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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.

Adobe Summit 2023

After several years as a virtual-only event, Adobe Summit—the world’s largest digital experience conference—is finally back to an in-person format. The event will take place in Las Vegas from 21-23 March and we couldn’t be more excited to return!

Adobe Summit logo

This event brings together industry leaders, luminaries, and innovators across all sectors for three days of learning and sharing ideas. More than 100,000 people from around the world attended Adobe Summit 2022 and this year, the event promises to be even bigger!

Typefi is a Showcase sponsor of Adobe Summit 2023. Be sure to stop by Kiosk 1044C to see a demo of Typefi in action and grab a Typefi-branded notebook!

Geneva 2022 Typefi User Conference

That’s a wrap for Geneva 2022!

October was quite a month for us at Typefi.

Many of our team members spent almost three weeks on the road traveling to events, starting with the User Conference on 13 October.

Typefi User Conference Geneva 2022

And what a way to kick it off! It was incredible to finally be back in person with all of you after more than three years.