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Publish smart – The Internet Standards Series

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Most publishers today do not stick to a single format or communication channel. You can choose between the World Wide Web (HTML, CSS, JavaScript …), apps (mostly PDF or proprietary page based formats) or paper (PDF). Publishing houses selling their content are usually using a variety of formats to reach as many (paying) customers as possible. Other 'publishers' who are not earning money with this might want to avoid the necessary efforts. In this article, we want to talk about an example where the internet community came up with a smart solution for digital publications, namely their standards.

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RPA-based office workflows, using PDF

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The RPA (Robotic Process Automation) approach is similar to the automated process that is common in manufacturing companies, where robots are working in factories and taking over the assembly of systems, machines or vehicles. Do you think that RPA applications would be a more common sight in back offices in the coming years? Discover our view on the matter in the following blog post!

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Regulate counterfeits with label printing

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Product piracy is something that strikes fear into the heart of many brand owners. How can printers of packaging and labels help their customers to fight counterfeits? Well, Amazon has invented the ‘Transparency’ service to fight off counterfeiting, which has in turn opened new doors of realm for packaging and labelling industry. Let’s understand how Transparency works and learn what it could mean for the packaging and labelling industry in our new blog post!

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Managing manufacturing information with PDF

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In the manufacturing industry, the importance of 3D data has recently grown. In light of this, the PDF Association - along with the 3D PDF Consortium - has recently published a high-level introduction about the roles and capabilities of PDF technology in manufacturing industries. With the availability of the necessary technology for the visualization of such 3D data, this technology is used to avoid loss of information in production, scholarly publishing, in situ publishing of 3D figures and much more! Check callas’ view on the matter in this blog post!

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What can Robotic Process Automation (RPA) learn from prepress?

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The IT industry has embarked on a new topic: Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It covers the automation of processes by eliminating manual activities to a large extent, so software solutions can take over. With today's processor speed and increasingly sophisticated algorithms in software applications, IT can now carry out increasingly complex requirements faster and, for recurring tasks, more reliable than any human being. The RPA model originated in industrial production. Robots carry out the work in the manufacturing industry, and humans are only there to control and monitor the processes. In order to function smoothly, the processes and also the materials to be processed must be standardized as much as possible, which usually is the case in manufacturing processes, but not necessarily in office processes … As RPA will most likely be pushed by the current crisis, we would like to have a look at RPA from a PDF point of view!

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callas Desktop products can 'explore' your PDF documents

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Imagine a scenario where you have copy-pasted some text from your PDF to another location and it comes out totally different from what you had copied. Now what? You would want to explore the text inside the PDF, wouldn’t you? Well, what are you waiting for? Let's explore!

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Mobile Magazines

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More and more, magazines are available on tablets or other mobile platforms. Consequently, many new apps appear where subscribers have access to several hundred publications, such as AppleNews+, Keep In Mind, Readly and many more. The subscriber uses the respective app to view the magazine pages, but in many cases the internal format is actually PDF. In this blog post, we want to have a look at what is needed to turn a print-ready PDF into lightweight performant PDF pages.

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Spotify in pdfToolbox - all about spot colors

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Why would you want to convert an image that only uses spot colors to PDF, while maintaining the original appearance of the image as closely as possible? Let's figure out how Spotify can help you in your workflows in this blog post!

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