[Scribus] [Related] PDF to become an open, ISO standard

Ludi Maciel iludi
Mon Jan 29 16:20:26 CET 2007

Adobe Systems Inc. on Jan. 29 announced that it has released the full PDF 
(Portable Document Format) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Association for 
Information and Image Management. AIIM, in turn, will start working on making 
PDF an ISO standard.

In this release, Adobe is opening up the full PDF 1.7 specification as defined 
in Adobe's PDF Reference Manual. According to Sarah Rosenbaum, Adobe's 
director of product management, this is the next logical step for Adobe with 
its PDF formats. In the 14 years since Adobe published the complete PDF 
specification in 1993, PDF has become a de facto global standard for secure 
and dependable information exchange and archival storage.

Since 1995, Adobe has participated in various working groups that develop 
technical specifications for publication by ISO, and worked within the ISO 
process to deliver specialized subsets of PDF as standards for specific 
industries and functions. Through these efforts, PDF/Archive (PDF/A) and 
PDF/Exchange (PDF/X) have already become ISO standards, and PDF for 
Engineering (PDF/E) and PDF for Universal Access (PDF/UA) are well on their 
ways to becoming ISO standards



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