Latest PDF Standards

Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we'd always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, "de-facto standard". But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it's always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it's been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it's easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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Latest PDF Standards

Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we'd always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, "de-facto standard". But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it's always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it's been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it's easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

PDF Master Series III: Eugene Y. Xiong talks with Planet PDF

Planet PDF talks with another Master of the PDF Universe, Eugene Y. Xiong, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Foxit Software Inc. in Fremont California. Xiong is a quiet yet astounding achiever, you (usually) won't find him talking at conferences, exhibits, or publishings, but what you will find is the result of his leadership in places you would never expect.

PDF Linearization (AKA Fast Web View): Why it Matters and How to Do it

In this article, Planet PDF's Dan Shea outlines what linearization means in the context of PDF, along with why and when it is most useful. The piece also briefly touches upon several available solutions for linearizing PDFs and/or viewing linearized PDFs.

PDF Master: Duff Johnson

To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this installment, we speak to Duff Johnson, long-time friend of Planet PDF and a man right at the centre of PDF, as international Project Leader for the PDF specification itself (ISO 32000).

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PDF Tips and Tricks

Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

Reordering pages in Acrobat

Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.

Create A PDF in OS X

Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF. Sometimes (like viewing webpages) this isn't supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work.

QR Code Generator For Adobe Acrobat

The QR Code Generator for Acrobat is a .SWF file that you can add to any PDF page that will create a QR code from any string that you enter into the input field but links are particularly useful.

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PDF News

The European PDF Event of the Year 2017

With less than two weeks to go, I'm getting pretty excited about the PDF Days Europe 2017. Aside from schooling my German, it also gives me some great access to the latest and greatest PDF experts.

May 05, 2017

Foxit Software solves the Document Management problem

The number of PDFs currently distributed is estimated to be over 2.5 trillion! The main areas of concern are based on making use of PDF in medium to large businesses.

June 28, 2016

PDF Days Europe 2016

The PDF Days Europe 2016 conference will be held between the 14th and 15th of June in Berlin, Germany. Topics will include PDF in the mobile device context, accessible PDF documents and forms, electronic invoice solutions and more. Planet PDF highly recommends attending this conference.

June 03, 2016

PDF Is A Platform

With the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose coming up shortly -- 19th and 20th of October -- it's worth taking a few minutes to review one of the major themes that will be discussed at the conference: PDF as a platform.

October 09, 2015

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PDF Master Series III: Eugene Y. Xiong talks with Planet PDF

Planet PDF talks with another Master of the PDF Universe, Eugene Y. Xiong, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Foxit Software Inc. in Fremont California. Xiong is a quiet yet astounding achiever, you (usually) won't find him talking at conferences, exhibits, or publishings, but what you will find is the result of his leadership in places you would never expect.

September 14, 2016
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