PDF2Printer – Version 2.0.5 available

The PDF2Printer version 2.0.5 has implemented a new, much faster and more efficient PDF printing method. Previously, the PDF documents for printing were first converted to a graphics file with the resolution of the printer. However, the printer had a high resolution, eg. 600dpi or more, so large print data was generated, consumed many resources and a printout with many pages took a correspondingly long time.

Innovations PDF2Printer Version 2.0.5:

  • New direct PDF print output without PDF to Image conversion.
  • Much faster print output with fewer resources, especially on many pages and high printer resolution.
  • Alternative: PDF image print with adjustable resolution – standard: 300dpi.
  • PDF image printing also offers scaled print output and automatic page orientation.
  • Configurable timeout for printing – default – 120sec.

 

Download – PDF2Printer –  Service to print PDFs automatically >>>

eDocPrintPro free / PDF/A & ZUGFeRD Version 3.27.0 available

If a PDF/A file is to be output or if the PDF file generated via the printer driver is signed with eg PDFSign Plugin, the PDF generated by the printer driver must still be converted and processed further. This does not happen in a single process, but depending on the number of plugins used, even in several processing steps.

If the target file is immediately written to the specified path, it may happen that the user already wants to open or view the PDF file, but processing is not yet complete.

In order to prevent this, eDocPrintPro has been adapted accordingly with version 3.27.0, so that only the completely finished file appears in the specified target folder after all individual processing steps (eg PDF/A conversion as well as eg signature) have been completed. This can prevent a user from “blocking” a PDF file before all work steps have been performed.

Download – eDocPrintPro free Version

Download – eDocPrintPro PDF/A & ZUGFeRD

GhostScript 9.21 Setup

PDF2DOCX – PDF to DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, TXT und XLS – Convert PDF to MS Word – layout and formatting are kept

The PDF to DOCX (PDF2DOCX) component makes it possible to convert existing PDFs back into an editable MS Office format. Not only will the text be read out, but also the layout and formatting will be taken from the PDF. This PDF can quite simply serve as a basis for new documents or for changes to existing documents. Cut & Paste without manually removing and redesigning the text, images and layout from the PDF.

This PDF2DOCX component is the basis for more products coming out shortly. PDF2DOCX-CL – a command line, PDF2DOCX-FM – a hotfolder / folder monitoring application and an eDocPrintPro plugin to create an editable MS Office file directly from the printer driver from any application.

 

Features PDF to DOCX (PDF2DOCX):

  • Convert PDF to editable MS Office documents.
  • Creates – MS-Word – DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, TXT and MS-Excel – XLS files
  • Results match the format and layout of the source file
  • Multithreading / parallel processing ensures high conversion throughput
  • Conversion profiles (as XML) to manage the configuration settings (New, Copy, Rename, Delete, Import, Export (Single, All)

           

Download – PDF2DOCX – MS-Excel Sample >>>
Download – PDF2DOCX – MS-Word Sample >>>
Download – PDF2DOCX – Converts PDF to DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, TXT and XLS >>>

PDF2PDFA-CS-FM – Hotfolder / Folder Monitoring for the PDF2PDFA-CS Converter service

PDF2PDFA-CS-FM – is a free add-on application for the PDF2PDFA-CS PDF to PDFA conversion service. You can monitor one or more input folders and convert all existing or newly added files (PDF, ZIP) to PDF / A-1b, 2b, 3b as well as into the ZUGFeRD format and store them in the specified source folder.

The functions are fully in line with the PDF2PDFA-FM application, but the processing is not “local” but “remote” using HTTPS via the SOAP web service interface.

Download – PDF2PDFA-CS-FM – Foldermonitoring for PDF2PDFA-CS >>>

AutoOCR Version 1.17.2 – New function – delete empty pages

With AutoOCR version 1.17.2 there is an option to delete empty pages before OCR processing. The detection of a page as a “Blank” via a set threshold. The default value is 1%. A page is recognized as “empty” if less than 1% of the pixels of a page are “not white”. This value must be adjusted if necessary to be processed scans, as it may be when scanning with impurities also that a blank page having “more pixels”, and certain pages are then not detected as empty. However, if the threshold is set too high, it may be that pages with little content are also recognized as empty and thus deleted.

Download – AutoOCR – OCR Server (ca. 140MB) >>>

PDF2PDFA-CS Version 1.0.3 – Processes ZIP files – PDF/A-3b & ZUGFeRD with attachments

With version 1.0.3 of the PDF to PDFA Converter Service, ZIP files can now be processed in addition to PDF. Via the ZIP container, files can be transferred as PDF attachments, as well as the ZUGFeRD XML to the converter service, in order to embed these files in the PDF output file.

Information on how the ZIP file should be structured can be found here >>>

Download – PDF2PDFA-CS – PDF to PDFA Converter Service >>>

FileConverterPro 1.0.73 – converts HEIC / HEIF – High Efficiency Image File Format – to PDF and PDF/A

Apple has implemented the new HEIC – High Efficiency Image Compression – Image data format instead of JPEG with iOS version 11. The photo format is called HEIF and stands for High Efficiency Image Format. Apple wants to enforce this format as an alternative to JPEG the outdated quasi standard.

The HEIF format was developed by the Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and licensed under the protection of patents. MPEG has already developed and standardized several other audio and video compression techniques in the past. Well-known examples are MPEG-2, MP3, H.264 and HEVC (H.265).

HEIF is supported since September 2017 by Apple from iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, but not all Apple devices – currently this is the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus, and the new iPhone X. Google has in March 2018 Announced HEIF Support for Android P Microsoft also supports this new file format with Windows 10 Build 17123. For older versions of Windows there is no direct support from Microsoft. However, there is the possibility to install the additional application CopyTrans HEIC for Windows in order to also be able to display and convert HEIC / HEIF files on older Windows versions.

Further information about the HEIF data format can be found here >>>

With the FileConverterPro version 1.0.73 it is now also possible to process HEIC image files and convert them to PDF or PDF / A. HEIC files can be processed individually or via container formats (EML, MSG, ZIP ….).

Download – HEIC Testfiles >>>
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EasyMerge Version 1.6.0 available – merge multiple PDF (/ A) into one PDF (/ A) file

EasyMerge is used to combine several PDF or PDF/A documents into a single PDF or PDF / A file. Files can be added to a processing list using drag & drop or the eDocPrintPro printer driver. The order can be changed at any time and the text for the bookmarks in the entire file can be edited.

Version 1.6.0 is now based on our PDF to PDF/A converter component. With PDF / A conversion profiles, not only PDF/A-1b is supported, but also PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-3b, and the Level 3b based ZUGFeRD format for electronic invoice exchange.

Features EasyMerge:

  • Convert PDFs to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b or ZUGFeRD
  • Multiple PDF single files are merged into a single PDF (/A) total result file.
  • Insert individual files via drag & drop, file selection or automatic transfer via the eDocPrintPro printer driver
  • Change & Set Order of Single Files – Move Up / Down
  • Editing Bookmarks – These are inserted into the entire file for each individual file.
  • PDF/A Profiles – set parameters for PDF/A conversion.

     

Download – EasyMerge >>>

PDF2PDFA-CS Converter Service – MS-Windows Service with REST / SOAP Web-Service – convert PDF to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b and ZUGFeRD

The PDF2PDFA-CS Converter Service installed as MS-Windows service converts existing PDF files via the REST or SOAP web service interface into the PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b and ZUGFeRD format standardized for long-term archiving. The processing is based on our .NET – PDF to PDFA converter component.

Funktionen:

  • Converts PDF to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b and ZUGFeRD formats.
  • MS-Windows Service
  • Multithreading / Parallel Processing
  • Logging of all events. As well as the cause, if a direct PDF/A conversion is not possible.
  • PDF/A Image conversion – if direct PDF/A conversion is not possible.
  • Assignment of PDF/A converter parameters via processing profiles
  • Embed external files as PDF attachments (PDF/A-3b and ZUGFeRD) via ZIP input file.
  • Processes ZIP container to be able to transfer attachments to be embedded as well as ZUGFeRD XML
  • Communication via HTTP / HTTPS – Web service interface via REST or SOAP
  • Web service interface compatible with FileConverterPro
  • .NET C # Sample and test clients for REST and SOAP incl. VisualStudio projects included in the source code.
  • Client applications for hotfolder and command line processing as well as free add-ons for the PDF2PDFA-CS server available.

               

Download – PDF2PDFA-CS – PDF to PDFA Converter Service >>>

PAM – Product Activation Manager – new Version 2.0

Many of our software products have online product activation. During the first installation of the software, a 30-day demo version is automatically activated. For license management and product activation, every setup along with the application also includes our PAM (Product Activation Manager). Now there is the PAM version 2.0. This will be used from now on in all our new setups.

Innovations PAM 2.0:

  • PAM 2.0 is now always installed in the installation folder of the application and called from there. Previously, a common installation folder was used for all applications.
  • Combined version – 32bit and 64bit. There is no longer a split in 32bit and 64bit applications and licensing – so the display is now the same for all licenses, whether for 32 or 64bit applications.
  • Existing licenses (32bit and 64bit) are read from the registry and also written back – PAM 2.0 is therefore compatible with the previous versions of PAM, in both directions.
  • There is a separate setup to install and use the PAM 2.0 on any machine, even without a new application setup.
  • The communication with our PAM license server is encrypted using HTTPS via SOAP Web Service

Videos – PAM use / licensing:

Download – PAM 2.0 – Product Activation Manager >>>