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Document productivity: your thoughts please!

A 5 minute survey providing insight into the way people think about electronic documents vs. documents on paper. The questions invite the user to reflect on how they use (or don’t use) electronic documents to get things done.



PDF Day in Washington DC and New York City!

The PDF Day events in Washington DC and New York City offer executives and managers high-level, non-commercial information to improve their understanding of how PDF fits into their technology infrastructure, and what they could do to further leverage it.



My first Hackathon – Hacking on PDF Files

Yvonne Friese, ZBW, shares her thoughts about the PDF Hackathon titled “Preserving PDF – identify, validate, repair”, which took place in Hamburg, 1 – 2 September, 2014. PDF Association Chairman Olaf Drümmer attended the hackathon as speaker and technical expert.



What can you do about sliced images?

If you try to extract images from a PDF file it sometimes happens that you get a bunch of slices of the original image, mostly consisting of a few image rows per slice or, in extreme cases, just one row. …



XMP – Master of All Data

In document processing, nothing works without meaningful metadata — at least not if you want to automate it. The XMP format is key.



Automating the conversion of Microsoft Office Documents to PDF/A

A central service to convert Microsoft Office documents to PDF or PDF/A has obvious advantages. The conversion is done on an enterprise wide platform with well defined software versions and conversion process configurations. This guarantees a consistent quality and makes …



Can I trust a PDF validation software?

If you use validation software from different manufacturers you sometimes get different results. Why can this happen? Does it mean that you can’t trust the software? What can you do about it? We hear these and more questions very often …



The art of repairing damaged PDF files

Do you sometimes get a little shock when you wanted to open a PDF file and the viewer only showed an error message? In some cases, however, the viewer can save the file and repair it, but often not. This …



Clear up some myths about PDF printer drivers

I’m sure you’ve heard sometimes phrases like “a printer driver which is based Windows GDI can only reproduce RGB colors” or “if a printer driver isn’t built on top of the PostScript driver one cannot print EPS graphics”. There is …



The supreme discipline of converting PDF to PDF/A

We all know that the conversion one file format to another is not as easy as one might wish for and can lead to unpleasant surprises. However, it is hardly known that this is the case for the conversion from …



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