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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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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 …

PDF Association technical resources: an overview

PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …

2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …

PDF 2.0 examples now available

The PDF Association is proud to present the first PDF 2.0 example files made available to the public. Created and donated to the PDF Association by Datalogics, this initial set of PDF 2.0 examples were crafted by hand and intentionally made simple in construction to serve as teaching tools for learning PDF file structure and syntax.

PDF 2.0 interops help vendors

The PDF 2.0 interop workshops included many vendors with products for creating, editing and processing PDF files. They came together in Boston, Massachusetts for a couple of days to test their own software against 3rd party files.

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