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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Talking about electronic documents

We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

Happy new logo!

2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …

Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

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!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

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.

Have we passed ‘peak 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.

2018 PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop

PDF Days Interop WorkshopFollowing the success of our previous interop workshops in Cambridge, England and Boston, Massachusetts, the 3rd PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop takes place on May 16, 2018 as part of the post-conference program immediately following this year’s PDF Days Europe, in Berlin.

PDF 2.0 is new enough that nobody is shipping tools to create PDF 2.0 files yet. You can make your own samples, but if you make samples to test your own code you may miss issues due to similar assumptions. PDF interop workshops provide a way to solve that problem by providing a setting for developers to identify ambiguities, discover solutions and reach consensus on the meaning and application of ISO standards for PDF technology.

Following the 2nd PDF 2.0 interop workshop in Boston, the PDF Association has established a JIRA instance as a tracking system for participants to file samples, ask questions and report results. This made it much easier for those exchanging test-files and reports to follow what was happening, even with remote attendees.

Feedback was good for both of our previous interop events, with most participants saying that the information they’d gained had met their expectations.

The 3rd PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop: May 16, 2018

Located in the same hotel as PDF Days Europe, the PDF Association provides the necessary facilities for up to 40 developers to share their test-files and results on-site:

  • Vendor-neutral workshop manangement
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet access

Several members of the ISO committee for PDF technology (TC 171 SC 2 WG 8), including Global Graphics‘ Martin Bailey, who led the previous two interops, and Dual Labs’ Boris Doubrov, architect of veraPDF, will lead the event, and will be available to discuss the specification with participants.

This PDF 2.0 interop workshop is free! It’s a perfect complement for those attending PDF Days Europe 2018 on May 14-15. Register now or learn more about the main event!

Categories: PDF 2.0, Standards adoption