Category: PDF

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…




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…




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…




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…