Tag: pdf/a

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 Days coming to Washington and NYC

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In just a few weeks, PDF Days are coming to the US with dedicated multi-track, all-day educational events in both Washington (December 10) and New York City (December 11).

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callas software releases pdfaPilot version 3

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callas software has announced an updated version of the popular PDFA compliance and archival product, pdfaPilot. With this new release comes full support for the new PDF/A-3 standard, allowing users to archive original documents (such as Word, Excel, or XML files) into PDF/A-3 compliant container files.

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This week in PDF: PDF Association announced

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This week in PDF has seen an standards-focused professional association expand to cover all PDF standards, while a prominent PDF company released a PDF reader for mobile devices and updated its PDF development product.

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This week in PDF: iPads and PDF to save pilots from back-ache?

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This week in PDF has seen updates to a specialized PDF viewer for aeronautical charts, a digital signature application, and a .NET component for the creation and manipulation of PDF documents.

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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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Ascertia releases a new version of PDF Sign&Seal

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Ascertia announced the release of the latest version of PDF Sign&Seal, its flagship desktop-based product for creating, signing, time-stamping and sealing PDF documents. The new version features an enhanced user interface, integration with Ascertia Docs and support for PDF/A creation.

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Enhanced Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services released

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Aspose has announced the enhanced version of Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services, its .NET solution that allows users to produce PDF reports from Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 Reporting Services. The new version (2.1.0) supports PDF bookmarks, HTML tags, XMP metadata, custom embedded font and rendering watermark for pages.

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