3-Heights™ PDF Validator

PDF Tools AG

The 3-Heights™ PDF Validator safeguards the quality of PDF documents and the processes that create them. Documents are checked for compliance with the ISO standards for PDF and PDF/A documents. PDF is a widespread format; it is therefore important that interoperability is ensured. Documents containing information of relevance to business or intended for archiving, in particular, need to be validated with regard to their correctness and long-term legibility. This is precisely what the Validator does, whether for a single document or an entire batch. 

Incoming validation includes:

  • Verification of documents with regard to compliance with the PDF and PDF/A standard
  • Creation of validation reports
  • Classification of compliant and non-compliant documents
  • Ensure compliance with corporate directives (Corporate Identity, restrictions to PDF software with regard to creation and processing, etc.)

Areas of Use

Incoming Mail:
The Validator checks incoming mail documents for conformance with the minimum requirements, for instance with regard to security, compliance, reproducibility or standardization (PDF/A and PDF). Inadequate documents are rejected.

The component also performs the role of an archive gatekeeper, rejecting documents that do not comply with the standard. The Validator can also be used to validate the quality of existing archives and as a quality assurance tool during the conversion of TIFF archives to PDF/A.

Outgoing Mail:
The quality of outgoing PDF documents can be checked prior to dispatch. The tool can take guidelines issued by the recipient into account.
Quality Management:
The Validator can be used in quality management. It is able to monitor compliance with guidelines (CI) across the company or conformity in general, for instance after conversion from another format.

Software Manufacturers/OEM:
The Validator serves to validate incoming and outgoing documents in applications such as workflow systems and DMS systems as well as – “you sign what you see” – in signature application software.

Release 4.3

Producer: PDF Tools AG

More information: http://www.pdf-tools.com/pdf/pdf-validator-pdfa-validate-iso.aspx

About PDF Tools AG

PDF Tools AG counts more than 4,000 companies and organizations in 60 countries among its customers, making it one of the world’s leading producers of software solutions and programming components for PDF and PDF/A products.