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Macduff Hughes on PDF and Acrobat

Macduff Hughes, Engineering Director for Acrobat Standard and Professional, discusses the development of the PDF file format and the Acrobat product family.

Last Build Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:22:05 +0000


Acrobat 8 and PDF format features

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:22:05 +0000

Today we announced Acrobat 8. Lots of other material goes over general features – here’s the official announcement page, and here’s Lori De Furio’s excellent blog. For my entry here I’m just going to talk about Acrobat 8 and the … Continue reading

PDF/A metadata – namespace URIs and prefixes

Fri, 30 Jun 2006 14:23:36 +0000

PDF/A developers and users should be aware of a couple of important corrections that are going to be made to the metadata specifcations for PDF/A. The PDF/A specification requires that certain metadata be written into conforming PDF/A files. This metadata … Continue reading

PDF/A and the “openness” of PDF

Fri, 21 Oct 2005 10:03:37 +0000

John Carroll of Microsoft has written an interesting blog item on PDF vs. Office XML that deserves careful reading. In it he criticizes the government of Massachussets for approving the use of PDF 1.5 but not Office XML as a … Continue reading

PDF/A – background

Tue, 04 Oct 2005 08:26:04 +0000

Next week I’ll be in Washington for a meeting to start work on the second version of PDF/A. So I will be devoting most of my next few blog entries to PDF/A. Today, some background and history. When PDF was … Continue reading

Microsoft Office to support PDF

Mon, 03 Oct 2005 10:27:18 +0000

I was planning to launch my blog today with a discussion of PDF/A. But my plans were derailed by the announcement that Microsoft Office 12 will support export of PDF. (Just to clear up some confusion that has shown up … Continue reading