Introduced in 2018, Datalogics PDF CHECKER is a free, easy-to-configure scriptable server tool designed to detect many different types of PDF problems. Combined with Datalogics PDF OPTIMIZER, PDF CHECKER can help to automate document workflows.
PDF is a robust document format that is used worldwide to store and transport information. That robustness and market ubiquity also brings challenges for workflows that require consistent and reliable PDFs. For example, a glossy magazine publishing workflow will often utilize PDFs with very high resolution images and complex transparency interactions. However, a distributed printing workflow where PDFs are transmitted worldwide for remote printing on low cost printers need compact PDFs to minimize bandwidth usage. Early detection and amelioration of PDF issues that impact your specific workflow is therefore crucial.
Built on the Adobe PDF Library, PDF CHECKER is an ideal early warning solution to flag potentially problematic PDF files before they make it into your document management system or workflow. Then, with this knowledge of your PDF documents, you can take the necessary steps to apply appropriate changes to those documents. Let's take a quick look -- there are six distinct categories of checks that can be performed:
Once you have identified potential problems in your PDF documents, the next step, of course, is to address them by processing your documents with a PDF editing or optimization tool. Datalogics PDF OPTIMIZER is an ideal complement, containing profile options that match each of PDF CHECKER's profile options.
We encourage you to try PDF CHECKER, available as a free download here.