How often do you read PDF documents
on mobile devices?

Today information is consumed more frequently on mobile devices (phone, tablets). Most PDF documents are not suitable for small screens. In the latest survey I ask how often PDF documents are read on mobile devices. You can participate in the survey in the right sidebar –––>


Results of Ghent Workgroup Survey

Last year the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has conducted a worldwide survey on PDF workflow in seven languages. Now a summary of the results with comments was published. The results are also discussed in a comprehensive video (49′). Especially interesting is the fact that the current results were compared with the results of similar surveys conducted in 1998 and 2008. 

In total 1109 people have answered the survey. Surprisingly more than a third of the participants picked PDFX-ready at this question:


Recordings of GWG webinars

Recently the Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has conducted eight webinars. The recordings are available here:


New survey: Which standalone PDF applications are you using frequently
for your prepress files?

A year ago I have asked which Acrobat plugins are used on a regular basis. The focus in the most recent survey is on standalone applications:

Which standalone PDF applications are you using frequently for your prepress files?

It’s possible to add additional applications (not plug-ins!) in the field “Others”.

The survey can only be taken once. After entering your answers you will see the current results.

The survey can also be answered in the right sidebar. –––>


Acrobat is the most popular Preflight tool

In my last survey I have asked which Preflight tool(s) is used most frequently. These were the five most mentioned products (count on 28.12.17):

  1. Acrobat Preflight (30.61 %)
  2. Enfocus PitStop Pro (15.51 %)
  3. OneVision (15.10 %)
  4. Callas pdfToolbox Desktop (12.63 %)
  5. Callas pdfToolbox Server/CLI/SDK (8.16 %)

Other products were mentioned less than 5%.