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Are you in need of powerful PDF features?
In the form of an API, shell, service or other solution?
Our range of solutions supports the entire document process in the area of PDF and PDF/A. From entry into the process landscape as a scanned or “digital born” document, all the way through to legally compliant storage in the long-term archive.
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We offer a free, fully functional trial of all components – with free support directly from our developers during the evaluation period. Choose the product, register and get started.
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You can download any product manual at any time without having to register or purchase anything. We’ve also prepared numerous programing examples for our PDF tools for you.
Read our PDF experts blog about challenges and developments in the world of PDF and PDF/A. You can also find plenty of free information about the PDF standard in the Know-how section – just don't forget the copyright.
If you’re not a developer but would still like to find out more...
We’ve prepared some technical articles and success stories for you on the topic of digital archiving. The product pages also, of course, provide information about how the products can be used and their advantages.
15 years anniversary
Best wishes from our partners & customers
PDF Tools AG versetzte uns erstmals 2005 in Begeisterung, als wir mit der PDF Printer API eine performante und featurereiche Druck-Engine in unsere .NET Entwicklungen einbanden.
Die Begeisterung ist nie erloschen: Anfragen werden stets rasch und kompetent beantwortet und Feature-Vorschläge aufgegriffen.
PDF Tools, wir gratulieren zu 15 Jahren und wünschen weiterhin viel Begeisterung!
Thoughts about PDF & PDF/A
PDF Expert Blog
- The caveats of assembling PDF/A documents
- Digging for information by extracting data from a PDF document
- Using blockchains as an alternative to PKIs for digital signatures
- How to render the text of a PDF document if the font is not embedded?
- Inline images and Type 3 fonts
Save the date
Digital signatures from the cloud – basics and applications
- Basics of digital signature
- Task and uses of the signature service from the cloud
- Software for the use of the signature service from the cloud
- Interfaces for application integration
In the press
Murphy's Law - from capturing to archiving
Companies have to strike a balance between profitability, feasibility and meeting legal requirements. A long-term digital archive, in which all information about the company and its activities is recorded, can form part of the solution.
An archive with reliable tools and structures makes it possible to create case-specific files automatically.
PDF Rendering 2.0
The PDF graphics model is unique and differs significantly from the models of most of the publically available graphics engines. What are the requirements of a high-quality PDF rendering engine and is there a relation to PDF 2.0?
ZUGFeRD - electronic invoices in PDF/A format
- What is ZUGFeRD?
- Where is ZUGFeRD used and when does it make sense?
- What do you have keep in mind?
- How does PDF Tools AG support ZUGFeRD?
University recruiting - students and graduates
Intership and taster days
This opportunity is aimed at students wanting to learn all aspects of software development from the bottom up.
PDF Tools AG offers students an exciting internship in the development department, with excellent opportunities to combine theory and practice.
Information about internships
As a development engineer, you will incorporate the best of your engineering knowledge and have the chance to design and implement software from the bottom up.
An ideal challenge for young and young-minded engineers who are enthusiastic about their work and keen to develop on a personal level.
Do you fit the bill? Get more information!