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20 years of transparency in PDF

PDF Association CTO Peter Wyatt explains the transparent imaging model in PDF and recounts its significance since Adobe introduced this technology in 2001.

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KPI: Not an end in itself

Key performance indicator (KPI) systems must also be strictly oriented to the strategic corporate goals in document and output management – otherwise they remain ineffective.

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A Deeper Dive: 5 Ways Print Workflow Will Easily Drive Future Success

Recently, we discussed 5 effective ways post-composition helps print production workflows handle more business, more efficiently. Let’s take a closer look at 5 ways post-composition workflow solutions can make an impact in your print environment:

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Announcing the Email Archiving with PDF Liaison Working Group

Almost every email client can save email messages as PDF files, but none do so in a manner that retains email structures or metadata proving message authenticity. The EA-PDF specification development effort will explore a better way.

A swirl of email.


SafeDocs unearths PDF inline image issue

This freely-available PDF file includes 8 test cases that only render correctly if the abbreviated key name is used. If the full key name is used then something else happens (precisely what is implementation dependent!).

Screen-shot of a test failure.


Developments at the PDF Association

The CEO of the PDF Association reflects on the steady expansion of the organization’s mission and the future.

PDF Association logo at the center of it all.


PDF 2.0 corrections now easier to use

PDF issues has been redesigned based on industry feedback: all resolved errata are now published via https://pdf-issues.pdfa.org.

Screen-shot of correction to issue 81.


Are you leaving document archiving to chance?

Dietrich von Seggern from callas software explains why companies should not leave the generation of PDF/A to their staff, but should prefer a centralized solution.



A shared vision for a better world

On World Standards Day 2021 the PDF Association celebrates PDF’s connection to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



Making standards smarter

As a consumer of standards, have you ever stopped and critically reviewed what a standard essentially is and how it is delivered to your desk for you to read and understand? Have you ever stopped to think about the way …

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A day to think about the PDF standard…

callas software’s Dietrich von Seggern describes what “owned by ISO” really means, and why that matters, in celebration of World Standards Day.

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