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PentaWare's PentaPDF Utility

None of the PentaPDF Creation solutions require any additional software (such as Adobe Acrobat) to create PDF files.

Adobe Acrobat Reader or PentaPDF Editor should be installed in order to view PDF files.

Just install any of our products and you are ready to start creating PDF's!

PDF Support for each of our products is outlined in the following table:

Legend: = = Feature included = Feature partially included = Feature not included.
  Features PentaZip & PentaSuite DigiPhoto

PentaZip-PRO, PentaSuite
Business-
PRO,
PentaSuite-PRO and PentaSuite Premium

Creating PDF Files Use of the Print command from inside any program to create PDF files from just about any printable format.
One-Click PDF conversion from Windows Explorer for any printable file types.
Simple one-step PDF Creation avoids hassle of separate PostScript files. feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Produces fully editable PDF files, unlike some print-to-PDF applications. feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Prints non-standard and custom page sizes, portrait and landscape. feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Files and Data we convert to PDF Microsoft Word Integration with conversion of standard Microsoft Word documents feature_included.gif (241 bytes)

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Microsoft Excel Integration with conversion of standard Microsoft Excel documents feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Conversion of Microsoft Word documents that use Desktop Publishing type features (headers, footers, columns, indices, table of contents, etc.) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Microsoft Power Point Integration with conversion of standard Microsoft Power Point documents feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Corel WordPerfect Integration with conversion of standard WordPerfect documents including documents converted from other formats feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Conversion from supported formats (DOC, RTF, XLS, PPT, WordPerfect, graphics and others) to PDF using PentaConverter allowing both single conversions to PDF as well as batch conversions of numerous files at one time (each new PDF will assume the name of the file it was converted from). Batch Conversion is not available with PentaZIP-PRO. Single file conversion is available with PentaZIP-PRO. feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
PentaConverter
only with
PentaSuite Business-PRO, PentaSuite-PRO and PentaSuite Premium
Viewing and conversion using PentaView - for one file at a time feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Document Merging (both Append before the current PDF and Append after the current PDF) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Output of New PDF files

Output as Normal PDF can be set to be fully compatible with Adobe PDF

  • Version 4.0 (1.3)
  • Version 5.0 (1.4)
  • Version 6.0 (1.5)
  • Version 7.0 (1.6)
  • Versions 8.0 and 9.0 (1.7)
Output as PDF/A - PDF/A (PDF Archive) is an ISO standard established for the long-term preservation of documents and files. Unlike basic PDF files, PDF/A profiles embed font and color information in the document in order to insure that the document can be reproduced exactly as created in the future. The PDF/A standard was created to address problems created by storing information in an electronic format. PDF/A documents created using PentaPDF-PRO are PDF/A-1b compliant. You can see that a PentaPDF-PRO document has been created based on the PDF/A Standard by checking the 'Subject' area of the Document Properties screen. Read more about PDF/A Handling in PentaWare's PentaPDF Utilities. 
Output as Uneditable - the resulting PDF will not be modifiable. Text, graphics and images will be captured as one unique image for each page. Used for contracts and legal documents.
Output Password Protected - document can be accessed or modified - Password protection is not as secure as Strong Encryption
Output Encrypted using Certificate Encryption - Use of AES 128 bit and 256 bit. These are available with the more recent versions of Acrobat (8.0 and 9.0)
Deploying New PDF Files Automated email feature, instantly sends created PDF files attaching them to an email message feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Place PDF file in a ZIP archive feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Optionally opens created documents using your default PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat or PentaPDF Editor). feature_included.gif (241 bytes) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Place PDF file on a CD or DVD (if your system has a CD or DVD burner installed) feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Place PDF file in a ZIP archive and attach the ZIP archive to an email message feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Compress + Encrypt - Created PDF file will be placed inside a ZIP archive and then in an encrypted file feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Compress + Encrypt+Mail - Created PDF file will be placed inside a ZIP archive and then in an encrypted file which in turn will be attached to an email message feature_included.gif (241 bytes)
Strong Encryption Strong Encryption of the Created PDF document using either Password Encryption (Owner Password and/or User Password) OR Certificate Encryption (based on PKI X.509 Digital Certificates).  

Password protection can allow or inhibit:

  • modification
  • printing
  • selecting text and/or images and copying to the clipboard
  • making annotations or comments

Encryption supported is:

  1. Adobe Acrobat 4.0 (40 bit)
  2. Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (128 bit)
  3. Adobe Acrobat 6.0 (128 bit)
  4. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (128 bit)
  5. Adobe Acrobat 8.0 (128 bit AES)
  6. Adobe Acrobat 9.0 (256 bit AES)
Digital Signatures (X.509 PKI Certificates) Digitally Sign PDF files created using PentaPDF. Web of Trust is based on X.509 Digital Id Certificates based on PKCS#12.
Add a Time Stamp when Digitally Signing a PDF Document.
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Digitally Sign existing PDF files. PDF files can also have been created using other PDF creation tools. Web of Trust is based on X.509 Digital Id Certificates based on PKCS#12.
Add a Time Stamp when Digitally Signing a PDF Document.
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Command Line Create PDF documents using the Command Line

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Only PentaSuite Premium

All PentaSuite products and PentaZip products offer PDF file creation. There are some differences between the various methods offered by our products:

  • PentaSuite Premium, PentaSuite-PRO, PentaSuite Business-PRO, PentaZip-PRO and PentaCLI-PRO offer PDF creation for ANY printable file. This includes use of the Print command from the File pull down menu or from the Command Line in the case of PentaCLI-PRO.
  • PentaSuite-PRO Server Edition and PentaCLI-PRO Server Edition also offer PDF creation support for practically any printable format.
  • PentaSuite DigiPhoto and PentaZip offer PDF creation for ANY supported format (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, Power Point, Text files and Graphics formats) but does not have the ability to use the File Print command or Encrypt or Digitally Sign PDF files.

Brief History of the PDF format

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe Systems as a means of representing documents that are independent of the original application software, hardware, and operating system used to create those documents.

A PDF file can present documents that contain any combination of text, graphics, and images in a device and resolution independent format. These documents can be more than one page, and as complex as you want. You can use as many fonts, graphics, colors and images as you like.

 

Formats converted to PDF
Supported File Types for Conversion to PDF

Supported Formats for Conversion to PDF

Digital Camera RAW formats

Canon Raw Format (CRW), Casio Digital Camera, FlashPix, Foveon X3F, FujiFilm FinePix S2 Pro RAF, Minolta MRW, Kodak Professional Digital Camera, Nikon NEF, Olympus ORF Raw Format, Seattle Film Works, Sony Digital Camera, WAP WBMP (i.e. Cell phone photography)

Graphics Formats

BMP Windows, BMP OS/2, CAL, CMP, CUR, CUT, FLC, FPX, EMF, GIF, ICO, IMG, ICA, ICA, IFF, JPG, JPG2000, JTF, MAC, MSP, PBM, PCX, PGM, PNG, PPM, PSD, RAS, TGA, TIF, TIF-Multipage, TIF (Exif), WebP, WMF, WXF, XBM, XWD

Document and Spreadsheet formats

DOC, RTF, HTML, TXT, PPT and XLS

AutoCAD formats

DWG and DXF

Additional Information

Demos_Animated.GIF (2245 bytes) Check out the Animated Tutorials for PentaPDF and PentaPDF-PRO
Demos_Animated.GIF (2245 bytes) Check out the Animated Demo for PDF Editing
Progarm_Features.GIF (2255 bytes) Click here for more details about the features offered by PentaPDF
Server_Version_Available.GIF (2237 bytes) PentaPDF can also be found in our Server Editions - click here to check it out
Command_LIne_Available_Button.GIF (2233 bytes) You can now access this feature using our Command Line program - click here to check it out

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