This Toolkit 2018 R1.0 release (Build 2018.1.0.18321) includes bug fixes and several new features.

Software Requirements

The following software is required to successfully use Toolkit.

Servers Supported

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012 R2, or 2016
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework is required to use Toolkit's .NET component
    (1.1, 2.0+, or 4.5.)

Note: If you are installing an ActivePDF product on a Windows 2012 server, you need to download and install two Microsoft updates for Windows 2012 servers. These updates resolve issues with the Microsoft Visual 2015 C++ Redistributable Runtime Components. For links and step-by-step instructions, see this ActivePDF Knowledge Base article: Installing Toolkit on Windows 2012 Servers.

Desktops Supported

(32- or 64-bit editions)

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework is required to use Toolkit's .NET component
    (1.1, 2.0+, or 4.5.)

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for Toolkit are:

Server and desktop

  • 125 MB of RAM
  • 50 MB of hard disk space (for application)

New Features

Note: For more information on these features, see the What's New in Toolkit topic in

  • Bookmark Manager

    The BookmarkManager object oversees the bookmark functionality in your PDFs, allowing you to create a bookmark tree in your PDF, or to modify an existing bookmark tree. Within that tree, you can add, delete, or modify PDF bookmarks, and set properties such as the text style and color, or the bookmark destination.

  • Page Labeling

    The SetOutputPageLabel allows you to number the PDF pages labels in the thumbnails view. You can number a single page, set a page range, or customize the thumbnail view to use both text labels and numbers.

  • Append Mode

    The Toolkit.OpenOutputFile method now includes a parameter you can set to append PDFs to include any changes you make. Append Mode takes the changes, and adds those changes to the end of your PDF so you can easily see and track them.

    With Append Mode, you create a new PDF version each time you call the CopyForm method. By default, only the latest version displays in a PDF reader. You can revert to earlier revisions as needed by using the new method RestoreFile.

  • Media Box Boundaries

    Use the SetOutputMediaBox method to set a custom media box for your PDF.

Other updates

New optional parameters were added in this release.

Now, when you call NewPage to create a new page, you can specify the optional page width, height, and rotation.

Another optional parameter was added to specify whether a box is defined on all pages, or on just one page-specific page number. The following Toolkit methods use the page number parameter:

  • SetOutputRotation
  • SetOutputArtBox
  • SetOutputBleedBox
  • SetOutputCropBox
  • SetOutputTrimBox

Bugs Fixed

ID #DescriptionResolution
17699When using CopyForm to extract pages from a multi-page document, the output file did not copy the second page properly.Changes to the code related to how files are copied resolved this issue.
17862ImageToPDF appears to lock and not release the InputFile.

Changes to the code related to how images are handled resolved this issue.

17869Toolkit had issues with text field alignment. The text in fields should be aligned to the right, but after populating the fields with Toolkit, the data appeared to be left-aligned.Changes to the code related to the field alignment resolved this issue.
17991A FieldInfo object with an invalid field name returns field information instead of Null.Changes to the code related to the FieldInfo object resolved this issue.

File-specific bugs.

These issues are now resolved.

Please contact customer support for further information.


Installation and API information is available in the Legacy documentation section for the Toolkit API Reference Guide at: