Advanced PDF features for IBM i

The PDF format is far richer than the generic usage reflects, and you can do far more with a PDF than archiving it electronically or sending it in an email. With the AdvancedPDF400 module we extend the standard PDF functionality that InterForm400 offers.

Many organizations have already replaced their paper-based processes, but most of them have not fully utilized the benefits of having electronic documents. The AdvancedPDF400 offers these organizations several new options and capabilities. 

With the AdvancedPDF400 module you can: email invoices according to local legislation, apply software certificates and digital signatures, encrypt and password protect content, or match content electronically. The options are almost endless.

AdvancedPDF400 Features

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  • PDF Security

  • Certificate and digital signature

  • Encryption and password protection

  • Merge and combine PDF files

  • Embed any file format in PDF

  • Streamline reminder and certificate process

  • Automate manual processes

  • Match content automatically

Encryption & Password protection


Encrypting and password protecting PDF files is a functionality used in many industries to prevent unauthorized people from reading sensitive documents.

We use a standard PDF Encryption 1.4 (Version 2, Revision 3) with a 28 bit RC4 encryption and MD5 Hash Algorithm to secure the content.

Password protection is managed with a Master and a User password.

Digital Signature & Electronic invoicing


Digital signatures are replacing physical signatures in many countries. Countries like Germany, Poland, Brazil, Spain, Italy and others all have their own regulation standards for qualified digital signatures.

Ensure your PDF files are legally enforceable by applying software certificates like PKCS#12 (.pfx) w/ x.509 certificate to your PDF files. For these solutions, both specific hardware and software may be required.

Contact us to learn more about how we help customers with electronic invoicing and digital signatures.

Embedding files into your PDF


Implement the embedding feature and improve the way you communicate with suppliers and customers. With AdvancedPDF400, we make it possible to embed files into a PDF file from any platform. Use the master PDF as a container for content referenced elsewhere and send only a single attachment that includes all of the information a recipient needs. See some examples below.

With the AdvancedPDF400 module you can automatically match and include content, eliminating time-consuming processes like manually searching for matches, allowing faster customer service responses. 

Merge & combine PDF files


The time where you have to send multiple PDF files by email files is over. Use AdvancedPDF to merge any PDF files into just one superior structured PDF.

For example, you can merge any document with your standard invoices, order confirmations, account statements etc. You can also structure the merged document as you wish, with a bookmark list, as a complete overview for the receiver.
You can also, for example, automatically send your customers a Reminder Notification, which can be merged together with copies of unpaid invoices or any other relevant documents.


Click on an image below to open a PDF in a new window. Then click on the paperclip icon to see the embedded PDF.

This software is developed for IBM Power Systems under OS IBM i. It can also be used on AS/400, AS400, iSeries, i5, System i and IBM i.