Survey of open source PDF solutions

The presentation will first provide an overview of the current active open-source projects that deal with PDF rendering, creation, and manipulation. We will be looking at the activity of the projects (i.e. frequency of commits, number of contributors, history, etc.) We will also look at the platforms that the projects build on, the language used, … Read more

Content accessibility for all screen sizes

With mobile claiming more than 50% of total internet usage for the past 5 years, the way we interact and manipulate content must continue to adapt. For all a lot of publishers, PDF is still the format of choice. But, how does that now apply to the devices we most often use today and into … Read more

3DPDFs + the future

Since the entry of 3D to the PDF specification, usage has been dominated by the AEC industry. Today, the way we use, interpret and digest 3D models and embed 3D data has matured—mostly attributed to the exponential advancements in technology. So what does the future look like for the life-like format in the AEC industry … Read more

Cryptography in PDF: future perspectives

The relationship between cryptography and PDF is one with a long history. PDF’s cryptography-related features have been through a number of significant revisions over the years, and PDF signatures have firmly established themselves as a replacement for paper signatures in many workflows all over the world. That being said, the cryptography landscape constantly evolves as … Read more

Future of Traversing PDF Files

As we all know, PDF files are a structural marvel. There are many ways of constructing a file while still maintaining the same visual result. This is a blessing, but also a curse. This variety has to be accounted for if you want to traverse PDF files consistently and without inconveniencing your end users with … Read more

Archiving email – as PDF?

Digital archives have to preserve not only the data formats, they also have to make sure that proper viewer technology is available in the future. For most paper like formats this is solved by PDF/A. But there are questions beyond the format: an email is often related to other emails and it may be more useful … Read more

What makes a tagged PDF a proper tagged PDF/UA document?

Tagged, accessible PDF documents are already part of the standard requirements of many companies – partly due to legal obligations, but increasingly also under a moral aspect. This requirement already arrived in most sectors, that’s for sure, but will increase much more in the coming years. Learn how the Matterhorn Protocol helps to understand the … Read more

The Low Code Revolution and PDF

Ever-increasing demand for productivity and faster time to delivery is increasing awareness and adoption of Low-Code application development by IT teams and “Citizen IT”. This trend is disrupting traditional patterns of software development and is shifting development towards cloud-based low-code platforms. This session will aim to answer the question “What does Low Code mean for … Read more

Validating digital signatures in PDF

Digital signatures and PDF are an increasingly popular combination for digitizing paper-based business processes. While the focus of most signature products and solutions is on the creation of the signature itself, the correct validation of signatures contained in PDF is somewhat pushed into the background. Signature validation is a greater challenge for software development than … Read more