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

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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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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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New PDF Studio 11 with Spell Check, Non-Latin OCR Languages, Output Preview, & Enhanced Print Dialog

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Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 11 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. PDF Studio 11 adds a number of new features including Spell Check, Non-Latin OCR Languages, Output Preview, & Enhanced Print Dialog

spell_checkBy popular request, PDF Studio now comes with a Spell Checker. Spell check  highlights misspelled words when creating text annotations, typing annotation comments, and filling interactive form fields. Users are able to set various options including highlight color, ignore all caps or numbers, and add/edit custom words to the dictionary. PDF Studio 11 offers 9 different languages options and even support spell checking more than one language at the same time! Languages supported are Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.

cjk PDF Studio 11 also introduces a brand new OCR engine that now supports non-Latin and CJK languages. A total of 46 new OCR languages are now available such as Chinese (simplified & traditional), Japanese, Hindi, Arabic, and many more. In addition to the new languages, PDF Studio also has the ability to select 2 languages at once to use when OCRing documents containing multiple languages on each page.

output_preview Professionals in the printing industry will enjoy the new Output Preview including overprint simulation. Output preview is used to simulate how the document will look once printed using different color profiles such as CMYK, RGB, and grey. Overprint simulates how overlapping colors will look when mixed on the page. The new dialog can easily switch between print simulation and display and the background color of the document can also be changed to simulate printing on different colored paper.

enhanced_print_dialogprint PDF Studio 11 comes with a New Enhanced Print Dialog with new features including Print Preview, Print to file, and booklet printing. Print Preview allows users to see what the document look like prior to being printed and adjustments can be made in real time if necessary. Print to file creates a .prn file instead of printing directly to the printer. Useful if you need to send the document to a printing press that only prints on a specific printer. Booklet printing turns a multi-page document into a folded booklet.

checks PDF Studio 11 also adds additional improvements including a Welcome Screen, new rubber stamps (dynamic, preview, predefined and PDF stamps), quick text search (in addition to advanced search), major memory & performance enhancements, font improvements, and many more…

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.

Read About All New Features in PDF Studio 11

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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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Nouveau PDF Studio 11 avec: vérification orthographique, reconnaissance optique de caractères non-latins (OCR), Aperçu de la sortie et boite de dialogue d’impression améliorée

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Qoppa Software, un des principaux vendeurs de logiciels PDF, a sorti la 11ème version de PDF Studio, son éditeur PDF performant et facile à utiliser, compatible avec Windows, Mac OS X et Linux.  De nouvelles fonctionnalités ont été ajoutées à cette 11ème version, y compris la vérification orthographique, la reconnaissance optique de caractères non latins, l’aperçu de surimpression, et une nouvelle boite de dialogue d’impression.

spell_checkA la demande générale, PDF Studio est maintenant doté d’un correcteur d’ orthographe . Ce correcteur d’orthographe souligne les mots mal orthographiés lors de l’écriture d’un texte ou de commentaires,  ou lors du remplissage des champs. Les utilisateurs peuvent modifier différents paramètres, y compris la couleur de surlignage, ignorer tous les nom communs et les numéros, et ajouter/éditer des mots personnalisés dans le dictionnaire. PDF Studio 11 offre un choix de 9 langues  différentes et continue à assurer une vérification orthographique lorsque plusieurs langues sont utilisées! Les langues qui bénéficient d’un correcteur orthographique sont l’arabe, le néerlandais, l’anglais, le français, l’allemand, l’italien, le polonais, le russe, et l’espagnol.

cjkPDF Studio 11 contient également un tout nouveau moteur de reconnaissance optique de caractères (OCR) qui peut désormais s’appliquer aux langues non latines et au CJK (chinois, japonais, coréen). Un total de 46 nouvelles langues compatibles avec la reconnaissance optique de caractères sont maintenant disponibles, comme le chinois (simplifié et traditionnel), le japonais, l’hindi, l’arabe, et beaucoup d’autres. En plus des nouvelles langues, PDF Studio peut sélectionner 2 langues à utiliser en même temps pour les documents contenant plusieurs langues sur chaque page.

output_previewLes professionnels de l’industrie graphique pourront apprécier le nouvel aperçu de sortie, qui inclut une simulation de surimpression. L’aperçu de la sortie simule l’aspect qu’aura le document une fois imprimé, en utilisant différents profils couleurs, comme la quadrichromie CMJN (cyan, magenta, jaune, noir), le modèle RGB, et le gris. La surimpression simule l’aspect qu’auront les couleurs superposées, une fois mélangées. La couleur de fond d’un document peut également être changée pour simuler une impression sur différentes couleurs de papier.

printPDF Studio 11 contient une nouvelle boite de dialogue d’impression avec de nouvelles fonctionnalités, comme l’aperçu avant impression,  impression vers fichier et l’impression de brochures. L’aperçu avant impression permet aux utilisateurs de voir à quoi ressemble le document avant d’être imprimé et des ajustements peuvent être effectués en temps réel si nécessaire. L’impression vers fichier crée un fichier .prn au lieu d’imprimer directement vers l’imprimante, ce qui est utile si vous devez envoyer le document vers une imprimante spécifique qui n’est pas installée sur votre machine. La fonction brochure transforme un document multi-pages en un livret plié pour l’impression.

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About Running Qoppa’s PDF Viewing Component jPDFViewer in Applets

If you are running jPDFViewer, Qoppa’s PDF viewing component, in an applet inside the browser, you may have heard 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 jPDFViewer in this manner on browsers that are making this change.

We have come up with a few alternatives to continue to use our PDF technology within your web application:

Run jPDFViewer inside a Webstart application.
Webstart application are very similar to applets, they can be launched from a browser, and can connect back to your server to retrieve PDF documents. However, they do not run inside the browser, they run in a separate window. We have a sample of jPDFViewer running in this way in our website, from the jPDFViewer home page (Click on the link called “Webstart Demo”).

You may also be interested in our 2 KB entries:
Integrating a Web PDF Viewer: HTML5 or Applet?
Convert your applet from HTML to Webstart jnlp easily (without changing your applet code)

Convert PDF to HTML5 for viewing
We have also developed and released a new product called jPDFWeb, which converts PDF documents to HTML5 and can then serve them to the browser directly. 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.

jPDFWeb runs on the server, typically a J2EE server, and can convert and serve single PDF pages or entire PDF documents, so you can choose how to display the PDF documents on the browser. The HTML5 content produced by jPDFWeb uses vector graphics (it is not an image converter), so the quality of your content remains nearly the same as when viewing PDF documents directly and text content remains searchable.

Visit jPDFWeb Home Page to find links to live demos, documentation and to download an evaluation version.

Server-Side Solution
We have released a new version of our server product, PDF Automation Server, that can convert PDF documents to HTML5 and serve them directly to the browser. The advantages of the server product over jPDFWeb is that it does not require a J2EE container and it provides management and logging, for easier deployment.

Visit PDF Automation Server Home Page to find links to documentation and to download an evaluation version.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about jPDFViewer and any of these new products.

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