Tag: pdf/x

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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EDITORIAL: Most PDF viewers can’t handle PDF/X

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Report cards are in after VIGC recently tested PDF viewers for
compatibility with PDF/X (PDF-based standards for printing). Sadly, the most
common grade was ‘F’. Dan Shea sings a few bars in praise of the humble Adobe
Reader, and explains why you might want to save a little extra hard drive space
to use it over its ‘leaner’ competitors.

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Zevrix announces PDF Checkpoint Beta

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Zevrix Solutions has announced PDF Checkpoint Beta 1.0 its preflight solution for Adobe PDF documents.

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Jaeggi on standards, training and PDF University

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Planet PDF’s Nettie Hartsock interviews noted PDF figure Stephan Jaeggi, who spoke about the upcoming PDF conference that he’ll chair, his work with standards body the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) and the world of PDF training.

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PDF-FORUM gets the seal of approval

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In early February, the Miami Beach Convention Center played host to the inaugural PDF-FORUM for Print Production. Although I wasn’t able to make it in person, intrepid Planet PDF CEO Karl De Abrew was our ‘Man on the ground’ at the show, and last week gave our readers the lowdown on the show as a whole last week. In this exciting installment, he and I each review some intriguing sessions that you may have missed.

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PDF show-and-tell with Stephan Jaeggi

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XPLOR International will be holding the first ‘PDF-FORUM for Print Production’ as part of its big annual event in Miami Beach in February, 2006. A supporting partner of the event, Planet PDF spoke with conference chair and well-known Swiss PDF expert Stephan Jaeggi about the highlights of this new show.

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PDF/X FAQ updated

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Finding clear and complete answers to PDF/X questions can be tough, but Global Graphics’ Martin Bailey has just made it a little easier by updating his popular ‘PDF/X: Frequently Asked Questions’ document. Released last week, the updated document was a response to a perceived industry need, and has already been accepted for publication on various industry sites.

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Editorial: Horses for courses — Making the right PDF

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Due to the many options available to PDF document authors, it’s no longer appropriate to say, ‘Looks like a job for PDF!’ It’s now more important to know which PDF. Dan Shea discusses the differing requirements of various PDF workflows. Read more in his editorial.

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PDF Master: PDF/X, Acrobat 6, and the future

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Chair of the CGATS and ISO taskforces along with being CEO of CIP4, PDF luminary Martin Bailey takes some time out to talk PDF.

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Under the Hood of PDF/X-1

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Scott Tully, among the pioneers crusading for a special, PDF-based digital data standard for publishing workflows, shares a look under the hood of PDF/X-1. He explains how to create PDF/X-1 files that will serve their unique role and purpose — to facilitate the ‘blind exchange’ of graphically rich content ready for imaging.

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