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PDF – The ideal format for EU Digital COVID Certificates

The European Commission is creating Digital COVID Certificates (also known as „Digital Green Certificates“) to facilitate safe travel within the EU during the COVID 19 pandemic and allow for more freedom. Safe travel with the „green passport“ The German government is writing about the so-called “green passport” (EU Digital COVID Certificate or EUDCC EU Digital…




PAdES: PDF Advanced Electronic Signature

What is important to know about the PAdES standard? PDF files that are specially adapted for electronic signatures through various restrictions and extensions are called PDF Advanced Electronic Signatures, or PAdES for short. Sometimes it is also referred to as the PAdES standard or the so-called PAdES signature. PAdES: ETSI specification The PAdES technical specification…




Case study: Digital approval process

Several employees should be able to read and sign PDF documents This scenario shows how we worked with a client to develop a solution for a digital approval process. It is an individual, customer-specific application. This case shows how various web services from webPDF were used to implement the solutions for the customer. The customer’s…



Make a note of PDF Days Europe 2021!

Now more than ever, the PDF format is an important building block for digital work processes, communication and data management in companies. PDF is simply one of the most important foundations for this. The annual PDF Days are a good opportunity to find out about the variety of PDF applications and solutions and to get…




The father of the PDF: Charles Geschke has died

His ideas played a decisive role in shaping digitalisation as we know it today. He was known as a visionary and inventor of the digital world. Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe, has now passed away in April 2021 at the age of 81. Not everyone knows the name of Charles Geschke, who was also known…


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The new PDF standards 2020

In 2017, the PDF 2.0 standard was published, which has now been introduced in 2020 with some corrections in a new, second revision. This is ISO 32000-2:2020 as a supplement to PDF 2.0. What do you need to know about the new PDF standards and what impact does the revision have on the standard parts?…




Revision of PDF 2.0 – All about PDF/A-4

For 25 years now, the platform-independent file format PDF (Portable Document Format) has been used and regularly adapted and revised. It is precisely the challenges of recent times that have meant that many companies have had to deal intensively with digital work processes. The PDF file format is used in many ways. For example, when…




Our resources for developers

Due to the extensive functions based on REST and SOAP web services, webPDF in particular provides developers with a comprehensive toolbox for PDF documents. Not only administrators and users of a company benefit from the use of webPDF but also software developers. But often the use of such a strong and complex solution is connected…




Convert e-mails to PDF

In order to implement permanent and legally compliant e-mail archiving, it is essential for every company to develop a well thought-out concept that defines the data format in which the e-mails are stored in the company. This requires that all e-mails are uniformly converted from Outlook (MSG) or MIME (EML) format to an archive format…




Long-term archiving in PDF format

Due to the important storage obligations and legal requirements in Germany, it is imperative for companies to deal with well-organized long-term archiving. The corresponding legal requirements stipulate audit-proof storage in a long-term archive, which enables the stored data to be retrieved and read at any time, even over long periods of time. In the course…