PAdES - PDF Advanced Electronic Signature

What is PAdES? What does it have to do with PDF? What can PAdES do? For all these questions, there are detailed answers on the web. This article is meant to give a brief overview as a small guide in the jungle of terms.

Does OCR make sense for digitally generated PDFs?

Scanned PDF files usually consist of one raster image for each page. The OCR engine can recognize the text in this image and make the document searchable. But what about digitally generated documents?

Using native applications in a PDF document conversion service

Automated conversion of Office documents into PDFs has become a popular service. When designing the architecture of such a service, the question arises as to whether the native application or a specially developed software library should carry out the conversion. The pros and cons are not obvious, so it's worth taking a closer look.