FileConvert Change Log

Note: New features and feature enhancements are marked with blue.


10.2.0.30 (2018-08-14)

  • On a job's Schedule tab, FileConvert now shows when the next scheduled run will happen.
  • Fixed an issue with the scheduler.
  • Fixed an issue with date filtering. The filter wasn't being applied properly in scheduled jobs.

10.2.0.29 (2018-07-18)

  • New option when processing PDFs with existing text: Process but Skip Pages with Existing Text. This forces FileConvert to look for new pages to OCR without affecting pages that have already been OCRed.
  • You can now filter input files by date, so only files falling within a certain date range will be processed. Enable it in Settings > General > Use Advanced Input File Filters.

10.2.0.24 (2018-02-12)

  • New Naming Option field: Variable. You're in charge of setting the Variable field's value in the job's options.

10.1.0.23 (2018-01-23)

  • New OCR engine: Readiris.
  • Convert scans to formatted Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or RTF documents. Works with any scan, PDF document, or image file.
  • Fixed a formatting issue with content fields.
  • Minor bug fixes.

10.1.0.22 (2017-11-28)

  • Fixed a minor OCR issue.
  • On rare occasion the increment didn't advance properly in naming options.
  • Minor bug fixes.

10.1.0.19 (2017-09-26)

  • The new CONTENT naming option field replaces and expands on the old ZONE and REGEX fields. The CONTENT field can pull text from documents by zone, pattern, or barcode. See the Tap Into Document Content in the User Guide.
  • The new Page Content separator separates documents based logic, utilizing page content and special Content Rules. See the Page Content Separators in the User Guide.
  • New Content Maps allow you to export specific content fields to a CSV file during OCR. See the Data Minining with Content Maps in the User Guide.
  • Minor bug fixes.

10.0.0.18 (2017-07-31)

  • When converting from PDF to an image file, you can now specify the resolution.
  • Minor bug fixes.

10.0.0.15 (2017-05-15)

  • Updated interface.
  • Updated PDF components.
  • Automatic image cleanup for scans: deskew, despeckle, dark edge removal, hole punch removal.

9.5.0.46 (2017-02-14)

  • In certain situations, OCR was sometimes causing file sizes to bloat
  • Separators sometimes weren't recognized

9.5.0.45 (2017-01-12)

  • Grayscale conversions were bloating.
  • Updated some core PDF components.
  • Minor bug fixes.

9.0.0.31 (2016-02-24)

  • New naming option formatting code: -LN. Converts certain letters to numbers, like "S" to "5" and "O" to "0" (to compensate for OCR errors).

9.0.0.26 (2016-02-18)

  • New naming option formatting code: -NS. Strips all spaces from the text.

9.0.0.24 (2016-01-19)

  • ODBC error fix: if you're seeing ODBC errors in FileConvert 7/8, you can now install FileConvert 9 to fix them and not lose your current configuration.

9.0.0.23 (2016-01-14)

  • New naming option field: REGEX. Pulls OCR text from the document body based on regular expression pattern-matching. Only available when scanning or running OCR. See help for more info.
  • New formatting option for use with naming option fields: -X. Pulls text from the field based on regular expression pattern-matching. See help for more info.

9.0.0.14 (2015-09-22)

  • Use Barcodes as Separators. You can now automatically separate files whenever a barcode is encountered. If that barcode happens to have a valid path and filename, you can also have the document routed to that location. Find this option in the job > Separate tab.
  • Use Barcode Text in Naming Options. When you set up a destination > Use Filename Builder, there's a new field: Barcode Text. Indicate the page where the barcode is found and, if there's more than one barcode on the page, the barcode position. Note that you should go to Settings > Barcodes to set up which kinds of barcodes you use.
  • Use OCR Text in file names. You'll see this option when you add a destination and hit Use Filename Builder. To set it up, select Zone OCR, click Open then Load Document, browse out to a sample scan, and draw a rectangle around the region that will contain the OCR text. Be generous.
  • Faster OCR. You can now OCR two pages simultaneously. On the job options, go to the OCR tab. You'll see an option called Page Threads. The current limit is two pages.
  • Increased Conversion Threads. FileConvert Pro Plus can now convert up to six files simultaneously. Set this in Settings > General > Document Threads.

8.0.0.31 (2014-05-22)

  • New "Failed" tab to give you a quick look at failed files.
  • PDF page extraction and OCR now run in separate, concurrent processes, speeding up PDF > searchable PDF conversions by up to 20%.
  • Improved the detection and handling of files that get hung during OCR.
  • Some files were incorrectly reported as "Cancelled by User" when in fact they were aborted because they froze.

8.0.0.30 (2014-03-27)

  • Improved the way we monitor the conversion threads so they all get cleaned up properly.
  • Jobs with files in their queue now get highlighted tabs so they'll stand out.

7.1.0.72 (2012-09-05)

  • Redesigned interface: the Queue tab has been integrated into the Jobs tab. You can now see the queue on a job-per-job basis and also see the queue and history side-by-side.
  • New queue handling: the queue is stored in text files instead of the database to eliminate database bloat.

7.1.0.63 (2012-03-29)

  • Small bug fixes.

7.1.0.60 (2012-03-07)

  • Fixed an issue where the memory wasn't flushed when extracting images from PDFs. Should improve performance on large documents.
  • We now copy all files to the temp folder and do the conversions from there. This should address some rare cases where network files failed to convert successfully.

7.1.0.59 (2012-02-17)

  • Refined the interface under the "Jobs" tab to make creating and running jobs more intuitive.
  • Auto-rotate is now available for all OCR engines.
  • Fixed an issue where we sometimes got false positives when we checked if a file was in use.

7.1.0.54 (2012-01-09)

  • Fixed an issue where we sometimes got duplicate output files.
  • Fixed an issue where we sometimes got false positive failures.
  • Fixed an error when deleting a job.

7.1.0.51 (2011-12-07)

  • File searches now run in their own process for better stability and performance.
  • Updated help.

7.1.0.42 (2011-10-17)

  • Fixed an issue that could cause multi-threaded conversions to hang.

7.1.0.42 (2011-10-07)

  • FileConvert can now handle files with no extension. It will intelligently figure out what kind of file it is.
  • Fixed a problem that was keeping FileConvertAgent from launching.
  • We won't overwrite a file unless we are sure the conversion worked (but we always back up a file regardless).

7.0.0.18 (2011-03-15)

  • Fixed an issue introduced in the last build that would keep the queue from loading.

7.0.0.17 (2011-03-10)

  • "Input File Limit Per Run" has been replaced by a "Queue Limit for Scheduled Jobs." This sets the maximum number of files that can be in the queue at a time. When a scheduled job runs, it will stop scanning for files once the queue limit is reached. The queue limit does not apply to manual jobs.
  • New setting: "Remove Log Items" purges old log information after N days to keep the log file from growing too big.
  • We force a close on Word, Excel and PowerPoint before conversions in case they didn't shut down properly.
  • Fixed an issue that was, on rare occasion, causing Office files to fail
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  • For jobs that are set to split up files every N pages, on rare occasion the source file didn't get removed from the output folder after the split. If we detect that the delete failed, we'll now retry a few times, in case there was a lock.
  • The job option "Output Date Stamp" wasn't sticking.

7.0.0.16 (2011-03-04)

  • Modified the way we're generating PDF/A files.

7.0.0.15 (2011-02-24)

  • Fine-tuned the conversion threads to eliminate a 5-minute pause that would sporadically happen.
  • Office files are now restricted to a single thread (it as always true that Office files would only work in a single thread; now it's enforced).

7.0.0.14 (2011-02-17)

  • New OCR option: Remove Blank Pages. Drops blank pages from the file.
  • Improved stub-file detection.

7.0.0.9 (2010-01-19)

  • Original file date/time wasn't being preserved with in-place conversions.

7.0.0.8 (2010-01-18)

  • Source files can now be deleted in in-place conversion jobs (when applicable).
  • Optimized database lookups during a conversion.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple destinations in separators could cause an error.
  • Original file date/time wasn't being preserved with in-place conversions.

7.0.0.5 (2010-12-23)

  • Completely updated UI.
  • New ribbon-style toolbar provides easier access to features.
  • PDF/A-1b support for creating archival-quality PDFs.
  • Bookmark separators place a bookmark in the output PDF instead of splitting it.
  • New ability to browse input/output/backup folders and job history from the main view.
  • Logging is now done by job and date.
  • New ability to filter the logs by date ranges or status.
  • Added support for more file types.
  • New ability to skip a file if the output file already exists.

6.6.0.2551 (2010-09-13)

  • Fixed a TIFF resolution issue when the image X and Y resolutions didn't match.

6.6.0.2468 (2010-07-12)

  • New internal PDF engine for converting documents to PDF.

6.5.0.2409 (2010-06-17)

  • Fixed a flicker issue with the status bars when converting multiple threads.
  • We weren't checking the active file when filtering for files to add to the queue, with the result that the current file could get added to the queue again.
  • We were only adding files to the queue if they had a file size > gt; 0, which could keep files from being added if the user didn't have sufficient rights to the file. Now they're added if they exist.

6.5.0.2106 (2010-03-17)

  • Can now run as a service. See Settings > General > Run as a Service. Look in the documentation for limitations when running it as a service.
  • Fixed issues with updating the progress bars during OCR, which was causing sporadic freezing and failures.

6.5.0.1978 (2010-03-04)

  • Implemented a new internal messaging system in preparation for letting FileConvert run as a service.
  • Fixed a minor issue with embedding OCR text when converting from TIFF to searchable PDF.
  • Fixed a page rotation issue.

6.5.0.1924 (2010-02-18)

  • Tightened up the progress code.
  • Fixed an error with separators: The Handle is Invalid(6).
  • Tightened up the separator database connection code.