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Export date: Wed Dec 6 1:29:07 2023 / +0000 GMT

Life after PREFORMA: the future of veraPDF

veraPDF-logo-600-300x149The PREFORMA project that commissioned and funded the development of veraPDF draws to an end this year. Recent activity has been focused on PREFORMA acceptance testing, formalising the decisions of the PDF Association's Technical Working Group and fixing issues reported by the community. In this webinar, the veraPDF Consortium will present the results of recent development and the plans for life after PREFORMA. Specifically, the webinar will cover:

  • Improvements to the veraPDF policy checker aimed to make it easier for users to create custom policies.

  • Real world policies produced by the veraPDF consortium for PREFORMA acceptance testing.

  • Common validation issues, particularly around PDF/A's Unicode requirements.

  • Our plans for the future, including feature reporting for PDF 2.0 and support arrangements for the veraPDF project.


Session leads

Carl Wilson, Open Preservation Foundation

Boris Doubrov, Dual Lab



Registration is now open at: There are 50 places available, allocated on a first come, first served basis. The webinar will also be recorded for OPF members who cannot attend at this time.



The webinar takes place at 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST and will last approximately one hour.