Category: PDF


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 However, this does not mean that the PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 formats are no longer valid or should no longer be used.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




PDF Days Europe 2015 – Preview

PDF Days Europe 2015 has established itself as the premier PDF standards event. You can find the PDF Days-Agenda here. Organized by the PDF Association, this event lets participants learn everything they need to know about PDF standards, including the latest news and developments in the world of PDF technology. The focus was, of course,




Announcing the new Unicode 8.0 standard

Unicode is a character encoding system that assigns each character a unique number independent of the system, program and language. The problem with earlier coding systems was that they supported too few characters and were not compatible among each other. The new Unicode Version 8.0 adds a total of 7716 new characters and six new




New rules governing appropriate compression methods for scans

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is the highest agency within the country’s Federal Ministry of the Interior responsible for matters of IT security. To ensure legal conformity, the BSI has prohibited scanning methods that utilize so-called pattern matching and substitution for image compression, an example being JBIG2. This prohibition also applies to the




Converting URLs to PDF

A lot of valuable information can get lost from regular changes in the content of web pages or when entire pages or sites become no longer available. One way of preventing this loss is to locally save the online content as a PDF file. Doing so allows you to prepare specific web content for printing


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