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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