Version 1.5.7 August 2017

  • Improved support for handling Dedicon protected files.
  • Fixed an issue with highlighting sometimes not highlighting correctly on some machines.

Version 1.5 April 2017

What’s new in  V1.5

  • Compatible with the new Dedicon protection mechanism, going live April 2017.

Bug fixes

  • Added some missing text localisations.
  • Fixed an issue with the highlight colour selection box showing blank entries.

Technical Information

  • The old ESDNow protection mechanism will soon be switched off (April 2017) as Dedicon are moving over to their own protection mechanism.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
  • .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 runtime.
  • 1GB RAM
  • 50MB hard drive space.
  • An internet connection is required to activate new books and all books, once every 30 days.

Version 1.4.6 December 2016.

New features

  • Highlight colours – you can now change the colour of highlight colour in BookReader.
  • Quick voice language change – enabling the secondary languages feature allows to you set a voice for a particular language and quickly switch to that voice by selecting it in the dropdown menu on the main toolbar.
  • New document open mechanism – files that are opened now only have to be converted once – the first time they are opened. This means instant openenings of documents, after you open them for the first time.
  • The annotation toolbar is now enabled by default.
  • The progress bar that shows when you are openeing a document for the first time, should be more responsive and not cause the app to hang.

Bugfixes

  • Added some missing text localisations.
  • Annotations should now be remembered when upgrading to a newer version of BookReader.
  • Fixed an issue where annotations were only read out, if they were in the first document.
  • Fixed some issues with the page number not being correctly updated.
  • Fixed an issue with save dialogues inadvertently appearing when adding annotations to protected documents.
  • Fixed an issue where the Print option was disabled for unprotected documents.
  • Fixed an issue where the Accessibility settings were not being remembered.
  • Fixed an issue where the Settings for BookReader were being corrupted and preventing BookReader from starting.

Known issues

  • On very rare occasions, the Settings for BookReader may be reset. This will happen when they are corrupted and would prevent BookReader from starting.

Version 1.3.32 20 Feb 2015

System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8.
  • .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 runtime.
  • 1GB RAM
  • 50MB hard drive space.

New features

  • PDF files are now opened in tabs, allowing you to open multiple files at the same time.
  • You can now close a PDF file without having to close BookReader.
  • Comments and annotations are automatically saved for ESD PDF files.
  • New Export menu item added.
  • This option allows you to export pages to an image. For normal PDF files this is unrestricted.
    • For ESD PDF filesthis is restricted to the current page and is greyscale.
  • New Annotations menu item added. This option allows you to import and export an annotations file.
  • New Echo words option added to the Speech Settings menu.
    • This can be enabled to echo words that you type into PDF form fields and annotations.
  • Window title has been updated to use a more accurate PDF file name.
  • Annotations and form field content can now be spoken by selecting them and pressing the play button.

Improved features

  • Should now interact successfully with ClaroRead and ClaroCapture.
  • Fixed file associations.
  • Updated the ClaroPDF.dll to be able to handle more ESD PDF files.

Version 1.3, 29 April 2013

Features

  • Displays PDF files
  • Opens ESDNow protected documents (e.g. from Dedicon)
    • Changes to protected documents cannot be saved
    • Does not open Adobe protected PDFs
  • Allows reading with highlighting
  • Allows commenting
  • Fully compatible with ClaroRead 6.2 upwards

System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • 1GB RAM
  • 50MB hard disk space
  • DVD drive
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or later