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PDF Days Europe 2020 – Save the Date: April 27-29 in Berlin

PDF Days Europe 2020, the PDF industry’s premiere event, will take place in Berlin on 27 and 28 April. All dimensions of PDF From scanned …

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In memory of Karl De Abrew

In the late 1990s Karl’s ‘Planet PDF’ created a worldwide PDF community and went on to found successful companies leveraging PDF technology. A warm and generous personality, Karl inspired and encouraged thousands through his energy, talents and vision, and was …



Recently identified PDF encryption vulnerabilities

These vulnerabilities require an attacker to modify an encrypted PDF file, potentially leading to the exfiltration of the document’s contents to an external server. This class of problem is not specific to PDF per se, but is applicable to most …

File structure diagram showing encrypted and unencrypted objects.


TWAIN Direct with PDF/Raster released

The TWAIN Working Group, a liaison member of the PDF Association, has just announced the release of TWAIN Direct, their next-generation open source image-acquisition technology. As the TWAIN Direct website points out, historically, application developers’ choice of image capture API …

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Microsoft announces forthcoming major product support for PDF/UA

SQL Server’s Reporting Services will soon support the ISO standard for accessible PDF.

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The Mueller Report: ebook version

After an impressive effort the Mueller Report is now available as a free EPUB file. What might have been in PDF?

Screenshot of a redacted portion of the Mueller report.


veraPDF 1.14 released

The Open Preservation Foundation, a PDF Association liaison member, has announced the 1.14 release of the open source, industry-supported PDF/A validator, part of OPF’s reference toolset. The latest release includes bug fixes, feature requests and performance enhancements, including the latest resolutions from the …



The new PDF Association website

Welcome to the brand new PDF Association website. This sweeping relaunch has a modern and user-friendly interface and offers interesting contributions for every visitor.



Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

This event allows those engaged with electronic document technology focusing on developers, product managers, professional document users, creative professionals and others, to exchange views and discuss subjects of common interest. The Electronic Document Conference 2019 will be held in Seattle, Washington …

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Get ready for U+32FF

Anticipating the new Japanese era name, the Unicode Consortium announced its reservation of U+32FF for this purpose. PDF developers should take note!



4th annual PDF accessibility survey for AT users

The PDF and the User survey is back for a fourth year. This survey is designed to capture the perceptions of users with disabilities who use adaptive technology (AT) when accessing PDF documents.



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