PDF Tools AG in the press

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05/28/2015Created by Dr. Hans Bärfuss

PDF 2.0 – next generation

It is rare for industrial products to survive for more than 20 years – especially in the IT industry. Not even the inventors of the PDF could have imagined just how successful their file format would be when they launched the first version of Acrobat in June 1993. The members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are now working on the next generation of this popular format.

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05/14/2015Created by Nadine Schuppisser

ZUGFeRD – the new standard for electronic invoices

The ZUGFeRD standard for human and machine-readable electronic invoices supports manual and fully automated processing and long-term archiving. PDF Tools AG offers various products that can be used to create and check ZUGFeRD-compliant documents.

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06/06/2014Created by Nadine Schuppisser

From scan to information – high quality at low data volume

A central scan server service enables large volumes of paper documents to be quickly and efficiently converted into electronic documents, prepared for processing and stored in a long-term archive. A scan server, such as the 3-Heights™ Scan to PDF Server offered by PDF Tools AG, converts scanned files and accompanying index files into the standardized PDF/A file format.

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05/01/2014Created by Nadine Schuppisser & Daniel Spichty

Web long-term archiving – secure with PDF/A

Every day thousands of new faked webpages surface in the world wide web. Perfect copies of real pages are created by cyber criminals in order to get hold of your credit card number or to steal the money of users. But current court cases demonstrate, that more and more you find the following screnario: Based on a fake website, tricksters are running lawsuits against the original owner of that website, claiming a much lower price for a product at a given time. How else to proove this, but by archiving your website regulary?

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02/01/2014Created by Dr. Hans Bärfuss

The PDF – we can't do without it

Not all document formats have managed to become a standard and are nowhere near to deliver what they promise. So what can or should we expect from a format? What are the most important quality characteristics of a format and how can we find out whether a format is ‘good’? Where do the dangers lurk and how can we avoid them? The choice of format is very important, especially in the field of long-term archiving. Documents that have been archived for several years in an unsuitable format or in poor quality can have serious consequences.

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03/01/2013Created by Dr. Hans Bärfuss

Digital born PDF/A - tough nut or potential?

Scanned documents have been archived successfully in PDF/A format for more than six years. However, the attitude towards archiving digitally created documents is more reserved. What are the reasons? Some are obvious: scanned documents are easier to convert into PDF/A format, whilst converting digitally created documents usually represents a technical challenge. Slightly less obvious are errors in the reproduction of the converted document, functional limitations of the PDF/A standard, and other reasons. However, these challenges can be overcome with the right strategies.

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