Foxit PhantomPDF Version History

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Version 8.0.2

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0.2

  • Integrates with NetDocuments
    Allows users to directly open and check out PDFs from NetDocuments via PhantomPDF, edit, save, check back in, and more.
  • Use ADAL (Active Directory Authentication Library) authentication to log into RMS in PhantomPDF to open/decrypt PDFs without requiring the installation of the Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0.2

  • Provides improvements to the ConnectedPDF feature as well as several user experience enhancements.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0.2

  • Fixed some security and stability issues. Click here for details.

Version 8.0

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0

  • ConnectedPDF – More than PDF
    ConnectedPDF extends the ISO PDF standard to allow each PDF to carry an identity assigned by a cloud service, and allows document tracking, sharing, and protection no matter where a document goes or how many distributions and modifications are done to it. ConnectedPDF features are accessed via the Connect tab on the PhantomPDF ribbon.
    • Create a ConnectedPDF document
      Converts existing PDFs to ConnectedPDF documents with one step. You can also automatically convert any PDF document you work with to a Connected PDF.
    • Register a new version of a ConnectedPDF document
      Changed or updated PDF documents can be recorded on the ConnectedPDF server by registering new versions, with all new versions tracked. You can also optionally upload the new version to the server.
      When registering a new version, the document owner can inform all document users of the new version with an update notice that will be shown within most PDF readers. (Business Only)
    • Request a file
      Document users (including both the owner and viewers) can send a request to other users to get files they need or they accidentally deleted, including other versions of a file.
    • Track a ConnectedPDF document
      ConnectedPDF documents track who opens them, when, and where, as well as what actions they perform on the file. (Note: Users can disable the sending of this information)
      The owner of a Connected PDF can enforce tracking on the document to require all viewers of the file to have tracking enabled. (Business Only)
    • Protect a ConnectedPDF document with one click
      A ConnectedPDF document owner can add protection to his document with a single click, and configure permissions for different viewers. With protection, a document owner can define exactly who can open their document and what actions can be performed on the file. Unlike other types of protection, ConnectedPDF protection can’t be cracked or disabled with third-party tools.
    • Connected review without having to set up a shared server
      Any user with access to a ConnectedPDF document can join a connected review of the document without requiring access to a shared server. In a connected review, users can view each other’s comments on the document in real time.
    • Control document data and settings on the Document Homepage
      Each ConnectedPDF document has a Document Homepage which contains information about the attributes, version history, events, and connections associated with the document. You can access this homepage on the web, and manage permissions from any device.
    • Manage file access history and messages with the Personal Homepage
      Each ConnectedPDF user has their own Personal Homepage, which allows them to view their own documents, documents they’ve worked on, and any requests they’ve sent or received through Connected PDFs.
  • Streamline workflows with Action Wizard (Business Only)
    Use Action Wizard to save a defined set of commands, then run these commands on any PDF file, automating your workflows and saving time and effort.
  • Create PDFs from Chrome and IE
    Quickly convert webpages to PDFs in Chrome and Internet Explorer with the Foxit plugin.
  • Dropbox integration
    Open PDFs in Dropbox through Foxit PhantomPDF’s Open command to view, edit, and save PDFs. Save local PDFs in Dropbox through the Save As command.
  • Subscription licensing
    Optionally purchase a monthly/yearly license for the full features of PhantomPDF.
  • Supports Touch Mode when working on touch-screen devices.
    In Touch Mode, the spacing and position of buttons is adjusted to make them easier to use on touch screen devices. We also support touch commands for zooming, panning, etc.
  • Convert or combine .msg files (emails) to PDF using the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer.
  • Add an option to automatically save PDF documents at regular intervals in case of system crash or power failure.
  • Support more languages in OCR engines.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0

  • Enhancements to RMS security capabilities and our configuration tool, including auditing logs, restricting local printing, and enabling/disabling RMS V3 support.
  • Enhance quality when converting PDFs to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.
  • Preserve formatting when copying tables from PDFs.
  • Ability to add custom metadata to PDF.
  • Print PDF sections/pages directly from selected bookmark(s).
  • Support for SharePoint 2016 version.
  • Change page size with the Crop Pages tool.
  • Edit and delete pre-existing scan presets.
  • Cut, delete and move multiple bookmarks at a time.
  • Pin the most used SharePoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox folders to the File > Open/Save As panels in PhantomPDF for easy access.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 8.0

  • Fixed some security and stability issues. Click here for details.

Version 7.3.9

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.3.9

  • Fixed some security and stability issues. Click here for details.

Version 7.3.4

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.3.4

  • Fixed an issue where a PDF was not recognized or corrupted when opened.
  • Fixed an issue where form calculation did not work properly if an amount field has a decimal fraction.
  • Fixed an issue where OCR processing would stop without response or crash when users ran OCR to convert image-based text into searchable text in specific PDFs.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Deskew” option in the “Optimize Scanned PDF” feature did not work for some PDF files.
  • Fixed security issues. Click here for details.

Version 7.3

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.3

  • OneDrive and Google Drive integration
    Open PDFs in OneDrive/Google Drive through Foxit PhantomPDF’s Open command to view, edit, and save PDFs. Save local PDFs in OneDrive/Google Drive through Save As command.
  • Create PDFs from Microsoft Visio (Business only)
    Quickly create and email PDFs using a Foxit PDF tab in the Microsoft Visio ribbon.
  • Word count
    Count words, lines, and characters for an entire PDF document or just a selected text block.
  • Time stamps
    Add time stamps from a server to PDFs/digital signatures to use verified time. Manage trusted certificates for digital signatures and time stamps.
  • RMS redaction in Word, PPT, and Excel (Business only)
    Redact text in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2010/2013/2016, with the original unredacted document visible to authenticated users.
  • Create PDFs from Mail Merge through the PhantomPDF add-in in Microsoft Word
  • Link paragraphs across pages for better text flow when editing text
  • Arabic language support in the OCR module

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.3

  • Insert pages into multiple PDFs
    Insert pages from a current document to multiple PDFs at one time.
  • Redaction with right-click menu
    Right-click selected marked content to quickly apply redaction to the selected or all marked areas.
  • Quick OCR with one click
    Use the quick OCR button to recognize PDFs immediately with default settings.
  • Split the page display vertically for easy reading.
  • Edit text directly from the right-click menu when selecting the text using Select Text tool.
  • Allow use of the Polish currency symbol in format properties of form fields.
  • Support drop-down calendars in XFA forms.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.3

  • Fixed an issue where the Foxit PhantomPDF window would be nonresponsive or turn black while converting large PDF files to another format.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could crash unexpectedly when converting certain image with incorrect image data.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could crash unexpectedly when parsing certain PDF files that contain a malformed image inside a stream object.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could be exposed to a remote code execution vulnerability due to a JBIG2 Out-of-Bounds Read.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could be exposed to the XFA FormCalc Replace Integer Overflow Vulnerability.

Version 7.2.2

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.2.2

  • Fixed an issue where Foxit PhantomPDF could not be set as the default PDF reader in Windows 10.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could be exposed to Use-After-Free Vulnerability when executing print() or referencing App after closing the document.
  • Fixed a security issue where the application could crash unexpectedly due to recursive reference.

Version 7.2

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.2

  • Cloud-based Shared Review
    Support to initiate and control a PDF shared review and for tracking and replying to all comments made by reviewers on Foxit Cloud. (For Business)
    Enhanced support for downloading, tracking, and replying to comments on Foxit Cloud. (For Standard)
  • Redaction Plugin for Microsoft Word (Business only)
    Allows users to create a redacted PDF document from Microsoft® Word® 2010/2013. The plugin produces two different views of the same redacted PDF document. The first view is of the redacted PDF document, which anyone can read as long as they open the file in a PDF reader. This file will block out any redacted text. Alternatively, those with a Microsoft AD RMS-enabled PDF reader and the proper credentials have the ability to read the document in an un-redacted format. That means that all of the content that you blocked out is now visible to the authorized users.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.2

  • Better Access Control during Shared Review (Business Only)
    Improved access control to avoid unauthorized modification within non-Foxit PDF viewers during Shared Review.
  • Set Enhanced Security Settings in Preferences
    Support to specify trusted locations and files in preferences to provide more secured PDF workflow.
  • PDF Edition and Conversion from Right-click Menu
    Adds two more options to PDFs’ context menu for users to start editing a PDF or converting it to Microsoft Office files by just right-clicking the PDF.
  • Pattern Search
    Adds an option to Advanced Search box to search for a pattern in a PDF such as phone numbers.
  • Improve the workflow of modifying the filter of image objects. (Business only)
  • Support to edit the properties of the same type of objects in batch.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.2

  • Fixed an issue where the new background didn’t replace the old one when users add new background to a PDF with an existing background.
  • Fixed an issue where "Foxit PhantomPDF" folder was reserved after clean uninstallation in 32-bit OS.
  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when opening certain XFA forms, which could lead to a controlled crash execution.

Version 7.1.5

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.1.5

  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when verifying the digital signatures. Attackers could exploit this vulnerability to execute a controlled crash.
  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when parsing a PDF file that contains an invalid stream.

Version 7.1

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.1

  • Scanned PDF Optimization
    Reduces the file size of scanned PDFs before distributing or archiving to save transfer time and disk space.
  • PPDF (Pfile-based PDF) File Encryption (Business Only)
    Supports using Microsoft IRM Protection for PDF Version 2 to encrypt PDFs and output the encrypted files in PPDF format.
  • Auto-straightens scanned PDF documents.
  • Allows users to link to a bookmark/specific page within a web pdf in a web browser using URL parameters
  • Supports line spacing setting when designing text fields.
  • Provides printing templates when creating files to PDF and supports lossless compression.
  • Supports Greek language in OCR engines.
  • Supports adding bullet lists in Typewriter/Callout/Textbox/Note annotations and the availability of annotation rotation.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.1

  • Extends the Usage of GPO Templates
    Supports more settings using the GPO templates, including forbidding all auto-connecting to server, setting to hide document message bar in preferences, and more.
  • Shared Review Enhancement
    Allows configuration of the interval to check new comments during shared review and notifies users by flashing the PhantomPDF icon in the taskbar if any.
  • Supports to save custom colors in annotation properties and then all the annotations can share the custom colors.
  • Streamlines the workflow when scanning paper to PDF.
  • Optimizes the way to name form fields after running form field recognition.
  • Enhances the edit capabilities of scanned and OCRed PDF documents.
  • Shows the preview of ink signatures and stamps when the mouse cursor hovering over the document area after users select them.
  • Provides an option to apply a stamp to multiple pages.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.1

  • Fixed an issue where users could not send RMS protected files for Shared Review. (Business only)
  • Fixed an issue where errors might occur when users tried to create reports twice after verifying compliance with PDF A/E/X.
  • Fixed an issue where the application interface became fuzzy in higher DPI.
  • Fixed a security issue where memory corruption may occur when converting a GIF file with an invalid value in Ubyte Size in its DataSubBlock Structure, which could lead to a controlled crash execution.

Version 7.0.6

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0.6

  • PPDF (Pfile-based PDF) File Decryption
    Supports the decryption of PPDF files (the Microsoft IRM protection for PDF V2 protected files), allowing users to modify and save the modified PPDF file if permissions allow.
  • Provides “DPI aware” support to adapt to a flexible display environment.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0.6

  • Fixed an issue where “Your operation is cancelled” window popped up after scanning with certain printers.
  • Fixed an issue where Zoom options (50%, 100% and 200%) in the context menu of an inserted video were not available when playing the video.
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit PhantomPDF failed to remain as the default PDF viewer after update in Windows 8.

Version 7.0

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0

  • Shared Review for Desktop and Mobile Users
    Allows document owners to share a document with others to gather feedback/comments from reviewers through internal server, emails or SharePoint.
  • Portfolio Creation and Editing
    Supports to create PDF portfolios and edit PDFs and properties in portfolios.
  • Merge Advanced Editor Features into Main Program (Business Only)
    Contains all the Advanced Editor features and removes the standalone Advanced Editor from the application.
  • Free-form Annotation with PSI (Pressure Sensitive Ink)
    Supports to use the Pencil tool from Surface Pro or Wacom tablet to add free-form annotations with PSI in PDFs.
  • Document Sanitization
    Enable users to remove comment data and other sensitive information that can be hidden or not immediately apparent from PDFs by one-click.
  • Create PDFs from Your Outlook
    Supports to create PDFs from email messages or folders directly with the Foxit Outlook Add-in, located in the Foxit PDF tab in Outlook ribbon.
  • 2D Barcode Displaying
    Supports to display 2D barcode that contains form data in the PDF forms with Ultraform technology.
  • Bi-directional Language Support
    Supports to search and input Hebrew and Arabic in commenting and editing.
  • Optimized PCL Printing
    Provides an option to auto-detect printers that support PCL for PCL optimization to improve the printing speed.
  • Stronger Security from the RMS Plugin (Business Only)
    Adds extended policy to strictly control documents access and supports dynamic revocation by preventing some users from accessing PDFs or preventing some PDFs from being accessed to promptly revoke PDFs that have already been issued.
  • Create PDFs with RMS Encryption (Business Only)
    Allows users to create an RMS protected PDF from Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), using Foxit add-in.
  • Friendly Ribbon Customization
    Supports to customize the Ribbon, enabling users to rearrange the buttons, or create a new tab with their favorite buttons.
  • Streamlined Text Editing by Linking
    Supports to link text boxes to a new paragraph ready for paragraph editing in a page to keep better text reflow.
  • Supports to create and verify signatures on dynamic XFA forms created by Adobe LiveCycle.
  • Support to export PDF to Word in Faeroese.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0

  • Improved Paragraph Editing UX
    Retains better text reflow and display after editing with Edit Text tool to improve user experience.
  • Creator Add-in Improvement in PPT, Excel & Word
    Adds more options in Foxit PDF tab in the ribbon of the aforementioned applications.
  • Instant PDF or PDF Portfolio Creation
    Improves the “drag and drop” and “copy and paste” features to create PDFs or PDF portfolios quickly.
  • More Secured Digital Signature
    Supports to add password encryption to your digital certificates to avoid unauthorized use.
  • GPO Improvement
    Ensures the configurations in GPO template to work in both Classic and Ribbon Mode, adds settings of language in XML and GPO template, and more.
  • SharePoint Network Drive Support
    Enable users to open and check out PDFs from SharePoint mapped drive with Foxit PhantomPDF’s Open dialog.
  • Text Copy with Formatting Maintained
    Improve the “Copy and Paste” feature to allow users to copy and paste text with styles, including font, font size, font style, font color, etc.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0

  • Fixed an issue where the "Repair" button did not work properly in the Windows Add/Remove Programs menu.
  • Fixed an issue where an error prompted when users emailed a file with CJK characters in the file name if Windows locale was set to English.

Version 6.2.1

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.2.1

  • Enables Foxit’s RMS plugin to be better compatible with Microsoft IRM extension for PDF Specification.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.2.1

  • Fixed an issue where the application may suffer security vulnerabilities when reading and displaying filenames and their paths on the “Recent Documents” section from Start Page.

Version 6.2

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.2

  • Accessibility Checker for 508 Compliance
    Determines if the PDF is compliant with the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the USA’s Rehabilitation Act.
  • Foxit Plugin Platform
    Adds a plugin platform for users’ convenience to manage Foxit plugins.
  • SCUP Catalog for Automatic Application Updates
    Provides a SCUP catalog to import and deploy all Phantom updates through Microsoft Windows Update Services or SCCM.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.2

  • Controls Operations to Toolbars by GPO templates
    Allows using GPO templates to control end users’ operations to toolbars both in Phantom and IE browser.
  • Word-to-PDF Conversion with Document Properties Maintained
    Provides an option to choose whether to maintain document properties when users convert PDF in Word.
  • Supports Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Enables SharePoint Plugin by Default without Registry Entry
  • Keeps the Inserted PDF’s Bookmarks When Inserting a Whole PDF File

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.2

  • Fixed an issue where the application may crash when creating custom dynamic stamps.

Version 6.1.2

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.1.2

  • Advanced Foxit PDF IFilter
    Updates PDF IFilter 2.2 with version 3.0.1, which includes more features and fixes the Win 8.1 issues.
  • Better PDF Creation
    More accurate PDFs with sharper display.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.1.2

  • Fixed an issue caused by no version limitation when downloading community language xml files when toggling the UI language.
  • Fixed an issue where the Comment tools do not work when using the mouse with inverted buttons (for left-handed people).
  • Fixed an issue where text cannot be typed immediately after a new Typewriter comment is created when the Ribbon is minimized.
  • Fixed an issue where the application crashes when running OCR in some certain cases.
  • Fixed an issue where snap shot is not allowed when "Extract the contents of the document" is allowed.
  • Fixed an issue where errors occur when playing the audio embedded in a large RMS protected PDF file.
  • Fixed an issue where the Microsoft Outlook lists the Contacts of current user by default instead of Global Address List when selecting users during document encryption.

Version 6.1

New Feature in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.1

  • Simplified Scanning Process
    Adds a quick scan menu to help users to scan paper to PDFs with just one click.
  • Search and Redact
    Supports pattern match such as searching phone numbers and email addresses to easily search sensitive information in PDFs and automatically protect them with redaction.( Business Only)
  • Image and Shape Editing
    Tighter integration of image and shape editing in the PhantomPDF Business editor. (Business Only)
  • SharePoint Integration Enhancement
    Allows users to open and save PDF files in SharePoint repositories directly from within PhantomPDF’s Open/Save As dialog boxes.
  • Signature protection
    Allows adding password protection when creating or modifying quick sign signatures to prevent unauthorized use of saved signatures.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.1

  • PDF Optimization
    Reduces PDF file size by removing redundant data from PDF files when users Save or Save As PDFs.
  • UI Improvements
    Provides the newly designed File tab, similar to the backstage view like Microsoft Office 2013.
  • Enhanced Spell Check
    Supports spelling check in the whole PDF file and provides modification suggestions at the same time.
  • OCR Enhancements
    Allows users to edit OCR text in the OCR Suspect window before the scan output, making the process more intuitive and effective.
    Simplifies the steps of OCR process and supports more OCR engine languages- Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, and Thai.

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.1

  • Fixed an issue where the Foxit plugin was not adopted by default in Firefox and Chrome browsers.

Version 6.0.7

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.0.7

  • Has upgraded the OCR Engine to improve recognition performance.

Version 6.0.5

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.0.5

  • Fixed an issue where users using the Windows Explorer Preview Pane in the Open File dialog could not use arrow keys to navigate PDF files.
  • Fixed an issue where users using the Windows Explorer Preview Pane in the Open File dialog could not select the name of a file/folder by typing the first few letters.

Version 6.0

New Feature in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.0

  • Paragraph Editing
  • Auto-complete Form Filling
  • Form Design Automation
  • Easy Navigation through Intuitive User Interface
  • PDF Portfolios
  • Editing Scanned Documents
  • Streamlined PDF Page Organization
  • Bundled with desktop Foxit PDF Ifilter
  • Print to Evernote
  • Creates PDFs Compatible With Industry Standard
  • One-click to Export All Images of a PDF
  • RMS Auditing Logs
  • PDF Sign

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 6.0

  • Advanced Exporting PDF to Other Formats
  • Enhanced PDF Creation
  • Accurate conversion from other file formats
  • Comment Summary
  • PDF Optimizing(Business Only)
  • Customized Stamp
  • Enhanced Form Creation
  • Improved Page Organizing
  • Sign With Your Own Signature

Version 5.4.3

New Feature in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.4.3

  • Support for Multiple OCR Languages
    Allow users to select multiple OCR languages at the same time, which greatly simplifies the manipulation steps. (Available in PhantomPDF Business and Standard).

Issues Addressed in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.4.3

  • Fixed an issue where certain JPG images cannot be converted to PDF files.
  • Fixed an issue where the image size of the file in .tif format will be changed after it is converted to PDF file.
  • Fixed an issue where certain images cannot be converted to PDFs correctly if the image file's extension is changed.
  • Fixed an issue where certain links in PDFs will be blacked out.
  • Fixed an issue where the typewriter and file attachment annotations added via PhantomPDF cannot be deleted with Adobe Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where some columns in certain excel files were missing when exporting PDFs to Excel files. (Available in PhantomPDF Business and Standard)
  • Fixed an issue where OCR features became unavailable when users upgraded Foxit PhantomPDF from version 5.1.2 to 5.4. (Available in PhantomPDF Business and Standard)
  • Fixed an issue where the application only shows "unknown error" message but not detailed error description when an error occurs during activation process.
  • Fixed a security issue where attackers can exploit a web browser plugin vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.

Version 5.4.2

Issue Fixes in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.4.2

  • Fixed a security issue where the insecure application loading libraries could be exploited to attack the application.
  • Fixed an issue where the application only shows "unknown error" message but not detailed error description when an error occurs during activation process.

Version 5.4

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.4

  • Supports opening PDF files on Microsoft SharePoint Server and allowing users to seamlessly check out and check in PDF files within Foxit PhantomPDF.
  • Allows users to easily send, sign and save PDF documents and forms using DocuSign, the industry's most widely used eSignature solution.

Issue Fixes in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.4

  • Fixed an issue where the application cannot remember the last print paper size setting.
  • Fixed an issue where certain digital signatures cannot be verified by Foxit PhantomPDF.

Version 5.2.1

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.2.1

  • Fixed an issue where some PDFs could not be opened because of a problem with the "loading font" process.
  • Fixed an issue with using Hotmail accounts after installing Foxit PhantomPDF.
  • Fixed an issue where the cursor cannot be moved to the beginning of PDF content when using the short-cut key "Ctrl + Left".
  • Fixed an issue where scanners can only scan the first page of a document.
  • Fixed a text overlap issue that happens in certain PDF files.
  • Fixed an issue with PhantomPDF Printer.
  • Fixed an issue with when using Microsoft® Office® caused by the PhantomPDF Add-on.

Version 5.2

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.2

  • Supports adding dynamic watermarks to the RMS policy templates to protect the PDFs encrypted by RMS. (Available in Business only)
  • Supports setting Content Expiration when customizing RMS policy templates.
  • Added the option of "Tile Large Pages" to the print dialog box. With this new feature, users can tile the pages that are larger than the selected paper size at a specified scale. The whole page content will be divided and printed on pieces of paper.
  • Improved the OCR accuracy. The converted documents are easier to be edited and more text can be extracted as well as the compression rate is higher than before. (Available in Standard and Business only)
  • Enhanced the conversion quality when converting PDF files to other formats. (Available in Standard and Business only)

Issue Fixes in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.2

  • Fixed an issue when merging the convertible and unconvertible files to a single PDF.
  • Fixed an issue that is caused by adding a folder that contains text files when merging multiple files into a single PDF with the option "Add a new table of contents page converted from bookmarks" checked.
  • Fixed an issue that is caused by clicking the docked toolbar when modifying page content.
  • Fixed an issue when choosing "Delete" command from the right-click menu to remove cloudy comment.
  • Fixed an issue when executing "sign" and "delete page" commands at the same time in signature field.
  • Fixed an issue when merging multiple PPT files which were exported from PDFs by Foxit PhantomPDF.
  • Fixed an issue where the filled data is not compatible with Acrobat when filling the XFA form field without field name.
  • Fixed an issue where the tab order is incorrect when filling XFA form.
  • Fixed an issue where the text moved to right and some image objects were not converted after converting PDFs to WORD files.
  • Fixed an issue where the printing result did not match the printing preview when "None" is checked in the ScalingType option.
  • Fixed an issue where some pages of scanned file displayed unclearly in Foxit PhantomPDF.

Version 5.1.2

Issue Fixes in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.1.2

  • Fixed an issue when converting multiple files to a single PDF file with the option "add a new table of contents page converted from bookmarks" is checked.
  • Fixed an issue where tables in PDF files cannot be displayed correctly after being converted to Excel.
  • Fixed an issue where the files in .xlsx or .ppt format converted from PDFs by Foxit PhantomPDF cannot be opened by Office 2010.

Version 5.1

Foxit PhantomPDF Business


New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF Business 5.1

  • Simply creates PDFs with right-click menu at file level.
    The PDF creating commands on the right-click menu at file level enables users to create PDFs more quickly and conveniently.
  • Supports converting simple text and images from clipboard to PDFs.
  • Creates a table of contents from existing bookmarks after converting and merging multiple files.
  • Enables collaboration, supports importing comment data from multiple PDF/FDF files.
  • Supports Read out loud function
    Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool. It reads the text in a PDF file aloud, including text in comments and alternate text descriptions for images and fillable fields.
  • Supports converting PDF to RTF, Excel, PPT and HTML formats.
  • Enables recognizing text in multiple files with OCR in one operation.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF Business 5.1

  • Enhanced the text rendering quality.
  • Optimized the redaction feature.
  • Supports saving current settings of watermark/background and header/footer, including position, content, etc, as a profile. Users can apply the saved profile to other documents within a second.
  • Automatically chooses paper type according to the page size of PDFs when printing.
  • Supports saving created PDFs in the same folder as the original files. This setting is set by default when creating PDFs from Microsoft Office Add-in.
  • Supports creating duplicated image annotations at the same location on every page of the current file with just one click.
  • Supports reusing the last converting settings when creating multiple PDFs.
  • Keeps the hyperlinks of original file when creating PDF from Microsoft PPT/Word Add-in.
  • Keeps the same setting as the last used appearance type when placing a signature.
  • Added classic skin to Foxit PhantomPDF.
  • Supports checking for auto-update function.

Foxit PhantomPDF Standard


New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF Standard 5.1

  • Simply creates PDFs with right-click menu at file level.
    The PDF creating commands on the right-click menu at file level enables users to create PDFs more quickly and conveniently.
  • Supports converting simple text and images from clipboard to PDFs.
  • Creates a table of contents from existing bookmarks after converting and merging multiple files.
  • Enables collaboration, support importing comment data from multiple PDF/FDF files.
  • Supports Read out loud function
    Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool. It reads the text in a PDF file aloud, including text in comments and alternate text descriptions for images and fillable fields.
  • Supports converting PDF to RTF, Excel, PPT and HTML formats.
  • Enables recognizing text in multiple files with OCR in one operation.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF Standard 5.1

  • Enhanced the text rendering quality.
  • Supports saving current settings of watermark/background and header/footer, including position, content, etc, as a profile. Users can apply the saved profile to other documents within a second.
  • Automatically chooses paper type according to the page size of PDFs when printing.
  • Supports saving created PDFs in the same folder as the original files. This setting is set by default when creating PDFs from Microsoft Office Add-in.
  • Supports creating duplicated image annotations at the same location on every page of the current file with just one click.
  • Supports reusing the last converting settings when creating multiple PDFs.
  • Keeps the hyperlinks of original file when creating PDF from Microsoft PPT/Word Add-in.
  • Keeps the same setting as the last used appearance type when placing a signature.
  • Added classic skin to Foxit PhantomPDF.
  • Supports checking for auto-update function.

Foxit PhantomPDF Express


New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF Express 5.1

  • Simply creates PDFs with right-click menu at file level.
    The PDF creating commands on the right-click menu at file level enables users to create PDFs more quickly and conveniently.
  • Supports converting simple text and images from clipboard to PDFs.
  • Creates a table of contents from existing bookmarks after converting and merging multiple files.
  • Enables collaboration, support importing comment data from multiple PDF/FDF files.
  • Supports Read out loud function
    Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool. It reads the text in a PDF file aloud, including text in comments and alternate text descriptions for images and fillable fields.

Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF Express 5.1

  • Enhanced the text rendering quality.
  • Automatically chooses paper type according to the page size of PDFs when printing.
  • Supports saving created PDFs in the same folder as the original files. This setting is set by default when creating PDFs from Microsoft Office Add-in.
  • Supports creating duplicated image annotations at the same location on every page of the current file with just one click.
  • Supports reusing the last converting settings when creating multiple PDFs.
  • Keeps the hyperlinks of original file when creating PDF from Microsoft PPT/Word Add-in.
  • Supports checking for auto-update function.

Version 5.0.3

New Features in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.0.3

  • Converts PDF to DOC format to easily share content with other applications like Microsoft® Word®.

Issue Fixes and Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.0.3

  • Fixed a crash issue of Foxit PhantomPDF when closing certain no text-searchable RMS protected documents.
  • Fixed an issue where the MESSAGES BAR cannot be displayed when opening RMS protected documents for the second time in IE web browser.

Version 5.0.2

Issue Fixes and Improvements in Foxit PhantomPDF 5.0.2

  • Fixed the installation failure issue of Foxit PhantomPDF where the PhantomPDF Printer conflicts with print spooler during installation.
  • Fixed a potential security vulnerability of arbitrary code execution when opening certain PDF files.
  • Fixed an unexpected termination issue of Foxit PhantomPDF web browser plug-in when opening certain PDF files in a web browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the page content cannot be displayed when opening certain PDF files in Firefox or IE web browsers.
  • Fixed an issue where the original file name and file extension are not retained when certain PDF files are emailed from a PhantomPDF web browser plug-in.
  • Fixed an issue where the text on the dynamic stamps created by Foxit PhantomPDF cannot be displayed in Adobe Acrobat 9.0.0.
  • Fixed a printer issue with licensed PhantomPDF where the printing trial message still pops up in some systems.
  • Recovered the Print Scale function to the same level as offered in pre-5.0 releases.
  • Added support to Flash format in RichMedia annotation.

Version 2.2.3

Issue Fixes in Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.2.3

  • Fixed a crash issue when opening PDFs which contain certain objects including RunLengthDecode.

Version 2.2.1

Issue Fixes in Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.2.1:

  • Fixed the crash issue when opening some PDF files.
  • Fixed the crash issue during continuous scanning.

Version 2.2

Issue Fixes and Improvements in Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.2:

  • Enhanced the security of digital signature to make sure the new version doesn't have the recently reported digital security flaw and keep valuable information from any possible exploits.
  • Supported ASLR & DEP which will be much harder for hackers to exploit any possible vulnerability.
  • Fixed the issue where wrong time and date are displayed on special stamp in certain time zones.

Version 2.1.1

Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.1.1 fixed an issue below:

  • Fixed the issue where text was displayed incorrectly when viewing certain PDF documents.

Version 2.1

  • Perform OCR Text Recognition
  • Add Header & Footer, Watermark & Background to PDF files
  • Create and Manage Digital Signature Field
  • Bookmark Creating in Combining PDF files
  • Choose PDF Specification When Creating PDF files
  • Search Words in Comments and Bookmarks

Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.1 fixed some issues below:

  • Fixed the issue where the digital signature is correctly verified only one time if certificates are not installed.  
  • Fixed the issue where only the first Signature field can be signed using the Sign Document menu if there are multiple Signature fields in the document.
  • Fixed the issue of misreported document size for a scanned PDF document.
  • Fixed the issue where the units are inconsistent with the measurement Units setting in the preference for cropping pages.
  • Added the business card size in scan settings.

Version 2.0

New Features in Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.0:

  • Convert multiple files to PDF files or merge into a single PDF document in a single operation
  • Initial document creation directly from Phantom
  • Change page order by dragging and dropping thumbnails
  • Select pages from thumbnails for printing
  • Insert blank pages or pages from a scanner
  • Set initial view
  • Edit document properties such as author
  • Copy, cut and paste annotations
  • Undo and redo
  • Expanded stamp library
  • ADBC support in JavaScript

Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.0 fixed some issues below:

  • Improves underline & strikeout tools performance in vertical text layout.
  • Default setting for image tool.
  • Supports setting a minimum value of "0" for the opened file list in the preferences dialog box.
  • The number of print copies is reset to 1 after each print job.
  • Automatically records the Author's name when setting current properties of the annotation.
  • Simply double click or click the middle mouse button on the target tab to close the document.
  • Fixed the issue where multiple copies of check boxes created with Foxit Phantom could not be displayed in Adobe Reader.
  • Fixed the issue where Field names may not be displayed correctly.
  • Fully supports form filling in Polish.

Version 1.0.2

Foxit Phantom PDF Suite PDF Suite 1.0.2 fixes some issues below:

  • Supports opening files containing special Unicode characters in filenames in a non-native language operating system.
  • When using the Commenting Tools, the color indicator will reflect your color selection.
  • Supports simultaneous viewing of multiple documents.
  • Supports line inserting and text addition using the Touchup Object Tool.
  • Improves the performance of Touchup Object Tool when rotating pages.
  • Improves the performance of Stamp Tool when rotating pages.