Technical Guide: Transparency Flattening with Adobe PDF Library

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Transparency flattening is a helpful solution for printing PDFs or when you save or export PDFs to other formats that don’t support transparencies. In this technical guide, you will get an in-depth look at how transparency flattening works in the Adobe PDF Library, including code samples and a walkthrough of the technology behind the flattener. […]

Why PDF Preservation Matters

Billions of PDF documents are generated every year. That’s right, billions. PDF files are the most popular way to distribute content on the Internet after HTML and XML. Many businesses and institutions rely heavily on PDF files to communicate with customers, prospects, employees, clients, constituents, and students – sending them forms, reports, account statements, articles, and a […]

Maximum PDF Compression with Minimal Effort

We’re excited to announce compression improvements across our products, including the PDF Optimizer API of the Adobe PDF Library (C++, C#, and Java), the PDF Optimizer command-line application (Windows and Linux 64-bit). Fair warning: the improvements are significant, and the results are substantial (some may even say they are mind-blowing, but we’re not here to […]

Unlock the Power of PDF Workflow Automation

We are excited to announce a new version release for both our PDF Checker and our PDF Optimizer command line interface. Each of these releases focuses on streamlining access to valuable information about your PDFs and providing more power to automate robust document workflows. Let’s take a deeper dive into what this means for you. […]

How PDF Forms can Simplify Remote Work

Like it or not, working remotely is here to stay. Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic reared its ugly head, remote work was already gaining popularity among many industries. Now, it’s pretty standard procedure, as many of us are able/allowed to work remotely. The good news is, the necessary shift to remote work during COVID […]

PDF Redaction Fails and how to Avoid them

PDF Redaction Fails

You’ve probably heard about it – in the news, at work, from your lawyer… Redaction is the process of removing sensitive or classified information from a document prior to its publication to protect yourself or your company from letting this information get into the wrong hands. Examples of sensitive information include: Social Security numbers Names […]

Get to Know PDF/A – Parts 2 & 3 and ZUGFeRD Support

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PDF/A has always been an important part of document management, and the Adobe PDF Library offers support for creating PDF/A documents that can adhere to Part 2 and Part 3 of the standard.  This means you can create a Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 PDF/A-compliant document. Specifically, we have support for Levels B […]

4 Things to Look for in a PDF Forms Management SDK

Do you ever find yourself struggling with any of these common PDF forms challenges? Trouble opening, editing, accessing, or printing PDF form documents. Struggling to import and export information from your PDF form. PDF viewer software causing PDF form incompatibility issues & loss of features. Inefficient paper-forms processing slowing down important workflows. PDF forms are […]

PDF Archiving Over Time: A Brief History

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PDF archiving is obviously near and dear to us here at Datalogics because of our deep commitment to PDF technologies. I thought it would be interesting to take us on the road to PDF from an archiving perspective. Before computers, the only option for archiving documents was physical media. Paper and microfilm are prime examples […]

PDF File Variants: an Overview

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Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) file format has evolved significantly since its introduction in 1993. While the original aim of PDF was as a successor to PostScript as a page description language, PDF has evolved during its lifetime as the meaning of a document has evolved, and as the expectations of users for what documents […]