Release Notes

Gaaiho PDF Suite


Release Note 4.1 (2016/08/16)

  • New Features:
    • Added search tool to help users look for the functions in Ribbon they want quickly.
    • Supported XMP for users to view and manage more metadata.
    • Added formula bar to Excel mode to make editing cell content easy.
  • Bug Fixes and Improvements:
    • Greatly enhanced Gaaiho Doc startup speed and file opening speed
    • Fixed popping up Save dialog box issue when converting certain special Excel files with the Gaaiho add-in.
    • Improved high CPU usage issue when converting PDF to Word/Excel.
    • Added several signature notification messages to improve the overall digital ID user experience.
    • Improved keyboard usability and accessibility for the main interface
    • Improved touch mode.
    • Improved performance when converting webpage to PDF with IE/Chrome/Firefox plug-in.
    • Fixed interface display issues in high contrast mode.
    • Fixed incorrect names of file inserted to headers and footers.
    • Fixed not being able to find save path after reinstalling Dropbox.
    • Fixed not being able to highlight text box under Write mode.
    • Fixed incorrect orientation for stamps added by batch processing.
    • Fixed certain line display issues after printing with Gaaiho PDF virtual printer.
    • Fixed crash problem after printing certain special PDF documents.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 4.0 (2016/04/14)

  • New Features:
    • All-new user interface that supports crystal-clear display in high resolution.
    • Added Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that supports major languages such as English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
    • Added batch-converting scanned PDFs to Word, Excel or text file.
    • Added batch-converting images that contain text or scanned PDFs to editable state.
    • Added creating and opening Excel (*.xls and *xlsx) file within Gaaiho Doc, with basic editing and formula capabilities available.
    • Added Touch mode that enables using Gaaiho on touch screens.
    • Combined 32-bit and 64-bit installers into one.
    • Enhanced document message bar that displays signature info, highlights form fields, RMS status, etc.
    • Added creating a blank PDF from the right-click menu in Windows.
    • Added “add text” feature that enables users to add text anywhere on the page.
    • Compatible with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016.
    • Added update/upgrade feature that makes it easy to get the latest version.
    • New portfolio design that simplifies editing.
    • Added “Enable JavaScript” in preferences.
    • Added Gaaiho PDF extension to Chrome and Firefox that supports one-click conversion of webpage to PDF
    • Added Microsoft Office Exporter which enables users to save file as Gaaiho PDF directly in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Office 2010 and above), with detailed settings and protection features available.
    • Added greyscale printing to the settings of Gaaiho PDF printer.
    • Added the options to open or minimize all pop-up windows in the pop-up menu after right-clicking an annotation.
  • Bug Fixes and Improvements:
    • Vastly enhanced PDF-Excel conversion.
    • Improved recent file list: if you click a file that does not exist anymore, it will be automatically removed from the list.
    • Improved link adding.
    • Improved uninstallation: added the option to clear all related registry and user data.
    • Improved RMS encryption process.
    • Improved preview quality in PDF Manager.
    • Improved digital signature and certification. Added more signatures and validation settings.
    • Improved JavaScript process.
    • Improved line style in Draw Tool.
    • Improved Gaaiho PDF add-on for IE. Enhanced webpage-PDF conversion.
    • Improved importing/exporting watermark file.
    • Fixed certain XFA form-related errors.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 3.3 (2015/05/08)

  • New Features:
    • AD RMS now supports Exchange Server.
    • Supported opening PPDF files and related rights management.
    • All-new activation and license information UI.
  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Fixed special fonts misplacement issues when using Edit Text & Images.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 3.2 (2015/01/28)

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Fixed Windows Resource Manager crash issues under certain circumstances.
    • Fixed certain form conversion inaccuracies when turning on Write mode.
    • Fixed page display issues when using Compare feature.
    • Fixed loading freeze issues when opening certain documents.
    • Fixed crash issues when creating stamps from certain .j2k files.
    • Fixed crash issues when saving certain documents as PDF.
    • Fixed display error when viewing a specific type of PDF content.
    • Improved PDF to Excel conversion.
    • Improved printing PDF.

Release Note 3.1 (2014/09/01)

  • New Features:
    • Save PDF as .docx file.
    • Added Gaaiho PDF plugin which supports converting e-mail to PDF and other formats to PDF as e-mail attachment.
    • Added continuous mode and multiple laser pointer styles for better presentation convenience.
    • Added word count in Write mode.
    • Added insert footnote in Write mode.
    • Enhanced accessibility—change document’s background and text colors.
    • Added reverting to last view when the document is reopened.
    • Added new/recent files interface at Gaaiho Doc startup.
    • Added option to display the number of recently opened documents.
    • Added counter for each type of comment in the comment panel.
    • Added “export” button in toolbar.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Improved inserting page number in Write mode.
    • Improved accessibility of floating cursor when text and image are selected.
    • Optimized search and replace function in Write mode.
    • Improved display effect when moving comment.
    • Improved accessibility of page thumbnail.
    • Optimized tooltip when a file is selected in PDF Manager—the file path is displayed.
    • Fixed unselectable issue when using select all and copy on a large file.
    • Various bus fixes.

Release Note 3.0 (2014/06/01)

  • New Features:
    • Redesigned Gaaiho Doc UI layout and icons.
    • New application—Gaaiho PDF Converter
    • PDF Manager—find and manage all PDF files in the computer.
    • Document co-editing in LAN.
    • Read out loud
    • Supported Microsoft AD RMS encryption and decryption for PDF
    • Supported 508 Standards
    • Create PDF and attach to Evernote or send to Dropbox
    • Convert PDF to .xls or .xlsx.
    • Supported printing bookmarked pages
    • Supported adding sub-bookmark
    • Supported converting URLs in document to links
    • Added capturing screenshot
    • Added cropping image using “Edit Text & Images” function.
    • Supported adding text box in Review mode
    • Supported changing thickness for the lines
    • Added "Size", "Poster", "Multiple" and "booklet" in Print Handling options

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Optimized "Reduce File Size" features
    • Improved "Compare Documents"
    • Improved typewriter usability
    • Improved comment preferences
    • Improved displaying multiple opened documents
    • Improved margins and shade in Write mode
    • Improved underlining in Write mode
    • Improved displaying character styles and added recently used fonts
    • Improved usability of bullets, numbering and multilevel list
    • Optimized Hand Tool and Select tool
    • Improved Measure Tools
    • Improved Page operations(insert, rotate and extract)
    • Optimized displaying comments and attachments
    • Optimized Select Area tool
    • More types available when inserting pages
    • Optimized Edit Text and Images (formerly known as Touchup)
    • Fixed error prompt when opening XFA document
    • Fixed compatibility problems of a certain movie files with Windows 8
    • Fixed barcode displaying issue
    • Various bug fixes

Release Note 2.3 (2013/11/01)

  • New Features:
    • New icons are applied on Gaaiho Doc.
    • Added more support for Richmedia.
    • Added Shadow, Outline, Emboss, Engrave Effects on Write Mode.
    • Added Bookmark feature on Write Mode.
    • Added Table of Contents feature on Write Mode.
    • More borders of table are supported.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Improved the support for AutoCAD 2013.
    • Improved the font effects.
    • Fixed the problem of security properties when 256-bit open password and permission password are both added in a document.
    • Fixed the crash problem when large amount of attachments are added.
    • Fixed the display problem of program icon in particular documents.
    • Improved the popped up modes of dialogs when clicking on the link.
    • Improved and solved some problems in Windows 8 and 8.1.
    • Improved and solved some compatible problems and display problems in IE9, IE10, and IE11.
    • Fixed the window freezing problem when encrypting or certifying some particular documents.
    • Fixed the font display problem of text type watermark.
    • Fixed the problem of missing layers in particular documents.
    • Improved the font display of header/footer.
    • Fixed the problem of “Run as administrator” when the program is launched in the first time.
    • Fixed some alert errors in Terminal server license activation.
    • Fixed the failure of Replace All in some cases.
    • Fixed some display problems of dynamic stamps.
    • Improved the progress bar display when splitting document.

Release Note 2.2 (2013/03/15)

  • New Features:
    • Import and Export the watermarks and stamps.
    • Place handwritten signatures.
    • Capitalize first letter of sentences on "Write" mode.
    • Add dynamic content in current stamps.
    • Time Stamp Document without digital IDs.
    • Add a certificate as a Trusted Root. Verify the signatures generated by its child certificates.
    • Auto-detect the mobile certificates and use them to sign document.
    • Settings of the conversion range for multi-sheet Excel table.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Modified the "Save as" menu.
    • Added error details from time stamp server.
    • Optimized the layout of signature panel.
    • Fixed Bug: GaaihoDoc.exe ends slowly when the program is closed.
    • Fixed Bug: Doc crashes when modifying the layout of some documents.
    • Fixed Bug: Doc crashes when textbox is frequently added and removed in Track Changes.
    • Fixed Bug: When the Header/Footer is set to be different in odd pages and even pages, change one of them, the other disappears.
    • Optimized the menu when right-click on the Web links.

Release Note 2.1 (2012/09/18)

  • New Features:
    • Create and open PDF by scanning from device on Gaaiho Doc.
    • Added "Version X and later (256-bit AES)" option in Password Compatibility.
    • Support opening Office files in a Portfolio.
    • Added Word files in the feature of Compare Documents.
    • Adding a single stamp to multiple pages in one click.
    • Added Create New Stamp dialog when using Select Area Tool and right-click.
    • Print to PDF from any MS applications without having to save locally first.
    • Added Highlight Area Tool.
    • Open with Gaaiho Doc without save after print to PDF.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Polished alert message when failing to add watermark and bates number.
    • Portfolio size unchanged when any file inside is deleted.
    • Crash when accessing network folders.
    • Improve the response speed when clicking bookmark in the first time open Gaaiho Doc.
    • Reduced time of refreshing when setting page numbers.
    • Freeze when creating comment summery.
    • Empty active textbox is misplaced when converted to writable PDF.
    • Graphic becomes invisible when converted to writable PDF.
    • Characters wrongly added after file is saved as doc.
    • Wrong arrow direction when measuring with Perimeter Tool.
    • Pop-up notification of form field doesn't show when opened in IE.
    • Cannot recognize the currency format set in Acrobat.
    • Crash when creating Full Text Indexes in some documents.

Release Note 2.0 (2012/06/06)

  • New Features:
    • Added "DMS" function.
    • Added "Edit point" function.
    • Background printing.
    • Thai, Russian and other languages support.
    • Reduce File Size feature improved.
    • Select Object tool and Drag-select Object tool added.
    • Added "Insert Page Number" function in Write Mode.
    • Note Reply - Leave a reply to notes annotations.
    • Reduce File Size - Reduce the file size of PDF documents.
    • Header & Footers - Added Header & Footers option in Write Mode.
    • New User Interface - Improved, clearer user interface.
    • Export form data to CSV - Export form data in the CSV format.
    • Sharepoint - Added Sharepoint integration links.
    • Added "Import\Export Security Settings" function.
    • Added support for Adobe Acrobat 9(R) rich media.
    • Added "Form" conversion method to Convert to Writable feature.
    • Added Grow and Shrink font buttons to make font size adjustments easier.
    • Auto-Recovery automatically saves documents to prevent accidental loss.
    • Flatten PDFs to reduce file sizes and protect documents from re-editing.
    • Inspect-Link.
    • Advanced Document Assembly.
    • New, more detailed Comment Summary.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Varous bug fixes.

Release Note 1.0 (2009/09/23)

  • Gaaiho PDF Suite officially release!






Gaaiho PDF Driver


Release Note 4.1 (2016/08/16)

  • Bug Fixes and Improvements:
    • Fixed popping up Save dialog box issue when converting certain special Excel files with the Gaaiho add-in.
    • Improved high CPU usage issue when converting PDF to Word/Excel.
    • Improved performance when converting webpage to PDF with IE/Chrome/Firefox plug-in.
    • Fixed certain line display issues after printing with Gaaiho PDF virtual printer.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 4.0 (2016/04/14)

  • New Features:
    • Combined 32-bit and 64-bit installers into one.
    • Added Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that supports converting images that contain text or scanned PDFs to editable PDFs.
    • Added Gaaiho PDF Converter that supports batch-converting PDFs to Word, Excel, image and text file.
    • All-new user interface that supports crystal-clear display in high resolution.
    • Added Gaaiho PDF extension to Chrome and Firefox that supports one-click conversion of webpage to PDF
    • Added Microsoft Office Exporter which enables users to save file as Gaaiho PDF directly in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Office 2010 and above), with detailed settings and protection features available.
    • Added greyscale printing to the settings of Gaaiho PDF printer.
    • Compatible with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016.
    • Added update/upgrade feature that makes it easy to get the latest version.

  • Bug Fixes and Improvements:
    • Improved Gaaiho PDF add-on for IE. Enhanced webpage-PDF conversion.
    • Updated certain watermark templates.
    • Fixed the error of converting blank Excel or text file that fails without notification.
    • Various conversion-related bug fixes.

Release Note 3.1 (2014/09/01)

  • New Features:
    • Fine-tuned UI.
    • A new set of icons.
    • Added Gaaiho PDF add-in in Outlook (convert e-mail and other files to PDF as attachment).
    • Supported dragging items to change order and drag-and-drop files directly into the conversion list.
    • Supported double-clicking to open file in the list.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Various conversion-related bug fixes.

Release Note 2.1 (2013/03/20)

  • New Features:
    • Settings of the conversion range for multi-sheet Excel table

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Various bugs fixed

Release Note 2.0 (2012/09/03)

  • Gaaiho PDF Driver 2.0 official release!Based on DocuCom PDF Driver 9.x, new features:
    • Supports Windows 8/7.
    • Supports document management system.
    • MS Word conversion settings.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Fixed bugs present in DocuCom PDF Driver






Gaaiho PDF Server


Release Note 3.1 (2014/12/02)

  • Improvements:
    • Fixed SDK functionality issues.
    • Fixed counter error when converting over 10,000 files.
    • Fixd Watch Folder's errors in identifying network paths mirrored by hard drive disk.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 3.0 (2014/09/19)

  • New Features:
    • Client UI improvements.
    • All-new icons.
    • Added Gaaiho PDF add-in in Outlook (convert e-mail and other files to PDF as attachment).
    • [Client]Supported changing file order by dragging.
    • [Client]Supported drag-and-drop files into the conversion list.
    • [Client]Supported double-clicking a file in the list to open it directly.
    • Adjusted conversion caps and cooldown time.
  • Improvements:
    • Fixed conversion bugs for a certain Excel files.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 2.1 (2013/06/04)

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Solve the compatibility problems with previous SDK.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 2.0 (2012/09/03)

  • Gaaiho PDF Server 2.0 official release!Based on DocuCom PDF Server 9.x, new features:
    • Supports Windows 8/7.
    • Supports document management system.
    • Optimized interface, easy to use.
    • MS Word conversion settings.
    • Adjusted log display for user-friendly view.
    • Added setting for combining files into one PDF file.
    • Updated help documentation.

  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations:
    • Fixed bugs present in DocuCom PDF Server 9.x.






Gaaiho PDF Reader


Release Note 4.0 (2016/09/14)

  • New Features:
    • New UI design which supports high-resolution display.
    • Added touch mode and enhanced UI for touch-enabled devices.
    • Added online PDF conversion service that supports PDF-to-Word, Word-to-PDF, Excel-to-PDF, PPT-to-PDF, PDF-to-JPG, and JPG-to-PDF, etc.
    • Added Find feature for searching specific tools on the Ribbon toolbar.
    • Added Index feature which supports embedding index in the current document and creating indexes for PDF files in a specified folder.
    • Added Form feature which supports Reset Form Field and Import/Export Form Data.
    • Added Save to DMS feature which supports check-in/check-out PDF files from SharePoint.
    • Added Save All Images feature to the right-click menu of Hand Tool.
    • Supported XMP which makes it possible to display more metadata.
    • Added a new message bar which shows information of Signatures, Highlight Form Fields, etc.
    • New Portfolio UI design.
    • Added the option to disable JavaScript.
    • Added Open/ Minimize All Pop-ups to the right-click menu of Comment.
    • Supported Windows 10.
  • Improvement:
    • Improved Recent Documents. Nonexistent documents will be removed from the list upon clicking.
    • Improved uninstall process by adding an option to let user clear related registry records and user data.
    • Added new signature status messages to make digital signing more user-friendly.
    • Enhanced keyboard functionality.
    • Improved preview quality for PDF Manager.
    • Improved line types in Draw Tools.
    • Fixed UI display issues when using high contrast colors.
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 3.0 (2015/01/30)

  • New Features:
    • Redesigned Gaaiho Reader UI with all-new icons.
    • Added PDF Manager which enables finding and managing all PDF files in the computer.
    • Added Read Out Loud feature.
    • Added annotation tools such as comments, typewriter and shapes.
    • Added stamp feature.
    • Added attachment feature.
    • Added measure tools.
    • Added viewing tools, including rulers, grid, zoom in/out, multi-window and multi-page display.
    • Added sub-bookmark feature.
    • Added handwritten signature tool.
    • Supported securing PDF with open password.
    • Supported printing bookmarked pages.
    • Supported sending PDF to Evernote and syncing PDF to Dropbox.
    • Added laser pointers and continuous view to full-screen mode for enhancing presentation effectiveness.
    • Supported changing colors for text and document background.
    • Added reverting to last view position when re-opening document.
    • Supported setting how many items the recent file list shows.
  • Improvement:
    • Various bug fixes.

Release Note 1.0 (2012/11/30)

  • Gaaiho Reader officially release!