Qoppa’s PDF Editor 2024 with Color Conversion for Advanced Printing, New E-Signature Xodo Sign, PDF Automation Improvements

The leading provider of the next-generation PDF editing software, Qoppa Software by Apryse announced version 2024 of its powerful, intuitive professional PDF editor, PDF Studio Pro for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The latest version now includes color conversion, which makes PDF Studio’s PDF color profiles compatible with advanced printers, updates to its PDF automation tool, and many more new features that make the PDF editor a more efficient solution for users to edit and process PDF documents with.     

Look at some of PDF Studio Pro 2024’s highlighted features below:  

  • Xodo Sign Replaces DocuSign as E-Signature   
  • Annotation Improvements  
  • Warning Indicators Implemented in Action Wizard  
  • User Interface Modifications Made 
  • Printing Options Upgraded  
  • PDF Fixes Applied 
  • And Many More Enhancements & Bug Fixes 

This latest version of PDF Studio Pro comes with additional color profiles for color conversion. These color profiles allow users to process advanced printing jobs. You can convert colors to print for newspapers, magazines, additional print media, or more publications that may require advanced color profiles. This is another way PDF Studio users can utilize our application for more than just editing PDF documents. utilize our application for more than just editing PDF documents. 

There has been an update to the automation tool in PDF Studio 2024. Our Action Wizard now alerts users with warning indicators to help them prevent potential mistakes. This helps users save time by avoiding mistakes when automating large batch functions.    

Now, when you digitally sign documents, the process will be powered by Xodo Sign. Xodo Sign is our new in-house digital signature solution. Xodo Sign is known for its quick signing capabilities. Whether you are in the office, at home, or on the go, you can trust this advanced e-signature to securely sign your digital documents.   

It is easier to apply annotations when editing PDFs now. This latest version has made a one-click option available now for users when applying annotations. You can easily right-click, and an annotation menu will appear. This option will also directly place the annotation you choose in the area where your cursor is, whereas it would randomly place the annotation on the document before, when selected from the task bar. This is another way we are giving our users the ability to be more efficient when editing PDFs.  

You could also be more efficient with the addition of warning indicators added to our PDF automation function, Action Wizard. This allows users to confirm commands when processing large batch functions. This will save users from reiterating projects or sending them out to their clients with severe issues. 

There have been many interface modifications made, so users can have a better experience. You now have the option to display the names or titles of your documents in the Tab bars. This allows you to have a more organized workspace when working in PDF Studio. You can make customizations for Bookmarks such as turning off bookmark wrapping or choosing the option to automatically display the Bookmarks panel when you begin working. There have been improvements made to PDF Studio’s Search bar. When the application is minimized, the search bar still appears, prior it would disappear. You will also be notified with “No results found” if you search for text in the Search bar, and it is not within the document, helping you avoid confusion. PDF Studio added more options to remove unnecessary prompts and add important progress dialogues to the application.   

The Qoppa Software teams does its best to improve our users’ experience. Based on feedback, many bug fixes and minor enhancements have been made to the professional PDF editor. Users can see the full list of features made in this version in the article What’s New in PDF Studio 2024 located on our knowledge base site.  

As usual, the new version remains compatible with all major operating systems, and can run on Windows 11, macOS 14 Sonoma, and all Linux distros (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, Mint). You can purchase PDF Studio PRO 2024 now here!  

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A Letter from Apryse’s Vice President of Customer Success: Welcome Qoppa Customers

As the head of customer success, I am thrilled to take this opportunity to welcome you to Apryse!

As a customer of Apryse I wanted to assure you that you can expect to receive the same great service and experience you’ve come to expect from Qoppa Software and that the entire team and I are here to answer any questions you have.

We are currently working on a plan to familiarize Qoppa customers with Apryse over the next few months and will keep you updated as we go. In the meantime, you can expect business as usual!

I look forward to learning more about your business and building a long-lasting relationship.


Dan McNamara
Vice President of Customer Success
A. Boston, MA

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Qoppa Software Acquired by Apryse

We have some exciting news to share with you – Qoppa Software has been acquired by Apryse.

Apryse, formerly PDFTron, is a global leader in document processing technology. For over 20 years they have helped developers, enterprises and small businesses alike reach their document processing goals faster. Their product portfolio includes The Apryse Developer Suite with server, mobile and web SDKs, iText SDK and XODO, offering solutions across all applications and workflows.

As a well-established business with an impressive track record, their experience and expertise will bring tremendous value and enable us to provide even better products and services to you.

Rest assured that this acquisition will not have any immediate impact on our day-to-day operations. We will continue to provide you with the same high-quality products and services that you have come to expect from us. However, we are confident that the acquisition will ultimately lead to new and exciting opportunities for growth and innovation.

Lastly, thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We are excited to see what the future holds. Should you have any further questions or need assistance, Apryse’s diligent support team is just a message away.

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Qoppa’s PDF Editor 2023 with Enterprise Deployments, Dropbox Team Spaces, Multi Document Actions

The leading Atlanta based software company, Qoppa Software by Apryse announced version 2023 of its powerful, intuitive PDF editor, PDF Studio for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The latest version contains enhancements for enterprise deployment, support for Dropbox Team Space, and many new features that improve the usability of the application.

Take a look and some of the highlighted features below:

  • Enhanced Support for Enterprise Deployments
  • Installer Enhancements on Windows and Linux
  • Support for Dropbox Team Spaces
  • Additional Multi Document Functions throughout the Application
  • Search through all Preferences
  • Better Conversions for Microsoft Office File Formats
  • New Optimizations Options (Unembed Fonts, Remove Tags)
  • New “Highlighter” Marker Tool

PDF Studio 2023 comes with improvements for enterprise deployments that will help IT managers specify their own companywide settings when deploying the PDF editing application to a large volume of users across their organization. The settings are defined at install time and are maintained across version upgrades. This gives system administrators better control over the distribution of PDF Studio licenses and the formalization of company and user settings. The installation process was also enhanced to follow standard operating systems practices for storage location of installer files and user settings.

This version contains improvements to Qoppa’s proprietary conversion engines from and to Microsoft Office file formats. The second iteration of our PDF to Word conversion, particularly, is now more reliable with enhancements to the text layout in the output Word document (for instance when the original PDF contained columns and tables) and with support for converting PDF shapes and PDF paths to Word format.

Dropbox enterprise users will be glad to learn that PDF Studio now integrates with Dropbox Team Spaces. Users belonging to a Dropbox team account are now able to access folders shared by the team, including team folders and team member folders. This should simplify Dropbox users workflows, allowing them to collaborate more efficiently on documents edits with others team members by opening PDF documents directly within PDF Studio, editing them in the application, and saving them straight back to the team folders in Dropbox cloud.

Over the years, the number of preferences allowing users to customize the application has increased significantly, making it challenging sometimes for users to find the specific preference they are looking for. In this version, a new search box in the Preferences dialog was added that makes it possible to search through the many settings. The search engine is dynamic so users can simply input a few letters of a keyword and PDF Studio will instantly identify the different panes and categories containing preferences that match the keyword. Users can find the search box conveniently at the top left of the Preferences dialog, just above the list of categories.

PDF Studio now offers more control over how fonts are embedded in documents by giving the flexibility for users to decide whether to embed or unembed a font from the file content. These new actions are available from the Document Properties dialog under the Font Tab (which lists all the fonts present in a document). The sophisticated Optimizer function was also enhanced to permit to remove embedded fonts from in a document and remove document tags and invalid bookmarks present in the document, giving users even more options to optimize their PDF documents and reduce their file size.

New multi document functions have been added throughout this new version of PDF Studio allowing users to perform a single function on multiple documents at once. For instance, it is now possible to “Print All”, “Save All”, “Email All” documents all documents currently open in the frame.

The new “Marker” tool added under the Comment Pane now allows users to freely highlight text or any other elements on PDF pages in the same way they would when highlighting with a physical marker. This tool gives a lot more freedom in the highlighting pattern than the existing text highlight tool that requires users to follow the exact flow on a page and can sometimes be challenging when the layout is not recognized precisely due to free positioning of text in PDF. The marker tool come with easy options to customize the color, line width, and the transparency percentage of the highlights during use. This tool, together with the Pencil tool, can be found by going to the Comment Tab and navigating to the new Drawing Section.

New Highlighter / Marker Annotation

The new version also comes with new features that were requested by our users to help them save time and get things done faster. For instance, when creating interactive forms, users will now be able to save and reuse their own predefined text fields with custom date, number or currency formats. They will also be able to print only a portion of a page after selecting it with the Snapshot tool without having to first save it to an image file. To see a complete list of our features in PDF Studio 2023 click here.

As usual, the new version remains compatible with all major operating systems, and can run on Windows 11, macOS 13 Ventura, and all Linux distros (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, Mint). You can purchase PDF Studio 2023 now here!

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software produces cross-platform PDF software for end-users, developers and integrators. Our PDF tools and libraries cover every aspect of PDF processes and help automate document workflows. Qoppa Software was founded in 2002 and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Best Tax and Document Software for Tax Season 2023

We are currently in the thick of tax season 2023. If you have not filed your taxes yet, have no fear, because filing taxes is a lot less “taxing” than in the past. Before the standard was to hire an accountant or go to a tax service agency to have your taxes filed, which would cost you anywhere between $200-$600. In 2023 there are plenty of tools and tax preparation software applications that allow the average citizen to file their taxes on their own for little to no cost; in this article we will provide you with them.

A popular tax service application is TurboTax. It is the #1 best-selling tax preparation software to file taxes online. This software can cost $40-$180, depending on the services or features the user needs. H&R Block now offers an option to file taxes online. For simple filing situations such as those with W2 income or students, this tax preparation software can be free and easy but those who may be independent contractors or business owners it can start at $89. Lastly, a tax preparation software to consider is TaxAct. This online software allows users to file their federal taxes for free and state taxes for an additional $40. TaxAct allows non-resident aliens to file taxes through their software as well.

These tax preparation software applications can be a great help with tax regulations and compliance but an additional burden when you are filing taxes and need to prepare and organize your paperwork. For this you will need more than a PDF viewer, you will need a PDF editing application. Qoppa Software’s PDF editor in particular, PDF Studio, has a lot of great features that can help you put your documents together this tax season. PDF Studio allows users to open W2’s, 1099’s, and other documents sent as a PDF or scan paper versions to PDF. You can use OCR to recognize text in your documents, extract data reliably, and copy/ paste the text into the tax preparation software. You can also fill in interactive forms, merge or split documents, digitally sign documents, and more. PDF Studio supports most major operating systems such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. Currently there is a sale on PDF Studio for tax season; click here to purchase it now or learn more about it.

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Should You Pay to Edit PDF Documents?

It really depends on your specific needs and the frequency with which you need to edit PDFs.

If you only need to make minor edits to a PDF, such as add text, fill out a form, annotate, highlight, or use basic printing there are many free PDF readers (desktop applications or even online readers) available that can get the job done. Examples include Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, PDF Studio Viewer, Sumatra PDF Reader.

However, if you need more advanced features, you may need to consider paying for a PDF editor. Paid PDF editors offer more features than free tools, such as the ability to edit the content of the PDF, convert PDFs to other file formats, add digital signatures, redact sensitive information, and edit the document’s metadata. Additionally, paid PDF editors usually have better customer support and security features, which can be important if you work with confidential documents. 

One of the most popular paid PDF editor’s is Adobe Acrobat Pro. It is a comprehensive PDF editing application that offers advanced features such as the ability to edit content, assemble documents, create and edit forms, redact sensitive information, digitally sign, and optimize PDF files for web publishing. Adobe Acrobat Pro is a good option for larger businesses or organizations that have a larger budget for software.

For organizations that are budget conscious including small to medium size companies, PDF Studio may be a good alternative. PDF Studio offers the same advanced features as Adobe Acrobat (including redaction, optimization, digital signature and OCR). It even includes additional features to compare documents through overlay or by displaying them side by side. PDF Studio is a more affordable alternative that offers a perpetual license model.

There are many options available for PDF software and the decision of purchasing or not comes down to users’ specific needs. If users only need to edit PDFs infrequently and don’t require advanced features, a free tool may suffice. However, if users regularly work with PDF documents or require advanced editing capabilities, it may be worth investing in a paid PDF tools such as Adobe Acrobat, PDF Studio, or other great professional-grade PDF editors such as Foxit PDF Editor Pro or Kofax Power PDF Advanced.

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PDF Studio Now Available to Purchase on Amazon

We at Qoppa Software are doing our best to make PDF Studio available to all, that is why we have now listed it on one of the top selling platforms online, Amazon. Customers can now easily purchase PDF Studio on Amazon and we will send a personalized license key card the same week which will be good for 1 user and 2 computers. To premiere our presence on the platform, customers can purchase PDF Studio Pro on it at 30% off. Click here to purchase it now.

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PDF Studio Receives SourceForge Winter 2022 Category Leader Award

PDF Studio receives SourceForge Winter 2022 Category Leader Award, awarded to select products that have attained the highest levels of praise from user reviews on SourceForge. It is a huge achievement that PDF Studio has been chosen as best-in-class from over 60,000 products on SourceForge. SourceForge receives nearly 30 million visitors per month looking for business software and solutions so it is a great honor that PDF Studio has stood out amongst so many other reputable products.

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New Version of Qoppa PDF SDK with Java 17 Support, LTV PAdES Signatures, PDF/X Preflight and Fonts Enhancements

Qoppa Software, a top-tier producer of PDF solutions, released the latest version of its Java PDF development tools and components. Qoppa’s PDF processing and conversion SDK offers out-of-the-box features to create, view, edit, print or sign PDF documents, enabling companies in all industries to simply incorporate PDF functionality to their web, server or desktop applications and to their organization’s workflows.

List of features added in the latest version:

  • Full Support for Java 17 including 4k support. Our PDF SDK is still compiled in Java 8 in order to guarantee back compatibility as many companies are still running in Java 8, Java 11 or Java 16.
  • Enhanced support for LTV enabled and PAdES signatures. A new public API was implemented to verify digital signature information in order to apply B-LT and B-LTA signatures. PAdES Information (Signature Created by and PAdES Level) is now added to signature details so digital signatures can be recognized as PAdES.
  • Many improvements to Qoppa’s Microsoft Office to PDF conversion engine for Word to PDF, Excel to PDF and PowerPoint to PDF conversions. We are now packaging with replacement fonts for the most common Microsoft Office fonts so that correct font matching occurs even on the Linux platform. Selecting or extracting Arabic text from converted PDF documents is now possible due to the added support for Arabic Unicode Mapping. Tables with auto-size layout are now converted with better accuracy.
  • In Preflight, added PDF-X1 and PDF/X3 conversion as well as multiple validation profiles (PDF/X-1a:2001, PDF/X-1a:2003, PDF/X-3:2002, PDF/X-3:2003)
  • A new friendly and combined demo/sample application allows customers to evaluate all the functionality available in our PDF libraries and components in one place.
  • Enhanced PDF components with faster multi-threaded rendering and improvements to the functionality and to the user interface. New option to enhance thin lines allowing for better rendering of architectural plans and construction drawings at various zoom levels.  A new permissions pane on the left side displays document security and restrictions. Colorful items in the comments list allows to easily distinguish various annotations. Improved bookmarks rendering and manipulation.
  • Automatically detect and apply page rotation when performing OCR to straighten up rotated documents while recognizing the text content.

Along with these wide-range of improvements and enhancements, the new upgrade of the PDF toolkit also contains a significant boost in performance.

For a complete list of enhancements and bug fixes in this version, refer to the Java PDF API 2022 Release Notes in Qoppa’s developer knowledge base.

Qoppa’s Java PDF SDK can be deployed on Windows, Linux or Unix web servers. To sample the functionality offered, developers or product managers may download free PDF SDK demo application that has no expiration but does apply a watermark to the documents.

Pricing for Java PDF SDK is based on each customer’s deployment scenario with options for OEM or CPU licensing. Quotes can be requested here: https://www.qoppa.com/pricing-request/

Specialized in Java and PDF software, Qoppa Software has developed and refined a robust PDF rendering and conversion technology over the last 18 years.  Qoppa produces server software for enterprise automation, easy-to-use desktop and mobile apps for end-users as well as libraries for developers to integrate into applications. Built on an integrated code base, Qoppa’s software solutions are stable, offer deeper feature support as well as high performance and responsiveness.  They have been integrated in hundreds of enterprise tools, in various industries, and distributed to hundreds of thousands of end-users.

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