Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharmaceutical Edition Released for Regulatory Electronic Submissions.

We released a Pharmaceutical Grade version of Debenu PDF Aerialist, with specialist features for Regulatory Electronic Submissions. The idea is to complement and extend the feature set Adobe Acrobat® has, creating a much more powerful solution. Allowing faster approval time for New Drug Applications, while reducing the lead time for novel drugs to get to market.Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma

Debenu COO, Susana De Abrew, headed up the concept for this new version and explains “Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma, is designed to assist in the legal compliance requirements required to successfully complete Electronic Submissions to Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authorities globally.”

The reason we created this version is because Debenu PDF Aerialist is already popular amongst management, having been on the market for many years. Speaking with existing customers we learnt that it is used in the U.S. for New Drug Applications (NDA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in Europe for eSubmissions to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). In some organizations it is a part of procedure policy to use Debenu to assist with applications.

In Australia with the introduction of the Non-eCTD electronic submissions (NeeS) for human medicinal products by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Debenu PDF Aerialist has been adopted by organizations to deal with the new health sector and legislative reform.

We’re a genuine Technology leader, providing PDF solutions worldwide for leading Pharmaceutical businesses over the last decade, among our customer base are Pfizer, Glaxosmithkline, Abbott and the U.S FDA. Debenu supports the efforts by all organizations to save time and money by building software adopting the best practices in Regulatory Electronic Submissions. This is done with unique intellectual property, which becomes available to any user in the license agreements attached to each product.

Automation technology is used in Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma to improve consistency, reduce manual errors and make it easier to adhere to regulatory compliance. Assisting in the process of application approvals is crucial. The research, development, review and approval of an NDA takes up to 10 years. When Market leading drugs can earn up to US$1 million per day, faster approvals can really impact the bottom line.

Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma contains best-in-class specialist features such as Table of Contents generation, Hypertext Links and Bookmarks, and Link Audit Reporting. These features are requirements in The Common Technical Document (eCTD) referred to in Europe, Japan and the United States (the three regions party to the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for human Use – “ICH”.

Specialist Features in Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma Edition Include:

  • Generate bookmarks based on headings and font styles.
  • Audit PDF Links and PDF Bookmarks: Check and report on bookmarks and links across pages, between documents and to Web pages.
  • Automatic Keyword Linking in PDF Files: Turn every occurrence of a word or phrase in a PDF into an active hyperlink in a single operation.
  • Automatic Page Linking in PDF Files: Automatically generate links to any page numbers. Select a section of a page or document – like an index or table of contents – and automatically add links from all numbers to the corresponding page in the document.
  • Automatic Table-of-Contents Generation in PDF Files.
  • Build hyperlinked tables of contents for individual documents or collections of documents automatically, working from document metadata, heading styles, bookmarks and more.

“Our customers have confidence in our PDF expertise because we have been designing and building PDF solutions since 1997. Coupled with an in depth understanding of Regulatory Compliance we are passionate about producing quality products to validated standards. This allows our customers to concentrate on what they do best. It’s our technology, for their success ” says Susana De Abrew who has 15 years Pharmaceutical experience, specializing in Regulatory and IT Compliance.

Susana De Abrew has provided regulatory compliance and technical consulting to the Pharmaceutical industry for 15 years in the US, Europe and Australia. Now as the Chief Operating Officer at Debenu this expertise has been brought in house. Under her leadership the product range is being advanced with innovative new designs, significant development with a strong focus on product quality.

Debenu PDF Aerialist Pharma comes with a variety of licenses and also is available for a free trial. Visit the product page to find out more information.

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Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.12 Beta 2 Released

Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.12 Beta 2 has been released and is ready for downloading and testing.  The 10.12 Beta 2 installer can be downloaded from the button below.

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Release Notes

New functions

  • UpdateTrueTypeSubsettedFont
  • CheckPassword

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a continuous loop issue when calling zDecompress in 64bit versions
  • Improved the recovery of Group 4 tiff Decoding errors
  • Fix some small CJK font rendering issues relating to SingleByte CMaps
  • Further improvements to the EMF import clipping issues
  • SecurityInfo function now reports empty owner password correctly
  • Fix for decoding of inline images using ASCII85Decode and missing BitsPerComponent
  • EnhanceThinLines changes for SetGDIPlusOptions
  • Fixed initial clipping when an offset is used with rendering to DC
  • Added Type4 function clipping
  • Fixed a text spacing issue when a negative TextSpacing is defined
  • Fixed a rare JPEG decoding issue with DeviceCYMK and a negative Decode filter
  • Add a fix to render inline images with an ICCBased Indexed colorspace
  • Fix an recently introduced error in AddImageFrom file with BMP processing
  • Fix an AddImageFromFile error with certain LZW based striped TIFF images
  • Added a fix to repair malformed formfields with an invalid Parent key
  • Fixed a small rare crash with StretchDIBits with the EMF import function
  • Fixed a rare path drawing issue with the EMF import functions

Enhancements

  • Eliminated various compilation hints
  • DrawQRCode function now supports UTF-8 and other encodings

Upgrading To Version 10

If you are still using version 7, 8 or 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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Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.12 Beta 1 Released

Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.12 Beta 1 has been released and is ready for downloading and testing.  The 10.12 Beta 1 installer can be downloaded from the button below.

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Release Notes

New functions

  • UpdateTrueTypeSubsettedFont
  • CheckPassword

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a continuous loop issue when calling zDecompress in 64bit versions
  • Improved the recovery of Group 4 tiff Decoding errors
  • Fix some small CJK font rendering issues relating to SingleByte CMaps
  • Further improvements to the EMF import clipping issues
  • SecurityInfo function now reports empty owner password correctly
  • Fix for decoding of inline images using ASCII85Decode and missing BitsPerComponent
  • EnhanceThinLines changes for SetGDIPlusOptions

Upgrading To Version 10

If you are still using version 7, 8 or 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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Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3.1 Released, Includes Content Splitting and Signatures

Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3 Box ProductA couple of months ago we released version 3 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro and today we’re following up that great milestone with another release packed with fantastic new features.

Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3.1 adds advanced content splitting for intelligently separating large PDF files into multiple PDF files based on page content and extensive support for quickly adding image signatures or drawing signatures on the page by hand.

Content splitting is ideal for large invoicing, reporting and payroll systems, where a single output file may contain many thousands of individual records that need to be extracted and distributed.

The signature features mean that you no longer have to print a PDF to paper and sign it and then scan it back to PDF, you can just apply a copy of your signature directly to the PDF and save loads of time and paper.

New Features

  • Split by Content – Split large PDF documents into multiple parts based on text found within a page
  • Image Signatures – Add an image of your signature to PDF files quickly
  • Webcam Signatures – Use your Webcame to capture your signature and then add it to your PDF files
  • Draw Signatures – Quickly draw your signature or your initials onto PDF files using your mouse cursor or your finger with a touch screen enabled devices
  • Type Signature – Easily sign PDF files by typing your signature and choosing the font that best represents your signature style
  • Favorites – Save time by creating favorites of your most frequently used Tools and access them from the Favorites panel or pin them to the Favorites menu on the toolbar

Availability

Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3.1 is available for immediate download and purchase from the Debenu website.

Upgrade

Customers who purchased version 1 or 2 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro or version 1 of Debenu PDF Maximus are eligible for a discounted upgrade to version 3.1 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro. Customers who purchased a Single User License can upgrade for $99 and users who purchased a Multiple User License can upgrade for $320. The upgrade can be purchased from here:

Customers who purchased version 2 of Debenu PDF Maximus can upgrade for free to version 3 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro. The version 2 license key for Debenu PDF Maximus will work with version 3 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro. Visit the product updates page to download the latest version.

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Debenu Quick PDF Library 10 Released

We’re excited to announce the release of Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.

Version 10 of our PDF SDK for Windows, Mac and Server development is an important step forward for the library and has great new features and enhancements.

What’s new

  • Delphi XE5 support
  • Full read/write support for AES-256 Acrobat X encryption
  • Built-in QR Code generator
  • Support for incremental updates in the regular functions
  • Render to multi-page TIFF file
  • Free text annotations
  • EMF import improvements
  • Various performance and memory improvements
  • 33+ enhancements, bug fixes and features
  • Full list of changes

Try the new version

A full list of the changes in Debenu Quick PDF Library 10 can be found on our product updates page. You can also download a 30 day limitation-free trial version of the library.

If you’re upgrading from version 9 to version 10 check out this upgrade warnings knowledge base article first.

Upgrading

Debenu Quick PDF Library 10 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 9 of Debenu Quick PDF Library on or after the 24th of August, 2013 (within 60 days of version 10’s release) or who own an active Premium Upgrade Protection subscription are eligible for free upgrades from version 9 to version 10.

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

Purchase an upgrade

An upgrade from version 9 or earlier versions to version 10 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 10. 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 9 of Debenu Quick PDF Library then you will need to purchase the Single Developer Upgrade License + Standard Upgrade Protection (9.x to 10.x) product in order to upgrade to version 10 — 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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Debenu Quick PDF Library 9.16 Released

The final version of Debenu Quick PDF Library 9.16 has been released and is ready for download from our product updates page.

This new version is full of new functions, enhancements and bug fixes and 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 9.16 from our Product Updates page

Version 9.16 Highlights

  • Numerous improvements to EMF import
  • Corrected print page scaling/rotation/margins
  • New print preview functions
  • Enhancements to text extraction
  • New PageHasFontResources function to check page font resources
  • 10 new functions, 44 bug fixes and 4 enhancements

Upgrading To Version 9

If you are still using version 7, 8 or an earlier version 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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Debenu Quick PDF Library 9.16 Beta 3 Released

Debenu Quick PDF Library 9.16 Beta 3 has been released and is ready for downloading and testing.  The 9.16 Beta 3 installer can be downloaded from the button below.

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Release Notes

New functions

  • NewInternalPrinterObject
  • GetPrintPreviewBitmapToString
  • GetPrintPreviewBitmapToVariant
  • SetFormFieldChoiceSub
  • AddLinkToFileEx
  • SetSignProcessKeyset
  • PageHasFontResources

Bug fixes

  • CMaps with a CR character before the trailing angle bracket are now processed correctly
  • TrueType characters with a composite of a composite are now rendering correctly
  • Fixed a rare rendering issue for older Postscript Type1C fonts
  • Fixed a rare rendering issue relating to CJK fonts that uses a SingleByteCMAP with word spacing
  • Minor addition CJK font substitutions and also default to ‘Courier New’ if Flags = ‘Fixed Width’
  • Fix flattening for image based signature form fields
  • Fixed GetFormFieldJavaScript to work with sub indexes
  • Japanese fonts changes to improve rendering when using a Japanese system locale in Windows
  • Added some code changes to make JBIG2 more resiliant to malformed images
  • Font substitution now detects ‘-It’ at that end of a font name as Italic
  • Fixed the image type for TIFF images when using the ImageList functions
  • Small tweak to improve text extraction bounding boxes when wordspacing is used
  • Fixed DrawHTMLText when using special character with justified text
  • Fixed an issue with text matrix functions in GDI+ interface class
  • Internal list of custom printers now correctly protected for multithreaded access
  • Fixed an issue with ReplaceFonts function
  • Free a local DC for custom printer
  • Corrected print page scaling/rotation/margins
  • Fixed an EMF import issue relating to FillMode not being save / restored correctly
  • Fixed an EMF import issue with TextOut baseline with a negative ViewPortOrgExt value
  • Allow MergeFileList to output to a filename that is also an input file
  • Fixed memory leak in ImportEMFFromFile
  • Fix rendering of OCG’s when View state is not defined
  • Fixed a small bug in the renders contentstream parser to parse dictionary objects
  • Fixed a minor OCG Rendering issue where OCG’s now default to visible if not specified
  • Fixed a crash in RemoveOutline for certain outline tree arrangements
  • Fixed a range check in a malformed PDF with an invalid Differences array
  • Fix handling of CreateMonoBrush pattern handling during EMF/Metafile processing
  • Fix handling of CreateBrushIndirect pattern handling during EMF/Metafile processing
  • Added a workaround for Adobe-Identity-0 encoding with CIDFontType2 fonts
  • Fixed the font bounds for the Symbol font during EMF import to improve text positioning
  • Added a fix to render TrueType fonts with an unsorted glyph table
  • Fixed minor issues with latest EMF pattern import changes
  • Removed EMF drawing of rectangles with PAT_INVERT option as it is not supported in PDF
  • Added support for EMF pens to use endcap and linejoin settings
  • Add a clipping path for the RenderPageToDC functions to correct the rendering output
  • Fix the clipping for the EmfExcludeClipRect EMF Import function
  • Consistent access to updated objects in direct access functions
  • Ignore optional /Index entry in XRef stream detection
  • Fix a small range check issue in PDF417 barcode routines
  • SetXFAFieldValue can now set multiselect choice box values
  • Fixed a small issue with SetFormFieldTabOrder not working on some files

Enhancements

  • Improve rendering speed of ICCBased colorspaces
  • Add option 5 to SetRenderOptions to IgnoreICCProfiles during rendering

Upgrading To Version 9

If you are still using version 7 or 8 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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Debenu Quick PDF Library 9.16 Beta 2

Debenu Quick PDF Library 9.16 Beta 2 has been released and is ready for downloading and testing.  The 9.16 Beta 2 installer can be downloaded from the button below.

Download Debenu Quick PDF Library

Release Notes

New functions

  • NewInternalPrinterObject
  • GetPrintPreviewBitmapToString
  • GetPrintPreviewBitmapToVariant
  • SetFormFieldChoiceSub
  • AddLinkToFileEx

Bug fixes

  • CMaps with a CR character before the trailing angle bracket are now processed correctly
  • TrueType characters with a composite of a composite are now rendering correctly
  • Fixed a rare rendering issue for older Postscript Type1C fonts
  • Fixed a rare rendering issue relating to CJK fonts that uses a SingleByteCMAP with word spacing
  • Minor addition CJK font substitutions and also default to ‘Courier New’ if Flags = ‘Fixed Width’
  • Fix flattening for image based signature form fields
  • Fixed GetFormFieldJavaScript to work with sub indexes
  • Japanese fonts changes to improve rendering when using a Japanese system locale in Windows
  • Added some code changes to make JBIG2 more resiliant to malformed images
  • Font substitution now detects ‘-It’ at that end of a font name as Italic
  • Fixed the image type for TIFF images when using the ImageList functions
  • Small tweak to improve text extraction bounding boxes when wordspacing is used
  • Fixed DrawHTMLText when using special character with justified text
  • Fixed an issue with text matrix functions in GDI+ interface class
  • Internal list of custom printers now correctly protected for multithreaded access
  • Fixed an issue with ReplaceFonts function
  • Free a local DC for custom printer
  • Corrected print page scaling/rotation/margins
  • Fixed an EMF import issue relating to FillMode not being save / restored correctly
  • Fixed an EMF import issue with TextOut baseline with a negative ViewPortOrgExt value
  • Allow MergeFileList to output to a filename that is also an input file
  • Fixed memory leak in ImportEMFFromFile
  • Fix rendering of OCG’s when View state is not defined
  • Fixed a small bug in the renders contentstream parser to parse dictionary objects
  • Fixed a minor OCG Rendering issue where OCG’s now default to visible if not specified
  • Fixed a crash in RemoveOutline for certain outline tree arrangements
  • Fixed a range check in a malformed PDF with an invalid Differences array
  • Fix handling of CreateMonoBrush pattern handling during EMF/Metafile processing
  • Fix handling of CreateBrushIndirect pattern handling during EMF/Metafile processing
  • Added a workaround for Adobe-Identity-0 encoding with CIDFontType2 fonts
  • Fixed the font bounds for the Symbol font during EMF import to improve text positioning
  • Added a fix to render TrueType fonts with an unsorted glyph table

Enhancements

  • Improve rendering speed of ICCBased colorspaces
  • Add option 5 to SetRenderOptions to IgnoreICCProfiles during rendering

Upgrading To Version 9

If you are still using version 7 or 8 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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Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3 Released

Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3 Box ProductWe’re excited to announce the major new release of Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3 offers unrivaled PDF productivity gains for businesses and individuals by making it a breeze to quickly edit PDF files in Windows Explorer, preview and manipulate PDF files and automate the processing of hundreds or thousands of PDF files in batch processes.

Developers, IT professionals and power users can also use the built in PDF SDK scripting to quickly create their own custom solutions. This allows complete control of the seamless processing of PDF files.

New Features

  • Advanced PDF viewer and editor for visually modifying your PDF documents.
  • Watched folders and a fast new batch processing engine for automating your PDF workflows.
  • Silent PDF printing enables you to completely automate workflows by having PDF files printed to a named printer.
  • Automatically Build Bookmarks based on heading styles, text masks or a keyword list.
  • Digital Signature support enables you to add visual signatures to PDF files on the page or as document level signatures. Sign an unlimited number of files without human interaction.
  • Password Security enables you to add an Open password to a PDF or add a Master password with documents permissions such as no printing, no copying text and so on.
  • JavaScript support includes the ability to add Document JavaScript Actions (Will close, Will save, etc.) as well as global JavaScript functions for use with other action events in the document.
  • Attach Files to your PDF files. These files are embedded inside the PDF and can be access via the attachments Panel in Adobe Reader when the PDF is opened.
  • Set a Base URL in your PDF files so that you can use relative links inside the document.

Enhancements

  • New user interface completely changes the look and feel of PDF Tools and adds a massive again in ease of use and general user experience. Intuitive dialogs, built-in help files and touch screen optimized.
  • Speedy PDF Viewer with continuous page viewing, bookmark navigation and text selection. Apply Tools and Actions while viewing PDF files.
  • General stability and performance enhancements across most areas of Debenu PDF Tools, including text extraction, page extraction, rendering and more.
  • Bookmarks support has been enhanced include the ability to add, edit and remove bookmarks from a PDF. Additionally, you can save a list of bookmarks to a text file.
  • File Syncing Services can be given a dose of PDF processing power by creating Watched Folders in PDF Tools and pointing them at folders in Dropbox, SkyDrive and other services.

Server Version

  • Web server support means that you can install Debenu PDF Tools on your Windows Server to help automate your PDF jobs.
  • Network server support means that you can install Debenu PDF Tools on your network server and use the Watched Folders to give your users access to powerful automated PDF processing.

Availability

Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3.0 is available for immediate download and purchase from the Debenu website.

Upgrade

Customers who purchased version 1 or 2 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro or version 1 of Debenu PDF Maximus are eligible for a discounted upgrade to version 3 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro. Customers who purchased a Single User License can upgrade for $99 and users who purchased a Multiple User License can upgrade for $320. The upgrade can be purchased from here:

Customers who purchased version 2 of Debenu PDF Maximus can upgrade for free to version 3 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro. The version 2 license key for Debenu PDF Maximus will work with version 3 of Debenu PDF Tools Pro. Visit the product updates page to download the latest version.

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Debenu PDF Tools 3 Released, Still Free and Mightier Than Ever

Debenu PDF Tools Pro 3 Box ProductWe’re excited to announce the release of Debenu PDF Tools 3.

This major new update to Debenu PDF Tools means that your favorite PDF utility for working with PDF files in Windows Explorer is now able to let you view and edit PDF files, batch process many PDF files at once and also automate your workflows with Watched Folders.

This mighty box of PDF Tools is mightier than ever and the best part is, it’s still free! We know that you’ll be excited as us about this fantastic new version of PDF Tools. If you have any feedback for us on this new version, please leave a comment on this post.

New Features

  • Advanced PDF viewer and editor for visually modifying your PDF documents.
  • Batch processing engine for manipulating one or a thousand PDF files at once.
  • Ability to create Actions which consist of one or more Tools (e.g. Split PDF, PDF to Text, Edit Document Metadata, etc) and set predefined preferences. Apply Actions to PDF files in Windows Explorer, in a batch process or in a Watched Folder.
  • Watched folders for automating your PDF workflows.

Enhancements

  • New user interface completely changes the look and feel of PDF Tools and adds a massive again in ease of use and general user experience. Intuitive dialogs, built-in help files and touch screen optimized.
  • Speedy PDF Viewer with continuous page viewing, bookmark navigation and text selection. Apply Tools and Actions while viewing PDF files.
  • General stability and performance enhancements across most areas of Debenu PDF Tools, including text extraction, page extraction, rendering and more.
  • File Syncing Services can be given a dose of PDF processing power by creating Watched Folders in PDF Tools and pointing them at folders in Dropbox, SkyDrive and other services.

Availability

Debenu PDF Tools 3.0 is available for immediate free download from the Debenu website.

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