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.Read More »
Information that we have stored on our computers can be of a very sensitive nature, things we want private for business or personal reasons. There are also a number of ways that old, and new programs, formats and systems can be hacked. Flaws can be exploited and work-arounds can be made. There are always things that can be done to mitigate these risks.Read More »
Callas Software will present a solution for electronic invoicing using PDF/A-3 as exchange format.
This will be held in the upcoming CeBit, the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and
telecommunications solutions, from 5 to 9 March, 2013 in Hanover, Germany.
The International Standards Organization (ISO) published the PDF/A-2 standard in June. The latest version of the standard for long-term document archiving offers a range of extra functionality, including high performance JPEG2000 compression, support for transparency, and embedding of OpenType fonts. To help users get their heads around the new standard, the PDF/A Competence Center will be running a series of webinars.Read More »
The PDF/A Competence Center (PDFACC) has announced that the International Standards Organization (ISO) has published an update to the PDF/A standard. Formally known as ISO 19005-2, the new version is referred as PDF/A-2. The latest standard supports compression, transparency effects and layers, embedding OpenType fonts, digital signatures.Read More »
Foxit has announced a maintenance release of its IFilter product. According to the company, Foxit PDF IFilter has been designed to capitalize on the strengths of multi-core server architectures to maximize the speed of PDF indexing and text searching.Read More »
This week in PDF has seen updates to a PDF creation and editing application, a PDF/A validation and correction tool, and a developer library for converting PDF content into MS Office formats. The last seven days have also seen the announcement of a seminar on combining Acrobat 9 with professional desktop GIS software and a PDF-based email archiving tool for Lotus Notes.Read More »
The PDF/A conference is only seven weeks away, officially running from June 18-19 in Berlin. The conference is organized by the PDF/A Competence Center at the Kosmos in Berlin, and will feature the world’s experts on PDF/A.Read More »