Mobile PDF SDK: Debenu Quick PDF Library now supports Android

After almost two years of development we can’t wait for you to try our new version of Debenu Quick PDF Library for Android. It is now ready for download and purchase through the Debenu website as part of version 11.15.

This new version for Android is the full Debenu Quick PDF Library API minus printing and EMF functionality. If you are familiar with developing using Debenu Quick PDF Library on Windows then doing the same on Mac, iOS and Android will be easy for you.

This new Android version is part of our new cross-platform compatible library which already supports Windows, Mac and iOS, and will in the next few months support for the Linux platform, as well as the Xamarin development environment.

The new cross-platform compatible library is written in C/C++ which ensures that we’ll be able to support a variety of different platforms in the future as required.

Our goal is to support as many platforms and programming languages as possible to give our platform-agnostic customers the ability to create powerful applications that work with PDF files wherever they need to.

Stay tuned for more updates of all our products and especially for the new Linux version coming soon!

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Debenu PDF Viewer SDK 11.15 Released

The final version of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK 11.15.1.0 has been released and is ready for download from our product updates page.

This new version is a minor release with just bug fixes and an updated to the core PDF SDK we recommend that all customers upgrade to it to take advantage of the improvements. Visit the product updates page to download this new version and see a full list of the changes.

Download 11.15 from our Product Updates page

Version 11.15 Highlights

  • New OpenFromVariant function
  • New (GetIs/Set)InputEnabled functions for disabling user interaction
  • New GetIsDocumentOpened and GetCurrentDocumentPath functions
  • Added calculated fit page/width zoom values to the Zoom In/Out steps
  • Removed unwanted event firing
  • Updated to use Debenu Quick PDF Library 11.15

Try the new version

A full list of the changes in Debenu PDF Viewer SDK 11 can be found on our product updates page. You can also download a 30 day limitation-free trial version of the library.

Upgrading

Debenu PDF Viewer SDK 11 is a major new version of the product which means that the upgrade process is different from the minor version upgrade process, namely, upgrades are not free unless you meet certain requirements.

Free upgrades

Customers who purchased version 11 of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK on or after the 10th of July, 2014 (within 60 days of version 11’s release) or who own an active Premium Upgrade Protection subscription are eligible for free upgrades from version 10 to version 11.

Contact our sales team if you fall into this category and we’ll help you out.

Purchase an upgrade

An upgrade from version 10 to version 11 can be purchased at a discount (starting price is $210.00) through our online store. Users can upgrade their Single Developer or Multiple Developer licenses to version 11. It’s also possible to purchase Premium Upgrade Protection with your upgrade purchase.

For example, if you own a Single Developer License + Standard Upgrade Protection for version 10 of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK then you will need to purchase the Single Developer Upgrade License + Standard Upgrade Protection (11.x to 12.x) product in order to upgrade to version 11 -— though you can choose to buy the Premium Upgrade Protection version of that product if you prefer.

Feedback

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new version of Debenu PDF Viewer SDK. If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please let us know.

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Debenu Continues to Forge Ahead With PDF Software Development Kits for Mobile

Editors’ note: at the time this press release was written Debenu had not yet released its PDF SDK with support for iOS and Android, however, these platforms are now fully supported in Debenu Quick PDF Library.

YESTERDAY, Karl De Abrew brought cost-effective PDF creation and editing tools to the masses as founder and CEO of Nitro PDF Software. Today, as CEO and co-founder of Debenu, he works to democratize the creation of the tools themselves with Debenu’s flagship developer product, Debenu Quick PDF Library. Tomorrow, continuing that mission will mean going mobile, which is exactly where Debenu is heading; the team is currently hard at work adding native support for building iOS and Android applications.

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TGA now accepting eCTD submissions

TGAThe TGA have now started accepting applications from the pharmaceutical industry in the format of electronic Common Technical Documents (eCTD). After their initial pilot program, they have an updated the version of the Australian eCTD Module 1 and Regional Specification – Version 3.0.

These specifications include the following recommendations for the formatting of the PDF documents to further aid the reviewer in the application evaluation:

  • Add Bookmarks and a Table of Contents to make it easier for the reviewer to navigate through the PDF document.
  • If the PDF document contains more than five pages, a Table of Contents should be included on the first page of the document.
  • Where appropriate, use Hyperlinks to further help with the evaluation of the application.
  • Bookmarks and Hyperlink must be relative and should have the magnification ‘Inherit Zoom’.
  • Bookmarks and Hyperlinks cannot be broken or inactive.

Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma is a great tool to use to ensure your PDF documents meet all of these requirements. With automated processes, it significantly reduces the time needed to format PDF documents before adding them into an eCTD compiler.

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Debenu Quick PDF Library 11.15 Released

The final version of Debenu Quick PDF Library 11.15 for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android has been released and is ready for download from our product updates page.

This new version includes Android support, a number of rendering bug fixes, new digital signature functionality, improved file loading performance and a variety of other enhancements.

Visit the product updates page to download this new version and see a full list of the changes.

Download 11.15 from our Product Updates page

Version 11.15 Highlights

  • New custom digital signature dictionaries
  • New digital signature related functions
  • Fixed loading of PDFs with padded xref section numbers
  • Fixed rendering issue with color background
  • Fixed EMF to PDF conversion missing cross pattern
  • Embedded font rendering issue
  • Added 2 new DA functions
  • Rendering improvements
  • Form field flattening improvements
  • Font rendering improvements
  • Over 16 bug fixes, 2 enhancements and 9 new functions

Upgrading

Debenu Quick PDF Library 11 is a major new version of the product which means that the upgrade process is different from the minor version upgrade process, namely, upgrades are not free unless you meet certain requirements.

Free upgrades

Customers who purchased version 10 of Debenu Quick PDF Library on or after the 10th of July, 2014 (within 60 days of version 11’s release) or who own an active Premium Upgrade Protection subscription are eligible for free upgrades from version 10 to version 11.

Contact our sales team if you fall into this category and we’ll help you out.

Purchase an upgrade

An upgrade from version 10 or earlier versions to version 11 can be purchased at a discount (starting price is $269.00) through our online store. Users can upgrade their Single Developer, Multiple Developer or Source Code licenses to version 11. It’s also possible to purchase Premium Upgrade Protection with your upgrade purchase.

For example, if you own a Single Developer License + Standard Upgrade Protection for version 10 of Debenu Quick PDF Library then you will need to purchase the Single Developer Upgrade License + Standard Upgrade Protection (10.x to 11.x) product in order to upgrade to version 11 — though you can choose to buy the Premium Upgrade Protection version of that product if you prefer.

Feedback

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new version of Debenu Quick PDF Library. If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please let us know.

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PDF Days Europe 2015

Debenu will be attending PDF Days Europe 2015 on the 8th and 9th of June in Cologne, Germany.

PDF Days Europe 2015

PDF Days Europe 2015 will offer answers to IT managers, decision-makers, ECM strategists, developers and PDF experts, and provide suggestions for optimal PDF usage.

If you would like to arrange a meetup with Debenu during the conference or the day after on the 10th of June, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to arrange a meeting.

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FDA move to only accept eSubmissions

FDA LogoWith the progress of technology we are bit by bit transitioning to working paperlessly in a range of different industries. In the pharmaceutical industry, this has been evident since 2003 when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started accepting submissions using electronic common technical document (eCTD) specifications. So far the transition to eSubmissions to the FDA has been optional. However, most pharmaceutical companies have already adopted the use of eSubmissions.

By May 2017, the submission of eCTD will be mandatory for New Drug Applications, Abbreviated New Drug Applications and Biologics Licence Applications. In May 2018, Commercial Investigational New Drug applications are also to become compulsory, with a start in May 2018.

By having manufacturers submitting their applications electronically, the workload of the FDA is eased. Submissions by paper are not only daunting in physical size with page numbers sometimes ranging in the tens of thousands, but the searchability of those papers is also virtually nil – leaving the reviewer to riffle through the pages to find a referenced document.

Here at Debenu we are paying close attention to the changes in the eCTD requirements, constantly working to improve Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma so that it meets the demands for preparing documents for eSubmissions.

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Debenu Quick PDF Library 11.15 Beta 1 Released

Debenu Quick PDF Library 11.15 Beta 1 has been released and is ready for downloading and testing. This beta is for the Windows version only.  The 11.15 Beta 1 installer can be downloaded from the button below.

Download Debenu Quick PDF Library

There is also a new Android beta with Visual Studio and Android Studio samples included and a new LIB edition 32-bit/64-bit available from Debenu Labs:

Release Notes

New functions

  • SetSignProcessCustomDict function added
  • SetSignProcessFieldImageFromString function added
  • SetSignProcessPFXFromString function added
  • SetSignProcessFieldImageFromStream function added
  • SetSignProcessPFXFromStream function added

Bug fixes

  • Fixed loading of PDFs with padded xref section numbers
  • Fixed rendering issue with color background
  • Fixed EMF to PDF conversion missing cross pattern
  • Fixed printing issue that resulted in black box
  • Embedded font rendering issue
  • Fixed RenderDocumentToFile for full paths without file extension

Upgrading To Version 11

If you are still using version 7, 8, 9 or 10 and would like to upgrade visit this page:

Feedback! Any feedback large or small is appreciated. We’ll shortly be planning the next round of exciting new features for Debenu Quick PDF Library, so we’d really like to know what you want to see added to the SDK. Don’t be shy, email us and have your say.

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ARCS Sydney 2015 Final Day

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It’s the final day at ARCS Scientific Congress Sydney 2015, come by the Debenu booth — it looks exactly like the one above — and say hello to some of the team. We’re here to answer any of your PDF, eCTD, document workflow and eSubmission questions.

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Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma and ARCS Sydney 2015

2015 ARCS Scientific CongressFor anyone in Pharma/Healthcare that isn’t aware, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia is moving forwards with the use of submissions in the Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) format, with the aim of accepting eCTD submissions in June 2015. Their initial pilot program of the eSubmission application process has now finished, and the final version of the eCTD specifications for Australia can be found here.

The Debenu team will be attending the ARCS Scientific Conference in Sydney, 5-7 May.

If you are going (which you should), make sure to listen to the talk on Wednesday 6 May at 11.15; B7 – “eCTD in Australia and Experience in the Pilot Programme”. There will be an overview from the TGA’s pilot programme, an update of the eCTD specifications for Australia and a look into the technical side of eCTD’s.

The transition to eSubmissions might seem daunting at first. However, there are a range of established publishing tools (Lorenz DocuBridge, eCTD Office, etc) to help you compile your submissions into the right format. On the PDF preparation side of things there is Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma which dramatically increases the productivity of the regulatory affairs person working on the submission, but also for the reviewer receiving it.

Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma, an Adobe Acrobat plug-in, allows for the automated addition of TOCs, bookmarks and hyperlinks to the documents, as well as audit reports, ensuring that the standards required are met every time.

Debenu will be at the conference all three days, answering any questions you have about your PDF’s and how we can streamline your workflow to make your documents match the new specifications. Come by the Debenu booth and say hi to the team. We hope to see you there!

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