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ViewCompanion Standard 9.0 Released
New features and viewing of Adobe PDF files added

OSLO, Norway, September 15, 2014 - This update adds new features and support for viewing and printing
of Adobe PDF files. You can now use ViewCompanion Standard to view and print all your PDF files.
The shell extension now displays a full preview of all supported file formats inside Windows Explorer.

This update is 100% free if you purchased a ViewCompanion license, or renewed the software
maintenance, less than 12-months ago.

What's new in 9.0?

  • Added support for reading Adobe PDF files.
    You can now use ViewCompanion to view and print your PDF files.

  • The improved Shell Extension can display a full preview of the selected file inside Explorer.
    A new tool is included for associating file types with ViewCompanion and the Shell Extension.
    Full preview inside Windows Explorer of a DWF file can be seen in the screenshot below:

    shell extension preview of dwf file

  • Added JPEG-2000 as new export format.

  • Added Movie Maker, a new tool for creating an AVI movie from supported file types. Each file and page is converted to a single frame in the movie (frame length is configurable).

  • A few other minor improvements and changes.

  • Several bugs fixed.

Please go to the following page for complete details and download links:

ViewCompanion Standard

Read more about ViewCompanion Standard:

ViewCompanion Standard Homepage

About ViewCompanion
ViewCompanion is a powerful application for viewing, printing and converting files of multiple formats. The formats supported by ViewCompanion include PLT, Adobe PDF, Autodesk DWF, CGM, HPGL/2, HP-RTL, Calcomp, TIFF, CALS and more.

ViewCompanion is available as three different editions: ViewCompanion Standard, Pro and Premium. The Pro and Premium editions have tools for markup and support for raster formats. The Premium edition adds extra tools for raster and PDF processing.

About Software Companions
Software Companions is fully focused on developing powerful products for viewing, printing and conversion of file formats that are commonly used in the CAD/CAM market. They also develop and sell components that are used in applications developed by other companies.

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