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

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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A new members-only resource supports forensic experts tasks with examination of PDF files.

What do “first class companies” do? Japanese media covers the PDF Association in Tokyo. Firefox adds experimental alt. text generation to PDF. … Read more

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).

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Member News July 9, 2024

Crawford Technologies will showcase its solutions at thINK Ahead 2024, held July 17-19 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Member News July 2, 2024

Crawford Technologies and Docuvela form a strategic partnership to develop innovative technology solutions to address the document management challenges businesses … Read more

Member News June 28, 2024

UPDF announces its AI-powered PDF editor with new image interaction functionality.

Member News June 24, 2024

pdfRest announces the launch of Convert PDF Colors as the newest API Tool available with its PDF Toolkit Cloud API … Read more

Article June 24, 2024

What do “first class companies” do? Japanese media covers the PDF Association in Tokyo. Firefox adds experimental alt. text generation … Read more

Member News June 24, 2024

Kdan Mobile announces the latest update to their PDF Reader introducing the document Analyst Chatbots that enable users to review … Read more

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.

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