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Not all PDF’s are created equal

If might seem like PDF’s are all the same. That’s their evil plan! You’re supposed to think that. But, the PDF specification is pretty broad and allows for some pretty radical differences in the way they are constructed. It’s a great framework for developers wishing to create software to consistently display documents across many platforms. […]


What is PDF?

A PDF describes a file format. It’s not Adobe, or Acrobat – though Adobe, and it’s Acrobat product, are huge players in the PDF world. Typically, its file name has a suffix of “pdf”. What is PDF good for? PDF stands for “Portable Document Format”. It is an open standard embraced by the International Standards […]


Find your document using full text search

Keyword search is easy. Content, maybe not so much. Unless you’re using Dash DDX. Our document management / document archive software makes it simple to search through large (or small) collections of documents looking for something in the body of the document itself. When I say large, I mean large: millions of documents. And rocket-fast […]




Searchable PDF & Chocolate Cake

Use Searchable PDFs to Boost SEO, Content Search There is a difference between chocolate cake, and a picture of chocolate cake. So too with PDFs… Not all PDFs contain searchable text. You might see text, but it may not be searchable. Sometimes there is only a picture of your document’s text inside the PDF. This […]


Alphabet Soup: Managing Your PDFs and ISO

A PDF is a PDF is a PDF, right? The ubiquitous PDF—or portable document format—was first released by Adobe in 1992. It’s the standard for encoding documents in a portable “as printed” form. And it’s the way many of us save, share and distribute documents. Yet, for manufacturers and companies who comply with global ISO […]


What is Document Management?

Still wondering what document management is? Why is this a “gotta have” for businesses with ERP systems? For another angle, check out our latest article on the WorkWise ERP Blog:  https://www.workwisellc.com/blog/what-is-document-management-software



Lost in Space—Keeping a Lid on Filing Costs

Ever wonder what storing paper documents actually costs? Chances are you haven’t given it much thought. We didn’t much either (until we found out that one four-drawer file cabinet costs about $1,500-$2,100 a year to maintain*). Turns out maintaining paper files is one of the most expensive (and often overlooked) office costs for manufacturing and […]