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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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KPI: Not an end in itself

Key performance indicator (KPI) systems must also be strictly oriented to the strategic corporate goals in document and output management – otherwise they remain ineffective.

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MadeToPrint Server for Adobe InDesign Server 2022 immediately available, incl. Apple M1 support

axaio MadeToPrint Server supports Adobe’s newest InDesign Server version 2022 (v17.0).

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callas software releases pdfToolbox 13

callas pdfToolbox 13 simplifies process automation, features greater interactivity and an optimized user interface.

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iText DITO 2.2 is now available

We are excited to announce the public release of iText DITO 2.2, the latest version of our collaborative, data-driven and template-based PDF generator. We have continued to improve upon the changes iText DITO 2.1 brought this past July by further …

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A Deeper Dive: 5 Ways Print Workflow Will Easily Drive Future Success

Recently, we discussed 5 effective ways post-composition helps print production workflows handle more business, more efficiently. Let’s take a closer look at 5 ways post-composition workflow solutions can make an impact in your print environment:

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New MuPDF App Kits deliver fast, easy, and affordable PDF functionality to Android and iOS developers

The new MuPDF App Kits for Android and iOS make it easier and more affordable than ever to integrate PDF functionality into your mobile app projects.

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Announcing the Email Archiving with PDF Liaison Working Group

Almost every email client can save email messages as PDF files, but none do so in a manner that retains email structures or metadata proving message authenticity. The EA-PDF specification development effort will explore a better way.

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SafeDocs unearths PDF inline image issue

This freely-available PDF file includes 8 test cases that only render correctly if the abbreviated key name is used. If the full key name is used then something else happens (precisely what is implementation dependent!).

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Results Prove Datalogics PDF Optimizer Maximizes PDF Compression And Downsizes Competition

Datalogics reports results from their comparison of compression capabilities of various free and commercially available optimization tools.

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