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Stressful PDF corpus grows!

In early September I announced the initial release of the “Issue Tracker” stressful corpus of PDF files that was developed under the DARPA-funded “SafeDocs” program. …

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Hunter Biden’s “email” and the potential for deepfakes with PDF

Introduction Akin to our earlier series on the Mueller Report PDF, this article provides cultural framing and technical background for considering the evidence provided to-date by the New York Post regarding Hunter Biden’s alleged email from Ukraine. Some journalists are …

Screen-shot from Biden PDF.


PDF and Digital Signatures

The history of integration of digital signatures in PDF together with the underlying public standards like PAdES, CAdES and XAdES is described. The problematic extensions for workflow support are also addressed. The PDF Digital Signatures TWG has been established by …



Is manual accessibility validation required for automated PDF document generation?

While testing and verification is never a bad idea, the advantages of automation include speeding up processes and removing human error. Manually validating each generated PDF would be counterproductive. There are a few exceptions, but if certain criteria are met …

Gears


A new stressful PDF corpus

Interoperability is the core value proposition of the PDF file format. Although interoperability comes from sharing a clear and precise understanding of the file format specification, test data in the form of a corpus of PDF files is critical to …

Bell cure of PDF complexity.


Publish smarter – the Internet Standards Series

Dietrich von Seggern talks about an example in which the internet community came up with a smart solution for a very specific set of digital publications: their own technology standards.

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RPA-based office workflows, using PDF

Robots have already made their way in the manufacturing industry, where they are programmed in a way that they know exactly what they have to do, while the human presence is only there to control and monitor the automated processes. …



A SafeDocs update

Although less than a year into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded Safe Documents (SafeDocs) fundamental research program, from a PDF industry perspective, a number of positive early outcomes have already occurred.

Source code


Visibility into the ISO pipeline for PDF standards

A new resource collating all ISO groups and currently active work items related to PDF has been developed. Based on public information, this summary is invaluable for all PDF developers to ensure awareness of forthcoming changes in PDF-related standards.

Jungle with ISO logo


Mobile Magazines

More and more, magazines are available on tablets or other mobile platforms. The subscriber uses the respective app to view the magazine pages, but in many cases the internal format is actually PDF. In this article, we want to have …

Screenshot of a mobile magazine UI.


Updated draft PDF 2.0 standard publicly available

Now available from ISO: the Draft International Standard (DIS) version of the latest ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) standard is ready for download. Notable changes include support for Reiwa, the new Japanese era, and additional clarifications and corrections.

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