Below, please find the release notes for RasterMaster v20.8.0 and associated minor releases. For questions, please contact us at questions@snowbound.com or by phone at (617) 607-2010.

v20.8.0 - October 29, 2021

General availability release.

Known Issues

New features

  • LicenseManager
    • License file changed from SnowboundLicense.jar to slicense.json. See documentation for more information.
    • The required iText licenses have been removed from the Snowbound license file and embedded into Snow.jar.
  • DWG
    • Support libraries are now provided via rastermaster-dwg package.
  • PDF
    • Added support to retrieve hyperlink information via new API \ public int IMGLOW_page_link_annot_count(String name, int page) \ public byte[] IMGLOW_get_link_annot_info(String name, int page, int index)
    • Added support for PDF Portfolio files via API \ public byte[] IMGLOW_getAttachmentInfo(byte[] data) \ public byte[] IMGLOW_getAttachment(byte[] data, int index)

Bug Fixes

  • PDF
    • Added CMAP files UniKS-UTF8-H, UniKS-UTF16-H, ETenms-B5-H
    • Improved CMAP parsing and glyph id lookup
    • Improved handling of Type 4 Image functions
    • Improved error handling for unicode glyph names
    • Fixed bug for certain rotated pages
    • Improved rendering of objects with smooth shade gradient fills
    • Improved rendering of Helvetica font with Standard Encoding
    • Fixed bug for files with clipping rectangles greater than page size
    • Improved handling of un-ordered Unicode text
    • Improved rendering of images with soft masks
    • Fix for files with missing glyphs in Type 1 fonts
    • Improved handling of CFF fonts with size 4
    • Fix for CMYK separation 16 bit embedded images
    • Fix for files with malformed cross reference table
  • MS Office XML
    • Word
      • Improved rendering of multi-page tables
      • Improved rendering of page anchored frame objects (shapes)
      • Improved rendering StructuredDocumentTag elements
      • Improved rendering of far east characters
    • Excel
      • Improved parsing of Print Area and size and placement of Headers and Footers
  • Legacy MS Office
    • Word
      • Render hyper-link character properties correctly
      • Fixed bug with Date/Time Form Field
      • Added support for more default MS Office Shapes and improved shape placement
    • Excel
      • Improved column width precision, default row height and missing rows for non-indexed files
      • Fixed bug for extremely large shape objects
    • Rich Text Format (RTF)
      • Fixed bug for very thin table cell borders
      • Improved rendering of far east characters
    • MSG (Outlook)
      • Improved rendering of far east characters in embedded RTF and HTML
      • Support for rendering embedded HTML data
  • HTML
    • Updated html2pdf plug-in
    • Added support to handle image alternate string tag
  • AFP/MODCA
    • Improved code page look up tables
    • Improved fast conversion when converting to pdf
    • Support to extract TLE (End Tag, 0xD3A9Ad00)
  • TXT (ASCII)
    • Expanded Extended ASCII detection and rendering to include Euro Symbol and British Pound
  • TIFF
    • Support for TIFF LZW images with different horizontal and vertical resolutions
  • MIME (Email)
    • Added support for Multipart Mime Body Parts and ASCII and HTML alternate content
  • DWG
    • Added support to function in license-less mode (Introduced in v5.7.0)
  • DCM
    • Improved detection of Dicom images
  • FileNet
    • Add support for files with no default resolution
  • Annotations
    • Fixed bug with text in Bubble and Cloud annotations
    • Fixed bug for empty XML annotation history