updated 11:55 am EDT, Wed August 2, 2006
Apago debuts PDF Appraiser
Apago has unveiled PDF Appraiser, the first application 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, according to the company. "PDF/A is the much-anticipated standard for long-term archiving of digital documents, and it is expected to become the preferred archival method for governments and industry segments, including corporations, legal, libraries, regulated industries, and others," said Apago. When a file fails verification, PDF Appraiser generates a report outlining which problems must be corrected. Auto-Fixer, an automatic repair feature, enables the application to quickly fix most problems to produce a document that is compliant with PDF/A. Server and API versions of PDF Appraiser are expected in Q3 of 2006 for Mac OS X (pricing was unavailable).