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PDF Standards

Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, ‘de-facto standard’. But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it’s always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it’s been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it’s easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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PDF Master: Eugene Y Xiong talks with Planet PDF

Planet PDF talks with another Master of the PDF Universe, Eugene Y. Xiong, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Foxit Software Inc. in Fremont California. Xiong is a quiet yet astounding achiever, you (usually) won’t find him talking at conferences, exhibits, or publishings, but what you will find is the result of his leadership in places you would never expect.

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ConnectedPDF_launches

The number of PDFs currently distributed is estimated to be over 2.5 trillion! The main areas of concern are based on making use of PDF in medium to large businesses.

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Live stream! PDF Days Europe 2016

Quickly jump in now to visit the real-time stream from PDF Days in Europe using YouTube. Topics will include PDF in the mobile device context, accessible PDF documents and forms, electronic invoice solutions and more. Planet PDF highly recommends attending this conference.

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PDF Days Europe 2016

The PDF Days Europe 2016 conference will be held between the 14th and 15th of June in Berlin, Germany. Topics will include PDF in the mobile device context, accessible PDF documents and forms, electronic invoice solutions and more. Planet PDF highly recommends attending this conference.

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Scanned documents to high-compressed PDF

Color scanning is state-of-the-art today. Scanner hardware can produce color scans with high-quality from small MFP scanners up to high-end production scanners.

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Why eBooks and mobile devices don’t (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

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Karl’s Corner: Creating web-ready PDFs

The latest rumblings and ramblings from Debenu CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks ‘electronic paper’ and creating ‘web-ready’ PDF files.

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Debenu Quick PDF Library 12 Released

Let’s be totally clear about this, providing support for all/most platforms is absolutely required nowadays in a PDF devkit – hence, I’m very pleased to hear that this update has finally been completed. I know that it has involved 2-3 years development behind the scenes.

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PDF Is A Platform

With the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose coming up shortly — 19th and 20th of October — it’s worth taking a few minutes to review one of the major themes that will be discussed at the conference: PDF as a platform.

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