Why PDF Preservation Matters

Billions of PDF documents are generated every year. That’s right, billions. PDF files are the most popular way to distribute content on the Internet after HTML and XML. Many businesses and institutions rely heavily on PDF files to communicate with customers, prospects, employees, clients, constituents, and students – sending them forms, reports, account statements, articles, and a […]

Get to Know PDF/A – Parts 2 & 3 and ZUGFeRD Support

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PDF/A has always been an important part of document management, and the Adobe PDF Library offers support for creating PDF/A documents that can adhere to Part 2 and Part 3 of the standard.  This means you can create a Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 PDF/A-compliant document. Specifically, we have support for Levels B […]

PDF Archiving Over Time: A Brief History

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PDF archiving is obviously near and dear to us here at Datalogics because of our deep commitment to PDF technologies. I thought it would be interesting to take us on the road to PDF from an archiving perspective. Before computers, the only option for archiving documents was physical media. Paper and microfilm are prime examples […]

PDF File Variants: an Overview

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Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) file format has evolved significantly since its introduction in 1993. While the original aim of PDF was as a successor to PostScript as a page description language, PDF has evolved during its lifetime as the meaning of a document has evolved, and as the expectations of users for what documents […]

PDFs and the ZUGFeRD Standard


What is the ZUGFeRD Standard? ZUGFeRD is an e-invoicing standard that has been embraced by German-speaking countries within the European Union (EU). The standard came about from the EU, acknowledging the need for an e-invoicing format standard. The “Forum Elektronische Rechnung Deutschland” (FeRD) is the organization that introduced the ZUGFeRD 1.0 specification and has made […]