Callas Software Announces PDF App For Enfocus

Callas Software Announces PDF App For Enfocus

PdfChip is a command-line application for the creation of high-quality PDF from HTML, taking full advantage of CSS and JavaScript. It supports all HTML features, but extends to support CMYK, spot colour, XMP metadata, PDF standards, SVG, MathML, barcodes and more. Capable of generating single and multi-page PDF documents, it is ideally suited for high-volume dynamic PDF generation.

Callas software has released a pdfChip app for Enfocus Switch. Dietrich von Seggern, Managing Director at callas software, said ‘We have listened to the valuable insights our partners and end-users have offered us. An increasing number of projects where callas pdfChip is used, also use Enfocus Switch for workflow automation purposes. The new pdfChip app for Enfocus Switch is an ideal way to integrate PDF creation using pdfChip into Switch flows.’

PdfChip is based on the WebKit technology, it renders designs quickly and flawlessly into PDF. It allows users to create fully compliant PDF/X files (for print) or PDF/A files (for archival), in the smallest output PDF size possible. Furthermore, it’s possible to use the exact same HTML and CSS code on the web as well as for PDF generation.

PdfChip has a low entry level, as the command-line interface is clear and easy-to-learn. There is no need to learn custom XML or XSL-FO based template syntax. Users get a comprehensive user documentation and tutorial, which guarantees a quick learning curve.

PdfChip is ideal for imposition or composition of multiple PDFs. Textbook creation and scientific publishing can take advantage of MathML support, a specification for mathematical formulas and scientific content on web pages. Furthermore, pdfChip allows for the generation of more than 100 different types of barcodes, such as 1D codes or QR codes. Full styling is possible through the use of CSS. Even advanced techniques, such as bar width reduction, are fully supported. The pdfChip application is available for free on the Enfocus AppStore.


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