Category: PDF

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…




Passwords and security settings for your PDF documents

webPDF offers the possibility to password protect PDF documents and to set various security settings. What does password protection mean for a PDF document? Depending on the password protection used, the document can no longer be opened or edited without a password. A distinction is made between the main password (owner password) and the user…




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…




Reorganise PDF documents

Page management in PDF With the help of webPDF, PDF documents can be reorganised. webPDF offers the possibility to rotate, sort and remove pages of the PDF document. In addition, the page order can be changed at will by simply moving pages in the document. Via the webPDF web portal, this can be done either…




Matterhorn Protocol 1.1 available

The PDF Association and the UA Technical Working Group have announced that version 1.1 of the Matterhorn protocol is available. This is the 2021 updated version with new error condition and several clarifications. Click here for more info… Version 1.1. is available now and consists of 31 checkpoints covering 136 error conditions. What is the…




PDF/R: Image format of the future

In our article on the new PDF Standards 2020, we already mentioned four new standard parts that will play an increasingly important role in the future. We also mentioned PDF/R-1 as a standard for the optimal storage and data exchange of multi-page raster image documents, i.e. above all scanned documents and photos. New image format…



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?…