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May 16, 2024 by Peter Wyatt

Accurately understanding the kinds of data that can be in a PDF and how it is stored can be very important. This article aims to explain the different ways by which PDF stores “files”.

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May 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)

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 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)

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

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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

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

A new ISO extension to PDF 2.0 adds PDF support for the Khronos Group’s glTF 3D format.


April 2024, Peter Wyatt

All ISO publications are written according to a set of rules known as the ISO Directives. In this article, the PDF Association’s … Read more


April 2024, axes4 GmbH

Accessibility is vital for ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can fully participate in society. This article delves into the key … Read more

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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).

Member News May 23, 2024

Crawford Technologies announces the release of Version 5.6 of its Digital Transform Engine (DTE) offering enhancements that optimize the production … Read more

Member News May 22, 2024

pdfRest announces the launch of its PDF to Office Pro Self-Hosted API, providing developers with powerful, secure, and easy-to-integrate tools to … Read more

Member News May 14, 2024

pdfRest released API Polling for large document processing support so developers can now manage asynchronous PDF tasks more efficiently while … Read more

Member News May 8, 2024

Global Graphics’ David Stevenson introduces the latest features in Mako Core™, the software development kit at the heart of Global … Read more

Member News May 7, 2024

Datalogics announces an update for developers working with Adobe PDF Library (APDFL) – a new collection of VB.NET samples on … Read more

Member News May 7, 2024

callas software will present the new version 15 of its pdfToolbox at drupa 2024.

Member News April 29, 2024

KDAN provides a step-by-step approach to demystify the process of editing secured PDFs.

Member News April 26, 2024

After welcoming the digital accessibility year with axes4 Day, we are continuing with many different events.

Article April 25, 2024

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

Member News April 24, 2024

Datalogics announces the addition of multiple new features to their well-known PDF SDK, Adobe PDF Library, in their latest release … Read more

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