PDF Association Newsletter: Issue 31

Feature article: Waiter, there’s a bug in my PDF! • PDF Association member: Global Graphic • Events • New members… [...]

20 Years of PDF

From the Seattle Technical Conference

60 developers spent two days wading through the guts of PDF – they even seemed to like it! [...]

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Cal Poly Graphic Communications PDF/VT Test File Suite – Version 1.0.1

September 1, 2013 – The Cal Poly Graphic Communications PDF/VT Test File Suite provides a collection of four sets of graphically-rich, robust, valid PDF/VT files for testing and demonstrating products claiming support of consumption of files conforming to the ISO 16612-2 PDF/VT standard. The test file suite is now available for download from the website of the PDF Association. [...]

PDF Association helps move ISO standard for accessible PDF documents to implementation

The Swiss non-profit foundation “Access for all” has published the PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 2) the world’s first tool for verifying PDF documents conform with PDF/UA and are accessible to people with disabilities. The PDF Association contributed significantly to the development of PAC 2 in several ways. With these and other initiatives, the PDF Association underlines its commitment to universal accessibility in PDF, the world’s preferred format for electronic documents. [...]

DMS EXPO: PDF Association members to detail all PDF standards and new applications

At the DMS EXPO, from the 24th to the 26th of September 2013 in Stuttgart, PDF Association members will explain how these PDF standards work, covering PDF itself, PDF/A for long-term archiving and e-invoicing, PDF/UA for barrier-free PDF documents, PDF/VT for variable and transactional printing and PDF/X for sending printing masters. The primary focus at the DMS EXPO will be the issue of e-invoicing using PDF/A-3 and the ZUGFeRD data model. The day before the show, the PDF Association will hold a half-day seminar discussing the PDF/A standard and e-invoicing with PDF/A-3. [...]

PDF Association releases Matterhorn Protocol, the Definitive Accessibility Testing Model for PDF Documents and Forms

The PDF Association is pleased to announce the publication of Matterhorn Protocol 1.0 to promote conformance with PDF/UA (ISO 14289), the international standard for accessible PDF files, readers and assistive technology. [...]

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The Matterhorn Protocol 1.0

Created primarily for software developers, the Matterhorn Protocol fosters PDF/UA adoption by specifying a series of tests enabling the effective exchange of information on PDF/UA conformance. [...]

PDF Standards and PDF/A in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Within the pharmaceutical branch there exist numerous important documents with high demands on document quality which typically must be archived for extended periods of time. [...]

A Successful Technical Conference for PDF’s Birthday

The PDF Association celebrated a particularly special birthday as part of its most recent Technical Conference: it has now been 20 years since the PDF format was first published. [...]