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In late 2014, over two days in Washington DC and New York City over 20 experts came together to offer high-level educational sessions on PDF technology. Links to each session recording are provided below: Introduction: What is PDF, who owns it and why …

The Matterhorn Protocol 1.02
Author: PDF Association

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To promote adoption of PDF/UA by software developers and document testers alike, the PDF Association’s PDF/UA Competence Center developed the Matterhorn Protocol, a list of all the possible ways to fail PDF/UA. Following the requirements of PDF/UA, the …

PDF/A-1 Technical Notes – Origins
Author: PDF Association

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Prior to development of the Isartor Test Suite, the PDF/A Competence Center Technical Working Group (TWG) led the way in development of best practices and other tools to support ISO standards for mainstream PDF technology. Between April, 2007 and March …

PDF/VT (Flyer)
Author: PDF Association

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In August 2010, following three years of global collaboration by industry leaders, the International Standards Organization published the specification for PDF/VT, a.k.a. ISO 16612-2. PDF/VT is built on the foundation of the PDF imaging model, widely r …

PDF Association flyers (English)
Author: PDF Association

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To download one of the flyers please click on the image of the flyer. Promoting ISO Standards for PDF Technology ISO 19005: A Series of Standards for Long-term Digital Archiving ISO 14289: The new standard for universally accessible PDF documents and f …

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September 1, 2013 – The Cal Poly Graphic Communications PDF/VT Test File Suite provides a collection of four sets of graphically-rich, robust, valid PDF/VT files for testing and demonstrating products claiming support of consumption of files conforming to the ISO 16612-2 PDF/VT standard. The test file suite is now available for download from the website of the PDF Association.

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2013 Seattle PDF/A Day Program PDF Day events consist of a number of strictly educational (no product pitches allowed) presentations. 08:45 Welcome! (Duff Johnson and Leonard Rosenthol) Tracks Track A: Theory Track B: Practice 09:00 What PDF/A is and w …

PDF/UA in a Nutshell
Author: PDF Association

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ISO 14289-1, more commonly known as PDF/UA, was first published in the summer of 2012 as the first complete definition of a set of requirements for universally accessible PDF documents. Rather than applying to the PDF file format alone, these specifications also define compliant assistive technology and PDF reading software.

PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0
Author: PDF Association

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PDF/A is an ISO standard for using the PDF format for long-term archiving of digital documents. Since its publication in 2005, PDF/A has become the format of choice for archiving digital documents in a wide range of industries and applications. “PDF/A …

Lose the paper, get right to the data
Author: Carsten Luedtge

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Even in large companies, the problem of how to strictly separate document creation from document delivery has not been satisfactory solved. Yet it’s a must for generating “intelligent” documents for every physical and digital channel. An appeal for output management as the central hub in customer communications.