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Soft Xpansion has released version 12 of its PDF Xpansion SDK. The conversion of several new source formats into PDF is one of the main new feature areas.

Bochum, Germany, April 25, 2017 — Soft Xpansion has released version 12 of its PDF Xpansion SDK. The toolkit enables software developers to embed PDF, PDF/A and XPS document functionality in their applications. It offers rich features to create and edit these documents, to display them or print to paper, and to convert files between these formats. Finally yet importantly, various options for the export to and for the import from other file formats are available.

The conversion of Microsoft Word, of html files and of web pages to PDF counts among the central new features of the PDF Xpansion SDK 12. Other new source formats for the conversion to PDF are MathML, SVG and multipage TIFF files. Apart from that, the new SDK supports bi-directional texts (including Arabic and Hebrew) and includes a complete API for COM platform (Embarcadero environment and OLE Automation languages).

Thanks to the PDF Xpansion SDK 12 functionality, end users do not need any additional programs to create, edit and view PDF, PDF/A or XPS files with their Windows desktop programs, server solutions or apps for mobile devices. The prices for the components of the PDF Xpansion SDK 12 are based on lump sum fees that grant a permanent license. Prices neither depend on the amount of copies of the application, nor on the number of developers. Optionally, PDF Xpansion SDK clients may sign a maintenance agreement. This contract entitles them to download version updates free and to get more extensive product support.

– Conversion of Microsoft Word files to PDF, while the conversion does not require installation of Microsoft Office or of a virtual printer driver
– Conversion of HTML files and of web pages to PDF
– Conversion of MathML files to PDF
– Conversion of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files to PDF
– Conversion of multipage TIFF files to PDF
– Enhanced support for pen in PDF Viewer: delete/eraser mode and capability to set pressure sensitivity added
– Support of bi-directional texts (including Arabic and Hebrew): search and export text, form fields in the viewer, etc.
– Complete API for COM platform (Embarcadero environment and OLE Automation languages)
– Improved performance, bug fixing

Detailed information on the PDF Xpansion SDK 12 is available via the product page on ( The page also offers a trial license that comes with a detailed product guide and an illustrative programming reference for developers.

The SDK 12 is based upon Soft Xpansion’s PDF Xpansion technology, which is used by a constantly growing number of companies in their own software applications. Moreover, Soft Xpansion has implemented the technology into its own Perfect PDF product family. The family members consist of single user desktop applications and apps, server solutions and freeware.

Since its foundation in 1995, Soft Xpansion is a specialized software manufacturer with global activities. The product range includes solutions (powerful standard desktop software and apps, innovative software development kits, and flexible, individual programming) in the core areas PDF technology, content/document management and tools. The company looks back on more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector. The software development expertise covers all steps for standard applications and for individual projects – market and requirement analysis, conceptual design, development, implementation, support and advancements. The clients come from all over the world. Soft Xpansion is headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

Frank Dueckers
Soft Xpansion GmbH & Co. KG
Koenigsallee 45
D-44789 Bochum, Germany
+49 (0)234 298 41 73
Fax: +49 (0)234 298 41 72