Category: PDF/A

DropPDFA – Convert PDFs via DropZone and folder monitoring to PDF/A-1,2,3 Level b/a and ZUGFeRD PDF/A-3b

DropPDFA enables one or more PDF documents to be converted into PDF/A-1,2,3 Level b or Level a or also to ZUGFeRD PDF/A-3b format via drag & drop or via a monitored folder, DropPDFA is an executable MS Windows application that can be started automatically and is based on the PDF2PDFA converter – C # /. NET component.

Features DropPDFA:

  • Executable MS-Windows application with autostart function.
  • Converts single or multiple PDFs to PDF / A-1,2,3 Level b / a and the ZUGFeRD PDF / A-3b format.
  • Start processing via drag & drop by dragging the PDFs onto a drop zone and /
  • or Conversion by monitoring a folder / folder structure.
  • Conversion profiles – new, copy, rename, delete, import, export – enable the settings to be changed quickly and easily.
  • In order to change the configuration, the profile can also be offered for selection before processing starts.

 

   

Download – DropPDFA – convert PDF per Drag&Drop to PDF/A & ZUGFeRD  >>>

PDF2PDFA – smaller PDF/A files – font compression, 200dpi rendering of transparencies

PDF2PDFA innovations:

  • Smaller PDF/A files: The PDF/A standard requires that the fonts used in PDF are fully or partially embedded. The new PDF2PDFA converter embeds them compressed, which means that the size of the PDF/A generated is much smaller, especially for large and large fonts.
  • The PDF/A-1b standard does not allow transparent elements. In order to be able to convert such PDFs to PDF/A-1b, transparencies have to be resolved. This is done by rendering, in which overlapping elements are added together and reduced. In order not to let the PDF/A-1b file size grow too large in such a case, the previously preset resolution was reduced from 300dpi to 200dpi.
  • ZUGFeRD XML via variable: For the path, folder and name of the invoice XML, variables can be used which are assigned the path, folder and name of the generated PDF file. This means that the XML associated with a PDF can be dynamically “found” and embedded.

FileConverterPro (FCpro) 1.0.101 – Supports PDF/A Level 1a, 2a, 3a

In addition to level b of the PDF/A standard, FileConverterPro now also supports conversion to level a (PDF/A 1a, 2a, 3a).

However, it is necessary that the source document already contains the structural information required for level a. If this is not included, no conversion can take place. This information must already exist and cannot be created and inserted automatically. Documents that were created using MS Word or MS Excel already contain this information and can therefore be converted into a valid PDF / A-1a, 2a or 3a with the FCpro – either “Direct” or via the “MS Office” converter Format to be converted.

Download – FileConverterPro (FCpro) ~600MB >>>
Download – OmniPage OCR Engine als Option für FCpro (ca. 235MB) >>>

eDocPrintPro PDF/A – Version 3.29.0 – supports the e-billing standard ZUGFeRD 2.0 / EN 16931 / Factur-X 1.0

The eDocPrintPro version 3.29.0 now also supports the current e-billing standards – ZUGFeRD 2.0 / EN 16931 and Factur-X 1.0. These are based on PDF/A-3 where the billing records are embedded as an XML file in the PDF as a file attachment.

Features:

  • Selection of e-billing standards – ZUGFeRD 1.0 / 2.0 / EN 16931 / Factur-X 1.0
  • Selection of a profile supported by the standard (MINIMUM, BASIC WL, BASIC, EN 16931, EXTENDED)
  • Use predefined (path, name) XML / select XML via file dialog
  • Automatically delete XML after embedding in PDF (Yes/No)

Requirement: A XML file valid according to the selected standard and profile must already be ready before printing. The XML file is not extracted from the print data.

Download – eDocPrintPro PDF/A & ZUGFeRD

GhostScript 9.27 Setup

eDocPrintPro free / PDF/A & ZUGFeRD Version 3.28.3 available

Innovations eDocPrintPro Version 3.28.3:

  • New plugin INI parameter – “Temporary=yes” – if this parameter is set in the INI file of a plugin, the PDF file will be created first in the %TEMP% folder. Then all plugins are processed and only then the PDF file is moved to the configured or selected target folder. This prevents the PDF file from immediately appearing in the destination folder, the processing with the plugins happening in the destination folder, and the user or another program already opening or locking the PDF file before the plugin processing has been completed.
  • Selected ESFX – profile will be loaded immediately – Previously the ESFX profile hat to be selected and then the “Load” button had to be pressed so that the settings were read in and adopted. Now it is sufficient to select another profile from the list to load and activate the settings. The “Load” button has been removed.

Download – eDocPrintPro free Version

Download – eDocPrintPro PDF/A & ZUGFeRD

GhostScript 9.26 Setup

PDF2PDFA .NET Converter Component – Version 1.1.0

Conversion to PDF/A-1a, 2a, 3a:

As of version 1.1.0, PDF files can now also be converted to PDF/A-1a, 2a and 3a. It should be noted, however, that not every PDF file can be converted and that an automatic conversion is only possible or only meaningful if the input file already contains the required structure information / tags. For example a PDF file can be created from MS-Word via the “Save as / PDF” function which already contains this required additional structure.

     

ZUGFeRD – Level configurable:

The ZUGFeRD standard supports 3 different levels – BASIC, COMFORT and EXTENDED. There is now a parameter that can be used to specify which level corresponds to the XML to be embedded. This information is then also transferred to the PDF metadata.

 

Download – Demo & Test application – PDF2PDFA Converter >>>

PDF2PDFA-CS-CL – Command Line Application – for the PDF2PDFA-CS Converter Service

PDF2PDFA-CS-CL – is a free additional application for the PDF2PDFA-CS PDF to PDFA conversion service to convert PDF’s to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b as well as to the ZUGFeRD format. The functions are fully in line with the PDF2PDFA-CL application, however the processing is not “local” but “remote” via HTTPS via the SOAP web service interface on a PDF2PDFA-CS PDF to PDFA server.

     

Download – PDF2PDFA-CS-CL – Command Line Application for PDF2PDFA-CS >>>
Download – Readme / Help – PDF2PDFA-CS-CL  >>>

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 >>>