Drawboard PDF Release Notes

Version 5.31.2

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Clear Annotations function to stop working.

Version 5.31.0

Improvements

  • Improved usability; the app now shows a hand cursor to indicate there is a hyperlink underneath the cursor.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused bookmark navigation to go to the next page rather than the page it was created on in Continuous Mode.
  • Fixed a bug that caused bookmarks to disappear when pages are deleted (this largely affected child bookmarks).
  • Fixed the way we re-arrange pages as it was causing links (such as bookmarks) to become out of order.
  • Fixed an issue that caused bookmark creation buttons to be greyed out from the ‘more’ pane.
  • Fixed a bug that caused bookmarks to re-arrange themselves when the app closed.
  • Fixed a scenario that would cause Text Review Export to hang.

Version 5.30.0

Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes to enterprise license functions

Version 5.29.3

Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 5.29.0

Fixes

  • Fixed license issues for legacy users in specific scenarios
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 5.28.0

Improvements

  • Improved the search experience when pressing CTRL+F

Features

  • PRO: Added fill option to the Callout tool

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would cause unsaved changes to be lost when a non-selected document was closed
  • Fixed a bug that would cause black and green colour selections to persist in the radial even if the tool color was changed
  • Fixed a bug that caused single touch annotations to not appear but add to the markup history
  • Fixed the link to the Drawboard Projects website

Version 5.27.0

Features

  • You can now re-order your open documents in the document view
  • You can now re-order your document pages in the page view

Improvements

  • Made some improvements to some of our popup screens so you can still view them when the window is resized

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused Callouts to grow in size on duplication

Version 5.26.0

Improvements

  • Made some improvements to our Getting Started tips

Version 5.25.0

Features

  • PRO: Text Review Export: Export all of your text reviews to a .txt or .csv file for easier review and organization

Version 5.24.3

Improvements

  • General improvements

Version 5.24.1

Improvements

  • General improvements

Version 5.24.0

Improvements

  • Revamped the new-user onboarding experience, including some sample documents
  • Added a new license screen to better explain Drawboard PDF PRO
  • Updated some styling and colors

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused some odd behaviour with copy and paste

Version 5.23.7

Features

  • You can now copy and paste annotations from one document to another!
  • Copy and paste annotations without a keyboard. Long press with your finger or pen on an annotation!
  • Added the ability to open more image types as a PDF: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif and .tiff.

Version 5.23.4

Improvements and Fixes

  • General performance improvements and fixes

Version 5.23.2

Features

  • Added some messaging to the app about our Free Bullclip offer!

Version 5.23.0

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused search not to work when polylines were present
  • Did some work to improve the way our documents work

Version 5.22.1

NEWS

  • Due to the unprecedent events caused by COVID19 we have made our collaborative product Bullclip free for three months!

Version 5.22.0

Improvements

  • We did some work on our tools to make sure they work better!

Version 5.21.5

Features

  • Added a feature to allow users to switch between Drawboard Ink and Microsoft Ink

Improvements

  • Made some improvements in the inking algorithm to make it more performant

Version 5.21.3

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that stopped input on form fields from being usable
  • Fixed a bug that wasn’t allowing Text Callouts to be edited
  • Fixed a bug that caused image transparency to be lost when images were duplicated
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the clear all annotations option to only clear annotations on the selected page, not the whole document

Version 5.21.0

Features

  • Added Microsoft Ink to the application!

Version 5.20.2

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to hang on initializing the scratch folder.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to hang when there was a corrupt document present.

Version 5.20.0

Features

  • [PRO] Color Picker: You can now choose your own annotation colors via hexadecimal code, color dropper, color field or hue slider.

Improvements

  • Improved the editing experience of the Callout tool.
  • Unified the color palette between the Radial Menu and the Advanced Tools Drawer.

Version 5.19.4

Fixes

  • Fixed some issues that affected command line arguments for Enterprise users.

Version 5.19.0

Improvements

  • Note icons now resize with zoom.
  • General performance improvements.

Version 5.18.3

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing extra information to be included when copying and pasting text.

Version 5.18.2

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Text Review tools to select the wrong parts of the document.

Version 5.18.0

Fixes

  • Made some more improvements to the PDF engine in light of crashes in the previous version.

Version 5.17.0

Fixes

  • Rolled back some changes that caused the app to crash and hang.

Version 5.16.0

Improvements

  • Made some improvements to how we attempt to repair corrupt documents.
  • Made some improvements to the way we handle corrupt documents.
  • Made some improvements to our underlying PDF engine.

Version 5.15.0

Improvements

  • Made some improvements to the Text Insert tool, allowing for easier editing and selection.

Version 5.14.3

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused CMYK-based documents to display color issues.

Version 5.14.0

Features

  • Added the ability to lock the zoom level of a PDF, even when you switch pages!
  • Added the ability to enter custom zoom levels by clicking the zoom indicator.

Improvements

  • Editing text boxes is much easier.
  • Viewing and editing inserted notes is much easier.

Version 5.13.0

Improvements

  • We did some more work on our startup sequence to prevent the app from hanging upon startup.

Version 5.12.2

Fixes

  • Fixed some issues causing the app to crash.

Version 5.12.1

Improvements

  • Further to last release, this release will help us track down app crash causes more easily.

Version 5.12.0

Fixes

  • Fixed some issues causing the app to crash.

Version 5.11.0

Improvements

  • General performance improvements to make Drawboard PDF run more smoothly

Version 5.10.0

Improvements

  • We fixed some issues with the app startup process.

Version 5.9.0

Features

  • Added language support for German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish
  • Added an in-app language override option in Settings

Version 5.8.232

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the app to open to the oldest document every time
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Add to Favourites button to not show when switching from the Radial Menu to Advanced Tools Drawer

Version 5.8.230

Features

  • PRO: Insert a Polylength.

Fixes

  • Added a tooltip for Protractor on sidebar
  • Fixed a bug that caused the opacity of text boxes to not be accurately represented on creation
  • Fixed a bug that caused signatures not to be selectable

Version 5.8.221

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Chinese version of the app not to start.

Version 5.8.220

Features

  • Added the Polyline Tool

Version 5.8.210

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when using arrow keys to change pages

Version 5.8.200

Windows 10 release 1803 is required for Drawboard PDF version 5.5.0 and above.

Features

  • PRO: Insert a Text Callout.

Version 5.8.190

Features

  • Added the long-awaited Freehand Highlight tool!

Version 5.8.181

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing password protected files to not open

Version 5.8.180

Fixes

  • Fixed some bugs that were causing keyboard shortcuts to not register

Version 5.8.170

Improvements

  • General stability and performance improvements.

Version 5.8.160

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with offline installs in the Microsoft Store for Business
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the app to go in to trial mode when purchased from the Microsoft Store for Business

Version 5.8.150

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing the search function to not work as intended
  • Fixed an issue that caused the background of a text box to be filled in when opening the document in another program
  • Fixed an issue where the app would not start when a corrupt document was present

Version 5.8.140

Fixes

  • Added some diagnostics to help us fix crashes within the app

Version 5.8.130

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would crash the app on Save As

Version 5.8.120

Windows 10 release 1803 is required for Drawboard PDF version 5.5.0 and above.

Improvements

  • General stability and performance improvements.

Version 5.8.110

Features

  • Added Chinese (Simplified) language support! Set your computer display language to Chinese (Simplified) to utilize this feature.

Version 5.8.100

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused annotation selection to behave unusually on a rotated pages.
  • Fixed an issue that caused pages to be incorrectly added on landscape documents.
  • Fixed multiple issues with the signature tool.

Improvements

  • Added a warning message when a document cannot be saved due to it being concurrently open in another app.

Version 5.8.90

Windows 10 release 1803 is required for Drawboard PDF version 5.5.0 and above.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the save icon to be inactive.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a white colored favourite tool to result in the entire favorite box being white.
  • Ensured that the size value is readable for all colored tools.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented grid paper from being available in the page manipulation menu.
  • Fixed some general bugs related to the show/hide annotations function.

Improvements

  • Moved the Add New Document button to the top of the list of open documents.
  • Your most recently opened document will now appear at the top of the open documents list, rather than the bottom.
  • Added helpful tooltips to the Zoom, Undo/Redo and Page Navigation buttons.

Version 5.8.80

Improvements

  • A swathe of under-the-hood performance changes that will make life in the app easier.

Version 5.8.60

Improvements

  • We made some improvements in the background to help us make the app better!

Version 5.8.50

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the scrollbar would disappear on a text entry box, if too much text was written
  • Fixed an issue where the scrollbar would cover tools on the favorites menus
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain menus to become transparent when in low power mode
  • Fixed an issue that caused night mode to not be saved per document

Features

  • Grid Overlays now remain on the document, even after you switch documents.

Version 5.8.40

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple issues with keyboard shortcuts

Improvements

  • We listened – primary red has returned to the colour palette

Version 5.8.30

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused a crash after a save as action.

Version 5.8.10

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing unexpected behaviour in the Engineering Line Styles tool (PRO)
  • Fixed a number of bugs relating to font/stroke size, where the app was displaying the size incorrectly
  • Fixed a number of bugs relating to editing font/stroke size, where a user could not increase in decimal point increments
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.8.0

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • General maintenance and improvement update

Version 5.7.0

Features

  • We have added the ability to fill the colour of a Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon and Cloud Shape

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was allowing image annotations to be edited resulting in a distorted image
  • Fixed and issue where editing the tool properties via the Radial Menu would not update in the Advanced Tools Drawer

Version 5.6.20

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing a black screen when starting the app

Version 5.6.10

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing saved signatures to disappear from signatures selection window

Version 5.6.0

Features

  • New: apply engineering line styles to lines (when inserting new or editing existing lines)

Version 5.5.40

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where duplicating an annotation would hide the annotation selection bar
  • Fixed a bug that caused an inserted page to be unviewable after a Save As action

Version 5.5.30

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing some users to see a black screen on launch.

Version 5.5.20

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Advanced Tools Drawer would take two clicks to open.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Radial Menu to be visible when exploring Settings menus.
  • Fixed an issue where changing documents would cause the Advanced Tools Drawer or Radial Menu to open from a closed state.
  • Fixed an issue where undo/redo buttons would be hidden when ‘Show Zoom Controls’ was disabled in the Settings.

Version 5.5.10

Improvements

  • Stability improvements.

Version 5.5.0

Features

Version 5.4.1.0

Windows 10 release 1607 is required for Drawboard PDF version 5.1.50 and above.

Improvements

  • Changed wording of license information in Settings > About: ‘Full Version’ is now ‘Drawboard PDF’.

Bugs

  • Fixed an issue where CTRL+V was not pasting annotations.
  • Fixed an issue where touch ink annotations would become a filled shape after editing.
  • Various other bug fixes to improve stability.

Version 5.4.0.0

Features

  • Added the ability to edit the color of inserted shapes
  • Added the ability to edit the line thickness of inserted shapes
  • Added the ability to edit the color of inserted text
  • Added the ability to edit the size of inserted text

Version 5.3.10

Bugs

  • Fixed an issue that caused Chinese, Korean and Japanese text to not show on a document

Version 5.3.0

Features

  • Added the ability to edit the colour of an Inked (Pen) annotation

Version 5.2.80.0

Bugs

  • Fixed an issue where pages would unintentionally be deleted when performing a redo command.

Version 5.2.70.0

Improvements

  • Removed the ability to change pages in non-continuous mode using page up/down, as functionality was inconsistent.

Bugs

  • Fixed an issue with line arrow heads and measurement butts being offset from the line end points
  • Fixed an issue where the selection of a PRO tool enters a bad state, if the internet is disconnected and there is no known existing PRO license.
  • Fixed an issue where switching between documents in continuous view mode, would go to the wrong page

Version 5.2.60.0

Bugs

  • Fixed issue where the app would get stuck on the loading screen.

Version 5.2.50.0

Improvements

  • Removed ability to duplicate a text review (this functionality served no purpose).
  • The application is now properly cleaning up old scratch data for documents that were discarded and never saved.
  • Made the Document Builder (PRO) exit prompt only show when the builder is not empty.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Bugs

  • Fixed an issue where sharing an unsaved document would name the file without a .pdf suffix.
  • Fixed an issue where the Document Builder (PRO) would close and lose data if the app was put to sleep.
  • Fixed an issue in Settings where the Annotation sub-menu would seem not selected, even though it was.
  • Fixed an issue where flattening text would cause it to be truncated and/or translated.

Version 5.2.40.0

Features

  • Added option to save annotated pages only in ‘Save As (Advanced)’ menu.
  • Added option to print only annotated pages.

Improvements

  • First page thumbnail is now refreshed after unlocking a password protected document.

Bugs

  • Fixed issue where it was possible to change the size of a text review tool to something other than 1.
  • Fixed a couple issues with removing recent files and clean up of scratch data.
  • Fixed bug where the app could potentially ‘forget’ documents if more than 20 were open.
  • Fixed issues related to passworded documents.
  • Fixed document sharing feature
  • Fixed intermittent issue where the wrong document would be selected when opening a document from Windows File Explorer.
  • Fixed issue where it was possible to delete all the pages in a document.
  • Fixed issue where see-through text turns opaque after being transformed.
  • Fixed issue where polygon tool opacity would not work.
  • Fixed issue where the document file name displayed in a tab thumbnail wouldn’t update when file was saved as a different name.
  • Fixed issue where the sidebar page thumbnail would not track the current page.
  • Fixed issue where a bookmark would navigate to the first page of the document when in continuous view mode.
  • Fixed issue where zoom would fail after navigating with a bookmark in continuous view mode.
  • Fixed issue where clicking an already selected bookmark would have no effect.
  • Fixed an issue where the active document title would not always showing in the app Title Bar.
  • App will only allow saving of new signature if it is not blank.
  • Fixed issue where remove icon was not visible in Recent Items list.
  • Fixed issues where multiple pages could be shown as selected in the pages side view.

Version 5.2.00

Features

  • Added Page Manager for all users. You can now reorder, duplicate, delete and insert pages, and open the current document into the Document Builder (PRO) for merging.
  • Bookmarks are now in a collapsible tree structure (hooray!)
  • The Text Insert tool now allows custom font sizes between 0.1pt and 144pt.
  • Enterprise: Added features to help integration with document management support systems
  • Added a ‘What’s New’ dialog box to present new features to users on app startup. This is only visible once per new version.
  • Added a dedicated ‘Open from Image’ button in the Open/Create Document menu.

Improvements

  • Grouped all touch-based settings into a ‘Touch’ tab in App Settings. This tab is only visible on touch enabled devices.
  • Duplicated the Touch to Annotate toggle button into App Settings > Touch.
  • Page indicator now fades away when there is no activity on the page.
  • Upgraded author to separate First and Last name fields
  • Page indicator styling
  • Zoom widget styling
  • Optimized Saving has been moved to a ‘Save As (Advanced)’ button in the More menu.
  • General styling consolidation across the app
  • Introduced slide-in panel for App Settings > Account > Enterprise Activation > Sign In 
  • Removed ‘Pen or Touch’ screen and made other tweaks in the first-time user walkthrough
  • In Tabs > View & Layout, added Grid Overlay heading to help make clearer that this is a PRO feature.
  • In Tabs > View & Layout, added option to reset to defaults.
  • Refined wording of some settings.
  • Changed hover tooltip over the Discover menu item from “Search” to “Search, Markup History, Bookmarks”.
  • Added a confirmation prompt when exiting the Document Builder (PRO).
  • Added menus to individual pages in the Document Builder for Rotate and Delete page functions (PRO).
  • Updated the shortcut key layout in Help screen to be more readable and accurate
  • In App Settings, we added some information tabs for Drawboard PDF PRO and Bullclip.

Bugs

  • Fixed an issue that occurs when a user attempts to Save As over a PDF that’s already open in Drawboard PDF.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to open one PDF file in rapid succession would result in ‘partially’ opening the same file multiple times, and consequently putting the app into an existential crisis.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple signatures could be selected in the Insert Signature tool dialog
  • Fixed hyperlink styling to always use blue and not the user’s operating system accent color.
  • Fixed an issue where users could not edit the Document Title in Document Builder (PRO).
  • Fixed an issue where the annotation selection bounding box was not padded on very small annotations
  • Fixed issue where fast document switching could cause a crash
  • Fixed a file access error when quickly opening and closing documents
  • Fixed an issue where opening the app to a password-protected file would cause an error rather than prompt for a password
  • Fixed wording of Bookmark tooltips
  • Fixed an issue where links couldn’t be tapped if ‘Tap selection annotations’ was disabled in the Settings
  • Shortcuts keys should work better on pop-up dialog boxes
  • Fixed issue where markup remove tool didn’t work as expected
  • Protractor (PRO) line now accurately matches the visible angle value
  • Fixed issue where where the Document Builder (PRO) was still using system memory after it was closed
  • Fixed issue where cancelling the password prompt in Document Builder (PRO) would cause an internal error
  • Fixed an issue where adding a document to Document Builder (PRO) could crash the app

Version 5.1.70

Improvements

  • Added Drawboard PDF PRO grid types to the ‘create blank document’ page, to increase discoverability.
  • Improved the Touch to Annotate smoothing algorithm.
  • Changed behavior of page scrolling with PageUp/Down keys to now scroll up and down within a page if you’re zoomed in, rather than skipping to next/previous page.
  • Text Insert tool icon now has its T portion always grey and the dotted outline representing the active text color.
  • When using Text Insert tool, left clicking free text annotations with mouse will now select them (this already worked for finger tap).
  • Radial menu defaults to open for the first 5 uses of the app.
  • Radial menu remembers whether it was open or closed between sessions.
  • Main Menu lock icon is now a pin.
  • Main Menu transition animations have been reworked to help the user understand what unchecking the pin does.
  • Removed a number of unused settings from the settings menu.

Bugs

  • Fixed an issue where the flatten command could flatten half the annotations.
  • Fixed the Protractor calibration being incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue where user selection filter settings (select text/annotations with any tool) weren’t being enforced.
  • Fixed an issue where editing a form textbox could result in an empty box.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a new portrait document could result in a landscape one.
  • Fixed an issue where adding a new page would default to grey.
  • Fixed the Drawboard PDF PRO purchase form not fitting onto smaller screens.
  • Fixed an issue where jumping to a high numbered page framed the page incorrectly.
  • Fixed issue where Touch to Annotate ink wasn’t visible until the user next interacted with the document.
  • Fixed some tool tips on left-hand main menu bar.
  • Fixed form fields with font size 0 that were displaying at huge font sizes. The default is now 12pt.

Version 5.1.60

Features

  • Save blank document defaults.
  • Ability to paste bitmap data from the clipboard (i.e. select pixels in Microsoft Paint, copy and paste into Drawboard PDF).
  • Added a navigation back button. When a user navigates through the app and page links, a back button appears on the UI allowing the user to jump back to where they came from.
  • New Save As (Optimized) button in More to reduce PDF’s file size.

Improvements

  • Drawboard PDF PRO: Linear measurements now have perpendicular line endings.
  • Forms now wrap text in multi-line fields.
  • New pages now default to white, not grey
  • Other performance, interface and stability improvements.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where rotating pages could rotate the wrong page.
  • Fixed issue where some hyperlinks were not working.
  • Fixed a range of form bugs.
  • Drawboard PDF PRO: Fixed an issue where the title couldn’t be changed in Document Builder.
  • Fixed an issue where inserting new pages could only be done about page 1.
  • Fixed an issue where some text highlights couldn’t be deleted.
  • Fix for issue where a valid app license is interpreted as a Trial version.
  • Fixed issue where corrupt documents that could be fixed weren’t always being fixed.

Version 5.1.50

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where some password-protected documents would incorrectly appear as unsupported.

Version 5.1.40

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where annotations would unexpectedly disappear.

Version 5.1.30

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed trial expiration issue with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update.

Version 5.1.20

Features

  • New Drawboard PDF PRO feature – Document Builder.

Version 5.1.10

Features

  • Added support for copy/pasting text from another program into your PDF document.
  • Added option to disable animations when in non-continuous mode. Go to Settings -> View & Layout -> Enable transition animations.

Improvements

  • Performance improvements to document loading and page loading.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a Drawboard PDF PRO trial expiration issue.
  • Fixed issue when users are in airplane mode.
  • Fixed issue that manifested when rotating a polygon.
  • Fixed issue where disconnected devices cause a delay in selecting Drawboard PDF PRO tools.

Version 5.1.00

Features

  • Introduction of Drawboard PDF PRO (in-app purchase) – calibrated annotations, line, area and polygon measurements, digital protractor, and line and grid templates & overlays.
  • Surface Dial integration and compatibility.

Improvements

  • Greatly improved the performance of forms.
  • General performance improvements.
  • Iconography changes.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed minor eraser bugs.

Version 5.0.190

Features

  • Added option to disable auto-select when an annotation is created.
  • Added ability to select an annotation within the bounding box of an existing selected annotation.

Improvements

  • Added a minimum bounding box size for small annotations to make selection much easier.
  • General performance improvements

Version 5.0.160

Bug Fixes

  • Addressed issue with creating documents from photos.

Version 5.0.150

Improvements

  • Made the Enterprise Sign In and Enterprise Activation Key section of the App Settings > Account page much clearer.

Version 5.0.120

Features

  • Polygon vertices can now be repositioned after creation.
  • Arrow and line endpoints can be repositioned after creation.

Improvements

  • All shapes now maintain stroke weight when resized (they no longer warp).
  • Markups can now be moved between pages.
  • Newly created shapes are now automatically selected after creation.
  • Shortcut keys are more responsive.

Bug Fixes

  • The overlapping of annotations (the z-order) is now preserved when flattening annotations.
  • Fixed issue where some users may experience the app freezing upon reaching the loading screen.

Version 5.0.110

Bug Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Version 5.0.100

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues with inking and erasing.
  • Fixed an issue where bookmarks would fail to appear.
  • Fixed an issue where main menu would not close.

Version 5.0.90

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that would allow Drawboard to be downloaded on mobile devices.

Version 5.0.80

Improvements

  • Improvements to enhance compatibility with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Version 5.0.70

Improvements

  • A range of application stability improvements.

Version 5.0.60

Improvements

  • The Laser Ink tool has a new icon.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where mouse scroll wheel would not scroll pages when in non-continuous mode.
  • Fixed issue where pan tool would lag when display scaling was higher than 100%.
  • Fixed issue where trying to change the weight of a line or arrow to below 1px would revert to 1px.
  • Fixed issue where images would appear upside down or rotated when first inserted.
  • Fixed issue where Highlighter tool would highlight more text than intended.
  • Fixed issue where it was not possible to pan when the cursor was outside the boundaries of a page.

Version 5.0.50

Features

  • The Laser Ink tool is now in the radial menu as its own tool! It has all the features of a normal pen (opacity, color, size) and can be added to favorites.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where PDF would display as black screen if display scaling was above 200%.
  • Fixed issue where opening a PDF from Dropbox would cause the user to receive an error message “Access Denied: File in use”.
  • Fixed issue where Fit to Width would not behave as expected in Double Page or Cover Page modes.
  • Fixed issue where highlighter tool would not display as expected on dark pages.
  • Fixed issue where opening PDFs that were not created properly could lead to corruption.

Version 5.0.40

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where mouse scroll wheels did not scroll pages when in non-continuous modes.
  • Fixed issue where text review and text select tools would select whole row to the left of the document view.
  • Fixed issue where a change in author name would not be reflected on new annotations in markup history.
  • Fixed issue where CTRL-C sometimes would not work after text selection.
  • Fixed issue where markup history would sometimes incorrectly count annotations on a page.

Improvements

  • Improved stability of markup history panel. Markup history will now show the last annotation made on each page that has annotations.
  • Disabled first-use walkthrough for Surface Hub users.

Version 5.0.30

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where teal deletion highlight effect would not disappear after deletion is complete on text review.
  • Fixed issues with highlighter and underline tools where a vertical line would appear at the beginning of a selected word.
  • Fixed issue where highlighter would only highlight some words within the intended string of words.
  • Fixed issue where text review would not work with vertical text.
  • Fixed issue where highlighted text would temporarily disappear.
  • Fixed issue where highlighting might appear misaligned on text.
  • Fixed issue where highlighting only a couple words in a sentence might instead result in an entire sentence being highlighted.
  • Fixed issue where underlining and highlighting would result in the underline or highlight to move vertically downwards, instead of horizontally.
  • Fixed issue where highlighting text might result in text disappearing.

Improvements

  • Improved visibility of vertices on polygons.

Version 5.0.21

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where double tap to insert bookmarks could cause save button to cease functioning.
  • Fixed an issue where hovering over a checked checkbox in a form would cause the check mark to disappear.
  • Fixed live tile issues with lag and thumbnail display when a document is pinned to Start menu.
  • Fixed issue where the cursor style would not be in the correct state under some conditions.

Improvements

  • Moved markup filter customization to a new window.
  • Stability improvements

Version 5.0.19

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where the insert text tool colour would not display correctly in the favorites bar.
  • Fixed issue where manipulating pages (insert, rotate and delete) would not update document immediately.
  • Fixed issue where annotating in portrait would not allow annotations on some areas of the page.
  • Fixed issue where some users could not progress past the application loading screen.
  • Fixed issue where application would crash when some users typed into inserted text box.
  • Fixed issue where application would not launch for some users.

Improvements

  • Squiggly tool will now squiggle in real-time.

Version 5.0.15

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where documents would render as black with particular Continuous Mode conditions.

Version 5.0.14

Features

  • Introduced ability to select different eraser sizes in the radial menu and add the eraser tool to the favorites bar with selected size.

Improvements

  • When the barrel erase button is used in ink mode, the eraser tool size will now match the currently selected pen ink size.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where F8 button was not working correctly.
  • Fixed issue where Home and End keys would not work as expected in Double or Cover layout modes.
  • Fixed issue where navigation in Cover layout mode would fail to navigate to correct page.
  • Fixed issue where swiping to turn pages would not consistently work.
  • Fixed issue where Fit to Width would not maintain across entire document when using arrow keys in some circumstances.
  • Fixed issue with default view mode not working as expected.

Version 5.0.13

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where document could not be saved correctly when PDF opened from another application.
  • Fixed issue where document could not be saved if it had been deleted after being opened.
  • Fixed issue where chunks of text from PDF would disappear.
  • Fixed issue where text would disappear and annotations would remain.
  • Fixed issue where a newly loaded page would distort.
  • Fixed issue where annotation and page positions would not line up in some instances.
  • Fixed issue where annotations would appear a few text lines below where they were placed.

Improvements

  • Performance improvements.

Version 5.0.12

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where annotations would not save in some instances

Version 5.0.11

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where flattening inserted text would not be highlightable.
  • Fixed issue where inserted text appeared washed out.
  • Fixed issue where cover page view was not working as intended.
  • Fixed issue where document pages were being clipped.
  • Fixed issue where inking would not appear at certain zoom levels.
  • Fixed issue where inserted pages would not show immediately.

Improvements

  • Performance improvements.
  • Display/rendering improvements.

Version 5.0.10

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues with navigation of bookmarks in single-page view.
  • Fixed issue with polygon tool jittering when using touch.

Improvements

  • Performance improvements.

Version 5.0.9

Improvements

  • Performance improvements.

Version 5.0.8

Improvements

  • Improved memory usage.
  • Improved rendering performance.

Version 5.0.7

FBug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where signatures would not behave as expected.
  • Fixed issue where after changing View & Layout settings, annotation was not possible in some areas of a page.
  • Fixed issue where ink would not apply near edges of page on some devices.
  • Fixed UI errors in ‘My Folders’.

Version 5.0.6

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with severe blurring on some documents.
  • Fixed issue where some ink would have ‘spikes’ appended to strokes.
  • Fixed issue where some preinstalled users on Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices would experience a ‘Trial Expired’ notice.

Version 5.0.5

Features

  • Fixed issue where rendering was laggy with black screens
  • Fixed issue where ink was cut off when writing with larger stroke widths
  • Fixed issue where resizing inserted text caused the text to vanish
  • Fixed issue where inserted text box size was incorrect

Version 5.0.4

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where app would draw significant battery in normal use.
  • Fixed issue where markups would appear washed out or faded in other PDF applications.

Version 5.0.3

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where text review was not working whilst using Annotate Using Touch.
  • Fixed issue where ink would still be smoothed whilst using Annotate Using Touch, even if the Ink Smoothing option was disabled.
  • Fixed issue where bookmarks would not appear.
  • Fixed issue where double tap configurations were not working.

Version 5.0.2

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues where bookmarks would cease to work after switching documents or could not be accessed.
  • Fixed issue where password protected files would appear unsupported or corrupt.
  • Fixed issue where using keyboard arrows to move cursor in text box would change page.
  • Fixed issue where files would take a long time to open with unflattened annotations.
  • Fixed issue where turning off pressure sensitivity would cause drawn lines to extend and create sharp edges.
  • Fixed issue where highlights would appear as splotches of colour and underlines would appear above intended line in other PDF applications.
  • Fixed issue where large files would stay frozen on opening animation screen.
  • Fixed issue where files would open to a black screen.
  • Fixed issue where large files would take a long time to open and dramatically increase memory usage.
  • Fixed issue where custom pen width would max out at a value of 20.

Version 5.0.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where spacebar was not working in Insert Text boxes, and in some cases would advance the page.
  • Fixed issue with non-pressure sensitive inking.

Version 5.0.0

Drawboard PDF v5.0 is a complete re-build from the ground up! We have greatly increased performance and stability and have even rewritten some of your favorite tools.

Features

  • Drawboard PDF is now a Universal Windows Platform (Windows 10) application.
  • Support for Cortana.
  • Support for Windows 10 Drag and Drop.

Improvements

  • Greatly improved memory usage.
  • More responsive UI.
  • Context menu now lives down the bottom of the document in a short options bar.
  • Enhanced disk caching
  • New inking technology – ink is faster and instantly visible on the canvas.
  • New radial menu technology and interaction animations.
  • Text review tools now appear as you drag the stylus.
  • Text review tools now support opacity.
  • Redesigned Polygon tool.
  • Redesigned Notes tool.
  • Resigned signature tool.
  • Redesigned Insert Text tool.
  • Redesigned arrow tool – now draws as you drag the stylus.
  • Redesigned cloud tool – now draws as you drag the stylus.
  • Improvements to annotation resizing, moving and rotation, maintaining scale proportions.
  • Ability to set opacity on pressure-sensitive ink.
  • Redesigned iconography.
  • Undo/redo now also supports clearing annotations, adding new pages and rotating pages.
  • Insert picture from camera – window no longer fills entire screen.
  • Improved accuracy of text selections.

Notes

  • From Version 5.0.0 onwards, Drawboard PDF will only be updated on Windows 10 – Windows 8.1 and 8 versions will no longer be updated. In addition, Drawboard will only support Windows 10 installations of Drawboard PDF.
  • Auto-save has been removed from Drawboard PDF, as this was a significant contributor to app lag and file corruption.
  • Sound Notes tool has been removed.
  • Group stroke inking has been removed.
  • Arrowhead direction options have been removed temporarily.