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SafeDocs Phase 3: Revolutionizing file format specifications, beginning with PDF

DARPA will provide seed funding of $1.3M for research and prototyping centered on reinventing the PDF specification and delivering on the benefits of defining file …

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PDF Days Europe 2021 – Agenda Announcement

Check out the agenda for PDF Days Europe 2021, and get your early bird ticket while they last!

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Resources Reorganization

pdfa.org resources now include a new technical index, list of GitHub repos and more.

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Adobe Standards Support Endowment 2021

The Endowment supplements membership dues to enable the PDF Association to maintain and extend its support for administration of ISO TC 171 SC 2.

Adobe Standards Support Endowment


Rules for Accessible PDF: Matterhorn Protocol 1.1 is now available

The document promotes adoption of the ISO standard for accessible PDF by software developers, service bureaus and others interested in validating accessibility in PDF documents.

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Introducing the Rich Media Technical Working Group

A new Technical Working Group will develop guidance and best-practices for the RichMedia annotation defined in PDF 2.0.

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New Application Note: Use of object metadata streams

PDF 2.0 Application Note 003 identifies precise locations for PDF objects’ XMP metadata to help drive interoperability across all PDF creators and consumers.

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PDF Days Europe 2021 – Save the Date

PDF Days Europe 2021 is coming in September, 2021! Join us for a hybrid online / in-person event that allows attendees maximum flexibility in light of the COVID-19 situation.

PDF Days Europe 2021


Industry to ratify first set of proposed resolutions to PDF 2.0 specification issues

The recently-announced pdf-issues GitHub repo already has 25 issues, with 12 proposed resolutions for review in the next PDF TWG meeting.

PDF issues on GitHub


PDF Association IPR Policy

The members of the PDF Association have adopted a new Intellectual Property Rights Policy to make it easier for experts to share their knowledge.

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Solution Agent: ask the PDF industry

Those seeking PDF technology solutions used to have to do all the hard work of identifying and soliciting competent vendors. Now it’s easy to ask the entire industry for help!

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