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    • pdfaPilot Desktop 13

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      pdfaPilot Desktop helps your documents including emails to be archived and available for viewing in the future as a searchable PDF or PDF/A files. It works as a standalone application or as a Adobe Acrobat plugin. With its improved full search and replace feature, you can search for specific text throughout a PDF document. Improved JPEG2000 encoder helps by reducing images documents size; especially scanned documents.

      An upgrade to pdfaPilot Server 12, pdfaPilot CLI 12 or pdfaPilot SDK 14 from earlier versions of these products requires a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA)

      One-stop shop for all your archival needs

      pdfaPilot supports all three PDF/A versions: PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. It doesn’t only convert PDF files, but also office documents, image formats and e-mails (attachments included) to searchable PDF/A files.

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      Make great looking email archives

      pdfaPilot converts e-mail files into a PDF file that has the visual appearance of the e-mail as it is viewed in or printed by such email applications. Because the expectations can differ between different organizations, pdfaPilot uses a template driven approach that allows extensive customization. The templates are based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and thus very user-friendly.

      Makes your PDF document universally accessible

      PDF/UA offers a unique challenge: part of the requirements can be verified by software, but the other part requires human intervention. pdfaPilot handles the first part of the verification process completely. For human verification, functionalities are integrated to view the document in a structured and highlighted web view. After verification, a full compliance report can be created.

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      New Features pdfaPilot Desktop 13


      • Swithboard: New functionality "Replace text" in group "Text"
      • Protected Profiles: Allows making content of a Profile or Process plan inaccessible and to limit the use to certain serial numbers
      • Fast Fix: New "Fast fix" for single Fixups and Quick Fixes in Desktop, which will limit the extent of post-processing analysis of the resulting PDF
      • Fixup settings: New "Duplicate" button for settings
      • Test mode:Preview for extracted text for Quick Fix "Search and replace text" and "Search and replace text for VDP" in Process plan context
      • Test mode:New "Short overview (faster)" mode, which will limit the extent of post-processing analysis of the resulting PDF
      • Test mode:Optional "Preflight only pages" to limit processing to the defined page range
      • JavaScript Variables editorSupport for using VS Code as external editor
      • JavaScript Variables editorExtended functionality to evaluate the results in context with e.g. a previous step in a Process plan
      • JavaScript Variables editor Auto complete for JavaScript objects, Variables, Quick Check parameters and other usability improvements
      • Profile window:"Search Libraries" has been replaced with "Import from Library", which offers more functionalities

      Process plans:

      • Process plan steps Checks, Fixups, Profiles: Introduced a page selector input field per step
      • "Fast VDP mode" checkbox for Process Plans: Form XObject will be analyzed and processed only once, even if used multiple times within the PDF (designed especially for variable and transactional PDF files)
      • Checks: The severity of a hit can now be set
      • Compare PDF: reports will only be created if differences were found
      • Processing: Optimized application of running a generic post check (e.g. will not happen in Process plans with just an Action)
      • Preliminary process plans can be saved
      • Extended settings for JSON reports

      New or enhanced predefined Profiles:

      • PDF/UA-1 validation: Improved reporting for un-tagged PDFs
      • PDF/A-4... validation: Added "CMYK source profile identical with blend color space profile"
      • PDF/A-4... conversion: Added "Remove all alternate images" and "Discard image interpolation flag" Fixups

      Extended and enhanced Fixups:

      • Add white background: New Option "Existing transparent page content overlaps opaquely" which puts the existing page content into an isolated group XObject
      • Set transparency blend color space: New options to limit to certain color spaces
      • Insert page: New page content filter to limit the type of objects to be duplicated
      • Remove page objects outside: Changed object recognition to Sifter technology for better analysis

      New Properties:

      • CMYK object redefined to ICCbased CMYK via its transparency group
      • Create a hit (or not): Allows to set to create a hit including a trigger value based on a previously determined result (e.g. from a Quick Check or JavaScript-Variable)
      • Determine JPEG quality factor

      Quick Fix:

      • Search and replace text
      • Search and replace text for VDP (mail merge)


      • HTML-template based Reports: Completely redesigned and restructured default template, various additional views can be ordered via the manifest.xml
      • New report format JSON
      • XML report: Extended sequence step information for process plans


      • Log Profile execution: Lists type of step and logging path into process.log
      • XML & JSON reports with an appropriate message will now also be generated for encrypted or invalid PDFs
      • Generic syntax checks now have a custom ID (e.g. in reports or app.doc.results)
      • Performance optimization initialization for PDF files with huge numbers of pages

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