'Convert Image To PDF' Revision History
(Convert Tiff to PDF, JPG to PDF and BMP to PDF
Command Line: If the target file extension was *.PDF it was
coming out *.pdf (lower case). Now it takes whatever extension
is passed to it.
Conversion Items may now be moved within the 'Conversion Task
List'. Select the CONVERSION menu item or the RIGHT MOUSE CLICK to open a pop-up menu item.
Move UP, DOWN, FIRST, and LAST are now available. CTRL-U and
CTRL-D also move a conversion item up and down respectively.
Users may now be asked to save the 'Conversion Job' file if they
are exiting, loading an existing 'Conversion Job' file, or
requesting to create a new 'Conversion Job'. If there is no
'conversion job' file at the time, there must be at least 2
conversion items in the 'Conversion job' to be asked to save.
Users will not be asked to save if they've loaded a 'Conversion
Job' and haven't modified it.
Command Line: A time stamp will be put in
the log file (if /L is specified).
When an error was encountered converting multipage tiffs, the
conversions after the error would only produce single page pdfs.
Additional measurs were implemented to handle ill-formatted
image files. This means higher compatibility with all image
User Interface greatly enhanced.
Windows 7 compatibility enhancements made. Default report
folders now updated.
Japanese language file updated
Most recently used conversion jobs are no longer saved in
Help system completely rewritten. CHM help file now used, and
web help is there for backup.
- User Interface: The terms "Original"
and "Target" file have been replaced with the more
intuitive "Input" and "Output"
- User Interface: If users launch the target
file and it does not exist, now it opens the folder in explorer.
- The most recently used file list was being placed
into the language module. This has been resolved.
User Interface: Upon completion of a
Conversion Job, the status bar now flashes 100% complete.
If minimized, the taskbar flashes to indicate completion.
User Interface: When running the scheduler, if program is
minimized the time remaining shows up in the task bar.
User Interface: When running the scheduler, PAUSE button now
enabled to halt scheduler.
Shell Extender was enhanced, it is much more intuitive now
The Shell Extender would open the file specified, however the
user interface did not look proper.
Command Line: /O switch was broken.
Command Line: Full path not required for /S /T /L /B and /J. If
the full path is not specified it is assumed the current folder
will be used. If the current folder path is invalid, then the
folder that contains ConvertXLS.exe will be used. This makes it
easy to specify the command line like so:
"Good Coffee.BMP" /T
2.25 to 2.26 (4/23/2009)
2.24 to 2.25 (3/29/2009)
Usability: Users no longer have to press the ADD button for the
program to convert. Upon pressing the ADD button, the program
assumes you will be creating a conversion job
that has more than one conversion item.
Usability: When pressing the PAUSE button, the status bar now
reflects this fact, and the Green check or Red X is properly
displayed if the last running conversion job finished.
Usability: Users no longer have to press REWIND if the last run
went to 100% completion.
Error Logging: If users pressed PAUSE during a conversion job,
and then clicked CONVERT, any errors logged from this point had
an incorrect 'Conversion Job Number'.
General: Loading and unloading the program will be faster. Only
10 (instead of 20) most recently compared items will be
Command Line: Should run much faster now that many ini
parameters are not being unnecessarily loaded.
2.23 to 2.24 (2/26/2009)
2.22 to 2.23 (8/29/2008)
2.21 to 2.22 (8/15/2008)
2.20 to 2.21 (2/7/2008)
Localization. User interface enhanced for Portuguese language
file. Portuguese language file enhanced.
Scheduler: Certain regional settings such as Greece, made the
scheduler behave incorrectly.
Faster conversion times.
2.19 to 2.20 (10/26/2007)
2.18 to 2.19 (10/26/2007)
Files are now processed alphabetically, regardless of case (case
Scheduler: When using international operating system, then
restarting program sometimes caused an issue due to
2.17 to 2.18 (10/26/2007)
2.16 to 2.17 (9/19/2007)
2.14 to 2.16 (8/23/2007)
2.13 to 2.14 (6/20/2007)
2.12 to 2.13 (5/16/2007)
2.11 to 2.12 (4/12/2007)
Windows Explorer Shell Extender was crashing. Error was
"External Error: ActivexControl Can't Create Object"
Scheduler: Timing was off when approaching midnight. Date is now
taken into consideration.
Japanese Language File updated
2.10 to 2.11 (3/28/2007)
2.09 to 2.10 (3/13/2007)
File Conversion: TIFF Files can now specify which pages within
the TIFF to convert
File Conversion: TIFF Files can now specify compression method,
thereby making for smaller PDF files.
2.08 to 2.09 (12/26/2006)
2.07 to 2.08 (11/15/2006)
2.06 to 2.07 (11/6/2006)
If users now selects to "Append" the images to the PDF, this
will now occur, even if the users specified something like
"C:\output\*.PDF" as the target file.
Context menu. From Windows Explorer, you may select multiple
files and choose to: A) Convert to a single PDF or B) Convert to
Documentation Completely updated.
Command Line Examples
Languages: Italian user interface language module added.
2.05 to 2.06 (10/26/2006)
2.04 to 2.05 (10/18/2006)
2.03 to 2.04 (9/22/2006)
Command Line: If a conversion job was not rewound, the command
line would report a successful conversion, even though it did
nothing. Now, if doing the command line, the complete conversion
job is done from beginning to end, regardless of whether or not
the conversion job was rewound last time it was edited.
number of files during trial changed from 250 to 100
2.02 to 2.03 (8/22/2006)
2.01 to 2.02 (7/6/2006)
1.40 to 2.01 (6/7/2006)
Windows Explorer Context menu has been added allowing users to
quickly and easily convert images to PDF from within the Windows
Ability to select subfolders was hidden, this is now visible
1.30 to 1.40 (2/15/2006)
file after processing was failing if the file had read only
attributes. Read only attributes are now changed to read/write
file button was being hidden whenever the original file was
specified with the wildcard (*) asterisk. Target file
button is now always displayed.
1.20 to 1.30 (2/7/2006)
1.12 to 1.20 (11/23/2005)
1.11 to 1.12 (10/25/2005)
- Conversion: Target file path and name now
autocreated as Original file is entered.
1.10 to 1.11 (10/4/2005)
1.09 to 1.10 (6/19/2005)
can now launch BAT files from the "Launch (Run) Program" special
File\Options menu item added
File\Options\ Delete original files after processing option
File\Options\ Log file of files converted now optional
File\Option menu item added, allowing for the retry of a
conversion if it fails initially. The retry will attempt to
autodetect the original file type, if it was not originally set
to do so.
switch added for Verbose Logging while doing command line.
Help File now added
User interface now updates
file type for the original file automatically and also warns
user if there is a mismatch before adding.
If a general failure occurs
when converting more than one file, it continues to convert
instead of stopping upon first failure.
to 1.025 (6/23/2004)
User interface (not command
line): It is now impossible to enter a double quotation
character (e.g. ") whenever specifying a file.
When loading a 'Conversion
Job', it would not inform you that a target folder did not
exist, and when trying to run this conversion job, it would
report a General Failure. Now, the directory will be
created for you, and if it can't be, a proper error message will
to 1.024 (5/21/2004)
Specify save to original folder added
interface enhanced greatly
allows for all possible file formats supported by MS Word
to a target folder now creates the sub-folders which mirror the