Includes new ID Reader SDK which automatically extracts data from mobile device live streams and photos.
September 27, 2021
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What's new in the LEADTOOLS Document Engine v22

Document Editor
LEAD is proud to introduce the new LEADTOOLS Document Editor control for HTML/JavaScript development. The LEADTOOLS Document Editor control provides a word-processor like experience that can load, edit, and save PDF, DOC/DOCX, and RTF formats.

  • Zero-footprint document editing solution for HTML5/JavaScript applications.
  • Supports loading, editing, and saving formats, such as DOC/DOCX, PDF, RTF, and TXT without additional third-party software.
  • Includes rich document-editing capabilities, such as text search and replace, undo and redo, clipboard (cut, copy, and paste), ruler, fonts and styles, paragraph styles, text alignment, bulleted and numbered lists, images with text wrapping options, tables with split and merged cells, nested tables, and border styles, hyperlinks, headers and footers, page breaks, and keyboard shortcuts.
  • Easy to integrate into existing solutions and workflows.

The LEADTOOLS Document Editor is included in the new LEADTOOLS Edit SDK product and up.

Microsoft Office and Text Formats Enhancements

  • Microsoft Office format decryption - LEADTOOLS can decrypt DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, and PPT/PPTX files.
  • New option to show hidden Microsoft PowerPoint slides.
  • Improved rendering of Microsoft PowerPoint slides, especially when dealing with master and layout slide relationships.
  • Load spreadsheets saved as XLSB (Microsoft Excel Binary).
  • Major enhancements have been made to the rendering of PST, MSG, and EML formats.
  • Load and render text files with ANSI, UTF7, UTF8, UTF16LE, UTF16BE encoding.

PDF SDK Updates

  • Enhanced font embedding techniques, which result in better conversion to PDF/A files.
  • Expanded PDF digital signature support to Java for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple macOS, Apple iOS, and Android.

What's new in the LEADTOOLS Recognition Engine v22

New ID Reader SDK
The ID Reader SDK intelligently and automatically extracts data from live streams and scanned photos of id cards without requiring a structured layout.

  • Automatically extracts data from mobile device live streams and photos.
  • Performs deep analysis to ensure that information is not missed.
  • Also supports AAMVA barcode decoding.

New ICR Platforms
The LEADTOOLS ICR SDK is now available for Microsoft .NET Core, Java, Swift, and Objective-C.

  • Available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android, and Apple iOS.
  • Support for hand-printed and cursive handwriting.
  • Automatically detect and label handwritten text zones.
  • Improved accuracy for uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, punctuation, and symbols.
  • Automatic preprocessing which handles noisy and low-resolution images.
  • Integrated dictionaries to improve accuracy.
  • Process color and bitonal images.
  • Output to the most popular document formats such as PDF, DOCX, HTML, and Text.
  • Comprehensive reports for text results:
    • Character size, location, and baseline.
    • Positional attributes, including end of word, end of line, and end of paragraph.
    • Confidence values.

OCR and ICR Enhancements

  • New noise removal techniques to improve detection of zones and recognition results.

What's new in the LEADTOOLS Imaging Engine v22

Updates to Formats

  • Load and save HEIC/HEIF images.
  • Support for CGM ClearText encoding.

Changes to the LEADTOOLS Product Line
In Version 22, the following products have been added.

  • LEADTOOLS Edit - includes all features of the LEADTOOLS Document product and adds the LEADTOOLS Document Editor control.


Build end-to-end forms recognition and processing applications.

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