Server Release Notes 2013.0.1.14051


Server 2013 Build 2013.0.1.14051


This article contains the release notes for ActivePDF Server 2013 (Build 2013.0.1.14051). The Server 2013 product is a major new release of Server.



Operating System Requirements


The following software is required for full use of Server 2013.



  • Windows Server® 2003 32- or 64-bit edition OR

  • Windows Server® 2008 32- or 64-bit edition OR

  • Windows Server® 2012 64-bit edition


Hardware Requirements


The following are minimum hardware requirements for Server 2013.



  • Pentium III 500-MHz or higher

  • 256 MB of RAM

  • 150 MB of hard disk space (for application)


Additional Requirements



  • Microsoft® .NET 4.0 (Installed by Server if not detected on your system.)


New Features


This release includes the following new features:



  • New API—The updated API includes new classes and enumerated results. The new calls are more explicitly named, making them easier to understand, while improving consistency across future product releases. See our examples site for new Server 2013 examples: http://examples.activepdf.com/Server/2013.

  • Digital Signatures—Digitally sign files with InvisiblySignFiles.

  • Stamping and Watermarking—Incorporate Stamping and Watermarking into your documents with AddStampCollection, AddStampImage and various stamp-related calls.

  • AES Encryption—Use SetPDFSecurityAES to encrypt files according to the Federal Information Processing Standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

  • Streamlined Architecture—Server's new architecture reduces the number of services required and simplifies internal communication.

  • Improved Performance—The architectural redesign has improved overall processing efficiency, yielding greater performance than ever before.

  • Enhanced Error Handling—Errors are handled via the Results object in .NET and the ServerResult object in COM.

  • Enhanced Troubleshooting Tools—Improved logging and Support Tools provide more detail for troubleshooting and resolving problems.

  • Enhanced Documentation—Documentation has been consolidated and is now presented in HTML5 format, which includes new features, such as enhanced Google-style search results.

  • Browser-Based UI—The new UI, known as the Configuration Manager, enhances usability, improves load times and makes managing multiple profiles and settings easier than ever.


Important Changes


The Configuration Manager


The Configuration Manager is the new, browser-based UI that lets you easily manage the settings and profiles for all your ActivePDF products in one place. Server 2013 is the first ActivePDF product to use the new Configuration Manager.


Starting the Configuration Manager

To start the Configuration Manager, double-click the Configuration Manager icon on the desktop. The Configuration Manager opens in your default browser's window. If you are unable to connect, make sure the address in the URL is correct. Use the format http://###.###.###.###:PORT. For example: http://127.0.0.1:90. Server uses Port 90.


The License Manager


The ActivePDF License Manager has been updated to simplify the process of managing and maintaining product licenses. Server 2013 is the first ActivePDF product to use the new License Manager. To learn more about the License Manager, see the License Manager Reference here: http://support.activepdf.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/516


 


Known Issues


This section lists known Server 2013 issues. When a known issue is fixed, it is moved to the Bug Fixes table. NOTE: The availability of a workaround does not imply that an issue will not be fixed.





















Bug



Known Issue



Workaround



3662



Configuration Manager (UI): Saving alphanumeric fields with special characters (e.g. !@#$) causes unpredictable behavior.



Refrain from using special characters, such as !@#$ in Configuration Manager fields.



3743



Setting LinearizePDF or LinearizeDocument (Deprecated) with PSToPDF or ConvertPSToPDF calls results in Error -99.



Refrain from using LinearizePDF or LinearizeDocument in the Configuration Manager or LinearizePDF in conjunction with PSToPDF and ConvertPSToPDF.



Bug Fixes


The following bugs were resolved in Server 2013.




































Bug



Description



Resolution



2494



When unable to complete the .NET 3.5 framework installation, the installer erroneously displays the message, ".NET 2.0 Framework could not be installed."



A new installer was created for Server 2013.



2477
2957



Converting a PCL file to PDF results in a PDF with incorrect fonts and/or characters.



A PostScript component was updated.



3032



The Server Tests Utility fails after instaling Server 4.1.0.15.



The issue has been resolved.



3363



Using SetPrinterAsDefault in COM creates a printer named, "Default" rather than using the name specified by NewPrinterName.



The issue has been resolved.



3466
3652



Converting a Microsoft Word document with Arial fonts results in an output PDF with Helvetica fonts.



A driver was updated to prevent the printer from substituting fonts.



Deprecated Calls


The following calls were deprecated in Server 2013:






















































































































































































































































































Deprecated Call



Replace With



AddFTP



AddFTPRequest



CompatabiltyLevel



CompatibiltyLevel



ConcatenateToExisting



OverwriteMethod



DebugMode



Debug



DefaultPrinter



ModelPrinter



DefaultQueue



OutputDirectory



DeleteFile



Use system calls



EMailBCC



AddToBcc



EMailCC



AddToCC



EMailIDFRom



SetSenderInfo



EMailNameFrom



SetSenderInfo



EMailNameTo



SetRecipientInfo



EMailReplyTo



SetReplyToInfo



EMailText



SetEmailBody



EMailTo



SetRecipientInfo



FlateCompression



N/A



FTPDirectory



AddFTPRequest



FTPHost



AddFTPRequest



FTPPassword



SetFTPCredentials



FTPUserName



SetFTPCredentials



ImageToPDF



ConvertImageToPDF



KeepPortDocument



SavePostScript



LinearizeDocument



LinearizePDF



NewPortName



PostScriptFile



Orientation



PrintOrientation



PaperLength



PageHeight



PaperWidth



PageWidth



PCLToPDF



ConvertPCLToPDF



PDFA



Format



PDFAuthor



SetMetadata



PDFHeight



PageHeight



PDFKeywords



SetMetadata



PDFScaleX



ScaleFactorX



PDFScaleY



ScaleFactorY



PDFSubject



SetMetadata



PDFTitle



SetMetadata



PDFWidth



PageWidth



PDFX



Format



PSToPDF



ConvertPSToPDF



PreserveTransfer



PreserveTransferFunction



Scaling



PrintScaling



SetOutputSecurity



SetPDFSecurity



SetOutputSecurity128



SetPDFSecurity128



SetProcessAndThread



SetPrintingProcessAndThread



SetUniqueInput



SetPrintDocument



SMTPServer



SetSMTPInfo



StampColor



Use SetStampColor in COM. Use StampColorNET in .NET.



StampColorBlue



Use SetStampColor in COM. Use StampColorNET in .NET.



StampColorGray



Use SetStampColor in COM. Use StampColorNET in .NET.



StampColorGreen



Use SetStampColor in COM. Use StampColorNET in .NET.



StampColorRed



Use SetStampColor in COM. Use StampColorNET in .NET.



StampStrokeColor



Use SetStampStrokeColor in COM. Use StampStrokeColorNET in .NET.



StampStrokeColorBlue



Use SetStampStrokeColor in COM. Use StampStrokeColorNET in .NET.



StampStrokeColorGray



Use SetStampStrokeColor in COM. Use StampStrokeColorNET in .NET.



StampStrokeColorGreen



Use SetStampStrokeColor in COM. Use StampStrokeColorNET in .NET.



StampStrokeColorRed



Use SetStampStrokeColor in COM. Use StampStrokeColorNET in .NET.



StartPrinting



BeginPrintToPDF



StopPrinting



EndPrintToPDF



Test



TestPrintToPDF



TrueTypeOption



PrintTrueType



UCRandBGR



UCRandBGRInfo



UniqueInputFullPath



PrintDocumentFile



UniqueInputName



PrintDocumentName



UniqueInputPrefix



PrintDocumentPrefix



UniqueInputSuffix



PrintDocumentSuffix



Wait



EndPrintToPDF



XPSToPDF



ConvertXPSToPDF



Installation and Getting Started


Installation instructions and general startup information is available in the Legacy Documents section for the Server 2013 Getting Started Guide at:


https://www.activepdf.com/support/documentlinks.


 


API Reference


API information is available in the Legacy Documents section for the Server 2013 API Reference Guide at:


https://www.activepdf.com/support/documentlinks.