Category: PDF

10 helpful tips for working with PDF

Here are some simple tips to save you time and effort when working with PDF documents on the webPDF portal. 1. Merging multiple PDF files webPDF makes it easy to take multiple PDF documents and merge them into a single PDF. You can use the “Merge Documents” service on the webPDF portal to combine 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…




An unbeatable team: DEKRA and webPDF

The internationally recognized inspection organization DEKRA recently began using webPDF from SoftVision as a tool for converting its documents to PDF. DEKRA – a world-leading expert organization DEKRA e.V. and its subsidiary DEKRA SE have been dedicated to safety since 1925, when the organization was founded as a vehicle inspection association under the name Deutscher…




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 However, this does not mean that the PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 formats are no longer valid or should no longer be used.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 – what to expect

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 PDF Days 2015 in Cologne Like last year’s event in Cologne, PDF Days Europe will consolidate…




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…




The ZUGFeRD standard: E-invoicing gaining ground

The “paperless office” – perhaps not just wishful thinking for long. Now that smartphones have become commonplace, people are using less and less paper (calendars, planners, journals and so forth) in managing their personal affairs. Although most businesses still work with paper documents, they are gradually making the digital transformation. Because of various security considerations,…