Saturday, July 11, 2009

Windows helper C42pdf and Windows 7

A Windows user of Patent Grabber was trying out Patent Grabber under Windows 7 and found that the C42pdf helper application was not converting USPTO TIFF page images into PDF format. He had no problem with PCT publications in which the pages are already in PDF format, so the PDFTK helper application is properly combining the individual PDF pages into a single PDF file under Windows 7.

Has anyone else experienced problems under Windows 7? Has anyone used Windows 7 to download US patents without a problem? Please let me know. Thanks.

Update: The issue might only effect the 64-bit version of Windows 7.