New Version of Software Library PDF Direct & Quick View

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soft Xpansion publishes the version 5 of the software libraries for the direct integration of PDF into software products

Spreading of file formats PDF and PDF/A strongly increases during the last years, and this trend is stable. Since today the advantages of the file format for a safe and efficient exchange of electronic documents are universally recognized, PDF is established as a standard. Today at the document processing one must not renounce a platform covering retention of the representation quality and formatting of the original document, comfortable collaboration functions as well as independence from the original program with which the file was created.

New version of PDF Direct & Quick View 5

soft Xpansion takes into account the increasing significance of PDF format by the further development of new products. With PDF Direct & Quick View 5 the company publishes a new version of its developer library, which was firstly offered in 2002 to the implementing of PDF format in software applications.

With PDF Direct & QuickView 5, complicated developing projects can be realized in Visual C ++, .NET and in languages with COM support. Besides, the libraries allow a direct production and processing (PDF Direct) as well as announcement (PDF Quick View) of PDFs in software applications. This also concerns foreign, already created PDF files. The users of the application need therefore no additional programs to be able to produce, process, view and print PDF files. Both libraries offer a huge number of powerful options for a flexible implementing of PDF format.

Version 5 offers the following new functions and improvements:

  •     Support of 64-bit versions of Windows
  •     Production of PDF pages from content objects (text, vector and grid graphics)
  •     Processing of the contents of PDF pages (PDF Rich Edit)
  •     Combining of several PDF-pages in one page
  •     Import of HTML files and Web pages
  •     Import of GDI + metafiles
  •     Time stamp functions (insertion and validation)
  •     Trust-validation of signatures
  •     Improved import of pictures by the site production

The conceptual specific feature of PDF Direct & QuickView 5 lies in the modular construction of the library and in the adaptable price model linked with it: software developers can select PDF functions, which users of their application will need at their work with PDF files or to which they should have access. Cost-intense, unnecessary PDF functions should not be paid for.

Functional overview:

Details about PDF Direct & QuickView 5 can be found in Internet on the product site in the area PDF Xpansion on

Supported operating systems

PDF Direct and Quick View 5 can be used in applications, which run under the 32-or 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, XP (Home or Professional Edition), Server 2003 or 2000.

Price & availability

PDF Direct & QuickView 5 costs from €1.450,-.

The library is available from now on and is offered in several license models and component parcels, which allow an adaptation to the needs of the target group and the users of the respective purpose application. No other software components are required except for those, which are already installed with the operating system Windows.

The complete price list including a description of license models and component parcels can be downloaded on

Demo-version and documentation

For a demo-version and the extensive documentation please send a short message to sales @

About soft Xpansion

The company soft Xpansion is a international team of software developers, screen designers and product managers, which has developed more than 100 software products since its foundation in 1995. In addition to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, product markets are situated in a large number of other countries, in which localised product versions were published. Among them are Great Britain, France, Italy, USA, Benelux, Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia and Turkey. soft Xpansion offers solutions (individual development and out-of-the-box products), which are focused on the areas of PDF-technology, system utilities, document and database management systems as well as data and application security.

Further information about the enterprise and the products you can find on

soft Xpansion GmbH & Co. KG, Frank Dueckers, Koenigsallee 45, 44789 Bochum
Tel.: +49 234 298 41 71 Fax: +49 234 298 41 72
E-mail: dueckers @

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