixed an issue with the scaling of rotated pages on overlay documents in the 'Overlay Pages' feature
- Fixed the issue where switching from Editor to a different app and back again resulted in the loss of focus for the active text comment.
- Fixed issues with "two-finger zooming" of pages
- Fixed an issue with italicized text in pop-up notes with fonts that do not support italics
- Fixed the issue with portfolio sub-documents. When they were opened by clicking on search results and then closed, the hidden portfolio parent remained open.
- Fixed an issue with focus when comment popups are opened
- Fixed a toggling issue with the 'gap between pages' option in the ribbon page layout
- Fixed a character spacing issue with OCR
- Fixed an issue with the integration of the 'NVidia RTX Desktop Manager' utility and the Editor window title sys-menu.
- Fixed an issue with remembering recent folders used in the 'Full Search' pane
- Improved the handling of PDF files that contain junk data
- Improved the handling of files that have large amounts of text outside their page boundaries
- Fixed character scaling for substituted fonts
- Fixed an issue where line breaks were preventing the creation of links from bookmarks
- Fixed an issue where the "Generate Bookmarks from Page Text" feature was skipping words
- Fixed an issue where the "Generate Bookmarks from Page Text" feature was not recognizing ligatures
- Fixed an issue where the "Generate Bookmarks from Page Text" feature was not saving stop words
- Fixed an issue with shared folders on OneDrive.
- Fixes an issue with regular expressions in the Find and Redact Tool (42145)
- JavaScript: fixed an issue with some callout properties
- Fixed the issues with rendering rotated images and patterns
- Fixed the incorrect rendering of some JPEG 2000 images
- Fixed an issue with slow rendering of some Type 3 fonts
- Added presets to the 'Merge Pages' feature
- Added the ability to filter even/odd sheets when printing
- Improved the renaming of named destinations. The associated "GoTo" actions are now also updated
- Improved the conversion of webpages to PDF for the Chromuim-based browser extension and the Editor's 'New Document from Webpage' feature.
- Added the ability to include a gap between pages for the Merge Pages feature
- Added the ability to set the count of columns inside the Stamps dropdown list
- Added an option of disabling the adding of a default action when bookmarks are created
- Added the option of using the current page when creating a page range in the 'Page Numbering' feature
- Added annotation options for the 'Set Margins' feature
- Added the option to open more than one attachment at a time from the attachments pane
- Added a copy of the preferences options for restoring the last used session to the 'Manage Sessions' dialog box
- Updated the 'Find and Redact' feature. It now supports regular expressions with 'look-behind assertions' (fixed length only).
- Improved space usage in the Thumbnails pane
- Improved font merging
- Improved the rendering speed in cases where documents use many copies of the same non-embedded font
- Added the option of using macros in the "Find & Replace Bookmark Text" feature
- Improved the capitalization options in the 'Generate Bookmarks from Page Text' and 'Change Bookmark Case' features


PDF-XChange Editor 10.2.1.385
New:
- Added new options to tune the appearance of the Comments pane
- Added an option to make comment popups on pages more compact. Look to Preferences > Commenting > Display compact comment popups.

Fixes and improvements:
- Fixed an issue where IE or MS Edge in 'IE Mode' became unresponsive when opening PDF files
- Fixed an issue with restoring the last session when the application starts with a file argument (added an option to the Preferences/Documents)
- Fixed an issue where it was possible to get an incorrect bookmark root name when using drag&drop of files in the thumbnail panel
- Fixed angle snapping for polyline/polygon tools. Holding the "Shift" key as a modifier limits the positioning of the line to pre-defined angles.
- Fixed "nudge object" moves with the Ctrl+Shift combination. Previously the Ctrl+Shift key combination was not responding, this has been corrected
- Fixed issue with the undo/redo when adding checkmarks for comments
- Fixed an issue with then Comments pane
- Fixed an issue when 'checkmarking' comments when the UI language is set to something other than English
- Fixed an issue with the comment popups on pages: in some cases they may become light grey, even for colored comments
- Fixed an issue with resetting/importing settings after performing commands through the Quick Launch feature
- Fixed an issue that was present only in some very rare cases that resulted invalid shading
- In the Comments pane the ability to add/remove checkmarks and change status for multiple selected comments, rather than just one selected comment was restored
- Improve the PRC model handling


PDF-XChange Editor 10.1.3.383
Fixes and Improvements:
- Fixed some security and stability issues. Click here for further information.
- Fixed a rare but critical issue in the Enhanced OCR feature that sometimes caused an 'Unspecified error' or 'Some pages weren't OCR'ed ...'' error on specific documents.
- Fixed 'Paste Special' issue when using the keyboard. There was an issue with choosing different paste options when using the keyboard in the context menu.
- Restored the ability to use a "Destination" when using 'Insert scanned images'.
- Minor fix: increased the threshold that determines when a user can begin specifying a custom size for a new stamp in order to ignore small fluctuations caused by mouse/finger twitching.
- Fixed an issue with using the 'Cut' operation for images in content that is selected with the Select Text/Hand tools.
- Fixed an issue related to editing images in base content. In some cases glitches were possible after making changes to images.
- Fixed mouse/touch handling when the Hand/Select Text tool is active and then an image is selected. Previously, it was impossible to select text over the image or 'scroll-by-Hand' inside the region of the image.


PDF-XChange Editor 10.1.2.382
Fixes and Improvements:
- some security and stability issues
- some problems with editing images directly on page content
- rare cases of the user interface freezing on opening the Open/SaveAs dialog windows


PDF-XChange Editor 10.1.1.381
New:
- Added Group Policy features to allow/prevent opening specific URLs inside PDF files
- Added Group Policy options to control which actions are available for serial key lists
- Implemented a richMediaAnnot.callAS method

Fixes and Improvements:
- Changed how we handle showing "Places". Previously adding a "Place" via registry keys resulted in repeated instances of that "Place" appearing in the UI after an application restart. We now handle such "Places" correctly, and show them only once
- Fixed an issue with highlighting search results inside the Search Pane
- Fixed an issue with a 'ghost' text box that may appear inside the Comments Pane when users click repeatedly on the page using the TextBox/Typewriter tools
- Fixed a rare issue with UI automation that could cause a desynchronization between the application's UI and an external screen reader app.
- Fixed an issue with saving settings when the 'New Document' option is used from the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer
- Fixed several issues and a potential crash related to using 'Drag and Drop' on document tabs when moving them between different main windows
- Made a minor fix to enable image options in the context menu of the 'Edit Objects' tool in cases where the tool is activated immediately after the image is selected using the 'Select Text' tool
- Handled a special case observed when a user changed the layout of the monitors in a way that resulted in the main window opening outside of the existing monitors. (There had been a monitor at that location, but it was taken away, or repositioned in the monitor layout). Now the position of the main window has been corrected to guarantee visibility in all cases.
- Improved navigation via the 'Tab' key in the Preferences, DocumentProps, and DocumentMetadata dialog boxes, and fixed a minor bug with handling the 'Tab' key inside the ribbon UI's 'File' menu
- Fixed an issue when applying OCR to scanned documents when the pages contain special monochrome and lightweight mask-images
- Fixed an issue with copying text from content when it has 't'(0x0A) symbols. Now PDF-XChange Editor replaces them all with whitespaces.
- Fixed an issue with login requests being prompted every time a file is opened from Dropbox
- Fixed an issue that prevented adding multiple Dropbox accounts
- Increased the maximum page size limit from 200 to 300 inches
- Increased the contrast between the highlight color and grayed text inside the Quick Launch dropdown list


PDF-XChange Editor 10.1.0.380
New:
- Added the ability to reverse sub-paths
- Updated the 'Replace Pages' page range options to use a new page range style
- Added an option to fix invalid 'ToUnicode' maps for embedded fonts
- Added an option to use 'bottom-up Y-axis' in the Transform tool
- Added an 'Audit Space Usage' command in the DocumentInfo location and the File menu
- Added a feature to merge selected layers
- Added an option to paste copied PDF content as stamp
- Added a “Filling Rule” property for path content items
- A property of a “Path” object, the Filling Rule provides some control over how a fill is defines and displayed
- Added an option to apply redaction to the contents of form fields (40683)

Bugfixes and Improvements:
- Fixed a potential crash when switching to a document opened from a disconnected external driver
- Updated built-in support for CJK encodings
- Fixed the Move Pages (and page range) caret "^" so that page numbering starts from '1'
- Fixed an issue in the "Change Zoom" feature that was changing the X/Y value of some bookmarks to 'Inherit'.
- Fixed an issue that was present when saving document navigation points while keys, mouse buttons or 'touch' controls are in use (being held down)
- Fixed possible issues when pasting images from the Windows 10 Snipping Tool
- Improved how we handle broken files
- The 'Clear Signature' tool can now clear signatures created using a certificate from a file
- Shell extensions - the property handler now has an 'attachment' property for PDF files
- Changed the manner in which 'flip' options are used in the Transform tool. View screenshot
- Added "Open in Window" options for the "Go to a Page in Embedded Document" feature.
- Added the ability to manage page ranges in the "Build Table of Contents from Bookmarks" feature
- Added a feature that disables 'Alt shortcuts' if Ctrl is pressed immediately after Alt  This provides an additional key order option for enabling Ctrl+Alt shortcut combinations
- Added the ability to create "presets" for paper sizes in the "Create New Document" and "Insert Empty Pages" dialogues
- Added an option to "drag and drop" files into the Create Custom Stamp dialog box
- Added a right click context menu for options in the 'Recent Files' list
- Added an option to use sequential numbers in macro functions in the 'Add Text to Bookmark Titles' feature
- Made improvements to the identification of form fields


PDF-XChange Editor 10.0.1.371
Fixes and Improvements:
- Fixed a possible crash in the Read Out Loud plugin on some old versions of Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016
- Fixed an issue that was causing the Editor to crash when activating 3D content in PDF files
- Fixed an issue with the lack of access to system's color profiles
- Fixed an issue with formatting percentage values in some XFA forms
- Improved the rendering speed when CMYK profiles are involved
- Fixed an issue where we were using a slightly wrong image size when pasting an image on a page
- Fixed issue with handling the Home, End, PgDow, and PgUp keys in the 'Named Destinations' pane
- Fixed a minor bug with displaying tooltips on dialog buttons where in some cases they did not appear
- Fixed an issue with redrawing toolbars after switching Speech-Engines
- Fixed an issue whereby once reading aloud was completed, opening and closing the Speech Options dialog resulted in Read-Out-Loud starting again
- Minor improvement in OCR which may increase performance in cases where a pdf page contains just a single scanned image


PDF-XChange Editor 10.0.0.370
New:
- Added the ability to create custom stamps
- Added an 'Add from Bookmark' option to the 'Edit Action List' when setting link targets giving the ability to add a 'Go to Page' action using a 'link target' taken from a bookmark
- Added the ability to customize snapping from the 'Snap' command drop-down and to customize a snapshot from the 'Snapshot' command drop-down
- Added 'Grouping by Status' in the Comments View.
- Added the ability to uninstall OCR languages via the 'OCR Languages' (Resource Updater) dialogue.
- Added a new 'Web Page to PDF' convertor. Convert web pages without opening a browser.
- Added percentage units to the "Add New Guides" dialog.
- Added 'Tab Stop' property for text.
- Added a new calculator/adding tape tool
- Added the ability to simply drop files to the 'Compare Documents' dialog. (39823)
- Added an 'Identify Forms' feature to detect form fields within a PDF.
- Added the ability to get images directly from a webcam or from a connected phone in special webcam-mode (via DroidCam, EpocCam, iVCam, etc.) and to use them in 'Signs&Initials', 'Digital Signature templates', 'New Document from Images' etc.
- Added the ability to export Links to a CSV file
- Added the ability to convert a rectangle to measurement
- Added a collection of tools to create, edit, and manipulate paths (shapes) on page content.
- Newly added featurePDF-CoreNEW
- The 'Compare PDFs' feature now includes changes in annotations.

Fixed:
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted JBIG2 files/streams
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted PDF files
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted PRC files
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted U3D files
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted EMF files
- Fixed an issue that would arise when a regex pattern was recognized properly by the 'Generate Bookmarks from Text' feature
- Fixed 'Drag and Drop' from 7-zip into the Editor
- Fixed an issue with the state of the 'Replace Text' and 'Insert Text' buttons on toolbars
- Enhanced OCR: fixed an issue getting the deskew/rotation angle when an image's dpi was changed automatically during the analyzing process. This improves quality of recognition.
- Fixed an issue with loosing changes in open documents or even in the Editor's settings when a user shuts down the operating system while Editor is open.
- Fixed an issue with keeping focus inside the search-results list when the Search page is floating and a user clicks on items inside that list.
- Fixed an issue with localization the "sign here" prompt for the signature field
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor Plugins
- Fixed an issue with the "Page" macro parameter in the 'Bookmarks Plugin'
- Fixed an issue with a layer's list displaying when the 'Layer List for Visible Pages' option is checked in the Layers pane
- Fixed an issue with the 'Show on Zoom' option for layers in the Properties pane
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core
- Fixed rendering lines with zero dash length and square or butt line endings.
- Fixed issues where in some circumstancesonly only part of the selected data was copied to the clipboard.
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core
- Corrected rendering of paths. Some CAD generated fileswould shown unwanted 'spikes' in some files
- Fixed an issue when importing stamps from XFDF files.

Improved:
- Improved/Fixed the 'Add/Edit Action: "Go to a Page in this Document" feature
- Improved/Fixed the 'Add/Edit Action: "Go to a Page in Another Document" feature
- Improved/Fixed the 'Add/Edit Action: "Go to a Page in an Embedded Document" feature
- Improved the UX and UI for the 'Crop Page(s)' feature
- Improved the UX for the 'Resize Page(s)' feature
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor Browser Plugins
- Changed to a new HTML-to-PDF converter in the Chrome and Edge browser extensions.
- Added the ability to save to WebDav resources
- Added the ability to use the 'Content-Disposition' response header to derive file names for the 'Open from URL' feature
- Improved/refactored Read-Out-Loud features, added support for new voices introduced in Windows 11. Added a ReadOutLout-toolbar into the View menu in the Ribbon pane.
- Added a new 'More Colors' dialog to the Standard Colors offered when changing an object's color. We now support RGB, HSV, HLS, Gray and Lab color spaces (CMYK will be added soon). The dialog has an editable list of custom colors that is kept between sessions. It ioncludes a color pull to get colors from anywhere on the desktop.
- The 'Edit Content' tool has been split into two tools: an 'Edit Text' tool - to edit easily text blocks (like columns/paragraphs) on pages, and an 'Edit Objects' tool - to edit base content items directly.
- Improved/fixed the 'Remove background' option used in the 'Signs&Initials' and 'Digital Signature templates' features. Now it removes the background from the scan/photo of your signature or initials more accurately.
- Improved the accuracy of connecting lines and updated comment icons in the 'Summarize Comments' feature.
- Added a feature to recall the most recently used files (MRU-feature) for CSV-source-files in the 'Populate PDF Forms' feature
- Fixed/Improved the 'Split Pages" feature
- Improements to the 'Sessions feature'


PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.368.0
Added:
- Added a 'Exit Full Screen' item to all context menus on pages when document is in fullscreen mode
- Added an option on the Comments pane of the Editor's preferences to control how 'Fit Box by Text Content' deals with annotation width

Fixed:
- Fixed an issue where a document level script could ignore "Enable JavaScript" settings
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted J2K files. Reported by: Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative; Tran Van Khang (VinCSS), Rocco Calvi (@TerR0C), and Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted EMF files. Reported by: Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative; Tran Van Khang (VinCSS), Rocco Calvi (@TerR0C), and Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted XPS files. Reported by: Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative; Tran Van Khang (VinCSS), Rocco Calvi (@TerR0C), and Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.
- Fixed/improved the UI-Automation backend in order to solve known issues with screen-reader apps, with 'Narrator' for example
- Fixed unnecessary duplication of selected annotations when they were only clicked (not dragged) by a user with the Ctrl key pressed
- Fixed a minor issue with title font in the Ribbon's File-menu on certian asian systems
- Fixed an issue with activating the correct main frame window when a user clicked on the corresponding result-item in the search pane
- Fixed the 'Fit Box by Text Content' for freetext and callout annotations with rotated content
- Fixed an issue with filtering annotations with replies


PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.367.0
New:
- Implemented the annot.refType and annot.replyTo properties

Added:
- Added 'Expand All/Collapse All' buttons in the Advanced tab of the Metadata dialog box
- Added 'Delete but Retain Children' feature for Bookmarks pane
- The Default OCR engine (Tesseract) has been upgraded to the latest stable version (5.3).

Fixed:
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted TIFF files
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted J2K files
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted XPS files
- Fixed a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted PDF files
- Fixed the issue where some digital signatures generated by DocuSign were reported as invalid
- A reported error or bug was fixedJavaScript Engine
- Fixed the issue with the annot.gestures property
- A reported error or bug was fixedJavaScript Engine
- Fixed the issue with the doc.addWatermarkFromFile property
- Fixed the issue with the 'Fit Box by Text Content' feature for callout and freetext annotations
- Fixed the rare issue with formatting measure values when fraction types are used
- Fixed the issue with moving hidden form fields via keyboard in the form editor
- Fixed a rare issue that caused a crash when loading PDFs that contain XFA forms. Plugins
- Fixed the issue with the 'Sort Pages by Bookmarks' feature on some documents
- Fixed the issue with the error message that appears when opening documents from a session
- Fixed the issue with the enabled/disabled state of 'Insert/Replace Text' buttons on toolbars
- Fixed the issue that could cause a crash when a floating pane is active and the shortcut for 'Full Screen' is used
- Fixed a rare issue that resulted in the incorrect positioning of redaction rectangles when OCR is being performed on a document and the 'Editable Text and Images' mode is enabled.
- Edit Content Tool: fixed the logic used with the selection of objects on pages when users right-click to open the context menu. Right-clicking on selected objects now retains the current selection, as it should.

Changed:
- Changed a way of handling document information tags when converting from MS Office document formats
- Fixed how information is displayed in the document info bar for PDF/A-4, PDF/A-4e and PDF/A-4f files
- Added the ability to replace non-existent files when opening the associated session
- Fixed/improved the 'OCR Images' feature: reinstated the output options (for Enhanced OCR engine only)
- Improved/fixed the detection of skew/rotation angles when OCR is being performed on documents/images
- Updated third-party components to address their known vulnerabilities


PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.366.0
New:
- Added a GroupPolicy-permission to add/delete/renew license keys by the user Prefs > Registration page

Fixed:
- an issue with the position of newly created sessions
- compatibility issues when redacting annotations
- an issue with potentially wrong colors in the user interface icons with some color profiles associated with specific monitors
- an issue with Merge Pages on some specific documents
- an issue with pages autoscroll when the SelectText tool is used
- an issue with the Find-feature: it didn't clear itself when the Find-popup was closed (via Esc key or X-button)
- a broken Advanced section in the Search pane
- an issue with Copying multiline text on pages when the 'Add line breaks after each text line' option is turned off (Prefs > PageText)
- an issue with showing context menus when using a stylus on toolbars and other windows
- an issue with showing special context menu for items on toolbars when customization mode is enabled
- A minor fix for better support of custom colors for selections on pages
- Changed, reviewed, modified featurePDF-Core
- Improved scaling annotation when doing a page resize


PDF-XChange Editor 9.5.365.0
Added:
- the ability to remove pages that bookmarks point to in the 'Pages' and 'Sections' context menus of the Bookmarks pane
- the ability to OCR multiple selected images to their context menu
- the ability to go to next or previous bookmark using the hotkeys Ctrl+[ and Ctrl+] as the default setting
- the ability to set named destinations as targets for new links by double clicking on the destination
- the ability to update bookmark/named destination targets using selected text
- the ability to manage application prompts that have the 'Do not show again' option
- the ability to move selected page objects diagonally with the arrow keys
- an option to resize pages to match a specified page of the current document
- OneDrive plugin improved to work with OneDrive for Business
- an option to save documents automatically, without displaying the Save As dialog box, when digitally signing documents
- Newly added featurePDF-CoreNEW
- the ability to export PDF to WebP images
- support of Metadata templates
- an option to export/import metadata
- an option to specify how links on a page can be activated (by click, Ctrl+click, or double click)
- a special command with shortcut (Ctrl+Home) that puts the keyboard focus on the page view directly
- Search Pane: added 'This Exact Phrase' option
- Newly added featureEditor ActiveX SDKNEW
- Search Operation: added the option of specifying multiple files/folders for the input
- Improved/optimized 'Rename Document' feature
- new options (CaseSensitive, WholeWordOnly, RegExp, etc) for the Find feature's filtering ability in several panes, such as Recents, QuickLaunch, CompareDocs:Diffs and HistoryView (available via the icon on the right)
- a set of new commands to have the ability to directly activate any document tab from the first ten tabs using shortcuts from [Ctrl+Num1] to [Ctrl+Num0] (note that shortcuts are customizable)
- the ability to add Links to Layers
- the ability to copy base content using Ctrl+Drag

Fixed:
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted EMF files. Reported by: Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative; Tran Van Khang (VinCSS), Rocco Calvi (@TerR0C), and Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted PNG files. Reported by: Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative; Tran Van Khang (VinCSS), Rocco Calvi (@TerR0C), and Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted TIFF files. Reported by: Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative; Tran Van Khang (VinCSS), Rocco Calvi (@TerR0C), and Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted J2K files. Reported by: Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative; Tran Van Khang (VinCSS), Rocco Calvi (@TerR0C), and Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
- spaces with zero width
- the issue with displaying search marks on the scrollbar in single page mode
- the issue when deleting pages from a document did not always decrease the file size
- the issue where digital signatures generated by DocuSign were reported as invalid
- the issue with context loss when pasting as metafile
- compatibility issues with redaction annotations
- the issue when document color override affected printing, even when the option was disabled
- the issue with editing the action lists of bookmarks/links when the original action list has been corrupted
- the issue with applying default styles for measurements with fractions
- the issue with incorrectly estimated progress duration for the Search feature in bookmarks
- the URL verification procedure for cases when the UNC url has more than three slashes after the scheme prefix, and added more known NoAuthority-schemas
- the issue with disabling commands inside the ribbon/format tab for selected objects inside the portfolio preview window, and fixed the logic with autoshowing the Portfolio tab in the ribbon
- Compare Documents: fixed the issue with hiding the format change differences when the 'Formatting' category is turned off
- ActiveX SDK
- Search Pane: refactored the 'Where' combo to fix issues related to cases described on the following forum topics
- Search Pane: fixed the issues with drawing highlighted text inside the results pane when some highlight ranges overlapped
- Search/Find+Redact: fixed the issue with case when, according to search criteria, text is partially overlapping
- Search/Find+Redact: fixed the issue with consecutive words when a line break is present between them
- an issue with thumbnail selections that contains images, paths and text items
- an issue with restoring sessions by using the 'Just open documents from the session' option in the 'Manage Sessions' dialog box
- an issue with using the 'Row Data by Column' macro in the 'Populate PDF Forms' feature
- handling some embedded CFF fonts
- incorrect embedding of some OTF(CFF) fonts
- Improved the correction of broken files
- Plugins
- Improved the usability of selecting fonts in the 'Generate Bookmarks From Page Text' and 'Create Links from Bookmarks' features

Plugins:
- Added options to customize the title of contents in the 'Build Table Of Contents' feature
- Added an option to display 'Logical Page Numbers' in the 'Advanced Search Result'
- Added an option to add a bookmark for each file in the RTF to PDF operation
- Added an option to add a bookmark for each file in TXT to PDF operation
- Improved space handling for CJK languages
- Improved text line positioning for editing PDF text
- Added a feature in navigation mode: when the "End" key is pressed on the last page, the view is scrolled to the end of the last page
- Added ability to paste multi-line text into single-line edit boxes
- Improved support for Touchscreens: added single finger-scroll everywhere, without any conflict with DnD, Multiselect or ContextMenu options (just tap-and-move to scroll, tap-hold-and-move to DnD/Multsel, tap-hold-untap to ContextMenu); and fixed several other issues
- Changed behavior for cases when the mouse pointer is over the scrollable control in the Ribbon and user spins the wheel-button. Now it scrolls during such control (whereas previously it was used to scroll through the ribbon tabs)
- Fixed/improved the 'Merge Pages' feature: the position of merged pages; the use of 'Select Sheets' options; retaining actions with objects
- Improved the 'Summarize Comments' feature


PDF-XChange Editor 9.4.364.0
Fixed;
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted PDF files
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted U3D files
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted EMF files
- a potential vulnerability when handling crafted/corrupted J2K files
- the issue with text color when using the Microsoft IME to enter characters
A reported error or bug was fixedFonts
- issue with rendering certain specific fonts
- an issue in the Link View when moving links between the pages
- a scanning process freeze issue. (affected some old scanners)
- different issues caused by the incompatibility of the AzureRMS plugin with some external components that get loaded into the Editor process (including some printer and scanner drivers, shell extensions etc.)
- a possible (rare) crash related to using some ScreenReader-apps
- issues with locked-for-read files or zero-size files after using the saveAs-PDF/A feature
- an issue with using the 'Find and Redact' tool on documents opened directly from SharePoint




PDF-XChange Editor 9.4.363.0
Fixed:
- the issue with creating portfolios via the Outlook plugin
- the issue when copying/pasting annotations between pages of different orientations caused the incorrect placement of these annotations
- the issue with editing some fields in document metadata
- a rare crash related to using custom keyboard shortcuts
- an issue with the handling of the 'Summarize Visible Annotations Only' option in the 'Summarize Annotations' feature. It now skips all invisible annotations by default when the 'Include invisible annotations' option is disabled
- the issue with starting the Editor's window in maximized mode
- the issue with the handling of the 'paste comments into mouse position' option
- the issue with the handling of URI/URLs with custom schemas, such as 'onenote:', 'news:', 'tel:', etc
- the issue with adding incorrect page labels when inserting pages from a different document

- Added Czech patterns for redaction/sanitization
- Feature that is currently under construction and will be released in the future
- Improved handling of removing/adding columns (fields in portfolios


PDF-XChange Editor 9.4.362.0
Added:
- Added the ability to auto-fill named destinations from selected text
- A major overhaul of how we handle portfolio PDFs was implemented
- Added a tab on the document properties dialog that allows one to add/edit custom properties.
- Added the ability to edit document metadata via the "Advanced" tab on the Document metadata dialog
- Added the ability to set a Blurred or Pixelated background image as an overlay when performing Redaction
- Convert-To-Office: added the ability to recognize characters using OCR (for specific fonts with corrupted ToUnicode table etc.)
- Convert-To-Excel: added a feature to export links from a PDF file to an Excel Workbook
- A 'Crop' feature was added to the image editor
- Comments pane. The 'Expand All' command now also expands text of comments
- Added a feature to display and change the 'Layer' property of images and XForms (in the Properties pane)
- Added a feature to display and change the 'Transparency Group' properties for XForms (in the Properties pane)
- Added a feature to the "Fields" pane to select fields via user-specified type.
- Added a feature to reset selected fields.
- Added additional "Barcodes" such as pdf417, dataMatrix, aztec, maxicode, ean13, ean8, code39, code128, codabar, upcA
- Added a feature to specify last N pages of a document without using absolute numbers
- Added an 'In All Docs from this Window' option for searching in documents only in the currently active window
- Added support of vertical toolbars. You can now dock existing toolbars to left/right sides of windows.
- Added a tiny vertical toolbar on the left of the document view (tab) to quickly show/hide all document's panes. This toolbar ('Quick Tools') can be easily customized.
- Search marks are now shown on the vertical scroll bar in Single Page mode as well as in Continuous mode
- Added additional checks for some JS methods to increase security

Fixed:
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted PBM/PGM/PNM
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted ICO files
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted EMF
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted WMF files
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted JPG files
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted J2K files
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted PNG files
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted JBIG2 (or JBIG2 stream in PDF) files
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling large object numbers in PDF files
- Fixed potential vulnerability handling crafted/corrupted PDF files where the operation "Generate Bookmarks From Text" was creating individual bookmarks from the same style text separated by space that should have been only one bookmark
- Fixed an issue where after opening the dialog for "Generate Bookmarks From Text", one couldn`t select any text
- Fixed an issue where a pressure sensetive pencil tool may generate 'circles' which should not appear
- Fixed an issue where transparent PNG files were not properly handled when added as a stamp
- Improved support for 3D annotations. Fixes in many models
- Fixed/impoved the export form fields to FDF
- Fixed an issue with content selection when pasting it on the default layer
- A reported error or bug was fixedShell Extensions
- Fixed some issues with configurations that use multiple monitors with different resolutions
- Added the ability to "toggle" the loupe tool on/off
- Added the ability to ignore (not rasterize) text base content when using "Rasterize Pages"
- Changed the location of the options for creating Bookmarks and Named Destinations from a selection to the context menu of their respective panes
- Added the option to be able to use a selected page (in the Thumbnails Pane) when creating a page range in the Page Numbering Tool.
- Added showing, in Properties Pane, the compression method used in images.  Plugins
- Added new options for working with existing bookmarks when using "Generate Bookmarks From Text". Plugins
- Added an new style, a "Chapter [BLANK]" page, for use when creating a "Table of Contents from bookmarks".
- Improved IME handling
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureShell Extensions
- Added icons for explorer context menu
- Compare Docs: improved the scroll-syncronization of left and right views; fixed several minor bugs in the UI
- Fixed/Improved a special UI-control to choose files as used on many modal dialogs in Editor
- Improved/Updated support for Portfolios: it now has a modern, convenient and light UI, and a whole new set of portfolio-editing features
- Feature that is currently under construction and will be released in the futureEditor
- The 'Copy Full File Name' command is split into two commands now - one copies only file the name as a text, while second copies the file itself into the clipboard.


PDF-XChange Editor 9.3.361.0
- Added white backgrounds for the Stamp-, Sign-, CommentStyle- thumbnails in the Dark Mode of the UI
- Added the ability to select OCR-languages by clicking anywhere on the row of languages dropdown-list

Fixed:
- an issue that was introduced in the previous build where some operations (like importing bookmarks, or adding attachments) could freeze the Editor
- an issue when an ink annotation is added with a presure sencitive profile that may produce dot-like artifacts
- an issue where changing the font for a standard stamp sometimes did not have any affect
- an issue with localization of the ShellExtension-menu
- a hang in the "Save As Optimized" operation
- issues with TWAIN scanning
- an issue with the 'All Supported Files' filter in the the 'Open File' dialogs: some supported types were missing from that filter
- selection drawing for the 'Zoom In/Out' tool


PDF-XChange Editor 9.3.360.0
New:
- Added a feature for Comparing two PDF Documents (RibbonUI > Review > Compare Documents)
- added featureEditorNEW
- Added the ability to remove brokeninvalid Named Destinations
- added featureEditorNEW
- Added the ability to export snapshot to an image directly from the context menu
- added featureEditorNEW
- Added a `Set Layers Visibility` action creation and modification dialog
- added featureEditor PluginsNEW
- Added a possibility to Merge Duplicate Bookmarks
- added featurePDF-CoreNEW
- Added support for adding video and sound rich media annotations in PDFs
- added featurePDF-CoreNEW
- Support for existing screen annotation
- added featurePDF-CoreNEW
- Added a feature to control the thickness of underline and strikeout annotations
- added featureEditorNEW
- Added the ability to localize/customize text on Standard stamps.
- added featureEditorNEW
- Added options to disable animated underline-effect for selected tabs (Ribbon tabs: CustomizeToolbars > Options; Other tabs: Prefs > General > TabsAndWindows)
- added featureEditorNEW
- Added correct support for rounded corners for Editor's windows in Win11
- added featureEditorNEW
- Added Month-groups in the HistoryView pane
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core

Fixed:
- Fixed the incorrect redaction of some images
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core
- Implemented a Workaround in handling poorly-formatted color spaces
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- Fixed page navigation by keybord to match the corresponding commands on the document bar
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core
- Fixed an issue when locking individual fields with signatures that was not working
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- Fixed an issue showing field properties in form editing tools when using the dark UI theme
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core
- Fixed an issue with creating pencil annotations with variable profiles under some conditions.
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core
- Fixed a rare issue that was apparent when converting .xps, .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx files.
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- Cropped the very long list of extensions displayed in 'All Supported Files' filter inside the 'Open/Save File' dialog.
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- Fixed an issue with the appearance of the vertical scrollbar which displays many search-marks - previosly it was hard to see the knob-button under such marks
- A reported error or bug was fixedPDF-Core
- Fixed an issue with the 'Highlight from File' feature.
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor Plugins
- Added the ability to set a position for the resulting images in the Enhance Scanned Pages plugin
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor
- Added a parameter to the FileName macro to extract part of a name
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor
- Added an option to skip larger/smaller than specific pages in the Resize Pages feature
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor
- Improved performance of PDF optimization
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor
- Enabled saving a PDF document to a destination file that is a filesystem alias of the source file. Examples of such aliases include alternate network shares, symbolic link etc
- Changed, reviewed, modified featurePDF-Core
- We are now reusing a stamp's appearance when the same stamp is placed multiple times on the same document
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor
- Improved the performance of the application's start up (~20-30% faster)
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor
- Disabled autoswitching focus to the Format tab when the Stamp tool is activated
- Changed, reviewed, modified featureEditor
- Changed the filter rule in the HistoryView pane: now the same document can be presented in different groups simultaneously


PDF-XChange Editor 9.2.359.0
Added:
- detection of CSV/TXT files that are stored in UTF8 without BOM
- a workaround for an issue found when in some poorly formed PDFs some text was missing

Fixed:
- an with printing text using the Print All feature
- an when adding image-based watermarks or backround
- rendering issues introduced in build 357
- an issue with copying and extracting pages that caused a "The parameter is incorrect" error in some documents
- an Editor crash on startup issue (certain Windows compatibility flags were breaking loading of an Editor module)
- an issue seen when 'Fix by content' does not work as expected for callout annotations
- an issue with drag&drop of pages from the Thumbnails pane into OneNote or Powerpoint
- an issue with handling a manually edited destination folder in the product installer
- issues with adding UI-commands in dropdown menus via D&D
- an issue where after a long press on some tools the wanted popup would disappear on mouse-up
- issue with the 'op.bookmarks.import' operation: now it can handle IStream/IAFS_File on input, as should

Improved:
- support of PDF files protected by MS Azure RMS
- support for the identity object
- ClearType usage when rendering annotations and form fields


PDF-XChange Editor 9.2.358.0
Fixed:
- an issue with incorrectly generated JPEG streams that caused an "Out of memory" error in Acrobat
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- an issue with multiple browser windows openening when a file:// URL with parameters contains spaces
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- an issue where text field flags could not be modified in certain rare cases
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- an issue where 'Fit Box by Text Content' reduced the size too much
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- an issue where the Bookmark macro may have an incorrect value
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- an issue with handling inherited X, Y, and zoom in the 'GoTo' action
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- a very rare issue with the progress dialog: sometimes the percentage text would appear over the progress bar
- A reported error or bug was fixedEditor
- a minor issue with visibility of a small but helpful context tip that shows when a use moves 'split-lines' inside the preview window for the 'Split Pages' feature


PDF-XChange Editor 9.2.357.0
Added:
- font customizations for the summarize comments operation
- the ability to open and convert to PDF images that are saved in the WebP format
- the ability to select text highlighted on a page (select highlight-comment first and then select the corresponding text)
- macro for File Extensions
- an option to the 'Bookmarks To Links' tool that sets link style
- an option when sorting bookmarks to restrict the 'Sort' to a specific bookmark and it's sub-levels in the 'Bookmarks Plugin'
- the ability to remove layers with their associated content and comments
- the ability to set custom a background logo, specify the date format and font for the digital signature templates

Fixed:
- an issue with some XFA files
- a rendering issue with certain fonts
- an issue with navigation via bookmarks in some specific cases
- anisue when rendering documents which uses a large scale
- an issue with printing some documents with transparency
- an issue with handling content position on page resize when the "proportional content resize" option is checked
- an issue with fonts changing for text on the page
- 37056)
- a minor issue with displaying search-result: when searching for a particular term, sometimes the words in the term were shown with an ellipsis between them, even though no such ellipsis appears
- an incorrect handling of some large images when using disk cache
- incorrect rendering
- "Same size/height/width" features

Improved:
- ClearType usage. Added CleartType (forced) rendering mode to use ClearType when rendering isolated XForms (may cause rendering artifacts text background is not white)
- the handling of embedded fonts
- the handling of non-embeded fonts (italic simulation)
- broken PDF files correction
- the 'Copy to RTF' operation
- 3D support
- fixed High DPI scaling in the UI

- Sharepoint add-in "Open in PDF-XChange Editor" functionality implemented
- A "Print All" feature was implemented
- A "Print Portfolio" feature was implemented
- Implemented different rendering modes for 3D models
- Different UI-Themes added (see Preferences/CustomizeUI). Also the entire UI has been redesigned to make it look lighter and more modern
- Addressed a potential issue where the application could incorectly report signature validity (Certification Attacks)
- Addressed a potential issue where the application could incorectly report signature validity (Shadown Attacks)
- Addressed a potential issue where the application could incorectly report signature validity (Shadown Attacks)
- Addressed a potential issue where the application could be exposed to DDoS attack on certain javascript in a PDF documents
- Addressed potential issues where the application could be exposed to a 'Signature Validation Bypass' vulnerability and deliver incorrect validation result when validating certain PDF files that are modified maliciously or contain non-standard signatures
- Changed the rendering of the Segoe Script font
- Optimized text box comments (they now use less space internally than previously)
- Changed the sorting of items in Forms and Destinations panes when handling digits as numbers


PDF-XChange Editor 9.1.356.0
- Added content clipping if necessary when "Shrink page content..." option is used in Header & Footers
- Fixed an issue with login to the DocuSign account slipped in in the previous build
- Fixed an issue with setting and remembering option to allow suspicion documents
- Fixed issue with handling internal XPS links
- Fixed an issue with log in to the Google web mail
- Fixed an issue opening FDF/XFDF files if these files refer to an encrypted PDF documents
- Fixed an issue with rendering some linear shadings
- Fixed possible issue with Enhanced OCR on Win7/8.1: added necessary CRT-modules that may not be present in a fresh OS
- Non-working column provider with Directory Opus issue fixed
- Wrong scanner dialog width issue fixed
- Shell extensions productivity improved