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PDF & PDF/A components & solutions for developers

The product range supports the entire PDF and PDF/A document process – from the initial stage as a scanned or born-digital document, all the way through to digital signatures and long-term archiving as PDF/A folder in accordance with legal requirements.

Test our programming components and solutions for generating, processing, displaying and archiving PDF and PDF/A files.

We have listed our components and solutions under five separate categories to make it easier for you to find the product you need. For detailed information visit our product and knowledge sites. 


PDF Rendering & Desktop Tools
PDF Converter & Validation
PDF Manipulation
PDF Optimization
PDF Security & Signature

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PDF 2.0 – next generation
dok.magazin 2015-05, Dr. Hans Bärfuss

  • What will the new standard offer?
  • What effect will the news version have?
  • The special case of archiving
  • Differences in the validation of PDF/A files
  • The VeraPDF project
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Our software and programming components in the field of PDF, PDF/A and image files are used in a broad range of sectors and applications. The following extract from our list of customers features leading businesses and organizations from around the world who collaborate with us.

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April 6 - 7, 2016
Documation MIS 
Paris – La Porte de Versailles


The problem with embedded fonts in PDF mass printing applications

Is JBIG2 soon banned?

Image detection in scanned Images

Font subsetting - how it works and when to use


White papers

Digital signatures from the cloud – basics and applications

The 3‑Heights™ Scan to PDF Server – basics and applications

3‑Heights™ Document Converter – basics and applications


ZUGFeRD – the new standard for electronic invoices

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3‑Heights™ and Classic PDF Tools version 4.5

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