How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.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.Members supporting PDF features!
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.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…
PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “Introducing ISO standards for PDF processing steps and print product metadata” – what’s that about?
René Treuber: The presentation looks into the future and explains what will become possible based on new ISO standards. Both standards make it possible to classify objects or groups of objects in a PDF file. Processing steps will be published soon. It uses PDF layers to which standardized metadata may be attached. “Print product metadata” does the same for pages or groups of pages. Both standards have been designed for the output and print industry and in the first place address requirements in digital print for packagings and transactional printing. But they also define base concepts that may be used in other industries as well.
PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?
René Treuber: These new standard have a lot of potential to change workflows in prepress and print production. Metadata is essential to control today’s automated workflows. The target group is everybody who is interested to learn about new methods to control such workflows e.g. in order to better create PDF files for such processes.
PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?
René Treuber: A good understanding of the basic concepts of the standards, typical use cases and what software one might use in order to take advantage of them.
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