Harnessing the Power of Open Standards in Manufacturing

Leading global manufacturers are realizing substantial performance benefits by embracing open data standards as the foundation of their Model Based Enterprise and Digital Transformation strategies.  This empowers more effective and secure data exchange and collaboration throughout engineering, manufacturing, supply-chain and field-service operations. Anark has deployed effective Model Based Enterprise (MBE) enabled Digital Thread solutions for … Read more

What about an update of the WCAG Techniques for PDF?

Since December 2018 some of the world’s most trusted PDF accessibility experts work together to create atomic examples of WCAG 2.1 compliant PDF files. We report about the current status. You will get to know the basic concept as well as a lot of practical examples for failing and passing files.

A Specification for using PDF to Package and Represent Email

US government and academic preservationists are looking to PDF to take on the fight against email degradation. The EA-PDF (Email Archives in PDF) concept is under development; a document spelling out requirements for archiving email messages, folders or accounts as ISO 32000-2 compliant files. If implemented, EA-PDF would help people preserve email attributes that are … Read more

What’s new in the updated PDF 2.0 dated revision

Since the original publication of PDF 2.0 as the almost 1000-page ISO 32000-2:2017 specification, ISO subject matter experts have been working on a “dated revision” update to ISO 32000-2. This new and improved publication will soon replace the 2017 edition of PDF 2.0 (and it is still called PDF 2.0), as it includes many corrections, … Read more

A “SafeDocs” update to industry

The PDF Association serves as an industry partner in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, with Peter Wyatt working on behalf of the PDF industry as the PDF Principal Investigator. The underlying SafeDocs’ approach is that of ‘language-theoretic security’ (LangSec) which applies numerous formal approaches to create cyber-security-aware data definitions … Read more

Capturing the richness of page description languages

How can you carry over the attributes expressed in a non-PDF format into a PDF so that their original intent is not lost especially when that detail may be required at another stage in the workflow? This talk looks at how the detail of a document can be retained in the most terse and efficient … Read more

Evaluating Text Extraction at Scale

Apache Tika is widely used as a critical enabling technology for search in Apache Solr and other search systems. This open source library performs text and metadata extraction from numerous file formats, including PDF via an integration with Apache PDFBox. As we all know, when something goes wrong with text extraction, the reliability of search … Read more

How to validate digitally signed PDFs correctly?

A short overview about the process of signing a PDF document with single or serial signatures is given. The special features of PDF to support signature workflows like certificate signatures and allowing for dedicated modifications after signing is presented. This is the origing  of some of the complexity of the task to validate a signed … Read more

Centralized PDF transformation

Cette présentation vous aide à identifier des opportunités concrètes : Réduire les couts liés au stockage et colportage des images issus des processus de dématérialisation par une compression d’image avancée Harmoniser et optimiser vos documents numériques pour un accès universel, mobile et globale Accélérer et déminer les grands projets de migration vers le cloud car moins … Read more

Automate office files to PDF

Most office files are created with Microsoft Office and quality of conversion is defined by the degree to which it is the similar to what this suite creates – at least for visual appearance. What limitations do alternative converters have for Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents? What about emails created or received with Outlook? What … Read more