Monthly Archives: March 2012

PDF Association Arranges Its First Seminar on PDF/A to Include Standards 1 to 3

The PDF Association will hold a seminar on the subject of archiving with PDF/A on the 12th of June 2012 in Frankfurt am Main. The intended audience includes technical specialists, project managers and executives from the administrative and IT departments of businesses and public bodies, as well as business consultants, software houses and systems integrators. [...]

PDF/A Seminar in Stockholm

Dokumentinfo and the PDF Association together will host a PDF/A seminar in Sweden. [...]

DRUPA 2012

As in 2008, the PDF Association will again be at DRUPA, the world’s largest print media trade show, from the 3rd to the 16th of May 2012 in Düsseldorf. [...]

Google Docs Gets PDF Search and Comments Features

Google Docs users can now do full-text searches within more documents in PDF format, thanks to some new functionality based on OCR technology. [...]

How to Embed 3D Interactive Graphics into PDF Files

AstroBetter.com has an interesting blog entry by Josh Peek, a Hubble Fellow at Columbia University, on creating interactive 3D graphics and embedding them within PDF files. [...]

Tutorial: How Do I Circumvent PDF Editing Security?

“Unlocking” secured PDF documents to convert or edit them is often difficult, but generating an unlocked equivalent file may be much simpler. According to Matthew Nawrocki at TechRepublic, “The grand majority of secured PDFs I have worked with in the past, like the ones from the IEEE consortium, can be unlocked using an incredibly easy ‘print to file’ trick.” [...]

1st PDF/UA Competence Center Meeting

We will talk about the current status of the PDF/UA standard, goals of the PDF/UA Competence Center, and will discuss many technical topics. [...]

Server-side Mass Conversion from Various Source Formats to PDF/A

A large international energy provider needed to archive documents relating to nuclear power plant operations. Legal and regulatory requirements mean some of these documents need to be retained for a very long time. The archive system used a repository equipped with a web client. Users left all documents there in their native formats, including TIFF, Word, Excel and many others. Some of these documents then had to also be stored on microfilms, which of course meant a large amount of manual work. Almost 200,000 documents, some of them multi-page and large-format, were stored here every month. Learn how LuraTech helped to successfully convert millions of documents. [...]

Archive Migration to PDF/A

An organization found it necessary to consolidate several archives from a number of sources and used PDF/A as a unifying storage format. The individual archives contained a number of different types of data: customer records, invoices, credit and delivery notes, personnel records and executive documents. Read on to see how LuraTech solved their archiving problems. [...]

Structured Documents In PDF/A

More and more often, reports on clinical studies for approving new medicines are provided digitally by the FDA and other international approval bodies. The necessary documents, however, are distributed worldwide to sites like doctors’ practices and hospitals on paper, as comprehensive internet access is not always guaranteed. Find out how LuraTech helped solve the problem. [...]