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Deriving HTML from PDF

PDF in general PDF/UA

This document describes an algorithm for producing conforming HTML from a well-tagged PDF document. HTML was chosen as a derivation target because HTML is consumed on all platforms and supported …

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Deriving HTML from PDF

This document describes an algorithm for producing conforming HTML from a well-tagged PDF document. HTML was chosen as a derivation target because HTML is consumed on all platforms and supported by all major vendors.

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Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide: Syntax

The latest update to the original Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide includes guidance for all structure element types and attributes, and provides forward-looking guidance for PDF 2.0.

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PDF/UA (Flyer)

PDF/UA is the common name for ISO 14289. An international standard approved in 2012, PDF/UA defines how to represent electronic documents in the PDF format in a manner that allows the file to be accessible. The standard identifies PDF components …

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ISO 14289 (PDF/UA)

The accessibility of an electronic document is dependent on the inclusion of a variety of semantic information such as (but not limited to) machine-recoverable text presented in a declared language, logical structure of content, and organization of that content in …

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PDF/UA Reference Suite

The PDF/UA Reference Suite is a resource for software developers and practitioners interested in best-practices for creating tagged and accessible PDF files

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The Matterhorn Protocol 1.02

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 document consists …

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PDF/UA in a Nutshell

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 …

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PDF/UA sessions at the PDF Technical Conference 2012

An afternoon of the Technical Conference 2012 in March 27-28, 2012 in Basel, Switzerland was dedicated to PDF/UA, tagged PDF and accessibility of PDF and PDF programs. All three presentations from the PDF/UA session were recorded. What does it feel …

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4th International PDF/A Conference Proceedings

Contents What you need to know about PDF/A and PDF/A-2 Legal Certainty Accessibility and Metadata Archives & Libraries Public Administration Business to Consumer The Portable Document Format – developed by Adobe Systems and first published in 1993 – offers a …

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