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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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Duff Johnson Appointed Executive Director of the PDF Association

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The PDF Association, announced Duff Johnson as the organization’s first Executive Director elevating the 18 year old PDF veteran of the electronic document industry who has served as the Vice Chairman of the PDF Association since 2010.

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PDFA Europe Conference Success Now For Americas Turn

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The first of a two part, multinational event tour by the PDF Association has been touted as a success. The event discussed a number of PDF related topics and celebrated the mile stone of 20 years for the PDF format. Participants gained a fully-grounded insight into all the different PDF standards from PDF/A and PDF/UA to PDF/X, PDF/E, PDF/VT and of course PDF itself. The second conference is being held in North America on the 14th and 15th of August.

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This week in PDF: PDF/A conversion software adds support for MS Office

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This week in PDF has seen a PDF/A conversion tool add support for Microsoft Office documents. Meanwhile, a major update was made to a PDF indexing tool.

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