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Agenda PDF Days Europe 2017 published!

With over 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics, including the dramatic new Camelot2 project, this year’s PDF Days event is especially relevant as we look forward into the future of PDF technology. The PDF Association published an interview with Actino CEO Michael Karbe about PDF Days Europe 2017. He will hold a keynote and […]

New eBook: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Document Rights Management

FileOpen, Inc. announced the release of a new e-book, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Document Rights Management. They packed 20 years of expertise and industry perspective into this 15-page PDF, to help guide you as you consider using DRM for your business. You won’t find plugs for FileOpen or Actino products here—this guide is intended for anyone who wants to understand the key issues and considerations involved when choosing and implementing a DRM solution.

PDF 2.0 on the horizon – preparing for next-generation PDF


  • Test your files and implementations against others, benefit from shared experience 
  • Explore the possibilities, workshops in the UK and USA

 PDF 2.0 Interop Workshops

Explore – how your own PDF software and/or test files work with the software and/or test files of other developers

Gain  – from shared experience and networking with your fellow PDF developers

Get – your questions regarding the meaning of the standard answered PDF Association interop workshops are intended to help achieve industry-wide consensus on the meaning and application of PDF technology standards. Managed by the PDF Association and hosted by leading companies in the PDF space, the interop workshops are designed to provide an environment that provides material value to every PDF developer, from creators to processors to viewers.

Why support PDF 2.0? 

Whenever a new version of an existing file format comes along there are some obvious questions that any software developer must ask themselves: do I need to support this new version? What specific benefits would I gain if I do, and what are the risks if I don’t?


PDF 2.0 includes many new features as well as new capabilities for existing features. Some have broad application across a variety of use-cases; others offer significant benefit for specific market sectors. Just a few examples:

  • Page-level output intents
  • New rules on halftones and spot functions
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • “Unencrypted wrapper” documents
  • State-of-the-art digital signature features
  • New 3D, rich media and geospatial features
  • Associated files
  • Document parts
  • Namespaces for Tagged PDF
  • Support for UTF-8


PDF 2.0 isn’t just about new features. Just as significant was the effort expended on eliminating ambiguities and instances of implementation-dependence. Conforming processors from multiple vendors should behave more similarly than before; experience shows that older products will have difficulty competing.

PDF 2.0 is designed to be largely backward compatible, but older processors still won’t handle new features. One example: the new page-level output intents will be silently ignored by a PDF 1.7 reader, leading to printed colour that may not be acceptable. Printers may initially limit their customers to 1.7 or earlier files, but they will eventually prefer to remove the risk by upgrading to products that support PDF 2.0 files.

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Free Upgrade PDF2ID für CC 2017

Open and edit PDF with InDesign

Recosoft Corporation, the developers of PDF conversion software and Adobe® InDesign® conversion plug-ins, has released PDF2ID Standard and PDF2ID Professional v4.6, the latest PDF to InDesign conversion plug-ins for InDesign CC 2017.

PDF2ID v4.6 includes support for Adobe InDesign CC 2017 for both the Mac and Windows platforms. Additionally, PDF2ID v4.6 contains improvements in reconstructing PDF tables as InDesign tables. PDF2ID v4.6 also adds several stability improvements and an enhanced PDF graphics to InDesign graphics conversion.

“PDF2ID has been the go to plug-in for PDF to InDesign conversions since 2007; the latest release for InDesign CC 2017 demonstrates our continued commitment to the Adobe Creative Cloud platform”– Paramjit Chadha, MD, Recosoft Corporation”

PDF2ID v4.6 is a free release for all PDF2ID v4.5 Standard/Professional licensees. PDF2ID v4.6 is available immediately in the following configurations:
  • PDF2ID Standard v4.6
  • PDF2ID Professional v4.6
  • PDF2ID Standard v4.6 Upgrade
  • PDF2ID Professional v4.6 Upgrade

PDF2ID converts PDF and Windows XPS files into fully editable InDesign files allowing PDF and XPS file content recovery and reuse within InDesign. PDF2ID is the de-facto PDF conversion plug-in for InDesign, allowing anyone to open, convert and edit PDF and XPS documents in InDesign; eliminating the need to acquire additional PDF and XPS conversion tools.

Key New Features PDF2ID 4.6

  • Integration with InDesign CC 2017 – PDF2ID has been enhanced to operate seamlessly with InDesign CC 2017.
  • Table Construction enhancements – The table reconstruction of PDF2ID has dramatically been improved to recognize even more different type of data as a table.
  • Compound path and other graphics enhancements – Improvements have been made to handling and application of Compound paths and graphics for better reproduction in InDesign.
  • Stability Improvements – Many improvements have been made further improving the stability of PDF2ID.