i-net PDFC Documentation

Comparing PDF documents using i-net PDFC is simple to do. A quick drag-and-drop of two PDF files onto the application and a click on the start button will display every difference the two documents have.

For custom scenarios, i-net PDFC offers powerful Java and .NET APIs and a server with a REST-ful web API. This is perfect for multi-user environments and custom integrations - whether running PDF comparisons on your Jenkins CI or in your intranet.

End-user documents

Developer documents

  • API for developers to integrate i-net PDFC in existing Java applications
  • The .NET API for developers to integrate i-net PDFC in existing .NET applications is available in Visual Studio through the included dll files from the SDK.
  • Command Line Access
    Compare documents one-on-one or in batches, using the command line interface
  • Comparing on the Server
    A REST-ful web interface allows remote comparisons with an easy-to-implement set of commands

Supported Versions

5.x 6.x 20.x 21.x 22.x
General Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Critical Bug Fixes - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bug Fixes - - Yes Yes Yes
New Features / Enhancements - - - - Yes
Required Java Version 1.8 - 11 1.8 - 13 1.8 - 15 11 - 15 11 - 17

Note: Critical Bug Fixes contain Security Fixes of the product itself, not including 3rd party libraries in case of incompatibilities.

Updates and Changes

i-net PDFC is constantly being improved. We rapidly release minor versions and updates to have our customers get even small tweaks in the comparison engine as soon as possible.

Since we rely on customer input and feedback, if you are not getting the expected results for some PDF files, we ask you to contact us and send the PDF files. We will assist you in either tweaking the comparison settings or by further improving our comparison engine.

Release Notes

The Release Notes include all changes since the selected version (excluded) until the newest version. Just select the version you are currently running and the changes document will show everything that happened since then.

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If you have further questions or suggestions, please get in contact with our team at pdfc@inetsoftware.de.

The list is shortened to show the last eight FAQ entries only. For the complete list of FAQ entries for i-net PDFC see here.


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