Happy Birthday: 25 years PDF

The most important data format in today’s working world, whether it is online application, e-mail archiving or longtime archiving, is undisputedly the Portable Document Format (PDF). What does the abbreviation PDF mean? PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is a platform-independent file format for documents that was developed and published by Adobe Systems in




Working with barcodes in PDF documents

A representation of data that is readable electronically or optoelectronically is called a barcode or bar code. These are generally groups of linear and variously patterned bars and spaces. There are also 2D barcodes consisting of differently shaped geometric patterns, which contain information in a smaller amount of space. A so-called QR code consists of




How-to: Using the OCR webservice of webPDF 7

In this example the use of the OCR webservice of webPDF is presented. The OCR functions in webPDF are based on tesseract. By default the languages German, English, French, Spanish and Italian are supported. Languages can be added in the tesseract folder (see the webPDF manual for details). Currently languages with a “Multibyte Character Set”




How to use the webservices of webPDF 7 with options

This example shows how to pass options to the webservices of webPDF. In addition to the well-known “Converter” webservice, a second webPDF webservice called “Toolbox” is used in this example.  This example is based on our text “How to use the web services of webPDF 7″. If you don’t know this yet, it is recommended




Furnishing technical support information for webPDF

Technical support often involves cases where additional information is needed to either better understand certain situations or master the problem being reported. The goal here is to resolve the support issue with the least amount of effort (in terms of time and tasks) on the part of the customer. Starting with Version 7, webPDF has


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PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin

The PDF Days, which were initiated by the PDF Association, have been taking place since 2012 and are now an institution for everyone in the industry involved in the Portable Documenta Format (transportable document format) or for anyone who wants to find out about trends and innovations in this area. Ofcourse you have to distinguish




GDPdU: Principles of Data Access and Auditing of Digital Documents

Whether it’s electronic archiving or e-mail archiving, businesses must give close attention to the Principles of Data Access and Auditing of Digital Documents, known in Germany as the GDPdU. Too often businesses wait until a tax audit is pending to ask the question as to what the rules are for retaining digital documents. These rules




webPDF @ DIGITAL FUTUREcongress 2018 in Frankfurt – a look back

1 March 2018 – DIGITAL FUTUREcongress points the way to tomorrow A new year and a new name. More than 3,300 participants found out about the status of digitalization in the state of Hesse and the latest trends in digitalizing the midmarket sector during the DIGITAL FUTUREcongress that was held at the beginning of March.




DIGITAL FUTUREcongress – “Midmarket meets digitalization”

DIGITAL FUTUREcongress, the biggest IT management event in the state of Hesse, will be held in the exhibition city of Frankfurt on 1 March 2018 under the motto “Midmarket meets digitalization.” What awaits visitors? An ideal platform of 150 exhibitors and 35 speakers, along with a wide range of panel discussions, keynote sessions and workshops, where




webPDF at IT-Tage 2017 in Frankfurt – our report

As they did last year, the editors of the magazine “Informatik Aktuell” gave an invitation to close out the year at the IT-Tage conference in Frankfurt am Main. This industry conference, which covers a broad range of subjects and is directed towards software architects, developers, administrators, project managers and decision makers, offered more than 150