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PDF Days Online 2021

PDF Days this year is online-only. Technical Days sessions range from September 27 – October 18 at 1600 and 1700 CEST, Solution Days sessions (most …

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Overhauling PDF Forms technology

The Technical Working Group’s chair explains the current missions of the PDF Forms TWG; a declarative model for business logic, alignment with web forms and optimized accessibility.

Electronic form with fields for first name, last name, and your email with the PDF Association logo.


Doing PDF right

Doing PDF right means being aware of errata for PDF 2.0. With over 65 issues now resolved and approved by the PDF Association’s PDF TWG, the body of knowledge in the “PDF Issues” GitHub repo is already significant.

Screenshot of a PDF issue 9.8 Font descriptors some text crossed out other in green that is being inserted


New release of our PDF library: iText 7 Suite 7.1.15

This second release of 2021 brings many important improvements to the iText 7 Suite, including the introduction of flexbox support in pdfHTML, better SVG mapping, improved performance of the layout module for large block elements, and much more.

New release iText 7 Suite 7.1.15


Reporting issues on PDF 2.0-related standards

The PDF Association expands its pdf-issues GitHub repo to cover all ISO standards based on PDF 2.0.

Github, PDF Association and ISO logos


PDF at Work, Standards – Podcast series

Podcast part 1 talks about PDF standards in general. Part 2 discusses PDF/A for long term archiving and part 3 is about Accessibility and PDF/UA.

Carsten Heiermann


Available Now: Free Software Trial of DocBridge® Document Viewer, the Universal Viewer for Documents of Any Size and Format

The software is freely scalable and can therefore be quickly and easily adapted to the current situation depending on the volume of documents and number of users.



Introducing the Rich Media Technical Working Group

A new Technical Working Group will develop guidance and best-practices for the RichMedia annotation defined in PDF 2.0.

Abstract painting


Perfecting PDF Lexical Analysis

This PDF file tests parsing valid combinations of adjacent PDF tokens both in the body of a PDF as well as in PDF content streams.

Cute beagle eating pasta.


New Application Note: Use of object metadata streams

PDF 2.0 Application Note 003 identifies precise locations for PDF objects’ XMP metadata to help drive interoperability across all PDF creators and consumers.

Application Note 003 cover


PDF: The document format for everything

The ISO-standardized PDF format and subset formats facilitate digital document solutions for today and tomorrow.

Animals in a boat.