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Chrome adds support for Tagged PDF

On July 29 Google announced that starting with Chrome 85, the world’s leading browser will automatically generate a tagged PDF when you choose the “Save as PDF” option. Since web browsers took over mainstream PDF viewing several years ago, high-quality …

Google Chrome


veraPDF 1.16 is now available

The latest release of the industry-supported PDF/A validator has been released. An open source project developed by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF includes four components: The implementation checker validating all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 …

veraPDF logo


“Requirements for Archiving Email using PDF” draft report now available for comment

The objective of the draft report on archiving email with PDF is to describe how advanced PDF-based capture, preservation, rendering, and distribution options for email can deliver long-term value to organizations, communities, and everyday users.

Hands holding documents


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.

ISO meeting


In memory of Karl De Abrew

In the late 1990s Karl’s ‘Planet PDF’ created a worldwide PDF community and went on to found successful companies leveraging PDF technology. A warm and generous personality, Karl inspired and encouraged thousands through his energy, talents and vision, and was …



Recently identified PDF encryption vulnerabilities

These vulnerabilities require an attacker to modify an encrypted PDF file, potentially leading to the exfiltration of the document’s contents to an external server. This class of problem is not specific to PDF per se, but is applicable to most …

File structure diagram showing encrypted and unencrypted objects.


TWAIN Direct with PDF/Raster released

The TWAIN Working Group, a liaison member of the PDF Association, has just announced the release of TWAIN Direct, their next-generation open source image-acquisition technology. As the TWAIN Direct website points out, historically, application developers’ choice of image capture API …

TWAIN Direct overview diagram.


Microsoft announces forthcoming major product support for PDF/UA

SQL Server’s Reporting Services will soon support the ISO standard for accessible PDF.

A wall of windows, with one open.


The Mueller Report: ebook version

After an impressive effort the Mueller Report is now available as a free EPUB file. What might have been in PDF?

Screenshot of a redacted portion of the Mueller report.


veraPDF 1.14 released

The Open Preservation Foundation, a PDF Association liaison member, has announced the 1.14 release of the open source, industry-supported PDF/A validator, part of OPF’s reference toolset. The latest release includes bug fixes, feature requests and performance enhancements, including the latest resolutions from the …



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