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Archiving email into PDF containers: A Mellon Foundation project

What are the essential characteristics and optimal functional requirements of email messages and necessary related information in a PDF technology-based archive? This project sets out …

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New PDF Studio 2019 with Docusign & Document Storage Integrations, PDF/UA Tagged PDFs

Version 2019 of PDF Studio, Qoppa’s powerful PDF editing application for Windows, macOS and Linux, delivers integration with Docusign & Document Storage Services, to help users manage, store and sign electronic documents, as well as user accessibility tools to create PDF/UA …



US Access Board affirms: PDF/UA required for “modern” PDF software

Through the Section 508 regulations, the US Access Board sets accessibility policy for US federal agencies and contractor’s deliverables. “[Essentially], PDF/UA is required (as an option) for software that can create *modern and good* PDFs,” said Bruce Bailey, Accessibility IT …

Section 508 and the US Capitol building.


Boeing’s digital transformation journey: interview with Kenny Swope

We interviewed Kenny Swope about his keynote session at the Electronic Document Conference in Seattle, and asked him some questions about Boeing’s digital transformation.

Aircraft and the moon.


Creating accessible PDF documents – a practical manual for everyday use in German language

Accessible PDF documents are getting much more imported these days, not only forced by legal regulations. The PDF Association is actively engaged on developing standards in this area, PDF/UA-1 was this first step, PDF/UA-2 is in development. Additionally  helpful material, …



FileConverterPro – DropConvert MultiOS Client for MS-Windows, MacOS, Linux

With the DropConvert MultiOS Client, there is now also a free FCpro Client application for Linux and MacOS besides MS-Windows.



PDF Products and Services 2019 is now available

As part of the 2019 Electronic Document Conference, the PDF Association has published an industry showcase entitled “PDF Products & Services 2019” featuring 23 PDF Association members. 3D PDF Consortium Adobe Antenna House Artifex axaio software callas software CommonLook Computing …

Cover of PDF Products and Services 2019


Why the need to redact implies using PDF

How do you redact content in HTML? The format doesn’t really include that concept. In both principle and practice, committing to a rendering is definitive; final, portable and generic; it’s what the use case demands. Redaction demands PDF.

Redacted document with the word


Featuring Member News!

We’ve made a significant change to members’ news handling on pdfa.org, and we believe members will appreciate the results! Members’ News posts now appear by default alongside all other posts on the main pdfa.org/news landing page. The red “featured articles” …

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SVG font issues in prepress production – and what that has to do with recent ISO meetings

We recently heard about many prepress production problems related to SVG fonts used in the layouts. In this blogpost, you’ll read what causes these issues, how you can resolve them and what it has to do with our recent ISO …



FLIP2PDF: BENEFITS OF OUR NEWEST CONVERSION TOOL

Datalogics recently brought FLIP2PDF, our newest PDF solution, to market. We’d been hearing for years that folks just like you needed an easy way to convert Microsoft Office files, images, and PostScript files to PDF. We created this new product because …



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