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Quick PDF Library 7.12 Public Beta Released

February 28, 2009

We’re happy to announce that Quick PDF Library 7.12 Public Beta has been released and is now ready for download.

The 7.12 beta is the first release of the Quick PDF Library since Debenu acquired the library earlier in the year and marks the beginning of an exciting development period that will see the library updated with new features, bug fixes and general performance improvements on a regular basis.

What’s New

Major new features added to 7.12 include:

  • AES 128-bit encryption
  • Digital signatures
  • PDF slideshow / presentations / page transitions
  • Renderer support for gradients
  • Import/header files for ActiveX and DLL in C++ and C#
  • Implementation of simple TrueType rasterizer
  • Embedded file grouping and links
  • Improved image parsing
  • Noticeable performance increase
  • Support for Japanese fonts
  • Support for the Turkish codepage (1254)

Special Offer for New Customers

New customers who purchase the Quick PDF Library during the Beta period, before the official 7.12 version has been released, can use this coupon code, QPLBETA, to receive a 20% discount.

Upgrade Offer for Existing Customers

Existing customers are eligible for a 40% discount when purchasing the new version and can do so from this link.

Note: an upgrade license key will automatically be provided after you have successfully purchased. This upgrade license key will need to be combined with your original license key in order to work in the new version successfully.

Download the Beta

The Beta for Quick PDF Library can be downloaded from this button. The download size is 3.15 MB and the download includes the ActiveX, DLL and Delphi versions, as well as the function references for each of this versions.

Quick PDF Library beta download

Feedback, bugs, feature requests

As always, we want to hear feedback from you about the library. We want to hear your feedback, answer your questions, fix the bugs you report and find out what features you want added to the next version of our PDF library.

By Rowan | Comments (8) | Posted in News,Quick PDF Library,Releases

8 Comments »

  1. Hi, could you please compile the DCU files for Delphi 2009? Thank you.

    Comment by Peter — March 1, 2009 @ 7:09 am

  2. Wonderful news! Any chance for support for Delphi 2007 and 2009?

    Comment by Jeff — March 2, 2009 @ 5:54 am

  3. Hi Peter,

    We have the DCU files for Delphi 2009, however, they are still experimental since there were substantial changes between Delphi 2008 and 2009.

    We’re aiming to include these with the next release.

    Cheers,
    Rowan

    Comment by Rowan — March 2, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

  4. Hi Jeff,

    The DCU files for Delphi 2009 are still experimental and so were not included with the latest release. The DCU files for Delphi 2006 should work with Delphi 2007.

    Cheers,
    Rowan

    Comment by Rowan — March 2, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

  5. Is anyone else having problems with the trial key included in the beta package? Whenever I try to unlock the library using the DLL interface it returns failure.

    Any help would be appreciated
    Chris

    p.s.
    Yes I saw the information about the function changes and how to instantiate the library. And bookmarks in the reference pdf is greatly needed.

    Comment by Chris — March 3, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

  6. Thanks for your comment — first of all, your notes re: bookmarks is well taken on board. In addition, we’re also aware that we need to provide much better help. We’re working on this behind the scenes.

    In the beta package, you need to use the new import headers. I created a simple dialog-based MFC project, then:

    1. Added the import headers to the project,
    2. The DLL files to the release folder,
    3. A single button and OnClick() function.

    void CQuickPDFDLLTestDlg::OnBnClickedButton1()
    {
    QuickPDFDLL0712 QPL(“QuickPDFDLL0712.dll”);
    if(QPL.UnlockKey(“j74gf38u9i88w97zu88w7gb7y”)==1)
    {
    QPL.DrawTextW(100, 500, “Hello world”);
    QPL.SaveToFile(“C:\\temp\\HelloFromDLL.pdf”);
    }
    }

    The result of this was a single PDF created in the temp folder. Please let us know if you have any problems with this or open a support case here – http://www.quickpdflibrary.com/support/support-query.php

    Cheers…

    Comment by Rowan — March 3, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

  7. Still no go. First let me say I am using the DLL interface through a Powerbuilder application. I defined the functions as:

    function int QuickPDFCreateLibrary() library “QuickPDFDLL0712.dll”
    function int QuickPDFReleaseLibrary(int iInstanceID) library “QuickPDFDLL0712.dll”
    function int QuickPDFUnlocked(int iInstanceID) library “QuickPDFDLL0712.dll”
    function int QuickPDFUnlockKey(int iInstanceID, String sRegKey) library “QuickPDFDLL0712.dll”

    Now if I code a function like this it always returns FALSE.
    integer li_instance_id
    string ls_key

    li_instance_id = QuickPDFCreateLibrary()
    ls_key = “j74gf38u9i88w97zu88w7gb7y”

    if li_instance_id > 0 then
    if QuickPDFUnlocked (li_instance_id) = 0 Then
    /* Unlock DLL support */
    if QuickPDFUnlockKey (li_instance_id, ls_key) = 0 then
    fs_err_msg = “Error: Could not unlock iSED PDF DLL.”
    QuickPDFReleaseLibrary (li_instance_id)
    Return (FALSE)
    end if
    end if

    QuickPDFReleaseLibrary (li_instance_id)

    Return (TRUE)

    Based on all available help, the above function should work. I even changed the key argument to pass by reference and it failed. Also change the case to uppercase for the key string, still failed. Now I have used passed iSed DLLs with no problems. But this one?

    Any help would be welcome
    Chris

    Comment by Chris — March 3, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

  8. Hi Chris, we’re going to follow this up as a support case — stay tuned.

    Comment by Rowan — March 5, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

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