Reader Plus 4.2.0 release (Build 18.104.22.16864) includes new features and bug fixes.
The following software is required to use Reader Plus.
- Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012 R2, or 2016
- Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.6.2 (If not detected, an install option is offered)
- Supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 11
Note: If installing an ActivePDF product on a Windows 2012 R2 server for the first time, you must download and install two Microsoft updates for Windows 2012 R2 servers. The updates resolve issues with Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Runtime Components. For links and step-by-step instructions, see the ActivePDF Knowledge Base article Installing Products on Windows 2012 R2 Servers.
- Gibraltar® VistaDB
- Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 R2 or later
- SQL Server Enterprise is recommended for high-production usage.
Note: SQL Server does not need a local installation; for deployments with multiple servers using ActivePDF Reader Plus for the same web application, a local installation is not recommended. The SQL Server instance must be accessible via a standard SQL connection string from the application server where ActivePDF Reader Plus is installed.
- 350 MB of RAM
- 175 MB of hard disk space (for application)
New Features and Enhancements
Reader Plus 4.2.0 supports the following new features and enhancements:
- Navigate to a specific page and field in a PDF document. Developers can configure an element, such as a button, link, or image, that end users trigger to take them to a field on a page. For example, if the end user clicks a button, the document automatically moves to the name field on page 4.
- Additional styles are available for fields. Developers can customize the user interface, configuring field properties, such as the background color.
- Scroll to a field at the bottom of a last page in the PDF document.
- When adding annotations, the comments pop-up box is now organized in an easy-to-view right-hand navigation pane.
- Enhancements to the electronic Signature in the Tools menu.
- Hide Signature tabs. Developers can customize the Signature dialog box to hide the Type, Draw, or Image tabs, to define which signatures types Reader Plus handles.
- Show the Signature pad after the Signature field is clicked. Developers can create a bounding box around a signature, which sets the width and height coordinates for the signature field. For example, developers can create an event, so that when end users open a PDF document, the Signature field is highlighted.
- Display a digital signature on a PDF document. If a PDF document is already signed, the signature displays as an image.
- Developers can configure settings so that end users can edit, and then submit, a PDF file directly to server without passing the file.
- Developers can disable the confirmation pop-up message that displays when end users submit or download a document or submit a document.
- While in a PDF document, use the keyboard End button to navigate to the end of a PDF, or use the Home button to return to the beginning of the document.
- Text field special formatting for ZIP codes, telephone numbers, and Social Security Numbers. When you add a long string of numbers to a telephone or Social Security number field, Reader Plus changes them to the correct phone or Social Security Numbers format. For example, if you entered 5552301555 into a phone field, Reader Plus changes that number to the phone format of (555) 230-1555.
Reader Plus also formats a long string of numbers in a Social Security field from XXXXXXXXX to XXX-XX-XXXX, and formats either five-digit or five digit + four digit ZIP codes.
|Text not showing up in Reader Plus control.
|Checkboxes, once checked in Reader Plus, cannot be saved unchecked.
|Text box shifting when moving a pre-existing text box.
|Signing after appending a PDF has a different font.
|Checkmarks turns into 8.
|Issue with annotations when engaging thumbnail toggle.
|Special characters in setFieldProperties function “Multiline” property set to “true.”
|Reader Plus changing the font after user edits a file.
These issues are now resolved.
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Includes information such as installation instructions, database setup, site construction, and API reference. The Developer Guide is available at:
End User guide
Includes basic annotation and form-filed editing instructions targeted to the end user of a Reader Plus installation. The End User Guide is available at: