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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.

Recent articles

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

November 27, 2018

Electronic Document Conference Seattle logo

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

November 26, 2018

Screen-shot of Google Trends search for "PDF".

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

October 31, 2018

Diagram of the workflow described herein.

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

October 10, 2018

Upcoming events

PDF’s ISO committees for PDF, PDF/A and PDF/UA, as well as other PDF technology committees will meet in Toronto in May, 2019. PDF Association members may attend these ISO meetings as a feature of the organization’s category “A” relationship with ISO.

May 13, 2019

CreativePro Week logo.

In alliance with our own Electronic Document Conference the following week, the PDF Association is sponsoring CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle! As the leading “how-to” conference for creative professionals, CreativePro Week is a great opportunity to get value from two great events in a single trip!

June 10, 2019

Electronic Document Conference logo.

In 2019, the Electronic Document Conference is a two-day educational experience offering developers and product managers over 50 sessions covering a wide range of information on electronic document technologies.

June 17, 2019

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PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

A two-day, in-person event hosted by the PDF Association, this summit brings PDF accessibility experts together to create and agree on examples of tagged PDF in order to create a common understanding of what “semantically appropriate tags in a logical reading order” really means.
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