UK: Open document formats for government documents

Open document formats like PDF/A, HTML5 and ODF will become obligatory for government documents, minister announced. [...]

Foxit PDF Technology Chosen for Google Open-Source

Foxit’s blog explains how Foxit’s PDF rendering technology is now part of the open source PDFium project, seemingly also used by Google for their Chrome browser. [...]

The PDF – we can’t do without it

Not all document formats have managed to become a standard and nowhere near enough deliver what they promise. So what can or should we expect [...]

Joint ISO and PDF Association Working Group works on PDF/VT Application Notes

Launched April 23, 2014, the joint ISO TC 130 WG 2 FTF 3 and PDF Association Working Group just met again on May 21, 2014. The group is quite active and will meet every two weeks in the coming months. Their initial focus is on developing best practice guidelines on expressing product intent, completely independent of JDF which is considered too complex by numerous potential PDF/VT users, who value the relative simplicity of output control options in AFP or PostScript. The next web meeting will take place on June 2, 2104. [...]

Fogra’s ISO TC 130 news: Work on PDF/Live and PDF/X-next at London meeting in March 2014

Fogra’s “ISO News 17″ provides detailed information about the meetings of ISO TC 130 (the ISO technical committees on “Graphic technology”) in London in March 2014. PDF related work items play a substantial role – latest developments on PDF/Live for variable data printing, PDF/X-next, black point compensation, metadata in proofing workflows, colour data exchange using XML (CxF) are reported. Fogra’s “ISO News” series can be downloaded free of charge as a PDF or EPUB. [...]

Webinar on PDF/UA for accessible transactional documents

Xplor Internatational organizes a free webinar «Solving the Mysteries of Accessible Customer Communications» on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT. Topics: What is PDF/UA, Accessible PDFs vs. the ISO 14289-1 Standard [...]

Adobe lets developers do a lot more with PDF in newly released ColdFusion 11

With ColdFusion 11 Enterprise, developers can create and manipulate high-quality PDF files. [...]

Webinar: Introduction to Document Accessibility on April 24, 2014

With accessibility laws and regulations positioned to become stricter and more regulated in 2014, many organizations are looking for answers to why PDF Accessibility is becoming so established as the primary electronic text method and the impact it will have on their organization. [...]

New Guide Shows How to Do PDF/VT Right

Practical guide from PDF Association member Global Graphics [...]

IS&T’s Archiving 2014 features PDF/A course

The IS&T Archiving 2014 will – among many other sessions and courses – also feature a PDF/A course. Instructors are Thomas Zellmann, LuraTech and Managing Director of the PDF Association, and Hans-Joachim Hübner, Satz-Rechen-Zentrum Berlin – both seasoned PDF/A experts. [...]