Clarifying the standard

SD Times talks PDF with a number of developers in the electronic document field, including several PDF Association members. [...]

veraPDF 0.6 released

The veraPDF consortium has announced the 0.6 release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite. This release features validation of conformance criteria for PDF/A-1b. [...]

European Accessibility Act Coming in December 2015

The European Disability Forum reports that European Commissioner Thyssen has confirmed that the European Accessibility Act, under development since 2012, is ready for discussion, and possible approval by the College of Commissioners on 2 December. 2015. [...]

Apache PDFBox 2.0.0 RC1 released

With the initial discussions having started in 2012, PDFBox 2.0.0 has been in the works for quite some time – and now it is in its final stages! Interested parties are invited to provide feedback on the just released PDFBox 2.0.0-RC1 Release Candidate rather sooner than later. A Migration Guide gives users coming from PDFBox 1.8 or earlier an overview about things to look at when switching over. More details will become available in due course. [...]

Firefox dropping plug-in support

Firefox will drop support for plugins based on NPAPI by the end of 2016. [...]

New York Times: Print is far from dead

Paper is still with us: “Digital books accounted last year for around 20 percent of the market, roughly the same as they did a few years ago.” [...]

New PRC-based 3D PDF component released

Announcing a new 3D PDF solution using PRC. [...]

Phil Ydens and Jon Callas to keynote at the PDF Technical Conference 2015

2 PDF-packed days; 3 tracks, 37 sessions, and two great keynote speakers: Adobe’s Phil Ydens and Silent Circle’s Jon Callas! [...]

veraPDF consortium releases 0.4 of its prototype PDF/A validator

The 0.4 release includes the first complete (in principle) PDF/A-1b validation profile, and while unverified, tests well against the internal corpora. [...]

Microsoft adds “Print to PDF” native to Windows 10

PDF creation is now native in Windows. [...]