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ISO 32000-2:2020 and subsets.
The new PDF 2.0 and subset standards

The just-released 2nd edition of PDF 2.0, ISO 32000-2:2020 replaces the 2017 edition. This is the finalized publication that we previously discussed; what ISO calls …

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GWG’s PDF processing steps standard is now published by the ISO

PDF Processing Steps allows packaging and product developers and designers to specify post-print workflow components with a PDF file in a language-independent, vendor-neutral way.

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Preservationist Task Force identifies PDF as a key technology for email archiving

The Future of Email Archives report calls for the development of email archiving specifications leveraging PDF.



DARPA’s SafeDocs initiative

The US Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is launching a SafeDocs project to develop methods and tools for format validation and conversion to trusted forms.



PDF 2.0 adoption accelerates

On July 23, 2018 alone, three distinct announcements of PDF 2.0 support from Adobe, Agfa and OneVision appeared in your correspondent’s inbox. Together with previous such announcements, it’s clear that the PDF industry is embracing PDF 2.0, and has begun …



Happy 25th birthday, PDF!

The world has changed since 1993. PDF, introduced 25 years ago today, has become the dominant final-form electronic document format on the planet.



A PDF standard that’s literally ahead of its time

The ISO committee for PDF/A committee could see into the future. 5 years into the future, to be exact.

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Download: “PDF Products & Services 2018”

“PDF Products & Services 2018” is now available for download! This volume showcases PDF Association members highlighting the diversity of their offerings.

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PDF most popular target for conversion

Google users wondering how to convert… usually want to convert to PDF.



PDF standards are not mutually exclusive

PDF ISO standards fulfill certain requirements and is preferred in different sectors accordingly but they are not mutually exclusive



Motherboard: “PDF is secretly the world’s most important file format”

Motherboard, which “…travels the world to uncover the tech and science stories that define what’s coming next for this quickly-evolving planet of ours.” has noticed that PDF is everywhere… and may be the world’s “most important” file format. For sheer …



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