Top features that emphasize the benefits of PDF-eXPLODE Version 4

Server Editions Available

Support more PDF-eXPLODE users with less work. Multiple users can share a single instance of PDF-eXPLODE on a PDF-eXPLODE server. Three different server configurations are supported - a different license is available for each configuration:

  • PDF-eXPLODE Terminal Server: Licensed per concurrent user, this edition works on a Microsoft Terminal Servicer or a Citrix Server product.
  • PDF-eXPLODE Printer Server: Licensed per concurrent user, this edition works on any computer with PDF-eXPLODE configured as a shared printer.
  • PDF-eXPLODE Report Server: Licensed per server, this edition works on BusinessObjects Enterprise, Crystal Reports Server, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and other servers that run a report scheduler service.

HTML Format E-mail Messages

Create great looking e-mails using HTML. E-mail messages can be formatted using HTML, providing the ability to use fonts and styles, colors, headings, paragraphs, bulleted and number lists, hyperlinks and images. A built-in HTML editor is provided or you may use another HTML editor.

Send E-mail Using Outlook (MAPI)

E-mail may be sent through Microsoft Outlook (i.e. a MAPI client), rather than sending through an SMTP server. This allows you to edit e-mails before sending and to save copies in the Sent folder.

Increased Capacity

Changes in the PDF-eXPLODE architecture improve support for larger and more complex documents with greater speed for exploding and emailing.

PDF-eXPLODE Tag Enhancements

  • You can now include CC and BCC e-mail addresses in the <pdfexplode></pdfexplode> tag.
  • You can now use curly braces ({})or square brackets ([]) instead of angle brackets (<>). For example: {pdfexplode}...{/pdfexplode}
  • The maximum length of the contents of a PDF-eXPLODE tag is increased to 240 characters from 190 (i.e. the text between <pdfexplode> and </pdfexplode>).

Do More with Variables

  • Take control and communicate more using variables.
  • There are 9 variables supported to be able to create specific Tag data related to 'Fom Address', 'PDF Password', 'Folders, 'File name' You can circumvent the limit of 9 variables using the new VSplit() and MSplit() functions to extract portions of a variable within an e-mail subject or message (see next item).
  • You can manipulate and format variables in e-mail subjects and messages using programming functions, including: VSplit(), MSplit(), Replace(), FormatDate(), Ndays(), Upper(), Lower(), Proper(), Trim(). You can set the Return Path / Reply To address based on the variable used as the From Address .
  • You can also now specify a coversheet file name using a variable on a specific Default Message ID Tag, Client Details or a Client-specific Message ID Tag
  • You can now specify nested folders in a variable used for the exploded file folder. This means you can create a multiple level folder path 'on the fly'

Printing PDFs

A new PDF-eXPLODE specific PDF print engine expands your available functionality like:

  • Print number of copies: If you print to a physical printer, print only / print also, you can now specify the number of copies.
  • You can print PDFs that are password protected

Drag-and-drop PDF files to explode and e-mail

If you have created a master PDF with another PDF creator and it includes <pdfexplode> tags, you can drag-and-drop the file onto the PDF-eXPLODE window to explode and e-mail. PDF files using version 1.7 or lower of the PDF format are supported.

Combine PDF files from the command line

You can now automate the process of combining master PDF files so that it is possible to include multiple reports into a single e-mail attachment. Use the command line to automate the process.

More Flexible Cover Sheets

Now you have more ways to use cover sheets in your e-mails.

  • A cover sheet may now be inserted either at the beginning or the end of the exploded PDF, or as a second attachment to an e-mail.
  • A cover sheet may now be specified on a specific Default Message ID Tag, Client Details or a Client-specific Message ID Tag.
  • Quick Mail now allows you to attach another PDF document, such as a cover sheet.

Fax Server Support

A new E-mail Address Format option allows you to control the format of the e-mail addresses you are sending to, which is useful for sending e-mails to a fax server.

Powerful Utilities

  • A new PDF Splitter utility can be used to explode a PDF having no <pdfexplode> tags, resulting in a separate file per page ( Pg0001.pdf, Pg0002.pdf…Pg9999.pdf.) You can specify a filename prefix.
  • A new PDF Rotate utility can be used to rotate landscape-oriented pages within a PDF to portrait orientation (counter-clockwise 90 degrees).
  • A new PDF Viewer utility program is faster and more accurate.
  • A new PDF Explode and E-mail utility program will process a third party PDF which includes embedded tags from an easy GUI screen.
  • A new Copy Message ID utility program duplicates any currently configured default Message ID and assigns it to a another Message ID, Client or Client-Message ID to enable you to quickly create exception business rules. Very fast and powerful exploding engine can explode and sort up to 20,000 PDF pages in around 4.5 hours (does not include emailing).


PDF-eXPLODE has a few different options and a widely talked about product support that is second to none

  • Free support with a 24 hour turnaround response. for the first 60 days after a new or upgrade purchase.
  • Annual purchased support once the 60 day period has expired. This is inexpensive support 5 days a week by way of phone and internet support and Includes help with implementing your desired functionality (as available within PDF-eXPLODE) along with in-version free upgrades and patches.
  • A comprehensive Knowledge Base that provides details on how to fix problems and provides ideas on different functionality.

Server Editions

PDF-eXPLODE is available for three server environments. In a server environment, PDF-eXPLODE runs under the SYSTEM account without the computer being logged-in.

  • PDF-eXPLODE Terminal/Citrix Server: This edition runs on a Microsoft Terminal Services or Citrix server. Licensed per concurrent-user, it can be configured so that all users share the same settings or to allow each user to have their own settings. It also supports Citrix Published Apps.
  • PDF-eXPLODE Printer Server: This edition runs on a network shared computer as a shared printer. Licensed per concurrent user, all users share the same settings.
  • PDF-eXPLODE Report Server: This edition runs on a server that is also running a report server such as Business Objects Enterprise, Crystal Reports Server, SQL Server Reporting Services or another report scheduling application. Licensed per server, any report printed by the report server can be directed to PDF-eXPLODE. This edition also includes PDF-eMONITOR Server, providing the option to explode and e-mail PDF files exported by the report server. PDF-eMONITOR works by monitoring an “inbox” folder for newly created PDF files.

Installing PDF-eXPLODE

  • Install Version 4: Download Now and select Run.
  • Open PDF-eXPLODE.
  • Select Activate online License ID and click Continue.
  • Enter the License ID and Password and click OK.
  • Click Save.
  • Close PDF-eXPLODE.

System Requirements

Windows Operating System:

DESKTOP: Microsoft Windows XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8/10 (PDF-eXPLODE v4+ only)

SERVERS: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Win 2008 R2/2012 R2/ 2016 (PDF-eXPLODE v4+ only)

Memory & Disk Space:

HARD DRIVE: Minimum 40.5MB of free disk space, plus additional space for PDF files created

RAM: At least 64MB of free RAM, more during PDF creation

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