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June 12, 2024 by Peter Wyatt

Peter Wyatt’s latest article focuses on improving the user experience for website visitors needing to access specific content in longer PDF documents.

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June 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)

Private data is everywhere is in almost every broadly-adopted file format. This Application Note answers questions about private data in PDF files.


May 2024 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)

Accurately understanding the kinds of data that can be in a PDF and how it is stored can be very important. This … Read more

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Microsoft deepens its investment in Tagged PDF. We talked PDF with NISO. Both Android and iOS improve PDF handling. A major vulnerability … Read more

While PDF/X establishes rules for representing page content for print purposes, it doesn’t describe the specific requirements of the finished print product. … Read more


May 2024, Peter Wyatt

LOGIN REQUIRED: These synthetic files are intended for user experience and human-computer interaction (HCI) specialists to assess the behavior of their current … Read more

The latest ISO Extension to PDF 2.0 offers backwards-compatible integrity protection via Message Authentication Code (MAC).

The second PDF Week event of 2024 arrives May 6-10 in Tokyo! Members can attend remotely if they cannot join us in … Read more

Hugging Face.AI examines PDF. New PDF support in Android. Google reinvents a 31 year-old PDF feature. FireFox wants you to know that … Read more

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Member News June 20, 2024

Datalogics announces the release of new Maven and NuGet packages for their Forms Extension add-on for Adobe PDF Library. These … Read more

Member News June 18, 2024

UPDF AI Launches ‘Summarize Paper’ to Elevate Your Knowledge Journey. Give your productivity that much needed boost with the Summarize … Read more

Member News June 12, 2024

callas software’s pdfChip – and additional functionality from its pdfToolbox – is now included in dots software’s AccurioPro. As a … Read more

Resource June 12, 2024

Private data is everywhere is in almost every broadly-adopted file format. This Application Note answers questions about private data in … Read more

Resource June 3, 2024

This document broadens the concept of XMP specified in ISO 16684-1 so that XMP can be used to describe a … Read more

Resource June 3, 2024

This document defines how the XMP data model can be serialized to JSON-LD.

Resource June 3, 2024

This part of ISO 16684 specifies the use of RELAX NG to describe serialized XMP metadata.

Resource June 3, 2024

This document defines two essential components of XMP metadata – data model and serialization.

Member News May 29, 2024

PDFix’s Custom Commands empower users to tackle PDF accessibility issues, streamlining the document remediation process. With this release, customization is … Read more

Member News May 28, 2024

The latest Harlequin Core™ v14 is now available for modern, high-speed labels and packaging inkjet presses.

Article May 23, 2024

Microsoft deepens its investment in Tagged PDF. We talked PDF with NISO. Both Android and iOS improve PDF handling. A … Read more

Resource May 23, 2024

This document provides an overview and technical introduction to the Print Product Metadata (PPM) ISO Standard (ISO 21812-1).

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