Version History

File Viewer Plus 5

Version 5.2 - May 8, 2024

  • Added support for .aai, .jxr, and .ora formats
  • Added support for additional camera models
  • Added the capability to batch convert spreadsheets
  • Added form controls to the spreadsheet editor
  • Added the ability to export interactive controls in DOCX files to PDF
  • Fixed: Blank window after pasting text in the source code editor
  • Fixed: Several other bugs

Version 5.1 - February 12, 2024

  • Added a Details view to the file browser
  • Added Ctrl+Mouse Wheel zooming and Page Up/Page Down shortcuts to PDF viewing
  • Improved the ribbon behavior for documents and spreadsheets (collapse order, contextual tab selection)
  • Implemented several other minor user interface improvements
  • Improved encryption mechanism for license files (FIPS compliance)
  • Fixed: Opening AVIF images with non-ASCII filenames
  • Fixed: Several other minor bugs

Version 5.0 - November 15, 2023

  • Initial release of File Viewer Plus 5

File Viewer Plus 4

Version 4.3 - February 6, 2023

  • Added a track changes option to the document editor
  • Added a status bar and new chart types to the spreadsheet editor
  • Updated the document and spreadsheet editors to show contextual menu tabs when selecting tables, charts, and pictures
  • Updated the software's digital signature with a trusted certificate from Microsoft
  • Fixed: Several minor bugs

Version 4.2.1 - October 5, 2022

  • Fixed: An error that may appear when closing audio or video files

Version 4.2 - September 28, 2022

  • Added information for many more file types
  • Improved support for image, camera raw, audio, and video formats
  • Improved rendering for PDF documents
  • Fixed: Several minor bugs

Version 4.1.1 - April 25, 2022

  • Added information for many more file types
  • Added support for opening new .docx and .xlsx documents created with the Windows 11 context menu
  • Fixed: Error popup caused by offline OneDrive files
  • Fixed: Several other bugs

Version 4.1 - March 16, 2022

  • Improved file format support for several document types
  • Added several minor user interface improvements
  • Added a Norwegian translation
  • Fixed: Possible settings error on startup
  • Fixed: Spell-checking issue for some English document types
  • Fixed: Other minor bugs

Version 4.0.1 - February 4, 2021

  • Improved file format support for several document types
  • Added several minor user interface improvements
  • Fixed: CSV and TSV cell value types are now auto-detected on load
  • Fixed: Other minor bugs

Version 4.0 - November 11, 2020

  • Initial release of File Viewer Plus 4
  • Added file browser with thumbnails and previews
  • Added support for 100+ additional file formats (over 400 total)
  • Added customizable user interface with new themes
  • Improved file format support
  • Many other new features and improvements

File Viewer Plus 3

Version 3.3 - January 3, 2020

  • Added support for Canon .CR3 and new camera models
  • Added display of inline images in email files
  • Added setting that remembers ribbon minimized state
  • Fixed: Colors with Windows High Contrast settings
  • Fixed: Other minor bugs

Version 3.2.2 - November 12, 2019

  • Added multipage image print dialog (TIFF, GIF, DICOM)
  • Added a setting that remembers the window maximized state
  • Fixed: TIFF images display correctly when X and Y DPIs differ
  • Fixed: Software updates now install to the previous location
  • Fixed: Other minor bugs

Version 3.2.1 - August 23, 2019

  • Improved support for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel formats
  • Fixed: Attempting to overwrite read-only documents now displays an error
  • Fixed: Ribbon buttons are no longer disabled incorrectly in some cases
  • Fixed: Unchecked TIFF LZW compression option now works in batch mode
  • Fixed: Compressed archives with invalid filenames no longer stop an extraction
  • Fixed: Various other bugs

Version 3.2 - July 5, 2019

  • Added Japanese language support
  • Added Recent Documents to the File menu
  • Added raw image support for many new camera models
  • Added video playback keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved support for PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Excel formats
  • Improved support for .EMLX files
  • Improved file identification for multiple file formats
  • Improved high DPI display support via DirectX rendering
  • Fixed: Saving and loading settings no longer causes occasional crash
  • Fixed: Email files with read-only attribute can now be viewed
  • Fixed: Email file receipt dates are now localized in user's time zone
  • Fixed: Line breaks in file metadata are no longer truncated
  • Fixed: .PCD files can now be converted in batch mode
  • Fixed: .XBM and .XPM images now load correctly

Version 3.1.1 - December 7, 2018

  • Fixed a crash when opening images on Windows 10 1803+ systems when Microsoft HEIF Image Extensions is installed
  • Other minor bug fixes

Version 3.1 - November 21, 2018

  • Added support for High Efficiency Image Format (.heic, .heif) files
  • Added support for .emz, .exr, .rgb, .rgba, and .sgi files
  • Added support for DICOM Encapsulated PDF files
  • Added drop-down menu in file info panel with metadata options
  • Added metadata for Microsoft Word and Excel files
  • Added drop down menu in file information panel with metadata options
  • Added more file identification information when opening unknown files
  • Added more metadata for Microsoft Word and Excel documents
  • Improved rendering for PowerPoint and Visio files
  • Fixed: Image resize and effects dialogs now scale well on high DPI screens
  • Fixed: International characters in file paths caused some files not to load
  • Fixed: Some password-protected archives were not being prompted for a password
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.0 - August 30, 2018

  • Initial release of File Viewer Plus 3

File Viewer Plus 2

Version 2.2.4 - January 27, 2022

  • Updated File Viewer Plus with a new code signing certificate
  • Fixed a license activation issue

Version 2.2.3 - August 6, 2020

  • Updated File Viewer Plus with a new code signing certificate
  • Improved license activation security

Version 2.2.2 - June 27, 2018

  • Updated File Viewer Plus with a new code signing certificate

Version 2.2.1 - November 29, 2017

  • Fixed loading of Word document templates
  • Fixed an email file viewing issue for HTML-formatted emails
  • Added email header to the print view (to, from, cc, and subject)
  • Fixed bugs with viewing, editing, and saving Word and Excel documents
  • Fixed user interface issues on high DPI screens
  • Fixed several other bugs

Version 2.2 - October 25, 2017

  • Increased free trial period from 10 to 14 days
  • Added a new document editor with additional toolbars
  • Added spell check to the document editor (English only)
  • Fixed a document character encoding issue for non-English characters
  • Fixed PDF printing for landscape documents
  • Fixed an issue with archive extraction for some archive formats

Version 2.1 - April 27, 2017

  • Added File menu options: "New Window" and "Close"
  • Improved rendering of Visio diagrams
  • Added viewing of Visio stencil libraries (.VSS, .VSSX)
  • Added support for RAR5 archives
  • Added support for more camera raw image formats
  • Added support for extracting .DESKTHEMEPACK files
  • Added proxy settings detection for software activation
  • Added Open option for email file attachments
  • Improved printing for PDF files
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 2.0.1 - August 5, 2016

  • Added spreadsheet autofill, paste special, and multiple cell move functions
  • Added viewing for password-protected spreadsheets
  • Improved German translation for the spreadsheet and text editor views
  • Added a word wrap option to the source code view
  • Fixed a character encoding issue with the source code view
  • Fixed a possible access violation error on splash screen
  • Fixed an installer error for German and Czech installs

Version 2.0 - June 28, 2016

  • Initial release of File Viewer Plus 2

File Viewer Plus 1

Version 1.3.3 - August 6, 2015

  • Windows 10 compatibility update
  • Fixed an issue with displaying .PCD images

Version 1.3.2 - March 12, 2015

  • Fixed a display issue with email files containing international characters
  • Added additional string translations for German
  • Fixed a print dialog bug for image printing
  • Other minor user interface bug fixes

Version 1.3.1 - January 6, 2015

  • Added a language option to the Preferences window
  • Fixed a menu bar issue with Chinese localization

Version 1.3 - December 12, 2014

  • Added 13 new file formats (.dds, .dfont, .dib, .jbig/.jbg, .jng, .miff, .mvg, .pes, .psb, .sfw, .svgz, .ttf, .webp)
  • Added localizations for German, Spanish, French, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Polish, and Czech
  • Improved support for DICOM images
  • Added support for DICOM metadata and Photoshop IPTC metadata
  • Improved camera raw support, including more camera models
  • Improved source code view

Version 1.2 - September 3, 2014

  • Added a user manual (Help -> User Manual...)
  • Added more robust text search features
  • Added support for .eba and .iwb source code files
  • Minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Version 1.1 - May 9, 2014