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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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veraPDF 1.18 includes support for PDF/UA-1

Version 1.18 of veraPDF, the industry-supported PDF/A validator, is now available for download, and now includes support for PDF/UA-1 (machine checks) and other enhancements.

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RIP Dr. Geschke

The PDF community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Chuck Geschke, one of the visionaries who helped invent PostScript and PDF technology.

Dr. Chuck Geschke


TU Dresden: Accessible PDF documents – How to create from Word, Powerpoint and InDesign

The Technical University of Dresden has created very compact and clear instructions that describe in an easy-to-understand manner how to create accessible PDF documents.

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PDF Plays the Longest Game in Tech

A recent article on Medium reveals a nugget regarding PDF usage: “…Adobe reports that in its 2020 fiscal year alone, about 303 billion PDFs were opened using its Document Cloud service, a 17% annual increase….” As the article rightly points …

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The new PDF 2.0 and subset standards

A brief survey of ISO 32000-2:2020 and its associated subset standards for archiving, print, transactional and variable print and raster imaging.

ISO 32000-2:2020 and subsets.


ISO 32000-2:2020 is now available

The 2020 edition includes a number of critical updates to normative references as well as other corrections and clarifications. It replaces the 2017 edition.

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Proposed Regulation for Digitizing US Government Records

The US National Archives and Records Administration’s new proposal for standardization of digitization of permanent federal records is available for comment.

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Chrome adds support for Tagged PDF

Google’s Chrome browser now creates tagged PDF files when the “Save as PDF” option is selected (Control / Command-P).

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veraPDF 1.16 is now available

The latest release of the industry-supported PDF/A validator has been released. An open source project developed by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF includes four components: The implementation checker validating all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 …

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“Requirements for Archiving Email using PDF” draft report now available for comment

The objective of the draft report on archiving email with PDF is to describe how advanced PDF-based capture, preservation, rendering, and distribution options for email can deliver long-term value to organizations, communities, and everyday users.

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