PDF and Open Source

PDF is all around us and successfully drives many processes. But there are many circumstances when using a commercial software is not an option – for many possible reasons. What can be done in such situations? There seems to be one simple answer for these situations: just use open source! But those that had to … Read more

Examining PDFs as an aggregate

PDFs is not a single application’s file format, it is a file format shared with thousands of applications, and each PDF producer seemingly has their own quirks for generating PDFs. What can we learn by examining a couple of largish collections of PDF as an aggregate sample of PDFs? Within these file sets: which are … Read more

The ISO PDF/R 1.0 standard

PDF/R – the new ISO 23504-1:2020 standard for raster image data interchange. This session offers a summary and discusses how PDF/R can help modernize and secure scanned image data transfer, especially in the age of cloud and mobile business workflows.

PDF/A-4, PDF/X-6 and the other new PDF standards

PDF/A-4 introduces various changes in features and structure of conformance levels. Also new are PDF/X-6, PDF/VT-3 and PDF/R. In addition ISO used the opportunity to harmonize all these standards so that it will be more straightforward for a PDF to comply with more than just one standard.