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

PDF Days Europe 2020, the PDF industry’s premiere event, will take place in Berlin on 27 and 28 April. All dimensions of PDF From scanned …

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ngPDF version 2.5 is released

Dual Lab is proud to announce the new release of the web application ngPDF that demonstrates the use of Tagged PDF documents in the Open Web world. The application demonstrates the implementation of the derivation algorithm developed by the PDF Association. The new …

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PDF on the web, then and now

Users printing to PDF are throwing away information that could be leveraged by downstream applications. It’s becoming expensive to create PDF documents cheaply.

Screenshot of tagged PDF highlighting the P tag and its content.


ngPDF: a web application to play with PDF to HTML Derivation algorithm

Following the official PDF Association publication of the PDF to HTML Derivation algorithm Dual Lab is glad to release a web application ngPDF.com for experimenting with the conversion from PDF to HTML in a few clicks without leaving your browser.



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 …

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PANEL “Five visions of a PDF future” at the PDF Days Europe 2018

Catherine Andersz (PDFTron), Richard Cohn (Adobe), Harald Grumser (Compart), Carsten Heiermann (Foxit) and Duff Johnson (PDF Association) present their ideas for the next 25 years of PDF.



25 years of PDF

Richard Cohn Principal, Scientist at Adobe Systems, will give a keynote address entitled “25 years of PDF” at the PDF Days Europe 2018. Presenter: Richard Cohn is a Principal Scientist at Adobe, where he’s worked for 25 of the past …



Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology for Documents

Joris Schellekens, Software Engineer at iText Software, will be hosting a presentation titled“Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology for Documents” at the PDF Days Europe 2018. Presenter: Joris is a 29-year old software developer at iText, a global IT firm with …



PDFpackage – a lightweight content management platform

In a recent article I discussed using PDF as a container to organize, transport and archive collections of content. Since then I’ve had numerous discussions about this idea with members of the PDF technology and related communities. This article is an …



Interview with Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe and co-author of the first PDF specification, about PDF Days Europe 2018

This year’s PDF Days Europe will mark a double anniversary: 25 years of PDF and ten years of the format’s status as an ISO standard. The keynote speech reflecting on PDF’s history will be given by Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist …



PDFcontainer – a proposal

Introduction PDF technology profiles can be leveraged to provide trusted, predictable containers for record types that often present workflow and preservation challenges, with email and case files (associated files in arbitrary formats) as primary use-cases. Community-developed profiles can solve utilization, preservation …



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