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New & Extended Features in PDF Xpansion SDK 11

New & Extended Features in PDF Xpansion SDK 11

Soft Xpansion has released version 11 of the PDF Xpansion SDK. This version again offers several new features.

Bochum, Germany, October 09, 2015 — The PDF Xpansion SDK enables software developers to embed PDF, PDF/A and XPS functionality in their applications. It offers features to create and edit PDF, PDF/A and XPS documents, to display them or print to paper, and to convert files between these formats. Finally yet importantly, various options for the export to and for the import from other file formats are available.

Soft Xpansion has now released version 11 of the PDF Xpansion SDK. This version again offers several new features: It supports Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Thus, apps that have been created on this platform run on any device that uses Windows 10 as operating system. The second new feature is a XMP programming interface (API). Thirdly, the ZUGFeRD API, which had been introduced in PDF Xpansion SDK 10, has been extended by new functionality. The ZUGFeRD format is a standard that makes it possible to use PDF/A-3 files in electronic invoicing and billing processes. Moreover, version 11 supports dynamic forms (XFA format) and comes with a full PDF editor for the PDF viewer. With this editor implemented into software applications, end users may extensively edit page content in their soft Xpansion PDF viewer.

Thanks to the PDF Xpansion SDK 11 functionality, end users do not need any additional programs to create, edit and view PDF, PDF/A or XPS files with their Windows desktop programs, server solutions or apps for mobile devices. The prices for the components of the PDF Xpansion SDK 11 are based on lump sum fees that grant a permanent license. Prices neither depend on the amount of copies of the application, nor on the number of developers. Optionally, PDF Xpansion SDK clients may sign a maintenance contract with a minimum term of one year. This contract entitles the clients to download version updates free and to get extensive product support.

-Support of Windows 10 and of UWP (Universal Windows Platform) for applications for all Windows 10 devices
-Page Content Editor Tool in PDF viewer: enables end user to edit content of pages
-XMP API: processing metadata in PDFs (read, validate, edit), all standard PDF schemes are supported
-ZUGFeRD API: comprehensive validation of incoming ZUGFeRD files (electronic invoices), read structured and unstructured invoice data, display and / or print PDF part of invoice in viewer, save outgoing invoices as ZUGFeRD compliant files (including conversion of visual part of invoice to PDF/A-3 format and invoice data to embedded XML attachment). Support of all ZUGFeRD profiles: Basic, Comfort, Extended
-Display and process dynamic forms (XFA format) for applications created with C++ and .NET: preview in viewer (without filling possibility), printing, API for access to form data (read & fill)

Additional Information:
Detailed information on the PDF Xpansion SDK 11 is available via the product page on The page also offers a trial license that comes with a detailed product guide and an illustrative programming reference for developers.

More Software Based ON PDF Xpansion:
The SDK 11 is based upon Soft Xpansion’s PDF Xpansion technology, which is used by a constantly growing number of companies in their own software applications. Moreover, Soft Xpansion has implemented the technology into its own Perfect PDF & Print product family (standard software). The family members consist of single user desktop applications, server solutions and freeware.

About Soft Xpansion:
Soft Xpansion is made up of globally active, international teams of software developers, screen designers, software engineers and product managers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany. In the past 20 years, more than 200 software products have been published in more than 200 different editions. The product range includes solutions (standard software, developer libraries, software development kits and individual programming) in the core areas PDF technology and document management. Localized versions of Soft Xpansion products are sold in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, USA, the Benelux countries, the Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia and Turkey.

Frank Dueckers
Soft Xpansion GmbH & Co. KG
Koenigsallee 45
D-44789 Bochum, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)234 298 41 73
Fax: +49 (0)234 298 41 72

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