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Archiving email into PDF containers: A Mellon Foundation project

What are the essential characteristics and optimal functional requirements of email messages and necessary related information in a PDF technology-based archive? This project sets out …

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Featuring Member News!

We’ve made a significant change to members’ news handling on pdfa.org, and we believe members will appreciate the results! Members’ News posts now appear by default alongside all other posts on the main pdfa.org/news landing page. The red “featured articles” …



DocEng 2019 – PDF Association Tutorial

PDF is the most common file format on the Web after HTML, and everyone in the Document Engineering community without exception has to deal with the format in one way or another. Just about everyone is familiar with PDF being …



Powerful coexistence of AFP and PDF

The question of data exchange between print data creators and processors has been answered with PDF for the entire graphic arts industry … wait … there is actually one industry, the customer communication management (that we Germans call “output management”), …



DoJ reposts the Mueller Report

As reported within hours by Quartz, four days after its initial release and fanfare-free, the US Department of Justice re-posted the Mueller Report PDF with a few improvements. They also added a few problems that really shouldn’t be present in …



Even with OCR, the Mueller Report PDF isn’t fully searchable

On April 19 we published an analysis of the Mueller report PDF released by the US Department of Justice. Further analysis of the PDF file reveals an additional serious problem. Even after running OCR software, the report isn’t truly searchable. Take-aways …



A Technical and Cultural Assessment of the Mueller Report PDF

What can we learn about the Mueller Report from the PDF file released by the Department of Justice (DoJ) on April 18, 2019? This article offers two things: a brief, high-level technical assessment of the document, and a question of …



Interview with EDC keynote speaker David Blatner

Author of over 15 books and a guru to generations of graphic designers, David Blatner is a legend in digital publishing. He’s also the keynote speaker opening the 2nd day of the Electronic Document Conference in Seattle on June 18. David’s own …



How to convince your boss to let you attend the Electronic Document Conference

The sessions at #EDCSEATTLE2019 may be interesting and relevant, but you still have to convince your boss to let you go! A developer (we’ll call him “Sam”) just told us a story about how his conversation went with his boss. …



#EDCSEATTLE2019: Let’s meet the speakers!

The educational sessions at #EDC2019 will be led by a wide range of experts from a variety of sectors. From accessibility to ZUGFeRD, there’s lots of interest for anyone working in electronic document technologies.



Document management and the state of PDF support

When I’m not working for the PDF Association I still do some consulting in the document management space. Some recent conversations prompted me to revisit an assessment I wrote four years ago exploring a typical conversation between PDF technology providers and …



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