Tag: PDF 2.0

The new PDF standards 2020

In 2017, the PDF 2.0 standard was published, which has now been introduced in 2020 with some corrections in a new, second revision. This is PDF/A as a format for long-term archiving (A stands for archiving) is now available in a new specification with the revision. On the one hand, PDF/A-4 facilitates conversion to make…




Revision of PDF 2.0 – All about PDF/A-4

For 25 years now, the platform-independent file format PDF (Portable Document Format) has been used and regularly adapted and revised. It is precisely the challenges of recent times that have meant that many companies have had to deal intensively with digital work processes. The PDF file format is used in many ways. For example, when…




PDF 2.0: Unwelcome progress?

PDF 2.0 heralds a new generation of PDF. And yet the printing industry is not too keen on celebrating this new platform-independent file format, despite the many promising features it has to offer. After years of development PDF 2.0 is now ready to go. It has been 20 years since Adobe Systems released the Portable…




PDF 2.0: Digital signatures

PDF 2.0 makes it possible to digitally sign documents – and more importantly, in a manner by which you can be sure that the signature has in fact originated from the signatory in question. Recent years have seen the increasing importance of being able to transmit confidential documents using the World Wide Web. One good…