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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 …



Corruption in PDF: Federal Crimes Edition

Slate magazine reports today that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s recent indictment of Paul J. Manafort and Richard W. Gates reveals that at least part of Manafort’s serious problem stems from his lack of basic knowledge of modern electronic document …



The 2018 PDF/A Adoption Survey

The PDF Asso­ci­a­tion is sur­veying its mem­bers (link requires a login to the members only intranet) on the cur­rent and prospec­tive state of the mar­ket­place for PDF/A solutions. The sur­vey con­sists of 10 multiple-choice ques­tions requir­ing ~15 min­utes to complete. It …



The PDF Association and the Library of Congress

Earlier in 2017 both the US Library of Congress and NARA joined the PDF Association as Liaison members, an option available to non-profit and governmental organizations interested in contributing to the development and best-practice of PDF technology. As the archival records-manager for the …



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