FineReader PDF 15 Change Log

What's new in the latest release of ABBYY FineReader PDF 15? Below there is a short information about FineReader PDF 15 updates.

Part # 1380/13, 1381/13, 1382/13, 1395/8
Release date: 10.09.2020

Maintenance release

List of the bugs fixed:

  • An error when drawing separators in tables in OCR Editor.

Part # 1380/12, 1381/12, 1382/12, 1395/7
Release date: 04.09.2020

New features and improvements:

  • FineReader PDF Viewer, available for Individual users after the full-functional Trial is over, and for organizations as additional product licenses.
  • Split Documents tool for splitting PDF documents by file size, number of pages or first level bookmarks.
  • New document comparison languages: Greek and Chinese.
  • Improved speed for some PDF operations (adding pages from another PDF, flipping through pages in a PDF).
  • Open and save documents on SharePoint Online.

List of the bugs fixed:

  • Update installation bugs.
  • Validation of Comsign digital signatures.
  • Stylus input bugs.
  • Lists detection problems.
  • Various other program errors.

Part # 1380/11, 1381/11, 1382/11, 1395/6
Release date: 16.06.2020

List of the bugs fixed:

Part # 1380/10, 1381/10, 1382/10, 1395/5
Release date: 08.06.2020

List of the bugs fixed:

  • Incorrect functioning of user dictionaries created in previous releases.

Part # 1380/9, 1381/9, 1382/9, 1395/4
Release date: 02.06.2020

New features and improvements:

  • The product name has changed: ABBYY FineReader PDF 15.
  • Form Editor: creation and editing of interactive (fillable) PDF forms (more details: Creating forms).
  • Gothic (Fraktur) OCR support for converting old books printed in 18th – early 20th century (see the list of supported languages here).
  • Update of the OCR technology core.
  • Improved conversion to searchable PDF: resulting PDF file size is reduced while keeping the same or better visual quality.
  • Improved PDF form filling: calendar is supported, some bugs fixed.
  • Improved PDF editing: visual alignment assistant that helps to align a text block or a picture with other elements on the page.
  • Free trial period for individual trial of FineReader PDF 15 is 7 days.

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List of the bugs fixed:

  • Stylus (Ink tool) support: sometimes, it was not possible to write a vertical stroke with a stylus.
  • Installation failure when installing PDF-XChange virtual printer.
  • PreciseScan feature did not work properly.
  • FineReader printing settings could rewrite system printing settings and affect other applications.
  • Various program errors

Part # 1380/8, 1381/8, 1382/8, 1395/3
Release date: 26.12.2019

New features and improvements:

  • Full document preview for PDFs in Windows Explorer and Microsoft Outlook: scroll through the pages before opening the document.
  • Faster PDF opening
  • Improved table and text extraction from PDFs: better usability, improved retention of text formatting.
  • New, informative FineReader 15 update notifications in Windows 10: click “Download” to run the update or “Learn More” to find out what’s new in it.
  • New in-product update notification with “Update Available” button.

List of the bugs fixed:

  • Security vulnerability in “ABBYY network license server” service allowed local user to gain privileged access on local computer via manipulations involving files and using symbolic links on Microsoft Windows (CVE-2019-20383). ABBYY credits Vasily Kravets for responsibly reporting the vulnerability.
  • The program could crash when merging PDF documents with bookmarks into one.
  • In OCR Editor, structure of a table wasn’t retained when copying it from the Text pane.
  • Text doubling when saving to searchable PDFs “text under image” type and with MRC on.
  • The program could crash when converting text files with some specific fonts to PDF.
  • Korean characters entered in the Search field in PDF Editor could disappear.
  • Errors when printing PDFs from FineReader could happen if Adobe Reader was also installed.
  • Interactive PDF form fields were not displayed when using drawing tools.
  • When adjusting table grid before extracting the table from a PDF, the grid image wasn’t updated on screen.
  • Fields of an interactive PDF form could remain interactive when saving it to image-only PDF.

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Part # 1380/7, 1381/7, 1382/7, 1395/2
Release date: 07.11.2019

New features and improvements:

  • Editing of underlined text in digital PDF documents.
  • Adding underline to text in digital PDF documents.
  • Reduced time for preparing PDF documents for editing.
  • Improved recognition (OCR) quality and speed for Arabic.
  • Improved tables detection and analysis.
  • Quick Start Guide is available any time from Help menu.

List of the bugs fixed:

  • An error when converting some PDF documents created by Konica Minolta MFPs.
  • An error when converting MS Word files to PDF under Windows 10 x64.
  • Words adjacent to some special symbols were submitted for verification as non-dictionary.

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Part # 1380/5, 1381/5, 1382/5
Release date: 23.08.2019

Maintenance release (bugfix).

List of the bugs fixed:

  • Sort By and Filter tools for comments become unavailable.

Part #1380/4, 1381/4, 1382/4
Release date: 27.07.2019

Maintenance release (bug fixes and usability improvements).

Part # 1380/3, 1381/3
Release date: 09.07.2019

The first release.

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