Monthly Archives: August 2011

New Version of callas pdfToolbox 5

callas software announces a maintenance release for callas pdfToolbox 5. This maintenance release has a couple of new features, most of which are related to checking and fixing problems related to page sizes.The new version of callas pdfToolbox 5 offers improved automatic processing of PDFs, improved checking for bleed, and conditional fixes for page geometry issues, addressing requirements for PDF-upload portals. [...]

Google Docs Bypasses PDF to Print

Google announced that its Google Docs enhancements include pagination, increasing similarity with Microsoft Word, and applying some of Chrome’s browser features to aid printing. “Previously, to print a document, Google converted it to a PDF which could then be printed,” writes Arpana Roy. “With the new printing feature, Google allows you to print a document directly from the browser.” [...]

SEAL Systems PDF Adapt

With PDF Adjust from SEAL Systems many attributes and characteristics of existing PDF files can be adjusted to a standardized system of rules. PDF Adjust is available for batch mode processing or interactive usage. [...]

Smart Card Crypto Library

This software library provides digital signatures and data coding for widespread smart cards. Signature cards of important providers have been supported as well as signing of PDF and PDF/A files. [...]

secrypt digiSeal reader

Free, client-based manual verification of electronically signed documents, e.g. PDF signature verification. [...]

secrypt digiSeal office

Client-based, manual generation of documents signed with qualified electronic signatures, e.g PDF signature generation. [...]

secrypt digiSeal server

Signature components for the server-based, automatic generation and verification of documents signed with qualified electronic signatures on a large-scale for e-mail and fax transmission, e.g. in the PDF signature format according to the Adobe PDF standard including PDF/A verification. [...]

PDF/A Manager

A fast and reliable way to convert any PDF file (PDF 1.0 to ISO32000) to a PDF/A compliant document. Supports both PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b. Also includes ability to validate PDF/A files against the PDF/A Specification. Available as a command-line tool or as a development library for integration with 3rd party applications. [...]

Apple Kills Print to PDF Application

In a surprise move by Apple Computer, ‘Print to PDF’ will no longer be available on the Apple App Store. A website post from Enrique Rodriguez at Print to PDF says, “On August 24th, we received a call from Apple Developer Relations telling us that we are not allowed to use AirPrint as a way to print documents to PDF and that for this reason the app could no longer be available on the App Store. This news came as a surprise to us given that the app had been reviewed and approved 3 times already by the Apple App Review Team. Unfortunately, we have to comply with this decision and the app will no longer be available for download.” [...]


This ECM software suite offers complete support of the ISO standard PDF/A. The OS_PDF/A dispatcher module provides the central interface to integrated conversion and validation components from third-party vendors (LuraTech, callas software). Documents from countless original formats can be converted to PDF/A and validated, before they are archived. [...]