Ghostscript integration

12 Jun 2017

Print Distributor now has a Ghostscript action that will convert PostScript files to PDF automatically. This has always been available via the Run Program action but was quite tricky to setup correctly. Now it’s as simple as adding the Ghostscript action to your list of actions.

Further details are available in the documentation.

There are also some minor bug fixes in this release:

  • Before and After actions are now only enboldened if they don’t contain the default configuration.
  • Fix for Options dialog cosmetic changes in .Net 4.7
  • Fixed a bug which stopped templates being resolved in the File Attachment object.
  • Replaced code signing certificate.
  • Fixed a race condition that would cause a data area too small error and stop the service.

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

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.