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[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Jim King from Adobe has published a paper on the evolution of the PDF file format over the past 15 years.

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[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Years ago when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, “de-facto standard”. But PDF has finally matured. It is no longer a de-facto standard used when and why it seemed appropriate. Nope, PDF is a big boy now.

Adobe Acrobat, PDF Standards »

[18 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]

It’s funny. For years Adobe had to tread a thin line between generating revenue from the electronic document format that they created and not stepping on the toes of the vibrant community of independent developers which sprung up around the Portable Document Format in its early years — and played a significant role in the rise of this astoundingly popular format.

Adobe Acrobat, PDF Security, PDF Standards »

[18 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

Today a couple of PDFs landed on my desktop with an odd affliction that I have not previously encountered.

General News, PDF Standards »

[17 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

PDF/UA, most probably the next official ISO standard in the PDF family, has graduated to the ISO status of “Approved Work Item” (AWI).

General News, PDF Standards »

[13 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Duff Johnson has announced on his PDF Perspectives blog that the AIIM PDF/UA Committee, which he chairs, has submitted their draft standard to ANSI.

PDF Standards »

[3 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

If you’re concerned whether your documents meet the requirements set by the PDF/A standard, you can use the free online service from Solid Documents.

PDF Standards »

[15 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Jon Bosak, famous for being the driving force behind the creation of the XML specification at the W3C, wrote an article last June that addressed the ongoing struggle between ODF (Open Document Format) and OOXML (Office Open XML) in their quest to become the new standard format for office productivity software.

General News, PDF Standards »

[29 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

AccuSoft just announced the next release of their imaging toolkit, ImageGear SDKs — version 16 includes a raft of new features. Most significant to PDF users are the direct support for viewing, editing and converted 3D PDF’s and Universal 3D Images (U3D).

General News, PDF Standards »

[26 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

In a fairly exciting development — hot of the press — comes the news that Appligent and Document Solutions have joined forces.

Adobe, General News, PDF Standards »

[2 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Adobe’s PDF has now been declared as an international standard on electronic document formats as announced by ISO (International Standards Organization).