What's New in Version 2?

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ABCpdf now supports TrueType fonts. You can either reference the font which keeps your PDF documents lightweight for distribution on the web. Or for guaranteed fidelity of reproduction you can embed fonts within your PDF document.

You can now add virtually any graphic into your PDFs. ABCpdf supports JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG, EXIF, WMF and EMF. Additionally you can reference image data from multiple locations in your document - great for inserting watermarks and other frequently used graphics.

Read and modify existing PDF documents. In most situations the standard ABCpdf methods will let you do everything you want. However if you want to take low level control over virtually any aspect of your document you can do this using our new information access methods.

You can apply advanced transformations like rotation, magnification, skew and translation to all the standard ABCpdf objects. This means you can draw rotated text, images and graphics all with only a few simple commands.

There are lots of new text settings to allow you precise control over the way that your text is laid out. Paragraph indent, kerning and tracking, word spacing, line spacing, paragraph spacing and horizontal justification are just some of the settings you can control.

What's New in Version 2.1?

We introduced the Flatten function. This allows you to flatten multiple layers on a page into one highly compressed layer. For the creation of complex tables this can reduce the size of your PDFs by up to 85%.

We do not officially support Windows 95 series operating systems. However some minor changes were made to make ABCpdf compatible with these OS versions. ABCpdf should run on Windows 98 and ME without modifications. Windows 95 clients can use most of the ABCpdf functions but not the Image object.

What's New in Version 2.2?

Portions of ABCpdf were re-written for efficient use under .NET. A number of minor problems were resolved and a number of optimizations introduced.


What's New in Other Versions