PDF/VT: A New Communication Standard

Excellent article form Printing Industries of America on PDF/VT, and the role it is going to play in the future of printing and output management. What solutions can it offer to large printers? [...]

Easy Tips for Using a PDF as a Presentation

An eHow article by Wendy Lau offers a guide to saving your presentation as a PDF for use when there is only text or static images in it. She writes, “Saving a presentation as a PDF eliminates the chance of complications, such as others not having PowerPoint, formatting changes that may occur when opened in a different version of PowerPoint from your version, and the ability to restrict copying and pasting content directly for your presentation to somewhere else.” [...]

Comparing PDF Standards: PDF/A vs PDF 1.4

An extensive family of sublanguages and specifications make up the PDF file format, making it richer and helping it to meet the requirements of real-world scenarios. Where does PDF/A fit into to the picture? [...]

PDF Solutions: Top IT Considerations

From security to Sharepoint, these are the factors to consider when choosing an enterprise-level PDF solution. [...]

PDF/VT: What It Is and Why It’s Needed

How the PDF/VT standard can best be used, its benefits and its current limitations. PDF/VT is a work in progress and is not yet ready to replace existing infrastructure, but will eventually offer quite a boon to designers and print service providers who face numerous challenges every day in trying to find new ways to promote their customers. [...]

100th German Library Day Steps into the Future with PDF/A

More than 3,000 librarians from all provinces will exchange experiences and learn about new trends and developments in librarianship, including PDF/A, which has established itself gradually as the preferred archival format. PDF/A, the ISO 19005 standard for long-term archiving in PDF format, is increasingly used in libraries, both for digital documents and legacy content conversion. The PDF/A Competence Center will host a booth (booth 14 b) where visitors can learn about legacy content conversion, the metadata contained in the PDF/A standard and other relevant topics, as well as information about PDF/A-2. [...]

Freeware* Cursor Tool Indicates PDF, Doc, Exe File Links

Ghacks.net is reporting the release of a free userscript called Cursor Indicator that changes the appearance of a cursor when it is moved over a supported file link, such as zip, doc, exe, pdf, txt, xls and e-mail. [...]

The Basics: “Saving As” PDF/A

In his blog for Adobe, Rick Borstein recommends “Save As” as the “easiest way to apply the transformations necessary to existing PDFs such as embedding fonts, setting color spaces and the other twenty or so checks that Acrobat can undertake to conform to the PDF/A specification.” His tips will show beginners how to use Acrobat 9 and Acrobat X to make a document conform to PDF/A-1b. [...]

Antivirus Developers! PDF Is Not a “Surprise”!

I expect antivirus software developers to consider that an image filter could be used to encode non-image objects. If they do not expect such a possibility then they have failed in their chosen responsibility. Does the blame for this threat vector lie with PDF, or does it lie with software providers who claim to protect users from viruses and worms? [...]

PDF Viewers Take to the Cloud

If you like working in the cloud, some PDF viewers are right at home there too. [...]