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Release Notes

In addition to general bug fixes, and performance enhancements, refer to the changes below for each release.

Change history#

May, 2022#

ChangeDescription
NewWebsite developers can now integrate Google Analytics with PDF Embed API with only a few steps and collect PDF analytics. For more details, see the section Google Analytics.

August, 2021 (Patch Release)#

ChangeDescription
ChangedPDF Embed API now no longer uses Adobe Analytics to gather anonymous usage data for measuring performance. For more details, see the section Analytics

August, 2021#

ChangeDescription
NewPDF Embed API will end support for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy after September, 2021. A warning message will be displayed when the PDF is rendered on these browsers till the end of September, 2021, notifying users to use any other supported browser. Beginning October 1, 2021, PDF rendering will stop working on these browsers. To know about the list of supported browsers, see the section Supported browsers

July, 2021#

ChangeDescription
ChangedPreviously, the PDF always used to take focus on rendering, irrespective of the embed mode. Now the default behaviour has been changed and the PDF will take focus only when rendered in full window and lightbox embed modes. Website developers can override this default behaviour using the preview configuration focusOnRendering. For more details, see the section Focus on PDF rendering.

June, 2021#

ChangeDescription
ChangedThe default behaviour of saving user preferences in the local storage (such as updated annotation colour) has been deprecated for the commenting feature in full window embed mode. Website developers can still save these user preferences elsewhere using the existing user setting callbacks provided by PDF Embed API. For more details, see the section User settings.

May, 2021#

ChangeDescription
NewNew tools for undo and redo actions introduced in the top bar.
ChangedUpdated the Adobe Acrobat branding in all embed modes. The new Adobe Acrobat logo will appear in the page controls toolbar at the bottom for full window, sized container and in-line embed modes, and in the top bar for lightbox embed mode. Clicking on the logo will open the Adobe Acrobat online application in a new browser tab. See the section Embed modes for more details.
NewAdded support for passing strokeWidth input parameter to the startAnnotationMode() annotation API in order to set the line thickness of drawing annotation programmatically.

April, 2021#

ChangeDescription
NewAdded support for displaying linearized PDFs.
NewNew viewer API to access file attachments in the PDF programmatically.

March, 2021#

ChangeDescription
NewAdded support for eraser annotation tool to erase parts of drawing annotations.
NewNew viewer API to fetch and open bookmarks in the PDF programmatically.

January, 2021#

ChangeDescription
NewAdded support for add text annotation in annotation APIs.
NewNew viewer APIs to perform zoom and search operations on the PDF programmatically.
NewEnhancements in the mobile view experience of PDF files displayed using PDF Embed API.
NewAdded a new event for “UNSUPPORTED_FEATURE_FOUND” which will be generated when any unsupported feature is used by the end-user.
NewAdded a new section in documentation about recommended approaches for search engine indexing of PDF files displayed using PDF Embed API.

November, 2020#

ChangeDescription
NewAdded support for document search in the in-line embed mode.
ChangedPreviously, the updateAnnotation API only supported updating comment text. It now supports updating color, stroke width, position and bounding box.

September, 2020#

ChangeDescription
NewAdded support for the new “Add Text Comment” annotation tool which adds free text to PDFs.
NewUI improvements in the right-hand comments panel.
NewEvents for annotation actions.
NewImprovement in the PDF viewing experience in sized container embed mode by enabling fade-in and fade-out of page controls along with the top bar.
Bug fixPreviously, there was an issue in Embed API which caused the rendering of few PDFs to fail, and users would see an error message. This is now resolved and those PDFs render correctly in the web viewer.

August, 2020#

ChangeDescription
NewSized container full screen mode only: To facilitate exiting from full screen mode, support was added for a Close button in the top bar on all platforms as well as support for the swipe down gesture on mobile browsers.
ChangedSized container full screen mode only: Improved the PDF preview experience in full screen mode on mobile browsers.
Bug fixPreviously, disabling print via the API disabled the context menu items behind the overflow icon but did not disable the keyboard shortcuts in all cases. Now, the API disables both the menu items and the keyboard shortcuts.

July, 2020#

ChangeDescription
ChangedMoved the document search bar below the top bar in full window embed mode to unblock the annotation tools during a search operation.
NewPDF Embed API bug fixes and documentation updates around the save behavior.
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