Foxit Reader Changelog

New in version 7.0.3.916

September 24th, 2014
  • New Features:
  • Shared Review for Desktop and Mobile Users
  • Enable users to join a shared review and send back the feedback or comments.
  • 2D Barcode Displaying
  • Supports to display 2D barcode that contains form data in the PDF forms with Ultraforms technology.
  • Optimized PCL Printing
  • Provides an option to auto-detect printers that support PCL for PCL optimization to improve the printing speed.
  • Free-form Annotation with PSI (Pressure Sensitive Ink)
  • Supports to use the Pencil tools from Surface Pro or Wacom tablet to add free-form annotations with PSI in PDFs.
  • Bi-directional Language Support
  • Supports input of the Arabic and Hebrew languages in annotations, and allows users to search Arabic and Hebrew in PDF files.
  • Signature Verification on XFA Forms
  • Supports to verify signatures on XFA forms created by Adobe LiveCycle.
  • Friendly Ribbon Customization
  • Supports to customize the Ribbon, enabling users to rearrange the buttons, or create a new tab with their favorite buttons.
  • Stronger Security from RMS Plugin (Enterprise Only)
  • Extends support to more strictly control documents access and supports dynamic revocation by preventing some users from accessing PDFs or preventing some PDFs from being accessed to promptly revoke PDFs that have already been issued.
  • Create PDFs with RMS Encryption (Enterprise Only)
  • Allows users to create an RMS protected PDF from Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), using the Foxit add-in.
  • Feature Improvements:
  • Text Copy with Formatting Maintained
  • Improves the ¡°Copy and Paste¡± feature to allow users to copy and paste text with styles, including font, font size, font style, font color, etc.
  • SharePoint Network Drive Support
  • Enables users to open and check out PDFs from SharePoint mapped drive with Foxit Reader¡¯s Open dialog.
  • GPO Improvement (Enterprise Only)
  • Ensures the configurations in GPO template to work in both Classic and Ribbon Mode, adds settings of language in XML and GPO template, and more.
  • Issue Fixes:
  • Fixed the critical issues on Microsoft Touch Screen where:
  • Users cannot exit Full Screen Mode;
  • Users cannot bring out the context menu by tap-and-hold;
  • Users cannot move up or down the annotation objects.
  • Fixed an issue where an error prompted when users emailed a file with CJK characters in the file name if Windows locale was set to English.

New in version 6.2.1.0618 (July 1st, 2014)

  • Feature Improvements:
  • Updates Foxit's compatibility with the Microsoft IRM extension for PDF Specification.
  • Issue Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where the application may suffer security vulnerabilities when reading and displaying filenames and their paths on the "Recent Documents" section from the Start Page.

New in version 6.2.0.0429 (May 5th, 2014)

  • New Features:
  • PDF/A File Notification - Supports identifying PDF/A files and disabling editing these files.
  • Foxit Plugin Platform - Adds a plugin platform for users' convenience to manage Foxit plugins.
  • SCUP Catalog for Automatic Application Updates - Provides a SCUP catalog to import and deploy all Enterprise Reader updates through Microsoft Windows Update Services or SCCM.
  • Feature Improvements:
  • UX Improvement - When AutoScroll is activated by pressing the middle mouse button, users can now press the middle mouse button again to exit AutoScroll mode.
  • Controls Operations to Toolbars by GPO template - Allows using GPO templates to control end users' operations to toolbars.
  • Word-to-PDF Conversion with Document Properties Maintained - Provides an option to choose whether to maintain document properties when users convert PDF in Word.
  • Supports Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Enables SharePoint Plugin by Default without Registry Entry
  • Issue Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where the application may crash when creating custom dynamic stamps.

New in version 6.1.4.0217 (February 20th, 2014)

  • Fixed an issue where large videos embedded in PDF files cannot be played after files are encrypted.
  • Fixed a security issue where Foxit Reader tried to load imgseg.dll, which could be exploited.

New in version 6.1.2.1224 (December 27th, 2013)

  • Feature Improvements:
  • Improves the compatibility of converted PDFs, allowing users to open converted PDFs with greater accuracy and more smoothly than other PDF products.
  • Enhances the conversion function, making the converted contents clearer and sharper.
  • Issue Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where the Comment tools do not work when using the mouse with inverted buttons (for left-handed people).
  • Fixed an issue where text cannot be typed immediately after a new Typewriter comment is created when the Ribbon is minimized.

New in version 6.1.1.1025 (October 29th, 2013)

  • Area Highlight:
  • Area Highlight tool allows users to highlight specified areas.
  • Signature Protection:
  • Adds password protection when creating or modifying quick sign signatures to prevent unauthorized use of saved signatures.
  • Simplified Scanning Process:
  • Adds a quick scan menu to help users to scan paper to PDFs with just one click.
  • SharePoint Integration Enhancement:
  • Allows users to open and save PDF files in SharePoint repositories directly from within Foxit Reader's Open/Save As dialog boxes.
  • Extensive Find & Search:
  • Extends search scope to form data for more accurate and complete search results.
  • CSV Support for Form Export:
  • Supports exporting one or more form data to a CSV file.
  • Easier File Attaching and Appending:
  • Enables users to attach a file to current PDF file by simply dragging and dropping the file to the Attachment Panel.
  • 'Black and White' PDF Conversion:
  • Adds 'Black and White' option which enables users to convert PDFs in black and white.
  • UI Improvements:
  • Provides a newly designed File tab, similar to the backstage view like Microsoft Office 2013.
  • Issue Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where the Foxit plugin was not adopted by default in Firefox and Chrome browsers.

New in version 6.0.2.0413 (April 18th, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • PDF Creation
  • Allows users to quickly and easily create PDF.
  • With one-click, create from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel through the Foxit Reader plug-in.
  • High performance PDF conversion from hundreds of file types by:
  • Dragging and dropping the document into Foxit Reader.
  • Using the Foxit Reader create From File capability.
  • Right mouse clicking on the file.
  • Convert hardcopy documents into PDF with the create From Scanner functionality.
  • Extend any application with print capabilities to include PDF conversion through the included Foxit Reader PDF Printer (PDF print driver).
  • Cut and paste content via the Windows clipboard into a new PDF by using the From Clipboard feature.
  • Ribbon-Based Toolbar
  • New user interface with a ribbon-based toolbar based on Microsoft Office 2013 (Office 15) design is more intuitive and provides users with a familiar user experience.
  • Read and Search PDF Portfolios
  • Open and read PDF portfolios and perform searches either within a single PDF file or across all the PDF files in the portfolio.
  • Whitelist Trusted URLs for Form Submission
  • Enables users to create and maintain a whitelist of the trusted URLs when submitting form online to manage the file access.
  • Create and Insert Stamps
  • Allows users to create and insert stamps into their PDF documents and forms, by selecting from a choice of pre-made stamps, creating static custom or dynamic stamps.
  • PDF Sign
  • Allows users to sign documents with their own handwriting. Signatures can be created from an image of your signature or by writing it yourself on touch enabled desktop systems or tablets. Users can quickly and easily manage, place, and apply these signatures.
  • Plug-in Manager
  • Adds plug-in Manager which shows a list of installed plug-ins and the relevant information.
  • Feature Enhancements:
  • Comments Summary
  • Supports sorting comments by checkmark status, setting current properties of any comment as default, and deleting comment by batch. Plus, the Note comment now supports to be printed.
  • Booklet Printing
  • Allows users to print multipage PDF in booklet format.
  • Run Script Right Control
  • Supports to control the right of running Script for better PDF protection.

New in version 5.4.3.0920 (September 26th, 2012)

  • Fixed a security issue where the insecure application loading libraries could be exploited to attack the application.

New in version 5.4.2.0901 (September 6th, 2012)

  • Supports opening PDF files on Microsoft SharePoint Server and allowing users to seamlessly check out and check in PDF files within Foxit Reader.
  • Allows users to easily send, sign and save PDF documents and forms using DocuSign, the industry's most widely used eSignature solution.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader may call and run malicious code in the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file.
  • Fixed an issue where the application cannot remember the last print paper size setting.
  • Fixed an issue where certain digital signatures cannot be verified by Foxit Reader.