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Version Changelog (September 8th, 2021)

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  • Release Date: September 8th, 2021
  • Built with Xcode 12.5.1 (12E507)


  • Users can now drag annotations annotations between pages

Move annotations between pages

  • Added support for changing the sticky note icon colour and opacity

Sticky note colour

  • Added support for link creation using the new PTLinkCreate tool
    • Links can be added from text or as a shape on the document
    • Page links and web links are both supported

Add Links

  • New, faster reflow engine with API options controlling which images to extract

  • Added a new maxImageDimensions API to PTImageStampAnnotationOptions to allow an array of maximum image dimensions to be defined when stamping images onto the document

    • If there are multiple elements in the array then the user will be shown a picker to select the image size
    • The image will be resized down to those dimensions before being added to the document
    • Default values are [4032, 1024, 800]

Image stamp size picker

  • Documents loaded from memory (not from a local file path/URL) can now be shared
  • The types of annotations shown in the annotation list can now be controlled via the excludedAnnotationTypes API on the PTAnnotationViewController class
  • Added a new searchSettingsEnabled API to allow the search settings to be hidden on the PTTextSearchViewController
  • Support for custom text in editable dropdown form fields
  • Newly editable annotation properties can now have their defaults specified.
  • Buttons in the PTToolGroupToolbar for annotation tools can now have their icons changed by disabling the PTToolBarButtonItem.showsAnnotationStyle property and then setting the image property of the item.
  • Support for date form fields with format specifications of AFTime_Keystroke(ptf) and AFTime_Format(ptf).
  • Image stamps can now be created from SVGs selected in the file browser


  • Fix for possible infinite loop when tapping on form fields when using the freehand / free highlighter tools.
  • Fix so that the document doesn't shift when showing/hiding the control bars when using a PTDocumentController directly rather than view a PTDocumentTabbedViewController.
  • Fix so that the current page can be set immediately after opening a document.
  • Fix for a crash when running visual or semantic diff over documents with different page counts.
  • Fixes an issue where the PTPageTemplateViewController's page number was not being updated after first being shown.
  • Fixes an issue where the page could jump up and down when tabbing between form fields.
  • Fixes an issue where the PTPencilDrawingCreate tool would always be hidden in the PTToolGroupToolbar.
  • Fixes an issue with the eraser tool where strokes would only be partially erased.
  • Fixes an issue where in some circumstances the viewer could freeze when vertically scrolling beyond the bounds of the document.
  • Fixes the UINavigationBar appearance when running on iOS 15.
  • UI will no longer freeze when first opening a PDF with an extraordinary number of annotations.

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