Software Practices

T14 Make PDF Work For You


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Tim Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer


PDF documents are common place in the workplace today. Widely used for their platform-independent viewing support, these documents can come from anywhere, and contain almost anything. However, the massive adoption rate of PDF documents is not without its downsides. Once data gets in, how do you get data out of a PDF document? How can you get a PDF document to work with your document management system, especially in regards to indexing? This session will answer these questions and more, as we take a look and some unknown, and often unused, features supported in PDF documents that can add intelligence to your digital document workflows, and make PDF work for you.

You will learn:

  • How XMP metadata can be used to add workflow and business intelligence to your documents
  • How File Attachments can be used to make data in your documents more accessible
  • How PDF 2.0 will make this even better!