Category: PDF

Happy Birthday: 25 years PDF

The most important data format in today’s working world, whether it is online application, e-mail archiving or longtime archiving, is undisputedly the Portable Document Format (PDF). What does the abbreviation PDF mean? PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is a platform-independent file format for documents that was developed and published by Adobe Systems in




Working with barcodes in PDF documents

A representation of data that is readable electronically or optoelectronically is called a barcode or bar code. These are generally groups of linear and variously patterned bars and spaces. There are also 2D barcodes consisting of differently shaped geometric patterns, which contain information in a smaller amount of space. A so-called QR code consists of




PDF Days Europe 2018 in Berlin

The PDF Days, which were initiated by the PDF Association, have been taking place since 2012 and are now an institution for everyone in the industry involved in the Portable Documenta Format (transportable document format) or for anyone who wants to find out about trends and innovations in this area. Ofcourse you have to distinguish




PDF application for your company

What exactly are the advantages of a professional PDF solution for companies? When can you really need such a business solution? Using webPDF as an example, it can be shown how positive the professional processing of PDF documents can be. All advantages of a PDF solution such as webPDF at a glance: First of all,




What is Hybrid Archiving? Addition to PDF/A-3

Small addition to our PDF series: PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 1: PDF/A-1 PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 2: PDF/A-2 and PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 3: PDF/A-3 As the PDF Association reports, the third standard part of PDF/A now offers the possibility




PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 4: PDF/UA

Now that parts 1 to 3 of our blog series covered the subject of PDF/A and the formats PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3, it’s time to share some details about the PDF/UA format and how you can use it to generate PDFs that – as its UA designation indicates – will ensure universal accessibility, especially for people with disabilities. The




PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 3: PDF/A-3

The third part of our series on PDF/A deals with the PDF/A-3 format, which is the current standard for archiving and e-bills. However, this does not mean that the PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 formats are no longer valid or should no longer be used. Depending on the intended use, the PDF formats used so far may




PDF Days Europe 2016

This year’s iteration of PDF Days Europe will be held on 14 and 15 June, when everyone interested in the following subjects will gather in Berlin: Electronic invoicing with ZUGFeRD PDF as a solution for mobile applications Accessible PDF files Like last year’s event in Cologne, PDF Days Europe will consolidate its stature as the premier




PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 2: PDF/A-2

As our blog series discussed earlier in the first part entitled PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 1: PDF/A-1, the PDF/A format (A=Archive) is already being used with great success for archiving data. And because the benefits of PDF/A are so compelling, even official offices and the administrative sector, which have to




PDF/A – The format of the future – Part 1: PDF/A-1

The Portable Document Format (PDF) established itself many years ago as the medium for sharing documents in a form that works everywhere. With it, electronic versions of documents can be faithfully presented, opened, and printed independent of operating system and software. The author can specify at the outset in what form the document will be