Tag: ISO

The European PDF Event of the Year 2017

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With less than two weeks to go, I’m getting pretty excited about the PDF Days Europe 2017. Aside from schooling my German, it also gives me some great access to the latest and greatest PDF experts.

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PDF Standards

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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: Duff Johnson

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To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this installment, we speak to Duff Johnson, long-time friend of Planet PDF and a man right at the centre of PDF, as international Project Leader for the PDF specification itself (ISO 32000).

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PDF Association Releases Matterhorn Protocol

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PDF Association releases Matterhorn Protocol, the Definitive Accessibility Testing Model for PDF Documents and Forms
PAC 2.0, the PDF Accessibility Checker, is the first implementation of the Matterhorn Protocol

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Download ISO 32000-1 (PDF standard) document for free from Adobe.com

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As PDF is an ISO specification anyone is free to develop software that utilizes the PDF format. Usually the specification has to be purchased through the ISO website, but due to a deal deal between ISO and Adobe, the PDF specification can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.

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ISO publishes version 2 of the PDF/A standard

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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.

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callas releases enhanced pdfaPilot 2.4

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callas software has announced an enhanced version 2.4 of pdfaPilot, its flagship PDF/A creation software. The new pdfaPilot 2.4 supports the conversion of additional file formats such as PostScript/EPS, JPEG, TIFF and PNG into PDF/A files. pdfaPilot 2.4 also includes PDF/VT validation feature. Overall, the new version of pdfaPilot increases its suitability for high-volume transactional printing workflows.

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This Week in PDF: PDF-based standard developed for variable data printing

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This week in PDF has seen a major update to a 3D data viewing and manipulation tool, and the development of a PDF-based standard for variable data printing.

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Why PDF?

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‘What’s the purpose of PDF? Why can’t I just send Word or Excel files; why should I bother converting to PDF?’ In this in-depth article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson answers these questions and more as he makes the case for PDF.

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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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