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Apago's PDF Appraiser

(August 2006) posted on Thu Aug 10, 2006

PDF/A verification and correction tool.

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The first program of its kind to support both validation and automatic correction of documents in accordance with PDF/A (the new international standard for long-term archiving of digital documents), PDF Appraiser from Apago ( offers users "the first PDF/A verification and correction tool," says Apago president Dwight Kelly. "We designed PDF Appraiser so that users don’t have to be PDF experts to create PDF/A-compliant files," he says.

With Appraiser, if a file fails verification, PDF Appraiser generates a report outlining what problems must be corrected. With Auto-Fixer, an automatic repair feature, the application can quickly fix most problems in order to obtain PDF/A validation.

ISO-approved PDF/A is a standard that addresses the need to electronically archive documents in a way that will ensure both the preservation of their contents over an extended period of time and that those documents can be retrieved and rendered with consistent and predictable results in the future. MSRP: Standard version: $349; Server: $999.



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