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12 Feb 2008

PDF-XChange & Tools Version 4 - Released !

Please Note the upgrade options detailed in this 2008 news item have now expired - please login into your account to view your current upgrade options - if you have not registered your Version 3/4 serial number previously to create your account - you can do so here :

this news article is therefore available for archive reference purposes only!

We are very pleased to announce the release of Version 4
of our best selling PDF-XChange and Tools end user products.

Version 4 brings new features and an enhanced interface - but retains its fast PDF creation and our world beating file optimisation and compression features.

The feature highlights include :

PDF/A file format support - this new standard was devised to ensure that file content is such that the file will always be viewable by any conforming reader in years to come - and its content appear exactly as created - certain multimedia content is not allowed and also all fonts must be embedded in the file.

If you would like more info on PDF/A - please contact us.

PDF-XChange V4 (Standard and PRO)

Header-Footer Support - define and generate Headers and Footers automatically for all your files.
AES Encryption - We have extended the security options by adding the AES file encryption method.
n-UP page formatting - Let PDF-XChange organise and output your pages using the n-UP publishing format
Booklet Mode - Always wanted to print multiple pages in the correct order, resized to a single large page format then fold and guillotine as book publishers do ?
Preview and rescale pages - Visually view and adjust the page size before output to PDF via the preview window !

PDF-Tools V4

The changes to PDF-Tools are minor at this time - as we prepare to migrate the functionality to our new PDF-XChange Viewer PRO - this will combine the features currently available in PDF-Tools where possible and the visual interface provided now in our PDF-XChange Viewer, making any task you wish to perform creating or Modifying your PDF's easier and more intuitive to achieve.

Currently PDF-Tools V4 gets some updates to allow pages/files to be previewed as some tasks are performed and AES encryption - we have chosen not to waste further time upgrading PDF-Tools when it will shortly be replaced by the PDF-XChange Viewer 'PRO'

Upgrade policy/Info

Update - some techincal issues have delayed the upgrade notification/facility for existing users - this, we hope is now resolved and we should be able to send out upgrade information to all registered users on February 13th and 14th.

If you have V3 of PDF-XChange or PDF-Tools and purchased on or after January 1st 2007 - you will receive a free upgrade and provided we have your current email address - you will be sent details on how to claim this before January 31st.

If you have V3 of PDF-XChange or PDF-Tools and purchased before January 1st 2007 you will be offered Version 4 for a 70% discount from the current retail price, provided we have your current email address - you will be sent details on how to claim this before January 31st.

If you have V1 or 2 of PDF-XChange or PDF-Tools you will be offered Version 4 for a 40% discount from the current retail price, provided we have your current email address - you will be sent details on how to claim this before January 31st.

This will be the final opportunity for Version 1 and 2 users to upgrade at a discounted price - all future upgrades will require a new purchase at the full retail price currently published.

PDF-XChange Viewer PRO

As indicated, above we have begun work on our much anticipated PRO version of the currently available PDF-XChange viewer. This is already arguably the fastest, smallest download and most feature rich, comprehensive PDF Viewer available today.

We are merging the functionality of PDF-Tools 4 with the Viewer and adding in many new exciting features - only possible using a visual interface.

We will release the initial versions of 'PDF-XV-PRO' in the coming month or so and, whilst it will not immediately be a full replacement for PDF-Tools,we will build on the initial functionality over the coming months and are confident it will soon be a genuine alternative to the full Adobe Acrobat product - costing $100's.

If you own PDF-XChange PRO or PDF-Tools Version 4, you will receive this automatically as a free upgrade as soon as available, otherwise we will also offer the PRO Viewer as a standalone product, initially at a discounted price at around $19.95 - rising to approx $39.95 as the full feature set is available.

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27 Dec 2007

PDF-XChange and PDF/A ...

We are pleased to confirm that development of Version 4 of the PDF-XChange range of products is progressing well and to further confirm to our many users that PDF/A support will be a major feature addition  in the next full release - for all users of our PDF-XChange virtual print driver products and associated PDF creation end user utilities.

If PDF/A means nothing to you or your would like more info - please visit the PDF/A competence center web site.

Waiting for PDF/A support before purchasing?
We are delighted to confirm that this is not necessary, you can gain the full benefit of the advanced PDF creation and optimisation features of PDF-XChange now without delay - all licensed version 3 users of PDF-XChange purchased since January 1st 2007 will receive a free upgrade to Version 4 !

Latest : We expect to release PDF-XChange Version 4 on approx January 15th 2008.

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27 Dec 2007

PDF-XChange Viewer - new release !

Tracker Software are pleased to advise that build 1.031 of the PDF-XChange Viewer is now available (Both developers and End user versions) for download or if you are already an existing user - simply select the 'Help -> Check for Updates' option in the Toolbar menu's.

This new release now features Firefox integration and some important fixes and a FULLY Portable version is also available from our main downloads page which is just 4MB to download - but includes no help files etc - see here for details.

The PDF-XChange Viewer remains free for end user use (private or commercial) and a free addon for our existing PDF SDK developer clients subject to the distribution license limitations. 

More info :

End users Click here

Developer's Click here

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28 Jun 2007

PDF-XChange Viewer - new release !

Pleased to advise further improvements are now available in Build 1.021

To update from a previous build - use the Help -> Check for Updates feature

For a new installation :

Previously ....

Build 1.018 of the PDF-XChange Viewer is now available - adding many new features and improving others - here are some of the highlights:

Type on any page in any desired font 
Center or justify text
Supports CJK fonts too
Improved opening speeds
Progressive JPEG support improved
Improved speed/memory management
Multi Copy Printing
Apply from a variety of prescribed 'Stamps'
New Toolbars
Comments List and Properties
and much more

If you have installed - select the 'Help' menu and the drop down 'Update' menu

or download and install now

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28 Jun 2007

PDF-XChange Viewer ActiveX for Developer's released

New Build released June 28th, 2007

We are pleased to advise that we have today released the ActiveX version of our PDF-XChange Viewer, allowing developer's to embed rich viewing and markup options for PDF files within their software application windows !

No more need to install and 'Shell' out to other Readers - embed the PDF-XChange Viewer directly in your software applications and allow your users to view, print, Form fill - add annotations, markup and type on any PDF page + much more - all from within your applications,no external add-ons or software required !

You will amaze your clients and enrich their PDF experience - all from your software application windows !

More info here


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21 May 2007

PDF-XChange Viewer - Build 1.017 now available

Version 1.017 of the Free PDF-XChange Viewer is now available.

Those wishing to view PDF files on their Windows PC's now have a REAL choice when it comes to reading PDF files - the PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than the Adobe Reader which has until now been the Reader of choice for PDF files - we think that's about to change !

See the latest information here

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10 Feb 2007

PDF-XChange and Tools for Vista/64 bit Windows

Tracker Software are pleased to announce that all of our V3.x PDF-XChange and PDF-Tools products install files now combine both 32 bit and Vista/64 bit installation into a single file available for download immediately.

There is now no longer the need to download a separate installer dependant on whether you used 32 bit or 64 bit Windows PC's - our installers will sense the correct version of our products to install for any version of Windows resident on your PC (from Windows 95 or later).

PDF-XChange & Tools support's Windows 95 through Windows XP/Vista 64.

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15 Aug 2006

Output any Windows document to an Image - with Raster-XChange

At the click of a button Windows users can output their MS Office, Acrobat PDF, AutoCAD - in fact any document or image to any of the supported image formats using Raster-XChange for Windows 2000, Xp, XP 64 or the lastest Windows Vista Operating system.

Simply open your document and print to the Raster-XChange printer - to the desired image format (single or multi page/ Mono/Grayscale or Color depending on the chose format) and within seconds Raster-XChange will create you output as required.

Supports output to the following standard image format types:


Software developers Royalty Free SDK also available !

for more information or a free fully functional evaluaton - click here

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21 Jun 2006

PDF-XChange Viewer released to Beta Testers.

The pre-public beta release (Build 002) of the PDF-XChange PDF viewer has finally been released to Beta Testers for final testing and review prior to release for a general public Beta shortly - after almost 2 years of development.

With many additional features not available in the Adobe PDF Viewer - The Tracker Software Viewer will still be FREE to end users for download and unlimited use.

For Software developer's the ability to embed PDF viewing, Printing and control within their application windows will be fully supported via our Developer SDK kits, with limited Royalty Free distribution (no Royalties).

For more information on any of the above - please contact

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