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The PDF Association publishes a variety of documents and other resources to help developers, product managers, and others interested in leveraging PDF to meet their business and organizational objectives.

Most publications listed on pdfa.org are developed through our publications process, and are freely available to members and non-members alike.

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PDF Declarations

PDF in general

ISO-standardized subsets of PDF such as PDF/A, PDF/UA and PDF/X already include identification mechanisms. However, in many cases users of PDF files would like to leverage 3rd party standards or …

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Electronic Document Conference – the sessions

Videos from the Electronic Document Conference 2019, held in Seattle, WA. The videos are posted on YouTube.

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About the PDF Association

What is the PDF Association, and what are the benefits of membership? This video helps explain.

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2018 PDF Day DC – the sessions

January 29, 2018 was PDF Day in Washington DC! This event brought industry experts, vendors, consultants, integrators and agency professionals together to discuss how PDF technology can contribute to enhancing the government’s workflows.

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PDF experts

This short video highlights the wide-ranging expertise within the membership and the PDF Association’s mission to promote awareness of ISO-standardized PDF technology.

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PDF Days; education, connections and more

A window into PDF Days, this PDF Association video showcases some of the reasons to attend – and for members, to sponsor – PDF Days events.

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Finnish Business Archive Association: “PDF/A-3 as preservation format”

The Finnish Business Archive Association organised an expert event from September, 30 to October, 1st 2015 in Mikkeli, Finland. PDF Association Board Member Hans-Joachim Hübner and Managing Director Thomas Zellmann presented the keynote speech discussing “PDF/A-3 as preservation format”.

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PDF Days Europe 2015: Session recordings

You missed PDF Days Europe 2015? Never mind! Most sessions were recorded, and may be viewed via the links in the table. Monday, June 8, 2015 – Educational DayeIDAS and the PDF world Influences and challenges of the new EU …

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PDF Day 2014 (DC and NY): Session Recordings

In late 2014, over two days in Washington DC and New York City over 20 experts came together to offer high-level educational sessions on PDF technology. Links to each session recording are provided below: Introduction: What is PDF, who owns …

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PDF Day 2013 (Seattle): Session Recordings

PDF Day events consist of a number of strictly educational (no product pitches allowed) presentations. The video recordings are now stored on YouTube. PDF Technical Conference 2013 PDF/A Day 2013

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PDF/UA sessions at the PDF Technical Conference 2012

An afternoon of the Technical Conference 2012 in March 27-28, 2012 in Basel, Switzerland was dedicated to PDF/UA, tagged PDF and accessibility of PDF and PDF programs. All three presentations from the PDF/UA session were recorded. What does it feel …

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