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Server application and PDF REST API for PDF workflow automation

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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PDF Automation Server v2017R1 with Web PDF Redaction, Interactive Form Filling, Excel to PDF

The latest version of Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server (PAS) v2017R1 was released with major enhancements to its Web PDF Viewer Module, its Workflow Module and its REST API Module.

Qoppa’s Web PDF Viewer allows to display PDF documents with high fidelity in a web browser (preserving vector graphics) and to markup or redact the documents as well as fill interactive forms.

PAS Web PDF Viewer & Markup Module, Qoppa’s cross-platform solution to display and annotate PDF documents in a web browser, was significantly enhanced with new annotating and editing functions this version:

  • Permanently redact PDFs to remove sensitive information
  • Fill interactive form fields
  • Rearrange PDF pages through thumbnail drag and drop
  • Markup up text with text highlight, cross-out, underline annotations
  • Rubber stamps to mark documents as Approved, Confidential, Paid, etc…

In addition to PDF documents, PAS Web Viewer can render many documents formats by converting them on the fly to SVG including Image files, Word documents and now Excel spreadsheets.

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PAS Workflow Module and PAS REST API Module were also improved to include the following PDF features:

  • PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2b, & PDF/A-3b conversion
  • PDF/A and PDF/X validation
  • Excel to PDF conversion
  • PAdES digital signatures

Read PAS v2017R1 Full Release Notes

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, Mac OS X 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 12 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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PDF Automation Server now available in Amazon AWS Marketplace

Automate Document Workflows in the Cloud!


Qoppa Software is happy to announce the availability of PDF Automation Server in the Amazon AWS Marketplace. Now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can purchase and deploy Qoppa’s powerful PDF server directly through AWS Marketplace.

PDF Automation Server (PAS) is a modular server product that can be used as an essential tool to streamline your PDF processing, document workflows and web service orchestration in your organization. PDF Automation Server provides a complete set of PDF processing and conversion functions in a robust REST server environment that can easily integrate into your existing document workflows and work with 3rd party integration and orchestration products.

PDF Automation Server Modules:

  1. Workflow Module: PAS can receive documents in various formats from multiple sources concurrently, including email, ftp servers and local or network folders. Processes can then be defined independently for each document source to perform a number of functions on the documents, including conversion, data merging, assembly, encryption, printing, preflighting and more.
  2. REST API Module: PAS provides a complete set of PDF processing and conversion functions in a robust REST server environment that can easily integrate into your existing document workflows and work with 3rd party integration and orchestration product.
  3. Web PDF Markup Module: PDF Automation Server provides a module to enable markup of PDF documents in the browser. PAS can convert documents to HTML on-the-fly and can serve them to an HTML/Javascript PDF viewer in the browser that allows end users to navigate and add and edit annotations on the PDF.

PDF Automation Server Processing Functions:

Delivered as a 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI), PAS can be easily deployed on your Amazon EC2 instance in just a few clicks.

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Qoppa’s new HTML solution makes it easy to annotate and markup PDF documents in the browser

HTML5 PDF ViewerQoppa Software has released a new HTML-based solution allowing to annotate and markup PDF documents in any browser and platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android) without any plugin in order to replace their existing applet-based solutions.

If you are an existing Qoppa Software customer running jPDFNotes and jPDFEditor in an applet inside the browser, you may have seen that some browsers are discontinuing support for Java applets. Specifically, some browsers are discontinuing support for the NPAPI plugin interface, which is what the Java applet container uses to run inside the browser. This means that you will not be able to run jPDFNotes or jPDFEditor in this manner on browsers that are making this change.

We have released a new module in our PDF Automation Server product to address this, so that you can continue to display and markup PDFs in a way that is fully integrated in your application, right in the browser, now without a need for any plugin.

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The PDF Automation Server PDF HTML markup module delivers the following features:

  • Convert PDF to HTML5 and serve the content directly to the browser. Converting to HTML5 means that the browser is displaying the PDF content directly, so there is no need for a plugin and therefore there is no plugins needed at all. The HTML5 content can be displayed inside the browser as part of your web application and is supported by all browsers, including in mobile devices.
  • Browser side module, developed in HTML and JavaScript that provides viewing, navigation and markup tools. This module interacts with the PDF Automation Server to request PDF content on demand, displays the content to the end user, and provides a set of annotation tools to add and edit annotations on the PDF.
  • On save, the browser side module will package and send back the annotations edits to the PDF Automation Server to be merged back into the PDF document.
  • PDF Automation Server delivers this module, and additional functionality, through a REST API, providing many more PDF functions in addition to the markup functions. This gives you flexibility in accessing the server from your web applications as well as the PDF functions that you can offer to your end users. The server is self-contained and requires no additional software, once you install, you can be up and running with very little effort.

Read more about PDF Automation Server Markup module and download an evaluation version on Qoppa’s website.

Contact us if you have any questions about PDF Automation Server and any of its features.

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PDF Automation Server v2016R2 Released with Web PDF Markup Module

Atlanta, GA September, 2016 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of PDF Automation Server v2016R2, the latest version of Qoppa Software’s flagship PDF processing server.

The new version of PDF Automation Server delivers a new module to allow end users to view and markup PDF documents in the browser. The server converts PDF documents to high fidelity HTML5, which is then served to a browser module that provides annotation tools. Once marking up is completed, edits are sent back to the server to merge back into the PDF document.

The new Web PDF markup module delivers its functions through a flexible REST API interface, which allows for customization of the look and feel and the review cycle for documents.

Additionally, Qoppa Software continues to improve on the other modules provided by the PDF Automation Server, including its workflow module and REST API module. As more and more companies and industries are replacing paper with PDF documents, and implementing document driven processes automatically across the enterprise, Qoppa PDF Automation Server has become an essential tool in IT infrastructure.

Read Full Release Notes for Qoppa PDF Automation Server v2016R2

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PDF Automation Server v2016R1 Released with New RESTful API and Improved PDF Processing

Atlanta, GA – June 3 2016
PAS-visualQoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of PDF Automation Server v2016R1, the latest version of Qoppa Software’s flagship PDF processing server.

The new version of PDF Automation Server delivers PDF functionality through a REST API for integration of PDF processing into third party workflow systems and custom applications. By packaging all of Qoppa’s PDF processing functions into a RESTful server, Qoppa makes it possible for its customers to integrate PDF functions into any of its enterprise applications seamlessly. Try PDF Rest API

Additionally, Qoppa continues to improve on the workflow module of PDF Automation Server by adding a custom PDF scripting module, which opens up a full API to work with PDF documents. The custom scripting module allows workflows to be more flexible and to use external services as part of the processing of PDF documents.

As more and more companies and industries are replacing paper with PDF documents, and implementing document driven processes automatically across the enterprise, Qoppa PDF Automation Server has become an essential tool in IT infrastructure.

Full Release Notes for PDF Automation Server v2016R1

About Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server:

Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server (PAS) is a standalone server application to automate PDF workflows. Based on Qoppa’s proprietary PDF technology, it automates the receiving, processing, and routing of files on Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix (Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX), and any other Java enabled platform. PAS accepts incoming files of multiple types from local and network folders, email, or ftp servers. Based on preset criteria, PAS then performs a wide range of manipulations, including assembly, conversion, printing, stamping, digital signing, security management, preflight checking, and more. Once changed, both the original files and the output files can be routed to a range of destinations.

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end Java libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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PDF Automation Server v2015R1 Released with New PDF Optimizer Job, Improved Sign Job

Atlanta, GA June 18, 2015 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of PDF Automation Server v2015R1 which adds many new features, including a new PDF Optimizer job and enhancements to the existing Digital Signature job.

As more and more companies and industries are replacing paper with PDF documents, it has become more important to optimize the size of electronic files, in order to reduce storage, bandwidth and transfer time.

The new PDF Optimizer Job allows to optimize PDF documents in an automated, unattended process and offers flexible optimization options to:

  • Modify image resolution, compression and color spaces
  • Compress images with JPEG, JPEG 2000 and JBIG2
  • Remove unused objects
  • Compress data streams
  • Remove duplicate images and fonts
  • Linearize PDFs for fast web view
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The new PDF Optimizer Job with flexible optimization options for reducing the size of PDF documents

The existing Digital Signature Job was enhanced to allow applying digital signatures with timestamps certified by an official time-stamp server  as well as customizing signature appearance.

New PDF Optimizer Job

Settings for timestamp servers in the Sign PDF Job allowing to apply timestamped digital signatures

New Settings to customize signature appearance in the Sign PDF Job

Settings to customize signature appearance in the Sign PDF Job allowing to hide or show fields from the digital ID

The new release of PAS also incorporates all enhancements added to Qoppa’s Java PDF rendering and manipulation engine over the last year.

Full Release Notes for PDF Automation Server v2015R1

About Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server:

Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server (PAS) is a standalone server application to automate PDF workflows. Based on Qoppa’s proprietary PDF technology, it automates the receiving, processing, and routing of files on Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix (Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX), and any other Java enabled platform. PAS accepts incoming files of multiple types from local and network folders, email, or ftp servers. Based on preset criteria, PAS then performs a wide range of manipulations, including assembly, conversion, printing, stamping, digital signing, security management, preflight checking, and more. Once changed, both the original files and the output files can be routed to a range of destinations.

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end Java libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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Qoppa Software Automates Conversion of Word to PDF, Word to Images and Printing of Word Files

April 29, 2011 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the new release of PDF Automation Server 3 (PAS) with the following enhancements: Word to PDF conversion, Word to images conversion, Word file printing, improved performance and memory management, user interface enhancements, and improved PDF preflight.

This unique multi-platform workflow server product automates the receiving, processing, and routing of files. PAS accepts incoming files of multiple types from local and network folders, email, or ftp servers. It then performs a wide range of manipulations, based on preset criteria. Once changed, both the original files and the output files can be routed to a range of destinations.

“Qoppa’s PDF Automation Server is unique because it doesn’t require any third party software to interpret Word documents, most other products require Ghostscript, the Open Office server, or Microsoft Word to run. Additionally, PAS is 100% Java and thus delivers new Word conversion and automated printing on all server platforms” says Gerald Holmann, President of Qoppa Software.

PDF Automation Server is entirely based on Qoppa Software proprietary PDF technology. It is a reliable and affordable system to automate PDF workflows that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix (Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX) and any other Java enabled platform.

Operations that can be performed by PAS include printing, preflight , digital signing, security management, assembling, merging, splitting, cropping pages, converting to/from images, extracting data, merging data, flattening fields and annotations, stamping, importing/exporting annotations, and more.

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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Qoppa Software™ Leads the Way in Automated PDF Document Handling

Qoppa Software™, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce further refinement of our PDF Automation Server™ (PAS). This unique multi-platform product automates the receiving, processing, and routing of PDF documents. Able to accept incoming documents from email, ftp servers, and local or network folders, PAS can then perform a wide range of manipulations, based on preset criteria. Once changed, both the original files and the new versions can be routed to a range of destinations.

“PDF documents are an integral part of business workflow today. Most document suites require operator attention to accept, process, and then route PDF documents. Our software delivers the ability to accept documents from multiple sources simultaneously, execute appropriate maniuplation based on pre-defined criteria, and then output the original and modified documents to multiple destinations. PAS is designed for maximum efficiency, including the ability to manage this workflow from wherever they like, and even choose their operating system since our software is also cross-platform.” says Gerald Holmann, president of Qoppa Software.

Among the operations that be performed by PAS, are printing, preflight, security management, assembling, merging, splitting, cropping pages, converting to/from images, extracting data, merging data, flattening fields and annotations, stamping, and importing/exporting annotations.

PDF Automation Server is entirely based on Qoppa Software proprietary PDF technology. It is a stable, reliable and affordable alternative to manual intervention, and works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in the development of high-end libraries and applications to work with PDF documents. Qoppa Software offers a suite of products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows, including end-user, server and PDF library products. Qoppa’s products are carefully designed and developed to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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