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PDF Days Europe 2017 hits the target!
With more than 200 participants, this year’s PDF Days Europe was the largest to-date.

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The Portable Document Format

The Portable Document Format (PDF) was born on 15 June, 1993 when Adobe Systems shipped Adobe Acrobat 1.0.

23 years and hundreds of billions of files later, PDF is the world’s chosen electronic document format; a universal choice for the fixed-layout, self-contained documents so vital to businesses across the globe.

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PDF Tools AG
The versatility of a PDF viewer
PDF Tools AG

Almost every user knows: a PDF viewer is not just a display tool for a well known document format. It provides many more functions, runs on many platforms, offers interfaces in many technologies and serves as an important component of many applications. When you look closer it is a true miracle.


callas software GmbH
callas partner ProcSet combines print and online

Added value for readers with new PAPER.plus app


Qoppa Software, LLC
PDF Automation Server now available in Amazon AWS Marketplace

Qoppa Software is happy to announce the availability of PDF Automation Server in the Amazon AWS Marketplace. This will make it easier for ASW customers to automate PDF document workflows in the cloud.


PDF Tools AG
PDF Tools AG celebrates its 15th anniversary!

As a thank you to all our loyal customers and friends we have developed a handy anniversary gift. Download Pocket PDF from Google Play or the App Store for free.


Foxit Coporation
Foxit Software is Gold Sponsor of the PDF Days Europe

As a Gold Sponsor of the PDF Days Europe, Foxit Software will present its complete portfolio of fast, cost-effective and secure PDF solutions. The software developer is also actively working to help design the event’s program of specialist presentation …


Recent articles

With more than 200 participants, this year’s PDF Days Europe was the largest to-date. Early feedback from attendees makes clear that it was also a great success.

May 19, 2017

PDF for printing – The ISO standard PDF/X was the  first ISO standard based on PDF technology. A subset of the PDF specification, PDF/X was designed to constrain PDF  files in order to cater to specific use-cases in the print industry. Content Introduc …

May 9, 2017

More than 150 attendees have registered for the PDF Days Europe 2017 so far!

May 8, 2017

by Dietrich von Seggern Specialized ISO standards based on the Portable Document Format are available for a wide range of purposes. PDF Originally developed by Adobe Systems in 1993, PDF 1.7 became an open standard in 2008 as ISO 32000-1. PDF 2.0 will …

May 1, 2017

by Stephan Jaeggi PDF/X only defines the general requirements for a reliable exchange of prepress data; the ISO standard itself does not specify quality requirements. These requirements are different for each printing process (sheetfed offset, web offs …

May 1, 2017

by Andrew Bailes-Collins PDF/X Tools The good news for anybody wishing to start working with PDF/X standards, is that there are many tools available to support all aspects of PDF/X production. The current PDF/X specifications are well established and m …

May 1, 2017

by Andrew Bailes-Collins Where do all these different flavors of PDF/X fit, and for anybody wanting to use PDF/X, which versions should they investigate? For those considering moving to a PDF/X-based workflow it’s critical that the chosen PDF/X version …

May 1, 2017

Recent videos

PDF Association Board Member Hans-Joachim Hübner and Managing Director Thomas Zellmann presented the keynote speech “PDF / A-3 as preservation format”.


You missed the PDF Days Europe 2015? Never mind! Overview of the video recordings of the PDF Days Europe 2015


A single session was dedicated at each PDF Day to giving each sponsor no more than 4 minutes to introduce themselves and their organizations, and talk about what makes them different.


21 videos covering the sessions at PDF Day in December, 2014. Subjects range from accessibility to NARA’s transfer guidance, collaboration, and more.


On June 18 David van Driessche held an English webinar focusing on how to use pdfToolbox Server in more advanced ways – knowing how pdfToolbox Server works with hot folders is a prerequisite. It might be a good idea to watch these former webinars about …


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