FinePrint Update History

Version 6.20 - January 7, 2011

new toolbar layout that more closely matches pdfFactory

enlarged the preview area of the Open dialog

fixed a hang that sometimes happened when you clicked on FP files in the
   Open dialog Recent list

Ctrl-0 (zero) now returns the display to 100% zoom

fixed problems imaging accented Arabic, Hebrew, and Thai characters

Microsoft Publisher 2010 no longer erroneously shows the "Manual 2 Sided
   Printing" duplex mode when printing to FinePrint

Bates field error in stamp sets fixed

- (Server Edition) printing statistics are now stored in the license database
   instead of in separate files

Version 6.15 - October 4, 2010

the Add/Remove Programs entry for FinePrint now shows the version number and date of installation

fixed a DLL error that happened when printing from some 32-bit applications under 64-bit Windows

fixed a bug where sometimes Setup did not create the FinePrint printer

the printer shortcut in the Send To folder is now created correctly under Vista and Windows 7

the thumbnail tooltips that appear when you click and drag the scroll bar are now larger

you can now easily hide or show the left panel with a single click on the arrow button in between the two panels

(Server Edition) Setup no longer presents the "Choose Platforms" dialog during installation. Printer drivers are installed for all supported Windows platforms. Please note that Windows 9x/Me and Windows NT 4.0 (kernel mode) are no longer supported, so these drivers are not installed.

(Server Edition) right-clicking in the Users list now allows you to copy the list to the clipboard. You can paste the results into Excel and create reports.

(Server Edition) propagation of settings to non-admin users now works correctly under all supported versions of Windows (including Windows Server 2008 R2) and no longer triggers driver updates


Version 6.13 - August 12, 2010

(Pro only) fixed problem with Licensing tab

fixed problems with Hebrew fonts


Version 6.12 - December 12, 2009

a correct output file name is now proposed when you save a print job whose name contains a period (e.g. "Documentation v56.5 Release")

fixed problems where words were sometimes printed too close to each other

the correct icon is now displayed in the Windows 7 task bar

fixed problems in the uninstaller under Windows 7

Windows NT 4 is no longer supported

both 32 and 64-bit FinePrint now support the following output file formats: BMP, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF (including LZW compression), TXT

the Properties command for the physical printer is now located in the printer menu on the toolbar, instead of in the Advanced dialog

fonts which are installed on the system are no longer unnecessarily embedded in the FP file


Version 6.11 - August 31, 2009

the "Separate jobs" setting is now available in 1-up single-sided layout, because it can affect the page numbers displayed in stamp sets

fixed problems where hilited and redacted text was sometimes not imaged correctly in the PDF file when an FP file was sent to pdfFactory

selecting text now works properly when "Maintain text column alignment" is enabled

the Printers menu is now properly truncated when there are more printers than will fit on the screen

letterheads and stamp sets that overlap each other are now imaged correctly

rotated text is now imaged correctly when saved as BMP or JPEG

fixed problems viewing and printing documents with extremely large amounts of rotated text

combined the 32-bit and 64-bit releases into a single downloadable file


Version 6.10 - June 7, 2009

you can now select text using the mouse, and by right-clicking on the selected text you can copy, delete, highlight, or redact the text

right-clicking on a bitmap now allows you to copy, save, or delete the bitmap

the Layout tab can now be automatically hidden when not in use, which allows for a larger page display. Right-click on the Layout tab and choose the "Auto-hide" option.

fixed problems with deleting and undeleting pages via the right-click menu

improved the appearance of toolbar buttons

added a Cursor toolbar, which controls the mouse function when the page display is zoomed

fixed a bug where masked content (e.g. a transparent fill in Powerpoint) sometimes was not redrawn properly onscreen after the document was printed on a printer

fixed problems where rotated text was sometimes imaged incorrectly when scaling is involved (i.e. a non-Bypass layout)

booklets no longer print with repeated pages when the "Repeat Pages" option was previously chosen

fixed problems imaging embedded TrueType fonts which contain incomplete tables

(Server Edition only) Fixed problems where sometimes the Client Folder settings were not correctly propagated from the server to the clients

(Server Edition only) Fixed problems where Stamp Sets were sometimes not correctly propagated from the server to the clients


Version 6.08 - March 24, 2009

fixed a problem displaying some old versions of FP files when scaling is involved

changes for Japanese language version


Version 6.06 - January 29, 2009

fixed installation errors in AddPrinterDriver and AddPrinter that happened on some systems

fixed an AutoSave problem that sometimes caused large files to be saved incorrectly

fixed a bug where selective printing (e.g. "print this page") sometimes printed the entire job when pdfFactory is the destination printer

when sheets and pages mean the same thing (Bypass or 1-up, single-sided), redundant menu commands "print this sheet" and "print selected sheets" are no longer shown

the FinePrint uninstaller now sets the Windows default printer back to the current destination printer, if FinePrint is the default printer at the time of uninstallation

now properly handles the case where a user logoff or system shutdown is started while the FinePrint window is open

the <JobName> variable now works correctly in stationery when job separation is enabled

the "FinePrint 2-up Letter" paper size now appears as a choice in application (e.g. Word) Page Setup dialogs

Windows 7 is now supported

text runs can now be longer than 255 characters

(Server Edition) improved propagation of printer settings (e.g. paper size, "Do not show dialog") from the server to the clients


Version 6.05 - January 15, 2009

the Jobs list now grows or shrinks automatically when print jobs are added or deleted

ampersand characters in printer nicknames are now displayed properly

(Server Edition) letterheads are now correctly propagated to clients when the "Copy letterheads to all clients" box is checked after Printing Preferences are displayed


Version 6.04 - October 22, 2008

bitmaps with RLE compression now image correctly

added a Grayscale option to the Layout tab

navigation keys (Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, up own, left, right) keys now work when the preview is zoomed


Version 6.03 - September 18, 2008

international releases

fixed display problems in the Printing Preferences dialog

fixed display problems in the Trays dialog (Letterhead tab)


Version 6.02 - August 27, 2008

fixed a CFpFile Error 7 that sometimes happened with embedded or Symbol fonts

checking the "Enable right to left page ordering on Layout tab" check box in the Settings dialog now also sets the corresponding entry in the Customize dialog, so that the "Right to left" check box is made visible

fixed a bug in Save As JPEG where sometimes the output JPEG file did not have the correct colors

fixed a crash that sometimes happened when trying to display the FinePrint dialog (either through printing, or Printing Preferences)

made the Printing Preferences dialog larger so that it no longer truncates the Letterhead minitab

the "Double-sided" control is now properly disabled when Booklet layout is selected, since booklets are always double-sided

(Server Edition only) fixed communication problems that sometimes prevented the Licensing tab from seeing other servers running FinePrint

(Server Edition only) new "Configuration..." button on the Licensing tab for easily configuring a multi-server installation of pdfFactory


Version 6.01 - July 30, 2008

paper-tray based letterheads are now supported

the "Double-sided" check box is now properly updated when the destination printer is changed

extra blank pages are no longer printed when "Show deleted pages" or "Show deleted jobs" is checked

the status bar now displays the number of sheets that will be printed when in Booklet layout

fixed redraw problems in the driver UI under Vista

fixed problems when FinePrint 5 SE and FinePrint 6 SE are installed at the same time


Version 6.00 - July 12, 2008


Version 5.85 - February 29, 2008

use 32-bit coordinates in FP files when necessary

display the reg code in the About tab


Version 5.77 - November 5, 2007

fixed dispatcher problems that sometimes happened when print jobs arrive in rapid succession, or that caused "Dispatcher not found" errors under Windows Vista

fixed problems displaying complex clipped content

(Server Edition only) the Appearance dialog now allows you to specify whether or not clients should be able to alter their own Appearance settings

(Server Edition only) fixed display problems on the Licensing tab when more than one version of Server Edition is installed


Version 5.76 - October 12, 2007

fixed dispatcher problems that sometimes happened when print jobs arrive in rapid succession


Version 5.75 - September 18, 2007

fixed problems with custom paper sizes

fixed onscreen display problems when scaling monochrome bitmaps

fixed onscreen display problems when printer margins are set to zero

(Server Edition only) fixed problems with the /quiet option to SETUP


Version 5.71 - April 13, 2007

fixed a resource DLL error that happened on some systems

fixed problems with print job names containing double byte characters


Version 5.70 - February 16, 2007

new improved Layout minitab with simpler interface

fixed problems communicating with the dispatcher under Windows Vista


Version 5.65 - January 22, 2007

fixed problems imaging masked bitmaps which use SRCAND and SRCPAINT

fixed an "AddPrinterDriver failed" error that happened during installation on some Windows XP systems

fixed errors that occurred when print job names contain certain non-ANSI characters

Version 5.60- December , 2006

fixed errors that sometimes occurred when the current logged on user's name
contains double byte characters

fixed problems with form-based paper trays

now works with Windows Vista


Version 5.55 - Augst 31, 2006

fixed rotated text problems


Version 5.51 - March 27, 2006

fixed problems imaging embedded fonts in print jobs sent from FinePrint to pdfFactory

rotated fonts on an opaque background are now imaged correctly


Version 5.50 - January 10, 2006

initial release for 64-bit Windows (x64 only)


Version 5.46 - November 22, 2005

(Server Edition) computer names longer than 16 characters are now supported

fixed problems with text spacing when printing PDF files to some printers
(e.g. HP Color LaserJet 4650)


Version 5.45 - September 20, 2005

no changes


Version 5.44 - September 7, 2005


fixed problems imaging opaque text with leading or trailing spaces fixed problems imaging the Minchotai family of fonts

fixed problems imaging opaque rectangles when drawing text

fixed a "GetUserName failed" error that sometimes happpened under Windows 9x/Me

fixed problems imaging bar code fonts

the FormFactory options "Print on first job page only" and "Do not repeat first form page" now work correctly when job separation is enabled

the Stationery options "Apply to first page only" and "Apply to "first sheet only" now work correctly when job separation is enabled

(Server Edition) fixed license allocation problems when printing from remote Citrix Web clients


Version 5.43 - July 18, 2005

fixed problems imaging opaque text with leading or trailing spaces


Version 5.42 - June 1, 2005

fixed problems with missing text output when PDF files are printed from Acrobat 7

fixed a problem with autosaving print jobs when the pdfFactory button is
configured to use Bypass layout


Version 5.41 - April 13, 2005

fixed a "Could not locate the dispatcher" error which sometimes occurred when you printed to FinePrint

fixed a "GetPrinter failed" error which sometimes occurred on Windows NT 4.0

(Server Edition) the Appearance tab item for suppressing the program group in the Start menu now works correctly


Version 5.40 - March 31, 2005

(Server Edition) improved license management in multi-server environments.  Licenses are now consolidated and automatically load-balanced among servers, and it is no longer necessary (or supported) to manually move licenses from one server to another.

(Server Edition) licenses for remote Citrix and Terminal Server sessions are now issued on a client computer basis instead of by user name

(Server Edition) network information is now cached, so full network scans are performed only when the Licensing tab is shown for the first time or when you click on the "Refresh" button

Version 5.38 - March 17, 2005

(Server Edition) fixed a crash which sometimes occurred when entering a new license code

(Server Edition) licenses for remote Citrix and Terminal Server sessions are now issued on a client computer basis instead of by user name

(Server Edition) Server Edition Licensing and Appearance tabs are now available to administrative users in remote Terminal Server sessions

Version 5.37 - March 3, 2005

fixed an "Unable to shut down the dispatcher" error which sometimes occurred when launching the dispatcher shortcut in the program group

fixed a logoff problem from non-desktop Citrix or Terminal Server sessions

the standalone version of the product is no longer supported on Windows Server operating systems (Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003). Server operating systems require the Server Edition of the product.

the standalone version of the product no longer reports that it is Server Edition when running on a remote desktop under Windows XP

sharing the printer requires the Server Edition of the product, and is no longer supported in the standalone version

(Server Edition) fixed display problems with the Test window when launched from the Appearance tab

(Server Edition) fixed an "AddMonitor failed" error which sometimes occurred when clients were upgraded from the server

(Server Edition) you can now specify which folder locations clients should use by clicking on the "Client folders" button on the Settings tab. This feature is available only from Printing Preferences when run on the server console.

Version 5.36 - February 14, 2005

fixed problems under international versions of Windows when printer names contain non-ANSI characters

fixed problems printing to Server Edition printers from remote Terminal Server or Citrix clients

fixed problems with publishing settings when running Server Edition on a Windows NT or Windows 2000 server

fixed problems with stationery "start on" and "start at" page numbers

Version 5.35 - January 28, 2005

Server Edition compatibility added

Version 5.31 - January 5, 2005

added a check box to the Settings tab which allows the dispatcher to be preloaded at Windows logon time

fixed display problems with Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down in the Jobs minitab

Version 5.30 - December 14, 2004

the dispatcher now automatically starts when necessary and shuts down when it is no longer needed

fixed cosmetic problems in the Stationery and FormFactory tabs

fixed problems creating the AutoSave folder under Korean versions of Windows

Version 5.29 - November 10, 2004

fixed problems when uninstalling under Japanese versions of Windows 9x/Me

corrected bitmap image distortion which sometimes occurred when printing on Windows NT-based systems

fixed timing problems that were causing print failures from remote non-desktop Citrix/Terminal Server sessions

fixed problems imaging some transparent and masked bitmap images from the Acrobat viewer

Version 5.27 - August 27, 2004

fixed cases where the main window sometimes didn't appear when large print jobs were sent from remote non-desktop Terminal Server or Citrix sessions

fixed problems with inverted red and blue colors in bitmap images

Version 5.26 - August 10, 2004

now avoids unnecessarily writing the Dispatcher to the Run registry key

fixed problems imaging styled lines on Windows NT-based systems

Version 5.25 - June 17, 2004

fixed problems imaging Linotype versions of Helvetica fonts

Version 5.24 - May 27, 2004

fixed problems imaging masked bitmap images from PowerPoint

fixed problems imaging line end caps when drawing AutoShapes from Excel

improved handling of rotated pages when printing to color printers

the program group is now properly created when you import old settings during reinstallation

(Enterprise Edition) the program group is now properly suppressed when so specified in the INI file

Version 5.23 - April 13, 2004

fixed a rare crash that sometimes happened when imaging bitmaps

dithered output is now supported when you save in monochrome BMP or TIFF format

fixed a hang that sometimes occurred when PDF files were printed

fixed problems imaging 16-bit bitmap images

Version 5.22 - April 1, 2004

fixed cases where setting a custom paper size was sometimes not remembered

environment variables may now be used to specify folder locations in the Folder Locations dialog (from the Settings tab)

fixed problems with RLE compression in 4-bit and 8-bit BMP files

fixed an "Application Error" that sometimes happened during installation

Version 5.21 - March 4, 2004

fixed problems imaging some masked bitmap images from Microsoft Publisher

fixed some minor UI problems with the Save As dialog box

fixed scaling problems with Original margins

fixed problems with setting the Jobs and AutoSave folders

fixed some minor display problems with tool tips in the Jobs list

Version 5.20 - February 25, 2004

the paper size display in the status bar now shows the correct paper sizes when job pages are deleted

the physical printer paper tray is now set correctly when you print single-sided to a hardware duplex printer

Version 5.17 - February 11, 2004

fixed problems imaging some Asian TrueType fonts (e.g. HGSoeiKakugothicUB)

fixed problems imaging Type 1 fonts

fixed problems imaging some complex fill colors and patterns from Word

Version 5.16 - January 23, 2004

improved performance when imaging large Asian fonts

fixed display problems that sometimes happened when switching to Bypass layout while a form is selected

fixed display problems and stationery page number problems when job separation is enabled

applying a sheet stationery when margins are set to "original" and borders are "off" no longer incorrectly causes the document content to be scaled

Version 5.15 - January 12, 2004

you can now easily redefine an existing form on the FormFactory tab by selecting it, then clicking "Create form using current job"

fixed some display problems when form-based paper trays are used

improved AutoSave settings on the Settings tab

fixed problems with sending print jobs to an existing pdfFactory session

fixed an "AddPrinterDriver failed" error that happened during installation on some Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 systems

Version 5.10 - December 7, 2003

you can now create a PDF file from your print jobs with a single click on the "pdfFactory" button on the main FinePrint window. You must have pdfFactory installed on your system in order to use this feature.

fixed problems imaging some embedded TrueType fonts from Acrobat

Save As TIFF now supports compression (CCITT Group 3, Group 4, and PackBits)

fixed a flashing redraw problem with the Printing Preferences dialog Preview tab under Windows XP

printing from FinePrint to pdfFactory is now faster and produces smaller PDF files

Version 5.07 - November 5, 2003

fixed a CFpFile Error 1 that sometimes occurred when you printed very long documents under Windows 9x/Me

fixed problems printing multiple copies to some types of manual duplex printers

fixed problems when printing from Scientific Notebook, Adobe Acrobat, and other applications that rely heavily on embedded TrueType fonts

Version 5.06 - October 16, 2003

changing printer settings from within Powerpoint's Print dialog now works correctly

Version 5.05 - September 20, 2003

fixed problems with the "Load dispatcher at Windows logon" setting

fixed problems imaging the TrueType font "TransRoman2 Manuscript"

fixed problems when print jobs arrive into FinePrint in rapid succession

fixed a "CFpFile Error 4" that sometimes happened when handling content from Adobe Acrobat

Version 5.04 - July 22, 2003

fixed problems printing pages with large gutters

the About tab now works correctly when Printer Properties is run from the Printers folder under Windows 9x/Me

Version 5.03 - July 10, 2003

fixed problems printing to FinePrint from a non-desktop Terminal Services or Citrix session

watermarks are now printed correctly when you select the "color correction" option for colored text

added an option in the Options dialog to print the front sides first when printing manual duplex to a printer. This ensures that the holes are lined up on the correct side when pre-punched paper is used.

Version 5.02 - June 16, 2003

fixed problems with AutoSave enabling/disabling and maximum session size for confirmation

fixed problems imaging bold versions of certain TrueType fonts (e.g. Microsoft Sans Serif, Franklin Gothic Book)

fixed a bug where jobs were always printed single-sided if you bypassed the FinePrint dialog

fixed a crash that sometimes happened when you printed to the FinePrint printer while it was busy printing another job to a physical printer

Version 5.01 - June 4, 2003

after installing this version, if you delete the FinePrint program group from the Start menu, it will no longer be recreated the next time you logoff and logon to Windows

fixed scaling and rotation problems with print jobs containing both portrait and landscape pages

the Layout minitab is now fully visible when you display the FinePrint user interface from the Printers folder