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The Gpg4win Compendium is the perfect documentation to get into the world of cryptography. Using the example of Gpg4win, you learn step by step the secure use of Kleopatra, GpgEX and GpgOL.

Gpg4win Compendium

The "Gpg4win-Compendium" is the end-user documentation for Gpg4win2. It combines the approximately 190 pages of the previously separate Gpg4win manuals "Einsteiger" and "Durchblicker". All chapters were reworked, extended, and updated for Gpg4win version 2. Among other enhancements, it now covers Kleopatra, GpgEX and PGP/MIME, as well as S/MIME and X.509.

Note: The English language version of the Gpg4win-Compendium is currently available as a first beta version.

Translations based on the German language version (or the final English language version) of the Gpg4win-compendium into any other language are very welcome! Please contact the Gpg4win developer mailing list if you want to start with a new translation; in this case, please also read How to translate all of Gpg4win into your language.

After installation of the Gpg4win package, the Compendium (in PDF version, English and German) is available via start menu in the folder Gpg4win->Documentation.

The current PDF version of the Gpg4win-Compendium are also available here:

Old Documentation

Please note: With Gpg4win2 and the Gpg4win Compendium, all following Gpg4win manuals are now out of date (and will no longer be updated):

Gpg4win Compendium 3.0 (HTML Version)
Last Version: 3.0.0 (2010-09-21)
HTML Version
Gpg4win for Novices (English translation of "Gpg4win für Einsteiger")
Last version: 1.0.0 (2006-11-30)
All PDF versions | Last HTML version
Gpg4win für Einsteiger (German)
Last version: 2.0.2 (2006-05-30)
All PDF versions | Last HTML version
Gpg4win für Durchblicker (German)
Last version: 2.0.2 (2006-05-30)
All PDF versions | Last HTML version