CIB pdf brewer offers functions such as PDF file size optimisation, merging of multiple PDF documents and lossless compression of PDF documents with Microsoft Word or other programs in the hybrid PDF output format.

Release Notes

CIB pdf brewer 4.10.0

New

  • Addin: support for Excel comments in PDF
  • Allow AVIF/HEIC/HEIF/WEBP input

Improvements

  • Addin: PDF/UA + form fields allowed
  • UI improvements
  • Printing preview improvements
  • Colorspace feature enhanced
  • PostScript support extended

Fixes

  • Context-menu signed by Microsoft Store
  • Addin: fixes in Excel formulas feature
  • TIFF settings fixed
  • Office detection for direct conversion
  • Artifacts fixed in specific documents

CIB pdf brewer 4.9.1

Improvements

  • Context menu available on Windows Server

Fixes

  • PostScript printing fix

CIB pdf brewer 4.9.0

New

  • PostScript printing
  • Excel formulas in PDF for CIB doXiview
  • Fast-compression profile

Improvements

  • Allow cancelation of fixed profile jobs
  • Addin: status on custom settings page
  • Reorder relevant buttons in Office add-ins

Fixes

  • Performance and memory consumption when printing from Adobe
  • Fix preview of large document from Excel
  • Minor UI fixes
  • Fix compression issues
  • TIFF generation through context menu
  • Addin: several fixes for the fit-page-to-sheet feature

CIB pdf brewer 4.8.0

New

  • Added XRechnung 3.0.1
  • Added ZUGFeRD 2.2

Improvements

  • PDF/UA generation aware of field codes
  • Setup awareness of conflictive processes
  • OCR window reduced size + tweaks
  • Improvements in the formulas feature for spreadsheets

Fixes

  • PDF/UA generation improvements
  • Fix PDF/A conversion with the formulas feature in Excel
  • Error message without content
  • Rounding error with decimal quantities in XRechnung
  • Issue with simplex/duplex mix in CIB fairBrief
  • Fix problem with previewer and Office documents
  • Cannot process files with “;” in their name inside Merge&Split util

CIB pdf brewer 4.7.0

New

  • Context menu compatible with W11
  • Custom list of profiles per printer
  • CIB doXiview promotion as PDF viewer

Improvements

  • Addin: PDF/UA speed up processing and wizard usage
  • Window style for W11
  • Autoclose CIB doXiview upload dialog
  • Allow all characters in share title for CIB doXisafe
  • Minor UI text tweaks
  • Excel formulas allowed in invoice creation

Fixes

  • Usage of macros in tools fixed
  • Corrupted symbols in Document Composer
  • Minor UI artefact in Profile Editor

CIB pdf brewer 4.6.3

Fixes

  • PDF/UA document from Word 2016 not WCAG 2.1 compliant

CIB pdf brewer 4.6.2

Improvements

  • Printer creation as current user
  • Correct PDF/UA tag for charts in Word 2016

Fixes

  • Addin enabled/disabled status fix

CIB pdf brewer 4.6.1

Fixes

  • Progress report issue
  • Compression problem with certain document

CIB pdf brewer 4.6.0

New

  • Excel formulas as PDF comments
  • Duplex setting on CIB fairBrief attachments
  • OCR option available as context menu action

Improvements

  • Improved keyboard accessibility in profile editor
  • CIB fairBrief, improved icon contrast
  • Localized error report in CIB doXisafe dialog
  • Possibility to hide proxy settings from “Global settings”
  • Dialogs size on low resolutions improved
  • XRechnung default set to 2.3.1
  • Text recognition issue in CIB doXiview connection
  • Stability improvement in mail merge action (Word Addin)
  • Enhanced setup resilience in tampered state

Fixes

  • Proxy test button fix
  • JPEG as stationery error
  • Missing attachments issue during creation
  • Fit PDF Page to Sheet” fix

CIB pdf brewer 4.5.1

Improvements

  • PDF/UA header and footer marked as artifact

Fixes

  • PDF/UA missing table header
  • CIB product integration properties fix
  • Preview shrinks with mixed page sizes
  • New translations missing in Office

CIB pdf brewer 4.5.0

New

  • Addin: document sharing with CIB doXisafe
  • Accessibility: high contrast mode compatible
  • Support of Chinese/Japanese/Portuguese
  • [ES] CIB fairBrief: mandatory batch identification

Improvements

  • PDF/UA: correct footnote tagging
  • Improved hybridPDF saving workflow
  • Mailing switched to EML files
  • PDF/UA: aware of compatibility and protected mode
  • Removed welcome page in favor of our elearning platform
  • PDF/UA: improved access to MS Accessibility Checker
  • Improved document composer for fixed profiles
  • Profile selection can now be minimized
  • Business features to hide CIB doXisafe/fairBrief/CIB doXiview connections
  • PDF/UA: wizard check for table headers
  • Accessibility: improved keyboard navigation on main windows

Fixes

  • Addin: PPT transitions to PDF issue
  • Artifacts on particular documents
  • Minor UI/wording fixes
  • PDF/UA: fix the issue with hyperlinks
  • HybridPDF issue on editing
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CIB pdf brewer 4.4.0

New

  • OCR support added
  • Print job collection
  • Removal of application data (optional)

Improvements

  • Handle alternate text of tables and diagrams in our PDF/UA wizard
  • PDF/UA wizard guides to MS Accessibility Checker for WCAG compliancy
  • Theme aware icons in Office Addins
  • Improved print dialog on non-dpi-aware applications
  • Metadata transfer to PDF in Office Addins
  • Several UI improvements

Fixes

  • Fix PDF/UA output of tables that spawn several pages
  • Visual artifact in CIB fairBrief (Spanish options)
  • Floating pixel when using dark mode removed
  • Fix several isolated PDF visual artifacts
  • CIB doXiview not showing e-invoice side panel after using our opener
  • ZUGFeRD fix IncludedNote
  • Encryption key asked during invoice creation

CIB pdf brewer 4.3.1

Fixes

  • Issue printing encrypted

CIB pdf brewer 4.3.0

NEW

  • Page numbering
  • Excel Addin: export area option for ODS
  • CIB fairBrief: AI address extraction
  • Business: Hide AI compression setting
  • Business: Hide individual options in Office addin

IMPROVEMENTS

  • CIB pdf brewer & CIB fairBrief: UI theme contrast improved
  • CIB doXisafe redirect
  • Addin: legacy forms to PDF enabled
  • Enhanced integration with main Office menu
  • Direct feedback button added in profile editor
  • Minor UI changes

FIXES

  • Hybrid PDF transparency issue
  • Batch progress hang on file error
  • CIB fairBrief: file path length limitation removed
  • Missing translations
  • E-Invoice wizard issue
  • CIB fairBrief: custom theme cannot change accent color
  • Addin: PDF/UA headings-check and specific crash fix
  • Xrechnung not working with certain template
  • Excel Addin: fix “Fit PDF page to sheet” feature issues

CIB pdf brewer 4.2.1

Fixes

  • Update CIB certificate

CIB pdf brewer 4.2.0

New

Improvements

  • Show real progress on PDF/UA creation
  • Minor UI enhancements (texts, icons, colors)
  • CIB fairBrief texts review
  • Enable lossless level in compression utility
  • Allow proxy failure fallback
  • Improved setup resilience
  • Updated PDF libraries
  • Addin: improve big Excel sheets fitting

Fixes

  • Typos, texts overflow
  • Missing umlauts in output
  • Fix CIB doXisafe account change
  • Error saving in FAT drives
  • Cannot edit profile if attachment is not present
  • ZUGFeRD 1.0 selection
  • Workflow item creation issue fixed

CIB pdf brewer 4.1.0

New

Improvements

  • Excel addin: speed up of invoice processing
  • Excel addin: automated cell-editing mode exit
  • Possibility to hide ads
  • UI improvements: protection, encryption, merge&split
  • Addin: fetch documentation according to selection
  • CIB fairBrief: backup path warning if it does not exist
  • CIB fairBrief: warning if font is replaced due to PDF/A conversion

Fixes

  • Fixed workflow issue when cancelling post-options
  • Black rectangles in some output after conversion
  • Inverted pages when printing certain documents
  • ZUGFeRD: <ram:RateApplicablePercent> not transferred
  • Attachment without name if mail-workflow used
  • Word addin: conversion failed to draw some elements

CIB pdf brewer 4.0.0

New

  • Upgraded user interface
  • Support new XRechnung formats
  • New UI customizations
  • Address recognition settings in CIB fairBrief
  • Open Hybrid PDF from MS Word

Improvements

  • Thumbnail generation in PDF utilities
  • Prompt info of new version available during uninstallation
  • Theme aware addins
  • Other minor MS addin improvements
  • Setup will not restore disabled extensions
  • Ability to disable Hybrid/invoice opener

Fixes

  • UI artifact in CIB fairBrief
  • ZUGFeRD not displayed via CIB doXiview opener
  • Improved PDF/UA generation and UI
  • Rendering issues
  • Fixed issues with form fields from MS Word to PDF
  • Excel addin stability
  • Blurry PDF images with MS PowerPoint addin

CIB pdf brewer 3.11.3

Fixes

  • Progress report after options during printing

CIB pdf brewer 3.11.2

New

  • Added confirmation of language and document title

Improvements

  • PDF/UA improved merged cells structure
  • Improved table recognition

Fixes

  • Fixed eLearning link for PDF/UA
  • Alternate link description was not detected
  • Typos
  • Hybrid pdf png processing
  • special case for Tif processed by context menu

CIB pdf brewer 3.11.1

Fixes

  • Excel Addin: conversion issue with specific layout
  • CIB fairBrief: fixed issue with print job description and thermosealed envelope (ES only)

CIB pdf brewer 3.11.0

New

  • Licensed users can skip additional data download during silent installation
  • Help and information links added to CIB fairBrief
  • Address detection now detects left margin automatically during address relocation (CIB fairBrief)
  • News displayed at program startup in CIB fairBrief
  • Letters sent via CIB fairBrief can be backed up locally
  • Target server can be changed in CIB fairBrief in the settings menu
  • Video embedding in PDF supported through MS PowerPoint add-in

Improvements

  • CIB fairBrief description tag is available at letter level now
  • More file formats supported in the CIB doXiview opener (Open with…)
  • PDF/A enhancements, PDF/A-4 output added
  • UI improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed cut pages during printing
  • MS add-in fixes (Excel and Word)
  • PDF/A conversion fixes
  • Invoices: calculated field rounding issue fixed, missing tag
  • Visual artifacts in CIB fairBrief (thumbnails and disabled items)
  • Special characters: allowed in stationeries filenames and uploads to CIB doXiview

CIB pdf brewer 3.10.1

Improvements

  • Allow custom application name in context menu entry
  • Single password input encryption (PDF owner/user password)
  • CIB pdfModule updated (1.44.0)

Fixes

  • Locked settings now affect the UI when setting a password during document generation

CIB pdf brewer 3.10.0

New

  • Excel Add-In 
  • Automatic address detection in CIB fairBrief (DE only, requires checkmask) 
  • Flexible application name (license required) 
  • AI compression 
  • Invoice PDF (+ hybrid) custom opener 

Improvements

  • Context menu options in case no PDF document was selected 
  • (CIB fairBrief) Support server URL in settings without ending slash 
  • (CIB fairBrief) Several UI enhancements: icons, tooltips, proxy settings as in CIB pdf brewer, asynchronous processing, etc. 
  • (CIB fairBrief) Auto reattempt of failed settings request 
  • Provide right mime type in doXisafe uploads 
  • XRechnung 1.2.2 support removed 
  • LeitwegID no longer mandatory for XRechnung generation 

Fixes

  • JPEG 2000 input issue 
  • Dialogs centered in PowerPoint Add-In 
  • Proxy connection issue 
  • Typo in proxy settings (DE) 
  • (CIB fairBrief) Spurious crash on batch dump 

CIB pdf brewer 3.9.3

New

CIB pdf brewer 3.9.2

Fixes

  • Fixed occasional problem during font optimization step 

CIB pdf brewer 3.9.1

Fixes

  • Typo in proxy settings (DE) 
  • Proxy connection issue 

CIB pdf brewer 3.9.0

New

  • VB.NET/VBA/C++ API Testset 
  • PowerPoint Add-in 
  • CIB fairBrief: new UI design and ability to lock settings 
  • Proxy settings panel, in the global configuration window 

Improvements

  • Text improvements 
  • Merge&Split window default size reduced 
  • General improvements in CIB fairBrief 

Fixes

  • Typos 
  • Context menu reload option after installation 
  • Issue in Merge&Split drag and drop 
  • CIB fairBrief, checkmask is now applied to attachments 
  • Issue with login switch in CIB fairBrief
  • Issue during export without forms in Word Add-in 

CIB pdf brewer 3.8.0

New

  • New CIB fairBrief settings: description / certified letters 
  • Setup is now aware of newer versions 
  • Allow more document types in Merge and split utility 

Improvements

  • Office Addin improvements 
  • CIB fairBrief general enhancements 
  • UI Wizard for PDF/UA reworked 
  • Several translation changes in UI 
  • Bookmarks are available now for floating point font size 
  • Merge and split utility improved 

Fixes

  • Encryption / Decryption enhancements and bug fix 
  • Fixed a PDF/A conversion corruption for a document 
  • Fixed small issues in Merge and Split 
  • Printing issue with PowerPoint slides dimensions 
  • CIB fairBrief internal file names improved 
  • Context menu issue if no printer device available fixed 
  • Invoice error at XRechnung 1.2.2 
  • Fixed attachments inside invoice XML

CIB pdf brewer 3.7.1

New

  • Activate / Deactivate context menu entries 
  • Added direct image conversion to PDF for JPEG2000 images 

Fixes

  • Delivery Note Referenced Document is correctly created in ZUGFeRD output 
  • Fixed Thumbnail problem in CIB fairBrief client 
  • Fixed an issue, where 2 invoice items were not recognized correctly 
  • Fixed output of image conversion to PDF for a special case in tiff image and for gif images. 

CIB pdf brewer 3.7.0

New

  • Office add-in: E-Invoice wizard added to the Microsoft Word Addin 
  • Office add-in: News with splash screen 

Improvements

  • Improved user handling in CIB merge & split dialog 
  • Several improvements for translations 
  • Improved handling of existing shares in doxisafe option in the context menu 
  • Update welcome page info regarding addin 
  • Update elearning addin info 
  • Updated Icons

BUG

  • Correctly process .lnk Files in the context menu 
  • The location defined by user to save the outputs is ignored when saving from CIB AddIn 
  • Error when creating the document even if the document was created 
  • Issues with the progress bar 
  • Officeconverter job is not canceled 
  • Missing information in PDF after creation via Adobe Reader 
  • Add brewer icon at the windows taskbar for encryption and decryption 
  • CIB pdf brewer gave up working when selecting “merge & split” for encrypted files 
  • Issues with specific document 
  • Issue of “Decide for each document separately” when encrypting/decrypting > 1 documents 
  • CIB pdf brewer crashes when Merge&Split with MS documents selected 
  • Issue when cancelling the encryption option 
  • x button in Encryption doesn’t work properly 
  • Buyer ID (150,80,80) is not transferred to XML (ZUGFeRD) 

CIB pdf brewer 3.6.0

New

  • Initial implementation of PDF/UA creation 
  • Extend invoice items in ZUGFeRD 
  • Extended XRechnung (XML) so it supports attachments 

Improvements

  • Welcome page for new users update 
  • Grouped icons in office ribbon have a group-icon now 
  • Allow the preview document with annexed pages in CIB fairBrief client 
  • Hide MSO progress bar when converting Office files from context menu 
  • Improvements when a doXisafe code already exists or is not valid 
  • Improve handling of doXisafe synchronization 
  • Several improvements for the Save & Share utility 
  • UI improvements in doXisafe sharing utility 
  • Improve workflow in Merge & Split 
  • DPI awareness improvements 

Fixes

  • Fixed encrypt/decrypt problem while using defined labels as file name 
  • Fixed error when uploading certain files to doXisafe from CIB pdf brewer 
  • Merge & Split edition issues 
  • ShipToTradeParty added to ZUGFeRD 
  • ZUGFeRD MarkUp: korrektes Mapping von negativen Beträgen (Gutschrift) 
  • XRechnung: Content in merged cells of excel sheet not converted to XML correctly 
  • Fixed invoice typecode 
  • Wrong calculation basis tax amount 
  • Fixed invoice validation error when not using 4 decimal places 
  • CIB fairBrief: fixed issue with the number of pages displayed 
  • CIB fairBrief: duplex setting was ignored 
  • Fixed issue regarding output extension 
  • Several text typos were fixed 

CIB pdf brewer 3.5.1

Fixes

  • Encryption icon not displayed for Owner OW generated documents 
  • Error shown when documents are uploaded to internal CIB doXiview 
  • Duplex blank page is missing, when Supplement Attachment is added in CIB pdf brewer and not in CIB fairBrief client 

CIB pdf brewer 3.5.0

New

  • Supporting UNC pathes inside CIB fairBrief client 
  • Integrate Code generator for Passwords and CIB doXisafe Codes 
  • Use optionally inside CIB fairBrief client the language settings of CIB pdf brewer 
  • Use a new CIB doXiview starter, which can be find in open with for PDF files 
  • Support simplex / duplex settings from CIB pdf brewer to be passed thru to CIB pdf brewer 
  • Use own office converters to convert Microsoft Office files to PDF instead of print. 
  • Added Support for ZUGFeRD TotalPrepaidAmount and DuePayableAccount 
  • Display (test) inside CIB fairBrief client, if a test user is used 
  • Check all files added to CIB fairBrieft and convert then to PDF/A-3b, if they don’t comply to PDF/A 
  • Support X-Rechnung 2.0 

Improvements

  • Improved localization in Microsoft Word Addin 
  • Ignore case in the CIB fairBrief config files keys 
  • Improved translations inside CIB fairBrief client 
  • Don’t mark OWNER-PW encrypted PDFs anymore with an encryption symbol in file explorer anymore 
  • Improved file explorer icons 
  • Display also attached files in error window, if checkmask failes in CIB fairBrief client, 
  • Improved stability of Setup 

Fixes

  • Fixed a case, when there was no preview in CIB doXisafe generated share email. 
  • Fixed correct saving of settings of the Microsoft Word Addin 
  • Allowance and Charge can be combined now during CIB invoice toolbox 
  • Fixed clicking Cancel on progress window, that no success is shown anymore 
  • Fixed a case, when a configuration files could be corrupted during update 
  • Fixed: An Update deletes settings from system wide configuration file inside the Microsoft Drivers Direcrory 
  • Fixed positioning of signature fields, if they are inside a table 
  • Fixed opening hybrid files, when opened from UNC pathes 
  • Fixed a crash during pdf processing, when opening a special file 
  • Fixed opening of files on CIB doXisafe. It could happen, that an empty web page is opned. 

CIB pdf brewer 3.2.0

  • Support ZUGFeRD 2.1 Generation 
  • The CIB fairBrief extension, which is your cost-effective way to send out real letters, has seen an overwork. You can e.g. add supplements to a letter now. 
  • Inside CIB pdf brewer profiles you can also add front pages and footer pages to a newly generated document. 
  • Many improvements and some bugfixes for the Merge & Split Window 
  • Overall many improvements in usability, user interface, localizations for the whole product 

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