WebGrabber Release Notes 2016 R2.0

This WebGrabber 2016 R2.0 release (Build 2016.2.0.18011) includes bug fixes and new features.

Software Requirements

The following software is required to successfully use WebGrabber.

  • Windows Server® 2008 (32- or 64-bit edition) OR
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 OR
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework is required to use WebGrabber's .NET component
    (.NET 3.5 for the API, .NET 4.0 for the service — if it is not detected, you will be given the option to install it.)

Note: For WebGrabber installations 2016 R2.0 and higher, Internet Explorer 10 is no longer supported. When using the Internet Explorer Engine we recommend using Internet Explorer 11.

Important! If using Windows Server 2012 or above, and using the Internet Explorer engine for conversions, follow the instructions in the Installation topic of the WebGrabber Quick Start Guide.

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for WebGrabber are:

  • 350 MB of RAM
  • 175 MB of hard disk space (for application)

New Features

For more information, see the New Features topic in the online WebGrabber 2016 API Reference manual.

  • You can now use API calls to select conversion settings that you have set up in WebGrabber Configuration Manager. Use the new PDFProfile property to select custom PDF profiles, and the WebGrabberProfile property to select custom WebGrabber profiles.
  • The new UseSecureConnection property allows you to use HTTPS for secure connections when working in the COM environment.
    Note: WebGrabber's .NET connections use WCF, which is secure by default.
  • (Native Engine only) Float-based calculations are now used by default for more precise calculations of justified text width. You can choose to revert to the earlier-used method in WebGrabber Configuration Manager. See the WebGrabber Quick Start for more details.

Fixed Bugs

ID #




When TextWidthMetrics was set to 1 when processing justified text, the character spacing in the output PDF was not as expected.

Text-width calculations for justified text now use float numbers, and this resolved the issue.


When checkboxes or radio buttons were selected, they displayed as black in the output PDF.

WebGrabber now uses white by default for selected checkboxes and radio buttons, which resolves this issue.



These URL or file-specific bugs were resolved.

These issues are now resolved.

Please contact customer support for further information.

WebGrabber Quick Start Guide

See the WebGrabber Quick Start Guide for information about installation and using the WebGrabber Configuration Manager:


API Reference

See the WebGrabber API Reference Guide for information about .NET and COM methods and properties: