4-Heights® Conversion Service - Document conversion software – scalable & reliable document conversion to PDF & PDF/A

4-Heights® Conversion Service is a professional company-wide software for automating your document processes. It takes input documents of different formats from various sources, harmonizing and processing them according to your use case. Replace inefficient and error-prone manual steps by a reliable automated process and ensure high-quality document conversion to PDF and PDF/A.

Batch convert Word to PDF and PDF/A: mass convert MS Office file formats like Excel, Powerpoint and Word to PDF and PDF/A preparing them for long-term archiving, web view or print. Batch convert doc to PDF, xls to PDF, ppt to PDF, msg to PDF, etc.

4-Heights® Conversion Service can be accessed via watched folders, Rest API, GUI Client and Shell Client for batch processing using the command line. Its main features and use cases include converting documents to PDF/A for long-term archiving, validating and repairing PDF documents, file optimization (reducing PDF file size, color space conversion), making documents searchable through OCR, merging PDF files and creating digital signatures. Each of these processing steps can be configured and also combined in a customized document workflow tailored to your company’s individual needs.

PDF Archiving

PDF Archiving

Optimize your document archiving process by creating archivable PDF/A.

Ensure that your documents are:

  • audit-proof
  • searchable
  • PDF/A conform
Document Conversion

Document Conversion

Convert to PDF/A and optimize for web view or true-to-color printing.

  • maximal file size compression
  • accurate color space space conversion (RGB to CMYK)
  • Document conversion via REST/watched folder/batch
PDF/A Validation

PDF/A Validation

Ensure that all incoming documents meet your requirements, regardless of their source.

  • Is it a valid PDF document?
  • Is it PDF/A conform?
  • Does it comply with your corporate guidelines?
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Document conversion to PDF/A, validation, and long-term digital archiving

GEOVAP needed an integrated and comprehensive solution for its document management software to convert various document formats to PDF/A for long-term archiving. This included doc, pdf, xls, txt, png, jpg, eml, msg and more.
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Central conversion solution ensures quality of more than 90,000 documents daily

Since PDF files were delivered from different source systems, they are available in different PDF standards. Suva therefore needed a central conversion solution for their document management.
4-HeightsⓇ Conversion Service – Document Conversion Software

Conversion Service - Features

  • Validate & repair PDF documents
  • Convert to PDF/A
  • PDF/A­3
  • Flexible configuration for convert mode of each document type
  • Attach source document
  • Attach additional documents
  • Optimize
  • Reduce file size
  • Remove unnecessary information
  • Make documents searchable through OCR
  • Merge
  • Add bookmark for merged documents
  • Digital Signature
  • Apply Stamps

Conformance

  • ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7)
  • ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)
  • ISO 19005-1 (PDF/A-1)
  • ISO 19005-2 (PDF/A-2)
  • ISO 19005-3 (PDF/A-3)
PDF/A compliant

Supported formats

Input Formats

  • Document formats
    • PDF 1.x, 2.0
    • PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3
  • Other formats
    • ZIP (without password protection)
    • Email: EML, MSG (without encryption)
    • Office: DOC, DOT, DOCX, DOCM, DOTX, DOTM, PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, XLS, XLT, XLSX, XLSM, XLTX,
    • XLTM, TXT (through 3-Heights™ Document Converter)
  • Image formats
    • JPEG, JPEG2000
    • TIFF
    • BMP
    • GIF
    • JBIG2
    • PNG

EASILY INTEGRATE THE 4-HEIGHTS® CONVERSION SERVICE INTO YOUR ENVIRONMENT OR APPLICATION

Easy Installation

Just execute the MSI installation package on your server and you are good to go.

Easy Configuration

The Conversion Service introduces profiles for adjusting the overall conversion process to your individual needs. Start with the default profile and adapt it to your scenario using the configurator GUI. Or create your own profiles for different use cases.

Easy Integration

Integrate the Conversion Service using the interface of your choice. We recommend

  • Watched Folders for integration with file share architectures.
  • Shell Client for integration in scripts. Particularly suited for batch processing.
  • REST API for integration into your existing application (enterprise application integration).
  • GUI Client for manual processing. Particularly suited for testing and familiarizing yourself with the Conversion Service.
4-HeightsⓇ Conversion Service - Product Integration

Supported Systems

  • Currently available as a Windows service and Linux Docker image
  • Integration in any system/application (e.g. Linux, Docker, Web, SharePoint, ...) possible using the REST API.

Note: Online Trial available for Windows. For Linux Docker image trial, please get in touch with our sales department.

Technical Details

4-Heights® Conversion Service Editions

  4-Heights® Conversion Service Editions 3-Heights®
Features PDF Standard OCR Full Document Converter
Repair
Validate
Optimize
Convert PDF to PDF/A
Convert Office to PDF
Digital signature / encrypt
OCR
(optional)
Workflows
Conversion
Dossier
Archive PDF/A-2
Archive PDF/A-3
Invoice
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PDF Quality Gate

Safeguard the quality of your documents from capturing to archiving.