3-Heights™ PDF Viewer – view documents in an embedded application

Developer component – The 3-Heights™ PDF Viewer is a compact and sophisticated component for viewing PDF documents, designed for professional use where its highly developed technology can realize its full potential. In addition to characteristics such as high visual fidelity and support for documents in any language the Viewer also displays documents PDF/A-conform.


Connect seamless into existing applications


High-resolution viewer for PDF(/A) with support for annotations


Adjust GUI appearance to your requirements

Product illustration 3‑Heights™ PDF Viewer

PDF Viewer - features

  • Navigate manually (user action) or programmatically through a document
  • Create, edit and delete annotations (Java)
  • Show thumbnails
  • Show outlines (Bookmarks)
  • Enter password to decrypt PDF documents
  • Read document from file or memory
  • Rotate and display the page
  • Support for "FDF" file format

Areas of use of the PDF Viewer

All corporate areas

The 3-Heights™ PDF Viewer is an independent and lean component. It is generally suitable for use in all corporate areas to integrate document viewing into an application and customize the layout, functionalities and permissions. It preserves memory resources, reduces load times and minimizes security risks.


Using the PDF Viewer, a user can easily create, edit and save annotations. Properties such as text or color can be predefined (using events), so that company guidelines can be enforced or workflows be optimized. This also allows for implementing a permission check, so that e.g. only privileged users can create new annotations or editing is disabled for read-only documents.

Other areas of use

  • Mobile handhelds
  • Display surface (control) without control elements
  • Signature applications (secure viewing)


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

Supported formats

Input formats

  • PDF 1.0 to 1.7, 2.0
  • PDF/A
  • FDF (Form Data Format)

Output formats

  • PDF 1.0 to 1.7, 2.0
  • PDF/A
  • FDF (Form Data Format)
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References 3-Heights™ PDF Viewer