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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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What is a “Competence Center”?

The PDF Association started in 2006 as the “PDF/A Competence Center”. The mission was to identify – and thereby establish – a common interpretation of the PDF/A-1 specification. With that accomplished through meetings open to all members, the secondary …

“PDF can do THAT?!”

PDF files deliver a complete package of information that defines a document; everything that’s needed to represent the text, graphics and layout that the recipient receives. To most people, PDF is “electronic paper” – the digital expression of a cellul …

The only digital document format

What is a “document”? A document is a record of some (typically written) content – a publication, a contract, a statement, a painting – at a moment in time. Until the advent of computers (and scanners), the media typically considered useable for such r …

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focussed on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology implementation.

The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

First video recordings of the PDF Days Europe 2016

About 150 attendees from all over the world visited the PDF Days Europe 2016 in Berlin.

attendees_2016All video recordings – nearly 50 exciting presentations – will be available soon.

Here you can already find links to the first batch of video recordings:

Welcome! Olaf Drümmer, Chairman and Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director:

Keynote – Scott Mackey, Member of the Board: Utlilizing the PDF standard to drive business value:

Disrupting the world of document creation & distribution, New techniques, platforms and business models, Bruno Lowagie, iText:

Mobile PDF Scanning, Seamless business processes with smartphones, Carsten Heiermann, LuraTech:

Classification of PDF documents, How you can optimize your processes, Michael Fuchs, ABBYY:

Definitive validation – a pipe dream?  Viable concepts for validation and conformance testing, Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe; Olaf Drümmer, callas software:

Panel discussion: Do we really need PDF validation, and what should it actually look like?

What you might have missed today! Wrap-up from all four educational tracks?·?Hans-Joachim Hübner, Bernd Wild, Olaf Drümmer, Duff Johnson and Matt Kuznicki:


Tags: PDF Days Europe
Categories: PDF, PDF Association, PDF/A