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How will the PDF 2.0 interop workshops work? This article explains the process of building the test-matrix to establish possibilities for pair-wise testing.

Germany Chapter

PDF/A is already widely accepted and used in Germany in many sectors and application areas. A lot of members of the PDF Association have their headquarters in Germany.


Local Contact

MichaelKarbeMichael Karbe
Michael Karbe is the local contact person for Germany. He is President of Actino Software GmbH and a PDF Association Member. The company is an entrepreneur of PDF-based solutions and provides unique tools for document processing since the early days of PDF.
Phone: +49 2251 14 80-20
karbe@actino.de

Country Sponsor

Thomas Zellmann
Thomas Zellmann is managing director of the PDF Association and country sponsor for Germany. Thomas Zellmann is working in the banking/insurance and archives/libraries segments and is one of LuraTech’s shareholders.
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 50
thomas.zellmann@pdfa.org

Members in Country

Over 50 companies from Germany are PDF Association members.

Cooperation Partners

The PDF Association cooperates with international associations dealing with Document Management, Enterprise Content Management and long-term archiving. Cooperation Partner in Germany: VOI (Verband Organisations- und Informationssysteme e.V.)

Materials

Due to a lot of members in Germany, most materials are also available in German:

DMS or PDF related Magazines

  • BIT is the official association magazine

Recommendations and legal requirements

  • Standard eBilling based on the ISO Standard PDF/A as Document Format
  • University of Potsdam stores documents on their publications server in PDF/A format
  • File Delivery: German National Library prefers PDF/A
  • Federal Government Coordination and Advisory Agency for IT in the Federal Administration assesses PDF/A-1
  • PDF/A for long-term archiving in MoReq2

Local Events

The major trade shows in the document management area are CeBIT in Hanover in spring and DMS EXPO in Stuttgart in fall. New event since 2014 is the ECM World in Düsseldorf where PDF Association had a booth at this first conference. Please check the Events page for current activities.

Next Events
Webinar – Introduction to pdfaPilot 7

On May 2 at 4 PM David van Driessche, CTO of Four Pees, will hold an English webinar to introduce you to pdfaPilot 7. The webinar is free of charge!

Generating accessible PDFs with InDesign and MadeToTag

After a brief introduction to the topic, we will focus on the latest developments in the creation of accessible PDF documents and PDF forms.

Special edition of the VIP Event in Vienna

The VIP Event for Print & Publishing is an educational event organized by axaio, callas and Four Pees. Originally targeted at resellers and integrators, it has become an open event for anyone who wants to acquire in-depth knowledge and get hands-on experience with callas pdfToolbox, pdfaPilot or pdfChip, axaio MadeToPrint or MadeToTag, Insoft Imp, FileTrain, iC3D, tFLOW, or any of the other products distributed by Four Pees.