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PDF Days Europe 2020 – Save the Date: April 27-29 in Berlin

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The day the ADA came to web content

As of October 7, 2019, websites and mobile applications in the U.S. will be assessed as “public accommodations”, and the Americans with Disabilities Act will apply.

Dominos falling.


Recently identified PDF encryption vulnerabilities

These vulnerabilities require an attacker to modify an encrypted PDF file, potentially leading to the exfiltration of the document’s contents to an external server. This class of problem is not specific to PDF per se, but is applicable to most …

File structure diagram showing encrypted and unencrypted objects.


With PDF the archive becomes the “Noah’s Ark” for every document

To survive a great flood Noah brought pairs from every species aboard his ark. But is this approach – gathering the full diversity of document formats – genuinely suitable for archiving?

Animals in a boat.


Trump’s call with Zelensky: the PDF

Earlier this year we covered the release of the Mueller Report covering the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election. We highlighted how, in the digital age, the choices made in releasing that document made it …

Screenshot of the transcript PDF.


Announcing PDF Declarations

Today the PDF Association publishes a new feature for PDF: a standardized mechanism allowing authors to define and share their own document profiles leveraging PDF technology. ISO-standardized subsets of PDF such as PDF/A, PDF/UA and PDF/X already include identification mechanisms. …

Closeup of two colorful birds.


TWAIN Direct with PDF/Raster released

The TWAIN Working Group, a liaison member of the PDF Association, has just announced the release of TWAIN Direct, their next-generation open source image-acquisition technology. As the TWAIN Direct website points out, historically, application developers’ choice of image capture API …

TWAIN Direct overview diagram.


Microsoft announces forthcoming major product support for PDF/UA

SQL Server’s Reporting Services will soon support the ISO standard for accessible PDF.

A wall of windows, with one open.


Watch the Electronic Document Conference presentations

In June 2019 the PDF Association held its first Electronic Document Conference in Seattle. The presentations were video-recorded and are now posted for the benefit of those who were unable to attend this event in person. Check out the new …

A scene from the Electronic Document Conference.


PDF: The document format for everything

PDF is one of the most widely used formats worldwide. Numerous companies use it to exchange information between business partners or in-house. PDF offers various possibilities – which is why the format is complex. Sometimes it is necessary to define …



How you see PDFs versus how a search engine sees PDFs

Instead of retrieving and searching each file in its associated application, a search engine needs to review all files together in binary format, opening the door to concurrent searching and advanced search options working across the entire repository.

Magnifying glass over data.


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