Updating from any version below 8.10 to version 8.10 or higher
With the release of version 8.10 the internal PDF-rendering engine has been replaced by a more contemporary system. This measure became necessary to keep up with the ongoing and future development of new PDF standard features. Unlike the previous engine, the new system no longer supports the
‘PDF direct print’ option.
If you had not been using the PDF direct print option before, the new version will maintain all former settings and start working as usual. You are done here.
When starting the new release version the first time, all former ‘direct print’ settings are automatically converted into equivalent parameters used by the new graphic processing module. After this you normally continue running AutoPrint in the known way. Although the new system eventually is a bit slower and needs more system memory than the former ‘direct print’ process, it will provide always at least equal, but usually higher print quality.
If a former version of AutoPrint with PDF ‘direct print’ activated reliably works in a 24/7 production system, it is recommended to stay with the former release version unless there is any technical reason to update. After a possible update, please check the adjusted graphic processing settings and make sure, that all print content is scaled and positioned to the output medium properly:
Full page settings
The here shown settings are the best default parameters for printing a usual PDF page full size
to a standard sheet of paper in a 1:1 sizing ratio.
Backup - Restore the former installation settings
Before the updated AutoPrint application starts adjusting or replacing any settings, it will copy the former settings to a renamed backup-file, here for example to AutoPrint_8_7_1.db.
If you like to go back to the former release installation, just close AutoPrint, rename the backup-file to AutoPrint.db and finally run the former installer execution package.
Updating a former release version