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Typefi User Conference 2023: Philadelphia

After a fantastic response to our 2022 User Conference, it was clear that we had to plan another event—so we did! The Typefi User Conference is back again this year, and the event is returning to North America.

Typefi User Conference Philadelphia 2023

This year’s Typefi User Conference will take place in Philadelphia at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. There’s a lot going on at Typefi, and we have lots to show you!

Peter Kahrel holding up a Typefi Field Notes booklet

Wishing Peter Kahrel—InDesign scripting guru at Typefi—a happy retirement!

We are both sad and happy to announce that Peter Kahrel, Senior Scripting Engineer at Typefi, is retiring on Friday, 28 April 2023. A global star in the InDesign scripting community—almost as big as Elvis + rock and roll—Peter has been programming InDesign with JavaScript since 2003 and has worked as a script developer at Typefi since 2010.

Peter Kahrel, Typefi Senior Scripting Engineer
Graphic showing logos of Typefi above the logo of DeltaXML

See changes easily in XML comparison PDF from Typefi and DeltaXML

With the DeltaXML plug-in (v8) integration, Typefi users can license the DeltaXML compare action to their Typefi workflows to produce an .INDD or PDF file—giving them a visual comparison between two selected XML documents and data.

Typefi logo above the DeltaXML logo

For many organisations, it’s important to see content changes between two XML documents. Say, for example, a Standards organisation publishes a standard and then updates it a year later. Any organisation currently working to that standard will need to know what changed between versions.

If you’ve ever worked in XML, you know that finding a particular change is like finding a needle in a haystack! With no clear visual clues to assist, you need a specialised tool.

Publishing Lessons from the Long History of the PDF

Marie Gollentz
Project Manager, Typefi

The Portable Document Format (PDF) has come a long way since it was launched by Adobe in 1993. What started as a little-known technology to keep page layout from going wonky has now become a feature-rich format that is used by people the world over.

In 2020, Adobe estimated that there were more than 2.5 trillion PDFs in existence – that’s more than 320 PDFs for each person on Earth! In that same year, about 303 billion PDFs were opened using Adobe Document Cloud.

The PDF can offer those of us in the world of publishing and content some interesting blueprints for success. In this piece, learn more about what the development of the PDF can teach us when it comes to developing our products, driving popular appeal and soaring above competitors in the marketplace.