Things to Consider when Assessing PDF Conversion Software – Quality Output

By Scott Mackey | February 26, 2010

The quality of rendering output is judged on clarity and fine detail, as well as fidelity to the original. A simple comparative test of the PDF rendering among competing solutions will usually show significant difference in the visual refinement of the pages.

True fidelity to the original is the mark of an advanced solution. Any conversion software will render a word-processed document into PDF, as long as you expect it to reformat it in terms of layout and pagination. But for a “light table match” of a highly formatted document with graphical elements, there are very few contenders in the market.  Conversionof complex or graphically dense files requires multi-layered management of page design, graphics and fonts, and navigation elements.

The benefit of this level of quality production extends beyond the dependable reproduction of formatted or graphical pages needed for regulatory submissions or similarly mission-critical uses. It also opens up a world of new opportunities for use of the rendering solution, such as incorporation of digital signatures, conversion of schematics for easy portability for field crews, automated generation of picture-perfect marketing materials and signed correspondence, and flawless digital publishing.

Adlib has been recognized for both the exceptional refinement of its renderings and the “light table match” of its fidelity to the original by corporations that routinely generate complex documents and publish to exacting standards.

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