All releases of ScriptX are fully backwards compatible with previous releases and for advanced functionality will work with all existing publishing licenses. ScriptX works in close concert with the Microsoft Windows Web Browsing Platform and as a result is updated to work with all latest releases and patches. All code updates are free; there is never a charge for obtaining the latest code.
We strongly recommend that you keep yourself up to date with the current version of the ScriptX Resource Kit and - as appropriate for your deployment - update smsx.cab on your servers or distribute ScriptX.msi to your client PCs.
If you are a licensee, please go to our customer portal to obtain your Licensed ScriptX Kit.
Note that for ScriptX 8 and when using Enhanced PDF Printing some configuration is required in order to maintain compatibility with the install behaviour of previous releases. Please see Install Enhanced PDF Printing for details.
Compatibility when upgrading from Basic to Licensed versions
An important compatibility issue is that basic ScriptX printing will always prompt when called in the context of Internet Explorer's Internet Security Zone. This is done to prevent anonymous Internet content invoking printing without a prompt. Note that for the My Computer, Local Intranet and Trusted Sites Security Zones promptless printing will work.
If you need promptless printing for the Internet Security Zone, you should obtain a publishing license that will bind the deployment of ScriptX to the URL addresses from which you want to serve ScriptX-enabled content.
Compatibility and consistency of measurement units
By default ScriptX uses the units of measure set on the client machine. This is OK when pages are being authored for a known environment such as a small corporate intranet where all Regional Settings are identical, but in a broader environment users' Number settings are certain to vary. So an author should specify the SetMarginMeasure method with a value of either 1 (mm) or 2 (inches). ScriptX will then print to the margins specified regardless of -- and without affecting -- a user's default Regional Number Settings.