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SD Times features PDF 2.0

Hans Bärfuss // December 7, 2017
PDF 2.0 News

SD Times, a leading periodical targeting systems and application developers, has featured PDF in its December 2017 publication. The journalists …

ISO 32000 Project Leaders receive ISO Excellence award

PDF Association staff // November 30, 2017
PDF in general News PDF Association news

PDF 1.7, the final Adobe edition of the PDF specification, was published in 2006, and converted to an ISO standard …

veraPDF 1.10 released

PDF Association staff // November 30, 2017
PDF/A News

The latest release of veraPDF, the industry-supported, open source PDF/A validator, is now available for download. Version 1.10 is the …

GPII lists PDF viewers with “readability” features

PDF Association staff // November 22, 2017
PDF in general PDF/UA News

The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) is a new initiative to promote awareness and development of technologies that contribute to …

Adobe steps up on standards adoption

PDF Association staff // November 14, 2017
PDF in general PDF 2.0 PDF/A PDF/UA News

The November 2017 updates for Acrobat DC, now available from Adobe, include some significant news for those who pay attention …

The end of paper, the leveraging of PDF

PDF Association staff // October 27, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News

Writing in Government Computing News, PDF Executive Director Duff Johnson highlights NARA’s recently-published draft strategic plan and its stated objective …

PDF Day Washington DC: Registration is now open!

PDF Association staff // October 6, 2017
PDF in general News PDF Association news

This PDF Association’s end-user educational event is intended for the managers, executives and professionals developing institutional strategies for managing electronic …

National Archives tilts towards a paperless (and PDF) future

PDF Association staff // October 3, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News

For NARA and (in principle) for all US Federal agencies, paper is officially going obsolete (for records-keeping) in 2022.

National Archives and Library of Congress Join the PDF Association; National Archives to host PDF Day in 2018

PDF Association staff // September 27, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News

Federal agencies will advocate for cultural heritage communities in a vendor-neutral environment Berlin, Germany. The National Archives and the Library …

TWAIN Working Group and PDF Association Announce PDF/raster: The Next-Generation Format for Imaging

PDF Association staff // August 30, 2017
PDF/Raster News

PDF/raster, a strict subset of the PDF format, was designed for storing, transporting and exchanging multi-page raster-image documents, especially scanned …

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