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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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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.



Japanese Layout Requirements

Antenna House Formatter supports requirements for Japanese layouts from basic to advanced compositions.

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A shared vision for a better world

On World Standards Day 2021 the PDF Association celebrates PDF’s connection to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



Making standards smarter

As a consumer of standards, have you ever stopped and critically reviewed what a standard essentially is and how it is delivered to your desk for you to read and understand? Have you ever stopped to think about the way …

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HDI (Talanx): Centralization of Output Management

With the aim of reducing costs and making information available more quickly, the HDI (Talanx) has launched a large-scale project for the internal and external digitization of its customer communications. The focus is on standardizing output management and embedding individual …



A day to think about the PDF standard…

callas software’s Dietrich von Seggern describes what “owned by ISO” really means, and why that matters, in celebration of World Standards Day.

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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


MuPDF 1.19.0 Release Notice

The developer of MuPDF, Artifex Software, has announced the release of its MuPDF 1.19.0.



Ghostscript 9.55.0 Release Notice

Check out the latest release of Ghostscript, version 9.55.0.

New Release Ghostscript 9.55.0 What's new?


PDF Days in October 2021

For developers and heavy users of PDF technology the Technical Days and Solution Days sessions that make up PDF Days Online 2021 are a great place to find inspiration and expertise.

PDF Days Online 2021