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Accessible documents with PDF/UA – for dummies

This post provides a quick overview of PDF/UA that explains what PDF/UA is, why it should be used, what is important and how to create PDF/UA documents.

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Twenty Years of PDF/X – Part IV

Dov Isaacs discusses the issues and opportunities that the print publishing industry faces and how the PDF/X standard can help the industry in this installment of the ‘Twenty Years of PDF/X’.

A person tries to decide which version of PDF/X.

Twenty Years of PDF/X – Part III

In this part of the ‘Twenty Years of PDF/X’ series, Dov Isaacs discusses the success and adoption of the PDF/X standards.

Diagram of PDF/X and PDF/VT development.

Twenty Years of PDF/X – Part II

In this part of ‘Twenty Years of PDF/X’, Dov Isaacs explores how PDF/X tamed PostScript and its impact on the publishing industry.

PostScript, John Warnock, PDF and Adobe Acrobat.

Twenty years of PDF/X

This is the first of a four part series of articles examining the path leading to today’s PDF/X standards.

Adobe's founders and the PostScript logo.

FaaS – Small Is Beautiful

Function as a Service (FaaS) as a relatively new cloud model is also an attractive option in document and output management. But for which processes is FaaS suitable? The advantages and disadvantages need to be weighed up carefully here.

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PDF/A “for dummies”

This post provides users with a quick overview of PDF/A explaining what it is, why it should be used, what is important about it and how to create PDF/A files.

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Why PDF matters to Information Governance

This Global Information Governance Day it’s time to focus on how better PDF = better IG. #GIGD

GIGD on a globe

Is the role of encryption key for information governance?

It is essential to understand that with long term storage secure formats does not in themselves prevent user error or data corruption.

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Universal Accessibility – Barrier-free Communication Is More than Inclusion

In fact, it’s about up-valuing content and documents to intelligent information media. In the final analysis, data is the raw material of any digital transformation – including and especially in document and output management.

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