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Here you will find basic and expert knowledge on PDF and PDF/A, and information on digital archiving and its processes. Browse through our White Papers, gain an overview of the PDF ISO standards and take advantage of the collection of publications that we have compiled for you.

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White paper on the subject of digital long-term archiving

PDF Primer

Areas of use and advantages of PDFs – when does PDF make sense and what are its limits?

PDF/A – the standard for long-term archiving

Why PDF/A? What is the difference between the PDF/A standards?

PDF/VT – the ISO standard for variable data printing (VDP) applications

What is the PDF/VT ISO standard? What are the advantages of the format?


White paper on our software solutions

3-Heights™ Document Converter – basics and applications

Tasks, advantages and additional uses of a central conversion service.

The 3­‑Heights™ Scan to PDF Server – basics and applications

Functions and uses of the central scan server





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Digging for information by extracting data from a PDF document

Using blockchains as an alternative to PKIs for digital signatures

How to render the text of a PDF document if the font is not embedded?

Inline images and Type 3 fonts

How to convert signed documents to PDF/A?

Replacing rich black by true black in PDF documents

The problem with embedded fonts in PDF mass printing applications

Is JBIG2 soon banned?

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