Tag: PDF/A

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 However, this does not mean that the PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 formats are no longer valid or should no longer be used.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




Digital signatures in PDF/A

Digitally sign and complete legally binding business transactions faster It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of being able to digitally sign a document and have evidence of its origin and authorship was nothing but wishful thinking. However, with PDF/A, a document specification has been created that makes all this possible. Now contracts and…




PDF/A-3: more features and conforms with ISO

PDF/A-3 brings new features and possibilities ISO officially published the third part of the PDF/A long-term archiving format in late 2012. PDF/A-3 not only retains the fundamental idea of enabling reliable archiving over long periods of time, but was enhanced by the addition of a container function. What’s new? Unlike the previous PDF/A-2 version, this…




PDF/A and ISO 32000-2

Reliable long-term archiving is one of the great challenges of digital correspondence. With PDF 2.0, which is subject to the strict guidelines of ISO, this is easier to manage. Adobe Systems Portable Document Format (PDF) has been on the market since 1993 and has quickly become the standardization format of the digital world. Over the…




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…