Update

30 Apr 2017

We have just released an update to Print Distributor, again this is mainly a bug fix release with a couple of small features.

  • The foreground service background window is now created off screen so it doesn’t flicker on startup.
  • The foreground service now runs with the STAThread attribute.
  • Upgraded dependencies including NUnit, FakeItEasy, Newtonsoft.Json and Scintilla.
  • PowerShell scripts now show a meaningful message if the Windows Management Framework is required and missing.
  • Added variables YE, MO, DA, HO, MI, SE, WD for compatibility with legacy versions.
  • Fix for property grid changes in .Net 4.7 (including Windows Creators Update).

This is a free update for users with license for versions 5.xx, 6.xx and 2017.xx.

New release

16 Mar 2017

We have just released an update to Print Distributor, this is mainly a bug fix release with a couple of small features.

  • The script editor now pops up automatically when you add a Script action.
  • Page count is now reflected in any reprinted documents.
  • The To, Cc and Bcc fields in the Send Mail action now support template variables.
  • Fixed a bug with the document name not being carried through on a reprint.
  • Fixed a bug with keycodes with Unicode hyphens instead of ASCII hyphens.
  • Fixed positioning of icons in object chooser.
  • Fixed vertical positioning of text in object chooser.
  • Fixed a deadlock that occured when the license expired and the Windows service was installed.
  • The Print Distributor management application now monitors the Print Spooler service and shows an error message if it is not running.
  • New printers are now created set to start printing after the whole job is spooled.
  • Starting and stopping either service now shows a progress window.
  • If setting attributes on a new printer fails it is retried up to five times (the spooler can be slow to recognise the new printer).
  • Fixed an issue with Gmail certificates and removed the property “Ignore SSL Errors” from the options.

This is a free update for users with license for versions 5.xx, 6.xx and 2017.xx.

Some small changes

01 Feb 2017

We have just released a small update to Print Distributor 2017 with the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue with valid license keys not being accepted.
  • Foreground service application icon now set correctly.
  • Service shutdown now works if foreground service is running under a different account to manager.
  • Removed exception when trying to start foreground service and it is already running under a different account.
  • Options now has an entry to control whether the foreground service is set to auto start on login for the current user.
  • Tidied the properties on the Document Name trigger for the Accumulate action.
  • Fixed some scaling issues on high dpi displays.
  • Bi-directional communication is now disabled by default om virtual printers.
  • Version 5 keys now supported.

This is a free update for users of version 5.0 onwards, your existing license code will work with this release.