Full Change Log for PDF Studio Version 2021

This is the history of all minor builds published for PDF Studio 2021.

2021.2.2 – April 05 2023 

  • JPDF-1994 – Cleanup replacement fonts
  • Internal maintenance

2021.2.1 – November 04 2022 

  • If dark mode was used in macOS 13 (Ventura), the installer would hang on startup
  • Improve error message when loading an invalid PDF to make it more generic about non supported file format
  • Improve text selection issue with CJK text in tables across 2 columns
  • Fixed issue with Docusign signatures marked as unknown due to missing type in DDS dictionary
  • Word to PDF: ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 12 in Paragraph Numbering
  • Word to PDF: Error handling empty numbered paragraph – “<parameter4>” is null
  • Word to PDF: Strict Open XML add warning about format not supported
  • Word to PDF: Some boxes / path objects with light grey border displayed in Adobe

2021.2.0 – June 16 2022

  • NEW auto rotate pages when running OCR
  • Fixed Duplicate option does not working for Redaction annotations
  • Fixed “Scan more pages” option would only OCR’s the last page
  • Fixed OCR unsatisfied link error occurring with more frequency
  • Fixed comments pane sizing issues after opening and closing comments pane
  • Fixed sometimes comments panel button disappears after closing the comments panel
  • Dropbox: Fixed expired token error after short time
  • Word to PDF: Document specific – Threading / Synchronization Issue when laying out text
  • Updated to the latest cryptography engine

2021.1.4 – May 02 2022

  • 4K: Fixed side by side comparison (right document not scaled)
  • Mac: Fixed issue with highlights not showing color after using OCR
  • Word to PDF: Improved support for “Wrap Margin”
  • Word to PDF: Missing dots before page number in table of content and missing underline in sub-section
  • Word to PDF: Fix issue with a row minimum height taller than the available space (infinite loop) + validate document type
  • Flattening (on the context menu) did not seem to check for permission to modify the document
  • Better error handling for Typewriter annotation missing “borderstyle” dictionary entries
  • Fixed “Print Service Not Available” error for remote redirected printer after connection timeout
  • Ribbon Toolbar error when selecting annotation with collapsed ribbon
  • Fixed signature vulnerability with incremental save attack found by PDF researchers, submitted by Raphael Sütterlin of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Fixed “Stencil Mask” with JBIG2 compression was being decompressed twice and rendered incorrectly
  • Fixed Signature validation shows content added after first signature because we look at most recent DSS entry
  • Document Specific: Fix for infinite loop JavaScript error when filling out NYC income tax form
  • Document specific: Error loading PDF array copy: source index

2021.1.3 – February 18 2022

  • Fix Byte range error for PDFs signed with DocuSign containing invalid characters following end of file
  • Convert Word to PDF – Unable to layout document due to table width set to 0 + Improve support for multiple polygons in EMF images
  • Convert Word to PDF – Fix VML shapes / text boxes alignment and positioning issues
  • Fix error when merging PDFs with tags
  • Linux: Signing with USB Token Error on Linux – Fallback to SHA 256 when SHA 1 fails on PDFs with a version <= 1.5
  • Checking for updates on older versions should inform users that a new major version has been released
  • Create Self-Signed Digital ID not working on Mac M1 – Universal Binary Build
  • Ribbon toolbar shortcut modifiers were no longer working
  • Issue with initialization of bundled font locations on Linux
  • Pro only features on the File panel are not showing in demo

2021.1.2 – December 21 2021

  • Remove unused log4j files to avoid false positive results in virus scanners (see CVE-2021-44228 – Apache Log4j Vulnerability)
  • Added white border to typewriter cursor for contrast on dark background
  • Fixed large minimum bounding box / size for typewriter annotation
  • Handle UTF8 encoding in rubber stamp appearance dictionary in XFDF import

2021.1.1 – November 17 2021


  • Added support for protocols to allow launching PDF Studio from a web page
  • Added support for setting file associations on the new Apple M1 ARM installer
  • Performance enhancements to the new comments panel
  • Cleaned up PDF Studio & Viewer installers to remove unused files

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with incorrect encoding of special tabs and newline chars when adding keywords into XMP Metadata
  • Fixed issue adding page numbers to large number of document pages
  • Fixed regression issue: Null pointer exception when opening list and combo field drop-down in PDF forms
  • Fixed issue with improper handling of object streams when saving PDF files
  • Fixed issue handling rubber stamps created by NotesWriter Pro + enhance error handling when parsing annotations
  • Fixed issue with multiple permission warnings when creating highlight/etc on advanced search
  • Fixed issue applying polyline styles on first change


2021.1.0 – October 21 2021

New Features


  • OCR languages now included in installer (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  • Added spell check to inline editing in comments panel
  • Document tagging UI improvements
  • Font embedding now includes the user-only font folder on Windows
  • Cloud drive UI improvements
  • Updated Dropbox library to latest v4.0.1 update
  • Added support for stencil patterns in images
  • Added support for reference table streams in PDF linearization to avoid file size increase

Bug Fixes

  • Fit to width & fit to page did not work when using bottom toolbar
  • Fix to handle scanners reporting invalid contrast values that would cause an error
  • Fix to handle missing / null values in “TU” encryption entry
  • Regression: Fix performance issue when loading signed document with lots of annotations (50k+)
  • Clicking on ‘x’ to exit password dialog breaks dialog the next time it’s launched
  • Switching tools during inline content editing would not commit changes
  • (Linux): Text highlight cursor displayed white in some Linux distros (Ubuntu xfce, Manjaro)
  • (Linux): Ugly font selected for UI / Look and Feel on some Linux distros (Debian)
  • Deleting named JavaScript did not get removed
  • Fixed background color of combo fields when running in dark mode
  • (macOS) DocuSign not working on new Apple M1 installer on Big Sur
  • Favorite ribbon group in preferences scaled to big in Touch Mode
  • Toolbar gallery issue caused index issue preventing application exit
  • Expired ID is selected when signing with non-expired ID
  • Word to PDF: Incorrect numbering of sections – Add support for level override


2021.0.4 – September 04 2021

  • Allow Multiple File Selection in “Add Place” feature in file tab
  • Improved PDF/A preflight report generation performance
  • Added “Current Page” option in the new Flatten Dialog
  • Field Simplified Notation Calculations not handling escape characters correctly
  • Fixed overlapping buttons on measurement dialogs
  • Fixed issue with bookmark font when editing label
  • Fixed issue with named JavaScript not being recognized in Acrobat
  • LiveCycle forms no longer displaying the warning with the kb article link
  • Replace Pages prompts for the file before it shows the dialog
  • Linux: Welcome dialog font looked bad on Debian
  • Fixed performance issue when loading documents containing abnormally large number of annotations (50k+)
  • Fixed bug in Batch that would sometimes delete source file when error occurred
  • Document Specific: Improved error handling of invalid CCITTFFaxDecode images in document
  • Document Specific: JavaScript code would cause full screen mode to crash
  • OCR now works on Apple M1 installer

2021.0.3 – July 30 2021 

  • Split View broken : displays a white bottom pane
  • Loupe tool & Pan & Zoom broken
  • Drag to rearrange pages on Pages / Thumbnails pane does not always work correctly
  • Fix an issue with editing component not being stopped for typewriter annotations (null pointer exception when dragging and closing documents)
  • More issues with OCR Library not loaded error on Windows 10
  • MAC: The * after filename on tab title (indicating a modified document) is missing
  • Document Properties Metadata dialog not scaled in 4k

2021.0.2 – July 09 2021 

  • OCR Library is not loaded error due to missing Microsoft Visual C++ package
  • Ctrl + Spacebar to temporarily enable the “Zoom Tool” – Use Alt to toggle zoom out
  • Metadata dialog not scaled in 4k
  • Updated look and feel version

2021.0.1 – July 02 2021 

  • Linux: Fixed broken installer due to missing system fonts on specific Linux Distros (Fedora & OpenSUSE)
  • Minor translation fixes

Original Release 2021.0.0 – June 23 2021

New Major Features in Version 2021

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