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EDuCation 2019

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I am just back from the PDF Association’s annual event, the EDC (Electronic Document Conference), in Seattle. In short: I think it was a very good event and I am happy that we decided to have it in North America this year. (That’s a picture of Mount Rainier in the blog post cover, taken from Lake Washington during the evening boat tour.) It is always helpful to talk about recent PDF developments and to hear what others, end users as well as developers, think about those. One thing that we (the attendees) came back to various times during the event is that PDF has many more features than currently being used and that it is important to educate users and developers – which made for the title of this blog post. Part of that mission is that from now on, this annual event will alternate between Europe (next year) and North America.

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Is ZUGFeRD 2.0 just as easy to use as its predecessor or any other data formats for e-invoices?

ZUGFeRD 2.0

As a hybrid data format, ZUGFeRD integrates structured invoice data in XML format into a PDF document (PDF/A-3). Recently ZUGFeRD 2.0 was published and the current release of pdfaPilot supports the old as well as the new flavor of ZUGFeRD, but also the French Factur-X and the XRechnung (developed by the German Ministry of the Interior). This blog explains what that actually means.

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SVG font issues in prepress production - and what that has to do with recent ISO meetings

SVG Fonts issues in prepress production

We recently heard about many prepress production problems related to SVG fonts used in the layouts. In this blogpost, you'll read what causes these issues, how you can resolve them and what it has to do with our recent ISO meetings in Toronto.

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Powerful coexistence of AFP and PDF

PDF/A-3

Today, PDF is the universal format for the exchange of digital documents, but since many years it is also the standard for the transmission and processing of print documents in all industries and printing processes. Printed customer communication, however, is an exception. This is where the faction that adheres to AFP, a technology for the print data stream, persists. With the ISO 22550 standard 'Document management - AFP interchange for PDF' about to be published, both formats could be combined.

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Talking callas crew at PDF Camp 2019

PDF Camp 2019

Each year, PDF Camp brings a lot of our stakeholders together to discuss the utility of callas products, the company's future and wide-ranging problems (especially in prepress). This year was no different! Missed it? Well, I got some of it covered here. On to the PDF Camp news!

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Advanced mathematics for better (context aware) preflight

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Since the existence of PDF preflight, it was always available in all products based on an object by object analysis. Today, preflight has become a major building block of modern prepress workflows, however, the object by object approach has some limitations. Read to find out more about what context aware object detection technology is and how it helps in achieving better preflight results.

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Do PDF/A and Enterprise Content Management systems complement each other (perfectly)?

Do PDF/A and Enterprise Content Management systems complement each other?

With Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, companies can better distribute information, collaboratively edit documents, digitally archive or simply retrieve information faster. This is particularly successful if files are stored in a suitable format that reflects the typical requirements for processing documents. So, what is the first choice of document format here?

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What can you do with pdfToolbox's 'Decorate' feature?

What can you do with pdfToolbox's 'Decorate' feature?

Do you know that the Switchboard actions under 'Decorate' let you place a range of different object types or even pages within a PDF in no time. We receive tons of support queries about placing text, fold marks, page numbers or dates to adding empty pages, divider pages or summary pages. In addition, customers who knew about these Actions didn't really know that multiple files can be handled using 'Batch' processing, a reason good enough to write this blog post. Let's dive deep into it!

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