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Don’t risk losing users’ trust: future-proof your PDF implementations

July 2024 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)

To avoid confusing and frustrating users, applications can and should be robustly prepared for significant changes to PDF – with end user messaging in mind – well before files start to occur in the marketplace.

As PDF’s technical community continues its work on defining a future version of PDF it must consider the impact of these changes on today’s software, and how implementers can best support end users.

Web browsers offer a lot of relevant experience in terms of how they manage similar incompatibility issues, including missing functionality. For example, “reporting to a user” does not always have to be via a primary user interface dialog or prominent banner but might be via logs, a status bar symbol, or an on-screen widget.

The key point is that an end-user must have some means of learning that an incompatibility has been detected between their software and the document they’ve opened and are (presumably) trying to understand!

PDF has always been and always will be fully extensible; PDF software should always be written to reflect that fact.

Forensic tools for PDF

June 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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A new members-only resource supports forensic experts tasks with examination of PDF files.

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May 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The latest ISO Extension to PDF 2.0 offers backwards-compatible integrity protection via Message Authentication Code (MAC).

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April 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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A new ISO extension to PDF 2.0 adds PDF support for the Khronos Group’s glTF 3D format.

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March 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Based on WTPDF, ISO 14289-2 serves to assure institutions that the PDF Association’s requirements for creating and validating accessible PDF … Read more

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December 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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PDF Week Online 2024 consists of 16 PDF Association Working Group meetings and 2 ISO working group meetings.

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November 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The new VSCode extension by the PDF Association provides PDF syntax awareness to this popular editor, and is designed to … Read more

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September 2023 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)
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PDF developers everywhere have a new resource; targeted test cases highlighting differences between implementations.

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June 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association is pleased to announce no-cost availability of ISO/TS 32003, adding support for AES-GCM to PDF 2.0.

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June 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of PDF technology the PDF Association has released a trailer for its forthcoming documentary.

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April 2023 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Now anyone can download the latest PDF specification, ISO 32000-2, at NO COST! What are you waiting for?

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September 2022 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association publishes new guidance to aide in optimizing PDF files for maximally-efficient rendering and print.

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