Professional PDF Editor now available on Mac App Store

PDF Studio Pro 2019, Qoppa’s feature-rich business grade PDF editor, is now available on the Mac App store and provides to Mac users all the advanced PDF functionality they need, for only a fraction of the cost of other well-known PDF software, such as Adobe® Acrobat®.

Mac users, whether home or business, who have found that their productivity was limited by the lack of appropriate PDF support in the Preview app and in other apps present on the market, can now download Qoppa’s PDF Editor from Mac App store, and start working with PDF files immediately.

PDF Studio Editor 2019 Pro on the Mac App Store

PDF Studio Pro is a user-friendly all-in-one PDF editing application that is packed with hundreds of tools to create, view, annotate and modify PDF documents on the Mac.

Features

– Fully compliant with the new PDF 2.0 standards & Adobe PDF Specifications
– User friendly design makes PDF creation, markup & editing easy
– Top customer satisfaction rate & responsive customer service

View PDFs

– Display PDFs in high fidelity with full Retina & 5k screen support
– Advanced view tools including loupe, pan and zoom
– Compare PDFs (Overlay & Side-by-side comparison tools)
– View PDFs as single page, continuous scroll, facing (2 up), facing continuous, cover & cover continuous
– Split document view
– Display rulers & grids
– Open 128 & 256 bit encrypted (password protected) documents

Advanced User Interface

– Modern ribbon toolbar (classic toolbar also available)
– Quick navigation with thumbnail, bookmark & comment panes
– Search text in multiple documents using advanced search tool

Create / Convert PDFs

– Scan-to-PDF with advanced scanning interface with preview
– Convert from & to Images (.png, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .gif, .tif & .tiff)
– Convert from Word (.doc & .docx), Excel (.xlsx), Text (.txt)

Annotate & Markup PDFs

– Text annotations: Typewriter, callout, text box, & sticky note
– Text markups: Text highlight, text underline, text cross-out, text squiggly, text replace, & text insert
– Shape Annotations: Circle, polygon, square, cloud, line, arrow, pencil
– Stamps: Standard, dynamic & sign here; create image, text, PDF & custom stamps
– Measurement tools: Distance, perimeter & area
– Create, view & save media & file attachments
– Import, export & flatten annotations

Edit PDFs

– Inline text content editing with reflow
– Sign PDF documents
– Permanent redaction to remove confidential content
– Reduce file size with advanced Optimizer
– Advanced page resize, splitting, merging & deletion tools
– OCR text recognition
– Create / Edit layers
– Apply Watermarks, Headers, Footers
– Create Bookmarks
– Secure documents with permissions & password protection (up to 256 bit encryption)
– Sanitize Tool to Remove Sensitive Data

Create & Edit Forms

– Interactive form field designer to create text fields, multi line text areas, combo boxes, radio buttons, check boxes
– Fill & save forms
– Apply & validate digital signatures
– JavaScript formatting & validation

Advanced Printing

– Advanced dialog with print preview
– Print current view option
– Duplex (2 sided) printing
– Multiple pages per sheet
– Booklet printing

Batch Processing

– Comments: Delete All Comments, Flatten All Comments
– Convert: Files to PDF, PDF/A, Extract Text from PDF
– Document: Apply Header & Footer, Apply Watermark, Crop Pages, Resize Pages, Delete Pages, Merge Documents, Rotate Pages, Set Initial View, Split Documents, Optimize, Preflight
– Forms: Export, Flatten, Reset Fields
– Images: Extract Pages as Images, Rasterize PDF
– Print: Print batch of PDFs
– Set Security: Set security on batch of PDFs

Print Production & Prepress

– Verify / Create Accessible Tagged PDFs
– PDF Preflight Verification: PDF/X-1a:2001 – ISO 15930-1, PDF/X-1a:2003 – ISO 15930-4, PDF/X-3:2002 – ISO 15930-3, PDF/X-3:2003 – ISO 15930-6, PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-2u, PDF/A-3b
– Preflight Conversion: PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-3b
– PDF Imposition: create industry standard layouts & binding methods including: 2, 4, & 8 up booklets; cut stacks; sequential, step and repeat
– Output Preview: simulate PDF printing based on different ICC color profiles
– Fully compliant with the new PDF 2.0 standards & Adobe PDF Specifications
– User friendly design makes PDF creation, markup, and editing easier
– Top customer satisfaction rate & responsive customer service

Customer Support

Step-by-step tutorials as well as answers to most common questions on just about anything you would need.

– Help Tab > Online User Guide: https://www.qoppa.com/files/pdfstudio/guide/
– Help Tab > Knowledge Base: https://kbpdfstudio.qoppa.com
– Help Tab > Email Support: Send us a support email or question.

Mac Versions

PDF Studio Pro works on the latest Mac operating system versions, including macOS 10.15 Catalina (coming fall 2019), macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra,  macOS 10.12 Sierra,  Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Download PDF Studio Pro from the Mac App Store

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6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Use PDF Tools

The portable document format, or commonly referred to as PDF today, traces its origins and first use back to the early 1990s. Created by Adobe, the PDF software did not see widespread utilization until the last decade when Adobe introduced their innovation to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in 2007.

PDF became the internet’s official format for publishing documents. More than 25 years since the introduction of PDF, the number of PDF software users has greatly increased. In a 2017 PDF usage survey by the Ghent Workgroup, 89% of 1,109 respondents use PDF tools to create and receive PDF documents.

The use of PDF is becoming more and more ubiquitous, especially in the business world. From invoicing customers to drafting and signing legal contracts and sharing business reports, PDF is streamlining and accelerating many business processes that involve documents.

Why use PDF file format, you ask? The following benefits should give you a clear picture of how PDF helps your business.

  1. Maintain the Same Format

People share documents all the time. With today’s technology, it is so easy to create and share documents with colleagues, customers, and superiors. There are so many document management systems that let you do all that.

But creating a business contract or a financial statement made in Microsoft Word or other systems and sharing it with a client who reads it in a different document word processor can create a lot of confusion and a great deal of embarrassment.

Changes or modifications to the content structure of your documents range from slight difference is text font or size to misplaced graphics elements and even overlapping words, text boxes, and images. Such a scenario makes you look bad to your colleagues, clients, and upper management.

With PDF tools, you can create a document complete with all the graphs and images and send them to your co-workers, customers, and friends with confidence. That’s because you know that your documents will appear to your recipients exactly as you created them, driving your business forward without any delay due to confusion.

In a 2017 PDF usage poll facilitated by PDF Pro, 30% of respondents revealed they use PDF to create and view PDF documents because it preserves the format of the original document regardless of the platform or device they use. Compliance to industry standards and small file sizes came in second (18%) and third (16%), respectively.

  1. Supports Any Operating System and Devices

PDF documents are compatible with any operating system and can be viewed, read, and edited on desktops, smartphones, and tablets. From taking notes at work to making financial reports for internal dissemination, many businesses around the world prefer to create and share documents in PDF format than anything else.

When you send out an invoice in PDF, you know your customers can read it on the desktop or mobile phone when they get it. You can even affix your signature on a PDF document to make it legally binding using your tablet. 

The massive use of PDF also makes it very ubiquitous. That is why investing in a good PDF software is a rewarding move for any business organization. Or, if you want to test PDF tools before making a large investment, there are a number of free PDF tools online that you can check out.

  1. Requires Less Storage Space

Storage space is precious, especially if you are working with large files and only have a few gigabytes worth of storage room to spare. One solution is to store all your documents in a cloud-based storage. Companies and people benefitting from the cloud hosted document storage hubs number in hundreds and thousands. But if you find yourself working with limited storage files, a PDF software can be your lifesaver.

All PDF software solutions are designed to compress files to small sizes. An 8.5×11 document scanned into a system is approximately 1,000 kilobytes in size. Convert that document into PDF and the file size is reduced to 28-33 kilobytes. With PDF software, you can compress the file size of a legal contract created and processed using Microsoft Word by as much as 25% of the original. For example, a 20-kilobyte financial statement is compressed to five kilobytes or smaller when converted to PDF.

Aside from saving you storage space, small file sizes actually accelerate the document loading time. PDF documents load faster, making them ideal in business environments and situations where speed is of the essence. Time-sensitive tasks such as contract signing and facilitating approvals are not delayed, resulting in the faster accomplishment of tasks.

  1. Integrate Non-Text Components Easily

Graphics help make any document more attractive and engaging. Visual elements such as logos, images, graphs, and charts help you create compelling and convincing contracts, invoices, and reports. You can convey your message better, especially when you are making a business pitch or trying to prove a point.

Incorporating visual components to documents can be tricky using popular word processors. You won’t have a problem with adding graphics to your documents with a PDF software though. Integration of non-text elements, including hyperlinks, is a breeze. This allows you to create visually stunning and attractive documents that can be viewed as they are.

  1. Secure Documents via Password Protection

Business documents contain sensitive information. A PDF software provides you with the ability to secure your documents with a password and limit the number of people who can access your documents.

That means you are in total control when it comes to who can view your PDF documents. You can also give specific permissions to people who can access and make changes to your documents (Read-Only and Read and Edit).

  1. Read PDF Docs for Free

Enterprise-grade PDF software may cost a lot. The good news is that the recipients/readers of your PDF documents don’t need to invest in a PDF solution to access your documents. Various PDF readers are free and easy to install on any computer or device. This means even if they don’t have an existing PDF software, they can still view your PDF documents without spending a dime.

PDF: Here To Stay

Advances in technology are moving at a very fast pace, especially in the past couple of decades. The world has seen life-changing innovations quickly become obsolete relics in just a few years. But PDF, although born in the early 1990s, is here to stay and will be the standard online document format well into the future.

If you are considering investing in a PDF software to give your document management efforts a boost, now is the time. The software just brings a number of benefits into the picture and will give your company a huge return on its investment.

Its ubiquitousness is unparalleled and unchallenged. Originally developed to enable the U.S. Federal Government to store its legacy files, PDF has morphed into this totally functional utility that is used by more than 80% of businesses and organizations all over the world.

Simply put, there is no way people and businesses will adapt and utilize a different online document format unless a fundamental shift in computing occurs. And experts say they see no fundamental shift happening in the foreseeable future.

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New PDF Studio 2019 with Docusign & Document Storage Integrations, PDF/UA Tagged PDFs

Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 2019 of PDF Studio, their powerful, intuitive PDF Editor for Windows, macOS and Linux. This new version delivers integration with Docusign and Cloud Storage Services to help users manage, store and sign electronic documents, as well as user accessibility tools  to create PDF/UA compliant documents.

PDF Studio 2019 adds many new exciting features, including:

Two new major integration features in this version will help users track, store and manage their PDF documents and reduce paper use, at work or at home. They are available on all platforms (Windows, macOS and Linux), not only in Qoppa’s PDF editing application, PDF Studio, but also in Qoppa’s free PDF reader, PDF Studio Viewer.

PDF Studio 2019 is fully integrated with popular document storage systems, Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive, allowing users to browse, load and save documents from and to the cloud, in the same easy way as they access files on their local file system.

The Docusign integration makes it easy to manage legal agreements that require third party signatures, such as invoices, leases, work orders or rental contracts. Documents and forms are created and customized in our PDF editing application, then sent seamlessly to Docusign, through the integrated interface, where they can be populated with signatures fields, and sent off for signing. The integrated document workflow will no doubt save valuable time and effort in the daily routine of many business professionals and contractors.

User accessibility features were added in version 2019, allowing users to create accessible tagged PDFs, by exploring, verifying, creating and editing tags in a document. The accessibility tags are attached to the different objects present in the content of a PDF, such as headings, images, paragraphs and tables. They are designed to help accessibility software, such as screen readers, understand the document structure and present the information accurately to readers with disabilities. PDF/UA standard is the PDF sub-format that defines these tags.

The new Split Document View allows to view or inspect the content of two non continuous PDF pages in a long and complex PDF document at once. It is useful when users need to refer to one part of a document, while reading another. There are options to split the view vertically or horizontally, and to copy the zoom level from one view to the other.

 The already powerful Overlay Comparison feature was enhanced this cycle, allowing to compare 2 or more PDF documents by changing their color then overlaying them, in such a way that identical content is shown in gray and differences are highlighted in different colors. This feature is especially useful for architects and engineers to visually identify even small differences in architectural drawing and blue prints. The new automatic alignment and scaling tool makes it easy to precisely superimpose documents coming from different sources and having disparate offset, scale, or even rotation. For performance and accuracy, the exported comparison document is now vector based, with all overlaid documents saved in separate layers, that can be turned on and off with a click.

  Fix Scan comes with various functions to clean up scanned documents, including a deskewing function to straighten pages, an OCR function to recognize and add searchable text, and finally an optimize function to reduce the size of the images, and improve image resolution and compression algorithm.

PDF Studio 2019 includes many other improvements, such as a sanitize tool, search and markup, search & redact, ability to customize quick access toolbar with favorite tools, merge and flatten layers. See the full list of new features.

Version 2019 delivers integration with Docusign & Document Storage Services
to help users manage, store and sign electronic documents,
as well as user accessibility tools  to create PDF/UA compliant documents.

Download PDF Studio 2019

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, GA. 

 

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White Paper: Memorializing Online Transactions with PDF Documents

This is an extract of a white paper written by Gerald Holmann, founder and president of Qoppa Software.  The full white paper on Memorializing Online Transactions with PDF Documents is available for reading on Qoppa Software’s website.

Summary

Today, more and more transactions are being handled online across a broad range of categories. Transactions can be Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B), local and international, goods and services, and can be settled using credit cards, bank transfers or peer to peer payment networks.

While different approaches have been deployed to ensure the safety of data transmission and to verify the identity of the parties, very little has been done to ensure that the transactions are memorialized in a secure and reliable manner.

Memorializing the transaction in a reliable way becomes critical anytime that a transaction needs to be revisited, which can happen for many reasons, including audits, disputes and others. In these situations, it is imperative to have the ability to retrieve the transaction in a human readable form, for close inspection.

Most eCommerce systems in common use do not provide this guarantee, with the potential to cause legal and financial problems when transactions have to be examined.

Proposed Method

We propose that by saving a visual representation of the transaction, created at the time that the transaction is made, these issues will be resolved. The natural format to store this representation would be the PDF format, for a number of reasons. PDF is the de facto universal electronic document format, it is used and accepted by anyone that uses electronic documents, and provides features for long term archiving and document integrity.

By capturing the visual representation at the time that the transaction is processed, it is guaranteed that the data used in creating the document is current and valid and the visual representation of the transaction matches the expectations of all the parties involved in the transaction.

Once capture, the PDF document should be stored separately from the transaction data records, preferably in a system designed to store documents, such as a document or content management system. Once stored, the document can carry a transaction id or similar reference to be able to connect to the transaction data records.

Read the Full White Paper
Memorializing Online Transactions with PDF Documents

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Free PDF Reader Annotator available on Mac App Store

PDF Studio Viewer, Qoppa’s friendly and reliable PDF reader / annotator / form filler, is now available on the Mac App store, and it is completely free to download, without any in-app purchases!

If you are a Mac user unable to markup a PDF document, fill tax forms, or simply need more features than available in the Preview application,  try downloading Qoppa’s Free PDF Reader from Itunes App store.

PDF Studio Viewer is an easy to use PDF Reader that comes with a lot of viewing, printing, searching and annotating features.

Features

– Fully compliant with the new PDF 2.0 standards & Adobe PDF Specifications
– User friendly design makes PDF creation, markup, and editing easier
– Top customer satisfaction rate & responsive customer service

View PDFs

– Display PDFs in high fidelity with full Retina & 5k screen support
– Advanced view tools including the loupe, pan and zoom
– View PDFs as single page, continuous scroll, facing (2 up), facing continuous, cover and cover continuous
– View and save file attachments
– Show / hide PDF layers
– Display rulers & grids
– Open encrypted (password protected) documents (including 256 bit encryption)

Advanced User Interface

– Modern ribbon toolbar (classic toolbar also available)
– Quick navigation with thumbnail, bookmark and comment panes
– Search text in multiple documents using advanced search tool

Annotate & Markup PDFs

– Text annotations: Typewriter, callout, text box, & sticky note
– Text markups: Text highlight, text underline, text cross-out, text squiggly, text replace, & text instert
– Shape Annotations: Circle, polygon, square, cloud, line, arrow, pencil

Fill & Save Forms

– Fill Forms: Text fields, Multi line text areas, Combo box, Radio button, Check box
– Display and validates digital signatures
– Support for JavaScript formatting and validation

Advanced Printing

– Advanced dialog with print preview
– Print current view option
– Duplex (2 sided) printing
– Multiple pages per sheet
– Booklet printing

Advanced Searching

– Search through current document, all open documents
– Search all documents within a folder
– Search content, annotation, form fields, metadata, filename

Customer Support

Online

Step-by-step tutorials as well as answers to most common questions on just about anything you would need.
– Help Tab -> Online User Guide: https://www.qoppa.com/files/pdfstudioviewer/guide/
– Help Tab -> Knowledge Base: https://kbpdfstudio.qoppa.com

Within PDF Studio

Contact us from within PDF Studio by going to Help Tab > Email Support and sending us an email or question. This is the most effective way for us to assist you as it will provide us a copy of the PDF Studio error logs which will help us to resolve any problems you may have.

Email

Feedback, comments or issues? Contact us directly at studiosupport@qoppa.com

Mac Versions

PDF Studio Viewer works on macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra,  macOS 10.12 Sierra,  Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9  (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion).

Download PDF Studio Viewer from ITunes Apple Store

 

Need More Functions?

For more editing features, such as content editing, OCR, optimizer, form creation, digital signatures, PDF comparison, measuring tools, imposition, permanent redaction, preflight, Qoppa Software also publishes PDF Studio Pro, the advanced edition of our PDF reader app.

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White Paper: Protecting Financial Documents from Tampering

This is an extract of a white paper written by Gerald Holmann, founder and president of Qoppa Software. The full white paper on Protecting Financial Documents from Tampering is available for reading on Qoppa Software’s website.

Summary

Financial documents are the essential media by which information is exchanged between parties involved in different types of transactions, including loan approvals, insurance and others. The information in these documents is relied upon to make decisions that in some cases involve large amounts of capital and risk.

As such, it is imperative that the information held in these documents is accurate. While verification of the information would be ideal, this is not always practical because of time constraints, cost and access. As a result, the information on the documents is frequently taken at face value without verification.

Historically, financial documents have been exchanged using hard copies, preferably using original documents such as bank statements. This medium affords a bit of verification because the documents may come from well known, standard institutions using letter head and pre-printed forms. Additionally, even though forging is still possible, modification of printed content on payer is hard to do without leaving any traces.

This has changed dramatically in recent years, most financial documents are now exchanged in electronic format, with entire transactions processed without ever using hard copies.

The format of choice for electronic documents is the PDF format, almost to the exclusion of any other format. Unfortunately, the great majority of PDF documents produced by financial institutions are unprotected.

Unprotected PDF documents are relatively easy to modify, many PDF editors on the market can do this in simple, user-friendly ways. Any and all content in a PDF can be modified, replaced or removed, and this can be done without leaving any trace or audit trail.

This means that anyone that wishes to modify financial data that they submit as part of any transaction can do so easily, inexpensively and without a trace on the document itself. The receiver of the documents has no way to tell if the documents have been modified. The only recourse is to verify the information through an audit with the institution that it comes from.

Proposal

We propose that all documents that contain financial information delivered in electronic form should use the PDF format and that they should always include a digital signature.

Digital signatures should be applied to these documents at the time of creation and should use a distinct digital certificate from that entity that is intended for this purpose alone.

Having a digital signature on every document ensures that the document has not been modified from the time of creation, and so ensures that the information contained in the document has not been tampered with.

Upon receipt of a document, verification is straightforward, all signatures should be verified by comparing the current signature hash to the stored signature hash, to detect any changes to the document, and by checking all of the certificates in the certificate chain until a certificate is found that comes from a trusted CA. This verification confirms the identity of the signer of the document as well as the integrity of the document.

Verification should be performed both in unattended processing of documents, and by human actors when the documents are being reviewed by a person.

There is wide availability of server systems that provide functions to receive and verify digital signatures in incoming documents, and then implement routing rules to handle the documents accordingly. Documents that have valid signatures are routed to the next step in the document workflow, while those that do not pass verification can be routed differently and a human actor can be notified.

Additionally, there are integration products available as well that can be used to add this capability to existing document processing or management systems.

When people are reviewing documents directly, any commercial PDF viewer application can verify digital signatures and alert the end user if there are any problems.

As a side effect to having this framework prevalent is that, if all documents are expected to have digital signatures, then any documents that do not have a signature would immediately stand out. On these documents, there should be human driven processes to verify the validity of the non-signed documents before they are accepted.

To resolve the cost issues with the existing CA framework, we propose that a single organization should be created charged with issuing certificates for the purpose of validating financial information documents. This organization can be a government agency, perhaps an agency that is already charged with regulating financial entities, such as the FDIC, or it could also be an industry sponsored group, similar to ICANN.

Financial entities would apply for digital certificates used for signing financial documents from this agency. The agency would then verify that the financial institution is real and legitimate and issue certificates with itself as the Certificate Authority.

This entity would also be tasked with participating in the verification process for certificates. This can be done statically, by having operating system manufacturers include the organization as a trusted CA, and also dynamically, by providing servers that can be queried to check that a certificate is valid and that it is in good standing.

Read the full white paper
Protecting Financial Documents from Tampering

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Java PDF Library & PDF Server Version 2018 with Web PDF Sign, ZUGferd Invoices, Java 9+ Support

Qoppa PDF Library Launcher IconQoppa Software has released version 2018 of its Java PDF processing and conversion libraries, as well as its PDF server application, PDF Automation Server (PAS).

PAS, Qoppa’s powerful server application that allows users to easily setup document workflow, comes with 3 different modules: a workflow module, a web PDF viewer module and a REST API module. The new version of PAS adds the ability to digitally sign PDF documents directly from the Web PDF Viewer. This feature will enable companies of all sizes to implement an affordable approval and signing process, while running securely from their own servers and keeping control over sensitive documents, without having to rely on cloud document services, such as Docusign®.

Qoppa’s Java PDF developer libraries were enhanced with the following new features, in version 2018:

  • Rich text and Unicode support was added in form fields to help our Asian & international customers fill interactive forms with CJK or other non-Latin characters. Qoppa’s PDF components now offer a rich editing experience where fonts can be dynamically substituted with fonts found on the local machine, as users type within fields. CJK support is also now fully implemented when importing or exporting data from interactive form fields and annotations.
  • Invoices can now be attached to PDF documents, following the ZUGferd electronic format. This new file standard makes use of the widely popular XML format to include structured financial data within a PDF and allows standardized exchange of invoices between vendors and payers without any custom implementation. A new validation profile “PDF/A 3b Zugferd” was implemented to validate ZUGferd PDF invoices.
  • PDF/A validation and conversion processes were enhanced in terms of performance and feature depth, as Qoppa’s team assisted new customers deploy into large production environments. Restricted documents can now be processed thanks to the ability to clear usage rights & digital signatures.
  • Qoppa’s text search function was improved to not only look within the reconstructed words and lines, but also across lines within recognized paragraphs or columns. Extracting and finding text in PDF documents can be a complex process as text content is not formatted into lines and paragraphs but rather drawn as single letters or text strings scattered at various locations on a page. Qoppa’s PDF engine needs to analyze the content in order to reconstruct the formatted text.
  • All Qoppa’s PDF Libraries & Components are now compatible with Java 9, Java 10 and Java 11.

Qoppa Software server products and developer tools are very effective solutions for reducing paper use within an enterprise, transitioning to secure electronic documents, improving data flow across departments and making sure that all requirements and deadlines are met. They can be deployed on any Windows, Linux or Unix web servers.

For a complete list of enhancements and bug fixes in this version, refer to the following articles in Qoppa’s developer knowledge base:

About Qoppa Software:  Qoppa Software specializes in PDF applications and developer tools that integrate seamlessly into document workflows. Our products cover every aspect of PDF processes and are designed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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Grab your blockchain beer then come discuss Java PDF library at Qoppa’s booth

Blockchain Beer Stand

Oracle has made it easy this year for attendees and vendors to network and have friendly conversations in the exhibitor hall by providing … free beer!

It is a fun sight to see a big crowd of Java developers going around with a smile on their face and a plastic cup in their hand, stopping at every exhibitor booth to discover the latest technology and tools.

This is the line for the blockchain beer right in front of Qoppa’s booth

 

The beer distributed is not any beer, it is “blockchain beer”, brewed by Bay Area Alpha Acid Brewing Co made with all local ingredients, using Oracle blockchain technology to help test, track and improve the brewing process supply chain.

Leila & Gerald at Qoppa’s booth 5714 at Oracle Code One 2018

So …  grab your beer then come around the corner to booth #5714 to hear directly from Qoppa’s founders, Leila & Gerald, how Qoppa’s Java PDF libraries and applications can help your company automate and optimize PDF document workflows.

It is fun and thirst quenching to learn at Oracle Code One 2018!

 
Learn more about Qoppa PDF developer and server tools on Qoppa’s website.
Listen to Oracle Code One Java Keynote , which outlines the future of Java.

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Qoppa Software is exhibiting at Oracle Code One 2018

Oracle Code One Banner

Qoppa Software will be exhibiting at Oracle Code One in San Francisco, October 22-25 2018. This year, Oracle renamed their flagship developer conference from JavaOne to Oracle Code One, with the plan for it to become a broader developer-focused conference. The event remains heavily focused on Java, with three prominent tracks for Core Java Platform, Java Ecosystem and Java Server-Side Development.

The theme for Oracle One 2018 is Live for the Code, which is very relevant for Qoppa Software, whose highly focused team lives and breathes for the code, not only the code that we develop every day in-house, but also the code where our customers integrate our PDF developers tools in. It’s all about software development and it’s all about PDF each day at Qoppa Software!

Qoppa’s booth (#5714) at Code One will offer live demonstrations of the PDF rendering and manipulation capabilities of our Java class libraries, components, desktop applications and information flow servers. Qoppa’s solutions help businesses implement ingenious document workflows for the server, the desktop and the cloud.

Special focus will be given to our newly released products:

Email us to schedule a meeting time with Qoppa’s president Gerald Holmann.

Friends of Qoppa, i.e. existing and potential customers and partners, may claim one of Qoppa’s Discover Passes, which offer access to five days of conference keynotes and the exhibition halls.

We’re excited to be at JavaOne 2018 in San Francisco again this year and can’t wait to mingle with the amazing crowd of Java developers, exhibitors and speakers who will be attending this event!

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Free PDF Reader now with Annotations, Form Filling for Windows, macOS, Linux

Qoppa Software has added annotating and form filling capabilities in the latest version of its reliable PDF reader application for Windows, macOS and Linux, PDF Studio Viewer 2018.

There are now a multitude of comments available to review and markup PDF documents with text and graphics. These include sticky note, typewriter, text box, callout, shape and text markup annotations.

Interactive forms of type Acroform or static XFA can be filled and saved; and support for JavaScript allows for fields calculations, validation and formatting.

Qoppa’s PDF Reader can open secure or signed PDF documents, validate digital signatures, manage digital certificates, turn on and off layers, render all types of gradients and transparency, print and search with advanced options, and more. The application has a friendly and powerful user interface. The ribbon layout makes it easy to find all the tools at users’ disposal to view and inspect PDF documents, such as a loupe tool, pan and zoom, grid and rulers. The navigation toolbar and side panels (that display comments, thumbnails, layers, destinations, digital signatures, file attachments and bookmarks) allow to efficiently navigate through PDF documents and their interactive objects.

This latest version 2018 really opens up new possibilities for end-users and professionals on all operating systems, but specifically on macOS and Linux, where many existing PDF applications derive from the same technology and have limited support for advanced PDF functions.

The PDF format is a very extensive file format, with specifications spanning over 1000 pages. Over the last 15 years, while providing products and services to companies and end-users all over the World, Qoppa Software has developed a robust PDF engine that supports a very wide range of functions and is one of the most advanced on the market.

PDF Studio Viewer is free for personal and commercial use. It can be downloaded from Qoppa Software’s website, Amazon, and the Microsoft store. It will soon be available for download on the Apple store. Download PDF Studio Viewer. It comes packaged as a single file installer for all platforms and supports 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It is compatible with the latest operating systems: Windows 10, macOS High Sierra and Ubuntu 18.04.

For users needing more than viewing, commenting and filling forms, PDF Studio is also available in Standard and Pro editions with advanced editing capabilities such as OCR, optimization, permanent redaction, inline content editing and interactive form designer.

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