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How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

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The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

A pink lemon-slice among yellow slices.

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

Supporting PDF 2.0

The PDF Association recognizes its members supporting PDF 2.0!

NOTE: All claims are made by the software publisher, and have not been vetted by the PDF Association. Please see the respective links for more information.

Vendor Product Creation Consuming Editing info
ABBYY FineReader Empty check-box. checked. Empty check-box. More information.
Adobe Systems PDF Print Engine Empty check-box. checked. Empty check-box. More information.
BFO PDF Library checked. checked. checked. More information.
Report Generator checked. checked. checked. More information.
callas software pdfToolbox checked. checked. checked. More information.
pdfaPilot checked. checked. checked. More information.
pdfGoHTML Empty check-box.  checked. Empty check-box. More information.
Datalogics Adobe PDF Library checked. checked. checked. More information.
Foxit PhantomPDF Empty check-box. checked. Empty check-box. More information.
PDF SDK checked. checked. checked. More information.
Global Graphics Harlequin RIP Empty check-box. checked. Empty check-box. More information.
Mako checked. checked. checked. More information.
iText iText Core 7.1 and later checked. checked. checked. More information.
Nuance Power PDF 3 checked. checked. checked. More information.
PDFlib PDFlib 9 family checked. checked. Empty check-box. More information.
 PDF Tools 3-Heights™ family checked. checked. checked. More information.
PDFTron PDFTron PDF SDK checked. checked. checked. More information.
Solimar Systems Solimar Print Director enterprise Empty check-box. checked. Empty check-box. More information.
Visual Integrity PDF Conversion SDK checked. checked. Empty check-box. More information.
PDF Custom SDK (Object Data) checked. checked. checked. More information.
WebSupergoo ABCpdf checked. checked. checked. More information.