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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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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!

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.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

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.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

Modernizing PDF Techniques for Accessibility

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.

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Electronic Document Conference logo.Intended for technical product managers, developers and others evaluating electronic document technologies, the Electronic Document Conference 2019 will be held in Seattle, Washington June 17-18, 2019.

With educational (non-commercial) presentations, panel and discussion-based sessions ranging from accessibility to 3D content, this event provides an opportunity for those engaging with electronic document technology, including engineers, systems analysts, manufacturing experts, professional document users, creative professionals and others, to come together to discuss subjects of common interest.

It is not necessary to be a PDF Association member to present or lead a panel at the Electronic Document Conference! Prospective presenters are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for presentations, panel discussions and other informative or educational sessions to EDC2019@pdfa.org. All accepted proposals are required to be presented at the conference and will be published in the PDF Association’s EDC 2019 Conference Proceedings.

Call for Papers

Email EDC2019@pdfa.org with your session proposal today! Anyone – not just PDF Association members – can propose a session!

Session proposals should include:

  • Name and company
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Working title
  • 1-2 sentence outline

Deadline for session proposals: February 1, 2019

Suggested areas for session proposals

  • 3D
  • Accessible content
  • Archiving
  • Collaboration
  • Documents in engineering
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Publishing
  • The business of documents
  • The future of documents

Proposals in other topic areas pertaining to electronic documents are welcomed!

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