PDF developers know that Adobe turned over PDF to ISO in 2008 with the publication of ISO 32000-1, the ISO-ized version of PDF 1.7. Even so, it has come to our attention that questions remain about the release of patents associated with PDF. Did Adobe hold something back when it came to linearization? Would 3rd party developers be at risk of a patent-infringement lawsuit if they implemented linearization features (reading or writing) in their software? The answer, in a word, is no; there’s nothing to worry about. We asked Adobe’s Matthew Hardy to offer some Adobe-official word on the matter. [...]
This test suite comprises a set of files which can be used to check the conformance of software regarding the PDF/A-1 standard. More precisely, the Isartor test suite can be used to “validate the validators”: It deliberately violates the requirements of PDF/A-1 in a systematic way in order to check whether PDF/A-1 validation software actually finds the violations. [...]
The Isartor test suite is available from www.pdfa.org free of charge. It can be used to check PDF validation software and software vendors can use it to “certify” that their products conform in full or in part to the Isartor test suite. A detailed list of test results must be made available as part of the declaration.
DMS EXPO: PDF/A Competence Center Shares Standards Information for Complete Approach to Content and Document Management
Information on International Standards for PDF, including PDF/A for archiving and PDF/VT for variable data and transactional printing, and how they contribute to a holistic approach for enterprise content, output and document management.. Do you know all you need to about these emerging standards? [...]
PDF/A-2 Standard Published by ISO! The New Standard Includes Great Technical Enhancements. Free Informative Webinar to Be Scheduled!
The International Standards Organization (ISO) has published the second part of the PDF/A standard in the form of ISO 19005-2.PDF/A-2 allows JPEG2000 compression, supports transparency effects and layers, embedding of OpenType fonts, and digital signatures. It also allows archiving of sets of documents as individual documents in one file. Would you like to attend one of our free webinars? [...]
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. [...]
The PDF/A Competence Center provides a wide range of experience and expertise to answer questions on all aspects of the growing body of PDF standards for document and enterprise content management. Since certification as ISO 19005-1:2005, PDF/A has become established as a preferred archiving format. Increasing numbers of companies and public authorities benefit from the advantage of ISO-standardized technology, ensuring reliability, fidelity and full text search capability in electronic documents.DF/A-2, the second part of the Standard, was ratified in December, 2010 and will be published in 2011. Are you ready for the enhancements it will bring? [...]
Interested engineers, scientists and others with a stake in the future of dynamic electronic document technology should get involved with the PDF/E Committee and help fashion the next-generation of scientific, technical and engineering publishing. [...]
The combination of instructive product demonstrations and practical presentations on PDF/A found considerable resonance among professional attendees at the DMS Expo. Interest in PDF/A was equally high in all areas of application, such as scanning and capture applications, output management or integration in an ECM system. Visitors at the DMS EXPO also learned about impending advances, particularly the PDF/A-2 part of the standard to be published next year. It enables new PDF functions such as JPEG2000 compression, layers and entire folder structures to be included in archiving. PDF/A-2 also supports new comment functions as well as transparency effects. [...]
The UK Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Centre has been launched, as part of the global expansion of the organisation, to meet the needs of customers and companies that offer PDF/A products and services in the UK. To mark its launch the Chapter will be hosting a half day seminar in London on Friday 19 November with an aim to provide a comprehensive introduction to the PDF/A (ISO 19005) standard for long-term archiving of electronic documents. [...]