Meridian Release Notes

This software release for ActivePDF Meridian 2010 R4 (Build includes enhancements and bug fixes.


Software Requirements

The following software is required to successfully use Meridian.


  • Windows Server® 2003 (32- or 64-bit edition) OR

  • Windows Server® 2008 (32- or 64-bit edition) OR

  • Windows Server® 2012 64-bit edition

  • Microsoft® .NET 3.5 Framework


(32- or 64-bit editions)

  • Microsoft® Windows 8.1 OR

  • Microsoft® Windows 8 OR

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 OR

  • Microsoft® Windows VistaTM OR

  • Microsoft® Windows XP

  • Microsoft® .NET 3.5 is recommended ( .NET is used if available, otherwise C++ is used)

Note: For client machines running Windows XP and Windows 8 that do not have .NET or the Visual Studio 2008 C++ Redistribution package installed:
Download and install the Visual Studio 2008 C++ Redistribution package before installing a Meridian printer.

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for Meridian are:


  • 350 MB of RAM

  • 175 MB of hard disk space (for application)


  • 256 MB of RAM

  • 25MB of hard disk space (for the application)

Bug Fixes

The following bugs were resolved.





When the Meridian static printer converted a web page from Microsoft Internet Explorer, the PDF file name contained only the file extension ".pdf".

By default, the Meridian static printer now creates a file named "print.pdf" when printing from Microsoft Internet Explorer.


In the server-side CUI, after selections were made in these settings:
- Override Client Settings
- Fetch PDF
- Open PDF,
- Fetch Timeout
- PDF Save and PDF directory settings
The settings were not changed in the client side, and the edits were not saved in the server-side CUI.

Settings made in the server-side CUI now change the default settings in the client, and the changes are saved.


When certain Microsoft PowerPoint files containing Japanese characters were converted to PDFs, there were errors in the font and font alignment.

Converted PowerPoint files containing Japanese characters now appear as expected.


When the Meridian API attempted to convert an image to PDF the process failed.

Images can now be converted to PDF using the Meridian API.


The PostScript file was not being saved in API conversions with KeepPortDocument property set to True.

The KeepPortDocument property now works as expected.


In the Default profile, after setting the Overwrite Method to Never Overwrite or Concatenate to Existing, PDF files were overwritten.

Existing PDF files are no longer overwritten when 'Never Overwrite' or 'Concatenate to Existing' settings are selected.


When copying text from a PDF and pasting it into a Word Document, the font formatting was lost.

When pasting text copied from a PDF (if the font is installed on your machine) the font remains the same as the font used in the PDF.


On Windows XP and Windows 8, Meridian would intermittently report CDateTime errors upon initiation of print job.

This was due to a time calculation bug affecting the C++ Fetch application, which is used on machines where .NET is not installed. This issue has been resolved.

Note: For a list of Known Bugs, see:

Installation and Getting Started

Installation instructions and information on using the Meridian UI for configuration is available in the Meridian Quick Start Guide:

API Reference

API information is available in the Meridian API Reference Guide: