It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …PDF Association technical resources: an overview
PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping
NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …PDF 2.0 examples now available
The PDF Association is proud to present the first PDF 2.0 example files made available to the public. Created and donated to the PDF Association by Datalogics, this initial set of PDF 2.0 examples were crafted by hand and intentionally made simple in construction to serve as teaching tools for learning PDF file structure and syntax.PDF 2.0 interops help vendors
The PDF 2.0 interop workshops included many vendors with products for creating, editing and processing PDF files. They came together in Boston, Massachusetts for a couple of days to test their own software against 3rd party files.
inbro Ltd, founded in 2003, has helped hundreds of customers to easily and cheaply publish brochures, catalogues, prospectuses, marketing materials and other documents to the web, email and mobile. inbro processes significant amounts of documents each year for delivery to different media, not only saving paper and printing, but also helping generate sales leads and revenue.
inbro Professional Digital Printing is used for publishing to multi-platforms from a single PDF. The software is currently used by approximately 50 primarily UK customers, such as brochure and magazine publishers including holiday companies, universities and others. inbro was looking for a PDF compression software with a performance comparable to Adobes products, that is able to be run on Linux and on cloud computing platforms.
inbro decided to integrate the PDF Optimization component of PDF Tools AG into their software. The high compression performance, the ability to be run on Linux and in cloud computing as well as the automation of the compression process have been of crucial importance and an imaging clipping customizing lead to further reduction of the file size. The PDF Optimization component enables the solution to efficiently produce PDF documents for several specific purposes. It allows, for example, to send small email-friendly PDF files containing just the information that is needed. In the area of web-based publication it creates lean files optimized for screen display, whose first page is displayed even before the complete file has been downloaded.