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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Advanced PDF editor PDF Studio now available on the Windows App Store!

Qoppa’s advanced PDF editor desktop application, PDF Studio, is now available for download / purchase on the Microsoft App Store.

As a software vendor, it is not easy to keep up with all the different ever-changing store packaging requirements but we understand the convenience and ease of use that our customers find to download and purchase applications directly from their trusted and integrated OS store.

Download PDF Studio Pro from Windows Store

Download PDF Studio Viewer from Windows Store

 

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Qoppa Software is exhibiting at Oracle JavaOne 2017

Qoppa Software will be exhibiting at JavaOne in San Francisco, October 1-5 2017. This year, the Java event is co-located with Oracle OpenWorld at the Moscone Center.

The theme for JavaOne 2017 is Java Your Next BreakThrough, a testimony to the everlasting prevalence and dominance of Java in the world of software development and innovation. Qoppa Software is proud to offer a suite of products developed in Java that help businesses implement ingenious document workflows for the server, the desktop and the cloud.

Qoppa’s booth (#6120) at JavaOne will offer live demonstrations of the PDF rendering and manipulation capabilities of our Java class libraries, components, desktop applications and information flow servers.

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 2017 in San Francisco again this year and can’t wait to be energized by the amazing crowd of Java developers, exhibitors and speakers attending this event!

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Summer Release of Java PDF Component with 4k Support, Annotation Unicode & Page Labels

This Version adds Annotation Unicode & Rich Text Support

This summer release of Qoppa’s Java PDF Component suite (v2017R1) adds 4k high resolution display support and tons of improvements to the PDF annotation feature.

Qoppa’s PDF components user interface was revised to automatically scale depending on the user screen resolution, and to use vector icons, allowing applications that integrate our PDF viewing and annotating components, to function well on any monitors, including 4k HiDPI display monitors.

Text annotations were greatly enhanced with rich text and Unicode support as well as font sub-setting, giving greater flexibility for users to format text using various styles or use multi language character sets, including Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

Page labels, which are distinct page names different from standard page numbers, and might contain a prefix and various numbering styles (such as Roman numerals), are now well handled in our PDF components.

As usual, the new version also includes many parsing and rendering improvements, making it possible for Qoppa’s PDF engine to open and work with an even greater number of invalid or incorrectly formatted PDF documents.

Qoppa’s v2017R1 PDF component suite is compatible with Java 1.6, Java 1.7 and Java 1.8.

For more details about all the enhancements and fixes added in this release, please visit the links below:

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Component 2017R1

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF Toolkits for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF Editor, a PDF Processing Server, a Web PDF Viewer, and an Android PDF SDK. All Qoppa’s PDF solutions are developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology, are cross-platform and work on any operating system supporting Java, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix. 

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Summer Release of Java PDF Library with Optimizer Audit, PadES Signatures, Page Resize

This version adds a Page Resize function.

v2017R1 summer release of Qoppa’s Java PDF library suite adds improvements to PDF manipulation, PDF optimizer, electronic signatures and preflight features.

Qoppa’s advanced Java PDF Optimizer Library reduces significantly the file size of PDF documents by removing unused objects, compressing images and streams. The optimizer engine was improved with a PDF audit feature, that analyzes the sizes of all the different objects contained in a PDF document, and with an optimizer result report that outputs a log of all optimization functions performed. Object streams in a PDF document can be compressed allowing to shrink file size even more.

A new public API was added to Qoppa’s Manipulation Library to easily Resize PDF Pages  programmatically, offering advanced options to set the new paper size and to position, scale and rotate the original page in the new page.

The PDF OCR function was enhanced to allow deskewing scanned images before performing OCR as well as discarding any invisible text which might have been added in previous OCR runs.

Qoppa’s PDF signing technology was enhanced to support PadES digital signatures introduced in the latest PDF 2.0 specifications. These signatures are compliant with the European eIDAS regulation.

Additional PDF/A validation profiles (PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-2u) were added to jPDFPreflight, Qoppa’s PDF/A validation conversion library. In addition to standard PDF fonts, system fonts can also be embedded during PDF/A conversion.

Qoppa’s v2017R1 PDF library suite is compatible with Java 1.6, Java 1.7 and Java 1.8.

For more details about all the enhancements and fixes added in this release, please visit the links below:

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Libraries 2017R1

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF Toolkits for developers to integrate into their own Java or web applications. Qoppa Software also offers a fully-featured PDF Editor, a PDF Processing Server, a Web PDF Viewer, and an Android PDF SDK. All Qoppa’s PDF solutions are developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology, are cross-platform and work on any operating system supporting Java, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix. 

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New PDF Studio 12 adds PDF Imposition, Excel to PDF Conversion, Page Resize and 4K Display Support

Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 12 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. PDF Studio 12 adds many new exciting features including PDF Imposition, Scanning Configuration, Excel to PDF Conversion, Page Resize, and 4K Display Support.

PDF ImpositionProfessionals in the prepress and print industry can now use PDF Studio 12 to preview and rearrange pages in a PDF using the new advanced PDF Imposition Function. It supports all the different industry standard binding methods including 2, 4, & 8 up booklets, cut stacks, sequential, step and repeat. When combined with other existing features such as output preview, preflight and advanced printing options, PDF Studio makes a very powerful and affordable software offering for the pre-press and print professionals, whether they are running Windows, Mac or Linux.

scanning menu When users have to repeat scanning tasks throughout the day, storing all the various scanning settings in a Scanning Configuration will help save considerable time. Scanning configurations can be started with a single click from the scanning menu and will keep information about the scanner to use, the color options, the DPI resolution, or even whether OCR should be perform on the scanned document.

Convert Excel SpreadsheetIn addition to Word to PDF conversion, PDF Studio 12 can now perform Excel to PDF Conversion. Opened Excel spreadsheets are converted on the fly to PDF. There are options to create a bookmark for each sheet and to define how the spreadsheet should fit on the page. Both Word to PDF and Excel to PDF are based on Qoppa’s own proprietary code and do not require Microsoft Office to be installed on the machine.

PDF Page ResizeThe new PDF Page Resize Function makes it as easy as 1, 2, 3 to set the new paper size, and then position, scale and rotate the original page into the new page.

PDF OptimizerPDF Optimizer was improved with a new audit feature, that analyzes the sizes of all the different objects contained in a PDF document, and with a results report that outputs a log of all optimization functions performed.

Rich Text AnnotationsNew rich text annotations give great flexibility when formatting text to use multiple fonts and styles and have enhanced support for multi language character sets for our international users.

4K monitor supportPDF Studio user interface was completely revised to support 4k HiDPI Display monitors with automatic DPI scaling for all dialogs and toolbars as well as newly designed vector icons that render crisp at any resolution.

As you can see PDF Studio 12 is packed with new features but it is not all. PDF Studio 12 also adds PDF to Word Conversion through integration with Microsoft Word 2013, support for Page Labels, new profiles for PDF/A validation/conversion, a deskew function for scans, and many other improvements to existing features and to the user interface.

As part of version 12, Qoppa Software also released a PDF viewing only version of PDF Studio, called PDF Studio Viewer. PDF Studio Viewer is a free PDF viewer for Windows, Mac and Linux with advanced viewing, printing and searching options.

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. 

Full Release Notes for PDF Studio 12

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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.

Contact us for licensing information

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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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v2016R1 Release of Java PDF SDK and Component adds Touch Mode, fonts and image enhancements

Qoppa PDF Library Launcher IconQoppa Software is happy to announce the availability of version v2016R1 for its suite of Java PDF library and Swing PDF component products.

 “In version 2016R1, we’ve continued refining our PDF Technology in order to keep our lead in the Java market when it comes to producing the most robust and feature full Java PDF libraries and components.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

This new version delivers improved up-sampling of images, support for composite blend modes on screen and many rendering, fonts, annotations and form fields improvements. Many small tasks and improvements were implemented this version, enhancing the overall reliability and robustness of Qoppa’s PDF parsing, rendering and manipulating engine.

The user experience in Qoppa’s PDF Swing Components was enhanced with a Touch Mode allowing to easily read, navigate and annotate PDF documents with the touch of a finger on devices with touch-enabled screens. Touch screen laptops and PCS, such as Microsoft Surface Pro or Dell Inspiron, are being used more and more by professionals in all industries, in the office or on the go.

This release was also the time for Qoppa Software to switch to compiling our library products with Java 1.6 and finally drop support for Java 1.4.2. The use of Java Generics allows Qoppa’s public API to be more precise and lessens the chances for our customers to encounter class cast exceptions at run-time.

For more details about the enhancements added in this release, please visit the links below:

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Component 2016R1

Full Release Notes for Qoppa’s Java PDF Libraries 2016R1


About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF Library for developers to integrate into their own Java applications. Qoppa also offers a fully-featured PDF Editor, a PDF Processing Server, and an Android PDF SDK, all developed on top of Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology. Our PDF solutions are cross-platform and work on any operating system supporting Java, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Unix. 

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Qoppa Software is exhibiting at JavaOne 2016

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This has become a tradition for Qoppa Software! This year again and for the seventh year in a row, we are exhibiting at JavaOne in San Francisco, September 18-22. The theme for this year’s Oracle event “Java Your Next Cloud” echoes Qoppa Software’s commitment in helping businesses deploy efficient, ingenious PDF solutions and document workflow processes in the Cloud.

Qoppa’s booth (#5114) at JavaOne offers live demonstrations of the PDF rendering and manipulation capabilities available in our Java class libraries, components, desktop applications and information flow servers. Special focus will be given to our newly released products:

Gerald Holmann, president and founder of Qoppa Software, is at the booth to answer any questions from Java developers, and to discuss deployment and licensing scenarios.

Qoppa Software’s booth #5114 is located in the JavaOne Exhibition Hall, at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel.

To schedule a meeting time with Qoppa’s president Gerald Holmann or to claim a Discover Pass to the events, email us at info@qoppa.com.

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.

Here are some pictures of Qoppa Software’s booth, the grand ballroom and the lobby at the Hilton Hotel, as well as a picture of San Francisco taken from the top floor of the Hotel.

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