Tag: PDF

Long-term archiving: a good read about PDF/A

What’s the deal with PDF/A? Originally designated PDF/A-1, this standardized version of the conventional PDF format was established as the international standard ISO 19005-1 in late 2005 and has been available as an ISO standard in its extended versions PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 since July 2011 and October 2012 respectively. Since that time, and for a




Adding audio files and video files

How to use PDF documents with audio and video as multidimensional communications tools PDF files are the ideal exchange format since they can be opened on any platform and they avoid those notorious conversion problems that can occur on devices with different operating systems. But here’s something not many people know: Adding audio and video




ISO 16612-2: PDF/VT for personalized print

Following three years of collaboration among industry leaders, the PDF/VT format was published as the ISO 16612-2 standard in August 2010. This version of PDF is based on the PDF imaging model and is designed specifically for the requirements of variable (V) and transactional (T) data printing workflows. The stated goal of ISO 16612-2 is




PDF/A – legally compliant and secure archiving

In many businesses, document archiving is one of the most sensitive parts of data processing. Electronic documents have to be specially prepared for the archiving process in order to guarantee readability over time. webPDF lets you convert files to the PDF/A format and ensures that documents, image files and other materials can  be faithfully rendered




ZUGFeRD: the new standard for electronic invoices

PDF/A-3 as the preferred ZUGFeRD format The Central User Guidelines of the Electronic Billing Forum of Germany – best known by its acronym ZUGFeRD, which resembles and is pronounced like the German word for a draft horse – describe a new document and file format for the exchange of electronic invoices. The initiators’ goal is




PDF web services for software developers

webPDF provides all the developers in your organization with a complete range of web services for creating and managing PDF files, along with the option of integrating these services into your own applications. Providing PDF capabilities as web services goes beyond just adding enormous value to your daily business processes. How they can be used




webPDF – small tool, big impact

The server-based webPDF solution not only makes it a lot easier for users to handle and manage an often overwhelming number of files in different formats, but dramatically improves the daily workflows within your company as well. webPDF lets you centrally manage the overall way your organization uses and interacts with PDF documents. This tool




PDF – the all-purpose format

PDF is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Just the occasion to take a closer look at what PDF is all about. Who developed it and for whom? What sort of different PDF versions are there? Find the answers to these questions and more below. The Portable Document Format, better known simply as PDF, is




Long-term archiving with PDF/A

Reliable and durable reproduction together with a recognized level of legal and audit compliance are indispensable features for the long-term preservation and archiving of electronic documents. The PDF/A format provides the legal certainty you need for long-term archiving and is one reason why it has been an ISO standard since 2005. The format has been