PDF Evolution: ISO Standards, Subsets, Versions and Types

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PDF versions and subsets

The Portable Document Format (PDF) was created by Adobe in the last decade of the 20th century.

  • 1991 Dr. John Warnock, Adobe’s co-founder, started The Camelot Project
  • 1992 – Camelot evolved into PDF
  • 1993 – The tools for creating and viewing PDFs were released

The format was developed with the idea that every document should be readable and printable on any device while preserving the fidelity of the content.

PDF Versions

As expected, the format wasn’t popular from the start. Nevertheless, the PDF evolved steadily over the years to become one of the most used electronic document file formats today.

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Everything You Need To Know About Converting Scanned PDFs

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Since moving towards the “paperless” business concept, industries and companies are scanning both printed and handwritten material on a daily basis.

It isn’t uncommon to want to digitize every hard copy file your company has in order to keep pace with technology. Doing so streamlines document management processes and provides easier access to crucial records.

Yet, though scanned documents can help many businesses transform and improve their performance, scanned documents still have a few setbacks.

More often than not, those scanned documents are saved in the PDF format, making it hard to interact with the content as needed. Since a scanned document is just a photo, the text or handwriting within the file can’t be edited nor searched, which presents a problem in many situations. For example, if you wish to create a financial report in Excel by using some scanned receipts and documents, there aren’t many ways to do this.

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5 Ways To Run A Paperless Office More Efficiently

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Creating Paperless Office

For the longest time, workplaces have been striving towards a paperless office. Yet we still have a long way to go before going completely paperless. In fact, half the battle is making the switch. The other half is  running your paperless office efficiently.

Sure you can scan in all your documents and make your filing system more accessible. But if you can’t effectively retrieve, extract and work with those scanned documents, your switch won’t be the digital transformation you envisioned.

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Able2Extract Professional 11–The Only PDF Tool You’ll Ever Need

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It’s been over a week since we launched Able2Extract Professional 11 and we hope you’re all enjoying the latest features and the boost in productivity.

As you may have noticed during this year’s launch, Able2Extract Professional is the only tool we’ve upgraded. And no, we didn’t forget to upgrade the Standard version.  In fact, we decided that, in order to give you the best in PDF conversion technology, we’re now focusing solely on Able2Extract Professional.

The Standard version has been an Investintech staple from the very early days, but we believe that providing you with one tool is, by far, a more effective solution to getting your PDF tasks done.   

In other words, this change means giving you a product that allows you to do every PDF task you need without having to resort to another tool. As a result, you get a complete out-of-the-box PDF user experience.

OCR Conversion Results

On top of PDF editing, annotation and redaction, as well as upgraded PDF security features, you now get the added bonus of scanned PDF conversion. You can integrate hard copy documents into your digital workflow seamlessly.

There are a few details to note with this change, though.  

Save More With Discounted Upgrades

As a licensed user of a prior version, you are entitled to a significantly discounted upgrade to our all-new Able2Extract Professional 11.

Upgrades from all Able2Extract Standard versions to Able2Extract Professional 11 is only $49.50.  You don’t need to pay full price to get the new version and the latest features.   

Get More From Technical And Customer Support

In addition, we encourage everyone to join our  Software Advantage Plan for complete, uninterrupted and upgraded support when making the transition.  It costs only $39.95 for a yearly subscription for front-of-the-line support on your most pressing issues and questions.

Plus, there are other VIP member perks to enjoy:

  • Free access to all minor products updates and major upgrade
  • Exclusive access to new, unreleased product builds
  • A personalized web portal
  • Special volume discounts

This is a major change, but it’s a positive one. The goal: to make your Investintech experience better than ever.  If you haven’t checked out Able2Extract Professional 11 yet, you can try it free for 7-days.

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