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callas software prepares for strong showing at PDF Days Europe 2022

callas software will be a Gold Sponsor at this year’s PDF Days Europe with a multi-pronged approach to its engagement. This will include three specialist presentations on the subjects of PDF/A conversion, variable data printing and new specifications from the …

Dietrich von Seggern of callas software


A new meeting place for developers working with accessibility and PDF

The new PDF/UA Processor LWG’s mission is to establish principles and a framework, and then develop requirements for PDF/UA processors and assistive technology (AT).



UPDF Completes Nearly 10 Million CNY Angel Round

UPDF has just completed over 10 million CNY in angel funding. This round of funding is led by PDF upstream manufacturers, followed by a seed round investor Tanikawa

UPDF completes angel round of funding


AI-based redaction with Foxit Smart Redact

Foxit Smart Redact provides a simple, easy, efficient, and comprehensive method to assist people in dealing with sensitive information from PDF documents. It helps users who need to redact sensitive information in PDF but don’t know the exact words to …

Smart Redact from Foxit Software AI based document redaction


A refreshing tale for hot summer days

SoftVision released their new film about webPDF demonstrating how even software products like webPDF can have an emotional impact making complex work steps easier and more convenient.

Cover of video with web pdf The PDF powerhouse on it and a man talking on the phone


Mako™ creates PDF/X-1a files for book publishing software Vellum

Integrating Global Graphics’ Mako™ into Vellum has reduced 180g’s customer support load significantly and allowed the company to concentrate on enhancing the software and adding new features.

Images of page prints


Compart North America Partners with Carahsoft, the Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider

Compart North America announces its partnership with Carahsoft to provide award winning, innovative solutions to modernize citizen communications.

Two women and two men holding sign with Carahsoft on it


MACs vs. signatures in PDF

Matthias Valvekens explains the difference and respective value of digital signatures vs. MAC-based technology for authenticating PDF files.

A signed document delivered via computer.


ISO 32004: an overview

Matthias Valvekens, the ISO project leader who led development of ISO 32004, has written a pair of blog posts to explain what ISO 32004 does and does not achieve in leveraging MAC technology for securing encrypted PDF files against tampering.

Schematic of an ISO/DTS 32004 MAC in context.


PDF Days Keynotes Announced!

This year’s keynote addresses at PDF Days will be delivered by PDF Association CTO Peter Wyatt and Boeing’s Kenny Swope.

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