Portable Document Format (PDF) is a universal, non-proprietary document format used in exchanging documents. PDF was first developed by Adobe in the early 1990s. Today, millions of PDF documents are accessible from the web, and over a half billion PDF readers have been downloaded. PDF is used for everything from product specifications on the web to magazine layouts for the publishing industry. PDF interpreters have found their way to hard copy devices, accelerating the printing process by eliminating the transform between PDF and other printer languages in the printer driver.
Numerous Adobe and non-Adobe products can produce PDF files in seven different versions of the PDF file format. The application that created the document, the PDF producer configuration options, and editing of the PDF document can all influence the ultimate composition of the PDF file. This creates an almost infinite number of permutations that may be consumed by print devices.
QualityLogic’s PDF 1.7 Application Test Suite (ATS) is a comprehensive solution for testing your PDF consumer’s compatibility with a wide range of PDF test files. The PDF 1.7 ATS contains hundreds of test files developed by QualityLogic using nearly 40 top selling applications from Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, Microsoft, Quark, and others. If you implement PDF direct printing in your printer or MFP, QualityLogic’s PDF 1.7 ATS will provide you assurance that your product will handle PDF files in the real world.
If you need a range of PDF files for testing but can’t justify the expense of our full PDF ATS, try our new PDF Compatibility Test, a suite of all QualityLogic application test files developed for every version of Acrobat since its inception.
For testing the breadth of PDF imaging commands with typical usage scenarios, use QualityLogic’s PDF 1.7 Functional Test Suite (FTS). The FTS consists of 599 test cases covering all of the PDF attributes and functions relevant to printing or fixed document display or conversion. A companion product, the PDF 1.7 InteropAnalyzer Plus validates your device’s ability to handle PDFs, including tests for the latest operators in PDF v1.6 and 1.7, real-world PDFs, and test cases specifically designed to exercise PDF capabilities in the latest PDF producers and creators. The combination of the PDF FTS and the PDF InteropAnalyzer provides the most efficient set of comprehensive test pages for PDF printing available on the market today.
Benefits of QualityLogic's Test Tools for PDF
- Validate your device’s ability to handle all of the PDF attributes and functions available in PDF 1.7.
- Quickly assess your imaging device’s conformance to PDF requirements
- Run a test suite overnight, unattended
- Excellent “smoke test” for PDF firmware quality – use to determine when firmware is ready to ship
- Ensure compatibility between PDF producers and consumers
- De facto standard test suites used by major companies in your industry