Tag: PDF/A

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 ISO 32000-2:2020 as a supplement to PDF 2.0. What do you need to know about the new PDF standards and what impact does the revision have on the standard parts?…




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…




Convert e-mails to PDF

In order to implement permanent and legally compliant e-mail archiving, it is essential for every company to develop a well thought-out concept that defines the data format in which the e-mails are stored in the company. This requires that all e-mails are uniformly converted from Outlook (MSG) or MIME (EML) format to an archive format…




Legally compliant e-mail archiving in companies (2/2)

In our first part on the subject of e-mail archiving, we primarily dealt with why legally compliant long-term archiving is so important and what the legal requirements in Germany are. We showed what a good archiving solution should bring with it, and now in the second part we want to move on to showing the…




Happy Birthday: 25 years PDF

The most important data format in today’s working world, whether it is online application, e-mail archiving or longtime archiving, is undisputedly the Portable Document Format (PDF). What does the abbreviation PDF mean? PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is a platform-independent file format for documents that was developed and published by Adobe Systems in…




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 However, this does not mean that the PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 formats are no longer valid or should no longer be used.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




Implementing long-term archiving: PDF/a directly from SAP

Many companies use SAP software to manage their documents. In this way, it is possible to create efficient structures even with large amounts of data. However, if it is necessary to archive the files for a long time, some problems may occur. webPDF offers a conversion software that also offers a suitable solution for this…




Convert citations and tickets to PDF/A files fully automatically

When the ticket is faster than the speeder. Radar and cameras catch German motorists speeding about three million times a year. The Fines & Citations Office of the city of Leverkusen deals with speeding offenses every day. Most of these violations occur on the bridge that crosses the River Rhine along the A1 autobahn. Here…




Proper and legal: PDF/A in the judicial and administrative sectors

Administrative workflows are being modernized as more and more government agencies start using the e-case file – and PDF/A is playing a decisive role in all of this. The call for a modernized workplace has finally reached the courts and government agencies. This development is not only due to the people working in such agencies,…