ere is no doubt that we now had a "computing life,
Posted August 22nd, 2012 by loss11
There is no doubt that we now had a "computing life, and this life is an important feature: the software program and the file format from time to time will be updated once. PDF (implantable file format) has become the standard for the exchange of files in the print production process, its specifications are also kept changing frequency of once every 15-24 months, Adobe has even launched specifically for the design and the prepress production staff and the development of the Acrobat software. In this article, we will discuss the PDF of the status quo and the future (the latest version of the Acrobat software, AdobePDFPrintEngine and XPS new format will the future impact of the PDF). Open specifications for open standards In the last year, Office 2010 has just launched Acrobat8 software indeed small changes the life of the print production professionals. Latest PDF specification (PDF1.7) did not bring a strong shock to the entire printing industry as PDF1.4 as. But in the end of January 2007, Adobe officially announced PDF1.7 has a very significant meaning, it will have a profound impact on the future development of the PDF. The Enterprise Content Management Association the PDF1.7 fully handed over to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization), thus making it a truly open standards. Beginning in 1993, PDF has become an open format. In other words, it is an open file, anyone can get a copy of this specification and development of software to create or filter PDF files. Adobe's estimated market from 1200-1800 software, and all PDF development work done by Adobe, and other external organizations which it can not make any contribution. When a PDF from an open specification into an open standard, all this will change. This means that the final version of the specification will become independently developed by Adobe PDF1.7 - The subsequent introduction of the PDF by the Standards Committee is responsible for developing, third parties can also contribute to this specification own strength. Some open supplier claims to be able to develop a PDF file / program better than AdobePDFLibrary authorized. Now, they can also become a standard PDF (it can be preceded by a development team of any name), and to integrate their own innovation to this standard. The Adobe's why choose to do so? The direct reason for the company to make this kind of decision is perhaps the emergence of Microsoft Vista and XPS formats. The XPS format is sometimes called the "PDF" killer, and PDF, it is a container file format (containerfileformat), and because it is based on the popular XML, some people predicted it will be better than has been the development of a 15 years of the PDF. Adobe has obviously felt the pressure from the XPS and Microsoft. Microsoft developed a output directly from Word, XPS and PDF tools, Adobe has asked Microsoft to remove the PDF / XPS output options from Office2007 - currently, this output software as a separate download In the Microsoft website. Adobe is currently working to develop own XML-based file format, and its code-named "Mars". The company claims that the move to open a the PDF new round of revolution. In addition, Adobe is also involved in the development process of the PDF / X, PDF / A, PDF / UA and PDF / E and other PDF standard file. When PDF became an ISO standard, these standards will cover all of the above. Standards Committee of the speed of development of the project has been relatively slow, so we may not see the emergence of a new version of the PDF specification in recent years, and to get Adobe's specifications entirely to the Enterprise Content Management Association, at least spend 18-30 months time.