It's time for PDF 2.0.
Organisations will need to prepare now to exploit the enhanced workflow capabilities of PDF 2.0, the first major overhaul of the venerable Portable Document Format (PDF) standard, which is due out in early 2017.
Peter Wyatt, co-leader of the international body that is developing the PDF 2.0 standard, said that while the new standard is fully backwards-compatible, only those organisations that have the correct systems in place will be ready to exploit the new capabilities encapsulated in the updated format.
“PDF 2.0 is a significant update that will include a range of new features and fix many of the ambiguities that were present in the previously fast-tracked standard,” said Wyatt.
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Duff serves the PDF industry as ISO Project co-Leader and US TAG chair for both ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and ISO 14289 (PDF/UA). As Executive Director of the PDF Association, Duff coordinates several working groups, speaks at a wide variety of industry events and promotes the advancement and adoption of PDF technology worldwide. An independent consultant, Duff Johnson is a veteran …