DocConverter Release Notes 8.1.0

The software release for ActivePDF DocConverter 8.1.0 ( includes general performance enhancements and new features.

Software Requirements 

The following software is required to successfully use ActivePDF DocConverter.

  • Windows Server® 2008 R22012 R2, or 2016
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.6.2 (If it is not detected, it will be installed automatically)

Optional Software Applications 

Note: DocConverter only supports the 32-bit versions of the following applications:

  • (Recommended) Default converter: LibreOffice® 5.4.4 (if not installed, ActivePDF DocConverter can install it automatically)
  • Install these applications if you want to use their native converters instead of the default converter:
  • Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Visio®, Publisher (ActivePDF DocConverter currently supports Versions 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016)
  • Fuji® Xerox® DocuWorks™ Viewer Light 7.2.1 minimum
  • Corel® WordPerfect®, X5, X6, and X7 (WordPerfect 15, 16, 17)


  • Install the applications before installing ActivePDF DocConverter.
  • 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 ActivePDF Products on a Windows 2012 Server.

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for ActivePDF DocConverter are: 

  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 150 MB of hard disk space (for application)

Note: Additional hard disk space is needed to meet the requirements of the installed applications and the volume of files being processed.

New Features 

In addition to general updates to the code base for improved performance, the following new features are available: 

  • The ability to extract digital signature details from an email.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
  • JSON replaces XML, so previous XML calls must be changed to use JSON instead. Contact Support for help migrating existing XML settings to JSON settings.
  • The default port for COM is now 62625. In earlier releases of DocConverter, the default port was 90, 58585, or 52525.

Bug Fixes 

The following bugs were resolved since the last release.

ID #




PDF/A-1b conversion fails with fatal error.

Changes to the code resolved this issue.


File names with the double-byte character "é" cause file errors.

Changes to the code resolved this issue.



File-specific bugs.

These issues are now resolved.

Please contact customer support for further information.

Installation and Getting Started

For installation and configuration information, see Installing ActivePDF DocConverter and Configuring ActivePDF DocConverter.

API Reference

API information is available in the in the Legacy section for the ActivePDF DocConverter API Reference Guide at: