Category: Tips and tricks

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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Everything you need to know about the electronic signature

For all documents that require a signature, you need a corresponding substitute for the digital equivalent, i.e. an electronic signature (sometimes also called an e-signature). You can compare advanced electronic signatures to a kind of seal. Digital documents can be secured in this way. This means that you can check the authenticity of the person…




Statistics on the use of webPDF

With webPDF, you have access to a comprehensive record of all operations carried out by the web services. The daily generated data also offers further possibilities for individual statistical evaluations. Recording of data via XML webPDF records all operations of the web services daily and saves them in an XML file as a log on…




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…




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…




Creating a PDF portfolio

The PDF portfolio offers the possibility to put together documents in different formats in a kind of collection folder. What is a PDF portfolio? The PDF portfolio can be seen as the equivalent of a zip file. In such a portfolio, PDF documents and other file formats can be combined in a collective container. The…





Our resources for developers

Due to the extensive functions based on REST and SOAP web services, webPDF in particular provides developers with a comprehensive toolbox for PDF documents. Not only administrators and users of a company benefit from the use of webPDF but also software developers. But often the use of such a strong and complex solution is connected…