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PDF just keeps going and going…

When people talk to me about PDF technology they are generally pretty happy about it. End users feel that they can really understand PDF; it works exactly as you’d expect digital paper to work; simple, reliable and effective. And it’s …

Google Trends graph of PDF.


PDF featured in a New Yorker cartoon

“I’m sorry, Derek, but, now that Kelsey has learned how to convert JPEGs into PDFs, we can’t justify keeping you on.”

The New Yorker


OCR for PDFs – old news?

Thomas Zellman takes a look at OCR and making PDFs fully searchable.



How to tag titles in PDF documents

The PDF/UA Technical Working Group released Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide: Syntax – to provide developers and expert users with formal advice and best practices for implementing tagged PDF. The guide is also useful to those generating tagged PDF to …

Writing code on a blackboard.


How to help AI get the most from legacy archives

AI applications for business intelligence processing can extract information from unstructured “born digital” documents, but many archives include years (or decades) of low quality PDF files and older scanned documents that contain important business information.

Abstract painting


Apple tags PDF

Apple’s desktop suite, Pages, Keynote and Numbers, now supports creation of tagged (and thus, accessible and reusable) PDF.

Apple logo


The day the ADA came to web content

As of October 7, 2019, websites and mobile applications in the U.S. will be assessed as “public accommodations”, and the Americans with Disabilities Act will apply.

Dominos falling.


With PDF the archive becomes the “Noah’s Ark” for every document

To survive a great flood Noah brought pairs from every species aboard his ark. But is this approach – gathering the full diversity of document formats – genuinely suitable for archiving?

Animals in a boat.


Trump’s call with Zelensky: the PDF

Earlier this year we covered the release of the Mueller Report covering the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election. We highlighted how, in the digital age, the choices made in releasing that document made it …

Screenshot of the transcript PDF.


PDF: The document format for everything

This article was recently updated. The new version was posted on February 16, 2021. PDF is one of the most widely used formats worldwide. Numerous companies use it to exchange information between business partners or in-house. PDF offers various possibilities …