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ISO 32000 Project Leaders receive ISO Excellence award

PDF Association staff // November 30, 2017
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PDF 1.7, the final Adobe edition of the PDF specification, was published in 2006, and converted to an ISO standard …

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Association staff // November 28, 2017
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PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where …

GPII lists PDF viewers with “readability” features

PDF Association staff // November 22, 2017
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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
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The November 2017 updates for Acrobat DC, now available from Adobe, include some significant news for those who pay attention …

The Power of the Page

Duff Johnson // November 14, 2017
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It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why …

PDF Association technical resources: an overview

PDF Association staff // November 1, 2017
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PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no …

The end of paper, the leveraging of PDF

PDF Association staff // October 27, 2017
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Writing in Government Computing News, PDF Executive Director Duff Johnson highlights NARA’s recently-published draft strategic plan and its stated objective …

2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

PDF Association staff // October 12, 2017
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NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies …

PDF Day Washington DC: Registration is now open!

PDF Association staff // October 6, 2017
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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
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For NARA and (in principle) for all US Federal agencies, paper is officially going obsolete (for records-keeping) in 2022.

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