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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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FineReader PDF 15 Latest Updates with Release 9: create, convert, and compare documents directly from Microsoft® Office application

Release 9 of FineReader PDF 15 unveils integration with Microsoft® Office. Most popular functions are now easily accessible via a tab on the apps’ toolbars for creating PDFs conveniently from documents in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and from emails or …

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Are you leaving document archiving to chance?

Dietrich von Seggern from callas software explains why companies should not leave the generation of PDF/A to their staff, but should prefer a centralized solution.



Large Scale Testing and Analysis of PDF to PDF/A Conversion

We’ve been running our PDF/A conversion tools across some large corpora, created by the Open Preservation Foundation, consisting of 15,083 PDF documents. Here’s what we’ve learned in the process.

PDF/A-3 & PDF/A-1 Archive


PDF standards explained: with a focus on the newest

Dietrich von Seggern from callas software explains PDF standards with a focus on the newest standards.

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Interview with Dietrich von Seggern, CEO of callas software, about PDF Days Online 2021

Dietrich von Seggern, CEO of callas software, discusses his session “Archiving email – as PDF?” in which he shares the findings from a University of Illinois / NARA / Library of Congress paper.

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Emails for eternity

callas software’s Dietrich von Seggern explains how PDF/A can be used to archive emails and their attachments.

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Doing PDF right

Doing PDF right means being aware of errata for PDF 2.0. With over 65 issues now resolved and approved by the PDF Association’s PDF TWG, the body of knowledge in the “PDF Issues” GitHub repo is already significant.

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Announcing iText DITO 2.0: raising the bar for data-driven, template-based PDF generation

The iText DITO Manager brings a workspace control room experience and a central repository for all your templates, data collections and resources.

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New release of our PDF library: iText 7 Suite 7.1.15

This second release of 2021 brings many important improvements to the iText 7 Suite, including the introduction of flexbox support in pdfHTML, better SVG mapping, improved performance of the layout module for large block elements, and much more.

New release iText 7 Suite 7.1.15


PDF at Work, Standards – Podcast series

Podcast part 1 talks about PDF standards in general. Part 2 discusses PDF/A for long term archiving and part 3 is about Accessibility and PDF/UA.

Carsten Heiermann