Xtractor Release Notes 2015 R1.1

This software release for ActivePDF Xtractor 2015 R1.1 (Build 2015.1.1.17334) includes new features.

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Server™ 2008 (32- or 64-bit edition), 2008 R2, or 2012 R2
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5.1 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows® 7 and 8 (Desktop Distribution customers only)

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for Xtractor are:

  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 150 MB of hard disk space (for application)


  • Additional hard disk space is needed to meet the volume of files being processed.
  • ActivePDF does not officially support running Xtractor in a Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Terminal Services or Citrix environment.

New Features

For more information, see the Xtractor User Guide.

  • Two new methods allow you to search for text using regular expressions:
    • Use the FindAllByRegex to find all instances on a specified page, or the entire document.
    • Use FindInstanceByRegex to find the first instance, or specify an instance by page number or occurrence.

    Note: To see code examples using the Regex calls, see Search for Text in PDF at the ActivePDF Examples site.

  • The new ExtractTextToStream method provides the option to extract a specified PDF page (or all pages) to a memory stream for quick access.

User Guide: Installation, Getting Started, and API Reference

Installation instructions and information the Xtractor API is available in the Xtractor User Guide: