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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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Picture Newsletter July 2016, Final Release 4.7

Final Release 4.7
keep it small and simple, but not simpler

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Scan Server, digital long term archiving
dok.magazin 2016-02, Dr. Hans Bärfuss

These days, most companies no longer wish to waste time and money on filling windowless rooms with paper files or assigning staff to search for paper documents. More and more managers are realizing the benefits of digital archiving, and not just in large enterprises. But how should it be implemented?

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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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How to render the text of a PDF document if the font is not embedded?

Inline images and Type 3 fonts

How to convert signed documents to PDF/A?

Replacing rich black by true black in PDF documents

The problem with embedded fonts in PDF mass printing applications

Is JBIG2 soon banned?


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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


Scan server for digital long-term archiving

PDF 2.0 – next generation

ZUGFeRD – the new standard for electronic invoices

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3‑Heights™ and Classic PDF Tools version 4.7

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