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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…




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…




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…