It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …PDF Association technical resources: an overview
PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping
NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …PDF 2.0 examples now available
The PDF Association is proud to present the first PDF 2.0 example files made available to the public. Created and donated to the PDF Association by Datalogics, this initial set of PDF 2.0 examples were crafted by hand and intentionally made simple in construction to serve as teaching tools for learning PDF file structure and syntax.PDF 2.0 interops help vendors
The PDF 2.0 interop workshops included many vendors with products for creating, editing and processing PDF files. They came together in Boston, Massachusetts for a couple of days to test their own software against 3rd party files.
With Mondays publication of W3Cs Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as ISO/IEC 40500, ISO standards now provide accessibility requirements for a large fraction of the worlds electronic content.
Organizations that implement both WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA will be able to meet the highest standards for ensuring both web-based and PDF content is accessible to users with disabilities.
Chairman of the PDF Association Olaf Drümmer said: The PDF Association welcomes the addition of WCAG 2.0 to the expanding list of ISO standards addressing accessibility in electronic content. Coupled with PDF/UA, which was published in August of 2012, its now possible to use ISO standards to meet the needs of organizations for a standardized approach to accessibility across a wide range of content.