Creating accessible PDF documents (part 2/3)

What exactly does an accessible PDF look like? After our general introduction (part 1/3), what exactly accessibility means, this second part will show how an accessible PDF document can look like. First of all: In general, a PDF document should always be easy to read, here pay attention to appropriate layout/high contrast, so that even…




How to optimise your PDf documents with OCR

Using OCR for PDF? Isn’t that a contradiction? You might think so at first, since PDF documents are already digital and OCR technology (Optical Character Recognition) is primarily known for helping to digitise paper documents. However, OCR can also help to facilitate work with PDF documents and a good OCR tool should be able to…


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Can PDF documents be accessible?

For a long time, the rumour has persisted that PDFs cannot be accessible. Unfortunately, this assumption also persists because the possibilities that exist are used far too seldom and are sometimes less well known. The tags and techniques for making PDFs accessible to all people need to be known and, above all, are simply less…




Everything you need to know about the electronic signature

For all documents that require a signature, you need a corresponding substitute for the digital equivalent, i.e. an electronic signature (sometimes also called an e-signature). You can compare advanced electronic signatures to a kind of seal. Digital documents can be secured in this way. This means that you can check the authenticity of the person…




Further development and optimization of the PDF format

The PDF format is considered to be an interoperable file format, which is especially convincing due to its clear and reliable appearance. In addition, the format brings commonly defined, expected behaviors to all implementations and is continuously being adapted and improved. This includes reporting errors and problems on a regular basis. This is intended to…




PDF standards at a glance

One of the biggest advantages of PDF documents is certainly that they can be used flexibly for many different purposes. They are ideal for exchanging information within a company or with business partners. For this reason, binding statements are necessary to ensure interoperability, which the PDF format brings as a great benefit. Thus, standard formats…




Transferring PDF/A documents into an archiving system

In this specific case, a customer had the requirement to automatically transfer PDF/A documents that were created with webPDF into an archiving system and to add a series of metadata to the documents. The files were initially available in many different formats and were then to be converted into PDF/A and metadata added. Aim and…




PDF Days Europe 2021 in Berlin

Preparations are on in full-swing: PDF Days Europe will take place in September 2021. This is the best-known and largest event on the subject of PDF technology, and this year offers the opportunity to be part of it both online and directly on site in Berlin. The agenda this year will again offer a very…




Latest security update for webPDF 8

A new update for webPDF 8 is currently available with the revision number 2282. With this security update important core components like OpenJDK (11.0.12+7) and Tomcat (9.0.50) have been updated. This allows you to upgrade all libraries and dependencies used to the latest versions. We strongly recommend our security updates for all customers, as they…




Statistics on the use of webPDF

With webPDF, you have access to a comprehensive record of all operations carried out by the web services. The daily generated data also offers further possibilities for individual statistical evaluations. Recording of data via XML webPDF records all operations of the web services daily and saves them in an XML file as a log on…