Thursday, August 26, 2021

Solid Documents is now part of the PDFTron family of companies!

 This acquisition combines PDFTron’s world-leading digital content platform with Solid Documents’ best-in-class document reconstruction and archiving solutions.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

CJK plus Greek OCR Support

We have released new versions of Solid PDF Tools, Solid Converter Mac and Solid Commander that include optical character recognition (OCR) for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Greek.

This OCR support was added using Tessaract OCR. Tesseract is an optical character recognition engine for various operating systems. 

Solid PDF Tools download:

Solid Commander download:

Solid Converter Mac download:

In addition, Solid OCR includes high quality optical character recognition in 14 languages (English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish , Swedish and Turkish) for reconstructing scanned pages as editable documents.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Solid PDF Creator - I don't see my printer driver anymore

Microsoft has some new patches out for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and their various server releases that breaks many printer drivers. Our Solid PDF Creator may have disappeared from your choice of printer after this update.

We have fixed the issue that Microsoft took offence to with printer drivers and have released a new version of Solid PDF Creator on our free PDF Creator website.

For more details on the Microsoft patch:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Solid PDF to Word for Mac is now Solid Converter Mac

Solid PDF to Word for Mac was originally only a PDF to Word converter.

It has had a LOT more conversion features added since we released our Mac software so we changed the name. Find out more at our website:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Solid PDF to Word for Mac - Version 2.1

We have released an update to Solid PDF to Word for Mac - version 2.1.

Read more ...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Version 9 - Scanning - WIA and TWAIN support

Question: What scanner support is included with Solid PDF Tools v9?

Answer: We have added WIA support into version 9 as too many customers only had WIA support for their scanning devices. Now you can choose between TWAIN and WIA. We also pop up the manufacturer's device scanning dialog so you can use all the features that your particular scanner supports.

Scanner Drivers: TWAIN or WIA

TWAIN and WIA are standards for communicating with imaging devices - scanners, in our case, and software applications.

"The word 'twain' is an archaic form meaning 'two'. It appears in Kipling's 'The Ballad of East and West' - '... and never the twain shall meet ...', reflecting the difficulty, at the time, of connecting scanners and personal computers. It was up-cased to TWAIN to make it more distinctive. This led people to believe it was an acronym, and then to a contest to come up with an expansion. None were selected, but the entry 'Technology Without An Interesting Name' continues to haunt the standard." - from Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing
TWAIN drivers are provided by your scanner's manufacturer (Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, etc.). When you run Solid Converter it discovers what TWAIN drivers you have installed so it can talk to your scanning devices.

WIA (Windows Imaging Acquistion) is from Microsoft and is an utility that allows you to scan into any application that supports WIA.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Version 9 is available

Solid Documents has just released version 9 of all our Windows software products:

Desktop Software:

Free, fully functional trials are available on our website.


New features include File | Print, Search and a new scanner interface (supporting TWAIN and WIA drivers). 

We continue to focus on improvements to our industry leading PDF conversion engine, OCR and overall document reconstruction process.