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Nadine Schuppisser

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Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Modernizing PDF Techniques for Accessibility

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will identify best-practices in tagging various cases in PDF documents. Questions to be addressed will likely include: the legal ways to tag a nested list, the correct way to caption multiple images, the appropriate way to organize content within headings.

Refried PDF

My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…

Slides and video recordings of PDF Days Europe 2018

You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!

Using PDF/UA in accessibility checklists

PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.

3-Heights™ PDF Optimization Integrated in Professional Digital Printing Software of inbro Ltd

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.

Customer Requirements
“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 Adobe’s products, that is able to be run on Linux and on cloud computing platforms.

Implementation
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.

Read more (PDF): 3-Heights™ PDF Optimization is integrated in Professional Digital Printing Software of inbro Ltd to automate compression of PDF documents


Tags: Linux, cloud computing, integration, multi-platform publishing
Categories: PDF, Print & Publishing