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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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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.

Refried PDF

My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…

Five reasons developers should participate in PDF Days Europe

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PDF software runs on almost every desktop and mobile device. Millions of servers worldwide create, stamp, append, search, extract and otherwise produce or consume PDF files every second of every day. PDF technology is everywhere.

On May 14 – 16 2018, the center of PDF technology will be in Berlin for PDF Days Europe, held at Berlin’s Hotel Steglitz International. The subject: PDF technology; standards, advisories, best-practices, ideas, opportunities and the future.

Developers of tools that create, manipulate or use PDF should sign up today!

  • It’s not just for developers: with over 200 participants from all around the world, PDF Days Europe brings developers together with ISO committee members, product managers and technically-minded end users.
  • Informative presentations and discussions impart specialist knowledge and the latest findings. May 14th and 15th include a track designed especially for developers. We’ll discuss using PDF 2.0 to support PDF 1.7, taking advantage of PDF 2.0’s new features, PDF in the Open Data context, and what blockchain and distributed ledger technology could mean for documents.
  • May 16 is dedicated to the third PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop. Developers can use the event to test their understanding of PDF 2.0, validate their test files and software against 3rd party implementations and discuss the specifications with members of the ISO committee.
  • It’s not all about the future! Practical relevance and inspiration in tackling today’s problems is at the heart of every PDF Days event.
  • Breathing Berlin air can be really inspiring. Berlin is not only the capital of Germany, but also an attractive business and technology location and a symbol of successful change and diversity. Berlin is easily accessible.

Check out the detailed programme: https://www.pdfa.org/pdf-days-europe-2018-schedule-of-sessions/

Developers can register here: https://en.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2018.html

 


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