PDF Studio 2020 was released on August 31 2020!

Customers who purchase PDF Studio 2019 after May 01 2020 qualify for a free upgrade to the latest 2020 version.

Here is the list of new exciting features in PDF Studio 2020. Note that this list is not final and might change slightly as we are moving through the release cycle.

Major Features



Batch Functions

  • Add Batch for Conversion from PDF to SVG / HTML PS-4681
  • Add Batch for Annotation Export PS-4931
  • Batch Export Annotations & Form fields: New option to export a single file for all PDFs in batch
  • Reorganization of the Batch Tab PS-4956

Document Content Editing / Assembly


  • Display object number under the fonts tab allowing to distinguish duplicate fonts PS-4898

Form Fields

  • Allow use of system fonts when creating interactive form fields PS-4727
  • Enable font properties for form fields under Ribbon Properties Tab PS-4580
  • Enable font properties tab in form field designer PS-4580
  • Add System Fonts to Form Fields PS-4727
  • Add Form Field Right-Click Options: Save Style as Default, Save Size as Default PS-4990
  • Enable changing font in combo for check/radio widgets when the font is not ZapfDingbats to resolve issue with checkboxes displaying a “4” instead of a check
  • Ability to send PDF files using JavaScript cSubmitAs PS-4781



  • Additional Image Filters under Fix Scan Dialog PS-4322

Security & Signing

  • Use SHA-2 algorithm instead of SHA-1 for secure timestamp PS-4932
  • Do not give a signature warning when saving an unmodified signed PDF PS-4814

Sub-Formats PDF/A / PDF/UA

User Interface

  • New “Find Tools” to help search & locate tools on ribbon toolbar PS-4961
  • Change PDF Studio Default Initial View: Hide Thumbnails & Fit to Width PS-5015
  • Make File Tab toggle (to go back to previous tab) PS-4983
  • Cursor switching issues even as a tool is active PS-5033
  • Do not block all frames, only current frames when running OCR or Printing PS-4356
  • Highlight all search results occurrences, not only the current one PS-5013
  • Add ‘x’ to easily clear / reset search boxes PS-4969
  • Add buttons to enlarge or reduce page thumbnails (in addition to CTRL + Mouse scroll trick) PS-4992
  • Add shortcuts on context menus when applicable PS-4812
  • Space key shortcut for hand tool when using other tools PS-4825
  • Improve page range option when exporting pages as images PS-4807
  • Prettify registration dialog & message back PS-4930
  • Left panel is missing when exiting full screen mode PS-4792


  • Fast Sign: Add image scaling / resize option PS-4841
  • Ability to Delete Layers PS-492
  • New MSI installer PS-4922
  • Online License Management Portal for Volume Deployments with Maintenance Plan
  • Handle Producer and Application under Document Properties + on PDF Creation PS-4925
  • Word Convert – Auto create bookmarks based on headings PS-5151
  • Include file attachments when merging whole documents PS-4804
  • Open option to turn off the use temporary file on save in PDF Studio Viewer (under Preferences) due to conflict with Webdav and other document storage platforms PSV-43
  • Add progress bar to Overlay Comparison PS-4946
  • Remember last 10 colors used in Vector Overlay Comparison dialog PS-4844
  • Imposition: Auto-scale off by default PS-4765
  • Support opening PDF portfolios created by Acrobat Outlook plugin PS-4872
  • Fast Search Box – Options to include comments and fields broken PS-4968
  • Update installer for macos notarization support improvements