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“After searching and evaluating several PDF automation tools, we selected products of PDF Tools AG to be the tools of choice with our new PLM Teamcenter development and rollout. The simple to use, very robust, and highly accurate PDF generation tools simplified processes and removed manual efforts, now fully integrated into our workflow.”

Sassan Khoubyari, IT Director, SSL

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PDF ISO Standards

There are numerous ISO standards dealing with PDF. Below you will find an overview of the different standards, with a focus on PDF/A and PDF 1.7. PDF Tools AG, as a member of the ISO committee for PDF/A and PDF 1.7, contributed extensively to the development of these standards.

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PDF/A – Archiving

PDF/A will undoubtedly establish itself as the standard long-term archiving solution for electronic documents. It was published as an ISO standard on October 1, 2005 and has since set out to conquer the world. As Swiss representative on the ISO committee for PDF/A, PDF Tools is your competent point of contact for all issues dealing with PDF/A. We will be more than happy to assist you if you cannot find the answers to your specific questions on this website.

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3‑Heights™ and Classic PDF Tools version 4.7

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