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PDF Processing

Empower the way you use PDF documents with automated operations such as splitting, text extraction and batch creation

If you use PDF documents you may have wanted to perform automated processes on them that are difficult or impossible to perform using Adobe or other third-party products. IDS offer a range of PDF solutions that will allow you to perform any of the following actions with minimum or no manual interaction:

  • PDF Concatenation and PDF Optimisation
  • PDF Splitting
  • PDF Overprinting and PDF Watermarking
  • PDF Text Extraction
  • Create PDF from XML
  • OMR Mark and Barcode Insertion
  • PDF Manipulation
  • PDF Batch Printing
  • Batch PDF Creation

PDF Concatenation and PDF Optimisation

Combines multiple PDFs into a single optimised PDF. If the same image appears within multiple PDFs the optimisation process ensures only one image is stored in the resultant PDF – keeping its file size to a minimum.

PDF Concatenation diagram

Example: Combine a letter with a personalised marketing leaflet so when they are printed they always appear in the print tray together - making the folding and envelope insertion processes far simpler.

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PDF Splitting

Splits a single PDF into any number of smaller PDFs. Splitting can be number based (i.e. split every 5 pages) or content based (i.e. split when a marker is identified on a page).

PDF Splitting diagram

Example: Split a large PDF containing multiple client letters into individual PDFs so each letter can be appended to the associated client’s record in an archive or CRM system.

Find out more on the Mail markup pages.

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PDF Overprinting and PDF Watermarking

Adds the content of a document such as an image, text file or PDF, in front or behind the content of a PDF.

PDF Overprinting diagram

Example: Add names and addresses contained in a CSV file to a PDF letterhead and letter.

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PDF Text Extraction

Extract and save all or specific text contained within a PDF. Text can be saved to a wide range of document formats including TXT, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, XML or a database file.

PDF Text Extraction diagram

Example: Extract names and addresses from a PDF containing multiple letters and add the details to a database or spreadsheet.

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Create PDF from XML

Create PDFs from an XML template file that determines fonts, images and static text, and apply a run-time data file that contains dynamic text.

Create PDF from XML diagram

Example: Use an XML template file to create the background of a PDF marketing leaflet and overlay recipient names and addresses contained in a run-time data file.

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OMR Mark and Barcode Insertion

Add OMR marks and barcodes to PDFs.

OMR Mark and Barcode Insertion diagram

Example: Automatically add OMR marks and mail barcodes to a PDF containing multiple letters that require printing and posting.

Find out more on the Mail markup pages.

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PDF Manipulation

Insert pages within a PDF, highlight and redaction content.

PDF Manipulation diagram

Example: Automatically highlight or redaction a specific area containing important or sensitive information within all or certain pages of a PDF.

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PDF Batch Printing

Automatically print PDFs by pasting them in a watched (hot) folder.

PDF Batch printing diagram

Example: Print a large number of PDFs without having to open each PDF individually.

Find out more on the SilentPrint pages.

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Batch PDF Creation

Automatically convert documents to PDF by pasting them in a watched (hot) folder. Supported documents include DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, TXT, JPG/JPEG, TIF/TIFF and many more.

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Example: Convert a large number of Word originated letters to PDF so they can be included in an archive or CRM system.

Find out more on the SilentPrint pages.

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Contact us now to find out more about an IDS PDF processing solution.

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