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    How to host an ISO meeting - or one more excuse to explore my own area

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    In December we will be hosting the annual winter meetings for TC 171 SC2. It's a week-long deep-dive into PDF standards for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from around the world. The committees for PDF Reference ISO 32000), PDF/A (ISO 19005), PDF/UA (ISO...
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    PDF in SLC - The Annual ISO TC 171 Meeting Extravaganza for 2011

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    Last week marked the most recent TC 171 annual plenary. This year’s festivities were held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and sponsored by FamilySearch and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And lest you doubt we could have fun in Salt Lake...
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    AIIM Expo 2010 & AIIM Standards Week 2010

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    April 19-22 marked my annual trek to Philadephia (or Boston some years ago) for the annual AIIM Standards Week and AIIM 2010 Conference and Expo. As a bonus, this year the Expo was again co-located with the OnDemand Conference and Expo. While AIIM is...
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    Nurturing the next generation of geeks

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    Each year, Microsoft brings hundreds of high school and college students to the Redmond and Mountain View campuses for internship opportunities. Internships are paid and other benefits are provided – you can get more details at the Microsoft college site...
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    To embed or not to embed, that is the font question

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    If you’re talking about accessibility, the likely answer is to embed. If we look at items that make file formats less than optimally accessible, fingers immediately point to Open XML's lack of complex table headers. I can't disagree that allowing some...
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    Yes, I am addicted to the 'net

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    I spent the last two weeks of December at my farm in Eastern Washington. I love the farm, despite the farmhouse, which I swear my grandfather jerry-rigged to start falling apart the minute I bought the place more than a decade ago and despite the deer...
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    Intro to PDF/Universal Accessibility

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    What do you get when you pull together a gathering of end users with disabilities, frustrated industry folks who spend a lot of time cleaning up PDFs for customers so that their documents are accessible, and IT professionals who focus on accessibility...
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    PDF party in Orlando

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    I spent the week of October 18-23 in Orlando, enjoying not the sun but the company of my colleagues in TC171. I’m fairly certain there was sunshine – I saw a few hints in the mornings before meetings and through the windows at lunch. Heard rumors, at...
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    Hello and PDF alphabet soup

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    It’s been almost two weeks since I joined the Office Interoperability team, so no doubt it’s about time I started a blog. After more than 19 years at Microsoft, I probably have a tale or two to tell … but I don’t want to give the lawyers heart attacks...
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