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Kent Åberg, Founder & Managing Director

Welcome to NewFormat!

    Standards make the world work

    NewFormat makes digital information permanently accessible, searchable,
    readable and reusable for the future and for as many people as possible.

    We leave no file behind.

    For all businesses that appreciate Open Standards for Business Benefits.

    Open standards ensures that your digital information is available and
    accessible in the future for as many as possible when today's
    IT technology, IT products and IT vendors are no longer.

Open Standards ensures that your information is available and accessible in the future for as many as possible, when today's IT technology, IT products and IT vendors are no longer - Picture

Open standards ensures your digital data and information will live on forever

    NewFormat provides applications and services for document management,
    accessible web and accessible PDF, digital print, prepress, publishing,
    e-archiving, workflow automation, packaging design and construction.

    Our industry-leading plugins enhance and improve the basic functionality
    in your favorite layout, design and illustration software tools such as
    Adobe® InDesign®, Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® InCopy® and QuarkXPress®
    - for more efficient, standardized and time-saving production workflows.

Open Standards

Open Document Formats

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OpenDocument Format (ODF)


Portable Document Format (PDF)

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Accessible PDF

Guide: This is how you create accessible PDF documents

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Happy 30th birthday, PDF!
"30 years of change, 30 years of PDF"

Portable Document Format (PDF)
The world’s chosen electronic document format,
celebrates it’s 30th birthday on June 15, 2023.

PDF is the globally-accepted means
of sharing final-form documents.
The world would simply not know what to do without it.

Meet us here

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Where the PDF Experts Meet
San Francisco, October 16--20, 2023

PDF Days is the most popular and most important PDF event of the year.
It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and
corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them.

October 17, 2023
A special event within this PDF Week is open-to-all:
Symposium on Advancing PDF's Imaging Model

PDF Week Fall 2023, San Francisco

Breaking News!

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The specification for the latest PDF standard
ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)

(Chapter 14 is focusing on
Document Interchange,
Accessible PDF (ISO 14289-2 / PDF/UA-2))

Now available for download at no cost today!

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PDF Association PDF Cheat Sheets
for Developers of Software Tools and Solutions

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Now available for download at no cost today!

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Customer Offer - One Complete Solution

One Complete and Bundled Solution for
HTML5-based Content Creation and Publishing for Mobile Devices

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2D/3D Packaging Design and Structural Design

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iC3D Suite

Packaging design with 3D real-time visualisation

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TreeDiM Picador

2D/3D structural design of cardboard packaging and POS

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Editorial Workflow Technology

Plug-ins to
Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator®, InCopy® and QuarkXPress®)

Automated PDF creation and output/export for
prepress, publishing and printing markets workflows
and for generation of accessible PDF documents

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PDF Workflow Technology

Your PDF problems solved
callas software finds simple ways to handle complex PDF challenges

Solutions for
Prepress, Print, Publishing, Document Exchange, and Archiving

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(Click on any icon for detailed product information)

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Automated Web-to-Print Solutions

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(Click on any icon for detailed product information)

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PDF solutions for all your needs

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Foxit PDF Editor Suite for Teams
Foxit PDF Editor Suite Pro for Teams
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Document Transformation Services

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Foxit Mobile PDF

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Accessible PDF

    Strict requirements for accessible digital documents

    The Swedish Act on Access to Digital Public Services requires
    all digital documents published on the authorities' web pages
    must be accessible for everyone.

    A digital or electronic media is accessible for everyone when it is
    easily opened, read, understood and can be navigated by everyone,
    with or without disabilities.

This is Accessible PDF - PDF/UA

A fully PDF/UA compliant PDF can be just as
accessible as a WCAG compliant website

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    The aim of a barrier-free PDF document is to ensure that all users,
    regardless of their personal restrictions,
    have equal access to the content without the help of others.

    Barrier-free access and accessible PDF content is all about
    universal design; i.e. accessibility through design.

    Files based on PDF technology must comply with PDF/UA,
    the ISO Standard 14289-1 for
    "universally accessible PDF documents and PDF forms".

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the recognized
    international guidelines for accessible websites.

    Digital documents provided for download from
    government websites are also covered by
    the WCAG recommendations.

    However, WCAG's recommendations alone are not sufficient
    to create a universally accessible PDF document.

    Accessible PDF documents also require,
    in addition to complying with WCAG recommendations,
    compliance with the ISO Standard PDF/UA.

    WCAG and PDF/UA complement each other.
    PDF/UA is a required complement, not an alternative, to WCAG:

    • WCAG only recommends that all information
      on a website must be accessible for everyone.

    • PDF/UA specifies HOW to technically create an accessible PDF;  
      how semantic content such as text content, images,
      form fields, comments, bookmarks and metadata,
      may be used in PDF/UA compliant documents.

    It is both syntactic and semantic requirements that
    must be met by an accessable PDF.

    Only then can assistive technologies, such as screen readers,
    read the content of PDF documents correctly.

    Thus, it is not assistive technologies, nor popular software tools such as
    MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Google Docs, Apple iWork,...
    that define what is an accessible PDF.

    A PDF document is defined as "accessible PDF" only when it
    meets the ISO Standard PDF/UA-1 with guidelines and
    applicable parts of WCAG 2.1 AA recommendations.

    A fully PDF/UA compliant PDF can be just as
    accessible as a WCAG compliant website.

This is how you create Accessible PDF according to PDF/UA!

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    In case you prefer to create accessible PDF according to
    the ISO Standard PDF/UA on your own (DIY) or rather
    prefer to engage an external service provider for
    faster and easier delivery and deployment:

    Extensive guide:
    Learn more by accessing our open information resources
    (free of charge) on how to create accessible PDF documents:


    We would be happy to help you create accessible PDF on your own.

    We provide:

    • software tools you need to create accessible PDFs yourself

    • audit mapping of document resources on your websites/domains

    • accessible PDF as a service on your assignment

Indispensable software tools to
successfully create accessible PDF according to PDF/UA!

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Accessible PDF

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AbleDocs ADReader

Free Mobile PDF Accessibility Reader

ADReader is "PDF/UA-Ready" and available at no cost.

View, read and navigate PDF/UA-compliant PDF-files
on mobile devices with small screens

Inclusive and barrier-free app for
Android and iOS / iPadOS

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PDF Accessibility Checker 2021

Free PDF Accessibility Checker

Checks your PDF files for compliance with PDF/UA-1 and WCAG 2.1

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axaio MadeToTag for Adobe InDesign

Plugin to Adobe InDesign

Creates easier and faster accessible PDF documents,
according to the ISO Standard PDF/UA,
directly from within Adobe InDesign

No need for revision / post-processing in Adobe Acrobat!

Saves simultaneously also in PDF/A-2a format for
long-term archiving of accessible PDF documents

Indispensable tool for comprehensive and complex documents
such as annual reports, stock exchange prospectus, ...

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axesWord for MS Word

Converts MS Word documents to accessible PDF,
according to the ISO Standard PDF/UA,
with 1 click only!

Saves simultaneously also in PDF/A-2a format for
long-term archiving of accessible PDF documents

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Finds and fixes PDF accessibility issues easily
in a few clicks to comply with PDF/UA!

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Web-based service at no cost

Validates any existing PDF file for
compliance with PDF/UA-1 and WCAG 2.1 AA

Accessibility issues are identified in one click

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callas pdfGoHTML

Free plugin to Adobe® Acrobat®

Shows Tagging Structure of PDF files

Supports the ISO PDF/UA standard for
Universally Accessible PDF Documents

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CommonLook PDF Validator

Free PDF Accessibility Checker Plug-in to Adobe Acrobat

Checks your PDF files for compliance with PDF/UA-1 and WCAG 2.1

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CommonLook PDF

Plugin to Adobe Acrobat Professional and Standard

Simplifies remediation of PDF files,
making them accessible for everyone

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CommonLook Office

Create Accessible PDF from within MS Word and MS PowerPoint

Provide vital accessibility information before generating PDF file

Accessible table formatting for complex tables

Industry Solutions from Leading Brands

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Industry leading
software tools, solutions, services and training
for publishing and print


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