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Details on the upcoming PDF 2.0 Standard

Thomas Merz // September 16, 2016

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PDFlib GmbH has provided a detailed article on the new features and changes in the upcoming PDF 2.0 standard which will be published as ISO 32000-2. Besides new capabilites, many features have been present in Acrobat and existing PDF standards for quite some time. PDF 2.0 will also get rid of several deprecated features.

The article discusses the following topics in detail:

  • Features that have been taken from the earlier Acrobat versions 9, X, and XI.
  • Features that have previously been specified in PDF sub-standards, such as in PDF/A-3, PDF/VT, and PDF/X-4p.

  • New features designed from scratch, notably for Tagged PDF and print production.

  • Deprecated features

Read the full article on pdflib.com.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Thomas Merz
Thomas Merz

Thomas Merz is managing director of PDFlib GmbH, the software company he founded 2000 in Munich (Germany). Since obtaining his master’s degree in mathematics in 1990, Thomas Merz has been occupied with computer graphics and cryptography. His membership in Adobe’s Developers Association brought him in contact with the earliest versions of Acrobat and PDF. Subsequently he authored several books on …

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Thomas Merz

Thomas Merz

Thomas Merz is managing director of PDFlib GmbH, the software company he founded 2000 in Munich (Germany). Since obtaining his …

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