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Slides and video recordings of PDF Days Europe 2018

Slides and video recordings of PDF Days Europe 2018

You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!
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PDF 2.0: The worldwide standard for electronic documents has evolved

PDF 2.0: The worldwide standard for electronic documents has evolved

The Portable Document Format is perhaps the most common example of a de facto standard, so much so that Wikipedia features PDF on its "de facto standards" page. From Ethernet and 802.11 to HTTP and CSS, the modern computing stack consists of hundreds of standards. The way in which PDF exemplifies the specific value of standards is almost unique, for PDF’s value proposition – the reason why PDF is today’s worldwide de facto standard for electronic documents – is the fact of standardization itself.
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The meeting-place of the PDF industry

The meeting-place of the PDF industry

The place to be if you work with PDF.
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PDF: the de facto document technology

PDF: the de facto document technology

The Portable Document Format (commonly known as “PDF”) is a file format developed in the early 1990s as a way to share computer documents, including text formatting and inline images.
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The PDF Association is…

an initiative of the Association for Digital Document Standards (ADDS) e.V., founded in September 2006.

The association is geared towards developers of PDF solutions; companies that work with PDF in document management systems (DMS) and electronic content management (ECM), interested individuals, and users who want to implement PDF technology in their organizations. The PDF Association now includes members from over 20 countries world-wide.

Mission Statement

Beginning in 2006 with the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to provide software vendors with information and resources on the various International Standards for PDF to help them make the most of their investment in PDF technology.

As adopted by the Board in January, 2011, the Mission of the PDF Association is this:

To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.

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Logo for the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will identify best-practices in tagging various cases in PDF documents. Questions to be addressed will likely include: the legal ways to tag a nested list, the correct way to caption multiple images, the appropriate way to organize content within headings.

August 15, 2018

Screen-shot of thumbnail images.

My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…

July 31, 2018

Plenum at the PDF Days Europe 2018

You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!

June 24, 2018

A montage of accessibility checklists.

PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.

June 8, 2018

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callas software

The VIP Event is an educational event organized by axaio software, callas software and Four Pees. It is an open event and a great opportunity for anyone who wants to acquire in-depth knowledge of and hands-on experience in callas pdfToolbox, pdfaPilot or pdfChip.

November 12, 2018

In December, 2018 the ISO committees for PDF, PDF/A and PDF/UA will gather in Edinburgh, Scotland for four days of meetings to advance each of these standards. The following committees will meet: ISO 32000 / PDF (WG 8) Work: Continued review of errata …

December 3, 2018

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December 10-11, Edinburgh, Scotland Hosted by the PDF Association, this two-day, in-person event brings PDF accessibility experts together to assemble, review and endorse diverse examples of tagged PDF to establish a common understanding of what consti …

December 10, 2018

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