Conversion from a Word document to a PDF document is necessary in order to be able to use the function Ensure the integrity of the digital signature
. In Word, your signed document cannot be protected against subsequent modification
. PDF documents are the de facto standard for finished documents
such as contracts. Furthermore, PDF documents are generally backwards-compatible
This means that older PDF versions can also be opened. Therefore, PDF is the common format for permanent archiving
. A PDF, unlike other formats, also offers further advantages
, with regard to electronic signatures, such as the document being equally readable on all platforms and certificates and signature details being displayed.