FinePrint and pdfFactory

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  1. FanJ

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    There have been several posts in the past about FinePrint and pdfFactory. I have decided to start a new thread.

    Site:
    https://fineprint.com/

    History about the company:
    https://fineprint.com/company/

    They have three, not free, programs. They come in Workstation and Server Edition.

    1. FinePrint
    https://fineprint.com/fp/

    Update History / Release Notes:
    https://fineprint.com/fp/release-notes/

    Latest version:
    Version 10.15 – January 24, 2020

    2. pdfFactory
    https://fineprint.com/pdf/

    Update History / Release Notes:
    https://fineprint.com/pdf/release-notes/

    Latest version:
    Version 7.15 – January 24, 2020

    3. pdfFactory Pro
    https://fineprint.com/pdfp/

    Update History / Release Notes:
    https://fineprint.com/pdfp/release-notes/

    Latest version:
    Version 7.15 – January 24, 2020
     
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    Anyone here using one of those programs?
    There were members in the past who used them. I'm just only curious!
     
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    At the above mentioned sites for the Update Histories it is mentioned that there were newer versions released.
    Version 10.16 for FinePrint and version 7.16 for pdfFactory (Pro) on February 15, 2020.
    That's true. Those versions were indeed released.
    But that date (February 15, 2020) is not true.
    The digital signed dates are clearly showing February 19, 2020.
    The site is simply not telling the truth.
    (screenshots could be given to prove it, I have them, but who cares ... ough ... )
     
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    FinePrint Version 10.20 – March 10, 2020

    Release Notes
    pdfFactory Version 7.20 – March 10, 2020

    Release Notes
     
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    FinePrint v10.21 Released (March 23, 2020)
    Website
    Release Notes
    pdfFactory v7.21 Released (March 23, 2020)
    Website
    Release Notes
     
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    Sometimes they suddenly change the update info on their website. It has happened again.

    But more important (I posted previously about): they upload a newer version without changing the version number. I have seen it happening several times and it has happened again. (Yes, I had contact with them about it some time ago).

    Just look at the date in the Release Notes (the changelog).
    Take for example pdfFactory Pro.
    The Release Notes say the date for Version 7.21 is 20 March 2020.
    Fine. It was.
    But now download the installer pdf721pro.exe
    Look at the date on which it was digital signed. At the moment it says it is 23 March 2020.
    You want proof? Screenshot attached from Dutch Windows.
    Is this serious? No. But users should be aware of it! And, eh, I myself can't stand it when contradicting info is giving; but, hey, that's me. Have I upgraded: yes.

    pdfFact_2020-03-24_01.png
     
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    FinePrint - Version 10.22 – April 1, 2020
    Release Notes : https://fineprint.com/fp/release-notes/

    ◾improved the appearance of the product icons
    ◾fixed bugs for systems where the left/right mouse buttons are swapped


    pdfFactory - Version 7.22 – April 1, 2020
    Release Notes : https://fineprint.com/pdf/release-notes/

    ◾improved the appearance of the product icons
    ◾fixed bugs for systems where the left/right mouse buttons are swapped
    ◾fixed bugs that were causing highlighted text in embedded FP notes to display error messages or to generate incorrect PDF files (Pro only)
     
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    In the meanwhile, some more versions later:

    FinePrint - Version 10.30 – June 11, 2020
    Release Notes : https://fineprint.com/fp/release-notes/

    pdfFactory - Version 7.30 – June 11, 2020
    Release Notes : https://fineprint.com/pdf/release-notes/

    PS:
    As I wrote before: it can happen that a "new" version was released without it being "noticed" in the History. I have seen it happening more than once. You can see it at the digital signing date stamp (if you download it again) if that's happening. And yes, I had contact about it with the developers. I can't help it; it is what it is.
     
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    In the meanwhile, some more versions later.
    A bit more info:
    They are now at the .34 versions. I had already the .31 versions. As you can see in the Release Notes (the History) the .32 and .33 versions seem to have been "skipped"; that's OK.

    FinePrint - Version 10.34 – July 8, 2020
    Release Notes : https://fineprint.com/fp/release-notes/
    PS: the digital date stamp is now 10 July 2020

    pdfFactory - Version 7.34 – July 8, 2020
    Release Notes : https://fineprint.com/pdf/release-notes/
    PS: the digital date stamp is now 10 July 2020
     
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    Versions FinePrint 10.35 and pdfFactory 7.35 were released - 31 July 2020

    For changelogs/history see the usual links.
     
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    Versions FinePrint 10.43 and pdfFactory 7.43 were recently released.

    For changelogs/history see the usual links.

    FinePrint
    https://fineprint.com/fp/release-notes/

    pdfFactory
    https://fineprint.com/pdf/release-notes/

    With regards to above mentioned ability to associate printer paper trays with letterheads, see :
    Using virtual paper trays to apply letterheads
    https://fineprint.com/support-topic/using-virtual-paper-trays-to-apply-letterheads/
     
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    Hm, I think that there is something wrong with regard to FinePrint.
    It looks like their download site is still giving version 10.42 : fp1042.exe

    The one for pdfFactory Pro seems to be OK.

    Not yet sure what is happening ...
     
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    Was in contact with them. Issue fixed within a few hours :thumb:
     
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    Anybody else using this?
     
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    Versions FinePrint 10.44 and pdfFactory 7.44 were recently released.

    For changelogs/history see the usual links.
    https://fineprint.com/fp/release-notes/
    https://fineprint.com/pdf/release-notes/

    PS-1:
    There was a little issue on their site. Notified them this weekend. Heard back and it was quickly fixed.
    PS-2:
    Digital Time Stamp of the installers is 15 January 2021
     
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    Versions FinePrint 10.45 and pdfFactory 7.45 were recently released.

    For changelogs/history see the usual links.
    https://fineprint.com/fp/release-notes/

    https://fineprint.com/pdf/release-notes/

     
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