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SafeDocs Phase 3: Revolutionizing file format specifications, beginning with PDF

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Reporting issues on PDF 2.0-related standards

The PDF Association expands its pdf-issues GitHub repo to cover all ISO standards based on PDF 2.0.

Github, PDF Association and ISO logos


SafeDocs’ latest research into securing PDF

The LangSec IEEE S&P Workshop this year includes several PDF-related presentations resulting from SafeDocs research including a paper by CTO Peter Wyatt.

Arlington PDF Model logo


Industry drives Tagged PDF forward

An overview of industry working-group activities pertaining to tagged PDF.

Names of various PDF Association communities.


Bottom-up: how standards should be made

Standards development works best when the expert community is open to diverse and dissenting views. The door is already open to the government to listen, participate and propose. If it isn’t broken don’t try to fix it.

Four hand-drawn checkmarks.


Perfecting PDF Lexical Analysis

This PDF file tests parsing valid combinations of adjacent PDF tokens both in the body of a PDF as well as in PDF content streams.

Cute beagle eating pasta.


How PDF contributes to greater sustainability

Thomas Zellmann, evangelist from the PDF Association, explains why PDF is not only “digital paper” but also one of the greenest office technologies around.

Green PDF


PDF: The document format for everything

The ISO-standardized PDF format and subset formats facilitate digital document solutions for today and tomorrow.

Animals in a boat.


Packaging email archives using PDF

EA-PDF establishes high-level requirements for using PDF technology to package email for long-term preservation.

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PDF redaction – AstraZeneca EU contracts – s**t happens

As the AstraZeneca vaccine contract debacle makes clear, redacting PDF involves more than just the page; other objects have to be checked as well.

Example of the AstraZeneca contract redaction


Digitizing permanent records: the case for PDF/A-4

PDF/A-4 is essential to losslessly archiving PDF files that use current-generation PDF 2.0 technology… even including scanned documents. From modern Unicode support to interoperability with other specifications PDF/A-4 is the only way to archive PDF files conforming to PDF 2.0.

The National Archives, PDF/A-4