iText Software Announces New Product For Their iText 7 PDF Library, PdfOffice

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  • The latest product was developed to provide best-in-class conversion of Office documents, without the need for costly licensing subscriptions and conversion expenses
  • It also said that unlike some competing solutions, everything in pdfOffice is handled natively and without relying on external software to perform conversion

iText Software has announced the launch of a new product for their iText 7 PDF library, pdfOffice. The latest product was developed to provide best-in-class conversion of Office documents, without the need for costly licensing subscriptions and conversion expenses.

It said that over 500 billion Office documents are created every year across multiple industries, yet they have significant drawbacks when it comes to use cases such as distribution, information governance and data security policies, or archiving. The PDF format does not have these challenges, and is a much used format in most organisation’s digital workflows and applications.

André Lemos, VP of Products, iText said, “Because iText is a developer-driven company, all our tools are aimed towards automated processes. The connection between file formats and being able to leverage the power of PDF file as a format was important in our product strategy evolution to help support enterprise developers, providing the ability to automate document conversion, and process input and output streams in addition to files.”

Everything in pdfOffice is handled natively

It also said that unlike some competing solutions, everything in pdfOffice is handled natively and without relying on external software to perform conversion. The pdfOffice add-on, in conjunction with a valid license, is all that’s needed to enable high-fidelity conversion of a wide range of document formats, said the company.

Raf Hens, CTO, iText said, “The introduction of iText pdfOffice represents another step in our mission to help developers build and set up their digital document workflows and applications as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We are pleased to expand our offering with this functionality to millions of our users as the ability to convert Microsoft Office documents to PDF with iText now opens up more advantages to them. More than twenty years ago, iText was born to make the creation, generation and manipulation of PDF documents effortless. This new addition to our suite of PDF libraries is another testament to this vision.”

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