ISO has published the first revision of PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020). This is a so-called “dated revision” with quite a few clarifications but no new features compared to the original version (ISO 32000-2:2017). Further information is available from the PDF Association, which was instrumental in drafting this revision.
The third version of the ISO standard for variable data and transactional printing PDF/VT-3 (ISO 16612-3:2020) has been published.
PDF/VT-3 is based on the recently published PDF/X-6 and uses, among other things, the DPart metadata for structuring PDF pages, which has been newly included in PDF 2.0 (32000-2).
Callas Software has released pdfToolbox 12. As one of the first (if not the very first) applications, the latest version offers support for PDF/X-6, the new ISO standard for digital prepress files, which will be released soon.
There are also new features and enhancements in the following areas:
On November 6th at 16:43:30 (CET) the Adobe preflight signature has expired. That’s why it is no longer possible to embed the preflight audit trail after a preflight with Acrobat Pro in a PDF: