Survey: How do you use PDF?

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techconf2013eu

Technical Conference Europe 2013 · June 18-19, 2013 · Königswinter, Germany

The Technical Conference Europe 2013 covers technical topics around PDF and related ISO standards and technologies. With a technical audience in mind – developers, technical product managers as well as technical decision makers – the conference provides an update on the latest developments in the world of PDF, and at the same time offers a platform for discussions and networking. [...]

CeBIT 2012 EN

Live at CeBIT – PDF/A-3 with ZUGFeRD

The intensive collaboration between the Forum for Electronic Billing in Germany (Forum elektronische Rechnung Deutschland or FeRD) and the PDF Association has begun to bear fruit. Visitors to CeBIT, from the 5th to the 9th of March 2013, will be able to see this for themselves. [...]

Further information on PDF/A

The PDF/A Competence Centre, today a part of the PDF Association, was founded very shortly after PDF/A first appeared as an ISO standard. This international organisation aims to promote the development and usage of PDF standards. To that end, the PDF Association targets users, developers and decision-makers equally and helps its members exchange information worldwide. [...]

The myths and legends surrounding PDF/A

A number of critics have spoken out against PDF/A, especially when the standard was first introduced. Many criticisms of the format, however, are based on misunderstandings. These are some of the most commonly encountered myths and legends. [...]

PDF/A and the other PDF standards

Specialist ISO standards based on the Portable Document Format are available for a wide range of purposes. [...]

What the users and experts say

Experts and users talk about their experiences with PDF/A. [...]

PDF/A in legislation and justice

Digital documents are increasingly replacing traditional paper documents. Existing paper documents are being scanned and digitised, while digital-only processes are becoming more and more common – and PDF/A is at the very forefront of this trend. [...]

PDF/A in finance and industry

Businesses benefit from the ISO standard for long-term archiving because it helps them to store digital documents in compliance with legal requirements. PDF/A-3 has further increased adoption rates within the financial sector, as this new part of the standard can also be used to keep source documents organised.
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PDF/A in public administration

Many government authorities and public institutions worldwide now specify formats to use for digital data. Government offices often recommend that working documents use open file formats. More and more often, PDF/A is the only format accepted for final-version files. [...]