This Application Note provides technical background to the definition of Associated Files in PDF 2.0. It is intended for developers who want to learn about the Associated Files feature in PDF. The document includes generalized use cases to demonstrate the benefits of this feature in a wide range of cases where Associated Files could be beneficial.
The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.
Foxit Software announced the release of Foxit PDF SDK (Software Development Kit) 6.1, which includes support for development frameworks and plenty of new features to help developers reduce the time it takes to bring their applications to market.
On July 23, 2018 alone, three distinct announcements of PDF 2.0 support from Adobe, Agfa and OneVision appeared in your correspondent’s inbox. Together with previous such announcements, it’s clear that the PDF industry is embracing PDF 2.0, and has begun to turn its attention to supporting the various new features, enhancements, tweaks and other changes from the previous 1.7 PDF specification.
Ulrich Isermeyer, Sr. Business Development Manager, Adobe Systems GmbH, will be hosting a presentation titled “The power of 3D PDF” at the PDF Days Europe 2018. In this Interview he gives some background information about it.