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Qoppa Releases New PDF Editor Upgrade PDF Studio 2021.1.0 with the Ability to Convert PowerPoint to PDF

Qoppa Software just released the latest version of its PDF editor, PDF Studio 2021.1.0. This minor upgrade comes with an exciting, newly developed in house, proprietary function that allows users to convert PowerPoint files into a PDF. This can be very useful when users need to share a presentation with someone who does not have PowerPoint or send it in a smaller file size.

The upgrade comes with many great enhancements such as OCR languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish) now included in the installer. There is an added spell check to inline editing in the comments panel. Document tagging UI improvements, Cloud drive UI improvements, and the Dropbox library has been updated to the latest version v4.0.1. You can see a complete list of enhancements that were made in this upgrade by viewing PDF Studio 2021 Change Log.

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New PDF Studio Viewer 2021 with Accessibility Features, Enhanced User Interface, Options to Sort/ Filter Comments

Qoppa Software has released a new version of its free PDF reader, PDF Studio Viewer 2021 offering an enhanced PDF reading experience for users across all platforms (Windows, macOS and Linux). This latest version brings many refinements to the user interface, helping users view, navigate and markup PDF documents more efficiently than ever.

Here are some of the new exciting features included in this version:

  • Accessibility Color Options
  • Text to Speech (Read Out Loud)
  • Enhanced User Interface
  • Filter Annotations
  • Real Full Screen Mode
  • Search Recent Files
  • Auto Detect Links

New accessibility features consist of accessibility color options and the text-to-speech (read out loud) feature. These features were incorporated in PDF Studio Viewer to assist users with impairments. The accessibility color options allow users to adjust the text and background colors of documents for ease of reading. The read out loud feature assists users with reading impairments and can be activated through the ribbon toolbar or through a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + V).

This new PDF reader version offers an enhanced user interface. It is flatter, sleeker, and more modern. Support for 4k and Retina on Linux and macOS was improved. Tabs can be dragged and rearranged within a window and across windows. There is a full screen mode that allows users to present documents with a crisp black background under View > Full Screen Mode or users can use the short cut key Ctrl + L (Cmd + L on MAC) .

There are more ways to navigate and search through documents as well as interact with the operating system and the browser. When documents are open, web links within documents are automatically recognized and made active on the page, so users can simply click on the link to open the corresponding URLs. Recent open files can now be searched making it easier for users to identify a specific document within the long list of recent files.

The comments pane offers new options for users to sort/filter comments pane. Comments displayed in the comments pane and on the document are filtered out based on comments properties such as author, color, annotation types, etc. This feature should be helpful for users who regularly review and markup documents.

PDF Studio Viewer 2021 provides users with more accessibility options and an enhanced and more efficient user interface. This latest version increases the possibilities for end-users and professionals on all operating systems, specifically Windows, macOS, and Linux users. PDF Studio Viewer is free for personal and commercial use and can be downloaded here.

See full list of Qoppa’s PDF Reader & Editor 2021 Features.

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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New Merge Split and Resize PDF Functions added to freepdfonline.com

Qoppa Software added new merge split and resize PDF functions to the freepdfonline.com website. The new functions continue to help prospective users evaluate Qoppa’s underlying PDF technology and test out its robust and reliable software. These functions will also further assist daily visitors who utilize the site to solve their PDF conversion and manipulation needs.

The new functions are below:

MERGE 2 PDF DOCUMENTS
Combine two PDF’s into one by appending the second to the first.
EXTRACT PDF PAGES / SPLIT PDF
Create a new PDF out of pages specified of an original PDF document.
RESIZE PDF DOCUMENTS
Resize the pages of a PDF to a given new page size.

The website now offers 23 free online PDF functions. And as usual, these features are available in PDF Automation Server REST API, a powerful PDF API allowing businesses to PDF-enable their own web applications.

About Qoppa Software: Specialized in PDF software, Qoppa Software has developed a robust PDF rendering and conversion technology over the last two decades. Qoppa produces server software for enterprise automation, easy-to-use desktop and mobile apps for end-users as well as a Java PDF SDK for developers to integrate into applications. Qoppa’s tools are fully compliant with the PDF specs and compatible with Adobe® products. 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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Qoppa’s PDF Editor 2021 with Accessibility Features, Improved Content Editing, Enhanced User Interface

Qoppa Software, a leading PDF software company, announces version 2021 of PDF Studio, their powerful, intuitive PDF Editor for Windows, macOS and Linux. The latest version is packed with enhancements that will aid users in the efficiency of their daily workflow when creating new documents or enhancing the content of their existing documents. It includes new accessibility options to assist users with impairments and refines its existing tools to make them more functional and customizable.

Here are some of the new exciting features included in this version:

PDF Studio 2021 provides new accessibility color options when rendering documents to help accommodate users who are visually impaired or working in dimly lit environments and give them an easier reading experience. Text and background colors can be adjusted to one of the default higher contrast color schemes provided, or can be fully customized by the user.

Another accessibility feature that has been added is Read Out Loud, a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool that is able to read the document text aloud and assist users with reading impairments. This tool can be activated through the ribbon toolbar or a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + V).

Content editing has been improved to automatically recognize and highlight the different paragraphs, columns, and sections present on the page, allowing users to immediately identify the different text area sections. The text reflow has been refined for consistency and reliability.

A new content explorer panel was added to assist with content editing. It allows users to view the overall structure of a document by displaying all content objects contained in the document in a hierarchical tree format. This permit users to easily identify and select content objects present on a page, including text, images, paths, shades and containers objects.

The flatten annotations feature has been enhanced to offer an option to allow “unflattening annotations” subsequently and reverse the flattening action, so users are able to continue making edits and revisions. Flattening annotations is used by professionals such as architects to consolidate review annotations within the content of their documents before sharing them with their clients. This process guarantees consistent reading of a document across operating systems and alternative PDF applications being used.

Additional preflight functions were included in PDF Studio 2021. These functions are PDF/A 2u & PDF/ A 3u validation & conversion. These sub-formats are used for scientific articles or journals to validate documents containing Unicode text and mathematical calculations.

PDF Studio 2021 version comes with an upgraded OCR Engine which performs better when recognizing text within slanted or low resolution scanned images. It also contains many refinements to the user interface, the annotations tools and reading experience. The new “real” full screen mode is perfect for focused reading or presenting. Automatic link detection within the text content makes it simple for users to navigate to external sources and materials. There are many more improvements included in PDF Studio 2021. See the full list of PDF Studio 2021 features.

Overall, PDF Studio Version 2021 enhances user experience with new accessibility features and give users more control when manipulating and enhancing their documents. As usual, all new features are available on all platforms, Windows, macOS and Linux! Download PDF Studio 2021 Now!

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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Qoppa PDF Processing API Now Available on Rapid API

Qoppa Software PDF Processing API is now available on Rapid API, the well established API directory & marketplace. This new offering provides an easy way to connect to Qoppa’s hosted document services and start processing and converting PDF documents fast, reliably and securely.

The availability of this hosted simplified version of the Qoppa PDF API on Rapid API makes it possible for customers to simply subscribe through Rapid API and immediately start sending documents for processing via simple calls to the API, bypassing any server setup process. The billing model is simple and designed to accommodate different volume levels.

Currently, Qoppa’s Cloud PDF API on Rapid API supports the following endpoints (with many more functions planned to be added soon)

  • Convert PDF to SVG/HTML
  • Convert MS Word to PDF
  • Convert PDF to PDF/A 
  • Preflight PDF Document
  • OCR PDF Document
  • Optimize PDF

Calls to Qoppa’s API can be made from any programming language including C, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Objective-C, PHP, Powershell, Python, etc… Code Snippets are provided for each language.

Connecting to Qoppa’s PDF API through Rapid API can be a simpler and cost effective option for smaller businesses, compared to deploying Qoppa Software flagship server product – PDF Automation Server – on their own servers. There are 3 different billing plans offered to accommodate each company’s needs, based on the number of calls / documents processed per month.

Qoppa Software produces cross-platform PDF software for end-users, developers and integrators. Qoppa continues to innovatively streamline products and interfaces to process documents more effectively. Qoppa provides the highest level of performance and reliability by carefully designing and developing its products with its own robust PDF technology.

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PDF Automation Server v2020 With Drag and Drop Document Workflow Builder

Atlanta, GA, October 2020 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of its PDF Automation Server v2020, the latest version of its flagship PDF workflow server.

New Workflow Module

Conversion Nodes in PDF Automation Server

This version of PDF Automation Server delivers a new Workflow Module allowing organizations to automate their complex document processes without any coding required, by building simple flowcharts through drag and drop. With the new interface, designing and visualizing document workflows is easy and intuitive, yet extremely powerful and flexible.

PDF Automation Server Workflow Module provides an extensive list of nodes making it possible to perform a wide range of actions essential in document processing:

  • Receive and send documents or messages from / to various sources including email, FTP or HTTP, local or network folders.
  • Inspect, create, convert, manipulate or print documents through the use of processing nodes.
  • Make decisions based on the content of the messages and documents through the use of logic and branching nodes.

Sample workflow in PDF Automation Server that watches a folder for incoming PDF files, validates each document against PDF/A-2b format and based on the results, either sends back the invalid document as an email attachment to the user, or saves the validated document together with an extracted record number.

Enhancements to Existing Modules

The new version also contains marked improvements in the Web Editor Module, including tools such as redaction, digital signatures, and better text selection and searching, available on the desktop and on mobile devices. The REST API Module has also been enhanced to add additional APIs and to improve performance and memory management.

Finally, the PDF Automation Server Manager Application has been completely redesigned with a user friendly dashboard and various screens providing visibility to the server status and activity across the different modules (REST API, Jobs and Flows).

As automated document processing becomes a necessity in all industries and across the enterprise, Qoppa PDF Automation Server delivers an easy-to-use yet sophisticated solution that makes no compromise in its workflow and document processing capabilities.

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PDF Automation Server is an essential tool to streamline PDF processing, document workflows and web service orchestration in an organization.  The multi-platform  server product can be deployed on Windows, Linux, Unix (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, etc), z/OS, Heroku, and others…  The client-side Web Viewer Module is HTML-based and zero footprint, allowing to read and manipulate documents from any browser (Chrome, Mozilla, Edge, Opera, Safari) and any platform, including desktop, tablet and mobile (Windows, Mac OS X, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS).

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.Follow Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutube

New PDF Studio 2020 with Opening Docs in Tabs, Redesigned Vertical Comments Pane, License Key Portal

Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 2020 of PDF Studio, their powerful, intuitive PDF Editor for Windows, macOS and Linux. This version contains many improvements to the user interface to enhance the overall application usability:

The PDF Studio 2020 version allows users to open multiple documents in a single tab instead of individual frames. This will make it easier and more convenient for professionals working on multiple documents at once, such as a lawyer who could open all documents related to a case into a single window. Right click menu options on those tabs offer options to perform quick tasks, such as sending a document to a separate frame, etc. If the user prefers the former behavior, a setting makes it possible to revert back to opening documents or windows.

The PDF Studio 2020 version also comes with a redesigned vertical comments pane, now located on the right side of the application in a vertical format. This newly designed pane enhances the users’ ability to review and easily navigate through comments in a document. Notes can be edited directly in the pane and new export formats are available.

A new “Find Tools” search box was added in the PDF Studio 2020 version in the top right of the frame to help locate tools efficiently. When a user begins typing in the search box, results for tools that match will appear in real time. Users can select the tool they wish to use and are redirected to the correct tab on the ribbon toolbar with the corresponding tool appearing highlighted.

A new license key management tool is available in this version to qualifying customers. The tool allows IT personnel and administrators to manage registrations of their staff or team. It makes it easier for them to review and manage registrations of users within their staff or team. The tool includes many features such as a dashboard with quick links to key management and support tools, the ability to claim multiple keys under a single login, and more — see here fore a complete list. The tool can be granted upon request to companies with more than 10 licenses and an active subscription or upgrade plan.

There are many other user interface improvements and features included in the 2020 version. Some of the additions are: easy color changing for annotations tools, enhancing the application default Initial view to hide thumbnails and fit to width, enhancing some dialog to no longer be modal which permits users to continue working on other frames when running a long OCR or printing process, a new batch process to export annotations, the option to change z-order of content objects, Excel to PDF conversion enhancements, etc… See the full list of new features.

Version 2020 contains many interface changes along with new tools, making it possible to view, annotate and navigate through documents even more easily and efficiently!

About Qoppa Software:

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

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New PDF conversion functions added to freepdfonline.com

Qoppa Software added new PDF conversion functions to freepdfonline.com website. The website is meant to allow prospective customers to quickly evaluate Qoppa’s underlying PDF technology and test its robustness and reliability. Hundreds of website visitors are also using the website daily to solve occasional PDF conversion and manipulation needs.

Here is a list of the new PDF services added to freepdfonline.com:

CONVERT IMAGE TO PDF
Convert GIF, JPEG, TIFF and PNG Images to PDF
CONVERT TEXT TO PDF
Convert a text file to PDF
CONVERT PDF TO HTML
Convert a PDF document to SVG wrapped in HTML
CONVERT PDF TO IMAGES
Convert a PDF document to Tiff, JPEG, PNG or TIFF images
CONVERT PDF TO TEXT
Convert a PDF document to plain text file
ADD WATERMARK TO PDF
Add a text or image watermark to a PDF document
ADD HEADER & FOOTER TO PDF
Add a text or image header and footer to a PDF document

The website now offers 19 free online PDF functions, with many more functions, already available in Qoppa’s PDF REST API, planned to be added soon.

About Qoppa Software: Specialized in PDF software, Qoppa Software has developed a robust PDF rendering and conversion technology over the last two decades. Qoppa produces server software for enterprise automation, easy-to-use desktop and mobile apps for end-users as well as a Java PDF SDK for developers to integrate into applications. Qoppa’s tools are fully compliant with the PDF specs and compatible with Adobe® products. 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.Follow Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutube

PDF Software Made in Atlanta on Display at the Small Business Expo

We love Small Businesses at Qoppa Software!

Qoppa Software was exhibiting at the Small Business Expo 2019, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, in Atlanta, on November 14 2019.

Leila & Gerald Holmann, Qoppa’s founders, discussed and exchanged ideas with small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs from Atlanta metro area, offering live demos of our PDF desktop application, PDF Studio, which comes packed with advanced editing features, and is offered at a low one-time fee.

Our fellow Atlantans were curious to hear about this affordable, mature Adobe Acrobat alternative, that is locally developed and grown by Qoppa Software engineering team, composed of alumni from Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Emory University.

Qoppa Software booth at the Small Business Expo 2019

It is no surprise that all business organizations, small or large, in any industry, are seeking to reduce costs. Minimizing paper use is a way to, all at once, save time, reduce costs and lower carbon footprint.

Qoppa’s PDF solutions are Made In Atlanta and are good for you, for your business, for our city, and for our planet!

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New Online PDF Converters, PDF Tools & PDF Services

Qoppa Software is happy to announce the launch of their new website freepdfonline.com that comes packed with various cloud-based PDF tools allowing users to view, convert and edit PDF documents on any browser and any platform, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.

The PDF tools offered on the website are currently available for free to users, with a daily use limit. There is no account creation required and no fee incurred. The website is intended as a way to showcase to prospective buyers the PDF technology developed by Qoppa Software to parse, render, convert and manipulate PDF documents. It can be used to quickly test and evaluate Qoppa’s PDF products. Visitors can also use the website to solve occasional PDF processing needs. In the future, Qoppa Software might offer online PDF services under a paid subscription model.

Here is a list of the PDF utilities currently available on freepdfonline.com

OCR PDF
OCR documents to recognize and add text
SEARCH & REDACT PDF
Apply redactions to a PDF based on a search phrase.
FLATTEN FORM FIELDS
Flatten the interactive fields in a PDF form
CONVERT TO PDF/A
Convert PDF files to PDF archival formats
WORD TO PDF
Convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF
EXCEL TO PDF
Convert Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets to PDF
OPTIMIZE PDF
Optimize PDF documents and reduce file size
VERIFY PDF/A
Verify against various PDF/A standards
VIEW PDF ONLINE
Open and view a PDF file in your browser
EDIT PDF ONLINE
Annotate, Stamp, Sign & Redact PDF
ROTATE PDF PAGES
Rotate selected pages in PDF documents
DELETE PDF PAGES
Delete selected pages from PDF documents
CONVERT IMAGE TO PDF
Convert GIF, JPEG, TIFF and PNG Images to PDF
CONVERT TEXT TO PDF
Convert a text file to PDF
CONVERT PDF TO HTML
Convert a PDF document to SVG wrapped in HTML
CONVERT PDF TO IMAGES
Convert a PDF document to Tiff, JPEG, PNG or TIFF images
CONVERT PDF TO TEXT
Convert a PDF document to plain text file
MERGE 2 PDF DOCUMENTS (Added 7/7)
Combine two PDF’s into one by appending the second to the first.
EXTRACT PDF PAGES / SPLIT PDF (Added 7/7)
Create a new PDF out of pages specified of an original PDF document.
RESIZE PDF DOCUMENTS (Added 7/7)
Resize the pages of a PDF to a given new page size.

There are many additional PDF functions already available in Qoppa’s PDF REST API that will soon be added to the website.

About Qoppa Software: Specialized in PDF software, Qoppa Software has developed a robust PDF rendering and conversion technology over the last two decades. Qoppa produces server software for enterprise automation, easy-to-use desktop and mobile apps for end-users as well as an SDK for developers to integrate into applications. Qoppa’s tools are fully compliant with the PDF specs and compatible with Adobe® products. 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.Follow Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutube