Form flattening and other new features in Docotic.Pdf 4.8

H!

We released new version of Docotic.Pdf library on our site and on NuGet.

This version adds ability to flatten PDF forms. Flattening locks controls from editing. Flattening can significantly reduce file size if the document is then saved with PdfSaveOptions.RemoveUnusedObjects option set to true. To flatten form fields in a PDF file please use PdfDocument.FlattenControls() method.

We also added support for list boxes (there is Listboxes sample illustrating how to create them). The PdfCheckbox got new ExportValue property. You can use this property to extract export value of a checkbox.

Docotic.Pdf 4.8 fixes number of issues related to processing of controls and widgets. The new version parses, draws and fills PDF forms better than before.

The new version fixes some issues related to extraction of JPEG and CCITT (Fax) images. Text drawing and text extraction also got better. And the library is now more prepared to work with not completely correct PDFs.

Read about all new features and improvements in Docotic.Pdf 4.8 in the Version History document.

We encourage you to download and try the new version. This version is also available on NuGet.

Please tell us your thoughts about the new version using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions, suggest features or ask for help.