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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.

Full Change Log for PDF Studio 8

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PDF Software for Mac, Windows, Linux and Unix

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Video: Java PDF Library Products and Components

Qoppa Software has published this new video introduction to our Java PDF Library products and components – a library for every PDF processing need.


More about Qoppa PDF Library Products and Components

Live demos of Qoppa PDF Library Products and Components

Why choose Qoppa’s PDF library products?

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qPDF Notes accesses box onecloud

Qoppa Software Integrates qPDF Notes with Box OneCloud

box OneCloud with qPDF NotesPDF viewing, markup, and form filling now available to millions of Android Box users

Atlanta – June 25 2012 – Qoppa Software, a leading provider of PDF solutions, announced it has integrated its Android PDF editing app, qPDF Notes, with Box OneCloud to power mobile document collaboration and productivity.  qPDF Notes’ integration with Box helps millions of individuals and companies easily work from their Android tablets and smartphones on forms, drawings, contracts, and other PDF files managed on Box OneCloud.

Qoppa users can now simply open PDF documents from Box OneCloud directly into qPDF qPDF Notes accessing Box OneCloudNotes and use the application’s powerful editing capabilities to:

  • fill interactive PDF forms
  • review and markup PDF documents
  • digitally sign PDF documents

Once editing is finished, documents can be saved straight back to Box with a single tap. The integration is transparent to users and makes editing PDF files stored in the cloud as simple as editing local files.

This collaboration between Qoppa and Box is a big step to improve document handling on the go. PDF is the de facto electronic collaboration format on mobile devices where editing has to be easy, graphical, and intuitive. The great thing with the PDF format is that annotations are saved as part of the document itself and thus can be viewed by any recipient on any capable PDF viewer.” says Gerald Holmann, president of Qoppa Software.

PDF documents are an integral part of business workflow today and qPDF Notes is used by companies and professionals in various industries including architects, contractors, educators as well as real estate and medical professionals.

To celebrate qPDF Notes’ one year anniversary and the Box OneCloud integration, the app is offered at 70% off through June. Users who are currently evaluating qPDF Notes Demo are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to upgrade to qPDF Notes Full Version.


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 to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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New v2.4 Android qPDF apps deliver outlines, bookmarks, comments list at a limited time discount

 

qPDF Notes 70% discount through June

qPDF Notes 70% off through June!

ATLANTA – June 20, 2012 – Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF solutions, celebrates the 1 year anniversary of their Android PDF apps with new release 2.4 of both qPDF Viewer and qPDF Notes; and by extending a 70% discount on the paid qPDF Notes app for a limited time.

As Android users continue to elect Qoppa’s qPDF apps as their favorite eBook readers and business tools, we are delighted to respond with additional UI improvements to make the experience even more intuitive and complete.” says Leila Holmann, Qoppa’s Vice President.

Android users will find that release 2.4 adds support for key capabilities in the PDF format. In addition to the existing page navigation overlay and continuous scrolling capabilities, qPDF Notes further improves reading and scrolling through large documents with its new navigation pane containing the following tabs:

qPDF View Outline inside PDF

qPDF View Outline inside PDF

Outline / Document Bookmarks: Navigate through the outline / table of contents. The outline presents itself as a collapsible tree, usually created by the document publisher, and often contains a bookmark for each section within the document. The outline is stored inside the PDF document itself.

qPDF User Bookmarks on device

qPDF - User Bookmarks on device

 

 

User Bookmarks: Users may create personal bookmarks to mark preferred passages at specific page / magnification inside a document. User bookmarks are stored on the device and will remain even after reinstallation of the app.

 

qPDF Notes - View Annotations / Comments List - ordered by page

qPDF Comments List

 

Annotations List: See the list of annotations / comments (ordered by page) that were added to the PDF document. Tap on an annotation to jump to it in the document.

 

Search for a string in the document and see all the search results in a scrollable list. Easily jump to a given occurrence of the string in the document.

qPDF Text Search

 

Text Search (tablets only): Search for a string in the document and see all the search results in a scrollable list. Easily jump to a given occurrence of the string in the document.

 

 

qPDF apps version 2.4 now remember the last page read in a document. Upon reopening any previously read document, the last position is restored. This feature is expected to delight existing users who have elected qPDF as their everyday reader.

A new, user-friendly free-hand highlighter tool lets users highlight areas in documents with the tip of a finger as if using a marker. This tool works on all documents including scanned images which do not contain any text. It is very easy to use and may become a favorite for users on smaller screens.

To celebrate qPDF Notes’ one year anniversary, the app is offered at 70% off through June. Users who are currently evaluating qPDF Notes Demo are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to upgrade to qPDF Notes Full Version.

Qoppa Software also makes its Android PDF technology available in qPDF Toolkit for Android developers to integrate PDF features into their own apps.

Qoppa’s Android products are available for all Android phones and tablets 2.1 or higher including: Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Iconia, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola XOOM, Lenovo Thinkpad, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Sony Xperia, devices with custom ROMs, and the Blackberry Playbook.

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 on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

Read more about Qoppa’s Android PDF Solutions

 

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Qoppa Software exhibits at AnDevCon III, May 16-17, 2012

Qoppa's AnDevCon III booth & President Gerald Holmann

Qoppa Software's President Gerald Holmann

AnDevCon III show floor from above - Qoppa's booth noted.

Qoppa Software at AnDevCon III, May 16-17, 2012

Qoppa Software President Gerald Holmann met and talked with developers, integrators, and device manufacturers about our growing line of PDF software for Android devices at AnDevCon III.

Qoppa’s proprietary PDF technology has extended to the Android platform, after a decade of success delivering Java PDF libraries, components and applications for desktop, web and server.

Qoppa’s kiosk display highlighted both the new Android PDF SDK and the Java libraries and components Qoppa has been delivering for over 10 years.

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Major Enhancement in PDF Viewing Performance in qPDF 2.3

Qoppa Software's Android PDF Solutions
ATLANTA — May 11, 2012 —Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF solutions, announces significant performance improvements to their Android PDF rendering technology in release 2.3 of Qoppa’s Android PDF products qPDF Notes, qPDF Viewer, & qPDF Toolkit.

A new tile-based rendering approach was implemented which splits each page of a PDF document into multiple tiles that can be rendered and cached independently. This new strategy enables implementing out of thread rendering and improving image caching and memory usage.

Qoppa’s users will see great improvements in speed and GUI responsiveness when loading and navigating through PDF documents. This will especially be true when viewing or working with large PDF documents or documents containing intensive images and graphics.

The new release brings our PDF renderer on Android to a whole new level, delivering one of the best user experiences available on the market when it comes to viewing and scrolling through PDF documents.” says Qoppa’s President Gerald Holmann.

Qoppa Software also makes its Android PDF technology available in qPDF Toolkit for Android developers to integrate PDF features into their own apps.

Qoppa’s Android product work on all Android phones and tablets 2.1 and higher including: Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Picasso, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola XOOM, Toshiba, Lenovo Thinkpad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and devices with custom ROMs. qPDF Notes is also available on Blackberry Playbook 2.

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 on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.
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Real Digital Signatures on Android with qPDF Notes 2.2

True Digital Signatures with qPDF Notes

True Digital Signatures with qPDF Notes

Atlanta – April 12, 2012 – Android device users finally have the ability to validate and apply true digital signatures to PDF documents with the new 2.2 release of qPDF Notes, Qoppa Software’s PDF Android app. Also in this release are improved editing of annotations properties, and additional user interface improvements.

qPDF Notes 2.2 is the only Android PDF tool with the ability to apply true digital signatures directly from an Android device. The app allows the user to choose which digital signing certification to use: create self signed certificates, or import digital certificates issued by a certificate authority such as Verisign or Thawte. Digital certificates are PKCS files with a .p12 or .pfx filename extension.

qPDF Notes also enables the digital signature’s appearance to be fully customized by adding a handwritten signature (through a finger gesture) and by overlaying an image such as a company logo.

“Qoppa’s suite of tools to validate and apply electronic signatures on PDF documents is now extended to mobile devices. Our users have been signing documents on Windows, Mac and Linux with our desktop tool PDF Studio for years. They can now sign PDF documents on the go with qPDF Notes.“ says Qoppa President Gerald Holmann.

Qoppa Software also makes these new features available in the latest version of qPDF Toolkit for Android developers to integrate PDF features into their own apps.

qPDF Notes works on all Android phones and tablets 2.1 and higher including: Asus Transformer Prime, Acer Picasso, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola XOOM, Toshiba, Lenovo Thinkpad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and devices with custom ROMs. qPDF Notes is also available on Blackberry Playbook 2.

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 on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.
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Qoppa Software is a registered trademark of Qoppa Software in the United States and/or other countries.
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Spring release of Java PDF components and libraries by Qoppa Software adds creation of linearized PDF documents, user interface and API enhancements

Atlanta, GA March 19 2012 – Qoppa Software’s new spring release of Java PDF components and libraries delivers API improvements for easier integration into Java and web applications, along with UI improvements to make the PDF components easier for users to work with.

Key among the features delivered this spring is the ability for Qoppa’s library jPDFProcess to create linearized PDF documents. Linearization allows fast viewing of even large PDF documents over the web because pages of linearized documents are made accessible without the need for downloading the entire file.

With the new release, programmers gain further control when integrating the PDF libraries into applications. The revised API now supports adding PDF content to a specific layer, creating rotated rubber stamps, and adds a convenience method to overlay a watermark on top of PDF documents when viewing and printing. Moreover, Qoppa’s team has made licensing easier by simplifying the process of requesting, validating and setting license keys.

This release also adds many improvements to Qoppa’s visual PDF components such as a new invert colors mode and enhancements around interactive PDF forms, including support for Submit and Reset buttons and even better editing of interactive form fields data.

Gerald Holmann, President, says “Qoppa’s spring release of our Java PDF library products is all about continuing to deliver easy to use, powerful PDF products. Our PDF technology makes it easy for developers to confidently PDF-enable their own applications, while remaining focused on their business logic.”

For additional details, change logs are published on Qoppa’s Knowledge Base:

Full Change Log for Java PDF Library 2012-03 Release
Full Change Log for Java PDF Component 2012-03 Release

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 cross platform 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 on Qoppa’s own robust PDF technology to provide the highest level of performance and reliability.

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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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