Tag: international

This week in PDF: PDF becomes an ISO standard

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This week in PDF has seen updates to an established document preparation engine, and a PDF forms application. Perhaps most significantly, though, PDF has now been accepted as an international standard format by the ISO.

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This week in PDF: Microsoft XML format accepted as ISO standard

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This week in PDF has seen Microsoft’s Office Open XML format officially placed on a par with PDF, the release of a 2D PDF barcode reader and an update to a PDF conversion utility. Also this week, Acrobatusers.com launched a PDF forms and LiveCycle Designer Templates contest.

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ISO gives Adobe PDF thumbs-up

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The International Organization for Standardization voted in December to approve PDF 1.7 as an international document format standard, and will meet in late January to iron out the technical details of moving PDF 1.7 from Adobe to ISO management.

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This week in PDF: Dynamic ads in PDF?

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This week in PDF has seen the release of an Adobe-Yahoo joint project to deliver ads in PDF documents, the passing of an ISO ballot for PDF 1.7 and an update to a PDF creation tool.

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This week in PDF: PDF competitor to form basis for new document standard

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While Adobe courted controversy with its ‘Send to FedEx Kinko’s’, this week in PDF sees drafting begin on a standard based on a PDF competitor, the release of a free, PDF-based patent widget and a major update to a PDF printing tool.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Expatriate Guide in PDF

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Are you an expatriate living overseas? In this age of globalization, perhaps you are planning an international move for work. There’s a lot involved, but Expat Focus now offers a PDF guide to setting up and settling in to a new country.

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Editorial: Microsoft’s open Office plan…

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After the announcement of native PDF support in the next version of Office, Microsoft breaks another long-held taboo: it has moved to publish the specifications for its proprietary Office formats and applied to have them made into international standards. What is going on? Dan Shea explores the issue in his latest editorial.

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