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Designed around the subjects of archiving and accessibility, PDF Day Australia brought a number of international PDF experts together for a day of educational sessions.

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Postscript took off like a rocket, but PDF took its time. Many people wondered “What’s it for?” In this video, Professor Brailsford recounts his 1996 experience with one such person – a US immigration officer…

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PDF/E Competence Center promote awareness of the ISO standard for engineering supporting the secure creation, exchange and use of engineering documents.

Competence Center

Welcome to the homepage of the PDF Association Competence Centers, a broad collaboration between world-leading companies and experts in PDF technology. The PDF Association began with the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006.

The aim of the Competence Centers is to promote the exchange of information and experience with PDF Standards, with each Competence Center providing focus on a specific PDF International Standard. At present there are 4 Competence Centers:

PDF Competence Center

Focused on ISO 32000, the PDF Competence Center is a starting-point for new PDF developers and for those looking for detailed information on implementing with PDF technology.

PDF/A Competence Center

Focused on ISO 19005, the PDF/A Competence Center discusses PDF technology in the context of electronic document archiving.

PDF/E Competence Center

Focused on ISO 24517, the PDF/E Competence Center addresses PDF and 3D PDF technology in architectural / engineering / construction (AEC) and product lifecycle management (PLM) workflows.

PDF/UA Competence Center

ISO 14289 is a completely new standard, expected for publication in early 2012. The PDF/UA Competence Center provides a platform for implementers of accessible PDF.

PDF/VT Competence Center

Focused on ISO 16612, PDF/VT addresses needs specific to variable and transactional printers. With both a technical and marketing working group, the PDF/VT Competence Center is a starting-point for those interested in shaping the impact of PDF/VT in the printing and output management industry.

Next Events
PDF Camp Berlin

PDF Camp is a technical and hands-on event where we will work in groups to find answers to your PDF questions. If you have been to one of our previous PDF Hackathons or PDF Camps, this event will be very similar. Bringing your own laptop will be necessary; the idea is that you bring up your production problems and project challenges. When registering for this event, please add your preferred subjects/input. Based on your requests, we will address different topics in 3 to 4 hands-on groups.

PDF Interoperability Workshop – USA

The second of two PDF Association Interoperability Workshops provides a platform for PDF tool developers seeking to validate their software against the ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) standard by working with other PDF tool developers.

PDF 2.0 Interoperability Workshop – UK

Two PDF Association Interoperability Workshops provide a platform for PDF tool developers to validate their software against the ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) standard by working with other PDF tool developers.