Vastly Improved PDF Export

PDF is by far the most important export format and one of the targets virtually every user is actually working with. Over the years, we've employed a number of different SDKs and versions of these SDKs in order to write decent PDF files. While the results were excellent already for "normal" cases, there were a couple of restrictions in more advanced scenarios. This has changed in version 26.

PDF Export List & Label

We were able to license the PDF creation technology from Swiss based PDF Tools AG, a long standing partner company of ours. Through this cooperation, we’re able now to tackle the following scenarios:

  • Superior support for international character sets and fonts. Especially when mixing different languages within one report, the results are much better now.
  • CMYK support for images. While List & Label itself still doesn’t support CMYK, the PDF export will do so, at least for images that can be passed directly to PDF.
  • Ability to pass PNGs directly to PDF. The PNG files will no longer be re-encoded as JPEGs.
  • Improved support for complex vectorized drawing objects (think CAD, architecture etc.)
  • Support for 256 bit encryption
  • Switchable PDF version, ranging from 1.0 to 2.0
  • More PDF/A options: support for PDF/A 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2u, 3a, 3b, 3u
PDF Export Options

On a side note, the resulting PDF files are typically remarkably smaller in size. Looking forward to hearing your feedback on this leap.

More new features in List & Label 26: 
Supporting Multi-Page, Poster or Scaled Print
Miscellaneous Treats in List & Label 26
Enabling Individual Copies and Form Feeds for Labels

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