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Qoppa Software announces PDF Studio 9 with Interactive Form Designer, Advanced Redaction and PDF/A Conversion

logo for PDF Studio desktop PDF editorMay 2 2014 – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 9 of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use PDF editing software for Windows, Mac and Linux. PDF Studio 9 adds an interactive form designer, an advanced redaction feature, conversion to PDF/A and numerous digital signatures and annotations enhancements.

PDF Studio 9 adds many advanced features for business users.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President. “The enhancements in version 9 make PDF Studio ready to deploy to the enterprise and integrate into document workflows, from creation to archiving, through revision and approval process. Our goal is to provide an all-in-one, affordable PDF solution for all businesses and organizations, whether they are running Windows, Mac or Linux.”

Form Editor Toolbar

The new form designer in PDF Studio 9 allows users to create sophisticated interactive PDF forms. Businesses of all sizes can streamline paper-based workflows by using PDF forms to receive electronic data from partners, customers and employees. JavaScript is supported for form fields formatting, validation and calculations.

Redacting text and images in a PDF document

The advanced redaction function helps remove sensitive information from PDF documents prior to publication or release.  Redaction annotations are first added to cover confidential areas on page, then applied as a second step, or “burnt-in” into the document, to permanently delete the underlying text, images or shapes.

For long-term storage and archival of documents, governments, publishers and bigger organizations are converting PDF files to PDF/A. It is a strict subset of the PDF format which helps ensure that documents will render the same in the future as when they were saved. PDF Studio 9 provides PDF/A compliance verification as well as the ability to convert existing files to PDF/A format.

PDF Studio 9 adds various enhancements around digital signatures with new support for certifying signatures, time-stamps, Windows and Mac certificate managers, the latest AES 256 encryption, and other security features such as enforcing and clearing usage right enablement, and accessing  server protected textbooks.

 

With version 9, it is also easier than ever to review and comment PDF documents using PDF Studio 9’s new quick properties and alignment toolbars, and user-friendly color picker.

 

 

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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Qoppa Software announces PDF Studio 8 with JavaScript, OCR and enhanced text selection

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PDF Studio 8

December 20, 2012 – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces a major new release of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use, cross-platform PDF desktop tool. PDF Studio 8 adds javascript support in PDF forms, faster rendering, improved text selection, and user interface improvements.

PDF Studio 8 greatly refines the user experience when working with all features of our advanced PDF application: when rendering PDF documents, when reviewing and marking up documents with annotations, and when filling interactive PDF forms. Our goal at Qoppa is to continue to offer the best deal on PDF software: ahead of the competition when it comes to features, but at less than a third of the price! When you consider that PDF Studio is also cross-platform, this makes it the best choice for enterprise deployments.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

Formatted fields in javascript

Fields formatted in JavaScript

JavaScript Support: Filling interactive PDF forms in PDF Studio 8 has become even easier with JavaScript support which adds:
+ Form field calculations to automatically compute the value of given fields from other fields.
+ Form field validation to prevent invalid data entry and ensure that all required fields are filled in.
+ Form field formatting to facilitate the capture of special fields such as dates, social security numbers, postal codes, phone numbers, etc…

 

OCR for Windows, Mac and Linux: PDF Studio 8 offers a new OCR function allowing to create searchable PDFs from scanned documents. OCR which stands for Optical Character Recognition can be applied to existing PDF documents or at the time of scanning to convert paper documents directly into searchable PDFs. The text added can be searched, edited or marked up with highlights, underline, cross-out or caret annotations. The OCR function is available to Windows, Mac OSX and Linux users. Supported languages are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

 

Cursor-based text selection with column detection

Cursor-based text selection with column detection

Text Selection: PDF Studio 8’s new text model delivers major enhancements in the way text is extracted, selected, and marked up in the application:

  • Text extraction and selection now support column detection in documents with multi-column page layout such as articles, magazines, and other publications.
  • The new cursor-based selection and highlight tool follows the natural order of text within pages and handle selection across columns. An alternate rectangular selection mode is also available as a fall back to when selecting non-consecutive text on a page.
Nimbus Look And Feel

Nimbus look and feel

Improved User Interface: PDF Studio 8 offers new graphical skin options to choose from when customizing the appearance of the application, including the Substance and the Nimbus look and feel. Professionals in the print, graphics, and construction industry will also enjoy the new Pan and Zoom tool which allows zooming inside high-resolution documents and moving around a page while keeping a view of the overall page on screen.

Rendering Speed: Qoppa has implemented a new tile based rendering approach which greatly improves the user experience when working with graphically intensive PDF documents and delivers:

  • Huge performance increases when rendering documents and drawing annotations.
  • Better responsiveness when scrolling, navigating, and zooming in PDF documents.

Responding to user needs, Qoppa Software has added many other significant enhancements to PDF Studio 8, including the ability to remove watermarks, headers and footers; an advanced undo function; a window cascade / tile function; and the option to save a PDF document as linearized for fast viewing over the web.

About Qoppa Software:
Qoppa Software specializes in Java PDF library products – pure Java as well as Android Java – for developers to integrate into their own applications. Qoppa Software also offers advanced PDF end-user and server applications and tools developed on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology.

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Qoppa Software announces qPDF Notes 2.1 release

Qoppa Software's Android PDF Solutions

qPDF Notes 2.1 is packed with enhancements:

  • Support for new Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Multi-language support now includes Italian, French, and Spanish
  • Major user interface improvements for annotation editing and more toolbar customization capabilities
  • New overlay scrollbar for fast navigation through large documents
  • Support for Submit and Reset button actions in interactive PDF forms
  • Performance improvements in PDF rendering
  • Multiple forms of in-app assistance from Qoppa include Help, Tutorials, Tips, and even email to Qoppa from within the app

It’s exciting to be defining our products on Android, a platform where user interactions and processes are still evolving.  This release is all about user interface improvements and making it easier for our customers to contact us.  We rely heavily on our customers’ feedback to enhance our products.“ says Qoppa President Gerald Holmann.

Qoppa Software has also made the new features available in the latest version of both qPDF Viewer, our Android PDF Viewer app, and qPDF Toolkit, our PDF SDK for Android developers.

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Qoppa Software Announces qPDF Notes™ Bundling by Samsung Italy

Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces a recent bundling agreement with Samsung Italy.  Samsung Italy will include Qoppa’s qPDF Notes™, a PDF markup and form filling app, on their new Galaxy Note device.  Samsung’s Galaxy Note is the new phone-tablet device from Samsung which offers a large screen and powerful performance while maintaining smartphone portability.

Samsung Press Event

Samsung Press Event

With Qoppa’s qPDF Notes, a user-friendly PDF app on Android, Galaxy Note users can annotate PDF documents with sticky notes, text notes, highlights or free-form drawings.   Interactive PDF forms can be filled and saved.  qPDF Notes can access, save, and send PDFs via email, Dropbox, Bluetooth or SD cards.

“PDF documents are the perfect fit for taking notes on tablets and portable devices, because PDF is the de facto electronic collaboration format.  Annotations are an integral part of the PDF document specification.  They are saved as part of the document and are viewable in any PDF viewer.“, says Gerald Holmann, president of Qoppa Software. “We are proud that Samsung Italy elected to bundle qPDF Notes after a thorough evaluation of competitive products. We have perfected our PDF technology over the last 10 years and believe that our app is the most solid and comprehensive PDF app on Android today. “

Galaxy Note users in Italy may download qPDF Notes for free from the Samsung app store.

Qoppa email android@qoppa.com or call +1 (404) 685-8733.

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Qoppa Software Announces PDF Studio 7, Cross-platform PDF editor, with Content Editing and Enhanced User Interface

December 20, 2011 – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces a major new release of PDF Studio, their powerful, easy to use, cross-platform PDF editor.  PDF Studio 7 augments the collaboration power of PDF with new content editing capabilities, enhanced user interface, new PDF viewing options and additional PDF functionality.

“This release takes PDF Studio to the next level!  PDF Studio 7 is a full featured PDF editor, comparable to the best editors on the market but at less than a third of the price.  When you consider that PDF Studio is also cross-platform, this makes it the best choice for enterprise deployments.” says Gerald Holmann, Qoppa Software President.

PDF Studio 7 Pro lets users edit the content and manipulate the objects in a PDF document.  Users can make small modifications such as correcting typos and misspellings, changing font properties or rearranging images before final publishing.  The new Edit Content tool works with single or multiple objects, including text, images, or path objects.

Redaction, removing text from a PDF document and replacing its location with a black rectangle, is a newly available function in PDF Studio 7.  Redaction is relied on by professionals in many industries to protect confidential information within PDF documents.

PDF Studio 7 offers an improved user interface.  Users can now choose their favorite Look And Feel for the application and customize the toolbars to suit the way they work.  Professionals who need to examine small details in a PDF document will be glad for the new Loupe Tool and the ability to do a side by side comparison of two versions of a PDF with the sophisticated “double loupe tool”.

Users working on small screens, in a dark room, on an airplane, or at night, will love the new PDF Studio 7 function to invert colors when rendering a PDF document.  For typical documents, the display will change from “Black on White” to “White on Black”.

Responding to user needs, Qoppa has added the ability to email PDF documents directly from the tool.  Users may collaborate electronically and efficiently by easily sending individual PDF documents from within PDF Studio.  Those enrolled in online fax services (such as myfax.com or efax.com) will now be able to fax directly from the tool.

Conversion to PDF from Word files, image files, and text files can be done individually or in a batch.  Word to PDF conversion was enhanced in this release to include support for the latest Word format (.doc or .docx).

For more information about PDF Studio (PDF Editor for Mac, Windows, Linux) visit http://www.qoppa.com/pdfstudio or call +1 (404) 685-8733.

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Qoppa Software releases final Beta for qPDF Notes™, Android PDF Markup Application!

Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, today announces access to its final beta version of qPDF Notes™, their coming Android PDF software to view and markup PDF documents and to fill PDF forms on tablets.

Qoppa’s strategic move into the mobile device market will bring rich PDF functionality to end users who need to go beyond simple viewing of PDF documents. Built on Qoppa’s robust PDF technology, the Android products will be first-in-class in reliability, performance and usability.

Qoppa Software will release several products to the marketplace:

  • qPDF Viewer™ – Android PDF Viewer

    A standalone PDF Viewer to display and navigate PDF documents on Android devices. The application reads and renders PDF documents natively on the device, with no server software nor connection needed. qPDF Viewer supports searching text in PDF documents.

  • qPDF Notes™ – Android PDF Markup and Form Filling

    A full featured PDF Viewer that additionally provides annotating tools to add comments and text markups to PDF documents. qPDF Notes also works with PDF forms (in acroform or xfa format) allowing users to fill in and save or email the completed documents.

  • qPDF Toolkit™ for Android – Android PDF SDK

    Qoppa will also make the technology available for integration into third party apps. Software producers will be able to leverage Qoppa’s PDF expertise to include PDF functionality into their own applications.

  • Following their established tradition of 100% self-sustaining, portable PDF solutions, Qoppa has developed this software completely in Android, so it can run on any Android device.

    “Other PDF viewers can only run on specific devices. They require custom versions based on specific CPUs” says Gerald Holmann, President of Qoppa Software. “Our products run on all Android devices so customers are not tied to a specific phone or tablet. Qoppa Software likes to do portable software!”

    Those who are interested in learning more about the products, in participating in the beta testing program, or in previewing the software in their daily workflow are invited to send an email to android@qoppa.com.

    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 highly portable products that cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document work flows, 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 Enhances PDF Studio With New Release 6.5

    Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, is pleased to announce the release of PDF Studio 6.5.  

    New and enhanced batch handling, measurement calibration, callout annotation, security, and usability features in PDF Studio 6.5 add key functionality to the only advanced PDF editor available across all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

    PDF Studio 6.5 improves the way users work with multiple documents.  Qoppa adds to PDF Studio’s exclusive batch document handling capabilities with a new function to Set Initial View.  Users may also easily transfer data across documents with Drag and Drop of entire pages or Copy and Paste of images and text.

    Annotation is further enhanced with the addition of a new annotation type, Callout Tool.  Architects will be pleased to note the new Calibration Tool, delivering the ability of the Measuring Tool to set the scale directly from a drawing. 

    Constantly improving customer experience, Qoppa includes additional GUI development in this release, including new shortcuts and support for Bookmark Style.

    Qoppa adds to PDF Studio users’ ability to manage digital signatures, which are increasingly important to protect valuable information.

    PDF Studio, entirely based on Qoppa Software proprietary PDF technology, is a stable,  reliable and affordable alternative to Adobe Acrobat that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and any other Java enabled platforms.

    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 work flows, 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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