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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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veraPDF 1.14 released

The PDF Association liaison member Open Preservation Foundation has announced the 1.14 release of the open source, industry-supported PDF/A validator, part of OPF’s reference toolset. The latest release includes bug fixes, feature requests and performance enhancements, including the latest resolutions from the PDF …



A Visual-Meta Approach

The Visual-Meta approach take the metadata out of of the document internals and presents it as an appendix at the end of the document, allowing the reader software to parse the content of the document and to provide interactions such …



My takeaways from the EDC 2019 in Seattle

Dietrich von Seggern from callas software is just back from Electronic Document Conference (EDC) in Seattle. His short summary: It was a very good event and he is happy that the PDF Association decided to have it in North America …



Deriving HTML from PDF: an algorithm

For the two most common web formats – HTML and PDF – the relationship hasn’t been easy. Whenever PDF is used on a website it’s usually in the form of a download link. Rarely, the end user sees some sort …



SafeDocs: DARPA Does PDF

PDF Association awarded DoD contract to advise on research into enhancing trust in digital content and streams. Last year the PDF Association reported that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a unit of the US Department of Defense (DoD), …



US Access Board affirms: PDF/UA required for “modern” PDF software

Through the Section 508 regulations, the US Access Board sets accessibility policy for US federal agencies and contractor’s deliverables. “[Essentially], PDF/UA is required (as an option) for software that can create *modern and good* PDFs,” said Bruce Bailey, Accessibility IT …



Boeing’s digital transformation journey: interview with Kenny Swope

We interviewed Kenny Swope about his keynote session at the Electronic Document Conference in Seattle, and asked him some questions about Boeing’s digital transformation.



Creating accessible PDF documents – a practical manual for everyday use in German language

Accessible PDF documents are getting much more imported these days, not only forced by legal regulations. The PDF Association is actively engaged on developing standards in this area, PDF/UA-1 was this first step, PDF/UA-2 is in development. Additionally  helpful material, …



PDF Products and Services 2019 is now available

As part of the 2019 Electronic Document Conference, the PDF Association has published an industry showcase entitled “PDF Products & Services 2019” featuring 23 PDF Association members. 3D PDF Consortium Adobe Antenna House Artifex axaio software callas software CommonLook Computing …



Why the need to redact implies using PDF

How do you redact content in HTML? The format doesn’t really include that concept. In both principle and practice, committing to a rendering is definitive; final, portable and generic; it’s what the use case demands. Redaction demands PDF.



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